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  1. If the decision is to hold off a year, then I reckon the bids that have already been culled should also have more time to improve their chances and try again. Personally I love to see expansion into areas without a-league now - so for me that's Wollongong, Canberra and then Tassie, then look to 2nd Qld, and maybe another in WA before adding to Sydney and Melbourne.
  2. Needs a bit of no more gaps and couple good coats of paint😧
  3. Agree, the transition will not be perfect, but I'd take any of the 270000 seats available at WSS over the best on offer at either Spotless or ANZ.
  4. 2018 SAP players wanted Granville Rage Football Club is seeking under 9-10-11-12 boys and girls for the FNSW Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) to train under our professional coaches led by Gus Cerro. Trial dates extended throughout April. We are currently inviting ambitious boys and girls playing U9 to U12 to attend trials for places in our SAP program. Our mission is to lay down a foundation of football development that supports children to reach for the stars, Granville Rage junior pathway is, a philosophy, a vision and a mission to provide a holistic environment that provides support for the individual to grow and learn. We aim to make a positive impact in our community by giving children the character tools required to empower them in order to function in society and thrive through health, fitness and social parameters. Our club strives to create a friendly open family environment for all our participants and their extended family. SAP trial dates: Monday and Wednesday during March and April Time: 6:15pm for 6:30 start 8pm finish Location: Ray Marshall Reserve, Erie street, South Granville Contacts: Vic Zappia Mobile: 0418 234 768 Email: juniors@granvillerage.com.au Gus Cerro (Technical Director) Email: td@granvillerage.com.au www.granvillerage.com.au
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread

    this exactly. and why are people assuming the games will be split 1/3 each? id expect it would closer to majority at kogarah, 2 at sharks and 2 at wollongong, if theyre even split at all. lets not forget originally there was talk of there being a split between parra, penrith and campbelltown. sharks and wollongong would however get to host the w-league and youth league teams. Hey WP,When they announced the bid didn't they say they would split games equally between the 3? Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if they end up at sfs or sop!
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread

    Yep, it's a fantastic bid when those fronting it are getting handsomely compensated for their time & it also takes on the appearance of a Football NSW boys club. All it needs now, is the tick of approval from the new head of the AL Greg O'Rourke, previously the President of Sutherland & it can be a reality. I can't see any possible conflicts of interest. Smoke & mirrors backed by Chinese yuan #IllawarraSouthCoastIn Yep Taurus I get it, my cynicism is well matured! I hope the Illawarra goes it alone but not looking likely
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread

    Wolves fans are opposed to it and say they won't support it, I think it will be just South Sydney they have the financial backers. Red Bull also announce they want to create a team, again they are unpopular but we should be for it. They are disrupters, they do well for their teams. They do really good work with extreme sports as well. They will be a club that builds a stadium etc. Right now I'm for investment in the A-league. So Red Bull Wolves with Wings could leave Southern to St George and the Sutherland, works for me
  8. Hey Toqui, not sure who could fill Popa's shoes, but as far as footers goes you win the prize for most philosophical with "We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." That's golden!
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread

    Southern bid announced this morning, I'm happy to see Lazlo and Foz get involved directly, but personally it seems unnatural to me to have 3 massive associations in bed and split games between Kogorah, Cronulla and the Gong. Still, anything to get things moving is good, the ffa can now 'shape' the criteria if extra Sydney derbys are what they are waiting for.
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    Nicolas Martinez

    As an eternal optimist, this is best news of 2017. We should give him the $$$ he deserves and build the team around him
  11. Has anyone provided WSS plans that include the proposed work at Parra Leagues?
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    Football Media Discussion

    They've had a rainbow flag in The Cove every Mardi Gras week for years. But yes, I'm sure they are capitalising. I'll get slaughtered for this one but it's a good idea our club should have thought of it Well that's fine, however, another good idea for banners/flags. The homeless, those incarcerated on various Islands to our north, those young people trying to buy their first home, those women who are regularly bashed and whose safe homes are being closed down. These issues are predominant in Western Sydney, so, RBB there you go just for starters Don't forget that according to some, our game is for 'Sheila's, Wogs and Poofters'...
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread

    Feast your eyes on this bad boy: http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/dct/ffa-dtc-performgroup-eu-west-1/13152_FOOTBALL_FFA%20Strategy%20Infographic_A4_FINAL_15j708y6a5m5o1i2xdzwc3cjf0.PDF Some highlights: * The vision is to increase fan connection and enable further investment. Woooh settle down lads don't want to get too ambitious! * They want to have 40% of Aussies supporting an A-league club by 2019. Not sure how they are going to do that without expansion. Maybe Yoshi can inspire people to support teams that they have no connection with?? * Success determined by ratings (but no numbers given) * They're going to increase the number of junior players by 10% per year. I think they made an assumption behind this outcome of "the incentive of paying to play will become more popular between the years of 2016 and 2019" * They're going to provide EXCITING PLAYERS. But not Eduardo * They want to have the best live atmosphere of any sport... Thanks Btron, it would be good to see a review of how they're tracking...especially with the 'exciting' players metric...
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    A-League & 2nd Tier Expansion Thread

    Does the FFA have a strategic plan? If so, are they aligning anything they do against it or simply making stuff up as they go? We got rid of 'old soccer' and replaced it with 'new football' to improve governance and grow the game...now they are dishing up this? It's ironic that on the issue of expansion at least, that the FFA are made to look like dinosaurs by former NSL (old soccer relic according to FFA) in Sth Melb.