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scottmac

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Not sure where to put this, but just saw that there is an immediate increase to the salary cap floor due to the new CBA released by the APL. Should have implications for our squad. There will also be continued incremental increases over the next 3 yrs so that the floor reaches 2.6m
 

turbo

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@Shaun Mielekamp - Can you shed any light on the APL logic of running simultaneous Saturday night games? I watch as much A league as I can and this move is hard to get my head around. I would have thought a Thursday night or Monday night game (shared around fairly of course) would have been preferable from a broadcasting perspective. Or juggling of Nix and Perth games to provide more triple headers or Friday night double headers.

I can see how this would make sense moving to 14 teams but I find it disappointing that I'm essentially being pushed towards watching less content.
 

Dobbie

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@Shaun Mielekamp - Can you shed any light on the APL logic of running simultaneous Saturday night games? I watch as much A league as I can and this move is hard to get my head around. I would have thought a Thursday night or Monday night game (shared around fairly of course) would have been preferable from a broadcasting perspective. Or juggling of Nix and Perth games to provide more triple headers or Friday night double headers.

I can see how this would make sense moving to 14 teams but I find it disappointing that I'm essentially being pushed towards watching less content.
With more palatable game times for more of each team's home matches the thinking is probably that we'll get more fans attending matches for more of the games, which means more money for the clubs instead of people watching on TV.

There are some fans that only watch their own team's games and will go to the match if the times are suitable rather than watch on TV. It'll be interesting to see if the total attending matches increases as a result.
 

turbo

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With more palatable game times for more of each team's home matches the thinking is probably that we'll get more fans attending matches for more of the games, which means more money for the clubs instead of people watching on TV.

There are some fans that only watch their own team's games and will go to the match if the times are suitable rather than watch on TV. It'll be interesting to see if the total attending matches increases as a result.
It's an interesting angle, not sure we'll see a lot more prime time CCM games but it certainly gives more chance for a Saturday night home game. I think we only had around 3 last year in the regular season. I fully appreciate my reasons are selfish and I may not represent the broader audience.
 

turbo

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It's not hard to avoid seeing a score, especially if you watch one water the other
They will be doing live crosses as far as I understand. We're also assuming Paramount has the capability to do that from day 1. It should but we'll see.
 

Dobbie

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It's an interesting angle, not sure we'll see a lot more prime time CCM games but it certainly gives more chance for a Saturday night home game. I think we only had around 3 last year in the regular season. I fully appreciate my reasons are selfish and I may not represent the broader audience.
I like 5pm Saturday games, time to have a few beers in the pub before the game and home early enough to not get in too much trouble!
They will be doing live crosses as far as I understand. We're also assuming Paramount has the capability to do that from day 1. It should but we'll see.
oh, spoilers, that's annoying.
 

midfielder

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Shaun

Discobike posted this on the 2021 / 22 season... I feel you should comment as its becoming talk all over various forums...

Last paragraph of an article about player vaccinations
‘Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners are without a home ground for the start of the season with the club yet to reach a tenancy agreement with Central Coast Council for use of the stadium in Gosford. Senior A-League sources suggest the APL is negotiating with the council on behalf of the Mariners, though the club is entertaining the prospect of playing their first home games in other regions, potentially in Sydney and Wollongong.
 

scottmac

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Shaun

Discobike posted this on the 2021 / 22 season... I feel you should comment as its becoming talk all over various forums...

Last paragraph of an article about player vaccinations
‘Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners are without a home ground for the start of the season with the club yet to reach a tenancy agreement with Central Coast Council for use of the stadium in Gosford. Senior A-League sources suggest the APL is negotiating with the council on behalf of the Mariners, though the club is entertaining the prospect of playing their first home games in other regions, potentially in Sydney and Wollongong.
I think we all need to take a few steps back on this one and let the club do what they need to do. The club has made comment and also stated that that is all that will be said on the matter. It's quite clear that our first preference is to play at our home ground.
 

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