Whilst it does not personally impact me I am curious as to the thoughts of others as to whether Granville should persist with Premier League as a Squad setup or if they should revert to a 'single' team division?
I ask this question as when watching a number of Prem games last year it was clear that many teams were operating with low numbers with a number of players playing both games. Whilst this is good for the players getting to play more than 90 minutes, it did in my view, impact the quality of football on display.
If Granville did revert to a single team Premier League it would, in my opinion, increase the quality of the competition - both prems and all age comps. It would also attract, I would hope, some of our stronger 21's teams to step up and take on the older players
Post by afishinmission on Jan 18, 2017 14:02:01 GMT 10
Interesting, number 9. The drop in player numbers from the hills "Grexit" will be fully felt this season, more so than last. For any club to have a full squad of what, 35 players ? might be a big ask. To have 10 clubs with that qty of suitable players might be asking too much. So is the answer a 1 level Premier League ? OR do they allow a club to enter a PL1 . . . OR a PL2 . . . OR both, so your club could have, say a PL2 and not a PL1
As for the 21's . . . as it stands, the "stronger" teams from last year were Parra City, Pendo, and the glorious Lidcombe Waratah's. While we have 1 or 2 that turn 20 this year, most of our boys are 17, 18 and 19. PC and Pendo are pretty much both younger teams as well. So while the packet says u/21, the reality is that it's a comp comprised of 17,18 and 19 yr olds, mostly. Some might see it as a big step to send 18 and 19yr olds out against grown men. Ironically, there will be some reading this that are saying " what a wimp" . . . they will be the same ones that will get the shits when a kid steps them and beats them, and will retaliate with a full blooded shoulder charge, or a timely hack to the achilles to "teach that little priXX a lesson" Not having watched too many PL games, I don't know the standard of play, or the level of aggro. From what I read here, the most penalised club is no longer involved, so that might be a good thing. This year will be a "wait and see" for many aspects of our association. This P/L business is another one we watch with interest.
Squad based Premier League/Reserves has always been a bit of a joke as all you needed was a squad of 30 and hey presto you could play Premier League. Because clubs struggle to get a squad of 30 quality players together, the standard, except for the top couple of teams was rather pathetic, especially when many teams ended the season with -40 and -50 goal goal differences. I hope that Premier League is just one division with no reserves and that AAM should start at Div 1 and promotion into Premier League should be based like every other comp on merit. Also I am a firm believer that in the spirit of participation for everyone at Association level, Premier League should be unlimited interchange. If you want to play substitution go and play State League (if you're good enough).
Post by chosenone92 on Mar 14, 2017 12:41:44 GMT 10
In order to ensure a strong Premier competition in Granville this season, we are very happy to announce that the Bankstown Amateur Football Association is in partnership with Granville in bringing to you the “Mitre Platinum League 2”
This will consist of the following 12 clubs :
Auburn District Auburn FC Bankstown Sports Stars Bankstown Sports Strikers Condell Park FC Granville Kewpie Ariana Greenacre Eagles Merrylands SFC Padstow United Revesby Rovers FC Rydalmere FC Sydney Dragons FC It will be a 16 round competition, playing your own association clubs twice and the adjoining association clubs once for 1st and reserve grade teams, culminating in an additional 3 week final series. The competition will commence April 1, with Grand Finals around the 26 August.
It is great to see both our Associations working together to ensure the players participate in the strongest competitions available, quoted, Mike Quarmby CEO of Granville.
Bankstown Associations ‘General Manager Shane Merry stated, Mitre has seen the merits of our partnership and has agreed to sponsor this competition. Further the clubs will be playing for the best and fairest and Golden Boot awards.
Post by Two Cents Worth on Apr 19, 2017 7:13:24 GMT 10
Granville should be congratulated for working with Bankstown to provide a squad competition for its prems teams.
Seems like the CEO is achieving on a number of fronts - prems, ladies, Cottam cup, sponsorship, business plan etc. Not surprising given his experience/background.
Its not within Granville's control, but it's a little disappointing that Granville teams will only get to play against the second tier Bankstown teams as Bankstown is running a top tier prems competition as it has done for the past 35+ years. Would have been good to see how our teams line up against their best