Gold Coast United

Gold Coast UnitedGold Coast United, along with the now defunct North Queensland Fury, were granted permission to enter the A-League in the 2009/10 season. Supported by a wealthy owner in Clive Palmer, the club has been a success on the field, making the finals in consecutive years. However, concerns have been raised over the future of the club following poor crowd attendances, and a major exodus of Gold Coast’s player group. Reports that Palmer would withdraw his financial support before the 2011/12 season have not yet come to fruition.

Last updated: 3 November, 2011

Gold Coast United Articles

Is the Gold Coast a fickle sporting market?

by , 25 Jun 2012

With the Titans’ well publicised troubles, Gold Coast United folding under crowd pressures, and the Suns’ inability to draw a crowd (and/or win a game), the question must be asked “is the Gold Coast a fickle sporting market?”

Western Sydney’s new A-League team: What’s in a name?

by , 11 May 2012

A-League fans of west Sydney, as a Canberran I’m currently feeling a great deal of jealousy of you and all the excitement surrounding your shiny new unnamed A-League club.

Lies, damned lies and A-League crowd attendances

Lies, damned lies and A-League crowd attendances

by , 7 May 2012 Popular article!

For years we have all heard about how great the attendances are for the AFL in Australia. It has one of the largest crowd attendance rates in the world, and in 2011 an average of 34,937 patrons came to 187 matches during the regular season.

Where to now for Gold Coast fans?

Where to now for Gold Coast fans?

by , 5 May 2012

During my regular perusal of the FourFourTwo forum the other day, I came across a thread which read “what now for GCU fans?”

Jets saved: Is this the turning point for A-League?

Jets saved: Is this the turning point for A-League?

by , 2 May 2012

On the same day that Football Federation Australia announced that Nathan Tinkler’s Hunter Sports Group (HSG) would honour its contract to run the Newcastle Jets, saving the former champions, the governing body heralded a new dawn of collaboration with A-League clubs.

FFA needs to ask for an advance

FFA needs to ask for an advance

by , 2 May 2012

We all recognize that the A-League has a cash crisis. The ten clubs collectively lost $25 million last year, with some clubs obviously losing more than others.

HMAS A-League and Captain Buckley sail on

HMAS A-League and Captain Buckley sail on

by , 26 Apr 2012

It’s the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship that could never be sunk. HMS Titanic was submerged by an iceberg in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, and hundreds lost their lives.

FFA must not be bold for boldness’ sake

FFA must not be bold for boldness’ sake

by , 26 Apr 2012

Frank Lowy is a clever man under pressure. He and FFA CEO Ben Buckley have attempted to advocate a league that has difficulty communicating its message to club owners who are becoming rapidly disillusioned with the governing body’s aloofness.

FFA just can’t get an even break

by , 13 Apr 2012

One week ago, the Federal Government announced an $8 million funding package for the development of football in Western Sydney.

A-League finals lost in off-field soap opera

by , 13 Apr 2012

It seems the A-League keeps getting its on-season and off-season confused.


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