We deserved to win against Honduras: Wright

Bailey Wright felt the Caltex Socceroos should have come away with a win but admits Australia will take confidence from their hard fought 0-0 with Honduras on Saturday (AEDT).

The Socceroos dominated large periods of the first leg in San Pedro Sula but couldn’t get the breakthrough in tricky conditions.

“It was a tough game under tough conditions but we dug in deep and we got something out of the game,” Wright told FFA TV.

“Maybe we go could of gone on and won it. We deserved to win it that’s for sure.

“We’ll take plenty of confidence going into the second game now back in Sydney.”

Bailey Wright


The 0-0 result leaves Australia in a good position for the return leg on Wednesday, with a win enough to secure passage to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

And after enjoying the better of the contest in Honduras, Wright believes the Socceroos are well placed to secure qualification in Sydney.

“There’s massive positives to take. There’s plenty of talk of Honduras being a tough place to go to get a result, Wright said.

“I felt we were pretty comfortable throughout the game and that’s due to hard work and sticking to the plan.

“I felt we deserved and we could have quite easily got more out of it and won it.

“We’re confident now going into the second leg.”

 The Socceroos starting XI against Honduras.
Source  :  Football Federation Australia Website

Who’ll start for the Caltex Socceroos against Thailand?

Socceroos starting XI.

Matthew Ryan;Bailey Wright,Matthew Spiranovic,Milos Degenek ,Alex Gersbach ; Mark Milligan , Massimo Luongo, Aaron Mooy ;Matthew Leckie,Tomi Juric,Jamie Mclaren

Source : Football Federation Australia

We surprised our Socceroos with a visit from their dads, thanks to NAB

Bailey Wright is surprised by his old man on Father's Day

With some help from our friends at NAB, we flew Trent Sainsbury, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo and Bailey Wright’s dads to Melbourne for Father’s Day to surprise their Socceroo sons!

A very happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the football family!

Check out the videos below to see our Socceroos surprised by their dads!





Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Caltex Socceroos fans pick their 23-man squad for Japan and Thailand

The Caltex Socceroos squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Thailand will be trimmed to 23 on Wednesday.

The Caltex Socceroos squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Thailand will be trimmed to 23 on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Ange Postecoglou will pick his 23-man Caltex Socceroos squad for Australia’s upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Japan and Thailand.

With these fixtures to decide Australia’s fate for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, we asked fans who they thought should be chosen in the Socceroos’ final squad.

And the votes are in! Here’s the 23-man Socceroos squad as chosen by the fans.


Mat Ryan, Mitch Langerak and Danny Vukovic.

*Ryan was clearly the most popular choice with almost 38% of the vote with Langerak and Vukovic the next two most preferred between the sticks.

Mat Ryan pulled off some big saves in Brighton's clash with Manchester City.


Trent Sainsbury, Bailey Wright, Matthew Spiranovic, Milos Degenek and Matt Jurman.

*Sainsbury was clearly first choice in the heart of the Socceroos defence ahead of the dependable Bailey Wright and the returning Matthew Spiranovic. Milos Degenek earned a call-up as did former Sydney FC centre-back Matt Jurman.

Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury clears the danger in the opening group game against Germany at the FIFA Confederations Cup.


Central midfielders – Aaron Mooy, Mile Jedinak, Mark Milligan, Jackson Irvine, Massimo Luongo and Mustafa Amini.

Wing-backs – Mathew Leckie, Brad Smith, Aziz Behich, Alex Gersbach.

*Huddersfield star Aaron Mooy was the popular choice amongst the fans just ahead of teammates Mat Leckie and Mark Milligan.

Aaron Mooy celebrates after scoring a superb winner for Huddersfield Town in the EPL against Newcastle United.


Tom Rogic, Tomi Juric, Tim Cahill, James Troisi and Robbie Kruse.

*Celtic ace Tom Rogic was the overwhelming choice of the Socceroos faithful ahead of the improving Tomi Juric and all-time leading scorer Tim Cahill.

Juric celebrates giving Australia a lifeline back into the match.

CALTEX SOCCEROOS 23-MAN SQUAD (as chosen by fans)

Mat Ryan, Mitch Langerak, Danny Vukovic, Trent Sainsbury, Bailey Wright, Matthew Spiranovic, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Aaron Mooy, Mile Jedinak, Mark Milligan, Jackson Irvine, Massimo Luongo, Mustafa Amini, Mathew Leckie, Brad Smith, Aziz Behich, Alex Gersbach, Tom Rogic, Tomi Juric, Tim Cahill, James Troisi and Robbie Kruse.

