The reality is that the A-League exists in a competitive commercial environment. Furthermore, I personally believe that household expenses have reached a point that now sees sports fans picking and choosing which fixtures they will attend.
And given that the A-League finals are about to kick off, that's a factor which should work in football's favour.
So yes, I felt it necessary to mention.
If the question lacked such insight, then what was the point of Gombau blowing up about it?
I think the first job as Migliaccio as a professional media representative was to point out that winning one game out of nine was not an impressive start. He did that, Gombau didn't like it, Migliaccio suggested that he might need to "harden up" and the rest, as they say, is history.