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« 2014-Oct-21, 04:14 PM Reply #25 »
I'm not planning to beat myself up about this.

Soccer fans deserve to attend compact stadia that allow them to get involved in the action.

AFL and cricket facilities don't cut it.

From what I gather Etihad can be compressed into compact form.

Should the season progress in its current direction then 50,000+ Melbourne crowds are on the cards.

The City moguls seems to have an empathy with Etihad.

So contracts can take a back seat to pragmatism.

It's all theoretical from my reclusive standpoint so I'm open to more than open to real life observations about whether Soccer is finally getting its act together.




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« 2014-Oct-22, 04:59 PM Reply #26 »
This morning I was inclined to note how things just keep working out for Soccer with Adelaide controversially progressing in the FFA Cup.

Djite's goals certainly looked impressive, and I was surprised to learn that this player with a Cote d'Ivoir heritage in his late 20s was actually a Socceroo with 9 caps.

But now we have the Villa debacle.

The guy is manifestly still a superlative act.

But this going walkabout soon caper is beneath amateur!

What, they can't rustle up a spot for his missus at the Emirates marquee at Flemington?

Gallop needs to reign this in effectively pronto.

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« 2014-Nov-01, 05:20 PM Reply #27 »
On Sunday at 0430 WSW will be playing for the most significant Club match in Australian Soccer.

Assuming I haven't miscalculated the presumed Away Goal Rule means they could even end up winning the ACL should they lose 2-1.

So they are bordering on an even money chance.

I was stunned to see 9's Ken Sutcliffe plus cameraman heading off to boost WSW supporters to 16.

And even 7 has recognised the significance of this match.

There's actually a refreshingly surprising volume of positive media coverage, for a change.

Why we can't watch this on free TV is an issue.

Another is why Betfair is only framing Markets on the Match, rather than the ACL winner.


Tomorrow morning some of these questions will be put to bed.




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« 2014-Nov-02, 07:13 AM Reply #28 »
Great result for the WSW. Held on for the 0-0 result and are now Asian Club Champions.  8-)

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« 2014-Nov-02, 10:06 AM Reply #29 »
It's a custom for Australian soccer teams in International tournaments to find some way of stuffing up, but for once this didn't happen.

Tremendous achievement for WSW considering the daunting obstacles to even get close.

Good coverage by WSOW and 7 afterwards.

Disgraceful effort by ABC Offsiders. They knew the match on so should have been prepared. Really no one would have minded had they truncated or postponed the Barbarians and Cricket.

There needs to be bigger Stadium in the West for the rectangular codes, as well the light Rail servicing the stadia around Randwick.

Instead the morons in charge shower more money upon V'landys to squander.



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« 2014-Nov-02, 11:49 AM Reply #30 »
Amazing result by the Wanderers.

This must rank along side some of Australia's greatest sporting achievements. :no1:

I was lucky enough to attend a WSW match last year out at parra stadium and it was a completely different experience to any game of football I have attended in Sydney, whats been done in a few short years is an amazing achievement to all of those involved.  :noteworthy:



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« 2014-Nov-02, 12:19 PM Reply #31 »
This good comprehensive perspective from John Duerden is interesting as it's not from a local. It seems to be in the actual Guardian not just the Australian offshoot.

I imagine every WSW and A-League participant doesn't mind this sort of spotlight.

All the young ones surely would be aware of the consequent increased possibility of a lucrative Asian or European contract.

These days emerging players can start in the A-League with minimal disruption to their lives, and then if they end up contracted overseas they'll probably be well compensation for their homesickness.


http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/nov/02/western-sydney-wanderers-are-kings-of-asia-and-the-football-story-of-the-year

https://twitter.com/JohnnyDuerden


Cute article on the experience from one of the WSW fans that made it over to the match.

Presumably the only fan there that's not in this photo is the photographer.



http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/wanderers-v-al-hilal-tomi-juric-and-teammates-party-with-fans-at-australian-embassy-following-acl-triumph/story-fnf85wvq-1227109889675

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« 2014-Nov-29, 07:14 PM Reply #32 »
These Sydney derby are pretty special to watch. Always huge atmosphere and normally a few goals.  8-)

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« 2014-Dec-07, 01:18 PM Reply #33 »
Surely it's safe to say that win-less WSW's form (currently rock bottom in the A-League) has not surpassed ordinary.

But how do these under-performing players react?

By threatening to boycott the Club World Cup in Morocco!

This says a lot about their mentality.

I would have thought that any player there who hasn't yet approached his use by date would be begging to play there for free!

Because an eye-catching performance there, under the eyes of those scouts representing immensely fat wallets might well lead to a $2 million a year contract!

I think Popovic should engage in some enthusiastic culling of these culprits in the next transfer window.


http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/wanderers-their-way-morocco

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« 2015-Jan-07, 05:46 AM Reply #34 »
This season Soccer seems to be doing its best to get into as much hot water as rival codes.

The wobbly WSW could give the code long term headaches.

However the unanimity of unflattering comments on the Geelong facilities indicates an unmitigated fiasco.

This is simply grotesque mismanagement.