Caltex Socceroos v Thailand banner

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Who’ll start for the Caltex Socceroos against Saudi Arabia ?

Matthew Ryan; Milos Degenek,Bailey Wright,Trent Sainsbury,Mile Jedinak;Aaron Mooy,Tommy Rogic,Mathew Leckie;Brad Smith,Jackson Irvine,Tomi Juric .


Source : Football Federation Australia Website

Caltex Socceroos trio seal Championship safety

Caltex Socceroo Bailey Wright is celebrating survival in the English Championship with club Bristol City.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Matt Dorman @Matt11Dorman
Three Caltex Socceroos mainstays are celebrating Championship survival after helping their sides to important results in England’s second tier overnight.

Jackson Irvine, Massimo Luongo and Bailey Wright all passed the examination of high-tension affairs as their teams officially avoided the drop.

Irvine’s Burton achieved their season objective with a 1-1 draw away to an Australian-led Barnsley.

The energetic midfielder went close with a header before being withdrawn at the break, while Sydney product Callum Elder and Perth-born Wales youth international Gethin Jones started at left and right fullback respectively for the hosts.

Ryan Williams watched from the bench as the Reds settled for a point.

At Loftus Road, Luongo supplied the assist for QPR’s opener in their much-needed 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The R’s scored both goals after half-time to dispel the uncertainty caused by a six-game losing run.

Meanwhile, Wright was central to Bristol City’s 1-0 upset of would-be champions Brighton while Aaron Mooy came off the bench as a heavily-rotated Huddersfield lost 2-0 at Birmingham.


Socceroos v Saudi Arabia.https://twitter.com/bfc_official/status/858310727240749056

Source : Football Federation Australia

Bailey Wright and Jackson Irvine close in on Championship safety

Jackson Irvine's Burton Albion took a giant stride towards survival overnight.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Matt Dorman @Matt11Dorman
Caltex Socceroos pair Bailey Wright and Jackson Irvine all but confirmed their Championship survival as Bristol City and Burton Albion both notched crucial home wins overnight.

Wright’s Bristol twice came from behind to beat Barnsley 3-2 while Burton scored a quickfire double to see off Leeds United 2-1.

Trailing 2-1 after an hour, Bristol looked in most danger of leaving the door ajar for relegation rivals Blackburn Rovers.

The hosts proved their mettle with two goals in five minutes steering the Robins safely into 17th, six points clear of the drop zone.

Caltex Socceroo Bailey Wright has endured a miserable return to his former stamping ground in the English Championship. Image: Twitter - Bristol City

Burton came up just as big at the Pirelli Stadium courtesy of two goals in as many second-half minutes from Marvin Sordell and Michael Kightly.

Irvine played a full 90 minutes to help the Brewers make it two from two following their midweek win at Birmingham.

Nigel Clough’s side are now level with Bristol on 51 points in a successful first season in England’s second tier.



Socceroos v Saudi Arabia.

Source : Football Federation Australia

Bailey Wright’s Bristol City edge Massimo Luongo’s QPR

Bailey Wright won out as his Bristol City picked up three precious points at home over midfielder Mass Luongo's Queens Park Rangers.

In an Easter clash between two Caltex Socceroos in the English Championship, defender Bailey Wright won out as his Bristol City picked up three precious points at home over midfielder Mass Luongo’s Queens Park Rangers.

The 2-1 loss earned Rangers a stinging rebuke from quotable QPR manager Ian Holloway.

“I like my teams to represent my character and I have never gone down with a whimper in my life,” reported BBC Sport after the loss.


“Some of the things I saw in the second half were incredible. When you are 2-0 down and you get a free-kick surely you run to the ball and take it as quickly as possible,” added Holloway.

“Twice we allowed City players to pick the ball up and walk backwards with it. One got booked for time-wasting and the other didn’t, but where was the fight from my players?

“City didn’t even have to work for their goals. We need another win to be safe and we have been trying to get it for four games now.”

City’s win meant it was back-to-back victories for them as they fight to stay clear of the relegation zone.

Marlon Pack put the hosts ahead in the 14th minute and Jamie Paterson made it 2-0 in the 40th minute before Idrissa Sylla scored a consolation for Rangers in injury time.

Luongo picked up a yellow. Both Aussies played a full game.


Socceroos v Saudi Arabia.

Source : Football Federation Australia

Who’ll start for the Caltex Socceroos in Tehran?

Caltex Socceroos XI

Matthew Ryan;Rhyan Grant,Milos Degenek,Bailey Wright,Brad Smith;Mile Jedinak,Aaron Mooy;Massimo Luongo,Matthew Leckie,Tim Cahill,James Troisi


Football Federation Australia