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1 hour ago, Edinburgh said:

Five WSW youngsters selected for U18 camp

https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/gary-van-egmond-names-maiden-young-socceroos-squad

Jarrod Carluccio, Lochlan Constable,  Fabian Monge, Noah Pagden, Jacob Vasiliou

 

With multiple former Wanderers as well.

Popovic, Aquilina, Ruiz-diaz, Roberts

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U19 line up v Cambodia includes

Carluccio, Monge, Pagden (c)

Aquilina, ruiz-diaz

Bench 

Constable 

Popovic 

2-0 up

 

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https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/urgent-and-immediate-action-needed-to-produce-top-talent-warns-new-ffa-technical-chief?fbclid=IwAR3qVDXrYNfeiT6PTlFJorQwBEujGItjy4DYlPZQWAJSAo2e8EY_hvBHezU

FFA’s new technical director Rob Sherman has warned that “unless urgent and immediate action is taken” the decline in Australia’s ability to produce top talent will become irreversible.

BY DAVE LEWIS

The size of the task facing Sherman as he bids to spearhead a resurgence in paving pathways for emerging generations was laid bare on Monday as Australia’s U-15s crashed out of the AFC Championship at the group stage.

A 3-0 loss to Malaysia and a 1-1 draw with hosts Thailand demonstrated how south-east Asia is now able to eclipse Australia thanks to a level of financial investment Sherman can only dream of.While coach Trevor Morgan’s Joeys have qualified for November’s U-17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, lack of international and club exposure for Australian kids over the past decade, coupled with funding failures, has turned the talent pipeline into a trickle.

Just over two months into the role, Welshman Sherman - who helped develop his country’s golden generation stars Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Ledley - is looking for a radical shift of focus to tackle what he’s identified as the most pressing issue facing the Australian game

“If our clubs are prepared to invest in youth development (through their academy systems) then we need to do everything possible as a game to help them make the best of that investment,” Sherman told The World Game.

“My perspective hasn’t changed since I took the role on - youth development is the biggest priority.

“Things have fallen behind and there’s a real need to address that.

“Unless urgent and immediate action is taken we won’t be able to reverse the decline.

“There is data that the PFA put together about the number of players from Australia in the early 2000‘s who were playing in the higher leagues around the world.

“You compare that to the today and the numbers have diminished quite significantly.

“There’s been a hiatus here for quite some time whilst the traditional countries and the emerging nations have been accelerating.

“Countries like Malaysia, and others in that region, are making up ground fast which we saw with the result against us the other week.

“South-east Asia, in particular, is investing and improving and we also need to invest and improve, even if we don’t go the exact same route.”

Lack of game time from the crucial age of 17 and upwards is seen by Sherman as a critical flaw in Australia’s development structure, with the eight games at NYL level light years away from being adequate.

He’s in favour of a second tier competition, in whatever form it might ultimately take, providing a credible stepping stone to the A-League.

“Players of 17 and above need to accrue senior games and be part of a competition structure that allows that to happen,” he added.

“That would preferably be within the club systems where they have been developed.

“The data shows that players in those age groups (elsewhere) accrue up to 75 games at a lower level (before higher tier opportunities).

“The A-League itself is a fantastic steppingstone and a second tier could be a fantastic means to provide a steppingstone for clubs to aspire to and also to expose players to that senior level.”

Starved of resources, Australia’s underage teams have been bereft of the domestic camps and tournament competition Sherman says would provide an X-factor in their development.

“In essence; you don’t want to build international programs around the cycles of qualification,” he added. “You want them playing every year regardless of the cycle.

It’s an expensive operation in Australia because of the travel component.

“In Wales, for instance, I’d have the U-15s and 16s travel 100km and I had still enough money left over to play 10 games.

“If you look at the perspective of Australia Inc, there must be ways in which the business community and the government could look at leveraging football with youth tournaments and the like as a means to encourage business opportunities.

“Asia speaks the language of football and we might be able to create some partnerships and tie-ups with our Asian neighbours (to deliver competition football outside recognised AFC tournaments).

“If all the ducks can be put in the right row for the benefit of the nation I can see round of 16 or quarter-finals for the men at World Cups and finals for the women.

“Just think what that would do for the game generally!

“The reality though is that I will probably be sipping through a straw before we see many other benefits.

"That’s the problem with youth development: it’s a long-term project.

“People sometimes look at something two years after its initiation and say ‘oh it doesn’t work’ but the real beneficiaries are still relatively young and it takes time.

“That's where you have to be really clever and determined in what you’re doing. And to see things through.

“We need to get everybody going the same direction. That’s possibly the biggest challenge.”

