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Disagree. As multiple people have posted out, he may still play in the zOlympics. He’ll get more out of finishing the season with Adelaide. Two days ago he wasn’t wanted by the Olyroos coach, now suddenly they do want him?

Irankunda sensationally turns down Olyroos spot in baffling update - and Vidmar left in lurch on eve of qualifying

Can’t see Arnold’s involvement in this at all. The u-turn seems very odd from Vidmar. Irankunda doesn’t need “protection” anymore after Tilio got injured?

Irankunda sensationally turns down Olyroos spot in baffling update - and Vidmar left in lurch on eve of qualifying

I’m in HK staying on Lamma Island. I’ll be in the stadium on Saturday 😊

Countdown to Hong Kong SVNS: Hoops in, Lefau-Fakosilea still out, Terita back...and hopefully no more red cards

There may well be a NSW/Victoria bias but there are 16/24 teams (I’m including Canberra) and that’s where the majority of Australia’s population live. It’s a bit rich to say “all those Fury and Gold Coast supporters” as they were getting 2 or 3 thousand to most games. Yes, that’s similar to Macarthur and WU, but my understanding is that those two teams are financially stable. WU not having a stadium undoubtedly affects their crowds. And Macarthur’s crowds are starting to go up, they got 5K a few weeks ago.

If it wasn't for Irankunda, every A-League headline would be negative right now

Good scouting Waz, but Mullin apparently on big money and looks like Wrexham will get promoted to League One so no chance of getting him.

If it wasn't for Irankunda, every A-League headline would be negative right now

Waz, a hypothetical alternate universe scenario : Brisbane Roar make the Grand Final(!) and will play at Suncorp (not Sydney or Melbourne), as the APL did a deal with the QLD government. You don’t go to enjoy the game and support your team because you want to punish the APL? Isn’t this cutting your nose off to spite your face?

A-League avoids total embarrassment after broadcast partner goes belly up

Great article. Amazing run. Hope they make the final.

The third-tier German side that is going on a cup run for the ages … again

At the very top of “Roaring Hot” now 😁

A-League avoids total embarrassment after broadcast partner goes belly up

Mariners fans are scabs? So they shouldn’t go and support their beloved team in the Grand Final? (Especially when it’s only a 2 hour drive instead of in Melbourne?). You’re blinded by your obsession with the administrators. Supporting your team, the league (the overall quality is excellent), and football in general, is surely more important than your contempt of our sports administrators both past and present? I want to see more happy clapping from you please.

A-League avoids total embarrassment after broadcast partner goes belly up

Good to see the trolls out in force pushing the comments for a football article up into the hundreds and almost to the top of “Roaring Hot”! Well done! Thanks guys!

A-League avoids total embarrassment after broadcast partner goes belly up

Brisbane Roar were not in the Grand Final and are unlikely to be in one in the near future. So any way you look at it, you’d be watching it on tv. Are you showing your solidarity and support for Melbourne City and their few fans? I’ve never seen you support Melbourne City in any way, you only have negative things to say about them!

A-League avoids total embarrassment after broadcast partner goes belly up

23,000 capacity is ridiculously short-sighted. The stadium should not be built.

The AFL holding Tasmania to ransom with stadium political football is an utter disgrace

They are also ranked 4 and 5. Much higher rankings than the other teams apart from Spain and France (no England). It’s good that Matildas are not in the same group as Spain as I feel they’d wallop us.

Matildas suffer horror draw for Olympic campaign, including four-time champions USA

Well, there’s also the logistics of flying into Canberra with the lack of international flights right?

'We are homeless': 'Frustrated' Arnie's plea as Socceroos train for crunch WC qualifier on rugby league fields

Would probably be the cheapest option but as the National teams play hardly any matches there, probably would not be a popular choice.

'We are homeless': 'Frustrated' Arnie's plea as Socceroos train for crunch WC qualifier on rugby league fields

I know they are in the current squad but I really hope Van Edmond, Luik, Yallop, and Polkinghorne don’t play for the Matildas ever again. This group is going to be very tough for the Matildas. Germany and the USA will be tough for a Kerr-less team. I’m expecting Zambia to easily beat Morocco. Zambia won’t be pushovers either, they have Racheal Kundananji, who recently made the largest transfer in women’s football.

