A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size Perth Glory taking on Sydney FC in next Sunday’s grand final is the blockbuster the A-League needed, but something must be done about policing at games. This should have been a celebratory column. If there was any doubt that Sydney FC could match it with the best team in the competition, they dispelled it with a brutal 6-1 annihilation of Melbourne Victory in Kogarah last night. But events in the stands – where the New South Wales Police evicted long-time Sydney FC supporter Rory Carroll after he attempted to take his daughter, who has special needs, to use the disabled toilets – has put a damper on proceedings. I should preface this by stating that I wasn’t at the game, nor have I had the chance to speak to Rory about what happened. I fully acknowledge that my understanding of the events is taken from the same social media footage everyone else saw. But I’ll tell you why this … [Read more...] about Is it time for the A-League to admit it has a policing problem?
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A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size When the Wanderers run out tonight in a stadium not fit for purpose, it will sum up just how far Sydney has fallen as a sporting city since the 2000 Olympics. New South Wales’ latest Labor leader Michael Daley said during the week that if his party wins the state election in March, they would not rebuild either Allianz Stadium at Moore Park or upgrade ANZ Stadium in Homebush. That’s despite the fact that Allianz Stadium is already being demolished, sending major tenant Sydney FC on a peripatetic journey across the city’s suburbs. Daley says his party will spend the entirety of the $1.5 billion earmarked for stadium upgrades by Gladys Berejiklian’s state government on hospitals and public schools instead. Depending on your point of view, it’s either a bold move spurred on by the public outcry over the high cost of the stadium rebuilds, or a blatant act of political … [Read more...] about Sydney is the most embarrassing city in Australia