FFA deny wrong­do­ing

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

• 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.

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