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Mike Tuckerman

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Your username is literally Maximus insight, so I’m not sure we should be taking any style suggestions from you.

The A-League finally has a derby to rival Europe

Isn’t there an Auskick clinic somewhere you should be hosting?

The A-League finally has a derby to rival Europe

Yeah, but Roly Bonevacia is in Saudi Arabia now, so…

The A-League finally has a derby to rival Europe

Another lesson for the A-League then. Only so many column inches to go around.

The A-League finally has a derby to rival Europe

Only after City beat Adelaide in the FFA Cup Final, mind you.

The A-League finally has a derby to rival Europe

Shots fired, Waz. Which is more than we can say for Alex Meier last weekend!

Geelong is already home to the A-League's best player

Bit harsh on Jurman… I didn’t think he was that bad.

Geelong is already home to the A-League's best player

I wouldn’t know.

Life feels so much better now that the football is back

Feel free to post a link to this column on Richard’s piece.

Life feels so much better now that the football is back

I’m looking forward to getting beating by all of you folks this season – including young Tom, who has already thrown down a marker.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 1

He was asked a question, he answered it. He’s also the president of the PFA, so no doubt had his fellow players in mind. I think it’s a perfectly reasonable statement to make.

Life feels so much better now that the football is back

I’m flattered that you’ve nominated me for the CEO role because I’m in my mid-30s, Middy, but I suspect they’ll be looking for someone with a bit more business acumen than me.

ABC viewers must see attacking football when they watch the A-League

Worth remembering that the A-League represents an opportunity for the ABC too. Having worked at the joint years ago, they’re certainly in tune with the idea that they need to reach a younger audience. Football can help them do that.

ABC viewers must see attacking football when they watch the A-League

I agree, Lionheart. The fact is women’s football will (once again) drive viewers to the ABC.

ABC viewers must see attacking football when they watch the A-League

Nemesis, I feel like you’re the North Star or this website. Even when things are clearly going south, you’ll always be here rattling away from here to infinity about how things are looking up.

Going to games is more important than marketing campaigns

Don’t sweat it mushi… while you’re on the bus to your co-working space posting comments on Roar columns this season, some of us will be at an actual football game. There’s room for all of us.

Going to games is more important than marketing campaigns

“The clubs have seconded marketing staff from Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers to act as an ‘advertising agency’ within the FFA for the rollout of the new season,” as per Michael Lynch.

Hard to believe the Melbourne and Sydney clubs are rarely inconvenienced by this sort of scheduling.

Trust me, the A-League will break crowd records in Round 1

That’s what everyone says about Wanderers fans!

Western Sydney Wanderers are about to monster the A-League

They’ll be fine. If Alex Meier stays fit he’ll be one of the top scorers in the league.

Western Sydney Wanderers are about to monster the A-League

Tough crowd. Write nine nice things about the Wanderers and the first thing fans do is complain you didn’t write ten!

Western Sydney Wanderers are about to monster the A-League

What happened to the quantum physicist? Seems like they disappeared in a flash.

Let's start a second division without promotion and relegation

Oh gawd.

Better policing will help improve A-League atmospheres

What have I unleashed?!

Will positive vibes help the Socceroos tame Asian opponents?

Fair calls on all three points, Paul, and I largely agree with the first two. If Brisbane Roar filled the lower tier at Suncorp Stadium, as regular reader Waz often points out, they’d have around 27,000 fans in the ground. So selling those seats should really be the priority.

And of Australia’s current NPL clubs, I’d say very few are home to grounds that wouldn’t need significant investment to hypothetically host second tier football. That’s the problem the FFA Cup currently suffers from.

As for the quantum physics, I must say I’m somewhat of a neophyte in the field. But I did Google it earlier and apparently it’s more commonly known as quantum mechanics? So now we know. Who says I never do anything for you guys?

Boutique stadiums are a must for a national second division

That’s because this one’s about how a national second division needs boutique stadia.

Boutique stadiums are a must for a national second division