Why Gallop’s expansion dilemma can Save The Nix

In early 2014 FFA granted the nine Australian A-League clubs a 20-year licence extension, leaving only Wellington Phoenix to negotiate terms to secure its long-term future. Although disappointed, the club came to the table with a proposal for a ten-year licence and was hopeful it would succeed with its request. A reasonable proposal, that took into consideration that there is not overwhelming amount of support within Asian Football Confederation for a team outside its jurisdiction to be playing in the [...]

By | November 13th, 2015|Football Business|2 Comments

Gallop’s virtuous cycle

Up until the launch of the Whole of Football Plan, FFA chief executive David Gallop’s impact on football had been mainly the result of fortuitous timing and diligent execution of plans created mainly by his predecessors. As Gallop took the stage in front of the media on Sydney’s harbour on Tuesday, he finally presented an outline of what his legacy for football could be. Gallop's arrival into the top job in November 2012 could not have come at a better time. A [...]

By | May 6th, 2015|Features, Football Business|1 Comment

Radio | Episode 4 – Interview with John Stensholt on A-League finances

Host Richard Parkin interviews John Stensholt from the Australian Financial Review to discuss club finances in the A-League. We also get our weekly analysis from Kate Cohen on the A-League and Ann Odong covers the W-League. Click here to listen on iTunes. Part 1 (Interview begins at 24 min 34 sec) Richard Parkin: Welcome back you're listening to the Leopold Method Radio Show. Our very special guest today is John Stensholt from the Australian Financial Review. He's here in the studio [...]

By | November 5th, 2014|Football Business|0 Comments

State league social media

Doing a lot with a little The FFA Cup has exposed many A-League supporters to a whole new world of football. The intimacy of the grounds, the ethnic delicacies and the passion of these state league club supporters have been an endearing reminder of football below the top flight. Many state league clubs have worked hard to reach this new audience. A couple of cameras, a laptop and internet connection is all that is needed to beam the game live across [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Football Business|0 Comments

Management Lessons: Ange Postecoglou

How can a professional football coach who has won only one game in eight, and lose all three World Cup group matches, be overwhelmingly celebrated as a success? Socceroos coach, Ange Postecoglou, has earned this praise. After inheriting a side that lost 6-0 to both France and Brazil in international friendlies, Postecoglou has changed the perception of the Socceroos. This is an incredible accomplishment after failing to get results where is matters most – on the pitch. This makes for [...]

By | July 4th, 2014|Football Business|4 Comments
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