Llessur2002 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:37 pm
I think you've misinterpreted my post, and/or vice-versa. By blaming mentality it sounded like you were suggesting the reason that crowds don't show up in greater numbers to A League games was not because the offering was poor but because people weren't willing to change their mindset to attend what are, let's face it, B grade games as far as the world soccer stage is concerned.
If by blaming mentality you simply meant that the offering was poor and therefore there has been nothing spectacular win the hearts and minds of potential crowds then I fully agree.
But, I don't think that building a new stadium will change the quality of game on offer. Even if every team in the A League was gifted a brand new state of the art stadium in a prime location I still can't see how the quality of the game on offer and the league in general would drastically improve. There would likely be an initial bounce based on curiosity but it won't change the simple fact that the time difference and distance from the upper echelons of the game make it almost impossible for Australia to compete for a meaningful slice of the soccer pie.
And for the record, despite spending my formative years in the UK I'm not a massive soccer fan, let alone an elitist one. I have nothing against the code in general and would be happy to see it succeed over here but looking at it objectively I see too many obstacles to it reaching much greater heights than it has already. Happy to be proven wrong in future.
I see no great benefit to the state by using tax payers' money to build a new rectangular stadium on the parklands (and have yet to see a remotely convincing argument for it). I would say not a single cent should be wasted on it but that might be a bit of an over-reaction. I do however think think that we should be very careful about potentially wasting a lot of cents on an all bells and whistles rectangular stadium with retracting roof and slide-in pitch all on public land when the reality is that it is unlikely to be filled anywhere near capacity for the primary purpose for which it would be built.
Re-configuring and improving Hindmarsh could well be a perfectly sensible course of action and shouldn't be discounted. Many European teams have absolutely no problem attracting crowds to long-established and not very shiny suburban grounds in the UK - why would a team need something much more elaborate here unless the game offering was sub-par in comparison?
Not that it matters since the usual wankers will go crying and I wont be able to post, but like I said, stadiums alone won't improve things. It needs all stake holders. Like I also said, you guys see what you want to see and make up your arguments/shit stirring based on that.
You're not going to get big naming rights sponsors for a shit hole that a turd like algymong thinks is heaven on earth, but you will for a modern venue in a prime location.
That sponsorship money helps offset the cost of operating the venue and so on.
With such a venue, the clubs can draw bigger sponsors too.
With modern venues and bigger sponsorship money, comes bigger interest and tv rights deals.
With that also comes interest from bigger name players.
You're not going to have a prime time league with C and B grade venues, piss poor South Australian Algymong style management.
New/upgraded venues need to be part of the equation.
But maggots like Algymong dont like that because they'll lose their favourite seat at Hindmarsh, kind of how the 80 year old relic crows supporters would fight over their favourite seats in the members at footy park. Derelict minds in a derelict state.
Is that all that's needed? No, but its a big help and step in the right direction. It needs to be part of a bigger picture to improve things and grow the game/league.
Thats where the resistance comes from some people.
They have their little piece and dont want change. Just like the retarded ACC with their anti-development agenda over the years, or the parklands nazis.
This is SA to a t. Self interest minority groups of absolute wankers like algymong. This state will never see real progress or growth until they're neutralized.
Assholes like Algymehw who only gained an interest in "football" when the A League started have zero idea of what the "Premier League" was prior to its big shake up and the changes made. People like him are too stupid, too wrapped up in their own self importance to comprehend it wasnt always as big as it is today.
But hey man, I'm wrong yeh? Because I'm not part of the inner circle of jerk offs on S-A I'm just a lone jerk off, who likes to piss them off by posting things they don't like.
They're calling you back. Better post some message calling me a loser and what not, or Algymong will turn on you lol.