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Lyon talks down mauling

AFL Round 17: Richmond v Fremantle

David Mundy leads Fremantle off after a loss. Picture: Michael Klein




FREMANTLE manager Ross Lyon admits a Dockers’ detriment to Richmond hasn’t helped his team’s top-four aspirations after a “frustrating” day during a MCG.


Lyon was vicious of his organisation for a round use and clearway work after they were “pantsed” around a stoppages by a Tigers in a 27-point loss.

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The fifth-placed Dockers, personification in their initial compare during a MCG this year, had a possibility to press for a top-four mark opposite a Tigers though sojourn confirmed only outside.

Rather than speak about a cost of a loss, Lyon pronounced he was focused on branch a outcome around opposite Adelaide during Patersons Stadium subsequent week.

“Clearly it doesn’t help,” Lyon pronounced when asked if a detriment could harm their top-four chances.

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“But we don’t unequivocally speak about aspirations, we only speak about a subsequent opponent.

AFL Round 17: Richmond v Fremantle

Dissappointed Dockers players after a Richmond v Fremantle compare during a MCG. Sunday Jul 21, 2013. Picture: Klein Michael
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“The aim of each bar is to play finals, though we can’t play them compartment we win adequate games.

“If we take caring of a short-term, a long-term takes caring of itself.

“We have worked tough to get into a good position, with 6 games to go, we need to get behind and have a good week, hang together and ready for a tough AFL team.”

Lyon pronounced a Dockers, who were beaten in a stoppages 40 to 23, had blown opportunities in a match.

“It was a frustrating day, a Tigers were flattering good,” he said.

“We slaughtered a round a bit when we had some golden opportunities, quite in a initial half.

“We knew they are a series one clearway team.and that’s a approach that it panned out. They pantsed us around a stoppages.”

The Dockers were blank copiousness of knowledge with Matthew Pavlich (suspension), Luke McPharlin (calf), Hayden Ballantyne (hamstring) and Aaron Sandilands (flu) out, though Lyon refused to use that as an excuse.

He pronounced Sandilands would lapse for Saturday night’s strife opposite a Crows, as would Nick Suban.

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Comeback Crows jolt a Cats

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Matthew Wright was glorious for a Crows with 4 goals. Picture: Getty Images
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ADELAIDE brazen Matthew Wright kicked 4 goals, including a match-winner, as a Crows dumbfounded Geelong with a quip two-point win on Sunday.


The Crows trailed by 5 goals in a third entertain though rallied for a 14.10 (94) to 14.8 (92) delight during AAMI Stadium.

Adelaide kicked 8 of a final 10 goals to take a feat that revives their flagging deteriorate – they’re now dual usually wins outward a tip 8 with 6 games remaining.

Goalsneak Wright slotted a final idea of a diversion with 5 mins remaining to give a Crows a four-point lead – a initial time they were in front given a opening minutes.

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Geelong afterwards had dual chances to win in a final notation though Jimmy Bartel and Harry Taylor both missed set shots during goal.

Adelaide had slipped 30 points behind a Cats some 15 mins into a third tenure as Geelong captain Joel Selwood and Josh Caddy any scored 3 goals.

But Adelaide’s Tom Lynch triggered a fightback with 3 goals in a third verse to assistance a Crows climb within 14 points during 3 quarter-time.

Influential on-baller Bernie Vince gave Adelaide a movement with a grand left-foot snap early in a final tenure and when his teammates Andy Otten and Brad Crouch shortly followed with goals, a Crows trailed by one point.

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Adelaide’s Brad Crouch and Jason Porplyzia applaud a final-quarter goal. Picture: Luke Hemer
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Cat ruckman Mark Blicavs replied before Wright goaled on a run in a 26th notation to land a wilful blow.

Adelaide midfielders Rory Sloane (27 disposals) and Richard Douglas (31 possessions) toiled tirelessly while backman Ricky Henderson was a standout with 32 touches.

The Cats were well served by evergreen Corey Enright and Joel Corey (27 disposals) though a late misses by Bartel and Taylor injured their third detriment this season.

Geelong subsequent horde St Kilda while a Crows transport to accommodate Fremantle, both games subsequent Saturday.

