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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:14 am

You know the story of Oar, the Australian winger who left the A league to join APOEL but wasn’t good enough to last don’t you…

Well in the A league he is probably considered a Maradona but here he couldn’t compete.

Isn’t that a good indicator of the difference between the two leagues?
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Paphitis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:17 am

You are making the claims Get Real that the A League is shit.

In Australia we have a lot of sport from Cricket, To Union, League, Aussie Rules, Basketball, Horse Racing and a lot of motor sport.

The Cy League would not survive in Australia. Not with the teams in it and the type of Football they play. You got to deliver draw cards here or it’s seeya later. The Australian Sports spectator is the most discerning.

The A League has managed to grow into a prominent position in the Australian Sports landscape because you got 10, now 12 strong teams. It’s ultra competitive.

To have a 14k average attendance is pretty huge for Australia for a sport that isn’t the main game in town. And they are growing all the time.

Now it is the most popular participation sport.

To make it in Australia, or America. You got to deliver because we have sport 24/7 and are saturated all over with lots of competing sports.
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Paphitis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:20 am

Get Real! wrote:You know the story of Oar, the Australian winger who left the A league to join APOEL but wasn’t good enough to last don’t you…

Well in the A league he is probably considered a Maradona but here he couldn’t compete.

Isn’t that a good indicator of the difference between the two leagues?


He isn’t actually. He washed out of the Australian Team. He is no star here and I think it is because he went to Apoel.

There are 300 + pro Aussie players in Europe Get Real. We have a lot to choose from. I’m not talking about Cy League either, but places like Germany, Holland, Belgium, EPL etc

Plus, the only reason why Oar left Apoel was because Bean had left. He was a Bean ring in. And we now see the results. Apoel can’t even beat Doxa. They nearly got done by Anorthosis which is another weak team.
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:27 am

Paphitis wrote:There are 300 + pro Aussie players in Europe Get Real. We have a lot to choose from. I’m not talking about Cy League either, but places like Germany, Holland, Belgium, EPL etc


Well that only verifies that anyone who is any good has abandoned the A-league! :lol:
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Paphitis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:31 am

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:There are 300 + pro Aussie players in Europe Get Real. We have a lot to choose from. I’m not talking about Cy League either, but places like Germany, Holland, Belgium, EPL etc


Well that only verifies that anyone who is any good has abandoned the A-league! :lol:


There have only ever been 10 A League teams. 12 this year and there will be 14 after that.

We got 300+ pros in European leagues.

Australian players are always going to head off to the EPL, Germany or Holland because they get exposure in UEFA and they get paid a lot of money. Even hundreds of Brazilian players go to Europe and the same with Argentinian’s but the Argentine league is lot stronger too beyond any of your comprehension.

But you got to be good to play in A League too. Most of the Cy League players wouldn’t make it here. No way.
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:44 am

On the few occasions when famous European clubs travelled to play an Australian team it was a FIXED unofficial exhibition match for the spectators and such teams are paid top dollar by the Australian football federation for the event.

It’s not something you should take seriously… it’s just to give the aussie fans a glimpse of European super stars which they so crave.

The Australian football federation will no doubt make a profit from the thousands of ticket sales and promotions, but even if they were to break even they’d still be happy!
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Paphitis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:52 am

Get Real! wrote:On the few occasions when famous European clubs travelled to play an Australian team it was a FIXED unofficial exhibition match for the spectators and such teams are paid top dollar by the Australian football federation for the event.

It’s not something you should take seriously… it’s just to give the aussie fans a glimpse of European super stars which they so crave.

The Australian football federation will no doubt make a profit from the thousands of ticket sales and promotions, but even if they were to break even they’d still be happy!


You ever wondered why the Australian FFA are drowning in money Get Real? Because they got a product that sells. They even sell the TV Rights to other countries. They are even sold to the USA, but mainly it’s Japan, China, Germany and Holland.

They do not pay for the European teams to come but they did spend 52 million on a failed World Cup bid. A process that proved to be corrupt as well.

The European teams come because the stadiums here are fantastic. For instance, when Liverpool or Manchester come, they play in front of 100,000 spectators. They don’t get to play in front of that many in Europe but in Australia they fill out the MCG which is like one of the biggest stadiums in the world.

They probably however do get a percentage from the gate.
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:57 am

Paphitis wrote:They do not pay for the European teams to come but they did spend 52 million on a failed World Cup bid. A process that proved to be corrupt as well.

The European teams come because the stadiums here are fantastic. For instance, when Liverpool or Manchester come, they play in front of 100,000 spectators. They don’t get to play in front of that many in Europe but in Australia they fill out the MCG which is like one of the biggest stadiums in the world.

They probably however do get a percentage from the gate.

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There’s no way in the world a European team would pay out of its own pocket to travel to Australia for an exhibition match with an Australian team unless they were paid ridiculous money.

Stop kidding yourself… even the Americans pay top dollar for such exhibition matches to take place and we spoke very recently about how the Cypriot Kastanos showed up as “Barcelona” there!
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Paphitis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:09 am

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:They do not pay for the European teams to come but they did spend 52 million on a failed World Cup bid. A process that proved to be corrupt as well.

The European teams come because the stadiums here are fantastic. For instance, when Liverpool or Manchester come, they play in front of 100,000 spectators. They don’t get to play in front of that many in Europe but in Australia they fill out the MCG which is like one of the biggest stadiums in the world.

They probably however do get a percentage from the gate.

:lol:

There’s no way in the world a European team would pay out of its own pocket to travel to Australia for an exhibition match with an Australian team unless they were paid ridiculous money.

Stop kidding yourself… even the Americans pay top dollar for such exhibition matches to take place and we spoke very recently about how the Cypriot Kastanos showed up as “Barcelona” there!


They do! Not just the big clubs but we had PAOK, Aris, Panathinaikos and Olympiakos visit Australia too.

They like coming here because they think Sydney and Melbourne are great places, with the best stadia and training facilities.

Also, some of these big Euro clubs like Manchester City and PSV have interests in the A League. Big financial interests.

Plus a trip to Australia would probably pay for itself if you play in front of 100,000 people like they do.

Let me give you a scenario here of the exciting business opportunity that the CY Football Federation are just too friggin dumb to understand. If Apoel come to Melbourne, a very large Greek diaspora will get pretty damn excited. They play a game with Melbourne City and all of a sudden they are playing in front of 70,000 people. If they get just 1$ per ticket, they made $70,000 and have probable made a profit too.
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Re: 2018–19 UEFA Tournaments

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:22 am

Paphitis wrote:They like coming here because they think Sydney and Melbourne are great places, with the best stadia and training facilities.

You are seriously deluded! :lol:

Give Barcelona a call and ask what it’ll cost to bring them over and they’ll say…

“It depends whom you want to come!”

Then they’ll give you a nice pricelist of 25 players you can tick off with a total at the bottom. It’ll look something like this…

Click each player below to create your dream team:
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1. Messi (Add $17 million)
2. Suarez (Add $12 million)
3. Rakitic (Add $10 million)
4. Coutinho (Add $10 million)
5. Dembele (Add $8 million)
6. Semedo (Add $6 million)
7. ...
8. ...
20. Kastanos (Add $1 million)
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Your TOTAL for this match: $ ????
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Thank you very much… do come again!


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