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Take a look at the Sydney youth team Kanggas2. It’s just they won’t get games in the A League, as Stuart says in his article. Isn’t Piscopo former Sydney youth? lured to NZ with Devlin by Talay.

Has the A-League ever had this many quality kids or better camera angles?

hay Mid, I read where Mariners recruited 5 Western Pride (Ipswich) players for their academy. Good on them I say.

Can Steve Corica get the better of Ange Postecoglou in Yokohama?

Good luck to Sydney. It would be a big one if they do win.

Can Steve Corica get the better of Ange Postecoglou in Yokohama?

game of the season? or one of, I can’t see that, not insofar as attractive play goes anyway.

Sunday's clash in Ballarat is the grudge match of the season

I’m still time out on his future coaching success, happy with his progress but impressed with his demeanor, temperament, honesty and integrity. We lack the latter qualities in our coaching stocks.

Sunday's clash in Ballarat is the grudge match of the season

My impression of Fowler – and remember while I’ve been fully behind Fowler once appointed as our coach, like many I was strongly against his appointment – is that he is an honest coach quietly going about his business. A few opponents lately have given him the opportunity to come out swinging but he’s maintained his dignity and stuck with the facts at hand. On the field he has steadily improved team performance with a good run of results this year such that very few critics doubted he deserved coach of the month.
As for WUN, they were a disgrace to professional football the way they played at Suncorp, enough to turn away fans in their droves. And Rudan swearing loudly at the Roar CEO after running around celebrating, expecting Roar coaches to wait for him tells me all I need to know. But then, I wish WUN well, but only if they play fairly.

Sunday's clash in Ballarat is the grudge match of the season

yes, I’d agree Waz, scored a goal or two but his defence has improved markedly. McGing? better to use our youth.

Sunday's clash in Ballarat is the grudge match of the season

Noone and LeFondre aren’t half-bad either.
I think Mike’s making some of this stuff up.

Sunday's clash in Ballarat is the grudge match of the season

I really can’t see Roar committing to Redcliffe long term when their home base is Logan. They’re there for the long haul, and that’s a good thing. Logan offers all they need, except a stadium. But Brisbane does need a second team, there’s just not enough A League matches in SE Qld, for the population of around 5 million. Ipswich, Gold Coast or another Brisbane based team are all alternatives, but there’s no rush. Let’s see Roar and Football Qld sort a stadium first.

Who could replace the Phoenix?

ha ha, I see your game here Stuart Thomas. You will not be held to blame.
But you will you know, Roar fans just can’t help themselves; we have to blame somebody.

A-League expert tips and predictions Round 19

The table summary and the written predictions differ (Stuart).
Hoping Roar can win over the pugs from Melbourne’s SW but playing in Ballarat? not sure, worst case draw but picks Roar to win, along with Jets, Adelaide and ‘Nix.

A-League expert tips and predictions Round 19

I agree with the sentiment that NZF should contribute to the A League. They certainly do ok out of it with a pathway and academy through Nix. The pro of course is that they give a number of Australian players (& coaches) an opportunity (but so would any other club).
NZF also does well out of being in Oceania, with national teams in a lot of FIFA competitions, male and female, more than Australia. They’re pretty much guaranteed a WC spot when it expands.

Who could replace the Phoenix?

A logical extension of that line would bed for Oceania to join AFC

Who could replace the Phoenix?

I think if you’re going to turf the ‘Nix on metrics you’d surely have to look also at a few other clubs. While I personally would prefer an Australia based team, the ‘Nix are in now, let them get on with it and stop the uncertainty.
BTW Nick, are you sure about this boutique stadium for the Gold Coast? I know the mayor spoke it up in a hope of getting one but I don’t think it’s got any momentum.

Who could replace the Phoenix?

oh dear. elvis really has left the building.
I do hope you express your opinion on this to the other sports that have already benefited (& continue to benefit) from taxpayer funded stadiums, and to the politicians, at local, State and Federal levels, that legislate to fund these other sports with public funds. Yes, it’s politics and you are arguing it. And yes, you are saying that debt should be prioritized over spending on a sports stadium.
By the way elvis, all those concerts you played, were they in stadiums, or is that before your time? These days major concerts are all in publicly funded halls. Publicly funded. Still in the movies elvis? Terrible actort you were, but filming attracts considerable tax concessions in Australia these days. In fact, I’d say with a fair degree of certainty that movie making attracts more public funding in Qld than does soccer. Still doin’ movies elvis?
It’s a sports blog. Why are you here elvis?

