Town praying for Yaser call-up

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SWINDON Town are praying that Yaser Kasim is called up for Iraq’s next friendly with Peru on September 4.

With Massimo Luongo and Brad Smith having both been called up to play in friendlies for Australia, Swindon need one more call-up from their squad in order to have their clashing fixture with Chesterfield rearranged.

If Kasim is not selected Town boss Mark Cooper faces the unenviable task of trying to fill the holes left by his star midfielder and starting left wing-back.

Cooper said: “We’ll lose two key players out of our team. We’re praying that Iraq call Yasser up so we can call the game off.

“You need three players to be called up to get a game rearranged. MK Dons have just got theirs called off (against Sheffield United).

“It’s a little bit unfair I think that we’re going to have to go into a game without two of our key players but we obviously knew that when we signed them.”

Luongo and Smith’s call-ups were announced last night, with the Liverpool loanee in line to make his international debut for the Socceroos. Ange Postecoglu’s side take on Belgium in Liege on September 4 and Saudi Arabia at Craven Cottage four days later.

Kasim played in Iraq’s last fixture, a 3-1 win over China, which saw the Lions of Mesopotamia qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia.

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2:14pm Thu 21 Aug 14

port de soller says...

At this rate cancelations are on the caards,super for our team.What prestige is great for players.
Now LP cut to the chase where are the 3 players we are coming in???
Just tell us is yes or no As said for our STFC looks good on the international front super
At this rate cancelations are on the caards,super for our team.What prestige is great for players. Now LP cut to the chase where are the 3 players we are coming in??? Just tell us is yes or no As said for our STFC looks good on the international front super port de soller
  • Score: -9

2:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Lazaat says...

port de soller wrote:
At this rate cancelations are on the caards,super for our team.What prestige is great for players. Now LP cut to the chase where are the 3 players we are coming in??? Just tell us is yes or no As said for our STFC looks good on the international front super
How can LP say yes or no? It is on record that we are actively trying to sign another centre half and another striker, I believe he is doing everything possible to get these players but there are no guarantees and as MC has said many times we are not going to sign players unless they can fit into our system and improve the squad.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: At this rate cancelations are on the caards,super for our team.What prestige is great for players. Now LP cut to the chase where are the 3 players we are coming in??? Just tell us is yes or no As said for our STFC looks good on the international front super[/p][/quote]How can LP say yes or no? It is on record that we are actively trying to sign another centre half and another striker, I believe he is doing everything possible to get these players but there are no guarantees and as MC has said many times we are not going to sign players unless they can fit into our system and improve the squad. Lazaat
  • Score: 12

2:58pm Thu 21 Aug 14

itslove says...

We need players to play for us . Playing for countries isn't good they can get injured and they get big headed and see themselves better than Swindon . b
We need players to play for us . Playing for countries isn't good they can get injured and they get big headed and see themselves better than Swindon . b itslove
  • Score: -24

3:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Robinonfire says...

Come on Power get more players in.
Come on Power get more players in. Robinonfire
  • Score: -14

3:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

I hope it's re arranged too. off to see my family in Kazakhstan.
Good luck kasim, on what ever outcome
I hope it's re arranged too. off to see my family in Kazakhstan. Good luck kasim, on what ever outcome smirg kcab
  • Score: -5

3:43pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

itslove wrote:
We need players to play for us . Playing for countries isn't good they can get injured and they get big headed and see themselves better than Swindon . b
Good point, let's not bother signing decent players who get international call ups and it won't be a problem!

As for 3 players coming in, as was said earlier no-one can say ""yes they are" until it's a done deal, and the "no they're not" becomes a bit of a moot point if they're not coming doesn't it? It's been publicly stated we're trying to get players in - no further discussion would or should be held with the fans. They're trying to run a business after all, and negotiations are rarely done successfully in public. The transfer window doesn't should for another week and some clubs will be hedging their bets as to who they need and who they don't, or waiting for replacements before freeing up memebers of the existing squad. Timing seems to be everything where transfers are concerned and I'd rather see us hold out for some quality rather than panic and bring in a load of dross. Though they wouldn't miss out with international call ups at least :-)
[quote][p][bold]itslove[/bold] wrote: We need players to play for us . Playing for countries isn't good they can get injured and they get big headed and see themselves better than Swindon . b[/p][/quote]Good point, let's not bother signing decent players who get international call ups and it won't be a problem! As for 3 players coming in, as was said earlier no-one can say ""yes they are" until it's a done deal, and the "no they're not" becomes a bit of a moot point if they're not coming doesn't it? It's been publicly stated we're trying to get players in - no further discussion would or should be held with the fans. They're trying to run a business after all, and negotiations are rarely done successfully in public. The transfer window doesn't should for another week and some clubs will be hedging their bets as to who they need and who they don't, or waiting for replacements before freeing up memebers of the existing squad. Timing seems to be everything where transfers are concerned and I'd rather see us hold out for some quality rather than panic and bring in a load of dross. Though they wouldn't miss out with international call ups at least :-) Swindon1984
  • Score: 6

3:46pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Stfcgj says...

Just shows how small our squad is this season but nice to see the players getting international acknowledgement! Credit to everyone involved with club!
Just shows how small our squad is this season but nice to see the players getting international acknowledgement! Credit to everyone involved with club! Stfcgj
  • Score: 8

4:35pm Thu 21 Aug 14

RamsburyRed says...

Maybe Branco could get a call up for Brazil, judging by the way they defended at the WC
Maybe Branco could get a call up for Brazil, judging by the way they defended at the WC RamsburyRed
  • Score: 25

7:04pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Lazaat says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Maybe Branco could get a call up for Brazil, judging by the way they defended at the WC
Brilliant post RamsburyRed, very funny and made me laugh LOL
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: Maybe Branco could get a call up for Brazil, judging by the way they defended at the WC[/p][/quote]Brilliant post RamsburyRed, very funny and made me laugh LOL Lazaat
  • Score: 3

10:32pm Thu 21 Aug 14

ciclosporindorset says...

port de soller wrote:
At this rate cancelations are on the caards,super for our team.What prestige is great for players.
Now LP cut to the chase where are the 3 players we are coming in???
Just tell us is yes or no As said for our STFC looks good on the international front super
FFS this issue of 2 or 3 players was when we got Smith and Turnbull. Wake up Port Soller you're 3weeks behind.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: At this rate cancelations are on the caards,super for our team.What prestige is great for players. Now LP cut to the chase where are the 3 players we are coming in??? Just tell us is yes or no As said for our STFC looks good on the international front super[/p][/quote]FFS this issue of 2 or 3 players was when we got Smith and Turnbull. Wake up Port Soller you're 3weeks behind. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: 3

6:51am Fri 22 Aug 14

LionelHutz says...

Already we have a fixture pile up looming if we beat Brighton. Personally I think we'd be wise to play the Chesterfield game regardless.
Already we have a fixture pile up looming if we beat Brighton. Personally I think we'd be wise to play the Chesterfield game regardless. LionelHutz
  • Score: -1

11:14am Fri 22 Aug 14

6degreessouth says...

Can we still get the game rearranged if Yaser gets called up for the Iraqi National Gaurd!

Joking aside good luck to the lads on their international call ups, a credit to the club.
Can we still get the game rearranged if Yaser gets called up for the Iraqi National Gaurd! Joking aside good luck to the lads on their international call ups, a credit to the club. 6degreessouth
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