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Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 13, 2013, 10:13:47 AM
National Premier Leagues
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FFA, in partnership with its state-based Member Federations, has rebranded the premier league in each state under a single banner - National Premier Leagues (NPL).

NPL will now form the second tier of football in Australia, underpinning the Hyundai A-League.

The NPL is a direct outcome of the National Competition Review (NCR) outcomes announced in May 2012 which, apart from the re-branding of state-based competitions, aims to:
•Create consistency across the Member Federation top leagues across Australia;
•To recognise the role that State league clubs are playing to develop players, and showcase local talent;
•Raise overall standards in club management;
•Improve the financial and commercial position of state leagues and clubs.

To participate in the National Premier Leagues within each Federation, clubs have agreed to meet uniform national criteria including:
•Total number of teams and age groups;
•Youth development practices, including the implementation of the National Curriculum;
•Coach accreditation criteria including the introduction of a Technical Director in each club;
•Organisational planning including finance, business planning and organisational structure;
•Greater oversight regarding the charging of player registration fees;
•Facility standards and improvement;
•Adoption of a player points system which incentivises clubs to develop players through their youth team structure as well as produce talent which progresses to national pathway programs (including Skilleroos, NTC and AIS) as well as the National Youth League, Hyundai A-League and National Teams.

Each Federation will manage their local division of the National Premier Leagues, which will culminate in a national play-off at the end of each winter season involving the champion of each division.

A women's NCR is currently underway and it is expected that outcomes will be announced in May, 2013.

The NPL represents an important step in the realisation of FFA's strategic vision to make Australia a world class football nation and to better connect elite player development and the wider football community.
Who is participating in the National Premier Leagues in 2013?
There will be 5 states participating in the National Premier Leagues in 2013 including Football New South Wales, Football Queensland, Football Federation Tasmania, Capital Football and Football Federation South Australia.

Further states are expected to join the newly re-branded competition once the outcomes of the National Competition Review are adopted.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/nationalpremierleagues (http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/nationalpremierleagues)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 13, 2013, 10:22:05 AM
Not long now until the mighty Sunshine Coast FC are champions of not only Queensland but Australia as well.

Next step, THE WORLD!
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on February 13, 2013, 10:35:31 AM
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on February 13, 2013, 10:42:04 AM
Can I assume that in 5 or so years time, the top 16 or so NPL clubs will then be invited to join Australia's second-tier football comp? Or will the state NPL's be our second-tier comp?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 13, 2013, 10:45:02 AM
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?

It is the APL, but it had to be renamed because apparently there is already an Australian Premier League in lawn bowls or something.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on February 13, 2013, 10:45:56 AM
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?

It is the APL, but it had to be renamed because apparently there is already an Australian Premier League in lawn bowls or something.

;D
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on February 13, 2013, 10:52:21 AM
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?

It is the APL, but it had to be renamed because apparently there is already an Australian Premier League in lawn bowls or something.

Hahaa, ok.

The FFA must use this competition to truly test out new/expanded HAL markets. The chance to link up a great number of football areas from around Australia will be fantastic in the short term (with an FFA Cup) and then in the long run (through careful expansion of the HAL). Either way, for the next generation of players, this is a great nationwide pathway approach.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 13, 2013, 11:32:52 AM
The NPL's will be run by the state federations but I'm sure the FFA will have a fair bit of input..

Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 13, 2013, 11:47:05 AM
Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..

The FFA obviously have their heart set on this NPL idea so the dynamic for FB/BPL and those clubs would appear to be more or less 'get on board or you'll get left behind'.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 13, 2013, 12:18:28 PM
Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..

The FFA obviously have their heart set on this NPL idea so the dynamic for FB/BPL and those clubs would appear to be more or less 'get on board or you'll get left behind'.
It's not quite that simple.. Your line above seemed to be the motto when the QSL was getting organised and that in reality was a poorly executed and rushed competition.

Hopefully FQ have learnt from their mistakes.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 13, 2013, 12:23:58 PM
Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..

The FFA obviously have their heart set on this NPL idea so the dynamic for FB/BPL and those clubs would appear to be more or less 'get on board or you'll get left behind'.
It's not quite that simple.. Your line above seemed to be the motto when the QSL was getting organised and that in reality was a poorly executed and rushed competition.

Hopefully FQ have learnt from their mistakes.

Apples and oranges I think.

The QSL was purely administrated and run by FQ (poorly). This NPL caper is set up and run to FFA guidelines and specifications with each state federation just administering their individual leagues and teams and making sure they toe the lines set down by FFA.

That's the way it appears to me at least.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on February 13, 2013, 12:54:06 PM
So how do New Zealand fit into this? Are Wellington Phoenix a part of the FFA's long term plans for the A-league?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 13, 2013, 01:39:24 PM
So how do New Zealand fit into this? Are Wellington Phoenix a part of the FFA's long term plans for the A-league?
IMO In the HAL the answer would be off course. In relation to player pathways, youth development etc, the Phoenix will be left to their own devices. That's NZ Football's job to help out too.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on February 13, 2013, 02:50:30 PM
The count down clock has started.

The count down to the Strikers regaining their rightful place.

It will take a few years; I just hope the Roar are still alive by then to help us celebrate in style.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 13, 2013, 02:58:33 PM
Rightful Place?

Sure.

Except they weren't even top dog in the QSL.

You either need to lay off the drugs Sep, or up the dose.

Unless by rightful place you mean 'completely out of their depth' then in that case good point, well made.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: medley on February 13, 2013, 03:25:53 PM
Victoria dragging their feet. Obviously wasn't their idea or they are too good for NPL
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 13, 2013, 04:41:50 PM
Victoria dragging their feet. Obviously wasn't their idea or they are too good for NPL
From what I've read, the VPL as well as a couple of other states had existing sponsorships etc set up so it wasn't viable to cut them short for this coming season. The one's that aren't in the NPL this year is expected to be good to go next year.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: infamous on February 13, 2013, 05:54:21 PM
Rightful Place?

Sure.

Except they weren't even top dog in the QSL.

You either need to lay off the drugs Sep, or up the dose.
He has a point though lol
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 13, 2013, 08:48:10 PM
Not long now until the mighty Sunshine Coast FC are champions of not only Queensland but Australia as well.

Next step, THE WORLD!


Damn right! Fixtures have been released as well. First Fire home game is March 17 vs Moreton Bay. First Fire/Strikers is May 18 at Perry Park. Second last home game for Fire is against the Strikers as well

Fixtures: http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?a=ROUND&round=-1&client=1-9385-0-252239-0&pool=1 (http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?a=ROUND&round=-1&client=1-9385-0-252239-0&pool=1)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: RollyTim on February 13, 2013, 10:36:49 PM
Not long now until the mighty Sunshine Coast FC are champions of not only Queensland but Australia as well.

Next step, THE WORLD!
+10
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 01, 2013, 01:40:11 PM
The recent launch of the National Premier Leagues has been hailed as a massive step forward for the development of football in Australia. The NPL will not only ensure the evolution of second-tier football, but will have far-reaching impact on the pathways for young players across the country.

With the aim of providing a homogenous and consistent coaching environment, NPL member federations will apply the national curriculum for youth development, follow set criteria for coach accreditation, ensure each club has a technical director, and engage in structured planning to improve business practices off the field.

It?s no easy job and despite widespread approval, such a large reorganisation of individual national competitions won?t come easy, which is why not every member federation has signed up for season 2013.

Football West, Northern New South Wales Football (NNSWF) and Football Federation Victoria have all postponed their entrance as they aim to manage the outcomes of the National Competition Review (NCR) and the affects the recommendations will have on their clubs and competitions.

As one of the smaller federations, the priority for NNSWF remains ensuring the quality and sustainability of their clubs. Without the numbers of Sydney and neighbour federation Football NSW, implementing such change has to be done carefully.

?For the best part of the last 12 months we?ve been involved in consultation with clubs around the elite club accreditation,? CEO David Eland says.

?We need to make sure that is sustainable and financially viable. Newcastle and the Hunter region are recognised as one of the heartlands of Australian football. We have a myriad of clubs with more than 100 years of history in the game.

"While we applaud what FFA is trying to achieve we want to make sure it?s done in a way our clubs can handle and that they can survive.?

It?s a sentiment echoed by Football West CEO Peter Hugg, although on a grander scale. The sheer distance between clubs in Western Australia makes taking the NCR recommendations out to clubs a massive job in itself.

?All the outcomes, you can?t argue with any of those and they?re positive to state league clubs. But it is hard for a state such as West Australia, which has just over a third the landmass of the continent, and we have clubs in the north, such as Kununurra, which is probably further away from us than Sydney is.

?We needed to take it carefully, work with the clubs and get a complete understanding of what it means; I?d rather do it successfully slowly than unsuccessfully quickly.?

It?s an important point. The restructuring of the second tier isn?t headline news but it aims to sow the seeds for football?s continued improvement on a national scale ? and that takes time; time for clubs to adjust to the changes, time to educate the coaches to a high level and time to develop the next generation of footballers.

The introduction of the national curriculum means young players across the country will be taught the same skills, to the same level, by coaches who have had to reach the same level of accreditation, at clubs where technical directors oversee the development and implementation of a football philosophy that will provide an over-arching direction.

Football NSW CEO Eddie Moore says the real outcomes of the changes won?t be known for years to come.

?In working a lot closer with these clubs on these models, the outcomes won?t be seen until the current crop of under-12s have been through skills acquisition, and have been living and breathing the philosophy at their club environment, it?ll be five or six years before we get a full crop of kids that will have the full benefit of these programs.?

State federations clearly don?t all enjoy similar resources, and as such, it?s crucial that they get the time they need to ensure things are level on the playing field, at least.

Eddie Moore knows his federation boasts the advantages to get a head start on their neighbours - FNSW had already implemented their own version of the NCR recommendations and the NSW Premier League will be kicking off in mid-March - but he acknowledges the rising standards across the country will only be good for the game.

?Absolutely,? Moore says. ?For the bigger picture of football and the pathway to higher opportunities and honours is to say you?re reaching a standard that?s knocking on the door of the A-League, and from a national perspective you want that happening everywhere.

"You want the Brisbane senior completion to be just as strong and competitive as in Sydney or Melbourne.

?Sydney will dominate through numbers and hopefully the quality and intensity of the football here will remain the best in the country but our challenge is to continue that.?

Not that the plan isn?t without problems. The new player points system, which aims to encourage promotion of players under 25, does have the side effect of marginalising many of the talented older players, people the federations don?t want to lose from the game.

The differing resources will always make life harder for smaller clubs, particularly with the new national finals series, proposed FFA Cup and distant ideas of promotion and relegation between tiers.

?I don?t want to undermine the standard of our league but we?re little bit different to the capital cities,? David Eland of NNSWF admits.

?All of the players in our state league are amateurs; some are getting paid and that is putting significant strain on our clubs. There would have to be a significant change before our clubs could seriously think about taking out FFA Cups and so on.?

For early adopters such as FNSW, however, the FFA Cup is already an exciting prospect.

?It is a fantastic opportunity,? Moore says, ?from a community based club through to a NPL club to have a go at the big guys. Everyone has that aspiration.?

Some individuals also fear the scheme will begin to blur the differences between clubs and their histories and ethnic roots.

Eddie Moore, however, says clubs will retain their identities, even as standards on the field rise across leagues and states.

?They still have their identity; they still have their cultures that take them from their origins. But what we?re looking for here is a style and a thinking of football that sits in and around that; it?s not the case of changing APIA from an Italian-based club.

"The ultimate nowadays is there?s a fella who looks like he fell off a surf board at Bondi who?s a striker at Sydney United ? the last thing you?d say is he?s a boy of Croatian heritage!

?A kid might come out of Marconi or Sydney and might end up playing at Melbourne Heart or Adelaide United.

"At A-League level you don?t want them to all be homogenous but to have come through a system, a language, a style, a skill level, so that when these players come out of NPL clubs whether it?s into Youth league or straight into A-League, they?ve actually got a football mindset that is consistent, which can be adapted and adopted for those various clubs.

?The outcome is the standard has got better; not only are they thinking and playing and producing better football but the level for expertise is even higher.?

Football West?s Peter Hugg agrees, admitting that while change comes hard for some, the benefits are there for all. Each federation is adapting the recommendations as they see best for their players but all support the ideas and outcomes of the NCR and NPL.

?I don?t think any change is easy and always comes with challenges,? Hugg says. You have those who can understand why things are done and there are those who can?t see the big picture and the need to change.

?We need to work with the clubs and sell the idea, about what the NCR and NPL are all about and what it will bring to the sport. I don?t think it?s ethnic based; it?s more a mindset to say we need to change and prosper, or change the same and stagnate.?

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/State-leagues-take-a-national-view/61957 (http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/State-leagues-take-a-national-view/61957)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 03, 2013, 04:25:45 AM
First round fixtures:

(http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254703_1_T.jpg) Brisbane City vs Olympic (http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254709_1_T.jpg) - 8:15 PM / Fri 8 Mar

(http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254706_1_T.jpg) Central QLD vs Sunshine Coast (http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254725_1_T.jpg) - 7:00 PM / Sat 9 Mar

(http://www.gfxuploader.com/images/ouoi8usqkgwk4jpx0gc.jpg) Far North QLD vs Northern Fury (http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254708_1_T.jpg) - 7:30 PM / Sat 9 Mar

(http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/26/22/2262267_1_T.jpg) Western Pride vs QAS (http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254711_1_T.jpg) - 4:00 PM / Sun 10 Mar

(http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254704_1_T.jpg) Brisbane Strikers vs Redlands United (http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254712_1_T.jpg) - 6:00 PM / Sun 10 Mar

(http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/83/2258367_1_T.jpg) Moreton Bay Jets vs Palm Beach Sharks (http://www-static.sportingpulse.com/pics/00/02/25/47/2254710_1_T.jpg) - 7:15 PM / Sun 10 Mar

http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?a=FIXTURE&compID=252239&c=1-9385-0-0-0 (http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?a=FIXTURE&compID=252239&c=1-9385-0-0-0)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: JackHammer on March 03, 2013, 09:15:14 AM
Can we get a televised version of these matches somewhere? (And I assume that the home game is given first as per tradition... I think I might go to the City match Friday or Strikers on Sunday - could be a big weekend! Thank god they had the sense not to schedule against the Roar on Saturday night)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on March 03, 2013, 09:11:25 PM
i'm really looking forward to this comp.  Some good Brissie teams and after seeing MB play in the Silver Boot, they may do well.  Will it be a better quality than the BPL, well, maybe, maybe not.  Don't really care to be honest.  I'm going to try and get to watch as many games as I can on the weekends.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 03, 2013, 11:30:24 PM
Can we get a televised version of these matches somewhere? (And I assume that the home game is given first as per tradition... I think I might go to the City match Friday or Strikers on Sunday - could be a big weekend! Thank god they had the sense not to schedule against the Roar on Saturday night)

Yeah, home teams are listed first. If you click on the link, they have more details about where the games are etc
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Benny on March 04, 2013, 01:56:38 PM
The count down clock has started.

The count down to the Strikers regaining their rightful place.

It will take a few years; I just hope the Roar are still alive by then to help us celebrate in style.
Holy shit .You aren't going the stick around this forum for a few years yet are you.
You claimed on the Strikers forum years ago that your work on the Roar forum was done.
I assume you mean you are done making a fool of your self.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roon on March 04, 2013, 02:10:21 PM
The count down clock has started.

The count down to the Strikers regaining their rightful place.

It will take a few years; I just hope the Roar are still alive by then to help us celebrate in style.
Holy shit .You aren't going the stick around this forum for a few years yet are you.
You claimed on the Strikers forum years ago that your work on the Roar forum was done.
I assume you mean you are done making a fool of yourself.
How is it a countdown clock, then? When is zero-hour. Or is it just a clock - one that hasn't stopped?

Don't assume anything - he's not done yet...
 ::)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: roarfanrah on March 04, 2013, 02:47:00 PM
i've got to say,  if a decent location was found (perhaps out airport way) (could add a station before the airtrain stops), a stadium like Foryths Barr stadium would be amazing.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 04, 2013, 02:54:02 PM
Why do people keep bringing up having the idea of a stadium/clubhouse/whatever out near the airport like that would be a good location?

People are complaining that Ballymore isn't central to anything but people suggest something like that? ???
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on March 04, 2013, 03:01:45 PM
i've got to say,  if a decent location was found (perhaps out airport way) (could add a station before the airtrain stops), a stadium like Foryths Barr stadium would be amazing.

Wrong thread my man. Try Fox At Ballymore instead.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roon on March 04, 2013, 03:22:01 PM
i've got to say,  if a decent location was found (perhaps out airport way) (could add a station before the airtrain stops), a stadium like Foryths Barr stadium would be amazing.
Yeah, we could play NPL (State Football) games in it!
 :D
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 05, 2013, 10:37:07 AM
WITH his coaching journey starting, former Socceroos midfielder Kasey Wehrman hopes his playing days have ended.

But the coach of the recently born Western Pride, who next Sunday debut in the National Premier Leagues, will still pack his boots every week, just in case his years of experience are needed.

Playing is very much a last resort for the 35-year-old former Brisbane Strikers star, whose decorated top-flight career ended last season with A-League club Newcastle Jets.

"Now it's more about the coaching. That's the journey I'm on right now," Wehrman said.

"I want my players to understand they should be driving it first.

"If we have problems with injuries or suspensions, I can come in and help, but not as a regular week in, week out player.

"I'm there for the coaching experience and for the team to play the style that suits my philosophy ... I want the players that I have signed to have their ownership of the team."

Wehrman is also technical director of the Ipswich-based Pride, one of 12 teams playing in the Queensland division of the NPL, Australian football's new second-tier competition.

The NPL was formed by Football Federation Australia following a review that found consistency was required across the various state competitions.

The NPL will have conferences in Queensland, NSW, SA, Tasmania and Canberra. The winners of the divisions will play off against each other to determine Australia's NPL champions.

Divisions in Victoria and WA, as well as a Northern New South Wales conference, are set to become part of the NPL next year.
 
"What will happen eventually is that there will be some teams in the NPL that go up and play in an expanded A-League," a confident Wehrman said.
 
But in the more immediate future, Wehrman hopes the NPL's establishment will lead to an FFA Cup competition involving A-League and NPL teams.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/football/former-socceroo-kasey-wehrman-takes-charge-of-new-queensland-team-western-pride-in-national-premier-leagues/story-fnddgn65-1226589118501 (http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/football/former-socceroo-kasey-wehrman-takes-charge-of-new-queensland-team-western-pride-in-national-premier-leagues/story-fnddgn65-1226589118501)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on March 05, 2013, 11:35:23 AM
Of all the NPL teams in Queensland, I wonder which ones would be likely to gain expansion into the HAL in the next 10-20 years?

My money would be on Northern Fury and either another Brisbane team (Strikers/Western Pride) or Sunshine Coast.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 05, 2013, 11:52:56 AM
Of all the NPL teams in Queensland, I wonder which ones would be likely to gain expansion into the HAL in the next 10-20 years?

My money would be on Northern Fury and either another Brisbane team (Strikers/Western Pride) or Sunshine Coast.

I'd say they're the logical choices.

Regional centres like FNQ or CQ and the GC are unlikely to get the nod.

I think Northern Fury will probably be at the bottom of those three as well.

I'd love for it to be Sunshine Coast FC but I think a second Brisbane team would be the first choice. But then it becomes which one do you choose? Olympic? Strikers scum? Pride, Moreton Bay or City?

And will it be based purely on results? Finances? Attendances? The lack of an 'ethnic' link?

It could also depend whether teams are selected by the FFA once expansion is again considered, or whether it may be done in the future by some sort of promotion/relegation system.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 05, 2013, 12:41:27 PM
IMO first and foremost it will be about financials.. Without $$$$$ you ain't getting into the HAL.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 05, 2013, 01:01:31 PM
IMO first and foremost it will be about financials.. Without $$$$$ you ain't getting into the HAL.

Yep. No question the FFA will take a long look at future expansion and be absolutely 100% certain of whatever their next market will be.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roon on March 05, 2013, 01:04:31 PM
IMO first and foremost it will be about financials.. Without $$$$$ you ain't getting into the HAL.

Yep. No question the FFA will take a long look at future expansion and be absolutely 100% certain of whatever their next market will be.
I believe FFA plan to expand more teams, but only into West Sydney in future, based on track record.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Chak on March 05, 2013, 01:29:09 PM
IMO first and foremost it will be about financials.. Without $$$$$ you ain't getting into the HAL.

Yep. No question the FFA will take a long look at future expansion and be absolutely 100% certain of whatever their next market will be.
I believe FFA plan to expand more teams, but only into West Sydney in future, based on track record.
Would prefer expansions to be in Canberra then Woolongong. I'd also be keen for FFA to properly setup a Gold Coast team this time (i miss the SEQ derby), similar to how WSW were setup, plenty of comunity consultation, provide the fans what they want (maybe less of a rush job though).

Two teams in Sydney is alright for now. Putting in anohter West Sydney team would be like Heart mark two, what would be the differentiator between West Sydney team 1 to team 2?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 05, 2013, 01:30:38 PM
IMO first and foremost it will be about financials.. Without $$$$$ you ain't getting into the HAL.

Unless you're 'football's heartland' then you get to put everything on FFA's tab.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: suspectandy on March 05, 2013, 08:59:04 PM
IMO first and foremost it will be about financials.. Without $$$$$ you ain't getting into the HAL.

Yep. No question the FFA will take a long look at future expansion and be absolutely 100% certain of whatever their next market will be.
I believe FFA plan to expand more teams, but only into West Sydney in future, based on track record.
Would prefer expansions to be in Canberra then Woolongong. I'd also be keen for FFA to properly setup a Gold Coast team this time (i miss the SEQ derby), similar to how WSW were setup, plenty of comunity consultation, provide the fans what they want (maybe less of a rush job though).

Two teams in Sydney is alright for now. Putting in anohter West Sydney team would be like Heart mark two, what would be the differentiator between West Sydney team 1 to team 2?
I'd rather see North Queensland get another shot.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on March 06, 2013, 12:01:00 AM
Moreton Bay Jets?

I just don't get this name.

Not even based on the bay - they're at Brendale.

Still a catchy name - almost- it was crying out to be Moreton Bay Rovers or even Rangers. But Jets. Where does that come from.

Even Moreton Bay Lions would have been better.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roon on March 06, 2013, 12:18:07 AM
^^^ To play NPL in the Roar's off-season out of the Bakries' new Populous-designed boutique stadium down by the river next to the airport - Jets!

And I thought you were supposed to be the smart guy here...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on March 06, 2013, 12:46:15 AM
^^^ To play NPL in the Roar's off-season out of the Bakries' new Populous-designed boutique stadium down by the river next to the airport - Jets!

And I thought you were supposed to be the smart guy here...

So why not call themselves: Brisbane River Jets?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Donske on March 06, 2013, 06:44:21 AM
Moreton Bay Jets?

I just don't get this name.

Not even based on the bay - they're at Brendale.

Still a catchy name - almost- it was crying out to be Moreton Bay Rovers or even Rangers. But Jets. Where does that come from.

Even Moreton Bay Lions would have been better.

Gotta agree, it's a baffling name.

I'll still be going along to take a look on Sunday though.
Title: Re: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roon on March 06, 2013, 07:45:00 AM
^^^ To play NPL in the Roar's off-season out of the Bakries' new Populous-designed boutique stadium down by the river next to the airport - Jets!

And I thought you were supposed to be the smart guy here...

So why not call themselves: Brisbane River Jets?
BNE approach & departure vectors - duh?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 07, 2013, 10:39:30 AM
Round 1 Match Previews:

Brisbane City vs Olympic

http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22582273 (http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22582273)

Far North Queensland vs Northern Fury

http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22582275 (http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22582275)

Central Queensland FC vs Sunshine Coast FC

http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22596828 (http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22596828)

Western Pride vs QAS

http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22596833 (http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22596833)

(no preview online for the remaining teams yet)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 07, 2013, 10:52:26 AM
and the Fury have unveiled their new playing strip also:

(http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/2013/03/06/fury-narrow.jpg)

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/03/07/376825_sport.html (http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/03/07/376825_sport.html)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 07, 2013, 10:59:25 AM
A bunch of 'next generation' coaches hitting the grid as well... Wehrmann (Pride), McCloughan (QAS), Gareth Edds (Fury)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Steve on March 07, 2013, 11:02:53 AM
I like it. I never did fancy the sash style of their A-League jersey, I thought it looked tacky.

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...so in the meantime players will wear an away strip featuring white with black sleeves for its first matches in Cairns, Rockhampton and Moreton Bay.

White and black? Not a fan. I wonder whether that will be a temporary colour scheme, or permanent?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 07, 2013, 11:23:16 AM
I'd like to see who features in the QAS side.. Many Roar NYL players or are they spread out over various clubs?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 07, 2013, 11:26:32 AM
I'd like to see who features in the QAS side.. Many Roar NYL players or are they spread out over various clubs?

I think I remember hearing or reading somewhere that most would go back and play for their individual clubs during the off season.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on March 07, 2013, 06:33:18 PM
Although I think the concept is a very positive move, I get the feeling I am the only one on this forum who is wondering where the hell the money is coming from to make this league a success.

I can see a lot of these clubs hitting the wall off the back of this. The players who make the NPL teams are not necessarily going to be those who are most skilled, but those who are most able to bear the costs.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 07, 2013, 06:56:35 PM
I get the feeling I am the only one on this forum who is wondering where the hell the money is coming from to make this league a success.

Possibly because you're the only one unaware that all clubs had to submit details of finances, cost analysis, business plans, etc. to qualify for admission into the league in much the same way A-League clubs do.

Not to mention a large portion is underwritten by the FFA/Football Queensland also.

There's always the chance things won't work out and some teams may fail but they've taken all possible precautions to prevent that eventuality.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on March 08, 2013, 08:56:49 AM
I get the feeling I am the only one on this forum who is wondering where the hell the money is coming from to make this league a success.

Possibly because you're the only one unaware that all clubs had to submit details of finances, cost analysis, business plans, etc. to qualify for admission into the league in much the same way A-League clubs do.

Not to mention a large portion is underwritten by the FFA/Football Queensland also.

There's always the chance things won't work out and some teams may fail but they've taken all possible precautions to prevent that eventuality.

No, I am well aware of that, but thanks very much for assuming.

Yes, business cases are always very water tight, aren't they? Those A-League clubs that hit the wall mustn't have bothered to submit a business plan to the FFA when they were brought in, otherwise they clearly would have survived. Likewise, I can only assume the recently failed multi-billion dollar Airport Link tunnel didn't bother to submit a business plan either.

Creative accounting means F all. How much is the logistics of this league going to cost? There is not a season that goes by in the A-League without talk of one top flight club potentially hitting the wall and why do we think the NPL will be any different?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 08, 2013, 09:01:43 AM
Yes, business cases are always very water tight, aren't they? Those A-League clubs that hit the wall mustn't have bothered to submit a business plan to the FFA when they were brought in, otherwise they clearly would have survived. Likewise, I can only assume the recently failed multi-billion dollar Airport Link tunnel didn't bother to submit a business plan either.

There's always the chance things won't work out and some teams may fail but they've taken all possible precautions to prevent that eventuality.

I didn't think I suggested it was watertight.

Turns out I actually didn't.

Who knew?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on March 08, 2013, 09:17:44 AM
Yes, business cases are always very water tight, aren't they? Those A-League clubs that hit the wall mustn't have bothered to submit a business plan to the FFA when they were brought in, otherwise they clearly would have survived. Likewise, I can only assume the recently failed multi-billion dollar Airport Link tunnel didn't bother to submit a business plan either.

There's always the chance things won't work out and some teams may fail but they've taken all possible precautions to prevent that eventuality.

I didn't think I suggested it was watertight.

Turns out I actually didn't.

Who knew?

No, instead you tried to ridicule my point by stating that the clubs had to submit business plans, which by your argument inferred clubs would be safe from financial ruin.

The fact that until only a few weeks back we still didn't know which teams were definitely part of the comp really shows how quickly and hastily this has been put together
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 08, 2013, 09:22:26 AM
No, I was pointing out that most people weren't worried about where the money was coming from because clubs had to prove where the money was coming from in order to be considered.

I never suggested they'd be safe. My highlighted sentence shows the exact opposite. But there's no point worrying about what can't be controlled or foreseen.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 08, 2013, 10:40:44 AM
Disagreements aside, massive night tonight for the game. A viable 2nd Div will allow improved pathways for youngsters and veteran players alike. Hopefully 5 years from now, there's the tale of the guy who started in the NPL, got to an HAL club, and then either goes on to overseas riches or even gets a Socceroos spot. Also, hopefully the road to the FFA Cup is just 2 years away ;)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on March 08, 2013, 10:43:54 AM
Disagreements aside, massive night tonight for the game. A viable 2nd Div will allow improved pathways for youngsters and veteran players alike. Hopefully 5 years from now, there's the tale of the guy who started in the NPL, got to an HAL club, and then either goes on to overseas riches or even gets a Socceroos spot. Also, hopefully the road to the FFA Cup is just 2 years away ;)

Definitely agree with that. THis is essentially a positive move, this infrastructure is much needed, I just hope the FFA really do have the clubs' backs
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 08, 2013, 10:51:58 AM
Actually, may as throw my idea down......

