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    It's suddenly occurred to me it's summer in Australia & the A-League is in full swing.

    Has football always been a summer sport down there or has it been done deliberately so as to not clash with League or AFL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    It's suddenly occurred to me it's summer in Australia & the A-League is in full swing.

    Has football always been a summer sport down there or has it been done deliberately so as to not clash with League or AFL?
    Started about a decade ago to not have to compete with crowds from League, Union and AFL. Basketball did the same thing with the NBL, Ice Hockey actually tried to do the same thing but fell on its arse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    They probably realised the idiocy of Uzbekistan being rated ahead of South Korea. Name one decent Uzbek fotoballer...
    As Chaminda said you've got to be a little careful with these western asian nations, we got rolled by Kuwait with a second tier Euro side (Schwarzer, Skoko, Aloisi etc. played). South Korea have been disappointing since Hiddink left after the 02 WC and while I don't think the ratings are a very good guide for the pecking order on a worldwide basis (as the US play St Kitts and Nevis, while England will play Germany), within confederations they are a reasonable indicator because they play the same (similiar) teams in competitive internationals qualifying for the asian and world cup etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    As Chaminda said you've got to be a little careful with these western asian nations, we got rolled by Kuwait with a second tier Euro side
    Yeah, but this is the Asia Cup finals, it's not like Korea are going to field their second XI...

    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    South Korea have been disappointing since Hiddink left after the 02 WC
    While Uzbekistan have been nowhere in world football since 1991. Uzbekistan failed to beat Bahrain who were knocked out by Trini & Tobago. That's the level we're talking here, bunch of semi-pros with talent. *bit about Asian Games removed here since it was U-23*

    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    within confederations they are a reasonable indicator because they play the same (similiar) teams in competitive internationals qualifying for the asian and world cup etc.
    Nah. They rate England ahead of Germany. Sweden ahead of Croatia. Guinea ahead of Ghana. Northern Ireland ahead of Norway :rotfl: . Iran ahead of Australia. Scotland way ahead of Slovakia. etc.

    They're better than they used to be, but giant-killing - especially recent giant-killing - counts for too much. And of course rankings can never take into account "games lost because teams were already qualified and didn't care diddly-squat".
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    Ha Ha that was quite possibly the funniest fight I Have ever seen.

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    I'm going to head along to the Sydney FC/Knights game next weekend.

    How can I get tickets to the match? You obviously can't buy them online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    I'm going to head along to the Sydney FC/Knights game next weekend.

    How can I get tickets to the match? You obviously can't buy them online?
    I got the impression you could via the A League website. Haven't done it myself for obvious reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    I got the impression you could via the A League website. Haven't done it myself for obvious reasons.
    I've just spent the past 10 minutes looking through their website and can't find anything to do with tickets

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    I've just spent the past 10 minutes looking through their website and can't find anything to do with tickets
    You could proberley just turn up at the match and get tickets then, there won't be a sell out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    I've just spent the past 10 minutes looking through their website and can't find anything to do with tickets
    Far Right hand side. Current round atm saying:

    Central Coast v Melbourne - 31/12, 6.00pm and then says Tickets, Preview
    Same for Newcastle v Sydney.

    Scroll down past the Completed section to the Upcoming round section and there's four
    games (including Sydney v NZ Knights) saying Tickets by them.

    The link for the Sydney v NZ Knights game leads to: Here.


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    FINALLY! some excitment in the game, a brawl! between perth and.....perth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    Far Right hand side. Current round atm saying:

    Central Coast v Melbourne - 31/12, 6.00pm and then says Tickets, Preview
    Same for Newcastle v Sydney.

    Scroll down past the Completed section to the Upcoming round section and there's four
    games (including Sydney v NZ Knights) saying Tickets by them.

    The link for the Sydney v NZ Knights game leads to: Here.

    Thanks a lot for that



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