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The wait goes on for Luongo

Swindon Advertiser: Massimo Luongo Massimo Luongo

MASSIMO Luongo is still waiting to find out whether or not he will be part of the Australia squad for the World Cup.

The Swindon Town midfielder is out in Brazil with the Socceroos but, with 27 players vying for only 23 places in the final squad, four players are due to be cut.

With the majority of the nations competing in the tournament announcing their full squads yesterday, as the Advertiser went to press tonight no declaration had been made by the Australian federation.

Luongo was in action for his country yesterday in their 2-0 friendly victory over Brazilian club side Clube Varana, and will be hoping his display was enough to earn himself a place in the final squad.

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12:19am Tue 3 Jun 14

Warwickshire Red says...

This is great news for Town imo but would it kill the Adver to do more digging and arrange a call to Mass or the training camp every couple of days? At a minimum scoop up and report on the Aus media coverage.
This is great news for Town imo but would it kill the Adver to do more digging and arrange a call to Mass or the training camp every couple of days? At a minimum scoop up and report on the Aus media coverage. Warwickshire Red
  • Score: 5

6:46am Tue 3 Jun 14

port de soller says...

wish him all the best,would be a super achievement for the young player and also give STFC a bit of decent propeganda
wish him all the best,would be a super achievement for the young player and also give STFC a bit of decent propeganda port de soller
  • Score: 1

7:55am Tue 3 Jun 14

smirg kcab says...

BURNT OUT
BURNT OUT smirg kcab
  • Score: -16

8:23am Tue 3 Jun 14

socraties says...

He's to tired to play a full 90 minutes in a Swindon game, he's going to be absolutely knackered playing playing in the humidity at World Cup level.

I did'nt agree with all of PDC's methods, but we did have a very fit team whilst he was around
He's to tired to play a full 90 minutes in a Swindon game, he's going to be absolutely knackered playing playing in the humidity at World Cup level. I did'nt agree with all of PDC's methods, but we did have a very fit team whilst he was around socraties
  • Score: -3

8:29am Tue 3 Jun 14

joeyboy says...

The Australian TV Sports News reported that Mass played an absolute blinder in that warm-up game in Brazil, so fingers crossed !.
The Australian TV Sports News reported that Mass played an absolute blinder in that warm-up game in Brazil, so fingers crossed !. joeyboy
  • Score: 4

9:39am Tue 3 Jun 14

willb69 says...

i hope he makes it as great experience for any professional to represent their country at the ultimate footballing challenge with the whole world watching. BUT if he does make it and establish himself in squad the Aussies are hosting the next Asian Cup in Jan 2015 so expect Mass to be away for few weeks at vital time next season.
i hope he makes it as great experience for any professional to represent their country at the ultimate footballing challenge with the whole world watching. BUT if he does make it and establish himself in squad the Aussies are hosting the next Asian Cup in Jan 2015 so expect Mass to be away for few weeks at vital time next season. willb69
  • Score: 1

12:03pm Tue 3 Jun 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Socraties I love your name but no "i" in the one I think you're after. Socrates - the sublime Doctor, look forward to seeing footage of the great man. That game against Italy in '82 was a shocker to see them get knocked out.

Good luck to Mass but Aus' must be very average....
Socraties I love your name but no "i" in the one I think you're after. Socrates - the sublime Doctor, look forward to seeing footage of the great man. That game against Italy in '82 was a shocker to see them get knocked out. Good luck to Mass but Aus' must be very average.... dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Swindon1984 says...

port de soller wrote:
wish him all the best,would be a super achievement for the young player and also give STFC a bit of decent propeganda
Propaganda? Do you mean exposure by any chance? But agreed, would be great for town to have a player feature in the biggest football competition in the world, been a while since that's happened. Let's hope he's picked, gets a look in and doesn't come back injured.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: wish him all the best,would be a super achievement for the young player and also give STFC a bit of decent propeganda[/p][/quote]Propaganda? Do you mean exposure by any chance? But agreed, would be great for town to have a player feature in the biggest football competition in the world, been a while since that's happened. Let's hope he's picked, gets a look in and doesn't come back injured. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

12:08pm Tue 3 Jun 14

the wizard says...

joeyboy wrote:
The Australian TV Sports News reported that Mass played an absolute blinder in that warm-up game in Brazil, so fingers crossed !.
Glad to hear it, and hope he comes back as an improved player, and hopefully he can inspire others around him to make that step up. Perhaps this could be the best thing outside of the court room this summer.

We could all do with hearing some good news around the club, great stuff if it all comes off for him.
[quote][p][bold]joeyboy[/bold] wrote: The Australian TV Sports News reported that Mass played an absolute blinder in that warm-up game in Brazil, so fingers crossed !.[/p][/quote]Glad to hear it, and hope he comes back as an improved player, and hopefully he can inspire others around him to make that step up. Perhaps this could be the best thing outside of the court room this summer. We could all do with hearing some good news around the club, great stuff if it all comes off for him. the wizard
  • Score: 2

1:37pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Cleuso says...

socraties wrote:
He's to tired to play a full 90 minutes in a Swindon game, he's going to be absolutely knackered playing playing in the humidity at World Cup level.

I did'nt agree with all of PDC's methods, but we did have a very fit team whilst he was around
And what makes you suggest the team wasn't fit last season ? Still blinkered by the PDC bandwagon ? Have a peek at the clubs fitness programme on the Town player and you may understand the levels of fitness demanded and how technology is used to monitor levels, to ensure every player reaches their maximum potential. Over the course of a long season there are bound to be times for one reason or other the players form dips, outside levels of fitness.

