For 9 seasons Wellington Phoenix and Yellow Fever have been a vibrant and important part of our league. The Cove put our support fully behind the #savethenix campaign.
Sutherland shire is a key source of Sydney FC support, almost a third of our number come from there, placing a team in that area in an ill-conceived attempt to replicate the WSW-SFC rivalry is doomed from the start.
There is no pent up demand, as there was in West Sydney, and 9 derbies instead of 3 will simply take the special and make it commonplace. We urge the FFA to rethink their plan before doing permanent damage to our sport.