Should the FFA change it from a 'Youth' league to something more akin to a Reserves League ?

My rationale is : as much as we can roll with youth development til the end of time, there's no pathway for good players over the summertime HAL season who are over 23. If you're a 26-30 year old having a blistering year in the winter leagues, unless you get a full contract pretty quickly in the HAL over the summertime, there's not a lot of opportunites for you when the time is best. Meanwhile, a LOT of youngsters burn through the Youth League each year, as each club spends good money chasing that ONE player that will make all the difference... providing they don't lose them to another HAL club who develops and enjoys the transfer spoils.

I would like to see a good half-and-half squad for a reserves team. 20 players. A few players from the HAL 23-man playing list, then split the rest down youth and experienced lines.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 08, 2013, 11:13:18 AM
I think a lot of clubs will end up that way anyway, there just aren't enough kids at that level going around to do otherwise.

Does anyone know the rules regarding foreign players in the NPL though? I know Sunny Coast FC have at least one kid playing from Japan but I've not been able to find any info regarding limits on numbers of foreign players or anything.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 08, 2013, 11:29:27 AM
Actually, may as throw my idea down......

Should the FFA change it from a 'Youth' league to something more akin to a Reserves League ?

My rationale is : as much as we can roll with youth development til the end of time, there's no pathway for good players over the summertime HAL season who are over 23. If you're a 26-30 year old having a blistering year in the winter leagues, unless you get a full contract pretty quickly in the HAL over the summertime, there's not a lot of opportunites for you when the time is best. Meanwhile, a LOT of youngsters burn through the Youth League each year, as each club spends good money chasing that ONE player that will make all the difference... providing they don't lose them to another HAL club who develops and enjoys the transfer spoils.

I would like to see a good half-and-half squad for a reserves team. 20 players. A few players from the HAL 23-man playing list, then split the rest down youth and experienced lines.
Here's a thought.

How about having some kind of tourney over the summer months for the best of the from each state's NPL? Financially it may be a fair stretch but it would keep the brightest (non-youth elligible) players knocking the ball around whilst the HAL is in full swing and maybe they could receive a call up?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 08, 2013, 12:16:57 PM
^^ Not a bad idea. A reduced tournament. See how many teams each state want to contribute, and roll from there. If you can get 10-12 teams across the HAL's market (and I'd even contemplate a New Zealand side), why not ? A summer "AllStars of the NPL" would be just reward for the players whilst putting them in the market window for HAL clubs in-season.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 08, 2013, 04:21:26 PM
For anyone interested you can bet on the QLD NPL games through Bet365 (not sure if any others have markets)

For the game tonight:

City - $3.40
Draw - $4.20
Olympic - $1.72
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 08, 2013, 04:29:12 PM
For anyone interested you can bet on the QLD NPL games through Bet365 (not sure if any others have markets)

For the game tonight:

City - $3.40
Draw - $4.20
Olympic - $1.72

On Centrebet, you can bet on the BPL, not the NPL.

Tatts.com has the BPL AND the NPL (for both Qld and South Australia)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on March 08, 2013, 05:08:16 PM
For anyone interested you can bet on the QLD NPL games through Bet365 (not sure if any others have markets)

For the game tonight:

City - $3.40
Draw - $4.20
Olympic - $1.72

On Centrebet, you can bet on the BPL, not the NPL.

Tatts.com has the BPL AND the NPL (for both Qld and South Australia)

Are you on commission 10AC?

I think all references to gambling should be banned from this site.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on March 08, 2013, 06:43:54 PM
I think all references to gambling should be banned from this site.

I bet you $10 bucks that never happens

Interestingly though, while we're on this subject, Sportsbet are offering your money back if your team is ahead at half time and lose. If you read the small print though, this offer excludes CCM in the finals series
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 09, 2013, 12:40:01 AM
I think a lot of clubs will end up that way anyway, there just aren't enough kids at that level going around to do otherwise.

Does anyone know the rules regarding foreign players in the NPL though? I know Sunny Coast FC have at least one kid playing from Japan but I've not been able to find any info regarding limits on numbers of foreign players or anything.


If I remember rightly (according to 7 Local news), each club is allowed 4 players but things may have changed. With that though, the old APL rules only allowed 2 foreign players (page 18 of THIS (http://www.sportingpulse.com/get_file.cgi?id=2254697)) so if they've changed it since then, I'm not sure

With the Fire though, Paul Arnison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Arnison) has been signed as our Assistant coach to Kevin Evans as well as a player for the side - http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/fire-stalwart-likes-the-look-of-clubs-first-11/1784135/ (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/fire-stalwart-likes-the-look-of-clubs-first-11/1784135/) . Twitter page if anyone's interested - https://twitter.com/a15rno (https://twitter.com/a15rno) . Also, the Fire Squad: http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/fire-burns-strong/1778891/ (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/fire-burns-strong/1778891/)

Fire Squad: Antony Hall, Sam Nichols, James Stinson, Ryan Smith, Greig Henslee (captain), Alex Barlow, Takanori Sato, Sam Knight, Paul Arnison, Leon Dwyer, Wade Zammit, Jeremy Lynch, James Verdin, Nicholas Bechar, Kaine Frew, Chris Toovey, Brady Cronk.

Take out of that squad, off the top of my head, 4 of those are foreign - Henslee (Scot), Bechar (French), Sato (Japanese) and Arnison (English)
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 10, 2013, 05:05:09 PM
This weekend's results thus far:

City 2-6 Olympic
FNQ 4-1 Northern Fury
CQFC 0-7 Sunny Coast FC

The game between Western Pride & QAS is being played currently and the score's 1-1.

Moreton Bay vs Palm Beach and Strikers vs Redlands are yet to play.

Good to see SCFC taking the first step towards being named champions of Australia with a thrashing of the woefully named Central Queensland Energy FC.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on March 10, 2013, 05:58:50 PM
Good to see SCFC taking the first step towards being named champions of Australia with a thrashing of the woefully named Central Queensland Energy FC.

Just awaiting the coaches comments explaining why they lost "We just lacked a bit of energy today"
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 10, 2013, 05:59:53 PM
Western Pride and QAS ended up a 2-2 draw, with QAS picking up a late equaliser.

Moreton Bay vs Palm Beach & Strikers vs Redlands about to kick off.

6pm Sunday seems a bit of an odd KO time IMO.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 10, 2013, 08:00:24 PM
Strikers vs Redlands ended up as a 2-1 win for the strikers scum.

Moreton Bay vs Palm Beach is currently 0-0 midway through the first half.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 10, 2013, 09:12:47 PM
Fulltime in the final game of the round and Moreton Bay beat Palm Beach 3-2 with Rolls Royce Brownlie bagging himself a hattrick.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on March 10, 2013, 10:46:55 PM
Well of course he did. He's Rolls Royce Brownlie.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on March 11, 2013, 02:54:34 PM
For anyone interested you can bet on the QLD NPL games through Bet365 (not sure if any others have markets)

For the game tonight:

City - $3.40
Draw - $4.20
Olympic - $1.72

On Centrebet, you can bet on the BPL, not the NPL.

Tatts.com has the BPL AND the NPL (for both Qld and South Australia)

How does one find BPL and NPL games?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on April 18, 2013, 12:47:22 PM
Football Federation Victoria (FFV) today released the Victorian model of the National Premier Leagues (NPLV) following the Board?s approval on Monday 15 April.

The NPLV is a Football Federation Australia (FFA) initiative and will be established in each state by 2014 to provide a national second-tier for Australian senior football and a consistent approach to the development of Australia?s talented junior footballers.


http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/index.php?id=17&tx_ttnews (http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/index.php?id=17&tx_ttnews)[year]=2013&tx_ttnews[month]=04&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1091&cHash=1d985def1165060efbb9a864622fa9cc

It'll be interesting to see what clubs end up in the Victorian NPL.

Expressions of interest are due by May 31 with the announcement of the final decision to be made "early September".
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on April 18, 2013, 12:58:02 PM
Surely all the VPL sides will? Will there even be a "VPL" comp next season? AS far as I know we're the unique state where two comps (BPL & NPL) are gunning for top status respect wise..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on April 18, 2013, 01:01:51 PM
Surely all the VPL sides will? Will there even be a "VPL" comp next season? AS far as I know we're the unique state where two comps (BPL & NPL) are gunning for top status respect wise..

There are (or were?) different competitions in NSW as well aren't there? I thought there was a scumney-centric one and another one for northern NSW?

Or maybe I just imagined that, I dunno.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on April 18, 2013, 01:07:03 PM
Surely all the VPL sides will? Will there even be a "VPL" comp next season? AS far as I know we're the unique state where two comps (BPL & NPL) are gunning for top status respect wise..

There are (or were?) different competitions in NSW as well aren't there? I thought there was a scumney-centric one and another one for northern NSW?

Or maybe I just imagined that, I dunno.
Yeah there definitely is a few comps in NSW but as far as I can tell the major traditional heavyweights play in the NSW PL and they'll all be switching over to the NPL..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on April 18, 2013, 05:38:33 PM
Yeah, NSW has two state bodies, Northern NSW; "Encompassing an area from Morisset in the South to Tweed Heads in the North and as far inland as Lightning Ridge"

and Football NSW who is everyone else.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on April 18, 2013, 08:28:16 PM
Actually, thinking about going to Strikers this Sat night, against Morton Bay Jets. Do they charge admission?
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on April 18, 2013, 08:48:11 PM
They used to in the QSL, it was $5 or something, no idea if they still do now its the NPL though...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Benny on April 19, 2013, 09:54:06 AM
Was $5 for us old blokes. Don't know this season.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on April 19, 2013, 10:12:55 AM
It's easy enough to hop the fence and jib in anyway to not worry about giving any of your hard earned to the Strikers scum.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on April 19, 2013, 11:40:57 AM
they charge 10 bucks, which although 10 bucks in itself is not much money, it's not really worth 10 bucks.  In saying that, it hasn't stopped me going before as I saw them get their arsed ripped a new one when they played olympic a few weeks ago and lost 7-2??  i might try and get out again this sat night as it's good quality football.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on April 19, 2013, 11:43:59 AM
they charge 10 bucks, which although 10 bucks in itself is not much money, it's not really worth 10 bucks.  In saying that, it hasn't stopped me going before as I saw them get their arsed ripped a new one when they played olympic a few weeks ago and lost 7-2??  i might try and get out again this sat night as it's good quality football.

I'd say watching Strikers get humiliated is definitely worth $10. I would still refuse to pay it on principle though.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on May 24, 2013, 02:54:55 AM
The Fire home games are $10 but for the quality of the stand, it's reasonably priced. Food there is another thing though
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on May 24, 2013, 08:17:10 AM
olympic charge 5 bucks as well.  they must have some big dollars coming in at olympic.  there's is the only ground I've seen that has advertising around the whole field.  You don't see that in club football.  not sure what they charge to sponsor though, but there is no space left.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on May 24, 2013, 07:43:06 PM
olympic charge 5 bucks as well.  they must have some big dollars coming in at olympic.  there's is the only ground I've seen that has advertising around the whole field.  You don't see that in club football.  not sure what they charge to sponsor though, but there is no space left.

There's a fair amount at the Fire home games as well. Not as easily seen as Olympic though but it's there
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on July 30, 2013, 01:36:50 PM
The NPL, in Queensland at least, doesn't seem to put a huge emphasis on defence.

In 19 rounds so far there has been not one goalless draw and, in two games in the most recent round (between Moreton Bay and CQFC and Northern Fury and Olympic) there were a total of 18 goals scored with Fury beating Olympic 6-3 (quite the upset) and Moreton Bay beating CQFC 5-4.

There has been 514 goals scored thus far in just under 110 matches meaning an average of nearly 5 goals per game.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on July 30, 2013, 01:53:51 PM
Pretty crazy stuff!

In other news it seems the Victorian version of the NPL is off to a rough pre-start with a shitload of clubs not wanting to participate.

The list includes 8 current VPL clubs..

Quote
17 clubs withdraw NPLV interest

By Tom Pollock  July 29, 2013   

17 clubs, including eight Victorian Premier League sides, have announced they will withdraw their expressions of interest in joining the proposed National Premier League competition next season.

Bentleigh Greens, Dandenong Thunder, Northcote City, Oakleigh Cannons, Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and Southern Stars were listed as ?signatory clubs? of a statement from Nicholas Tsiaras, released to the media on behalf of the 17 clubs.

Melbourne Knights, Hume City and Green Gully, VPL clubs which had already decided not to express an interest, supported the statement.

Richmond SC was the only VPL side not named in the statement.

The release reads as follows:

The signatory clubs below support the principals of the FFA National Competition Review (NCR) recommendations but oppose the FFV-proposed model to implement them.

The proposed model is:
?financially unviable
?fails to implement the recommendations of the NCR
?lacking in consistency with those rolled out nationally

The clubs call upon the FFV to reconsider its position.

Below is the full list of ?signatory clubs? to the document:

Bentleigh Greens
 Dandenong Thunder
 Northcote City
 Oakleigh Cannons
 Pascoe Vale
 Port Melbourne
 South Melbourne
 Southern Stars
 South Melbourne Women
 Box Hill United
 Heidelberg United
 Moreland Zebras
 North Geelong Warriors
 Langwarrin
 Sporting Whittlesea
 Peninsula Strikers
 Collingwood City

Below is the list of clubs which already declined to express an interest but supported the statement:

Green Gully
 Hume City
 Melbourne Knights
 Preston Lions
 Altona Magic
 St Albans Saints
 Western Suburbs
 Carinlea

[url]http://www.mfootball.com.au/17-clubs-withdraw-nplv-interest/[/url] ([url]http://www.mfootball.com.au/17-clubs-withdraw-nplv-interest/[/url])

Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on July 30, 2013, 02:13:57 PM
Interesting. So they all agree with the NPL (And how it should be at a national level), but not how their STATE football body is trying to implement it.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: nick92 on July 30, 2013, 07:57:52 PM
Interesting. So they all agree with the NPL (And how it should be at a national level), but not how their STATE football body is trying to implement it.

Yep. FFV are a shitty old bunch.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on July 30, 2013, 08:16:55 PM
I'd be interested to see what makes it not financially viable considering the relative short distance for clubs involved compared to the NPL in Queensland as well as how it's inconsistent with the NPL setup in other states. What exactly is so different with the Victorian model that makes it so unattractive? Or are the big clubs just a bit hesitant to enter into any setup that may erode their prestige and influence perhaps?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on July 31, 2013, 03:39:21 AM
The NPL, in Queensland at least, doesn't seem to put a huge emphasis on defence.

In 19 rounds so far there has been not one goalless draw and, in two games in the most recent round (between Moreton Bay and CQFC and Northern Fury and Olympic) there were a total of 18 goals scored with Fury beating Olympic 6-3 (quite the upset) and Moreton Bay beating CQFC 5-4.

There has been 514 goals scored thus far in just under 110 matches meaning an average of nearly 5 goals per game.

Makes for an entertaining match for the neutral at the very least which can only be a good thing.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on July 31, 2013, 05:26:35 AM
The NPL, in Queensland at least, doesn't seem to put a huge emphasis on defence.

In 19 rounds so far there has been not one goalless draw and, in two games in the most recent round (between Moreton Bay and CQFC and Northern Fury and Olympic) there were a total of 18 goals scored with Fury beating Olympic 6-3 (quite the upset) and Moreton Bay beating CQFC 5-4.

There has been 514 goals scored thus far in just under 110 matches meaning an average of nearly 5 goals per game.

Makes for an entertaining match for the neutral at the very least which can only be a good thing.

Actually, it can be a very bad thing.

The biggest reason for the league to exist in the first place is to provide a pathway for young players to give them the best chance of playing at an elite level.

How is that supposed to happen with zero emphasis on defence?

It's breeding below par defensive players and attacking players who will be totally without a clue what to do with themselves when they face a real, organized defence.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on July 31, 2013, 07:42:25 AM
Is it a sign that, irrespective of position, kids are being taught or picking up attacking skills, but the bread & butter of being a defender isn't being picked up as much anymore ? A generation taught it's not THAT cool to be a defender ?

(I don't play nor have kids playing, so someone in the loop can answer this way better than my sweeping guess-timate)

Every forward wants to be a forward, every midfielder wants to be a mid/forward, and every defender is just a converted forward OR midfielder ?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on July 31, 2013, 10:26:41 AM
I'd be interested to see what makes it not financially viable considering the relative short distance for clubs involved compared to the NPL in Queensland as well as how it's inconsistent with the NPL setup in other states. What exactly is so different with the Victorian model that makes it so unattractive? Or are the big clubs just a bit hesitant to enter into any setup that may erode their prestige and influence perhaps?
Looking at Queensland situation, it is not actually that much different than their Victorian counterpart. The majority of Brisbane clubs decided to stay with the BPL and not move across to the NPL.

I think your last line of "prestige and influence" is pretty much on the mark. Add to that, that BPL clubs know the current competition setup and structure as it stands instead of the unknown expenses etc of the NPL.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: miron mercedes on July 31, 2013, 10:38:08 AM
Is it a sign that, irrespective of position, kids are being taught or picking up attacking skills, but the bread & butter of being a defender isn't being picked up as much anymore ? A generation taught it's not THAT cool to be a defender ?

(I don't play nor have kids playing, so someone in the loop can answer this way better than my sweeping guess-timate)

Every forward wants to be a forward, every midfielder wants to be a mid/forward, and every defender is just a converted forward OR midfielder ?

I think little kids should be taught technical skills (trapping ,passing, shooting, heading etc). There should be no set positions in their early years . They should all play a bit of everything.They can be developed as defenders  as they move into 11 a side football (what age is that ? 11/12 ? ).
Emphasis should be on all kids gaining technical skills first and then be taught tactical skills, ie defending and attacking later on ,as they need them .
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on July 31, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
My son plays U/6's down at the Rochedale Rovers and at the moment all the kids just run around and have fun. There was a small talk by the U/6s & U/7s coordinator at the start of the season but since then it's been left up to the coaches of each team to structure/train their team as they see fit. Also I don't think there are anyone doing talent scouting in these age groups.

Would be good to hear of what other clubs around Brisbane are doing.

Will be interesting to see how things progress as my son goes through the age groups over the next few years. Personally I just want my son to have fun and enjoy playing so I'm definitely not pushing him trying to be a star.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on July 31, 2013, 12:59:55 PM
I'd be interested to see what makes it not financially viable considering the relative short distance for clubs involved compared to the NPL in Queensland as well as how it's inconsistent with the NPL setup in other states. What exactly is so different with the Victorian model that makes it so unattractive? Or are the big clubs just a bit hesitant to enter into any setup that may erode their prestige and influence perhaps?
Looking at Queensland situation, it is not actually that much different than their Victorian counterpart. The majority of Brisbane clubs decided to stay with the BPL and not move across to the NPL.

I think your last line of "prestige and influence" is pretty much on the mark. Add to that, that BPL clubs know the current competition setup and structure as it stands instead of the unknown expenses etc of the NPL.

I think the NPL will be more appealing to clubs after promotion/relegation is introduced between NPL and A League. Thats assuming these clubs have such aspirations.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on July 31, 2013, 01:00:51 PM
NPL will also be of interest after a few seasons of the FFA Cup.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on July 31, 2013, 01:36:31 PM
Time will tell.. I can't see how it'd be in the best interest of the "FFA Cup" to exclude BPL clubs who may want to participate.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fulltilt on July 31, 2013, 02:20:19 PM
Time will tell.. I can't see how it'd be in the best interest of the "FFA Cup" to exclude BPL clubs who may want to participate.

The real value in the FFA cup should come from the opportunity for "rank and file community clubs to compete. 
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fulltilt on July 31, 2013, 02:46:06 PM
Seppy - what is going on..... the NPL round 19 highlights didn't even cover the Strikers game last week.....   
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Benny on July 31, 2013, 03:41:46 PM
Strikers played on during the week for some reason.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on July 31, 2013, 06:53:55 PM
I think they won 2-0 vs QAS??

As for my previous comment (quoted by TC), I meant about the effect of football for the neutral or "one off" game goer to hopefully get them interested in the game and hopefully move them along the line to support the Roar etc etc
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on August 01, 2013, 06:15:53 AM
As it would be, conventional promotion & relegation will not be a part of football in this country for a very very long time. Perhaps once the a-league reaches 14 clubs and then 8-10 NPL clubs nation-wide emerge as stronger contenders, meeting minimum requirements, could we look at any form of professional second tier and P&R. Not too sure how Wellington would fit into it all as the second tier may not have the resources to fund the travel expenses if they were relegated.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on August 01, 2013, 10:31:49 AM
Yeah like eluded to above, there's a shitload of variables and scenarios that have to be sorted before the FFA could ever contemplate starting a promotion/relegation system. I can't imagine any A-League club owners being positive about such a set up either..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on August 01, 2013, 11:01:24 AM
Yeah like eluded to above, there's a shitload of variables and scenarios that have to be sorted before the FFA could ever contemplate starting a promotion/relegation system. I can't imagine any A-League club owners being positive about such a set up either..

That's right.

The only way in which I could see it happening sooner than later (which may be worth considering, if it gains us an extra ACL spot) is if the champion "second-tier" club were able to replace the lowest ranking HAL club in some form of reformatted finals system ("Finals Cup") that included all HAL clubs bar one, being replaced by the second-tier champion.

This "Finals Cup" would run straight after the regular season (which by this stage would have been scaled back to a first-past-the-post system).

Further still, the HAL club that comes last in the regular season would still be included in the league the following year (to appease the owners of said club), however would be unable to participate in the upcoming "Finals Cup".

Although the a-league itself wouldn't involve promotion and relegation, the "Finals Cup" would (which 'could' be considered a mini league in it's own right).
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on August 01, 2013, 07:47:05 PM
Time will tell.. I can't see how it'd be in the best interest of the "FFA Cup" to exclude BPL clubs who may want to participate.
I think we'll find NPL teams potentially entering in at a later stage?

Surprised to see S.Melbourne pulling out of VNPL. Shame. But I can't wait for NPL to gain its feet and the FFA cup to start churning. Put clubs like Hella's to the sword I say!
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 02, 2013, 01:12:39 PM
http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/278143,pressure-mounts-on-ffv-npl.aspx (http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/278143,pressure-mounts-on-ffv-npl.aspx)

PRESSURE continues to mount on Football Federation Victoria?s controversial National Premier League roll-out with numbers of rebel clubs expected to swell to more than 40 within the next 48 hours.
The club alliance emerged from a meeting in Melbourne with an FFA representative on Tuesday confident the governing body will intervene if relations between the warring parties continue to deteriorate.

A meeting between the FFV and clubs has been canned and South Melbourne reiterated their intention to slap the state body with a court injunction next week to stop the roll-out.

Club director Tom Kalas said he anticipated further meetings with the FFA, describing today?s briefing as ?extremely encouraging?.

?The clubs have been keeping FFA fully aware of what has been transpiring,? Kalas said. ?The FFA will obviously intervene if this issue is not resolved or if the issue escalates.?

The national second tier league has already kicked off in other parts of Australia, with Victoria and Western Australia slated to jump on board in April.

On Monday, 17 clubs signed a letter to FFV officially withdrawing their Expressions of Interest in the existing NPL model. Of those, Northcote City FC has since pointed to the ?massive risks financially?.

Waverley Wanderers, Malvern City, Kingston City, Seaford United and Fawkner have now opted out. From the top tier Victorian Premier League clubs, the action group says only Richmond remains in the race for an NPL spot.

Driving financial concerns are four key sticking points:

?Loss of sub-junior players
?A lower cap on registration fees
?Complex, and potentially expensive, club restructuring
?Added travel costs.
According to Kalas the first two alone are enough to see clubs face a $140,000 annual deficit.

Unlike other states, the FFV model strips NPL clubs of their sub-junior ranks (U7-U11s) putting a serious dent in registration income, sponsorship and fundraising potential, while cutting the heart out of the volunteer base.

Registration fees for juniors (U12-U20) are capped at $1700 plus GST compared with $2400 under the Football NSW model. FFV also prohibits any ?extra? charges for private sessions or any other ?add-ons?. Financial modelling by the Victorian clubs puts the ?break-even? point for juniors at $2351, close to the NSW cap.

FFV CEO Mitchell Murphy has described some of the modelling by dissident clubs as ?inflated? and said he was confident clubs could work viably within the NPL structure.

Earlier this week he told au.fourfourtwo.com: ?I also believe with some strategic thinking around that model in terms of sponsorship and revenue that they can get more dollars in through those avenues.?

But clubs say as revenues tumble they?ll be hit with additional costs with the introduction of mandatory minimum coaching standards, the appointment of technical directors and the move to an extended 10-month training and playing season.

"Most community clubs have between 100 and 200 kids in that (sub-junior) age category," said Kalas. "It?s the most populous part of a club and that?s where most of your members and volunteers come from.

?New South Wales and Tasmania allow NPL clubs to have sub-juniors. In Victoria you can?t. So automatically clubs have to push out of their club all these parents and children.

?You can pass them onto other community clubs that might take them or you can split your club in two and call one a community and one an elite club.

?If you split your club in two you come up with all these legal issues. You have to create separate committees run by different people and you have to give them parts of your infrastructure to train on.

?So not only are we fighting for infrastructure with footy and all the other codes, now we?ve got to fight for allocation of space amongst entities we?ve created within our own clubs.

"It?s a massive legal and costly headache for what purpose??

The FFV said having NPL U7-U11s would ?rob community clubs? of their best players.

South Melbourne charge $3200 for youth league registrations but Kalas said he had no problem with putting a cap on fees. ?You can cap (registrations) at $1700 if you give the clubs the sub juniors and so forth,? he said.

?(Under the NPLV) you can only have one team per age group from 12 to 20. That?s the same in NSW but they?ve kept their sub-juniors and increased the cap to make sure the budget works.?

And there is another factor clubs say ? the move toward a more geographically expansive league.

?You?re going to have metro clubs travelling to Shepparton, Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Casey, Surf Coast and Geelong let?s say,? Kalas added. ?That?s buses up and down Victoria every second week.?

Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on August 02, 2013, 09:18:17 PM
there's about 10 years perhaps even 20 before we see a second division with promotion into the hal.  consider this

Brisbane Olympic win the comp and get promoted into the HAL.  For a start their season would finish in Sept.  When will they join the HAL.

There owners are the previous owners of the BR, and pulled out because they were losing too much.  How would they survive to progress to the HAL.

Olympic, would need to arrange a stadium contract at Suncorp.

They would need to sign 20 new players.

From the team that is relegated

They would then have a massive wage bill and no stadium/home ground to play in.

More than likely they would have to sell all there players.


I just can't ever see a second division in Aust working.  I don't think I want one.  I like my top 6 finals series.  It's tradition in Oz. Don't mess with it.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on August 02, 2013, 09:46:42 PM
I truly believe that Promotion & Relegation can work in Australia, perhaps just not in the traditional/typical form. What they've done in Korea is worth pondering; They've built up 22 professional clubs over time in an incubation type league (K-League) which now matured has been cut in half, 'relegating' the 8 smallest clubs with the lowest overheads into the second division, leaving 14 clubs in the top-flight.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on August 02, 2013, 09:52:31 PM
f**k me! 3k Rego fees!? And capped at 1700 is still outrageous.

I haven't played football for a long time, but fee's were like... 100 bucks.

When I was playing Australian football during university my fee's were 70, inclusive of insurance!
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on August 03, 2013, 10:51:05 PM
I pay about $250-$300 for fees playing in the heedy heights of City 5 Silver.  Costs have gone up but $3k is a bit over the top.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 04, 2013, 07:44:27 PM
A heavy loss for Brisbane City against Sunshine Coast FC and a win for Olympic against Moreton Bay this adternoon sees Olympic wrap up the Premiership with 4 games left to play.

The game between Redlands and NQ Fury last night also saw the first 0-0 draw of the entire season, in the 112th game.

Competition for the finals spots will be interesting. City and Strikers are in the drivers seats in second and third and both having a game in hand over Sunny Coast and Redlands in fourth and fifth beneath them, but City's performances in recent weeks have been woeful so if they manage to retain their current position on the table it'd be a small miracle, although it'd take a collapse of monumental proportions for them to drop out of a finals spot completely.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 04, 2013, 11:48:00 PM
Was there. City had no creativity at all, passes weren't sticking and their defence was being sliced like a hot knife through butter. A surprise it was so open but a nice one
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on August 05, 2013, 12:37:17 PM
I pay about $250-$300 for fees playing in the heedy heights of City 5 Silver.  Costs have gone up but $3k is a bit over the top.

Is the $3k per player per year or per team per year?

For all divisions or levels?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on August 06, 2013, 09:57:30 AM
I pay about $250-$300 for fees playing in the heedy heights of City 5 Silver.  Costs have gone up but $3k is a bit over the top.

Is the $3k per player per year or per team per year?

For all divisions or levels?

per player per year as I understand it
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on August 06, 2013, 02:05:29 PM
f**k.

What a way to kill a sport.

They must be from the Kevin Rudd school of management.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on August 06, 2013, 04:31:28 PM
f**k.

