2 Mar 2011

North Queensland expelled from A League

9:55 am on 2 March 2011

The head of Football Federation Australia, Ben Buckley believes axing North Queensland will strengthen the A-League.

Buckley says the club was simply too big a financial risk, they had already propped it up with 2 million dollars and it was predicted they would have to do the same next season.

Buckley says that would have put the league at risk.... so the funds they save now can be used to promote the competition...

The Fury have been cut after just two seasons having entered the A-League in 2009, along with Gold Coast United, expanding the competition from eight to 10 teams.

The A-League remains a 10-team competition following the introduction this season of Melbourne Heart.