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Adelaide players applaud as Joel Selwood looks on after a turn 17 epic during AAMI Stadium. Picture: Getty Images
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Brumbies corner Cheetahs 15-13

Christian Lealiifano

Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano tries to mangle by a Cheetahs counterclaim during a Super Rugby subordinate final during Canberra Stadium. Picture: Stefan Postles
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CHEETAHS five-eighth Riaan Smit missed a acclimatisation try after a summons to give a Brumbies a 15-13 win in their Super Rugby subordinate final in Canberra.


While a Cheetahs scored a usually dual tries of a match, a Brumbies dominated a kicking duel and were abundantly rewarded with primary domain via a game.

The Brumbies had a lion’s share of a possession in a initial half, nonetheless a Cheetahs’ heading scrambling counterclaim valid adult to a task.

A hotly contested relapse conflict also pretentious movement for both teams, arbitrate Glenn Jackson warning both captains to purify adult their sides’ acts mid by a second half.

The Cheetahs were 7 points down when deputy Ryno Benjamin crossed in a left dilemma in a final notation to give Smit a possibility to send a diversion into additional time.

But a flog strike a left post and a Brumbies transient with a slight feat to book a semi-final opposite a Bulls in Pretoria early subsequent Sunday morning (AEST).

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While a home side arguably had a massage of a immature on scrum chastisement decisions from Jackson in a initial half, Brumbies loose-head column Scott Sio was clearly widespread in a second half.

Man-of-the-match George Smith was also superb for a Brumbies, his participation during a relapse a consistent thorn in a side of a Cheetahs.

The Brumbies were rewarded for a blitzing start with an early chastisement goal, though a Cheetahs strike behind in a 16th notation when their initial aggressive set-piece yielded a try to outward centre Johann Sadie.

Sharp-shooting goal-kicker Christian Lealiifano afterwards uncharacteristically missed dual chastisement shots before anticipating his operation again to give a Brumbies a 6-5 lead during a break.

The Cheetahs drew initial blood after a mangle with a chastisement idea to Smit, though a Brumbies strike behind with 3 of their possess to benefit a seven-point lead that would eventually assistance them reason on for victory.

BRUMBIES 15 (Christian Leali’ifano 4, Nic White pens) bt CHEETAHS 13 (Ryno Benjamin, Johann Sadie tries Riaan Smit pen) during Canberra Stadium. Referee: Glen Jackson. Crowd: 14,020.

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St Kilda defends Roberton handling

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The AFL could ask St Kilda to explain since Dylan Roberton was authorised to lapse to a margin opposite Port Adelaide after a half-time talk showed a Saint seemed to be from pang from concussion.



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ST KILDA has shielded a doing of concussed defender Dylan Roberton during Saturday night’s diversion opposite Port Adelaide.


Roberton, carrying been concerned in a complicated collision with Port’s Tom Jonas mins before halftime, was assessed by a Saints’ medical staff and privileged to lapse to a field.

But during a prearranged Channel 7 talk with Cameron Ling, as a players left a margin for a prolonged break, Roberton’s emanate became glaringly apparent as he bumbled his difference and forgot his location.

Coach Scott Watters pronounced after a Saints’ five-point loss, a club’s conduct tutor had assessed Roberton and privileged him to play.

But a St Kilda orator yesterday reliable a tutor had acted in unison with dual doctors on a dais and that a conflict of Roberton’s concussion had been delayed.

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“They had designed to reassess him during halftime anyway, though when they saw how he was as he came off, it was apparent (he couldn’t play on),” he said.

“It’s substantially hapless that talk had been organized since everybody could see it … though we wouldn’t have let him on like that.”

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Roberton was replaced during halftime and was stability to be assessed yesterday.

An AFL orator refused to comment, observant usually that it would be addressed in today’s Round 17 debrief, where medical assessments would be taken into account.

The AFL has pronounced it would take a tough line on concussion practices and done transparent a goal with a $20,000 excellent on North Melbourne for opposition a examine into Lachlan Hansen’s Round 20 concussion final year.

Ling was lauded for recognising Roberton’s emanate during their brief interview.

The large Saint started responding his doubt before realising all was not right.

“Yeah, apparently they got a satisfactory run during a start, so we only focused on perplexing to settle them down … oh, we don’t know where we am,” Roberton pronounced as he looked around Etihad Stadium.

Ling, intuiting a Saint’s battle, asked about a strife with Jonas before relocating to hang adult a interview.

