Missed Again

First of all congratulations to Floreat Athena and Sorrento who have both progressed to the Grand Final of the All Flags State Premier League competition; Sorrento beating League Premiers Bayswater City in a feisty match after extra time 2-1.

Next week the two teams will do battle for the title of Champions for 2012. Also next weekend the Hyundai A league gets under way with Perth Glory hoping for a big crowd at a venue far from conducive to watching football Subiaco Oval a.k.a. Paterson’s Stadium.

Perth Glory have gone all out to try and pull in the fans by having a “Legends Game” as the curtain raiser, regrettably with the FFA having worked so hard to push NSL history into a darkened cupboard where no one will find it, the game is likely to have limited appeal. Which is sad for the players of the past and the club.

One can’t help feeling that this game would have been better being held back until later in the season rather than the being played at the opening game. What may have been a better option, especially as we are repeatedly told the relationship between Football West and the Perth Glory is the best it has ever been, is if the local State League Grand Final had been the curtain raiser for the opening game against Brisbane Roar.

One thing is for sure it would have pulled in fans to the Perth Glory who normally do not come, and the state league would have benefitted from Glory fans who rarely watch the local league seeing its showcase game. One can’t help feeling that an opportunity has been lost by both Perth Glory and Football West.

With the “Legends Game” being played prior to the main game, one thing is for sure no one can say it came down to cost!

Whatever the case we wish all three teams the best of luck next weekend.

Missed Again
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4 thoughts on “Missed Again

  • October 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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    Super sub, I continually live in hope!

    I think you mean you agree with All White re the Legends, and have proved this comes down to opinions and everyone’s differs.

  • October 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm
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    You cannot tell me that you were surprised that the two of them could not arrange this? C’mon, both Football West and Perth Glory are as bad as each other. It is all about VIP seats and chardonnay and posing, not about what is best for the game. All egos, that is all it is and that is why a lot of fans won’t go.

    As you quite rightly say the club is not old enough to have more than three legends, and Despotovski, Mori and Miller would be my three.

  • October 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm
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    Well said! Sadly the Perth Glory is not an old enough club to have a true legends team, they only have three or four true legends, Naven, Despotovski, Mori and at a push Harnwell. In fact Boutsianis would get in ahead of him!

    This shows that there really is no relationship between the two organisations. Although had Inglewood been in the Grand Final you can bet your nana that the game would have been the curtain raiser. How football West has allowed this club to continue when it is so obviously being backed by Perth Glory is a disgrace and show the CEO is just a puppet. The board and Perth Glory pull his strings and he dances to whatever tune they play. He has taken the game backwards and the sooner he goes back over East the better.

    His salary cap proposal shows he is just a government administrator not a leader. His contract must be up for renewal and hopefully it will be terminated before he does more damage. Time for Bob Kucera to show leadership on the board.

    I for one will not be going to watch the Glory at that hell hole of a stadium at any time!

  • October 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm
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    It is as usual lack of lateral thinking onthe part of these two – No wonder people stay away from Soccer when the ” powers that be ” cannot even promote the Local State league and Glory need a an increase in bums on seats to stay finacially viable. FW dont care they will just drain the $$ from the clubs Seniors Amateurs Juniors and Women .

    laughable IMO .

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