What a way to kill a sport.

They must from the Kevin Rudd school management.

This is one of the reasons why I am not a fan of the current structure. It not only places a massive financial burden on the clubs, but also the players. It also breeds a culture of "those that can afford to play" will get spots in the NPL junior ranks, rather than those that genuinely have the talent.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on August 06, 2013, 05:09:07 PM
just remember the kids who play BPL or NPL need to get there parents to pay about 1000-1500 a season.  those that play in the lower divs pay as little as 200 - 350, so not everyone is getting ripped.  a majority are not paying the extraordinary amounts.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on August 06, 2013, 07:59:40 PM
f**k.

What a way to kill a sport.

They must from the Kevin Rudd school management.

This is one of the reasons why I am not a fan of the current structure. It not only places a massive financial burden on the clubs, but also the players. It also breeds a culture of "those that can afford to play" will get spots in the NPL junior ranks, rather than those that genuinely have the talent.

Which is why "The Den"

should sponsor a player try out or fee's for a year for emerging NPL players.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 06, 2013, 08:10:22 PM
Does anyone actually know how much player fees for NPL clubs are?

Or is this all conjecture?

Wasn't the whole drama originally that the NPL structure capped fees and the VPL clubs didn't like that?

Driving financial concerns are four key sticking points:

.....

A lower cap on registration fees
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Sambobs on August 07, 2013, 09:16:16 AM
no idea what regos for the senior NPL teams are paying, but I do know when our club were considering whether we were going to nominate for the NPL that the junior regos would need to be around $3k mark per year per player
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on August 07, 2013, 01:24:02 PM
MBU's fees are ~$1800, Bris City quite similar if not more. The problem being that no Senior NPL player would pay that, they expect to play for free even if they don't earn win bonuses.

You'll find that if a junior player is good enough, the club will waive as much as they can to get them to play anyway, but they advertise at these fees because 95% of the parents will pay them.

Being at a local community club I think it's great - because it means we'll get more kids signing up every year with us who just want to play football.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 16, 2013, 03:06:17 PM
Fire to Launch Open Women?s NPL Team


Women?s football on the Sunshine Coast is set to receive a huge boost in 2014 with the launch of Sunshine Coast FC?s NPL Open Women?s team.

The Open Women?s Team will give talented female footballers the chance to compete amongst the elite clubs in the NPL competition; the second-highest tier of football in Australia.

Sunshine Coast FC Managing Director Noel Woodall has been pleased to announce the formation of the team, after striving to improve opportunities for female footballers for many years.

?Our Club has been committed since its inception to the development of female football.?

?We are delighted to announce the formation of the Open Women?s Team and look forward to seeing more female teams in the NPL competition.?

Technical Director Kevin A?herne-Evans said the formation of an NPL Open Women?s team was a step in the right direction towards gaining a W-League licence.

?In previous years aspiring, talented female players would have had to return to community football, however now they can remain in the elite program and play against potential international and W-League players,? he said.

?We have made no secret about aiming to get a W-League licence in the not too distant future,? he said.

?We have the facilities and the infrastructure to make this possible. However most importantly we have a talented group of players to compete at this level.?

Trials for the NPL Open Women?s Team will start in January at Stockland Park. Application forms are available by emailing admin@sunshinecoastfc.com.au.

http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/fire-to-launch-open-womens-npl-team/ (http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/fire-to-launch-open-womens-npl-team/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 17, 2013, 01:55:02 AM
Fire to Launch Open Women?s NPL Team


Women?s football on the Sunshine Coast is set to receive a huge boost in 2014 with the launch of Sunshine Coast FC?s NPL Open Women?s team.

The Open Women?s Team will give talented female footballers the chance to compete amongst the elite clubs in the NPL competition; the second-highest tier of football in Australia.

Sunshine Coast FC Managing Director Noel Woodall has been pleased to announce the formation of the team, after striving to improve opportunities for female footballers for many years.

?Our Club has been committed since its inception to the development of female football.?

?We are delighted to announce the formation of the Open Women?s Team and look forward to seeing more female teams in the NPL competition.?

Technical Director Kevin A?herne-Evans said the formation of an NPL Open Women?s team was a step in the right direction towards gaining a W-League licence.

?In previous years aspiring, talented female players would have had to return to community football, however now they can remain in the elite program and play against potential international and W-League players,? he said.

?We have made no secret about aiming to get a W-League licence in the not too distant future,? he said.

?We have the facilities and the infrastructure to make this possible. However most importantly we have a talented group of players to compete at this level.?

Trials for the NPL Open Women?s Team will start in January at Stockland Park. Application forms are available by emailing admin@sunshinecoastfc.com.au.

[url]http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/fire-to-launch-open-womens-npl-team/[/url] ([url]http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/fire-to-launch-open-womens-npl-team/[/url])


Brilliant news. Their youth girls teams are one of the best in QLD, possibly Australia and it can only be good for the game for the Women's side of things

Also, Sunshine Coast Fire's game vs Northern Fury in Cairns tomorrow night will be streamed live on their UStream page from 7:30pm - FNQ FC Heat Wave on USTREAM: Live streams of FNQ FC matches. Football (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fnq-fc-heat-wave#)
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 17, 2013, 08:35:15 AM
That's a brilliant idea from FNQ. I'll definitely be checking that out.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 17, 2013, 07:58:35 PM
Fire level through Scarffy set up by Bechar. 1-1. Pretty crap camera work tbh though but I'm fairly sure it's the first live coverage of an NPL game in QLD
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 17, 2013, 08:01:22 PM
Cameraman focuses on a moving leaf and completely misses the Bechar goal. 2-1 Fire
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 17, 2013, 08:08:37 PM
Penalty and conversion missed again. Barlow makes it 3-1 via the penalty spot.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 17, 2013, 10:52:34 PM
5-1 FT to Fire. Scarffy with a hattrick
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 18, 2013, 02:23:41 PM
Olympic being presented with the premiership trophy before their game today.

And Sunshine Coast FC wrapped up the U18 NPL premiership with a 4-0 win against South West Queensland this afternoon.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: suspectandy on August 18, 2013, 04:27:43 PM
Wow, why are the strikers so bad?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 18, 2013, 05:14:46 PM
Wow, why are the strikers so bad?

It's some sort of inverted evolutionary process where as soon as you put on blue and yellow you immediately start regressing to a more primitive species.

Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 18, 2013, 09:43:21 PM
Trying to find what the semis are.

So it looks like

* Olympic vs Redlands or Strikers
* Brisbane City vs Sunshine Coast Fire.

Anyone have the updated semis' list ?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 18, 2013, 10:07:30 PM
Should also be noted as well...

For finishing on top, Olympic will host a semi final for the NPL National Finals.

28/29 September - Sutherland Sharks vs Canberra (NPL NSW vs NPL ACT)

5/6 October - Olympic vs winner of Sharks-Canberra
5/6 October - South Hobart vs NPL South Australia champion, which appears to be Metrostars

12/13 October - NPL Grand Final.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 19, 2013, 09:05:00 AM
Trying to find what the semis are.

So it looks like

* Olympic vs Redlands or Strikers
* Brisbane City vs Sunshine Coast Fire.

Anyone have the updated semis' list ?

That's correct.

I'm really hoping the City v Sunny Coast game is Saturday night rather than Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on August 19, 2013, 02:45:29 PM
Should also be noted as well...

For finishing on top, Olympic will host a semi final for the NPL National Finals.

28/29 September - Sutherland Sharks vs Canberra (NPL NSW vs NPL ACT)

5/6 October - Olympic vs winner of Sharks-Canberra
5/6 October - South Hobart vs NPL South Australia champion, which appears to be Metrostars

12/13 October - NPL Grand Final.


Ugh? Sharks? Sydney United won?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 19, 2013, 03:19:55 PM
Should also be noted as well...

For finishing on top, Olympic will host a semi final for the NPL National Finals.

28/29 September - Sutherland Sharks vs Canberra (NPL NSW vs NPL ACT)

5/6 October - Olympic vs winner of Sharks-Canberra
5/6 October - South Hobart vs NPL South Australia champion, which appears to be Metrostars

12/13 October - NPL Grand Final.


Ugh? Sharks? Sydney United won?

Scum.

I hope Canberra batters them.

Then I hope Olympic batters them.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on August 19, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
Great to see the NPL culminating in a small tourney between the State Feds.. Best of the best..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 19, 2013, 04:16:59 PM
Should also be noted as well...

For finishing on top, Olympic will host a semi final for the NPL National Finals.

28/29 September - Sutherland Sharks vs Canberra (NPL NSW vs NPL ACT)

5/6 October - Olympic vs winner of Sharks-Canberra
5/6 October - South Hobart vs NPL South Australia champion, which appears to be Metrostars

12/13 October - NPL Grand Final.


Ugh? Sharks? Sydney United won?

Sydney United are based at Edensor Park about 30 clicks west of the Sydney CBD. Sutherland Sharks are down (surprise) Cronulla way which is 30km SOUTH of Sydney CBD.

Scumney by the Bay, but scumney nonetheless.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 19, 2013, 06:09:35 PM
A few stats now that the inaugural season is almost done (theres a couple of catchup games played over the course of the next week):

Over the course of the season CQFC conceded a total of 110 goals, culminating in a stunning goal difference of -68

Conversely, Sunshine Coast had the best defence in the league conceding only 22 goals (average of 1 per game).

CQ were on the receiving end of two 9 goal thrashings, losing 11-2 against Redlands and 9-0 against Sunshine Coast.

Despite all that, CQ still managed to finish second last 5 points above QAS.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 19, 2013, 06:23:07 PM
Golden Boot

Antonio Murray (Brisbane City) 27 goals
Tim Smits (Olympic) 26 goals
Reuben "Three The Hard" Way (Redlands United) 20 goals
Daniel Byrne (Olympic) 19 goals
Chris Geddes (CQFC) 17 goals

... and most importantly
"Rolls" Royce Brownlie (Moreton Bay Jets) 15 goals !!!!!!!!

Another stat, Devon Munn of Western Pride was the only player to manage 2 red cards this season. Devon wins the inaugural "Muscat Tiatto" award for the hardest man in the NPL ;)
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 19, 2013, 06:33:06 PM

... and most importantly
"Rolls" Royce Brownlie (Moreton Bay Jets) 15 goals !!!!!!!!

Important to note he started on a tally of -25 so as not to embarrass the rest of the league with his prowess in front of goal...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 19, 2013, 06:45:20 PM

... and most importantly
"Rolls" Royce Brownlie (Moreton Bay Jets) 15 goals !!!!!!!!

Important to note he started on a tally of -25 so as not to embarrass the rest of the league with his prowess in front of goal...

And he had both of his legs amputated as well, plus signed an agreement he wouldn't score on matchdays that started with "S".
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 19, 2013, 07:42:19 PM
Confirmation of Semis and times

#2 Brisbane City vs #3 Sunshine Coast Fire
Spencer Park, Newmarket
Sat August 31, 7pm KO

#1 Olympic FC vs #4 Redlands United OR Brisbane Strikers
TBD
Sunday September 1, 6pm KO


GRAND FINAL
Sunday September 8, 5pm
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 19, 2013, 07:48:48 PM
Confirmation of Semis and times

#2 Brisbane City vs #3 Sunshine Coast Fire
Spencer Park, Newmarket
Sat August 31, 7pm KO



f**k yeah!

That has hangover written all over it.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on August 19, 2013, 10:17:18 PM
Should also be noted as well...

For finishing on top, Olympic will host a semi final for the NPL National Finals.

28/29 September - Sutherland Sharks vs Canberra (NPL NSW vs NPL ACT)

5/6 October - Olympic vs winner of Sharks-Canberra
5/6 October - South Hobart vs NPL South Australia champion, which appears to be Metrostars

12/13 October - NPL Grand Final.


Ugh? Sharks? Sydney United won?

Sydney United are based at Edensor Park about 30 clicks west of the Sydney CBD. Sutherland Sharks are down (surprise) Cronulla way which is 30km SOUTH of Sydney CBD.

Scumney by the Bay, but scumney nonetheless.

What in the f**k are you talking about?

What is all this malarkey about Sutherland Sharks? Sydney United won. Won the league.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 20, 2013, 07:27:07 AM
What is all this malarkey about Sutherland Sharks? Sydney United won. Won the league.


Ahhhh. Ok. Was going off the NPL's wiki entry which had Sharks as the team. Just found the ACTUAL ladder, and yep, Sydney United it is.

My bad.

So, potentially Olympic v United. Could be a cracking encounter then.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 22, 2013, 11:33:44 PM
Confirmation of Semis and times

#2 Brisbane City vs #3 Sunshine Coast Fire
Spencer Park, Newmarket
Sat August 31, 7pm KO

#1 Olympic FC vs #4 Redlands United OR Brisbane Strikers
TBD
Sunday September 1, 6pm KO


GRAND FINAL
Sunday September 8, 5pm

Definitely be there for that. Shouldn't need to show Bechar how to get to the ground either :P
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 23, 2013, 07:43:35 AM
CQFC Energy coach Ray Wood's column  22nd August 2013 11:16 AM
 
IT'S been an amazing first 10 weeks into the job and it was a real good finish from the squad in their last three games which gave me and the family of CQFC an idea of what they can expect this time next season.

We played Palm Beach Sharks last weekend and lost 5-0. It was a bit of a disappointing result after the two previous weeks, but again gave me a few ideas where we still need to improve on if we are to contend for the National Premier League next season.

We had a really great week at the training ground last week but were hindered with missing players from our two previous results.

We had Ben Millar missing due to a work commitment and also Kevin Fraser missing due to a return trip back to Scotland which was planned prior to him signing for CQFC.

Would we have won if we had Ben and Kevin were available? Who knows but I am sure next season we will be better prepared and have more depth in the squad so in the event any players are missing we will have cover for all areas of the park.

Plans have been laid for the future this week on and off the park and once we get over this big week we will be full steam ahead preparing for the 2014 season, of which I am very excited.

I am more excited about the coming together of our Mini/Junior Academy's which will start trialling and training in October 2013.

I'm looking for all boys and girls aged 5-16 who enjoy playing football and have a real drive with there parents support to become the next Socceroos or Matildas to please make a big effort to join us for trials in October. For more information regarding trials please go to cqfc.com.au.

We have a real opportunity in Central Queensland of having players represent CQ on the national stage by having this once in a lifetime NPL licence right here.

One thing that has really surprised me since I have arrived in CQ is that the majority of the community don't actually understand what CQFC actually holds.

After speaking to many people they assume we are the Cougars and we just play in a state football competition.

This could not be further away from the truth; we are CQFC and play in the NPL. This means we compete in a national competition and when we go on to win the NPL in the future we will play off against all the best teams around Australia.

Starting in 2018 there will be promotion and relegation from the A-League into the NPL. What does this mean? Well quite simply the best team in the NPL in 2018 will become an A-League team via promotion and the team that finishes bottom of the A-League will get relegated to the NPL divisions.

So imagine we could have CQFC playing in the A-League during 2018 season and we could have the likes of Del Piero, Emile Heskey, Harry Kewell coming to CQ to play us at home - imagine!

I am very excited for the coming seasons because the one area of strength CQ has over many other areas in Australia is the very tight knit community support and I am confident with this unrivalled support as we move forward CQ will become one of the hotbeds of footballing talent as we start to produce the next Matildas and Socceroos right here in CQ.

As we strive to move forward as a club, one area that is very close to my heart is offering all children of CQ an opportunity to play football for free or at a very limited cost.

Now this is very hard to do without some sort of financial support or help from the CQ community.

We are calling all local/national business people who might be able to assist in this area or look to become a sponsor no matter how big or small to offer your support.

This will become a huge area of advertising for businesses around Australia as the NPL keeps getting stronger and stronger.

If you think you might be able to assist or become a sponsor of CQFC to assist in funding our junior programs please contact Steve Grant (CEO) for a sponsorship package application form on ceo@cqfc.com.au.

Finally I would like to say thank you to all the players, staff and family of CQFC who have made the transition very smooth for me and my family and look forward to bringing more success during 2014.

http://www.whitsundaytimes.com.au/news/preparations-begin-for-cq/1993659/

I wasn't going to bother posting this but the bolder bit certainly caught my attention...

I can't imagine that this is actually true, the logistics of it seem somewhere between implausible and utterly impossible.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: suspectandy on August 23, 2013, 07:49:12 AM
Yeah, can't see it happening.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on August 23, 2013, 07:49:13 AM
Pretty big claim given there's no actual ruling by anyone anywhere that this will take place.  I find it extremely difficult to believe it would happen so quickly given the recent history of expansion teams in Qld and therefore the HAL and FFA wanting to ensure the viability of any new team coming into the league.  I don't think they'll ever just start promotion/relegation until all the NPL sides are at an equivilant level to that of the HAL sides.

I also like the assertion in the next paragraph that Del Piero, Heskey and Kewell (or the likes thereof) to be going to Central Qld. Especially sicne by 2018 they'll all probably have been well retired.
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 23, 2013, 07:54:56 AM

I also like the assertion in the next paragraph that Del Piero, Heskey and Kewell (or the likes thereof) to be going to Central Qld. Especially sicne by 2018 they'll all probably have been well retired.

To be fair, it's probably more likely that they'll still be kicking around in the A-League in 2018 than it is that CQ will ever win the NPL.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on August 23, 2013, 10:15:32 AM
Yeah that bloke is off with the fairies.. Absolutely no chance!

IMO it's more likely we'll see a NPL national comp (2nd tier behind HAL) with 3/4 clubs from each state and then promotion/relegation from that comp back to the various state NPL comps.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 23, 2013, 10:38:28 AM
I still wonder where he pulls such a bold statement out of ? I know it sounds like 'his arse', but part of me wonders whether he's letting the public in on some serious discussions.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 23, 2013, 10:51:56 AM
I still wonder where he pulls such a bold statement out of ? I know it sounds like 'his arse', but part of me wonders whether he's letting the public in on some serious discussions.

I can only assume it's the former, but I suppose given the FFA's tendency not to bother with common sense the latter can't be entirely ruled out.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 23, 2013, 12:01:47 PM
If little clubs want promotion/relegation, they should get a massive survery off the general football public with 2 very simple questions.

* If you're a fan of a HAL team, and you were relegated back to your State's NPL, would you still keep attending games ?

* If you're a fan of your NPL team, and they got promoted, would you attend your team's HAL games ?

I'm sure everyone looking up would want to go up, and very few looking down would stick around. And imagine a state/territory which could end up with NO sides in the HAL..... for a few seasons.

Seriously, start with NPL teams in an FFA Cup for a few seasons, then we'll get back to you
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 23, 2013, 12:46:25 PM
I can imagine that being an absolute waste of time as far as relegated teams go.

I'd expect most people to be answering 'yeah I'd totally support my club if they went down to the NPL' but then when it came to playing teams like CQ or the like being nowhere to be seen.

And if for example it were Brisbane who were relegated, would they continue to play at Suncorp?

Would relegated A-League teams retain their full salary cap?

There's just so many contingencies and questions that would need to be addressed that would be literally impossible in such a short timeframe.

In 20-30 years absolutely promotion/relegation may well be a sustainable option and beneficial to the leagues.

But not in 2018.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on August 23, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
I can imagine that being an absolute waste of time as far as relegated teams go.

I'd expect most people to be answering 'yeah I'd totally support my club if they went down to the NPL' but then when it came to playing teams like CQ or the like being nowhere to be seen.

And if for example it were Brisbane who were relegated, would they continue to play at Suncorp?

Would relegated A-League teams retain their full salary cap?

There's just so many contingencies and questions that would need to be addressed that would be literally impossible in such a short timeframe.

In 20-30 years absolutely promotion/relegation may well be a sustainable option and beneficial to the leagues.

But not in 2018.
This.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 23, 2013, 12:56:24 PM
Seriously, start with NPL teams in an FFA Cup for a few seasons, then we'll get back to you

On this side of things, everything seems to have gone quiet on the FFA Cup front.

Weren't there rumours of it potentially being up and running for next season?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: J Boss on August 23, 2013, 01:20:23 PM
Seriously, start with NPL teams in an FFA Cup for a few seasons, then we'll get back to you

On this side of things, everything seems to have gone quiet on the FFA Cup front.

Weren't there rumours of it potentially being up and running for next season?

From memory, I think it may have been the 14/15 season being suggested. With the final on Australia Day 2015....? Not sure though.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on August 23, 2013, 01:52:34 PM
I think with the Asian Cup in 2015, the FFA Cup probably got shafted down the list of priorities.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 23, 2013, 10:37:53 PM
If little clubs want promotion/relegation, they should get a massive survery off the general football public with 2 very simple questions.

* If you're a fan of a HAL team, and you were relegated back to your State's NPL, would you still keep attending games ?

* If you're a fan of your NPL team, and they got promoted, would you attend your team's HAL games ?

The first question, the HAL team going down would see a drop in attendances, but on the second one, 100% of the time, the teams going up to the A-League would see a significant rise in attendances. Then the logistics and variables come into play

As for format, I'd assume the end of season NPL play off finals series type thing between states would be how they determine who goes up. If it comes down to a state not having a team, I'm not too sure but one would think that the FFA would try to insure that each state have a team to support in the top tier
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on August 23, 2013, 10:51:14 PM
Seriously, start with NPL teams in an FFA Cup for a few seasons, then we'll get back to you

On this side of things, everything seems to have gone quiet on the FFA Cup front.

Weren't there rumours of it potentially being up and running for next season?

Local clubs need to be decided by July if it's going to go ahead next season. Up to associations as to how they decided which local clubs progress.

Also, everyone talks about relegation, but a good way to build momentum in the NPL is to have the winners of the first 3-4 seasons get promoted to increase numbers in the HAL. The NPL would be an easy enough league to fill in again (if you would even need to, only 1 state comp would be 1 team down). Build HAL up to 16 teams, and have a buzzing and vibrant NPL behind it. At that point, it would most likely be one of those 3-4 teams to get relegated again, so the "core" of the HAL will always be consistent.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on August 24, 2013, 07:55:01 PM
Yeah that bloke is off with the fairies.. Absolutely no chance!

IMO it's more likely we'll see a NPL national comp (2nd tier behind HAL) with 3/4 clubs from each state and then promotion/relegation from that comp back to the various state NPL comps.

This makes the most sense to get to the promotion/relegation stage in a national comp.  And it's likely to take a long time to get there to ensure the viability of each of the clubs.  Only once all clubs in this tier are financially viable (almost HAL-lite sides) will it be worth while actually including promotion/relegation to the HAL.

With that said, it'd be entirely possible that a state NPL club gains two promotions before they're ready to be a HAL club so strict financial, stadium, support criteria (to name just a couple) should be required to be met before promotion is permitted.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: spongebob on August 25, 2013, 07:55:50 PM
Does anyone know when the kick off times for the semi finals will be finalised? Thinking of taking the young ones if there is a game Saturday
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 25, 2013, 08:03:13 PM

Does anyone know when the kick off times for the semi finals will be finalised? Thinking of taking the young ones if there is a game Saturday


They already have been.

Brisbane City vs the mighty Sunshine Coast FC is Saturday night, 7pm kickoff.

Olympic vs Strikers scum is Sunday evening, 6pm kickoff.

http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?client=0-9385-0-252239-0&pool=1001&action=FIXTURE&round=0
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on August 25, 2013, 10:14:43 PM

Does anyone know when the kick off times for the semi finals will be finalised? Thinking of taking the young ones if there is a game Saturday


They already have been.

Brisbane City vs the mighty Sunshine Coast FC is Saturday night, 7pm kickoff.

Olympic vs Strikers scum is Sunday evening, 6pm kickoff.

[url]http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?client=0-9385-0-252239-0&pool=1001&action=FIXTURE&round=0[/url] ([url]http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?client=0-9385-0-252239-0&pool=1001&action=FIXTURE&round=0[/url])


might have to get out to those.  i wonder if sunny coast will rip City a new one like they did a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 26, 2013, 12:45:46 AM
Hopefully they do but I'd expect it to be close. Verdin will be out suspended after reaching the yellow card limit for the Fire against the Heat
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 26, 2013, 02:21:41 PM
Townsville Bulletin is reporting Ian Ferguson is in Townsville in discussions to return to the club.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 27, 2013, 01:55:57 AM
haha I don't think he'd even cut it as a coach in the NPL
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on August 27, 2013, 12:55:53 PM
So it looks like it's the Director of Football gig Fergie is being lined up for, in the short term at least:

A SECOND chance to be a part of the Fury was too good for Ian Ferguson to pass up.

Already referring to the club as "we" yesterday, the North Queensland Fury's inaugural A-League coach arrived in Townsville to continue talks with the re-born Northern Fury about becoming the club's director of football.

Ferguson's time at the original Fury ended controversially when the second year of his contract wasn't honoured following the collapse of the club under owner Don Matheson and its revival by Football Federation Australia. Less than 12 months later North Queensland were no longer part of the A-League.

Upon landing in the city yesterday, meeting with Fury chairman Rabieh Krayem, Ferguson said he saw a bright future for the club.

"I feel as though it was a job not completed," he said.

"The way it is set up now is the way the Fury should have been set up in the first place, from the grassroots ... to state league and, hopefully in the future, we'll have a (National) Youth (League) team.

"I didn't want to leave here last time, I was sort of pushed out ... so to get the opportunity to come back was really exciting."

Ferguson will tour Fury facilities and meet with the board over the next few days before making a decision.

If he accepts, the former Scotland international will take on an all-encompassing role, from overseeing the five-years-and-up football academy program right through to coaching the National Premier League team.

In the long-term, Ferguson would be the coach of the NYL team and then Fury's A-League team upon admission in future years.

"I'm really passionate about this area and I really feel that people here deserve an A-League team," he said.

"There's still a few things we need to sort out (to sign with the Fury), but it's been pretty positive. We're pretty close and hopefully we can get it done."

Ferguson coached the Perth Glory for the past two seasons, taking them to the A-League grand final in 2011/12.

Talks with Ferguson began after reports former coach Gareth Edds told the players he would not return in 2014.

He officially handed in his resignation late last week.

Krayem said the legendary Glasgow Rangers player's association with the Fury would be a huge boost to their bold plans.

"It sends the message that we are serious about the five-year aspirations of the club," he said. "It's about getting stage one first, then Youth League, Women's League and then A-League, but we'll take it one step at a time."

While Ferguson's passion for the region is strong, time hasn't healed all wounds.

Asked about original Fury chairman and owner Matheson, he said: "My late father used to say to me, if you have nothing nice to say about someone, don't say anything and that sums up what I think of Don Matheson."

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/08/27/388033_sport.html (http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/08/27/388033_sport.html)

Judging by the bolded parts it seems like an odd decision from NQF.

They're obviously looking quite a way in the future to try and build toward re-admission into the A-League via the NYL and are trying to put a structure in place to make that a reality but I don't see how they can realistically consider Fergie a good choice for this role. I think Roary's being a tad harsh on him at this point in time, he certainly would be able to do a job for NQF in the immediate future, especially given the lack of emphasis most teams seem to put on defence judging by scorelines from this season, but if/when they do eventually make it back to the A-League the league certainly would've left him behind.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 29, 2013, 01:15:23 AM
Also for anyone coming down or heading to games, there's track work being done http://jp.translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/details/1372400256 (http://jp.translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/details/1372400256)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on September 01, 2013, 12:43:18 AM
Single handed the worst refereeing I've ever seen tonight. Almost like they went into the shopping center down the road an said "who wants to ref this game?"
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on September 01, 2013, 01:06:37 AM
I'm still too drunk to be properly disgusted by the result tonight. Give it time.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on September 02, 2013, 10:48:42 AM
I'm still too drunk to be properly disgusted by the result tonight. Give it time.


Still absolutely disgusted by the game Swaturday night. Horrible game and an even worse result. Well done to Brisbane City though, they have a team in the senior, U20 and U18 grand finals.

In less depressing news, Ferguson has been confirmed as rejoining NQ Fury as Director of Football.

THE deal is done. Ian Ferguson is a Fury man once again.

The North Queensland Fury's inaugural A-League coach over the weekend officially committed to the reborn Northern Fury's bold five-year vision to return the club to the Australian football top-flight.

Ferguson's position is the director of football and coaching and includes being the coach of the National Premier League team.

"We'll be implementing a few new things at the club and we'll be tweaking a few things - we're going to do the best we can working with coaches, players and parents," said the Scot.

"There's a lot to be done but a lot has already been achieved to get the club to where it is now and the infrastructure is very good."

Ferguson will be involved in managing all matters relating to football and coaching, from the NPL team, the Fury Football Academy and eventually overseeing the National Youth League and A-League teams upon admission.

Fury chairman Rabieh Krayem said the recruitment of the nine-time Scotland international, who coached at the Perth glory last season, was a major coup for the club.

"We're very fortunate to have Ian Ferguson come on board to help us in achieving our five-year plan for the club," he said.

"He's very passionate about the region and the development of players, which can only mean a great pathway for the younger players in the region. He has some great ideas and plans to move the club ahead."

Ferguson will start in the first week of October.

