Well it's complicated; when someone who has a substantial amount of money, and disagrees with a ruling they often contest it in a court of law.
The new "governing body" "Football Australia" is an interesting proposition. They have no league to govern, they do not represent the players of the league, and most clubs do not support them.
How can this help develop the largest sport in the world, in Australia? I was staggered when I heard a press conference that claimed the words "Free Speech" recently used was about the diggers in World War 1 and World War 2. Whilst this may be true, from a personal perspective I found the two a little too separated for my liking.
Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and move on, there's always the romantic gesture "if you love something enough you will let it go".
As commentators and fans of sports we are passionate about, we often disagree with rulings and decisions by governing bodies, and clubs, but does this give us the right to create a new "body"?
Does someone who is wealthy have a greater right? Well it's a tough quandary; I heard in the recent. "Football Australia" launch press conference that Clive Palmer has already invested 17 million dollars into keeping Gold Coast United in the league, and if true, to be asked to donate five million to a new Western Sydney team by Frank Lowey seems a bit rich. Obviously the reports about him not being serious about supporting soccer in Australia are false, nothing says you care more in this world than when you part with your own money.
We all know the pain 'Super League' caused back in '95 to Rugby League, the sport as a whole is still making up ground some 17 years on.
Soccer does not have the foundation that Rugby League has, and such a split could kill off what could be the biggest code in Australia, by the end of the century.
My advice would be to seek the help of AFL supremo and boss Andrew Demetriou; Andrew is the most professional sports administrator in the land. A little clarity and guile from a man who truly understands the sporting landscape of Australia could really be an advantage at nipping this in the bud.
How and when this will end is anyone's guess, my guess is this will drag out for at least a year, if not more.