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There was a huge debate after it was reported he was let go for peanuts (grabs mob, pitchforks, torches and heads for Logan) …. the Korean club wanted to keep the deal terms quiet but we (as a fan group) were assured he wasn’t let go for peanuts, that the actual transfer fee was way more than being reported and anything not is US$ was in the wrong currency anyway. And there’s an “on-going deal component” which presumably means on-sell clauses or similar (if they’re lucky it’ll be performance bonuses lol)

Does Adam Taggart’s rich vein of form have Socceroos ramifications?

“The 26-year-old walked away from the Brisbane Roar” … that’s one way of describing a transfer fee lol.

I tend to agree it would be best if he stays where he is however, I suspect Roar will be hoping he moves for a hefty transfer at the earliest opportunity if they’ve done their usual sell-on clause

Does Adam Taggart’s rich vein of form have Socceroos ramifications?

Not wanting to get in to the EPL debate but no, not “over 40’s” lol.

The old models are dying and the new media is already taking hold; so the new media has to create engagement, which has to create fans who will attend games.

But if I had to guess, I’d say we’re heading for lower crowds world wide in the future – but greater engagement for those sports that get it right.

Can the A-League persuade fans to look up from their phones?

The headline to me is a little misleading – the answer is not to try and get your audience to “look up from their phones” but instead to deliver content to where they are looking – their phones!

Anyone that is over 40 is going to struggle with what that means, because it doesn’t mean streaming matches to mobile phones, it means streaming content to mobile phones in chunks that are easy enough for them to digest and interesting enough that they want to digest them.

It’s easy enough to do, but you won’t do it with dinosaurs in suits making the calls.

Can the A-League persuade fans to look up from their phones?

Yeah, welcome to the same debate the A-League has been having for two years. We’ve had similar article after article like this for the last two seasons – there’s nothing new here, only the club names have changed.

How to fix VAR

“there are some community clubs who would be more than competitive against these SAP teams.”

Maybe. But that’s not necessarily the point of SAP which is about putting skills into kids not necessarily make a team more competitive (the two normally follow but don’t confuse the purpose of SAP).

Back to the future for Australian football youth development?

Perth have lost SEVEN players from their GF squad, losing pretty much their entire defence.

Mariners awakening: Leadership meets community engagement

I think you missed a step:

I recall TV promos and newspaper advertisements.
Then the NSL collapsed.
THEN they joined the A-League.

Marketing the A-League is a step in the right direction

This is a debate about quality not quantity (playing numbers).

30 years ago after school kids would be out on their bikes, playing street football, playing games and other sports in the evening, and generally being more active. A lot of ball skills are developed with practice and repetition which kids are getting less of today than they were.

The AIS was a finishing school for kids with talent, it didn’t create talent – it polished it up. There needs to be a local fix around facilities, coaches etc not the rebuild of some soviet-era centralised model.

Back to the future for Australian football youth development?

WSW’s Academy is not entirely free, only Roar run a free academy st the moment (just to correct a point of detail).

Western Sydney won’t fix a national problem but a network of professional Acadamies nationwide might.

Back to the future for Australian football youth development?

It is inconceivable to me that people think the demise of the AIS is part of the problem.

Anyone connected with youth development can tell you kids do less exercise today and play less football generally, both at school and at home. This is a phenomena that is hard to break – it’s a social trend and we have to compete with iPhone time every week.

And once in a club environment there is generally a lack of facilities and qualified coaches to develop and motivate young kids.

And the emergence of ‘pay for play’ means our junior development squads get stuffed with sons and daughters of the wealthy while the kids with genuine talent get left to the dreaded ‘Dad-coach’ – willing but not able to nurture technique and talent.

Times have changed. The AIS did not produce anywhere near the volume of quality players people think it did, nor were Australia a “world beating side” when we had it.

There is need for much improvement in our youth development, but resurrecting the AIS would be a ‘jobs-for-the-boys’ folly.

The sooner the people influencing Australian youth development stop living in the past and do their jobs, the better!

Back to the future for Australian football youth development?

To the background sound of Monty Python music and “What have the Romans ever done for us?” … “Nothing …….”

Well they have given us:

A financially stable club.

Created a competitive squad which Heart never had.

Used their international scouting network to sign some excellent foreign players.

Built a first class Academy.

Developed some outstanding young players including Daniel Arzani.

Revolutionised womens football in Australia.

Led the A-League clubs to independence.

“So what have CFG given us? Nothing!!!”

Melbourne City: It will be different this time around, I promise

Fair point.

I’m not sure how or when SFC play youth though, to Corsica’s credit he kept trying to get back in the Cup game and his subs are evidence of that. But SFC giving youth a go is just chalk n cheese over the past few seasons.

Can Steve Corica co-ordinate another successful Sydney FC rebuild?

Le Fondre didn’t miss an open goal in the Cup game. You smurfs are getting way too desperate. Let it go already.

Can Steve Corica co-ordinate another successful Sydney FC rebuild?

I hesitate to suggest you should get Optus Broadband if you can where the data is free. I’m on Telstra fixed and mobile and wouldn’t go back.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

Buddy, you’re correct on the preference thing. Youngsters seem to prefer the small size screen and often “watch” while multi-tasking.

The ease of broadcasting to a large screen though means viewing does not have to be done on the small screen.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

“Optus mobile service is not an option for myself or many people more then 40 km from the city”

Most of the Optus Sport content in our house is viewed over the App installed in Apple TV – no mobile network required!

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

Again correct. My tablet/phone is merely the “remote control” to access the content – viewing is done on the same screen as the now redundant FoxSports once was.

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

Correct. And unfortunately I don’t think the FFA understood when they were negotiating the latest contract either (or at least the consultants they hired didn’t).

Footballs audience is perfect for this disruption with typically a smaller but much younger audience on average hungry for more content but wanting it delivered how they wanted to consume it.

Fox Sports never understood this and their infamous “the EPL will be invisible now” quote underscores that – Optus gave the audience what they wanted, and how they wanted it, and in doing so their profitability and subscription numbers have improved – meanwhile Fox Sports has plummeted.

And the English Championship is the same – anyone watching on BeIN Sports is somewhat of a dinosaur (sorry Mike).

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

5AM Liverpool v Norwich. Live (I have a son that’s developed a passion for LFC).

And stuck in bed with a head cold yesterday I watched a couple of mini-matches back as well, then went to the My Football App to see what was available there.

Unfortunately they (Telstra) don’t do mini-matches so I had to watch the entire 90 minutes of Sydney v Roar … would have loved to have caught up on all the other games but wasn’t sitting through another 90 minutes lol

Did anyone watch an EPL game live this weekend?

Kanga putting the jinx on Jets there, out next round.

Plus, is it “little ol’ Newcastle” or “the heartland of soccer in this country”, I’m confused 😉

Finally, football in Australia is again on the up

It depends whether you believe everything you read?

And what was the definition of “doomed”?

Did they mean the game would fall apart and no one would be playing in 20 years or doomed to struggle in junior AFC competitions??

Finally, football in Australia is again on the up

Plus their home stadium in Geelong is unavailable for Round 1 (due to motocross?).

Finally, football in Australia is again on the up

Bahahahahahahaha

Finally, football in Australia is again on the up

Bonus.

Fadida next, he causes more trouble than Mr. F?

Finally, football in Australia is again on the up