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A League Expansion

Tevor

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I see Nth QLD as too much of a RL heart land to be honest and with a summer comp it's just not the right conditions with the heat and their wet season. NSD plan with promotion sounds great however has some challenges as other have pointed out. Given the Wanderers run the comp they will not allow another western Sydney team any time soon, look how they carried on and caused the Cows to be delayed a year when they were better set up than the nomad WU.
 

RECKY

I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit
Hmm, well, Nth QLD and Gold Coast both had a crack at a team and both went guts up , whether that had anything to do with unscrupulous owners , I don’t know
 

style_cafe

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I see Nth QLD as too much of a RL heart land to be honest and with a summer comp it's just not the right conditions with the heat and their wet season. NSD plan with promotion sounds great however has some challenges as other have pointed out. Given the Wanderers run the comp they will not allow another western Sydney team any time soon, look how they carried on and caused the Cows to be delayed a year when they were better set up than the nomad WU.
Cairns/Townsville have a very strong football community so i`m lead to believe.They also have a spare stadium now that the NRL team have moved

The NSD does have a lot of challenges, one being the close proximity of teams in the Southern Districts and Blacktown Associations that may qualify to enter. Also their proximity to existing A-league clubs.
 

style_cafe

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Hmm, well, Nth QLD and Gold Coast both had a crack at a team and both went guts up , whether that had anything to do with unscrupulous owners , I don’t know
Well the Gold Coast definitely had an unstable owner in Clive Palmer, but both clubs produced some very good players in their short histories and should be reconsidered as they are strong football areas.
 

Insertnamehere

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Arguably S Melbourne and (say) Sydney United would get in. Not sure Victory or Wanderers would want that in their back yard
This is why I dont want PnL or 2nd div teams used as expansion teams.

Those clubs had their shot and couldn't help but mismanage their league.

The Crawford review put the argument that these nsl clubs would add no value to HAL/APL.
 

turbo

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Hmm, well, Nth QLD and Gold Coast both had a crack at a team and both went guts up , whether that had anything to do with unscrupulous owners , I don’t know
You can’t hold a region to the failings of an owner. Of all people we should know and support that. But yeah NQLD does face some substantial challenges so I don’t think it will get another run, gold cot more likely of the two.
 

true believer

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This is why I dont want PnL or 2nd div teams used as expansion teams.

Those clubs had their shot and couldn't help but mismanage their league.

The Crawford review put the argument that these nsl clubs would add no value to HAL/APL.
right ! the report written by wasps for wasps .
australian national teams not being able to get out of the first round .
since the wogs went away says it all.
 

booney

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If the A-League is stymied due to Covid move it to Scotland and amalgamate with the Scottish league and show those Scots teams how to play against Angeball.Also another chance to see Rogic and Boyle.
 

Tevor

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I'm not sure of that logic. The A-league needs more teams, not some sort of swap deal.
We don’t need Kiwi teams in my opinion, if Kiwi players want to play in the A League maybe a visa exemption but with the ACL situation it doesn’t make sense and definitely shouldn’t be expanded beyond the one team if that team stays at all. Nix add nothing in my opinion.
 

FFC Mariner

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We don’t need Kiwi teams in my opinion, if Kiwi players want to play in the A League maybe a visa exemption but with the ACL situation it doesn’t make sense and definitely shouldn’t be expanded beyond the one team if that team stays at all. Nix add nothing in my opinion.
^This
 

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