listen to craig Johnston discuss how a football big bash would work
Liverpool legend Craig Johnston has proposed the implementation of a “football big bash” to improve skills and increase interest in the sport.
Johnston believes his “digital format of the sport” appeals to a new generation of football fans immersed in the technological age.
Johnston says his format revolves around players getting as many touches as possible and executing their skills at a faster pace.
“We need to make the game more interesting and more exciting,
“It’s a new format for the sport that’s six-a-side, four quarters, rotating subs and sin bins,” Johnston said.
Johnston believes youth development in Australia is “going backwards at an alarming rate” due to not enough “kids playing [football] often enough.”
“A football back in my day was the toy of the day and now you have Playstations…that’s where it’s at,” Johnston said.
Johnston suggests the A-League teams feature in this competition which is “based on the arts, crafts and skills of the game.”
Johnston spoke to FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Louise Taffa at the PFA History Conference this afternoon where he also featured as a guest speaker.