FFA deny wrongdoing
• From back page While the Fury were cut by the FFA for being a financial drain, North Queensland FC were believed to be among the top three sponsored teams in the formerly 11-team A-League competition. And despite Brisbane finishing as runaway leaders of the league and qualifying as first team through to next weekend’s grand final, FFA had to pump over $ 1 million into the club for the 2010/ 11 campaign. That could blow out to as much as $ 2.5 million next season as owner, the Coffee Club, attempts to cease its investment. It has been widely speculated that the Roar’s troubles financially played a big role in the North Queensland FC’s dumping, with FFA unwilling to foot the bill for two struggling teams. Fury CEO Rabieh Krayem, who remains an FFA employee until the end of March, didn’t want to comment yesterday.