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I’ve never understood this ‘past v present’ argument, other than its a sign of the frustration felt by an ageing minority of football people. Fighting pointless and futile battles though is the hallmark of the code in Australia – and all this debate really proves is some people never change.

NSL dinosaurs need to ease off the contemporary Australian footballer

Best team in the A League in 2020 and the side most likely to challenge SFC in the GF (along with Nix who look good too). So no dramas with more of where they came from 😉 Fowler has made quite a few Internet “experts” look like fools 😂

The one player each A-League club should poach

So it’s clear the FFA control the A-League and we don’t have any form of independence what so ever.

And again we have the FFA out of touch with football and putting the A-League at risk by withholding money that rightfully belongs to the clubs, to cover the FFAs expenses.

This country doesn’t deserve a professional football league, it really doesn’t.

A-League proposal prompts PFA fair go call

Good post 👍

Bruce Djite: "The immediate future of Australian football is precarious"

Dolphin is anything but inconvenient. It’s a drive yes but about the same journey time as it is by public transport for many. Parking is easy at Dolphin as well.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

The divisions under NPL/QPL appear to be trying a full and complete season – although the BPL/Capital Leagues aren’t bothered by inter-state travel at all, but that shows there’s enough time to get a season done.

NPLQ has advanced so much over the past couple of years with the reemergence of Lions, arrival of Pen Power and resurgence of Knights & United on the Coast really raising standards so hopefully this year doesn’t set the competition back.

Clubs doing it tough as Queensland NPL restart hangs in the balance

Bruce seems to care a lot about Bruce.

The signings Adelaide made this year ranged from average to awful and produced a mediocre side that progressively got worse as the season went on. McGree is the exception but a failure to retain/replace Isais demonstrates a very limited signing strategy – highlighted by the signing of the Chinese kid.

How much influence Bruce has on all this is debatable. It looks like Adelaide’s owners see the club as a selling club which, with the right approach and right coach, could be very attractive. Alas, the visa signings this year fell well short of what’s required

Bruce Djite: "The immediate future of Australian football is precarious"

IOC has less political clout than football. That’s just an inconvenience for Australia and it’s general attitude towards the code.

Bruce Djite: "The immediate future of Australian football is precarious"

Congratulations on this article Adam.

There is lots of talk surrounding a potential National Second Division but without a broader interest in our lower leagues that division can’t happen, at least not happen and survive – articles like this help generate interest.

NPLQ highlights the problem a NSD will face – geographic distance and the required travel. If current trends continue NPLQ will become a South East Queensland completion, and possibly even the QPL beneath it will follow suit. These are “today’s challenges” that need fixing if an NSD is to succeed.

In terms of finishing the NPLQ competition; midweek games won’t work and the best option is probably a single fixture against each opponent instead. That will fit in the 15 or so weeks available.

Clubs doing it tough as Queensland NPL restart hangs in the balance

Dolphin is fine and fit for purpose.

I’d rather they put a temporary stand in at Dolphin and increased capacity to 14k than try and get PP up to scratch. Even with temporary stands you’d be lucky to get it to 10k.

And why would strikers and roar need to merge – do Everton and Liverpool need to merge? Or Man City and Man Utd??

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

Why is that an issue?
Brisbane can be divided into small pockets by suburb, or by the City itself, or be considered “greater Brisbane” which is even larger.
Clearly Brisbane Roar represent the entire City and draw support from north and south so there’s no point retrospectively trying to allocate a geography to them – half their members are Northside, half Southside ….
Has anyone tried to tell Man Utd and Man City which part of Manchester is “theirs”??? …. thought not!

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

Why would Roar put up temporary stands at Perry Park? Perry Park is nothing to Brisbane Roar other than the home ground of Strikers who sub-lease the pitch from YMCA.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

Hunter looks and sounds awful with 10k in it.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

QEII has been dismissed publicly by Pourre. Never say never of course.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

No, because it’s an absolute dump with a 3,500 capacity and the primary tenant is the YMCA not football.

Perry Park (and Ballymore) have had their day, they hold nostalgia for people of a certain age but their days are long gone.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

That’s really good news. Be interested to see what their fans think.

Ask Roar supporters about moving the majority of games to Dolphin this time last year and few would have been in favour, now I think the majority would be up for it despite its obvious drawbacks.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

The A-League needs to set a target of 66% of clubs owning, managing or being the primary tenant in their stadiums.

This is not far off reality with CCM, Adelaide and Glory who all in a position to do this now, they just need better deals.

MacArthur and Western United will tick that box, and Roar can do it with a move to Dolphin or their planned new stadium.

Victory work well at AAMI so shouldn’t move and WSW/SFC aren’t moving anywhere. So it’s down to Jets, Nix and City to get out of their cavernous hell-holes and in to a decent sized stadium.

The A-League stadium situation: Part 2

Australia’s move to AFC signalled a realisation that’s there’s more to football than competing in a World Cup once every four years. We’re okay where we are – and qualifying for more World Cups than before as well

If they're fair dinkum, FIFA will bring the Women's World Cup to Australia

Hope so. We have a habit of being half-baked on our football tenders

If they're fair dinkum, FIFA will bring the Women's World Cup to Australia

No. But we can’t look beyond corruption on our own shores.

If they're fair dinkum, FIFA will bring the Women's World Cup to Australia

I thought our bid was “non compliant” because the SA stadium proposed within the bid didn’t meet standards ….. or is this a repeat of our WC bid where we didn’t meet the necessary requirements but thought we should get awarded hosting rights because we didn’t stuff up the Olympics once?

If they're fair dinkum, FIFA will bring the Women's World Cup to Australia

You don’t think Australia is the same??

How many government programs have been proven to be rorts!!

If they're fair dinkum, FIFA will bring the Women's World Cup to Australia

It did. A Grand Final win.

But less than 10 years later when the new A-League was being set up, Strikers did not try and enter the comp …. only Lions had the financial clout in QLD to make a bid and they did.

How would the A-League look if we started again?

Nick,

Strickers has the chance to bid but couldn’t afford to so Queensland Lions withdrew their men’s team from the State League and entered them into the A-League.

Strikers were only 10 years old at the formation of the A-League so they had no real heritage or history – other clubs like Lions, City and Olympic had that and – like all clubs in Brisbane – did come with some kind of ethnic influence. Nothing wrong with that.

To this day Roars crowds are excellent. Only Victory out-do Roar for support with the two Sydney sides gaining a minor advantage because of the derbies but otherwise similar in attendance.

Lions were (and still are I think) the biggest club in QLD so they were the logical choice.

(jb is probably best to comment on this topic to be honest).

How would the A-League look if we started again?

As I was reading this article I kept thinking “what’s the point he’s trying to make?” but couldn’t answer it.

I have (what I consider to be a fairly benign) post in moderation, presumably because I pointed out that the author must support the old FFAs NCIP plan as Roar are apparently “too Dutch” ….. meaning Bris City are “too Italian” …. and Olympic “too Greek” which is just a wrong statement to make in an article like this.

What could have been different is a plan to give Brisbane a North and a South team, Sydney an East & West and (possibly) something similar in Melbourne. But too late now.

How would the A-League look if we started again?