ISPS Handa Premiership

Jay5
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Why not put some winter premier league games on ?

With maybe 2 exceptions the quality of football is as good if not better than the national league ! And the games would involve actual football clubs with some history and supporters.

The JourneyFan
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Blew.2 wrote:

In light of the Government's level 2 announcement (resumption of professional sports) - I can't help but think that the global shortage of sports would have been a perfect opportunity to revamp the ISPS Handa Premiership and put it all on Sky Sport, for NZ and the World to enjoy!

My reasoning is based on global sports watching movements - once Europe was effectively closed down, people turned to all sorts of weird and wonderful leagues to get their sport fix. Why can't the ISPS Handa Prem get a slice of that viewing pie? People need sport to watch, NZ is in a position to resume (hopefully very soon). Do we just want rugby and netball or should we think big picture - if there are enough viewing numbers it will pay for itself.

I don't think the 'lack of quality' argument is the best one just in advance - I mean people are literally tuning into Kazhakstan, Nicaragua and Belarus...

Interested to hear other people's thoughts! 

NZF can't afford professional football!

No that's not true (whether it's sustainable or not is a different argument) 

If NZ gets a professional football that means the Phoenix can't play in Australia

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one_eyed_nik
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Wonder how many franchises can get to the starting line for the start of next season?

Now would be the time for NZF to change the makeup of the leagues and go back to a club based comp starting Feb?

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one_eyed_nik wrote:

Wonder how many franchises can get to the starting line for the start of next season?

Now would be the time for NZF to change the makeup of the leagues and go back to a club based comp starting Feb?

So clubs can finance a national league 

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Just saw on LinkedIn that Aaron Clapham has announced his retirement from the game

VUW AFC - Victoria University Football for life

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Unbelievable career Aaron Clapham! 👏🏼
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‪Pleasure to have you part of our football family and in a moment we'll never forget. ‬
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‪Thank you for all that you bought to the club, the staff, the players and the fans. 

Congratulations on your retirement and all the very best for the next chapter 💛‬

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Fulltime
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Any word on if the Handa league is going ahead for the 2020/2021 season. Have heard rumours it may not be?

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Fulltime wrote:

Any word on if the Handa league is going ahead for the 2020/2021 season. Have heard rumours it may not be?

Plenty of rumours but understand a definitive answer likely to be made around mid next week 

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Any word on if the Handa league is going ahead for the 2020/2021 season. Have heard rumours it may not be?

Plenty of rumours but understand a definitive answer likely to be made around mid next week 

Must have missed this but why is this possibly being canned, is it COVID related?

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Enough said wrote:

Any word on if the Handa league is going ahead for the 2020/2021 season. Have heard rumours it may not be?

Plenty of rumours but understand a definitive answer likely to be made around mid next week 

Must have missed this but why is this possibly being canned, is it COVID related?

Nothing surprises me anymore with NZ football!. They will probably use Covid as an excuse if they don't go ahead with it!!

RoriM6
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I would make an assumption $$$$ Issues.

Teams and Feds would be struggling for money with Gaming trust funding drying up, sponsorship drying up and no CWC money coming through.

Bloody sad really but I know the Feds will be really struggling so I can only imagine the Teams/Clubs involved would be as well

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Mossimo wrote:

Enough said wrote:

Any word on if the Handa league is going ahead for the 2020/2021 season. Have heard rumours it may not be?

Plenty of rumours but understand a definitive answer likely to be made around mid next week 

Must have missed this but why is this possibly being canned, is it COVID related?

Nothing surprises me anymore with NZ football!. They will probably use Covid as an excuse if they don't go ahead with it!!

The financial sustainability/viability of the national men's league was in the toilet long before anyone had ever heard of Covid-19.

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Since 1970 it's always been a case of we can't afford to have it and we can't afford not to have it. The latter usually wins out 

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chubbs wrote:

Since 1970 it's always been a case of we can't afford to have it and we can't afford not to have it. The latter usually wins out 

That winning streak might finally be at an end. 

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Maybe a chance to align it with winter or the A-league while funding is scarce, hopefully they keep the NWL going with maybe an extra team. We have 3 years to prepare our females as best we can at we might aswell go all in on that. 

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Sancho wrote:

Maybe a chance to align it with winter or the A-league while funding is scarce, hopefully they keep the NWL going with maybe an extra team. We have 3 years to prepare our females as best we can at we might aswell go all in on that. 

NWL will not prepare our players for a World Cup. Need to have a Phoenix Team in the W League and or the bulk of the likely squad playing off shore.

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AllWhites82 wrote:

Sancho wrote:

Maybe a chance to align it with winter or the A-league while funding is scarce, hopefully they keep the NWL going with maybe an extra team. We have 3 years to prepare our females as best we can at we might aswell go all in on that. 

NWL will not prepare our players for a World Cup. Need to have a Phoenix Team in the W League and or the bulk of the likely squad playing off shore.

We needed that to happen last year and that boat is still sailing away. The next best is a better NWL season and more players exposed to higher levels of competition whether that local or abroad

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what is the entry cost for the Nationsl league compared to that of central league etc?

The JourneyFan
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what is the entry cost for the Nationsl league compared to that of central league etc?

massively different - Central League is $3500, National League is closer to $100k (this is used for travel and TV as well as admin)

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