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Well that depends, are you willing to travel to Geelong and Ballarat to watch a team representing the West of Melbourne? or travel only to the inner City to watch a team represent all of Melbourne?I want to get into the A-League this upcoming season. I'm originally from Altona but now I don't know which club to align myself with. Altona is only 13km from the CBD, it seems like a Tarneit based team called Western United is a far cry from representing the inner west right? Think I should just stick with Victory.
Do what I did and give up any geographical allegiances.I want to get into the A-League this upcoming season. I'm originally from Altona but now I don't know which club to align myself with. Altona is only 13km from the CBD, it seems like a Tarneit based team called Western United is a far cry from representing the inner west right? Think I should just stick with Victory.
Second Brisbane team thats a Nah nah for me, I would prefer to go back to North Queensland, Canberra is a no brain will happen (eventually) Tassie 50/50 depends really are the locals desperate enough for an A-League team like they are desperate to have an AFL team?
If the TV rights end up changing a little over the coming months, I can see this being more and more likely. From what I understand, Foxtel were staunchly against a Tasmanian team. Also be interesting to know what the team owners would prefer. Guaranteed now they have more of a say that Sydney and Melbourne teams wont want any more competition.
Adelaide - Another Adelaide team (possible)
Brisbane - Another Brisbane team (possible)
Central Coast - No new team from NSW
Newscastle - No new team from NSW
Sydney FC - No new team from NSW
WSW - No new team from NSW
Macarthur - No new team from NSW
Perth - Closest location possible?
Victory - No new Vic team
Mel City - No new Vic team
Western U - No new Vic team
Phoenix - Another NZ team (no chance)
So for me, the owners would be preferring these:
Brisbane City FC
South East Melbourne (Team 11)
Did this off the top of my head so apologies if I missed some expansion teams. What weight the present A League will give to the TV rights and what weight they'll give to generating their own revenues outside of TV will be interesting.
For example, a hell of a lot of Tasmanians travel (and move) to Melbourne so they may weigh a Tassie team higher due to visitor numbers (away fans). They may also feel that they can generate travel packages for Victory/City/United to do away trips to Tassie. Then again you can do this for every destination but a road trip to Tasmania is one a lot of fans really want to do.