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Excessive training and pressure is something that is a huge issue with womens gymnastics because the window passes at a young age. There are a lot of cases in tennis as well where kids are trained relentlessly as children, Williams sisters, Agassi. What it has to do with rugby league and Hayne to me is a mystery, problem with Hayne is his binge drinking, not a lack of social skills.
If Hayne was more dedicated and avoided binge drinking things would be different.

What should we do with private school football?

If you make statistics based on how many wickets and runs combined they score in a test then your biasing things in terms of the ability of the rest of the team. If your an allrounder in a top team then you wont get less of a bowl, and you will bat lower down the order and miss out on second innings more often. If your one of the best at both in an inferior team you have an allrounder who bats 5 or 6 and bowls heaps. A lot more second innings so more chance of reaching both bowling and batting targets in these contrived stats.
The second issue is now test cricket has become almost a two divsion affair and here is a player with lesser performances against top teams and played mostly in Bangladesh against lower teams or teams with players missing to t20 and county cricket.
Andy Flower is a different case, while he played hardly against AUstralia when they were very strong , he played most of his matches against stronger teams and before the T20 stripped some teams.

Lies and damn lies: Cricket’s debatable statistics

Go watch the fireworks and stop being a spoilt kid.
From within the supporters area if your stuck in a cloud of smoke it doesn’t look like anything, it might look great from the sidelines and thats what they want to big note themselves and produce photo opportunities. I would prefer they choke the people in the corporate boxes and leave the supporters area to watch on.
I saw this guy on a hot summers day in Newcastle with this big jacket, sweating and looking nervous come and head up the stairs because I was right at the back. Never seen him at a Sydney FC game before or since and the upstairs was Newcastle corporate . Next thing I know down comes the flares from the upper stand .The police were right next to me at the time as well.
The fines for flares on clubs are absurd, catch them and jail them is the solution not fining the clubs.
The moment you do it will stop, because no one is going to jail for a flare in Australia.

The plight of pyro

The private schools offer scholarships for rugby players I think their interest in football is only to be more attractive to fee paying students I haven’t heard of anyone getting scholarships though have been out of the loop for quite a while. Englands national rugby team most of the black players were given scholarships to the top English schools one after their first game , one of their adopted Pacific islanders was an illegal immigrant at the same time as being on scholarship to one of their schools and the school took the legal action to keep him in the country.
It does accomodate for those who have rich parents and want a big name school and having a football program included.
The Central Coast speciality school would be a lot better, and is much cheaper though it would be preferrable that they also offer scholarships as well.
People understimate the difficulty of finding and producing quality footballers and its so much harder than in any other sport. There are any number of kids overseas at academies where they have schooling built in . Qatar trialled millions of kids and offer a completely paid life in Qatar. UAE their big player was Yemeni refugee they moved his whole family to the UAE .
Its no coincidence the only player of note that The Chance discovered worldwide was Rogic . In the rest of the world they are interested in talent but they still cater to exploiting parents with money, in Australia as opposed to the rest of the world they are only interested in the parents wealth. I first saw Rogic in a video posted by someone to highlight their Croatian team in a grand final in Canberra. I said this bloke should be hired by the A-league and I didnt know at the time he was so young. Why exactly was Rogic ignored , the only reason is that his parents werent rich and how was this linked to him being ignored by the AIS. The AIS produced very little in the last period before it was stopped. If we are only looking for talent in the 5% that have the money and the parents are willing to part with it then there is your problem summed up.

What should we do with private school football?

No found that one https://www.crictracker.com/watch-geoff-lawson-getting-hit-wicket-twice-wasnt-given/.
This was way weirder the foot was well onto the stumps and bent them over heaps and they sprang back . It was maybe late 80’s.

The strangest hit wicket dismissal in professional cricket history

They investigated cricket and the actual number of players is 250k. I have seen heaps of cricket games though the games do go on for longer and only one very undermanned AFL game in Sydney in the past 10 years. Is AFL more the same or less. I would put my money on less on actual weekend players.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

There was a much stranger one of the same sort , I remember seeing a batsman actually bend the stumps backwards by stepping on them and they bounced back while setting off for a run. I think Benaud was commentator at the time. I think they got away with it as well it was before video reviews.

