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Joined February 2020

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Bob Figg has covered or worked for Perth Glory since their inception. As well as commentating on community radio, 6PR, ABC, Fox Sports and Channel 7 he spent three years as media consultant and team manager for Glory in the final seasons of the NSL. He is a former editor of British Soccer Week and columnist for Soccer International.

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Interest declared: I worked for Glory in the last three seasons of the NSL. Nick (and his original co-owner) Paul Afkos do deserve a lot of credit. However, Glory really took off because of the crowd-created atmosphere. It was the passion of the fans though that drew in the media because it was so different to the AFL. Perhaps that’s a lesson in itself. The club did create the blueprint the A-League abandoned for community engagement, which has, ironically been taken up by the Wildcats.

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