Playing in League 1 or the Championship is a safe option. I’m talking about life style. It’s fcken tough living in somewhere like Austria, Norway or Turkey for example. You work your fcking ar.se off, in sh*t conditions. There’s no support network, unlike in England where there are countless Australians playing football. Plus the culture is very familiar to Australians.
England’s lower division of football isn’t as high as other parts of Europe, and imo the players don’t broaden their understanding of the game playing in either Australia or England. Our footballing culture is lacking diversity in the way that we play.