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David Shilovsky

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You’re probably right about the cost. Any way you slice it, it’s a disaster for Perth and for the league.

A-League Round 6 talking points: Ninko notches match-winning assist, and champions finally on the board

Granted, less than ideal, but what about the optics at Macedonia Park? Not to mention Optus has the better location.

A-League Round 6 talking points: Ninko notches match-winning assist, and champions finally on the board

I’m unsure why Optus Stadium wasn’t an option for the games where there’s no clash with cricket or concerts.

A-League Round 6 talking points: Ninko notches match-winning assist, and champions finally on the board

Why would change be needed at the APL? The Macedonia Park farce is on the WA government, and to a lesser extent the Glory, as far as I’m concerned. Struggling to see why you’re implicating the APL.

A-League Round 6 talking points: Ninko notches match-winning assist, and champions finally on the board

I agree with your point on Kuol. The only caveat I’d add is that the level of competition is much higher than A-League-level defences.

A-League Round 6 talking points: Ninko notches match-winning assist, and champions finally on the board

Not sure about friendlies. In his post-match presser, Warren Moon said there’d be five days off for the players before they come back for some intense training.

A-League Round 5 talking points: Wanderers dismantled, Roos hopefuls stake claim and champions floundering

Sometimes it’s the APL shooting themselves in the foot, but with the 6:45pm kick-off, I can only assume that’s to preserve ratings in other states. Ultimately APL can’t control daylight savings time.

Still sucks for the home fans trying to get there after work/school.

A-League Round 5 talking points: Wanderers dismantled, Roos hopefuls stake claim and champions floundering

Like a house of cards. Obviously they weren’t in the lead today, but it was definitely reminiscent of last week against Central Coast. Get their heads down and can’t find a way to get back in the contest.

I’m also dumbfounded by Lacroix’s form. It’s such a marked degradation.

A-League Round 5 talking points: Wanderers dismantled, Roos hopefuls stake claim and champions floundering

Cheers, mate.

The Reds were good but hard to give them a really accurate grade because of Western’s shoddy performance. Really looking forward to their clash with Victory – a win for either team will make a statement.

A-League Round 5 talking points: Wanderers dismantled, Roos hopefuls stake claim and champions floundering

Good call, and congrats to Muscat. Big achievement.

A-League Round 5 talking points: Wanderers dismantled, Roos hopefuls stake claim and champions floundering

It was because of technical issues with the Paramount apps for Apple TV and iPhone.

A-League Round 5 talking points: Wanderers dismantled, Roos hopefuls stake claim and champions floundering

To be fair, Danzaki is still a long way from goal. It wasn’t just Andy who disagreed – Vince Rugari didn’t like the call either, and personally, I don’t love it (biased as I may be).

A-League Round 5 talking points: Wanderers dismantled, Roos hopefuls stake claim and champions floundering

It’s something every sport struggles with at one point or another. I think it’s worth talking about but as I said, it’ll get tiresome if it’s a talking point every single round.

A-League Round 4 talking points: Stunning comeback, more VAR drama and Wanderers keep rolling

The numbers are concerning. I don’t know what’s going on in Brisbane but from simple numbers it looks like they need to be at a proper modern ground in Suncorp (even though she’s not that young).

I’ll keep an eye on it but it’s a bit tiresome to cover crowds and ratings every week.

A-League Round 4 talking points: Stunning comeback, more VAR drama and Wanderers keep rolling

Sydney and Macarthur playing pretty cavalier football, while Wanderers are far more solid defensively. Will be interesting to see where each side finishes on the ladder.

A-League Round 4 talking points: Stunning comeback, more VAR drama and Wanderers keep rolling

Indeed. When asked, Aloisi also accepted the decision. Pretty black and white, I’d say.

Thankfully no damage done for Garang before his big move.

A-League Round 4 talking points: Stunning comeback, more VAR drama and Wanderers keep rolling

Don’t mind that actually. This game lacks intensity and dislike so I’m hesitant to give it the ‘derby’ tag.

A-League Round 4 talking points: Stunning comeback, more VAR drama and Wanderers keep rolling

I didn’t focus on the Topor one because I thought it was pretty clear-cut. The impact might not have been severe but the potential implications were pretty bad.

A-League Round 4 talking points: Stunning comeback, more VAR drama and Wanderers keep rolling

Sydney a mixed bag at the moment. Would be nice to see what they’d look like with both starting CBs in the side.

A-League Round 4 talking points: Stunning comeback, more VAR drama and Wanderers keep rolling

Waz called it: FA rescind red card

A-League Round 3 talking points: Questionable send-off, trouble in the stands and unprecedented access

It’s an absolute farce. Building their own ground was a cornerstone of their bid and they’ll have played six seasons, at least, before it’s even ready. Ridiculous.

A-League Round 3 talking points: Questionable send-off, trouble in the stands and unprecedented access

Indeed. It was always a risky signing, but I could see the merits in it. Looking like he won’t feature before the World Cup, which is almost 25 per cent of the season gone.

A-League Round 3 talking points: Questionable send-off, trouble in the stands and unprecedented access

It was a gutsy Perth performance yesterday but they’ll still hover around the bottom. It wasn’t a great CCM showing either.

A-League Round 3 talking points: Questionable send-off, trouble in the stands and unprecedented access

That’s definitely true about the Roosters and NRL crowds, but I think TV/streaming is where their bread is actually buttered.
AFL are in the unique position where, at least in Melbourne, they’ve got highly engaged fans going to the ground and watching on the box.
Every sport inflates crowds at times, I’d just prefer that we didn’t get involved.

A-League Round 3 talking points: Questionable send-off, trouble in the stands and unprecedented access

Christ, I’d hate to see Mac and Western’s actual crowds then.

A-League Round 3 talking points: Questionable send-off, trouble in the stands and unprecedented access

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