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"SOCCEROOS RADAR

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold revealed that an off-Broadway trio of overseas-based Olyroos were on his senior radar for 2020.

Arnold spent considerable time abroad scouting in 2019 and said Wollongong born left-footer stopper Dylan Ryan, defensive midfielder Josh Laws and ex-Brisbane Roar midfielder Zach Duncan could be knocking on the Socceroos door.

“There’s a couple in the Olyroos not many people know about, there’s defender Dylan Ryan at Willem II, who are (fourth) in the top league, Josh Laws at Fortuna Dusseldorf (reserves) number 6 very impressive and Zach Duncan has gone up to another level at AGF in Denmark,” Arnold said."

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/football/duvas-xi-tim-hooglands-inclusion-transformed-melbourne-victory-in-derby-success/news-story/1f63250e45551c66866e1f60618b041b


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sub007 - 23 Dec 2019 2:02 PM

“There’s a couple in the Olyroos not many people know about, there’s defender Dylan Ryan at Willem II, who are (fourth) in the top league, Josh Laws at Fortuna Dusseldorf (reserves) number 6 very impressive and Zach Duncan has gone up to another level at AGF in Denmark,” Arnold said."


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Interesting also to note that Stoke are looking to recall Souttar from his loan. Would be great to see him challenge himself in the Championship. 
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phutbol - 9 Dec 2019 2:05 PM
inala brah - 18 Nov 2019 10:26 AM

I've been thinking Delbridge should get a look-in for a while now. Seems a pretty smart footballer too. Very good in the air... Except for letting 5 foot nothing Fornaroli beat him on the weekend. To be fair though Bouzanis should have taken that easily, and you could see Delbridge going off at him for not coming.

he's a good fit. fresh face, in form, experienced, aerially dominant, playing under a positive attacking coach.

the bar for CB's in the NT is low atm. i'd like to see a couple a-league defenders bought in to make the other boy earn their spot.

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I think Dellbridge has a shot. Susnjar is resting now but should stake a strong claim when Korea resumes. Thankfully Sainsbury is playing full matches and can start to build that strength again. 
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I’m surprised Ikon is benched at Glory? 

With some attacking stats I did at the Asian Cup, Ikon was the most prolific Socceroo at both  playing balls into the pen box, or, running with the ball into the pen box. 

Ikon also worked well and combined effectively with others in attacking interplay. 

His attacking impetus was impressive. 

Maybe he hasn’t recovered full fitness from injury? 
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inala brah - 24 Dec 2019 12:03 AM
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he's a good fit. fresh face, in form, experienced, aerially dominant, playing under a positive attacking coach.



Agree. 
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Decentric - 3 Jan 2020 10:32 AM
I’m surprised Ikon is benched at Glory? 

With some attacking stats I did at the Asian Cup, Ikon was the most prolific Socceroo at both  playing balls into the pen box, or, running with the ball into the pen box. 

Ikon also worked well and combined effectively with others in attacking interplay. 

His attacking impetus was impressive. 

Maybe he hasn’t recovered full fitness from injury? 

I think he’s being dropped to the bench due to poor form, to the credit of Chianese he’s taken he’s chances quite well.
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Watching  the replay of the City game, astonishingly Delbridge has been dropped to the bench!



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Decentric - 5 Jan 2020 8:38 AM
Watching  the replay of the City game, astonishingly Delbridge has been dropped to the bench!



His form has definitely dropped, been disappointing. 
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Can't see Arnold bringing in too many changes for the games in 4 weeks.

Biggest questions are:

Will Elder finally come in?
Are Holland and Rukavytsya finally going to be selected on merit? 
Luongo, Behich and Leckie are lacking fitness. Do they sit this big journey out?
Should Glover miss out in minutes for Roos exposure? I say no and get Fed or some other reserve in. 

