Ever Wondered Why So Many Australian Footballers Play Overseas?
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survey published in the Business Review Weekly showed that football viewing
on the limited timeslots has increased from 33 per cent in 1993 to 39 per cent in 1997. The main coverage of
football is on a non-commercial network with limited access to the public due to limitations of its signals which
are often weak and shadowy. This occurred despite saturation coverage of the other codes both of which
decreased in viewers. In
this saturated coverage in a media that is uncompetitive and has monopoly power.
In the March 99 edition
Now on the front page of the Channel Seven Home Page.
What's your favourite football code?
Rugby union 4%
Rugby league 12%
I prefer cricket 4%
Don't like any sort of footy 5%
Don't like sports 4%
And yet they still blackout football coverage!
Why is that mate?
because soccer was the code- zip, off the net with the poll.
Can't have those wogs having a say can we?
In the opening to 1998 season a sell out crowd at Northern Spirit attended with some page three coverage in the local newspapers. Yet reports later in news bulletins left the result to last despite the crowds out-numbering the packielackey game that was played on the same night. Prejudice runs deep in the Australian media and consumer sovereignty is not an issue when the media is an effective monopoly.
the biggest match of the Australian soccer league was to be played on
Or as fans commented:
anybody know who IS screening the Sth Melb v
Is ANYONE showing it live?
and the reply
No, no-one is showing it, live or otherwise.
I could comment, but I'll leave that to all of you!
the Murdoch Australian- (he btw is one of the owners of packielackey)
managed in reluctatnt style to report only 20 words the following
day. Now this game has
Now of course the tiddleywinks want to use their ground and destroy its surface so that Spirit cannot play.
As a fan pointed out:
read on the SMH web site that the AFL want to use North
Sydney Oval for games during their season &train during the
that for ignorance!
attempt to stifle competition.
Take away the ground of
followed by tiddleywink's attempt to stop the
Manchester United Tour Downunder 1999, to
the SMH is now effectively controlled by the packielackey stable.
Isn't it amazing how the richest bigots in the country are able get around media laws?
government protection given to existing owners of Australian
media from competition creates absolute
control of access to sports information in
horizon its move was hardly surprising in an already concentrated market.
course there is a government attempt to limit free speech and content on the
Guess who has just moved into the internet market in 1999?
is that the media in
These are clearly demonstrated by the attitudes that have already been presented here. The attitude by the owner is "Buy your TV network!" A bit difficult when it is a protected monopoly.
Newspaper views: (often owned by the same interests as the TV media)
Goons to Attend Final- A headline by the well-known anti-ethnic protagonist
Jeff Wells in the
Australian Newspaper. This was even though there was no hint of any trouble, merely because the team
Yet one doesn't hear him wanting to ban bagpipes at the Australian Rules fixtures. The ignorance ran so deep
that the writer did not even realize the qualities of Ferenc Puskas who was the coach of the team at the time. It
was also the team that had Paul Wade, the Australian Captain - hardly 'Greek Goons'.
is a typical ploy by the media. Carlton Football (soccer) Club is a
Yet the packielackey team gets saturation coverage.
Reason: the media owns packielackie(rugby league) and tiddleywinks (Victorian rules) and do not allow competition. The Murdoch press concentration alone is 60 per cent.
They restrict competition by blackouts of soccer information and their attacks on the players' and followers' background. These attacks are totally irrational.
