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Shootout host Tara Rushton also chimed into the discussion.

“I think the big thing as well, what you achieve as a national coach is one thing but it doesn’t condone the some of the ongoing culture,” Rushton said.
“I’ve heard some quite scathing things that were going on. There are two sides to every story but you can’t turn a blind eye anymore, it just doesn’t stick in dressing rooms. It’s not just what’s taking place with the Matildas, it’s much deeper and wider than that, and it’s not just a male-female thing as well, there are males involved in this as well.”

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/football/sunday-shootout-john-kosmina-wades-into-shock-sacking-of-matildas-boss-alen-stajcic/news-story/83db9cb848fc1b4ed336521c3a6be710



I am pretty sure it was Tracey Holmes who alluded to stuff as well and maybe Clint Bolton? Am trying to get all the info so apologies if I am spamming but would love to get a collection of who said what and see if those people comment on the admission from the FFA or pretend that it didn't happen.
 

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https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/state-federations-hire-pr-spin-doctors-as-they-prepare-to-veto-independent-a-league

You just know the states aren't going to come to the party. Dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century these dinosaurs. Trying to hold onto any sort of power to the detriment of the game, yet again.
It's a governance the game doesn't need just like local council, their jobs should just be about organising and fixturing their own leagues.
They have way to much power that they shouldn't have by holding the game at ransom.

Once this is all over a complete restructure is needed. Doubt it through not sure if the FFA have the power to actually do so and you can't trust FIFA giving a crap either.
 

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FFA backs second division as clubs chase pathway to main stage | The World Game

Twenty months after the second division concept was first conceived by the then newly-established Association of Australian Football Clubs, FFA has decided to throw its weight into turning the dream into a reality.
An announcement revealing details of the next step in the process is expected to be released by the governing body in the coming days, with an eventual promotion-relegation pathway the ultimate end game.
Meantime, the proponents of a truly national competition - to be dubbed The Championship and featuring up to 16 teams - believe their brainchild could be up and running as early as 2021-2022.
“It will be the most significant change in the game of football in Australia that we’ve seen for a very long time,” said AAFC chairman Rabieh Krayem.
“You’re creating a competition that will give Australian players that opportunity to play at a high-level and aspirational clubs the opportunity to move ahead and ultimately aim for an A-League place.
“We should not underestimate the significance of what has been agreed between the PFA, the FFA, the state federations and ourselves.
“The next stage will be all about getting down to the nitty-gritty and the financial detail and getting the expressions of interest right.
“One of the key things is the right financial model and there’s a bit of work to do yet on that.
“Up to this point, It’s been all about getting that form of recognition required and that’s what we’ve (the AAFC) have always wanted and it’s taken us since October 2017 to get there.”
Krayem said a “cluster of clubs around the country” were keen to join the competition which aims to attract existing entities rather than pitching itself to manufactured franchises.
“The interest is there and it hasn’t wavered,” he added.
“There’s no doubt the second division is going to the next stage now.
“There’s now an acceptance that the second division is an integral part of the future of football. It’s important that the FFA board has endorsed the next process.
“We are currently working on some timelines which we will hopefully sort out in the next 48 hours.”
Former NSL royalty like South Melbourne, Melbourne Knights, Sydney Olympic, Adelaide City, West Adelaide, Marconi Stallions, Heidelberg and Brisbane City are in the mix.
Teams from Tasmania, Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Cairns are also possibilities, along with current Queensland NPL leaders Peninsula Power.
The FFA-endorsed Second Division Working Group, headed up by director Remo Nogarotto, with Krayem as its deputy chair, will continue to oversee what is seen as more evolution than revolution.
“There’s still a lot more work to do because these things take time but we are no longer saying that should it or should it not happen. It’s going to happen, as long as the process is followed correctly,” he added.
“This is not about creating new consortiums ... it’s about giving existing clubs with aspirations that chance to get onto a bigger stage.”

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/ffa-backs-second-division-as-clubs-chase-pathway-to-main-stage


About Time! lets hope they come up with a fair and economical system.
 

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Would love for it to happen but have no idea how financially they would do it.

The telling part of that article is where they say everyone is in agreeance and it's now about financing.
Would think that's a major issue for it.
 

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Having it up and running with so many teams as early as 2021 seems very ambitious. More to the point, if it's going to just be a semi professional thing in this country then I'm not even sure it's worth it
 

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Having it up and running with so many teams as early as 2021 seems very ambitious. More to the point, if it's going to just be a semi professional thing in this country then I'm not even sure it's worth it
Semi professional is the only way an A2 would work here.

No way would you get 30ish professional sides. Couldn't do that with any sport in Oz.
 

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So.. The Foxtel Cleansing of the A-league begins.

