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Probably not negative enough Stuart. The wording suggests you give credit to Aloisi who ‘somehow kept heads above water for the first two years’. Fans would disagree – it was the extant quality of the squad that kept them competitive. As the Aloisi influence grew, the competitiveness faded.
But the good thing is the academy and emerging youth players. They won the NYL and several of their young players showed they have a professional future. We all have to acknowledge that Aloisi did influence the establishment of the academy, and the new training grounds and facilities.

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

roll up your sleeves son

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

I haven’t checked crowd numbers, but I can say that Sydney had the largest number of travelling fans for both their away matches in Brisbane this season. They were noisy, as their home fans seem to be on TV, and brought a good atmosphere.

The A-League is done, so will anyone come back next season?

you’re Premiers Jordan. Congratulations. and I think everyone agrees, you are the best side in the A League this year, by a fair hit. Well done.

Sydney FC pinch grand final from premiers Perth

The words the commentators used, and they said they came from the sideline reporter who heard it from the fourth official, was that it was too close to call (ie. not clear enough to overrule the linesman’s call). That indicates a margin of error, which hasn’t always been evident this season.

Sydney FC pinch grand final from premiers Perth

good luck punter

This will be the biggest A-League grand final of all time

people’s game

This will be the biggest A-League grand final of all time

from a Sydneysider point of view?
er, right.

This will be the biggest A-League grand final of all time

Heart Perth
Head Sydney

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final

of course, this money is from the marquee fund
but that doesn’t change my preference for promotion over marquee.
It’s meant to benefit all clubs, but clearly it didn’t.

Honda's signing an opportunity missed

a bit nit picky
FFA raise all their money elsewhere, they don’t print it
if FFA didn’t want Honda they would not have agreed to it.

Honda's signing an opportunity missed

Remember, FFA paid half Keisuke’s bill. An article by Vince Rugari in the SMH says that FFA are happy, they got their money back with interest through an increased TV deal for the Asia rights (up 50%). And he quotes Victory as saying their metrics are up (merchandise, tickets).
Apparently there’s $3.7 mil in the marquee kitty for the upcoming season.
Personally, I’d prefer it be spent on marketing the league, outside Fox. Either that or sign Daniel Sturridge for Roar.

Honda's signing an opportunity missed

I’d agree with that chris. Football is dirt cheap compared to the billions being paid for some codes. But I do think the FFA or whoever is running the A League have to make the league more attractive.

A long off-season awaits: Let football shine

I hope FFA and their working committees don’t go to sleep in the off-season. There’s a lot to do, the relationship with Foxtel is too frail.
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/foxtel-cost-cutting-puts-rugby-football-on-edge-20190513-p51mxf.html

A long off-season awaits: Let football shine

I think you mean their respective local competitions. There’s much more than NPL, and some good players in other competitions too, as I’m finding out.

A long off-season awaits: Let football shine

can’t speak for nrl, rugby or afl, but certainly whenever I’ve attended cricket at the Gabba there have been bag searches. They’re done under the auspices of security but they are as much about checking food & drink, to protect stadium vendors.

When is the A-League going to admit it has a problem with policing?

I’ve heard this a few times, clubs should look at the NPL. Even from the Fox commentators. But most clubs these days play in the NPL with their development or NYL teams, don’t they? and most have some kind of co-operative relationship with at least a few other clubs? And with NPL games streamed on YouTube too, I’d be very surprised if the A League clubs aren’t already very familiar with NPL players.

Three players A-League clubs must sign this transfer window

very rare occurrence
you’ve gone back to 2013

LISTEN: A-League fans are sick and tired of being treated like criminals

He tweeted this morning that he got in his car and drove his daughters to MacDonalds for a treat, and was followed by ‘riot police’ in a car all the way. That’s more than ridiculous, it’s weird.

LISTEN: A-League fans are sick and tired of being treated like criminals

Congratulations to all these girls. They’ll do us proud. Particularly pleased to see Lisa De Vanna in the squad. Go Matildas.

Matildas unveil squad for Women's World Cup

No matter which version of events is correct, the number of police attending this incident, armed, must have been incredibly intimidating for the family. That aspect alone raises questions and begs an independent inquiry.

When is the A-League going to admit it has a problem with policing?

the policeman in the interview said there were two men

When is the A-League going to admit it has a problem with policing?

Just listening to Macquarie Sports Radio who played a Ray Hadley tape interview with the police who deny all, saying that Roary tried to access an area he wasn’t ticketed for, alone but that he then returned to his family. Maybe there’s more to it than we are being told. Whatever version, I find it extraordinary that it takes at least four armed police (Roary’s tweet says there were ten) plus security staff to handle this situation. That must have been one hell of an experience for the family regardless of which version is correct.
Recently at Suncorp we had a number of young males sit near us. Stadium staff quickly checked their tickets and moved them on to the GS area. That day is was raining and many people had moved seats to avoid the rain. Stadium staff did not check anyone else’s tickets, around us anyway. A lot of people were obviously in the wrong seats, but none were moved on or had their tickets checked. Except for that group of young males (about ten of them). Thing is, they were all of African heritage.

When is the A-League going to admit it has a problem with policing?

“the harsh parochialism, the racism, the violence- is outrageous”
have you ever been to a soccer match in Australia? or overseas? anywhere? If so, I’d really like to know when and where. I’ve never experienced any of that from fans and I’m a regular attendee in Australia, and occasional overseas.

When is the A-League going to admit it has a problem with policing?

Not sure the headline fits he article, but nonetheless what an opportunity for Maty Ryan to make his mark and stop Manchester City from winning the title.
I’ve only seen one of Brighton’s games and the defence in front of Ryan was terrible, so I wish him well.

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