Football Federation Australia (FFA) CEO James Johnson confirmed today that FFA, the Hyundai A-League clubs and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) have reached agreement on a comprehensive plan for the re-start of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.
“We are committed to delivering the completion of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season and have agreed a comprehensive plan with the Hyundai A-League clubs and the PFA,” Johnson said
“All parties have worked together extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure the professional game is ready to resume.
“We are now looking forward to the agreement of our broadcast partner, Fox Sports, to our fixture proposal and timings. That’s the final piece of the jigsaw and once we have it in place we can move forward quickly.”
https://www.a-league.com.au/news/austra ... mpaign=EDP
https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... rt-on-holdA plan to conclude the A-League season has been announced by Football Federation Australia, A-League clubs and the players’ union. If it materialises, 32 matches will take place in 35 days from mid-July to mid-August. “We are committed to delivering the completion of the Hyundai A-League 2019-20 season,” said FFA CEO James Johnson.
But there’s a catch. Broadcast partner Fox Sports has not yet agreed to the terms of the resumption, and until that matter is resolved everything is on hold.
https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/fox-spo ... ue-restartAll the dominoes are in place for a long-awaited resumption in a NSW hub format featuring 32 games in 36 games - with an August 22 grand final.
However, Fox Sports - according to reliable club sources - won’t sanction a return to action until the FFA agree to accept a funding package worth up to 50 per cent less annually than the existing $57.6 million a year commitment to the code.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/a-l ... 54x11.htmlThe A-League's planned resumption is being held up by Fox Sports, which will only agree to broadcast the final rounds of the season if Football Federation Australia accepts a dramatic reduction in broadcast rights fees for the next three years ...
The only fly in the ointment is Fox, which is insisting that its $57.6 million-a-year rights deal is slashed by what soccer sources indicate could be between 50 and 70 per cent for the remaining three years of its six-year deal.
https://footballtoday.news/features/just-walk-awayThis relationship is over.