Central Coast Mariners - Better than the Knights

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aitkenmike wrote:

“I was asked to set up for a rugby lineout at a corner"

What does this even mean!?  I just can't picture what they were asking him to do.

Lifting a player up for a free header maybe?
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That's different (and has already done I believe).

I can't get my head around what they wanted to do either

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Think they mean to line up the players like you would for a lineout to confuse the opposition and how to mark the players. Then just before the ball is played, they make their runs

I'm an optimistic pessimist. 

I'm positive things will go wrong.

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Matt W-S wrote:

Think they mean to line up the players like you would for a lineout to confuse the opposition and how to mark the players. Then just before the ball is played, they make their runs

I always remember when my sister played her first game of football in nursery grade, they got a throw in and that's exactly what the teams did - they were only 5 or 6 years old though!

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Central Coast Mariners are on track to be branded with their fourth wooden spoon in six years after slumping to bottom of the table after their 2-0 loss to Adelaide last week, putting them at a legal risk of having their licence revoked on the grounds of poor performances.Minimum performance measures in A-League participation agreements with FFA suggest a club can be "relegated" for finishing bottom of the table three years in a row, or four times out of six seasons.But A-League boss Greg O'Rourke told The Hairdryer the competition's new management won't be looking to invoke its power to remove the Mariners should they finish last again."We have no intention to use ladder position to determine the licence," he said. "What we are committed to do is work with clubs on the bottom of the ladder to take new initiatives to improve their competitiveness."Former FFA chief David Gallop was not as lenient towards repeated poor performance. When News Corp revealed the clauses last year, Gallop said: "The proper management of any league requires KPIs that assist the continued good performance of the constituent clubs and contribute to the strength of the league as a whole."

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/no-regrets-for-olyroos-star-who-chose-hip-hop-over-tokyo-2020-20200220-p542on.html

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RR wrote:

The A league will fold in the not too distant  future.

If you are old and wise you were probably young and stupid

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It's sort of happened before with what 1-2 years between NSL shutting down, and A League starting up. 

But you would think it will be a hibernation type period of as long as it takes, to safely restart the League, rather than it folding. 

During that hibernation a very large cost cutting exercise by each club, shedding off contract players, and on contract players having to agree to very large pay cuts.

News/rumours of Fox looking to get out of the remaining 3 years of their contract though is a massive concern. Probably more worrying longer term, than Coronavirus.

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So that's two clubs now with no future beyond next season, CCM and Nix.

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  https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/over-and-out-mariners-boss-charlesworth-hands-back-a-league-licence

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RR wrote:

  https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/over-and-out-mariners-boss-charlesworth-hands-back-a-league-licence

Best out come, if no NEW buyer for the licence would be the other 11 Teams buy it. 

This would be best for independent league - keeping the FFA influence to a minimum. 

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Blew.2 wrote:

Blew.2 wrote:

RR wrote:

  https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/over-and-out-mariners-boss-charlesworth-hands-back-a-league-licence

Best out come, if no NEW buyer for the licence would be the other 11 Teams buy it. 

This would be best for independent league - keeping the FFA influence to a minimum. 

Auckland should offer to buy the licence should it become available.

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Be great to see an A League club in Auckland, but have yet to hear any rumours of a football loving tragic or group with deep pockets willing to try establish one.

Actually would be sad to see CCM fold. Sure they have been battlers for awhile now, but previously gave the A League a lot. Grand Final winners one year, plus a number of Socceroos started their pro careers in Gosford. They effectively also bought Weemac into the AWs, who at his peak was a useful addition. The Sauce Bottles. Mad Matt Simon, bit of a legend of the league.

Most top leagues have battler type clubs, operating on low budgets, often giving youth a chance.

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I actually think that this is a big test for the future viability of the league. Are there actual buyers out there who want to take this on? And if not, what does it mean for the league overall? CCM aren't the only club treading water right now.

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Frankly why would you buy into the A League at the moment. No naming rights sponsor broadcasting rights a shambles and its any bodies  guess when any body would want to go any where near Victoria.

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Charlesworth put out a statement saying he would seek a new investor to buy the club so he could step away from the Mariners.

"After 10 years of involvement with the Mariners, I feel the time is right for me to now step aside and to look for a new investor to take on the ownership of the Club," Charlesworth said in the statement.

"With a host of young, talented players having broken into our first team and with a new independently run A-League around the corner, it's an exciting time for the club to grow and to now move forward under new ownership."

On Tuesday, Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp spoke to the media, rejecting reports that the asking price was $4 million.


"I want to smash that, that is a totally false figure and absolutely ridiculous, whoever wrote that, because there's no number [to sell the club] that has been put up," he said.

"An A-League licence is definitely worth more [than $4 million] and the conversations already have been more than that number so I see that as nothing but fake news."

Mielekamp said he was hopeful, but could not guarantee the club would remain on the Central Coast.

"I think it's very personally imperative that it [the future] is here, but of course in a situation where things are, there are no guarantees that the best offer for Mike may be looking a little bit different than the Central Coast," he said.

The chief executive said he was frustrated by Central Coast Council, which has not adopted Charlesworth's vision to own the stadium and develop the waterfront.

"It is frustrating because it was a very important part of the long-term strategy that Mike had seen for our club and a very exciting one as well," Mielekamp said.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-04/central-coast-mariners-for-sale-as-owner-seeks-a-league-exit/12521900

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