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FOOTBALL Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has issued a sobering reminder of the sport’s financial position, warning the grand dreams of many for the A-League are simply not affordable.

The A-League has suffered a sharp decline this season in crowd numbers and TV ratings, with the consensus view that the 10-team competition has grown stale and is in dire need of a reboot.

In an attempt to halt the decline, FFA will release criteria for expansion in coming weeks, with two new teams to be added in the 2019-20 season.

But finding the money to support it represents a major financial challenge at a time when the national body itself has been “stretched thin” — as Gallop put it — after a $5 million internal cost-cutting exercise.

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A-League club owners have already launched a campaign for independence of the competition, which is intertwined with the ongoing governance crisis that has prompted FIFA intervention and collapsed talks over a new A-League operating model.

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