AUSTRALIA (V) – COMPARE AND CONTRAST

COMPARE and contrast the following statements. Both were made by managers whose teams finished bottom of their qualifying group at World Cup 2014. Statement A “We feel emotional because the fact is we wanted to do so well in the tournament, to get out of the group. We...

Australia (IV) – Lipstick on the telly

MY earliest meaningful world cup memory is of my beloved Scotland being pitted against Brazil in 1982, in Seville, on a balmy, sweltering Spanish night. Minutes into the tie, the ball dropped into the inside right channel from a knock down from John Wark. The...

Australia (III) – Chile

AUSTRALIA’S 3-1 loss to Chile in their opening Group B game the other night bore out pretty much everything our Aussie correspondents had to tell us about their team in the last few weeks. I asked TAW regular Andy Gargett for his take on things after the game....

AUSTRALIA (II): How The Socceroos Will Play

WHEN I set about researching the current Aussie team, its manager, and the tactical side of things, it quickly dawned on me how little I knew. There were only four players whose names I recognised (one of them spending the latter part of the season injured at my...

Let our hearts rejoice, for we are young and free

AUSTRALIA. I have a few problems with Australia. First up there’s the whole ‘red centre’ thing. I’m red/green colour blind. Stood with a thousand people cooing ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ and ‘look at the colours, they’re amazing’ as the sun set on what, to me, looked like a...
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