A-League in the Media Thread

Discussion in 'Australian A-League' started by el-capitano, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Capt. Socceroo

    May 7, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    Club:
    Adelaide United
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I'd much rather see the virulent anti-soccer New Limited tabloids go under than anything from the Fairfax stable. At least the Herald retains Seb Hassett on staff.
    It will be a happy day for football (and us suffering fans) when the Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun are no longer able to print an OMG Sockah Riotzzz!!! front page.
     
  2. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Phillip does his best Cockers: :)

    http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/philip-micallef/blog/1119067/Welcome-to-the-Latino-League

    The following is the list of visa players in the A-League:
    Adelaide United: Marcelo Carrusca (Argentina), Cassio (Brazil), Fabio Ferreira (Portugal), Jeronimo Morales Neumann (Argentina), Sergio Van Dijk (Netherlands).
    Brisbane Roar: Besart Berisha (Albania), Thomas Broich (Germany), Henrique (Brazil), Do Dong-hyun (Korea Republic), Yuji Takahashi (Japan).
    Central Coast Mariners: Michael McGlinchey (New Zealand), Patrick Zwaanswijk (Netherlands), Nick Montgomery (England).
    Melbourne Heart: Fred (Brazil), Patrick Gerhardt (Liberia), Jonatan Germano (Argentina), Stephen Gray (Ireland Republic), Josip Tadic (Croatia).
    Melbourne Victory: Jonathan Bru (Mauritius), Guillherme Finkler (Brazil), Marcos Flores (Argentina), Marco Rojas (New Zealand), Adama Traore (Cote d'Ivoire).
    Newcastle Jets: Michael Bridges (England), Tiago Calvano (Brazil), Bernardo Ribeiro (Brazil), Diminik Ritter (Switzerland).
    Perth Glory: Steven McGarry (Scotland), Billy Mehmet (England), Liam Miller (Ireland Republic), Bas Van den Brink (Netherlands).
    Sydney FC: Fabio Alves (Brazil), Pascal Bosschaart (Netherlands), Kruno Lovrek (Croatia), Yairo Yau (Panama), Alessandro Del Piero (Italy, unconfirmed).
    Wellington Phoenix: Paul Ifill (Barbados), Dani Sanchez (Spain), Alex Smith (United States).
    Western Sydney Wanderers: Dino Kresinger (Croatia), Jerome Polenz (Germany), Mateo Poljak (Croatia).
     
  3. Capt. Socceroo

    May 7, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    Club:
    Adelaide United
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I'm starting to get a little worried about the lack of anything concrete with del Piero. Are Sydney guilty of premature contractulation? They will look like complete mugs if they blew it by going public too early? Actualy I've just checked the time in Italy. All day we've been waiting for news, but at 5pm in the afternoon AEST, its just gone 9 am Monday morning. ADP said "see you Monday"so if it is going to happen on Monday Euro-time; us Aussies will wake up tomorrow to some happy tweets
     
  4. zhuangzi

    zhuangzi Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Nothing we said has been contradicted by del Piero's people: we have an in principle agreement, details need to be thrashed out and nothing has been signed. They wouldn't have invited Tony and Lou over there unless they were serious, barring some totally unforseen catastrophe this thing is happening.

    Though more likely we'll hear the final word on Wednesday than tomorrow morning.
     
  5. Capt. Socceroo

    May 7, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    Club:
    Adelaide United
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    SFC surely still in the box seat? What are the Greeks going to pay him with? smiles and goodwill? don't underestimate the power the vision of Australia has on the Euro psyche. for them our country seems like a paradise, especially after 50 years of hearing stories from relatives following post WW2 migration.

    This is Sydney's to lose - is my gut feel. :D

    just posted on twitter:
    @OzFootbalGossip: After 4 hours of meetings, at 21.30CET Sydney FC & Del Piero's brother have left the office and gone dinner together. Let's hope the vino flows
    RT @tancredipalmeri: Del Piero close to Sydney FC according to Sky Italy
    Retweeted by OzfootbalGossip
     
  6. zhuangzi

    zhuangzi Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Talks were 'positive but not decisive' and now they're having dinner. Sticking point is probably the length of contract and one way or another that should be resolved by tomorrow morning.
     
