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A LONG time Chelsea supporter, an original AUFC fan, member and season ticket holder. Life member of Salisbury Utd, past player, ref, coach and administrator. Yep been there done that.

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WOW ………… You have hit on a few points there that are just plain wishful thinking.

Racism is a social problem and one that all of us have to work towards to eliminate. It is everywhere we look, in all forms. To try and stamp out racism from sport will take two generations, starting today. Remember racism is taught to kids by us elders, no child is born hating another because of their skin color. Stopping Racism starts with you & me.

One question for you, how would you raise more money from the World Cup, without increasing the number of opportunities for others to be included?

The concept of FIFA isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes the wrong people find their way to the top and unless you are an extremely strong individual, with a strong moral fiber even you and I could find ourselves tested by the money and power involved.

UEFA is also a much needed body, suggesting you just do away with them doesn’t make much sense. You should understand why they exist and what they actually do. Running competitions is just one small responsibility they have, probably not their most important one but definitely the one us fans relate to. Dismantling of the whole football structure is not the answer, getting the right people in place to make better decisions, should be our goal.

I’ll be interested in your replies.

European Super League falls apart as English clubs opt out

Ben, you are right. Their greed is/was driven by the fact that they have to remain viable to their fans. Real & Barca can not afford not to be in the UCL. Their debt is scary and sooner or later the ‘piper will need to be paid’.

Living within their means was what made UEFA introduce the FFP system, which really hasn’t been successful as those clubs still have ‘champagne diets on beer incomes’.

This was a wake up call, or a call to arms for the fans, sponsors and governing bodies. What comes next will be even more interesting.

European Super League falls apart as English clubs opt out

Agreed, but maybe the problem goes deeper than that. Maybe the cost of doing business is too high?

European Super League falls apart as English clubs opt out

Love it.

European Super League falls apart as English clubs opt out

What we have seen these past 15 months, is that the game will continue to be played even without any bums on seats.

If the vast majority of income comes from TV broadcast deals and sponsorships, why do they need to worry about listening to fans?

I hold the opinion that it won’t go ahead, my logic is that UEFA will follow through with bans on clubs and players of those clubs. Even FIFA have made it clear that they will support their member association and their member associations.

This maybe a bit of a gamble by Real and Barca, both of whom are deep in debt. The mere threat of setting up the ESL on the same day as UEFA are about to announce the new set up for the UCL, should tell us everything we want to know. This was never meant to actually happen, it was more about the bigger clubs gaining more access to funds via UEFA.

The stand off continues.

I am backing UEFA and FIFA to win this. With the response by some players and coaches over night, fans in particular starting to get extremely vocal, it is only a matter of time before one of these clubs pulls out. And we haven’t seen how the fans in Italy or Spain have responded yet, that will be ‘fun’.

How the European Super League can be good for football

Yes

How the European Super League can be good for football

Yours mate. Your clients privacy is a given.

Searching for the next A-League superstar

A good read.

Interestingly, what these 12 clubs are trying to do in Europe we all ready have here, with our A League.

I suspect that the ESL is a very risky gamble on behalf of some of these clubs. La Liga can’t survive without Real and Barca [IMO] and Serie A would struggle without Juventus and the Milan clubs. However in England, I think it would be a whole lot different. The EPL wouldn’t stop if those 6 clubs were all of a sudden told they have no place for them.

An ode to the game we love

A good read Andy, thank you.

A couple of questions out of left field for you. Have you ever been asked for information on any of our female players? [By ours I mean Australian not only South Australian].

What would be the ‘weirdest’ request a club has put to you about finding a certain player?

Searching for the next A-League superstar

Don’t be so sure, maybe we just respect your privacy?

Searching for the next A-League superstar

Marcel, the test I was referring to would be not to select the players, even if they weren’t ‘officially’ banned by FIFA. That will be the test for each local FA or national team coach.

Fans furious, UEFA threatens legal action over breakaway Super League

Having had time to digest this information, it is going to be a test for each local FA in the near future.

FIFA have already stated that they will support UEFA and if UEFA does ban these clubs and their players from any of their competitions, then each member association will be required to do the same thing.

So come this summer’s European Comp, will the likes of Croatia be willing to ban Modric, or England Kane, or any of the many Spanish players in both Barca and Real? That will be the test for UEFA and their members.

If these Football Associations start to find excuses not to ban their own players, then it will go ahead.

Fans furious, UEFA threatens legal action over breakaway Super League

Having had time to digest this information, it is going to be a test for each local FA in the hear future.

