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Downsizing at Adelaide United continues

Adelaide United have continued to downsize their operation due to affects of the economic crisis.

The Reds have disbanded the club's advisory board in a bid to cut costs in a tough economic climate and will come up with a new strategy in moving forward.

Former chairman Dario Fontanarosa, who assembled the board, had to inform each board member of the decision, made in conjunction current chairman Mel Patzwald.

"I called all of the advisory board yesterday and told them individually and there's no hard feelings," said Fontanarosa, speaking on behalf of the advisory board.

"The new board will match the club's direction.

"I was comfortable in calling them, thanking them for the great job they'd done.

"I'll be getting together with them in the next few weeks for a celebration."

Patzwald said that new ideas would be looked at to further the success of the club.

"We're looking at new ideas and a positive move forward," Patzwald said.

"We want to open the doors to everyone.

"We'll be conducting trial sessions for the seniors, academy and youth teams on a date yet to be confirmed.

"It will be a pay-as-you-trial basis and you never know, the club might unearth one, two or even three players in the process. If players think they're good enough, they should give it a go."

Andrew Slevison
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