Thursday, December 28, 2006
AFC Champions League - brief update
This morning, he writes:
Sydney has just over $100,000 at its disposal within next season's $1.7million salary cap, and it must recruit five more players to meet squad specifications for the coming Asian Champions League.
17 + 5 = 22, and a marquee player presumably makes 23.
But is this enough? Let me remind Mr. Lewis that this competition ostensibly requires thirty players to be registered initially.
Again: has there been a dispensation from the AFC in this matter, due to the relative youth of the A-League? If so, has this been officially announced?
'Tis all still a muddle.
I am not too worried by the quality of Asian teams. It is the quality and thinking of the prospective refs we need to turn our attention to.
God knows where lewis is getting info from thou. There's been nothing, other then some vague 23 player thing from us and the apparently concrete 30 players from the AFC.