FFA under fire from clubs
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A-League club owners have reportedly set up an association as they push for an independent commission to run the competition.
The powerbrokers, who have created the Australian Professional Football Clubs Association, also want the idea of the commission officially placed on the agenda for their meeting with Football Federation Australia (FFA) next month, according to News Corp Australia.
The move comes after a letter in April from FFA CEO David Gallop to FIFA was leaked, where he pushed to have meetings between clubs and the global governing body postponed due to concerns they would come at the same time as broadcast negotiations.
The talks eventuated last week.
Meanwhile National Premier League (NPL) club, Sydney United, have also threatened to "take matters into their own hands" if the FFA continue to stall on creating a nationwide second division competition.
Sydney United will host Edgeworth Eagles in Sunday's final at Edensor Park, but the former National Soccer League club want more opportunities to play on the bigger stage.
"We, as a club, have been very patient, but time has run out," club boss Sam Krslovic told Fairfax media.
"We did the right thing at the start of the A-League, we supported the establishment of a new national competition even though we weren't part of it.
"But we've had enough, it's time for the game to evolve."