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Those seagulls are starting to annoy me. Sometimes it's hard to pick out the ball. Can't they get different coloured birds?

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$hitty through a poor Roar team, but hey I don't think we could have done any better. 

Should be interesting to see if they get punished for the flare

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2 minutes ago, Burgerman said:

$hitty through a poor Roar team, but hey I don't think we could have done any better. 

Should be interesting to see if they get punished for the flare

what flare? you are talking garbage only wanderers fans would ever do that

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Embarrassing that this roar team finished above us, they are dreadful 

and in the arguement as to if we had a squad who could have finished top 6, I submit Jacob Pepper as centre back, a 50 year old Henrique and Matt McKay with his shorts pulled up around his neck as my evidence 

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On 20/04/2018 at 9:49 PM, Burgerman said:

$hitty through a poor Roar team, but hey I don't think we could have done any better. 

Should be interesting to see if they get punished for the flare

City fans let off a flare, or Brisbane? I didn’t watch and have heard NOTHING about it. Where is the outrage?

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25 minutes ago, btron3000 said:

City fans let off a flare, or Brisbane? I didn’t watch and have heard NOTHING about it. Where is the outrage?

It was City.

No outrage.

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Go Adelaide

 

24 minutes ago, btron3000 said:

City fans let off a flare, or Brisbane? I didn’t watch and have heard NOTHING about it. Where is the outrage?

City's FFA bucket hat active cheer squad, but not mentioned by anyone including the afl media mafia.

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Wow...great grab by Berisha. Bye Bye Adelaide.....you deserve it.

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After the game Kevin Muscat went around to shake hands and I'm not sure but it looked like Marco Kurz pulled out of the handshake offered by Muscat who then shook Isaias's hand who was standing next to Kurz.  Did anyone else notice that?  Did I see it correctly?

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Attendances 

Heartless v Roar 7757

Melb Vic v Adelaide 15502

Looks like the FFA will have lost money this weekend.

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If Newcastle win this Friday and Victory knock over Sydney, will the GF be played in Newcastle or will the FFA insist on it being played at Allianz with it's diabolical pitch and unsafe stands?

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1 minute ago, MartinTyler said:

If Newcastle win this Friday and Victory knock over Sydney, will the GF be played in Newcastle or will the FFA insist on it being played at Allianz with it's diabolical pitch and unsafe stands?

What if's. We all know that Melb Vic will lose because of ref calls next weekend so that Gallop can have his last Grandfinal in Sydney

.:smurfnono:

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2 hours ago, Paul01 said:

Attendances 

Heartless v Roar 7757

Melb Vic v Adelaide 15502

Looks like the FFA will have lost money this weekend.

Good.

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I'm surprised there were 15, 000 there  last night. So many empty bays!

 

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5 hours ago, MartinTyler said:

If Newcastle win this Friday and Victory knock over Sydney, will the GF be played in Newcastle or will the FFA insist on it being played at Allianz with it's diabolical pitch and unsafe stands?

When Bridgey scores the goal to win in season 3 they made jets and mariners play at sfs 

hopefully they aren’t as stupid now - could be wishful thinking 

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The other issue with playing at Moore Park on Saturday 4 May is that the Swans have a home match starting at 7:50

The precinct will be very crowded

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18 minutes ago, pseudonym said:

The other issue with playing at Moore Park on Saturday 4 May is that the Swans have a home match starting at 7:50

The precinct will be very crowded

We're talking FFA here!

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4 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

We're talking FFA here!

And Smurfs. 15k tops

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6 hours ago, MartinTyler said:

If Newcastle win this Friday and Victory knock over Sydney, will the GF be played in Newcastle or will the FFA insist on it being played at Allianz with it's diabolical pitch and unsafe stands?

They'll get public pressure to host it in Newcastle, and the poor crowds this past weekend might make them think 33,000 capacity is enough for a match that doesn't involve the smurfs.

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Newcastle - there's a Friday game of NRL (May 4)

Melbourne - Saturday May 5 - one AFL match in Melbourne that day at 2pm + no Storm home game in NRL

Sydney - no NRL game at ANZ that weekend

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By Josh Thomas

The seagulls outnumbered the fans over a weekend that highlighted a big issue facing the A-League

And who can blame the fans for staying away?

With ticket prices starting from $30 and moving into triple digits for quality tickets for a family of four, football fans on the A-League fence aren't being encouraged to come down the right side.

Though the Sunday kick-off may have made logistical sense for Victory after a mid-week Asian Champions League game and indeed attracted a larger TV audience, the choice was one that ultimately pushed fans away.

Speaking of pushing fans away, the poor treatment of those in the stands this season has been an all too regular occurrence. 

From flags being taken off bare brick walls to continued frustrations around active support, the lifeblood of football is having its circulation cut.

At the end of the day, though the players on the pitch may decide the final score - it's the men, women and children in the stands that make football what it is. 

Maligned, mistreated and massively out-priced. A-League fans sent a clear message over the weekend that change is needed if the competition ever hopes to rediscover its unique atmosphere.

An embarrassing 7,757 people turned out for Melbourne City's clinical 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar, while only 15,502 got to witness Besart Berisha's bicycle in the flesh as Melbourne Victory snuck past Adelaide United 2-1.

Though that last figure may be double what City got, the fact the Original Rivalry in a cut-throat final can only attract a figure that was once the bare minimum for a regular season Victory clash says a lot about how far attendance has dropped in recent years.

Ask any other code in Australia what they envy about football, and 99 percent of the time it will be the atmosphere.

As attendance figures reach a new low across the board this A-League season, it's been Newcastle Jets that have been solely reaching high and the results they've put together are a testament to the benefit of simply getting bums on seats. 

On the verge of breaking a home-record for attendance on Friday night with 12,500 tickets already sold, the Jets have soared from last to second in a season and the fans have undoubtedly played their part.

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1 minute ago, mack said:

Who knew that would happen? Oh wait, every active support group and every supporters website, podcast or opinion article about the FFA killing the league.

It will be interesting to hear the ATB State of the Game tomorrow (broadcast on FNR from 2 pm or later on podcast) I gather Greg O’Rourke is a special guest. I give him a little slack because he has been involved with football most of his life and was playing in the Over 45s in his district last season (not sure if he still does).

With ATB guys together with Simon Hill and Adam Peacock hopefully giving to the FFA on all fronts, let’s see if the message gets through to the bunkered down Lowy and Gallop. Oh wait, they are hoping to escape the looming governance change in Australian football.

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FFA can't multitask. That is their problem. Whenever something large is happening outside of HAL (congress, WC bid etc) the HAL drops off massively.

This is why the HAL needs to be run independently instead of the FFA holding onto it like its their plaything.

Newcastle understandably will have a good crowd Friday night. They've been waiting a long time. But expect to only see 15-18k at the Big Blue semi. They just played eachother. Both sets of fans will probably want to save money for a GF ticket/travel.

This is a problem with playing 3 times in a season AND then another time in the finals. Its just overkill and gets stale. In 2010, SFC vs MV happened like 4 times in 5 weeks - Final Round, then 2 legged semi (SFC lost and got a second chance in the prelim final), then the GF. It was overkill and stale.

Its probably also why they got rid of the two-legged semis and the prelim final as a second chance for the Top 2 sides.

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