- Member Since:
- March 2011
- Based In:
- Western Sydney Born & Bred
- Favourite Sporting Team:
- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Football,
As my children are now entering the age where my weekends are going to be gleefully jam-packed with trips between local sporting grounds, and I have started to learn what friends of mine have been saying about junior football in this country.
I would like to preface this article by mentioning that I was a staunch supporter of Sydney Olympic in the old NSL, and have also firmly booked a seat on the Western Sydney Wanderers bandwagon from the announcement of its creation.
1977 was a momentous year in Australia’s sporting landscape. It was the year that football set itself as a standard bearer in the battle of the codes by creating the first national sporting competition in this country.
I read Adrian Musolino’s article about TV rights with great interest, and it raised in my mind the spectre of our burgeoning A League – and how our next TV rights deal is crucial for its growth.
I think it is time that all fans of the old NSL (and I was one of them) come back to Australian football, or more specifically the A-League. It is worthwhile returning if only for one reason – to see the Brisbane Roar play.
Let’s start off by stating that the A-League is not in peril, despite what the non-football media will be espousing after the dumping of the North Queensland Fury.