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Seriously what is wrong with my club.
Please explain what Mary has achieved to warrant an early extension to his contract, and please tell the fans which other clubs were trying to sign him (if any)?

This is almost as bad as the Doggies extending Dean Pay’s contract, hahahaha

Dragons re-sign coach McGregor until 2021

But then again all clubs in the A League would love a $2.3m transfer fee

Why the Glory need to sell Chris Ikonomidis

I entirely agree, but then again I think if you follow Sydney you don’t care as much about possible transfer fees (within reason) because we know our owner and club has, and is willing to spend money.
If I supported a less wealthy club then I would probably become more interested in how much I could extract through transfer fees in the hope it buys a decent foreigner.

Why the Glory need to sell Chris Ikonomidis

I think the people that complain about the lack of goals are really complaining about the end to end action, with exciting opportunities created, close misses, or great saves.
We all know a 0-0 game can be very exciting.
While a game where the majority is a laboured effort all played in the middle third can be quite boring, even with a goal or 3.

Why the Glory need to sell Chris Ikonomidis

I think it shows how much of a failure the NRL leadership has been over the years. So much money has pumped through the sport and where’s it gone… To overpaying players while clubs lose money and the NRL invest in nothing for the future.

Want to to change the rugby league world? Cite the AFL first

Isn’t it funny that not so long ago Britain used to be the place where a League player go for the big money, compared to Aus.
But now we have both much bigger player salaries and of course a much stronger league.
Pity though, the Super League does need to improve for the good of the international game.

Want to to change the rugby league world? Cite the AFL first

Max the reason the hill fills faster is because it’s GA, whereas the seats are tired ticketing and generally more expensive.

Also does ANZ rely on tax payer funds to run? Honestly not sure, but I thought based on the amount of games it hosts and the food and beverage revenue, plus big ANZ naming rights means it pays for itself.

Start saying goodbye to watching NRL at suburban grounds

It’s more the Eels home ground then any other Western Sydney team.

The Panthers represent Penrith and the outer west.
The dogs represent Canterbury-Bankstown and south west Sydney.
The Tigers represent the inner west and Cambelltown MaCurther region.

I just think if all clubs start playing out of the same stadium then they lose a part of who they are.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

Allianz for the Dragons makes some sense, but in reality I still think the Gong and Kogarah should get 5 each and the rest to Moore Park

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

No way Penrith should use Bankwest stadium, they’re based nowhere near Parramatta.
The Tigers playing 4 games there seems about right, while the Dogs could play anywhere from 4-8 matches with the rest at ANZ.
But really the new stadium is the Eels home ground and the others just float around.

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

I think GI was better than Mal, although in fairness due to y age I;ve been able to follow GI’s career better than Mals.
Imagine GI with that fibreglass forearm!

I agree though that I don’t think Mal is a worthy immortal.

Should Greg Inglis be made an Immortal?

I can’t see the Tigers moving away from Campbelltown; the new A League team starting in a couple of years will be based there so I could see improvements being made to the ground if there wer to be 2 tenants.
Leichhardt is and always will be a dump, nostalgic yes and a great view from whereever you’re sitting/standing. But it has not much else going for it, apart from being walking distrance from my house 🙂

The greatest NRL home ground advantage is in the spreadsheets

There’s a big difference between the Oval at Kogarah and Spotless. A better comparison would be if we had all games at the SCG.

Do the Western Sydney Wanderers still have fans?

The fact Parramatta got a new stadium is more a function of geography and that it’s Sydneys 2nd largest CBD (I think, but growing at least). Moreso than rewarding the Eels IMO

Do the Western Sydney Wanderers still have fans?

I’ll be so disappointed if the LED curtain isn’t included.
Mainly for people watching on TV, as I always felt the atmosphere at Allianz was okay when at the ground irrespective of crowd.

Do the Western Sydney Wanderers still have fans?

Pentecostal, ooh they’re one of the worst.
You’re either with them or against them.

I was told by one of their followers (sheep) years ago I was living in sin for something quite harmless in today’s world. They’re a special kind of religion.

NRL redemption: Is Israel Folau headed back 'home'?

What an article, love it Matt.

NRL redemption: Is Israel Folau headed back 'home'?

The headline is pretty harsh IMO, I can totally relate to why many fans haven’t bothered to turn up. If you can barely see the action because you’re sitting in an AFL ground, then you may as well just watch on TV.
I think the club screwed up big time though, after their first season homeless the club should have surveyed the members again in the hope of moving most games to Penrith, Campbelltown and maybe even Belmore. The fact that Sydney are able to use Leichhardt Oavl means there’s no restriction to ticketed members that can’t be oevrcome.

Do the Western Sydney Wanderers still have fans?

I guess the true test to the claim that the Wanderers are a big club, one bigger than SFC will be next year when they’re playing in a stadium big enough to allow a consistently larger attendance.
I don’t take a lot of stock in members, not until they start breaking it down by season ticket holders which is the true measure.

At it’s best Sydney averaged 18k over a few years, but for the most part is about at 15k. WSW have also for the most part been at that level or below, but in fairness their crowds were capped at the old Parramatta stadium (and I exclude Spotless and ANZ for obvious reasons).

Let’s wait and see until next season, because until this point the Wanderers haven’t brought out any true marquees, or had consistently large crowds. They did have atmosphere, once I hope returns en mass next season for the sake of the league.

Do the Western Sydney Wanderers still have fans?

You’re totally right that the only reason there’s a new Parramatta stadium is due to the creation and of WSW.
But let’s get real here, the Eels have the history and a larger fan base. There’s nothing wrong with that, they’ve been around since 1947 compared to WSW 6-7 years.
Plus as Buddy noted above, it would have been way too difficult to try and move WSW final games this season across to Bankwest.

Do the Western Sydney Wanderers still have fans?

Surely any reasonable person of faith wouldn’t take their chosen book so literally and apply some compassionate thinking before stating such bile.

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

Sack him immediately Raelene Castle. He shouldn’t be representing Australia while publicly preaching hate speech.

Izzy do and say what you like in private, it’s up to you. But broadcasting to social media means you are willing to accept punishment, which considering this isn’t your first offence should be termination of your contract. Or at a minimum dropped from the Wallabies for a year to miss the WC.

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

You’re correct that 5th and 6th don’t actually pose much risk of becoming champion, but the point the author was making was about excitement to get into the finals. And we never know how tight the fi als race will be from one season to the next.

Spicing up the business end of the A-League season

It’s wonderful in hindsight to suggest a top 4 works because the top 6 was essentially locked in about a month ago, but in other seasons the top 6 has had many teams challenging for it so the interest was there.

And no the FFA Cup should be open to every team irrespective of where they finish. I would just introduce the A League teams into the knockout earlier at the round of 64 (instead of current 32).

Spicing up the business end of the A-League season

What about a ‘sure thing’ Redondo 😉

I bet on the A-League. I’m an idiot