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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

The moment these few things happen all will be good again:

Expand the comp by two and we will have a fresh look.
Wanderers move back to the new Parramatta Stadium.
Bring some big name marquees.
Clubs get some much needed funds back and reinvest further into the game and run the game as well as they think they can.
Socceroos to amazingly get out of their group and make the final 16 of the WC.
Start a second division and planning for the future.
Add an extra match on FTA.
Set the date for the FFA Cup Final.

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

Cheers Waz. I swore that all read well prior to posting but… anyways you get it. I suppose we just keep caring until they take it away from us.

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

Their government. If they want the nix to be successful, they need to also help. For their current stadium does nothing for anyone and is a huge problem.

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

All aspects come together and go hand in hand. Can’t rule out all this drama isn’t effecting the competition.

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

I’m still surprised at the amount of interest and love I have for this game at times. Clubs aren’t doing their half of the work and the FFA likewise. Both are at a stalemate and neither wanting to do anything until the backroom stuff is sorted. And this stuff is pretty big and could be having an adage l affect on fans lack of engagement. I often wonder why I still website l endeavor to watch all 5 games a round and attend as many roar games as possible and run a A-League Facebook page. I feel at times I’m banging my head against a brick wall.

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

Wellington really need a 12k seat stadium. So that and it’ll solve a lot of problems and reduce the complaints. It’ll have a positive effect on attendance, membership and viewing experience for those across the ditch and from a tv perspective, I could only foresee it’ll help too.

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

I don’t think she cares tbh.

The A-League's foreign stars are the best we've ever seen in Australia

Saul, I think Cousin is taking the…

The A-League's foreign stars are the best we've ever seen in Australia

Cousin, tv ratings are actually down. That article you shared is from last season.

The A-League's foreign stars are the best we've ever seen in Australia

You being a season ticket holder wouldn’t be affected. It’s those who aren’t season ticket holders that are affected. There are huge discrepancies in the cost for tickets for different matches. I assure you.

The A-League's foreign stars are the best we've ever seen in Australia

And, in case you don’t know, in reality there is A SALARY CAP on the 23 man squad. Clubs can spend whatever they want on player number 22 and 23. They are however limited by how much they can spend on the fist 21 players.

So, the Salary Cap allows City etc to buy players within the cap; and then buy two marquees like Neymar and Messi; or Ronaldo & Bale; etc etc.

The A-League's foreign stars are the best we've ever seen in Australia

They already have put up match day ticket costs for marquee fixtures.

The A-League's foreign stars are the best we've ever seen in Australia

You lack maturity. You’re the type of person that has to be the centre of attention and if not, just say something that gives you the attention you think you deserve. This reply you’ve provided just gives further grounds and evidence to the fact people like you should not be allowed to comment in this forum or it should be monitored. The majority of us genuinely care to engage and you cafe to PO others. Get a life.

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

The irony in your comment is you want to talk football but can’t resist pointing out the obvious benefits of winning – crowds!

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

The viewing audiences for Sunday games are improved when there are 5pm and 7pm kickoffs in AEDT. When they used to be 4pm and 6pm, viewing audiences were not as strong. This is evidenced in analysing the data and the fact there were times where Foxsports would broadcast 3 matches on a Saturday rather than 2 and coupled with back to back Friday night matches. Some of that evidence can be seen in this seasons scheduling.

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

Agreed. This is what gets me when people criticise City. If, like myself, one has crunched the numbers for the club for attendance, they are actually tracking very well, like a club that grows slowly over time – generations. It isn’t going to just boom overnight, but what it has achieved each season both with 2 derbies or one, it has grown.

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

Waz, this, more than anything, has me concerned. Once resolved, I’m rather hopeful the club owners will do what’s best to grow this competition. And I’d love FFA involvement, but for so many reasons, these two just can’t seem to do what’s ultimately best for us, the fans. We are the bottom dollar.

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

Duplicate.

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

This argument of being stale is in the eye of the beholder and can go both ways. I’d just like to make a fair point.

The turnover in player personnel is much higher in the A-league compared to all other sports in Australia, why? Because of how vastly popular the sport is. We constantly see be faces from abroad. This isn’t stale, rather refreshing actually.

In other competitions you don’t see anywhere near the amount of foreigners come and go. I’m loving seeing Absolonsem, Maccarone, Vargas, George just to name a small few. It is very refreshing.

We also have a competition that is more equal than any other in this country and by a country mile! Although it may be repetitive, it’s comforting to know how much more equal our race for the premiership is. And even still, we have the physical ability to further intuitive the competition further. No other comp has that ability.

So although versing the Phoenix might become at times “stale”, I’d much rather that than have a team cream the competition by facing the bottom 8 teams twice each and the top 8 only once.

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

In part, I agree, peeeko. However, there are issues plaguing the game that would surely help to benefit the sport if they weren’t such big issues.

A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine