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At least he’s a football man 

long overdue I see Bresciano also has a gig now, if nothing else we are at least getting those who are emotionally invested 

gallop never cared for it, was just a pay cheque 

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21 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

Perhaps Johnson can start with enforcing the salary cap just like the subject of the story

The champions of English rugby union are being relegated due to salary-cap violations http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-19/english-rugby-union-champions-saracens-relegated-over-salary-cap/11880534

What makes you think it isn’t enforced, our club doesn’t use the cap and marquee spots well that doesn’t mean that those using it well are cheating 

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32 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

What makes you think it isn’t enforced, our club doesn’t use the cap and marquee spots well that doesn’t mean that those using it well are cheating 

Not for us mate. Both teams in sky blue would be the best place to start but they have been the Lowy's protected species. He could then investigate the failure to spend the cap at the Sea-bogans 

Edited by Paul01
Correction

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Mass exodus of sponsors leaving the FFA at season's end:

- Hyundai
- Aldi
- Harvey Norman
- Bet365
- NAB

There could be more at season's end

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42 minutes ago, SBW said:

Mass exodus of sponsors leaving the FFA at season's end:

- Hyundai
- Aldi
- Harvey Norman
- Bet365
- NAB

There could be more at season's end

Add to that the woes at Foxtel and you have to wonder if there will be the cash to run the A and W Leagues in the next couple of years - and you can add men's basketball, Super rugby and a number of other women's sports. It's pretty dire.

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21 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

Revenge of the Lowys

Although Hyundai were on record to be very unhappy with the Stajcic episode - thank you Heather, we're forever indebted to you (why the hell are you still on the board......)

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5 minutes ago, alexd said:

Although Hyundai were on record to be very unhappy with the Stajcic episode - thank you Heather, we're forever indebted to you (why the hell are you still on the board......)

Because the Congress has to kick her out. It takes a vote of the state federations and A-league clubs who elected her with 94% from memory.

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The Stajic saga still biting FFA even after a year later. The A-league losing so much interest obviously a big contributor. But I also wander as well how much pull Lowy had on these businesses as well they all seem to have announce they were leaving the moment Lowy left. Interesting timing 

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3 hours ago, SBW said:

Mass exodus of sponsors leaving the FFA at season's end:

- Hyundai
- Aldi
- Harvey Norman
- Bet365
- NAB

There could be more at season's end

The rbb made them leave , too many flares were ripped 

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13 hours ago, Edinburgh said:

Hopefully Johnson can see through the many faults in Sherman's thinking.  It seems he came with a plan already set in his mind and has found that many haven't been convinced by it.  I'm not sure that a technical specialist is the right person to try to be a change agent for the whole organisation.

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Made the sports section on channel news.

Would not answer the question on Fox Sports on camera.

Gear up for kids football to start this month and adult football next month.

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On 02/05/2020 at 6:12 PM, Paul01 said:

Made the sports section on channel news.

Would not answer the question on Fox Sports on camera.

Gear up for kids football to start this month and adult football next month.

I hope this is true.

Young Wanderboy is itching to get back on the pitch.

He went to Christie Park yesterday with a couple of mates to comply with his academy training regime and just have a kick around. Poor kid is desperate to play competitive football again, as I guess many thousands of others are.

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I really don't see Japan losing to us.

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So the FIFA council to decide on the 25 June with the joint Aust/NZ out pointing  both Japan and Colombia.

Fifa single out Australia and New Zealand as best Women's World Cup bid https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/11/fifa-single-out-australia-and-new-zealand-as-best-womens-world-cup-bid?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

Looks like we need Africa and UEFA. I would expect CONCACAF to vote with CONMEBOL for Colombia. Our bid would carry the OFC. Expect AFC to vote as a block for Japan. There is, of course, the wildcard of Infantino who might sway votes. Jimmy's J knowing him is an advantage.

The new (FIFA) council will be made up of the following individuals:

The President

CONMEBOL: one vice-president and four members

AFC: one vice-president and six members

UEFA: three vice-presidents and six members

CAF: one vice-president and six members

CONCACAF: one vice-president and four members

OFC: one vice-president and two members

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7 hours ago, MistahCampoy said:

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/second-division-still-our-ambition-says-ffa-chairman-nikou

Sounds like his just talking the same **** over and over, get it done already!

