Full story first published in SBS’ The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/national-second-tier-progress-shouldn-t-fall-into-culture-war-hole Is there anything more dreary than a culture war in Australian football? Getting caught in traffic is an inconvenience, sure, but at least there’s a final destination in mind. Small talk with that friend of a friend when you’re momentarily abandoned together at a party … More Opinion: National second tier progress shouldn’t fall into culture war hole
Full story first published for SBS’ The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/football-people-for-johnson-s-ffa-what-exactly-are-they Since he was appointed Football Federation Australia Chief Executive in late 2019, James Johnson and the organisation he now heads have made no secret of their desire to bring a ‘football first’ mindset to their work; one that features a newly empowered cohort of ‘football … More ‘Football people’ for Johnson’s FFA – What exactly are they?
Full story first published for SBS’ The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/ffa-ceo-johnson-holds-back-on-intervening-as-pay-dispute-heats-up FFA CEO James Johnson has sought to calm the discourse surrounding ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations, telling SBS that while the FFA would intervene should the talks begin to bring the sport “into disrepute”, he didn’t believe that they were presently at that point. … More FFA CEO Johnson holds back on intervening as pay dispute heats up