22 Jan 2011

Club's troubles spill out on pitch

5:31 pm on 22 January 2011

A record loss to Adelaide United in last night's A-league football game has done nothing to help the North Queensland Fury's future in the competiton.

The fury striker David Williams branded his teammates as heartless in their record 8-1 loss to Adelaide.

Williams says uncertainty over the club's future spilled onto the pitch during their drubbing by the Reds at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The Fury have until the end of the month to raise $1.5 million and convince Football Federation Australia they should partially fund the club for at least another season before a community ownership plan starts in 2012-13.

But the walloping from Adelaide, and 4-0 loss to Gold Coast a week prior, threaten the club's future.

Williams says morale was an obvious problem against Adelaide and despite being at the bottom of the table says the players still need to prove they are competitive.