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Cameron Kellett

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I have realised the error of my ways.

What happens if denmark lose 2 – 1 and we win 1 nil?

Did Bert van Marwijk's tactics cost the Socceroos a win against Denmark?

??? Mike! My thoughts exactly. I penned a short opinion myself on the exact topic on A-League: News and Match Updates.

He’s my exact two cents.

SOCCEROOS: Another World Cup of what if?

After our 1 all draw with Denmark and France defeating Peru 1 nil, Australia now need France to beat Denmark by 2 goals and we need to beat Peru by 2 goals.

If we don’t get out of this group, we only have ourselves to blame. The fact France have only scored from open play once without the own goal/deflection off Aziz, doesn’t give one confidence, but they were a much better outfit against Peru.

Us, well, despite how much effort we’ve put in and how proud we can be of our performances against the 7th and 12th ranked nations, we’ve not won and haven’t yet scored a goal from open play.

I gotta ask, why is Kruse getting the minutes he is? Arzani is better, plain and simple. Had he had more time last night, who knows what he could have mustered. Everyone knows Arzani is the future. Bert can see it, but for some reason didn’t bring him on earlier. I know he’s not an 90 minute player yet and Kruse is probably all we got and has chemistry with the other players, but come on Bert, your timing of subs hurt us last night in my opinion.

Also, why is Juric constantly getting game time? We keep crossing that ….. ball and Cahill is nowhere to be seen? Why not? What has Juric done other than get a good breakaway run against France and get chopped down? He got in the way of Leckie last night at a crucial stage. Arzani made a great run, gets chopped down and Juric stops running when he easily could have made an effort to get it. Play the refs whistle. Whilst he seemingly has a similar style to Viduka in some respect, he just isn’t in form and isn’t producing. Even a threw ball with a run being made would be nice? Something, I don’t know, Jamie Maclaren at least does…

But where was Cahill??? I know Cahill didn’t play much during the season but he just has this quality, presence, and big game experience.

You know what though Cahill, this is probably what you get. Your decisions over this past year have probably come back to bite you in the arse. Lack of game time.

Was good to see Rogic and Nabbout do more. Leckie was fantastic. The rest of the gang, can’t really have a dig. Great performance overall once again. It’s the little things though. The 1%, the timing of subs.

With the fate of our progression now in the hands of France, we need to give Arzani more game time. Cahill should get some game time now as well given the injury to Nabbout. We need to throw everything at Peru now. If France can only beat Denmark 1 nil, we need to win 3 nil. It is a tough ask, but we actually have been great.

It’s just, after last nights result, this has become very frustrating as we should have drawn with France and we should have beaten Denmark as Bert so rightful points out. But once again, this World Cup might just end up being another what if…

Did Bert van Marwijk's tactics cost the Socceroos a win against Denmark?

A keen observer would have noticed the team was officially unveiled today. Yet experts already established maclaren was omitted and caltex petrol stations were the day prior setting up the petrol stations. Hmm…

Maclaren's Socceroos omission a step backwards for football in Australia

No. Included in the tv deal is $3 million annually for marquees. Last year it was agreed by both clubs and ffa to not put into marquees but rather each club got 300k to spend on marketing.

The A-League needs marquee players, but at what cost?

How sweet would it be too see that, or maybe Newcastle can win and Victory lose the final and no ACL. Haha! Either way it’s a laugh.

After a difficult season, the A-League is set for an unforgettable finale

Yeah, 2008-10. Good attendances too, but also at a time when the popularity of the A-league had not yet peaked. We’ll see what it is like, now almost 10 years later, come Sunday morning.

After a difficult season, the A-League is set for an unforgettable finale

All this peak audience viewership shows is:
1. People know the competition is on whether they like to admit it or not.
2. People know where the remote is.
3. The GF last season peaked at around/ over 500k on FoxSports, yet despite all this peaking, it has done nothing to improve the more important metrics – bumbs on seats and average viewing audiences.

This proves there is a disconnect and I’m putting that down to the governing body.

After a difficult season, the A-League is set for an unforgettable finale

Huh?

