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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 23 / 17

DANNY TOWNSEND  beat "almost 70 rivals" to the A-League side Sydney FC CEO post, and the "unenviable task of filling the big shoes left behind" by TONY PIGNATA . The former Parramatta Power and Sydney United player starts his new role in October. Townsend is the co-founder of sports intellige...

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