  7. X@V!3R

    X@V!3R Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Land of the Lost
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/s...al-done-with-sbs/story-e6frfg8x-1226471374024

     
  8. djpower

    djpower Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 9, 2005
    Victoria, Australia
    SBS did start immediately with the Socceroos WCQ played in Jordan (on a 1 hour delay), so this deal must be very close to being officially signed off on. So unless things go really bad it looks like the Socceroos returning to FTA starts immediately while the A-league part of the deal has to wait another year.
     
  9. X@V!3R

    X@V!3R Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Land of the Lost
    http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8535875


    http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/mariners-agree-kit-deal-kappa-3540511


    http://www.theroar.com.au/2012/09/22/a-league-finally-creating-its-own-history/

     
  10. djpower

    djpower Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 9, 2005
    Victoria, Australia
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  11. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  12. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    http://www.smh.com.au/sport/a-leagu...just-in-time-for-handover-20121002-26xh6.html
     
  13. This Week's Punt

    This Week's Punt New Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    Hey guys,



    I am looking for a passionate A league fan with an interest in writing and tipping to provide weekly insights for my new website www.thisweekspunt.com …. Anyone you think would be suitable please contact thisweekspunt@gmail.com



    Cheers,



    TWP
     
  14. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Attn all of our facebook users in BigSoccer:

    Sydney FC in the A-League have created a competition to design a one off third jersey strip to raise money for charity. A friend of the BigSoccer community has created a few designs, which he has entered into the competition.

    All we need is a few seconds to click on either the image or the link of one of the jersey concepts, or even all if you want, and give a "like".

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...0618.121045.114923115193749&type=3&permPage=1

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...0618.121045.114923115193749&type=3&permPage=1

    Thanks again for your time, and hopefully all of BigSoccer's posters can help out one of our community.
     
  15. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any preference or can we vote for all of them? :)
     
  16. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Never mind.. I'm a f**king idiot. ;)
     
  17. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia


    Read more: http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/a-league/juventus-fans-embrace-sydney-fc-as-their-second-team-as-they-follow-alessandro-del-pieros-move/story-e6frf4gl-1226513039356#ixzz2BhZJCeZz
     
  18. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  19. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Age no barrier for A-League's top scorers

    Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-news-sport/age-no-barrier-for-aleagues-top-scorers-20121118-29k2r.html#ixzz2CdWatMnA
     
  20. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/socceroos/news/1129487/FFA-rules-out-A-League-expansion
     
  21. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    From Rothfield :eek:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...es-reverse-swing/story-fndb5nmd-1226557780607
     
  22. Capt. Socceroo

    May 7, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    Club:
    Adelaide United
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I saw this this morning and had to check to make sure it wasn't April 1st:) Great to see some of the old Soccer-knockers having a few 'Road to Damascus' events recently...even that hateful bitch Rebecca Wilson hasn't been sighted for a few months:D
    Soccer is on the up down under, its a great time to be a football fan!!
     
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  23. Capt. Socceroo

    May 7, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    Club:
    Adelaide United
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I put the sea-change down to a couple of things.
    Sydney is the home of the majority of Australia's media, if the HAL is doing well in the harbour city it follows that the influential types in the media will see this. ADP boosting SFCs crowds and WSW being successfully born (thus the Sydney Derby being an epic success) are 3 of the biggest 'wins' soccer has had in recent decades and thus there is more positive press around the game. Coupled with that is the good news regarding the new TV deal and less boneheaded decisions from FFAHQ. SBS are now on board giving our game a Freeto Air component again....we are on the up and everybody wants onboard the bandwagon. good times ahead I'm sure of it. News Limited recently increased their stake in Foxtel, conspiracy theorists might ask if uncle rupert has issued a News Limited internal meno requesting that his investment be respected - I cant even guess though, New owned RL for so long and still sold tonnes of newspapers on sordid tales of League debauchery. Say what you like about Soccer players, they are yet to be caught defecating in a hotel hallway. Curious Americans can Google "NRL player defecates in hotel" or "NRL poo drama"
    No I am not joking.
     
  24. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But when they do you know it will mean that the A-league has finally arrived. :p
     
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  25. Capt. Socceroo

    May 7, 2001
    Adelaide, Australia
    Club:
    Adelaide United
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    LOL, I believe footballers in England have a rep for being over paid over pampered Nancies..

    "They 'only' offerred me GBP50k/wk...I was so angry that I almost lost control of my Bentley" etc
     

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