Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Overnight results from overseas

Asian Cup (Group D)

North Korea 0-0 United Arab Emirates

Iraq 1-2 Iran

Australia (A-League)

Newcastle Jets 1-0 North Queensland Fury

International Club Friendlies

Ankaragucu 1-2 AZ Alkmaar

De Graafschap 1-2 Kickers Offenbach

Konyaspor 2-0 Willem II Tilburg

Westerlo 2-0 Lommel

NEC Nijmegen 0-0 KV Mechelen

FC Utrecht 1-2 SC Heerenveen

England (League One)

Bristol Rovers 2-2 Walsall

Huddersfield Town 3-2 Plymouth Argyle

Oldham Athletic 0-6 Southampton

Peterborough United 2-1 Brentford

England (League Two)

Stockport County 3-3 Rotherham United

Torquay United 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

England (Conference National)

Darlington 3-1 Histon

Kidderminster 4-1 Kettering

Mansfield Town 2-5 Fleetwood

Tamworth 3-2 Newport County

York City 1-0 Grimsby Town

England (FA Cup)

Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Hereford United

England (League Cup)

West Ham United 2-1 Birmingham City

France (National)

Beauvais 3-1 Gueugnon

Orléans 1-1 Guingamp

Scotland (FA Cup)

Hearts 0-1 St. Johnstone

Falkirk 2-2 Partick Thistle

Queen of the South 1-2 Brechin City

Turkey (Cup, Group A)

Galatasaray 3-1 Sekerspor

Turkey (Cup Group B)

Konya Sekerspor 1-3 Trabzonspor

Wales (Premier Division)

Aberystwyth 2-1 Airbus UK

Llanelli 2-1 Haverfordwest

Prestatyn Town FC 2-0 Bala Town


Anonymous said...

Interesting to see UAE draw with Democratic Korea who are a World Cup qualifying side from Asia.

Iran did well to beat Iraq.

Casual Observer

Anonymous said...


Iran/Iraq was a great game featuring two of the Asian heavyweights.

I think it will be a tough task for Australia to win the Asian Cup. There are heavyweights, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia to beat. Then there are other fairly difficult nations in just the next tier down - Democratic Republic Of Korea, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. Australia has its work cut out.

There has been some decent football on display in the Asian Cup. Yet Australians only access UCL matches on free to air TV, W League and a bit of Bundesliga. Many Australians see no A League or the national teams perform at all and miss out on the true world game and massive tournaments like the Asian Cup.

This is a big tournament, yet unless one has pay TV in Australia there is little media coverage. There must be about four billion watching it. Andy Harper said that many Asian players decline European contacts because the money on offer in Japan, Korea, Qatar, Saudi and UAE is too lucrative. The footballers enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Next time Australia will host the Asian Cup. I can't wait!

Anonymous said...


I forgot to mention Uzbekistan. They showed far better passing interplay in the attacking third against Kuwait in the first half against Kuwait than Australia did against India.

China can surprise too.