Perth Glory’s W-League Head Coach Bobby Despotovski has again criticised Football Federation Australia, his latest outburst in relation to the standard of the pitch during the W-League Grand Final.

Just over two weeks ago, the former Socceroo had his say about the sacking of then Matildas coach, Alen Stajcic, blasting FFA for firing a coach with such good results, saying that he himself would be fired for being a “bully” under the same criteria.

The Perth Glory gaffer said that Stajcic simply had high standards for his team, not dissimilar to the standards he had set for his own W-League side.

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In the wake of the W-League Grand Final, Despotovski has again lashed out at the FFA. The final was played at Jubilee Stadium on a less than satisfactory pitch with obvious patches of sand and uneven ground. For the second time, Despotovski expressed his disappointment in the FFA for the low standards they are setting in the women’s game.

“It’s very disappointing that you showcase your W-League grand final on a pitch like that. Don’t we have any other grounds here in Sydney to play on?

“If that’s the best, then fine. I’ll go with it. But I know that it’s not. At the end of the day maybe that shows what the FFA is all about.”

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Although Despotovski was obviously disappointed with the quality of the playing surface during the Grand Final, he expressed that it was no excuse for his team’s 4-2 loss to Sydney FC.

“The pitch is for both teams exactly the same. Obviously they have an advantage because they’re training on it and whatnot, but the pitch wasn’t the reason we played badly, put it that way.

“You understand that it’s not going to be your game when the No.10 flicks that goal from the 18-yard box and chips the goalkeeper. In the end, Sydney were better than us on the day. They deserved to win, that’s all there is to it.”

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