Socceroos boss shares lunch with Victory

Socceroos Head Coach, Holger Osieck, gave 975 Corporate Guests an insight into the national team’s progress leading into the 2012 Asian Cup qualifiers at Melbourne Victory’s ‘Victory in Business’ lunch on Wednesday October 13.

Socceroos Head Coach, Holger Osieck, gave 975 Corporate Guests an insight into the national team-s progress leading into the 2012 Asian Cup qualifiers at Melbourne Victory-s ‘Victory in Business- lunch on Wednesday October 13.

The German spoke of his role as the Australia-s new head coach and the importance of a good qualifying campaign ahead of their next major championship.

Osieck has only been in the job for a few months, but remains undefeated after 3 impressive performances at the helm - including a win against Paraguay earlier this month.

In a speech for the Melbourne Victory football team, key-note speaker Andy Penn ran through the similarities between sport and business.

One golden rule is clear, the need to play the whistle and not stop because you think a free-kick will be awarded.

Penn noted: “The one thing, however, that none of us can control is the referee, which in business is the regulators.”

“While in sport, as in business, the rules seem crystal clear and understandable when you are off the field, they are often less straightforward when interpreted by the referee.”

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission-s AXA decision-making process was not understood by anyone on or off the field.

Penn had sage advice for announcing deals.

“In my experience in these situations, people tend to assume that when something is announced, it is inevitable it is going to happen. Worse still, companies start behaving as if it already has.”

The key is to play until the final whistle sounds.

With Vince Sorrenti providing the entertainment it was certainly an enjoyable afternoon for the Victory in Business Directors and their guests.