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"We've supported the club both with marketing assistance and some direct funding - that's not a situation we want to continue forever," FFA chief executive Ben Buckley said last night.
"What the club has to do is create a strategic and business plan for the future which addresses their issues.
"The board has to do that, the chief executive (Peter McLennan) has to do that and what they have to do is re-engage with a fan base that has not supported the club as much this season." Courier Mail 11 January 2010
A few months ago Ben Buckley asked via the Courier Mail and rhetorically - where did the other 7,000 fans go. There are probably many answers to that question. But it is not so much to 're-engage' but to engage. The Roar haven't really crossed the bridge to a sustainable and regular fan base, compared to say the Broncos and the Lions. My view is that it is the Melbourne Victory, under entrepreneur Geoff Lord, that has worked with the FFA under the model followed by the Broncos and the former Super league and the Lions and the AFL.
Success for a sporting team is about winning the heart, soul and minds of the fans. And you start by understanding your local fans (your market). Next you buy - one way or another - a team that can win. Look at the risk the Lions are prepared to take with Brendan Fevola, the signing of Kevin Muscat as a '2nd marquee' because he could be a coach by Victory, and the franchise the Broncos have been allowed to keep over the home of rugby league talent.
So, the real question is, does the FFA see the potential of Brisbane? And if so what special deal are they prepared to do to win it over? or do they see the answer as sending the team to a cheaper stadium, chasing down the quality spiral?
This year's xxx Twenty20 Big Bash has "exploded" with average crowds of nearly 15,000 and TV audiences 40% up on last season!
Here's your last chance this season to experience the action live.
Master blasters Andrew Symonds and Chris Gayle go head-to-head this Saturday night at the Gabba when the ... GOLD Bulls rip into the WA Warriors.
The Bulls are still a chance to make the Finals, irrespective of the result of Wednesday's match against the Blues in Sydney.
So don't miss out. Buy your tickets now on ...........
Tickets include FREE public transport and are just $18 for Adults and $8 for Children. Families of four are $40.
Arrive early to avoid the rush.
First ball is 6.45pm, with the women's Qld v WA Twenty20 curtain-raiser starting at 2.30pm. Gate 4 opens at 2pm.
And if you're single and looking to brighten your horizons in the new year, what about the at-match Twenty20 Singles party? ............
Monday, January 11, 2010
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Saturday, January 09, 2010
Sony is leading the charge and is betting its integrated entertainment business that you will buy a new TV set to watch your football heroes come to life. Afterall, 2006 was the catalyst for popular launches and takeup of a range of new TV technologies.
Sony and Panasonic are neck and neck in the technology and both companies supplied equipment for the amazing Avatar film.
Post the world cup conversions, the focus will switch to content. Sport is regarded as the killer app. The USA will have its niche games but football will be the staple diet. 3D will reinforce the co-development of content with games. It will enable fans to virtually climb into games.
Over time the 3D breakthrough may lead FIFA to consider rule changes to enhance viewer experiences. Certainly, games are going to get more real.
Written and posted from an iPud.
Friday, January 08, 2010
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Next season's player acquisition strategy must be seen as means to an end to building a viable club.