Ok, so everyone is shocked at the firing of Tom Sermanni. It seems like totally weird timing. And yes, they just came off a win against China today. But let’s be honest, they’ve been playing sketchy, at best. And though they still have a winning record, the wins they’ve had have not looked that great, overall. Is a win a win? Yeah, I guess. But, the way they’ve been playing is not going to cut it against stronger, World Cup bound, teams like France, Germany, Sweden, Japan, etc. Experimenting is fine. But Tom has done solely that for a solid year and a half. At some point, you have to settle on a solid starting XI (with the occasional switch, of course), or the team will have no confidence and no cohesion. Tom has treated the team as a revolving door. Tons of young players have come and gone. He’s given a ridiculous amount of young-ins their first cap, only to get rid of them. People are speculating on why exactly he got canned, but whatever the exact reason is, it sounds like a blessing in disguise. Hopefully, they will bring someone on who DOES have the direction that Tom apparently lacks. Whatever they do, they better do it quickly. That said, I can’t wait to go to the game on Thursday. Should make for an interesting atmosphere!