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Ritchie Hinton

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Joined October 2018

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A full -time sports industry professional with 13 years + working in global and Australian roles across several different sports. Part of an elite junior pathway, and a former lawyer, I am passionate about all sports.

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Waz, it’s normal for ‘how can we improve’ comments to be made when there are obvious problems, isn’t it?
Surely, critical analysis is an essential part of a grown up debate on how to move forward.
Or do we just shrug, accept the situation as is, and move along quietly?

Is this D-Day for the A-League?

Your point around public expectation is interesting. I think the spuriking that has surrounded the sport has created this expectation. The constant references to the ‘wrold game’ have perhaps led to unrealistic expectations about what to expect from the sport in Australia.

Is this D-Day for the A-League?

The comment referred to the era when Brattan was able to leave due to unpaid superannuation. The author was not trying to suggest that Roar are perenially broke – rather, I was making the point that various clubs at different times have had substantial financial problems.

Is this D-Day for the A-League?

NSO = National Sports Organization. Sorry, didn’t mean to use industry speak1

What should the board of a national sports organisation look like?