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Apparently they're asking for FFA marquee fund money.

Fucking embarrassment from a shithouse club.

Mariners out, Wolves in.

Sydney,
Is sky blue Sydney?
Is sky blue Sydney?
Is sky blue ...  ?

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Posted : July 17, 2018 9:07 am
Schoolboy Errors
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What a shitshow.

$900k to pay a retired sprinter to play in the HAL. Yeah, could do that or y’know, spend that same
amount of money on a player who has played at the highest level in Europe for the last 5-10 years.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 9:11 am
marinermick
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Posted by: Schoolboy Errors

What a shitshow.

$900k to pay a retired sprinter to play in the HAL. Yeah, could do that or y’know, spend that same
amount of money on a player who has played at the highest level in Europe for the last 5-10 years.

There is no opportunity cost here for replacing him with another player.

 

The money is coming from sponsors for this purpose.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 9:35 am
Pauly
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Great way to convince people who don't follow the league but are football fans that the A-League is a legitimate competition to be treated with respect...

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Posted : July 17, 2018 10:59 am
eddie
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If they do sign him maybe Optus will come onboard as major sponsor. Given the debacle that has been their streaming of the EPL & WC and CCM looking very much like a club that has been buffering for the past 5 years it would be a match made in heaven.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 11:59 am
dagame
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The opportunity to trial one of the greatest athletes of all time and the publicity it produces, albeit short term, is a masterstroke. Good on em for thinking outside the box  and hope it works out. The guy is a legend and would love to see him succeed and do a few more Lightening Bolts.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 12:49 pm
marinermick
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The other win is the adding to the Central Coast DNA athlete pool.

 

Think how fast the Mariners's football team will be in eighteen years time!

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Posted : July 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Jubal1
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It's fucking stupid, it turns football into the WWE  in this country. Embarrassing as fuck and utterly pointless.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 1:26 pm
shabby
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Even the Mariners wouldn’t be stupid enough to actually sign him, he said nervously.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 2:04 pm
marinermick
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Posted by: shabby

Even the Mariners wouldn’t be stupid enough to actually sign him, he said nervously.

Nothing stupid about it if he proves he is up to standard. A big if but the payoff could be massive.

 

Jubilee Oval would be a sell out.

 

It will not please the purists like Jubal but sadly the days of football purity are well and truly over. Football now exists in the entertainment industry. Just ask FIFA. Like it or not this is the new reality.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 2:15 pm
sinjin.
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https://youtu.be/t3-RG3lFYdo

 

 

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Posted : July 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Jubal1
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The problem is that the bar for 'good enough' is drastically lowered for a stunt signing. It's a shit idea.

7 8 9 Coaches, 7 8 CEO's, 5 Chairmen, 1 Cove AD ASTRA, PER ASPERA

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Posted : July 17, 2018 4:02 pm
Paulska
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Isn't this the third club he's trialed at now? Thought he trialed for Dortmund then a South African club. Surely if he wasn't good enough for South Africa he won't be good here?

Problem with Bolt is he's a sprinter. He's training revolves around sprinting at top speed for less than a minute. Can't see him lasting for a full 90. Even if he does, all that will happen is that CC will resort to constant long ball. Not that hard to defend against. 

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Posted : July 17, 2018 4:41 pm
RedKat
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Norwegian side too

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Posted : July 17, 2018 4:44 pm
CountArach
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Can't wait to see Matt Simon playing out wide putting in crosses for Usain Bolt who is out of breath after 25 minutes. Peak A-League right there. 

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Posted : July 17, 2018 4:50 pm
himmelblau
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His positioning may be an issue, especially knowing when to make a run.  He's used to running when he hears the starting gun, not reading the play.  WAIT A MOMENT, The Mariners have the perfect solution, they've got the cannon! Just have Mulvey fire the cannon when he needs Bolt to run into space!  Perfect! 

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Posted : July 17, 2018 8:58 pm
Blue Sky
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Posted by: marinermick

Nothing stupid about it if he proves he is up to standard. A big if but the payoff could be massive.

 

Jubilee Oval would be a sell out.

 

It will not please the purists like Jubal but sadly the days of football purity are well and truly over. Football now exists in the entertainment industry. Just ask FIFA. Like it or not this is the new reality.

True. Your club already has had plenty of athletes on their payroll in recent times who don't really know how to play football at a professional level. Why stop now?

Posted by: HybridBonevacia should be sponsored by Napisan with the amount of time he spends rolling around on the grass.

