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Everything posted by Carns

  1. I've never been to Wellington, but I do know that the Nux fans are some of the friendliest and most welcoming you'll meet. If you need a pre drink venue, get in touch with the Yellow Fever and they'll invite you along to their drinking hole (and treat you like family).
  2. And are trying to get out of the agreement because Western United doesn't have Melbourne in its name.
  3. Groups announced: Sydney and Victory will be up against it once again. Hoping the Jets can get in too.
  4. Sydney is big enough for 3-4 teams minimum. It's 5.5 million people and growing. Canberra is about 400k. I want a Canberra team too, and believe they'll come in as a Nux replacement or in the next round of expansion. The reason a Sydney team was included is mainly to appease Fox who want more teams in their biggest TV markets (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) for increased advertising revenue.
  5. I personally think that they are currently saying the right things and making the right moves (community based, local focus, wanting to help the future footballers). The big issue is how big do they need to be to be sustainable? If they can get by with say a Newcastle sized fan base (who are incredibly loyal and parochial) they'll do well. South West Sydney is one of (if not the) biggest growth areas of the country. Their catchment area will eventually be huge, but it's still being built. Personally I thought the team would be best to be started in 5-10 years when it's more developed, but if it had to be in Sydney, it was the better option than the Southern Expansion bid.
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    What Floats Your Boat 4

    Now THAT would be worth going to Boro to see
  7. I could not give a **** where they target their campaign. If people jump ship, they're obviously not committed to the club anyway, so **** em, no real loss. The more people supporting A-league teams in general is a good thing. I understand it is more poignant for people living in potential catchment areas for both clubs, but if it creates more pathways for young local kids to get a shot at the big time, it's a win for me. But I do find it amusing some of the language they use to market themselves as different to both Sydney teams (which of course they have to do so that they aren't another Heart/City).
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    What Floats Your Boat 4

    In wake of Facebook/Instagram going down and people losing their minds.
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    Football Media Discussion 2

    Interesting article re: the influence (sometimes undue) of agents in Australian football. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/14/behind-the-football-the-uncertain-role-and-influence-of-agents
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    HAL 2018/19 Round 22

    It's only an advantage if they can sign the very best Kiwi talent. And the best talent usually want to play elsewhere (Barbarouses only lasted 1 season even as marquee).
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    HAL 2018/19 Round 22

    The Nux can sign Australian and Kiwi players as locals, whereas Kiwi's (like Barbarouses now, Marco Rojas or Shane Smeltz back in the day) signing for Australian teams are classified as foreign players.
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    A-league 18/19 Round 21

    Yes, and they don't always have to have a Roma link, just random football teams. Pretty sure Adelaide and maybe even WSW have been the team of the day.
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    English Championship & Football League Thread

    Thought it was excellent, and yes, they are doing season 2.
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    West Melbourne: Season 2019/20

    The Team 11 bid was Dandenong/Casey based. FFA chose West Melbourne because they said they had the cash and approval to build their own stadium, whereas Team 11 was reliant on Government funding. Time will tell whether the decision was correct (I favoured Team 11 due to existing infrastructure/location and the local council support).
  15. Tbh, I think we've already exceeded that quota there are many of them in the stands.
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    Mark Bridge

    I hope the club (WSW) is smart enough to employ Bridgey after his A-league retirement in some capacity. He's the sort of character that you want around the club in some form.
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    Sydney FC: Season 2018/19

    Seems like a waste of chocolate sauce to me.
  18. It was reported on Twitter around 1am.
  19. They probably had to save and replant the tree.
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    Kwabena Appiah

    Signed for the Jets for the remainder of the season. A-league team number 4?