UEFA gives teams 3-0 wins by default when a game is abandoned due to violence. E.g. AC Milan vs Inter Milan 2005 Champions League.Maybe be continued from the 20thmin mark, Midweek behind closed doors? Not sure there is any precedent.
They no longer control the A League, you have no idea what you're talking about. Just stop.
On 1 July 2019, the FFA and Australian Professional Football Clubs Association (the body representing the A-League clubs) announced an agreement had been reached for the FFA to relinquish control of the league to the clubs by the following month, in time for the start of the 2019–20 season.
I’d love to know what those blaming Victory as a club think they could/should have done.
It was a City home game.
Ticketek, AAMI Park & the seccos have the names & photos of banned people.
The home team is responsible for working with the stadium & seccos around crowd control.
Christ, they weren’t even wearing club merch.
I fail to see what their role in this is.
How about a $50k fine for anyone that takes a flare to a game.Why doesn't this venue have prohibitive fines for running on the field like other venues?
$10k for running on the field. Let's see how many of these heroes take up the challenge then.
yes he should be charged as wellObviously severe penalties should be directed at the morons who rushed the pitch. But it was utterly stupid by Glover to throw a flare into the crowd. He didn’t deserve to be assaulted but there’s a reason players cop cards for ‘incitement’. The pitch invasion probably spared him a red card.
There's been Twitter posts shared on here saying effectively of "Melbourne Victory fans invade the pitch after Tom Glover threw a flare into the terrace." That implies that it's his fault as far as I'm concerned.
Let me put it this way: if an active area lobs numerous missiles in the vicinity of the opposition goalkeeper (maybe the biggest sitting duck in sports since they have their back turned and are pretty much stationary) I don't think it's outside the realms of possibility that one of the missiles will ultimately find its way back to where it came from. In contrast, until last night, the Victory supporters' response to Glover's actions would have been outside the realms of possibility, at least for me.
city fans threw flares onto the field too in the direction of the Mebourne goal. It’s Izzo’s workplace and a duty of care is owed to him too. Yet everyone ignores he did the right thing and removed the flares safely rather than launch them back into a packed stand like a *******?Feel like the most logical conclusion is to award all three points to City considering their lead and the way in which things transpired. Surely can't replay the game where it goes back to 0-0?
He contributed to the situation.
city fans threw flares onto the field too in the direction of the Mebourne goal. It’s Izzo’s workplace and a duty of care is owed to him too. Yet everyone ignores he did the right thing and removed the flares safely rather than launch them back into a packed stand like a *******?
Just a heads up to anyone posting in the thread..
Reading through their have been a lot of personal insults being thrown about, any personal insulting posts will be deleted. I know its been a tough and emotional time for the league and the game but please can we keep the conversations civil. Most of you guys are pretty good posters so I don't want to have to ban anyone.
There’s a reason we call Melbourne silly people, and city little silly people. It was on display tonight.
City fans hurling flares after their goal which required stoppages in play.
Melbourne fans hurling flares at the walkout.
Glover was frustrated but come on, you’re one guy against 1000s looking for the smallest reason to go off! He gave it to them. Rather than throwing flares into a crowd, walk away from the goals. What happened to him after that was inexcusable, but he didn’t help the situation. It was already a tinderbox due to the APL decision.
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Exchanging pasta recipes no doubt
Apparently most of the invaders came from the HORDA group of supporters, based on what many of those wearing black have on their t shirts. Copying the Bosnian Ultras I guess. Who haven't exactly got the best history with behavior and ideologies themselves over there. Tons of pictures of those on the pitch being posted around from those there.
Maybe be continued from the 20thmin mark, Midweek behind closed doors? Not sure there is any precedent.
People are really going with the "Glover started the whole thing" line? Like he had the flare stashed in his sock or something?
Stuff this 'lifetime ban from the A-League' crap. Anyone who entered the field should face a five figure fine. Anyone who actively attacked a player or official should be facing criminal prosecution. Name and shame anyone who can be identified and let's see them explain themselves.