A-League expansion debate heats up

MERGING POWER: Gino Marra is the head of the South West Football A-League bid. Picture: Simon Bennett
MERGING POWER: Gino Marra is the head of the South West Football A-League bid. Picture: Simon Bennett

As we edge towards the pointy end of the A-League expansion submission process, things are unsurprisingly becoming more competitive.

Yet there’s still a fair degree of uncertainty surrounding our game. 

As Australian football’s governance crisis’ rolls on and the possibility of FIFA stepping continues to linger, there remains a chance the process for expansion could change. 

Obviously it still has to be business as usual for the 10 aspirants remaining. The ongoing discussions at the top certainly hasn’t stopped several hopefuls from attempting to strengthen their case.

Talk this week surfaced that two South West Sydney bids would be combining to give themselves the best possible chance of securing a spot. It’s a big move, which is obviously beneficial for both parties. 

However, any club in that region would likely draw the ire of Western Sydney Wanderers, like Southern Expansion has for Sydney FC.

Our focus remains closer to home.

Last week the Wolves chose to seek the communities voices to help make our bid as strong as possible.

People have been invited to complete a survey which can be found on the club’s website, with submissions open until August 16.

  • COAST BOUND

A huge congrats to Wolves young gun Josh MacDonald, and Bulli product Jordan Murray on securing A-League deals at the Central Coast Mariners.

It’s always great to see local boys doing well and both deserved their chance. We wish them all the best.

Comments

Discuss "A-League expansion debate heats up"

Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Online Discussion Terms & Conditions.