The difficulty is that the AL is in a really precarious position, unfortunately like most things due to covid, things are going to be put on hold.

To be honest, I’d be more worried about what the AL will look like post covid, it all looks rather bleak tbh

14 hours ago, Paul01 said:

I can’t get myself to up for this WWC bid, it feels too much like 2022 bid all over again

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On 12/06/2020 at 9:07 PM, Prydzopolis said:

To be honest, I’d be more worried about what the AL will look like post covid, it all looks rather bleak

That is true but I couldn't give a toss if the AL isn't around anymore if it means fixing this top flight league of ours because as it stands it will not be around much longer even if it gets going post covid, it will be stripped back to bear minimum if news is correct and they (fox) only offer $10-20 million on a revised deal for next season. I would rather we scrap the AL because of the way it is setup to run with licenses and the lack of pathways for our grass root players to come up through atm (Its just not football to me if our youth cannot see a pathway for them to make it to the top through our footballing structure in Oz). 

Put the AL teams into a new top flight league with a handful of top state league teams (which meet the criteria to the new league) so we have a total of at least 16-18 teams in this new league and the following year or so a second division along side it a group of 12-14 teams for a national second division. We start again and get it right this time though with a new sponsors and a broadcaster that can nurturer the growth of the league and not hold it back but that might be too radical of a idea for the stakeholders involved which is sad to hear.

Though with a scaled down model of the AL playing in smaller grounds and more of a community feel to the league like it was was the first a few years of this clubs life we can get this league growing again, we gota get rid of these plastic teams though and put in some teams with history and pride which already have a base of fans to support them to succeed. As we know with plastic teams, they just dont cut it here in Australia as we are seeing here with the new expansion teams that the FFA choose to bring in because of Fox.

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13 minutes ago, MistahCampoy said:

That is true but I couldn't give a toss if the AL isn't around anymore if it means fixing this top flight league of ours because as it stands it will not be around much longer even if it gets going post covid, it will be stripped back to bear minimum if news is correct and they (fox) only offer $10-20 million on a revised deal for next season. I would rather we scrap the AL because of the way it is setup to run with licenses and the lack of pathways for our grass root players to come up through atm (Its just not football to me if our youth cannot see a pathway for them to make it to the top through our footballing structure in Oz). 

Put the AL teams into a new top flight league with a handful of top state league teams (which meet the criteria to the new league) so we have a total of at least 16-18 teams in this new league and the following year or so a second division along side it a group of 12-14 teams for a national second division. We start again and get it right this time though with a new sponsors and a broadcaster that can nurturer the growth of the league and not hold it back but that might be too radical of a idea for the stakeholders involved which is sad to hear.

Though with a scaled down model of the AL playing in smaller grounds and more of a community feel to the league like it was was the first a few years of this clubs life we can get this league growing again, we gota get rid of these plastic teams though and put in some teams with history and pride which already have a base of fans to support them to succeed. As we know with plastic teams, they just dont cut it here in Australia as we are seeing here with the new expansion teams that the FFA choose to bring in because of Fox.

Don't disagree but the questions I have is What A League team would bother in such a NSL style comp? 

Probably 

- Adelaide

- Perth

- Sydney

- Us

- Victory

Maybe

- City

 

Unlikely

-Roar

-Phoenix

-Jets

-Western United

-Mariners

On the other side, What Old NSL teams, have the appetite to progress a professional National Comp?

South Melbourne are the only one to put their hand up for A League expansion. As muich as I'd love it I can't see teams like Blacktown, Apia, Marconi doing it

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If we come to that bridge then i think all AL teams if not most would want to cross it along with a handful of state team willing to find investors (local or overseas that want to see the game grow here to its full potential) and can compete (see FFA cup quar-semi finalist teams for example). I don't think they would want to be left out of playing even if this an NSL style comp as long as the broadcasting dollars and sponsors are there to support the game, it will grow to be even bigger than what the AL is I promise you that so long as we get rid of fox. Hopefully this Golden Gen Committee can do some good as well, they are on the right track with this FFA TV project. (https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/ffa-tv-good-to-go-says-golden-generation)

Football is football, it will be loved no matter what style we play in though it needs to be for the community/people and not corporate (we are not america, thank god for that right now and god be with them)

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