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Posted : July 17, 2018 11:18 pm
frogmouth
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It's embarrassing. If this goes ahead with any FFA involvement - hey, there's always NPL to follow. If it's a purely Mariners initiative let them carry the costs (and consequences).

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Posted : July 18, 2018 12:40 am
marinermick
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Posted by: Blue Sky
Posted by: marinermick

Nothing stupid about it if he proves he is up to standard. A big if but the payoff could be massive.

 

Jubilee Oval would be a sell out.

 

It will not please the purists like Jubal but sadly the days of football purity are well and truly over. Football now exists in the entertainment industry. Just ask FIFA. Like it or not this is the new reality.

True. Your club already has had plenty of athletes on their payroll in recent times who don't really know how to play football at a professional level. Why stop now?

Exactly right and most of them have been farmed off to other clubs like yours

 

*cough* Buhagiar *cough*.

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Posted : July 18, 2018 8:20 am
CountArach
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How are other Mariners fans reacting to this? 

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Posted : July 18, 2018 10:25 am
marinermick
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Posted by: CountArach

How are other Mariners fans reacting to this? 

Mixed bag, but on the whole positive.

 

I think we have been subjected to such a shit show in the last few years that there is hope the publicity will bring benefits. 

 

My hope is that the publicity will bring new money, new investments and hopefully a new owner.

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Posted : July 18, 2018 10:30 am
Jubal1
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So you're looking for a multi-millionaire who wants to invest in a clapped out circus?

7 8 9 Coaches, 7 8 CEO's, 5 Chairmen, 1 Cove AD ASTRA, PER ASPERA

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Posted : July 18, 2018 10:53 am
marinermick
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Posted by: Jubal1

So you're looking for a multi-millionaire who wants to invest in a clapped out circus?

Circus is your words in your antiquated idea of what professional football entertainment is these days. You only have to look at the example of the best ever A-League team coupled with dwindling crowds, memberships and ratings to know that on-field success does not necessarily equate to off-field success.

 

Publicity drives impressions and impressions drives engagement which in turn drives revenue. 

 

Given the current flawed A-league ownership model it is no surprise that this happens. The FFA and the football public are happy for the owners to continually dig money out of their own pockets to subsidise their football entertainment, yet whinge when one of these owners tries to use an innovative way of recouping some of this money.

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Posted : July 18, 2018 11:14 am
shabby
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Posted by: marinermick
Posted by: Jubal1

So you're looking for a multi-millionaire who wants to invest in a clapped out circus?

Circus is your words in your antiquated idea of what professional football entertainment is these days. You only have to look at the example of the best ever A-League team coupled with dwindling crowds, memberships and ratings to know that on-field success does not necessarily equate to off-field success.

 

Mate. C'mon.

There isn't a model for footballing success in the world that relies on signing over-thirty, amateur celebrities.

You've drunk the kool-aid. This isn't a new paradigm of sports entertainment. Its an opportunistic gimmick. Gimmicks have their place, don't get me wrong. But when its the only thing of note that your club is contributing - its a bad look.

PS - if the Mariners could choose between signing Usain Bolt and having the kind of success we've had over the last 3 years, you can bet your arse they'd want what we've got.

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Posted : July 18, 2018 12:38 pm
marinermick
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Posted by: shabby
Posted by: marinermick
Posted by: Jubal1

So you're looking for a multi-millionaire who wants to invest in a clapped out circus?

Circus is your words in your antiquated idea of what professional football entertainment is these days. You only have to look at the example of the best ever A-League team coupled with dwindling crowds, memberships and ratings to know that on-field success does not necessarily equate to off-field success.

 

Mate. C'mon.

There isn't a model for footballing success in the world that relies on signing over-thirty, amateur celebrities.

You've drunk the kool-aid. This isn't a new paradigm of sports entertainment. Its an opportunistic gimmick. Gimmicks have their place, don't get me wrong. But when its the only thing of note that your club is contributing - its a bad look.

PS - if the Mariners could choose between signing Usain Bolt and having the kind of success we've had over the last 3 years, you can bet your arse they'd want what we've got.

It is a six week trial. Nothing more.

 

If he makes the grade he will be signed. If he doesn't he will be on his way. I don't understand the issue here.

 

There is no doubt we want Sydney's on-field success but at the end of the day what has it got you in terms of extra fans, membership or revenue? You had bigger crowds when ADP was running around and you were struggling to make the top six. Success on the pitch alone is no more a guarantee of increased engagement.

 

"Football success" now has more metrics than just on-field success.

 

Until the A-League changes its model it will always be the way.

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Posted : July 18, 2018 1:17 pm
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