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Podcast 94: Objection overruled

Kristian and JT look at the last week in fan boycotts and a possible resolution, as well as the debacle in Auckland, a visit from another Premier League club in 2017, and Liam Reddy finally being released by the Mariners.

Plus, a full preview of all the round 10 games this weekend.

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Featuring: Kristian Dwyer and Justin Tickner.

Length: 40 minutes, 50 seconds.

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Podcast 93: First in, Bes dressed

The guys talk about Victory re-signing Besart Berisha, Ali Abbas being close to a return for Sydney FC, look ahead to round 9 in the A-League and discuss all the big news regarding the fractured relationship between the fans and the FFA.

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Featuring: Kristian Dwyer and Justin Tickner.

Length: 50 minutes, 49 seconds.

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FFA, Gallop continue to erode fans’ confidence

Today, the FFA attempted to take an authoritative stance on malcontent and drive out the concerns of the football community.

Instead, they shot themselves in the foot.

What the bureaucrats at Football Federation Australia forget is that it is us – the …

Risking livelihoods is a step too far for journalism

Last night, I was greeted by the news that the yearly vitriolic anti-football piece by sporting gossip columnist Rebecca Wilson was ready for consumption.

An article that starts off with a stupid red card pun for the title, Wilson slams …

FFA grossly overestimate Cup’s perception

In 2014, Adelaide United hosted Perth Glory in the inaugural FFA Cup final, in front of 16,142 fans on a Tuesday night in December. Last night, just 15,098 fans came through the turnstiles for the FFA Cup Final between the …

Podcast 89: Money for Nothing

This week, the guys take an in-depth look at the Phoenix licence dilemma, analyse all the round 3 results and talking points, and preview the round 4 games to come this weekend.

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Featuring: Kristian Dwyer and Justin Tickner.

Length: 1 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds.

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A Western Perspective: The true, undeniable losers of the Perth Glory salary cap saga

krisopIt is a dark day in Western Australian sport.

Actually, I’m probably being too kind in my wording, it is the darkest day in Western Australian sport.

Mortified isn’t the word that describes the feeling that was contained in the pit of my stomach as the announcement was handed down in regards to the Perth Glory salary cap saga.

And, whilst an appeal is in the works, it is safe to say that the season is done and dusted for another year for the boys in purple.

Forget #NOTGIVINGIN, it’s more a case of #NOTHANDINGIN appropriate …

Asian adjustment to foreign quota makes sense

On the east coast of Australia, we’ve just finished hosting one of the most successful Asian Cup’s in history, with over 650,000 fans through the gates for the 32 games (at an average of over 20,000 per game), and a …

Put down your knives and pitchforks FFA Cup lovers.

broadcastIf you’re one of the minority out there who are complaining about Fox Sports’ coverage of the 2014/15 FFA Cup, I have a short but simple message for you: Sit down, shut up and hang on.

Fox Sports and Football Federation Australia have caused an uproar in the last month with the banning of live streams of all matches from the Round of 16 onwards.

“But they’re robbing the fans of the match they want to see,” they all cry with their knives and pitchforks.

“Imbalance!”

“Why don’t they do viewers choice!”

Sometimes you just can’t please …

Melbourne have lost the Heart to show their true colours

Melbourne Heart AdvertThe announcement of 5th June to change the name and team colours of Melbourne Heart was not a surprise to A-League fans. As well as news of the changes, the announcement was made that Spanish international David Villa would make ten ‘guest’ appearances for the newly named Melbourne City FC.

The homogenisation of the team, into the Manchester City brand, has happened quickly as does most business done by the City Football Group (CFG) who has majority ownership of the club.

What effect will this have on the fans?

Why would Football Federation …