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by Lucas Leiva
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Referees and Rules of the Game
Topic: More changes within refereeing ranks
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: More changes within refereeing ranks

If fixtures are released months in advance, and clubs are having their home & away strips audited by FSA as early as two months ago, why doesn't the refs group predetermine the strip allocation at the start of the season instead of clubs receiving it from the FSA two days before the game and refs co...
by Lucas Leiva
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Season 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3124

Re: Season 2020

Why do people think they should be paid for doing something that generates no income nor provides a service and even paid in excess of the little revenue they do generate. Income, revenue...which is it? You're confusing me and probably yourself. Income - Gate receipts (yes shock horror the women's ...
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Lady Reds In Disarray
Replies: 33
Views: 4153

Re: Lady Reds In Disarray

You may want to check and re-visit your reply. Since the new owners or during the past ownership? I am correct for the time frame I am talking about ie 2015-2017 ? I'm talking 2019. You said AUFC - pretty sure AUFC did not run the W-League side in 2015-17. Check what? That players weren't training ...
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Lady Reds In Disarray
Replies: 33
Views: 4153

Re: Lady Reds In Disarray

billy the kid wrote:Since the new owners or during the past ownership? I am correct for the time frame I am talking about ie 2015-2017
?

I'm talking 2019. You said AUFC - pretty sure AUFC did not run the W-League side in 2015-17.
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Lady Reds In Disarray
Replies: 33
Views: 4153

Re: Lady Reds In Disarray

It started but was killed off by someone within AUFC whom stated that the girls could/would not be permitted to train in the off season with the previous youth team. Whatever he wanted to do was killed off when she exercised her edict. Incorrect. Players did train with the AUFC NPL side in the W-Le...
by Lucas Leiva
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: W League season 2019/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: W League season 2019/20

Unfortunate result (losing it in injury time), but great to see so many WNPL players involved against a strong side (6 starting and 1 off the bench, representing 5 different clubs).
by Lucas Leiva
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: W League season 2019/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: W League season 2019/20

Wanderers have arguably recruited the pick of the bunch with their visa spots. Three players from the most successful NWSL team in the last 3 years, North Carolina Courage, with US International Lynn Williams arguably the pick of the bunch. They've also recruited Amy Harrison who is likely to be a r...
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage

Brian the Postman wrote:
So would they in your opinion turnover at least $100k?
In my opinion, yes.
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage

New minimum is $16,500. $12,000 is funded by the collective TV deal. So clubs are obliged to fund a minimum of $4,500 per player. At a squad of 20, that's less than a $100k that's needed at a minimum. Would the women’s team even generate $100k of turnover? Let alone profit? Are you insinuating that...
by Lucas Leiva
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: AUWFC season 2019-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 8950

Re: AUWFC season 2019-2020

Latsko's transferred to Sydney FC. The 2 Finnish players and Amber Brooks are not coming back to the W League. That for me is a huge loss and says a lot about the W League??? Two out of three aint bad. :lol: Given one of the Icelandics also suffered an ACL post W-League season, it's really only 1 p...
by Lucas Leiva
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: AUWFC season 2019-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 8950

Re: AUWFC season 2019-2020

Latsko's transferred to Sydney FC. The 2 Finnish players and Amber Brooks are not coming back to the W League. That for me is a huge loss and says a lot about the W League??? I haven’t responded yet, but I will when it is appropriate to do so. All will be revealed. I don’t post rumours. It was conf...
by Lucas Leiva
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage

More rounds for W league, then increased training in the WNPL, players going back to WNPL & spending most of the year training twice a week is enough to increase the standard of Australian women’s football. Is or isn't? Because if it's "isn't" then I agree, however many hurdles to jump for the club...
by Lucas Leiva
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Matildas being paid a quarter of average wage

New minimum is $16,500.

$12,000 is funded by the collective TV deal.

So clubs are obliged to fund a minimum of $4,500 per player. At a squad of 20, that's less than a $100k that's needed at a minimum.
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Three SA Reps in Matildas Squad for November's friendlies
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Three SA Reps in Matildas Squad for November's friendlies

Congrats to Sarah Willacy, Jenna McCormick and Emma Checker on their call-ups. Exciting times ahead for SA football.
by Lucas Leiva
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: NTC to remain in the WNPL in 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: NTC to remain in the WNPL in 2020

Sportsbird is not picking on anyone at all, she's merely pointing out a fact. I spoke to the Federation the other month who told me that United were 100% going up and NTC were 100% coming down to Div 1 in 2020. The Federation also ensured me they would work with United to help them achieve WNPL acc...
by Lucas Leiva
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: AUWFC season 2019-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 8950

