Melbourne Heart’s Bolton wants more A-League focus

Melbourne Heart goalkeeper Clint Bolton believes it is time for Football Federation Australia to place more emphasis on the A-League.

FFA have been wrapped up in the recent World Cup bid and have seemingly let the national competition fall to the wayside but things need to be fixed soon before it’s too late according to Bolton.

“Now that the World Cup bid has finished hopefully the FFA will use its resources and energy to help promote the A-League and make it a success,” he said.

“Unfortunately the World Cup bid was not granted to us (Australia) and because there has been poor crowds at several A-league games hopefully the FFA can help make the competition successful again.

“I think a lot of people were hoping and praying that Australia would get the World Cup to secure the future of Australian football. But now we are entering a period of uncertainty.

“This is the time that the FFA needs to knuckle down and put more time and energy into the A-League so it can become a successful competition were local football can grow.

“The A-League started off well and now it’s going through a lean time. It is definitely not the end of the A-League by any stretch of the imagination, but we do need to make sure that we work hard now so in the coming years the league becomes stronger.''

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