Adelaide United Are They Any Good
I am thinking of getting a season ticket for Adelaide United when i arrive in late August but was wandering what the standard of football is like and how it compares to our football.
Also can anyone give me an idea on prices for season tickets.
Derek & Jak
P.S I suppose I better tell you who I support back home well it is the mighty TEDDY BEARS (Glasgow Rangers for those who dont know) so no jokes that the standard in Australia should be higher than in Scotland.
I went last season and although the standard isn't great it's not that bad either.... Probably about the same as the English Championship, and supporting West Brom i know some bad football....
But the atmoshpere is really good, a bunch of fans at the one end sing some adelaide songs, a general admission ticket get's you anywhere in the ground except the main stand, nearly every seat has a good view, there's lots of vending stands selling various stuff, beer, pies, etc... and you get served quickly, if you don't want to sit, you can stand in the walkway around the ground.
$200 gets you a season ticket in the genral admission, for 10 matches.... $23 per match other wise...
The football here works similar to the AFL, they have wage caps to work with, and the worst team get's first draft of younger players... this sets a very fair league, but adelaide continues to punch above it's weight and has done well, and should do ok again this year, melbourne and Peth are possibly the stronger teams this season...
silly question but when is the season?
we arrive in 8 days, and I plan to get season tickets for me and my son.....
We are Liverpool supporters, bu just enjoy watching football at all levels.
Fancy meeitng up at a game ?
west br*m....mmmmm...sorry to hear that!
best wishes...from the south bank
wwfc till i die
lmao @ championship standard!! i would of said more blue square conference hehehe.... i reckon that its entertaining to watch...knowing that back in the uk the local girls footy team would wipe the floor with them. lol.
dont think much of the atmosphere either...i reckon aussis lack real passion except when it comes to gay F L...lol so if you want the atmosphere get a port or crows season ticket :)
Gay FL? My son seems to think so too; just hope the little evertonian doesn't upset the locals with that one!
Adelaide United is about the same standard as Division One or Two in England. Everyone compares it to the Premier League then says its crap! It's incomparable to that league. I usually go once or twice a year, the stadium holds about 15,000 and it's quite a cheap day out. Australia isn't really known as a soccer playing nation although they are getting closer to England by the minute!! There is a strong Italian influence at Adelaide United but you do see shirts from all corners of the globe.
The AFL (or gay FL as some of you guys call it) is a really good game. It's very physical, the crowds are quite good and once again is not an expensive day. The Adelaide Crows are the main supporter base with crowds around 40,000 and Port Power (my team!!) gets crowds around 25,000.
As I have said in other posts, if you want to fit in here you really should try different things so why not give the Footy a go!!! By the way, if you have more than 3 teeth then you probably won't fit in at a Port game, I have to black mine out!!!!!!!!