Re: AUWFC season 2019-2020

Would’ve thought that playing alongside Polkinghorne at Brisbane would be her best bet. Agree about Matildas backline weakness but another good option Liz Ralston wasnt taken to France either. I find Milicic hard to read. Stajic never seemed keen to pick Jenna. Could be a calculated risk. Mel Andre...
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: FFSA Presentation Night
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: FFSA Presentation Night

I’m not sure that the refs are the best people to decide player of the year. After all, they are focused on reffing the games, not on how players are doing their jobs. And in the past, the winners of this award have tended to be the better players on mediocre teams. I would argue that City, and for...
by Lucas Leiva
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: 2019 Champions & Promotion
Replies: 20
Views: 6295

Re: 2019 Champions & Promotion

Bomber wrote:I believe Brahma have wrapped it up?
Yep, Brahma won 3-0 to wrap it up by a point.

Vale survive and Pontians go down with Inter.

West Beach pip Savoy to go up alongside PHE.
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: FFSA Bringing the game into disrepute
Replies: 30
Views: 3561

Re: FFSA Bringing the game into disrepute

So according to these rules, if a club was hit by sickness or general loss of players (2015 Metrostars Mens team lost 5 players in a week) they would not be able to promote any players to their reserves team unless they had already played 6 games during the season? Promote, unlimited (from Juniors ...
by Lucas Leiva
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: AUWFC season 2019-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 8950

Re: AUWFC season 2019-2020

Rightside wrote:Very surprised he wouldn't want Dylan Homes returning?
Where have you heard that she isn't?
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: WNPL Relegation
Replies: 22
Views: 4061

Re: WNPL Relegation

Rascal21 wrote:Then what do you do with Salisbury United? They are not good enough for WNPL but they are too good for Div 1.....
This is why abolishing the State League in 2019 - rather than nurturing / supporting it through a tough spell - was the wrong decision.
by Lucas Leiva
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: coffs nationals - same old story
Replies: 15
Views: 2586

Re: coffs nationals - same old story

My query is why do we bother with NTC teams in the first place? Aust rules, cricket, netball etc dont have "academy" or quasi state teams playing in junior comps. Juniors play for their clubs and the identified talent is selected and play in their respective national championships. Why does footbal...
by Lucas Leiva
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: WNPL Season 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 9163

Re: WNPL Season 2019

juniorsupporter wrote:
And West Adelaide's victory on Friday night was a tactical one IMO.
Pass to the opposition GK and hope the ball rolls over her foot?
by Lucas Leiva
Sun May 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Future players
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: Future players

Today I was watching a game in which an u/15ish women’s game was going on next to the one I was watching. As I do, I was watching the GKs warm up, it was painful to watch, another player underarming a ball to the GK barely moving, I’m not sure what the aim off what they were doing was, technically ...
by Lucas Leiva
Thu May 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Round 8
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

Re: Round 8

From my perspective Comets and NTC need to remain in the WNPL. Cannot feel any empathy for Fulham. Trying to save the titanic with recruits many have marginally worked last season but this year it deserves to be relegated. Salisbury United almost booted them out. Doing little to improve its lot and...
by Lucas Leiva
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Advertiser: Adelaide City want to join W-League
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Advertiser: Adelaide City want to join W-League

Adelaide City is investigating the prospect of entering its successful women’s team in the national W-League which could give Adelaide United a much-needed derby sparring partner. The three-time time men’s national soccer league champion’s chief executive Tony Costa revealed he and the City board h...
by Lucas Leiva
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: WNPL Season 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 9163

Re: WNPL Season 2019

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/football/local-soccer-sa/womens-national-premier-leagues-sa-soccer-season-set-for-kickoff/news-story/4b0fdedfbd4f1b4ed6460b071c9fb57a Women’s National Premier Leagues SA soccer season set for kick-off Rob Greenwood, The Advertiser March 7, 2019 11:22am Back-to-b...
by Lucas Leiva
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: WNPL and the Media
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: WNPL and the Media

End of the day, NPL and WNPL are not competing with each other.

Both are much maligned.
by Lucas Leiva
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: WNPL and the Media
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: WNPL and the Media

Bomber wrote:15% sounds about right.

Last year's Grand Final thread got 3 posts on this site, so begs the question - how many are REALLY interested in WNPL?
You mean how many middle aged white men that sit behind a computer all day are interested in WNPL? :lol:
by Lucas Leiva
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Womens Football
Topic: Matildas squad for the Cup of Nations Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Matildas squad for the Cup of Nations Tournament

The squad for the Cup of Nations Tournament is in. One surprising inclusion there is one not so surprising omission(???). De Vanna, after a poor W League is lucky to get a spot. May be her swansong appearance for this once stalwart of the team. I hope for her sake she keeps her head in, listens to ...