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Despondent is as despondent does, says Yoda.

Yep, I sure am. Like you, Fad, I remember the NZ Knights and this looks horribly like a re run.

Roar and CCM squads clearly the poorest so far.

Getting it right: The rocks and diamonds in A-League recruitment

Well said. I thought Waz’s response was disgraceful.

I would be surprised if I was the only Roar supporter who finds his self proclaimed authority on all things Brisbane irritating.

Getting it right: The rocks and diamonds in A-League recruitment

Squeak is more accurate, unfortunately.

Getting it right: The rocks and diamonds in A-League recruitment

As a fellow latterly suffering Roar supporter (latterly because I did see 3 winning GFs!), I’m torn – because if Fowler’s plan succeeds it firmly plants the A League at average League 1 standard. On that score I would, in a broader view, like him to go swiftly belly up. But as a Roar supporter, I want him to succeed.
Those posters who have cited previous successes from lower leagues are tending to ignore the counter point, also made, that players like Broich and Berisha and many others already named, had first division action on their resumes. They were a very, very different proposition to the deeply, deeply unexciting UK players that Fowler has recruited. I’m afraid I’m with Fad on the quality of those signings.
I hope to be proven wrong, but from what I’ve seen of the recruiting so far across the board, I’m prepared to call it now, much as it pains me: Brisbane and CCM to fight it out for the spoon.
One for you to tuck away, LH.

Getting it right: The rocks and diamonds in A-League recruitment

Said it before, Fad, but the Bulls management must be wondering about their inaugural coaching appointment.

Matildas World Cup campaign leaves us wondering 'what if?'

The only what if I’m wondering about is whether we get an independent A League on the 30th of this month.

Enough of endless Matildas rehashes.

Matildas World Cup campaign leaves us wondering 'what if?'

I would add Bresciano to that list, but agree on that 3 and only that 3.

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

Could it be more obvious?

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

Demonstrably so. Are you?

Beyond being gratuitously offensive, that is?

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

I find it mystifying. For years I’ve seen superb skills from players from 12 to 16 – kids playing some breathtaking stuff. I don’t understand why the A League is so bereft of talented young players. I can only think of one – ONE – genuine talent in the entire span of the A League – Daniel Arzani.

What on earth is going wrong?

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

The people most worried about the way the Matildas are playing are the South West Sydney Bulls management. Milicic made a mess of the Olyroos, and now he’s doing the same with the Matildas.

I thought at the time he was a strange appointment. It now looks singularly premature.

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

I’m a huge fan of Optus’ handling of football. I am praying that they pick up the A League.

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

Well, check the username…

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

Like a King’s Cross pavement on a sunny Sunday morning.

Matildas disaster was what we've come to expect from football

Personally, I believe football would fare much the same as now if moved back to a winter season to align with Asia.

The problem would be stadium availability.

Can the A-League blame rival codes for football's failures?

Nothing like a game where one team has to win.

Completely agree.

The A-League's best football takes place in the finals

#TVratings Friday STV #ALeague #FoxSports#MVCvWEL 22k
Nope is the answer. It will take a commercial miracle to save the A League now.
And yet Gallop still has his job.

Can the finals help rekindle some interest in the A-League?

#TVratings Friday STV #ALeague #FoxSports#MVCvWEL 22k

It will now take nothing short of a commercial miracle to save the A League.

Is the A-League overrated by people who like it or underrated by people who don’t?

For the life of me, I can’t imagine why anyone in their right mind would have wanted to watch that game.
A horribly coached team playing lifeless football with almost no supporters versus the worst team the A League has seen since the NZ Knights, possibly even worse. Brisbane running them close, though.

The A-League finals can help redeem another difficult campaign

My hunch is that an independent A League will see a very different Melbourne City and a very different level of engagement from CFG, Stevo.

The problem is getting to that independence. I can see their point – why invest millions in something they don’t actually own. Well, more millions – because they have invested millions already.

Why would Melbourne City re-sign Warren Joyce?

#BRIvNEW 18k
#CCWvWSW 16k
#ADLvMVC 21k
These figures persist and there will be no new tv deal from anyone.
The football the A League has served up this year has been, with rare exceptions, low standard, dull rubbish and these ratings reflect that.

Perth Glory aren't champions until they win the grand final

Excellent points

Perth Glory aren't champions until they win the grand final

Like Fadida, I came through the Tas system, which was (then) first past the post, and knockout cup with stages throughout the season.
I find finals bizarre, but that’s the way it is, and, frankly, in a 10 team league it’s hard to see any other way of generating any real excitement.
In any case, it’s a side issue to say the least. The A League’s existence is in question right now, and finals v first past the post is just a distraction – one that rolls around every year at this time rather like a local bus.
The desperate search for filler stories, most of them repetitive, on this site is a reflection of the problems the A League is having with waning interest and, it must be said, relevance.
In an age of television sport and Manchester City versus Spurs on a Saturday evening live, the A League is really up against it.

Perth Glory aren't champions until they win the grand final

Yep, and the pigs are flying past my window as I read this.

Beautiful pink wings.

A grand final at Optus Stadium in Perth is exactly what the A-League needs

Indeed. And if I was a SFC supporter, I’m sure I would feel the same way – mostly.

Because there was no doubt, as a Brisbane supporter, that the Roar under Ange won a lot but could be boring as batshit too.

A grand final at Optus Stadium in Perth is exactly what the A-League needs