Peanut Gallery: The Best of Social from A-League Round Nine

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Another controversial weekend of Australian football now well and truly over, it becomes time to gauge the fan reaction. And there’s plenty of ammunition this week.

Fan boycotts, accusations about the leaking of the ‘list’ and far more took over social media this week.

SBS’s Lucy Zelic showed the extent of the desertion at Sydney FC vs Newcastle as The Cove members participated in the fan boycott;

Perth writer Neil Sherwin had some choice words for Sydney Forward Filip Holosko as he missed a number of gilt-edged chances in the clash;

While during the Glory’s loss to Adelaide United, a Reddit user had some interesting terms to describe the Glory’s no.1 reptilian fan.

If you ventured onto Twitter sometime Saturday evening, and follow anyone remotely A-League related, you would have been party to the remarkable #KitGate; a brilliantly horrendous clash of kits in the Phoenix – Victory clash. Grey vs White never made life really easy for anyone, and spectators now had another task on their hands apart from dodging flares.

While much of the chatter in the Western Sydney vs Brisbane Contest was about the quality of the match, many still found time to offer their heartfelt opinions on the boycott issue.

The major focus of the A-League subreddit this past week turned to inundating 2GB radio and their sponsors in a bid to widely circulate the plight of the fans. When one user pointed out the use of Spam Filters, they were quickly reminded of the end goal by another.

But finally, sometimes all we need is a bit of cross-code banter to lighten the mood, and on a post regarding the empty arena at Sydney – Newcastle, one user delivered.

That’s all for this past weekend, but if you see any social shade worthy of the Peanut Gallery, tag me on Twitter @DavidJordan33. See you all next week.

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David Jordan
David Jordan
Former Media Manager of Canberra United and Central Coast Mariners. Get in touch at @DavidJordan33.

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