The strangest hit wicket dismissal in professional cricket history

if you look at just NSW 10 years ago I heard figures around 800-1200 to play for 3rd and 4th division NPL clubs. If you multiply that to figures from 100,000-400,000 for NPl clubs raking from juniors over the 4 divisions you would be looking at 15-20 million a year just for NSW. transfer fee is when a player is on a multi year contract which happens extremely rarely at NPL clubs, these clubs want developmental fees resulting usually from players going to A-league clubs and subsequent movements but would this figure be about 200k a year. Why are they going to chase the small figure when they already have the big junket of 20 million that does not require any effort you just take it from the parents.
How many leagues do we have in this country where you have semi professional players its a lot , these clubs need to stop paying older players thats what the solution is. Players are taking the easy way out of training part time and taking that NPL money while working a job and getting more than they would in the A-league.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

Football needs to face the reality, 5 years of no incidents and that just meant zero coverage.
Following that coverage we see the biggest crowd of the season.
If you cant get any coverage or good publicity then bad publicity is the only alternative.
The irony about the whole ethnic business was when Europe was booming the NSL was abandoned. Many went back to Europe particularly for the jobs involved with the Athens OLympics , a lot to teach English and then when they went bankrupt we had a new wave of European migration and they came of course to push that bandwagon again.
Look at Makris he abandoned West Adelaide and then invested in a club in Greece Ange was made coach, and then they wanted to jail him.
The irony in all that was South Melbourne could not even pay their phone bills let alone type up an A-league bid let go of the biggest freebie in Australian football history to Melbourne Victory.
Then after South Melbourne get a lot of government money they couldnt buy into the A-league for more money than it would have cost to take the first A-league Melbourne license.

What does Ray Hadley have against football and why didn’t James Johnson ask him?

So can you please explain why Italian clubs in the NSL lost most of the supporters once they could watch Serie A from Italy. Why they have huge crowds to watch Italy in world cups here, but they couldn’t support their local team.

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

Referee neglect in that the referees became full time and are paid more than ever.
Now they invested heaps in the VAR and you have a replay , it shows the real issue, one eyed conspiracy theory whining fans will never be satisfied unless every decision is biased in there favour, the problem with that is when Adelaide play Brisbane.
The problem with the A-league is there are too many whiners , if they got all together you just have a whingefest, and the only thing they are united on is whinging about Sydney FC .
Sydney FC fans are the fairest and balanced in Australia.

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

Sydney players used to be up for the derby when Alex Brosque was captain now it seems to be about former clubs. Brattan and Retre the one match they actually put in big effort was against Melbourne City , the importance seems to be playing against their former club, Brattan had an ordinary match mistake wise not just his sub par effort. Baumjohan is the one with a beef against Wanderers as a former club, so he tries a bit harder early in the match and then runs out of steam. Bobo I dont know what was going on with him but really put in a lame effort on BaumJohans ball across goal that he scored a tap in didnt compensate blowing the penalty plus a few others. Caceres was incredible Sydney’s best midfielder and also the hardest working this season.
Melbourne Victory in contrast their motivation seem to be not playing for Brebner, the first match he is gone they put in twice the effort, he did hire some good players why they put in such lame efforts when he was there leading him to getting sacked and then turned it up big time when he is gone. City have gained enormously from playing Victory while they were under Brebner and getting big easy wins. So much for the derby.

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

Who pays all the expenses for both the NPL final series and the FFA cup, its the FFA not the NPL clubs. The mistake the FFA made was paying these because it gave the clubs the idea they could extend these hand outs to a whole season with a second division.
These clubs the majority of their senior wages are paid by rego fees to the juniors in their teams.
What the FFA needs to do is seperate the exploited juniors from the NPL not pay for their participation in a second division.

The 12 teams that should form the A-League's second division

The legacy Isaias left has been the acting, amazing red card with a push to the shoulder through sensational over acting by Dorrigo. Juande is sleepy whereas Caletti is energetic and has good movement they would have scored at least one goal with Caletti on the field.

Western United and Adelaide coaches fume after draw

Barely had a look in?
He has been starting since Nathaniel Atkinson was injured and doing very well.
I dont have a clue why MV let him go why give a player a go when they are young and then forget them.
The biggest stupidity in the A-league is clubs who dont want to pay for players in the early 20’s because a players best years are generally from 24-30, so you should pay a premium for players at that age because they will improve and if your smart lock them in with no escape clause
Of course there are exceptions.
if you’re going down the old player route like Adelaide you could at least get a spectacular player who provides something to watch, a Carrusca for example.
Not sure what Lopez and Juande are offering for Adelaide, they are not that effective and don’t fit in with Adelaide’s main quality the hack attack. Maybe in a tiki taka outfit there would be some purpose to them.

