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What a gift to give our new owner a Mariners triple FFA cup Champions Premiers.

Sounds goooooood Stuart.

As Groucho Marx once said I don’t try and raise my standards to the town ….more drag them down to my level

Everyone gonna need to exist on Mariner budgets which is good

Australian football edges towards the 'new normal' while the EPL goes bonkers!

Good read Stuart..

India is waiting to explode in many areas, sports will be one.

The issue for Australia, is, India like many other nations will improve rapidly and catch us.

We can’t stop the game growing…

India in another 20 years will be a different place in sporting terms…

Indian Super League: An improving competition and A-League threat

Gotta give it to Liverpool they have less money than many of the other mega clubs… they have shown themselves to be very astute in buying and selling players …

Rumours of Kalidou Koulibaly joining Liverpool are back

Puts on helmet … waits for the brick bats…

Gotta say I am happy the Broncos got the spoon…

Just in case anyone needs reminding… Manly have never had the spoon…

A real Schadenfreude moment …

NRL rule tweaks here to stay as Broncos pick up deserved spoon

S

Great read, enjoyable article.

Agree, give the kids a go and I think we will be surprised at how good the Football will be.

Hopefully those running the game can get in control of the conversation and we don’t continue negatively looking at Australian Football.

Why 2021 is about to put the A back in the A-League

Will the coach I had in 1976 used small sided games, was just we did not call them small sided games …

I can still remember training nights, they would start with stretching, then three times around the oval,

Then the routines would start, each for between 5 to 10 minutes.
One on one
Two on one
Three on two
Three on three -One touch – Then two touch
Then a couple of games all revolving around the centre circle
Game one all players aside from one on the circle with a player in the middle trying to get the ball you could not move from your spot all one touch when the player in the middle either got the ball or a pass not to feet then a new player in the centre.
Same with two players in the middle
Same with three players in the middle,
Then five on five two touch inside the penalty box.
Then a half field game with all players
Stretches
While stretching discuss formations, showing for the ball, closing down space.

Coach was an Australian plumber

He used the Liverpool coaching method of the day which was when we lost the ball every player got behind the ball and either marked a space or player this until the ball was just outside our box, In the box two forwards would roam in space in front of the ball.

When we won the ball all players pushed off their marked and showed for the ball.

Gotta back JB …

Has Australia missed another golden generation?

Pun

Very true

Has Australia missed another golden generation?

The answer is simple the how is where it gets complex.

Australian Football needs much more money…

How we get that money is complex…

Glory owner contemplates player stand-down

S

Me thinks many who write on the quality or changing quality of our player base fail to understand the migrant demographic.

In the 50’s/60’s/ 70’s and into the early 80’s the migrant base was essentially European from Football nations that valued sport and Football in particular.

The parents of these migrants very often did the training after they returned from the factories in which they worked or building sites …

Today our migrant base is less interested in sport generally, and cricket often the sport of choice with some.

Education is often seen as far more important than sport….

This has been IMO the biggest reason for the change…

Nice article mate … keep being positive mate it helps…

Anyone bemoaning the lack of Aussies in the English Premier League is missing the point

Good move I hope it works…

AAFC releases plans for second division by 2022

How to watch Socceroos V Germany tonight.

https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/how-watch-full-match-socceroos-v-germany-2011-friendly-game?utm_source=&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=1475535

More than nine years after the Socceroos defeated Germany in an international football match for the first time, we’re going to relive the 2011 friendly game in full on Tuesday, September 8.
Tune in from 7:30pm AEST on Tuesday on Facebook, Youtube or the My Football Live App to watch the full match of Australia v Germany from March 29, 2011 in a live Premiere. The game can be casted to a Smart TV via Facebook and Youtube.CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON FACEBOOK!Tag your friends to make a watch party on Facebook and click “Get Notification” to receive a notification when the match goes live.Join in the conversation on social media with Socceroos fans from around the world by posting your photos and videos while using the hashtag: #GERvAUSHow To WatchClick here to watch on Facebook.Click here to watch on Youtube or watch in the player below.Click here to download and watch on the My Football Live App. Latest News

Can football be saved from itself?

How to watch Socceroos V Germany tonight.

https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/how-watch-full-match-socceroos-v-germany-2011-friendly-game?utm_source=&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=1475535

More than nine years after the Socceroos defeated Germany in an international football match for the first time, we’re going to relive the 2011 friendly game in full on Tuesday, September 8.
Tune in from 7:30pm AEST on Tuesday on Facebook, Youtube or the My Football Live App to watch the full match of Australia v Germany from March 29, 2011 in a live Premiere. The game can be casted to a Smart TV via Facebook and Youtube.CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON FACEBOOK!Tag your friends to make a watch party on Facebook and click “Get Notification” to receive a notification when the match goes live.Join in the conversation on social media with Socceroos fans from around the world by posting your photos and videos while using the hashtag: #GERvAUSHow To WatchClick here to watch on Facebook.Click here to watch on Youtube or watch in the player below.Click here to download and watch on the My Football Live App. Latest News

I'm not sure how much more of the A-League I can take

How to watch Socceroos V Germany tonight.

