North Queensland Fury FC Axed

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    North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:46 am

    Had a local team for two seasons and then the FFA fuck us over. Neutral We had tons of support but it wasn't good enough, could just saved us the suspense and axed bloody 6 months ago when the saga began. Gone back to having no local club again.



    Fury out of the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League












    Tuesday, 1 March 2011


















    Football Federation Australia
    announced today that North Queensland Fury will not be participating in
    the 2011/12 Hyundai A-League. The decision was determined after
    considering the financial position of the club for season 2011/12 as too
    big of a financial risk for FFA to undertake.Unfortunately, a sufficient amount of capital could not be raised to minimize the financial exposure to FFA.In
    making the announcement FFA CEO Ben Buckley acknowledged the work of
    the Fury CEO Rabieh Krayem and members of the Advisory Board.“Despite
    the hard work put in, the target of $1.5m of capital from the Retain
    the Fury campaign was not met, with less than $300,000 being pledged,”
    said Mr Buckley.‘Whilst the Club and the advisory board had
    attracted some very encouraging sponsorship commitments, the projected
    loss to run the Club next season is still in our assessment in excess of
    $2m.“FFA had been looking for capital from the campaign to set
    the foundations for a move to local ownership and a long term future for
    the Club.“However with the capital-raising falling well short of
    the target, FFA has had to make the hard decision that it cannot
    continue to own and finance the Club in these circumstances.”Mr
    Buckley said the FFA had a responsibility to all clubs in the Hyundai
    A-League and funding Fury in excess of $2m reduced the capacity to
    invest in the A-League as a whole.“We need to concentrate our
    resources on the growth, promotion and stability of the entire Hyundai
    A-League competition and this level of investment would prevent us from
    undertaking programs to achieve the above,” Mr Buckley said.“Many
    leagues around the world have adjusted the composition of clubs in
    early years and we feel this move will strengthen the Hyundai A-League
    just as it did for Major League Soccer in the United States and the
    J-League in Japan.“We acknowledge the region is an important
    development area for football and there are some fantastic supporters
    and FFA remains committed with Football Queensland to nurturing football
    in North Queensland.“I would like to thank everybody who
    supported the Fury including the fans, staff, players sponsors and the
    Fury Advisory Board.”




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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by GK01 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:54 am

    Brisbane now your local club, ouch.

    But seriously unlucky mate, really thought they should have kept you but if your financial unstable then it's a bit hard to keep you a float really.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:58 am

    Doesn't matter cos your a glory hunter anyway...

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:58 am

    It sucks too, we can get about 10k crowds maybe more if were winning and playing good, Townsville deserves a team, GC can barely scrape 4k even when their in the bloody finals, its ridiculous.

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:58 am

    James ♠ wrote:Doesn't matter cos your a glory hunter anyway...
    You know it. Wink

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by GK01 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:59 am

    James ♠ wrote:Doesn't matter cos your a glory hunter anyway...

    Fuck off with that James Neutral

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by GK01 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:59 am

    Kaka11|LFC wrote:It sucks too, we can get about 10k crowds maybe more if were winning and playing good, Townsville deserves a team, GC can barely scrape 4k even when their in the bloody finals, its ridiculous.

    Weren't you guys near the target through sponsorships?

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:05 pm

    Apparently, Krayem was looking to make a deal with a sponser within next week or something, a deal worth $500 000 a year for a couple years I think.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by GK01 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:08 pm

    Kaka11|LFC wrote:Apparently, Krayem was looking to make a deal with a sponser within next week or something, a deal worth $500 000 a year for a couple years I think.

    And already had one with $1m, seems weird.

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:10 pm

    Maybe a glimpse of hope but they said were out of the 2011/2012 season so maybe if we can get it together we can re enter? I don't know.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by GK01 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:11 pm

    Kaka11|LFC wrote:Maybe a glimpse of hope but they said were out of the 2011/2012 season so maybe if we can get it together we can re enter? I don't know.

    Yeah, probably enter another club within the area like New Zealand a few years ago.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Rei Andros on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:38 pm

    Shame.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by LFC_Grunners on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:55 pm

    Do Australia have the same format as America? Franchises is it called?

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:02 pm

    Uhmm not quite sure, what do you mean?

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by LFC_Grunners on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:06 pm

    Kaka11|LFC wrote:Uhmm not quite sure, what do you mean?

    They dont have relegation/promotion and teams have to bid / pay to enter the league, Like how F1 works

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:14 pm

    Yea theres not enough clubs at the moment for multiple leagues at the top level. I'm not quite sure how the entry process works, I think its like the World Cup where you present your bid for a spot in the league and if its good enough you get a lisense or something and then you get started. Don't take what I said as fact though I could be way off, I've never really paid attention to any of that sort of stuff. Might have to research into that another time.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Scuba Steve on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:32 pm

    Shame that my Fury have gone under Sad

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Sheppy on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:37 pm

    Fuuuuuck, that sucks! I liked the Fury, always produced good atmosphere. I feel for you mate. Welcome back to Brisbane Roar though I guess Kaka Razz
    I'm sure there will be another Townsville team in the future though as the game grows. But for now, you can support Brisbane in the final Very Happy
    I liked NQ, but HATE Gold Coast. Would much rather have them fuck off than NQ. You guys will be back, don't worry.

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:06 pm

    Yea I'm sure Townsville will get another team eventually, we are the 3rd biggest city in QLD if not the 2nd, GC is a better city but I'm pretty sure we have way more people. Oh well.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:11 pm

    I was following the Aussie news in Tiki-Taka. Feel sorry for you guys.

    Hopefully though you will re-enter in the near future. I am confident this is only just temporary and that the Fury will reenter competition sometime this decade when the finances are there.

    And you still have a local club, Fury has not been disbanded. Wink

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:33 pm

    I'm reading that the Fury intends to play in the local State league for a few seasons until they have the financial support to reenter the A-League again.

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:49 pm

    The funny thing is that the Roar are in $1.5 million of debt and the FFA decide to help Brisbane but turn their back on us, we had sponserships and deals lined up but whats done is done, we'll be back eventually. I'm not sure about it entering the State League because Townsville already has a state league team, I think they might just hang around getting things together and try in two seasons.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:51 pm

    FFA = fail federation australia

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:23 pm

    What I find idiotic is that the A-League and the FFA are one. facepalm

    WHO THE FUCK IN THE WORLD CAME UP WITH THAT IDEA? rofl Fucking ridiculous.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Jordan Henderchip on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:08 am

    Not being a prick here or anything but did the Fury actually have any star players????

    The only good player that I can think of is Williams and he was shit every time he played against the Nix Neutral

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Scuba Steve on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:13 am

    Dyron Daal cheers

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Jordan Henderchip on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:15 am

    meh Laughing

    He is okay but not like a star player

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Scuba Steve on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:27 am

    He was far and away the best player ever for Fury.

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    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Jordan Henderchip on Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:28 am

    I remember when Robbie Fowler scored that amazing dipping volley for the Fury not worthy

    Re: North Queensland Fury FC Axed

    Post by Kaka11|LFC on Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:46 am

    Mark Hughes is probably the best centre back in the league, I just hope he goes somewhere and moves up because he is a great player. Cernak and Payne were good until they signed on to other teams, then they had lost motivation to play for us, Killian was good once he was fit, McDonald is a decent young player on th left. Not necessarily star players but they are all good players, the results just didn't come our way.

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