Speculation mounts that Western Sydney is going to be rushed into the A-League to replace Gold Coast United.
Harry Kewell has a release clause written into his Melbourne Victory contract that allows him to terminate the contract after 1 season.
Meetings are ongoing between the league, Kewell, his management and Melbourne Victory management.
A rushed launch for Western Sydney will likely create a situation where substandard marketing, promotion and organisation will take place before the launch.
Is Harry Kewell part of the answer to this issue if the FFA choose to press ahead with a rushed launch?
I categorically say yes.
Harry Kewell was born and bred in Western Sydney. He played junior football in Fairfield. As we have seen with Melbourne Victory, Kewell provides a big publicity boost, his return was hailed by all codes and interested was widespread.
Having performed this role for the FFA in the AFL state, I believe it is time for Harry to come back and do the same for Western Sydney. He still has the ability on the pitch, being the bright light in a very mediocre Melbourne Victory lineup. His value to Football goes far beyond his ability on the pitch. Harry Kewell ranks with the greats of Australian sport. Playing for Western Sydney in the A-League would give the team an exceptional introduction that no player barring perhaps Tim Cahill could provide.
If the FFA are serious about Western Sydney they need to make this happen.
What are your thoughts?
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