mercoledì 17 agosto 2011

One year later

It's been about a season since Football Federation Australia decided to appoint Holger Osieck as Socceroos coach, in the place of  Pim Verbeek. Is Osieck the right man for the Socceroos? Verbeek wasn't sacked due to poor exit: he accomplished good results qualifying Australia for the 2010 World Cup and for the 2011 Asian Cup. But Verbeek had problems with his unspectacular palying style and with his rude approach to the A-League. Holger Osieck is putting Australian soccer in the right direction. He found a team with many starters retired after the 2010 WC and started a rejuvenation effort. Osieck brought on Dario Vidosic, Matt McKay, Sasa Ognenovski, Adam Sarota, and Co. in the place of Tim Cahill, Jason Culina, Michael Beauchamp, etc...Starting from New Zealand and Serbia friendly matches, Osieck started to weigh his options. A questions mark is the keeper to sub Mark Schwarzer: at the moment, Adam Federici and Nathan Coe are the options. While some veterans aren't rouled out from next qualifier rounds, some young men are rising and Osieck is giving them an opportunity to show their skills at the next level. Despite some thoughts, A-League is a good place to be and to find some talents and the recent move of  Brisbane Roar midfielder McKay to Rangers show the growing strength of the national league.

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