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  1. 2 hours ago, Cityamatic said:

    What an absolute farce this whole 'festival of football' has become. Sadly predictable.

    On a slightly different course, came across this article opinion on 'the Roar' earlier today - for your reading pleasure.



    I gave the author the benefit of my opinion on Twitter. Got more likes than his bloody article...

  2. 2 hours ago, jw1739 said:

    Reasoning? I'm thinking somewhere between 6,000 and 8,000.

    Amongst my group I'm seeing a lot of occasionals and once a year attendees choosing to come to this one. Suspect we'll have lost some hard core regulars for this one, but there will be a fair number of more casual adherents instead.

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  3. 3 hours ago, jw1739 said:

    The difference is that at the City end you get a reserved seat. At the GA end you don't. Simple.

    The prices are set by APL, not by the clubs. City is of course involved up to its neck in APL at the Board level, but I doubt that it has any direct involvement in the day-to-day operations such as ticket prices.

    If you don't want to fork out for a reserved seat, then don't. If you don't want to pay anything, then don't go.

    I can't see what the issue is here.

    It seems pretty much in line with pricing for finals matches in previous years. And a one off City Blue ticket is well into the mid $30s. So it's not that much of a mark up from regular season matches.

  4. 1 hour ago, NewConvert said:

    Well if Layouni is meant to replace Tilio I presume that means that Rafa won't be around next season or for that matter Caputo.

    I'd heard somewhere that Rafa had already signed somewhere else for next season. But we don't know who else is staying or leaving so a fair bit of this is going to be premature I guess. Tilio I suspect is gone, don't know about Nabbout, for example. We're going to get a few curveballs, but hopefully we'll have a while to wait yet because we have a final to play...

  5. Just now, jw1739 said:

    What are the rules this year? If the aggregate goals are equal do away goals count double or is it penalties straight away?

    No away goals. Don't know whether there's extra time before penalties.

  6. On 09/05/2023 at 5:31 PM, ro6tam said:

    Hey I went to my first City game a couple weeks ago and want to bring my friends along because it was a lot of fun. We won't be in team colours or anything, and the Terrace seats seem to be half empty but their energy seemed incredible last time. I was just wondering if I should be getting GA tickets or Terrace tickets for the better atmosphere even tho we are casual fans and half women not interested in any "macho" dickheads 

    You could do as a lot of us do, and get tickets in City Blue adjacent to the Active, so that we're close to the atmosphere, but not in the mosh pit. Plenty of older fans (like my gang), mixed groups and families in these areas, so you'll be comfortable, but involved and able to join in with chants if you want. GA is fine but you're at the other end of the ground from active.

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  7. If you want some hope for the future going into the close season, we had a 15 year old debut as a sub two thirds of the way through our weekend NPL2 tie. We were 2-0 down at the time. We won 3-2. Young lad scored a hatrick. The future looks good.

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  8. It's Sydney. Again.

    And if Sydney manage to luck themselves into a final, after a crap season, with the tie played in Sydney because of a dodgy deal, it will further undermine the credibility of the finals, the APL and the A League. Just hope we can knock them out.

  9. 7 hours ago, belaguttman said:

    I was watching a video of Troyes latest defeat, there's a brief shot of Paddy; he looks like he's added 'several kilos', the food is obviously good in Troyes!

    They're force feeding him. He'll soon be foie gras.

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  10. 1 hour ago, NewConvert said:

    I know that there is no one way around it (or at least I can't think of a way around it) but it still annoys me. I think playing ACL without Bos considerably weakens the side.

    Bos is almost a generational find. But we always worry about the loss of the tangible talent, until the intangible prospects become reality. We've recruited increasingly well in the last few years and on this at least I trust the club. Let's see what the closed season brings us.

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  11. On 29/04/2023 at 10:50 PM, NewConvert said:

    That is the one thing that annoys me about the champions leagues - the club change personnel so that those players that won the domestic competition may no longer be at the club.

    Same everywhere though. The qualification takes place in the season preceding the competition. Squad change is inevitable.

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