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Both the Broncos and the Lions in Brisbane have had blockbuster attendances, on the QLD scale anyway. Lions more to do with their successful season so I do agree with you there. But the full-on wall to wall coverage given to the Broncos helps them enormously. Not just attendance at games and local TV ratings, but merchandise too.

Will anyone become the A-League’s free-to-air friend?

Almost unanimous in the Comments that FTA is not worth pursuing. Digital streaming is the way of the future, but I think what football needs more is acceptance as mainstream, in Australia. We need the A league to be spoken about in Sports shows, nightly news programs, on the back page not ten pages back, and on radio. In Brisbane three radio stations, at least three, talk sport all weekend every weekend, but they very rarely ever mention football and the A League.
The EPL gets more mainstream coverage in Australia than the A and W Leagues. That’s what we need to change.

Will anyone become the A-League’s free-to-air friend?

read a similar story early in the year about a young Ausy kid who signed with a low ranked Brazilian club. It’ll be interesting to see how they work out.

Will positive vibes help the Socceroos tame Asian opponents?

Let’s hope so – the Aloisi years are way behind us. But let’s not forget that while JA didn’t like to play our youth, he was instrumental in setting up Roar’s academy. Noteworthy too, that two of the original coaches including the head of academy, have been snatched by other clubs (MV) to set up their academies.
But I wouldn’t get too far ahead of myself just yet, pre-season is just that, and means nothing.

Will positive vibes help the Socceroos tame Asian opponents?

I see Roar beat Jets in the pre-season tournament on the Gold Coast Kangas. 3-1 I think, and they beat Glory 1-0 before that. Long way to go, but the pre-season’s good at least.

Will positive vibes help the Socceroos tame Asian opponents?

Can’t agree with that first line. A couple have what you might call a stadium, but most just play in a park, limited seating, mostly standing and facilities limited to not much more than a toilet block and BBQ for club fund-raising, maybe a coffee van.

Boutique stadiums are a must for a national second division

Harper says too much too often, and when he doesn’t think about what he’s saying, which is often, he’s very biased. When he thinks about what he’s saying, he’s quite good.

Football must get better at celebrating its success

Brisbane paper filing on soccer? You’re kidding.
But often the national reporting, for national bulletins, comes out of Sydney and/or Melbourne and focuses almost exclusively on Sydney and/or Melbourne.

Football must get better at celebrating its success

so did Mariners pick up Pengelly? He trialed with them last week.
SE QLD needs a second A League team – too many good players not getting a run.

New and familiar faces impress on a brilliant night of FFA Cup action

I didn’t watch it all, and then on my phone while looking at the widescreen game, missed a lot, but Toure’s chances looked pretty straightforward. Still, plenty of strikers miss them and he certainly kept his cool. Olympic’s weakness was their defence, but they would likely test a few A League clubs at this stage of the season.

New and familiar faces impress on a brilliant night of FFA Cup action

Olympic were a tad unlucky with a disallowed goal for off-side, which it probably was although a defender on the far-side begged the question, what would VAR say? At least, that was my impression from the small screen view I had.
There’s some good quality in the NPL, players and coaches. Great competition, deserves broader publicity.

New and familiar faces impress on a brilliant night of FFA Cup action

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?