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Category: Football Federation Australia

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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the second Sydney derby of the seasonGet in touch with Jonathan by email or Twitter 9.15am GMT 16 min: Big job now for this unfamiliar Wanderers outfit to claw the game back against the champions. Bonevacia thinks he’s up to the task, taki…

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It’s been a long time coming, but Fifa intervention means FFA change is on the way

Opting for a body consensual in nature but under Fifa/AFC direction, resolution should occur with minimum of damageIt feels somewhat perverse to praise Fifa’s acumen during a week in which its handling of Russia has re-alerted the football community to…

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FFA and Lowy avoid sack as Fifa extends football peace talks

Fifa was widely expected to recommend Lowy and his board be removed and a normalisation committee be installedFootball Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has avoided the sack and a Fifa takeover of the local game after the world governing body a…

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In football’s best interests for Fifa to intervene in FFA crisis

After two years of failure to resolve the governance crisis, Lowy’s suggestion of further meditation is fancifulLater on Monday, in a conference room in Zurich, the 19 representatives of Fifa’s Member Associations Committee will gather to sift through …

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Socceroos and Matildas face nervy wait for Fifa decision on FFA crisis

Fifa intervention could have ramifications for Australian national sidesWorld governing body set to take over after FFA plans for reform rejectedThe Socceroos and Matildas will be watching nervously for Fifa’s next move amid the unlikely but alarming p…

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Fifa set to take over football in Australia after FFA’s proposal for reform rejected

FFA’s plans fail to garner requisite support at AGMFFA chairman Steven Lowy’s position in jeopardy Football in Australia is set to fall under the control of Fifa after Football Federation Australia’s plans for congressional reform were rejected by its …

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A-League invites ridicule with Star Wars round promotion

Fans mock commercial tie-up that chief executive David Gallop hails a way to ‘expand the football family’In the midst of a governance crisis, Football Federation Australia has announced it has teamed up with Walt Disney for a Star Wars round, to kick o…

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Will FFA AGM resolve Australian football’s governance crisis?

Fifa intervention a real possibility with ongoing concerns over gerrymandering; gender equity; a second division and moreFootball Federation Australia’s Annual General Meeting takes place in Sydney on Thursday. This is the final opportunity for Austral…

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Blow for FFA’s Steven Lowy after kingmaker sides with clubs

Football Federation Victoria will not back FFA chairman at EGMLowy’s proposed congress changes fall ‘significantly short’ of markSteven Lowy’s grip on power at the top of Australian football has been dealt a colossal blow after the decisive voter in th…

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Lack of meaningful debate reigns over football’s proposed second tier | Jonathan Howcroft

Decisions about how the game is run in Australia continue to play out with a lack of transparency or accountabilityThere was an all-too brief but nonetheless glorious moment on Friday afternoon when meaningful debate on the future of Australian footbal…

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Ange Postecoglou speculation ‘not ideal’, says FFA’s David Gallop

CEO says Socceroos coach has ‘not necessarily made a decision’Postecoglou remains focused on getting Socceroos to World CupQuestions remain over the Socceroos future of Ange Postecoglou after Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop r…

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FFA crisis: simmering civil war promises to boil over in public | Jonathan Howcroft

After Football Federation Australia angered A-League clubs by calling an EGM, an amicable conclusion appears as distant as everWhen Football Federation Australia announced last week that it had called an extraordinary general meeting on 1 November “to …

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Decoding Australian football’s complex and critical governance issues | Jonathan Howcroft

The crisis has played out in stages over a number of months with each new step requiring detailed explanation of specific, often arcane issuesAustralian football is once again in turmoil. It is being forced to change its governance arrangements but sta…

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Decoding Australian football’s complex and critical governance issues | Jonathan Howcroft

The crisis has played out in stages over a number of months with each new step requiring detailed explanation of specific, often arcane issuesAustralian football is once again in turmoil. It is being forced to change its governance arrangements but sta…

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FFA put eggs in Fifa basket as Australian football descends into chaos once again | Jonathan Howcroft

The process of thrashing out what change might look like illustrated neatly why such changes are required after a chaotic week of failed talksIt has been a defining week for Football Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy, and following a hectic few…

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Steven Lowy’s incendiary attack only serves to highlight FFA inactivity | Jonathan Howcroft

Unwittingly the FFA chairman has shone a light on the inertia that has paralysed FFA in recent years, inaction that has ultimately brought about this crisis

Football Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy launched a withering attack on the “self-interest” of A-League club owners on Saturday morning, marking the conclusion of a phoney war that has been raging behind the scenes for months. The arrival this week of a Fifa delegation to resolve long-standing governance issues has brought hostilities into the open.

At the heart of the 2,000-word manifesto is a simple theme – trust. Lowy champions a decade of growth and stability, overseen by a safe hand on the tiller. He concedes changes are required to FFA’s congress and the A-League’s operating model, but with a warning these should not be hijacked by “narrow interests”. References to “the bad old days” and “chaos” stud the missive without trigger warnings, and there’s a pointed reference to the number of clubs headquartered outside Australia.

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A-League expansion further delayed as FFA focus on operating model

  • A-League not at decision-making stage, says Greg O’Rourke
  • Earliest and most likely entry date for two new clubs is 2019-20 season

A-League hopefuls, including South Melbourne, could be waiting until 2018 to learn of FFA’s criteria to enter the competition. A-League chief Greg O’Rourke, who visited the ex-NSL powerhouse on Wednesday ahead of their FFA Cup tie, confirmed the sport’s governing body was prioritising talks on the league’s operating model with current clubs.

Related: David Squires on … the possibility of A-League expansion

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A-League expansion further delayed as FFA focus on operating model

  • A-League not at decision-making stage, says Greg O’Rourke
  • Earliest and most likely entry date for two new clubs is 2019-20 season

A-League hopefuls, including South Melbourne, could be waiting until 2018 to learn of FFA’s criteria to enter the competition. A-League chief Greg O’Rourke, who visited the ex-NSL powerhouse on Wednesday ahead of their FFA Cup tie, confirmed the sport’s governing body was prioritising talks on the league’s operating model with current clubs.

Related: David Squires on … the possibility of A-League expansion

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