Fox Sports have covered the Gold Coast boycott. Really this can not be allowed to stand. The financially strongest team in the A-League is threatening the viability of one of the less strong clubs. This is not good for the sport. How will the FFA respond?
"I won't be going to the game for sure, I don't think it's worth it," said Palmer. "I am making a statement - it speaks for itself.
"I would also encourage our fans to stay home on the Coast and catch the game on TV like me."
Palmer upped the ante further by also suggesting he would not be unhappy were Bleiberg to field an under-strength team for a derby he is confident will deliver three premiership points for the flamboyant newcomers - with or without a fully-laden line-up.' Fox Sports.
"I think Miron could pepper the team with some of the younger players," he said.'
The irony is that Fury may have attracted a bigger crowd than Gold Coast at Lang Park as the opener. Brisbane v Gold Coast may have been better in the 5th or 6th round. Fowler has more fans and these fans may have viewed it as a better game.
This is unprecedented. I just do not understand this bitter anti-Australian football stand. Can it be tolerated? In my view, Gold Coast are saying 'we have money, we are bigger than the game, we are going to show you how much you need us'.