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bosnich is in my top 15.

slater and lazaridis are in my top 50

Is Sam Kerr the greatest footballer Australia has ever seen?

not at all im deadly serious.

salisbury is my number 1 based on the fact that the womens game was in its infancy and she did a great deal for the sport, shes in the top 3 for goals and appearances over a 15 year career, she was the original trailblazer.

garriock was the generation after and kerr is the current generation

Is Sam Kerr the greatest footballer Australia has ever seen?

absolutely it can sit dormant, the liberal partys proposal doesnt include a football pitch. The other proposal does, but that wont go ahead

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

it wont, this mythical new $700 million dollar stadium in adelaide will only hold 15,000 spectators, and house concerts, conventions and other events, as well as basketball and netball games.

it will not have a football pitch

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

last major upgrade was for the 2000 olympics when a young andrea pirlo and andreas inesta ran a much on the hollowed turf

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

sore spot for me, we were the best team in that league that season by a mile. To do all that hard work and lose in the prelim was painful. The finals series is one of the many things thats wrong with football in this country.

if you finish first you should be champion, end of story lol

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

i rate salisbury and garriock better then kerr (thats actually my top 3 matildas in that order lol)

Is Sam Kerr the greatest footballer Australia has ever seen?

my ‘list’ isnt your conventional list where most people just pick players
from the 2006 generation. my list actually has a lot of players who paved the way for our
great sport in each decade

every decade the sport has changed (some for better, alot for worse; especially with how much
$$$$$$ are in the game currently)

i like how you randomly list south australian players (skokos not from SA lol) lets look at
the names you picked though (all are in the 50 for me, but only 1 makes my top 15)

Milan Ivanovic is in my top 15. Although not born in australia, he holds citizenship. He played
for one of the biggest clubs in europe before coming to australia and went on
be a mainstay with adelaide city and australia. He won many medals and revolutionized being a ball playing sweeper in australia.

Tony & Auelio Vidmar spent the majority of there careers in europe and have won many team
and individual honor’s combined, as well as going through all the australian age groups and both
were distinguished socceroos

John Alosi is the same as above

John Kosmina was a trailblazer for australian football, especially as a striker

Is Sam Kerr the greatest footballer Australia has ever seen?

im not talking about the best overall stadium, Hindmarsh stadium needs a lot of work.

This near 50 million dollar upgrade is just to keep up with the jones, when it comes to the
infrastructure of the overall stadium

however the pitch is another story 🙂

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

no bias in the article, just facts.
the pitch has continually been lauded by just about everyone involved with the sport from a
professional level, as the best in the country for years
some may argue rectangular stadium, which is 50 years newer and has the latest technology. But
that ground is solely not a football ground.
united vs victory when its a packed house is a great atmosphere, especially back in the first
few years of the league.
I’ve been to my fair share of intense rivalry matches in europe in 40,000 + seater stadiums over
the years; but for hindmarshs size; i rate the victory and united rivalry right up there

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

im not going to turn this into a messi vs c ronaldo debate lol, the point i was trying
to make was about international success

i rank sam kerr at #3 in the best womens players in the world currently

and she would be somewhere between #10-15 in the best male or female australian players of
all time currently in my list lol.

im not asking her to win world cups with the matildas, it wont happen with the current
squad. But i do want to see her drag this team to a semi as well as being the tournaments top
goalscorer

the bigger question to ask is why she is not on the front of cereal boxes or tv commercials
currently? sam kerr is the biggest australian womens professional sports player in the world
(even bigger then barty) endorsement deals should be forthcoming, but they’re not. Wonder why
that is………….

Is Sam Kerr the greatest footballer Australia has ever seen?

whats that saying about ‘money talks’? 😁

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

the eastern stand will getting a roof, (2nd biggest stand in the stadium) so the members and general admission ticket holders can yell across at each other lol

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

dolphin is not a football stadium though, its a rugby one

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

many games i didnt mention, the match you mentioned wouldnt be remembered by the wider
audience. I chose the matches most people with general knowledge would remember lol

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copa america has only 2 teams, olympics can be a lottery and he hasnt been good enough
in a star studded team to lead argentina to world cup glory

Is Sam Kerr the greatest footballer Australia has ever seen?

could be just me, i tend to rub coaches the wrong way with my views haha

There's a fine line between active support and anti-social behaviour

I havent seen the plans to confirm if drainage will be updated, but i would assume so based
on its age.

the drainage system is quite old at the stadium, i’ve played on it when its been
hammering down with rain and it holds up really well still.

in terms of the pitch, i’ve heard internal chit chat of possibly going the synthetic
fibre route with the new pitch. Where the fibres are stitched in with the natural grass, this
will enable the pitch to have a lot more hours of playtime and the surface a faster
recovery time.

I’d be speculating an under soil heating element as well, even though it doesn’t get as cold in
Australia compared to Europe

The majority of english premier league clubs have gone this route with pitches and a lot of
clubs in europe are following suit

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

everything can be improved

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

completely against the idea of a city stadium sharing with rival codes, each code should have there own purpose built specific stadium.

There is still plenty of life left in the old girl known as Hindmarsh

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i don’t believe they are even close to even lifting the first shovel of dirt, but when you pay several million dollars more than rival bids, you can obviously make promises and not deliver on them, 😂

A love letter to Hindmarsh Stadium

i would put her in a position between 10-15 in the all time greatest australian male or female
football players right now. I want to see her achieve something decent with the matildas, semi finals of
the olympics and world cup would be a start. if she can accomplish this, i could see her in my
personal all time rankings going between positions 3-5.

this is the same argument i have with messi and c ronaldo, messis achieved didley squat with
the national team, c ronaldo on the other hand has won something lol

Is Sam Kerr the greatest footballer Australia has ever seen?

google is your friend ???? looks like an afl player got his face caved in at a nightclub on the weekend as well, if he was an actual football player;every media outlet in the country would be crucifying him.
double standards in this country are appalling

There's a fine line between active support and anti-social behaviour

corica is a chequebook manager, rarely played youth until this year when he had to

Why Richard Garcia needs to leave Perth Glory

Fornaroli was linked heavily to adelaide as wellas perth when he left city. We offered him the highest
contract offer for a non australian player in the clubs history and we still lost out to perth
by close to $500k; just couldnt match there offer.

He would’ve ran riot with the direct attacking way we play

Why Richard Garcia needs to leave Perth Glory