Now or never for A-Leagues to get back on track

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It’s been a tough few seasons for the A-Leagues.

From COVID-19 to general mismanagement, the competitions have struggled to build back any momentum after peaking nearly a decade ago.

But with COVID-19 (hopefully) in the rearview-mirror, the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) are throwing the kitchen sink at ways to get fans back on board and with two World Cups looming, it feels like it’s now or never for the A-Leagues to get back on track.

If I was using my Fair Go casino login Australia, I’d place a big bet on the league competitions building some much-needed momentum over the next nine months.

Going into the new seasons for both the A-League Men and A-League Women, games will be broadcast more frequently on free-to-air TV which should get more casual fans into the game.

Some big names have also arrived in the A-League Men this season with Nani and Charlie Austin genuine draw cards.

Both players have been catching the eye on and off the pitch with the new documentary series ‘A-Leagues All Access’ set to shine a captivating light on the A-Leagues in between games.

Such content should get more fans invested in the competitions and with World Cups looming, Austin himself admitted now is the time for Australian football to do all it can to grab the public’s attention.

“I think it’s a great documentary that they’re doing, I think it’s important for football in Australia,” Austin said.

“Australia now have got nine months, they’ve got the men’s World Cup which the Socceroos are in, and then next year the Women’s World Cup is here which is going to be massive.

“So listen, if there’s a time to build football in this country, it’s definitely now.”

While the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will see the A-League Men pause for three weeks, the tournament can act as a real launchpad for the league competition.

With many Australians caught up in World Cup fever, the A-League Men can keep casual fan’s interest in the game running hot by returning just at the right time and showcasing the quality on offer.

Throw in some world-class, mid-week content that goes beyond the 90 minutes and it would seem that the A-Leagues have all the ingredients they need to cook up a storm.

Feature image credit: Steve Christo

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