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Such contracts are totally unbelievable and doomed to failure.

There are insufficient pilots being schooled in the world as a whole and the Chinese situation is the worst. Current Chinese orders for new aircraft will quickly absorb the graduation of new pilots and the expected orders for the next few years makes the future pilot shortage quite critical -- actually, it's critcal now.

My advice to Chinese airlines is: Move into the 21st Century!

I think overall the game was played in the right spirit, although there were some late tackles which FIFA I must say is trying to stamp out under its "Fair Play" initiative. What can you say about the Australian goalkeeper, he proved once again to be world class. I look forward as a neutral to following the course of the two teams in the rest of this group, and of course the return match in Sydney in June, though I understand there will not be dogs allowed in the stadium due to health reasons. See many of you at the FIFA congress in May!

awww... wen jiabao is so cute.

just got back from bangladesh where everyone is talking about china, esp trade links between china and myanmar and the potential for huge oil drilling expansion in the bay of bengal. this little project is making waves across the subregion. even the rickshaw drivers know about the road, and it doesn't even GO to b'desh.


you were clearly not at the same game we were. !!

There were very trying conditions -(ie playing away from home, the altitude, foreign refs - favouring the home side (vis - the lack of a red card against the bloke that chopped our archie) - 18 hours on a plane/transit for many players from the UK/Europe) plus being surrounded by the chinese red army and their attack dogs.

It was a sterling effort from the guys. Most people that we discussed the game with -( there were plenty) -reckoned that it was a great example of the beautiful game, ie you can have a great 0-0 draw -it was in the balance to the end.

I reckon every one (except you) was pretty pleased with a point away from home - we are in a tournament played over many games, not just one.

Suffice to say dont expect to see the same tactics in the return game.

If its high scores you want; I suggest you hook up with the basketball ball crew - they have heaps in their games

Any luck selling your over priced tickets?

To be fair to the Australian team -- they were missing all their recognised strikers and playmakers: Cahill, Kewell, Emerton, Kennedy and Djite were out and Thompson gone after 10 minutes.

I thought Jade North and Lucas Neill played very well and Brett Holman, Carl Valeri and Michael Beauchamp were commendable. Despite their efforts, Australia were never going to be a potent scoring force.

China's tactics throughout the whole game were negative, sitting back in both halves, especially for the first 30 min of the game. Methinks they showed a weak Australia side too much respect.

Think this was the worst football match I've ever seen. Australia had no ambition and China lacked incisiveness. I counted 3 shots on goal in the whole game including the penalty (which shouldn't have been given). Bresciano didn't look like an international footballer and laboured against a pretty average defence. Lucas Neill and Mark Schwarzer showed they were players of class, Neill especially looked calm when his team mates couldn't hit even the simplest of passes. China's crossing was woeful, even when they exerted some pressure late on their delivery was amateur.

If either team qualifies for South Africa, they will need to inject some urgency and talent into their team. On this showing they'd be on a flight home after 3 games.