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That’s interesting Andy as he had good success with Adelaide. The players obviously bought into his ways. You would think any group of professional A League players would buy into double sessions and tactical discussions, especially if they want to further their career.

Ufuk Talay should be Melbourne Victory's man

Have you ever heard the State of Origin song – That’s in Queensland?

We could start a new song for Andy – George Timothou, Tomi Juric and Joe Colletti were born in Sydney and that’s in Adelaide, Ryan Strain was born in London and that’s in Adelaide, Juande and Amor were born in Madrid and that’s in Adelaide, etc.

Ufuk Talay should be Melbourne Victory's man

So did Marco Kurz. I rated him highly as a coach and was hoping Sydney FC would sign him. I believe Sydney were interested in him. What happened during his stint at Victory?

Ufuk Talay should be Melbourne Victory's man

I would like to see The Victory develop into a very strong club again and more poor seasons from them will not be good for our competition. Wellington have taken a punt on 2 unproven coaches and they’ve worked. I’d personally like to see Talay repay that decision further by staying with Wellington and furthering their development at home in NZ. It would be a shame to see coaches like Talay and Stajic taken away from smaller clubs that are now succeeding. It would also be bad for Wellington to lose a second coach that has been successful with their squad to an Australian club. They shouldn’t just be a team other clubs pick the eyes out of. Having said that, football is also a job, so Wellington, with them being the only team in their country, need to make sure they offer Talay, Davila, etc. a financial reason to stay. I would prefer Victory to find their own coach and Australian coaches do seem to be the best fit for A League teams.
I’m dreaming and know it won’t happen but…

Offer Postecocoglou a great financial contract and a challenging and powerful role in rebuilding the club for the good of Australian football that he has always been passionate about. And, if that fails, go after Popovic harder.

Ufuk Talay should be Melbourne Victory's man

Steven Bradbury won gold for Australia in speed skating at the winter Olympics- everyone else fell over. Google it – a classic sports moment.

Searching for the next A-League superstar

This may surprise you but I don’t want Sydney FC to do a Bradbury and win because of the loss of players from other clubs. Ideally, for the A League I think I’d like to see an Adelaide v Melbourne City final in front of a huge crowd in Adelaide. Then I’m interested to see what City might do in the Asian Club Championship if they win their first trophy.
If not this – then The Wanderers v Sydney in front of 80 000 fans at the ANZ. This would be an impressive end to an entertaining A League season and hopefully a sign of big things to come.

Searching for the next A-League superstar

Very true – now let’s imagine that China, Germany, France, Russia, The USA, Brazil, etc. played cricket, how would our national team go?
And this is being written by a fan of test cricket.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

OK, 4 questions for you:

And, I know time will tell but how far do you think the Tourre boys will go?

Who do you see as our best young players in the A League who will make it to the Socceroos and a decent career in Europe?

Has the APL secured a deal and who do you believe it’s with?

And lastly, taking away any club loyalties – for the good of the A League, which team should win the grand final – not will win it?
As I’ve said many times on here – I support football more than one team. I just love to see great games and exciting new players – regardless of where they’re from.

Searching for the next A-League superstar

I always love your passion and you obviously know your football. I’ve been an admirer of Luke Ivanovic for the last couple of years. In your opinion, is he a talented winger who’ll score a few goals or a striker? I’d love to see him do well and I would think Ninkovic would be helping him a lot.

Searching for the next A-League superstar

If Jaimee can continue to score like he does and stay in the A League he will earn that title. We were so lucky to have Archie Thompson at Victory for all those years and Jaime is now getting the numbers to take him past the Fornarolis, Bobos, Thompsons and perhaps even Berisha.
The trophies will come for Melbourne City – such a shame that they may not have their top squad for the finals this year as a grand final should be won by the best team. I’d now like to see Jaimee take this scoring ability to the Socceroos. If he can help get us through our WC qualifiers and score against Japan and Korea then he is the A League’s best striker.

Does Jamie Maclaren need to win silverware to be considered the A-League’s greatest goalscorer?

That was a great read Andy, really enjoyable. It was a bit of an insight into the life of a scout and a break from our serious posting. I wish you continued success in your quest for talented youth – perhaps a visit to Sydney FC’s academy might reveal what you’re looking for.

Searching for the next A-League superstar

That’s the second classic remark about AFL that I’ve read today.
1 . 8 games a week globally (and here’s why)

2. A game that looks like seagulls fighting over chips!

Love it

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

I think we’ve competed 4 times in the Asian Cup. 25% of the time we’ve won it, 25% of the time we’ve been runners up and the other 50% we’ve gotten to quarter finals where we’ve been narrowly beaten. And one of our problems with football support in this country is we expect to win it every time. We need to be more respectful of our Asian neighbours. Just like in the A League where a bottom of the table team can beat a top of the table team, the same applies in any games we play against overseas opposition. Does this problem also come from having main sports that have no world to compete against? AFL – no other world teams, NRL – yay, we beat New Zealand to win the World Cup, Cricket – we’re smashing the West Indies again ( but that’s not a country!)

