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That is not a flattering angle of old mate Clive.

Are there many flattering angles of Clive?

 

I know he is much more svelte nowadays, but still.

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Maybe their whole plan is for FIFA to step in and pay for a second tier and promotion/relegation...

 

 

Honestly, could these guys get any worse? They have achieved exactly none of the big ticket items on their list - marquee criteria, expansion criteria, governance reform, re-modelling of the a-league.

 

Oh, I forgot, they created a new logo.

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That is not a flattering angle of old mate Clive.

Are there many flattering angles of Clive?

 

I know he is much more svelte nowadays, but still.

 

I suppose angle doesn't really matter when you're observing a sphere.

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MARCH 31 2017 - 5:24PM

 

A-League clubs furious with FFA delay of congress expansion after missing FIFA deadline

 

Dominic Bossi

 

Football Federation Australia may not establish a new congress until November after missing Friday's deadline agreed by FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation to expand the membership tier of Australian football. 

After failing to facilitate an agreed model for a new congress with three key stakeholders, the FFA is running the risk of prompting intervention from world football's governing body, FIFA, which has mandated a reform of the governance and membership of the game in Australia.

The FFA issued a statement on Friday afternoon confirming the March 31 deadline for reaching an agreement for a new congress would not be met and removed a strict deadline on reaching an agreement. Despite FIFA and AFC approving the previous deadline, the FFA imposed no strict deadline for expanding its new congress, suggesting it must be operational by November's annual general meeting in Sydney.

"We will continue to facilitate the dialogue to push for a resolution of these discussions but all stakeholders recognise that the issues require careful examination on a number of levels. Our next annual congress meeting is due in November 2017 and we have agreed with FIFA and AFC to find a resolution with our stakeholders and to ensure there is an expanded FFA Congress at our AGM in November 2017," FFA chairman Steven Lowy said. 

An FFA statement suggested they have followed calls from stakeholders to delay the decision, which was supported by several state member federations. However, A-League clubs are understood to be furious with the hold-up. Speaking through their united Australian Professional Football Clubs Association, the club owners are awaiting advice from FIFA and AFC before issuing their response. Privately, many expressed their anger with the FFA's delay, labelling it "flabbergasting" and "outrageous".

The FFA is yet to receive 75 per cent support for any proposed new governance structure with only seven state member federations supporting their proposed model, while two others rejected it along with the one vote representing A-League clubs. Their model would see the congress expanded from 10 votes to 13, including nine state federations, three from the A-League clubs and one vote for the players union, the PFA. 

Football NSW and Football Victoria rejected this proposal in preference for an expanded congress of 14, while the A-League clubs and the PFA are demanding 16, that would provide them with five votes and two votes respectively. 

Fairfax Media can confirm FIFA rejected the FFA's model of a 13-seat congress, suggesting it was not sufficiently democratic or inclusive to meet requirements. FIFA urged the FFA to consider talks with NPL clubs, who formed the united Association of Australian Football Clubs. 

The FFA did not confirm whether FIFA and the AFC approve of their decision to delay the expansion of their congress but have kept the two governing bodies informed. 

"FFA wants to see an expanded Congress for Australia that reflects the way the game is evolving in this country but also safeguards the significant progress made through the reforms of 12 years ago," Lowy said.

"We have kept FIFA and AFC briefed on progress to date and they understand that the current Congress members and other stakeholders need more time to consider these matters."

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http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/national-league-celebrates-40th-birthday/15o2kjbtai72p1gpwkm1oob0ho

 

Happy 40th birthday to the first national football league in Australia, the first match kicked off at 2:30 pm this afternoon, 40 years ago.

Crazy to see that we had more FTA TV coverage back in 1977 then we do today.

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http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/national-league-celebrates-40th-birthday/15o2kjbtai72p1gpwkm1oob0ho

 

Happy 40th birthday to the first national football league in Australia, the first match kicked off at 2:30 pm this afternoon, 40 years ago.

Crazy to see that we had more FTA TV coverage back in 1977 then we do today.

 

considering the only coverage back then was FTA.......

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lol FFA holding on for dear life and delaying delaying delaying as always. Probably hoping FIFA will be too busy with WC2018 commitments and will forget about Australia.

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They should ban Australia from the world cup as punishment for an inept board and failing to meet FIFA's governance deadline.

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They should ban Australia from the world cup as punishment for an inept board and failing to meet FIFA's governance deadline.

 

 

no, should take the next ACL spots off us..  sorry smurfs    :xnod:

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lol FFA holding on for dear life and delaying delaying delaying as always. Probably hoping FIFA will be too busy with WC2018 commitments and will forget about Australia.

David Gallop trying to keep power.

The NRL sacked him and so should we.

#GALLOP_OUT_NOW

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lol FFA holding on for dear life and delaying delaying delaying as always. Probably hoping FIFA will be too busy with WC2018 commitments and will forget about Australia.