Matildas suffer horror draw for Olympic campaign, including four-time champions USA

True. Not many bums on seats……….

'Would be a tragedy': Can the Jets find a new owner, or are they about to spiral out of the A-League?

At the risk of sounding like NoMates with his crowd obsession, here’s a glass half full response from a Happy Clapper: Wellington: top of the table, average 8.6K and trending up, CCM: playing great football, may win the AFC Cup, 7.6K and trending up, Macarthur: currently 3rd, good run in the AFC Cup, cracked the 5K crowd, 3.7K and trending up, Victory: still getting over Bucket Boy, 12.6K, could do better, Sydney: 13.5K, pass but could do better, WSW: 10.8K, RBB/Venues NSW/Police crowding issues/boycott needs to be sorted, City: 9.3K, propped up by Victory derby, Roar: 6.4K, as sole Brisbane/QLD team, should be better, Adelaide: despite massive fall down ladder, 9.8K Glory: 5.8K, will increase now they have ownership stability, Newcastle: 5.5K ownership situation looks dire but do Novocastrians really want an A-League team?, WU: 3.4K, ALW got 2K last weekend, should improve once they start playing games at Tarneit.
*crowd figures as per ultimatealeague.com

'Would be a tragedy': Can the Jets find a new owner, or are they about to spiral out of the A-League?

So the 12,000 Roar fans that didn’t go to the Roar’s home game last week (Target 15,000 crowd only 3000 turned up), didn’t go because of the Grand Final decision, wins over goal difference, current administrators, and Sydney/Melbourne preferential treatment? Nope. It was because it was hot, it was at Ballymore, Roar aren’t in the top 6, fans don’t like the Bakries as owners, public transport, and any number of other excuses/reasons. Not because of the APL.

'Would be a tragedy': Can the Jets find a new owner, or are they about to spiral out of the A-League?

100,000 “provisional” members is very impressive. What’s involved with being a “provisional” member? How is it different from being a “member”? I’m assuming it just means people have provided their details and put in $20 something?

Tradition comes up trumps: Why the Tasmania Devils are perfect for the AFL

Because the basketball stadium crowd capacity is a lot less so there are less empty seats?

'Would be a tragedy': Can the Jets find a new owner, or are they about to spiral out of the A-League?

The club owners are holding out for 100% of what they have put in and so are killing the deal. I hope Newcastle survives but I can’t blame the club owners for trying to get their money back. It’s just a crappy situation.

'Would be a tragedy': Can the Jets find a new owner, or are they about to spiral out of the A-League?

The likely loss of the Jets and the state of the competition is not because of the Grand Final decision, wins over goal difference, the current administrators, or preferential treatment for Sydney/Melbourne clubs. That’s complete balderdash. Unfortunately, it all comes down to a lack of interest, eyeballs, and bums on seats. If these were all better, there would be more revenue from crowds, a better tv deal, bigger sponsors, more media coverage and so on. Brisbane Roar had a crowd of 3,000 people at their home game last weekend FFS!
(Disclaimer: I’m not an AFL/NRL troll. I love football and the A-League and while I was not born in Queensland, I’m a Queenslander these days. I have not been to any A-League matches this season because I reside overseas).

'Would be a tragedy': Can the Jets find a new owner, or are they about to spiral out of the A-League?

Good positive post FIL. What’s the latest with the Newcastle owners?

A-League report card: Frustrated fans, crap scheduling, Socceroo mystery men and wasted money, but the brand is strong

I agree that with QLD’s size, population, participation rates and so on it’s crazy that there is only one professional team, there probably should be at least 3 pro teams. And yet Roar are averaging 5000- 6000 people per home game. Even Macarthur got a crowd of 4687 to their last game.

A-League report card: Frustrated fans, crap scheduling, Socceroo mystery men and wasted money, but the brand is strong

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