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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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An optimistic Gooners fan, how unusual. Mate if you don’t smash them by 5 clear goals it will be a bad result for you.

Relegation battle looms for Magpies as Gunners look to start on a high

What would you prefer, contracts for life?

Why Aaron Mooy’s move to Brighton makes perfect sense

There were plans to expand the Stadium to about 22-25k all covered but the cost would prevent any tenants [mainly AUFC] from affording it. I agree with you, to a degree, that building a stadium JUST for football and one event, would be a waste of taxpayers money. You have to think bigger.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

@ Nick Symonds – I think what we have just seen in the last 24-48 hours re another stadium in Adelaide is only the start of a much bigger debate. I suspect the State Government is planning to sell off both Hindmarsh Stadium and the Entertainment Centre and end up building one of the most ambitious and ground braking venues in the world. Over the railway tracks close to the Riverside Development you may find a new 30-35k venue for Football, Basketball, Netball, concerts and a general Entertainment venue. The football pitch will be retractable and the seating will be moveable to suit the different sports. Plus I believe another safe standing area for footballs Active Supporters. Watch this space.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

@ Jack Russell – assuming you are basing your argument solely on the emotions of being a Victory fan. Yes it would be soul destroying for the club to be relegated but not the end of the world that you think it is. It won’t effect my club, AUFC, apart from the one home game when Victory comes to town. Who knows, the club that replaces them may be just as dynamic and have a supporter base that will stand by them.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

Not so sure you would call him a superstar, just yet, but there is a young lad [19yo] starting tomorrow night for the Reds, Alhassan Toure, will be interesting to see how he goes.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

I would argue, if Victory were the worse performing team in any given season, why should they be retained?

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

Nem is right about the Finals System Mattq, We all go [or want to go] to the Grand-Final but the Elimination finals or Pre-lims, it’s just the hard core that choose to go. So he is right about the finals when we compare attendances to other football codes.

A-League independence is almost here but how commercially daring can it be?

@ Buddy – This not only happens at local ‘grass roots’ level it has happened at the highest level as well. In 1998 when Hindmarsh was redeveloped to host some Olympic games, when the lights were tested they met Australian Standards at that time, however when the International Olympic Broadcaster came to test them we were told they weren’t up to standard to meet the new HD technology. The government, if they wanted Adelaide to host some Olympic games, had to meet the new International standards. It cost them millions to do so. But the desire to be part of it out weighted the cost. Pretty similar discussions are on here now.

There'd be more magic in the FFA Cup if teams could play at home

@ Oldpsyco – so you would prefer that the game didn’t have Fox Sports investment and our game wasn’t on TV. I think that’s what you are saying, because you can’t have it both ways. We can’t take their money and expect them to have no say. Not sure what the solution is, especially if a TV Exec says to the governing body, “hey any chance of a midweek game, say 7 o’clock on a Wednesday” only to be told “sorry we don’t do it that way”, “even if we pay for some of it?” What would your answer be to that.

There'd be more magic in the FFA Cup if teams could play at home

@ Waz, by the tone of your posts you are pretty upset at Fox atm? Lets be totally honest for a sec and put yourself in Fox’s shoes. If you had paid out a large sum of money to broadcast a sporting event, wouldn’t you want to have a say in where and when this event took place. Football wouldn’t be where it is today without Fox Sports, you and I might not like it but that’s the way it is. Oldies like me and possibly you, prefer an honest cup draw, and you play where you are drawn to play, if the lights can’t host a televised night game, play during the day, simple. But i sit and listen to the young folk around me, [ranging from 6 – 36] and to be fair the draw to the FFA Cup doesn’t rate a mention at the dinner table. In fact if they had their way, all A Leagues would play at home against NPL clubs on a Friday Night at 7.30pm. We might call it ‘Reality TV’ but that is what the majority want, apparently. Some of the teenagers around me don’t even care if their own club gets a home game in the local cup comp, times are certainly changing.

There'd be more magic in the FFA Cup if teams could play at home

@ sssshhhh mate, let them all believe he can’t play, then we’ll sneak him home and he can start with Riley in our mid-field and leave the East Coast wondering how he got away. I’m pretty certain that Bruce and co have him on the radar.

Antonis' Suwon sale gives new recruit a chance

I’m pretty certain that’s everyone’s goal come game 1.

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

Hahahaha . let the haters hate. KTBFFH

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

that would have to have been one of ROARs finest moments, brilliant lads. I can see Con & Effie discussing this over a coffee.

Not sure if you meant it to be as funny as it was, but I had a good laugh. To make matters worse it made sense.

Socrates and Aristotle debate the Italy game and the Matildas' defence

If i was Norway, the way to close us down would be to play a minder on Sam, with a close by back up, for the scraps, and a pressing midfield. One common denominator has been the way we find ways to turn over possession in midfield, on worse still become too casual in knocking the ball around at the back, putting ourselves under pressure. If Norway start out solely worrying about ‘Our Sammy’ then I expect them to concede and end up chasing the game which will be just as we want it.

The Matildas are making football fun again

I’m happy with the result but not the performance. Absolutely stunning game from Sam, she deserves all the accolades she is going to get. I felt her post match comments were somewhat sad, compared to the other day. maybe the media types have told her to stick to the script and not to be herself? Overall our performance was not at the level i was hoping for. Our midfielders seemed to get caught with the ball, often, in fact too often. Their passes forward were delayed and mistimed, they were in fact sloppy when you think about the opposition they were playing. Giving a silly goal away, from a midfield turn over, just sums up how venerable we are to a half decent team, which we should meet every game now. Having said all of that, I still think that with a little help from the footballing ‘gods’ we should edge past Norway to meet England in the quarter-finals. Now that will be fun. But lets not get too far ahead of ourselves.

PS I’m tipping Brazil to upset France and Italy to lose to whoever they get. Yes you are all right, i don’t rate the Italians. [Cue the debate]

Sam Kerr hits Jamaica for four, as Matildas progress to Round of 16 at World Cup

Almost made it, gave away a silly goal AGAIN but not unhappy about meeting Norway next up. A tough battle but every game from now on should be a tough assignment.

Matildas gunning for five goals against Jamaica

I little out of date then aren’t they. But If that’s the criteria they are using then so be it. Marcelo Carusca would of fitted into an SA side as well.

What if we had State of Origin in football?

Why second mate. i thought a top of the table finish would give us the easier draw in the Round of 16 and hence to the Quarter Final. I can’t find the complete draw to the next round so not 100% certain who our group play next.

Matildas gunning for five goals against Jamaica

I think you’ll find that 4 points from the group might not be enough. With Brazil winning easily [3-0] and if Italy and Brazil draw I think you’ll find we won’t qualify, which in my mind will be a total disaster for the sport. Hopefully we can turn things around and ‘thump’ Brazil and Jamaica which will put added pressure on both Italy and Brazil to get a result in their game.

Can the Matildas shake off this rough patch of form?

Sounds too good to be true, but you never know. Fingers crossed it goes ahead.

Why a reserves league would be a disaster for the A-League

Depends how you define ‘the best’. We are blessed with many fine players but I would find it hard to name a player I would rate in front of her.

The Matildas: A team all of Australia can get behind

Good luck with your coaching stint I hope it goes well for you and the girls.

The Matildas: A team all of Australia can get behind

Why not Josh? The WEST is a big place, you can’t own it all, just like SFC can’t own the SOUTH.

The dangerous flaws lurking in the new A-League competition calendar