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Clint Bolton

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Football... I've gotta say what I've gotta say... And then I swear I'll go away... But I can't promise you'll enjoy the noise...

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Thanks for the comments Joe.

You mention ‘casual’ supporter…if the active support is allowed to breathe and flourish, most of those casual supporters can not helped but be swept up in the atmosphere and become active supporters.

This is what I believe happened at Wanderers matches at Parramatta stadium when I was lucky enough to attend a match there whether playing or as a supporter.

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Amen, Eddie…amen!

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Haha…love your mention of the ‘Legendroos’ Claudio.

Our sport is poorer for not having SBS involved. I always take Craig Foster’s opinion seriously because he cares deeply about our sport in this country

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

I know. I know.

Love what the MLS seems to be doing their fan engagement. Leads to great crowds, both in number and voice.

Thanks Salvatore

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Thanks for your reply Rick,

You had a couple of valid points but I respectfully disagree with the majority of what you’ve written.

I’m always open minded to constructive criticism so thanks for taking the time to reply

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Thank you

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

I know,

Common sense should prevail, but……

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Totally agree Chris.

It’s a constant balancing of the scales. Providing a safe, welcoming environment while allowing supporters to express themselves. This is where need leadership that understands this balance. Football people in other words

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Rally the troops

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

I understand the sentiment “where here from now”…and it’s a difficult one.

The main outlet I can think of is to keep calling out our governing body & continually put pressure on them. Ultimately leadership gets us here & it’s going to be a change in leadership starts to get us out

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Hey mate,

Appreciate your opinion, but the state federations are not the root of the issue. They are certainly part of the problem.

The clear need to change the make up of the FFA Congress is apparent and hence change the make up of the board & implement transparent election processes.

The real person who is stifling this process of change and influencing State bodies is Frank Lowy. Now while he is not the Chairman of the current FFA, he implemented his son so is effectively still the puppet master.

This is why the heat falls on the FFA. Maybe we should be targeting Frank Lowy more

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Love your opinion.

It’s people like yourself that the FFA should be listening to. You bring up so many valid points that any leader worth their salt would hear, listen & appreciate

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

What baffles me is how anyone can be happy or content with what FFA is dishing out. They are representing all of us on a governance level and yet clearly have little to no understanding of their constituents. I want leaders that understand and effectively represent the vast majority of football’s stakeholders in this country

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Couldn’t agree more Waz.

Unfortunately we have leaders that don’t understand and appreciate our supporter base and what makes football the most loved sport in the world.

They then cave quite easily to outside influences from other codes and ultimately politically correct government/law enforcement who also have no understanding of our sport and are unwilling to.

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Thanks Stevo,

Couldn’t agree more with your opinion. All starts with significant change in leadership and how they’re elected.

Have massive respect for Jonathon and his view on Oz football.

Love David’s satirical outlook on our sport. Unfortunately we keep him well fed.

Active support, passive leadership: What makes the A-League great, and what's holding it back

Haha, Lord! A character from Game of Thrones…

Still getting my head around the second part of your quote. Love it!

Cheers

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

I miss our national league being on SBS.

Working with people that care about the sport deeply. Great tradition with our game through the years when no one else would touch it.

Never afraid to approach the difficult questions, to defend the sport when needed, but also to keep it in check when individuals were acting without our game’s best interests at heart.

Thanks

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

Thanks Squizz

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

Haha…very good

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

Thanks Griffo,

The thing is I don’t need 100% accuracy in my football.

It took me awhile as a player but I accepted that towards the end of my career. More important to me was consistency from officiating.

Why I love watching the sport is because firstly, the quality of football, but secondly the drama of it. The nuances, the grey area, the discussion points…plenty of drama around VAR but it’s an unwelcome intrusion from me. It’s killing spontaneity. Slowing the game down.

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

Great opinion

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

What do you believe is the heart of these issues?

In my mind leadership is clearly the starting point

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

We can only hope…

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

Agreed

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue

I believe and have always said that if we’re going to involve New Zealand then it needs to be done properly. 2 teams or none at all

The VAR has disrupted football in Australia, but it's distracting us from the main issue