Fans lend the FFA the right to franchise teams to owners. The fans give permission (or not) to owners to hire managers, coaches and players. And to sell sponsorship. Play in a certain style. Pick the team on game day.
When the fans disapprove, but the owners do what they want anyway - teams head for trouble.
The FFA must represent the fans and force owners/teams to behave in the fans prescription.
When the FFA got into all this 4-3-3 stipulation - they lost the plot. The Socceroo's coach has already said he doesn't want A-League players.
FFA please start representing us and our wishes, not some ideal of what you think we want.