And now we have the looming Womens World Cup in 2023, a perfect launching pad to the game in Tasmania. Hell, imagine the opening night of a rectangular stadium being a World Cup game. I honestly think a female team in the W League would be a no brainer as well. Create a "centre of excellence" in Tassie, the Universities would be well suited to offer it in their curriculum (somehow) and it wouldn't be hard to enter teams in local (high level) competitions.All Nomads "United" jokes aside, I ******* hate this Tasmania stuff. It's eminently frustrating when you feel like you, some pleb on a message board, know more than the experts running the comp.
Going back to that last expansion I was vehemently saying that Tassie had to be one, for the exact reason we've seen over the last couple of weeks. (And not just cos I grew up there) Let's remember they didn't even make the final 6 of the 10 bids.
It's been plain to see since before the current Tasmanian Liberal Government were even elected that there would come a point that they would get jack of FIFO teams and they'd give the AFL the nuclear ultimatum. The AFL will always say no, cos they don't care about Tassie.
So you've got a state where local footy is dead, where I think the AFL's FIFO teams aren't long for the state, and where even by Australian standards, football is a wildly popular junior sport (especially among girls)... Tassie was ripe for the taking by the FFA. The Hurricanes have shown that a well-marketed team that represents the whole state will be supported by the whole state, I think the Jack Jumpers will do the same (disproving Gil's "north/south parochialism" argument).
We could've had a whole state of half a million and we pissed it away for a couple of extra derbies that no one actually cares about, and no one will ever care about, because Western United can't ever hope to find a fan base if they can't sit still for 5 friggen minutes (and I'm one of those who never thought the stadium would be built - I don't believe it's the case that they'll eventually find their fanbase in a growing Tarneit region, cos it'll never be their home.)
It's insulting to Tasmanian's to expect them to give a sh*t, and to judge their future prospects on them giving a sh*t about a nomad team that can't even get fans in its own back yard. You're giving them a worse version of what Tassie is trying to get out of with the AFL, at least Hawthorn and North are established teams with fans who are excited to see their teams play down there. You can't see that for this rabble.
Adding to the coaching panel mid-season but not sacking the head coach is bold I suppose.Melbourne Victory Head Coach, Grant Brebner, has added Jean-Paul de Marigny to his coaching staff for the remainder of the 2020/21 A-League season. de Marigny will join as a First Team Coach and work closely with Assistant Coach, Steve Kean, to help drive the A-League football program. The...www.melbournevictory.com.au
That Rugby League line is a real doozy. Are they trying to say that it is allowed because it’s not a feature of the game experience?Ridiculous statement by AAMI Park! We can see right through the double standards.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks Update: AAMI Park Active Support
FRIDAY 12 MARCH 2021
Melbourne & Olympic Parks works in partnership with the Victorian Government Department of Health, Victoria Police and its tenant clubs to deliver COVIDSafe public events that balance safety and wellbeing of our guests, staff and athletes, while providing an enjoyable event experience.
To achieve a COVIDSafe event environment, standing active support has not been possible at AAMI Park to date.
Discussions are ongoing between all parties to review the opportunities for re-introducing active support to the matchday experience, taking into account the evolving public health landscape and COVIDSafe requirements.
Standing active support is not a feature of the Rugby League game experience, however, all other current COVIDSafe venue requirements remain the same for all codes.
AAMI Park’s COVIDSafe operating plan is being regularly reviewed, and we will continue to work with our partners with a common goal to achieve COVIDSafe active support.
M&OP, venue manager of AAMI Park, has provided an update on A-League active support. Friday 12 March 2021 Melbourne & Olympic Parks works in partnership with the Victorian Government Department of Health, Victoria Police and its tenant clubs to deliver COVIDSafe public events that balance safety...mopt.com.au
A few writers have outed him as a RW conspiracy theories in the pastHad an argument with Bogut on Twitter once. The guys an absolute looney.
I think he just likes being outspoken and in the headlines.A few writers have outed him as a RW conspiracy theories in the past
Why did the Woke Warriors, who’ve spoken out against white nationalism and Trump, sign the NBA’s most outspoken fan of far-right figures?www.thedailybeast.com
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Well off topic now but I disagree. This isn’t even a comment referring to Bogut in particular, but I don’t think it’s ideal when anyone with a sizeable following promotes baseless conspiracies and toxic behaviour, all under the guise of not falling anywhere on the political spectrum but instead just thinking that he is the common man.
Not sure about naming the competition after a TV host despite his love and affection for the game. It's a good sentiment in theory but if it has to be named after someone I'd rather a famous past player. The Australia Cup makes the most common sense but this is the F.A we're talking about Common sense isn't what they are renowned for.Ffa cup will have a new name (unsurprisingly). They are calling for ideas seen Australia Cup and Les Murray Cup being mentioned.