Posts Tagged ‘A-League’

Leagues undermined when clubs play dirty

Leagues undermined when clubs play dirty written by Stephen O’Grady February, 13th, 2013 “As six NRL clubs slipped into the glare of the Australian Crime Commission’s spotlight this week, so too did their parent league. The fate of clubs like theNorth Queensland Cowboys, Manly Sea Eagles and Newcastle Knights in the days and weeks ahead will…

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Soccer in Australia: Is history repeating Itself?

Soccer in Australia: Is history repeating Itself? Skinner, J. & Kunkel, T. (2012). Soccer in Australia: Is history repeating itself? Original published at: The Conversation, 24.04.2012. “Soccer in Australia occupies a paradoxical position in the Australian sporting landscape. It has the highest overall participant rates, yet is ranked fourth of the four football codes in popularity…

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Why FFA needs to stick to its Gold Coast expansion plan

I presented this speech to attendees of the SAVE Gold Coast United meeting, on Wednesday 7thMarch, 2012 at Griffith University.  The audience was comprised of more than 150 dedicated Gold Coast United fans, the former GC United marketing manager and GC United players, such as Socceroo Michael Thwaite.  “FFA’s long-term vision is to establish Australia…

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