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Discussion in 'Australian A-League' started by Azzballz the Great, Mar 26, 2007.
We've got a great opportunity with this TV deal to consolidate the existing clubs.
The FTA component of the new TV rights deal is huge in my opinion. It would have been nice to have a few more regular season games through the season, but it is certainly a step in the right direction for football in this country. The FTA exposure is invaluable to the games growth so to balance that gain with the dollars that pay TV brings really is a positive result.
That's one thing that always bothered me when I was living in Melbourne. How can you 2 teams and not one single match in on FTA?
It's been awhile since anything's been done on us thread, but with all the talk of potential teams looking to move up, or teams looking to buy existing franchises, I decided to provide an updated list of potential expansion locations, split up by categories.
1 - Cities with actual bids put together
Geelong - working under Geelong City FC - currently have investors, fan support, jerseys, colors, and a stadium picked out
Canberra - A-League4Canberra - investors, fans, and jerseys - on hiatus since the WSW were let in
Tasmania - Tasmania United FC - investors, fans, jerseys
Wollongong - South Coast Football - Tim Cahill is a big name behind this drive - some fan support
Darwin - Government support and fans
2 - Frank Lowy's Imagined List - Looks like a better list for a second divsion
3 - Existing Teams Looking to 'Move Up'
Sunshine Coast FC
4 - Starting From Scratch
Gold Coast Dragons
Well, with the league always having had a team based in NZ, I can't see why a feeder league couldn't be created featuring sides that currently play in the OFC Champions League. Why not have representation from the Pacific leagues or is this pushing it?
Pushing it. They need to be fiscally sound before they expand past OZ/NZ
Didn't they say that no expansion will happen for at least two years, until 2015?
I believe so, but with the game looking like it is seriously about to take off, who really knows? Northern Fury and Sunshine Coast are the two teams that have said they are looking at joining the A - League by 2015/16. Good thing for Fury is they're already selling out their home games in a state league. Don't know about Sunshine Coast