The Road have a informative piece on why we’re not going to see an A-League football team in Canberra anytime soon:
Bid leader and TransACT boss Ivan Slavich’s three-year battle to get a team up in the nation’s capital was revived briefly when the FFA this week revoked Gold Coast United’s licence and announced it was keen to maintain a 10-side competition.
But the FFA has since confirmed its preference to start a franchise in western Sydney rather than consider Canberra’s long-standing $4 million bid.
“I don’t think it’s fair,” Slavich told AAP on Friday.
“It is frustrating because we do have money behind it and a lot of capability and it seems western Sydney doesn’t have any capability, yet the FFA is prepared to completely fund it.
“We would have had a great team.
“The FFA’s thumbing their nose to the actual football supporters in Canberra – that’s the disappointing thing.”
Maybe he should give Clive Palmer a call about getting into the rebel league?