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    Quote Originally Posted by londonboy View Post
    Anyone know of stadia in the Newcastle area that would fit this bill? It sounds like a mightily expensive exercise for anyone wanting to meet the criteria. Who is going to pay for this???
    No#2 Sportsground would be perfect.
    But that would probably require some sort of relationship between local football clubs, NCC and Newcastle Rugby and well, good luck with all that.


    Been saying forever that NNSW should push for a similar stadium next door to Number 2 and force its NPL teams to play out of there in a ground share deal. It could work pretty easily if everyone actually tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    It's difficult enough to gain sponsorship / corporate interest in a first tier national competition in Australia - for a 2nd tier competition it's going to be near impossible.
    I think short term a 2nd division team in a big city will get some backing if they look capable of breaking into the 1st tier. But ultimately, I think those outside of the big cities will be too much of a risk for potential sponsors - which will ultimately make opportunities to move up a division difficult.
    The weaker teams in the top tier will also struggle to get sponsorship as well. But with a 2nd tier to fall into they become an even higher risk prospect to backers / investors[sic]. That being the case, I can see the bottom of the 1st tier teams being more cash starved than they are now.
    At best 2nd tier teams will ultimately be relying on first tier teams to fail for them to enter the top tier - and I can see the same teams going back and forth assuming they don't simply fold from investing too much in a lost cause.
    The only ones to benefit will be the big city teams until of course the entire comp becomes a complete joke and nobody wants to watch it - much like the NSL.

    I honestly can't see the A-league lasting another 15 years.
    15yrs is a stretch. These gooses at FFA have run the game into the ground that badly and put them selves and there pay packets before the best interests of the game it won't take that long. On just about every KPI the game has gone backwards and made it less attractive than at any stage for corporate interest. Less interest = less $$$$$ means dying League.

    In no other walk of professional life would the likes of Gallop and Wilson kept there gig delivering season after season of declining rubbish. Every new season soon turns into groundhog day with mismanagement and game outcomes determined by incompetent and even worse unaccountable numpties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 380 View Post
    15yrs is a stretch. These gooses at FFA have run the game into the ground that badly and put them selves and there pay packets before the best interests of the game it won't take that long. On just about every KPI the game has gone backwards and made it less attractive than at any stage for corporate interest. Less interest = less $$$$$ means dying League.

    In no other walk of professional life would the likes of Gallop and Wilson kept there gig delivering season after season of declining rubbish. Every new season soon turns into groundhog day with mismanagement and game outcomes determined by incompetent and even worse unaccountable numpties.
    i disagree.

    The Double Eff Aye invented Derbies.
    They also gave the world not one, but TWO chances to laugh at Gypo Arnold on the world stage.

    Trump gonna give Gallop the Medal of Freedom before his time is up.
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    Well, the Maggots won't come to the party...

    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/6...o-own/?cs=7580

    Any national teams except..

    He also said Wests would not invest in a rival football code, such as soccer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Well, the Maggots won't come to the party...
    to be fair, why would they?
    Wests are about making that straight cash. Plus, even if old man Gardiner was keen he'd need the members to sign off on it and can you imagine many of the Jets demo being amongst that group of the walking dead?

    plus, this whole thing is about drumming up interest in getting that Broadmeadow precinct built. Mayor Nelmes sees it as her legacy before she shuffles off to State Parliament. She seems hell bent on getting it done and some of the trade offs will be interesting in order to secure State Funding for it.

    Shes just rounding up her usual crew to get out there and talk it up in order to gin up public support.

    Not saying its a bad thing, and if it means it compliments the next stage of the light rail then thats dope.
    but yeah, no one in this whole thing gives a shit about Netball, Basketball or Soccer (or the ratepayers). thats for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post
    the next stage of the light rail
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    https://www.courthousenews.com/socce...gation-on-mls/

    MLS trying to lock their league down to keep current owners safe from losing money. We don't have teams on the same level as these guys making the complaint, but it sucks that FIFA basically admit that Australia and US won't have a second division.
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    From the Herald:

    In a further fall out from pandemic, Perth Glory owner Tony Sage has stood down the squad without pay.

    Players union, Professional Footballers Australia slammed the move and will take legal action if Sage proceeds and served a letter of demand seeking the players' immediate reinstatement.

    In the event the players are not reinstated, the PFA will initiate legal proceedings against Tony Sage seeking their reinstatement and the imposition of significant fines in excess of $600,000, pursuant to the Fair Work Act.

    With the A-League suspended, clubs are concerned that Foxtel will not pay the next installment of their annual grant which is due on April 15 and covers the players' wages.
    The beginning of the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mic22 View Post
    From the Herald:



    The beginning of the end?
    Fingers crossed the pond gets drained

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