Peanut Gallery: Best of social from A-League Round Eight

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Another week of Australian football in the bag, and yet the anger still boils from the FFA’s failure to respond accordingly to the banned list.

Much of social media’s focus this week centred on the various protests against the FFA’s lack of action, and the resulting lack of active support at matches. While many supported the action, supporters were also roundly criticised for what was deemed a ‘silly’ method of protesting.

W-League

While the majority of coverage this week surrounded the continuing fallout from The Article, the Westfield W-League continued unabated with a series of great matches. Canberra United stormed to a 4-1 win over Western Sydney, and Kendall Fletcher was over the moon as she put United ahead.

Meanwhile, there was exciting news on the expansion front, with a return for the Central Coast Mariners W-League team apparently close to fruition.

The Whole of Football plan outlined the idea of each A-League club having a W-League side as well, and the return of the Mariners outfit would only be a boost to women’s football in the country.

 

A-League:

Meanwhile over at Central Coast vs Western Sydney (CCMvWSW), a few keen eyes on Twitter found a bit of humour in the positioning of our wonderful officers of the Law.

That game finished with a 2-0 win for the Wanderers but the majority of coverage focused on the fan walkout and consequent lack of atmosphere.

Sydney vs Wellington

An underwhelming clash kicked off the round on Thursday night between Sydney and Wellington and Twitter users roundly bemoaned the severe lack of action on the pitch. Something’s wrong when the people call for advertising breaks.

All in all, a weekend where football is not the centre of attention is not a great weekend for the sport. Regardless, the sport in our country is in a tough period now and fans will continue to show their displeasure at certain sections of the media and governing body, until we come to a conclusion that fits all. I’ll finish this column with a picture of a brilliant banner from the weekend, courtesy of Neil Sherwin.

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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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