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David Shilovsky

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What’s your source for those figures? I’ve seen the 800k figure in the SMH.

And does it break viewing data down by – like you mentioned – those paying $15/month who don’t have other Optus services?

In the context of the A-League, if Optus’ endgame is increasing their market share for telco services, how many more customers will switch to Optus because of A-League? How many millions of dollars per year is the A-League theoretically worth?

Does a new broadcaster hold the key to the A-League's future?

That’s why I hesitated to use the 800k subs figure that Optus have bandied about.
It may be the number of times the Optus Sport app has been downloaded but I’d be surprised if that’s the number of regular viewers.

Does a new broadcaster hold the key to the A-League's future?

I don’t disagree that the league needs more mainstream media presence. However, last I checked the ABC games were averaging in the region of 50k.

That is truly awful and it’s clearly only the tragics that may not have Fox/Kayo that are tuning in.

Does a new broadcaster hold the key to the A-League's future?

Not sure if CBS were in control at the time but when Ten had the rights to the Saturday prime time match they did very little promotion.

I don’t think any of the commercial channels are willing to properly invest in the league.

Even SBS, supposedly a champion of Australian football, seems to treat the league with disdain.

Does a new broadcaster hold the key to the A-League's future?

Sounds like Knights’ finances aren’t at the level of an A-League club if they need help to make modest modifications to their ground.

You have to build it if you want them to come

“Flora and fauna”. Sounds like the government agency in the ABC show Utopia.

You have to build it if you want them to come

If you’d like to give Western United a participation award, you’re free to do that. I don’t believe the club has been up to standard.

I love the A-League and I want it to thrive. If it seems like I’m taking a pot shot, I’m not. We get enough of that from Buzz Rothfield. But the league itself and individual clubs are not above critisicm.

Complacency is a really big issue in this league. It’s up to the fans to hold the powers that be to account.

You have to build it if you want them to come

I believe that would be their best bet at this point in time. Look at the scenes at Dolphin Stadium yesterday.

You have to build it if you want them to come

In the first sentence as well. Mea culpa.

You have to build it if you want them to come

That would be Whitten Oval in Footscray. I believe its normal use is hosting Weatern Bulldogs training facilities and AFLW matches.

You have to build it if you want them to come

Career high rank of 17 and for a few years was consistently winning matches at slams. Wimbledon QF.

The rise and fall of Bernard Tomic

Cost being the reason for the omission of the curtain would be a safe bet.

What stinks is the government’s claim it was never part of the original design. Sydney FC CEO Danny Townsend claimed the curtain was a key part of the club’s support of the design proposal and he wouldn’t have supported a design sans-curtain.

Should Sydney FC stay or go?

It’s been a while since there was a crowd north of 40,000 at a Sydney derby. Would be fantastic to see again.

Interested to get your take – have you attended games at Leichhardt? If so, what do you like about the experience?

Should Sydney FC stay or go?

Indeed, that would be ideal. Sydney FC have a very rich owner, but even for him, constructing a stadium would be a huge investment. I don’t think it’s possible in the foreseeable future.

Should Sydney FC stay or go?

Hi Big AL

Firstly, I’m sorry if I haven’t made myself clear. I have nothing against Margaret Court’s religious views or even her views on same sex marriage. I am not a Christian and I don’t align myself with her views, but she is free to say and think whatever she likes. I absolutely think she is worthy of having her name on what is a fantastic venue at Melbourne Park. She is a great champion of tennis in Australia. Like you said, Tennis Australia obviously felt the same way.

But for me, this is what it comes down to. She openly flaunts her polarising views in media interviews. She wrote an open letter in the West Australian announcing she would be boycotting our national airline because of the sexual orientation of their CEO, Alan Joyce. Again, she is free to boycott Qantas. But why do it so publicly? The manner in which she has gone about her business is wrong. It is hurtful and it seeks to divide people based on their sexual orientation. The damage she is causing is enough for me to believe she should have the honour of having her name on a major venue stripped.

I don’t have enough information to speak to Kobe Bryant and the comments made by Martina Navratilova.

Tennis Australia's double fault on Court