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greenlig

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RP was pretty adamant at the medal dinner he'd like some answers into the financial mismanagement. He's definitely seething about it and has been for a while
APL got caught up in the same cooked hype bubble that every vaguely tech-adjacent industry did. I guarantee there were discussions about minting NFTs for teams or some shit. They all got as caught up in what was essentially useless shit for people locked indoors and believed that was now how we all lived. Who could genuinely believe that Australia could support some turbo soccer app social platform thing and get any return on it? It's a f**king website for f**ks sake. TWG was doing a better job before it closed! The games industry had the same issue, hired every man and his pixel art dog, imagined that Animal Crossing shut-ins would be the new normal. Idiots everywhere. APL the chief among them. Reeks of tech-illiterate corporates wanting to connect with the kids on their tick tocks and play station. Deloitte or some consultancy like that lined their pockets.
 

midfielder

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2 different organisations National teams are FA and APL is a different company.
I know.... but does JJ take say the best offer say Ch 7, and leave APL to itself, or does he do a little horse trading....

Assume 10 home soil games of our top national teams and say another 5 by U 23 teams....

Add if played overseas games in our time zone....

JJ has something to sell.... APL in part IMO because 10 have never done the promotion and cross promotion they promised .... but APL is on its knees ...

So does JJ let APL collapse and hope his second division can take its place with some A-L joining or something else.

Me thinks somewhere included in the answer is FA, helping APL.
 

turbo

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How the f**k they just got a 2 year Marquee deal for Leckie at age 33 is completely beyond me.
Saw some suggesting its an accounting thing and if they had to pay him out or he was long term injured it would be beneficial to use that slot. No idea how accurate that is but it makes some sense.
 

Corsair

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Saw some suggesting its an accounting thing and if they had to pay him out or he was long term injured it would be beneficial to use that slot. No idea how accurate that is but it makes some sense.
That stinks, the whole point of a Marquee is they're a big name that attracts fans to the league. Del Piero for example.
 

Insertnamehere

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Saw some suggesting its an accounting thing and if they had to pay him out or he was long term injured it would be beneficial to use that slot. No idea how accurate that is but it makes some sense.
Marquee money sits outside the cap so if either of those things happen it wouldn't hit them on the cap. So smart play if you can afford it.
 

bikinigirl

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. I don't know the details of the Leckie deal but I thought the terminology had moved away from marquee to designated or nominated players ... basically an outside the cap classification

. marquees were attracting co-payments from the league ... which was another, bullshit, big club move - but the league can't afford afford that any more
 

turbo

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That stinks, the whole point of a Marquee is they're a big name that attracts fans to the league. Del Piero for example.
There's 2 interpretations of marquee in the ALM world - the unlimited slots everyone has access to and the centrally co-funded star player ala Nani that only benefits a few. This is definitely the former.
 

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