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Changing of Aussie ensure confirmed


Rui Costa takes out theatre 19 of a Tour de France while yellow jersey hilt Chris Froome retains his altogether lead over a ubiquitous sequence riders.







RUI Costa was named “Athlete of a Year” in Portugal final year, forward of Cristiano Ronaldo, though winning a Tour de France stage.


Having cumulative his second Tour stage, into Le Grand-Bornand, he contingency be a shoo-in this year.

Costa’ recognition during home has also seen him be a supplement to have perceived a many fan mail during this year’s Tour.

FROOME THE CHAMP BARRING DISASTER

His second win was a CO duplicate of his first, into Gap, with an conflict on a final stand from a vast breakaway group.

There was also a small bit of heart-in-mouth for his fans on a soppy skirmish to a finish line, as a motorbike cameraman couldn’t keep adult with him.  But Costa is cold underneath vigour and there was no need to worry.

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Simon Clarke leads a changing of a ensure in Aussie cycling.




This Tour has also noted a changing of a ensure in Australian cycling.

As Cadel Evans came in some-more than half an hour behind, in a organisation that enclosed Mark Cavendish, Simon Clarke reliable his early promise.

Clarke usually mislaid hit with a yellow jersey organisation mid adult a final climb.

The Orica-GreenEDGE supplement is in his initial Tour de France, has been in a few breakaways, and shown no signs of being intimidated by a sport’s biggest race.

Clarke is not a intensity Tour personality though most as a French frequently hearten Sylvain Chavanel to theatre victories or stints in a yellow jersey Clarke will do a same for Australian cycling fans.

He will have an even bigger impact on a competition in a future.

Well behind a theatre personality was a competition for a mark on a lectern alongside Chris Froome.

From second place, Alberto Contador, to fifth place, Joaquim Rodriguez, there is usually a 47 second gap. Four riders – Contador, Quintana, Kreuziger, Rodriguez –racing for dual spots.

Exhausted from a prior day to Alpe d’Huez, and some-more than 3,000km of racing, not a lot happened until a final stand of a day. And even afterwards no repairs was done.

The one large change was a change in plan from Contador.

Conceding Froome has an indomitable lead a Spaniard rode to save second.

Crucial to this invulnerability was Canberra’s Michael Rogers. Rogers rode dash on a final stand to forestall a attacks from Quintana and Rodriguez, while Contador only responded to their contingent moves.

The efforts cost Rogers a place inside a top-10 altogether though he won’t remove any nap over that. At no indicate has a 33-year-old given any care to his possess results. Only Contador’s.

The selflessness of Rogers also relates to Kreuziger who, still sitting in fourth place overall, is doing all he can to assistance Contador, his group leader.

Going into refuge mode is unknown domain for a desirous Contador nonetheless his best possibility of holding onto to second place is to hang with this strategy.

If he tries to conflict on Saturday’s final towering theatre he could open himself adult to a renew from his rivals, who will be baying for blood.

Quintana and Rodriguez will chuck all they have during Contador and he’ll need all he’s got to conflict their barrage.

Once again Richie Porte rode faultlessly in support of Froome.

One some-more day for Porte, a protector, afterwards he can relax on a roads of Paris meaningful he’s played a vital purpose in a teammate’s Tour de France feat for a second year running.

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Saturday 20 July
Stage 20: Annecy – Semnoz 125km
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Aussies still in hunt during British Open


Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day stay in a hunt during a tough second turn during a Open Championship.







ADAM Scott and Jason Day are good positioned to finish Australia’s 20-year drought in a British Open on a Muirfield blueprint that has shamed some of a world’s best players.


Adam Scott and Jason Day are good staid to finish Australia’s 20-year drought in a British Open on a Muirfield blueprint that has shamed some of a world’s best players.

Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez leads a domain during a median symbol during 3-under standard with a one-stroke domain over a party of Americans, including Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnston, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and England’s Lee Westwood.

First-round personality Zach Johnson struggled to fire 4-over 75 in a afternoon conditions to distortion alongside another organisation of players during 1-under.

Scott is tied for 11th during 1-over and Day is tied for 20th a serve shot back

Scott, looking to make justification for his thespian late fall during a 2012 event, is carrying copiousness of certainty from his delight during Augusta in Apr and he stays optimistic.

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Adam Scott during a second turn of a Open Championship during Muirfield.




“I consider I’m in flattering good shape,” a universe No.4 said.

“Hopefully we can put a pierce on and get right into it tomorrow.”

