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A tad unruly, counting dead relatives in the crowd figures. Maybe they should make them pay an entrance fee first.
I’ll watch with interest how the Independent A League administration solves the second division issue. As I understand it, the AAFC (NPL club association) wants the second division to be NPL clubs, ultimately linking with p/r to the A League. Whereas the APFCA (the A League clubs association) seem to want a league for their reserve teams and youth sides. Personally, I’d have thought both are required, the latter with an age limit but that may be too much in the short term.
Let’s hope they can resolve any differences they may have.

Union Berlin's lesson for the A-League

but interesting that it seems they played a 5-4-1 formation.
Apparently this is the fifth time they’ve won this competition.

Does Adam Taggart’s rich vein of form have Socceroos ramifications?

Fox Sports crew would be far more engaging if they spoke Korean too :happy:

Does Adam Taggart’s rich vein of form have Socceroos ramifications?

Berlin v Bayern was the opening round and was on Bein over the weekend. I thought he was playing right midfield and moved forward with play. He wasn’t at the back. He put in a few nice crosses against a pretty good side in Bayern.

Does Adam Taggart’s rich vein of form have Socceroos ramifications?

Great answer by that football coach.
I’m not sure concentration spans are long enough in young people, to watch a full game on a small device like a phone. Highlights yes, but the full game? and besides, you miss too much detail. Let’s not forget, kids love their wide screens too, which are getting bigger and bigger. As for the A League, I’m pretty sure streaming to devices will be advantageous.

Can the A-League persuade fans to look up from their phones?

in Australia? not so, but read the article about UK.

Can the A-League persuade fans to look up from their phones?

$70K per game? I’ve seen figures much lower than that quoted here on The Roar. Where’d that figure come from?

Marketing the A-League is a step in the right direction

No, I’m not getting sidetracked. I’m saying people are influenced by the masses. They went to the Liverpool match to be seen, to say I went, because it made the back/front page, not to see a better class of match than what they’ll see at A League if they went.
Besides all of that, if you were a football fan you would know that the A League is very young. The leagues you are talking about are decades older than the A League. Give it time, and, if you truly want a high quality league in Australia, lend a hand and give it your support, at a minimum.

Marketing the A-League is a step in the right direction

it’s not a poor experience if your team is playing. and winning.
Many thousands, more than most other Aust sports, turn out to watch meaningless celeb games like Perth v Leeds, and you say they’re not influenced or biased?
I went to a Liverpool v Roar match, sold out Suncorp and it was no better, indeed worse, than most A League matches. Some people, most, don’t even recognise when and by what they’re being influenced

Marketing the A-League is a step in the right direction

but we don’t live in an ideal world yet. That should be (and is I believe) our aim, but it’ll take several years to get there.

Marketing the A-League is a step in the right direction

sounds like the rugby and afl fans who say soccer is boring, then watch a season of cricket.
More and more kids are wearing A League fan gear. ‘would never watch a game’ of A League sounds a bit snobby. I watch bein TV a lot and A League games are as good as most of the lower division games from around the world on bein. I think your statement actually backs up what I say – influenced more by others (mates watch heaps but we would never …). It’s the social cringe, Australians generally think the A League sux, (without ever having witnessed it) and sadly, that influences many others (like you and your mates, I’d suggest).

Marketing the A-League is a step in the right direction

accessibility? yes, but I think it’s more scouting than access. I’m assuming the A League academies are selective, which I think is the case now (but I’m not sure). We want to ensure that we get to most (if not all) the real talent Australia has to offer. I’m sure that right now many of the academies are not scouting widely, as per a comment I made yesterday about not being aware of the talent in NPL until FFA R32 (related to CCM article).

Back to the future for Australian football youth development?

but their bid didn’t get up, so is this complex still going ahead anyway?

Back to the future for Australian football youth development?

There’s been a whole lot of changes in the past decade or so, not least Globalization of the game has made it a whole lot harder for Australians to get into the EPL. How many Africans, South Americans and Asians competed against Dukes and Harry for spots? Football’s now played in more schools, and there are more specialist sports schools which probably influence development of our better young players as much as the established clubs. Ki Sun yeung, for example. Then there’s the State academies (of sports) and the new A League academies.
I’m not sure how the A League club academies are working for other clubs, but it seems to me that Roar Academy is quite successful, although it ‘s only year three. The A League club academies need to be given time to mature.

Back to the future for Australian football youth development?

Despite the naysayers Mike, I agree with you. So many youngsters play the game but follow one of the other codes. That’s not because they think the other code is a better game to watch, or because they understand it better, but they follow it because of the blanket, wall to wall promotion the other codes receive. They’re told, everywhere they look, that AFL/NRL is the go. Living in Brisbane and reading/watching/hearing the local media, one would think that soccer is completely irrelevant or non-existent. I recall Roar advertising a mid-week match some years back, on radio and print, and got their biggest mid-week crowd yet.
I read that A League promotion would focus on digital marketing. That’s better than the FFA’s marketing which, as I understood it, was $4mil (thereabouts) paid annually to Fox for advertising (in other words, money back on the TV rights deal).
I don’t think the small amount of promotion they’ll achieve will boost crowds significantly, but it will help. Got to start somewhere.

Marketing the A-League is a step in the right direction

I’ve assumed all along that those youngsters get better opportunities for development at City. I mean, better training facilities, better coaches, linked to a wider world network. Last time I looked they had, by quite a way, the largest numbers in our national age teams.

Melbourne City: It will be different this time around, I promise

or maybe they don’t look at NPL clubs away from their home area. This kid has shown promise since his school days, midfielder now striker, golden boot winner.

Melbourne City: It will be different this time around, I promise

I’m waiting for their academy to deliver a few Socceroos. Last I looked they had the lions share of junior representative players in our age teams, and we keep hearing about their world class facilities. Five years in, must see some results in coming years.
Meanwhile, report is that Mariners are trialing Andy Pengelly this week. Good luck to Andy, hope he makes it. He’s currently with Brisbane Strikers (scored in recent FFA Cup round) but formerly team mate of good friend Wenzell-Halls at Western Pride. I often wonder why it takes an FFA Cup round for these better NPL players to be noticed.

Melbourne City: It will be different this time around, I promise

They showed some individual brilliance against PSG but looked out of sorts in the match with Roar (from what I could see on my tiny screen). They’ll miss Brosque’s leadership and Corica’s helpers will need to be hard on Brattan to get the best out of him.
I wish them well. But not that well.

Can Steve Corica co-ordinate another successful Sydney FC rebuild?

along the Newell. But check the coverage maps.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

I like the discussions pre/post match, depending on who’s doing the discussing. But yes, more play action is better.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

Thanks.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

yep, all agreement Nemesis.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

Mike, I watch Optus EPL through a Fetch box, which is just another Modem on my TV alongside Foxtel and my games boxes. The Fetch box doesn’t have a hard drive so you can’t record, but then you don’t need to as it’s on demand. It’s easy just to select a new input on the TV, and then switch remotes. I’ve also got a Telstra modem but rarely use it. I did use the Telstra My Football app to watch the FFA Cup but it didn’t come up with a ‘cast’ icon or message so I’m keen to hear how people get the My Football App on their big screens.
The only thing that irritates me about Optus is that if you are watching on demand and don’t know or want to know the score, you have to be careful that you don’t hear or see the score on a replay (or live) if that particular game is showing on the home TV channel when you tune in.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

I assume you mean your mobile coverage drops out Kanga. I think that varies, depending on location. Driving between Brisbane and Melbourne, inland route and Optus coverage all the way.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?