Knights departing Auckland?

The Knights, the beleaguered Auckland-based soccer team are all over the press this week – for the wrong reasons.  The Knights, languishing at the bottom of the Hyundai A-League with just two wins in 17 matches, learned last week that Football Federation Australia have revoked the franchise’s license. 

Half-time in last night’s match against The Victory, the team of fellow Oceania Metrobloggers Melbourne, couldn’t come quick enough as The Victory compounded the pain with four goals in ten minutes.

The scramble is on to find new investors to prevent the franchise heading back over the Tasman.  NZ Soccer have stepped in to help keep the club in New Zealand and have not ruled out the possibility of the club moving to Christchurch or Wellington, cities with more soccer-friendly reputations, if the cash is found.  Though the team have until January 31st to secure the franchise, the Australian cities of Cairns,
Wollongong and Canberra are all keen to snap up the league slot if it becomes available.

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