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by themessenger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: AFC U-23 Championship
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Re: AFC U-23 Championship

Without getting ahead of things, imagine adding the 4 suspended players to the squad PLUS the 3 over-23 senior players allowed in say, Matt Ryan, Aaron Mooy & one other. They could be quite competitive in Tokyo/Japan and have good exposure on prime-time TV in Australia. Glover in goals looked a lik...
by themessenger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: AFC U-23 Championship
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Re: AFC U-23 Championship

Without getting ahead of things, imagine adding the 4 suspended players to the squad PLUS the 3 over-23 senior players allowed in say, Matt Ryan, Aaron Mooy & one other. They could be quite competitive in Tokyo/Japan and have good exposure on prime-time TV in Australia. Glover in goals looked a lik...
by themessenger
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: SA youth national reps
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

Re: SA youth national reps

Good to see SA youth players up and about at National level. Bernardo OLIVEIRA especially one to watch... future Socceroo? Who was last SA Socceroo? https://dailyfootballshow.com/trevor-morgan-names-23-player-squad-for-aff-u15-championship/ https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/young-socceroos-squad-fi...
by themessenger
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: Socceroos - Road to 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Replies: 155
Views: 12133

Re: Socceroos - Road to 2019 AFC Asian Cup

I did not like Arnolds appointment and the result confirms it. Aus had so much play but never really had the UAE goal keeper under pressure. The gift goal to the UAE just topped the night off. He made subs very late and they had no real time to get into it. Kruse should never play for Aus again. Hi...
by themessenger
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: Socceroos - Road to 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Replies: 155
Views: 12133

Re: Socceroos - Road to 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Given the money that has been put into football development over the last decade, including implementing a national curriculum, why is Australia slipping behind these other Asian countries! First you'd have to compare it to what money and resources these other countries have invested in development...
by themessenger
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: Socceroos - Road to 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Replies: 155
Views: 12133

Re: Socceroos - Road to 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Didn't watch game but through to quarters so not bad given all the moaning after game 1. If we can win one more and make semis, then it hasn't been that bad a campaign given the injury list. I'd have thought anything less than the semis is a failure. Look at who you have to play UAE. Then again, it...
by themessenger
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: U18s JSL competition
Replies: 74
Views: 9389

Re: U18s JSL competition

The biggest problem is the stigma with the u17’s. That is why the league is of a very low standard. I also think there should be u18’s under the junior banner and bring back U23’s. This would strengthen all leagues and in turn younger players will develop into better players. the U18 league is poin...
by themessenger
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: SAASL Affiliation to the FFA/FFSA
Replies: 236
Views: 47810

Re: SAASL Affiliation to the FFA/FFSA

Why does it matter how many divisions they have? It doesn't, but teams are folding/struggling to keep afloat and its usually "newer" teams that this applies to. I'm sure the same happens in saasl and the csl. As well as lack of volunteers, the cost of ground rental and utilities is getting beyond t...
by themessenger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: SAP ?
Replies: 60
Views: 7590

Re: SAP ?

limozeen wrote:Becoming more of a revenue raiser than genuine elite path way.
What a huge shame for those talented young players who are from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Bring back merit based selection for these talent identification programs.
by themessenger
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: Socceroos Love Affair With All Things Dutch Continues......
Replies: 13
Views: 3489

Re: Socceroos Love Affair With All Things Dutch Continues...

Surprised Brandon Borello did not get a look in the Socceroos over Jamie McLaren who has achieved nothing since landing in Europe.

Borello is a better bet than Petratos and Nabbout in my opinion. Would have thought scoring in Bundesliga 2 would rank higher than ALeague players.
by themessenger
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: Ange QUITS
Replies: 75
Views: 14384

Re: Ange QUITS

Ange Postecoglou, Australia — $US1,395,300 That's almost $2m Australian. He must have something special lined up. :? So Ange got paid $7.4M for 4 years work and has cited, in part, family reasons as to why he quit. Presumably those "family reasons" will also prevent him from taking up a coaching jo...
by themessenger
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: OZ v. Thailand expected TV audience 7.30pm Tues 5/9/17
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: OZ v. Thailand expected TV audience 7.30pm Tues 5/9/17

Sadly the National ratings last Thursday for Japan v OZ were only 327,000 on 9GO! (free-to-air Ch93.99) and 208,000 on Pay-and-pay FoxyTV. That game was up against the NRL QLD derby (live) and Sam Newman's footttee show on Channel Nine's main station. Even though it is only Thailand, I still expect...
by themessenger
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Does the JPL need a revamp?
Replies: 85
Views: 18002

Re: Does the JPL need a revamp?

it seems very simple to me - Next year you keep the top 3 divisions as they are but with top 2 promoted and bottom 2 relegated. JSL becomes Div 4-6 and has promotion and relegation. In a few years the teams will sort out for themselves what divisions they should be. Like this year, make a change af...
by themessenger
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Player - Coach - Club Finder
Topic: MODBURY VISTA SOCCER CLUB 2018 JPL & GIRLS TRIALS - UPDATE
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: MODBURY VISTA SOCCER CLUB 2018 JPL & GIRLS TRIALS

Modbury Vista Soccer Club would like to invite new & existing players to the 2018 JPL & Girls soccer trials. All trials will be conducted at Smith Partners Stadium, Cnr Golden Grove Rd and Milne Rd Ridgehaven Boys U12 JPL - Friday 13th October 6-7pm & Tuesday 17th October 6-7pm U13 JPL - Monday 16t...
by themessenger
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Does the JPL need a revamp?
Replies: 85
Views: 18002

Re: Does the JPL need a revamp?

