A-League Finals Week Two - Semi Finals!

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Wonder how full Optus Stadium will be for the GF. There won't be a shortage of bandwagoners but not sure if they can go close to selling out. Might depend on how high the ticket prices are.
 

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Wonder how full Optus Stadium will be for the GF. There won't be a shortage of bandwagoners but not sure if they can go close to selling out. Might depend on how high the ticket prices are.
It should sell out or get close too, their hasn't been one that hasn't yet in the A-league.
 

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Wonder how full Optus Stadium will be for the GF. There won't be a shortage of bandwagoners but not sure if they can go close to selling out. Might depend on how high the ticket prices are.
I’d say it’ll sell out. Adelaide United managed to and the difference between capacity at AO and Optus isn’t as big as the difference between populations of Perth and Adelaide.
 

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Some of the Perth fans who have magically popped up on this board...

congratulations to all the regulars, well deserved and the best team all year. Hopefully you have a memorable night next weekend. Best of luck in the final.
 

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Surely the final would be a Sunday night game, allows free air time with no AFL or NRL.

As for the crowd gotta think it goes close to a sell out. Adelaide got 50k, Brisbane 50k 3 times in 4 years. Newcastle sold out.
 

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Anything over 40k is a bonus IMO. The Glory get very, very little coverage over here.
 

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Surely the final would be a Sunday night game, allows free air time with no AFL or NRL.

As for the crowd gotta think it goes close to a sell out. Adelaide got 50k, Brisbane 50k 3 times in 4 years. Newcastle sold out.
If SydneyFC win the Grand Final will be on Saturday night due to Sydney having an ACL match on the following Tuesday.
 

giggler99

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Anything over 40k is a bonus IMO. The Glory get very, very little coverage over here.
Any Grand Final is a big event, it will fill up close to 60K. As I've mentioned their hasn't been a Grand final in the A-league that hasn't sold out or come close to it!
 

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The Glory were lucky as **** on Friday night. They’ll be cannon fodder for Melbourne Victory in 7 days time.
 

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Don't want to sh*t on the game on Friday night but I'm not sure I have seen a worse amount of penatlies in my lifetime. Only 3 or 4 actually had conviction when they stepped up. If they didn't practice penalties it sure as hell showed.

Good to see Perth go through, pitty they have to play the final at Optus though. Once again the spectacle of the season is at a ground not fit for football. Would have preferred to have seen it at the WACA.
 

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Don't want to sh*t on the game on Friday night but I'm not sure I have seen a worse amount of penatlies in my lifetime. Only 3 or 4 actually had conviction when they stepped up. If they didn't practice penalties it sure as hell showed.

Good to see Perth go through, pitty they have to play the final at Optus though. Once again the spectacle of the season is at a ground not fit for football. Would have preferred to have seen it at the WACA.
lol the WACA you are kidding right? That joints a ****hole and doesn’t even hold more than 30k and it doesn’t even have full seating.

Besides there has only been one soccer match played at Optus stadium and from all reports the viewing was pretty good.


The stadium will sell out or close to it’s 60k capacity and it will be fantastic!

All these nuffies complaining against playing at oval stadiums ffs do you want the game to grow or not? be thankful we have these beautiful stadiums to showcase the leagues biggest day!
 
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looking forward to tonights and starting to get nerves. I think it will be another tough match that might just go to penalties.
 

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looking forward to tonights and starting to get nerves. I think it will be another tough match that might just go to penalties.
Going to be a big Big Blue. Nerves are going strong here as well.

All the best (last nice thing I can say to a Vic till after tonight) in the game.

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lol the WACA you are kidding right? That joints a ****hole and doesn’t even hold more than 30k and it doesn’t even have full seating.

Besides there has only been one soccer match played at Optus stadium and from all reports the viewing was pretty good.


The stadium will sell out or close to it’s 60k capacity and it will be fantastic!

All these nuffies complaining against playing at oval stadiums ffs do you want the game to grow or not? be thankful we have these beautiful stadiums to showcase the leagues showpiece event.
I went to the game at Optus, not sure who you spoke to but they're lying. It's not great to watch football at.

If you think playing at oval stadiums is going to grow the game then you're kidding yourself. Not sure I've read a stupider comment on soccer in this country.
 

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I went to the game at Optus, not sure who you spoke to but they're lying. It's not great to watch football at.

If you think playing at oval stadiums is going to grow the game then you're kidding yourself. Not sure I've read a stupider comment on soccer in this country.
You’ll get more people in at Optus 60k in fact and it will present well to a TV audience is what I was trying to say. it will help grow the game to the average observer who couldn’t give a rats whether the match is played at an oval stadium or not.
 
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My issue with Optus is it kinda destroys our home ground advantage. The blokes have played a total of one friendly match there.
 

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What's the deal with Subiaco oval? They still place WAFL there, right?

It's not an idea shape for football, but I would've thought the 42,000ish capacity would've been just about right. And I'm old enough to remember the joint coming unglued in the 99/00 NSL grand final.

Well, the first half anyway ;)

Now I think of it, there were some fair similarities between that grand final and Friday night's game...

 

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What's the deal with Subiaco oval? They still place WAFL there, right?

It's not an idea shape for football, but I would've thought the 42,000ish capacity would've been just about right. And I'm old enough to remember the joint coming unglued in the 99/00 NSL grand final.

Well, the first half anyway ;)

Now I think of it, there were some fair similarities between that grand final and Friday night's game...

Zero chance, that ground has had its video screens removed amongst other things. Besides the new stadium is bigger & more modern
 

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Is the coverage not in HD? Love it how I can stream it in HD but the FTA channel isn't HD. 2019 in Australia.
 

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I love that you're not allowed to sneeze in the direction of a goalkeeper in the A-League... until you are.

3 minutes before we were reminded that we're playing league's golden child (and that we're dealing with Slater on commentary) :rolleyes:
 

craigos

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These type of corners are becoming quite popular. Damn hard for the keepers.
 
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