Think the A-League has poor crowds? Think again

in part you are right I’m sure, but Qld football has had some very good executives with political smarts. I don’t know much about the doings, but it seems to me that Rabie Kraham is one of the most astute in Australia. He got excellent results for rugby league (Townsvile & Melbourne) and is now at WUA, but he hasn’t had any success for his first love, football despite forming the Australian Football Clubs Ass’n, and despite being part of the independent review of Qld stadiums. Rob Cavalluci is another, former MP and heavily involved in Brisbane City FC, but unable to sway government. The Qld premier, I’ve heard. hates football despite her husband being a big fan.

Think the A-League has poor crowds? Think again

Saw a match report on BBC World News last night, so nice to see Australian football team reported on a global network.

How A-League teams can replicate the Wanderers' ACL success

he missed an absolute sitter last night

How A-League teams can replicate the Wanderers' ACL success

you’re on a soccer forum telling us that we don’t deserve support for a stadium, not a mention of handouts to any other sport. Your ‘diatribe’ deserved a like reply, but you just go into denial now, and blame sport for a budget blowout.
If you want to argue politics, go to a politics blog.
If you want to know why Qld is in debt you need to look elsewhere, not here.
I do wonder why you are even here.

Think the A-League has poor crowds? Think again

handouts from the taxpayer? Do you know what it costs Roar to hire Suncorp Stadium? Handouts? elvis, I think you need to go away and do some research and come back when you are better informed.
If you wasn’t to see who’s getting the handouts, open your eyes.

Think the A-League has poor crowds? Think again

er, ok, now let’s think who’s been given government money in Qld lately, for stadiums. Firstly there’s the Cowboys rugby league, for one team about 15 games per year. Then there’s the AFL Lions, $5 million for a training ground, and then many more millions more for the AFLW home ground 10,000 seat stadium. This is for one team each, no chance of expansion, ever, no chance of representative or international matches, but there you go. Then there was millions on the Tennis arena, way long overdue but it’s done, for tennis and millions more on a winter sports training venue, yep winter sports mainly ski jump, for training not competition of course, at Chandler. Then there’s millions spent on the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth games two years back, which does have a beautiful rectangular stadium already I might add, but like Townsville the Goldie only has one team one sport, RL, and the ground is used about 16 times a year. They’ll never have a rugby team and never have another League team, so another undfer-utilised white elephant. Then there’s planned upgrades to the Gabba and Suncorp, a good thing but Suncorp is over utilized with three (national) sports teams and very likely two expansion teams in the future if things don’t change. And those sports aren’t compatible – rugby and soccer on the same surface does not fit. Then there’s Dolphins, about $12 mil again primarily for League, owned by the Dolphins RL club (funded partly by former Senator Bridgett McK).
There’s undoubtedly more if I looked, these are just off the top of my head. Note that no funds have been given to the sport with the highest participation rate. Brisbane Roar were blocked out of a home ground in Brisbane and were saved by Logan city. Near me, in Redlands, there’s one soccer field which, in season, is used by several different clubs, back to back all weekend, and it has no facilities other than a single toilet block. But several million was sent by the Federal government to build a Men’s Shed (that gets used a day or two a month by a few people) on the ground’s only car park.
Soccer has no home ground in Qld, and no decent small-medium rectangular stadium, yet we’ve tossed our hats in the ring for the Womens FIFA World Cup, and the Olympics. Every other major sport, all with fewer participants at grass roots than soccer, has a home base/ground in Brisbane and has had millions spent and gifted to them by local, State and federal governments. But yeah, soccer can just shove off. We’ve got plenty of other perfectly good places in Brisbane to play games. Yes, perfectly good for Ausy Rules, Tennis, Cricket, swimming, winter ski jumping, rugby league, rugby union, baseball, lawn bowls and a few other sports. But poor, quite poor for soccer.
So to you my dear friend Elvis, if it’s accountability you seek I say you are looking in the wrong place.

Think the A-League has poor crowds? Think again

Perth’s a great city, although haven’t been there for a decade, must go, but it’s too far for an away match. Greatly admire the Glory travelling fans, and there’s a few of them on occasions.

Think the A-League has poor crowds? Think again

Born in Sydney. So are my two boys, and another born in Vic, but we don’t use that as their defining characteristic. Lots of people move to Qld so lots of us are born some other place. Borrello, born in Adelaide, we heard that one a lot too. But we don’t define Steve Corica by where he was born, or Brillante or Zulo et al. What gives here Stuart Thomas?

Perth Glory and Bruno Fornaroli are back, but Melbourne Victory are goooooone

the NRL has one round where they play every match in Brisbane, not sure how that works for attendance

Think the A-League has poor crowds? Think again

MV and SFC are similar in that respect Waz, say anything not praiseworthy about their players and the attack is full on. Maybe we’re all the same, one orange eye and the other one closed so I don’t notice. But great to see our Roar legacy players going ’round, three of our boys and two former in the team of the week, again. The club that just keeps on giving. (brace, now)

Perth Glory and Bruno Fornaroli are back, but Melbourne Victory are goooooone