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Adelaide United: Season 2017/18

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Who do they sign now? The fans will want Gombau but I think that bridge is burnt.

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You reckon we've got problems, have a listen to the Chairman at Adelaide being interviewed on radio

 

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On bill and boz they said Coach could be batistuta, Fernando morinetes or Stuart Pearce 

i listened to clip above quality ranting from both sides 

pissant town is back big time 

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Player departures 

Adelaide United have confirmed the departure of five players from its 2016/17 squad.

 

Dylan McGowan, Sergio Cirio, George Mells, John Hall, and Jesse Makarounas have all left the club following the conclusion of their contracts.

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Batistuta turned down the coaching job according to ESPN. Couldn't get the coaching staff he wanted

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On 18/05/2017 at 7:26 AM, theguyyouwishyouwere said:

McGowan would have been a good pickup, but noooo - we had to sign thwaite ffs.

The money needs to be spent up front, not at the back. 

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On 12/05/2017 at 7:26 AM, theguyyouwishyouwere said:

that guy, faaaark i'd hate to be an adelaide fan with him around,.

He's the reason why Gombau called it quits, right? 

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Apparently Adelaide are considering playing games at an aussie rules ground.....

Reds consider Norwood Oval move to cut costs of Hindmarsh

JULY 3, 20177:22PM
 
NORWOOD Oval may be the new home for Adelaide United’s men’s and women’s teams.

United bosses have been locked in talks with SANFL club Norwood chiefs over the prospect after the Redlegs were approached to host Adelaide’s A-League matches.

But Football Federation Australia has not yet rubber-stamped the 20,000 capacity venue, with the camber of the pitch and a lack of corporate facilities causing concern.

The cost of hiring Hindmarsh - which is about $80,000 per A-League match - is forcing United to consider Norwood Oval, which has potential to save United thousands of dollars a season.

Norwood chief executive James Fantasia confirmed his club’s interest in hosting Adelaide’s women’s matches at Norwood Oval for the new W-League season after talks of bringing A-League to The Parade kicked off last year.

“Our club really has a community focus,’’ Fantasia said.

“We’ve got a great venue, so why wouldn’t we look at every opportunity to use Norwood whether that would be football, soccer and other sports and for health education?

“We think The Parade is just an amazing place in terms of the shops and restaurants and the overspill, where fans can go to the game to see a good match and then venture along The Parade and make a good day or night out of it.

“The public transport here is very good and we’re five minutes from the city and we’ve got good floodlighting which caters for TV matches.”

Adelaide chairman Greg Griffin says playing women’s matches at Norwood Oval is an exciting concept, with the club also talking to Blue Eagles about W-League matches at Marden Sports Complex.

Adelaide is playing its round-of-32 FFA Cup match against Newcastle Jets at Marden on August 9.

“Why not (at Norwood)? The only problem we have is the surface,’’ Griffin said.

“But we are also down the track with playing W-League matches at Marden.”

The Reds women’s side played most of last season’s home matches at Angle Park, where the pitch is considerably smaller than FFA’s W-League standard 105m x 68m.

The synthetic pitch has also met with criticism from Professional Footballers Australia, the players’ union, with claims the turf is not as healthy for athletes as natural grass.

The Reds women’s team last season played two live-telecast matches at Hindmarsh in double-headers.

Norwood Oval hosted the AFLW’s Crows and Brisbane, attracting 12,108 and televised to a record audience in March.

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Surely this is just part of their negotiation with Hindmarsh.

Norwood is an oval and from a quick wiki check has a seated capacity of 3,900.

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It also appears to be the home ground of the Adelaide Bite (wtf...) who play in the Australian Baseball League. Which is played at the same time as the A-League... those mounds will just be perfect on a football pitch

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Ah yes...Greg Griffin, the guy who has parlayed the success of the Reds from the 2015/16 season into a car crash the following season all the while bitching about the FFA's transparency.

 

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Adelaide CEO Grant Mayer resigned today.

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The egg is on his case :lol: 

Seriously though, 4 sessions a day sounds like a Magath archaic managerial style. Let’s hope he doesn’t ask the players to tape cheese to injuries too :lol: 

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4 hours ago, mack said:

Depends on what you're doing.

No mack, Twitter has spoken, the professional who's  job is on the line and has, so far, only delivered positive results - obviously doesn't know what they're doing. 

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