Over two weeks earlier this month, hundreds of football fans gave their verdict on the state of Australian football in the biggest survey of its kind.

Almost 1000 people responded to the survey – and the picture it paints of the state of the game in Australia should concern football's bosses.

We'll reveal the results over a series of articles broken up into sections – but we kick off with the questions directly relating to the way the FFA are running the game.

Our survey came in the wake of the furore over the way Matildas coach Alen Stajcic was sacked, coincidentally on the back of survey results from both Professional Footballers Australia and One Watch.

Neither organisation suggested or recommended anyone should be sacked over the results of their surveys, but the FFA chose to swing the axe after a brief interview with Stajcic himself about the findings.

Today though FTBL can reveal less than six percent of those surveyed have faith in the FFA and the way it's running the sport.

A crushing 81.94 percent said they had no faith in the FFA at all, while another 12 percent were on the fence either way.


Last November sweeping changes were finally voted in that saw former chairman Stephen Lowy ousted from the board as a new Congress set up was introduced which brought in four new board members and a new chairman.

Supporters of the game had hoped the reform would bring in a brave new age for Australian football.

But just three months later, fans say the new board has been a massive disappointment.