I can just imagine the fat cats gorging on corporate hospitality congratulating one another on what great captains of industry they are, while outside the peasants are revolting.

http://www.melbournevictory.com.au/article/statement/1vbnu3w89hvuh11e5ua67bym4q

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« 2015-Feb-04, 11:13 AM Reply #35 »
Quite obviously Tinkler is a lunatic who changes how his businesses are run at a whim but I think what has happened at the Jets is a welcome change to the usual 'teams going shit lets sack the coach' philosophy. Who knows if it will work or not but since they won the comp in 2008 they have gone through 5 or 6 coaches and found no solutions. I heard Stubbins interviewed and that was the case he took to Tinkler, that they have sacked coaches and nothing has changed. This time around they have got rid of a core group of players and support staff who have been around for awhile and haven't managed to pull the club forward so maybe, just maybe, Tinkler has made a good call. I suppose time will tell.

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« 2015-Feb-08, 12:03 PM Reply #36 »
Whilst I along with most other Australians were euphoric about the performance of the Socceroos and the Wanderers and I like following Sydney FC I must say last nights match Sydney against the Glory really drove home to me why I can never be 100% in love with Football. Even before the Controversies I saw almost every tackle seemed to be a trip , kick in the shins , push or elbow and even though the referee seemed to go over the top issuing Red Cards for the offences he did I can understand his frustration at the conduct of the players.

Of course I expect to be pilloried for my view of the game but I hope we can see more games like the Asia Cup Final which had the game flowing from end to end.

Maybe I am a bit softer than I was in the sixties when I played Rugby League and every tackle then was a stiff Arm , Elbow or kick in the family Jewels. :sad:

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« 2015-Feb-26, 05:29 AM Reply #37 »
ACL

Brisbane lose at "home".

Strong 3-1 away win by WSW in Japan, before an apparently strong crowd.

All official ACL sites are currently down.

Thankfully Wiki works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_AFC_Champions_League#Group_A

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« 2015-May-01, 10:11 PM Reply #38 »
Adelaide defeat defending champs Brisbane Roar 2-1 in the Elimination match. Match could have gone either way 1-1 ht.
Roar fans would have been hoping Berisha was still there to slot one of those late chances home. I guess the Roar got their just desserts for sacking last years winning Coach Mike Mulvey after a few rounds.   :no:     
 

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« 2015-May-03, 08:14 PM Reply #39 »
Melb City 2-0 over Wellington Phoenix.    :huh:

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« 2015-May-09, 11:29 AM Reply #40 »
Strong result by Victory viewed by an atmospheric 50,873 crowd.

But still seems like the Final will be at AAMI - capacity 30,050!

Surely all concerned could try to figure a better alternative - particularly if Sydney get through.

You'd think they could get a record 60,000 crowd here.

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« 2015-May-09, 06:40 PM Reply #41 »
Strong result by Victory viewed by an atmospheric 50,873 crowd.

But still seems like the Final will be at AAMI - capacity 30,050!

Surely all concerned could try to figure a better alternative - particularly if Sydney get through.

You'd think they could get a record 60,000 crowd here.

Not at Etihad obviously.

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« 2015-May-17, 07:31 PM Reply #42 »
Frank Lowy has given the toilet seat and the A-League some world wide exposure, nice stuff taking one for the team Franky!
Who knows next year people may even talk about the grand final...

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« 2015-May-17, 08:44 PM Reply #43 »
Sad but funny at the same time. I wonder if he purchased shoulder insurance a few weeks before?   :lol:

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« 2015-May-18, 01:57 PM Reply #44 »
Melb Victory too strong with a 3-0 win. Besert Berisha scored again. Couple ex-Roar players in the Victory team.

Disgraceful that the Final was capped at a smaller stadium.

Was it due to the AFL not wanting to compromise?
If so, would be considered disgusting behaviour by Aus Sporting Officials.
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« 2015-May-18, 02:13 PM Reply #45 »
All the AFL had to do was schedule a home game for Geelong on the GF weekend. And all problems are solved.

Why this did not occur to the officials paid to sort such things out at season start remains a mystery to me.

Fortunately Gallop did not throw a public tantrum. To start WWIII.

Imagine how V'landys would have behaved in a similar position.

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« 2015-May-18, 02:41 PM Reply #46 »
I am guessing the FFA can never know where the Final will be played until the end of the season as it all depends on who is the top team which hosts the GF.

This day & age, surely the Sports Administrators(of all codes) would be able to work together.

All this War between Codes is schoolboy stuff & the quicker the administrators work together,  the better the Sports Fans in Aus will benefit.


 

 

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« 2015-May-18, 05:05 PM Reply #47 »
FREE Concession tickets to Brisbane Roar V Villarreal June 3 @ Suncorp Stadium, Limit of 10 tickets.
Booking Fee from $4.85 depending on which option you choose

Simply go to http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?pp=QVISA&sh=R... choose the option on the left for TICKETS,
then on next screen enter Password VISA.

Concession tickets will then appear at $0.00
Select tickets and checkout.


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« 2015-May-18, 05:24 PM Reply #48 »
FREE Concession tickets to Brisbane Roar V Villarreal June 3 @ Suncorp Stadium, Limit of 10 tickets.
Booking Fee from $4.85 depending on which option you choose

Simply go to http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?pp=QVISA&sh=R... choose the option on the left for TICKETS,
then on next screen enter Password VISA.

Concession tickets will then appear at $0.00
Select tickets and checkout.

Link does not appear to be working mate.
If I go directly to the Tickitek website I can find the match.
I can find how to buy tickets if I am a Roar member.
But I can't see anything about free tickets or concessions.

Perhaps the offer has expired?

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« 2015-May-18, 05:41 PM Reply #49 »
Lert
Check out the link on Ozbargain and read the posts approx (15) easy to read. Towards the end it shows how they got it to work.  https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/194618


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