If we have our strongest team from that squad, i'd say anything less than a win would be a disappointment. Interesting to note they're all overseas based players. I would like to see the A-League represented at least with a couple of players for all friendlies. A few names missing though, where's Viduka, Breciano? And who's Adam Federici?
I think they're all overseas based players because they didn't want to disrupt the A-League by sending a few players over the Europe for a friendly.
Given the A-League doesn't allow for International games you'd have all the complaining again about robbing the competition if you were to take players across, especially given a fair whack are already missing with the Olyroos.
On the flip side, when we play at home I would rather see A-League players included than fringe players like Federici, Coe, Wesolowski.
Viduka, Bresciano and Grella are all out injured, although Dukes may return this weekend for Newcastle but has missed the last 3 weeks with injury so I can understand him not being selected. Bresciano picked up an injury the weekend before last IIRC, not sure what happened to Vinnie.
Adam Federici is a goalkeeper for Reading, although like most of our GK's is only a back up. Nathan Coe was back up at PSV for 3 years and is now at FC Copenhagen, I can only assume as their #1 keeper. He is young (23), so it's good to see him given a chance. We really need to find out #2 behind Schwarzer. At the moment the list includes Coe, Federici, Jones, Bolton, Theoklitos, Covic but not have grabbed it with both hands (especially Jones
It'll be a big night for Australian Football on the 17th. The Olyroos have their crucial qualifier against Iraq in Gosford (to be replayed by SBS at 10pm that night) and then a few hours later the Socceroos take on Nigeria in London. A big Saturday night in front of the box watching the future and the present of Australian Football on show!!