Adelaide United would like to make the following statement.
After the game last night a number of fans saw fit to express their views as to the team’s performance and the “lack of” investment this season in the Adelaide United playing squad.
Putting aside the totally inappropriate language used and directed to AUFC Board Members and family of our coaching staff, which will be dealt with, the Club believes it is important to correct the falsities in the minds of some fans regarding player spend this season.
The Club has spent 100 per cent of the Hyundai A-League’s salary cap and we have utilised our home-grown player allocation and marquee funds.
Our recruitment and retention decisions have not been made by a sole individual. The Club’s Football Subcommittee, which includes owners, senior management, and all members of the coaching staff, have been aligned through this process.
We equally share the burden of our successes and failures.
The entire football community in South Australia has benefitted from the investment we have made in Hyundai A-League, Women’s Football, and Youth Development. This is without mentioning the infrastructure costs associated with the setting up of the Playford Training Facility and the soon to be opened Northern Football Building at Elizabeth.
In addition to this, our January transfer window recruitment plan, which we are already implementing, has been in place since the start of the season. We are working feverishly to secure the further players we acknowledge are required to return the Club to its rightful position on the ladder.
We anticipate making positive announcements in this regard during the course of the transfer period which closes Saturday, 4 February.