He takes over roles previously occupied by coach Gareth Edds and general manager Paul Smalley.


http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/09/02/388354_sport.html (http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/09/02/388354_sport.html)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on September 02, 2013, 10:56:26 AM
i was at the City/Sunny Coast match.  Sunny Coast came out all guns blazing in the first 20 and would have used up stacks of energy.  if they had gone 1-0 or more by ht, it would have been deserved.  City clawed their way back in and outlasted them and deserved their win in the end.

as for the Ref, well he was handing out cards like a electioneer handing out how to vote cards on polling day.  some warranted, some perhaps not.

looking forward to this Sunday in fact.

It was another good game on Sunday arvo, but the class of Olympic was really too strong for the Strikers all match.  Strikers tried hard, but came up against a well drilled and very good Olympic team. 

Maybe if Jonti scored from his one on one in the first half it might have given them some momentum, but good keeping stopped that.

Now Strikers have no teams there on GF day after their 20's lost a close and exciting affair to SW Thunder.  5-4 on pens after Thunder were up 2-0 midway through first half and then scored an equaliser in the last minute of regulation time (3-3) and another equaliser with 5 mins to go in extra time (4-4).
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on September 02, 2013, 12:56:03 PM
Sounds like Fury mk2 are becoming a "jobs for the boys" club..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on September 03, 2013, 08:59:30 AM
It's such a shame that the NPL final has been scheduled at the same time as the Canale Cup final.  I'd love to go to both games but will be missing the NPL final to support my club in the cup.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on September 03, 2013, 09:45:08 AM
It's such a shame that the NPL final has been scheduled at the same time as the Canale Cup final.  I'd love to go to both games but will be missing the NPL final to support my club in the cup.

I'm picturing Football Queensland and Football Brisbane both flipping each other the bird.

So, in other words, business as usual :(
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on September 03, 2013, 04:38:25 PM
It's such a shame that the NPL final has been scheduled at the same time as the Canale Cup final.  I'd love to go to both games but will be missing the NPL final to support my club in the cup.

I'm picturing Football Queensland and Football Brisbane both flipping each other the bird.

So, in other words, business as usual :(

That's pretty sad. FQ and FB should be working together in a mutually benificial partnership. They should not be in compitition with each other.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on September 04, 2013, 12:42:37 PM
Alex Smith signs for FNQ

Their NPL Queensland season is barely finished but FNQ FC Heat  have secured a major signing for their next campaign - with former A-League player Alex Smith agreeing to join the club.

The 28 year-old comes to Cairns with an impressive resume which includes stints in the United State?s Major League Soccer competition as well as the A-League with Gold Coast United and Wellington Phoenix.

Smith recently finished a stint with Victorian Premier League club Oakleigh Cannons and said he was looking forward to starting a new chapter in his career with Heat.

"I'm very excited," Smith explained. "I've been looking at my options and saw that Cairns had a NPL club and made contact with Chris (Collins, FNQ FC Technical Director).?

"We spoke about the club and the vision they had and straight away I knew this is something I'm interested in," Smith continued.

Smith believes the opportunity will provide the chance to gain further experience in a reputable league and push his claims to get back into the A-League.

A truly versatile footballer, Smith caught the eye of A-League scouts with his incredible goal-scoring rate as a striker in the NSW Premier League with Sydney Olympic.

He signed with Gold Coast United in2011 and moved to Wellington to play in the Phoenix's midfield that same year, making 40 A-League appearances.

"I think I've shown I can fill almost any role on the park. I'm happy to play the number nine role but I think I have great strength linking play in the midfield.

"I win my fair share of headers, that's for sure," Smith stated.

His skills will be put to good use off the field too with Smith also taking on a role as Assistant Coach with the club, passing on his experience at the professional level to the next generation Far North Queensland footballers.

"I'm very keen on the mentoring side of things, helping some of the young talent reach the highest level," Smith said.

"I'm just finishing up my C-licence (FFA endorsed coaching licence) and I feel I can use my experience in youth development. Even things outside of the game, like media interviews and contracts; some of the players stepping up may not have much of an idea about that sort of stuff."

FNQ FC's acclaimed community engagement programme has impressed Smith who's keen to continue his charity work.

While in New Zealand, Smith headed an organisation which donated football boots to the under privileged -something he says may work in Far North Queensland.

"It'd be great to get out and bring football to the remote areas in North Queensland. That's something I'm really keen about -using the sport to help and inspire kids."

Smith is expected to arrive in Cairns with his family from Melbourne by the end of the September.

You can watch video highlights of Alex Smith on FNQ FC Heat?s Youtube channel.


http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=25373921 (http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&sID=269940&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=25373921)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on September 04, 2013, 01:18:52 PM
Nice signing but didn't he score a grand total of one goal in those 40 appearances for the Nix?  Here's hoping the NPL is more his level cause the A-League certainly wasn't.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on September 04, 2013, 01:27:44 PM
From the sounds of that article Oakleigh let him go as well so it seems the VPL wasn't his level either.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: alannah on September 05, 2013, 05:46:07 PM
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Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on September 15, 2013, 01:23:48 PM
ABC News just tweeted that Victorian Police have busted a multi-million dollar match-fixing ring in the VPL.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-15/police-uncover-alleged-soccer-match-fixing-ring/4958946

I wonder if that could have something to do with a lot of those clubs' reluctance to be involved in the NPL.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 08, 2013, 02:29:37 AM
According to 7 Local News last night, Sunshine Coast will be without Nico Bechar who apparently can't be re-signed because of club visa spots. Last time I checked you could have 3 spots and with Tahara and Sato gone, it only leaves Henslee and Arnison, the latter close to retirement
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on November 08, 2013, 07:25:50 AM
According to 7 Local News last night, Sunshine Coast will be without Nico Bechar who apparently can't be re-signed because of club visa spots. Last time I checked you could have 3 spots and with Tahara and Sato gone, it only leaves Henslee and Arnison, the latter close to retirement

Well, that's Sunny Coast fucked for next season then.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: sportball on November 08, 2013, 01:55:26 PM
I think that deserves a chance. To bring success in the Premier League games... 8) 8)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 08, 2013, 07:58:16 PM
According to 7 Local News last night, Sunshine Coast will be without Nico Bechar who apparently can't be re-signed because of club visa spots. Last time I checked you could have 3 spots and with Tahara and Sato gone, it only leaves Henslee and Arnison, the latter close to retirement

Well, that's Sunny Coast fucked for next season then.

My thoughts too. Talking to his brother after the SF and to Nico before the game, it sounded like he was coming back next season so I'm not quite sure
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fulltilt on November 08, 2013, 11:19:52 PM
twitter news says FFV have abandoned NPL in Victoria for 2014
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on December 10, 2013, 09:25:43 PM
http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/story/1793602/nplv-to-kick-off-next-season-after-stand-off-ends/ (http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/story/1793602/nplv-to-kick-off-next-season-after-stand-off-ends/)

NPLV to kick off next season after stand-off ends

By Teo Pellizzeri

21:05:PM 08/12/2013The stand-off between Football Federation Victoria and more than 60 clubs is over and reform of the state?s top league competition will go ahead next year.FFV and the clubs are back on the same page and are working towards a National Premier Leagues Victoria model for next year. The NPLV is part of a national roll-out of reform and rebranding of the top league in each state.But the FFV?s original model for the Victorian competition was met with resistance, with the a group of co-signatory clubs winning a court injunction against the NPLV?s implementation next year.The court action led FFV to announce a status quo and that the current Victorian Premier League, would continue next year. But the national body, Football Federation Australia, intervened and played peacemaker between the FFV and the clubs.The result of weeks of talks is that an NPLV will be implemented next year, while the clubs agreed to end Supreme Court action.The FFA intervention went right to the top, with chief executive David Gallop speaking on the national body?s behalf.?The NPL is an integral part of our national elite player pathway and a hugely important reform of the semi-professional tier of Australian football,? Gallop said.?FFV and its clubs have agreed on an NPL model that?s now a benchmark nationally in many areas. Australia wants to be among the elite nations in Asia and beyond, and that means developing the next generation of stars. I?m delighted Victoria will be at the forefront of that challenge.?Specifics of the NPLV model have not been made public. There will be a capped points system for senior players, based on their origins, and a cap on registration fees for juniors, although figures have not been published in either case.Regional clubs will also be a part of the NPLV but the boundary for what is considered regional has not been drawn.FFV?s metro league structure accommodates clubs from areas such as Geelong, the Surf Coast, Ballarat and outer satellite cities such as Melton and Sunbury, while teams further afield play in standalone country leagues.The clubs indicated in a statement on Saturday that talks on the logistics of the NPLV, including dates, would begin this week.South Melbourne FC chairman Nick Galatas spoke on behalf of the clubs.?The clubs have always wanted Victoria to be part of the NPL in 2014 and now we?ll apply for licences, work as quickly as we can to meet the criteria and get on with implementation,? he said. ?The clubs are looking forward to being part of the NPL, which promises to deliver outcomes in the best interests of football in Victoria.?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on December 10, 2013, 09:39:39 PM
Sounds like cool heads prevailed and things will move forward in a positive direction.

Looks like under Gallop's watch, the state federations and clubs are starting to buy into the one vision.. I wonder when/if more clubs from Football Brisbane migrate across to the NPL.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on December 11, 2013, 01:58:27 PM
The clubs need to pull their heads in. The NPLV should be THE standard in the country care of the ability to have a small state which allows travel within and the strong club sides from years gone by.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on December 11, 2013, 04:10:16 PM
The clubs need to pull their heads in. The NPLV should be THE standard in the country care of the ability to have a small state which allows travel within and the strong club sides from years gone by.
Fair crack though, the majority of "big clubs" in Brisbane were able to keep things "as per usual" by staying in the BPL.. If they were forced to join the NPL, I'm sure we would've seen a similar stink up here as what's happened in Victoria.

By the looks of it, Football Queensland really don't have the clout to control the whole football family in this state.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 01, 2014, 01:05:23 AM
Forgot to post this but last week on the local news (once again) it was said that 4 new teams would be joining the QLD section of the NPL in the coming season. QAS would be cut but will be replaced by a Malaysian U21 side based on the Gold Coast. The other one I can remember is the Roar youth, can't remember the other two. Will have a look online soon to see if I can find anything about it
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on January 01, 2014, 01:25:05 AM
So NPL in QLd  is becoming a kindy.

Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on January 01, 2014, 12:24:03 PM

Forgot to post this but last week on the local news (once again) it was said that 4 new teams would be joining the QLD section of the NPL in the coming season. QAS would be cut but will be replaced by a Malaysian U21 side based on the Gold Coast. The other one I can remember is the Roar youth, can't remember the other two. Will have a look online soon to see if I can find anything about it


CQ will have a second team from 2015 apparently:

http://m.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/national-premier-league-expansion-gladstone/2127252/

Not a good idea IMO considering the existing CQ team is already a basketcase.

That's well and truly outweighed by having a fucking Malaysian under-21 side in a Queensland state league though. What the actual f**k? Why? Develop local talent FFS.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on January 01, 2014, 12:38:15 PM
word on the street indicates that South West Thunder (Toowoomba) will be having the senior component added to last seasons junior component, the Malayasian u21 team as already suggested.  As previously stated the Roar youth team and as TC stated from 2015 they will include a team from Gladstone as well as the club in Rocky which is already there.

There is also talk of a team from Mackay again and I think I read something about Wide Bay.

My source of information is the Taringa forum, so lets watch this space.

You could ask do we have the talent to stretch across the state.  Personally I wouldn't know, but at least there is more opportunities for the regional guys to get selected and identified.  They call it the pathway to the HAL.  Will it be.  I hope so, but it will take time and some good administration, which could be the difficult bit.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 04, 2014, 03:44:17 AM
word on the street indicates that South West Thunder (Toowoomba) will be having the senior component added to last seasons junior component, the Malayasian u21 team as already suggested.  As previously stated the Roar youth team and as TC stated from 2015 they will include a team from Gladstone as well as the club in Rocky which is already there.

There is also talk of a team from Mackay again and I think I read something about Wide Bay.

My source of information is the Taringa forum, so lets watch this space.

You could ask do we have the talent to stretch across the state.  Personally I wouldn't know, but at least there is more opportunities for the regional guys to get selected and identified.  They call it the pathway to the HAL.  Will it be.  I hope so, but it will take time and some good administration, which could be the difficult bit.

Ah yeah, forgot about the Toowoomba one but I completely agree with TC about the Malaysian side. Absolute bonkers
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on January 04, 2014, 06:31:01 AM
Officially announced Bechar has been released by SCFC due to foreign player restrictions and their desire to focus on players from japan for some reason.

Horrible, horrible decision.

No silverware for the sunny coast this season.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: squilibob on January 04, 2014, 11:07:46 AM
Officially announced Bechar has been released by SCFC due to foreign player restrictions and their desire to focus on players from japan for some reason.

Horrible, horrible decision.

No silverware for the sunny coast this season.
Surrendering after getting invaded by the Japanese. You really are from up north, aren't you?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 04, 2014, 07:40:58 PM
Officially announced Bechar has been released by SCFC due to foreign player restrictions and their desire to focus on players from japan for some reason.

Horrible, horrible decision.

No silverware for the sunny coast this season.

Got a link at all? Poor decision if so
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on January 05, 2014, 12:45:10 AM

Officially announced Bechar has been released by SCFC due to foreign player restrictions and their desire to focus on players from japan for some reason.

Horrible, horrible decision.

No silverware for the sunny coast this season.

Got a link at all? Poor decision if so

It was on the SCD website.

I'm in no condition to find it currently.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on January 06, 2014, 10:00:56 AM

Officially announced Bechar has been released by SCFC due to foreign player restrictions and their desire to focus on players from japan for some reason.

Horrible, horrible decision.

No silverware for the sunny coast this season.


Got a link at all? Poor decision if so


It was on the SCD website.

I'm in no condition to find it currently.


Here it is:

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/import-quota-costs-the-fires-frenchman/2128927/ (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/import-quota-costs-the-fires-frenchman/2128927/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on January 06, 2014, 01:10:50 PM
Pretty sure thats just some "positive" spin on Bechar choosing to move on
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 08, 2014, 01:16:39 AM

Officially announced Bechar has been released by SCFC due to foreign player restrictions and their desire to focus on players from japan for some reason.

Horrible, horrible decision.

No silverware for the sunny coast this season.


Got a link at all? Poor decision if so


It was on the SCD website.

I'm in no condition to find it currently.


Here it is:

[url]http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/import-quota-costs-the-fires-frenchman/2128927/[/url] ([url]http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/import-quota-costs-the-fires-frenchman/2128927/[/url])


Cheers and extremely disappointing. Will be interesting to see how we fare in the coming season though. One thing that stands out is who is the other player taking up the import spot? Heinslee has one and as far as I know, the two Japanese players there last season (Tahara & Sato) have finished their loans and returned to their clubs (Not sure about Tahara as I think we signed him when he was a free agent). If that is the other player, why not release him? He featured mainly off the bench. The club imo should have done more to retain our best player. Interesting bit in the article from the same day - http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/fires-stars-feeling-heat-fires-coach-plays-hard-ba/2128928/ (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/fires-stars-feeling-heat-fires-coach-plays-hard-ba/2128928/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 15, 2014, 12:19:37 AM
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FQ HAILS MALAYSIA U23 NPL QLD ANNOUNCEMENT

Football Queensland Chief Executive Officer Geoff Foster: "The opportunity for our junior players and coaches to view the different styles, philosophies, tactics and techniques that this national team will employ will provide the whole Queensland football community with an otherwise inaccessible experience."

Football Queensland Chief Operating Officer Ben Mannion: "One of the keys to rapid growth of Football in any country is for its clubs, coaches and players to gain exposure to new methods and ideas via international competition. Building a strong relationship with FAM and Asia is an important step in providing this development opportunity to our youth and coaches as well as showcasing their talents to an international audience"

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=413642508765720&set=a.280457985417507.1073741827.273651569431482&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=413642508765720&set=a.280457985417507.1073741827.273651569431482&type=1)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on January 15, 2014, 11:39:11 AM
Interesting development.. I actually have no issue with this and see it as a win/win for the NPL and Football Qld
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on January 15, 2014, 04:08:10 PM
I have issues,  my biggest gripe is that for the two kids teams, it will all be just practice, winning the league will be a non issue; players will come and go based on the requirements of Brisbane Roar Seniors or the full Malaysian National Team. Other Teams won't be able to rely on these two teams giving their best at all times so crucial points and league position will be cheaply won by one team to the disadvantage of another team.

When the Malaysians have to play in actual international comps, will they forfeit or field a second or third eleven?

Have they gotten permission from FIFA - they frown on clubs from one nation playing in a another nations league - just imagine how they will view this.

Will the Malaysians get to the NPL national play offs if they win the QLD league? Better still, will they get a spot in Asia that may accrue to the national winner ( I see this as a real possibility - not the ACL, but one of the other comps).

Will Asian betting syndicates rig their mathes?



Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on January 15, 2014, 04:35:06 PM
I have issues,  my biggest gripe is that for the two kids teams, it will all be just practice, winning the league will be a non issue; players will come and go based on the requirements of Brisbane Roar Seniors or the full Malaysian National Team. Other Teams won't be able to rely on these two teams giving their best at all times so crucial points and league position will be cheaply won by one team to the disadvantage of another team.

When the Malaysians have to play in actual international comps, will they forfeit or field a second or third eleven?

Have they gotten permission from FIFA - they frown on clubs from one nation playing in a another nations league - just imagine how they will view this.

Will the Malaysians get to the NPL national play offs if they win the QLD league? Better still, will they get a spot in Asia that may accrue to the national winner ( I see this as a real possibility - not the ACL, but one of the other comps).

Will Asian betting syndicates rig their mathes?


Interesting views. My thoughts

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winning the league will be a non issue

For the Roar, winning the league will hold some level of importance. The players will be young, but if there's a chance to win silverware, we'll put in more of a chance than the Malaysians. I feel Malaysia is pure 100% development, with results falling way down the list. But the Roar players WILL want to be a winning outfit. As a comparison though, CCM's Academy side won just 4 of their 22 NPL games last year, finishing 10th out of 12 teams.

Quote
When the Malaysians have to play in actual international comps, will they forfeit or field a second or third eleven?


I could see a situation where perhaps they postpone their match when they know their (for example) 2016 Olympics Asian Qualifying dates in advance.

EDIT : According to wiki, qualification from Asia for the 2016 Olympics will take place at the U22 Championships to be held in January 2016. So hence it won't affect them then, and MIGHT only affect the 2016 Qld NPL IF Malaysia qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_AFC_U-22_Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_AFC_U-22_Championship)

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Will the Malaysians get to the NPL national play offs if they win the QLD league?

I feel it would be best if they nip it in the bud early and say that the Malaysia side can't qualify for the Qld finals, thus negating awkwardness at a national level.

Quote
Better still, will they get a spot in Asia that may accrue to the national winner

The Qld NPL better look to Singapore for precedence. The 2014 S-League will feature THREE sides from outside Singapore (Albirex Niigata [Japan], DPMM [Brunei] and Harimau Muda B [Malaysia]) and in 2010, the champions was a team called 'Etoile FC' based with a high content of foreingers (mostly French) to encourage more foreigners to play football in Asia. That season, 2nd placed Tampines Rovers got the spot for the 2011 AFC Cup.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on January 15, 2014, 10:07:22 PM
TAC, And when do they play their qualifications games to get to the final 16 of the next AFC U22 Championships?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on January 15, 2014, 10:19:10 PM
TAC, And when do they play their qualifications games to get to the final 16 of the next AFC U22 Championships?

Doesn't say, but here's what's happened with the one currently running...

* It WAS to have been held June/July last year, but was pushed back because of (oddly enough) that East Asian Cup we played in in Korea.
* Qualifers for the current tournament happened in June/July 2012.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 15, 2014, 10:21:18 PM
I have issues,  my biggest gripe is that for the two kids teams, it will all be just practice, winning the league will be a non issue; players will come and go based on the requirements of Brisbane Roar Seniors or the full Malaysian National Team. Other Teams won't be able to rely on these two teams giving their best at all times so crucial points and league position will be cheaply won by one team to the disadvantage of another team.

When the Malaysians have to play in actual international comps, will they forfeit or field a second or third eleven?

Have they gotten permission from FIFA - they frown on clubs from one nation playing in a another nations league - just imagine how they will view this.

Will the Malaysians get to the NPL national play offs if they win the QLD league? Better still, will they get a spot in Asia that may accrue to the national winner ( I see this as a real possibility - not the ACL, but one of the other comps).

Will Asian betting syndicates rig their mathes?


Interesting views. My thoughts

Quote
winning the league will be a non issue

For the Roar, winning the league will hold some level of importance. The players will be young, but if there's a chance to win silverware, we'll put in more of a chance than the Malaysians. I feel Malaysia is pure 100% development, with results falling way down the list. But the Roar players WILL want to be a winning outfit. As a comparison though, CCM's Academy side won just 4 of their 22 NPL games last year, finishing 10th out of 12 teams.

Quote
When the Malaysians have to play in actual international comps, will they forfeit or field a second or third eleven?


I could see a situation where perhaps they postpone their match when they know their (for example) 2016 Olympics Asian Qualifying dates in advance.

EDIT : According to wiki, qualification from Asia for the 2016 Olympics will take place at the U22 Championships to be held in January 2016. So hence it won't affect them then, and MIGHT only affect the 2016 Qld NPL IF Malaysia qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_AFC_U-22_Championship[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_AFC_U-22_Championship[/url])

Quote
Will the Malaysians get to the NPL national play offs if they win the QLD league?

I feel it would be best if they nip it in the bud early and say that the Malaysia side can't qualify for the Qld finals, thus negating awkwardness at a national level.

Quote
Better still, will they get a spot in Asia that may accrue to the national winner

The Qld NPL better look to Singapore for precedence. The 2014 S-League will feature THREE sides from outside Singapore (Albirex Niigata [Japan], DPMM [Brunei] and Harimau Muda B [Malaysia]) and in 2010, the champions was a team called 'Etoile FC' based with a high content of foreingers (mostly French) to encourage more foreigners to play football in Asia. That season, 2nd placed Tampines Rovers got the spot for the 2011 AFC Cup.


In the CM today, it was said that the Malaysian side will play all of it's NPL home games at the venue of their opponent for each game. In addition to that, they won't be able to play in the NPL Finals even if they qualify and will also not compete in the FFA Cup
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on January 15, 2014, 10:40:00 PM
Won't be able o play in the Finals!

That just makes it even worse!

This so wrong.

So basically any points the Malaysians win will be irrelevant. And the points table will be a joke.

Edit: which finals - the State finals or the National finals or both.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on January 15, 2014, 10:48:41 PM
Hmmm, if that's the case then, I would tweak their involvement and now have it that their matches against NPL opposition are 'friendlies', not league games. This way, their results don't affect the rest of the table.

So, if you have a 12 team league, in essence, now it would be 11 teams playing a 20 game league, but they get 2 'friendlies' against this Malaysian side.

Won't happen, but that's a way I would want to see it benefitting all parties.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 16, 2014, 12:42:36 AM
Won't be able o play in the Finals!

That just makes it even worse!

This so wrong.

So basically any points the Malaysians win will be irrelevant. And the points table will be a joke.

Edit: which finals - the State finals or the National finals or both.


Didn't say but I'd assume both as they wouldn't be able to make the state finals ruling out any chance of making it to the national one. I thought the same thing tbh. It seems more and more like a cash grabbing scheme
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Septic Bladder on January 16, 2014, 11:49:12 AM
Well if is a cash grab, which it must be, they must disclose the fee paid by Malaysia.

Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on January 16, 2014, 11:59:54 AM
Well if is a cash grab, which it must be, they must disclose the fee paid by Malaysia.

There was an article the other day where a quote from the Malaysian Sports Minister said the government were paying $2million (Malaysian dollars whatever they're called) which, after a quick google search, apparently equates to a shade under $700k AUD.

Quite a large chunk of cash for a state football federation I imagine.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on January 16, 2014, 12:44:36 PM
I still see it as a win/win/win situation.

1. Football Qld get cashola.
2. Aussie clubs get another club to play in NPL (extra 2 home games = gameday revenue)
3. Malaysian Youngsters get to test themselves at a (hopefully) higher level than they would in their homeland.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Benny on January 17, 2014, 07:32:03 AM
Win Win is my opinion.

Poor Seppy is terrified the Malaysians will flog the Strikers 5 - nil 8-))
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on January 29, 2014, 09:29:08 AM
Might this be a hint for the potential home ground for the Roar in the NPL/NYL (and possibly W-League)...

Brendan Boss posted this on Facebook last night:

Quote
Brilliant day! Huge steps forward for Toowong FC with the approval of our access path to field 2, new grandstand seating, seating on the hill and now a dry bar area behind the grandstand for those who like a cold one while they watch. Excited!!!

and in reply to a comment asking about the timeframe:

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Hopefully we start next week, Liquor Permit goes in for our 'REAL' bar as well! It's all happening my friend

I'm not certain whether it is Roar related or not, but Brisbane certainly do have strong ties with Toowong FC, and I can imagine the club wanting to tie down a permanent home ground before the NPL kicks off.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on January 29, 2014, 09:49:03 AM
Bossy was president at Toowong before he took up the gig in the Roar offices, think he still is but not sure.

Certainly a club on the up, looking forward to playing out there this year with the new works.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 05, 2014, 01:48:44 AM
On the Sunny Coast Fire front, it's gone from bad to worse. With Bechar now at Redlands (picture he put up on his FB page), Leon Dwyer, Captain Greg Henslee and Ryan Smith have all quit the club. Worrying times tbh despite beating Maroochydore 4-1 in a friendly last week
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on February 05, 2014, 07:48:27 AM
Regarding the Malaysian U23 side, they played Japanese Division 3 side FC Ryukyu in early December, coming out 3-1 winners.

http://www.goal.com/en-sg/match/126229/malaysia-under-23-vs-fc-ryukyu/report (http://www.goal.com/en-sg/match/126229/malaysia-under-23-vs-fc-ryukyu/report)

In that regard as well, in the newly formed 'J3' in Japan, there's now a dedicated Japan U22 team, who will play all their games on the road this season.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 05, 2014, 12:38:54 PM
On the Sunny Coast Fire front, it's gone from bad to worse. With Bechar now at Redlands (picture he put up on his FB page), Leon Dwyer, Captain Greg Henslee and Ryan Smith have all quit the club. Worrying times tbh despite beating Maroochydore 4-1 in a friendly last week

Wasn't Henslee a visa player or whatever they're called in the NPL as well? That'd be especially disappointing if Bechar was let go then he's quit if that's the case.

Sunny Coast are going to get absolutely thrashed this season.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 05, 2014, 03:03:28 PM
Twelve NPL Queensland clubs will test themselves against community club sides from across the state when they take to the field in the Football Queensland Cup this April, Football Queensland has confirmed.

The Football Queensland Cup marks the return of state-wide knockout football to the Sunshine State and will feature 136 club sides from across Queensland.

It is the first time such a competition has been held since 2001, with the competition to be run and administered by Football Queensland.

Last year?s NPL Queensland runners up Brisbane City were the last team to take out a Queensland Cup title, defeating the then named Brisbane Lions 2-0 in the final.

The return of a state-wide knockout cup competition continues a rich history of cup football in Queensland with the first state-wide cup held in 1976, which was also won by City.

Clubs from Ipswich, Gold Coast, Townsville and Brisbane have also previously taken out state cup titles during its previous incarnations.

The early stages of the Football Queensland Cup will commence this month but the 12 NPL Queensland clubs will enter in the fourth round of the competition, reflecting their standing as designated elite player pathway clubs in the state structure.

NPL Queensland?s two newest additions, Brisbane Roar NYL and Harimau Muda ?A?, will not contest the Football Queensland Cup as per the terms of their National Premier Leagues Queensland memoranda of understanding.

Each competing NPL Queensland club will line-up against the qualifiers from their respective local member zones before progressing to meet clubs from the eight other member zones in a series of playoffs covering the length of the state.

All Football Queensland Cup matches will be played as a single leg, with drawn matches going to extra time and penalties to ensure a result.

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28011679 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28011679)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 05, 2014, 03:45:53 PM
HERE WE GO!!!!
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: aussieshorter on February 05, 2014, 03:51:46 PM
Very interesting.  I wonder how this fits in with the Brisbane-based Canale Cup and the FFA Cup
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 05, 2014, 04:09:27 PM
Very interesting.  I wonder how this fits in with the Brisbane-based Canale Cup and the FFA Cup
I'm guessing the Canale Cup will give Football Brisbane it's cream of the crop to go through to the early rounds of the Football Queensland Cup.

The FFA Cup is where the winners of the Football Queensland Cup will go through to.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 05, 2014, 04:11:11 PM
SO here's the FQ CUP proposed layout:

http://www.footballqueensland.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Documents/Static_Documents/FQ_Cup_Outline.pdf (http://www.footballqueensland.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Documents/Static_Documents/FQ_Cup_Outline.pdf)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: aussieshorter on February 05, 2014, 04:21:22 PM
But that doesn't match with what Football Brisbane are saying

http://www.footballbrisbane.com.au/index.php?id=77&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=01&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=244&cHash=1a3a17af742c8f5e9b36d4ebd3c410ee (http://www.footballbrisbane.com.au/index.php?id=77&tx_ttnews%5Byear%5D=2014&tx_ttnews%5Bmonth%5D=01&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=244&cHash=1a3a17af742c8f5e9b36d4ebd3c410ee)

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Canale Travel Cup 2014
The 2014 season will kick off this year with the first round of the Canale Travel Cup, with the draw having been made last night's clubs meeting held at QSAC.
 
