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Not if its been hit by a B double. There’s bounce, then there’s roadkill.
I suggest watching Sunderland Til I Die to see the latter category in action.

What are your hopes for the A-League next season?

Joyce was a truly awful coach. City might now be able to pull back some lost support.

What are your hopes for the A-League next season?

Be interesting to see what he does when a club actually backs him.

Great appointment in my view.

Marco Kurz revealed as Melbourne Victory's new coach

Two people in a room, you have a relationship. Three people in a room and you have politics.

What are your hopes for the A-League next season?

That would be a very significant setback. Football in this county has an ineradicable capacity to self destruct.
What it means is another season without investment, which in turn means a further downturn in metrics. It could spell the end of a sustainable television deal when the current deal expires.
For this we can thank the state federations. Someone needs to tell the Fed committees of faceless men and women the story of the golden goose, because they seem to have forgotten the lesson in the story.

What are your hopes for the A-League next season?

You plagiarised my list!

But I would add one more: that we see more young Australians featuring on match days.

What are your hopes for the A-League next season?

He’s too old. And I don’t believe that PR spin about him being the fittest and fastest Jet at the end of last season. I’ve seen him play. He’s only averagely quick. If he was the quickest Jet, the squad must be full of joggers.
He’s also wonderfully easy to wind up, and defenders know it.

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

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?