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I'm fifteen and I write articles on the Roar. I thoroughly enjoy football conversations on the Roar and love responding to every comment I get on my articles. I am part of The Roar's live blogging team for football. Feel free to let me know your thoughts on my articles or on my twitter, which is @JackGeorge0004.

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I don’t think he’ll be completely ‘gone’ from football, but for the moment he’s onto bigger and better things. I hope he can still make appearances here and there, though.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I would love to see more amateur commentators get chances in the A-League.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

True. Another option would be playing archived games throughout the year, and maybe winning the rights to mini matches?

What next for the FFA Cup?

Wherever he is calling matches I will be tuning into.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I think that he was the one who said that. He’s been at the heart of many iconic commentary lines in football.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I would love to see Optus Sport have a crack at gaining those rights. They publicise football really well and we may be able to see Simon Hill commentating again!

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I agree. Fox may be looking at a future where football is not a part of it, and are trying to save money in the meantime. I believe that for the benefit of Australian football, we should not continue our deal with Fox and move to somewhere where we are considered higher on the rankings or have the FFA TV app. Fox is losing money every day, and I think Simon Hill made a good decision to not renew his contract. However, it is a shame at the moment to not have him calling games.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

The FFA TV app would be a very interesting concept, but would people pay $3 per month when the FFA cup isn’t on? I would just pay for the FFA cup games while they’re on and then cancel my subscription until the next FFA Cup.

What next for the FFA Cup?

It would be interesting to see fans call some games, but the problem would be making sure they were right for the position. They would need to use correct language and have a good knowledge of not just football but of when to speak and when to let the game flow. And would people be happy to listen to a rival fan commentate on their team?

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I completely agree. I like your point about him knowing that you’re there to watch the game and doesn’t talk too much, he lets the game flow. Commentary is an art and in Australia, he is the closest we’ve seen to mastering it.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I don’t think we should be panicking about them leaving their respective companies. Craig Foster is looking to go into more of a political role that is bigger than football, so he could be leaving due to that, while a comment above states that Simon Hill may be going back to England to spend more time with his parents. Simon also may be waiting for the next step for A-League broadcasting.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

If he wants to stay, I would love to see him as the main commentator in the next broadcasting deal which hopefully wouldn’t be at Fox.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

I completely agree. The best thing about my Monday was knowing the Fox sports podcast would be out later. I thought they collaborated really well and I’d love to see them do something again in the future.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

Thanks, Rosario. I’m not sure which way round it was. Simon’s contract ends tommorow and he said he was looking to pursue other opportunities. I hope this means that he may have an idea of a new A-league broadcasting and be waiting for the end of Fox’s contract with the A-league.

My favourite Simon Hill commentary moments

This shows that there are still fans who appeal to the FFA cup. Nostalgic NSL fans should the the target audience, but how do we market it?

What next for the FFA Cup?

No, don’t get me wrong, I think we need to change the start of the FFA Cup now that the A-League has changed for a season. There would just be factors, such as not colliding with the ACL and making sure A-League teams can still take it seriously.

What next for the FFA Cup?

What about a home and away leg as well?

What next for the FFA Cup?

But to do that we would need to change the start of the FFA cup.

What next for the FFA Cup?

A 64 team FFA cup would be an interesting thing to see…

What next for the FFA Cup?

I completely agree. For the smaller teams, you have to have a regional draw because they don’t want to travel across the country, as they are semi-professional footballers. But when it hits the round of 32, it should become random.

What next for the FFA Cup?

It would be a big call because axing a whole competition is a huge thing. It would leave no current link between NPL and A-league clubs, and it is unfair to say that ‘no one goes to games’ or that ‘no one watches it on tv’.

What next for the FFA Cup?

A completely random draw would certainly increase the credibility of the tagline ‘the magic of the cup’.

What next for the FFA Cup?

As you say, the romance and the drama of the FA Cup comes from it being the oldest footballing competition in England. Unfortunately, there’s no way we can fast track the FFA Cup to add that magic.

What next for the FFA Cup?

I would play:
4-2-3-1
GK: Birighitti
LB: Jack Clisby
CB: Kye Rowles
CB: Ziggy Gordan
RB: Lewis Miller
RM: Daniel De Silva
CDM: Gianni Stensness
CAM: Milan Duric
CDM: Joshua Nisbet
LM: Jiar
ST: Jordan Murray

Each club's state of affairs before the A-League restart: Central Coast

Chris Harold and En Sun Kim aren’t returning to play for the rest of the season:
https://www.ccmariners.com.au/news/staj-provides-squad-update-mariners-return-training

Each club's state of affairs before the A-League restart: Central Coast

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