The Canale Travel Cup will have added significance this year as it will provide the pathway to a place in the inaugural FFA Cup for the two finalists. And with the cup serving as the route to an FFA Cup placing, this season's competition will also feature the six Brisbane based clubs from the NPL QLD in the later rounds.
 
For those that don't manage to reach the latter stages of the competition, there's also a berth up for grabs in the new Champion of Champions competition being played after the conclusion of the regular season and which will feature clubs from other zones around Queensland.
 
So there's plenty to play for in this season's Cup which promises to provide excitement and shocks along the way, much the way it did last season with some of Brisbane's smaller clubs knocking out their more fancied higher division opponents.
 
Can Kangaroo Point Rovers repeat their efforts of last year where they nearly made it to the quarter finals, knocking out premier league side North Star along the way before just being thwarted by Capalaba at the death?  Or Samford Rangers from Capital League 2 who reached the semi-finals and being the only side to defeat Mitchelton in all of 2013?  Can Peninsula Power retain the cup and find themselves in the FFA Cup draw?
 
Well it all gets underway in February with the first round being played on the weekend of the 15th and 16th. The round features Capital League 4, Capital League 3 and lower finishing sides in 2013 from Capital League 2.
 
Here's the draw for both round 1 and round 2, with the second round being played in early March.
 
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: aussieshorter on February 05, 2014, 04:24:02 PM
And also this mock up draw that FB released showing how the Brisbane-based entrants to the FFA Cup and Champion of Champions would be determined:

http://www.footballbrisbane.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Page_Images/News_Images/Football_Brisbane_Images/Canale__FFA_Cup__CoC_Road_Map.pdf (http://www.footballbrisbane.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Page_Images/News_Images/Football_Brisbane_Images/Canale__FFA_Cup__CoC_Road_Map.pdf)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 05, 2014, 10:03:04 PM
Hmmm.. Who knows what the hell is going on.. No doubt there'll be teething issues this first year or two..

For mine I'd refer to the FQ format as the more legit one over the FB one as I think that the FFA has a closer relationship with them.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 05, 2014, 11:58:30 PM
On the Sunny Coast Fire front, it's gone from bad to worse. With Bechar now at Redlands (picture he put up on his FB page), Leon Dwyer, Captain Greg Henslee and Ryan Smith have all quit the club. Worrying times tbh despite beating Maroochydore 4-1 in a friendly last week

Wasn't Henslee a visa player or whatever they're called in the NPL as well? That'd be especially disappointing if Bechar was let go then he's quit if that's the case.

Sunny Coast are going to get absolutely thrashed this season.

That's what I thought but apparently he had Aussie citizenship so didn't take one. Supposedly the Visa spots were left open for the Asian players as the club get money out of the loans. That was preferred over keeping our best player
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 06, 2014, 04:59:23 AM
Figures.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 08, 2014, 12:14:19 PM
THE National Premier League's derby between the Northern Fury and the Far North Queensland Heat has taken on some extra spice, with one of the region's favourite sons adding his name to a new trophy.

The Townsville and Cairns clubs will compete for the first ever Frank Farina Shield on March 1 and 2 at the Townsville Sports Reserve, the start of the senior men's competition in 2014.

The overall winner will be decided by results from nine games between the teams, from under-12 boys and girls through to the senior men.

Farina was born in Darwin but lived in Cairns for eight years and played his first professional football in Mareeba before being invited to the Australian Institute of Sport.

He scored 69 goals in 131 games in his first stint in the former National Soccer League before establishing himself at Cercle Brugge in Belgium and then going on to play in Italy, France and England.

On returning to Australia, he helped the Brisbane Strikers win their maiden national title in the National Soccer League in 1997.

Farina was one of the first Australians to carve out a successful career overseas and he represented Australia 67 times as a player before taking the reigns as a coach for seven years.

The current Sydney FC mentor said he was honoured to give his name to the North Queensland derby.

"It is a privilege to be able to encourage and inspire young players," Farina said.

"It's been a long time since I played football in North Queensland, but it's where I grew up and learned my football and played my first professional game.

"It has taken me all over the world as a player, as a Socceroo and as a coach.

"My advice to those who want to do the same thing is to hold the dream, work hard, respect others, never stop learning and, importantly, remain humble."

Fury chairman Rabieh Krayem said Farina was an icon of North Queensland football and the addition of his name to the trophy was recognition of his achievements similar to rugby league's Laurie Spina Shield, Gorden Tallis Cup and Paul Bowman Shield.

The Townsville-Cairns rivalry has taken on many faces over the years, through the Crad Evans Shield between the champion club sides and the rivalry between the North Queensland Razorbacks and the Mareeba Bulls in the former Queensland State League.

The senior teams will get a first taste for each other tonight at the Townsville Sports Reserve, with the under-20 and senior men's teams kicking off at 5pm and 7pm respectively.

Fury coach Ian Ferguson is yet to finalise his squad for the 2014 season and tonight's match against the Heat will be the first of three pre-season games against external opponents.

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/the-derby-game-between-the-northern-fury-and-the-fnq-heat-will-be-now-known-as-the-frank-farina-shield/story-fnjfzr2z-1226821229399 (http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/the-derby-game-between-the-northern-fury-and-the-fnq-heat-will-be-now-known-as-the-frank-farina-shield/story-fnjfzr2z-1226821229399)

I think it would've been more appropriate for the trophy to be a beer bong rather than a shield...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 09, 2014, 06:21:23 AM
Draw was released last week with the Roar NYL side playing at Perry Park for their home games. In this thread, there will be a similar info spread for the match days threads for each round (not as expansive but should have info ;) ) for people who wish to attend and get behind their local club

Each club's fixtures (In Round 1 order & click on text for link):

(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/83/2258367_1_T.jpg) Moreton Bay Jets (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641880&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/26/22/2262267_1_T.jpg) Western Pride (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641894&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/28/82/2288215_1_T.jpg) Central Queensland FC (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641890&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/30/59/2305901_1_T.jpg) South West Queensland Thunder (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18686126&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/47/2254708_1_T.jpg) Northern Fury (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641889&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/29/28/2292839_1_T.jpg) Far North Queensland Heat (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641873&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/47/2254725_1_T.jpg) Sunshine Coast Fire (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641882&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/47/2254710_1_T.jpg) Palm Beach Sharks (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641878&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/47/2254712_1_T.jpg) Redlands United (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641895&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/47/2254704_1_T.jpg) Brisbane Strikers (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641879&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/47/2254709_1_T.jpg) Olympic FC (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641887&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/25/47/2254703_1_T.jpg) Brisbane City (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18641885&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/89/81/2898123_1_T.jpg) Brisbane Roar NYL (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18686117&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
(http://www-static.spulsecdn.net/pics/00/02/89/80/2898040_1_T.jpg) Harimau Muda 'A' (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/team_info.cgi?id=18686124&c=1-9385-0-281020-0)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 12, 2014, 01:19:49 AM
New signings give Fire officials hope for success in 2014

(http://media2.apnonline.com.au/img/media/images/2014/02/11/SCN_11-02-2014_BACK_PAGE_01_SCN100214FIREi-new_fct949x715x102_t460.jpg)

 SUNSHINE Coast Fire officials are lauding the skills of import Chiharu Kosuge, who will attempt to help fill the void left by departing captain Greig Henslee and fellow defender Ryan Smith.

The Fire backline faces a new era after the loss of two of its long-term servants, but the club's chairman and its coach have high opinions of Kosuge, a star performer in Japan's top university league.

"He's played in our trials and everyone has agreed he's been very impressive," Fire boss Noel Woodall said.

"He can do a centre-back's job comfortably.

"I wouldn't like to compare him to Greig because he's a different style of player, but he is like Ryan because he is very good in the air, is quick, is very confident and he doesn't mind using his body when he needs to.

"He's played at a very high level in Japan so there's no issue with him about his role. What I like about him is that he is totally and completely committed. He's after it."

Coaching director Kevin A'Herne-Evans was particularly pleased with the 23-year-old in the side's 4-1 trial win over Sunshine Coast first division powerhouse Maroochydore last week.

"He was excellent. He hasn't been tested yet (in the National Premier League), so it's hard to gauge where he is under the pressure-cooker. But by the same token, it's a good reflection on him that he's cruising around in the trials and seeming comfortable," he said.

A TALL back, Kosuge can also find the goal, which he proved during the Fire's 4-1 win over Coolum last week.

"He can spring. He just climbs above everyone else," Woodall said.

The Fire is likely to recruit its second and last import following the arrival of Kosuge's compatriot, Futa Nakajima, on February 26.

The young striker will trial with the Fire but is expected to be signed this week.

New Zealand under-20 defender Brock Messenger is also due to arrive this week for a trial.

"We have lost a few players, but it's not as if we've been sitting on our hands either," Woodall said.

Wade Zammit is among those in line for the other vacant central defender's role after his impressive showing in a 2-1 victory over Kawana.

Meanwhile, it's believed Henslee will play for Peninsula Power in the Brisbane Premier League after he decided to call it quits with the Fire in the NPL after two years at the helm.

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/new-signings-give-fire-officials-hope-for-success-/2166332/ (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/new-signings-give-fire-officials-hope-for-success-/2166332/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 12, 2014, 04:51:13 AM

Meanwhile, it's believed Henslee will play for Peninsula Power in the Brisbane Premier League after he decided to call it quits with the Fire in the NPL after two years at the helm.

A mate of mine mentioned this over the weekend. Definitely makes me less disappointed by his leaving.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on February 12, 2014, 12:25:10 PM
Interestingly the FFV will not be having a "finals series" for the inaugural NPL season:

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FFV axes finals for its NPL

Football Federation Victoria has unveiled its new National Premier Leagues format - and revealed they're ditching a local finals series for a simple first-past-the-post winner.

The local title winners will then go forward to join the FFA's Australia-wide NPL Finals series - but taking the axe to the local finals may be a surprise move for some.

Football Queensland retained their finals series for the NPLQ where the top four sides battles it out for the crown after 3000 turned out watch last year's grand final.

But FFV President Nick Monteleone said the new-look NPL will benefit the sport across victoria, after a long divisive battle between clubs and the local governing body to make it happen.
 
?The structure should foster a dynamic contest throughout Victoria,? Monteleone said.
 
?2014 is going to be an exciting year with the NPL in Victoria kicking off in the same year FFV celebrates 130 years of football and Australia plays in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.?
 
Fixtures and confirmation about promotion and relegation frameworks for senior men will be released on Wednesday, February 26 and NPL Rules of Competition on Tuesday, March 4.
 
 FFV Chief Executive Mitchell Murphy said the NPL begins an exciting new chapter in Victorian football.
 
 He added: ?FFV looks forward to collaborating with the clubs along a journey of enhancing the standard of our great game by developing top quality players and coaches.
 
 "Our timeframes for implementation are obviously tight and I am conscious many clubs are facing some logistical challenges.
 
 "I applaud the football family for its support and encourage everyone to embrace the long-term benefits NPL will deliver for our game after this year of transition."
 
 The senior men and under 20 competitions will consist of two leagues:
 
 NPL which is made up of Ballarat Red Devils, Bentleigh Greens, Dandenong Thunder, Goulburn Valley Suns, Green Gully Cavaliers, Heidelberg United, Hume City, Melbourne Knights, Northcote City, Oakleigh Cannons, Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne Sharks, South Melbourne and Werribee City
 
 And NPL1, comprising Avondale Heights, Bendigo Amateur Soccer League, Box Hill United, Brunswick City, Dandenong City, Eastern Lions, FC Bulleen Lions, Kingston City, Moreland Zebras, North Geelong Warriors, Richmond, Springvale White Eagles, St Albans Saints, Sunshine George Cross, Surf Coast and Whittlesea Rangers.
 
 The 2014 senior men and under 20 competitions (NPL and NPL 1) will start on March 14-16 and end on September 14 and October 5 respectively. Teams will play each other twice on a home and away basis with no finals series.
 
 In 2014, the Victorian NPL champion will be determined using the first past the post system and will represent Victoria in the national NPL finals. The first round of NPL national finals sees Victoria play Tasmania?s NPL champion.
   
 NPL juniors will start the season on the weekend of April 6 and are scheduled to conclude on the weekend of September 23.
 
 The junior structure will be split geographically into two conferences:
 
 Bentleigh Greens, Box Hill United, Dandenong City, Dandenong Thunder, Eastern Lions, FC Bulleen Lions, Goulburn Valley Suns, Heidelberg United, Kingston City, Northcote City, Oakleigh Cannons, Port Melbourne Sharks, Richmond, South Melbourne and Springvale White Eagles.
 
 Avondale Heights, Ballarat Red Devils, Bendigo Amateur Soccer League, Brunswick City, Green Gully Cavaliers, Hume City, Melbourne Knights, Moreland Zebras, North Geelong Warriors, Pascoe Vale, St Albans Saints, Sunshine George Cross, Surf Coast, Werribee City and Whittlesea Ranges.
 
 Each team will play every other team within its conference once. Following the completion of 14 rounds, the top eight teams will play each other once more and the bottom seven teams will play each other once more to conclude the season.
 
 For the specific age group/conferences which include an NTC or Skillaroos team, the split within that conference will take place following the conclusion of 15 rounds and will include a bottom division of eight teams.

Read more at [url]http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/ffv-axes-finals-its-npl#qQx7ksOLxDgS9qBT.99[/url] ([url]http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/ffv-axes-finals-its-npl#qQx7ksOLxDgS9qBT.99[/url])

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Will be interesting to see if it becomes the norm and they don't revert to a finals series in the future. I suppose with the inclusion of the national NPL finals series as well as the FFA Cup that'll be enough "Cup" games for the clubs.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 12, 2014, 12:30:49 PM
Beat me to it Fin.

Great to see more emphasis put on the team that wins the league in this country.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 17, 2014, 12:30:03 AM
FNQ FC Statement Regarding Patrick Ram

FNQ FC Chairman Adam Garnett has released the following statement regarding the recent death of FNQ FC player, Patrick Ram.

FNQ FC wishes to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Paddy Ram.

We also offer support and sympathy to his team mates at FNQ FC and Marlin Coast FC, who have been deeply affected by this tragic loss.

Patrick was a much loved member of both football clubs and the far northern football family.

He only recently joined FNQ FC in a bid to advance his career through the NPL / A-League pathway.

We know his loss is keenly felt at Marlin Coast FC, where Patrick's footballing talent was nurtured since the age of six; and where he showed great club commitment, particularly in his encouragement of junior players.

Patrick will be remembered not only for his playing ability but also his kindheartedness and generosity.

FNQ FC stand ready to support the Ram family, Paddy?s friends and the Marlin Coast FC  in any way we can during this difficult time.

Support and counseling is being provided to both the FNQ FC and Marlin Coast rangers groups.

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=0-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28138084 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=0-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28138084)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 17, 2014, 12:31:23 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1622728_425561357573835_1245988311_n.jpg)

Palm Beach Sharks new home kit for this season
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 02, 2014, 02:41:50 PM
Last night's results:

NQ Fury v FNQ finished 1-1, Moreton Bay beat Western Pride 5-2 and SWQ Thunder beat CQ 3-2 to chalk up their first win in their first ever NPL game.

Sunshine Coast FC are 2-0 down about 25 minutes into the game, confirming my fears that this is going to be a long season, Redlands v Strikers kicks off at 4pm and City v Olympic at 6pm.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 03, 2014, 10:56:46 AM
Last night's results:

NQ Fury v FNQ finished 1-1, Moreton Bay beat Western Pride 5-2 and SWQ Thunder beat CQ 3-2 to chalk up their first win in their first ever NPL game.

Sunshine Coast FC are 2-0 down about 25 minutes into the game, confirming my fears that this is going to be a long season, Redlands v Strikers kicks off at 4pm and City v Olympic at 6pm.

Sunshine Coast ended up getting pantsed 5-0 by Palm Beach, Olympic beat City 3-1 and Redlands beat Strikers 2-0.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 04, 2014, 12:07:49 AM
Worst ever loss apparently for the fire. We were absolute crap. Our RB (new signing) got done every time and if he had the possession, lost it within 5 seconds. Attacking, he didn't add much. Our forward line was almost non existent. Verdin touched the ball about 5 times before being subbed at HT. The two Asian signings didn't feature either. KAE has a lot of work to do before the Strikers game on Saturday night at PP. On the Sharks, they were brilliant. Passing was quality, movement off the ball and the cohesion were standouts. IMO they are a strong contender of the title if they continue to perform the way they did for the season. Their GK was second to none too. Single handedly stopped a goal with about 5 saves in 10 seconds was the standout
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 05, 2014, 12:45:38 PM
Michael Thwaite the no. 1 member for FNQ Heat:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bh7GwVQCMAAzUvC.jpg)

In related news I now have a new most hated club in the NPL.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 05, 2014, 01:54:30 PM
Good on him I say..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 07, 2014, 10:01:17 PM
For tomorrow's game:

(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/l/t1/s720x720/1902039_520001544786122_908383503_n.png)

Also, final score between Redlands and Western Pride sees the Red Devils win 5-2
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on March 08, 2014, 08:04:56 PM
Well I'm here at PP watching a quality game between strikers and fire. Nil all at ht. Strikers have had the better possession but not many shots on goal from either team. Fire have looked good up front but strikers defenders are holding there own pretty well. Hard to spilt them and each team have looked good for s goal each.

I see Olympic beat twba 6-2?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on March 08, 2014, 08:46:27 PM
10 left go and strikers are now 4-1 up.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: nick92 on March 08, 2014, 09:19:40 PM
We're up 8-1 against FNQ Heat.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on March 08, 2014, 10:58:35 PM
Flogged FNQ Heat really. Danning & Ingham got a couple each. Borrello, Clut, Hore and Liftin scored
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on March 09, 2014, 10:15:22 AM
I hope the rest of the NPL scorelines aren't this uneven when we play
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 09, 2014, 10:49:10 AM

I hope the rest of the NPL scorelines aren't this uneven when we play

FNQ are approximately a mid-table team in my estimation, games against teams like Olympic or City or Strikers will have a more competitive scoreline but games against the likes of CQFC will end up in a cricket score.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 09, 2014, 11:04:40 PM
Interesting to note that Ingham no longer plays for Olympic. Read somewhere at the start of the season that he would be playing for the Olympic in the NPL
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 09, 2014, 11:49:04 PM
Also, match report for the 8-1 win:

Kofi Danning scores double as Brisbane Roar youth team routs Far North Queensland Heat 8-1

(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/03/09/1226849/585628-02ef7834-a75c-11e3-8dfc-d9063670fb71.jpg)

KOFI Danning's comeback from a knee reconstruction is gathering steam, with the former Sydney FC prodigy scoring a double in the Brisbane Roar youth team's 8-1 National Premier Leagues Queensland weekend thrashing of Far North Queensland Heat.

The Roar had to seek permission from Football Federation Australia to field the 23-year-old attacking weapon on Saturday night at Barlow Park due to Danning having a full-time A-League contract with Brisbane.

He made the most of the opportunity as the Roar ran riot in their NPL debut. Jai Ingham also grabbed a brace against a Heat side that was anything but hot in front of their home fans.

Another of the NPL Queensland's new teams, Harimau Muda A, also debuted on Saturday night, with the Malaysian under 23 representative outfit drawing 3-3 with the Moreton Bay Jets at Wolter Park.

Goals were the order of the round, with 43 being scored in seven matches.

Defending champions Olympic FC thrashed South West Queensland Thunder 6-2, with Rueben Way netting a hat-trick at Clive Berghofer Stadium on Saturday night.

Round 2 NPL Queensland results: Redlands United 5 Western Pride 2; SWQ Thunder 2 Olympic FC 6; Palm Beach Sharks 4 CQ Energy 0; Brisbane City 2 Northern Fury 1; Moreton Bay Jets 3 Harimau Muda 3; Brisbane Strikers 4 Sunshine Coast Fire 2; FNQ Heat 1 Brisbane Roar NYL 8

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/kofi-danning-scores-double-as-brisbane-roar-youth-team-routs-far-north-queensland-heat-81/story-fnlpdory-1226849585657 (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/kofi-danning-scores-double-as-brisbane-roar-youth-team-routs-far-north-queensland-heat-81/story-fnlpdory-1226849585657)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roon on March 10, 2014, 06:04:51 AM
Interesting to note that Ingham no longer plays for Olympic...
I thought he'd left for good. Didn't he get some game time in our seniors vs Wello?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: JiMMM on March 10, 2014, 07:03:45 AM
Also, match report for the 8-1 win:

Kofi Danning scores double as Brisbane Roar youth team routs Far North Queensland Heat 8-1

([url]http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/03/09/1226849/585628-02ef7834-a75c-11e3-8dfc-d9063670fb71.jpg[/url])

KOFI Danning's comeback from a knee reconstruction is gathering steam, with the former Sydney FC prodigy scoring a double in the Brisbane Roar youth team's 8-1 National Premier Leagues Queensland weekend thrashing of Far North Queensland Heat.

The Roar had to seek permission from Football Federation Australia to field the 23-year-old attacking weapon on Saturday night at Barlow Park due to Danning having a full-time A-League contract with Brisbane.



Well that seems like a stupid rule, create a second tier comp but not allow any professional players in the comp.

It's not like any A-League sides are going to stack their NPL teams to try and win the title given they aren't eligible to make the national finals.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 10, 2014, 11:50:15 AM
Interesting to note that Ingham no longer plays for Olympic...
I thought he'd left for good. Didn't he get some game time in our seniors vs Wello?
Yeah he did a snippet of game time.. Looks like he's carrying on with the Roar NPL team instead of linking up with Olympic.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 10, 2014, 11:53:32 AM
Also, match report for the 8-1 win:

Kofi Danning scores double as Brisbane Roar youth team routs Far North Queensland Heat 8-1

([url]http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/03/09/1226849/585628-02ef7834-a75c-11e3-8dfc-d9063670fb71.jpg[/url])

KOFI Danning's comeback from a knee reconstruction is gathering steam, with the former Sydney FC prodigy scoring a double in the Brisbane Roar youth team's 8-1 National Premier Leagues Queensland weekend thrashing of Far North Queensland Heat.

The Roar had to seek permission from Football Federation Australia to field the 23-year-old attacking weapon on Saturday night at Barlow Park due to Danning having a full-time A-League contract with Brisbane.



Well that seems like a stupid rule, create a second tier comp but not allow any professional players in the comp.

It's not like any A-League sides are going to stack their NPL teams to try and win the title given they aren't eligible to make the national finals.

I think it's fair enough that the club has to ask for permission first.

There may be contractual implications as well as insurance issues.

EG. If I play in a Football Brisbane comp, then I'd expect I'd have to jump a through a few hurdles if I wanted to play commercial league or church league as well.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: JiMMM on March 10, 2014, 12:16:49 PM
Also, match report for the 8-1 win:

Kofi Danning scores double as Brisbane Roar youth team routs Far North Queensland Heat 8-1

([url]http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/03/09/1226849/585628-02ef7834-a75c-11e3-8dfc-d9063670fb71.jpg[/url])

KOFI Danning's comeback from a knee reconstruction is gathering steam, with the former Sydney FC prodigy scoring a double in the Brisbane Roar youth team's 8-1 National Premier Leagues Queensland weekend thrashing of Far North Queensland Heat.

The Roar had to seek permission from Football Federation Australia to field the 23-year-old attacking weapon on Saturday night at Barlow Park due to Danning having a full-time A-League contract with Brisbane.



Well that seems like a stupid rule, create a second tier comp but not allow any professional players in the comp.

It's not like any A-League sides are going to stack their NPL teams to try and win the title given they aren't eligible to make the national finals.

I think it's fair enough that the club has to ask for permission first.

There may be contractual implications as well as insurance issues.

EG. If I play in a Football Brisbane comp, then I'd expect I'd have to jump a through a few hurdles if I wanted to play commercial league or church league as well.


Yeah, but it's not quite like that as the NPL is an FFA competition (run by FQ) so it should just be a case of registering him and if there are any concerns over registering him then questions are raised not permission sought.

Also isn't Devante on a full time contract, but there was no hint that permission was needed for him.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 10, 2014, 12:30:48 PM
Also isn't Devante on a full time contract, but there was no hint that permission was needed for him.

Not until next season, he's still only on a youth contract currently as far as I'm aware.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 10, 2014, 01:36:33 PM
Also isn't Devante on a full time contract, but there was no hint that permission was needed for him.

Not until next season, he's still only on a youth contract currently as far as I'm aware.
Correct.

Let's not forget the role of the PFA in this type of scenario. No doubt in the EBA there's pages on what "league" a senior contracted player is committed to playing in. I doubt it'd say anything about playing "down" in grade (other than the NYL) so maybe permissions were required for that??
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 12, 2014, 02:28:53 AM
Interesting to note that Ingham no longer plays for Olympic...
I thought he'd left for good. Didn't he get some game time in our seniors vs Wello?
Yeah he did a snippet of game time.. Looks like he's carrying on with the Roar NPL team instead of linking up with Olympic.

Fin put it better but that's my train of thought. I guess it's good to know he's a full Roar player know as he has a lot of potential

With the Danning situation, it's interesting that they say he's got a pro contract with us as there was no mention from the club I'm aware of of him signing with us after his Belgian stint
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 15, 2014, 08:20:19 PM
youth team drew 1-1 with Moreton Bay United in their NPL game tonight
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 15, 2014, 08:59:43 PM
Strikers notched up a 7-2 win over CQ as well
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 16, 2014, 02:44:06 AM
Strikers notched up a 7-2 win over CQ as well


Unsurprising really

Also, next week's NPL game for the Sunshine Coast Fire against Harimau Muda 'A' will be played at Stockland Western Precinct 2, over the other side of Kawana Way from Stockland Park. The game previously didn't have a venue as HMA don't occupy a home ground. Map of where the ground is here > http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?action=VENUE&venueid=22589077&client=0-9385-138100-281020-18641882 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?action=VENUE&venueid=22589077&client=0-9385-138100-281020-18641882)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 16, 2014, 07:51:25 AM
Strikers notched up a 7-2 win over CQ as well

Unsurprising really

Yeah not at all.

CQ were making a lot of noises about how much they had improved before the start of the season and they wouldn't spend another season propping up the league, etc.

They're certainly not doing much on the pitch to lend much credence to that though.

I have to wonder if this Central Queensland Mariners project will start to loom as a better option for the area after this season. The region certainly can't support 2 teams in the NPL and CQFC has been an unmitigated disaster.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on March 16, 2014, 08:52:05 AM
So keen for our first home game. I wonder what kind of numbers we'll get turning up?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 16, 2014, 04:09:47 PM
Sunny Coast just notched up their first win of the season beating Western Pride 3-1.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 16, 2014, 05:16:46 PM
Fulltime in the Fury game now sees them batter SWQ 8-0.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 16, 2014, 08:47:32 PM
Scrappy game between the Fire and Pride. Conditions were havoc a lot of the time, the ball holding up in the air like a balloon. First goal was all over the place but put away by debutant Nakamura, who finished with a ninja sword celebration. Delahunty put the game away with a solo effort 4 minutes before end of the 90. Not the greatest performance but an improvement on the Strikers game

Also, Olympic FC drew 2-2 with Palm Beach at Goodwin Park

Rest of the results and ladder below

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1970422_524307237688886_585592505_n.png)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 16, 2014, 08:54:23 PM
I could have sworn the Sunny Coast game ended 3-1. Oh well. Three points is three points.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 16, 2014, 08:57:15 PM
I could have sworn the Sunny Coast game ended 3-1. Oh well. Three points is three points.

It did, they made a typo on that pic :P
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on March 16, 2014, 09:38:54 PM
WTF! Redlands lose 2-5 to the Malaysian side?  Maybe this mob aren't all that bad after all.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 18, 2014, 07:32:27 PM

JUST four days out from a round four clash with Western Pride, CQFC Energy players could be hanging up their boots.

The Bulletin was advised CQFC could have their National Premier League Participation License revoked due to not meeting certain areas of the NPL accreditation criteria.

CQFC are meeting with all stakeholders, including players, volunteers and parents to discuss the club's future tonight and did not wish to make any comment.

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cqfc-energy-lose-national-premier-league-license/2202782/
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on March 18, 2014, 08:09:16 PM

JUST four days out from a round four clash with Western Pride, CQFC Energy players could be hanging up their boots.

The Bulletin was advised CQFC could have their National Premier League Participation License revoked due to not meeting certain areas of the NPL accreditation criteria.

CQFC are meeting with all stakeholders, including players, volunteers and parents to discuss the club's future tonight and did not wish to make any comment.

