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Father.Football fan. Social democrat.

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“of aristocratic descent” = stopped reading

Finally, football in Australia is again on the up

I think Mike was one of the more balanced ‘negative’ writers last season in, by any metric, a bad year for the LEAGUE. I too agree that there is a good feeling comming into the next LEAGUE and take no umbridge at Mike warming a little to it. What I do want to point out is that the LEAGUE is not FOOTBALL. I think the following two views I currently hold are seperate but related points (1) The LEAGUE is in a good place and there is a bit to become optimistic about (2) FOOTBALL is in some very significant, strategic trouble in light of the new board’s terms of release with the APFCA. The whole of FOOTBALL will be negatively impacted in strategic and financial terms, with one exception – I suspect the LEAGUE will be better for it. I’ll discuss that in the correct thread at a future time.

Finally, football in Australia is again on the up

Also the Knights –

Stench of bigotry sours FFA Cup

No more 'old soccer' and 'new football'. The FFA Cup proves there is only football

Amen to this….. In all respects.

I'm on the Western United bandwagon - and you should be too

Remind me to purchase your Executive Leadership book at the airport next time I’m there…

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

That is an opinion, not a fact. Calling people names doesn’t turn your opinion into a fact either. Try harder. I have faith you can do better.

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

Understood. I enjoy it too. Roosters fan from their days as East’s ????

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

Nope

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

Tell me again about the ‘good old days’ when the players union, SBS and club owners were ‘in’ with the FFA CEO. Just laughable………

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

An Inconvenient Truth …

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

Disagree. Tactical noise aside, the game only has three strategic challenges. 1. Unity of purpose 2. Commercial growth and 3. player pathways / development. The same three issues it’s had for a decade. The game is in rude health otherwise when you put all the ‘noise’ aside. The new management will be a success if it can solve even one of the above strategic issues. I’d rather have footballs long run problems than either rugby’s or league’s……

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

We’ll miss his experience and industry knowledge – whatever his mistakes (some of which context cannot save him from). However I’m not going to pile onto the personal invective and selective / context free writing of history. I’ll leave it to the renowned cool heads of the online Australian football public. The time is absolutely right for him to go and not just for the narrowing of the FFA role. With ‘new football’ consigned to history and the structural changes to professional leagues, game governance and ultimately FFA revenues, one might even say his timing is astute.
Good luck David, and to your replacement I say God Bless. I hope your deep credentials as a ‘passionate football person’ are sufficient to cover for your likely indulgence in economically illiterate football vanity projects at the direction of the ‘democracy’ FIFA have bequest Australian football at the insistence of ‘the stakeholders’ ….

Confirmed: David Gallop stepping down as FFA CEO

Forgot my K LOL ????

Is football finally uniting?

The Nights are all about the Nights, Croatian nationalism and a strain of free market fanaticism that would make Adam Smith blush. They are of course absolutely entitled to the various views outlined in this paper, much of it I actualy agree with, however I found aspects of their response churlish and laiden with the buzzwords of the ‘new soccer’ insurgency. The Nights see their role in the game as the shock troops for a virulent ‘club first’ mentality that makes no room for game development. They are not charlatans however. They genuinely believe in this approach.

Is football finally uniting?

“not just in the world, but more importantly in Australia” – That is #Straya in one short sentence……

Would a football “Big Bash” pique interest in the sport?

The stain is immeasurable…….

Will Melbourne Victory suffer from a 6-1 finals hangover this season?

While we are yet to hear anything from SFC, Jets and Nix and Victory await final council approval for their development opposite the Flemmington racecourse in the heart of Melvourne (ironicaly) – Perth, Adelaide, WSW and Roar are/have already built/building facilities worth tens of millions of dollars each and are/have doing/done so on council (or State government) leased land by developing non-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiaries to allow these governments to provide a long-run peppercorn lease deals of the type most member federation clubs already have. CCM, Western United and City own land and facilities, but the corporate structure (i.e. who has the asset and who has the debt, if any) is somewhat opaque for these three.

Professional league independence brings excitement and challenges

The GOTG powers will be codified like they are in England. The shop will remain closed. More closed than ever now. Indeed the FFA will likely agree with the A-League on this to protect its revenues that now come from the league indirectly. Previously the FFA got those revenues directly and had some flexibility internally in theor budget. Not anymore. Not in the slightest.

FFA reaches in-principle agreement for independent A-League

https://www.matildas.com.au/news/matildas-crowned-australias-most-loved-team-following-2019-fifa-womens-world-cup-tm

An independent A-League: Who will the casualties be?

Yep, these we ree broadly outlined in the APFCA proposal, things like protecting the Laws of The Game, sanctioning leagues, AFC and FIFA relations, game officiating, adjudication, academy pathway integration etc….

FFA reaches in-principle agreement for independent A-League

Waz, the FFAay be 3 years late (how long have they been defender by against the PFA/HAL/AFFC insurection of convince’?) – bit this article is a cogent laying out of the situation and a sobering one for the keyboard warriors on #SokkahTwitter. That being said, even if youe $5m figure is half the cost of doing our own production – let’s go! The benefits are clear to me…. But then again, will clubs have had this in mind when they launched their take over? I suspect the know the reality and are holding out to screw down the ongoing rights distribution to the FFA as a result.

Football must find new revenue streams in more ways than one

The United States has 46 cities larger than Canberra and is economically integrated with Canada with a bunch more cities of this size.

Addressing football's Australian cultural problem

Sounds like a fan to me. Put his passion and his hard earned where his mouth was. Fair play to him.

Addressing football's Australian cultural problem

Lol. All these articles about getting a football culture. No one can define it, and God help us if they could. The game would be off on a cultural revolution, without regard the the actual Australian sporting culture. If running our game counter to the established culture is what you want. Youll get what you deserve. Irelevance. If we’re lucky.

Addressing football's Australian cultural problem

L0ved going to Inter Monaro (Queanbeyan) games as a kid. My brother got on the bench one game. Relegation killed us. Be careful what you wish for.

Can football fans handle the truth?