My squad 

Ryan, Langerak, Federici

Grant Sainsbury Degenek Souttar Deng Elder Smith

Mooy Rogic Hrustic Amini Irvine Holland Goodwin 

Mabil Taggart Maclaren Giannou Boyle Rukavytsya 

Just feel a more merit based squad will send some signals. It could make or break the dressing room by destroying some of the entitlement a few players seem to have and get the mindset right that spots must be earned. 
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johnszasz - 23 Feb 2020 9:18 AM
Can't see Arnold bringing in too many changes for the games in 4 weeks.

Biggest questions are:

Will Elder finally come in?
Are Holland and Rukavytsya finally going to be selected on merit? 
Luongo, Behich and Leckie are lacking fitness. Do they sit this big journey out?
Should Glover miss out in minutes for Roos exposure? I say no and get Fed or some other reserve in. 

My squad 

Ryan, Langerak, Federici

Grant Sainsbury Degenek Souttar Deng Elder Smith

Mooy Rogic Hrustic Amini Irvine Holland Goodwin 

Mabil Taggart Maclaren Giannou Boyle Rukavytsya 

Just feel a more merit based squad will send some signals. It could make or break the dressing room by destroying some of the entitlement a few players seem to have and get the mindset right that spots must be earned. 

Sorry, imo Glover should be nowhere near senior national team discussion at this time, even just to give him exposure to the squad and system. He has done nothing yet to suggest he will be a frontline candidate in the future. 
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Arzani should be brought back into the squad, at least so Arnie and the national team staff can assess his recovery. It would also be good to get him back around his Socceroos team-mates. If he ends up getting fifteen or twenty minutes in one of the matches, then that would be a bonus. 
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CanberraHarry - 23 Feb 2020 1:51 PM
Arzani should be brought back into the squad, at least so Arnie and the national team staff can assess his recovery. It would also be good to get him back around his Socceroos team-mates. If he ends up getting fifteen or twenty minutes in one of the matches, then that would be a bonus. 

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inala brah - 23 Feb 2020 4:49 PM
CanberraHarry - 23 Feb 2020 1:51 PM

no free rides

Arzani is a gun though. Scored nice goal in Celtic practice match v Middlesborough and peppered goals against Aberdeen practice game- back to decent form. 1 of our best attacking players. Should be in squad at least
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inala brah - 23 Feb 2020 4:49 PM
CanberraHarry - 23 Feb 2020 1:51 PM

no free rides

Do you think teams get picked on merit alone? That’s funny!
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Keeper66 - 23 Feb 2020 11:22 AM
johnszasz - 23 Feb 2020 9:18 AM

Sorry, imo Glover should be nowhere near senior national team discussion at this time, even just to give him exposure to the squad and system. He has done nothing yet to suggest he will be a frontline candidate in the future. 

The howler in the derby was bad. A few little issues for the U23. He's got time to fine tune a lot of it. He should keep playing for City. Federici for this window. 
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Jones over Federici.
Could be worth giving Arzani a run. The likes of Leckie and Borrello will be called up.


By now, American Samoa must have realised that Australias 22-0 win over Tonga two days earlier was no fluke.

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johnszasz - 23 Feb 2020 9:18 AM
Can't see Arnold bringing in too many changes for the games in 4 weeks.

Biggest questions are:

Will Elder finally come in?
Are Holland and Rukavytsya finally going to be selected on merit? 
Luongo, Behich and Leckie are lacking fitness. Do they sit this big journey out?
Should Glover miss out in minutes for Roos exposure? I say no and get Fed or some other reserve in. 

My squad 

Ryan, Langerak, Federici

Grant Sainsbury Degenek Souttar Deng Elder Smith

Mooy Rogic Hrustic Amini Irvine Holland Goodwin 

Mabil Taggart Maclaren Giannou Boyle Rukavytsya 

Just feel a more merit based squad will send some signals. It could make or break the dressing room by destroying some of the entitlement a few players seem to have and get the mindset right that spots must be earned. 

