A-League Season 2019/20 Thread [R]

Discussion in 'Australian A-League' started by el-capitano, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Why football fans can be excited about the upcoming A-League season

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/footb...n/news-story/b9a04b9a73aaa657785d7c764125a899
     
  2. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Transfers to date:

    Adelaide United
    IN

    Riley McGree (Club Brugge)
    Michaël Maria (Charlotte Independence)

    OUT
    Isaias (released)
    Scott Galloway (Melbourne City)
    Baba Diawara (released)
     
  3. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    Roy O'Donovan (Newcastle Jets)
    Tom Aldred (Bury)
    Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury)
    Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United)
    Jake McGing (Wisla Plock)
    George Mells (Fortuna Sittard)
    Brad Inman (Rochdale)
    Aiden O’Neill (on loan from Burnley)
    Jay O'Shea (Bury)
    Scott Neville (Perth Glory)
    Max Crocombe (Salford City)

    OUT
    Matt McKay (retired),
    Henrique,
    Thomas Kristensen,
    Brett Holman,
    Luke DeVere,
    Eric Bautheac,
    Eli Babalj,
    Joe Caletti,
    Charles Lokoli-Ngoy,
    Alex Lopez,
    Tobias Mikkelsen,
    Stefan Nigro,
    Brendan White and
    Ruon Tongyik
    Nick D'Agostino,
    Dane Ingham (all released)
     
  4. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Central Coast Mariners
    IN

    Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    Daniel De Silva (end of loan period)
    Ziggy Gordon (Hamilton Academical)
    Jai Ingham (Melbourne Victory)
    Abraham Majok (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    Ruon Tongyik (Brisbane Roar)

    OUT
    Peter Kekeris
    Tom Hiariej,
    Corey Gameiro,
    Ben Kennedy,
    Jem Karacan,
    Joe Gauci (all released)
    Andrew Hoole (Broadmeadow Magic) and
    Aiden O'Neill (end of loan)
     
  5. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    Scott Galloway (Adelaide United)
    Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers)
    Richard Windbichler (Viborg FF)
    Josh Brillante (Sydney FC)
    Javier Cabrera (Montevideo Wanderers)
    Adrian Luna (Veracuz)

    OUT
    Ritchie De Laet (Aston Villa - end of loan spell)
    James Delianov (Western United)
    Eugene Galekovic (retired)
    Shayon Harrison (Tottenham Hotspur - end of loan spell)
    Riley McGree (Club Brugge - end of loan spell)
    Luke Brattan (Sydney FC)
    Dario Vidosic
    Bart Schenkeveld
    Kearyn Baccus (all released)
     
  6. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    Jay Barnett (Brisbane Roar)
    Robbie Kruse (free agent)

    OUT
    Rahmat Akbari (Brisbane Roar)
    Raul Baena (released)
    Keisuke Honda (released)
    Jai Ingham (released)
    Georg Niedermeier (released)
    Carl Valeri (retired)
    Kosta Barbarouses (released)
     
  7. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    Pat Langlois (promoted, youth team)
    Matt Millar (Central Coast Mariners)
    Nick Fitzgerald (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    Abdiel Arroyo (Arabe Unido - loan)

    OUT
    Roy O'Donovan
    Ronald Vargas,
    Daniel Georgievski,
    Jair,
    Nick Cowburn,
    Jake Adelson,
    Kwabena Appiah (all released)
    Ivan Vujica (Western United)
     
  8. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    Nicholas D'Agostino (Brisbane Roar)
    Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar)
    Jacob Tratt (Sydney FC)

    OUT
    Jason Davidson (Ulsan Hyundai)
    Brendon Santalab (retired)
    Fabio Ferreira, Walter Scott (released)
    Jacob Italiano (Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany)
    Scott Neville (Brisbane Roar)
     
  9. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory)
    Alexander Baumjohann (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    Ryan McGowan (Bradford City)
    Anthony Caceres (Manchester City)
    Luke Brattan (Manchester City)
    Chris Zuvela and Patrick Flottman

    OUT
    Alex Brosque (retired)
    Siem de Jong (Ajax), - end of loan spell
    Reza Ghoochannejhad (APOEL), - end of loan spell
    Anthony Caceres (Manchester City), - end of loan spell
    Daniel De Silva (Central Coast Mariners) - end of loan spell
    Aaron Calver (Western United)
    Josh Brillante,
    Jop van der Linden,
    Alex Cisak,
    Mitch Austin,
    Jacob Tratt,
    Cameron Devlin (all released)
     
  10. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

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

    Luke DeVere (Brisbane Roar)
    Stefan Marinović (Bristol City)
    Walter Scott (Perth Glory)
    Jaushua Sotirio (unattached)
    Ben Waine (Academy)
    Callum McCowatt (Eastern Suburbs)
    Cameron Devlin (Sydney FC)
    Ulises Davila (Delhi Dynamos)
    Liam McGing (Sutherland Sharks)
    David Ball (Rotherham United)
    Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi (Onehunga Sports FC)
    Tim Payne (Eastern Suburbs)

