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Finals are fine, especially when they're heavily weighted towards teams that finish higher in the top 6.

We'd need a concurrent cup competition running to make first past the post viable.
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Not just the A-league. Junior Leagues as well (in NSW anyways) at every level. Local Club, Division 1, Super Youth league, Premier Youth League.... they all do it.

Makes no sense.
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Finals are fine, especially when they're heavily weighted towards teams that finish higher in the top 6.

We'd need a concurrent cup competition running to make first past the post viable.

They're stupid farken

It would be like NUFC or Arsenal winning the EPL this season because they played well for a couple of finals games. Not a fair representation of the season at all.
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Who said anything about fair? I WANT DRAMA.
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Although when finals are involved there's a certain sense of "Who gives a shit" for the first half of the season, 3 points don't matter as much when you've only got to be slightly better than horrible to have a chance in the finals.
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It's a rich tapestry.
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Having a "Grand Final" in the first place is fucken retarded....


Agreed

Grand Finals are soooo boring, there is no atmosphere & only 50 000 people turn up.

Its does attact much media coverage either.




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REFEREES boss Mark Shield says A-League grand final whistleblower Jarred Gillett had every right to award a highly-controversial injury time penalty to Brisbane Roar, and his own instinct would have been to make the same call.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/spor...423-1xhau.html

''My very first instinct was that it was a penalty … and while there were a number of inconclusive angles [on replays] there was one particular angle that shows there was enough contact to award the penalty,'' he said.







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Shield has ruined soo many games, of course he'd agree!
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Agreed

Grand Finals are soooo boring, there is no atmosphere & only 50 000 people turn up.

Its does attact much media coverage either.




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Yeah I guess every credible league in the world is doing it wrong eh you dickflop
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Shield has ruined soo many games, of course he'd agree!


Huh?

I thought it was a great game?
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Yeah I guess every credible league in the world is doing it wrong eh you dickflop



A-League > EPL > La Liga > Bundesliga > Serie A
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Premiers plate and guaranteed ACL spot for finishing top in the league; guaranteed ACL spot for finishing second in the league.

There's definitely an incentive to finish top, and when your team does so, it's pretty fucking awesome (particularly when you mug off your biggest rivals in the last game of the season to do so ).

Finals serve a purpose here - big crowds, exposure etc.

And fucking lol at claiming the a-league isn't credible because it isn't the same as <insert European league here>.
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yeah fuck off with the england does it so we need to copy, you twats probably wouldnt go either way

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Finals are fine, especially when they're heavily weighted towards teams that finish higher in the top 6.

We'd need a concurrent cup competition running to make first past the post viable.

Exactly - finals add a cup-tie dynamic to a for-and-against season. The best team doesn't always win the cup, and as nickko (who knows) points outs out, ACL qualification means that no team is going to say, "we'll just bludge our way into the final six and only pick up the pace once the finals start".

Also, I am agreeing with Bism. Where is the :end times: emoticon?
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Having a "Grand Final" in the first place is fucken retarded....

The finals philosophy is deeply engrained in all forms of Australian sports culture. Every league is basically nothing more than X rounds of qualifying for the cup competition at the end
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Premiers plate and guaranteed ACL spot for finishing top in the league; guaranteed ACL spot for finishing second in the league.

There's definitely an incentive to finish top, and when your team does so, it's pretty fucking awesome (particularly when you mug off your biggest rivals in the last game of the season to do so ).

Finals serve a purpose here - big crowds, exposure etc.

And fucking lol at claiming the a-league isn't credible because it isn't the same as <insert European league here>.

I'm not claiming its not credible because it isn't the same as <insert European league here>. I'm claiming its stupid and if it wasn't stupid, successful leagues around the world would be using the same system.

A-League lacking credibility is a whole different argument.
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The MLS is a similar format and is the exact model we should be aiming to replicate, both on and off the pitch.
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The A-League is a 10 team comp, without finals it would only go for 18 weeks. The finals series is great, the problem is not the finals.
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Also, I am agreeing with Bism. Where is the :end times: emoticon?

