Craig Moore In Australian Side Hammered 4-0 By Germany


It was interesting to see Craig Moore , the former Newcastle center-back, playing for Australia tonight against Germany, but unfortunately the Socceroos were no match for the technically skilled Germans and were hammered 4-0.

Craig Moore – former Newcastle player in Australia colors

34 year-old Craig joined Newcastle from German side Borussia Mönchengladbach in the summer of 2007, and stayed for a couple of seasons, but he always seemed to be injured.

But when Craig played for Newcastle he was good and was a no-nonsense defender. In those two seasons Craig played only 31 times for the Magpies with no goals, and he went back home to Australia to play for the Brisbane Roar.

And Craig showed his indomitable character after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer 19 months ago, from which he has now gladly fully recovered, and he made his 51st international appearance today – good for him.

It’s just amazing the way 32 year-old  Miroslav Klose and 25 year-old Lukas  Podolski play so well for Germany after both of them had poor club seasons – Klose at Bayern Munich and Podolski at Cologne, but they become different players in a German shirt.

Klose has played 97 times for Germany with 49 goals and Podolski has 74 appearances with 39 goals – – unbelievable.

It didn’t help in the 56th minute when Everton’s Tim Cahill got himself sent off with a straight red card although the TV replays showed that decision to be harsh.

But we shouldn’t over-estimate Germany on this display, although they are the first team to score more than a single goal in a game in the tournament.

The individual Australian players were just not good enough today and add to that they didn’t play well as a team, and the Socceroos will have a very hard job of progressing past the group stages.

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9 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 13, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #1

    The Germans have got to be one of the serious contenders after that performance, Ozil is genius.

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  • Thump

    Jun 13, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Ozil had a great game and I was glad he got MoM. I just wish they had stopped scoring at 3 so I could have won my £60 🙁

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  • boater

    Jun 13, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #3

    And to think Ozil was linked with us at one point eh.

    england of last night would get picked to pieces by that side. Trying to think positive – I’m sure we’d up the ante if we met them in the next round.

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  • whizzkid1892

    Jun 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #4

    I think u will find south korea scored twice against greece so germany are NOT the first team to score twice

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  • Trent Toon

    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Craig Moore was the worst player on the park!! Just terrible!

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  • Tom Mo.

    Jun 14, 2010 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #6

    we need to sign Belhadj. Was very impressed

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  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jun 14, 2010 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Trent Toon u arrogant, stupid, self centered bitch …he was not …u could have mentioned a lot …ur a macems fan

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  • Charlietoon

    Jun 14, 2010 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #8

    henok ethiopian toon I am a toon fan and an Australian.

    Craig Moore was the worst on pitch. So does that mean I am not actually Australian? or am I a Macems fan?? Are you sure you didn’t mean Mackem you idiot?

    He gave up after 60 mins and just let them go past him. He does not have the fitness, the speed or the skill to deal with players at an international level as represented by the fact that he does not have a club to play at anywhere in the world. You know about as much Australian football as I do about Ethiopian football so stop talking out your ass

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  • Mags

    Jun 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    It is hard to judge just how good this German team are, as I am afraid to say, the Soceroos were so woeful all over the pitch. They drove through the soceroos’ defence with ease.

    You cannot just blame Craig Moore for this poor showing, it was the whole team that were inferior to the German side.

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