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Socceroos coach

A panel of ex-players to help select the new Socceroos boss? With a recruitment agency thrown in? You better believe it. A decision is not expected till February.

Another name added to the mix: Sven Goran-Eriksson.

Michael Lynch also talks of Eriksson and the other names who are reportedly in the mix, such as Marcelo Bielsa, Gianni De Biaisi, Guus Hiddink and more internationally and locally.

A-League

More injury woes for Western Sydney Wanderers with Mark Bridge under a cloud.

Brisbane Roar’s Eric Bautheac (pictured) says he’s worried about sustaining a serious injury because the play is so rough in Australia.

FFA does not guarantee fixture shift to assist Brisbane Roar in meeting its A-League and Asian Champions League (ACL) commitments.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Victory awaits who else will be in their Group F and who they will be playing at AAMI Park in February.

Also with Victory, their CEO, Ian Robson, has quit the post to take up a role as CEO of Rowing Australia. Obvious frontrunners are Tony Pignata (ex-Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC), Trent Jacobs (currently COO of Melbourne Victory) and Peter Filopoulos (currently CEO of Perth Glory).

FFA Congress

Time goes by since the Member Associations Committee met on Monday – but still no word on what FIFA will do in relation to FFA. (And now there’s a somewhat bigger issue for FIFA to deal with – the implications of the Olympics ban for head of Russia 2018, Vitaly Mutko).

Another version of this, also reporting on the ‘olive branch’ Steven Lowy has extended to the stakeholders. A bit late?


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