A-League Round 15 - The Original Derby II

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Elmer_Judd

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Can someone please start the round 16 thread soon, some really good, if not season defining games to discuss (City v Perth probably the biggest one, plus another Big Blue)
 

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Wouldn't you agree that there is a lot more on the line between City v Perth ? Victory's season is shot, will not make the finals/playoffs. The main interest for me in that game is by how many goals Sydney will flog them by .
Victory are a game out of the 6, these are the two biggest clubs, it's the biggest game
 

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Wouldn't you agree that there is a lot more on the line between City v Perth ? Victory's season is shot, will not make the finals/playoffs. The main interest for me in that game is by how many goals Sydney will flog them by .
No I wouldn’t agree.

The Big Blue is the biggest game besides the Grand Final in the season.
Bigger than the Melbourne derby and bigger than the Sydney derby.
Only reason it doesn’t get the same size crowd is the 1000km distance between the 2.


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Elmer_Judd

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Victory are a game out of the 6, these are the two biggest clubs, it's the biggest game
Well that is an indictment on the finals system and the other bottom rung teams in the league inn't ?

The gap between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory right now is probably similar to that between Liverpool and Man Ure in the Premier League.

Also living in Melbourne, the hype/buzz for this game is nowhere as big as it was a few years ago.

Maybe it's just the apathy towards the league currently in general, the crowds and tv ratings for the games in Melbourne (at least) for the big blue have fallen away in the last couple of years.
 

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Big blue is important as an overall match (probably similar to the Dreamtime and Anzac games in the afl) in being the clubs are massive and the games are seen as important no matter where the clubs are currently sitting. But overall i think the 2 most important games of the round are the city/Perth and western/Adelaide games. The league is in a spot where nobody (including the league itself) has cared enough to make it a success, with expansion taking too long for the good of the league, it doesn’t help when you have 11 teams and a top 6 ( it can be argued that more games matter we all know that the top 6 is often fractured between those who are good enough and the underdogs).


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