The good, bad and ugly sides of soccer with Adam Peacock
The Big Deal Podcast Episode 14
It only took a matter of days for Australian soccer fans to go from World Cup ecstasy to A-League anger, as administrators made the stunning decision to move the local leagues’ grand finals to NSW for the next three years.
Sports journalist Adam Peacock saw it all better than anyone. He covered the Socceroos on the ground in Doha, and then landed back in Australia to break the story on the Australian Professional Leagues’ move to sell off its grand finals to the NSW government for $10 million.
Adam has had his finger on the pulse of soccer and sport in Australia for a number of years, in the world of broadcast with 7 News and then FoxSports before joining the team at Code Sports.
He unpacks the A-League fallout and the enormous backlash from fans and even players, as well as the World Cup, including what he saw and learned while covering the event in Doha.
The highs and lows typify the challenges that face Australian soccer, and Adam talks about what it means, and what needs to happen, for the sport to emerge from the drama and grow.
Adam also reveals what we can expect as sports media coverage continues to evolve, and much more.
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