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Australian A - league thread.

Discussion in 'General Worldwide Football Discussion' started by firjam, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. stephen jenkins

    stephen jenkins Registered User

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    Has behaviour improved, did the authorities actually do anything?
     
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    Yeah they did

    Victoria Police launched Operation Astute, leading to 35 people being charged with a range of offences including assault, violent disorder, criminal damage, riotous behaviour and discharging missiles. A further five people were issued with a fine, penalty notice or caution, four more were interviewed and released with the intent to summons and two were identified but unable to be located, including one male who boarded a flight for Europe shortly after the riot.

    Taking charge of the footballing portion of the investigation, national federation Football Australia issued a swathe of individual sanctions that included three-lifetime bans on any organised football activity and hit Victory with what its CEO James Johnson called the "heaviest penalties in the A-League era". These included over $AUD 500,000 worth of financial penalties covering fines and lost revenue, significant restrictions on crowds throughout the rest of the season, and a suspended 10-point deduction that will hang over the head of the club until the end of the 2025-26 campaign that will fall if the federation determines an incident meets the criteria of a "triggering event."


    Despite what I said a page back I didn’t end up going to a single game this season. Just as well really - Perth got humped 8-0 a couple of weeks ago by Melbourne City and ended up bottom of the league :(
     
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  3. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    One thing I will say is that although there’s rarely any trouble off the pitch, there’s a much bigger police presence at the footie games and they usually let the home fans out at the end before the away fans ( although they mingle anyway once outside). This of course is based on my experiences at Melbourne City home games and may be different at other stadiums. in comparison, I went to Ballarat a couple of weeks ago to watch an AFL game and there was three police officers there and there will often be five different sets of supporters at the main railway station in the city centre and no police presence there at all. Completely different atmosphere, mainly because Serbs and Croats don’t follow the oval footie ..
     
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    Perth humped 7-1 by Sydney today :(
     
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    Brilliant final, even a mass pitch invasion at the end.

    Well done to Central coast, very impressive.
     
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    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Late equaliser then went on to win it .
     
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    Panja In a land down under

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    The domestic treble. Get your money on them finishing last next year. It's what they do..
     

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