EPL Matchday 26

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SM

Bigfooty Legend
Aug 3, 2008
103,120
64,238
North Shore
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Hull City, Adelaide United, EH
Went to one A-league game and never watched it again, the quality compared to epl is just non-existent.
That's a shame. WUN's 4-3 win in the 95th minute against Victory on the weekend was a pretty awesome game to watch. The youth players stepping up this season have been fantastic, and it's a really exciting league to watch.

But then I like NBL even though it's not NBA standard, and I even occasionally watch United play.
 

Memphis

Premiership Player
Dec 21, 2018
4,910
2,975
Bay 314
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Manchester United, Boston Celtics
Pretty silly to expect it to be the same level. The A-league, like any football really, is enjoyable if you can appreciate it for what it is.
Never expected it to be on the same level lol. Even the atomsphere which I'm sure most people go to a-league games for, but me I can't appreciate unfortunately. Just sticking to the AFL when it comes to Australian leagues.
 

TheGreatBarryB

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 20, 2007
27,284
27,776
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Texans, Astros, Leeds
That's a shame. WUN's 4-3 win in the 95th minute against Victory on the weekend was a pretty awesome game to watch. The youth players stepping up this season have been fantastic, and it's a really exciting league to watch.

But then I like NBL even though it's not NBA standard, and I even occasionally watch United play.
That was a very exciting game, may not be same standard but still a good football game. Although having said that the three assists by Diamanti were world class.

I was a cynic but last 12 months the entertainment value has lifted substantially. They should’ve expanded years earlier and given young players more opportunity
 

SM

Bigfooty Legend
Aug 3, 2008
103,120
64,238
North Shore
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Hull City, Adelaide United, EH
That was a very exciting game, may not be same standard but still a good football game. Although having said that the three assists by Diamanti were world class.

I was a cynic but last 12 months the entertainment value has lifted substantially. They should’ve expanded years earlier and given young players more opportunity
100%. When we won the Asian Cup and WSW won the ACL they should have looked to expand aggressively then and take advantage of the mood. They've waited too long IMO but if this season continues the way it's started, there could be a resurgence in interest. I also get the feeling Fox may realise they need to hang onto the A-League which might help boost the coffers.

Imports like Diamanti, Lopez at Adelaide, Sanchez at WUN, even Gestede starting to get going at Victory, all looking great. Then some of the youngsters like Kuol at CCM have been awesome to watch.
 

Dylan12

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 7, 2007
22,115
23,289
Melbourne
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Chelsea, Boston Red Sox
Never expected it to be on the same level lol. Even the atomsphere which I'm sure most people go to a-league games for, but me I can't appreciate unfortunately. Just sticking to the AFL when it comes to Australian leagues.
To be fair, IMO, the only club that actually generates consistently anything close to an atmosphere resembling Europe is Perth Glory.

I lived there in the late 90's and 2000's and the Shed end was incredible which was evident on TV too. Even now, if I do tune in, it will be to watch Perth home games.

That being said, I've gone off the A-League that past 5-6 years in any event.
 

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