A-League Attendance Figures: Positive signs of growth

The A-League enters into the final ten rounds of the season with average attendance figures up on last season and on track to achieve the highest total aggregate in its nine year history. Average attendance for this season after Round 17 is 13,774 versus a full year average for last season of 12,347. With 49 games remaining, the average attendance required to beat last year's total aggregate attendance is 9,842, which is safe to say is easily achievable. Whilst there [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|Football Business|1 Comment

The management philosophy of Ferran Soriano

The recent announcement of a Manchester City-led consortium purchasing Melbourne Heart has led to much speculation as to the future direction of the club. Journalists and fans alike have been examining the how the club’s new owners have rebuilt the English club into one of the world’s powerhouses in a relatively short period of time. The injection of large sums of money is the most simplistic way to explain Manchester City’s meteoric rise. However, much of the strategic decisions will [...]

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

A-League All a Twitter

Twitter was launched to the public in mid-2007. It was not until May 2009, that A-League club Melbourne Victory, first set up a Twitter account. From there the rest of the clubs jumped onto the Twitter bandwagon, with Perth Glory lagging behind the pack to join in March 2011. Western Sydney Wanderers set up their social media accounts prior to the announcement of the new franchise. A combined 170,523 people follow the A-League club's (taking into account people following multiple [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|Football Business|0 Comments

Show me the money

Seventeen clubs announced yesterday they are withdrawing their expression of interest (EOI) for the National Premier Leagues Victoria (NPLV), leaving Football Federation Victoria (FFV) with a competition dead before arrival unless it can come to a compromise with the clubs. This is in addition to another eight clubs that previously did not submit, or withdrawn, their EOI. In a letter to FFV board and management, the signatory clubs state they support ‘the principles of the FFA National Competition Review (NCR)’ [...]

By | July 30th, 2013|Football Business|1 Comment

A-League attendance figures: Positive signs, plenty of opportunity

At conclusion of the regular season, Football Federation CEO, David Gallop, made another positive announcement: "This season more Australians have watched the Hyundai A-League live in our venues than ever before. What they’ve experienced is the best standard of football our competition has ever seen and the best live atmosphere in Australian sport." “The growth is the end product of hard work and investment by 10 clubs. I thank the fans all over Australia for making this an unforgettable season.” The [...]

By | April 18th, 2013|Football Business|2 Comments
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