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Socceroos easily overcome Bahrain

In the end it was an easy match for the Socceroos against a youthful Bahrain team. The Socceroos overran Bahrain for the first twenty five minutes or so and for once I thought we were going to end up with a high score but that never materialised.

Of concern was the second half were despite the possesion, there wasn't much clever use of the ball and the attack was too one-dimensional to be of any concern to the Bahrain defence. This was also a Bahrainian Olympic team who managed to hold their own especially in the second half and had some decent chances on goal.

I would have expected the Socceroos to vary their attack especially on seeing that the wing wasn't working partly due to the excellent defending by the Bahrain wing backs and also lack of co-ordination on the Socceroos part. John Aloisi possibly needed another striker to help him because as a lone striker this didn't seem to work at all.

Marco Bresciano's goal was excellent and it showed the confidence that the player has in his own skill to execute such a wonderful kick when others would have opted for safer tried and tested methods. The first goal by John Aloisi was scored when the team was playing very well and build up to that goal bears testimony to that.

Between now and the Asian championships in July next year I hope coach Graham Arnold will be able to sort out the defence problems and I think upfront will be sorted out once both Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell are back.

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