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  1. To be honest i thought they had better chances. Despite willing to give us possesion they looked more threatening running at us. Vlachodimos made 2 point blank saves. The Bakasetas shot for eg isnt really a chance, we had the header and thats it, unforgiveable to create so little in 120 minutes.

    Im not bothered by the penalty shootout, once you reach that point you're depending on a coin flip. Our job was to win this before then and we failed.

    Personally i wouldnt have had Giakoumakis take a penalty, his record from the spot was very patchy at Celtic and i can recall him missing for Atlanta as well. That said you'd put your life savings on Bakasetas and he was denied.

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  2. Was it just me or did a Marseille player give away a handball outside the box not long after the Rafinha incident and didn’t even get a yellow card even though it was more blatant?

    As for the 2nd penalty, why isn’t the ref going to the monitor to see for himself? How is it even a clear and obvious error for it to be overturned?

    El Arabi got punched in the head by the Marseille keeper, could realistically be given a red card and penalty, it was called offside but it looked very close, why didn’t we get a stop in play and a trillion replays to forensically review the play and bring VAR in?

    VAR is an absolute crapshoot. When it comes to offside it always favour the defender even when theirs an armpit in it. Yet here a speculative shot goes in favour of the attacker and the ref doesn’t even bother to look for himself.

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  3. Lol at first they told us 6 week lockdown, this started early July and went to October 28. We had an 8pm curfew for almost 2 months, we have been wearing masks inside and outside for 3+ months and still continue to do so.  We peaked at 750 daily cases in August and now we have had 4 days of 0.

    It was brutal but now we face the potential prospect of 2021 being a normal year for us, no masks, no social distancing, full crowds at sporting events etc.

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  4. Australia on the verge of elimination, 0 cases yesterday, just 1 case today in NSW. We will have to cut ourselves off from most of the world in 2021 though. 

    We had a 3 and a half month lockdown in Melbourne that just ended last week, it’s like Christmas here now.

  5. It’s funny how players like Mantalos and Bakasetas were whipping boys for criticism yet now we are starting to see what they are capable of playing in a system that actually lets them play. The team is a joy to watch right now...the high pressing is brilliant we have stolen the ball off the opposition more times in our attacking half the last 3 games than the previous 4 years combined lol.

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  6. 11 minutes ago, ausgreek said:

    Kone from Western Utd fc might be an option higher up.

    When was the last time this guy played a serious match? Anyone in a mickey mouse league like the Australian or mls should be automatically ruled out.

    And on Cyprus no crap they are winning 3-0..they actually look like they wanna be there and are competing hard.

    Even the blockheads are up 2-0 at latvia..another game we would have no chance of winning right now.

  7. 6 hours ago, kbxk508 said:

    This was a match we should have won without a coach, won it with our reserves. I cannot believe a team of professionals couldn't achieve a result. You'd think the introduction of a new coach would give players motivation. Instead, and I'll quote the commentator our attack was laboured. Not one decent dribble in 90 minutes.

    I anticipate that there will be some serious omissions vs Italy and more new faces in the squad.

    Realistically we are a long shot for the WC 2022, and it may be another 5 years before we make a major tournament again.

    Im willing to accept not making qatar if it means we sort ourselves out and make a serious tilt for 2026 us/canada/mexico...short of Australia or Greece hosting that would be my next favourite world cup to attend.

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  8. World cups are out of the question. Future Euros are a possibility but still hard. Van Schip really had no idea what he had walked into. As much as im not a fan the rot had set in long before his arrival.

    However i did say one thing about Van Schip seeing him coach in Melbourne and thats that his teams always copped goals in the last 10 minutes of games with alarming regularity...yesterday was no exception.

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