Just 9 players are underneath standard on a organisation and buoyant Muirfield blueprint where Australia is nonetheless to delight in 16 Open championships during a venue.

Former universe No.1s Rory McIlroy (12-over) and Luke Donald (10-over) were dual of a large names to skip a cut.

Five of a 12 Australians have done a weekend action. Marcus Fraser is tied for 39th during 5-over, while Geoff Ogilvy and Peter Senior are tied for 70th, right on a cut line of 8-over par.

Ogilvy was in no mood to plead his second-round performance.

“I had too many shots,” was a Australian’s blunt and comment after a second-successive four-over 74 during Muirfield done it demeanour roughly certain he would skip a cut.

Pressed on what aspects of his diversion competence have let him down, Ogilvy combined coldly: “The volume of shots we had.”

And what of a formidable conditions and lightning-quick greens that so many others were struggling to cope with?

“I didn’t play unequivocally well, so we can’t tell,” Ogilvy said.

Asked after his turn what he would take out of a week, Ogilvy pronounced “disappointment” and “frustration” yet he’ll now get a possibility to make amends.

The 2006 US Open champion was understandably some-more upbeat after training he had somehow survived a cut.

“Looking like a reprieve. Wow! Never blink how tough these courses get late in a day,” Ogilvy tweeted Friday evening.

The 36-year-old has missed 8 cuts from 14 events so distant this year, yet he finished curtain adult during a Honda Classic in March.

The players who sojourn are all chasing 49-year-old Jimenez, who has won 19 times in Europe, including 12 times given a age of 40.

For a second uninterrupted day, Scott forsaken dual shots early in his round. He waited patiently until a par-5 17th to trap his usually birdie for a day. By contrast, Day’s turn was some-more of a roller-coaster, blending 5 birdies with 5 bogeys.

After rounds of 71-72, Scott finds himself 4 from a median lead. Entering final year’s third turn during Royal Lytham, he was only one cadence back.

It’s distant from an indomitable deficit. If he is to find emancipation for final year’s distressing loss, Scott should demeanour to channel associate Queenslander Ian Baker-Finch.

In a 1991 British Open, Baker-Finch non-stop with 71-71 and afterwards shot 64-66 on a weekend to erase a four-stroke necessity to delight during Royal Birkdale.

World No.12 Westwood is reaping a advantage of time with Baker-Finch. The Englishman, who is nearby a tip of that list of best players to never win a major, has spent time with Baker-Finch given relocating to Florida. He credits a putting doctrine with his neighbour for softened form on a greens.

“Me and Scotty are in that same position where we only have to stay patient, that’s a unequivocally large pivotal out there,” Jason Day said.

“You can’t be assertive around a march like this … it’s only unequivocally perplexing to be studious and take a birdies when we can and try and minimise a bogeys.”

- Rohan Clarke writes pleasantness of Australian Golf Digest. Click here to allow to Australia’s heading golf magazine

How a Aussies fared
Adam Scott (+1)
Jason Day (+2)
Marcus Fraser (+5)
Geoff Ogilvy (+8)
Peter Senior (+8)
Missed a cut: Marc Leishman (+9)

COMPLETE SECOND ROUND SCORES (par-71)

139: Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 68 71

140: Henrik Stenson (SWE) 70 70, Lee Westwood (ENG) 72 68, Tiger Woods (USA) 69 71, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68 72

141: Martin Laird (SCO) 70 71, Rafael Cabrera (ESP) 67 74, Zach Johnson (USA) 66 75, Angel Cabrera (ARG) 69 72

142: Ryan Moore (USA) 72 70

143: Jordan Spieth (USA) 69 74, Darren Clarke (NIR) 72 71, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 75 68, Adam Scott (AUS) 71 72, Webb Simpson (USA) 73 70, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 69 74, Bubba Watson (USA) 70 73, Ian Poulter (ENG) 72 71, Phil Mickelson (USA) 69 74

144: Justin Leonard (USA) 74 70, Hunter Mahan (USA) 72 72, Jason Day (AUS) 73 71, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 71 73

145: Johnson Wagner (USA) 73 72, Mark O’Meara (USA) 67 78, Tom Lehman (USA) 68 77, Harris English (USA) 74 71, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 74 71, Branden Grace (RSA) 74 71, Shiv Kapur (IND) 68 77, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 71 74, Ben Curtis (USA) 74 71, Kevin Streelman (USA) 74 71

