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anyone watch the GF? the only goal was offside lolz:lol:
melb 1-jets -0:cheers:
 

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The VAR is a total farce. The Jets got duped. FFA trying to cover up their stuff up by blaming technical malfunctions, that's since been pretty much been proved a lie. The match should be replayed.
 

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https://www.news.com.au/sport/world...r/news-story/20736dca4fa153b4e7650014d906db91
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EIGHT-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt’s agent has confirmed the sprint king could be on his way to the A-League — and it’s caused a giant kerfuffle in Australian football.
Bolt, 31, is set for a six-week trial with the Central Coast Mariners starting next month with a season-long deal on the table should he make the grade.
USAIN BOLT ‘IN TALKS’ WITH A-LEAGUE CLUB CENTRAL COAST MARINERS
Bolt, a Manchester United fan who attended Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow, retired from the track after the world championships in London last year. He has since trialled with German giants Borussia Dortmund and Stromsgodset in Norway.
Usain Bolt training with Dortmund.
Usain Bolt training with Dortmund.Source:AFP
“Apart from him obviously being extremely fast the feedback we have received from Germany and Norway is that he is a very good learner and shows dramatic improvement after every training session,” Mariners chief executive Shaun Mielekamp told the Telegraph.
“This is a very real football opportunity, this is not a stunt or gimmick — we want to know if Usain can play.
“If he can, let’s light up the A-League and bring one of the biggest named athletes in sport to the Central Coast.”
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Bolt’s agent Tony Rallis hinted the deal could now come down to whether the FFA is also prepared to come to the party and top-up Bolt’s potential salary.
“The deal between the Mariners and Usain Bolt in principle has been agreed, subject to a couple of benchmarks,” Rallis told the Big Sports Breakfast on Tuesday.

“Mainly, a trial, and of course marquee funds support from the FFA.
“Once the FFA comes back and says that they’ll be part of the process, we’re going to the trial.
“If he’s competitive, he will lift our A-League profile,” Rallis said.
“He will create dreams for young people and he will give the A-League a profile no amount of money can buy.
“This bloke’s an ambitious athlete. The A-League needed a hero, and we got superman.
“The owner of Central Coast Mariners has put his hand deep in his pocket and guaranteed 70 per cent of the salary.”
Australian football commentators simply didn’t know what to make of the bombshell news with some openly mocking the approach as a publicity stunt.
Others were genuinely intrigued about Bolt’s potential in the A-League.
 

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Football Federation Australia is set to announce two new clubs to join the A-League on Thursday, with Macarthur-South West Sydney and Western Melbourne Group understood to have been granted licences.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sp...n-goes-ahead-next-season-20181213-p50lxe.html


If this is true I think the FFA are making a big mistake here. Yes those groups may have the money, but surely spreading the game to more areas is better in the long term than Sydney and Melbourne having 3 teams each? If it was up to me I'd add a Canberra and a Tasmanian team to the league first.
 

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Yawn. More Sydney and Melbourne teams. They can't even support 2 teams in those cities let alone 3. Should've been Wollongong and Canberra IMO. But they didn't have enough coin to throw at the broke FFA for a license.
 

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He will put bums on seats. Great marketing tool, if not anything else.
he wanted 3mil, CCM offered him 150k.lol
i havent been to a match in years. sick of them losing all the time, tragic
abandon ship
 

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well after perth winning minor prems and best team all year. they lose grand final by a stupid penalty shootout with sydney.
really bad way to end season. australia is only stupid country in world that have grand finals for football.
i think its time we can the final series and just have it like the rest of world does with point system, thats best way to indicate who was the best team all season.
 

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well after perth winning minor prems and best team all year. they lose grand final by a stupid penalty shootout with sydney.
really bad way to end season. australia is only stupid country in world that have grand finals for football.
i think its time we can the final series and just have it like the rest of world does with point system, thats best way to indicate who was the best team all season.

You need promotion and relegation to make that work. Otherwise teams just play out the season half arsed if they can see someone is clearly going to win the title. You need to put a little scare into the teams at the bottom half of the table and make them fight in every game. The top 6 gives some incentive for the 7th and 8th placed teams to do their best.
 

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Hopefully we can eventually get promotion and relegation but I'm not sure how the Australian public would take it. Would they still support their team inn the second division? Is there enough money in the game to speed another professional division?
 
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