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silva10    818

I really don't understand why teams don't play each other four times in the regular season. It would mean 9 extra games and a shorter pre-season which I imagine would suit most fans. Also it would mean each team playing the same number of home and away games, ensuring a more fairer competition.

 

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jw1739    7,104
15 minutes ago, silva10 said:

I really don't understand why teams don't play each other four times in the regular season. It would mean 9 extra games and a shorter pre-season which I imagine would suit most fans. Also it would mean each team playing the same number of home and away games, ensuring a more fairer competition.

Our competition would then overlap with the AFL. I assume that FFA is fearful that there would be a dramatic drop in the interest in soccer.

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haz    2,096
15 minutes ago, silva10 said:

I really don't understand why teams don't play each other four times in the regular season. It would mean 9 extra games and a shorter pre-season which I imagine would suit most fans. Also it would mean each team playing the same number of home and away games, ensuring a more fairer competition.

 

The competition needs more teams. It gets very boring playing the same team 4 times, possibly 5 or 6 if the teams meet in the FFA Cup or finals.

Just now, jw1739 said:

Our competition would then overlap with the AFL. I assume that FFA is fearful that there would be a dramatic drop in the interest in soccer.

Only in Victoria.... 

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silva10    818
7 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

Our competition would then overlap with the AFL. I assume that FFA is fearful that there would be a dramatic drop in the interest in soccer.

That doesn't surprise me JW. The FFA need to concentrate on proper football and decide what's in the best interests for the longer term. A more competitive league is the best way to take the game forward.

 

 

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silva10    818
3 hours ago, haz said:

The competition needs more teams. It gets very boring playing the same team 4 times, possibly 5 or 6 if the teams meet in the FFA Cup or finals.

Only in Victoria.... 

I agree with you the league needs more teams. Until that happens we need to increase the number of games to extend the season. When the SPL first started it had 10 teams and they played each other 4 times each. It made the league more competitive for a number of years. Okay they didn't have the play offs then, but there isn't as many cup games in Australia. So overall there is still less games played in Australia.

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haz    2,096
53 minutes ago, silva10 said:

I agree with you the league needs more teams. Until that happens we need to increase the number of games to extend the season. When the SPL first started it had 10 teams and they played each other 4 times each. It made the league more competitive for a number of years. Okay they didn't have the play offs then, but there isn't as many cup games in Australia. So overall there is still less games played in Australia.

I see your point. Either way though, with the current FFA there will be no such changes while they are still in power unfortunately.

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Inferno    49
8 hours ago, silva10 said:

I agree with you the league needs more teams. Until that happens we need to increase the number of games to extend the season. When the SPL first started it had 10 teams and they played each other 4 times each. It made the league more competitive for a number of years. Okay they didn't have the play offs then, but there isn't as many cup games in Australia. So overall there is still less games played in Australia.

Victoria NPL clubs such as South Melbourne are pushing for a spot. I think that they should be able to join considering their history and plans. South Melbourne have some money from the NSL and if they get in Roberts Carlos will coach them. The only thing the FFA don't want they in for is because of the ethnic stir South might cause and other NPL clubs. Overall I think South should be able to join. 

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Dylan    4,163
14 minutes ago, Inferno said:

Victoria NPL clubs such as South Melbourne are pushing for a spot. I think that they should be able to join considering their history and plans. South Melbourne have some money from the NSL and if they get in Roberts Carlos will coach them. The only thing the FFA don't want they in for is because of the ethnic stir South might cause and other NPL clubs. Overall I think South should be able to join. 

South have talked alot of shite in the past. Like when they tried to buy us, I would say that is why FFA is sceptical. I also have no doubt that the supporters will make it a Greek club at the start but over the years who knows. 

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Inferno    49
1 hour ago, Dylan said:

South have talked alot of shite in the past. Like when they tried to buy us, I would say that is why FFA is sceptical. I also have no doubt that the supporters will make it a Greek club at the start but over the years who knows. 

It already is a Greek club being a supporter myself. They are a club full of history and I think deserve to join the league. 

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