146: Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 76 70, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 75 71, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 76 70, Eduardo De La Riva (ESP) 73 73, Martin Kaymer (GER) 72 74

147: Danny Willett (ENG) 75 72, Marcus Fraser (AUS) 73 74, Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 72 75, Matt Kuchar (USA) 74 73, Stewart Cink (USA) 72 75, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 68 79, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 73 74, George Coetzee (RSA) 76 71, Ken Duke (USA) 70 77, Steven Tiley (ENG) 72 75

148: Y.E. Yang (KOR) 78 70, Sandy Lyle (SCO) 76 72, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 73 75, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 75 73, Oliver Fisher (ENG) 70 78, Shane Lowry (IRL) 74 74, Graham DeLaet (CAN) 76 72, Ernie Els (RSA) 74 74, Tim Clark (RSA) 72 76, Josh Teater (USA) 72 76

149: Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 73 76, Russell Henley (USA) 78 71, Bo Van Pelt (USA) 76 73, Bud Cauley (USA) 74 75, Jason Dufner (USA) 72 77, Fred Couples (USA) 75 74, Keegan Bradley (USA) 75 74, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 70 79, Jimmy Mullen (ENG) 71 78, Kim Kyung-Tae (KOR) 73 76, Gareth Wright (WAL) 71 78

150: Boo Weekley (USA) 74 76, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 79 71, Richie Ramsay (SCO) 76 74, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 81 69, Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) 75 75, Mark Brown (NZL) 77 73, Peter Senior (AUS) 74 76, Todd Hamilton (USA) 69 81, Mikko Ilonen (FIN) 72 78, Chris Wood (ENG) 75 75, K.J. Choi (KOR) 76 74, Jonas Blixt (SWE) 72 78, Carl Pettersson (SWE) 74 76, Richard Sterne (RSA) 75 75, Shingo Katayama (JPN) 73 77

MISSED THE CUT

151: Oscar Floren (SWE) 74 77, Marc Leishman (AUS) 76 75, Alvaro Quiros (ESP) 77 74, Kyle Stanley (USA) 82 69, Michael Thompson (USA) 72 79, Bill Haas (USA) 77 74, Marcel Siem (GER) 75 76, George Murray (SCO) 76 75, Thomas Aiken (RSA) 71 80, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72 79, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 75 76, Camilo Villegas (COL) 72 79

152: Niclas Fasth (SWE) 77 75, Jim Furyk (USA) 78 74, Luke Donald (ENG) 80 72, Hiroyuki Fujita (JPN) 78 74, Justin Harding (RSA) 78 74, Stephen Dartnall (AUS) 80 72, Marc Warren (SCO) 72 80, Justin Rose (ENG) 75 77, Nick Watney (USA) 75 77, Mark Calcavecchia (USA) 72 80, Kim Hyung-Sung (KOR) 76 76

153: Toru Taniguchi (JPN) 78 75, D.A. Points (USA) 78 75, Ben Stow (ENG) 76 77, Wu Ashun (CHN) 76 77, Robert Garrigus (USA) 78 75, John Senden (AUS) 77 76, Garrick Porteous (ENG) 76 77, Tom Watson (USA) 75 78

154: Vijay Singh (FIJ) 77 77, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 78 76, Rickie Fowler (USA) 78 76, Gareth Maybin (NIR) 78 76, Robert Karlsson (SWE) 77 77, Scott Stallings (USA) 76 78, David Lynn (ENG) 79 75, Billy Horschel (USA) 74 80, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 79 75, John Huh (USA) 74 80

155: Kenichi Kuboya (JPN) 76 79, Darryn Lloyd (RSA) 79 76, David Duval (USA) 76 79, Richard McEvoy (ENG) 73 82, Steven Jeffress (AUS) 76 79, John Wade (AUS) 74 81

156: Lucas Glover (USA) 80 76, Thaworn Wiratchant (THA) 79 77, Brett Rumford (AUS) 79 77, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 80 76, Lloyd Saltman (SCO) 79 77, Brooks Koepka (USA) 76 80, Estanislao Goya (ARG) 75 81, Brendan Jones (AUS) 78 78

157: Steven Fox (USA) 78 79, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 76 81, Daisuke Maruyama (JPN) 78 79, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 72 85, Brian Davis (ENG) 80 77, Nick Faldo (ENG) 79 78

