I followed the Australia v Iraq World Cup qualifying game in real time on the web in London.
I thought it might be an historic evening.
I was OK with Australia drawing with Iraq deep into the second half.
I did think that the longer the game went on the Australian coach, Holger Osieck, had some interesting (significant) decisions to make. One of them appeared on my screen:
Looking at the live feed, I am thinking that the game is entering a perturbation phase and hope that Australia’s ability to play football in the Iraq half will determine the outcome.
This follows (Goal.com)
The Guardian’s take:
Meanwhile, the Brumbies defeated the Lions and scored the only try of the game.
As I switched off the feeds I did like The Guardian’s parting shot:
From where I was sitting I thought Holger Osieck was managing a risk in decision making. I am hoping it was one of those cool head moments of clarity that leaders have. It is a great example to discuss.