A-League player ratings: Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets

Most parents in Australia dont want their kids playing rugby or rugby league, NZ doesn’t have that problem and a lot of the Australian born rugby league players are from NZ or Pacific island parents .
Rugby league solves that issues by paying them a lot to play State of ORigin and very little to pay for national teams. In rugby union while you dont earn heaps more in the All Blacks you get a bigger pay packet in Europe at an older age and more prestige.

Will the Wallabies ever win the bloody Bledisloe?

I would say the older coaching staff would be 100 times more at risk than the players who would not have underlying health conditions. Older people should be the highest priority, but then you have the problem if they leave they will spead it elsewhere in regions where there is no testing and no quarantine.
Should the players get preferential treatment I would say definetly not.

Aussie trio leave IPL amid COVID-19 crisis

Messi is on about 3 million a week though part of that was already paid to him the minute he signed. Second most overpaid player in history behind Tevez. though who knows how much of that money Tevez saw.

Football in Europe: Where to next?

The second division was a desperate grab for A-league dollars and FFA subsidies,
the A-league money has now gone, the FFA has no money either.
There is no way you can get any of these wannabee second division clubs to put up any money, what they all want is massive hand me downs from the top level and the FFA.
The only thing keeping the A-league going is that you buy into it and money from the new owners, the FFA got 15 million each from Western United and Macarthur Bulls. The same goes for the MLS without the new money for licenses they are all broke its like a pyramid scheme.
So what they all fancy is that 15 million figure and how they can then sell it once they get promoted to the A-league.
I dont believe bad publicity affects sports otherwise the NRL would not exist, any publicity is better then no publicity, a bit of violent action albeit not at A-league level will atrract more interest in the sport.

Did Rockdale Ilinden FC and Sydney United 58 just kiss the national second division goodbye?

The momentum is building, first time I have seen a news report on football in between programs for maybe 5 years, Rockdale Suns and Sydney United.

No to Super League? Let's use the momentum to re-shape football

In actuality most Australian A-league fans are dumb enough to believe the merit based promotion and multiple divisions that is peddled by the media and other fools would work financially here.
As far as Europe is concerned I could not care less what happens there whether they have a super league or not, I can say all the top clubs form smaller countries would lose out massively if it does and dont care that it does .In Europe financially they can run both Super League and UEFA champions league financially.
I have no problem with a European style system in Australia, if someone was willing to donate 100 million a year for it to be subsidised then go ahead.
Its not an ideological issue its a financial issue which doesn’t exist in Europe except for Russia .

No to Super League? Let's use the momentum to re-shape football

His long terms record was 40 at 150 so he has declined in strike rate.
Those T20 matches played over about 2 years , whereas IPL+Big Bash would be about 30 matches in the last six months . Most matches played in Australia and his recent record in India is poor.

Ranking Australia's ten best T20 international cricketers

Barcelona supposed to be over a billion in debt, take out the rich Middle East owners from Man City and PSG and would they fold.
Messi actual salary is ridiculous, though in comparison Tevez 100m a year in China was beyond ridiculous. I dont see any clubs being able to afford that salary , more than a whole NBA team I think its more the case of Barcelona the banks will come running for them if they lose Messi and they are in a catch 22. Messi has the better image but in reality he seems to really be ruthless in commercial dealings.

Football in Europe: Where to next?

Salary caps can even out leagues if there are no competitors, it works in American sports because there is no real competitor, but they still have to keep wages high enough to avoid lesser foreign leagues, though the CFL is in no position to compete with the NFL it also has to ward off people making rival league, in football if you think the EPL puts a salary cap at a level all clubs can afford and potentially makes them profitable, then all the best switch to the other big teams and they just end up never winning the Championship league.
The AFL is in the best position unlike American leagues the players they have no alternative, and AFL players are worst paid compared to revenue in the world. Also the reason why they never compare their wages to anyone globally unlike crowd figures.
The draft is a different thing altogether its illegal in any legal system but the reason its tolerated is it effectively means old players get the money they save on drafted young players. If you had a draft system without a salary cap it would mean the old players would get even more.
Whats interesting in Australia is the AFL draft have never been legally challenged despite the fact the NRL was and defeated so the AFL draft would go. Schwab now some leader of some international sports union that wants to challenge FIFA transfer system, and led legal action against the NSL never seems to mention it I wonder why.

Football in Europe: Where to next?

Tyrone May hasn’t gone to jail so if he did it multiple times why would anyone go to jail.
The one person you know did it you haven’t named and shamed.
I cant see how someone in a public toilet cubicle would not notice a phone held over the door, let alone be unable to notice where the doors are around a foot off the ground that someone is there.

It is time to name and shame the people who take and share the videos