I like to see the Aussies Overseas post on 442 Oz, but it gets a bit depressing, DNP DNP DNP – lots of guys who get paid to watch games from the players` bench.
So who is playing? I wanna know about the guys who are going somewhere with their playing careers. Lets set some criteria – starting games or playing at least 70 minutes. Who cares if someone comes on in the last 5 minutes?
Here are the Aussies who are actually playing –
Tim Cahill, Vince Grella, the Schwarz, Adam Federici, Shane Lowry, Rhys Williams, Patrick Kisnorbo, Carl Valeri, Adrian Madaschi, Max Valeri, Dario Vidosic, Danny Invincible, Trent McClenehan, Scott McDonald, James Wesolowski, Brett Holman, Harry Kewell, Mile Jedinak, Scott Chipperfield, Nathan Coe, Luke Wilkshire, Joshua Rose, Tomislav Arcaba, Daniel Georgievski, Josip Skoko, Ante Covic, Joel Griffiths, Ryan Griffiths, Brendan Santalab, Eddy Bosnar, Jesus, Sasa Ognanovski.
I got tired of typing – so I skipped some guys from lower leagues. Even though Chris Coyne proved that lower league guys can do a job in the NT. Hell, even some of the guys included are “who`s that? Never heard of them” kinda guys. So that`s 30 something Aussies PLAYING overseas at the moment. You`d wanna see a larger group of playing players before the 2014 world cup … Carney gets game time in the National team because he is one of the few left footed Aussies overseas, despite his lack of game time. Granted, he has usually done a decent job, but the lack of competition at certain positions is not healthy.
Emmo, Mark Milligan and Lucas Neill will probably rejoin the playing list soonish. Bresc and Michael Petrovic might get back to playing soonish.
“name” players who are not playing – Nick Carle, Matt Spiranovic, Jade North, Bruce Djite, Nathan Burns, James Troisi, Neill Kilkenny …