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Independent A-league

Postby otto62 Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:32 pm

Expansion, second division, now an independent a-league. And by "independent", what we mean is independent of the FFA. But no longer independent of club machinations and agendas.

After years of talking about these difficult issues, sure, let''s just do them all at once. I'm concerned it's all going to come crashing down. There's just not enough money to go around that far and I just don't trust the clubs not to stuff it up.
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Re: Independent A-league

Postby blahblah Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:50 am

It will be interesting to see what develops. The existing model isn't working as clubs are losing money hand over fist and the FFA hasn't the management capacity to create solutions. For clubs like Adelaide it isn't too bad, we can hover around the black, but for clubs stuck in inappropriate stadiums the model is a lodestone.

The real issue here is the broadcast money which is likely to collapse before the monetisation of other forms of viewership, particualrly streaming, is better understood. The FFA can see it looming and don't have the answers; hopefully an independent A-League will.
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Re: Independent A-league

Postby shinAUFC Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:23 pm


The real issue here is the broadcast money which is likely to collapse before the monetisation of other forms of viewership, particualrly streaming, is better understood. The FFA can see it looming and don't have the answers; hopefully an independent A-League will.
Thats a really good point.

At some stage in the future the aleague will be totally online, the problem is the sports streaming realm is still at its teething stage. There are no clear leaders in the sports realm like we see with netflix and Amazon streaming services.

The greatest potential for success would be for the aleague to produce its own distribution by selling the rights to a season directly to the consumer. I imagine this could be equally dangerous given a lull in the league would result in a direct loss of income with subscriptions taking away any ability to plan for the longterm future.
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Re: Independent A-league

Postby bpowell454 Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Gallop is officially gone!
The FFA released a statement on Thursday announcing Gallop has given his notice and agreed to depart on December 31. 
Gallop departs the role 12 months ahead of when his contract was due to expire in late 2020.
I don't think he'll be fondly remembered.
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Re: Independent A-league

Postby sevengoals Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:07 pm

Gallop is officially gone!
The FFA released a statement on Thursday announcing Gallop has given his notice and agreed to depart on December 31. 
Gallop departs the role 12 months ahead of when his contract was due to expire in late 2020.
I don't think he'll be fondly remembered.
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Re: Independent A-league

Postby otto62 Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:01 pm

I miss him already.

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