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“We need a short-sharp shock to get the league up and going”: Iemma on need for independent A-League
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Chairman of the Southern expansion bid and former Premier of New South Wales, Morris Iemma stated that it is time for the A-League to ‘evolve’ into an independently run organisation.
Iemma spoke to Carlos Alberto Diego and David Davutovic on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s, The Journos and said it is time for the primary stakeholders to have a larger say in the way in which the A-League is ran.
“I think unquestionably, those that have got the deep pockets have got to have a bigger say, a better say and a stronger say at the running of the competition,” Iemma said.
Furthermore, Iemma went on to use the overseas example of the English Premier League as a beacon for the A-League to follow in terms of how the league is ran and the direction they should go.
“If you look at the models of the overseas leagues and you have a look at the roaring success of the English Premier League, the model in which the clubs own a part of that league are running the competitions,” Iemma said.
“We need a short-sharp shock to get the league up and going. We have been going for a decade plus and it is time to evolve into a new model
You can listen to The Journos from Monday to Friday at 9 AM (AEDST) on FNR_Football Nation Radio with Carlos Alberto Diego
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