A-League moves on from Verbeek sledge

October 15, 2012
By Guy Hand
It was a most unflattering assessment - then-national coach Pim Verbeek's assertion that training in Europe was better than playing in the A-League.

That statement, and a couple of rancid performances by A-League selections in national colours at the time, have stuck ever since.

It meant the A-League became the Socceroo source of last resort.

But Verbeek said that five seasons ago.

Has the A-League in season eight graduated to a point where Holger Osieck ...

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