Ever wondered if these attacks are due to ignorance or bigotry?
people coming to
Current experience of soccer followers is abuse by the media and so the answer suggests an affirmative.
you imagine the reception that
They will pretend that they do not exist- it will be a blackout!
report the qualifying of the Olympic Team for Atlanta played in Sydney by the
Sydney Morning Herald
the newspaper of the' Olympic 2000' typifies the approach by the effective monopoly. Then this paper calls itself
-the Sydney 2000 paper. One can only wonder about the extent and nature of its football coverage in 2000. In
fairness, its recent coverage of the game has improved but is still minimalist in its approach to the Australian
based competition. Although recent front page pictures of Pauline "fact free zone" Hanson in the Olympic city of
The usual blackout of reporting the National League competition is standard practice.
is usual 'naughty wogs' attack by the packielackey (aka rugby league)
commercial radio media. Is it
any coincidence that this radio station broadcasts packielackey where all the scratching and loss of gonads
occurs? A quote from a football fan.
we go again. Mike Gibson is on his 2GB radio programme at present
about the recent findings of a study by sociologist John Hughson which
stated that the Croatians who rioted at the
final were just "youngsters living an para-military existence out to
impress their mums and dads"."
What was the methodology used? Ask the packielackies at the government protected media?
no reports of the riot at
wogball treatment when visiting the
A comment from a fan:
Whilst on the subject of media morons:
the weekend either channel 7 or 9 reported on football crowd violence
>someone, I cant remember or care, but anyway I later heard on the BBC, that
>the final score was actually 1-1 and the team won 4-2 on penalties.....
>Things'll never change....
>See you all in
...Well whilst we're whinging..
else notice at least 2 commercial radio news reports saying the
Socceroos had moved from 50th to 33rd? Actually we have been in the 30's all
year, and they should know that. One of them has looked up the FIFA site
which shows we were at 50 last year, next to the current result. Of course
they all just copy each other, without any checking of sources. Bastards.
and reference to Sydney teams not embracing any of the current NSL sides....
I'm not a Marconi supporter, but have been to a couple of games recently and I would refute that they have not
been embraced by other fans. I'm a dinky di Aussie and a couple of mates also, and they have enjoyed going to
And, judging from the reaction around us on the hill, I'd say there are others like us.
As well, Marconi seem to me to draw a wide range of support, not just the Italians.
Saw a Murdoch Telemoron lying on a seat
before the A-League
Not a mention anywhere in its 147 pages
You can't even use it for dunny paper
No wonder they hired Wells
Wells in the Murdoch telemoron described Olympic football as "diving on grass.." in an article about the availability of tickets at the Olympics- well is that ignorance or bigotry?
Why Wells do they send players off in Victorian rules (aka tiddleywinks) for tripping?
Where is his comment about the opening game on the Olympic Stadium by Murdoch's packielackey 'diving in human poop'?
rule for one and not the other?
from a football fan in
not have a bar with anything other than that of their hereditary AFL club. Still with
large non Anglo Saxon following ("We are the dago Blues... you know they're
banners are in Italian" etc. etc.) I'd expected the crowds they would be getting would be well over
what they are now. Have they successfully approached their AFL supporters, caus they've always
had a group of Pommy singers at AFL matches. And they AREN'T there for the soccer. " Out of the Australian
lead up to the 1998 Grand Final a
those fortunate or unfortunate enough to read Ron Reed's article in
the Herald-Sun today, I've got one thing to say.
placing an article on the back page of the herald-sun and
continued inside about how SM supporters have been racially abusing him
and his family....
Jonsey is being vindictive. That is to be expected. But what
on earth is Ron Reed doing printing this shit now. WHAT IS HIS
INSPERATION BEHIND IT????
now? Why at all? Why have a huge article on Eddie K one day and a
slaging one on Souths the next? Yes I think it is a conspiracy against
SM. As to who is behind it, I don't know, but why else would somebody
do this. What Reed conveniently overlooked is that SM has a Turk and a
Macedonian in its team. Not to mention Croatians, Italian's (including
it's captain) and Greeks. 20% of our members are from a non-Greek
Background (I've seen the members list myself). "
bull that footballers have to put up with in
football has been played in
Perhaps this is because of the media. The soc*ial game was played here first! Soccer was first with green and gold and black!
