In 2018 our regular segment, Talking Point Tuesday, has delved into a range of issues impacting Australian football, in short ‘bite-sized’ features.

Each episode has covered a range of topics, including tactical previews of the 2018 A-League and W-League Grand Finals, the Socceroos’ World Cup campaign, a broad range of PFA research, atmosphere and active support at A-League matches, the salary cap and player churn. In the absence of a fresh episode this Tuesday, we look back at some of our top ‘TPTs’ in 2018.

So, without further ado, welcome back to Talking Point Tuesday(s)…

Episode #12: A-League Atmosphere, 15 January 2018 (1.55 min)

For the past decade, the PFA has, through the players, tracked the atmosphere generated by fans across A-League stadia. Results discussed in this episode add a new dimension to the current debate.

Episode #14: FFA Cup Report, 22 January 2018 (2.14 min)

This edition previewed the PFA’s 2017 FFA Cup Report, with revealing insights on youth development and the flow of talent between the tiers of Australian football

#Episode 21: Women in Professional Football Deliberation, 5 April 2018 (2.12 min)

A joint PFA and the FFA initiative in April saw over 150 thought leaders from football, government, business and media join together to share ideas and strategies to build stronger careers and pathways for women in football

Episode #22: Competitive Balance in the A-League, 30 April 2018 (1.58 min)

In this edition of TPT, we compared the A-League’s competitive balance with European leagues, raising questions about the salary cap’s efficacy and purpose

Episode #25: Player Churn, 28 May 2018 (2.14 min)

This episode explores the rising concern around high levels of player ‘churn’ within the A-League, highlighted through PFA research.