On the 10th of April at 3pm, FFA CEO David Gallop
announced Perth Glory would be stripped of finals football due to a large
salary cap breach.
The Glory supposedly exceeded the salary cap by approximately
$400,000 during this season and has also been fined $269,000.
It is a dark day for A-League football, especially in its 10th
season which was set to be the tightest run home to the finals.
The sad reality is that this season will always be tarnished
with a strike against Perth Glory’s name. Unfortunately it will overshadow the
history of the crowned champions, whoever that may be.
Mark Bosnich has come out on Fox Sports and questioned the penalties
which were laid on Perth Glory yesterday.
“Sydney FC were deducted points in season two for breaches
that occurred in season one, they were allowed to keep their title”.
His statement questions the consistency
of the A-League’s decision and will leave a sour taste in the mouth of Glory
Perth Glory chief executive has
announced the club will fight in court for its innocence. I’m no layer, but it
looks incredibly unlikely the decision will be overruled.
The aftermath of the decision benefits some clubs more than
others. Current champions Brisbane Roar have been dealt a royal flush, and a
default position in the A-League finals.
Sydney took advantage of a dejected Perth Glory squad last
night winning 3-0, and has equaled points with first place Melbourne Victory.
Melbourne City will also be guaranteed their first finals birth
in the clubs history which looked likely regardless of the announcement.
It is unfortunate that the headline of the A-League had to
be this news, especially since we are witnessing one of the tightest nail-biting
finishes for the Premiers Plate.
Melbourne Victory shell-shocked
The race for the Premiers Plate has once again been turned
on its head, after Melbourne Victory were victims of a shock 1-0 home loss to
It was a sloppy night on the ball for the Victory, which has
been unheard of all season. It’s no excuse, but the state of the pitch was
waterlogged due to the commencement of the League and Union seasons.
DON’T MESS WITH THE
Source (Channel News Asia)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a four match ban for
verbally abusing a referee and describes the punishment as a “disgrace to
He was caught on camera screaming “France is a shit country”
after they were defeated by Bordeaux in March.
“I would have been even happier if they had suspended
me for the rest of the season so I could have gone on holiday already.
"There are no grounds for this ban. My words are not
aimed at the referee. We had a normal conversation and he has confirmed this”.
Ibrahimovic won’t be allowed to play a domestic match until
the 9th of May and will also sit out for their first Champions
League match against Barcelona due to another red card.
Kent police issued a warning for drivers after a group of
young footballers decided to play on the M25.
Their actions were due to a coach
accident, after catching fire creating hour long delays on the highway.
Source (SWNS Group)
These lads decided to have a kick and made it to The
Turf #MundialMornings. Well done Lads!
GAME OF THE WEEKEND***********
Manchester United v Manchester City
1am kickoff (Fox Sports)
Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar
Saturday 5pm (Fox Sports)
Swansea v Everton
9.45pm (Fox Sports)
for relegation survival:
Southampton v Hull
12am (Fox Sports)
Sunderland v Crystal Palace
12am (Fox Sports)
Tottenham v Aston Villa
12am (Fox Sports)
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