158: Luke Guthrie (USA) 78 80

159: Grant Forrest (SCO) 73 86, Makoto Inoue (JPN) 83 76

160: Scott Brown (USA) 79 81

161: Rhys Pugh (WAL) 84 77, Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 80 81, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 82 79

162: Scott Piercy (USA) 74 88

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Agent Cornthwaite goes to work

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Australia’s Robert Cornthwaite has inside believe on South Korea.
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ROBBIE Cornthwaite is banking on his inside believe on a horde of South Korean players giving him a preference corner when a Socceroos start their East Asian Cup finals debate on Saturday night opposite a hosts in Seoul.


The Socceroos suffered a reversal on Thursday when it was reliable that Josh Kennedy would not be partial of a patrol after his Japanese bar Nagoya Grampus refused to recover a striker – as was their right – for a contest being played on non-FIFA dates.

Already undone by Kennedy’s situation, Socceroos manager Holger Osieck final night was also forced to explain a deficiency of clubless Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill.

He suggested a maestro defender was set to pointer with a Major League Soccer bar in a United States.

“He’s in hit with dual clubs and he’s unequivocally expected to pointer there, therefore he’s not accessible for a team,” pronounced Osieck, who re-iterated his beating with Nagoya for not releasing Kennedy

“It’s unequivocally not a unequivocally good situation. The Korean group has enclosed a series of (Japan-based) players.”

Unlike Kennedy, Cornthwaite’s inhabitant group duties were upheld his K-League bar Chunnam Dragons, who happily expelled a former Adelaide United defender.

As a usually South Korean-based actor in a Australian squad, 27-year-old Cornthwaite’s discernment will come in accessible tonight opposite a patrol mostly done adult of K-League players.

New South Korean manager Hong Myung-Bo has also been incompetent to call on his team’s Europe-based players, though is some-more than happy to give border players a possibility as he builds towards subsequent year’s World Cup.

“It’s his initial diversion in assign … there’s a few uninformed faces in there,” Cornthwaite said.

“I’ve substantially got a bit of inside knowledge. There are also a integrate of guys in there that have played a satisfactory bit of football and do unequivocally good in a K-League.”

They embody hulk Ulsan Hyundai marksman Kim Shin-Wook.

While Australia will be blank their possess large male in Kennedy, a 198cm Kim is set to be a pivotal figure in Hong’s contest plans.

“He’s got a few on me as well,” pronounced Cornthwaite, who also strikes an commanding figure.

“We’ve had some good tussles over my time here in Korea. we indeed get along with him utterly good and hopefully I’ll barter shirts with him.”

In a deficiency of first-choice executive defensive pairing Lucas Neill and Sasa Ognenovski, places are adult for grabs in a Australian backline tomorrow night.

Cornthwaite, Jade North, Michael Thwaite, Ryan McGowan, Trent Sainsbury and Mark Milligan are all contending for a dual centre-back positions, nonetheless Milligan’s flexibility is roughly certain to see him start in a holding midfield role.

“There are 3 games (in a tournament) and you’d like to consider everyone’s going to be involved,” said

Cornthwaite, who has left from a Socceroos’ replacement actor to a genuine 2014 World Cup contender in a space of 9 months after starring for Australia in their 2-1 win over South Korea in Hwaseong in Nov final year when an damage to Matthew Spiranovic led to him being called into a patrol during final minute.

“You demeanour behind … and we wasn’t even unequivocally deliberate during all, and afterwards there was an damage to Spira during training. The subsequent day we came in, and (then) into a 11, and so most has happened in that brief time. we suspect only as most could occur between now and a World Cup.

“That unequivocally kick-started my time with a inhabitant team. It was a good night for me and I’ve been concerned in all a camps given and this tournament’s another good event for me to get some diversion time and to continue to build my knowledge during this level.”

“I consider we only behind myself in a lot some-more now. I’m some-more gentle during this turn and have a lot some-more certainty in my abilities.

“I only seem to play with a lot some-more leisure than we used to.”

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Bosnich: Winning is everything

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Ange’s All Stars beware, David Moyes and Manchester United have landed and they’re not here for a holiday.




New Manchester United trainer David Moyes says he expects a ‘big test’ opposite a depleted A-League All Stars.




Manchester United have left down 1-0 to a Thai all-star group in Bangkok in an underwhelming start to new manager David Moyes’ reign during a club.



