It's the game nobody asked for: the A-League have launched their own Monopoly set to general indignation.
"If you thought the passion on the field was something," the A-League's Christmas launch for its own brand of Monopoly begins, "just wait until you’re sitting around with the friends and family navigating your way around the Official Hyundai A-League / Westfield W-League Monopoly Game."
Despite the exciting language, A-League Monopoly endured a soft and uneventful launch through Twitter, with the competition's website showing no trace of a banner advertisment or plug.
If you thought the passion on the field was something, just wait until you’re sitting around with the friends and family navigating your way around the Official Hyundai A-League / Westfield W-League Monopoly Game.— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) 7 December 2018
Get your copy here: https://t.co/6Feh6iboow pic.twitter.com/2RHCKJkgmL
The A-League now joins the AFL and NRL in launching their own branded version of the boardgame, although judging by the public's response, it may be destined for the same unappreciation as the only other product in the A-League's product arsenal; A-League Top Trumps (a card game, not the competition's favourite President.)
$70 yeah nah I'm alright— William Cambridge (@Willcambridge19) 7 December 2018
There isn't enough money to buy all the spaces anyway. Salary cap and all that.
— No Nonsense Defender (@NoNonsenseDef) 7 December 2018
It's not really fair when Frank Lowy gets to be the banker and one of the players though is it.— West Sydney Football (@WestSydney) 7 December 2018