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Mike Tuckerman

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These are all moot points.

How can we trust the FFA to do the right thing?

We have very different opinions around why Ange Postecoglou didn’t go to the World Cup.

How can we trust the FFA to do the right thing?

Saw that this morning, Middy. Fantastic stuff.

Active support works best when it actually involves support

I agree.

Active support works best when it actually involves support

Would it though?

In all seriousness, all the best with the cadetship and the move to Perth.

An illustrated review of Australia's 3-2 win over Syria, and my last column

A general admission ticket for Melbourne City versus Perth Glory on Saturday costs $32.75 if you buy it online.

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

Perhaps josh… and if football lovers in Sydney don’t like the way Sydney FC fans conduct themselves, they should definitely support the Wanderers. I don’t think either club should be hugely satisfied with where they’re currently at though?

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

Yep, they are the problem. And interestingly enough, I had a few people contact me today to say it’s about time a few of these problems came to a head.

As for Brisbane Roar, I suppose the fact they’re currently searching for a new coach says much about how the season is going. Not sure anyone is shying away from that?

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

This old chestnut. I suppose it might be valid if:

– HBF Park wasn’t less than half-full on Sunday (but it was)
– The Den didn’t release a statement on Saturday (but they did)
– Sydney FC got another full house at Kogarah (but they didn’t)

Other than that, yeah, I suppose the problem probably is me writing about things that happened.

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

Yeah, there’s a bit more to it than that in Brisbane. Would never bag anyone who spends their hard-earned on the A-League, but there have been a few persistent complaints that I that I think The Den would do well to go away and address.

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

Sydney’s crowds are okay, and I’m not one to talk as I haven’t been down for a while, but the reality is that even the Sky Blues could stand to draw a few more fans through the gates on a regular basis.

As for the Glory penalty, you see them given nine times out of ten.

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

It will be interesting to see what the actual configuration of Western Sydney Stadium ends up being. I’ve only seen the seating plans like everyone else – hard to believe an entire stand will be given over to corporates and media?!

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

I’ll respond to some of these comments in a bit.

Whatever happened to supporting your team no matter what?

How can I be expected to make up ground when you folks all tip the same as me?!

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 13

That line is in reference to Perth Glory v Sydney FC.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 12

Well I know why those Japanese players are here – it’s because Naoki Imaya, who these days doubles as Ange Postecoglou’s translator at Yokohama F. Marinos – has been bringing them down as a registered player agent for a few seasons now.

Many of them are good enough to play in the A-League – Adelaide United tried to sign one of them, Yuzo Tashiro, several seasons ago – but for whatever reason clubs are still really risk averse when it comes to signing Asian players.

If an A-League club really wanted to boost their metrics, they should sign Thai international Teerasil Dangda, who just ended a loan spell with Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

But the J. League has got the drop on Australia when it comes to creating commercial opportunities in South-East Asia, so that looks like yet another area where opportunities are being lost.

As for why Asian players would come? Lifestyle. Australia remains an attractive destination for players from across the globe – including Asia.

What have the Socceroos learned from previous Asian Cup campaigns?

For what it’s worth, someone who used to work for SBS told me they used to get regular complaints for broadcasting an Asian football highlights show. Make of that what you will.

What have the Socceroos learned from previous Asian Cup campaigns?

All fair points, AGO74, though I’ll have to pull you up on that last one about Asian players not wanting to play here. Just have a look at how many Japanese players currently ply their trade in the National Premier Leagues and you’ll see that’s not necessarily the case.

What have the Socceroos learned from previous Asian Cup campaigns?

I just gave this comment a thumbs up. Am I on the Christmas card list now or what?

The FFA have made the right decisions on A-League expansion

Solid comment, Randy.

Sydney is the most embarrassing city in Australia

Mea culpa folks – I thought demolition of Allianz Stadium had already started, but realised today that wasn’t the case. My apologies for the error.

Sydney is the most embarrassing city in Australia

That retirement didn’t last long.

Melbourne City have a massive image problem

As I said the other day, I wrote a string of positive articles at the start of the season that you failed to comment on. So you are literally part of the problem.

Melbourne City have a massive image problem

I actually think this is a pretty reasonable viewpoint – and it’s something I’d considered myself.

I suppose that’s the question though. Does backing Warren Joyce make more sense than backing Bruno, Cahill, Brattan, Kilkenny etcetera? Maybe it does from a footballing sense for City. But it seems to be hurting them from an off-field perspective. Will be fascinating to see how it plays out from here.

Melbourne City have a massive image problem

Nonsense, Redondo. The writers – assuming you’re referring to me – simply write about what’s happening in the A-League. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Melbourne City have a massive image problem