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No, just much better to be in NSW where overeactions don’t occur.

Has Victory's dreadful season doomed the A-League to dire metrics?

This is true, active support across the league is far removed from some years ago when it was seen as a real selling point.
The APL have stated they want to bring active back to its glory days, but I suspect it’ll be a tough job to get the police and over zealous security on board, i.e. for them to understand that an active end are there to enhance, not disrupt the experience.

Has Victory's dreadful season doomed the A-League to dire metrics?

I’m thinking the 10k is more an attendance figure, anything below I feel receives a dim view as not being good enough.
Although membership numbers are very important to club finances and bragging rights, it’s the attendance figures where it’s really at.

Has Victory's dreadful season doomed the A-League to dire metrics?

A big factor which shouldn’t be forgotten is the fact this season has been squeezed into a really short timeframe, with lots of mid week games, catch-up games and a general confusion as to who and when teams are playing.

Next season if we can get back to standard Friday to Sunday matches where the schedule is known more than a month in advance it will help a lot.

Has Victory's dreadful season doomed the A-League to dire metrics?

The Wanderers haven’t really provided anything of value to the league for a while now, they’ve been a bit of a joke since they left the old Parramatta stadium.
They’re now playing in the best stadium in the league and nobody turns up, particularly the RBB who have given up on their team.

Has Victory's dreadful season doomed the A-League to dire metrics?

Get through this season, write it off and start off with a bang next season.
No more excuses from people next season about COVID, no more over zealous state premiers ruining everything with unnecessary lockdowns.
I’m not saying it’ll be record breaking next season, but we should expect to at least get back to most clubs aiming for the magical 10k attendances

Has Victory's dreadful season doomed the A-League to dire metrics?

Andy have you looked at a map of Qld lately, do you realise how big it is 😂

Driving to Brisbane from these regional QLD cities:
Cairns = 19hrs
Townsville = 15hrs
Rockhampton = 7hrs
Bundaberg = 4.5hrs

Qld is in no way comparable to any other state in Australia with their major population centres dotted all up the coast.

Amazing A-League must bring fans back into stadiums

That $100k could be spent on an additional youth player in the squad. So it’s a waste of money putting it towards VAR

Football fans must give VAR time

I don’t think we can judge the attendances for this or last season due to COVID, not just capping crowds but generally peoples reluctance to go masse to a public place.
But I agree that viewership through Foxtel, Kayo and the MyFootball app should still be used as a tool to see how we’re fairing this season.

Has the A-League finally converted the 'Bring back the NSL' crowd?

Very true point, and basketball falls into the same territory as football.
It’ll always be an issue trying to get locals to watch the local professional league when it pales in comparison with the best in the world in terms of outright quality.
I’m a local football fan only, but am guilty on the basketball issue, but then that could come down to me only being a casual follower of basketball and hence my attention is only drawn to the best league in the world.

Has the A-League finally converted the 'Bring back the NSL' crowd?

Great article.
Some sports benefit greatly from stats and they can provide a very good picture of how good or effective a player is, then there are other sports where stats are almost useless. In my mind aussie rules and football (soccer) fall into this category, and less so rugby league.

The eyeball test: How Brad Pitt tried to destroy magic in sport and how Mason Cox is the cure

The A League should run this exact poll and act on the response. I’d bet that option 2 would win.

Could football learn something from cricket's use of technology?

Killing it!
I really liked the after game appreciation for Matt Simon too, great scenes.

Mariners stay top with comeback win over City

I like this idea, if we’re to be stuck with dreaded VAR then maybe limiting it to a captains challenge could be an agreeable middle ground.
My preference is to kill VAR completely though, before it kills the spectacle.

Could football learn something from cricket's use of technology?

I don’t know why you think they’d take it any more or less serious then other teams. It’s not like how a deep squad compared to others.
I guess this just goes alongside your constant whinging about Sydney 😁
Anyway tough luck Nix, you’re country is in the wrong confederation.

Sydney FC cop horror Champions League draw

I thought city qualified

Sydney FC cop horror Champions League draw

How are Sydney and other Aus teams supposed to compete in April in a hub overseas when the A League season will be on at the time??
Me thinks some draw issues are incoming.

Anyway I think it’s a great draw, and group of death it ain’t.

Sydney FC cop horror Champions League draw

What I’m enjoying about these COVID times is that I’ve stopped worrying and caring about attendances, and instead just put all my focus on what’s happening on the pitch. It’s quite refreshing to just enjoy the football with caring about anything off field

Does anyone care that Macarthur are a decent football team?

It must be time for another Nick21 sky is falling article on the A League.
While your comments aren’t exactly incorrect, you’re so predictable and have been saying the same for years now.
I don’t know how some can live in such a pessimistic headspace all the time.

Ten reasons to be optimistic about the A-League’s future

I like Bozza as a football pundit / analyst, but on commentary I’m not so sure, and I don’t rate Speedy all that highly either.

But in this arguement I’m with Jack George here, his respectful position about goal keepers vs outfields players is valid.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

Thanks for your input troll, sorry I mean Johan.
Imagine the embarrassment for Serie A then, where a 39 year old Zlatan has helped guide AC Milan to the top of the league after 15 games, scoring 10 goals while only playing 6 games.

Bobo back as Sydney FC aim for three-peat

I think the revised schedule can work, there’s no reason the comp can’t split into a NSW and non-NSW conferences for the time being.

The A-League better hope it has a Plan B

It doesn’t have to be one or the other though, the states need to realise you can do both, i.e. manage any new cases while letting people have a mostly normal community experience.

The A-League better hope it has a Plan B

Well NSW has been managing for most of the year with a very small number of community transmissions and the state has been open (for business) just as much as the ‘closed’ states have been. We’re supposed to be one country but this year has really surprised me, that each state is only interested in their own well being.
Just manage cases with effective contact tracing and we should be fine.

The A-League better hope it has a Plan B

With the out of control Premiers likely not allowing people from NSW to enter their states without a 14 day quarantine, until we’ve gone 28 days without community transmission, I have serious concerns for the early part of the season.
I can’t believe the WA premier ONLY just opened up his border to SA, he has no strategy to ‘manage’ the virus.
He and other Premiers of limited capacity are going to screw this season.

The A-League better hope it has a Plan B