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Take 20 seconds to support a Canberra A-League football (soccer) team

By Sakkerz - 18 January 2009 32

Calling all Canberrans,

The bid to put an A-League football (soccer) team in Canberra is heading for success with a lot of financial support and great organization. But the one vital thing the Football Federation requires to make up their mind is a show of community support.

If you can take 20 seconds of your time to sign the Canberra A-League supporters’ pledge online, we’re almost there!

All you have to do is go to http://www.a-league4canberra.com.au/site/SupportersSignUp1.php and put down your name. You can sign up for your kids and family too.

Forward this to at least five of your friends and by the time the Football Federation meets our bid committee in late February 2009, we’ll hopefully be well on the way to 20,000 signatures!

You can also download paper forms to take to work at http://a-league4canberra.com.au/userfiles/file/support%5B1%5D.pdf

Finally, if you are able to volunteer to help collect signatures for the supporters’ pledge, email b.sakkerkelly[at]ozemail.com.au

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32 Responses to
Take 20 seconds to support a Canberra A-League football (soccer) team
Holden Caulfield 10:50 am 19 Jan 09

In addition to Primal’s response, and just in case p1 still hasn’t worked it out … A = Australia.

Primal 10:14 am 19 Jan 09

p1 said :

I was wondering last night, are the second and third level Soccer leagues called “B-League” and “C-League”, or is “A-League” simply a name for marketing.

‘A-League’ is a mimic of other major soccer leagues in Asia. Japan’s professional league is the J-League, South Korea the K-League, Singapore the S-League, etc.

justbands 10:03 am 19 Jan 09

I don’t care if we get an a-league team or not, soccer just isn’t my thing..but I’ll specifically avoid anything that includes “Forward this to at least five of your friends”. Errrgg.

Nambucco Deliria 10:02 am 19 Jan 09

Pointless waste of time. The A-League is mickey mouse competition full of no-name Europeans and South Americans and young Australians not good enough to get a game in Europe. Oh and ageing Australian internationals looking to screw a bit more cash from the game. I’ll pass on that pledge, thanks.

p1 9:38 am 19 Jan 09

I was wondering last night, are the second and third level Soccer leagues called “B-League” and “C-League”, or is “A-League” simply a name for marketing. Because if it is, then it is lame, and almost like there are trying to hide the fact that soccer is involved, because they know that the only people that will care are those who use it as a proxy for age old conflicts, whether they be between housing estates or ethnic groups.

farnarkler 4:49 am 19 Jan 09

Get yourselves an arab or yank with too much money to buy a team. You could pay $220 million and get Kaka.

nyssa76 11:53 pm 18 Jan 09

Who cares about soccer ? How about we get a proper AFL team here?

I do.

I hate aerial ping-pong.

MrPC, as for ‘scum’ at a football match, watch “Green Street Hooligans” and then tell me that the Aussies are bad.

You might even start singing “I’m forever blowing bubbles”….(hubby’s a Westham fan)

willo 11:46 pm 18 Jan 09

pfft…canberra needs an a-league team like it needs a hole in the head….this bid is a total waste of time and money and is doomed to failure anyways…..

Granny 11:33 pm 18 Jan 09

MrPC, is there any league you approve of?

Do you seriously think that overnight Canberrans will transmogrify into scum-of-the-earth scum-sucking scum-buckets just ’cause they get an A-league team?

MrPC 8:49 pm 18 Jan 09

The AFL are only interested in expanding into places with high birthrates and low housing costs (leaving surplus cash to feed their one armed bandits, err, pokies, as well as buy overpriced merchandise, all the while encouraging kids to play their game and perpetuate that cycle of pokies, breeding and despair).

That’s why they are moving into the Gold Coast and Western Sydney.

Canberra is a pretty expensive place to raise a family, and we have a few too many educated people who see through the thin veneer of entertainment and see pokies for what they really are (voluntary taxation of the poor).

I don’t think we’re likely to fit into the AFL’s business plan anytime soon.

Heck, if the Raiders weren’t already here, we probably wouldn’t fit the NRL’s business plan, which is very similar.

canberra towie 8:41 pm 18 Jan 09

*YAWN*

Who cares about soccer ? How about we get a proper AFL team here

MrPC 7:38 pm 18 Jan 09

I’ve lived in Melbourne. The A-League team there brings out the loudest and most annoying scum of the city and brings them all together.

The scum are ruining the relocatable ground level seating at Docklands Stadium (Telstra Dome) by jumping up and down on said steel structure throughout the entire game.

After the games it’s rather scary to be in the same public transport vehicles as them. If I were running the ACTION drivers union, I’d be thinking of encouraging drivers to refuse to do overtime on game nights after the second or third game.

Granny 7:28 pm 18 Jan 09

MrPC said :

Do we really want to make it easy for riots to start?

[Yes!! *heh heh heh* Ooops, sorry ….]

Oh, c’mon! I’m sure we’ll survive somehow. If it was going to encourage riots I doubt that all of the politicians would have been so keen to become Foundation members.

MrPC 7:20 pm 18 Jan 09

Ugh. This is just what Canberra doesn’t need. Do we really want to make it easy for riots to start? (Well, this is the Riot ACT after all). Do we really need a weekly event that brings out louts and hooligans together on a weekly basis?

Granny 7:18 pm 18 Jan 09

Too easy!! Hope you get a good response, even though I wouldn’t know one end of a soccer ball from the other …

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