Proposed "ASEAN Super League"

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Proposed "ASEAN Super League"

Postby MipoFanatic » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:07 pm

Sigh.

16 "clubs" (franchises, really), and no promotion-relegation.

Get in the fucking sea.

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Re: Proposed "ASEAN Super League"

Postby nzfooty » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:35 pm

BUT

Could ASEAN Super League be answer for LionsXII and Wellington?

Wellington Phoenix's A-League future is in doubt after their 10 year licence extension application was rejected.

And as New Zealand celebrate their record third Rugby World Cup triumph, the nation's only professional football team, Wellington Phoenix, aren't sure how much longer they will be playing in Australia's A-League.

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Re: Proposed "ASEAN Super League"

Postby daeguowl » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:33 am

nzfooty wrote:BUT

Could ASEAN Super League be answer for LionsXII and Wellington?

Wellington Phoenix's A-League future is in doubt after their 10 year licence extension application was rejected.

And as New Zealand celebrate their record third Rugby World Cup triumph, the nation's only professional football team, Wellington Phoenix, aren't sure how much longer they will be playing in Australia's A-League.


I thought that was all sorted last week...

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Re: Proposed "ASEAN Super League"

Postby andyc24_uk » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:22 am

Ordinarily I'd be dead against silly international leagues like this; BUT... given that the state of the various national leagues in ASEAN (bar Thailand and possibly Vietnam) is abysmal and clearly not getting any better anytime soon, and national teams consistently underperform on the world stage, perhaps this could be a good thing for the overall development of football in the region? As long as the existing national leagues remained, and clubs had a requirement to field say at least 4 or 5 players from their home nation, maybe it would raise the profile and popularity of local football overall, with benefits for existing clubs in the national leagues (where the players would have something to aim for - i.e. getting a transfer to an ASEAN league club). It would have to be a totally new competition with completely new clubs though, not just allowing the likes of Buriram to quit the Thai Premier and join this new league.
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Re: Proposed "ASEAN Super League"

Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:09 am

Agreed that the Southeast Asian domestic leagues are mostly terrible and that a super league might prove helpful.

However, would it not be possible to use existing clubs to populate this league, as well as to relegate the bottom two ASL clubs at the end of each season and replace them with the league champions from their respective home country's league? It might prove tricky with the A-League's franchise system, but could it not work for the other countries? Obviously it would be logistically smoother to create new "franchises" and have them remain in the ASL, but I wonder if that's genuinely the only viable option.

andyc24_uk wrote:As long as the existing national leagues remained...


Well, that's another topic of concern.

FAS: S.LEAGUE TO BE FEEDER BASE FOR ASEAN SUPER LEAGUE
S.LEAGUE SET TO PLAY A FEEDER ROLE TO REGIONAL CLUB COMPETITION

According to S.League chief executive officer Lim Chin, the league will be "streamlined" so it fulfils a role as a feeder to the Singapore franchise competing in the ASL.
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It is understood the FAS has decided to look at moving [the S.League] towards a more vibrant "developmental model" which is able to consistently churn out talented young local players.
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"The S.League has to find (out) how it fits into this ecosystem, to support a strong ASL team, which will in turn be a strong national team."
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"The S.League, we think, is an important base where our professional footballers can fight for a place in this ASL team and, from then on, go beyond Asean, hopefully."
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Citing an anecdote of how Belgium's top stars ply their trades in the top leagues around Europe and not in the little-known Belgium Jupiler League, the Marine Parade Member of Parliament hopes local footballers can also ply their trade at higher levels in the future.


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