Brought to you by fosters the anti-football lager.
conspicuous by it absence at football matches, even those with world-wide
audiences such as the
v Australia World Cup Qualifier 1998 for the final
In the first match of the 1999 playoffs, the SMH didn't even report the result of the Spirit v Marconi match despite it having more spectators than those who went to the packielackey, yet it devoted nearly a whole page to them! It did though amazingly preview the match between Spirit and Marconi which must be a first.
But really, is the failure to report the result surprising given the past record of the paper?
The match which was shown live on pay TV , but during the break they saturated the screen with tiddleywinks propaganda. The viewers were football fans! But those who saw the match realise how tiddleywinks is really tiddleywimps when it is compared to real football. It is amazing that Spirit had so few bookings!
final draws near in
fever has hit
game sold out within hours of tickets going on sale to the general
mailing list is now full of mail as to which pubs we are going
to meet up at, when we are going to get to the ground and what the
atmosphere is going to be like without a real Shed area.
move to Leederville Oval from Perth Oval now looks to have been dumped. Glory
are holding out on the State Government building a purpose built stadium. With
murdoch media recognise it?
Amazingly there was even very short preview! Nearly 1/6th of a page!
about the news headlines for the Grand Final 1999 Preview?
All about the hooligans at the soccer.
And they judge the clubs on a few people only.
did they not do that when the tiddleywimps TEAM attacked unprovoked the
Do they judge that game's supporters on the behaviour of the PLAYERS?
colour are swans in
Black and white.
why are the Sydney Swans red and white?
Because they come from
Now haven't Sydney United proven one of the most important tenets of football as they reached the 1999 Grand Final?
They fail at the final hurdle but prove the point: ticker, ticker, ticker and the heart continues to throb despite the move to stop it.
What counts is performance on the field; not crowd support, money, artificial salary caps or bureaucratic interference. These are the province of minor leagues.
of minor leagues;
" >In the last few years one player in the AFL really makes me
want to jump
>thru the tv or on the ground
>and punch the poncy bastards lights out for his soccer like
>falling on the ground rolling over
>like the typical overpaid,
Now is this jealousy, ignorance or simply inadequacy from the tiddleywimp?
BTW Why do they ban players in tiddleywimps for tripping?
predictions made a year earlier about the 'official opening' of the Olympic
Stadium on June 12, 1999 with the FIFA World Stars v Australia were proved - it
was a deliberate attempt to downgrade football, and that the Olympic movement
and FIFA have been duped by the SOCOG packielackeys in charge of the
promotion. The pitch was a sandy multilined patchwork of blacked out
signs with a divoted surface that looked more like a dairy yard than a
football field. The pitch had a game of crappy packielackey played
on it three days earlier in the rain completely destroying an already poor
surface. It was only marginally better than the one
The media was full of "It's been opened already when they had the league (sic) 'crappy packielackey' game and many people have been there before anyway".
as reported in the
match was to officially open the Australian Olympic
stadium which seats over 110,000, despite the fact that it has
been in use for over three months."
The media virtually blacked out the previews to the game and derided the concept of the official opening.
pre-match entertainment can only be described as abysmally poor.
All planned by the packielackeys on SOCOG who control the promotion of the Olympic Games?
It seems all these predictions have come true.
at every opportunity attack the Manchester United v. Socceroos Down under
Series 1999 campaign by the media in
All this and Manchester United have signed a contract with the Australian Wool Board and yet Manu were treated like sheep dung.
Every paper, television network (with the exception of SBS) went on a football mauling exercise in an attempt to discredit and belittle the Socceroos claiming players like Colosimo and Lazaridis as second-rate. However, who was second-rate?
MCG for its appalling surface.
The ignorant James O'Brian for his what's on in sport segment on the Manchester United team.
The Australian media for their undisguised attack of the players of Manchester United and the Socceroos.
Imagine calling Stam, Giggs, Urwin, Cole, Yorke, Bosnich, et al second rate?
Is this another case of Australian sports media ignorance or is it a matter of ostriches with their heads buried in dung?
the crowds still came and new Socceroos stars emerged. 71 000 in
Melbourne and 78 000 in Sydney.