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Consecutive wins for the u19 National team. Lachlan Constable started and scored the opener in a 4-1 win over Vietnam 

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Posted (edited)

Lost against Malaysia 0-3

Won against Singapore 5-0. Monge with the opener.

Former Wanderer Ruiz-diaz with a hatrick. 

Next semi-final against Myanmar 

Edited by Paul01
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Posted (edited)
On 17/08/2019 at 11:35 AM, Paul01 said:

Lost against Malaysia 0-3

Won against Singapore 5-0. Monge with the opener.

Former Wanderer Ruiz-diaz with a hatrick. 

Next semi-final against Myanmar 

Defeated Myanmar 2-1.....Final against Malaysia ( who defeated us 3-0 in group ) 

Non English commentary

 

Edited by sonar

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Wanderers in the starting line-up for the final

Fabian Monge, Noah Pagden (captain)

On the bench: Constable and Carluccio.

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0-0 at half time. Kristian Popovic chip off the Popovic block, especially with a hard contact on the GK on a set piece more mobile than Dad!

Monge having a good game. Young Roos defending well with 4 shots and 6 corners. Look to half nullified the Malaysian attack.

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Boys 1-0 up at 79'

Monge taking the ball off the Malaysian almost every time he tackles and cleanly. Running the midfield he is.

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Posted (edited)

Constable on for Popovic 

And the IPad shuts down so I lose the stream :xmad:

Edited by Paul01
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Get the power back and just see the Malaysian substitute keeper come for their last  set piece.

Win 1-0 with our four on the together at the end.

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5 hours ago, Flytox said:

8 of the 11 starters in the final and 2 of the subs learnt the game in NSW.

5 were current or former Wanderers Academy players.

2 of the Subs were current Wanderers Academy players.

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9 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Get the power back and just see the Malaysian substitute keeper come for their last  set piece.

Win 1-0 with our four on the together at the end.

 

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On 20/08/2019 at 9:43 AM, sonar said:

 

I love impartial commentary

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Olyroos tickets for Campbelltown on Monday 9 Sep

 $15 adult

$10 concession

Family of 4: 4 x $7.50 ea

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The arrogance of the Smurfs continues.

They announce the u16 Joeys te ask going to Vietnam is dominated by them.

Wanderers Academy players are equal in number. So 5 players from WSW and 5 from the Smurfs.

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Anyone heading to Campbelltown for the u23's game tonight?

https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/live-stream-watch-australia-u-23s-v-new-zealand-u-23s

Tune in to the live stream to watch Australia’s U23 side take on Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the second match of their friendly series tonight.

There was nothing separating the two sides in the opening match in Wollongong on Friday night, with the match finishing 1-1 after Riley McGree’s goal was cancelled out by an excellent Clayton Lewis free-kick.

So, there’s an opportunity for both sides to finish on a high when they face-off again tonight at Campbelltown Stadium in Campbelltown.

The clash in Sydney’s west kicks off at 7.30pm AEST.

These matches are the perfect tune-up for the Australian U23 side, who will travel to Thailand in January to compete in the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship.

Watch the match in the live stream below, or head to the Caltex Socceroos Facebook page or the My Football Live Youtube Channel.

 

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Thought about it seeing it's 5 minutes from work but left jacket at home.

I see Tass is starting and Keanu is on the bench. Tate missing altogether. Wonder why?

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i only found out this match is on like 30 minutes ago..........i dont like our chances

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Mack was on fire on Twitter with that wondrous hashtag #ArnieOut.

3-0 win.

the first goal with a billiard ball shot and Leckie has no idea it comes off him.

Mooy actually scored a good goal for the third since Rogic wasn't stealing his space the pitch.

Next game in Canberra in October (night before the A-league starts) against surprise winner of the night Nepal (who lost 0-7 to Kuwait last game).

I reckon Adelaide v Smurfs will get postponed with Mullethead and the Wiggle on NT duty. (BTW Heward-Belle got crucified in another forum for his performance against NZ on Campbelltown)

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1st half was total domination. Irvine with 2 assists and Leckie with 2 goals. Taggart with the other assist and Mooy with the rocket. 2nd half looked like the players were saving themselves for their clubs didn't go as hard but by then game was over and Matt Ryan only had one genuine save to make. We regained dominance once Giannou and Mabil were subbed on.

Cons 2nd half also saw a return of long balls for the first 20 minutes of the half. Irvine will be scratching his head how he didn't score any on the night probably had the best chances outside the ones we scored. Taggart was decent first half but ran out of legs in the second hopefully gets another run to cement his position.

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