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Preliminary list: Brad Jones, Mitch Langerak, Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Alex Gersbach, Matthew Jurman , Fran Karacic, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Aleksandar Susnjar, Bailey Wright, Josh Brillante, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, James Troisi, Daniel Arzani, Tim Cahill, Apostolos Giannou, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos, Nikita Rukavytsya

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Good luck to Arzani if he does end up getting selected. Proper livewire of a player and one of those youngsters that just has tons of enthusiasm and skill. That's all well and good when it he takes advantage of it but can be his downfall when he tries to take on one too many players and loses possession. 

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Just now, Dr. Gonzo said:

Is Arzani Persian?

I should probably just check Wiki.

He's part Iranian, which if I am right is Persian.

Nearly got selected for Iran but in the end its clear he wants Australia.

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2 minutes ago, Blue said:

He's part Iranian, which if I am right is Persian.

Nearly got selected for Iran but in the end its clear he wants Australia.

Yeah, there's a lot of ethnicities in Iran... but most Iranians are Persian. That's a Persian surname. And it looks like he is as well, born there too.

I don't blame him for picking Australia either tbh. If I played football professionally and was good enough to get called up by either Iran or England, I'd prefer to not be representing the side that has a theocratic dictatorship. I've also only got a British passport... so that would also probably make my decision for me though lol.

He's also grown up in Australia. So chances are he'd feel more comfortable representing them.

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Just now, Dr. Gonzo said:

Yeah, there's a lot of ethnicities in Iran... but most Iranians are Persian. That's a Persian surname. And it looks like he is as well, born there too.

I don't blame him for picking Australia either tbh. If I played football professionally and was good enough to get called up by either Iran or England, I'd prefer to not be representing the side that has a theocratic dictatorship. I've also only got a British passport... so that would also probably make my decision for me though lol.

He's also grown up in Australia. So chances are he'd feel more comfortable representing them.

He's neither Iranian or Australian, he's from Asia :ph34r:

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7 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Is Arzani Persian?

I should probably just check Wiki.

Yeah he is Persian.

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Congrats Australia, you're on the list of teams I'm supporting this World Cup.

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Squad announced, no time for a link right now but no Bailey Wright or Maclaren which is upsetting. Langarek misses out too.

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To expand on @Toinhos point, Bert van Marwijk has culled six players.

Apostolos Giannou, Mitchell Langerak, Aleksandar Susnjar, Bailey Wright, Jamie Maclaren and Alex Gersbach all miss out.

..... But Tim Cahill lives on!!!

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15 hours ago, Toinho said:

Squad announced, no time for a link right now but no Bailey Wright or Maclaren which is upsetting. Langarek misses out too.

All squads remain provisional until June 4th :readthemessage:

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Shame to see Gersbach miss out - but I suppose it serves us well given he has impressed for Australia the times I've seen him.

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6 hours ago, Blue said:

Shame to see Gersbach miss out - but I suppose it serves us well given he has impressed for Australia the times I've seen him.

I thought four of the six players were a surprise. Then again, they didn't exactly set the world alight in the qualifiers so maybe a change is what they need.

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I'd have had Maclaren over Juric.

Next three cut will be interesting. Could be Brillante, Risdon and Petratos.

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58 minutes ago, Toinho said:

I'd have had Maclaren over Juric.

Next three cut will be interesting. Could be Brillante, Risdon and Petratos.

So you think Arzani will make it? If so it must be a first, as you don't usually go for the younger players. Arzani could be different though, he's quality.

I think Petratos and Brillante are definitely out. Risdon is a coin toss.

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9 hours ago, Blue said:

So you think Arzani will make it? If so it must be a first, as you don't usually go for the younger players. Arzani could be different though, he's quality.

I think Petratos and Brillante are definitely out. Risdon is a coin toss.

Ruka could be on the outer too. Hard to say. Very uninspiring squad to be honest.

We sometimes take a young bloke, could be Arzani this time. Taggart, Halloran and Holland were pretty young but Arzani may be the youngest! 

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Tim Cahil played just an hour or so for Millwall. He got a handful of yellows, a three match ban (typical) and no goals. Why do they fucking persist?

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5 minutes ago, Devil-Dick Willie said:

Tim Cahil played just an hour or so for Millwall. He got a handful of yellows, a three match ban (typical) and no goals. Why do they fucking persist?

publicity. 

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Daniel Arzani just said he wants to nutmeg Pogba at the World Cup 😂

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1 minute ago, Devil-Dick Willie said:

Did Cahil say he just wants to score a consolation goal then get sent off?

Link? I need to see this.

I love Cahill but that is a shocking indirect comment if true 😂

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@Blue @Toinho apparently after being cut from the preliminary squad initially, MacLaren has now been included in the 23. Happy days.

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whenever I've seen Rogic play for Celtic he's always stood out and been one of the best players on the pitch. Hope he can do it on the world stage now as I think he's a good player. Someone who  could probably make it in the Premier League with a mid-table club.

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Ufff, I feel sorry for Mitch Langerak. He was supposed to be Dortmund's first choice keeper, then they dropped him off at Stuttgart, and they dropped him for Zieler after Langerak secured promotion with them. 

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10 minutes ago, Tommy said:

Ufff, I feel sorry for Mitch Langerak. He was supposed to be Dortmund's first choice keeper, then they dropped him off at Stuttgart, and they dropped him for Zieler after Langerak secured promotion with them. 

It's shithouse for him but Matty Ryan is better than Ol' Mitch ever was, and Mitch wasn't bad either. I remember him winning the Pokal with BVB.

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1 minute ago, Spike said:

It's shithouse for him but Matty Ryan is better than Ol' Mitch ever was, and Mitch wasn't bad either. I remember him winning the Pokal with BVB.

Mitch is much more handsome though :x But seriously, it's a real shame how Mitch got treated shitty by two "great" clubs in a row, and now he's playing in fucking Japan. 

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Just now, Tommy said:

Mitch is much more handsome though :x But seriously, it's a real shame how Mitch got treated shitty by two "great" clubs in a row, and now he's playing in fucking Japan. 

I'd say good for him, he can smash some prime Japanese pussy than I remembered Japanese people don't have sex.

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Just now, Spike said:

I'd say good for him, he can smash some prime Japanese pussy than I remembered Japanese people don't have sex.

Well, you gotta ask @Toinho about that. But Mitch got a smoking hot (i just checked. I'd say decent) wife. She looks a bit dodgy, especially around the lips :35_thinking:

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37 minutes ago, Spike said:

I'd say good for him, he can smash some prime Japanese pussy than I remembered Japanese people don't have sex.

They love sex just like anyone else. I think it's the older lot/full time workers in their 30s that struggle to find the time to do the dirty. Or at least try become pregnant. 

You have the extemes though, there's sluts in every country 😍

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