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While that may be tragic, Fans have died in Scotland, Poland, England and a lot of European countries. It doesn’t mean we stop looking to them for inspiration.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

My thoughts exactly mate. I also don’t understand the internal divisions, we are our own worst enemies in a lot of cases.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

Ah sorry mate, miss understood you. Yeah, I’m also interested in Thai Football. I believe its the new rising start of Asian Football.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

Hi Pacman

Again thank you for the contribution, however, as a fan of the game, I disagree with your ‘Soccer’ analysis. I’m in my late 30’s and have also been a fan my whole life. I remember the ‘Wog, Sheelia and Poofter Years’ of football in this country and to me using the term ‘Soccer’ is a dog whistle and subliminal memory recall of those years. (i’m also a firm advocate of changing the names of the Socceroo’s, because of this). Having a family that was heavily involved in the running of Polonia North Side, I am glad those days are behind us, despite what we may have achieved back then. I also disagree with your comment in having the right people, in the right job. I am purely talking about the A-League era and in my opinion since the A-leagues conception we have never had a ‘football person’ in charge of our own game, we have again relied on inept corporates from Rugby Union and Rugby League to understand the unique culture of our code. While some things they got right, like the Wanderers and FFA Cup, they have gotten more things wrong. They also only got those things right due to extreme pressure from inside lobbying.

Melbourne Victory has the right idea and their success as a club is demonstrated by the success in thier business model. I do agree with you though our Junior Development pathways need a lot of work and we need a new approach.

This is why it’s imperative in the A league modern era to have football people in charge of football and get all the clubs on the same page. PS I understand your business case for calling it ‘Soccer’ to make it stand out and be unique, however, I think this is a step back to the old NPL days.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

Until you have been their and witnesses the actual facility itself, you will never understand just how impressive it is. We don’t have ‘specific’ football grounds like this one. A couple of Rugby League teams may have urban grounds like this.

The closest thing I could think of in this country would be Club Marconi in NSW.

Again you’re missing the point, don’t make this us vs them issue, but, how we can develop into the number 1 code issue. Using this an example of what every A-league club should
have!

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

AFL and Cricket I agree but RL? maybe in NSW and Qlzd but not nationally.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

I wholeheartedly agree with you mate. The main reason why football never gets anything like this is because of attitude and direction and our willingness to accept the status quo.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

I would stop making this about us vs them, but, more about how we can learn from them. I assume you have at least visited the venue before commenting?

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

Let us know what it’s like, the atmosphere should be killer.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

Pacman that is the point of my article i clearly acknowledge were not a footballing nation, not yet atleast. However when it comes to world cup, ACL, Derby Time and finals time a lot pretend we are. Also expecting to win a World Cup bid because we hosted the Olympics was enough everdience of that arrogance.
However, with the right people in the right jobs, we could be a football nation. If we had the right person leading the charge the government woulnd’t have ingored your email.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

How about you visit it, before making judgments on ‘google earth’? Trust me it’s alot more impressive then anything we have done.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

It’s not a matter of where the profits go, it’s a matter of having the vision, Gaul and will to do it. Eventually, over time all the profits would go to an A-league club or you could arrange a 50/50 deal with the FFA. However, I’m sure the Indonesian governing body gets a cut of Bali Uniteds profits also.
My point is Governing Structures , haven’t prevetned clubs in lower leagues from doing it, Our execuse is a lack of will…. PERIOD.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

They don’t need to be, they can be though. They went for this option. I must say Bali United layout is much more impressive then anything we have. Bali United got government assistance!
Again i believe its having the right people in the right job pushing the government and making them see the errors in their ways. If we sit back and accept the reality where the ‘4th best’ code in the country nothing will ever change.

What Australia can learn from Indonesian football

Two of those draws were against Man United and Leicester. So, Yes they are still undefeated in EPL and just wone in Europe.

Do you think Man United is going to make the top 4, if they can beat Wolves ?

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

That’s because Arsenal did bottle it, are you saying they didn’t. Cracking under pressure would be the entire premise of ‘ Bottling it’. They only need to win three of those last games to have secured third last year.

Finally Lampard got his first win 😉

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

I’m sure with the recent results, your rethinking this comment ‘ As a Wolves fan’

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

You’re on….. keep in mind Wolves are undefeated in the prem league and just wone in Europe. Soooo, bring it on :O). I might be optimistic about a Top 4 Finish, but, not Top 6.

Gunners will finish third.

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

Clearly didn’t watch last season ?

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

Did you see they only fell short last season? WIn those 4 games they bottled and it was thiers.

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

I’m sorry, don’t know who they are. Are they in the EPL?

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

At least you address the issues as an Arsenal Fan, this is the first window in like what? 20 years we actually bought what was needed.

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

MIND THE GAP!

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

Mate if they don’t finish at least in 6th it will be a worse season for them spending ‘more’ money. Are you an Everton fan or something lol? Am I being optimistic a tad with top 4, maybe, but they will finish in top 6 for sure.

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

You can only beat what’s in front of you. and usually, Leicester has the goods on them. So Yes, it is. As stated they lost some winnable games last season and finished 7th. So winning or drawing them games will be key. That’s if they continue their giant-killing ways.

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise

Thank you 🙂

My EPL top four - including one huge surprise