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Honda signs with Melbourne Victory

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By Ian Ransom

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Good player. Still has something to offer.

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Too early to retire. Good luck to him and his new team!

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Sorry ...still very much an untapped market). Shinji Ono had a very good stint at wsw a few years back, let's hope Honda does the same.

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Honda's the type of player who'll put bums on seats especially among Asian-Australian soccer fans (which is atill

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Honda's the type of player who'll put bums on seats especially among Asian-Australian soccer fans (which is atill

A good football player attracts all football fans and the r factor is for the account of the...

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@netgrump, nothing racist about that. The Australian sporting landscape is quite unique and soccer's only the 3Rd or 4th football code in the country.

I actually know quite a few Asian-Australians (from all backgrounds not only J) who attended their first football game (all codes) after Ono joined the wanderers. I asked them why and they said they never felt 'at home' in 'your' stadiums (all communities bar Asians).

Asian fans have always been under-represented in Oz stadiums.

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@ goldorak

Thx for the explanation and not accusing anything [saw too much crap lately] so I left it open with ......... :)

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Asian fans have always been under-represented in Oz stadiums.

@goldorak - I agree. And not only as spectators but also on the field. There's been a substantial Asian-Australian presence in the country for many decades now, it's an interesting question as to why we haven't seen more professional sportspeople emerging among them, especially in soccer. I don't know the answer to that one.

Maybe Honda will help popularise the game here among Asian-Australian kids. I hope so.

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