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Brendan

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Interested in the popularity and growth of football in Australia, especially the A-League. Also passionate about the history of the former National Soccer League. I am a supporter of the Australia Cup, and believe a National Second Division is achievable.

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Cheers, Doran. Now bring on the Golden Boot! One more round to see who scores the most goals.

Veteran keepers and first-time goal-scorers: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 25

Mariners through to the AFC Cup Grand Final! ⚽

APL's spin doctoring insults Australian football fans' intelligence - and might well be the last straw

Maybe that’s something Auckland can look into. A derby with Wellington?

APL's spin doctoring insults Australian football fans' intelligence - and might well be the last straw

Great article, Russ. I’m an A-League fan, however, I really appreciate what you’ve written. Both codes have their similarities, especially with management.

'Definition of madness': Rugby reform must start with total cleanout of RA board - and this should happen next

In other news:
Nice crowd numbers for the women’s games.

ALW: Mariners vs FC = 4,014
ALW: Jets vs City = 6,836

APL's spin doctoring insults Australian football fans' intelligence - and might well be the last straw

I’m surprised people haven’t specifically asked how the $40 million dollars was spent.

EG: what was the exact size of this mysterious “digital team”, & who employed them?

Someone had to sign off on the deal, but no one is willing to take responsibility.

APL's spin doctoring insults Australian football fans' intelligence - and might well be the last straw

FC were very fortunate to beat the Mariners in Round of 32 during the penalty shoot out. I still wince at that match. Darn you, Sydney!

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

Two words: Larry Kestelman

The NBL is thriving because of him. Prior to his involvement, it was on life support.

It just takes one person.

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

Macarthur could easily take home the chocolates. They’ve already won the Australia Cup too.

However, would it lift the Bulls & encourage more fans to attend matches?

I think Western United didn’t realise their true potential after winning the Grand Final. It was a missed opportunity.

… But maybe the silverware kept the team alive.

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

Irankunda would still have been a talisman, I think. He’s presence would have brought confidence, even an attacking spark.

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

SOS Nestory Irankunda.

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

Germain tends to wear his heart on his sleeve. Admittedly he was very stroppy after the Bulls’ AFC loss recently, but he calmed down afterwards.

I never understood the blowback against Germain either.

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

For me, it was Valère Germain’s assist that sparked the goal. In moments of A-League madness, his experience & foresight was phenomenal.

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

Spot-on. If only Rudan could turn back time.

Paul Lederer‘s emotional outburst put a bit of strain on the situation too.

Sydney can't get past nine-man Bulls, Wanderers on life support, Cahn departs

WSW’s “siege mentality” a few weeks ago was their undoing. Sadly, Rudan’s spray came at the wrong time, as any momentum was lost.

Sydney can't get past nine-man Bulls, Wanderers on life support, Cahn departs

I’m still gobsmacked at Macarthur holding it together for the win. Football is very much about mental strength, & the Bulls kept going, unwilling to give up. What a match.

A final’s rematch against Sydney FC is very desirable.

It's time the APL came clean on the state of the game in the A-Leagues

I feel for Perth. With Staj onboard, I had them pinned as a quality squad.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

Beloved Leichhardt Oval. Anywhere north of the Town Hall is walkable.

Parking is a pain, as some of the council signs only allow for 60 minutes parking.

Most folk park near La Montage, at the bottom of the hill, under the pool. That’s free.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

“The statistics are there, it’s a stupid amount of reds at the moment and they’re ruining games of football.” – Joe Lolley

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

Did Macarthur just win the Lotto?
I’m sure we’ll all be chatting about this on Monday.
Nine men Bulls, against probably the biggest team in the competition (apart from Victory), & they win?!? One for the record books.
Well, Campbelltown will be rocking & rolling tonight. Drink responsibly!

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

Two reds for Macarthur? Yikes. That’s really got to push the fans over the edge.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

Half-time in Campbeltown.
Macarthur 1-up over Sydney, & with only ten men. RED to the Bulls. FC still look promising.
1-0

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

A huge missed opportunity for Roar. They need to buy some serious strike power up front.

Melbourne will gain confidence from this, even though they’re kings of parking the bus. A dozen draws & counting.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

0-0, Brisbane only have ten minutes left to steal a win. Victory hanging on.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

51 minutes in
Geria handed a RED card.
Melbourne down to 10 men.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Round 25

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