The A-League is getting strong and they are producing a good product.
They are getting home grown players to stay or come back. They are attracting good overseas players who seem to care, who want to be here and they play hard - and if they don't they are gone and they get someone else. This has produced better soccer on the pitch and it is showing in the TV numbers (up 35%) and crowd numbers (up 32%) on 2011. Crowds are now up to about 12,000 a game.
I read that the biggest metric that is up is sportsbetting. It is the fastest growing betting league in Australia.
I am a member of Adel United and I have been for a few years. I stopped going to the Sixers and used that money for United (even though basketball is my favourite sport) because of the game day product United put out. It is geared towards the fans, not families. There is no over hyped, loud playing, rev up rubbish - we sit, we watch the game, we are allowed to support our team with fervour and passion. Last year, United sucked but it was probably the most fun I ever had supporting a team because that is what I was allowed to do – support. The Sixers don’t allow that opportunity, too family focused, too focused to the fair-weather fans who are there for "a night out".