Friday, July 04, 2008

Arnold snubs Kruse and Zullo, Kewell goes to Turkey?

After the hammering Bruce Djite got for his move to Turkey, Harry Kewell has followed by signing with Galatasaray for 3 years. This must mean that the various Italian and Spansih talent scouts gave him a big thumbs down.

It is a very curious move and it will be interesting to see what the financial inducement was. Kewell has lived in England for around half his life and it would be a major move to come back to Australia and the smaller-time A-League. But really, how big is his brand in Turkey?

And Harry isn't going to the Olympics. The 3 over age players will be Jade North, David Carney and Archie Thompson. So no place for Robbie Kruse - for mine the best young player in the A-League last season. Certainly he had a better season than Celeski, Bridge and Rukavytsya. How Ruben Zadkovich seems to have impressed is a mystery, certainly wouldn't have been Kosmina's choice.

Olyroos: Adam Federici (GK), Tando Velaphi(GK), Adrian Leijer, Ruben Zadkovich, Jade North, Trent McClenahan, Matthew Spiranovic, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Mark Milligan, Stuart Musialik, Billy Celeski, Neil KilKenny, Kristian Sarkies, James Troisi, David Carney, Mark Bridge, Nikita Rukavytsya, Archie Thompson.

Source for this story: ABC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

kruse and zullo have some quality company on the sidelines.

when this qualifying campaign started, there was a lot of complaints because hardly anyone was playing regular club football. but now? look at the talent spread. and with more a-league teams on the way, there will be more opportunity.

i hope in the future it gets this hard to get into the senior first team.

did kruse fade at the end of last season? if he can build on last season, expect him in europe the year after. i am looking forward to watching how the roar`s next season. wish me luck, i am gonna try that AFC weblink you gave me before.