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Some of Gallop's greatest hits: Forming a "joint a-league strategic committee" to discuss the administration of the A-League in 2012, and 4 years later forming a new "joint committee" to discuss the administration of the A-League. #GallopOut
FFA's website censored any mention of Hatamoto. Type that into a comment and it vanishes. FFA watch Nathan Tinkler implode and nearly take the Jets with them, after he loads them with $21 million of debt.
FFA sack Hogler after two 6-0 losses. It costs a million dollars to pay him out. #GallopOut
In 2013 the FFA ruin the new "Terrace Australis" support group. De Bohun & Gallop then attempt to kill active support in the A-League with draconian measures that do nothing for safety. Hatamoto continue as undercover agents, and start building dossiers on active supporters.
FFA refuse to allow an appeals process for banned supporters. V2 of the National Curriculum omits heading the ball in it's skills development. #GallopOut
In 2014 the FFA send De Bohun to a supporters forum, an empty vessel who has absolutely no idea about the situation, spending his time attempting to defend FFA ban process, hatamoto's involvement and the lack of evidence presented to banned patrons.
FFA launch the NCIP. Bans new or revised club names from having ethnic ties or designs. Melbourne Knights lodge a complaint to Human Rights commission. Maccabi Hakoah, a club linked to Frank Lowy, create new logo with a prominent ethnic design, are apparently exempted from NCIP.
NCIP confusion becomes apparent as teams like Shamrock Rovers Darwin are not prevented from using ethnic symbols, while teams like Stirling Lions are prevented. It also results in confusion for Gwelup Croatia due to miscommunication with Football WA & FFA.
This is one of my favourites. In mid 2014 Gallop & De Bohun have "no concerns" over Perth Glory's "administrative error" in cap & marquee documents. Keogh from Eng Championship being paid less than Marinkovic from Israeli Premier League isn't considered strange by FFA. #GallopOut
2nd investigation 2015 finds Perth Glory breached the salary cap with massive, systemic payments outside the cap, such as Andy Keogh getting money paid to his wife, third party sponsorship, agent fees, and dodgy accommodation such as Fowler flat-sharing with McGarry. #GallopOut
Jason Brewer takes the fall for Perth, despite some of the cap breaches occurring before he joined them. Instead of a last place disqualification, the FFA move Perth to 7th to ensure betting companies don't payout Perth Glory Last Place bets and keep them happy. #GallopOut
PFA vs FFA Dispute in June 2015, Gallop fights media war, causes Women's team to boycott tour of USA, Gallop then refuses to attend negotiations with them, and De Bohun storms out of PFA negotiations.
FFA fail to lock in Etihad Stadium for the 2014/15 Grand Final, get trolled by the AFL who book out the MCG & Etihad. Atmosphere better at AAMI Park, but shows FFA incompetence, and costs at least 20,000 in attendance figure. #GallopOut
Ange goes on TV and criticises both FFA & PFA for negotiation failures. FFA then force Ange to toe company line and apologise for comments criticising FFA. Gallop graciously "accepts Ange's regret" over the incident. #GallopOut
Bakrie Group underfund Roar, cause player & commercial invoices to go unpaid, Brattan leaves due to non-payment. FFA give them a "final warning".
Lowy monarchy cemented as Frank installs his son as FFA Chairman in Nov 2015. #GallopOut
FFA vs Supporters war ignites in late 2015. FFA response to banned fans document leak is woeful, the documents contains factually false statements by FFA, minors & innocent people branded as 'thugs' or 'hooligans' in newspapers with zero defence by FFA. #GallopOut
FFA do not apologise for the leak. They do not defend supporters even when football fans are compared to terrorists by hard-right media. The FFA advise there is no ban appeal process and no appeals will be listened to
FFA say no ban appeal process exists. 1 month later De Bohun states that a ban appear process has "existed all along" contrary to previous statement. Gallop then states an appeal process will be "introduced" before later saying one does exists that needs "fine tuning". #GallopOut
Gallop ignores supporters request for an independent process, calls active support a growth strategy, and suggests that a 'community service' model should happen, even if supporter believes they are innocent.
Fan walkout protest in Round 8 of 15/16, then boycott in Round 9. Wellington do not protest as they are trying to #SaveTheNix, and take highest attendance of the round. #GallopOut
4 hour meeting with FFA & supporter reps from all clubs occurs, lawyers on both sides, but agreement is reached for a fair independent appeals process. Boycotts cease, but FFA do not stick to their side of the agreement and appear to have no intention of ever doing so.
Gallop & Cahill beef over "vision" of the A-League. In early 2016 a raft of national team failures occurs including U16's, U19's and U23's. Bakries given another extension of license despite squatting on the Roar with no investment. De Bohun finally quits as head of A-League.
FFA pay Cahill $1m and create a special marquee slot for him. Victory, Roar & Wanderers all rejected for this slot. Later in the year Cahill is not disciplined for breaching anti-gambling corruption laws after taking phone into dressing room.
David Gallop, having previously said that $80 million a year is the minimum the next tv deal should get and that $100m a year is the target, only gets $57.6 million per year for them. FFA & Victory kill off North Terrace supporter group. 1 year passes with no appeal process.
FFA Governance Saga Beings. 2 year process stalled at every point by FFA & Lowy family, FIFA threaten a normalisation committee and possibly suspension, Steven intervenes multiple times to major surprise of FIFA, eventually reform takes place and S Lowy quits.
Season 2018/19 suffers dismal Television ratings, they collapse to the point that some matches draw barely 10,000 viewers. Attendances fall slightly compared to year before, marking 5th season in a row that average has fallen. 460,000 drop from 13/14 total to 18/19 total.
Still no appeal process. #GallopOut
2019. The Stajcic saga. FFA sack the Matilda's coach, obfuscate the reasons, legal action taken, Heather Reid apologises, FFA forced into payout, but take no action against Reid. #GallopOut
Fox Sports begin to circulate idea that they will let A-League rights expire. A-League independence delayed repeatedly by FFA. Still not complete yet. Still no ban appeal process.

Gallop announces he will quit at end of 2019.

If you want to read further, have a look here. I have tried to avoid editorialising, points harvested from various news sources over the course of several years. westsydneyfootball.com/ffa_failure.ht…
Accidentally skipped over 2nd half 2017. Includes FFA defunding Futsal team, backtracking on expansion criteria, failing to sell FTA rights despite expensive consultants, death of Squadron active support group, trying to ram through FFA reform model and getting rejected by FIFA,
No marketing in 17/18, campaign launched in random local park in Melbourne with minimal advertising, Lowy intervenes during FIFA/AFC mission to Sydney, closing Canberra COE, Ange leaving and Star Wars Round.
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