Arnie's tenure in charge of the Socceroos has been very strange, with his squad selections being a key contributor to this strangeness. He picks mysterious favourites, picks inexperienced guys for massive matches and then fails to give the kids a run out in friendlies. All in all, it's been very strange times. Waking up at 4AM time and time again to find out that Mitch Duke and Mat Leckie are leading the line in yet another cursed AFC Qualifier has, however, given me some sort of insight into the mind of Arnie. Having looked through all the squads he's selected over the past 2-3 years, I think I have nailed down every single possible player that Arnie may, for some unknown and godforsaken reason, attempt to take with him to Qatar.
Realistically, some of these blokes are no chance in the slightest. But I've seen stranger things before. Apparently Dimi Petratos made the final 23 last time.
|Mathew Ryan||Dead cert - Best player in the country|
|Andrew Redmayne||Dead cert - Saved a pen and Arnie Loves him|
|Danny Vukovic||Very Likely - Keeps rocking up despite never getting any minutes|