Discussion in 'Soccer' started by IowaRL, Dec 1, 2014.
We don’t need another team in Brisbane.
I think a Southern Sydney/Wollongong team is pretty much a lock.
Then I think the other will come down to either Canberra or a Regional Vic team.
All are doomed to fail.
Yeah I think what Brisbane needs more than anything is a smaller stadium. I can't say much about the viability of another club but they sure are trying for one.
SS or Wollongong would be considered a shoe-in by just about everyone, but the difference between the two is night and day. Wollongong has all the ingredients for what the A-League needs. Community connection, established history, new market share. All they need is the corporate backers and I believe they had one jump on board within the last 7 days.
SS is manufactured by investors with little community engagement and are attempting to claim the entire south Sydney plus nearly all of the Illawarra region. It's a joke of a bid and unfortunately it could be the one that gets in due to the money behind it. I hope it falls flat on its face.
Surely it’s wollongong or Canberra if they insist on stupidly expanding.
You would think so, the Sydney and Melbourne teams are hardly thriving
They would be the sensible and possibly more successful options.
But don't underestimate the power of Foxtel.
Mr Ahm Ah has already said they will fish where the fish are. That can only mean Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney.
The Southern Expansion bid is a joke and clearly proves that the FFA have no idea about football culture if this bid gets the nod.
Football is based on passion. There is no way you can have a team playing out of 3 different home grounds, representing 3 completely different culturally diverse regions.
Wollongong deserve their own team. They'd be more successful then the Mariners and have a far richer football history. They don't want to be lumbered with a club representing two regions of Sydney, who they have absolutely no connection with.
Just watch. Gallop and Lowy will seriously f**k this expansion up. All for the $$$$.
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