6 reasons the W-League draw hasn’t been released yet

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Just like the unicorn and Loch Ness Monster, the mythical 2019/20 W-League fixture is still yet to be sighted or confirmed as real.

But it’s okay, there are genuine reasons why something as irrelevant as a season fixture has been pushed way down the priority list at FFA HQ.

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1: They’re too busy drawing cartoons for the new A-League ad

Cartoons don’t just make themselves you know. With a frame rate of 24, the A-League’s new 30-second promo targeted at kids needs at least 360 drawings for its production. With the entire office pitching in to get the illustrations done on time, there just wasn’t enough time for unimportant things like the W-League fixture.

2: There’s no staff left in the office due to mass exodus

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It’s not easy being an FFA staffer. With people like Luke Casserly, Emma Highwood, Luke Bould and David Gallop all leading the way to the exit doors, there’s simply not enough people left in the office to get anything done.

3: If Sam Kerr can’t commit to the W-League, why should the FFA?

With rumours suggesting Sam Kerr will be signing in Europe this season, why should the FFA commit to the W-League if Sam Kerr won’t? It’s not as if the W-League is an important part of developing the next Sam Kerr or anything like that.

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4: They’re still trying to figure out how a draw can accommodate each team playing each other twice

Since the start of season one a big controversy has been how the W-League isn’t a full home and away season. This means that some teams (for example: those who get to play Western Sydney Wanderers twice) have an advantage over others (those that only get to play them once). After years of trying to work out how they could somehow fix this inequality, the FFA have finally come up with a viable solution: if no-one plays anyone, then everything is equal and fair.

5: Trying to find a Melbourne coffee shop to leak the draw on social media

After all the attention received when a Melbourne coffee shop accidentally leaked Emily van Egmond signing with Melbourne City, the FFA have decided to follow suit with the W-League fixture. Unfortunately, no coffee shop is playing ball.

“We’ve left the fixture scribbled on serviettes at café’s all-around Melbourne but not a single one has posted about it on their Instagram. I mean, what more can we do?” said an FFA spokesperson.

What more indeed.

6: The FFA’s original marketing consultant pulled out

The FFA had originally contracted Rebekah Vardy to leak the W-League fixture to the press. Unfortunately, she had taken on too much work and could not fully commit to the project, backing at a late stage and leaving the FFA struggling to find a Plan B.

If you love women’s football and want to support the growth of the W-League, make sure to attend Round 1! The league kicks-off on TBC with an exciting opening fixture of TBC v TBC.

Feature image credit: Jaime Castaneda

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