It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or perhaps in this case, the fat man. This week, Gold Coast United Pty. Ltd. ceased to exist as an A-League franchise after what was dubbed ‘material’ breaches of their contract with the FFA.
This followed a media furore in a week where the club’s head coach was sacked, the owner came out and decried football not as good as Rugby League.
What a change this is from the heady heights of three years ago when owner Clive Palmer came out and said that his glamour club would have full stadiums, capture the championship in its first year, and complete the season undefeated.
So just three years after expansion clubs Gold Coast United and North Queensland Fury joined the fold, the FFA, despite their insistence that they are still looking for options to field a Gold Coast team in next years A-League competition, are staring down the possibility of a …