Broadcasters have not been getting "bang for their buck" from Australian football in recent years and creative solutions are urgently needed to revitalise the game, former Socceroos defender Craig Moore has said.
Moore, who is spearheading the "Golden Generation" group pressing for change in Australian football, said the coronavirus pandemic had heaped more pressure on administrators already battling to reverse declines in ratings and crowds.
MELBOURNE -- There are a lot of statues in Melbourne's Olympic precinct.
Bronze statues encircle the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, tributes to immortals of Australian sport such as Norm Smith, Betty Cuthbert and the great Sir Donald Bradman, while just across Olympic Boulevard are monuments dedicated to Bob Rose and John Landy's immortal moment of sportsmanship with Ron Clarke. Permanent reminders of the legends of the past, they are fitting ornaments for the crown jewel of a city that, without...
Socceroos forward Mathew Leckie says European clubs "hate" their Australian players making the long trip home to represent their country and that international football can make life difficult for players.
Leckie, who is on the lookout for a new club for next season after being frozen out at Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin, said he loved playing for Australia but it did come at a cost.
"Most clubs hate when we have to travel for qualifiers or any games, because the travel is so far and obviously...