[url]http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cqfc-energy-lose-national-premier-league-license/2202782/[/url] ([url]http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cqfc-energy-lose-national-premier-league-license/2202782/[/url])


If they do lose their NPL licence hopefully going down a level of pyramid will take some pressure off and allow them to build a more competative club.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 19, 2014, 12:17:08 AM

JUST four days out from a round four clash with Western Pride, CQFC Energy players could be hanging up their boots.

The Bulletin was advised CQFC could have their National Premier League Participation License revoked due to not meeting certain areas of the NPL accreditation criteria.

CQFC are meeting with all stakeholders, including players, volunteers and parents to discuss the club's future tonight and did not wish to make any comment.

[url]http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cqfc-energy-lose-national-premier-league-license/2202782/[/url] ([url]http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cqfc-energy-lose-national-premier-league-license/2202782/[/url])


It will be interesting to know what requirements they've failed
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 19, 2014, 01:06:53 AM
A follow up on the issue:

Football Queensland Withdraws CQFC License

Football Queensland today advised CQFC Energy that it is withdrawing its National Premier Leagues Participation Licence, effective immediately.

The Club has been in consultation with Football Queensland over the last month, and Football Queensland has asked the Club on several occasions to justify certain aspects of their accreditation criteria set out in the Participation Licence.

Football Queensland has been advised that CQFC Energy is unable to meet certain areas of the accreditation criteria, including teams and coaching accreditation, which will affect the ongoing financial performance of the Club.

At this stage, there are no immediate plans to replace CQFC Energy although the Board will discuss the National Premier Leagues competition structure when it next meets.

The Board has confirmed that they will not be rushed into a decision for the future.

Football Queensland is currently in the process of rolling out the Inter-City Cup, a representative junior competition spread across the Central Queensland and Wide Bay zones.

Football Queensland recognises the commitment of time, energy and financial input from the Directors of CQFC Energy and expressed disappointment that, in spite of their best efforts, they have been unable to satisfy the licence criteria.

Football Queensland plans to be in Rockhampton over the coming week to discuss these opportunities and more with the Central Queensland zone, their clubs, parents and players.

We will notify clubs and players as to when any meetings are scheduled.

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28683441 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28683441)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on March 19, 2014, 09:58:30 AM
I think a major flaw they had was to not be able to field a competitive side.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 19, 2014, 10:11:06 AM
I think a major flaw they had was to not be able to field a competitive side.

Definitely this.

Surely the fact they shipped 120-odd goals in the first season should have given them some idea that the coaching/players wasn't up to scratch and surely it could have been dealt with during the offseason rather than making this decision now.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 19, 2014, 11:03:28 AM
Was the lack of a competitive side endemic of the playing/coaching quality of that part of the world ? Or did they seem to approach being in the NPL with a "just get there, we'll worry about the rest later" approach ?

Will have to check how this will affect the FFA Cup.....

EDIT : regarding the Cup, whoever remains the last team standing from the 2 local semis of Capricorn Coast vs Clinton and Southside United vs Nerimbera will get a bye straight to the Regional Semi final vs the Mackay winning side Magpies FC on May 11
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 19, 2014, 10:27:38 PM
According to the CM and now NPL's website (FoxSportsPulse), all games against the Energy that have been played are null and void and all future games that were scheduled are now a bye week for that specific club. Also, apparently the Strikers and SW Thunder are look at some sort of legal action or something similar
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 21, 2014, 12:40:19 AM
Free entry to watch Fire take on Malaysian team this Sunday

(http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Fire-v-Harimau-Muda-A-copy-680x380.jpg)

Sunshine Coast Fire will take on the undefeated Harimau Muda ?A? Malaysian team this Sunday in a tough NPL Round 4 clash at Stockland Park Western Fields.

Due to the late inclusion of Harimau Muda ?A? in the NPL draw, the game was unable to be held at Stockland Stadium, but will instead be held at the recently upgraded Stockland Park Western Fields.

There will be free entry to the game, which promises to be a high-tempo display of quality football. However, seating is limited so supporters are urged to arrive early to secure a spot.

The Fire will be looking to gain another win after defeating Western Pride 3-1 in Round 3, while Harimau Muda ?A? will look to continue their strong form after drawing with Moreton Bay Jets in Round 2 and defeating Redlands United 5-2 in Round 3.

Fire Coach Kevin A?herne-Evans is expecting a tough match against Harimau Muda?s exciting, attacking brand of football.

?Harimau Muda ?A? pride themselves on effective possession so we will have to be disciplined in our defensive structure. In watching the Malaysian team?s games against Redlands and Moreton Bay, you can see they have speed and dangerous players all over the park,? he said.

?However we are relishing the opportunity to play against quality opposition and it will be a great test to our players who are improving every game.?

The match will be a test for Fire keeper Antony Hall, who was in excellent form against Western Pride, performing a remarkable fingertip save to show why he is still regarded as the best shot-stopper in the Queensland NPL.

The first game of the day will be the Fire Under 12 Boys v Western Pride at 10:00am, and the First Team will kick-off against Harimau Muda ?A? at 3:00pm.

http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/free-entry-to-watch-fire-take-on-malaysian-team-this-sunday/ (http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/free-entry-to-watch-fire-take-on-malaysian-team-this-sunday/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Stuffed on March 21, 2014, 12:55:26 AM
The Women and Youth Team are playing NPL tonight at Perry park.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on March 21, 2014, 07:59:09 AM
The Women and Youth Team are playing NPL tonight at Perry park.

Anyone know if there's a ticket cost for Roar Youth home games or are they all free ?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on March 21, 2014, 08:26:29 AM
Not sure if free you could always flash your season tix and check. Otherwise you might have to fork out 5 bucks. Strikers and Olympic both charge 5 big ones which is cheaper than the ten they were charging last season.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 21, 2014, 10:01:06 PM
Redlands defeat BRFC 2-1, Nico Bechar with a brace.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: mightyroar on March 21, 2014, 10:38:42 PM
Redlands defeat BRFC 2-1, Nico Bechar with a brace.

Mulvey seriously needs to consider Bechar. He absolutely took the piss tonight, and is twice the player Henrique is....
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 21, 2014, 10:50:20 PM
Redlands defeat BRFC 2-1, Nico Bechar with a brace.

Mulvey seriously needs to consider Bechar. He absolutely took the piss tonight, and is twice the player Henrique is....

He did in pre season and was impressed but didn't think he warranted a visa spot. Absolute quality player who I reckon would be pretty good in the HAL
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: mightyroar on March 21, 2014, 10:57:52 PM
Redlands defeat BRFC 2-1, Nico Bechar with a brace.

Mulvey seriously needs to consider Bechar. He absolutely took the piss tonight, and is twice the player Henrique is....

He did in pre season and was impressed but didn't think he warranted a visa spot. Absolute quality player who I reckon would be pretty good in the HAL

Does Henrique warrant a Visa spot though? I know who I'd rather..... I can see obvious similarities between Nico and Fabio Ferreira, who was plucked from the State League in Adelaide. Easily the best local league player I've seen for some time. Hopefully Mike invites him back for another pre-season before he goes onto bigger and better things...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 21, 2014, 11:31:27 PM
Redlands defeat BRFC 2-1, Nico Bechar with a brace.

Mulvey seriously needs to consider Bechar. He absolutely took the piss tonight, and is twice the player Henrique is....

He did in pre season and was impressed but didn't think he warranted a visa spot. Absolute quality player who I reckon would be pretty good in the HAL

Does Henrique warrant a Visa spot though? I know who I'd rather..... I can see obvious similarities between Nico and Fabio Ferreira, who was plucked from the State League in Adelaide. Easily the best local league player I've seen for some time. Hopefully Mike invites him back for another pre-season before he goes onto bigger and better things...

The thing with Fabio Ferreira is that he was only playing there for a short while after being released by Chelsea a couple of years back so for him to have been at Chelsea for a good number of years he had to have had a decent amount of skill. As for Henrique, I think he still offers something to the side. It's ust the glaring misses that has shined a dark light on him
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 28, 2014, 10:11:55 PM
Roar youth vs Fire at Stockland looks set to go ahead despite the amount of rain it's copped. Fire players having a run of it a few hours ago. The Brisbane City vs Palm Beach at Spencer Park and Roar Women vs Fire U15 have both been postponed though

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/l/t1.0-9/p180x540/1508189_640123316041690_1041238673_n.jpg)
Title: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on March 30, 2014, 04:54:10 PM
Sunny Coast notch their third straight win beating Brisbane Roar 2-0! Get in!

Fury are also currently 3-0 up over Strikers.

A lot of games postponed this weekend but FNQ thrashed SWQ 6-0 last night also.

Edit: make that a 4-0 win for the Fury at Fulltime
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 30, 2014, 11:22:22 PM
Sunny Coast notch their third straight win beating Brisbane Roar 2-0! Get in!

Fury are also currently 3-0 up over Strikers.

A lot of games postponed this weekend but FNQ thrashed SWQ 6-0 last night also.

Edit: make that a 4-0 win for the Fury at Fulltime

Cuschieri's goal was a cracker, Nakamura's was a well taken header from a corner. Borrello, Jackson, Clut, Chalmers and Litfin had good games, Borrello's closing down and pressuring players made him looked like a man possessed at times. Almost double the effort put in than Bes. I can definitely see why MM has brought him up from the youth team, absolute quality. First clean sheet of the season for the Fire too

Ladder:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/p180x540/1799084_448534995276471_659965019_o.jpg)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fulltilt on March 31, 2014, 05:34:14 AM
One challenge we have to address though is how to play teams that don't press high and instead fill the midfield. The NYL boys had a ton of possesion but we couldn't move the ball quick enough to break down Fire and turn possession into goals.  Fire ran their legs off.  Jaykes goal was a really well struck. Borello did not stop all day, his work rate in the heat was outstanding. Clut was class.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on April 05, 2014, 09:47:22 PM
Harimau Muda beat Olympic 2-1 at Goodwin Park whilst Moreton Bay beat Sunny Coast Fire 4-2 at Wolter Park in Albany Creek. Fire also had a goal ruled out for offside
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on April 27, 2014, 11:58:38 PM
In today's games, Fire lost to FNQ Heat at home 4-1 and Palm Beach beat Strikers 3-2 at Perry Park
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: priyank on April 28, 2014, 12:31:14 AM
were down for the youth lads play fire at perry park on satuday.... decent that, ingham scored a stunner...... chalmers saving a penalty.... 5-1 win deserving....
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on April 28, 2014, 12:34:07 AM
Will definitely be checking out the highlights video. Also, wasn't there at the time, but the Roar women beat the U'15 SC Fire boys 3-2
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on May 10, 2014, 05:27:06 PM
Anyone with an iPhone that wants to keep up with NPL/BPL results would do well to download an app called SofaScore. I don't know if it has an equivalent for android.

Live updates for BPL and NPL games (as well as just about every other league and sport imaginable.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on May 17, 2014, 07:52:24 PM
Moreton Bay utterly thrashed SWQ 9-0 with the inimitable Rolls Royce Brownlie bagging 4 goals and notching 3 assists. Further cementing his spot on top of the golden boot standings.

Palm Beach also put the BRFC kiddies back in their place with a 3-0 win.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on May 29, 2014, 11:59:52 PM
Congratulations to Palm Beach who have become the first club in Queensland to achieve Level 2 accreditation as part of the National Club Accreditation Scheme.

The National Club Accreditation Scheme assists clubs to help raise standards across a number of key areas such as:
? Coach Education
? Club Governance; and
? Volunteer Development

More information on the scheme can be found at http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52 (http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on June 04, 2014, 12:22:31 AM
The ladder 13 rounds in (half way point)

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: sireatalot on June 04, 2014, 01:23:35 AM
The fact that Palm Beach are so far ahead with two games in hand
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: vicdeman on June 04, 2014, 04:43:41 AM
Congratulations to Palm Beach who have become the first club in Queensland to achieve Level 2 accreditation as part of the National Club Accreditation Scheme.

The National Club Accreditation Scheme assists clubs to help raise standards across a number of key areas such as:
? Coach Education
? Club Governance; and
? Volunteer Development

More information on the scheme can be found at [url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url] ([url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url])


Does anyone know if Palm Beach have the ambition to join the A-league? It would be good to have a close rivalry again!
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on June 04, 2014, 12:01:32 PM
Congratulations to Palm Beach who have become the first club in Queensland to achieve Level 2 accreditation as part of the National Club Accreditation Scheme.

The National Club Accreditation Scheme assists clubs to help raise standards across a number of key areas such as:
? Coach Education
? Club Governance; and
? Volunteer Development

More information on the scheme can be found at [url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url] ([url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url])


Does anyone know if Palm Beach have the ambition to join the A-league? It would be good to have a close rivalry again!

Pretty sure there's been articles around from the Coast stating that they're keen.. I think there's also a council report or investigation into looking at viable options of getting a team into the HAL. Whether that be an existing club (eg. Palm Beach) or a brand spanking new one is not certain and both avenues are getting looked at.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Wolf19 on June 04, 2014, 12:59:12 PM
Congratulations to Palm Beach who have become the first club in Queensland to achieve Level 2 accreditation as part of the National Club Accreditation Scheme.

The National Club Accreditation Scheme assists clubs to help raise standards across a number of key areas such as:
? Coach Education
? Club Governance; and
? Volunteer Development

More information on the scheme can be found at [url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url] ([url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url])


Does anyone know if Palm Beach have the ambition to join the A-league? It would be good to have a close rivalry again!

Pretty sure there's been articles around from the Coast stating that they're keen.. I think there's also a council report or investigation into looking at viable options of getting a team into the HAL. Whether that be an existing club (eg. Palm Beach) or a brand spanking new one is not certain and both avenues are getting looked at.


they'd have to play at Robina Stadium again wouldnt they???? from what i can remember, its annoying as hell to get there from Goldy....
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on June 04, 2014, 01:52:10 PM
Congratulations to Palm Beach who have become the first club in Queensland to achieve Level 2 accreditation as part of the National Club Accreditation Scheme.

The National Club Accreditation Scheme assists clubs to help raise standards across a number of key areas such as:
? Coach Education
? Club Governance; and
? Volunteer Development

More information on the scheme can be found at [url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url] ([url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url])


Does anyone know if Palm Beach have the ambition to join the A-league? It would be good to have a close rivalry again!

Pretty sure there's been articles around from the Coast stating that they're keen.. I think there's also a council report or investigation into looking at viable options of getting a team into the HAL. Whether that be an existing club (eg. Palm Beach) or a brand spanking new one is not certain and both avenues are getting looked at.


they'd have to play at Robina Stadium again wouldnt they???? from what i can remember, its annoying as hell to get there from Goldy....

Who knows.. I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to start off from a smaller stadium (if one exists?)..
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: spongebob on June 04, 2014, 08:44:39 PM
Congratulations to Palm Beach who have become the first club in Queensland to achieve Level 2 accreditation as part of the National Club Accreditation Scheme.

The National Club Accreditation Scheme assists clubs to help raise standards across a number of key areas such as:
? Coach Education
? Club Governance; and
? Volunteer Development

More information on the scheme can be found at [url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url] ([url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url])


Does anyone know if Palm Beach have the ambition to join the A-league? It would be good to have a close rivalry again!

Pretty sure there's been articles around from the Coast stating that they're keen.. I think there's also a council report or investigation into looking at viable options of getting a team into the HAL. Whether that be an existing club (eg. Palm Beach) or a brand spanking new one is not certain and both avenues are getting looked at.


What do people think would get more support? Palm Beach or a new team from scratch? what would be done different this time to ensure it wasn't a GCU II?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on June 04, 2014, 11:07:39 PM
Congratulations to Palm Beach who have become the first club in Queensland to achieve Level 2 accreditation as part of the National Club Accreditation Scheme.

The National Club Accreditation Scheme assists clubs to help raise standards across a number of key areas such as:
? Coach Education
? Club Governance; and
? Volunteer Development

More information on the scheme can be found at [url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url] ([url]http://www.myfootballclub.com.au/index.php?id=52[/url])


Does anyone know if Palm Beach have the ambition to join the A-league? It would be good to have a close rivalry again!

Pretty sure there's been articles around from the Coast stating that they're keen.. I think there's also a council report or investigation into looking at viable options of getting a team into the HAL. Whether that be an existing club (eg. Palm Beach) or a brand spanking new one is not certain and both avenues are getting looked at.


What do people think would get more support? Palm Beach or a new team from scratch? what would be done different this time to ensure it wasn't a GCU II?


I'd say Palm Beach would be the better option. A lot of people around that area attend a lot of their games and slightly have a family feel to it which might help in terms of getting people to the games. Possibly add in the ex GCU fans who might have an interest of supporting another Gold Coast based HAL team. Starting from scratch would only end in failure again
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on June 05, 2014, 09:35:16 AM
It's an interesting one. Fist up I thought that starting up a club from scratch would be pushing shit up hill but on the flipside could/would more Gold Coasters become Palm Beach fans if they were admitted? Does Palm Beach currently have the growth potential to become a successful HAL club with decent crowds and income?

Looking at the bigger picture it will be very interesting to see how/when the first HAL expansion club which already exists (playing in NPL) goes.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on June 05, 2014, 09:40:17 AM
GC is a sporting graveyard.

To return there whether with Palm Beach or by wishing up a completely new club any time in the near future would just be daft.

NQ, NSW South Coast, Canberra, Tasmania, Regional Victoria or even Sunshine Coast are all better prospects.

Perhaps if/when successful clubs have been established in other regions and there's a strong 16-18 club competition in 10-20 years it's something that can be revisited.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: mattt on June 05, 2014, 02:25:03 PM
Will they be saying the same thing after Caloundra beats them 14-0 in the FFA Cup?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on June 05, 2014, 02:28:48 PM
Will they be saying the same thing after Caloundra beats them 14-0 in the FFA Cup?

No, they'll wake up in a cold sweat...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on June 25, 2014, 09:37:35 PM
For anyone heading up to Kawana on Sunday, the Fire vs Harimau game has been moved to the Western Fields. Don't know why considering the stadium isn't being used that day
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on July 25, 2014, 03:18:32 AM
City welcome back Antonio Murray

Brisbane City are thrilled to announce the re-signing of fan favourite Antonio Murray. Murray joins City after returning overseas after the 2013 NPL Season. Murray finished the 2013 with 27 Goals in just 21 games, but will be keen to avenge for last year's grand final loss which he missed out on through injury. Murray joins City who are on the back of a 5 game winning streak and hopes to lead the boys in blue to Grand Final success in 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: maninorange on July 25, 2014, 12:34:06 PM
City welcome back Antonio Murray

Brisbane City are thrilled to announce the re-signing of fan favourite Antonio Murray. Murray joins City after returning overseas after the 2013 NPL Season. Murray finished the 2013 with 27 Goals in just 21 games, but will be keen to avenge for last year's grand final loss which he missed out on through injury. Murray joins City who are on the back of a 5 game winning streak and hopes to lead the boys in blue to Grand Final success in 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1)

I wonder if Mike will be keeping an eye on him during his second stint at City.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on July 25, 2014, 12:45:07 PM
City welcome back Antonio Murray

Brisbane City are thrilled to announce the re-signing of fan favourite Antonio Murray. Murray joins City after returning overseas after the 2013 NPL Season. Murray finished the 2013 with 27 Goals in just 21 games, but will be keen to avenge for last year's grand final loss which he missed out on through injury. Murray joins City who are on the back of a 5 game winning streak and hopes to lead the boys in blue to Grand Final success in 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1)

I wonder if Mike will be keeping an eye on him during his second stint at City.
Maybe out of interest but we don't have a spot for another Striker at the moment IMO.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: walsh on July 25, 2014, 01:34:01 PM
City welcome back Antonio Murray

Brisbane City are thrilled to announce the re-signing of fan favourite Antonio Murray. Murray joins City after returning overseas after the 2013 NPL Season. Murray finished the 2013 with 27 Goals in just 21 games, but will be keen to avenge for last year's grand final loss which he missed out on through injury. Murray joins City who are on the back of a 5 game winning streak and hopes to lead the boys in blue to Grand Final success in 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1)

I wonder if Mike will be keeping an eye on him during his second stint at City.
Maybe out of interest but we don't have a spot for another Striker at the moment IMO.

IF we were to be looking at the local leagues for another striker (which I dont think we are) I'd really like us to have a look at Chris Lucas who's having an absolute blinder of a season in the NPL (and who Mike knows well) or Matt Thurtell who's recently come back from injury.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on July 25, 2014, 01:52:38 PM
How's Josh McVey been going? I think he's only just back from a knee reco or something?

I always thought he'd be one definite player that would've stepped up from the NYL ranks.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on July 25, 2014, 02:51:00 PM
Zenon Caravella has signed for FNQ:

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=30713339 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=30713339)

So much for his business interests outside of football...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on July 26, 2014, 02:35:24 AM
City welcome back Antonio Murray

Brisbane City are thrilled to announce the re-signing of fan favourite Antonio Murray. Murray joins City after returning overseas after the 2013 NPL Season. Murray finished the 2013 with 27 Goals in just 21 games, but will be keen to avenge for last year's grand final loss which he missed out on through injury. Murray joins City who are on the back of a 5 game winning streak and hopes to lead the boys in blue to Grand Final success in 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/photos/a.135835849837177.36644.101342756619820/680903021997121/?type=1)

I wonder if Mike will be keeping an eye on him during his second stint at City.
Maybe out of interest but we don't have a spot for another Striker at the moment IMO.

IF we were to be looking at the local leagues for another striker (which I dont think we are) I'd really like us to have a look at Chris Lucas who's having an absolute blinder of a season in the NPL (and who Mike knows well) or Matt Thurtell who's recently come back from injury.

Definitely. Apparently he didn't impress too much in his trial last pre season but has definitely done well this season, IMO better than last season's displays
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: suspectandy on July 26, 2014, 08:26:28 AM
I watched Olympic smash Moreton Bay last night, 5-1 I think? If they play like that against Brisbane, we should beat them 8283839-0. We'll probably lose though now that I've said that.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on July 26, 2014, 09:22:00 AM

I watched Olympic smash Moreton Bay last night, 5-1 I think? If they play like that against Brisbane, we should beat them 8283839-0. We'll probably lose though now that I've said that.

Yeah 5-1 it finished. That's 2 in a row MB have lost now.

Rolls Royce Brownlie will certainly be unimpressed and looking to make amends against Brisbane.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: suspectandy on July 26, 2014, 09:41:33 AM


I watched Olympic smash Moreton Bay last night, 5-1 I think? If they play like that against Brisbane, we should beat them 8283839-0. We'll probably lose though now that I've said that.

Yeah 5-1 it finished. That's 2 in a row MB have lost now.

Rolls Royce Brownlie will certainly be unimpressed and looking to make amends against Brisbane.
He wasn't getting much service in that game.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on July 26, 2014, 10:12:32 AM



I watched Olympic smash Moreton Bay last night, 5-1 I think? If they play like that against Brisbane, we should beat them 8283839-0. We'll probably lose though now that I've said that.

Yeah 5-1 it finished. That's 2 in a row MB have lost now.

Rolls Royce Brownlie will certainly be unimpressed and looking to make amends against Brisbane.
He wasn't getting much service in that game.

That makes sense. Otherwise they would have won 10-5.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: coast on July 26, 2014, 12:47:18 PM
Zenon Caravella has signed for FNQ:

[url]http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=30713339[/url] ([url]http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=30713339[/url])

So much for his business interests outside of football...


A ferret in football boots.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on July 26, 2014, 07:13:49 PM
This game highlights between Strikers and Harimau Muda A is something to be seen. Don't think I've every seen so many cards in one game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8Dn3xqvr0&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8Dn3xqvr0&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: priyank on July 26, 2014, 08:18:40 PM
This game highlights between Strikers and Harimau Muda A is something to be seen. Don't think I've every seen so many cards in one game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8Dn3xqvr0&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8Dn3xqvr0&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

seriously what the f is wrong with their drums or maybe it's the drummer.....
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on July 26, 2014, 10:11:59 PM
This game highlights between Strikers and Harimau Muda A is something to be seen. Don't think I've every seen so many cards in one game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8Dn3xqvr0&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8Dn3xqvr0&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

seriously what the f is wrong with their drums or maybe it's the drummer.....

He should use paradiddles and maybe some double kick. And would it kill them to use a symbol now and then.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: FireBlades19 on July 26, 2014, 11:44:09 PM
How empty was their bench that the malaysians ended with???.... seriously maybe need an anger manager  ;D
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on July 27, 2014, 02:17:36 AM
FNQ also beat the Sunny Coast Fire 2-0, stopping the latter's 3 game winning streak. A brace by one of their strikers giving the home side the 3 points
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 03, 2014, 02:14:30 AM
Tree lopper brings his toughness to the Fire

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 GRANT de Chastel is used to cutting down trees eight hours a day then driving four hours to train - so transferring to the Sunshine Coast Fire has been a walk in the park.

Before returning to the Kawana-based club halfway through the season, de Chastel was driving more than 20 hours a week to play for Brisbane Roar's youth team, while making ends meet as a tree lopper in Noosa.

He may have transferred home in late May to cut down on travel, but the 18-year-old midfielder credits the long days with helping him become a key part of the Coast's finals push.

"It's hard work, but it's been good for me," he said.

"If you can get through that you can survive 90 minutes on the pitch."

Coach Kevin A'herne-Evans counts de Chastel as a vital part of the club's National Premier League squad, citing his toughness and determination as key attributes.

De Chastel is seen as a key building block for the club's future and the former Noosa junior believes working as a tree lopper helps shape his character.

"It helps you mentally, doing a job like that," he said.

"It pushes you, which is good when you are preparing for a game."

The task ahead of the Fire is as troublesome as any tree de Chastel has confronted.

The team must win at least three of its final four games to avoid becoming the first side in the club's existence to miss a finals series.

De Chastel and several of the Fire's younger players return to the youth team this week so they can stay sharp during the first team's bye.

The NPL side returns to action next week with an away trip against Olympic, the competition's second best team.

Despite last week's 2-0 loss to Far North Queensland, de Chastel believes Fire has the form to surge into the top four.

"We want to be in the finals, that's what we deserve and that's where we should be," he said.

"We're as good as the teams in the top four and I think we deserve to be there."

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/tree-lopper-brings-his-toughness-to-the-fire/2338434/ (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/tree-lopper-brings-his-toughness-to-the-fire/2338434/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: matchu on August 06, 2014, 09:08:39 AM
Wow! What an incredible season Palm Beach are having. A win against FNQ this weekend and they've got the title in the bag. They also qualified for the FFA Cup.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on August 23, 2014, 09:53:40 PM
Palm Beach win NPL.

Roar Vs. Strikers tomorrow; 2.15pm Perry Park.

Anyone going?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 23, 2014, 10:42:13 PM
Olympic FC vs whoever they were playing at home got called off, as did all games at Spencer Park, including the Brisbane City vs Sunny Coast Fire games. Those will likely be moved to during the week for a new time
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on August 23, 2014, 11:11:00 PM
those olympic games are from the juniors.  the mens team lost to fnq away, meaning fnq goes second.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 24, 2014, 12:18:07 AM
So they did. I just saw Olympic game has been canceled at Goodwin Park and assumed it was the senior side
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on August 25, 2014, 10:30:34 AM
Strikers beat Roar NPL 2-0.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 26, 2014, 07:46:35 PM
Although not mentioned on the NPL QLD, Brisbane City and Sunshine Coast Fire Facebook pages, the City/Fire game cancelled on Saturday has been rescheduled to be played on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:30pm at Spencer Park
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on August 30, 2014, 03:04:46 AM
For what it's worth, The Fire will be playing a friendly game against the PNG national team at SC Stadium on Monday at 6PM. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for concession.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on September 04, 2014, 05:26:47 AM
FAM to review Harimau Muda A's involvement in NPL Queensland

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Football association of Malaysia will review the involvement of Kim Swee's charges in the NPL Queensland, and may find better alternative for the young team

Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has decided to review the involvement of Harimau Muda A in the National Premier League (NPL) in Queensland, Australia.

Through its President, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, they will review the team?s performance and involvement in the league, and will find better alternatives.

According to Bernama, Tengku Abdullah said ?The decision for the team to play in Australia was made before I became the president. We are going to review their involvement in Australia later. The priority is to expose the players early and as best as possible by playing abroad.?

Tengku Abdullah also admitted that it was important for Harimau Muda A to be playing abroad in order to build a competitive team.

Meanwhile, Tengku Abdullah also voiced his confidence over the squad, and believes that the players can do much better if they were committed during training as well as during a match.

?I am fully confident that if they play and practice very hard, they can play with confidence and produced quality performance. It?s not matter of winning, but it?s a part of development and charater building,? added Tengku Abdullah.

Ong Kim Swee and his squad set to take part in the Asian Games at Incheon in September, where they look to do better than the last time they competed in the tournament.

http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3896/malaysia/2014/09/01/5073438/fam-to-review-harimau-muda-as-involvement-in-npl-queensland (http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3896/malaysia/2014/09/01/5073438/fam-to-review-harimau-muda-as-involvement-in-npl-queensland)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on September 04, 2014, 01:01:26 PM
Premiers for season 2014.

