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Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Twizzle, Jun 26, 2020.
It’s a great win for the country. I’m really hoping England’s group play in Sydney.
Will go to some games no matter who is in Sydney.
f**king poms voted for Columbia so they are gonna cop some shit from the crowd
I mean it’s not like the players did, wasn’t it UEFA members voted as a block? The wrong decision but it wasn’t like it was anti Australia in any sense.
if we were merkins for booing David tucking Warner I don’t know what that would make you booing these players.
what explains England voting Columbia, and not Australia NZ ,?
UEFA and the FA feel the women’s World Cup is more of a development event than a top tier sporting event in its own right.
The thinking is women’s football is very established in NZ and Aus so the sport has little to gain in that respect. In South America it’s my understanding women’s sport in general is behind the curve and they felt this could have pushed the sport forward in that region.
Personally I disagree with the FA and UEFA and think the women’s World Cup should get the same respect as the men’s game, it should be the pinnacle for the athletes.
We all know how the poms love the marching powder...
It once hosted the NSL Grand Final in front of more than 11,000 fans, now St George Stadium may be returned to its former glory, as the home of football.
The stadium, located just west of Sydney Airport at Barton Park, has seen better days, with its grandstand derelict and off-limits since 2008. It’s believed to be Football Federation Australia’s preferred located for an elite training and administration facility, and it’s not the first time an upgrade has been proposed for the site.
With Australia widely considered favourites to win hosting rights to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (with New Zealand), the new facility would be established in time for the tournament and serve as a lasting legacy.
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Home of the St George Football Club since its opening in 1978, it was known as Sydney’s premier boutique football venue until the upgrade of Marconi Stadium, and hosted many National Soccer League matches, including Grand Finals. St George were relegated to the state league in 1991, while Sydney Olympic continued to host national league matches there for another couple of seasons.
Under the plan, the site would serve as the long-term home of the Socceroos, Matildas and junior national teams, as well as coaching and referee training centres.
The governing body on Tuesday lodged a formal inquiry with the venue's owners, Bayside Council, about using the Barton Park precinct.
Bayside Council released a draft masterplan for the redevelopment of the site, which includes the provision for an elite football field and renovation of the existing stadium. Senior FFA sources suggested it is the preferred site for the proposed centre but not the only option available to the organisation.
The venue is regarded as an ideal location due to its historical and symbolic significance and proximity to the city and airport in the game's most popular state.
With the NSW Government recently abandoning its $810 million plans to redevelop ANZ Stadium, it is hoped some funds will be diverted to instead build grassroots football facilities, including its permanent home.
This isn’t the first time a redevelopment of St George Stadium has been proposed. FFA also had preliminary discussions back in 2005 to revisit plans to develop it into a 15,000-seat stadium to serve as the home of Sydney FC and the national sides. There have also been plans for a 20,000-capacity stadium to serve as the home of the St George Illawarra Dragons before the decision was made to upgrade Kogarah, and more recently, St George Football Club have campaigned to reinvigorate the run-down venue.
That place has been a sh*thole for 40 years. Still it's a huge site, plenty of room for parkland, a stadium & parking for everyone.
everything is still there, the field, the ground, the grass, the fences, the grand stand, the lights. all locked up behind a tall wired fence, the council owns it, they have some explaining to do, how can this valuable land just sit there abandoned, its a disgrace, 5 mins drive to mascot airport , 15 mins to the city
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