Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
'The atmosphere in the first half was the best I have even experienced at a match.'
'At least we have never lost to the Phoenix,
At least we have never lost to the Phoenix,
At least we have never lost to the Phoenix,
A least we have never lost 6 nil.'
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Amazingly, there were more than 2 people in orange for every 1 in yellow. Perhaps even 3 to 1. Given the 10,000 crowd this would suggest say 7,000 Roar supporters to 3,000 for the Gold Coast.
It was like a Brisbane home game. And for most of the first half Gold Coast were at sea. Jeered and laughed at (for having no fans) at home.
The Brisbane supporters did their bit. Pity about the performance of the club and some of the players in the second half.
Something is going on between Moore and Jason Culina. Moore thinks Culina is a diver.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE RAIN.
Come on. Let's go.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
'''That's our national team, not his. Pim needs to remember who's paying his wages. It's the mums and dads of Australia, not the mums and dads of Holland. There's a question of duty and responsibility, and the FFA have got to reprimand him. ''The main criterion for any national coach should be to foster the game here in Australia. Football is not just about the World Cup, it's also about making the A-League the best it can possibly be. ''I've had enough of him, it's the last straw. What he's saying is totally over the top, a disgrace. The owners, we all talk about it, but no one else has the guts to say it.
''He's setting the wrong example, and if he was working for me, I'd sack him.''
I can't believe it, I'm with Clive. Who will pick up the pieces if the Socceroos go out in the first round?
By the way, Clive says he isn't selling.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
''That takes effort and thought-out programs of how to reach out in a genuine way to the public and to say to them, 'You know what, we value your support and whatever small way we can help make it easier for you, we'd like to do that.' I think they're now finally putting together programs that facilitate that. But they should have had them in year two.''
Examples from rugby league and AFL show us that sponsors should not be owners and sponsors should not control boards of sporting teams.
The NRL Newcastle Knights Board is currently responding to Coke withholding a new deal till it sorts club discipline. This will require the Board to be creative and balance the needs of fans, the financial position of the club and the needs of the sponsor. The NRL will also provide advice. Options can be given that may change the sponsor(s) views.
Another example is the AFL team Brisbane Lions. Like Brisbane Roar, they face a challenge to their fan base with the entry of a rival Gold Coast team from the same code. Instead of reacting after the team arrived in the competition and saying 'gee what what are we going to do now 5,000 of our fans have gone to the coast' (or in their case 10,000), they have got in early. The AFL is very pragmatic. It does not have to worry about other vested interests (like the A-League has to worry about FIFA and AFC). So the Brisbane Lions know that the AFL will manipulate things so that the new coast team wins a couple of flags in its opening years (after all this happened for the Lions). To counter this and protect its fan base, the Lions have made some decisions that will not necessarily be popular with sponsors in the short term. Enter Brendan Fevola.
In some ways the people who go to live sporting events, from the ancient Romans on, actually like, perhaps expect, certainly encourage, bad player behaviour - particularly on the field.
Just maybe a Board that represented fans - or at least maximising their numbers - may have made different decisions for Brisbane Roar. Charlie Miller may still be there. For me, different Board decisions and the fan numbers would be much larger. And the results would be better.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
'Your posts fill my head with random questions. What was Oudendyke like? Who are the board members still involved? Are Queensland Lions still involved with the Roar?'
There is so much that could be said. My feelings about how poorly the club is being run demonstrate, to me at least, that I still care. The Chair appeared to blame the players today (people aren't coming become the team is losing - yes but why and how did that happen?) Craig Moore said the Roar couldn't score because it didn't have Charlie Miller. Most agreed. Ange gave awkward answered in the post match and had a go at 'former coaches and players'.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
'Brisbane Roar coach Ange Postecoglou has been thrown in the deep end since taking over, but things have begun to settle and glimpses of the consistent team fans know are starting to re-emerge once more.' Fiona Bollen Australian Football Weekly December 12, 2009.My read is that most fans have no idea who this guy is. And they certainly have no idea why he is getting rid of the most popular players in the team.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Saturday, December 05, 2009
While it was Frank's team, it was Craig's team. Soon his mates, neighbours and former top flight teammates will be gone - Tiatto, Miller, Malcolm as well as Reddy.
While Ange's technical interest in the game is admirable, it is amazing that someone with such a high media profile seems so unable to carry off decisions that keep players at the club that please fans.
So the remaining question is, if Charlie Miller ends up at NQ Fury, who is going to punch him in the mouth when he isn't looking?