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The best team doesn't always win the cup

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_F.C.
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The MLS is a similar format and is the exact model we should be aiming to replicate, both on and off the pitch.

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Word is Ange has handed in his resignation, effective immediately.
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Smart man. You'd be mad to risk that legacy by staying on any longer.
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His legacy has been tainted since the 95th minute...
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sorry. i havent been paying attention. but how does ben buckley still have a job?
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sorry. i havent been paying attention. but how does ben buckley still have a job?

Because he gives awesome head
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30 mins into Football Australia's fan forum yesterday:



At least it would have reminded Clive of better times:

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wouldn't it be awesome if ange was announced as the Sydney coach instead
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It's a rich tapestry.

Liked for the use of the word tapestry

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mmmm, tapestry.

edit: I was going to google a picture of a pastry with a tap sticking out of it, but realised that nobody is a stupid as me.
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andrezinho is leaving the glory. they couldn't agree to the terms of extending his one year contract. this is fucked.
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andrezinho is leaving the glory. they couldn't agree to the terms of extending his one year contract. this is fucked.

Spewing!

He probably asked for more then we could afford. But at least this means we can probably keep McGarry
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I love it, instead of enjoying their win so many Brisbane fans are trying to justify it. You should all be getting on the piss instead of neck bearding here and enjoying the win. Fucking back to back is impressive, the league needs teams like Brisbane.

Also trip was great fun, right back at ya Karlsav. Marching down Claxton St copping all that abuse was fucking brilliant, I'd do it all over again with the loss.

Players came down to Tinbillys afterwards, Danny Vukovic skulled a pint as soon as he walked in the door and got 2 more more given to him. Tony sage got pulled off one of the tables by a bouncer, Andrezinho starting the chant "Lets [go], fucking mental", copious amounts of drinking and singing.

Top football trip, A+++, would buy again

Classic. Glad they could let their hair down after a bad loss.

Sad news about Andrezinho - watched him vs Welliton and looked the goods. Why didn't he start against us? Fitness?
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Smart man. You'd be mad to risk that legacy by staying on any longer.



I agree Bizzy.

Lookin fwd to next season already.

Rado Vidosic will continue our legacy.

Bye Ange

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Oi, Dero, your posts read the same forward as they do backward!!! How funny is that?
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Evening all - checking in from Fiji on my honeymoon.

What a debacle of a penalty.

Dero, since you're such a big fan, did you go to the game?
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Evening all - checking in from Fiji on my honeymoon.

What a debacle of a penalty.

Dero, since you're such a big fan, did you go to the game?



Bulla Van Bro!

Did i go to the game?

What kinda question is that?
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What a debacle of a penalty.


Van Bro hope you iq'd Foxsports FC .

Andy Harper explained once again to all the novices in detail why it was a legit penalty.
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so... rumours floating around

adnan is on his way out. does that pave the way for michael thwaite to come up from GCU?

apparently dario vidosic is headin back to the roar to play under his father.

berisha is following ange to MVFC

imo if berisha stayed, and we brought in thwaite and vidosic that could easily have backtobacktoback coming our way
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1. Adnan is fucking rubbish
2. Berisha will stay
3. Vido is going to Roar
4. Rumour is Broich is on the way out
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Thought Berisha already signed a 2 year contract for Brisbane a few months ago? Though would be amusing if he went to the Hype seeing he is so detested down there

Would be rad if Vidosic & Thwaite came to Brisbane

Pretty sure 90% of our squad has already signed on to stay
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Normal service to be resumed next season, Brisbane to make up the numbers...
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Good luck trying knocking us off our perch

Must be cold down there
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How's that ACL campaign going?
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Is that the comp that the Smurfs couldnt even qualify for?

tbh ive lost count with my teams & what there up too

Back 2 back titles, Semi Finals in Champions League & a FA Cup final coming up
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oi dero... make that a champions league final now
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