Have heard it suggested SAASL are considering affiliating with the FFSA. If that happens it will only be a matter of time before E&D also join or the SAASL clubs start their own junior teams and an entirely new structure for the FFSA junior competition will be introduced. The FFSA quite likely will...
by themessenger
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Does the JPL need a revamp?
Replies: 85
Views: 18002

Re: Does the JPL need a revamp?

Self interest all the way in SA (and FFSA) Have heard it suggested SAASL are considering affiliating with the FFSA. If that happens it will only be a matter of time before E&D also join or the SAASL clubs start their own junior teams and an entirely new structure for the FFSA junior competition wil...
by themessenger
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Player - Coach - Club Finder
Topic: 2018 junior registration and trials - Croydon Kings FC
Replies: 12
Views: 3360

Re: 2018 junior registration and trials - Croydon Kings FC

To be held at Polonia Reserve, 7 Essex Crescent Croydon Park Registrations only: U/6 & U/7 & U/8 & U/9 & U/10 & U/11: Monday 25th Sept, Tuesday 26th Sept, Wed 27th Sept or Thursday night 6.30pm-7.30pm Trials: U/12 - Monday 25th Sept and Wednesday 27th Sept - 6pm-7.30pm - pitch 1 (Friday 29th Sep/Sa...
by themessenger
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Modbury Vista lose points
Replies: 49
Views: 8014

Re: Modbury Vista lose points

Mr Red wrote:What was the other club he was registered for?

Yeah which club was he supposedly registered with?
by themessenger
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Brahma points deduction
Replies: 75
Views: 14033

Re: Brahma points deduction

how does a player not know he was registered? Quite easily if the team goes and registers him after training once and he never goes back or plays a game. If this comment refers to an FFSA player then it is not the club's responsibility to register players, the onus is on the player to do it. An FFS...
by themessenger
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Adelaide Villa Soccer Club 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4163

Re: Adelaide Villa Soccer Club 2017

Good afternoon all, Nice to see so much interest and banter going on in our wonderful football community! First of all we would like to Quash any rumors about Earl leaving us for Salisbury United, Modbury Vista, Para Hills, or Barcelona! Earl has done a fantastic job for us thus far and has the Ade...
by themessenger
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Training this Thursday Socceroos day
Replies: 34
Views: 9537

Re: Training this Thursday Socceroos day

That is really sad that some people don't rate the game. This is the best 23 players from Australia and if your child is ever able to represent their country then you should consider this to be an absolute honor. No wonder they often leave SA off for the major games. Has the FFSA issued free ticket...
by themessenger
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Training this Thursday Socceroos day
Replies: 34
Views: 9537

Re: Training this Thursday Socceroos day

That is really sad that some people don't rate the game. This is the best 23 players from Australia and if your child is ever able to represent their country then you should consider this to be an absolute honor. No wonder they often leave SA off for the major games. Has the FFSA issued free ticket...
by themessenger
Sat May 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Round 3 big results
Replies: 124
Views: 22938

Re: Round 3 big results

Ffsa are just not consistent with their rulings . ......can't fathom it . The FFSA treat each of these on a case by case basis and that is apparently enough to justify the decisions they make. But this is why clubs get frustrated because Playford follows the rules in having the mandated number of j...
by themessenger
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Get rid of JSL
Replies: 44
Views: 9365

Re: Get rid of JSL

There are some very experienced ex-players who have some serious knowledge out there and could be or have been exceptional coaches but ....and its a big but havent the (its not inclination but on that line ) or dont feel that they have or should go through the Ffsa hoops for getting a rubber stamp ...
by themessenger
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Australian National Football Teams - Socceroos, Olyroos, Matildas etc
Topic: Socceroos starting line up vs Iraq
Replies: 36
Views: 7122

Re: Socceroos starting line up vs Iraq

Lufc9 wrote:any ideas on the starting line up?

i'd be nice to see troisi, behich, irvine start with strong form for their clubs..
What an embarrassment. Shambolic defensive lineup, lazy midfield, all round poor performance against a third rate team....the Socceroos consistently disappoint.
by themessenger
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Hot Weather policy
Replies: 24
Views: 7331

Re: Hot Weather policy

Maybe it's not that hard. Hypothetical: 15yo playing / training under 16s. Following week he's asked to train/play under 18. On this occasion, temp is 37 - but he is required to train for 18s. Suffers heatstroke etc - is this a legal issue, given that he's only junior aged. i.e. Does the club owe a...
by themessenger
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Factors to consider when selecting a club for your child
Replies: 18
Views: 3998

Re: Factors to consider when selecting a club for your child

El Paso del Norte wrote:I'll be looking for a club soon.

Has anyone run the OP algorithm and come up with the number one club I should take my kid to?
Just take your kid to your local FFSA club where he or she can just enjoy playing football with their mates.
by themessenger
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: U12 and U13 JPL 2017 structures
Replies: 55
Views: 18129

Re: U12 and U13 JPL 2017 structures

I think that the yellow blue and red were formulated from looking at the previous years results across all teams going into u12jpl. Therefore the Yellow being the strongest. .then blue then red. Correct me if I am wrong.! It wasnt entirely right at the beginning with I think Fulham was it? Who were...
by themessenger
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Player - Coach - Club Finder
Topic: 2017 MetroStars Juniors Trials Information
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: 2017 MetroStars Juniors Trials Information

Link to full information - http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6422e719a3122026285bf6dbe&id=a0f17a1d5b Club Information and Conditions for Trials for current players and newcomers to the club Please read this information carefully as it forms the framework for the trials and registration process fo...