News today has robbie fowler heading to the champions next season, but the fury surviving; however the gold coast franchise looks dead after the owner has pulled his funding. the ffa seem certain to retain a ten team competition with the new melbourne heart franchise simply replacing the big-talking gold coast…
so, the question is, what are the implications of this for a canberra a-league side? the heart were to have been the 11th side, creating a bye each round, which is not ideal for club nor competition, so a 12th team was then more likely.
what chance do we have for a side now (if we ever get one, i rekkun we should be the canbera gryphons, in homage to our maker) – will robbie’s marqueeness in blue create enough of a buzz to draw crowds to football, per se, and so foment enough interest to warrant a second sydney team – and would this be enough to generate impetus for a 12th team, and so the creation of the mighty gryphons??
thoughts? …and, if you don’t care about the beautiful game, keep your snide remarks to yourself, mebbe?