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  1. Of the 1.852m participants 28% are registered players and about 25% are adults. Of the adults how many have the qualifications, expertise and experience to be a director of a $140m pa Company limited by guarantee? How many have the time over and above their normal work to commit to Board business and participation in a couple of committees? How many have the personal resources to be able to commit this time gratis as the position carries no salary? How many are prepared to put their professional reputation at risk by taking on directorship of an organisation that has a 60 year history of division and internal politics where almost everyone thinks that they know what's best and management and the board know nothing? Of those left, how many have a deep love of the game? There has only been a few over the last 60 years but eventually they have been kneecapped.
  2. The desire to have football people on the Board of a $140m pa business would be fine if we had football people with the requisite qualifications, expertise and experience as Board members. It appears that these people don't exist at the moment or can't or don't want to be found. The last thing we want to see happening is the development of a class of people called football politicians running the business of football. I shudder at the thought of populists like Forster ever getting voted in. FIFA's representative democracy is a flawed model when it comes to having to run a cash poor business but the one thing they do get right is for the football experts to be on the committees advising the Board and running stuff that is delegated to them by the Board with the Board being responsible for strategy, compliance etc.
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    Wellington Phoenix: Season 2019/20

    From the SMH. Phoenix to pay $1 million to FFA after missing off-field goals Football Federation Australia has sent an invoice for $1 million to Wellington Phoenix after the club failed to clear contractual "performance hurdles" this season. 2 hours ago by Vince Rugari
  4. @Mack, My preference is to get rid of the finals and replace it with a knock out League Cup including the clubs from the second division. The winner of the home and away would be the Champion and we would have an FFA Cup winner and a League Cup winner. This gets rid of an unbalanced fixture list and provides a few extra games a season for each club to build up the length of our season. It also provides an end of season game with a trophy that should satisfy the broadcasters.
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    Macarthur FC Official Supporter Group now has 900 members of its closed Facebook group and there are over a thousand invites out as well.
  6. Playing each other 3 times needs 33 rounds. I don't see a problem with next season having a bodgy fixture. It's an interim measure. The season after with 12 clubs it's fixed. Clubs play each other home and away in 22 rounds and then the top 6 play each other once and bottom six sides play each other once. All clubs have 27 games. If people are concerned of unfairness in the late season arrangements with the bottom 6 having an advantage this can be overcome by limiting the number of clubs in the bottom 6 that can get into the final 6. Something like:- A minimum of 4 of the top 6 make the final 6 and a maximum of 2 of the bottom 6 can make the final 6. Once we have 14 clubs then its home and away, 26 rounds.
  7. The Libs policies are on their website, all 19 of them, and the 37 separate statements they made for the election are there too.
  8. Correcting the facts I quoted, 12% was the unemployment rate not the interest rate. In addition wages were not tied to CPI and bracket creep increased taxation for most Australians. I'm from the period of paying fees for university ie pre the Whitlam change in 1974. The emphasis on cutting costs rather than increasing productivity is one I shake my head at. It's why I think the ALP got it wrong tactically this election. Going with a message to increase productivity and from that harvest extra revenue to do the things it wanted to prioritise would have been quite palatable to the electorate.
  9. Full employment which is considered to be around 4% unemployed and there has only been one period of 3 years with unemployment less than currently in the last 45 years and that period did not get below 4%. When considering the cost of housing most retirees had to deal with tight availability of funds, periods of 12% interest rates and 17% inflation, all tied together with wages not keeping up with CPI and bracket creep so they haven't had it easy.
  10. The Electoral Commission's website has a page that shows the swings for and against the government in each state and nationally by demographic. It divides the electorates up into inner metropolitan, outer metropolitan, provincial, and rural. The figures are live so that if an electorate is taken out to be recounted it effects the percentages on the page. In smaller states this effects the numbers significantly until the recount is completed so the actual figure displayed may be inaccurate but the national averages are still fairly accurate. Nationally inner metropolitan showed little swing, outer metropolitan swung by about 1.5% to the government, provincial swung by about 2.5% to the government, and rural swung by about 1% to the government so it appears that the blame that is being rained on the farmers is not in fact correct. There is also a page that looks at swings in government held marginals and ALP held marginals and from a cursory view the government appears to have had a better marginal seat strategy.
  11. The alternative to Albo at the moment is Mr If you don't like what we propose don't vote for Labor Bowen. Isn't his economic plan what has just been rejected by the voters in every state other than Victoria and South Australia so how would he fare over the next 3 years?
  12. Labour has received about 400,000 votes less than they expected based on the polling.
  13. Thinking that redistribution of wealth is a policy middle Australia will accept.
  14. I think you missed the major driver of limiting active support and that was/is the coordinated effort by governments to control antisocial behaviour. After agreeing in a COAG resolution that it was needed governments across Australia enacted or toughened legislation including legislation that covered attendance at stadiums. Hirers and owners of stadiums have no choice but to abide by the legislation and security and police have to enforce it. It means that some preferred active support activities are not and will not be permitted. Having said that the manner in which the various authorities have dealt with active support is decidedly lacking in understanding.