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Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:16 am
Canberra: We're Itching To Go

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EXCLUSIVE: Canberra A-League bid chief Ivan Slavich insists the capital deserves the competition's 12th spot when the FFA decides within the next month.

The ACT has enjoyed the national and international spotlight over the last 24 hours or so with Australia's World Cup bid launch.

Now the capital wants a further boost with A-League admittance. Slavich met with Football Federation Australia officials on Monday before attending chairman Frank Lowy's address to the National Press Club.

He believes all the hard work put together by his team deserves to be recognised with Slavich confident that finance and community support are firmly in place.

He has no issue with Melbourne being handed the 11th spot in the A-League and feels the 12th will come down to a straight fight between Canberra and Western Sydney.

More than 20,000 fans turned out in Canberra for a recent Asian Cup tie and taking into account the ACT population, Slavich said that showed Canberra more than punching above its weight - and that for a largely A-League Socceroos side.

He felt that sat very favourably with last week's World Cup qualifier in Sydney which attracted less than 40,000 for a so-called celebration occasion.

Speaking exclusively to au.fourfourtwo.com today, he said: "I met with the FFA today to bring them up to date and then attended the Press Club lunch. Ben Buckley was very positive about our bid when asked (by the press) and that's obviously very pleasing.

"I think it will be between Canberra and Western Sydney and obviously we (the bid team) believe it should be Canberra. It's not a question of detracting from western Sydney, we just feel Canberra should be there and we're itching to go.

"We will keep pushing and hope they (the FFA) see the light. We've been told that they should be making a decision (on the 12th team) in the next three to four weeks. I can see the logic in a second team for Melbourne, with 70,000 tickets already sold for the Socceroos game against Japan, but number 12 should be Canberra."

If Canberra does get the nod, Slavich and his colleagues will look to form a board of directors (of which he is likely to be chairman), a CEO will be recruited and then thoughts will turn to a coach and player recruitment.

Tasmania and South Coast will be hoping they can yet muscle Canberra and Western Sydney out of the 12th spot though.

http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/105577,canberra-were-itching-to-go.aspx
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:17 am
nothing really new there.

i got this e-mail regarding this article from eamonn flanagan:

Hi Football Fans,

http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/105577,canberra-were-itching-to-go.aspx

My sources are telling me that their is no money in Western Sydney and that two if not three bids are completey gone. And the FFA made strong comments yesterday re:Canberra at the National Press Club.

Melbourne was awarded the 11th licence on Friday.

Time to ram home our advantage. Forward to your friends.

Eamonn
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:30 am
There is hope.

Gee I hope WS fail, that might prompt them to make a show of it next time they want to be admitted to the league, not fart arse about.

Confidence growing.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:11 pm
Some positive press about the Canberra A-League bid ATM, but I still think WS will get over the line.
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Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:59 pm
I'm pretty sure we have been itching to go for ages... nothing new about this article
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:51 am
Jeez... I now I am itching to go. Please make the decision FFA!
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