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FFA: Tough talks ahead on promotion and relegation

FFA: Tough talks ahead on promotion and relegation

Football Federation Australia admit they expect stiff opposition on promotion and relegation specifics from A-League clubs as they head towards a national second tier. 25 Jun 2019
FFA chairman elected to AFC Executives

FFA chairman elected to AFC Executives

Chris Nikou will replace outgoing Asian Football Confederation vice-president Moya Dodd as the Australian representative on the AFC Executive Committee. 6 Apr 2019
When Is A Licence Not A Licence?

When Is A Licence Not A Licence?

Confusion continues to reign in the wake of Chris Nikou’s comments at the recent Football Writers’ Festival at Jamberoo. 27 Mar 2019
Community and controversy at the inaugural Football Writers' Festival

Community and controversy at the inaugural Football Writers' Festival

If the AFL or NRL were truly worried about the sleeping giant of football, they could have done worse than to blow up the Jamberoo Pub this weekend. It would have set the football narrative back 50 years. 24 Mar 2019
FFA: Pro / Rel unlikely until 2034

FFA: Pro / Rel unlikely until 2034

FFA chairman Chris Nikou says he believes in a second division, but it probably won't happen for over a decade. 24 Mar 2019
Football Writers' Festival: Soccer Socrates meets the Pigskin Poindexters

Football Writers' Festival: Soccer Socrates meets the Pigskin Poindexters

Is there really such a thing as Australian football culture? 19 Mar 2019
How the FFA hope their dream of a new Brisbane stadium will happen...

How the FFA hope their dream of a new Brisbane stadium will happen...

Football Federation Australia are hoping an investor will come along to build a new boutique stadium in Brisbane after giving up hope of the Queensland state government stepping in. 18 Mar 2019
FFA: Our Asian spot is 'fragile'

FFA: Our Asian spot is 'fragile'

Football Federation Australia has warned Australia's place in Asian football is not guaranteed – and there are powerful forces lined up against it. 14 Mar 2019
FFA to A-League bosses: Bring out the big guns again

FFA to A-League bosses: Bring out the big guns again

Football Federation Australia bosses want A-League club owners to splash out on big name marquee stars to bring back fans and save the TV deal, chief executive David Gallop said today. 13 Mar 2019
FFA fires back at Stajcic

FFA fires back at Stajcic

Football Federation Australia tonight fired back at former Matildas coach Alen Stajcic and doubled down on their decision to axe him. 11 Feb 2019
Exclusive: FFA chief says Matildas 'understand' Stajcic axe

Exclusive: FFA chief says Matildas 'understand' Stajcic axe

Despite the ongoing confusion about why Alen Stajcic was sacked, FFA Chair Chris Nikou says the Matildas understand the reasons behind the decision. 30 Jan 2019
Matildas boss axed over 'culture' issues

Matildas boss axed over 'culture' issues

Football Federation Australia today confirmed they had sacked Matildas coach Alen Stajcic after players and coaching staff alleged "workplace culture" issues. 19 Jan 2019
Cornering Chris Nikou

Cornering Chris Nikou

If you could get Chris Nikou in a corner and hassle him about his plans for the next few years, what would you ask him? 16 Jan 2019
FFA: Let's get this show on the road...

FFA: Let's get this show on the road...

Football Federation Australia has laid out an ambitious program of community forums and working groups to overhaul the sport in this country in the wake of the boardroom coup last month. 19 Dec 2018
Last minute deals seal wins

Last minute deals seal wins

A-League bosses were still talking dollars with expansion bids and local governments right up until the last moment of the decision making process last night, the FFA have admitted. 13 Dec 2018
FFA: Second division on the way

FFA: Second division on the way

A second division for the A-League is on its way as part of a radical overhaul of Australian football, FFA chairman Chris Nikou revealed today. 13 Dec 2018