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  1. Re: Offical Australian Ratings Updated Stats for 2009/2010 so far for the 15-21 year olds (up to 1988) Goals Rostyn Griffiths midfielder 3 Former Blackburn reserve player Mate Dugandzic midfielder 2 Was on loan from Dynamo Zagreb to a 2nd division team, but came back for certain reasons. Touted as a future Socceroo (more so then the A-League squad type national matches). Mathew Leckie midfielder 2 I've read that he has been one of the shining lights in a very bleak season for Adelaide. He is still young at 18 and also touted as a future Socceroo. Sean Rooney striker 2 Jason Hoffman striker 2 Brendan Gan midfielder 1 Jason Naidovski striker 1 Kofi Danning midfielder 1 Mitch Nichols midfielder 1 Costa Barbarouses striker 1 David Williams midfielder 1 Isaka Cernak midfielder 1 Luke DeVere defender 1 Tommy Oar midfielder 1 He has been the latest to be labelled the next Karry Kewell, but to be the next Harry Kewell you would have to be scoring and playing good at that age in a league like the EPL. He only just turned 18 and could make his Socceroo's debut in a local (plus few others) Socceroo's squad that will be playing in January. He could possibly look to make a move overseas, but he might look to stay a year. Assists Scott Jamieson defender 2 Costa Barbarouses striker 2 David Williams midfielder 2 Leigh Broxham midfielder 2 Sean Rooney striker 2 Kaz Patafta midfielder 1 Kofi Danning midfielder 1 Adam Sarota midfielder 1 Mathew Leckie midfielder 1 Nathan Elasi striker 1 Tommy Oar midfielder 1 I'll probably try to start doing the ratings soon since Australia's ratings I assume will be done in a couple of months (though maybe more towards May/June). I'll probably change it to 15-25 year olds for a wider scope.
  2. Re: Rhys Williams He should make the trip to SA, especially with Grella's injury problems, Valeri's contract issues until recently, and Emerton getting another injury. His versatility will comfortably get him in the squad.
  3. Re: Offical Australian Ratings I should do a better job and update this season's A-League and Overseas. I'll probably start doing it tomorrow.
  4. Re: Offical Australian Ratings Dean Bouzanis got put on the DB with a rating of 70.
  5. Re: World Cup 2010 Draw Discussion Thread Hopefully Australia can change that! If we had a fit and firing Viduka we would have a good chance. He hasn't announced his retirement, but the only chance would be if he signed for a club in January. Though it is highly unlikely he will continue playing, unless he plays next season for the A-League. He is likely to just live in Croatia though.
  6. Re: World Cup 2010 Draw Discussion Thread Well Australia got a hard group. The hardest group being Brazil's group. I guess we do have a similar group to our 2006 WC campaign. We'd be aiming for a point against Germany, which would help a lot. We'd want a win against either Ghana or Serbia. I am also half Italian, and Italy obviously got a decent group. If Australia finish 2nd in their group and England win their group, then it would be a match-up in the final 16!
  7. Re: Shane Lowry I reckon he has a small chance of making the WC squad. He's been playing regularly. I assume about 9 of them will be defenders (including LB/RB), with some having the ability to play elsewhere.
  8. Re: Simon Colosimo - 76---80+ He's be competing for a spot with the likes of Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Patrick Kisnorbo, Mark Milligan, Matthew Spiranovic, Jade North, Michael Beauchamp, Adrian Madaschi, and Chris Coyne. I am sure we will have 4 spots for CB's and 4 spots for fullbacks (Williams being able to play CB and CM too). Neil would have an automatic spot, but the rest you could say are all up for grabs. He tends to like Moore in the team though. Those last four you can probably rule out. I'd like to see Milligan and Spiranovic going, but he'll probably take Coyne instead of one of them. I guess Colosimo does have a chance if he can get a loan move.
  9. Re: Simon Colosimo - 76---80+ He's 30.
  10. Re: Shane Lowry You clearly didn't read that article! He was in the squad for the Socceroos in two recent games' date=' but didn't play. His allegiance is now with Australia and all he needs to do is play a game, unless he swapped back. The chances of that happening is low. [url']http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socceroos#Current_squad[/url] Right there he is also named in the recent squad from those two matches (it says he has two caps in his page, but he hasn't actually played yet).
  11. Re: Shane Lowry He was put up as Irish as his nationality. Despite him playing for Ireland youth in recent times, he was in the squad for the two recent games we played against the Netherlands and Oman (didn't play from what I remember). http://www.goal.com/en/news/683/main/2009/09/12/1495909/aston-villas-shane-lowry-pledges-allegiance-to-australia
  12. Re: Offical Australian Ratings Mate Dugandzic (an AM/winger type player), who just turned 20, in his first game starting in the A-league he got 2 goals. It was his 4th game; the first two were less than 10 mins each and the 3rd game he shined in a 40 minute stint. He played the whole game this time. He was in the books for Dinamo Zagreb in 2008/2009, but was loaned out to NK Lokomotiva Zagreb in the 2nd tier (scoring 6 in 14, assists unknown). I think he came back in January over possibly not being paid at certain times (unless just for experience as Melbourne Knights in the Victorian Premier League are linked to them). He is highly touted as a future Socceroo and I guess he could end up big. He had interest from Roma when Dinamo Zagreb had interest in him in late 2007, but he chose to trial with Dinamo Zagreb (given his Croatian background). He's not on the DB that I know of.
