Mat Ryan - 8.5

You can tell when the Socceroos are dominating because Ryan's the first to become happy-go-lucky. He loves to bound out of the penalty area and chest balls down to teammates. He's never quite satisfied with having nothing to do, but when Ryan's happy, the Socceroos are happy.

Conversely, you can tell when the Socceroos are under pressure, because Ryan is constantly pointing and shouting. This game was a tale of two halves, both told by Mat Ryan's body movements.

His skill and remonstrations – and Jordan's lazy finishing – are the only reasons we leave Amman with three points. Now if only all his yelling could actually get us to mark our opponents from set pieces and crosses...

Rhyan Grant - 6

He was quiet throughout the first half, a product of Jordan's lack of attacking impetus and our own ability to bypass the slow build-up through our fullbacks and attack directly through the midfield.

He, like every Socceroos defender, was caught out from set pieces in the second. He was particularly poorly matched against Yaseen Al-Bakhit, who spun him constantly.

Brad Smith - 7    

Smith was the more involved of the two fullbacks, to mixed effect. He's clearly a solid option in this position from an attacking sense, but failed to build on the excellent performance he offered against Chinese Taipei.

His through balls were a little off, his defensive work a little lacking. He was the least confident of our defenders without the ball.

But overall, he still seems to offer more than Aziz Behich when we're in possession.

Trent Sainsbury - 6.5

In the first half, it was fantastic to see Sainsbury back in the Socceroos fold and back in fine form.

Now that we've seemingly given up on hopes of Trent fulfilling his true potential in Europe, as long as he's playing regularly, he's one of the Socceroos' most consistent performers.

Hell, if he saves his best for us, well...we'd be mad to complain.

He did almost let us down early in the second half, looking as shell-shocked as the rest of his teammates when Jordan suddenly sprung to life. But, he survived Al-Bakhit and we all lived to tell the tale.

Then towards the end he completely fell apart - and was essentially useless after the 90th minute.

Milos Degenek - 6.5

It could just be his experience playing alongside Sainsbury that's led to Degenek seeming so much more composed and efficient than Bailey Wright, or the lumbering giant Harry Souttar that we reserve to beat up the little kids in our group.

But we think Ange Postecoglou, his former manager at Yokohama F Marinos, also had an exceptional influence on Degenek's career.

He now plays with the same poise and purpose on the ball as Sainsbury and he's a little more physically intimidating to boot. Same issues from set pieces though and several times seemed to be caught floundering.

James Jeggo - 6

He was very capable in that first half and keeps the tempo running effortlessly with accurate, fluid first-touch passing.

But it's easier to see his weaknesses against an attacking opposition, where he tends to become invisible quite easily. He's not exactly a top-class defensive midfielder and he doesn't seem to have excellent range in his passing either, which limits us when we're under pressure.