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Thanks. I’m terrible at maths.

Arnie will always have his critics, but this is his moment to savour

My birthday gift to you.

Arnie will always have his critics, but this is his moment to savour

Love it. Terrific column, Liam.

A one-eyed supporter's guide to Australia’s World Cup chances

Because Harry Kane is the captain of England and the respect you’re asking for is from the English media, writing in English, about the only English striker playing for a big club they can run media campaigns around to sell newspapers.

I can assure you, having been there myself, that Son Heung-Min gets plenty of respect in South Korea.

Heung Min Son is the most underrated footballer in history

Look, I’m sure Son should be feted more in England and I’m sure he’d appreciate it. But he’s already a living legend in South Korea and one of the finest players Asian football has ever produced.

But the point is he’s never won anything with a Tottenham side that’s also home to the captain of England. Maybe the ‘respect’ he receives is simply commensurate with his level of success?

Heung Min Son is the most underrated footballer in history

But Salah is Egyptian. So the implication there is that an Arabic-speaking Muslim is somehow more relatable to English football fans than a South Korean international. And I’m not sure that’s necessarily true.

Heung Min Son is the most underrated footballer in history

This is an interesting column. At the end of the day, what more recognition does Son Heung-Min really need? He’s an exceptional football and rated as such by everyone who comes across him.

Short of actually winning a title – something that has thus far eluded him – why does he deserve more respect? What does that even mean? Isn’t it already enough that he’s South Korea and Tottenham’s best player?

That isn’t to say this column doesn’t have merit – I think it does – but I also think in this day and age our perception of football is unhealthily skewed towards everything and everyone being ‘the best’.

Son Heung-Min is already the best version of Son Heung-Min that he can be. And having met Son, I suspect he’s perfectly content with that.

Heung Min Son is the most underrated footballer in history

Look at Cristian Volpato. He’ll choose Italy over Australia. And can you blame him?

No one wants to say it, but what happens if the Socceroos miss the World Cup?

Cheers for reading and for the comment, Brendan. It’s always appreciated.

Western United's championship is the perfect end to the A-League Men season

No one has ever called me ‘positive’ on here before.

Western United's championship is the perfect end to the A-League Men season

The JackJumpers now own the corporate support that could have been the A-Leagues’. Should the AFL ever launch a Tassie club, that’s pretty much it for the state’s financial ability to support professional sport down there.

I'm more confident than I've ever been about the A-Leagues' future

They’ve missed the boat in Tasmania. It’s hard to understand why Wollongong and Canberra didn’t come into consideration either.

I'm more confident than I've ever been about the A-Leagues' future

Tell me about it. It’s going to take Paramount and Silver Lake a while to burn through the $340 million they’ve just invested.

I'm more confident than I've ever been about the A-Leagues' future

Hi Jack Russell. We didn’t talk about subscriber numbers. It didn’t come up in the course of the conversation and I didn’t walk away with impression that it was the be-all and end-all for Paramount.

What we mainly talked about was how they’ve had to scramble to solve some technology issues throughout the season, why those same issues shouldn’t be a problem next season and some workarounds for how in-play commercials will be used next season.

I'm more confident than I've ever been about the A-Leagues' future

Never mind, Corky, we all make mistakes!

Ange Postecoglou to Celtic is huge but not without risks

I agree. I do wonder, though, if they’ll consider it for next season.

Should the A-League Men final-round fixtures kick off simultaneously?

Probably for the same reason your lot refer to Sydney FC as ‘East Sydney’. Because someone looked at a map and decided that’s where the clubs reside.

The Roar's A-League Men tips and predictions: Match Week 26

Great article, Katrina. I certainly hope they are.

Are the Central Coast Mariners title contenders?

World Cup playoffs in Qatar, both of which the Socceroos and New Zealand hope to be involved in, take place in mid-June.

Wellington Phoenix's homecoming is the feel-good story of the season

Because it forces fans of the eight clubs involved to buy a Paramount+ subscription to watch their respective teams.

I think we’re looking at this from the wrong angle. It’s natural for us, as football fans, to want what’s best for the A-Leagues. But Paramount+ want what’s best for Paramount+. They bought the A-Leagues to sell broadcast subscriptions, not to advance the cause of football.

That doesn’t mean they’re not interested in how the A-Leagues are going. But their job, first and foremost, is to get people signing up for their streaming service.

Are we okay with the A-League Men becoming a made-for-TV competition?

“It’s one thing to rip into a team if you think they should be doing better, but to actively discourage attendance and to stop attending, in my book, means you are no longer a fan. I should add, the 5,000 or so who get to Dolphins are the best, encourage and critical but loyal.”

Well said, Lionheart.

Are we okay with the A-League Men becoming a made-for-TV competition?

There were just under 5,500 there. Almost the entire western stand is occupied by season ticket holders in Redcliffe.

Are we okay with the A-League Men becoming a made-for-TV competition?

You and Simon Hill must come from different football countries then Waz, as he thought it was a penalty.

Are we okay with the A-League Men becoming a made-for-TV competition?

Considering that they only started splitting the broadcasts into different markets a couple of months ago, no? Their strategy hasn’t been working.

Are we okay with the A-League Men becoming a made-for-TV competition?

josh, if you can’t see that a five-goal thriller played out on free-to-air TV with plenty of talking points is what the A-League Men needs right now, then you are part of the problem.

Are we okay with the A-League Men becoming a made-for-TV competition?

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