maybe if soccer australia got their act together we wouldnt be in this sort of position.
good point. soccer australia couldnt organise a piss-up in a brewery. however, i suspect FIFA used this as an excuse. besides, australia is only one country in oceania.
Anyway WGF were in Australia an "Aussie Rules" rules.
i love this....if you dont like the topic, then dont bother posting crap like this. besides, i think you will find that monkey ball, or aussie rules as you call it, is only ONE code of football played in this country. WA, Vic and SA are the only states that take it seriously. NSW and QLD have a passing interest, but prefer another code of football...one that is also played beyond our shores.
the only problem i had with direct qualification from our group was the fact that there is no serious competition here. realistically, there are only two teams here, Oz and NZ. what should have been done in the first place, for the good of football in the entire region, was that oceania should have been disbanded and absorbed into Asia. the extra spot should then have been given to Asia. we benefit by getting to play a better class of team (China instead of Tonga) and the region as a whole develops. also, the world cup would be better off because should australia qualify, then we would have got there by beating quality opposition and would add something to the competition, rather than being beaten at the first round.
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I'm actually all for it, why should we gain qualification to world cup by beating fiji 28-0 and tonga 44-0. I think the only reason Soccer Australia is angry is that their not going to receive the $22 million for qualifying to the world cup, which they had thought they would.
Joining the oceanic and asian confederations wouldn't be a bad idea at all, but yet again they are seperate.
With the new and up coming stars i don't think we should have a problem in qualifying in the next world cup anyway.
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And what I meant when I said "Anyway WGF were in Australia and 'Aussie Rules' rules", is who actually gives a flying f***k about soccer in Australia, seriously how many people do you know that actually go to the national soccer league games on a regular basis. If you had even the slightest interest in overseas football as I do such as the English premier league or the Spanish La Liga etc you would see how inferior our league overhere really is. To put it quite blunt we suck and thatís how the rest of the world still sees us and until soccer Australia puts its act together and actually does something about the ailing national league our international side will also rub off as half rate.
I'd really like for Australia to go to the World Cup even though the NSL is so far behind in its professionalism(is that a word?) Australia has many world class players playing in Europe and deserve a shot but it shouldnt be made easy for them if they cant beat the south amercican side that they have to play then they just arent good enough but i will agree they should get a better chance by playing an asian team but who knows what will happen they've changed their mind already whos to say they wont do it again.
This is the best thing for Australian soccer, even though it might seem that we are getting stooged again, id rather we have some real competition. However FIFA have made this decision, they also need to take a look at making the chances of an Oceania team qualify for the world cup more fair, the winner of the confederation needs to be able to compete in a confederation that has world cup berths, it is unfair that South America have an excellent qualification system while Australia is made to suffer against the World Football minnows. TheMan you have no idea about Australia soccer, NSL soccer isnít that bad (have you ever attended a NSL match?), but you canít compare European football with the Australian Football, its chalk and cheese. Europe invests so much money into these clubs and fans actually attend, everyone in Australia ignores the NSL, if you didnít ignore it and support it the standard would be much higher and football would be a lot more popular, its your attitude(which many people take) that make football in Australia what it is today.
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