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2022/23 Season

midfielder

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An issue we all agree with is the off-season is way way to long.

If we can't get more teams in then IMO we should have three rounds.

Wonders aloud how we as a collective (i.e.the football community) get the season extended
 

midfielder

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An issue we all agree with is the off-season is way way to long.

If we can't get more teams in then IMO we should have three rounds.

Wonders aloud how we as a collective (i.e.the football community) get the season extended
As an example of the above the MLS has for years had between 32 n 34 rounds even when they only had 10 teams they played 32 rounds.

The MLS keep adjusting how they do the balance... However they play 34 rounds plus finals.
 

Dobbie

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An issue we all agree with is the off-season is way way to long.

If we can't get more teams in then IMO we should have three rounds.

Wonders aloud how we as a collective (i.e.the football community) get the season extended
I was thinking about this the other day, when is the W league season? Could they play part of that during the men's off season? I'm also not sure what the deal will be with membership...do you also get W league games in the membership or is it seperate?

If only we had a pod with Luke dyeing his hair to pass the time...
 

Allreet?

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I was desperately hoping they'd bring the season forward a little to give AL players more chance to impress for the World Cup.

Unlikely for Cummings or Garang to make the cut with only one or two games before the squad has to be named. Even though they both deserve to be there in my completely objective and unbiased opinion.
 

pjennings

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I was thinking about this the other day, when is the W league season? Could they play part of that during the men's off season? I'm also not sure what the deal will be with membership...do you also get W league games in the membership or is it seperate?

If only we had a pod with Luke dyeing his hair to pass the time...
Starts 18/11 this year - during the Men's World cup. We don't enter until the following season
 

Big Al

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I was desperately hoping they'd bring the season forward a little to give AL players more chance to impress for the World Cup.

Unlikely for Cummings or Garang to make the cut with only one or two games before the squad has to be named. Even though they both deserve to be there in my completely objective and unbiased opinion.
If Arnie wasn’t coach sure but he will stick loyal with what got him there. Will be minimal surprises. Alou would have to be a shout but Duke and Taggart will go with Maclaren
 

Allreet?

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Taggart didn't get us there. And despite being a gun in teh AL, McLaren simply doesn't work in the Socceroos (against the good teams).

I'd take Duke for sure, but Cummings and GK have to be picked in any serious attempt to get out of the group.
 

turbo

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I was desperately hoping they'd bring the season forward a little to give AL players more chance to impress for the World Cup.

Unlikely for Cummings or Garang to make the cut with only one or two games before the squad has to be named. Even though they both deserve to be there in my completely objective and unbiased opinion.
Like it would make a difference to Arnold. He’s starting Duke in the WC and there’s nothing you or I can do about it.
 

Allreet?

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I thought Duke did really well against Peru, so that doesn't hugely bother me.

Cummings would be better. So would Kuol.
 

pjennings

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Taggart didn't get us there. And despite being a gun in teh AL, McLaren simply doesn't work in the Socceroos (against the good teams).

I'd take Duke for sure, but Cummings and GK have to be picked in any serious attempt to get out of the group.
I'd also take Duke but play him wider - certainly showed more for the NT than Maclaren who I think is a waste in an Arnold squad. GA wants hard working forwards and will play them first. Maclaren's contribution in the Peru game was to blind the keeper who dropped the ball while being offside (Maclaren not the keeper). Also scored against the minnows - I don't think we will be playing any minnows at the World Cup. I would find a spot for Taggart.

Boyle on one side - Duke on the other with Cummings in the middle. GK to be a game changer substitute

Remember it is now a 26 man squad and maximum of 5 subs.
 
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Tevor

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Maybe me being judgmental but Izzo looked heavy in that short video. He used to be an excellent shit stopper who couldn’t build or trust a wall. Will be interesting to see if he has improved or not
Love your spelling mistake. Agree and will be interesting to see how he has developed. That’s Izzo and now Millar back to the A League after short stints OS. Both should be trying to stay OS in my opinion if they have the ability.
 

AuzDutchy

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For all the joking and laughing and carrying on we see from the boys in training vids etc, you forget sometimes how hard they must work, and push themselves physically, to be able to play professionally.

Good to see Ruhs looking comfortably part of the group too
 

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