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When SFC rorted the cap they got a trophy.

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That is teddy bears picnic compared to the size and scale of our breach.

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Never thought I'd say this.

Feel a bit for Egan right now. Return of the favour, he had the emo when Adelaide United nearly got an abortion.

And from me the FFA is on notice that if it wants Sydney to win every week it can concentrate on the nsw f***ing premier league.

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Sydney v Chelsea ANZ Stadium 2 June.

The big friendlies list just keeps on being added to.

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gyfox wrote:Sydney v Chelsea ANZ Stadium 2 June.
The whole idea if this feels like an empty hole in my stomach

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Melbourne Victory cap cheating:

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/r ... msvpd.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Melbourne Victory boss Ian Robson told Fairfax Media he believed his club had complied with the letter of the law.

The FFA, which has been rocked by Perth Glory's salary cap breaches, says Victory broke no rules.
Though there definitely seems to be a lot of confusion... rightfully so

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20k+ at Adelaide Oval last night. Makes me wonder who goes to these Adelaide Oval games though. Everyone I know who's a regular at Hindmarsh said the same thing - Watching at home, AO for football blows.

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The Whole of Football Plan was released today. Have read and been involved in preparation of many such documents over the years and this is quite a good one. The real interest will come when 4 year Strategic Plans and Operational plans start to come out. Then we will see how the various parts of football are going to achieve the targets in the plan. I must say that a target to grow from 600k registered club players to 2m in 20 years is quite mind boggling. Thats 6% pa or about 3 times the rate of population growth.

http://www.wholeoffootballplan.com.au/p ... l_Plan.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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gyfox wrote:The Whole of Football Plan was released today. Have read and been involved in preparation of many such documents over the years and this is quite a good one. The real interest will come when 4 year Strategic Plans and Operational plans start to come out. Then we will see how the various parts of football are going to achieve the targets in the plan. I must say that a target to grow from 600k registered club players to 2m in 20 years is quite mind boggling. Thats 6% pa or about 3 times the rate of population growth.

http://www.wholeoffootballplan.com.au/p ... l_Plan.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Reading this bad boy at the moment.

I suspect part of the registered player growth they're targeting isn't growth in participation as such, but trying to incorporate unregistered participation in to the FFA umbrella.

At the moment there's a lot of participation that isn't visible to the FFA. Eg in SA the junior game is largely schools and church school competitions (hence why the overall figures stated for SA are traditionally low). I played 10 years of junior football in catholic competition before coming in to contact with a federation club. That's not to say either path - fed or church - was superior to the other, but simply ran parallel, and players did get to the a-league.

Another low hanging fruit is social competition. Nationally it's huge. But beyond signing a team sheet and paying for their half hour, the FFA has no idea who they are.

Why aren't all these players and associations under the FFA? Simple - they never felt the need.

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COMPOSITION OF THE A-LEAGUE
The A-League will aim to be the strongest Football league in our region.
Every major Australian centre with a population over 500,000 has the market size to host
an A-League club.
A-League competition expansion will come as a product of sustainable commercial growth,
via a managed process of “in and out” as circumstances arise, rather than a relegation and
promotion system based purely on results. This is critical to retain the strategic market placement
of clubs which underpins the commercial viability of the league.
New entrants to the A-League will need to meet criteria based on funding, football development,
stadium capacity and facilities, and community engagement that any NPL Club or New Consortium
will need to satisfy:
In particular any NPL Club or New Consortium will need to be professionally run, and prove
a concrete demand based on participation and population in a region.

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The FFA Cup Final will be position(sic) as the second biggest event on the Australian Football calendar
after the A-League Grand Final. It will unite the whole Football community and be a celebration
of Football at every level in Australia.

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yob wrote:
COMPOSITION OF THE A-LEAGUE
The A-League will aim to be the strongest Football league in our region.
Every major Australian centre with a population over 500,000 has the market size to host
an A-League club.
A-League competition expansion will come as a product of sustainable commercial growth,
via a managed process of “in and out” as circumstances arise, rather than a relegation and
promotion system based purely on results. This is critical to retain the strategic market placement
of clubs which underpins the commercial viability of the league.
New entrants to the A-League will need to meet criteria based on funding, football development,
stadium capacity and facilities, and community engagement that any NPL Club or New Consortium
will need to satisfy:
In particular any NPL Club or New Consortium will need to be professionally run, and prove
a concrete demand based on participation and population in a region.
yob wrote:
COMPOSITION OF THE A-LEAGUE
The A-League will aim to be the strongest Football league in our region.
Every major Australian centre with a population over 500,000 has the market size to host
an A-League club.
A-League competition expansion will come as a product of sustainable commercial growth,
via a managed process of “in and out” as circumstances arise, rather than a relegation and
promotion system based purely on results. This is critical to retain the strategic market placement
of clubs which underpins the commercial viability of the league.
New entrants to the A-League will need to meet criteria based on funding, football development,
stadium capacity and facilities, and community engagement that any NPL Club or New Consortium
will need to satisfy:
In particular any NPL Club or New Consortium will need to be professionally run, and prove
a concrete demand based on participation and population in a region.
These really show the expansion path - it's going to be more like blending the MLS expansion route with the birth of Wanderers. Establish a discrete market (even if within an existing market - e.g the Shire/St George club they're working on within Sydney FC's current market) and give them a business development path. By this plan, there's room for 8 clubs in Sydney (hey NRL, we'll be taking your grounds now).

Brookvale, Campbelltown, Cronulla, Gosford, Liverpool, Leichhardt, Parramatta, Penrith, SFS

FWIW, the participation base is much more north and east than this - football participation is actually a bit thin through much of the west, so this would be quite the 'colonial' effort.

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^^ Pretty much. If they stick to this strategy it'll curb the big city branding effort of Sydney FC. That club will need to get local quick smart if it wants to survive in that environment. The idea of Team Big City Sydney hasn't got the traction in 10 years.

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I know a guy they can work with in the eastern suburbs.

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