Melbourne Heart is in for 2010-11.
Then the FFA could go with 11 teams. Or one more from:
- Canberra - active campaign for some years. Canberra Arrows is Frank Farina's former team.
- western Sydney - possibly one of the heartlands of football in Australia. Stretching from Blacktown to the Blue Mountains, and stretching from 7 hills to Richmond - a massive potential fan base. One that is not turned on by Sydney FC. Nepean FC? With the back of Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill and Lucas Neill?
- southern Sydney. Read Wollongong Wolves.
- Tasmania - taking sponsorship from under the nose of the AFL. 500,000 population - really a AFL heartland.
Then if someone puts real money on the table, 2 more teams to move to 14 could still happen in 2011-12.