2014 Asian Champions League

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  1. Big Sam

    Big Sam First Grade

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    Been pleasing so far to see the results after a poor MD1 for the A-League clubs.

    First time we've had 3 teams and 2 look a good shot at making the R16. If CCM can win its home games they'll have a good chance too.

    The solid performance so far challenges the idea that it's all about money when it comes to Asia. None the rich J-League clubs are in the top 2 of their group.
     
  2. Big Sam

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    Mariners continue to do well. Temporarily top of the group.
     
  3. Jimbo

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    Great game from Reddy
     
  4. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    He's been outstanding. Loving having him... even though I had my doubts.

    Sanfreece & Seoul drew as well... so CCM stay top of the group. A home win against Seoul on April 16 and we're morals for Ro16.

    Must've been hard work for WSW fans watching the two late ones last night. Ouch.
     
  5. Big Sam

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    If CCM tops its group and WSW comes 2nd, they will meet in the Round of 16.
     
  6. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Exciting prospect tbh, hopefully would draw a decent crowd even if it was mid-week.

    Reports on Twitter tonight that Sanfreece are lodging an official protest with the AFC about the refereeing in their 2-2 draw with FC Seoul last night. Claims of match fixing :crazy:

    Meanwhile Victory are stumbling in Yokohama...
     
  7. Big Sam

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    Referee: Fahad Al Marri (QAT)
    http://au.soccerway.com/matches/201...ul/sanfrecce-hiroshima/1607947/?ICID=PL_MS_03

    Hmm...
     
  8. Big Sam

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    WSW through to R16, no matter what happens next week.

    All teams in Victory's grouped locked on 7 points but a worse GD (-1) means the Victorians sit in 3rd. A win will see them through.

    We're so close to having all three teams qualify. Cmon CCM!
     
  9. Misanthrope

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    Impressive if we could see all three Aussie teams progress. West Sydney and Central Coast look likely, and even the Victory have it all to play for in the final round.

    I don't know why, but I can get behind any Aussie team when it comes time for the ACL. Doing us proud is more important than any regional rivalries that exist during the season IMHO.
     
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    It's an A-League final round Sydney FC style situation Sam - WSW can get knocked out if they lose by two and one of the other ones win by two. Requires that 4pt GD turnaround, which is unlikely, but still can happen.

    For CCM, a draw is possibly good, but a win is ideal in Hiroshima.
     
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    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    So WSW are through, CCM and MV look back to ALeague only.

    Hard luck for our boys, away leg to finish against a team on a run of 8 unbeaten, go down to ten men with a stupid tackle on 70'... just couldn't quite peg it back.

    GL to the Wanderers is the Ro16
     
  12. Big Sam

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    Well done WSW - quarter finalists!
     
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    Fantastic stuff. Cmon Wanderers!
     
  14. Misanthrope

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    Very impressive showing. I thought they were done and dusted after going down 3-1 on the road, so to see them jag a win on aggregate is impressive.
     
  15. Big Sam

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    Would be best if they draw one of the Korean sides since they are going to be more disrupted by the World Cup than Guangzhou.

    First leg is August 19. Draw is in a week.
     
  16. Misanthrope

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    WSW can't catch a break. They've drawn Guangzhou for the quarter finals :(
     
  17. Big Sam

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    Good win for WSW.

    Lippi went apeshit at the end there. Great to watch.
     
  18. Misanthrope

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    f**k! Forgot this was on!
     
  19. Big Sam

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    Cmon!

    Doing the A-League proud.
     
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    Wow, massive result!!
     

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