Thursday, 4 March 2010

Just Oarsome Australia

Toommy Oar, the 5th youngest Aussie to play for the Socceroos, was wonderful against Indonesia last night.

The Aussies did enough to win 1-0 but it could have been more, but of course forwards and finishing is not the Aussie forte at the moment.

Despite Jason Culina's many shots, Josh Kennedy's expected headers it took a defender, Mark Milligan to grab the winner. Though not without a heap of luck from the Indonesian keeper and static defence.

But it was Tommy Oar who dazzled. Early days, but with Oar and the more robust Matthew Leckie bursting through in the Asian Champions League, Nikita Rukavystya starting to spark overseas and Dario Vidosic strutting his stuff in the Bundesliga maybe we won't be doomed in the forward zone post South Africa.

Seeing an Australian player taking defenders on in an International game, aside from Harry and Emerton can't think of many if any who have been able to do it.

Long live Tommy Oar.

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