FFA CEO David Gallop explains why Melbourne and Sydney were award new A-League teams
FFA CEO David Gallop joined the Drive Show to talk about the new A-League licences awarded to Macarthur South-West Sydney and the Western Melbourne Group.
A criticism of the two new teams is that they are in Melbourne and Sydney that already have two well established teams and this was perfect opportunity to expand into less developed parts of the country
Mr Gallop said that ‘we felt we needed to keep this idea of clustering of teams so we get derby contests’ but went on to say that the regional areas will have a very big chance going into the future.
Western Melbourne will enter the A-League during the 2019-20 season but Macathur South-West Sydney will have to wait until the 2020-21 season.
Western Melbourne will play out of Kardinia Park in Geelong for at least 3 years until a purpose built stadium is built in Tarneit whereas South-West Sydney will play at Campbelltown Stadium which could be redeveloped.
Although news only broke a couple of hours ago, there are rumours that former Socceroo’s Captain Mile Jedinak could be a possible marquee signing for South-West Sydney
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