expansion

New club's concerns over new A-League

New club's concerns over new A-League

Macarthur South West United Football director Sam Krslovic believes one of the biggest challenges facing his new A-League side is the uncertainty that comes with the transition to an independent A-League. 14 Mar 2019
AAFC '100% confident' of second division by 2020

AAFC '100% confident' of second division by 2020

A national second division underneath the A-League is edging closer with proponents of the “Championship” saying they are 100% convinced it will happen by the 2020/21 A-League season. 27 Feb 2019
Spanish inspiration for Victoria’s boutique stadia vision

Spanish inspiration for Victoria’s boutique stadia vision

A recent trip to Madrid to experience La Liga has inspired Football Federation Victoria CEO Peter Filopoulos’ vision for boutique NPL stadia in Victoria, and these venues could also be used in an expanded A-League. 26 Feb 2019
Canberra could strike A-League deal in 6 months

Canberra could strike A-League deal in 6 months

Canberra's A-League bid says "it's not if, but when" as they continue discussions with FFA over joining the competition. 22 Dec 2018
West Melbourne's controversial marquee favourite

West Melbourne's controversial marquee favourite

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” 13 Dec 2018
'We'll take it from here, thanks...'

'We'll take it from here, thanks...'

A-League club owners have thanked Football Federation Australia for naming the two new sides to join the competition... but warned they'll make the decisions in future. 13 Dec 2018
New A-League teams...but not W-League

New A-League teams...but not W-League

The two new teams joining the A-League will not expand the W-League, Football Federation Australia stressed today. 13 Dec 2018
Mile Jedinak is new club's first target

Mile Jedinak is new club's first target

New A-League expansion side Macarthur South-West Sydney already have a shortlist of one for their debut marquee signing... but the year's delay in doing the tournament could threaten the deal. 13 Dec 2018
'Now sign a superstar like Zlatan!'

'Now sign a superstar like Zlatan!'

One former A-League captain says new A-League expansion club Western Melbourne should open the marquee purse strings and lure a truly global name to light up the league and supercharge their new club. 13 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 confirm two new clubs for A-League

FFA confirm two new clubs for A-League

Football Federation Australia has confirmed Western Melbourne Group and Macarthur South West Sydney will join an expanded Hyundai A-League. 13 Dec 2018
Big city bids win FFA expansion green light - reports

Big city bids win FFA expansion green light - reports

Western Melbourne Group is set to join the A-League next season and South West Sydney a season later, Football Federation Australia will reportedly announce later today. 13 Dec 2018
Expansion verdict on hold...

Expansion verdict on hold...

The day we were all waiting for finally came and went, with no one bar a few possibly tight-lipped FFA board members any the wiser. 12 Dec 2018
Four, Three, Two, One - Expansion in a nutshell

Four, Three, Two, One - Expansion in a nutshell

In just a couple of hours, the Australian footballing landscape will be changed forever as for the first time in nine years a decision on expansion is expected to be made by the new Football Federation Australia board. 12 Dec 2018
Can football change lives? Bids aim to be 'more than just clubs'

Can football change lives? Bids aim to be 'more than just clubs'

Can what unites us also divide us? Prominent expansion bids Team 11 and South Melbourne couldn’t be more different, and yet also, more alike. 12 Dec 2018
Ange: South Melbourne can take Oz football higher

Ange: South Melbourne can take Oz football higher

Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says South Melbourne’s inclusion to an expanded A-League can take Australian football to new heights. 10 Dec 2018
Stadium timeline vow: Three years from greenlight to first game...

Stadium timeline vow: Three years from greenlight to first game...

The stadium home of the West Melbourne bid to join the A-League will be planned, approved, built and opened within three years, promises a leaked letter from the constructors. 5 Dec 2018
Money talks? 'The giant is rumbling'

Money talks? 'The giant is rumbling'

After FFA CEO David Gallop yesterday admitted big money licence fees will be "critical" to the successful expansion clubs, local pollies have backed cashed-up Southern Expansion's bid and insist: "It's time to give us our own club." 5 Dec 2018
Wollongong: Our exclusion wasn't unexpected

Wollongong: Our exclusion wasn't unexpected

Failed A-League hopefuls Wollongong Wolves have claimed their unsuccessful bid wasn't unexpected with Football Federation Australia preferring expansion in the capital city markets. 17 Oct 2018
Two bids cut but A-League expansion still hoped for 2019/20

Two bids cut but A-League expansion still hoped for 2019/20

Football Federation Australia (FFA) says expansion for the next A-League season remains the goal but have ruled out Wollongong Wolves and Ipswich Pride's respective bids following Tuesday's Board meeting. 17 Oct 2018
O'Rourke on A-League expansion: We know who we want

O'Rourke on A-League expansion: We know who we want

The FFA knows which two new teams it wants in the A-League, but warns expansion of the topflight may be delayed. 16 Oct 2018