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Sydney FC thrown out of A-League
Sydney Morning Herald
April 1, 2005

The football revolution in Australia, the Hyundai A-League, was last night shrouded in controversy after the Football Federation of Australia announced that Sydney FC would be thrown out of the league for breach of the salary cap.

The FFA set strict measures with the $1.5 million salary cap and warned there would be severe consequences for teams who went over the cap, even saying explusion from the league was a possibility, a fate which Sydney FC have suffered.

It is believed the club went as far over the salary cap as $500,000. The club had signed 19 of it's 20 alloted squad players, and were chasing the signature of Trinidad star Dwight Yorke as their marquee player.

There were a couple of disgruntled comments made by staff members of other A-League clubs in the past believing that Sydney FC had breached the salary cap.

The FFA refused to comment on the matter late last night, but a press conference will be held at 1pm EST today to outline the controversy which is sure to send shockwaves throughout the Australian football community.

Sydney FC chairman Walter Bugno was stunned at the news.

"This has come as a big shock to us. We feel that we have not done anything to break any laws and will be appealing this decision immediately. The entire Sydney FC staff, from myself down to the players along with the supporters are very shocked at the news. We feel that the last thing the A-League needed was this kind of controversy.

CEO Andy Harper revealed the FFA had got it wrong.

"We at Sydney FC strive for success but in trying to reach our goal we have not broken the salary cap. We will be collaborating thoroughly with the FFA on this matter as we try to clear the name of Sydney FC. Our supporters can be rest assured that Sydney FC will appeal the decision made by the FFA.
 

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHHAHAHAAH

all i gotta say bring another team into melbourne
 

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i believed it for a second then when i opened the thread and saw the date i realised :thumbsup:
 
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