Hope it's great news for the player soon on the selection front , it'll be good for the Town too. Even if the worst comes to the worst and other clubs come calling, selection will only enhance his value.
[quote][p][bold]socraties[/bold] wrote: He's to tired to play a full 90 minutes in a Swindon game, he's going to be absolutely knackered playing playing in the humidity at World Cup level. I did'nt agree with all of PDC's methods, but we did have a very fit team whilst he was around[/p][/quote]And what makes you suggest the team wasn't fit last season ? Still blinkered by the PDC bandwagon ? Have a peek at the clubs fitness programme on the Town player and you may understand the levels of fitness demanded and how technology is used to monitor levels, to ensure every player reaches their maximum potential. Over the course of a long season there are bound to be times for one reason or other the players form dips, outside levels of fitness. Hope it's great news for the player soon on the selection front , it'll be good for the Town too. Even if the worst comes to the worst and other clubs come calling, selection will only enhance his value. Cleuso
  • Score: 4

1:41pm Tue 3 Jun 14

smirg kcab says...

-12?
When he's not picked all you hypocrites will say it will be good news for stfc, because he will be fresh and fit.
Good luck to the lad if he gets picked tho
-12? When he's not picked all you hypocrites will say it will be good news for stfc, because he will be fresh and fit. Good luck to the lad if he gets picked tho smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

2:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Cleuso says...

Seems he is in their squad... Great progress for him this season... STFC have a player in the World Cup ... again !
Seems he is in their squad... Great progress for him this season... STFC have a player in the World Cup ... again ! Cleuso
  • Score: 2

3:37pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Swindon1984 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
-12? When he's not picked all you hypocrites will say it will be good news for stfc, because he will be fresh and fit. Good luck to the lad if he gets picked tho
To be fair Grim, think the minuses were for your comment not adding anything of value - not a fact nor opinion nor question or cogent sentence, just a couple of words which sounded disparaging. "BURNT OUT" - are you saying he's burnt out now, or that he would be burnt out after playing or are you talking nonsense in the hope of attracting minuses so you can get all defensive and so have an excuse to have a go at people? Provoke if you must but don't get all p!ssy when it ends up with people getting annoyed at you - it's inevitable given the contempt you regularly show people on here that they have no time for you. When you occasionally stop playing the wind up merchant you've said some sensible things, just be nicer if it happened more often.

If he didn't get picked the silver lining would be him possibly being fitter for next season and certainly no risk of injury. Looking on the bright side doesn't make someone a hypocrite. I'm glad he got picked, hope he gets some game time, and also hope he doesn't come home injured. Exactly what I said earlier.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: -12? When he's not picked all you hypocrites will say it will be good news for stfc, because he will be fresh and fit. Good luck to the lad if he gets picked tho[/p][/quote]To be fair Grim, think the minuses were for your comment not adding anything of value - not a fact nor opinion nor question or cogent sentence, just a couple of words which sounded disparaging. "BURNT OUT" - are you saying he's burnt out now, or that he would be burnt out after playing or are you talking nonsense in the hope of attracting minuses so you can get all defensive and so have an excuse to have a go at people? Provoke if you must but don't get all p!ssy when it ends up with people getting annoyed at you - it's inevitable given the contempt you regularly show people on here that they have no time for you. When you occasionally stop playing the wind up merchant you've said some sensible things, just be nicer if it happened more often. If he didn't get picked the silver lining would be him possibly being fitter for next season and certainly no risk of injury. Looking on the bright side doesn't make someone a hypocrite. I'm glad he got picked, hope he gets some game time, and also hope he doesn't come home injured. Exactly what I said earlier. Swindon1984
  • Score: 3

3:40pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Swindon1984 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
-12? When he's not picked all you hypocrites will say it will be good news for stfc, because he will be fresh and fit. Good luck to the lad if he gets picked tho
To be fair Grim, think the minuses were for your comment not adding anything of value - not a fact nor opinion nor question or cogent sentence, just a couple of words which sounded disparaging. "BURNT OUT" - are you saying he's burnt out now, or that he would be burnt out after playing or are you talking nonsense in the hope of attracting minuses so you can get all defensive and so have an excuse to have a go at people? Provoke if you must but don't get all p!ssy when it ends up with people getting annoyed at you - it's inevitable given the contempt you regularly show people on here that they have no time for you. When you occasionally stop playing the wind up merchant you've said some sensible things, just be nicer if it happened more often.

If he didn't get picked the silver lining would be him possibly being fitter for next season and certainly no risk of injury. Looking on the bright side doesn't make someone a hypocrite. I'm glad he got picked, hope he gets some game time, and also hope he doesn't come home injured. Exactly what I said earlier.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: -12? When he's not picked all you hypocrites will say it will be good news for stfc, because he will be fresh and fit. Good luck to the lad if he gets picked tho[/p][/quote]To be fair Grim, think the minuses were for your comment not adding anything of value - not a fact nor opinion nor question or cogent sentence, just a couple of words which sounded disparaging. "BURNT OUT" - are you saying he's burnt out now, or that he would be burnt out after playing or are you talking nonsense in the hope of attracting minuses so you can get all defensive and so have an excuse to have a go at people? Provoke if you must but don't get all p!ssy when it ends up with people getting annoyed at you - it's inevitable given the contempt you regularly show people on here that they have no time for you. When you occasionally stop playing the wind up merchant you've said some sensible things, just be nicer if it happened more often. If he didn't get picked the silver lining would be him possibly being fitter for next season and certainly no risk of injury. Looking on the bright side doesn't make someone a hypocrite. I'm glad he got picked, hope he gets some game time, and also hope he doesn't come home injured. Exactly what I said earlier. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

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