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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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Canberra A-League side before the end of the year???
damien haas 4:32 pm 14 Mar 12

how to run a Canberra based sports team:

A – Convince the govt to let you have some community owned land for ‘facilities’
B – After some lean years, sell the land for redevelopment into units – as the ‘facilities’ are no longer suitable.
C – use lobbying and mates to convince govt to expedite this process lest you lose a legal challenge.
D – blow money on march champions

p1 4:20 pm 14 Mar 12

Frustrated said :

Fender said :

Does this joint really need another bunch of losers to subsidise? I think not. There simply is not the population to support another team, albeit a one in a niche sport.

Perhaps ditch one of either the Raiders or Brumbies then, they have sucking tax-payers dollars out of the ACT Govt for years.

Or the Government could just stop supporting them, put them in a cage, and see who survives…

shadow boxer 3:56 pm 14 Mar 12

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.

The NSL did better than that by just admitting the game was limited to a few ethnic enclaves.

Frustrated 2:44 pm 14 Mar 12

Fender said :

Does this joint really need another bunch of losers to subsidise? I think not. There simply is not the population to support another team, albeit a one in a niche sport.

Perhaps ditch one of either the Raiders or Brumbies then, they have sucking tax-payers dollars out of the ACT Govt for years.

MERC600 12:46 pm 14 Mar 12

Oh hell. Please keep this news away from actew.

Holden Caulfield 11:40 am 14 Mar 12

banjo said :

shirty_bear said :

jezmezer said :

nobody likes soccer

I suspect they’ve managed to convince themselves that they will get to host a World Cup. By instead awarding it to a desert nation with no stadia, players, or supporters, FIFA have made it clear that it’s not going to happen.

Funny, that is exactly where the 2022 World Cup is being held…

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.

banjo 11:16 am 14 Mar 12

shirty_bear said :

jezmezer said :

nobody likes soccer

I suspect they’ve managed to convince themselves that they will get to host a World Cup. By instead awarding it to a desert nation with no stadia, players, or supporters, FIFA have made it clear that it’s not going to happen.

Funny, that is exactly where the 2022 World Cup is being held…

shirty_bear 10:42 am 14 Mar 12

jezmezer said :

nobody likes soccer

Yup. There seems to be some sort of collaboration between the media and politicians to pretend that soccer – sorry, “football” – matters in this country. I suspect they’ve managed to convince themselves that they will get to host a World Cup. By instead awarding it to a desert nation with no stadia, players, or supporters, FIFA have made it clear that it’s not going to happen.

And the great majority of the sporting public in this country couldn’t care less.

bikhet 9:27 am 14 Mar 12

Be afraid, be very afraid. Something else for the ACT Government to waste money on.

Holden Caulfield 9:19 am 14 Mar 12

It was hardly a ringing endorsement. More like lets throw another name into the ring to put pressure on Gold Coast to salvage their franchise.

jezmezer 9:03 am 14 Mar 12

nobody likes soccer

colourful sydney rac 8:53 am 14 Mar 12

Well, the Canberra Cosmos were such a roaring success…

Fender 6:04 am 14 Mar 12

Does this joint really need another bunch of losers to subsidise? I think not. There simply is not the population to support another team, albeit a one in a niche sport.

fair go ned 10:39 pm 13 Mar 12

Will never happen…

dungfungus 9:53 pm 13 Mar 12

Isn’t April 1 still about 3 weeks away?

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