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  1. billybob

    Football Media Discussion 2

    Could it be that the consortium for Western Melbourne maybe paid enough for the A-League license that the FFA were more than compensated for the fact that FOX may withhold the additional money? But they still thought we will ask FOX for the money.
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    Babbel Out?

    It feels more like the reason for the improved performance of Popa in Perth is due to them using Salary guidelines, rather than the salary cap. I think Tony Sage would do anything to get his team in Asia. And its not like they haven't stretched it in the past.
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 2

    My first thought was no, we don't need another striker who cant score. But a quick check shows he actually scored 17 goals in 50 games for WSW. Whilst not outstanding, better than i remember him being. Maybe worth a go if price is right.
  4. I had the same issue getting to my seat. Although in a group of 3, and the other 2 had shown our tickets, i had to show mine. Problem was, my hands were full with chips, pie and coke. So i politely asked her to hold my pie, chips and coke whilst i very slowly, removed by wallet, looked for my pass, showed her, then very slowly put it away. I understand that in my section (128), there is access into the private boxes, but agree that it is such a ridiculous situation when the place was so empty and it was raining anyway.
  5. My understand was the the W-League don't want expansion as their current season sits in the off season of the big American and European leagues. This allows Australia's top players and some imports, to come and play in the W-League whilst still making good money overseas. If the W-League was expanded, this wouldn't happen and the likes of Sam Kerr would not be playing for Perth. I did see somewhere that Canberra may be in line to replace Wellington, if their license is not extended.
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    Why can't we score?

    I thought the same thing so had a look at the app on my phone and got these stats. Perth Sydney Wellington Brisbane Newcastle Melb V Total Shots 9 17 22 14 18 14 94 On Target 4 2 6 5 5 5 27 Off Target 4 9 12 7 9 4 45 Blocked 1 6 4 2 4 5 22 Woodwork 0 1 1 3 2 0 7 Big Chances 2 0 3 1 5 0 11 Goals 1 0 3 2 0 0 6 We only hit the target 29% of the time and 23% of the time our shots are blocked. Mind you that means we miss the target 48% of the time. Not sure if the 7 woodwork shots count as on target or off target. Biggest concern is that we have created 11 big chances and only scored 6.
  7. Whilst his status as a world class athlete has provided him the opportunity of a trial, nothing he has shown on the field warrants an A-League contract.
  8. billybob

    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 1

    At 27 years of age, i don't believe Baccus Snr qualifies for a loan deal.
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 1

    Agree. Obviously this a position that the coaching staff has identified as being an issue and requiring something better. JPs recommendation was probably that this guys is an improvement on what we currently have. Will be interesting to see if it means someone is on the way out.
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    AFC Champions League 2018

    I agree that the no home and away is not a great idea. I do think it will help the a-league clubs with travel costs. But the down side is that the fans wont get to experience some of the bigger teams when they come to town. Also how neutral can the venue be? I mean it will also be closer to one of the participating nations, giving that team an advantage. Plus, in a neutral venue, what would the atmosphere be like?
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread V2

    I've been thinking about the expansion of the A-league and the best way to set up a second division and eventually promotion and relegation. Currently, 8 clubs are looking to be included in expansion. This should still go ahead, but all unsuccessful bids should start up the second division. If bids don't want to be in the second division (when it starts), then they withdraw from the process. This will see 12 clubs in 8 league and 6 clubs ready for the second division (when it starts). The FFA then get expressions of interest for clubs to join the second division and grow it accept another 6 bids making it 12 (same as A-league) ready to begin 2020-21. When required, the top two teams from second division are asked to join the A-league and 4 new teams are added to the second division (this will see both leagues now with 14 teams). This would be announced before the season starts, so that there can be no favouritism, i.e. team X won, so we are going to promote 2 teams this year. This continues until we get to 20 teams in each division, a total of 40 professional clubs in Australia. Would be at least 4 additional seasons before this is realised. Then yearly, there is promotion and relegation, but not automatically. The top team in second division plays off against the bottom team in the A-League in home and away legs.
  12. Or do they introduce more mid-week rounds? This could keep the season contained within the NRL/AFL off season.
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    Sydney FC: Season 2018/19

    I had the exact same feeling. The decision sounded like a great plan for younger players, not getting game time, to be loaned out to another club who could give him a chance to play. I'm sure the idea was never for a player having a sook to leave his team.
  14. Has anyone heard if members will be given dedicated seats in both stadiums? Or will they go with general admission for each type of membership into a specific area?
  15. Its amazing that we have over 18000 members, but when asked to complete a survey only 3000 replied. Now i know why there are so many empty seats at Wanderland for all our home games.