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With a detriment from Moyes’s initial start, a Red Devils will be penetrating to win in Sydney.
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IT’S tantalizing to contend there is zero roving on this muster match, though that overlooks one vital factor.


Winning is everything.

A warn 1-0 better to a Thailand All-Stars final week was not partial of David Moyes’s script, and he will be unfortunate to open his comment during ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Moyes is inheriting some-more than only a group from Sir Alex Ferguson. He is inheriting a enlightenment and tradition of success. Any defeat, even in a pre-season match, is not looked on favourably. Moyes is acutely wakeful of this and zero brief of a resounding feat over a A-League All-Stars will damp United’s 330 million worldwide fanbase.

Football is passion and passions can boil over. David Beckham will certainly remember a vehement confront he perceived in Sydney with a LA Galaxy a few years behind and I’m certain rival tensions will aspect during ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Manchester United would not have taken pleasantly to a knowledge of Bangkok final week when a little-known Teerap Winothai snuck by their defences in a 49th minute.

I’m not for a notation suggesting that they’ll be putting themselves during risk of damage in this pre-season match. That would challenge logic. What we am observant is that those awaiting a lifeless competition are off a mark, since honour browns brightly within this Manchester United group whatever a opposition, whatever a venue, whatever a time of year.

There is also copiousness to play for from an A-League All-Stars perspective. Playing opposite a many absolute sporting clubs in a universe will be a apex of many of their careers and they’ll be penetrating to uncover they can compare it with a best.

And a fact that this compare sole out in a matter of mins shows only how many passion a fans have for this contest. we design a atmosphere to be electric and a arise unforgettable.

It’s transparent a Australian open wish to see a world’s best players on their doorstep. The tours of Manchester United and Liverpool should only be a start. Imagine saying a likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, a dual Milans, Chelsea and Arsenal personification before internal crowds. Football is on an ceiling arena in Australia. This would steepen a curve.

I’m awaiting an interesting contest. It will be opposite from a unchanging deteriorate tie in terms of a large series of substitutions that will be used and players acid for fitness, though Manchester United will really be looking to put on a show.

I was advantageous adequate to knowledge from a inside only because Manchester United is a many special bar in football. For 90 enchanting minutes, we will too.

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Cats conflict can be downfall: Thompson

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Crows onballer Scott Thompson in movement opposite a Tigers. Picture: Michael Dodge.
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ADELAIDE midfielder Scott Thompson has indicated Geelong’s biggest strength – it’s all-out aggressive inlet – can also be a debility that allows a Crows to hide an dissapoint win as they find to sojourn in a finals competition today.


Geelong’s bent to cut by a center of a belligerent and bravely take a diversion on is a area Adelaide will find to feat with a heightened clarity of vigour during West Lakes this afternoon.

Thompson, who will play his 200th diversion for a Crows, is wakeful of a bulk of a challenge, though believes Adelaide is on a margin of proof a form is improved than a record suggests.

“It is a large challenge,” Thompson said. “Geelong is no doubt a benchmark again.

“But in observant that, we consider a form for a final dual weeks aside hasn’t been as bad as what has been written.

“There’s been rags where we’ve lacked in thoroughness and been down one a few of areas that has unequivocally cost us during a finish of a diversion with a result.

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“They unequivocally like to take a diversion on. They unequivocally behind in their diversion character and have good certainty within their organisation with what any actor is able of doing.

“But they coquette with a round during times and hopefully a vigour is good adequate to spin it over and get a round going a way.”

Making a Geelong compare a larger jump is a detriment of Patrick Dangerfield, who is approaching to skip 3 weeks since of shoulder injury.

Thompson pronounced there was not one actor who could reinstate Dangerfield, a club’s many widespread midfielder, and that a rest of a organisation would have to share a load.

“Bring in 3 blokes,” Thompson pronounced with a giggle when asked how to reinstate Dangerfield. “He’s going to be a large loss, there’s no doubt about that.

“But Patrick is out for during slightest this week. We know what he gives us in contested round and offensively though someone will come in and do a job.

“We’ve got (Richard) Tambling and Mitch Grigg personification his initial game, that will be good for him. They will no doubt do a pursuit for a team. They won’t be Patrick Dangerfield, and we don’t design that. No one is him. But if they do their role, that’s all we design from them.”

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