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A League and Clubs finances

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Macarthur FC are yet to kick a ball but are already boasting the most lucrative club sponsorship agreement in A-League history.

The Bulls should enter the A-League in October next year without many cash flow problems having secured a major front of short sponsor, which club sources have told the Herald is worth $3.5 million in cash over the next three years.

The agreement with south-west Sydney home building company, Wisdom Homes, looms as the most valuable standalone sponsorship in Australian football, narrowly surpassing Sydney FC's partnership with The Star casino which is valued at just over $1 million per season.



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Seven years after rescuing Central Coast Mariners from financial oblivion, owner Mike Charlesworth has revealed he’s exiting Gosford, saying it’s time fresh benefactors are found to take the struggling club forward.
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Having pumped in millions during a tempestuous tenure which began with an A-League championship, only to quickly go awry, the battle-weary English telecoms millionaire will hand the license back to Football Federation Australia if a majority investor can’t be unearthed, placing the future of the franchise in grave doubt.



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The Central Coast Mariners may have played their last game in the A-League, with a relocation potentially on the cards after club owner Mike Charlesworth declared he was putting them up for sale.

The Mariners beat Melbourne Victory in a 3-2 thriller on Monday night in their final game of the season but are now facing an uncertain future, with co-chairman Charlesworth going public with his intent to offload his majority shareholding.Chief executive Shaun Mielekamp remains "optimistic" a buyer could be found that would keep the Mariners on the Central Coast but said Charlesworth was seeking the best return on his investment that he could find - and conceded that could mean they are moved elsewhere.

Several parties are believed to be interested in taking on the club's A-League licence, but Mielekamp said none were particularly close to clinching a deal - and it's unclear how many, if any, are keen the Mariners to stay put, given the difficulties of the small Gosford market and the opportunities that lay in other parts of the country.

Sources close to the situation indicate that Charlesworth is seeking a licence fee of around $4 million. The club strongly denies this is the case. If Charlesworth does not find a buyer he intends to hand back the licence to Football Federation Australia.



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who in there right mind would buy an a league license with the way the A league has been the past 12 months.



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I understand another club is on the brink.



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i heard Newcastle Jets owner wants out too..

Brisbane Roar are also struggling for funds.



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I heard that one of the newer additions is understandably, under circumstances, having issues.



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And if the tv ratings continue like they are now, the whole league could be in trouble.



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Quolls2019 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:46 pm
And if the tv ratings continue like they are now, the whole league could be in trouble.
the league comeback return are bringing in Tv figures of 9 to 14k
Its in huge trouble>

with MacArthur entering in December in a Covid year.
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Quolls2019 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:44 pm
I heard that one of the newer additions is understandably, under circumstances, having issues.
Prob Western United.



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Quolls2019 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:46 pm
And if the tv ratings continue like they are now, the whole league could be in trouble.
Gees yeah. I still cannot believe Melbourne City vs Sydney FC rated just 9,000 the other night On Foxtel. Surely playing in winter and up against the major codes will kill soccer?


"One in every 24 Australians is now a member of an AFL club, a sign that the national reach of Australian football has never been greater," League CEO Gillon McLachlan said.

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Beaussie wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:54 am
Quolls2019 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:46 pm
And if the tv ratings continue like they are now, the whole league could be in trouble.
Gees yeah. I still cannot believe Melbourne City vs Sydney FC rated just 9,000 the other night On Foxtel. Surely playing in winter and up against the major codes will kill soccer?
The move to winter does seem even riskier now. Maybe a mid week Night comp could Offer some salvation, but direct competition with the major codes in prime time isn’t going to auger well.



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it is a receipe for disaster with the a League to play more games Head to Head
with the 2 major footy codes.

at least they were really up against cricket and B-Ball. in off season.



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