The A-league Expansion Thread


The A-league Expansion Thread

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df1982 - 20 Jun 2023 12:20 AM
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So they can sign more players and sell them on too? It sounds cold-blooded but that is football economics in the modern day world, unfortunately.

Granted your right but they don't need to do anything more than set up an "Academy" and poach existing youth players from around Australia to do that... They dont need a strong football league (below the Aleague) nor a strong national team.... 
They can get a strong 15-16 year old into their "system" play him/gher up a year level in the NPL, give him/her a season or two of Aleague and then sell.... 
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numklpkgulftumch - 12 Jun 2023 12:13 PM

Getting close now ..... should hear the news soon.... 
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Is Canberra still coming in to the a-league its gone dead quiet.
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vincenzogold - 27 Jul 2023 3:19 PM
Is Canberra still coming in to the a-league its gone dead quiet.

I heard a wild rumour that the inaugural Canberra coach will be Ufuk Talay

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On NZ TV news last night (geoblocked), in a report on building on WWC momentum, NZ Football chairman Andrew Pragnell talked about how excited he was about the upcoming September announcement of Auckland A-League men's and women's teams. But I can see no reporting on this anywhere else.

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doloras - 1 Aug 2023 9:45 AM

On NZ TV news last night (geoblocked), in a report on building on WWC momentum, NZ Football chairman Andrew Pragnell talked about how excited he was about the upcoming September announcement of Auckland A-League men's and women's teams. But I can see no reporting on this anywhere else.

Good news for Auckland fans.... 
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Hopefully it is true and Canberra is also on track too, as we need some more good news.

Must say though that the WWC may well be doing well in terms of interest, but it hasn’t really delivered much in the way of investment yet, other than the Home of the Matildas in Melbourne. Hopefully there is more govt investment to come in the game, along with A-league expansion/new owners and the NSD

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Townsend also confirmed that Auckland’s entry into the 2024-25 A-League was likely to be confirmed by the end of the week after Football Australia ratified the entry of a second New Zealand club into the competition.

However, the addition of a Canberra club to the 2024-25 men’s A-League competition won’t be confirmed until after the start of the upcoming season.


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What's going on with Canberra?
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vincenzogold - 10 Jan 2024 11:37 AM
What's going on with Canberra?

Told everyone already, ACT Gov doesn't want anything here but AFL, so they're dragging their feet on any government support, and the Canberra team ain't happening without a bit of input from them.
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NicCarBel - 15 Jan 2024 9:28 AM
vincenzogold - 10 Jan 2024 11:37 AM

Told everyone already, ACT Gov doesn't want anything here but AFL, so they're dragging their feet on any government support, and the Canberra team ain't happening without a bit of input from them.

That sounds a bit odd.  They support the Brumbies and the Raiders so why wont they support an A-League club? 
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Flytox - 15 Jan 2024 4:01 PM
NicCarBel - 15 Jan 2024 9:28 AM

That sounds a bit odd.  They support the Brumbies and the Raiders so why wont they support an A-League club? 

Neither needed to cut a 25 million cheque to get in
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Flytox - 15 Jan 2024 4:01 PM
NicCarBel - 15 Jan 2024 9:28 AM

That sounds a bit odd.  They support the Brumbies and the Raiders so why wont they support an A-League club? 

bohemia - 15 Jan 2024 10:49 PM
Flytox - 15 Jan 2024 4:01 PM

Neither needed to cut a 25 million cheque to get in

They also were there before Andrew Barr took control of the ACT government. 
He only took over the leadership just before the Asian Cup, and probably would have done a Dan Andrews / Comm Games on that if he could have, considering he didn't put Canberra forward as a host for the Women's World Cup, when he is the probably one of the biggest "Diversity Kings" I've ever seen in government.


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WTF is going on with Canberra? The last thing we need is a 13 team league next year. 
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Feed_The_Brox - 9 Apr 2024 8:26 AM
WTF is going on with Canberra? The last thing we need is a 13 team league next year. 

Jets are looking a little shaky may only be a 12 team league yet?
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Feed_The_Brox - 9 Apr 2024 8:26 AM
WTF is going on with Canberra? The last thing we need is a 13 team league next year. 

No one wants to spend the money in Australia. Hence, rescue packages for existing clubs taking priority (it's cheaper for the new owners)
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