Don’t Stuff It Up

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Don’t Stuff It Up

Today, the Association of Australian Football Clubs released their blueprint for a new league that they hope will act as second division in line with the current A-League being the first division. The competition will be known as The Championship. It’s as ambitious as it is overdue. After making strides in certain areas over the last decade, in other areas. the game has lagged. When the AAFC formed, they set out a list of objectives that revolved around building a more inclusive and viable system for all, with a big part of that being a creation of a second division….

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The Ultimate Sacrifice of America

One of the biggest shocks of this installment of World Cup qualifiers is the failure of the United States to qualify automatically through the CONCACAF region by not finishing in the top three. They finished fifth when finishing fourth would’ve earnt them a spot in an intercontinental playoff against Australia, however, they failed to pick up the solitary point needed away to Trinidad & Tobago. The US is a massive market for FIFA so for the US to miss out on Russia 2018 is a blow not only to the States but also the world governing body. The writing has…

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Domestic Dynamics

Playing in the top leagues in the world is what every young player dreams of the moment they decide to turn their hobby into a serious pursuit and make it a career. With the top flights of England, Spain, Italy and Germany being the ultimate destination for tens of thousands of ambitious footballers and coaches from every corner of the globe those leagues cease to be strictly domestic. They have become the pinnacle for the best of the best and therefore international in nature from the supporters to backroom staff. This makes them less about developing local players and more…

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Sydney FC name new CEO

Sydney FC have appointed a leading international sports executive to be the club’s new Chief Executive Officer. Chairman Scott Barlow said: “I am delighted to announce today the appointment of Danny Townsend as our club’s new CEO commencing in October of this year.” Townsend was chosen from a high-quality list of international applicants and brings with him a global reputation for success across the sports, media and entertainment industry. As a co-founder of sports intelligence agency Repucom, he helped build the company into a pre-eminent sports consultancy, working with leading football clubs in Europe, Asia and the United States. More…

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History as a Roadblock

The Australian football community has waited with anticipation for the release of the Joe Gorman tome looking at the history of the national league in Australia from the National Soccer League to the current A-League. The book, “Death and Life of Australian Soccer” has received high praise since early copies began to make their way into the public domain. It is no surprise, as Gorman is arguably the most gifted writer of his generation in the realm of sports. Anyone familiar with his work, would know that reading one of his offerings is a journey. His gift of being able…

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Robbie Striker’s A-League Round 1 Review

Three red cards, record attendances, champions held, 15 goals and Tim Cahill hasn’t even played yet! Robbie Striker reviews round one of the 2016/17 A-League season both on the pitch and in the tipping competition. Record Attendance The Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season has started with a bang, setting a single round attendance record with 106,365 people pouring through the turnstiles across the five matches in Brisbane, Wellington, Sydney, Perth and Newcastle over the weekend. The figure overtook the previous record – Round 2 2014/15 with 106,082 people – in Adelaide, Gosford, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Also the record for the…

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FFA cup exposes deficiencies in A-League model

This week we have witnessed two games in the FFA Cup round of 32 that both the Football Federation Australia have been itching for from a marketing point of view, and some within the football community will use as leverage in a long-running argument. NPL Victoria’s Green Gully defeated A-League’s Central Coast Mariners 2-1 via a stunning long range 93rd minute goal while NPL Queensland’s Redlands United defeated current A-League champions Adelaide United 2-1 after extra time. These results have fueled the argument that has been playing out in the football community for decades, the concept of promotion and relegation…

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Cornthwaite joins Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers announce the signing of Robert Cornthwaite on a two-year deal. The 30-year-old central defender will return to the Hyundai A-League following successful stints in Korea and Malaysia with Jeonnam Dragons (Korea) and Selangor (Malaysia). Cornthwaite made over 100 appearances in the Hyundai A-League between 2005 and 2011, helping Adelaide United to the Premiership in the club’s first season as well competing in the AFC Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup. Capped eight times by the Socceroos with three goals to his credit, Cornthwaite brings a wealth of experience to a Wanderers defence that has recently been…

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Corona departs Brisbane

Today Brisbane Roar announced that Miguel Corona will depart Brisbane Roar Football Club and return to Spain. Head Coach John Aloisi paid tribute saying it was a privilege to coach Miguel. “From day one, the way he conducted himself on and off the field was a credit to himself and his family,” said Aloisi “From the very beginning, we knew we had signed a player who would be a true leader at our club. “Miguel is someone who embraced our club values and we’re fortunate to have known such a great professional.” Corona bid an emotional farewell to his teammates…

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Mariners sign Powell

The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm the signing of exciting attacker, Blake Powell who has put pen to paper on a two-year-deal. Following his departure from Wellington Phoenix due to personal reasons that required Powell to return to NSW to be closer to his family, the 25-year-old has joined what will be his third Hyundai A-League Club that also includes Sydney FC. During his time at Wellington Phoenix, Powell found the back of the net on eight occasions from 23 Hyundai A-League appearances with the New Zealand based outfit. Australian football fans will fondly remember Powell’s four-goal haul against…

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