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MoinMoin
12-04-2009, 01:46 PM
Hey Steve - did you hear? Coming summer Germany and Australia are in the same game group and will play against each other. Any bets here? :D

Mad Aussie
12-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Hey Steve - did you hear? Coming summer Germany and Australia are in the same game group and will play against each other. Any bets here? :D
Hmmm no bets. We are just happy to be in the competition but hardly expect to beat one of the leading teams like Germany :)

Fortytwo
12-07-2009, 04:54 AM
Hey, don't discard your team so easily. ;) Remember South Korea a few years back...

Mad Aussie
12-07-2009, 05:06 AM
Actually considering soccer is no where near a major sport in this country we are proud of how well our team does against nations where soccer/football is one of their primary sports.

AntZ
12-07-2009, 06:36 AM
It depends how you define major sport. Our domestic league struggles because our top 100 players are in the various European leagues. If you took out the top 100 league players from the NRL what would be left? The last stats I heard, soccer was the 2nd largest participation sport. First is Netball. Soccer is a sleeping giant, it is the only football played in all states.
Also 3 of the top 10 Aussie sportsmen are Soccer players. Only 1 other team sport player(basketball player Bogut) was in the top 10, the rest are golfers, tennis players and motorsport drivers.

Aussies love to be the underdog, so bring on 2010.

Fortytwo
12-07-2009, 06:50 AM
It'll be a very interesting pool, that's for sure! I'll be watching it closely...

Mad Aussie
12-08-2009, 01:21 AM
Well I guess by 'major' I mean 'widely accepted by the media and masses.' Soccer is well and truly over shadowed in this country by Rugby League, Aussie Rules Football, Tennis, Golf. To be stars ... our soccer players have to leave the country.
I don't think I know a single person (with the exception of Antz obviously) who could tell me who the top Aussie soccer players are at the moment.

AntZ
12-08-2009, 04:50 AM
Well I guess by 'major' I mean 'widely accepted by the media and masses.' In that regard you are correct, although that is changing.



I don't think I know a single person (with the exception of Antz obviously) who could tell me who the top Aussie soccer players are at the moment.I think you would be surprised how many people have heard of Harry Kewell.

My main point was to boost your enthusiasm:D Remember we lost to the eventual winner last time to a questionable refereeing decision.

Mad Aussie
12-08-2009, 05:02 AM
I never said I wasn't enthusiastic. I was a representative player myself once upon a time, many, many moons ago :)

AntZ
12-08-2009, 05:11 AM
I never said I wasn't enthusiastic. I was a representative player myself once upon a time, many, many moons ago :)

I thought I remembered that you played soccer...then I thought I must have been thinking of someone else.:)

Mad Aussie
12-08-2009, 12:38 PM
I have a Mitre Delta here ... we'll have to take it out for a quick kick one day and see if I can still curve one in ;)