Soccer Podcast: Round four A-League wrap, The Championship rumour and farewell Buffon (maybe)

Could we see the Western Sydney Wanderers play the Blacktown City Demons more often? The Championship has thrown up so very juicy prospects. Picture: Geoff Jones

Could we see the Western Sydney Wanderers play the Blacktown City Demons more often? The Championship has thrown up so very juicy prospects. Picture: Geoff Jones

This week, we toss around ideas for The Championship, the proposed second-tier and the interesting ideas. How would you like to see the competition be established? Let us know in the comments below.

We look at VAR again, with more controversy in another week of A-League. And we celebrate the Wanderers selecting Josep Gombau as the club’s new head coach.

Andrew is Chucking a Zet over the ridiculous A-League marketing strategy, focusing more on finals marketing despite teams struggling to fill stadiums in marquee match ups. 

We also touch on the EPL – Manchester City rolling on, Watford over-achieving and Man U’s strong win. We also farewell (maybe) goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Who are this week’s Super Subs?

- Andrew McMurtry, sports journalist, Australian Community Media – North-West 

- Harrison Vesey, journalist, Blacktown Sun

- Heath Parkes-Hupton, journalist, St Marys Star 

Our Tips

Friday 7.50pm – Melbourne City V Sydney FC at AAMI Park, Melbourne

  • Heath: Draw
  • Harrison: Draw
  • Andrew: Draw

Saturday 7.50pm – Newcastle Jets V Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

  • Heath: Jets
  • Harrison: Phoenix
  • Andrew: Phoenix

Saturday 10pm – Perth Glory V Adelaide United at NIB Stadium, Perth 

  • Heath: Glory
  • Harrison: Draw
  • Andrew: Adelaide

Sunday 5pm - Brisbane Roar V Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

  • Heath: Roar
  • Harrison: Mariners
  • Andrew: Draw

Monday 7.50pm – Melbourne Victory V Western Sydney Wanderers at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

  • Heath: Wanderers
  • Harrison: Wanderers
  • Andrew: Wanderers

Tips to date

  • Heath: 8
  • Harrison: 11
  • Andrew: 16
  • Super Subs podcast is produced by Australian Community Media.