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September 11, 2010

The best of times, the worst of times?

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 12:43 am

I am pretty much completely out of the loop on the A-league …

looking forward to watching some games at the pub when I get back to Oz in October

but the vibe is really negative at the moment.

and I keep on coming back to a couple of character demonstrating moments from the last couple of seasons … why?  I am not sure, but hearing all the talk recently makes me think about the FFA’s attempt to appoint GVE on the eve of the season (2 seasons back?), and how the Fury 2.0 situation was handled (cancel all the players and coaches contracts?). The former showed a lack of consideration for its partner clubs, the latter showed a lack of statesmanship.

The move to a league full of non-ethnic base clubs … it happened, so we now have clubs in our towns that everyone can support.  Big tick.

A more professional, less autocratic power structure?  Jury is out.

Who knows what happens next.

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1 Comment »

  1. perhaps some reforms.
    Depends on the wc decision on 2 Dec.

    But could go one of 2 ways – 1. FFA or a new A-League specialised body becomes more central and determines player contracts and ensures quality marquee signings – have a look at the Adelaide team under FFA – wow. or
    2. cost cutting – by all or most teams and moves away from major stadiums to smaller fields that Fox is happy to broadcast from – ie that make crowds of 5-10,000 look decent.

    Comment by john — September 23, 2010 @ 12:18 pm


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