NPL - Palm Beach Sharks
BPL - Wolves FC
Cap 1 - Mitchelton
Cap 2 - Holland Park Hawks
Cap 3 - Centenary Stormers
Cap 4 - Acacia Ridge

There's still one or two catch up games before knowing all pro/rel details.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on September 09, 2014, 10:44:50 PM
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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: ComradeRoar on September 13, 2014, 10:52:55 AM
Palm Beach knocked it on the head last night.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on September 14, 2014, 12:48:14 AM
Palm Beach knocked it on the head last night.

Yep, a 3-2 win over Olympic. I'm pretty sure it was 2-1 to PB at HT
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on September 15, 2014, 04:21:49 PM
http://www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au/article/how-the-npl-2014-finals-series-works/1niodg269h0oi1p331dtzwnm3d (http://www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au/article/how-the-npl-2014-finals-series-works/1niodg269h0oi1p331dtzwnm3d)

Here’s everything you need to know about the PlayStation National Premier Leagues 2014 Finals Series including the schedule and match ups for the four Elimination Finals.

The concept

The PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues (NPL) Finals Series is a national competition for the winning team of each state division. The Premiers within each Member Federation NPL division progress to the PlayStation 4 NPL Finals Series.

Five Member Federations competed in the inaugural PlayStation 4 NPL Finals Series last year, but in 2014 it has been expanded to eight entrants vying to be crowned PlayStation 4 NPL 2014 Champions.

The format

The PlayStation 4 NPL 2014 Finals Series will take place over a three week period with matches to be played over the weekends of September 20/21 and September 27/28 culminating in the Final which will be held on either October 4 or 5.

Every match in the Finals Series is to be sudden-death, with extra time and penalties to be played out if required.

The makeup and grouping of the Elimination Finals has been based on geographic location. As such, the Member Federations that have been coupled together are Northern NSW Football and Football Queensland, Capital Football and Football NSW, Football Federation Tasmania and Football Federation Victoria (FFV), and Football West with Football Federation South Australia (FFSA).

Each year, the host Member Federation within the Elimination Finals shall alternate to provide all Federations with the opportunity to host every second year.

In order to determine the host Federation for the Semi Finals and Final, the following points system will apply at the conclusion of each stage of the Finals Series:

Win within regulation time = 3 points
Win during extra time = 2 points
Win in penalty shootout = 1 point
Goals scored (excluding penalty shootouts) = 3 points
Goals conceded (excluding penalty shootouts) = -1 point
Yellow cards = -1 point
Red cards = -3 points

 

The clubs

A club from Capital Football, Football NSW, Northern NSW Football, Football Queensland, Football Federation South Australia, Football Federation Tasmania, Football Federation Victoria and Football West will compete in the PlayStation 4 NPL 2014 Finals Series.

The clubs for each Member Federation are as follows:

Cooma Tigers (Capital Football)
Bonnyrigg White Eagles (Football NSW)
Weston Workers (Northern NSW Football)
Palm Beach Sharks (Football Queensland)
MetroStars SC (Football Federation South Australia)
South Hobart (Football Federation Tasmania)
South Melbourne (Football Federation Victoria)
Bayswater City (Football West)

The schedule

The draw for the 2014 Finals Series is as follows:

Elimination Finals
Game 1 – Weston Workers v Palm Beach Sharks
 Saturday 20 September 2014 (Kick-Off 7:00pm AEST)
 Rockwell Automation Park, Weston NSW


Game 2 – Cooma Tigers v Bonnyrigg White Eagles
 Saturday 20 September 2014 (Kick-Off 2:30pm AEST)
 AIS Athletics Field, Bruce ACT

Game 3 – South Hobart v South Melbourne
 Saturday 20 September 2014 (Kick-Off 1:30pm AEST)
 South Hobart Ground, South Hobart TAS

Game 4 – Bayswater City v MetroStars SC
 Saturday 20 September 2014 (Kick-Off 2:00pm local time, 4:00pm AEST)
 Frank Drago Reserve, Bayswater WA

Semi Finals (27/28 September 2014)
 Game 5 – Winner of Game 1 v Winner of Game 2

Game 6 – Winner of Game 3 v Winner of Game 4

Grand Final (4/5 October 2014)
 Game 7 – Winner of Game 5 v Winner of Game 6
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on September 16, 2014, 03:58:00 AM
To add to that.....

Sony signs up for NPL as automatic FFA Cup spot goes up for grabs

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Clubs received a huge incentive to clean up in the National Premier Leagues 2014 Final Series with the champion securing automatic entry into next year?s FFA Cup Round of 32.

Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop made the announcement on Monday as gaming giant, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, was unveiled as a major backer of the NPL.

PlayStation 4 has become the inaugural official naming rights partner of the leagues until at least the end of the 2017 finals series.

Gallop said the automatic qualification spot was a ?fantastic motivator for clubs on top of the already distinguished achievement of being crowned the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Champions.

?The Westfield FFA Cup has been a tremendous success capturing the imagination of everyone in the Australian football community and to now have it relevant to the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Finals Series provides yet another connection between the grassroots and professional tiers.?

The knockout finals series was launched for the first time last year with clubs from Capital Football, Football NSW, Football Queensland, Football Federation South Australia (FFSA) and Football Federation Tasmania competing taking part.

In the 2014 the PlayStation 4 NPL Finals Series eight teams will feature with the addition of clubs from Northern NSW Football, Football Federation Victoria (FFV) and Football West.

Clubs qualify as the premiers of each Member Federation?s respective NPL competition.

The eight clubs to make it through to the 2014 version are Cooma Tigers (Capital Football), Weston Workers (Northern NSW Football), Bonnyrigg White Eagles (Football NSW), Palm Beach Sharks (Football Queensland), MetroStars SC (FFSA), South Hobart (Football Federation Tasmania), South Melbourne (FFV) and Bayswater City (Football West).

Meanwhile, Gallop said he was delighted to see a blue chip company such as Sony continuing to invest in the growth of football.

He said the partnership reaffirmed ?the attraction of the National Premier Leagues and its position in the Australian football landscape.

?We are thrilled to have PlayStation join the FFA corporate family and their vision and commitment to align themselves with a competition that only originated last year speaks volumes in what is certain to be beneficial and rewarding for both parties.?

Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia joined Gallop for the launch and expressed his excitement at PlayStation?s affiliation with the National Premier Leagues.

?At PlayStation, everything we do is for the players," Ephraim said.

"People love to play football for many of the same reasons they play video games ? for fun, to be challenged, for the competition and to be social. This new partnership unites the passion of our fans with the passion of the National Premier Leagues communities and will help drive the continued growth of football in Australia,? Ephraim said.

Read more at http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/sony-signs-npl-automatic-ffa-cup-spot-goes-grabs#oZ5KTJuaocdDf1iz.99 (http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/sony-signs-npl-automatic-ffa-cup-spot-goes-grabs#oZ5KTJuaocdDf1iz.99)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on September 25, 2014, 11:42:46 PM
Fire chairman has big plans in the works

HIRING a technical director with experience at English Premier League clubs Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion is just one step in Sunshine Coast Fire chairman Noel Woodall's plan to make the club an international football powerhouse.

Woodall revealed exclusively to the Daily yesterday that highly rated Englishman Melvyn Wilkes would head the club's development program, taking over from outgoing technical director Kevin A'herne-Evans.

By bringing in Wilkes, who was rumoured to be in the mix for jobs at Northern New South Wales Football and Football Federation Tasmania, Sunshine Coast FC made its intentions clear.

Woodall said: "My ambition is to set the club up in such a way in that we have an A-League licence, but we are not restricted to the A-League.

"We want to have an international academy that's recognised by Australian players and international players.

"We want a network of contacts in Europe and Asia so that we can place our players there."

Woodall said the club, which would enter its eighth season next year, was on track to achieve its long-term goal of gaining an A-League licence, but stressed Wilkes had been hired to continue the emphasis on developing juniors and coaches.

"I go back to the A-League example where you've got rich people pouring money down the throats of clubs, and that model doesn't work long-term because people get annoyed with losing so much money and they walk away," he said.

"The model that I've tried to build is a club that's got a very significant base in talent, in coaching skills and financially so that you've got the bedrock for the club to go on and on and on because it's financially viable, the talent pool is growing.

"If that happens, all the elements are there for the Coast to have a premier club that will be there for as long as football is played."

Woodall said Wilkes, who was a technical director for West Bromwich Albion's youth program and a coach at Manchester City's and Nottingham Forrest Youth's youth academies, would help achieve that goal.

"He's a rare beast and he should help us not only in terms of continued the work he (A'herne-Evans) did with the juniors but also in coaching our coaches," Woodall said.

The next step is hiring a NPL coach, but Woodall was clear about his priorities.

"If you're smart about the longer term and what you're putting your money into, then you need your juniors to be doing very well and that's where we've invested," he said.

"Once we've got the framework in place, the kids progressing well, it allows us to create a long-term strength.

"What clubs tend to do is throw their money into the senior team to get a trophy and they burnt out or they win a trophy and then they die."

Wilkes is due to arrive at the Fire "within weeks".

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/the-world-awaits/2397458/ (http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/the-world-awaits/2397458/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on October 07, 2014, 01:46:53 AM
Bechar Signs With Team Wellington

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on October 10, 2014, 02:20:15 PM
Clubs will be able to sign an Australian Marquee Player under changes to the Player Points System for the 2015 PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues season.

The addition of the Australian Marquee Player category has the potential to shake-up next year?s competition as clubs consider the impact a high profile Australian signing might make to their fortunes both on and off the pitch.

An Australian Marquee Player is defined as an Australian player that was registered as a professional player for a Hyundai A-League or overseas club immediately prior to registering with the NPL club.

They will incur a maximum of 10 points on the playing roster and will not otherwise be subject to points incurred for switching clubs.

The Australian Marquee Player can also benefit from other categories within the Player Points System (PPS), including being a designated Homegrown Player.

Several PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland clubs have previously signed high profile players with professional experience, including Alex Smith, Zenon Caravella, Matt Mundy, Matt Byrne, Jarrod Kyle, Antonio Murray, Kristian Rees and Royce Brownlie.

Newly appointed Moreton Bay United coach Adam Piddick said he would be eager to make use of the marquee spot in his first PlayStation 4 NPL campaign.

?If you have the opportunity to bring a professional footballer into your environment and the club can afford it, then I?d assume every club will be looking to take advantage of that,? Piddick explained.

?Since it won?t add extra points to your quota, well I can?t see any reason why clubs wouldn?t do it,? he added.

That sentiment was echoed by Redlands United coach Matt Chandler.

?I think it?s a good opportunity for us, and I don?t know if we are quite in that position yet, but we are still looking at it,? Chandler said.

?There?s a couple of names I could throw at you that we would love, but I guess it comes down to dollars as well,? Chandler further clarified.

Premiership winning Palm Beach coach Grae Piddick said while he was open to the possibility, several factors would need to align to allow for a marquee signing.

?You?d love to have one, but from our point of view it would be likely to be a professional player looking to move back to their home town that still wants to have a kick,? Piddick said.

?But I don?t think we would go chasing players from elsewhere. We really couldn?t afford it,? he clarified.

However, Northern Fury coach Ian Ferguson was more strident, saying a marquee signing wasn?t high priority for him and he instead preferred to provide a pathway for North Queensland?s young, local talent.

?We won?t go down that route. We don?t need a marquee player,? Ferguson said.

Several other PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland coaches declined to comment as they continue to digest the PPS changes.

In further changes for the 2015 PlayStation 4 NPL season, players over the age of 25 will no longer incur additional points based on age.

However, players under 23 years of age will receive PPS deductions to further encourage youth development and opportunities for young talent within the elite player pathway.

Clubs will also be restricted to two visa players for the 2015 PlayStation 4 NPL season.

The PPS was a key outcome of the National Competitions Review (NCR) undertaken in regard to the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues.

The PPS encourages NPL clubs to simultaneously promote greater focus on youth development whilst delivering the outcomes and objectives of the NCR.

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on October 16, 2014, 12:14:27 AM
Pride And Brown Part Ways

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Western Pride have confirmed that Tim Brown will not coach the club?s senior men?s team in the 2015 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland season.

The highly-respected Brown was assistant coach at Olympic FC for the past two seasons and had accepted a preliminary offer to replace departing Pride coach Kasey Wehrman for next year?s campaign.

However, the club has now confirmed that Brown has opted to spend to take some time away from the game after being heavily involved as a coach for the past 20 years.

In confirming Brown's departure, Pride Chairman Kym Wickstein stressed there was no ill-feeling from either party in the parting of ways.

?We approach Tim and he was a bit dubious about whether he would take the position on because when he left Olympic he was planning to have twelve months off,? Wickstein said.

?We had a few meetings and he spoke to a few players, but in the end he reconsidered his position and rang me to say he had decided to take a break.?

?There is nothing sinister in it. We were very happy to have him and he was happy to come but it just didn?t happen,? Wickstein concluded.

Pride confirmed they have appointed a replacement for Brown and an official announcement should be expected in coming days.

Western Pride finished the 2014 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland season in 12th position, recording five wins and 19 losses.

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on October 16, 2014, 11:09:36 AM
Pride And Brown Part Ways

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Western Pride have confirmed that Tim Brown will not coach the club?s senior men?s team in the 2015 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland season.

The highly-respected Brown was assistant coach at Olympic FC for the past two seasons and had accepted a preliminary offer to replace departing Pride coach Kasey Wehrman for next year?s campaign.

However, the club has now confirmed that Brown has opted to spend to take some time away from the game after being heavily involved as a coach for the past 20 years.

In confirming Brown's departure, Pride Chairman Kym Wickstein stressed there was no ill-feeling from either party in the parting of ways.

?We approach Tim and he was a bit dubious about whether he would take the position on because when he left Olympic he was planning to have twelve months off,? Wickstein said.

?We had a few meetings and he spoke to a few players, but in the end he reconsidered his position and rang me to say he had decided to take a break.?

?There is nothing sinister in it. We were very happy to have him and he was happy to come but it just didn?t happen,? Wickstein concluded.

Pride confirmed they have appointed a replacement for Brown and an official announcement should be expected in coming days.

Western Pride finished the 2014 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland season in 12th position, recording five wins and 19 losses.

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Was announced this morning that Karl Dodd will be coach
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on October 21, 2014, 04:45:04 AM
Olympic FC Star Duo Set For Melbourne Adventure

Olympic FC have confirmed the departure of Jake McLean and Reuben Way as the pair pursue opportunities in the PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria next year.

The duo combined for 37 goals in all competitions this season as Olympic FC recorded a second straight PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Grand Final appearance and produced a stunning run to the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16.

Both players have accepted offers from top-tier Melbourne clubs as they continue to chase professional aspirations.

Way will ply his trade with Heidelberg United next season, while McLean will head to Oakleigh Cannons.

Way explained that he had long sought to challenge himself in the cut-throat Victorian top flight.

?Ever since I?ve been involved in senior football I?ve wanted to play a couple of seasons in Melbourne,? he said.

?This opportunity arose and having finished university I don?t really have any ties to Brisbane anymore."

?They?ve put me on a good pay packet and said ?we want you down here?,? Way added.

The explosive attacker now has his sights on winning an A-League contract, having recently trialled with Brisbane Roar.

?I can?t see myself being at the end of my career having not played an A-League game,? the former Gold Coast United Youth player said.

?I finished uni and I?ve been using my degree so I guess you could say the backup is there, but at the same time you always want to play at the best level.?

McLean echoed Way?s sentiments, hoping his expected signing for NPL Victoria runners-up Cannons will provide a fresh test.

?It?s more of an opportunity to advance my career further with a better challenge week-in, week-out,? McLean said.

?Miron Bleiberg is coaching there and I spoke to the football manager and it seems like they?re going in a good direction with a lot of good players.?

The 21-year-old grabbed national headlines this year with three goals in two Westfield FFA Cup matches and wants to use that platform to earn a professional contract.

?Hopefully I?ll be one of the better players there and I?ll work as hard as I can to make sure that happens and that I get noticed (by a professional club),? McLean concluded.

Olympic FC posted the following statement on their webstite, ?Olympic FC thanks Jake and Reuben for their contributions to the club and wishes them luck with their careers ahead.?

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: dave_saves on October 21, 2014, 06:52:58 AM
That's a shame. I was hoping McLean would get picked up by Brisbane.  He's a rather decent striker and I reckon he'd improve in a professional environment.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on October 21, 2014, 11:18:30 AM
I wonder if the Victorian NPL is looked upon as being the strongest state comp across Oz.. That would make sense to me in relation to players like the above two as well as Jai Ingham heading down that way.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on October 21, 2014, 11:25:24 AM
I wonder if the Victorian NPL is looked upon as being the strongest state comp across Oz.. That would make sense to me in relation to players like the above two as well as Jai Ingham heading down that way.

I would imagine so.

The VPL has consistently been the strongest state-based competition in recent years so it makes sense that that would translate across to the NPL now as well.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on October 30, 2014, 02:53:56 PM
So this popped up online:

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In and of itself, pretty cool but of more interest is the line about competing in the National Premier League competition.

I wonder if it's just a throwaway line or if Peninsula are legitimately looking at/in the process of transitioning over to compete in the NPL rather than BPL.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fergiebrisvegas on October 30, 2014, 03:27:49 PM
I wonder if it's just a throwaway line or if Peninsula are legitimately looking at/in the process of transitioning over to compete in the NPL rather than BPL.
Is the only way to compete in the FFA Cup through the NPL?  That's a big enough carrot I would think.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on October 30, 2014, 03:35:36 PM
I wonder if it's just a throwaway line or if Peninsula are legitimately looking at/in the process of transitioning over to compete in the NPL rather than BPL.
Is the only way to compete in the FFA Cup through the NPL?  That's a big enough carrot I would think.

No, not unless it is changing from next year at least.

The Canale Cup decides the Brisbane representatives and as of this year consisted of BPL & NPL clubs.

It was only a ridiculously lucky draw for Strikers that saw them end up on the opposite side of the draw from Olympic, Peninsula and Lions that got them to the FFA Cup.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on October 30, 2014, 09:05:34 PM
So this popped up online:

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In and of itself, pretty cool but of more interest is the line about competing in the National Premier League competition.

I wonder if it's just a throwaway line or if Peninsula are legitimately looking at/in the process of transitioning over to compete in the NPL rather than BPL.

Looks nice. No doubt the Roar will use it in pre season or for the Youth/Women
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on October 31, 2014, 10:10:46 AM
I wonder if it's just a throwaway line or if Peninsula are legitimately looking at/in the process of transitioning over to compete in the NPL rather than BPL.
Is the only way to compete in the FFA Cup through the NPL?  That's a big enough carrot I would think.

No, not unless it is changing from next year at least.

The Canale Cup decides the Brisbane representatives and as of this year consisted of BPL & NPL clubs.

It was only a ridiculously lucky draw for Strikers that saw them end up on the opposite side of the draw from Olympic, Peninsula and Lions that got them to the FFA Cup.

Not just BPL but also any Capital league clubs that make their way through the draw. Capital 3 still had a team involved last season at the point NPL were added (Centenary unlucky to draw Olympic!)

Power are actually a part of the NPL this year in the women's competition. That may already be the precursor to them making the jump in men's as well. I'd be initially a little surprised how FQ would afford additional NPL clubs based in Brisbane though (considering they subsidize travel to the regional matches)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 06, 2014, 12:00:38 AM
Arnison To Guide Fire In 2015

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Sunshine Coast FC have announced former skipper Paul Arnison as Fire head coach for the 2015 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland season.

Arnison, who captained Fire for the past two seasons and made 36 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland appearances, replaces Kevin A?herne-Evans as Fire head coach following his departure to rivals Brisbane Strikers.

A former professional player, Arnison started his football career at English Premier League club Newcastle United, before signing with Division Two club Hartlepool United followed by stints at Carlisle United, Bradford City and Darlington.

The 37-year-old joined the club as a defensive midfielder in 2013 as a player and coach of Fire?s Under 18 Boy?s team.

Arnison served as a mentor for the younger players over the last two PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland campaigns and coached his Under 18 Boys teams to a Premiership in 2013 and fourth place in 2014.

Sunshine Coast FC Managing Director Noel Woodall said he was pleased to appoint Arnison as the new head coach in line with Fire?s commitment to educating and developing talented, younger coaches.

?We as a Club are dedicated to developing and advancing our coaches, and I believe Paul is an ideal candidate to step into the role of First Team Coach,? Woodall said.

?Paul will also be able to draw on Technical Director Melvyn Wilkes? experience as a former FA coach educator and youth coach at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Manchester City Youth Academy and Nottingham Forest Youth Academy as he steps into this role,? Woodall said.

Arnison expressed his delight at the opportunity to take the next step in his coaching career in 2015.

?To be a coach of any NPL team is fantastic. I am hoping I can bring some of my experience playing as a professional in England, and what I have learnt from coaches and managers over there to Sunshine Coast FC and bring in a few more players to build on what we achieved last season with a relatively young squad,? Arnison said.

?I am excited to be coaching at NPL level, the standard of the competition is high and I am preparing to face strong teams and coaches. It will certainly be a test but one I am looking forward to,? he concluded.

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 07, 2014, 11:59:37 PM
Team of the season named

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: FireBlades19 on November 08, 2014, 12:07:47 AM
Palm beach, olympic, heat and roar yth..... thats a good team
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on November 08, 2014, 10:46:43 AM
Team of the season named

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Team comprised of qld clubs that made it to ffa cup but with strikers players replaced by roar youth players. Very good.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 15, 2014, 10:13:39 PM
Bentleigh have done quite a bit of recruitment lately, signing NPL QLD golden boot Chris Lucas and Troy Ruthven from Palm Beach Sharks, Former Sunshine Coast Fire captain Tyson Holmes from South Melbourne, Daniel Visevic from Melbourne Knights and former Roar youth striker Matt Thurtell from Brisbane Strikers

Ruthven - https://twitter.com/BentleighGreens/status/533435602465996801
Thurtell and Lucas - https://twitter.com/CornerFlagOz/status/533143233161723904
Visevic - https://twitter.com/BentleighGreens/status/533396525347794945
Holmes - https://twitter.com/BentleighGreens/status/532444779507105792
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 15, 2014, 10:28:57 PM
Hudson To Forge Fire Community Ties

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Sunshine Coast FC have appointed their former Queensland State League winning coach Richard Hudson as the club?s Community Development Officer for 2015.

Hudson returns to Fire after coaching Caloundra FC for the past two seasons ? famously guiding his side to an upset Football Queensland Cup win over Fire earlier this year.

He previously coached Fire to two Grand Final wins and two Premiership titles between 2010 and 2012 in the former Queensland State League.

Hudson?s new role will see him work to strengthen relationships between Fire and community clubs and schools as well as identifying talented players for Fire?s PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland pathway.

Hudson?s intimate understanding of the Sunshine Coast football landscape has been honed following stints at Coolum FC, Noosa Lions and Caloundra FC ? all of which currently compete in the region?s third tier McDonald?s Premier League.

Sunshine Coast FC Managing Director Noel Woodall said Fire were delighted by Hudson?s return to the club.

?Richard is an excellent choice for the role considering his long and successful involvement with football on the Sunshine Coast. I have no doubt he will do an excellent job expanding the Fire?s role in community football,? Woodall said.

Hudson said he is well aware of the importance of the relationship between PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland clubs and community football.

?Without a doubt it is vital for everybody involved in football in the region to have a strong relationship between the community and the elite Club, because that is the pathway and we all need to be striving towards a common goal,? Hudson said.

He added, ?We need to foster, build and enhance the relationships Sunshine Coast FC already has within the community.?

?It?s about everybody getting on board to make the region the strength in football that it is, there is a lot of talent on the coast but everybody needs to be on board to nurture this talent and progress it.?

Hudson?s role involves the delivery of coaching and education at grass roots level ? a task he views as being of paramount importance.

?I will be working to encourage participation in football; helping schools with football knowledge, educating teachers, educating parents because they spend so much time with their young footballers, helping the Clubs with programs they already have and helping them deliver at grass-roots level,? Hudson explained.

?We want to be a support mechanism for the local Clubs and get our coaches out into the community and present on game days so that if there is a player who is special we have the opportunity to talk to their coach and identify them to progress,? he concluded.

Hudson will commence work in his role from next week.

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 18, 2014, 04:06:55 AM
Transfer wrap up of all teams for the coming season - http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=32069468 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=32069468)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on January 05, 2015, 12:40:17 PM
The draw for the Macron Cup preseason tournament in Redcliffe has been released today:

http://www.peninsulapower.com.au/index.php/mens-division/macron/macron-senior-draw (http://www.peninsulapower.com.au/index.php/mens-division/macron/macron-senior-draw)

The teams taking part:

Palm Beach
Peninsula Power
Olympic
Wolves
Sunshine Coast
Moreton Bay
Maroochydore
Mitchelton
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on January 05, 2015, 11:06:20 PM
Looks like a long day for the macron cup with 4 games each match day.  Should be some good football.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 06, 2015, 03:43:03 AM
The draw for the Macron Cup preseason tournament in Redcliffe has been released today:

[url]http://www.peninsulapower.com.au/index.php/mens-division/macron/macron-senior-draw[/url] ([url]http://www.peninsulapower.com.au/index.php/mens-division/macron/macron-senior-draw[/url])

The teams taking part:

Palm Beach
Peninsula Power
Olympic
Wolves
Sunshine Coast
Moreton Bay
Maroochydore
Mitchelton


Good to see the Fire in it. Will be there hopefully for some games
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 21, 2015, 02:20:51 AM
2015 Men's Fixtures Revealed

Football Queensland has confirmed the Senior Men?s fixture schedule for PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland 2015 ? with plenty of exciting match-ups in the opening round.

The season kicks off Saturday, 28 February with three big matches and continues across 22 rounds of home-and-away action as the twelve competing clubs seek to book their place in the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Grand Final scheduled for Sunday, 13 September.

Historic Brisbane football venue Perry Park will host the opening match of the season with Brisbane Strikers hosting traditional opening round rivals Redlands United ? the pair sharing the opening round spoils one match a piece in the previous two campaigns.

Fans in the state?s north will also have their chance to experience the excitement of opening night when last year?s semi-finalists FNQ FC Heat host fierce rivals Northern Fury at Barlow Park in Cairns.

The residents of Ipswich are also in for a treat with Western Pride hosting an opening fixture against South West Queensland Thunder in the ?A1 Derby? at Briggs Road Complex.

The opening weekend closes the following day with Moreton Bay United hosting last year?s runners-up Olympic FC at Wolter Park, and Sunshine Coast FC welcoming Brisbane City to Sunshine Coast Stadium.

2014 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Premiers Palm Beach SC will have to wait until the second round to kick-off their season in a Grand Final rematch against Olympic.

Sharks? scheduled opening round match against Brisbane Roar Youth is to be played later in the season as Roar conclude their Foxtel National Youth League campaign on the opening weekend of PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland.

Roar Youth will commence their season against Thunder in Toowoomba, before Thunder become the first club of the southern clubs to venture to the tropics for their clash against Heat in Cairns ? one of the country's longest away-trips outside the Hyundai A-League.

2015 looms as the most competitive year of PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland yet and plenty of scope also remains for a nail-biting finish to the regular season for the league?s Premiership hopefuls.

Two-time Grand Finalists Olympic host final round specialists Pride, while previous Queensland State League powerhouses Fire and Strikers to renew their rivalry to close their respective home-and-away campaigns.

Please follow the link to review the complete schedule of fixtures - 2015 PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Senior Men?s fixtures - http://bit.ly/1BH0D2i (http://bit.ly/1BH0D2i)



2015 Finals Series Format Confirmed

Queensland could host as many as three PlayStation? 4 National Premier Leagues 2015 Final Series matches - including the Grand Final.

Details on the composition of the nationwide elimination matches between the Premiers of each of the eight PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues divisions has been confirmed by Football Federation Australia.

Queensland?s top team are guaranteed to host the Premiers from Northern New South Wales in the Elimination Final.

The winner of that match will then host the victor of the Elimination Final between Football New South Wales and Capital Football.

If the Queensland representatives win through to the Grand Final, they will again host it against the eventual qualifier from either Football Federation Victoria, Football Federation South Australia, Football West or Football Federation Tasmania.

Queensland has not hosted a PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Finals Series match since 2013, when Olympic FC were eliminated by Sydney United 58 at Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre in Brisbane.

Last year, Palm Beach SC eliminated Weston Workers in Newcastle before falling short in their Semi-Final against Bonnyrigg White Eagles in Sydney.

The PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2015 Finals Series will be played over three consecutive weekends, with the Grand Final played on the first weekend in October.

PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland will also conduct its own top four Finals Series in 2015 in addition to participating in the national Finals Series.

Details on the format of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2015 Finals Series can be found below:

Dates:

Elimination Finals - 19-20 September, 2015
Semi-Finals - 26-27 September, 2015
Grand Final - 3-4 October, 2015

Elimination Finals

Match 1 - Football Queensland hosts Northern New South Wales Football
Match 2 - Football New South Wales hosts Capital Football
Match 3 - Football Federation Victoria hosts Football Federation Tasmania
Match 4 - Football Federation South Australia hosts Football West

Semi Finals

Match 5 - Winner of Match 1 hosts Winner of Match 2
Match 6 - Winner of Match 3 hosts Winner of Match 4

Grand Final

Match 7 - Winner of Match 5 hosts Winner of Match 6

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Smits Exits Olympic

Two-time PlayStation? 4 NPL Queensland Grand Finalists Olympic FC will be without prolific striker Tim Smits for the 2015 season it has been confirmed.