  13. Re: Offical Australian Ratings Stats for 2009/2010 so far for the 15-21 year olds (up to 1988) Goals Jason Hoffman 2 Brendan Gan 1 Jason Naidovski 1 Kofi Danning 1 Mitch Nichols 1 Rostyn Griffiths 1 Sean Rooney 1 Assists Scott Jamieson 2 Kaz Patafta 1 Kofi Danning 1 Leigh Broxham 1 Sean Rooney 1
  14. Re: U20 World Cup We lost 2-1 to the Czech's. It was our first loss in the first game out of 13 u20 WC's we have competed in (7 wins, 5 draws, 1 loss). Our problem is a lack of quality for strikers at most levels. There is Christian Esposito, in Serie B, but they didn't choose him (apparently rated highly and can choose to represent Australia or Italy).
  15. Re: Offical Australian Ratings Dean Evans (born March 7, 1990) He is rated as a LB and has a rating of 65. DOYLE, Hayden Perth Glory 20 70 - £10k £10k CB - UnKnown GK's on the DB to add: Gk - UnKnown CROWTHER, Reece Wellington Phoenix 20 64 - £35k £40k Gk - UnKnown VRTESKI, Aleksandar Perth Glory 19 74 - £361k £420k
  16. Re: U20 World Cup Some can play multiple roles. It's a shame they didn't pick more overseas players. Young Socceroos Squad: GK's Dean Bouzanis (gk) Liverpool FC, England Andrew Redmayne (gk) Central Coast Mariners, Australia Alex Cisak (gk) Leicester City, England RB's: Daniel Mullen Adelaide United, Australia Rhyan Grant Sydney FC, Australia CB's: Luke DeVere Brisbane Roar, Australia Ryan McGowan Hearts FC, Scotland LB's: Matthew Jurman Sydney FC, Australia Sam Gallagher Manly United, Australia (Only in a State League team until recently) DM's/CM's: James Holland AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands Chris Herd Aston Villa, England Ben Kantarovski Newcastle Jets, Australia Sam Munro Sydney FC, Australia AM's: Aaron Mooy Bolton Wanderers, England Mitch Nichols Brisbane Roar, Australia LW/RW: Kofi Danning Sydney FC, Australia Tahj Minniecon Gold Coast United, Australia Jason Hoffman Newcastle Jets, Australia Thomas Oar Brisbane Roar, Australia ST's: Sean Rooney Newcastle Jets, Australia Nathan Elasi Melbourne Victory, Australia Noteable omissions: Overseas: Robert Stambolziev Shane Lowry Paul Giannou Oliver Bozanic (injured recently) Peter Cvetanovski (injured?) Rocco Visconte Christian Esposito (Serie B team) Bradden Inman (Newcastle United) Theo Markelis (Valencia) Kearyn Baccus (Real Mallorca) etc Australia: Chris Payne
  17. Re: U20 World Cup Most nations wouldn't have finalised their final squad.
  18. Re: U20 World Cup I guess Brazil didn't include players like Pato, Rafael, Fabio, and Possebon because they are already in world class teams (future supserstars). Australia's preliminary squad was announced recently, and surprising omissions from that squad were: Chris Herd (Aston Villa - reserves, 1989) Shane Lowry (Aston Villa - reserves, 1989, has played youth internationals for Ireland) Robert Stambolziev (Panathinikos - reserves?, 1990) Bradden Inman (Newcastle United, 1991, has played a few for Scotland youth) and a few others I'd say (Christian Esposito, who went to Italy in his mid teens, 1990.... Theo Markelis, possibly 17 this year and in Valencia, a player in Real Mallorca). Also Oliver Bozanic got injured recently and could miss out on the final squad.
  19. Re: Rhys Williams He should be starting now that Wilkshire has been dropped due to his worklaod over the last couple of months. Verbeek will probably use him at RB for the friendly against South Korea on Saturday.
  20. Re: Rhys Williams Also I am sure they'll take in NT performances for his rating as well.
  21. Re: Rhys Williams If he keeps going great, then by the end of the season he should easily be 85-86. He should be picked for the WC, unless he gets injured.
  22. Re: Eoghan Osbourne Jesus = Josh Kennedy
  23. Re: Offical Australian Ratings Well I've got the players I missed. I just have to put up the information for the defenders and gks. I'll also add the ones who aren't on the DB yet, but are in the first-team squads (whether they have played or not - this season, etc).
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