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Big Al

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He's a pretty switched on bloke, I dont read that as him rubbishing the league just relaying the feedback he's getting. More an issue of perception over quality.
Agree, he’s stating what the agents or overseas buyers say when he says they scored a hat trick.

Its more on the idiots who say that as they miss out on players on perseption or it could simply be a negotiation tactic
 

dibo

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He's talking about the league not being *recognised* as producing players. He's saying people write the league off and look at stuff like the palm trees and think it shouldn't be taken seriously - that could either mean he thinks they're right and that it's a mickey mouse league, or (more likely, given he was head of football at Adelaide United for some time) that the league is underrated and we need to do better at recognising and promoting the talent we produce.

Edit - I read the actual article (here: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer...football-s-pecking-order-20220116-p59ok3.html) - this is exactly what he was saying.

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Later in the article:

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Allreet?

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Yeah, I took no league offence at what Djite was saying (even if I did raise an eyebrow at the palm trees remark). And given the way the McGree transfer worked out it's probably a decent strategy for AL clubs selling players - although I'm sure that's what we always do.

As Djite points out, there are other more fundamental problems that need to be addressed. A domestic transfer system plus P/R would go a long way towards raising the value of teh league and the players therein.
 

scottmac

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The palm trees remark is literally saying the stadiums only got 3 f**king sides. I can't think of one other top teir team anywhere in the world that only has 3 sides to their stadium. O/S clubs would be like WTF, Knock those f**king trees down (I love the palm trees, they're a part of my childhood, however I could go for them being "relocated" to the other side of the road) and put in a steep standing only bay for the home supporters, and move your screen to above bay 16.
Anyway, that's a whole new thread.
 

Allreet?

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The palm trees remark is literally saying the stadiums only got 3 f**king sides. I can't think of one other top teir team anywhere in the world that only has 3 sides to their stadium. O/S clubs would be like WTF, Knock those f**king trees down (I love the palm trees, they're a part of my childhood, however I could go for them being "relocated" to the other side of the road) and put in a steep standing only bay for the home supporters, and move your screen to above bay 16.
Anyway, that's a whole new thread.
Great idea, but imagine the screaming from the apartments at the northern end who'd lose their free view!!!
 

turbo

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The palm trees remark is literally saying the stadiums only got 3 f**king sides. I can't think of one other top teir team anywhere in the world that only has 3 sides to their stadium. O/S clubs would be like WTF, Knock those f**king trees down (I love the palm trees, they're a part of my childhood, however I could go for them being "relocated" to the other side of the road) and put in a steep standing only bay for the home supporters, and move your screen to above bay 16.
Anyway, that's a whole new thread.
Who needs a 4th side if we aren’t filling the 3 we have? Not exclusively a CCM problem either mind you only a couple of clubs have an attendance that would make it matter. Possibly just the 1 at the moment.
 

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