https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/how-watch-full-match-socceroos-v-germany-2011-friendly-game?utm_source=&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=&utm_term=1475535

More than nine years after the Socceroos defeated Germany in an international football match for the first time, we’re going to relive the 2011 friendly game in full on Tuesday, September 8.
Tune in from 7:30pm AEST on Tuesday on Facebook, Youtube or the My Football Live App to watch the full match of Australia v Germany from March 29, 2011 in a live Premiere. The game can be casted to a Smart TV via Facebook and Youtube.CLICK HERE TO WATCH ON FACEBOOK!Tag your friends to make a watch party on Facebook and click “Get Notification” to receive a notification when the match goes live.Join in the conversation on social media with Socceroos fans from around the world by posting your photos and videos while using the hashtag: #GERvAUSHow To WatchClick here to watch on Facebook.Click here to watch on Youtube or watch in the player below.Click here to download and watch on the My Football Live App. Latest News

Is three Popovics a few too many?

agree

Is three Popovics a few too many?

have had similar experiences …

Is three Popovics a few too many?

I have Optus sport and they do a great job so will soon have something to watch…

Games to watch out for in EPL Week 1

From what I saw of the two boys…. I would leave them in Australia they did not stand out as being brilliant or of a higher quality than a number of other players their own age…

I remember years ago I was coach of an under 11 side, and we had this amazingly talented 10 year old…. he was coached by his father who had played 6 games for Italy and had been a seria player for many years…

He kept yelling instructions to his son in Italian … I have limited but not no experience in Italian …. anywho I worked out his was over ruling my instructions to his son…

So I asked him why, as in my over 35 team I had two NSL Under 21 coaches and they helped me set up the training and game days…

His response was honest and straight forward, I want my son to be a professional and only I know his strengthens and weakness and we work on them every day so he will not play a team game we use these games as training …

I suggested he go to an NSL club as they have far better training and he said he had but they also lacked the ability to coach his son….

Essentially this guy trusted no one aside from himself to train and develop his son…

I wonder if this is how Poppa feels as well…

As a follow up on the player and his Dad, another parent knew him quite well and when his son was 14 he took him back to Italy but he never made the grade and he continues to this day to blame Australian coaches for his son failure to make it as a professional in Europe.

I think this would be the dumbest thing Poppa could do, but blood and family are not easily overcome.

Is three Popovics a few too many?

Thanks KB for putting some positivist news…

I'm not sure how much more of the A-League I can take

Mike

If it helps in any way, couple of days ago the Roar posted a thing I wrote about saving Football from itself… or should I say professional Football in Australia from itself,,, some really good discussion and posts …

Can football be saved from itself?

I'm not sure how much more of the A-League I can take

Or you can have a financially viable league with a plan to develop P & R.

Can football be saved from itself?

Mike will miss you.

If it means anything to you I have gone off all sport and my only interest is in Football the A-League but not the intense interest I once had…. or say pre cov 19… and Liverpool FC is my EPL team and under Mr K they are exciting to watch…

Cricket from every ball every game to nothing over the past 15 years, AFL never watched a game could not even name all eh teams, Super Rugby never got into it but quite like the Sydney Ruby Shute Shield and watch if I am free… League stopped watching early 90’s even the SOO…

Cov 19, has seen my interest in sport drop …

As for Australian Football, for 80 years we have been fighting each other with little chief-toms being formed and then being over thrown … with endless negativity …

Whether its Cov 19, or I have just grown sick and tired of the never ending negativity or both combined …. its not I won’t watch nor support its my level of belief is falling about Football ever reaching anywhere near its potential…

Good luck mate, hope what you plan works out very successful for you and your family…

I'm not sure how much more of the A-League I can take

When we go to P & R semi pro won’t work…

But we can go semi pro, in the lead up.

The issue with some is they want to go full on P & R from the get go… for me it needs to be planned and semi pro will work to get it off the ground and build or play our of reasonable stadiums…

Ian you have essentially defined one of our major issues to discuss and get agreement on… in how quickly can you bring in P & R … so that is meaningful to those promoted…

But its part of the conversion that divides many rather than say P & R is the aim and lets work out how to get there… we get lost in different camps arguing yes or no…

Can football be saved from itself?

Totally agree what I am saying is SL if he had taken a different path would not have encountered the revolution he faced.

Can football be saved from itself?

RB & JB

Steven Lowy had two clear directions he could have taken Football, he could have set up a clear pathway for both expansion including at some distance time P & R. This would have included expanding those on the board and who could vote for broad membership.

Or he could try to maintain the status-que which was already under extreme pressure to change.

Steven’s miscalculation or lack of judgement was to under estimate the A-League owners, given FFA had already lost SBS after back stabbing them on the World Cup coverage and A-League broadcast rights…

If the first option had been taken I dare say there would be statures for Frank…

Essentially Football in Australia in 2000 to 2003, was totally different structure with different owners to Football in Australia 2014 to 2016 … The inability see the difference and see the A-League owners in a similar vein to the NSL club owners was a massive error ……….

Can football be saved from itself?

JB
Wish you were in charge … your understanding is correct…

We just can’t seem to accept success without demanding insane advancements…

Can football be saved from itself?