A-League Round 18 - ANZAC Round

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Elmer_Judd

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990 so they didn’t attempt to bullshit. I was there. Would be about right.

The club has been playing games all over the shop. Mostly on AFL grounds, covid hit during the first season, thus season has seen horrendous timeslots considering where AAMI Park is ie Who in Geelong/Bendigo is travelling for 6.45pm Sunday or 7pm Monday night?

Assuming Tarneit gets built, and that’s an if at the moment until I see sods turned, the club will be fine. For instance there’s a world of difference in driving up to Tarneit tonightand driving into AAMI Park.
Still more than a Norf home game in Melbourne though :)
 

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990 so they didn’t attempt to bullshit. I was there. Would be about right.

The club has been playing games all over the shop. Mostly on AFL grounds, covid hit during the first season, thus season has seen horrendous timeslots considering where AAMI Park is ie Who in Geelong/Bendigo is travelling for 6.45pm Sunday or 7pm Monday night?

Assuming Tarneit gets built, and that’s an if at the moment until I see sods turned, the club will be fine. For instance there’s a world of difference in driving up to Tarneit tonightand driving into AAMI Park.
That’s a disgrace! The Fury where tossed out due to lack of fans and engagement and resources too but they never had such sh*t numbers! They had a whole region behind them and had far more potential to succeed off field than WU imo had the FFA let them survive.

Apart from signing Diamanti you have to question what have/Do they bring to the league apart from making it look poorer?
 
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AJ_2000

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990 Cripes! It's hard to establish a fan base when you're playing home games everywhere.

Seriously though, got the club on the back of we'll build a stadium - with the property boom it will be worth more as townhouses than a stadium and they'll end up at Knights Stadium
 

acm21

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How may were aware of the game being on yesterday? As in general melburnian population/those fans who would be interested?

The game being on a Monday wouldn't of helped, but the management has to look at what can be done.
 

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Speaking to The World Game, Pehlivanis said the circumstances surrounding the staging of Monday night’s fixture had made attracting a crowd very difficult.

“We had nine days to promote this game,” the CEO told The World Game. “We were forced into playing on a Monday because of the rescheduled Brisbane game.

“Brisbane was flooded out and couldn’t reschedule and as a result, we had to move their game and [the Jets’ fixture] had to be brought forward.

“It was played the day after two of the biggest games in the Melbourne sporting calendar - Melbourne Storm’s ANZAC Day Clash and the Essendon and Collingwood one - it was played on a Monday night when kids were training and the week of [community] football is back.

“We also clashed with schedules of homework, schooling, parenting and the timeslot wasn’t ideal either, at seven o’clock at night, considering kids have got school the next day and [they wouldn’t] be home until ten o’clock. Parents chose not to come.”

The executive said that the club would continue to work with the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) - who recently took control of the competition from Football Australia - and adopt a long-term approach to building a fan base.

“We’re going to continue to work with community clubs,” Pehlivanis said.

“Our last game [in Melbourne] against Melbourne City was very well attended and the crowd was predominantly ours.

“If you were at that game you would have seen fireworks, you would have seen everything we did and it was a great experience. We’re not worried about the fan experience.

“For us, we’re in here for the long game, not the short game.

“We’re really focusing on getting the product on the field right and really focused on getting all the plans off the field right and then the fans will come.

“Generally, crowds are down and something we’ve got to work on as a league.

“But once we secure the new broadcast rights going forward, once we give the consumers clarity then I think the whole league needs to get that main emphasis to growing. We’ve all got to work together as clubs more to grow crowds.”


United earlier this year touted the securement of “a key planning amendment” from Victorian State Planning Minister Richard Wynne that would allow “detailed design of the stadium and development to be finalised and construction timelines to be determined”.

When probed on its current status, Pehlivanis reiterated to The World Game that the project remained on track to break ground in July or August of this year, with an 18th month build time then enabling the club to move in 2023.

“We’re finalising the design and we’re going to tender for a project manager,” he said. “The best deal could vary for us. If you’re running a competitive tender process why wouldn’t you go to market on a $150m deal? For us, a 5-10% variant could be a significant difference.”

He also said that planning was already underway to provide clarity over Green and Black home arrangements in 2021-22.

“We’re working with APL co to find a suitable venue,” he said. “We don’t want to be jumping around venues.

“We know we’ll definitely play two games in Ballarat, two games in Tasmania and we want nine games in one venue. We need to find what that one venue is.

“Clearly a suitable option would be AAMI.

“We’d have to look at [Knights Stadium] again but we have to work with APL Co to know what works are needed to make it A-League suitable.”
 

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It's going to be a murders row on the run home for any of the contenders. Ladder will change each game. Any team that gets on a run can surge up the ladder. We've seen dropped points galore in the past week.

City might be the form side, but everyone is in with a chance down to Wellington & WSW.
 
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