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Johnston's bold Big Bash plan for football in Australia

The former Liverpool great is adamant the round ball game needs to become more engaging

Never one to shy away from a bold idea, Craig Johnston wants to see Australian football develop it's own Big Bash-style format with A-League teams getting involved.

Worried kids are losing interest in the beautiful game and aren't practicing enough with the round ball, the former Premier League veteran has put forward his pitch for a shorter format of football.

"The big idea is the Big Bash of soccer, but then the kids copy it at their training grounds," Johnston told The Daily Football Show.