the crow wrote:
the crow wrote:
It's interesting that the other 3 games combined dosnt add up to the Sydney Melbourne game....which was an excellent effort from the Vics, hypenooberie at it's finest.
Having said that I'll be surprised if Sydney gets 40 k to the Socceroos game on Tuesday night.
that's a 20k game if ever there was one.
24,372 last night at the Socceroos 3-0 win over Oman. Is there a contract to play socceroos games at ANZ Stadium? I can't understand why it wasn't scheduled for the SFS in the first place. Surely they weren't expecting any more than 40k, especially being on a Tuesday night, and against a dud team in Oman.
Also on the Socceroos, just 10,041 fans rocked up to Canberra Stadium last friday night, disappointing seeing as they don't get many chances to host Australian internation fixtures in most sports. Albeit against Malaysia but you would have expected around the 20k mark for a socceroos game against any opposition. Andy Harper wrote this on the Fox Sports website in the leadup to the game:
There’s a heap at stake for Canberrans: future Socceroos fixtures, a show of strength for the potential of the region’s own A-League team, and favourable consideration for AFC Asian Cup 2015 scheduling.
Does Canberra work as an option? Should a nation’s capital enjoy any birthright to inclusion in the A-League? A resounding response from the local football public will provide positive food for thought at Football Federation Australian headquarters.
Canberra’s test is one of appetite. Is it hungry enough or just a little peckish?http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/so ... 6160694579
I wouldn't be surprised now if Canberra doesn't get much more soccer action in the coming years. I would say they'd be lucky to get one or two regular season A-League matches in the future (though from memory the crowds were pretty poor for the games they've hosted) and I'd be doubtful over any Asian Cup matches in 2015.