FIFA have already stated that they will support UEFA and if UEFA does ban these clubs and their players from any of their competitions, then each member association will be required to do the same thing.

So come this summer’s European Comp, will the likes of Croatia be willing to ban Modric, or England Kane, or any of the many Spanish players in both Barca and Real? That will be the test for UEFA and their members.

If these Football Associations start to find excuses not to ban their own players, then it will go ahead.

Fans furious, UEFA threatens legal action over breakaway Super League

But did any of the rest of us do anything about it? I think to a degree we all saw it happening and sat on our hands. Blaming the FFA now, is totally pointless. Now we must learn from that mistake.

What are we, the fans, the supporters, the members of clubs in the A League going to do about it?

We're all to blame for The World Game shutting down

WSW 1 – 1 BRI – bored now.
WUN 1 – 3 CCM – Mariners are the real deal.
MCY 4 – 0 MVC – this will be closer than many people think, nnnaaaagggghhhh who am I kidding
SYD 1 – 3 ADL – The East Coast bias will be strong in this game, but it won’t matter.
MAC 1 – 1 NEW – The RAMs are truly rubbish.
PER 3 – 3 WEL – Yes you saw it here first a high scoring draw.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match Week 17

I’m biased against any of the old NSL clubs even getting a sniff at it. Sure Campbelltown City or Cobras. BUT they will have to ‘show us the money’ before hand.

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

Good to hear Jordan. We did have the RAMs during the Super League days and they struggled to get decent crowds.

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

I’ll listen to both of you, go for it.

And what about last night’s game, man alive we are blessed in this country. 7145 people there on a cold Wednesday night in Adelaide and by the time everyone who claims they were there and saw Al Hassan TOURE do unbelievable things, the crowd numbers will swell to over 50,000.

Plus the best goal of the season, so far. will take another McGree miracle to beat it.

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

Buddy – I was born in Jaywick, house right on the sea wall. Mind you that was way back in the early 1950’s. Came down under in 58. Have been back a few times. Most of my memories are told to me by older siblings, I wish I listened to my Mum and Dad talking now.

My oldest brother use to tell me about the going on’s at Butlins and I think it is fair to say you wouldn’t be the first bloke to visit those beach huts or to lose his ‘innocence’.

I haven’t been back since 2003. We should make the extra effort once this bloody virus is done and dusted.

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

@Andy – Hasn’t the Adelaide City board already stated that they won’t put at risk their big investment at Oakden by investing in a football based program? Or words to that effect.

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

How and why did you name those areas? Is it something you would to see or is there some sound business knowledge behind it?

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

Adam Peacock wrote a piece for Foxsports, he has put it into perspective. They may of had talks but these types of deals are not hashed out in the media, but done via stealth, in a quiet back room, where nobody leaks.

he suggests that it is just a story, nothing more than that.

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

Bloody hell you two. I too come from Essex, Clacton. Your stories sound so familiar. Have been a Chelsea fan since I was a youngen, through thick and thin. Can’t tell you why, I just loved their blue kit back then.

It is important to remember our history, or the history of football, so much we can learn from it moving forward.

Manchester United’s Mariners plans make no sense

JB thank you for the information.

Marketing of our game, for some reason, has never been a high priority for either the national body [whomever they were at the time or are now] the clubs, both NSL, A League and dare I say NPL. It seems to me that it is left up to supporters of the game to do our own marketing via word of mouth, which we all know is the best form of advertising. I have my own theory why the numbers are in free fall, or appear to be. It has nothing to do with the game on the park, which is of a decent standard, not great but not poor either. COVID has something to do with crowd numbers, plus our own sense of ‘doom’. The sky is falling type people are everywhere in the football world.

But to the point of what should of happened back in ’88 and didn’t was mainly because of lighting at grounds or lack there of. Today is different but the same, we have access to some fabulous stadiums, some too big and others just the right size. All have decent lighting for TV and broadcasting in general. We are waiting with baited breath for the new broadcast deal, if it is the ‘more of the same’ model then we can expect fixtures to be set by said broadcaster and playing during the summer heat will be expected. However if things are different in the future and the fixtures have a more even balance to them, then we can expect something along the lines of what many on here have been saying. A combination of streaming, FTA and pay walled.

Despite its clear quality, the A-League is being swamped by revitalised winter codes

Spot on. I would love a game a night.

As an older gentleman [I am using that term lightly] I am use to Saturday afternoon football. But then again I am use to working a 5 day week, 8-4 with over time for Saturday mornings. But all that has changed.

Despite its clear quality, the A-League is being swamped by revitalised winter codes