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

If you carefully read what I wrote you will see that I said- before Bankwest was built and they were playing at the old stadium The Wanderers were going through a successful period while the Eels were not doing well. At that time The Wanderers had become too big for the old stadium and Parramatta’s crowds were down. Now, it is different as the Eels are doing well and The Wanderers have been struggling the last few years. Parramatta have more supporters per game now. A couple of successful seasons for The Wanderers and they’ll build their numbers again. Hopefully they’ll both be filling the stadium in the future. There’s nothing better than watching your preferred sport in a packed house. I attend most sports, including rugby league. It was your team that beat mine in the 1981 grand final. Do yourself a favour – when The Wanderers play Sydney FC in a derby – get along. The atmosphere is amazing.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

That’s incorrect. When The Wanderers were successful (Asian Club Championship and A League success) the Eels were over the salary cap and performing poorly. The stadium was needed to accommodate The Wanderers supporters and not the Eels. That has changed now. The same as Allianz – Sydney were the main tenants as they pulled in better crowds than the Roosters and The Warratahs. We’ll see if that’s changed too when the new stadium is completed.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

I also enjoy mountain bike and road racing events. It’s good to see these events being covered. As a station that doesn’t need to worry about ratings you’d think The World Game would still feature. Contrary to others I know Lucy and Nick were passionate about football and were quite entertaining – the show should have remained and perhaps a new football leader would have emerged. As for the website – we’ll see how well they support football. I am happy to go to The Roar and click on football, I guess I’ll do that on SBS now.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

When I read statements on here that I have never considered I am absolutely flabbergasted! I never thought of 8 games a week globally! How is it newsworthy? As has been written before we need the APL to get a broadcast deal, we need marketing and we need to just focus on our positives and fix issues behind the scenes. As we all know, we follow a beautiful game (mostly) that has a few more than 8 games globally – wow!

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

I could be wrong but I’m going to say no migrants come from an AFL country and very few from league countries! Football needs to make a greater effort to nurture these new Australians from footballing backgrounds, as well as our indigenous Australians because they’re possibly struggling financially and have other things to think about other than which football team can my son/ daughter play for. As Andy and others have mentioned before – we need to make football more accessible and affordable for our population.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

It does make things easier if you can be carried – if only FIFA, with all their riches and world wide media contacts, could help develop competitions such as the A League. Having said that, there are probably other more worthy ways for me to spend their money!

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

Nor do I but at least AFL is a sport that is able to be taught in primary schools throughout Australia by teachers of both genders. Rugby league, on the other hand, has a real problem with it being taught to young children at schools. As a primary school teacher I have seen very few teachers prepared to, or able to complete all the coaching and training courses needed to ensure children aren’t injured when playing. I think they may have a real problem in the future growing their participation rates which also affects viewing and attendance.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

Very true I love my country and am proud of it’s achievements but when it comes to truly world sports they make us realise how insignificant we are so it’s best to ignore them!
With our golden generation playing their best football, we were able to ranked about 15th in the world. We realise what a remarkable achievement that was. Our popular sports, including cricket, can not name 15 participating countries. We have a golden generation in basketball and they could get a medal at the games with some luck. Where’s their publicity as well? Oh, that’s right the NBA is the best so our NBL and players are also ignored.
I always imagine though – if the A League had the money and support of AFL just how good could we be?

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

I don’t want to be disrespectful to any sport but HOW does a women’s AFL final outrate our Women’s W League final and our A League?
Is it as simple as we need to be on Channel 7 with some advertising as we seem to rate OK on Channel 2 or are we just a minority group and we need to accept our position in Australia?

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

I should have added how much I enjoy many of the comments and analysis of posters on here. I read the Roar for your articles and Stuart’s and whoever else but the thoughts of Roberto, Lionheart, Tiger Town, JBinnie, Steve, etc and the positivity of A League is awesome as well as the whingeing of Andy – it’s all good to read.

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

You’re right, I don’t buy newspapers and it’s because I want to read some football, not 5 pages of NRL. I regularly complain to each paper about their lack of football and always leave a reply for Vince Rugari when something is written. I email Chqannel 7, etc and express my support and pleasure when they report on our game.
I loved watching The World Game on a Sunday – then they stopped broadcasting. I have watched it live on line but it’s on Wednesday at 1.30pm. I usually watch it later.
I ended my subscription with Foxtel due to their shabby treatment of football but I do have Kayo to keep watching the A League. I will go to whoever shows football next year.
I have a full membership with Sydney FC and a 6 game membership for Macarthur. When interstate I’ll try and get to game.
Like all football supporters on here I will support anyone or any organisation that supports our game. And that’s why I contribute here. However, if the papers have no football, if the news doesn’t report football, if SBS gets rid of shows – tell me Mike, what can I do?

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

Popovic is one coach who can clean sweep a club, bring in a new team and then get results. Maybe he’s what’s needed.

Brebner relieved of his duties after derby mauling