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Canberra A-League side before the end of the year???

By johnboy 13 March 2012 26

Foxsports is carrying the musings of Frank Lowy that Canberra could have a side in the A-League for the 2012-13 season!

Canberra could have a team in an expanded A-League competition as soon as next season, Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy has revealed.

In an exclusive interview with Fox Sports FC, Lowy said that Canberra’s bid met a lot of the requirements for an A-League licence and FFA would look to get the club operating in time for the start of the 2012-2013 season.

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astrojax 8:14 pm 15 Mar 12

dungfungus said :

astrojax said :

Holden Caulfield said :

I think you’ll find that was shirty_bear’s point. If FIFA will give the WC to Bahrain, despite its long list of drawbacks, then what hope does Australia have.

qatar, actually…

shadow boxer said :

With the entire resources of the FFA and FIFA at its disposal soccer cant even support a ten team comp in a country of 40 million.

which country is that? australia has a population of around 22 million…

if canberra can sustain a team in rugby union, a game played seriously in only a handful of countries, then surely we can support a team in the world game? what we don’t need is some bogan lout like clive palmer funding it; though i suspect if gina reinhardt was keen we’d take her money! i, for one, would go to a-league games when i could and i would be able to ditch my support for sinney fc [as the team of the city of my origin] and follow my team.

i suspect lowy’s ambitions to get another side into the competition that soon are a little short-sighted and/or optomistic, but i applaud his idea per se and think that the nay-sayers should sod off back to their holes and let the myriad fans of the beautiful game have something genuinely local to cherish. watch this space.

How can you call soccer a “beautiful game” when our Socceroos (or should that be Footballroos) played out a NIL- NIL draw with some other team yeasterday and they did not even score 1 goal in the entire qualifying round?

i suggest you go and look at the socceroos’ recent results (and don’t mix them up with the olympic squad’s results) – and don’t classify football on a single team’s results… mebbe look at chelsea’s result at stamford bridge this morning, or lionel messi’s recent performances, or [need i go on to a pathetic nay-sayer?]

dungfungus 3:30 pm 15 Mar 12

astrojax said :

Holden Caulfield said :

I think you’ll find that was shirty_bear’s point. If FIFA will give the WC to Bahrain, despite its long list of drawbacks, then what hope does Australia have.

qatar, actually…

shadow boxer said :

With the entire resources of the FFA and FIFA at its disposal soccer cant even support a ten team comp in a country of 40 million.

which country is that? australia has a population of around 22 million…

if canberra can sustain a team in rugby union, a game played seriously in only a handful of countries, then surely we can support a team in the world game? what we don’t need is some bogan lout like clive palmer funding it; though i suspect if gina reinhardt was keen we’d take her money! i, for one, would go to a-league games when i could and i would be able to ditch my support for sinney fc [as the team of the city of my origin] and follow my team.

i suspect lowy’s ambitions to get another side into the competition that soon are a little short-sighted and/or optomistic, but i applaud his idea per se and think that the nay-sayers should sod off back to their holes and let the myriad fans of the beautiful game have something genuinely local to cherish. watch this space.

How can you call soccer a “beautiful game” when our Socceroos (or should that be Footballroos) played out a NIL- NIL draw with some other team yeasterday and they did not even score 1 goal in the entire qualifying round?

astrojax 2:27 pm 15 Mar 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I think you’ll find that was shirty_bear’s point. If FIFA will give the WC to Bahrain, despite its long list of drawbacks, then what hope does Australia have.

qatar, actually…

shadow boxer said :

With the entire resources of the FFA and FIFA at its disposal soccer cant even support a ten team comp in a country of 40 million.

which country is that? australia has a population of around 22 million…

if canberra can sustain a team in rugby union, a game played seriously in only a handful of countries, then surely we can support a team in the world game? what we don’t need is some bogan lout like clive palmer funding it; though i suspect if gina reinhardt was keen we’d take her money! i, for one, would go to a-league games when i could and i would be able to ditch my support for sinney fc [as the team of the city of my origin] and follow my team.

i suspect lowy’s ambitions to get another side into the competition that soon are a little short-sighted and/or optomistic, but i applaud his idea per se and think that the nay-sayers should sod off back to their holes and let the myriad fans of the beautiful game have something genuinely local to cherish. watch this space.

dungfungus 2:03 pm 15 Mar 12

banjo said :

dungfungus said :

Holden Caulfield said :

banjo said :

Personally, I am one of the so called “founding members” for a Canberra A-League team and I would rather they keep my foundation membership money and have a go at running a team in next seasons comp, than just walk away and hand my money back. Even if that means we ultimately fail in maintaining local support from both the public and ACT Government in turn becoming financially unviable, at least we can say we tried…

Same.

Do you play the poker machines regularly as well?

Can’t afford to, all my money is tied up in “crazy” ventures like this one…

Great answer – I like your style.

Skidd Marx 12:35 pm 15 Mar 12

“I also believe that more people over the age of 30 play football than any other sport in Canberra”

I’m fairly sure golf has soccer well and truly covered in that demographic.

banjo 12:35 pm 15 Mar 12

dungfungus said :

Holden Caulfield said :

banjo said :

Personally, I am one of the so called “founding members” for a Canberra A-League team and I would rather they keep my foundation membership money and have a go at running a team in next seasons comp, than just walk away and hand my money back. Even if that means we ultimately fail in maintaining local support from both the public and ACT Government in turn becoming financially unviable, at least we can say we tried…

Same.

Do you play the poker machines regularly as well?

Can’t afford to, all my money is tied up in “crazy” ventures like this one…

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