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July 3, 2010

What would a “fast” Socceroos team look like?

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 11:24 am

The Socceroos came, saw, and left after 1 win, 1 draw and a loss.

It was one of the older squads at the WC, and a number of players were either injured or looking slow.  At the time I thought the coach had a difficult choice, nurse the older, injured players through the WC or take a less talented/experienced (but healthy) group of players.  I have no idea which approach would have been better.

What would a healthy, fast Aussie team look like? Assuming the 4 – 2- 3 – 1 would be used.

Well, the Schwarz is at the back.  No change there.

The central defenders?  The choices would be some combination of Milligan, North, Spiranovic, Beauchamp, Neill (as the older, slower partner), Sasha Ogmonster and a dark horse, a converted to centreback Jedi.

The full back spots?  On the left, the choices are Carney, Scott Jamison, Matt Thompson, and a dark horse (just getting his first appearances in Portugal) Jason Davison.  On the right, Wilkshire, North and Culina.

The deep lying mids – Wilkshire, Valeri, Carle, Musialak.

The three attacking mids?  Nika R, Dario Vidosic, Holman, Brosque, Cahill.

The front man?  McDonald, Richard Porta, Djite, you could use Jesus (a fast team doesn`t mean everyone is fast).

I dunno, I have left people out, made some crazy choices …

But things could get interesting – a new coach is gonna come in and maybe come in with an open mind …


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