Fun times with the big visitors in town …
of the two, I think liverpool vs vic was my fave … the problem with an allstars is that there isn’t anything to get behind … who is gonna stand up and cheer for their all stars team? their club team they will, but an all-stars? no.
Watched some of the friendlies in Japan, and was quite pleased to see most of the crowds at Urawa and Cerezo were home fans. Which got me thinking … Dunno if they can do this, but next off season, if they could give first dibs to club members (from the participating a-league club), and active supporter groups, and have them in their own part of the ground … that would be pretty cool. A chance to show off our fans, as well as our teams.
And then have a second stage where club members from any of the clubs get second dibs on tickets, then it gets released public …
that would be a great way to promote memberships methinks. And also give our home support a big promotion too.
interesting that of previous visitors, juve got 40,000 in melbourne i think. celtic got a decent crowd too. boca juniors got 10,000 while fulham got 20,000? its gotta be the right club. hmmm, juve vs sfc might fill a big stadium in sydney … del piero vs his old team. great storylines there … not any old team is gonna fill a stadium. would love to see prague bohemians 1905 visit. after touring in the 20s, they took the kangaroo as their emblem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemians_1905
not a stadium filler, but a welcome celebration of the game’s history in oz.