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I read that Verbeek has left the country. not coming back it said. Heard anything?

A-League season review: Adelaide United

He played 27 games for Roar. True, he came from Gold Coast but played fewer games for them under Bleiberg. His youth career was at QAS (before GC) which in those days was pretty much the Roar academy. Junior – he’s from Cairns.

A-League season review: Adelaide United

another Roar legacy player – Ben Halloran

A-League season review: Adelaide United

Halloran – another Roar legacy player.

Josip Ilicic: The most underrated player in world football

Cut Aaron Reardon a bit of slack. He’s young, especially for a centre-back and I’m sure he’s carried an injury coming into this season. I’d think Daniel Bowles would be the one, if you have to put someone’s head on the block, but Daniel’s a fair bench player.
Jack Hingert deserves a mention, great season after coming back in December. The coach too, got his wakeup call with that loss to Sydney, deserves applaud for his first turn at the wheel.
Agree with Waz, must have been considered threatening for the finals series.

A-League season review: Brisbane Roar

Campbelltown’s been there for years, and expanding for years.
Western Melbourne is still waiting for a trainline isn’t it? Still paddocks.

How the FFA can expand successfully

A League
not ANZ League
is always my preferred option
if budget’s are limited, travel costs will be an increasingly important factor

How the FFA can expand successfully

Good effort Jeremy though I do think your analysis lacks the detail we need to decide on expansion. You seem very keen on the ‘gong, but what about their finances. Who’s going to back them, losing a couple of $mil a year for at least a few years?
I’ve always been an advocate of expanding the league with NPL clubs, rather than franchises, but they’ve got to have the money. But right now, priority is for survival of what we’ve got.

How the FFA can expand successfully

that’s the job keeper limited to $1500 pf, only fair that professional athletes should also be eligible. The idea is to keep workers on employers books, rather than cutting ties.

Feeling sorry for out of work A-League players? Don’t

tell that to the grandkids

Feeling sorry for out of work A-League players? Don’t

story in Courier Mail said that Roar had stood staff and players down, and asked players to keep fit in case they were needed. It seems strange, to ask that if they’re effectively sacked, and even stranger that we haven’t heard it from any of the players or coaches, several of whom are active on social media. Also odd that Roar has not issued a statement, at least I haven’t seen anything.

Feeling sorry for out of work A-League players? Don’t

a bit of bank bashing? more like a soft finger point compared to what they deserve. Don’t owe anything? Yeah right. But this is a sports forum, enough said.
Have Roar and Mariners stood their players down? I know it was reported but Roar have said nothing, as far as I’ve heard. Usually, with Pourre at least, they inform their members up front.

Feeling sorry for out of work A-League players? Don’t

It’s a tough world at present Stu, and I do sympathise with everyone out of work, including our players. I think you need to at least refer to Foxtel in this discussion. They are, after all, the ones reneging on the next payment, apparently.
PFA will get little sympathy across the board if they do go hard, like the NRL boss was lauded.
I understand FFA is working overtime to fill the gap Foxtel is about to create. I wish them well.
When we have greatly reduced central funding to the clubs, will the salary cap be removed? and allow the rich clubs to take-off on their own trajectory? with the rest going semi-pro? That would see the end of the A League I’d think, but lets see this hurdle first, and how we come through.

Feeling sorry for out of work A-League players? Don’t

During the GFC the banks were bailed out by taxpayers. The government guaranteed their $$, otherwise they would likely have gone the same way as major banks around the world. No bank has ever repaid that – their profits have boomed since the GFC, ours are the most profitable in the world and we saw why and how through the Royal Commission. Atrocious behavior. And they got off so lightly.
This is not the place for this topic so I make a quick apology, but I would add that firstly, I’m sure the banks have agreed to mortgage relief for up to 6 months (of course it gets added to the other end of the loan), and secondly, the only way to make money out of a bank is to hold shares in them. They’re franked too I believe, so tax free for you and if you don’t pay tax you’ll still get a tax refund cheque from our government. But that’s off topic.

Feeling sorry for out of work A-League players? Don’t

of course the game will survive, and eventually it will be much stronger. But the immediate aftermath is not likely to bear much resemblance to the competition we’ve all grown to love.
Perth Glory has already stood its players down, and SBS report today, now in the Murdoch press too, that Roar and Jets are about to join in solidarity with Sage. Only City and Sydney, they report, will keep their players on their books.
All caused by Foxtel about to jump on its next payment. And you can be assured Foxtel won’t be standing on firm ground when we come through all this, and won’t be a bidder for future seasons, not at last seasons prices anyway.
It’s going to be a long road back I fear.

The A-League: Crusader moment or resurrection?

Optus have waived subscription fees for the next two months, for those who pay them

Maximising the A-League’s free-to-air TV coverage

I seem to recall they (Italy) used to take Del Pierro’s matches live when he was at SFC. At least for his first year here anyway.
The W League is gaining in popularity I understand, especially in the US because they know so many of the players here, US players among them.

Maximising the A-League’s free-to-air TV coverage

the lesson for FFA would be not to become so heavily dependent on a single broadcaster again.

Maximising the A-League’s free-to-air TV coverage

I don’t have the history as a fan Stuart, so I’ll take whatever you serve up. Just keep writing, and don’t give up.

In troubling times I'm calling on your football memories

Kevin did a great job avoiding recession during the GFC, despite the years of myth building about his actions by the LNP and their media arm. That was a stimulus.

Should the A-League still be on tonight?

pop groups or orchestras don’t play empty stadiums.

D-Day arrives as NRL and A-League to make coronavirus postponement decisions

minor premiers?

Should the A-League still be on tonight?

do it to a plan
Guarantee queues at Centrelink today are the largest in town, any town, and the MY Gov website has crashed. Today’s Centrelink queues have replaced yesterdays pubs and clubs as the virus spreader centers.
A plan might have been to sequence arrivals at Centrelink from tomorrow, after putting on more staff today. They could have poured many of those stimulus millions $$ (which are still to be delivered) into fixing the NBN, and started paying business to use it (for consultations, meetings etc), and more for business to cater for delivery, takeaway, pickup goods, last week and this, not next week as is their plan.
This has been coming since Christmas, I’ve been monitoring it closely for at least 8 weeks. Why are we closing the country down overnight, with no plan in support? Better late than never, of course, but we should be much better served by those in control than this.

Should the A-League still be on tonight?

dentists and dental assistants, recently retired, plenty of people I’d prefer over a vet or physio I’m afraid

Should the A-League still be on tonight?

Imagine the impact on the workforce, so many on contract these days.
Todays multiplier on spreading the virus – Centrelink, maybe as many as the restaurants, pubs and beaches in recent days.

Should the A-League still be on tonight?