You've said merit based yet included Deng and Smith over Garrucio and Good.........
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New Signing - 24 Feb 2020 8:19 AM
johnszasz - 23 Feb 2020 9:18 AM

You've said merit based yet included Deng and Smith over Garrucio and Good.........

Fair point but my selections didn't want to ring in too many changes. Arnold won't do that. Deng did well for the Olyroos. I'm glad Garuccio is playing again. 
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New Signing - 24 Feb 2020 8:19 AM
johnszasz - 23 Feb 2020 9:18 AM

You've said merit based yet included Deng and Smith over Garrucio and Good.........

Garuccio!? Seriously?

He is an ok A-League LB and nothing more. He’s not a bad player but he probably is the worst LB AU have had in a number of years. Elrich, Goodwin were all better and Maria probably is as well.

Edit: Galloway is better as well but I forgot about him.
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Keeper66 - 23 Feb 2020 11:22 AM
johnszasz - 23 Feb 2020 9:18 AM

Sorry, imo Glover should be nowhere near senior national team discussion at this time, even just to give him exposure to the squad and system. He has done nothing yet to suggest he will be a frontline candidate in the future. 

Agree.

He’d probably be warming the bench at most other HAL clubs tbh.

If we are looking at calling up a youngish keeper, then Izzo should be called up considering he is probably one of the best Aussie keepers in the league now.
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Arzani is a gun though. Scored nice goal in Celtic practice match v Middlesborough and peppered goals against Aberdeen practice game- back to decent form. 1 of our best attacking players. Should be in squad at least

100% we need to at least see where he is... maybe a good performance might get him a move lined up for the summer too.
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New Signing - 24 Feb 2020 8:19 AM
johnszasz - 23 Feb 2020 9:18 AM

You've said merit based yet included Deng and Smith over Garrucio and Good.........

in case you forgot.. Smith won the MLS(first aussie to do so) about a month ago and was one of Seattles better players... he just got to cardiff a few weeks ago.. some people my god..
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jas88 - 24 Feb 2020 11:29 AM
Balin Trev - 23 Feb 2020 5:34 PM

100% we need to at least see where he is... maybe a good performance might get him a move lined up for the summer too.

Nah should stay under the career guidance of neil lennon 👍
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jas88 - 24 Feb 2020 11:31 AM
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in case you forgot.. Smith won the MLS(first aussie to do so) about a month ago and was one of Seattles better players... he just got to cardiff a few weeks ago.. some people my god..

and what about the time he spent on the bench or out of the squad at his parent club prior to his transfer?

When he was playing week in week out in MLS id have been happy to see his recall but jesus he isnt playing at present
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New Signing - 24 Feb 2020 1:26 PM
jas88 - 24 Feb 2020 11:31 AM

and what about the time he spent on the bench or out of the squad at his parent club prior to his transfer?

When he was playing week in week out in MLS id have been happy to see his recall but jesus he isnt playing at present

Unfortunately he cant decide when MLS play.. he got a great move to the Championship and hes finally back injury free and playing.. although not quite yet for Cardiff..

But you wanna pick Garrucio over him? are u high?
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Information that Australia may arrange a Euro based friendly if our qualifiers get postponed. Decent chance of a Euro camp and a rushed friendly somewhere against someone. It's all very unfortunate and actually throws so much out of whack.
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No travel ban for Kuwait and there's only one confirmed case in Nepal (if that's even where the game will be) so it would be frustrating if they did get postponed.
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paladisious - 5 Mar 2020 3:19 AM
No travel ban for Kuwait and there's only one confirmed case in Nepal (if that's even where the game will be) so it would be frustrating if they did get postponed.

Exactly. I think as many games should be played as possible. 

Is it wrong to have Asian teams fly to play elsewhere? I mean they want to prevent travel in general so it defeats the purpose. They don't want anyone, be it fans, players or officials congregating in many parts of the world. 
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