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June 21, 2011

The grassroots …

Filed under: Uncategorized — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 8:24 pm

People who play soccer have as much need to watch soccer as …

People who enjoy sex have the need to watch porn.

Note the use of the words “need to” – some football fans don`t play the sport.  Some people who play the sport don`t follow the pro game.

I saw something a while ago where Ian Thorpe tried to talk up participation rates for swimming and counting these people as fans of the sport.  I think there is no connection between the two.  I have racked up plenty of kms in the pool (over the years) but have no passion for watching the pros.

The whole “getting people who play soccer to save the a-league thing” needs to stop.

And so does the “Grassroots fans need to support the A-league so that there is a pathway for their kids” thing – it is a very small group trying to go pro … what are the chances of that happening?  And if your kid is one of the majority, just out enjoying themselves, why should you care about this?


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