- May 27, 2012
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
- Other Teams
- Liverpool, Melbourn Victory, 49ers
If you have not heard the term Green Seat Elite, maybe join the many many AL and Australian football banter pages on social media. Whether you like it or not, it does stand up to scrutiny. Having rich owners does not make you bigger then the next club. Would you say City is bigger than United? Manchester City never feature in any 'what is the biggest club in the world debate'. Same applies here. City bigger than Victory? You've had some of the biggest names in the league thanks to oil money, note, oil money, through no doing of your own, yet you still have crowds on par with Adelaide United. You have been in the league now long enough to start making some inroads. And again, I will keep referring back to my original point, this is through no fault of the City Group or the club itself, it's the Heart owners who had no vision to have a point of difference with an existing club already called, and already based in, Melbourne. Look at WSW for goodness sakes as the standard for being the second club into the AL, they don't need mega rich owners, unlike City. No joke, you blokes are as reliant on oil money, not football money, as a 2 week old baby is reliant on his mum. And you think the Heart owners did good because their massive fails paved the way for the City Group take over. Yea lets all plan to fail on the off chance a mega rich Arab sees us as vulnerable enough to want to take us over. No thanks.Never actually heard that reference, but it doesn't stand up to the slightest bit of scrutiny.
Mid-range attendances, within 250 of Adelaide's average and within about 1500 of Brisbane's average. Over 11% growth in attendance between 2014 and 2016. Where's the issue there for a relatively new club?
I'm guessing you weren't at the Cup semi-final then, because trust me, despite being a Victory home game, it was about 50/50. A more cynical person might point to Victory's recent flogging at the hands of City as the reason behind their supporters deciding they had better things to do that night.
Yes and what happened when Port became good? They started to sell out Adelaide Oval. Criticism of Melbourne City due to attendances is ridiculously short-sighted, quite ironic when you're bemoaning a lack of vision. They could pack the stands at some NPL shithole if they wanted, but what would be the point of that? They play at AAMI because it's the best place to play and watch soccer in Melbourne and if they put a good product on the field, the crowds will continue to improve.