The 28-year-old has been revealed as the latest recruit for Brisbane Premier League side Peninsula Power, who will be guided by former Moreton Bay United coach Terry Kirkham in 2015.

Formerly playing for Brisbane Roar in the Hyundai A-league, Smits has been a thorn in the side of Olympic?s rivals for the past two seasons - his 39 goals in 44 appearances making him the club?s highest goalscorer in PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland competition.

However, speculation surrounded Smits playing future during the off-season, with suggestions that on-going injury concerns could limit his contributions in 2015.

Olympic coach Jim Bellas said replacing Smits will result in tactical change for his side, who have qualified for the past two PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Grand Finals.

?Tim was very good whether it was long-ball to flick it on or in to his feet, so we?ve had to adjust ourselves a little bit in the way we play,? Bellas explained.

?At the moment everything?s alright. The players are responding in the friendly games and in training so we?ll see at the end of the year if we?re successful in what we?re going to do.?

Bellas pointed to Rhys Meredith, who was recruited from Redlands United midway through last campaign, as the most likely contender for the starting striker?s role after scoring five goals in nine appearances last season for Olympic and netting four goals so far in pre-season.

?Rhys has been scoring goals so he?s probably going to replace Tim up the front,? Bellas said.

?When he came to us last year he was carrying an injury. So this year we?re looking after him, we?re making sure he?s getting all the physio to make sure he doesn?t get another injury.?

Bellas said he will also continue to blood the club?s next generation of strikers, such as Mustafa Jafari and Dylan Wenzel-Halls.

?It all depends on them. They?ve been getting game time. Dylan is away with the Australian schoolboys but Mustafa?s been getting minutes and he?s slotting goals in,? Bellas explained.

?He scored one last week against Peninsula and he scored one on the weekend as well. So hopefully he can step it up and adjust into adult football.?

?He?s lethal around the eighteen yard box but we need to get him to understand the whole game. He?s getting there, and he?s still only a young kid, but I?m sure one day he will be a really good striker.?

Bellas was also eager to add that he and Olympic wish Smits the best of luck at his new club.

?Tim is a gentleman. I?m sure he didn?t make the decision lightly and good luck to him. He?s a good player and a good bloke,? Bellas concluded.

In addition to two Grand Final appearances for Olympic, Smits was also the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Most Valuable Player in the competition's first season in 2013.

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Post by: Roary on January 24, 2015, 04:45:28 AM
Pre-Season Wash Out!

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The heavy rain in Brisbane has seen Friday night pre-season cancellations for both PlayStation? 4 NPL Queensland Senior Men's and Open Women's teams.

The scheduled BLK Silver Boot fixture between Redlands United and Western Pride will not go ahead due to a waterlogged surface at Lions FC Stadium (pictured).

The match will be marked as a draw, with both teams receiving a point in the group stage of the pre-season competition.

Also cancelled is the pre-season Open Women's match-up between Peninsula Power and Eastern Suburbs, which was to be played at AJ Kelly Park at Redcliffe.

The same venue is due to host the opening round of Senior Men's matches in the Macron Cup pre-season tournament today.

Competition organisers have stated that a decision on whether those match will go ahead will be taken on Saturday morning.


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Redlands new BLK kit:

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on January 24, 2015, 11:19:51 AM
What's the deal with BLK silver boot and Macron cup? Are they proper cup competitions or just preseason practice? Is there a qualification process?
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Post by: FireBlades19 on January 24, 2015, 01:42:04 PM
Nice Redlands kit..... i like it
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Post by: goalfeast on January 24, 2015, 10:50:30 PM
What's the deal with BLK silver boot and Macron cup? Are they proper cup competitions or just preseason practice? Is there a qualification process?

i believe clubs get invited by Lions to play.  The Silver Boot has been around for a long time with different sponsors.  It was generally the biggest of the pre season comps.

Lions charge a fee for the clubs to pay to enter, so I assume Macron is the same.  Lions has prizemoney on offer and Macron probably does, but I haven't looked.

Now Penny Power has come along with the Macron Cup and this season has some big clubs in it.  Again I believe it's invite only. 

There is a concern however that those clubs that are playing in both are using comp to play their seniors and the other to play their youth or reserves.  How that pans out this season, well time will tell.

I've always enjoyed my nights out at Richlands, but might make the effort to get out to Power this season as well.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 25, 2015, 03:42:38 AM
What's the deal with BLK silver boot and Macron cup? Are they proper cup competitions or just preseason practice? Is there a qualification process?

Both are pretty much pre season only. Much like what the old HAL pre season cup thing was, just with less teams and invite only, as goalfeast said

Also on that, the games for today in the Macron Cup got cancelled because of wet weather, although it was relatively sunny up here mid arvo. Hoping they get rescheduled but having read the earlier part in it, I think the sides will be given 1pt each
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Post by: Roary on January 25, 2015, 03:56:29 AM
Brisbane City released their new kit too....

Home:
(http://www.brisbanecityfc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kit-1.png)

Home GK:
(http://www.brisbanecityfc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kit-3.png)

Away:
(http://www.brisbanecityfc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Kit-2.png)

Away GK:
(http://www.brisbanecityfc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/kit-4.png)

http://www.brisbanecityfc.com.au/2015-team-kit/ (http://www.brisbanecityfc.com.au/2015-team-kit/)
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Post by: Roary on January 28, 2015, 03:06:11 AM
Macron Cup games have been rescheduled

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MACRON CUP | News just in regarding the fate of matches from the originally washed out Matchday 1 from the Macron Cup at Peninsula Power FC. All matches will be played next Tuesday night at Dalton Park, Clontarf across three fields after seven of the eight clubs indicated they wanted to replay the games.

If a club cannot play the game, it will result in a forfeit with the opposition club awarded the 3 points.

It looks like a veritable feast of midweek football!
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Post by: goalfeast on January 28, 2015, 06:19:21 PM
hmm, don't get too excited about Olympic turning up.  They are scheduled to play the silver boot that night at 630pm against Logan.  I'm sure they'll send a team, but will it be the top team, the reserves, a bit of both??
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Post by: The Crowing on January 28, 2015, 07:23:50 PM
That'd probably help explain why it was only 7 out of 8 clubs happy to reschedule.
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Post by: fulltilt on January 28, 2015, 07:33:45 PM
it's at Dalton though and not AJ Kelly. 
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 30, 2015, 12:29:39 AM
it's at Dalton though and not AJ Kelly. 

Yep and it looks like there is enough space for 4 fields so it does explain why they're at the same place. My guess is Olympic will send most of their first team to this and most of the Youth the other one
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on January 30, 2015, 07:39:51 AM
from the taringa site looks like SB will get the better team and Macron will get the not as good team.  seems they weren't happy to be playing on the same night so I guess they'll punish Macron with a second string side.
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Post by: The Crowing on January 31, 2015, 02:59:59 PM
Sunny Coast beat Maroochydore 5-1 in the opening game.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 31, 2015, 10:19:16 PM
Sunny Coast beat Maroochydore 5-1 in the opening game.

Good start to life under Paul Arnison. Kayne Frew with a brace too
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Post by: Roary on February 06, 2015, 03:01:07 AM
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Fire welcomes Japanese Visa Players

Photo: Takumi Kinoshita, Fire Coach Paul Arnison and Kenya Takahashi (photo by Emily Wilson)

Sunshine Coast FC?s Japanese visa players Kenya Takahashi and Takumi Kinoshita have arrived in Australia and will start training with the squad this week ahead of the PlayStation ? 4 NPL Queensland season 2015.

Both players arrived on Wednesday and have spent a day adjusting to life in Australia.

Striker Takahashi comes from one of the top nurseries in Japan, having developed at the Youth Academy of J-League Club Yokohama Marinos before moving into the national youth competition side in 2010.

Defender Kinoshita, 23, played in Japan?s top university league before spending a season at German club FC Inde Hahn.

Kinoshita said he was looking forward to learning more about the Australian style of play in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues.

?The level of football in Australia is high, which can be seen by Australia winning the Asia Cup. The style differs in that Australian football is powerful and aggressive whereas in Japan the emphasis is more on technique,? Kinoshita said.

?I would like to help the Fire get into the finals this year and our ambition will be to win the Championship. We both want to play our part in making the team successful.?

Kinoshita and Takahashi will both have their first training session with the Fire this Friday.
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Post by: Roary on February 09, 2015, 12:59:25 AM
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Final Points Table after Matchday 3.
Finals on Saturday 14th February at A.J. Kelly Park
3pm - Macron Cup 3rd Place Playoff Sunshine Coast Fire v Moreton Bay Utd
5pm - Macron Cup Final - Peninsula Power v Olympic FC
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Danp on February 09, 2015, 11:44:25 AM
Palm Beach with only 3 points from 2 wins?

Take it Sunny Coast still finish 2nd on goals scored.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 10, 2015, 01:34:00 AM
Palm Beach with only 3 points from 2 wins?

Take it Sunny Coast still finish 2nd on goals scored.

Didn't notice that. Nonetheless, yes, all are on 6pts so it Sunny Coast go through on goals scored.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 10, 2015, 08:01:36 AM
Palm Beach with only 3 points from 2 wins?

Take it Sunny Coast still finish 2nd on goals scored.

Didn't notice that. Nonetheless, yes, all are on 6pts so it Sunny Coast go through on goals scored.

Interesting that it goes straight to goals scored and not head to head.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 11, 2015, 02:34:42 AM
Palm Beach with only 3 points from 2 wins?

Take it Sunny Coast still finish 2nd on goals scored.

Didn't notice that. Nonetheless, yes, all are on 6pts so it Sunny Coast go through on goals scored.

Interesting that it goes straight to goals scored and not head to head.

That was my thought too, meaning PB would go through
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 13, 2015, 02:15:08 PM
Football Queensland has terminated the participation licence for Redlands United FC in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland 2015 Women?s competition.

The decision was taken after Redlands United informed Football Queensland the Club is unable to field teams in the opening round of the Open Women?s and Youth Women?s divisions of the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland 2015 season.

Football Queensland Chief Operating Officer Ben Mannion said, ?It is disappointing to hear this news so close to the start of the season.?

?Football Queensland has given Redlands United every opportunity to fulfil their licence commitments and it is regrettable they have been unable to do so.?

Discussions between Football Queensland and Redlands United has seen the Club invited to continue to field teams in the Under 13 and Under 15 Girls age groups for the remainder of the 2015 season.

This invitation will continue the technical development of junior players selected for these teams and allow these players to remain eligible for selection in Queensland state teams in their respective age groups in 2015.

Mannion said, ?It is not the parents? nor the players? fault in these age groups that this decision has been taken and these players should not be punished for it.?

At the conclusion of the 2015 season, Redlands United will be removed in full and will no longer be able to field teams in the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Women?s or Girl?s competitions.

Scheduled matches involving Redlands United in the Open Women?s and Youth Women?s competition will now be replaced by a bye in the playing schedule in line with competition rules. Redlands were scheduled to play against South West Queensland Thunder on Saturday in the opening round.

Matches involving Redlands United in the Under 13 and Under 15 Girl?s divisions will not be eligible for competition points.

The decision to terminate Redlands United?s Women?s and Girls participation licence does not affect the club?s participation or licence in PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Men?s and Boy?s competitions.

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Post by: FireBlades19 on February 13, 2015, 02:46:55 PM
What the hell happened there? Not enough players? Goodness knows we have a few players here in redlands....
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 13, 2015, 06:45:28 PM
For a second I thought the Mens team was cut, until I read the rest of the first sentence
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Post by: Roary on February 14, 2015, 11:57:27 PM
Macron Cup done and dusted for another year. 3rd Place Playoff saw Moreton Bay Jets down Sunshine Coast Fire 7-3 (Rolls Royce scoring 4) and in the Final, Olympic beat Peninsula Power 3-0

Also, Olympic showed off their new kit for the coming season

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: The Crowing on February 15, 2015, 08:30:13 AM
3rd Place Playoff saw Moreton Bay Jets down Sunshine Coast Fire 7-3 (Rolls Royce scoring 4)

What an incredible human being.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 21, 2015, 12:46:19 AM
Brisbane City have done up the corporate boxes or their "adopt a box" campaign. Pics here - https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/posts/794310057323083 (https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCityFC/posts/794310057323083)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 28, 2015, 01:33:14 AM
PS4 NPL QLD 2015 Season Guide

Hot off the press! Download the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland 2015 Season Guide.

The 2015 Season Guide contains everything you need to know about Queensland's elite senior men's club competition ahead of this weekend's blockbuster opening round.

Coming in at a whopping 42 pages, the 2015 Season Guide is a full colour electronic magazine providing insights into all competing PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland clubs.

Inside you will find club histories, coach interviews, player biographies, statistics and a full fixture list for the exciting season ahead.

No PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland supporter should be without it. Get it now!

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2015 Senior Men's Transfers Wrap

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PS4 NPL Queensland Live Streaming

Football Queensland is pleased to announce that selected PlayStation? 4 NPL Queensland matches will be live-streamed in 2015.

The first match to be live-streamed will be this Sunday?s opening round fixture between Sunshine Coast FC v Brisbane City FC at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

One Senior Men?s match will be live-streamed each round throughout the regular season, and will include full play-by-play match commentary.

Highlights of the round?s remaining PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Senior Men?s fixtures will continue to be presented as part of a weekly video highlights package, while one Senior Women?s fixture will also feature in a weekly extended highlights presentation.

This initiative further extends Football Queensland?s commitment of providing Queensland football fans with unprecedented coverage of PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland - the state?s elite club competition for both men and women.

Additionally, live-streaming will further showcase PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland clubs and senior players to a wider audience both interstate and internationally as part of the national second tier.

It is anticipated that supporters of each PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Senior Men?s clubs will have the opportunity to watch at least two live-streamed matches in the first half of the season featuring their club.

As a truly state-wide competition involving significant travel for away teams, live-streamed matches will be selected on the basis of providing supporters with a way to follow their team?s fortunes when playing outside their home city.

Future live streamed games will be promoted via the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland official website and official social media channels.

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Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on February 28, 2015, 08:40:48 PM
Tonight's games:

FT - Brisbane Strikers 2-2 Redlands United
HT - FNQ Heat 0-0 Northern Fury
HT - Western Pride 3-1 SWQ Thunder
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 15, 2015, 04:23:20 PM
Last night, Sunny Coaast Fire recorded their worst ever defeat, losing 7-0 away to Moreton Bay Jets
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on May 14, 2015, 10:48:16 PM
Moreton Bay United FC may be victims of the early season success after losing talented attacker Daniel Clark to PlayStation Australia PS4 NPL Victoria club Hume City F.C..

http://bit.ly/1H4LZn5 (http://bit.ly/1H4LZn5)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: FireBlades19 on May 15, 2015, 08:43:04 PM
Are these vic clubs fully pro? How are they stealing all our youngsters?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on November 20, 2015, 08:11:32 PM
Off season transfers for SC Fire:

Ryan Smith returns to the club - http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/smith-makes-his-return-to-fire/ (http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/smith-makes-his-return-to-fire/)

Fire unveil three new signings (2 new) - Jeremy Stewart and Chris Jancevski and the re-signing of Tim Hollingworth - http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/fire-unveil-three-new-signings/ (http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/fire-unveil-three-new-signings/)



Brisbane City, per JK's comments pre game tonight, go back to training next week.
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Post by: fulltilt on November 21, 2015, 10:18:59 AM
Are these vic clubs fully pro? How are they stealing all our youngsters?

Here is a quick list of QLD players who headed for Victoria's NPL competition last year. There will be a new batch again this year


Thurtell from strikers
Lambadaridis from Roar
love from Lions
Clark from MBJ
Tew from city
Ingham from Roar
Shade from Strikers
Mat Murphy from FNQ
Tom Murphy from FNQ
McLean from Olympic
Lucas from Palm Beach
Ruthven from Palm beach
Critchley from  mitchelton
Acim Tomic surfers paradise GCPL

from what i can gather the clubs have big ethnic followings and attract good following at home games.  Their facilities seem to also be first class and the football competition a step up.

Higher number of players move onto A league through this channel than QLD NPL
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on November 23, 2015, 09:17:14 AM
Rueben Way from Olympic left as well to go to Hume City?
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fulltilt on November 23, 2015, 10:14:33 AM
Chalmers and Jai Ingham are also now at Hume   There is more complete list on another forum I will copy and share. Quite a large number heading south
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on December 16, 2015, 02:47:31 AM
Dais Adds Firepower To Strikers

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Brisbane Strikers coach Kevin A?herne-Evans will look to new signing Shelford Dais to deliver extra attacking impetus in PlayStation? 4 NPL Queensland 2016.

The 19-year-old winger's signing has proved timely for Strikers, following confirmation the club's top goalscorer in 2015, Jheison Macuace, will not be part of the team next season.

Dais becomes the sixth new recruit for Strikers in an off-season that sees plenty of renewal for last season's PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Grand Finalists.

He previously played with Strikers? Under 18?s team in the competition's inaugural 2013 season before spending the past two years with Brisbane Roar?s youth program - proving a regular fixture with Young Roar in both Foxtel National Youth League and PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland.

Dais said his return to Strikers felt like the right move for him once his term at Roar ended.

?As soon as I got released (by Roar) this was the first place I wanted to come to,? Dais explained.

?I had a good year here when I was in the Under-18s and I loved everyone here.?

?I like the coaches and the style of play and I thought we were good on the weekend (against Caloundra FC) ? it was encouraging to see all the young players playing well.?

A?herne-Evans said he will be hoping to unleash Dais? flair in the Strikers formation in 2016 as the club looks to maintain its status as one of the competition's most consistent clubs.

?It?s that raw speed and power that he has, that ability to go past people on the outside or the inside,? A?herne-Evans explained.

He added, ?We want to get Shelford back to playing with freedom and enjoyment when he thinks he can go out and dominate with the ball.?

?That?s ultimately what we want to instill in in our attack-minded players ? when you have the ball, make sure your decision making is right and, what you see you can do, have the freedom to go and do it.?

Strikers also confirmed they have released midfielder Keenan Duimpies, who had been with the club for the past two seasons.

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=38526796 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9385-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=38526796)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on December 20, 2015, 10:11:59 PM
Not sure where to put this, but here seemed the best spot

Logan Lightning beat Moreton Bay 3-2 in a friendly. Turns out, Reyze Kelly (former Fire captain) has signed for the Jets

http://queenslandsoccernews.com/2015/12/19/logan-score-pre-christmas-win/ (http://queenslandsoccernews.com/2015/12/19/logan-score-pre-christmas-win/)



Charles Mendy and Kado Aoci have signed for Peninsula Power, who lost to newly promoted side (not NPL) North Pine in a PS friendly - http://queenslandsoccernews.com/2015/12/20/north-pine-go-back-to-back-in-pre-christmas-derby/ (http://queenslandsoccernews.com/2015/12/20/north-pine-go-back-to-back-in-pre-christmas-derby/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on December 24, 2015, 03:20:24 AM
Knights Charm Fraser

Goalkeeper Fraser Chalmers has become the latest addition to Melbourne Knights? squad, as Andrew Marth applies the finishing touches ahead of the 2016 PS4 NPL Season.

http://www.melbourneknights.com.au/news/knights-charm-fraser/ (http://www.melbourneknights.com.au/news/knights-charm-fraser/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on December 31, 2015, 01:05:18 AM
The Red Devils have bolstered their midfield ahead of 2016 by signing Paul O?Brien from local club Capalaba FC.

http://www.redlandsunited.com.au/news/obrien-becomes-a-red/ (http://www.redlandsunited.com.au/news/obrien-becomes-a-red/)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: goalfeast on December 31, 2015, 11:39:48 AM
Knights Charm Fraser

Goalkeeper Fraser Chalmers has become the latest addition to Melbourne Knights? squad, as Andrew Marth applies the finishing touches ahead of the 2016 PS4 NPL Season.

[url]http://www.melbourneknights.com.au/news/knights-charm-fraser/[/url] ([url]http://www.melbourneknights.com.au/news/knights-charm-fraser/[/url])


I've often wondered what makes a player move from QLD to VIC in these circumstances.  How much better is the coin.  Then on top of that they have to find a place to live and work.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fulltilt on December 31, 2015, 01:03:02 PM
many of the younger players making this move are doing it to try to break into an A league side.  Brisbane unfortunately has historically proven difficult to provide this opportunity for whatever reason and Victorian NPLclubs are actively approaching ambitious Queensland players.  Many fringe Roar players take this path rather than stay in QLD and it is not becuase they disresepct the QLD competition - it is purely because the A league clubs seem to forage in the southern competitions rather than the Qld NPL.
Chalmers had 3 seasons at Roar NYLb ut reality is that Roar or anyother A league club won't sign 3 first team keepers and at 20 was considered too old for another round in the NYL competition.

There seems to be a higher success rate in being picked up by an A league club as a player from the VIC NPL than it seems from QLD's NPL.  It's not about the money at that age  - average VIC NPL deals are around $600 a win and $450 draw and loss - it's about getting an A league opportunity.

Many of the boys bunk up in shared accommodation to defary living costs and then seek out paid work at businesses owned by club patrons.

In Brisbane we only have one A league team and other A league teams outside of QLD don't farm our NPL they actually take directly from Roar.

To be frank I think the talent drain will become even larger in the next few years.

There was a list floating around of players that had moved south in the last few years and from memory there we at last a dozen in the 19-24 year old bracket.


Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on January 04, 2016, 04:50:00 PM
At the end of the day we only have a limited of full time positions open and as I see it there's only a couple of positions at the moment where a Youth player may be a better option than who is already taking up a squad possie (eg. Polenz).
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: fulltilt on January 05, 2016, 05:33:41 AM
Just saw that Jai Ingham got picked up by Victory through NPL club Hume. Also looks like Kofi Danning has signed with Hume as well.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on January 05, 2016, 10:12:28 AM
A good point that Mike Mulvey made a few years ago at a Roar Fan Forum.

He stated that there are plenty of youngsters around with potential BUT they are not ready for full time professional football. To help counter that it was important to invite in youngsters earlier to train with the main team and get them acclimatised. On limited budgets this is a tricky situation however and therefore you can only select a limited few to bring into the fold.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Harry H on January 05, 2016, 12:14:09 PM
Yeah this is why the BRFC have the un18's NPL team. They are preparing players from the age's of 15,16.
From the un 18's to the Aleague a seamless transition in terms of tactics and physical preparation.
 
Last season was the first time that the Roar have had young players 15-16, playing in the 18's NPL and successfully transitioned some players to the  NPL mens and onto the NYL team currently. So i think that they are on the right track. I'd be expecting them to be able to develop players to come into the Aleague team in the near future.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on January 05, 2016, 08:38:31 PM
Just saw that Jai Ingham got picked up by Victory through NPL club Hume. Also looks like Kofi Danning has signed with Hume as well.

Good luck to him, but IMO, shouldn't have been let go. Had a lot more potential for me than Brady seems to
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on March 02, 2016, 05:47:55 AM
Well, first week of the new NPL season is over, including a first ever win by South West QLD Thunder. Results and TOTW below

Gold Coast City (formerly Palm Beach Sharks) 1-2 Redlands United
South West QLD Thunder 2-1 Norther Fury
Brisbane Roar Yth 1-1 Brisbane Strikers
Brisbane City 1-3 Moreton Bay United
Western Pride 1-1 Sunshine Coast Fire
Olympic FC 1-3 Far North QLD Heat

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?a=ROUND&c=0-9385-0-389786-0&pool=1&round=1 (http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?a=ROUND&c=0-9385-0-389786-0&pool=1&round=1)



TOTW:

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12803197_757111854418782_2804926917402124897_n.jpg?oh=f53877f6cbc6a75eea5fed6821d79f82&oe=576B6658)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: FireBlades19 on May 24, 2016, 06:05:50 PM
I'm thinking of going to the strikers roar game at perry park saturday night, does anyone know of ticket prices????
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: priyank on May 25, 2016, 05:08:41 PM
I'm thinking of going to the strikers roar game at perry park saturday night, does anyone know of ticket prices????

wouldn't be more than 5$ I think...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: FireBlades19 on May 25, 2016, 08:18:37 PM
I'm thinking of going to the strikers roar game at perry park saturday night, does anyone know of ticket prices????

wouldn't be more than 5$ I think...

thats what i was thinking but there is no information on either site.... strikers or npl
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: priyank on May 25, 2016, 09:55:08 PM
I'm thinking of going to the strikers roar game at perry park saturday night, does anyone know of ticket prices????

wouldn't be more than 5$ I think...

thats what i was thinking but there is no information on either site.... strikers or npl

I don't think they/clubs have to charge for it... some games I have been to are free, some I have had to pay... there was 5$ ticket at spencer park vs strikers last week, but city didn't charge anything when we played them few weeks back...

all our home games are definitely free though...
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: FireBlades19 on May 26, 2016, 09:30:11 AM
I'm thinking of going to the strikers roar game at perry park saturday night, does anyone know of ticket prices????

wouldn't be more than 5$ I think...

thats what i was thinking but there is no information on either site.... strikers or npl

I don't think they/clubs have to charge for it... some games I have been to are free, some I have had to pay... there was 5$ ticket at spencer park vs strikers last week, but city didn't charge anything when we played them few weeks back...

all our home games are definitely free though...

most victorian npl clubs charge up to $15 if what i read last night was correct....
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: theoworldwide on May 26, 2016, 12:41:20 PM
$5 is a fair price. It supports the team but isn't profiteering.

Has anyone gone along to npl as lately? How do you rate the experience? I'd like to watch a few roar games
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: TenaciousAC on May 26, 2016, 12:58:18 PM
$5 is a fair price. It supports the team but isn't profiteering.

Has anyone gone along to npl as lately? How do you rate the experience? I'd like to watch a few roar games

It's always nice to check out a local game. In the case of places like Olympic & City, you have the benefits of good food (reflecting the original ethnic base). Beyond that, watch local games and throw some money over the bar/food stalls in the clubhouse. Keep the $$$$ local ;)
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Devious on May 26, 2016, 01:48:02 PM
$5 is a fair price. It supports the team but isn't profiteering.

Has anyone gone along to npl as lately? How do you rate the experience? I'd like to watch a few roar games

I attended the SWQ Thunder a couple of weeks back. Good local football, and some players are pretty skillful (some not, too). I have friends here in Toowoomba that will drive up to watch Olympic play, just for the food at the games. I like that grassroots culture aspect of it.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on May 27, 2016, 03:55:44 AM
I'm at most SC Fire games, both home and away. General rule for Strikers games is $5 Adult, Concession $2 and Children free. As for the Brisbane City/Strikers game ticket prices, I'm fairly sure it was an FFA Cup game. AFAIK, all Brisbane City home games are free because they make most/all their money off the clubhouse food. Never had to pay at a City home game
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: theoworldwide on May 27, 2016, 08:30:43 AM
Thanks for info. Looking forward to catching a few games. Exciting times ahead for the local game.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Roary on May 30, 2016, 01:33:36 AM
No worries :) . Interesting to note, the wheels are coming off FNQ Heat's season. Won pretty much all of their opening games, but have now lost 3 of their last 5 games. Still in first, but the gap they had has since vanished. 1 point above Strikers and Redlands now, although the latter has a game in hand
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on May 29, 2017, 12:35:30 PM
Football Qld currently holding press conference on Facebook. Looking to expand the NPL into NPL/QPL(2nd div).. 28 teams to be included.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on May 29, 2017, 12:37:59 PM
2018 NPL - 14 teams

Brisbane City
Western Pride
SW Thunder
Olympic
Redlands
Mackay/Whitsundays Magpies Crusaders United
Moreton Bay
Roar NYL
GC City
FNQ Heat
Qld Lions
Sunshine Coast
Fury
Strikers
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on May 29, 2017, 12:46:58 PM
2018 QPL - 14 teams

Eastern Suburbs
Wide Bay
Gold Coast Galaxy
Holland Park Hwaks
Southside Eagles
Ipswich Knights
Gold Coast Athletic
Sunshine Coast Wanderers
Souths United
Logan Lightning
Peninsula Power
Wolves
Mitchelton
Rochedale Rovers
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on May 29, 2017, 01:06:07 PM
Only Albany Creek, Capalaba and Grange Thistle are left in the BPL from the current season who aren't moving across.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: artist formerly known as craigisroaring on May 29, 2017, 02:33:06 PM
This is very interesting news. Gold and Sunshine Coasts are better represented. I wonder what Albany Creek, Capalaba  and Grange will do, Capital 1 maybe.
Title: Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
Post by: Finsta on May 29, 2017, 04:46:11 PM
This is very interesting news. Gold and Sunshine Coasts are better represented. I wonder what Albany Creek, Capalaba  and Grange will do, Capital 1 maybe.
A mate of mine made a good point in that Albany Creek are partners with Moreton Bay so there wasn't really any chance of them moving across.

I can only see Football Brisbane reorganizing their BPL comp for next season. Basically move every team up a rung.