No expansion race for soccer, AFL: FFA

June 13, 2008
By Guy Hand
Football Federation Australia boss Ben Buckley insists soccer is not locked in an expansion race with the AFL despite both codes plunging headlong into the same new markets.Last week, the A-League issued its ninth licence in the region so coveted by the AFL - the Gold Coast - with Australia's fourth richest man Clive Palmer snapping it up and planning to kick off in the 2009-10 season.And the AFL has upped the stakes in the other hotspot, western Sydney, with plans to fast-track an under-18 side ...

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