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Lionheart

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didn’t hurt Corey Brown, or Warren Moon. Also hear that M McKay has spotted at least one recruit for the Roar academy in his current role, very promising apparently.

What should we do with private school football?

I’m always amused at the default reaction to the mention of private schools. Rich kids living a privileged life. That’s true for some, the Grammar Schools and a few others, but nothing could be further from the truth for a majority private schools.
As for their football, I would think the more avenues for play that are available the healthier the game will be. Certainly Roar has, over the years a number of players who have played for their school, private and State, and ex players who have coached school teams, a great way to gain experience as a coach. A move to NPL for schools would be a loss, although I can see how some schools in some areas where competition is limited, might benefit.

What should we do with private school football?

Roar has used them, upsets a few people’s breathing on a still day
Bundesliga looks a little overdone
My point is, I’m over it, kiddy’s games for kiddies. I wouldn’t object if they are used regularly but my personal preference is for singing and chants over flares.

The plight of pyro

we used them in the military for many purposes, usually to mark the spot, as in a target for an airdrop or a bomb aiming point or landing zone or a friendly position, or as a guide to wind direction and strength, also as a survival aid, usually contained in survival packs in aircraft or in dinghies or life rafts. We would practise annually by firing time expired flares. Can be dangerous in careless hands.

The plight of pyro

oh dear

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

leaked? Roar are openly talking about allowing Young and Gillesphey talk to other clubs. It is a standard practice.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

AA it’s hardly worth a reply. You refer to an article written in FTBL. There won’t be an exodus but certainly Roar players are highly sought after by a number of clubs. Everybody wants our players, they’re quality.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

absolutely agree JB, standard is lower, particularly defence and not just in front of goal. But I for one much prefer to see our youngsters given a go over imports or discards from other clubs, unless they’re quality. Not sure that Masato is, and I don’t think much of Mebrahtu either. Wasting striker spots, but I expect that will be addressed, maybe not this season.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

I’d be surprised if Hadley went to school with any Asians or ethnics

What does Ray Hadley have against football and why didn’t James Johnson ask him?

inside rumour?

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

I refer to Trewin and Courtney Perkins JB, both youngsters, both central defenders capable of playing wider. With Brown, that’s three of the five who’ve come through Roar’s youth squad, which I think is pretty good. Then there’s Freke, add another. But yes, I take your point, there are always two stories to every tale.
I count ten in the twenty man squad named for tonight as having come through Roar juniors, most from local clubs. I think that’s a pretty good achievement JB, for local football.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

It’s wet again for Roar’s home game v WUN. Decision, go and get wet and cold and watch a scrappy game played in a puddle, or stay at home, warm and dry and watch on TV?
Nah – doubt not the puddle, Berisha back in town and a young Roar defence, locally produced. It’ll have to rain a lot harder yet, to stay away from this one.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

it’s a nebulous argument but afl see it as a stake in the ground
we used to call their game ausy rules and they’ve always called it footy

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

How so Insider? They’ve only been around for a few years – takes time to grow, but the youngsters coming out of Roar are doing very well. I think there were 9 former Roar juniors in their match day squad last weekend. Most A League clubs have a former Roar junior in a key position. They probably cast the widest net of any of the club academies, even wider than CCM and Jets but the vast majority of their listed players are from SE Qld. Warren Moon is actively giving Roar academy and players from SEQ a go. Some coaches in the past, Aloisi and Fowler for example, released young Academy players en masse, some of whom are doing very well at other clubs, others in NPL.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

Didn’t realise ’til now that this is your first article. Well done on that, keep up the good work.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

it’s the strong opinions he has, and articulates without due analysis or balance.

What does Ray Hadley have against football and why didn’t James Johnson ask him?

Hadlee doesn’t do interviews, kidding yourself if you think he does.

What does Ray Hadley have against football and why didn’t James Johnson ask him?

surprised you listen to him Stuart

What does Ray Hadley have against football and why didn’t James Johnson ask him?

I’m not sure what you are recommending Simmo.
‘Re-design our competition structures to maximise player opportunities and match fan desires’ is a fairly broad statement that can be interpreted in many ways. I think you mean more professional teams in more full-time competitions but I’m not sure. As to matching fan desires – good luck with that one.
For mine, I would like to see the NYL given more focus, and played as per the A League (not in its current, two conference style) and same for Women (NYL and W League to be full leagues). Otherwise, I think the NSD and JJ’s ideas look pretty good as a big step in the right direction.
Roar’s academy (I’d be surprised if SFC & WSW aren’t the same) teams have 18 or 19 players (not 16) and I’m pretty sure that they keep tabs with anyone who is in the margin. They certainly have coaching ties with a number of clubs and schools, and they have Futsal and three-a-side teams.

How Football Australia can uncork our talent production pathway

normal season schedule is done pre-season, you know what I meant
but otherwise I agree with you

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

from another perspective, Sydney fans are the most parochial in the country, by a long shot

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

and we been saying it for a lifetime, and on here for about (how old’s the a league again?) 15 years.

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

finally?

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

Mike, I think your last sentence should read ‘The A League is what we make it …’, not ‘make of it’.
But a good article nonetheless. I’ve followed sport all my life, different codes of football, cricket, boxing and others, but none of those sports communities are as divided as football. We are multiple communities, no doubt about that, all following different leagues in different countries or States and even cities, and all seemingly reluctant to acknowledge the other bloke has anything worthwhile to say, or at least as worthwhile as what I say.
Even within clubs, among fans of the same club, there is division about a whole range of issues, to the point of holding their club back, and I don’t just mean among active supporters.
You are spot on with your last sentence (after you change it), Football is what we make it. The key word is WE.

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity

difficult to know what will be best at the start of the season

What the A-League needs more than anything is some unity