A-League games could be sold to networks amid Foxtel financial woes
Dominic Bossi

Sources close to negotiations suggest the draft proposal put forward would see a network produce its own coverage for two A-League games each round, with Fox Sports retaining the live rights to the remaining three matches.
Under the current six-year broadcast deal between Fox Sports and Football Federation Australia, which expires in 2023, Fox pays about $57 million each year to show all five games each round live and exclusive, with one match simulcast live on a free-to-air network. Fox Sports purchased a Saturday night timeslot from Network Ten to televise the A-League match on free-to-air, retaining all advertising revenue from that coverage. That free-to-air component is up for sale for next season but it appears certain any deal will involved a renegotiation with Fox Sports that will include a second match shown live and exclusive on Ten.
Already, FFA has held talks with Ten and Nine, which publishes this masthead, over the future of A-League broadcasting, as well as approaching Seven West Media over the future of free-to-air broadcasting of the A-League. Formal talks involving Fox Sports are set to commence in the coming weeks but momentum is already growing over a deal that could significantly increase the competition's exposure on free-to-air.
"We are considering our free-to-air options," FFA chief David Gallop said. "But it is not appropriate to speculate other than reiterating that we are in the second year of a very valuable six-year relationship with Fox Sports and are focussed on providing value under that contract for now and for the future of our content rights."
Sources close to the negotiations suggest Fox Sports' appetite for football has waned significantly since losing the rights to the English Premier League, with plummeting A-League ratings on pay TV compounded by financial woes.
Fox Sports' executive producer of football of the past 14 years, Murray Shaw, is among key production personnel departing the company.
FFA, however, has no immediate concerns about its contract with Fox Sports being in any jeopardy. Any chance for Fox to trim costs around the game will likely hinge on a deal to on-sell content or production to another network.
Under a proposal put forward, the network which purchases the rights to two A-League games per week will cover its own production for those games, which will be shown live on free-to-air and then delayed on Fox Sports and its streaming subsidiary, Kayo.
Comment was sought from Fox Sports. Nine and Ten declined to comment.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/a-league-games-could-be-sold-to-networks-amid-foxtel-financial-woes-20190605-p51uu6.html
 

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So.. The Foxtel Cleansing of the A-league begins.

A-League games could be sold to networks amid Foxtel financial woes
Dominic Bossi

Sources close to negotiations suggest the draft proposal put forward would see a network produce its own coverage for two A-League games each round, with Fox Sports retaining the live rights to the remaining three matches.
Under the current six-year broadcast deal between Fox Sports and Football Federation Australia, which expires in 2023, Fox pays about $57 million each year to show all five games each round live and exclusive, with one match simulcast live on a free-to-air network. Fox Sports purchased a Saturday night timeslot from Network Ten to televise the A-League match on free-to-air, retaining all advertising revenue from that coverage. That free-to-air component is up for sale for next season but it appears certain any deal will involved a renegotiation with Fox Sports that will include a second match shown live and exclusive on Ten.
Already, FFA has held talks with Ten and Nine, which publishes this masthead, over the future of A-League broadcasting, as well as approaching Seven West Media over the future of free-to-air broadcasting of the A-League. Formal talks involving Fox Sports are set to commence in the coming weeks but momentum is already growing over a deal that could significantly increase the competition's exposure on free-to-air.
"We are considering our free-to-air options," FFA chief David Gallop said. "But it is not appropriate to speculate other than reiterating that we are in the second year of a very valuable six-year relationship with Fox Sports and are focussed on providing value under that contract for now and for the future of our content rights."
Sources close to the negotiations suggest Fox Sports' appetite for football has waned significantly since losing the rights to the English Premier League, with plummeting A-League ratings on pay TV compounded by financial woes.
Fox Sports' executive producer of football of the past 14 years, Murray Shaw, is among key production personnel departing the company.
FFA, however, has no immediate concerns about its contract with Fox Sports being in any jeopardy. Any chance for Fox to trim costs around the game will likely hinge on a deal to on-sell content or production to another network.
Under a proposal put forward, the network which purchases the rights to two A-League games per week will cover its own production for those games, which will be shown live on free-to-air and then delayed on Fox Sports and its streaming subsidiary, Kayo.
Comment was sought from Fox Sports. Nine and Ten declined to comment.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/a-league-games-could-be-sold-to-networks-amid-foxtel-financial-woes-20190605-p51uu6.html
Interesting times ahead
 

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from Reddit :)
Huawei announced as Western United short sponsors; concludes sponsorship of Wellington Phoenix effective immediately
 

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here it is

Look, I know not everything is about us, and I'm sorry for going on about it, but...
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It's literally the same design. Green instead of yellow (and obviously black sleeves instead of yellow). And completed with black shorts and socks.

And now they've taken Huawei? I have no words.
 

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Look, I know not everything is about us, and I'm sorry for going on about it, but...
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It's literally the same design. Green instead of yellow (and obviously black sleeves instead of yellow). And completed with black shorts and socks.

And now they've taken Huawei? I have no words.
Stripes on a kit aren’t exclusive though.
 
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