Drum roll please…
The turkeys running the A-League.
Dangerous Danny Townsend says they want to create a tradition and build-up akin to the journey to Wembley for the FA Cup Final… while forgetting that most English football fans can simply catch a train to reach London and back on the same day because the tyranny of distance isn’t so terrifying.
Whereas in giant empty Australia, 32 times bigger than the United Kingdom, most fans of non-NSW teams would have to pay a couple of thousand dollars for plane tickets and accomodation, or we’re stuck on the Indian Pacific for 4 days.
They’ve also managed to kill a tradition that helped make the A-League Grand Final a unique event… the huge home crowd advantage and the chance to see a different state/city host the Grand Final.
‘The Socceroos have just given us our biggest shot in the arm since the 2015 Asian Cup, what can we do to completely **** it up…’
‘Lock the Grand Final into Sydney and accept a fat wad of cash without opening it to bidding from other states?’
‘I like it already!’
I get the feeling the most glaring paragraph in that ABC report is this one, which should sum up how stupid it is fixing the thing in Sydney at what I assume will be Allianz Stadium and a barely 45,500 capacity:
AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL GOT A HUGE SHOT IN THE ARM IN NOVEMBER.
THEY FOLLOWED IT UP BY SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT IN DECEMBER.