To be honest I am stunned by this turn of events for Gary Van Egmond. The FFA have sacked him from the AIS because they claim he said he had no contract with Newcastle when he did. The story is here and Mike covers it here.
As Newcastle Con Constantine says, his beef is with the FFA not Gary. His beef and call for compensation remains. As Mike suggests, how could FFA have not have known about Gary's contract?
Sounds like Gary has made a mistake and the FFA have shafted him to keep themselves out of trouble. Gary has done a lot for the A-League and put up with a lot at Newcastle. He deserved better from FFA. I wish him well.