Magazine - Football (Page 7)
7 Dec 2009 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
The Premiership is all about 'big bucks' these days, with money pouring into clubs from all over the globe. Only fifteen years ago the 'big three' were Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and money was 'traditionally' made through sponsorship, sensible (ish) transfer fees, ticket receipts and commercial revenue. For a short while Newcastle and Blackburn challenged their superiority, but they quickly faded away as the mega-bucks started to roll in at other clubs.
5 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor
All AFL matches in South Australia will be played at Adelaide Oval following the $450 million refurbishment of the stadium, possibly within three years. AAMI Stadium will be reduced to 15,000 seats and used as a training base for Adelaide and a venue for the AFL pre-season competition.
3 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor
Les Burdett, the long-serving Adelaide Oval groundsman, has signalled the end of 136 years of cricketing tradition by suggesting drop-in pitches could be used at the ground as part of its $450m redevelopment.
2 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor
Etihad in its rectangular configuration was a terrific experience. The atmosphere was up a notch and we could really interact with the fans, who were almost within touching distance
29 Nov 2009 - Football - Editor
Looking at greenery reduces stress, according to psychologists. But there are exceptions. Derek Blanckensee looks at more greenery than Tarzan these days, but he's not relaxed - and with good reason.
16 Nov 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
Millions of Africans have been saying it for years: the grass is greener in Europe. Now the world's football bosses have decided that Africa's indigenous grass is not bright enough for international television audiences.
26 Oct 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
The AFL and National Rugby League will have to shift matches out of Australia's capital cities, including Perth, for up to eight weeks during the winter of 2018 or 2022 if Australia wins the right to host the World Cup in either of these years.
25 Oct 2009 - Football - Editor
Football Federation Australia chief executive Ben Buckley yesterday gave assurances Adelaide Oval was a safe bet to host potential 2018 or 2022 World Cup matches.
19 Oct 2009 - Football - Bob Hall
When it comes to the condition of the pitches and the grass at their Carrington Training Ground and Old Trafford, Sir Alex can sleep easily.
Growing in Pitches
6 Oct 2009 - Football - Steve Gingell
We frequently advise local authorities, schools and clubs on the growing-in of newly constructed pitches. In many cases, the maintenance requirements are not understood or have not been specified to a high enough level.
22 Sep 2009 - Football - Editor
A failed A-League bid will likely cost Canberra a hosting role in a future World Cup and scuttle plans for a grand upgrade of the Canberra Stadium precinct.
18 Sep 2009 - Football - Editor
The lack of a suitable soccer stadium in Western Australia is hurting Australia's bid to win the Soccer world cup in 2018 or 2022.
15 Sep 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
Victory boss Ernie Merrick last night labelled the Etihad Stadium surface a disgrace and likened the arena to a car park, claiming the bumpy, uneven ground prevented his team from playing to its strengths.
20 Aug 2009 - Football - Editor - 3 comments
Less than 8,000 turned up to watch Gold Coast completely demolish fellow newbies the Fury 5-0 on a pitch that wouldn't have been out of place as a paddock on a dairy farm.
12 Aug 2009 - Football - Editor
The first step in a plan to build a state-of-the-art soccer facility in Ballarat is expected to be revealed today.
20 Jul 2009 - Football - Editor
It’s an image that lives long in the memory. In May 2005, more than two months before the pre-season competition for the inaugural A-League season, the FFA gave us a sneak-peak into its new world with a double-header at Gosford’s Bluetongue Stadium.
13 May 2009 - Football - Editor
Adelaide is at risk of being frozen out of Australia's bid for soccer's 2018 or 2022 World Cups, because it lacks a rectangular stadium in the city centre.
26 Apr 2009 - Football - Editor
Wembley head groundsman Steve Welch paid the price for the shocking state of the £757million national stadium's controversial pitch.
Melbourne's Rectangular Stadium Taking Shape
13 Mar 2009 - Football - Press Release
A new icon is taking shape and changing Melbourne’s skyline as the distinctive roof frames of the $268 million Rectangular Stadium are bolted into place.
Telstra Dome Surface - Unavoidable or Unacceptable?
5 Jan 2009 - Football - Editor - 3 comments
Rival coaches Frank Farina and Ernie Merrick seemed split on the state of the Telstra Dome surface for Melbourne’s clash with Queensland. What should have been an entertaining A-League encounter between two teams vying for top spot on the ladder was ruined by a shoddy pitch, thanks to a New Year’s Eve dance party held there two nights before.