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Waspish

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Canberra revealing details for a bid this afternoon. Unsure if that includes buying the Mariners.
Hearing plenty of talk that proposing to buy the CCM licence is on the cards...but reading between the lines I don't think they are looking to put up the money required.

In reality what I'm 'hearing' is little more that heresay at the moment so can't read anything into it
 

RECKY

I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit
I went to watch the Cosmos play a few times down at Bruce ...the crowds were terrible all 4 times , were did they suddenly get a rabid fan base from
 

FFC Mariner

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I wouldnt rule out some sort of JV where they buy a % in return for a name and some games in Canberra. That will kill them on the CC and the Canberra football community wont like it but when did Charlesworth ever make the right call?
 

Waspish

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So no real news other then they're ready to go with either a new licence or buying the Mariners as plan b
 

jacobclear

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The Canberra bid hopes it can be part of the A-League in the next 18 months.

The Canberra bid's main points include:

  1. Obtaining a licence for a Canberra-based team in the A-League from 2021/22
  2. If not, then a Canberra-based team taking over the A-League licence of Central Coast Mariners
  3. Respected youth coach Ron Smith to unearth the Canberra bid's future A-League stars
  4. 8000 foundation members for the Canberra bid
Source - FTBL
 

Insertnamehere

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Did anyone else read that the owners of PSG were the money behind Canberra and that the FFA asked them if they wanted to invest in another team instead, in front of the Canberra bid board?

Asshats, the FFA. Gallop was always the wrong option and he's possibly cost a massive investor.
 

turbo

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Did anyone else read that the owners of PSG were the money behind Canberra and that the FFA asked them if they wanted to invest in another team instead, in front of the Canberra bid board?

Asshats, the FFA. Gallop was always the wrong option and he's possibly cost a massive investor.
Disgraceful isn’t it. Could you imagine Canberra coming in hot with oil money behind them? That would be something.
 

priorpeter

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west melbourne already sold out geelong .with a preposed stadium at tarneit .

edit as in wm sold out the people of geelong
I think the stadium build in Tarneit was part of their original bid to be fair. Still, not sure why that was considered as part of their bid if it wasn’t going to be ready for their first 3 seasons of existence.

oh wait... the ludicrous amount they paid for the license probably had something to do with it
 

Insertnamehere

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I think the stadium build in Tarneit was part of their original bid to be fair. Still, not sure why that was considered as part of their bid if it wasn’t going to be ready for their first 3 seasons of existence.

oh wait... the ludicrous amount they paid for the license probably had something to do with it

It and the vast sums of money were the exact reason they got the licence. Well the shovel ready stadium wasn't really shovel ready and the vast sums of money have slowly sold their stake. FFAs way of expanding is fkn farce.
MLS is how we should do it. Pick your 2 best markets/locations and say to any parties interested, bring us your best offers.
 

style_cafe

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i`m hearing the Macarthur bid is more a Sydney Utd cover story.
Apparently a "training facility" is being built at the old Fairfield showground which may turn into a stadium that may become the new home ground.
Macarthur were asked to give their NPL spot to the new franchise but refused when they didn`t get a 10 year guarantee of the side staying in Campbelltown.
Hence the approach to Northbridge FC
It`s a few years down the track but the plans are place....:popcorn:
 

Capn Gus Bloodbeard

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It and the vast sums of money were the exact reason they got the licence. Well the shovel ready stadium wasn't really shovel ready and the vast sums of money have slowly sold their stake. FFAs way of expanding is fkn farce.
MLS is how we should do it. Pick your 2 best markets/locations and say to any parties interested, bring us your best offers.
Well, that and the bribe from foxtel to keep expansion in Sydney/Melbourne.......

As for the MLS - I don't know much about them, but I remember hearing something about their expension, and apparently the MLS really approaches it strategically - they'll earmark suitable expansion markets for various stages of their growth and work with those regions to get them and the community expansion ready, so by the time they are prepared to bring them into the comp, everything is in place from the ground up. Versus out haphazard, no-transparency, bribes-win approach.
There's literally nothing the FFA does well. Nothing.
 

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