All despite the media derision.
the coverage by Stoke's Joke was actually creditable.
But then, how much influence did the worry beads have on the management?
for the friendly- well for Colosimo it's a case of deja vu USA.
The tackle from Cole was uncalled for and he deserved a red card.
highlights who had the skill! And it wasn't Cole Voodoo!.
along comes John.
The howardly coward.
The Honourable PM of Australia with his powers of premonition, bans football players from attending a human rights convention at Bondi and kicking footballs in Australia. Why ? Because they are black West African footballers! He bans them just because they are footballers using the pretext that they will overstay their visa. Where in the soothsayer's underworld did he see this premonition.? What if they were packielackey or tiddleywimp players? Would he have banned them? Imagine if they had played rugby!
he ban all participants from Africa during the Sydney Olympics?
Now even the UN finds this behaviour disturbing.
But guess who is speaking at Bondi?
When South Melbourne qualified for the World Club Championships in Brazil after winning the Oceania zone there was not even a mention in the packielackey/Stoke's joke of a media.
As one fan commented:
very absent from most reports was South Melbourne's great result in
Nadi. Shameful really. Who do you blame? No excuse in my opinion."
As another fan points out what the media ignored;
The representatives, and how they qualified are as follows:
Winner of the 1998 Asian Super Cup: Al-Nasr, Saudi Arabia
CAF: Winner of the Champions' League 1999 - 12.12.99
CONCACAF: Winner of the 1999 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 03.10.99
CONMEBOL: Winner of the 1998 Copa Libertadores: Clube Regatas Vasco da
UEFA: Winner of the 1999 Champions' League: Manchester United, England
OFC: Winner of the 1999 OFC Club Championship: South Melbourne, Australia
Winner of the Toyota Cup 1998: Real Madrid, Spain
Brazil: Champions, Corinthians, Brazil
This of course is not to mention the blackout of the new season. Murdoch's Australian on Saturday 9th Oct 99 didn't even mention a word of preview or report the results from the previous night. That's murdoch's packielacky for you!
Is it any wonder that Ange Postecoglou finds the lack of media recognition for his side an affront?
Australia v Brazil 0-2 , Australia v Brazil 2-2 and Kewell fails to front.
Have things improved in the media?
As a fan points out.
SMH sports result page only published 4 of the weekend's results and
failed to include the competition table."
But what can one expect from the Sydney 2000 media !
In another football first the Matildas (Australia's women's Olympic football team) release a nude Matildas Calendar, Sydney 2000?!
They receive world -wide coverage but the packielackey/tiddleywimps of SOCOG attack the football team because they dare seek publicity in the nude and attempt to stop its publication!
they ever been to a nude beach?!
Are they never naked?
Do they shower and bathe in their undies?
This type of gutter journalism is to be expected from an organisation that is intent on the blackout and abuse of football in Australia.
The Murdoch's Australian claims it is a backward step for feminism- or should that read feminazi intent on the control of women!?
But then that's Murdoch's packielackey for you!!
facts are that there are not enough copies of the calendar to go around
and the Matildas are a competitive football team. They might not win gold
and might be beaten by the USA and China but they are real footballers.
They play a real game!
fact the calendar is very artistic.
Here is the view from one of the tiddleywimps posting to a real newsgroup:
Australian Women's team who will be representing their country at the
Olympics next year have stooped to an all time low.
their gear off for a nudie calendar (showing everything not some art house
Comes with the sanction of Soccer Australia.
And you wonder why people don't take soccer in Australia seriously?
to mention the ridiculous comment by one player on the radio this morning
stating that 50% of the team was lesbian. Did we really need to know that?"
They must be Continental wogs !
Imagine putting sex first!?
It was so offensive that a quote from the calendar is in order.
friends is where my
success comes from"
And she is a good looking sort!
They might even go topless down the beach!
Viva la football!
(BTW Joe Marsdon in the 20s was the first Australian born coach.)
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