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Would you say SFC have the squad this season? Im not sure they do. Ninkovic dosnt get as much support as he should and several other players look like they are on the other side of the slide and not the good side of it.
Then again , I find out participation in the ACL a bit barmy/crazy anyway considering I believe we are the only league in it with a Salary cap. We wonder why we cant compete and seem placated by the fact WSW won it.

Race to the Plate not over: Sydney FC

All he can do is keep playing games. If the squad is basically being picked ‘because they play overseas’ then what is the point? What is the point playing overseas if you arnt actually playing. just sitting in the stands or the bench?

The best players for Australia at the Asian cup were all players playing every game. Thats the truth.

Jason Davidson deserves Socceroos recognition

They wouldnt fill Optus for a GF.

No one will stop Perth Glory from winning the premiership

THe problem you are always gonna have is the fanbase vs the establishment.

The establishment wants the team to play in a place which has space for people. Lots of space. Perhaps more than is needed. It needs to be able to control what food people can buy, what beer they can drink and so on.

The actual football fan want to be able to know the ground is easy to get to, has reasonable priced tickets, that they can bring their own food and that the ground will be in good condition.

Sometimes and rarely do both sides aims end up the same. More often than not they dont.

Would Chris Ikonomidis be nothing more than an also-ran in the NSL?

Glory would be absolutely stupid in the brain to have the final at Perth Stadium. Stupid.

At the moment we can only barely half fill HBF Park. Assuming we double for a final then THAT is a full house. A Full house HBF in 10x better than Optus.

Plus we lose our home ground advantange by moving to Optus. It makes no sense.

No one will stop Perth Glory from winning the premiership

Jets: 1 , Phoenix : 3
Roar: 0 , Sky Blues: 2
WSW: 1, CCM: 2
City: 1, Adelaide: 1
Victory : 1, Perth: 2

I think less goals this round in total.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 18

Great Article. While I am a Perth fan, I have a lot of respect for Victory. Their crowds for starters and the players they have.

My biggest issue with them is when they have to shift around players to cover for someone missing a week on a card, or needs a break etc. THey often have to play someone out of position and then that creates some issues. Perth whether by luck or design has managed to recruit in a way that for most positions they have a backup for each position. Yes Injuty has still affected them but on the whole they have got that cover (which has been proven during Jan)

I am actually predicting a 2-2 all draw in this game , but really its the game of the round easily.

Can Kevin Muscat find the key to unlock Perth's defence?

If he gets a criminal conviction on file after this incident he won’t be able to get into the us or Japan to even begin with . That’s why so many of these agents and players push for spent convictions

"Find a new vocation": Barba officially deregistered by the NRL

A great game. Unfortunetly wasnt able to attend but watched it this morning. I know everyone was talking about the front, but I think its the back where Im liking it the most. The back are that comfortable with their fitness and style that they can move off their line a lot easier to help get the ball up.

Glory destroy Phoenix as A-League march continues

You are kidding right? Perth? The state which already gets the late late slot for most games?

Where are they gonna play? NIB? The 100,000 a game to rent stadium? Gimme a break. Neither Adelaide nor Perth are gonna get a 2nd team anytime soon.

More A-League teams for Sydney and Melbourne: Did the FFA get their A-League expansion decision right?

Why wasnt the worry there when the CFG bought out Melb Heart and it became Melb City? Oh thats right.. people wanted to see a new club with new marquee players.

They didnt realise that it made no sense for the CFG team to do this. Football in Australia is the 3rd or 4th code and this may never change in our lifetimes. They were never going to make money out of this investment, there isnt the money there to make. THey did it to create a feeder club in a far flung location. Which is now what you have with Melb City.

To an extent you already have that with CCM, but their record is more like a strike of lightning every so often. They survive because occasionally they can tell a player.

We need to ask ourselves, do we want new teams if they are just going to be feeder clubs for somewhere else?

Melbourne City have a massive image problem

State governments will NEVER sell Taxpayer funded grounds. THey will sell the rights to ‘manage’ it certainly.. but they would never sell the Venues. Ive never heard of it happening in Australia.

The truth of the matter in Australia at least is that Football/Soccer is never going to be in a spot financially where a club can feasibly ‘build’ its own stadium. Its a nice pipe dream, but thats all it is.

A-League clubs are an afterthought when it comes to stadium deals

Look at it logically

Of the existing teams, both Melbourne and Sydney are never going to be able to own their own stadium. In practicality there is no ’empty’ land available in either zones to put a new stadium. and if there was, it would likely be grabbed for Housing. Melb and Syd are just that tightly packed now.

Then there is the cost. There is no club in Australia at the moment who could fully fund a new stadium. None. Even our biggest clubs would make no where near the revenue to be able to build a new stadium .. if there was land to build it on.

A-League clubs are an afterthought when it comes to stadium deals