David Gallop trying to keep power.

The NRL sacked him and so should we.

#GALLOP_OUT_NOW

Do what they're doing to wenger and start bringing Gallop out banners to games. That **** is running our game into the ground when it should be thriving

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Gallop is just a puppet getting his strings pulled by the lowy family protecting their financial interests, Gallop out would only be replaced by another lowy crony.

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It's not just Gallop, the entire board (and structure) needs to change.

Yeah, that's why they keep delaying it haha

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It's not just Gallop, the entire board (and structure) needs to change.

Yeah, that's why they keep delaying it haha

I can't see anything changing without someone like FIFA stepping in with some form of sanction or audit (if they even have the power to do such).

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Buying time for Frank Lowy to try and butter up some support at FIFA or the AFC.

 

FFA are just Lowy's puppets. A guy like him will never relinquish control until he dies. If it were up to him, the FFA would still be controlled by the Lowy family in 24 years with each of his sons taking over one after the other.

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Buying time for Frank Lowy to try and butter up some support at FIFA or the AFC.

 

FFA are just Lowy's puppets. A guy like him will never relinquish control until he dies. If it were up to him, the FFA would still be controlled by the Lowy family in 24 years with each of his sons taking over one after the other.

Sending each of his sons to the strongest nations of Australasia to enable instant obtainment of information between governing bodies whereby enabling trade of talent before anyone else. Marriage is to be within the family or kept within the aristocratic confides of royalty, ensuring the control of ffa wealth remains within the family and under the control of the male Jewish bloodlines. Hang on, this sounds familiar.

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Buying time for Frank Lowy to try and butter up some support at FIFA or the AFC.

 

FFA are just Lowy's puppets. A guy like him will never relinquish control until he dies. If it were up to him, the FFA would still be controlled by the Lowy family in 24 years with each of his sons taking over one after the other.

Sending each of his sons to the strongest nations of Australasia to enable instant obtainment of information between governing bodies whereby enabling trade of talent before anyone else. Marriage is to be within the family or kept within the aristocratic confides of royalty, ensuring the control of ffa wealth remains within the family and under the control of the male Jewish bloodlines. Hang on, this sounds familiar.

 

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I hope we get to keep both Antonis and Nico...doubtful but still hopefull. Dimas has been horrible without his spanish mates this year and the article is correct in the fact that since Antonis arrived we have improved immensely.

 

We are the team the others do not want to face in the finals, and I would guess that we would be ESFC worst nightmare come true if we were to play them...bring it on !

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Geez there's been a lot of advertising of this weeks WSW vs Victory game on 2MMM this week.

And, Popa was just interviewed live, and then there was a live read for ticket sales for the game vs Arsenal.

Are MMM our new media friend?

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The ad's would have been paid for by the stadium or the tour promoter.

 

They've done promo stuff before, I'm guessing that whoever bought the ads asked the club & station to put together something for a few minutes.

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The ad's would have been paid for by the stadium or the tour promoter.

 

They've done promo stuff before, I'm guessing that whoever bought the ads asked the club & station to put together something for a few minutes.

 

 

Yeh. I knew that.

Just surprised at how much airtime it is getting.

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Looks like the Minister for the SCG sorry I mean Sports Minister (and now Minister for West Connex) is in a spot of bother 

 

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/westconnex-minister-stuart-ayres-accused-of-conflict-of-interest-over-gws-giants-sponsorship-20170405-gvec1b.html

 

And as usual the AFL getting sweetheart deals with politicians.

 

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Esfc to play Liverpool fc on Wednesday may 24 at anz stadium..

 

I guess the reason why we are not playing is that if we make the round of 16 in the acl, it will be on the same week.

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Some very forthright quotes from Baccus with regard to our home venues and also the way we currently play:

 

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/western-sydney-wanderers/western-sydney-wanderers-midfielder-kearyn-baccus-rejects-international-callup-20170408-gvgxbi.html

 

Good to hear a player saying it the way it is rather than coming out with the usual bland utterances.

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Yep

 

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""For us, it doesn't really change anything whether we play at home or away," he said. "Our away record is better than our home record to be fair. We don't have a proper stadium. If we played at Parramatta, then it would be a home game but every game feels like an away game for us."

 

Also. it's not just the players that feel that our home games feel like away games

Edited by beatsurrender

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Yep

 

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""For us, it doesn't really change anything whether we play at home or away," he said. "Our away record is better than our home record to be fair. We don't have a proper stadium. If we played at Parramatta, then it would be a home game but every game feels like an away game for us."

 

Also. it's not just the players that feel that our home games feel like away games

So true....SOP feels like that little house you rent whilst building your own...It's a house but not your home😀

Interesting that the players feel the same way as we do.

Edited by tardotz

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