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Mike Tuckerman

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There are a few shockers around, that’s for sure. I used to go past the spectacularly-named Azul Claro Numazu’s ground on the train all the time and think: “I’m glad I never have to watch football there”.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

I know you think this column is a subtle dig at the Wanderers, Josh, but I can assure you this one’s actually about Brisbane Roar.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

Tulio! What a blast from the past. Great player in his prime.

Kyoto’s new stadium is almost ready. They’ll soon go from playing in the worst stadium in Japan to one of the best.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

How did you end up at Nishikyogoku? That would have to be the worst stadium in Japan!

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

You tell me… you’re the one who keeps replying to them.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

It’s not in Brisbane.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

I simply write about what’s happening. No use writing something positive every time the A-League does something negative.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

I do so all the time, yet I rarely see your comments on such pieces, Mahler. How come?

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

Omiya Ardija are a fantastic little club. I used to love going up to Omiya Park. Worth remembering though that one of the biggest clubs in Asia – complete with futuristic World Cup Stadium – is just around the corner.

Brisbane Roar's win in Redcliffe was the A-League at its finest

“Looks” like it.

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

I think you should jot down your proposed solutions in order of personal preference and email them to Greg O’Rourke.

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

This may come as a surprise, but I’m not actually paid to provide solutions for the A-League’s myriad problems. That would be the job of the administrators who are paid to run the league.

Melbourne Victory said no to Boxing Day because their players didn’t want to travel on Christmas Day, which sounds like a reasonable enough position given the late notice.

So maybe just break for internationals and avoid this whole problem entirely? Sounds like a sensible solution to me.

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

They could have made the W-League clash between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory the match of the round. Why didn’t they?

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

Exactly.

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

What a ridiculous comment. I really have to question the intelligence of anyone who thinks the way to effect change is to say nothing.

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

Fox Sports are screening the Fitness: F45 Playoffs tonight on the football channel. Seriously!

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

Wouldn’t this have been an ideal time to really highlight the W-League? They could have gone from a couple of home to Matildas fixtures to a huge weekend of women’s football. Why not actually promote it?

Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne Victory should have been postponed

No allegory, Post_hoc, just a literal list of all the counterproductive ways we interact with Wellington Phoenix and vice versa.

Wellington Phoenix get screwed every week and nobody cares

The Phoenix are still exploring options to move to a smaller stadium: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/110492123/lower-hutts-fraser-park-a-possibility-for-a-regional-10000seat-stadium

Wellington Phoenix get screwed every week and nobody cares

Hah! I definitely thought that was a penalty.

Wellington Phoenix get screwed every week and nobody cares

Good column.

Riley McGree finally sheds the jinx of Joyce

It’s the lack of consistency that frustrates everyone.

Will this be the most entertaining A-League season in years?

Sydney FC have won two championships in the past three seasons, which is why people laud them. They also dominated the derby, just like Brisbane Roar had the better chances on Saturday. But it’s the Wanderers who remain unbeaten. Good for them. They’ve added a bit of grit when it was required.

Will this be the most entertaining A-League season in years?

You strike me as the sort of bloke who won’t go for a swim in the ocean because it’s blue.

Will this be the most entertaining A-League season in years?

Yeah, good on the Wanderers. They got battered in the derby but just kept going. They’ll be in the mix come May.

Will this be the most entertaining A-League season in years?