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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #930 on: July 15, 2017, 01:30:09 PM »
He's good at what he does, but I think his main 'job' is to hide defensive and midfield deficiencies.  We look more solid when he's in the side, but that comes at a cost in terms of pace, passing and creativity.  I'd rather have a much more solid defence and not need him to be honest.  Hopefully Terry [spit] might make that more likely.

I'd agree with that Risso.  I think it is about getting the balance right.  I think we generally defended too deeply last season and part of that was down to the fact the ball didn't stick up front. That suited Jedinak and made more solid, but it also meant that we couldn't really break quickly especially as the wide players were deep as well.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #931 on: July 18, 2017, 02:01:30 PM »
If we do sign Whelan, it will be interesting to see what Bruce does. I wonder if Jedinak doesn't keep his place? I can't visualise whelan that well but I'm pretty sure he passes better than Jedinak

Bruce may play both which would be shocking (except in some tough away games)

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #932 on: July 18, 2017, 02:21:33 PM »
Is Jedi back training with us yet ?

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #933 on: August 15, 2017, 07:02:06 AM »
It must really piss Australia off when we call up Jedinak to play.

Joking aside, he's not had a pre season and the Australia matches are end of August and September 5th.
I don't think that's fair on his club, he should be 100% match fit.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #934 on: August 15, 2017, 07:32:32 AM »
Agree.  We pay his wages. 

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #935 on: November 07, 2017, 02:54:19 PM »
Why don't we recruit this "famed Physio"?
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/aston-villa-allowed-socceroos-physio-to-spend-one-week-with-mile-jedinak-20171107-gzgayp.html
Aston Villa allowed Socceroos physio to spend one week with Mile Jedinak

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San Pedro Sula: Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak was brought back to fitness in time for Australia's World Cup qualifying play-off against Honduras only after Football Federation Australia's chief physio was allowed to work with the midfielder after being granted exclusive access by Aston Villa.

Fairfax Media can reveal that the Socceroos' famed physio Les Gelis spent a week in late October working directly with Jedinak specifically to ensure he would be available for Australia's crucial play-off series against the Central Americans.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #936 on: November 07, 2017, 02:57:11 PM »
He plays more games for these clowns than he does us.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #937 on: November 08, 2017, 12:58:46 AM »
Yep, bit of a joke really. Last thing his body needs is travelling to Timbuktu and back over the next week.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #938 on: November 08, 2017, 01:10:49 AM »
Timbuktu is actually a lot nearer...

Offline Neil Hawkes

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #939 on: November 08, 2017, 05:00:10 AM »
Even Tipperary is not a long way

Offline KRS

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #940 on: November 08, 2017, 12:26:44 PM »
He's 33 now. Surely he should be thinking about retiring from International football to prolong his career if injuries and fitness are becoming a problem (which they clearly are).

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #941 on: November 08, 2017, 08:13:56 PM »
I would think he see's this as his last major tournament.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #942 on: November 11, 2017, 11:27:04 AM »
He played a full 90 minutes against Honduras last night.  Unbelievably the 2nd leg is in Australia on 15th November.  Id be amazed if we saw him play against QPR.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #943 on: November 11, 2017, 11:54:54 AM »
Seeing the England team you forget how much other players love playing for their countries. Look at the commitment South American players have for example.

If Mile wants to play in another world cup that's up to him isn't it.

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Re: Mile Jedinak - signed
« Reply #944 on: November 11, 2017, 03:56:43 PM »
I think he will retire from international football after Russia if Australia make it so you can't blame him for having one last chance to play in a World Cup.