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Coach Ange Postecoglou insists World Cup qualification remains in the Socceroos hands despite a decidedly poor display against minnows Thailand that leaves Australia on a rocky road to Russia 2018. Brandon Finnegan Reds Jersey .Tuesday nights 2-2 come-from-behind draw was a missed opportunity for Postecoglous national side to top Group B, instead slipping to third after allowing themselves to be outdone by a Thailand who were yet to claim a point in Group B.Two penalty goals from captain Mile Jedinak were the only thing to save the Socceroos from a humiliating defeat at a hot and sweaty Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, where Australias usual impetus was replaced by disconnect and profligacy.It is the Socceroos third consecutive draw after also being held by pacesetters Saudi Arabia and Japan last month.Now out of the automatic qualification zone, the pressure will be on to play-catch-up in next years vital fixtures.Still, a somehow buoyant Postecoglou was loath to call the showing anything other than a hiccup.I still think were in good shape, Postecoglou said.Weve got three home games next year and our performances, apart from maybe today, have still been strong.Were halfway, we havent lost yet.We had a disappointing result tonight but qualification is still in our hands.Though Jedinak slotted his first from the spot inside 10 minutes, the Socceroos rare 10-day training camp counted for little against an enthusiastic Thai team backed by an even more zealous home crowd.Opportunities galore gave early indications the scoreline could easily have blown out but the hosts capitalised on the little possession they had and, out of nothing, drew level with worrying ease.They stroked the ball around before charging through the middle, exposing the otherwise well-performing Brad Smith with a through-ball that allowed Teerasil Dangda to slot home off a neat cross.That changed the complexion of the game.Thailand started penetrating Australias defence with regularity, playmaker Chanathip Messi J Songkrasin forcing Mat Ryan into one of numerous fine saves.The Socceroos, meanwhile, failed to turn their possession into anything meaningful, their Jamie Maclaren-led line seemed to be on different wavelengths, simple passes were miscontrolled and offsides were plentiful.The manner in which Postecoglou stormed off at the break signalled a halftime lashing was coming, yet if it did it made little difference.It was all one-way traffic in favour of the winless hosts, and one foray forced early goal contender Mathew Leckie into an unnecessary challenge on Thai captain Theeraton Bunmathan.Almost as soon as Teerasil sent the subsequent penalty past Ryan for the lead, Postecoglou switched to a diamond formation, substituting Maclaren and Leckie for veteran Mark Milligan and forward Nathan Burns, who rifled a long-range bullet into the crossbar.The change brought an almost immediate effect as Siroch Chatthong fouled Jedinak and allowed him to restore parity with a penalty.But even after the in-form Jackson Irvine was brought on for Matthew Spiranovic, who left the field with a suspected quad strain, the Socceroos could not muster a winner.We just didnt control the game like we wanted to and ended up playing a game that suited them more than us, Postecoglou said.It was hard for us then to gain momentum, particularly on a night when they were up for it.We got careless in possession, particularly in the front third. 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The Cubs are taking no chances with their top arms as they prepare for up to three rounds of postseason baseball.Last year we saw it right before our eyes with Jake [Arrieta], Maddon said. The jump he encountered and what it meant at the end of last season.Its well documented how Arrieta hit a wall last year in the NLCS against the New York Mets after increasing his workload from the year before. The Cubs can be conservative with their starters as a result of their double-digit lead in their division.Right now, throughout the industry youre hearing about fatigue and people being skipped and all that stuff, Maddon said. Right now our starters aare pitching as well as they have all year. Dave Concepcion Reds Jersey. I would like to think if we continue along this path well keep that freshness about them.The one obstacle Maddon knows hell run into is with his veteran pitchers. They dont necessarily like being pushed back extra days. Jon Lester, in particular, judges his season on whether he pitches 200 innings more than any other statistic. He has reached that number seven times in his career, needing 31 innings this year to hit that plateau.You run into a lot of regular starters that dont like that because theyve been trained not to like that, Maddon said. Under Maddons plan Lester should have four starts remaining, and he would need to average over seven innings per start to reach 200. Thats not likely to happen. Maddon believes preparing for a World Series run will trump individual accomplishments.At that point I think theyll pretty happy, the manager stated. If you have someone you like in the 6-hole it makes it easier ... At the end of the day theyve been trained to think a certain way. I get it .I totally get it. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 

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