    OUT
    Filip Kurto (Western United)
    Max Burgess (Western United)
    Roy Krishna ( ATK in India )
    Nathan Burns,
    Antony Golec,
    Justin Gulley,
    Michal Kopczyński,
    Ryan Lowry,
    Cillian Sheridan (all released)
    David Williams (unconfirmed)
    Andrew Durante (Western United)
    Tom Doyle (unconfirmed)
     
  11. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Western Sydney Wanderers
    IN

    Daniel Georgievski (Newcastle Jets)
    Pirmin Schwegler (Hannover 96, Germany)
    Daniel Lopar (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
    Radoslaw Majewski (Pogon Szczecin)
    Dylan McGowan (Vendsyssel)

    OUT
    Brendan Hamill (Western United)
    Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Central Coast Mariners)
    Josh Risdon (Western United)
    Oriol Riera,
    Roly Bonevacia,
    Raul Llorente,
    Alexander Baumjohann,
    Jaushua Sotirio,
    Abraham Majok,
    Marc Tokich,
    Rashid Mahazi,
    John Roberts
    Nick Fitzgerald (all released)
     
  12. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Western United
    IN

    Panagiotis Kone (Udinese)
    Josh Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    Connor Chapman (Pohang Steelers)
    Aaron Calver (Sydney FC)
    Sebastian Pasquali (Ajax Amsterdam)
    Apostolos Stamatelopoulos (Adelaide United)
    Dylan Pierias (Melbourne City)
    James Delianov (Melbourne City)
    Valentino Yuel (Bentleigh Greens)
    Connor Pain (Central Coast Mariners)
    Josh Cavallo (Melbourne City)
    Jonathan Aspropotamitis (Central Coast Mariners)
    Ersan Gulum (uncontracted)
    Brendan Hamill (Western Sydney Wanderers)
    Filip Kurto (Wellington Phoenix)
    Scott McDonald (Partick Thistle)
    Max Burgess (Wellington Phoenix)
    Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix)
    Ivan Vujica (Newcastle Jets)
     
  13. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    A-League fixtures for 2019-20. (full list in link in link)

    KEY 2019-20 A-LEAGUE FIXTURE FEATURES INCLUDE:
    - Grand final re-match (Perth Glory v Sydney FC) at HBF Park in Round 7;

    - Three themed rounds: Remembrance Round (Round 5), Play Football Round (Round 18) and Female Football Round (Round 23);

    - More family friendly games, including an afternoon Sydney derby, although the first (Round 3 at Bankwest Stadium) is evening;

    - Melbourne Victory coach Marco Kurz’s Round 7 return to Adelaide;

    - More games at smaller venues, including Mars Stadium

    - Clubs can request to postpone games if they have at least two Socceroos, four Olyroos or – in Wellington’s case – four New Zealand internationals selected for international duty;

    - No break for FIFA International dates;

    - No split rounds (bye preference for three clubs participating in the AFC Champions League);

    - Finals Series commences weekend of May 1.

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/footb...n/news-story/003c237fea81c7129ac5156b88887bc4
     
  14. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/fox-sports-multi-million-dollar-roadblock-to-a-league-restart
     
  15. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ouch. That's a pretty big loss for a league that appears to be struggling to expand beyond the core fans that attend games.
     
  16. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    The way foxsports is going, its probably as good as they're gonna get unfortunately.
     
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  17. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I don't believe Fox Sports is overly concerned about an A League resumption. As you say, they are struggling financially (as its parent company Foxtel) and with the resumption of NRL and ARL imminent they don't really need the content from the A league. I wouldn't be surprised if they declare the season over on current standings and just have a Premier (Sydney FC) rather than a Champion.
     
  18. Yoshou

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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, what are the prospects of the A-League with Fox Sports running into financial difficulties? Will they be able to get another media partner? Fox has been the primary media partner for as long as I’ve followed the league and it has seemed like that contract basically paid for the player salaries.
     
  19. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    Andrew Durante is philosophical as always:


    An upheaval is going to happen for sport TV rights worldwide, but how it ends isn't clear. The FFA will gauge how much money they'd get from anyone else, but ...?

    At a guess, this crisis might help public broadcasters a bit, as some sports become more affordable for them, while hurting the ad-funded stations? But then again, Nine bluffed the NRL into a reduced deal, and the ABC/SBS don't seem to have a budget to bid much (SBS used to pay $7m a year for A-League).

    Elsewhere, the French telecom pay-TV is giving up on UEFA football and the EPL.

     
  20. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
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  21. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Not sure what will happen with the A league restart now that Melbourne has gone back into stage 3 restrictions and the border closure with NSW. I think the PFA was a bit out of line with their criticisms of the FFA. It's not the FFA's fault this happened. Hopefully a way can be worked out to safely get the Melbourne teams out of Victoria and to a place where its possible to safely play the matches.
     
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  22. el-capitano

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

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