Australia overcame yet another poor referee performance in the World Cup to get through to the knockout stages. We can handle the Netherlands, Greece, Japan, Brazil and Croatia but it seems our most formidable opponent is the referee. How can you give a player 3 yellow cards in a match I ask you???
Kalac’s howler was horrible but did anyone see the despondant look on Schwarzer’s face? It made me wonder if hew as feeling for Kalac or whether he was sad that he wasn’t on the field. Emerton missing the game against Italy will be a huge loss as he is pivotal to Hiddink’s tactical changes. The guy plays well wherever he is positioned. Once again Lucas Neill played a great match and I quite enjoyed seeing him make runs down the middle of the field like a midfielder. It’s great that Harry scored a goal and it’s even greater that Viduka gets another chance to score in a World Cup in the next match. Here’s hoping we get to see Bresciano at his best as well.
I wore my Johnny Warren shirt proudly today around town and it was great to see other football fans in their green and gold too. Rebel Sports were doing a brisk trade with all the aussie merchandise walking out the door. It’s great to see the Socceroos finally getting the recognition they deserve in their own country.