After a difficult season, the A-League is set for an unforgettable finale

It is most definitively scrapped. The FFA handed out additional funds to all the clubs this season, $300,000 I believe. That’s $3 million gone from what I believe was a $15 million kitty FoxSports were happy to grant for marquees. Clubs identified they do not have the cash to trump MLS or CSL so they opted for the $300,000 this season. It may change, but given how pathetic the Tim Cahill rule was, no club will want to see FFA with their hands in the pie.

Let's celebrate the A-League for what it is, instead of complaining about what it isn't

“Brisbane won the Double in 2014.

The following year, Brisbane didn’t even make the Top6. MVFC won the Double that year.”

Actually, this is not true.

The following year, Brisbane did make the Top6.

"I won't walk away": Under-pressure Aloisi digs in at Roar

I will one-day. In the meantime family is most important and at their age all I can ask for is some family friendly match times.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

Perhaps it is a matter of we really only have a certain amount oif people really committed to the local game here and some half hearted and it really only makes up enough to keep these 10 teams ticking over. Even despite the success of Sydney FC recently and Brisbane Roar early teenies, it hasn’t translated in increase attendance. Memberships for both clubs are great this season though.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

A-League: News and Match Updates

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

It can do down. 2010/11.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

I would go as far to say nemesis has never had children. That or he forgot what it’s like?

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

It brought back some fond memories seeing Franjic do that on the weekend. I hope the game at the coast does well.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

It would be easier to invest and plan now than in 100 years. And btw, plenty of our clubs have money. There is just presently no one really bothered as there star enough incentives just running an A-League clubs in today’s climate.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

A-League TV ratings Round 9:
#ADLvSYD 81k
#WSWvBRI 52k
#NEWvMCY 45k
#WELvMVC 34k
#CCMvPER 33k

One of the worst rated rounds in recent memory. ONE ratings not currently recorded. Guess it is always going to be hard going up against The Ashes, Rugby League World Cup and Australian Open (Golf).

Don’t let anyone tell you the A-League isn’t up against the most competition for viewing eyes.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

Bugger the government then. If the Phoenix owners are serious, they’re not giving any indication they want the A-League licence bad enough.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

And when Allianz, Suncorp and ANZ stadiums were all built, they were built when things were cheaper and by the government. Yet many years later and the clubs footing the bills are being ripped off
The clubs do not benefit from having stadiums built for them other than not having to pay someone to do it. 85% of matchday revenue goes to stadium hire for Brisbane Roar from what I’ve heard. Suncorp was built ages ago. It’ll also affect the tax payer building a new stadium. Other football clubs in other countries have proven building their own stadiums can be largely beneficial.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

I think both Sydney and the Wanderers at this point in time would not be supportive of such a team. We need to look at Tasmania, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide and possibly another team from Victoria. NSW does not need another at present.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

100%. Nemesis, my son is now 5 years old and is starting to develop an interest in football. I’ve taken him to watch the jets and mariners this season as they’ve been family friendly. Or more appropriately, bed time friendly. As he gets older, the 6pm to 8pm kickoffs won’t be an issue as long as they’re not a Thursday or Sunday. The kids are our future. We know you’re a diehard and I’m with you all the way, but with over 1 mill playing football, if we could get just 10% more to engage on a weekly basis, the attendances, memberships and viewing numbers would benefit greatly.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

Thursday nights and Sunday 6pm kickoffs are proving a killer for attendances. Viewing for fox on Sunday 6pm is proving well though.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

The Hurricanes could probably benefit from an appropriate sized stadium as their attendances have also suffered. Be it because the stadium probably isn’t suited to rugby or football?

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game

Fadida, love can be testing at times, even in the best of relationships. When your love is being taken for granted, sometimes you need to take a step back and look. You’re a Sydney fc supporter aren’t you? I’m sure you’d be complaining if your club owners were taking you for granted.

And a lot of us care what the FFA do, they have a huge influence in the whole of the game, including our comp still.

In the absence of leadership, it's time for fans to support their game