The A-League Expansion Thread

Do you support expansion

  • Yes, for the good of the league

    Votes: 55 83.3%
  • No, the league is fine the way it is

    Votes: 11 16.7%

  • Total voters
    66

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Bobby P

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Wow Western United.... soooooooooooooo bad. Haha. Plus take Canberra's green colours. Kicking goals already "Western United".
 

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Western United: New Melbourne A-League side to confirm name, colours

The A-League's 11th club is set to confirm its name and colours, with the Western Melbourne Group's winning bid likely to enter next season's competition as Western United Football Club, wearing a green and black playing strip.
The first components of the team's new identity were shaped by the public – the Western United name and the colour combination emerging as the most popular from online polls run on the club's website and on another by News Corporation. The new club will call Geelong's Kardinia Park home for at least its first two seasons before relocating to a purpose-built football stadium in Tarneit, in Melbourne's west.
New identity: West Melbourne representatives Steve Horvat and Kate Roffey.Credit:Eddie Jim
Due to its catchment area, the club specifically chose to omit the word "Melbourne" in its name to disassociate itself from the city's CBD, soon to be rivals Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City, as well aligning the club closer with the vast region between Geelong and Westgate bridge.
Among the other options put forward to fans were online were the names: Western Melbourne Athletic, Westside Pride and Western Melbourne Warriors. The other colours to choose from were a mainly black shirt with teal trimming, a yellow and red jersey, as well as a green shirt with white sleeves. There was also a green and red shirt as well as an all-white strip with a green stripe.
Striking: Celtic used a green and black strip during their Champions League campaign in 2006.Credit:Twitter
Green was overwhelmingly the most popular option by fans. FFA sources suggest their preference was not for the team to use a plain green kit due to a potential clash with digital sponsorship on broadcasts, and preferred either a predominantly white or black kit.
The final jersey design is yet to be finalised but it's likely Western United will wear a green and black striped jersey in their inaugural year and a white away strip.
Mark Rudan is favoured to be appointed the team's first head coach of a club that has already announced its first two players, Socceroo Josh Risdon and Greek international Panagiotis Kone.
The 26-year-old Risdon signed a two-year deal following last week's announcement that Greek international Kone would be the club's first marquee player.
"I'm absolutely stoked to be the first Australian player to join Western Melbourne. With the signing of Panagiotis as the marquee, I can see the club has big ambitions both on the park and off it," Risdon said via a statement on Tuesday.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/western-united-new-melbourne-a-league-side-to-confirm-name-colours-20190212-p50xcb.html
 

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I really hope they go for something a bit more like this than the Schalke (top) kit.
 

Bobby P

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The top kit looks good. Hopefully it leaves to door for Canberra to go all white with perhaps blue and gold trim.
 

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Walshawk

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Any news here since the original owners pulled out in Feb? Reckon this will be a disaster unless they base themselves in Geelong.
 
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