Frustration - you can't deny that as we are less than ONE month away from the season 2010 kick-off and we are still clueless of the league fixtures because the identities of the "11th and 12th" teams are yet to be announced.
It's nothing dissimilar like last year at this round of time and patient on the ground are running thin, as the league authority has been kept mum other than "the reviewing and assessment" of those biding clubs.
Other than China's Beijing Guoan and a revamped Super Reds, that will be comprised with mainly local players and four foreign signings, are the only clubs being identified by the media, the details of rest of the other bidding parties have been sketchy and murky.
Given some benefit of doubts that these clubs may be able to "add colours and lift the standard" of the league, but WHO are they anyway to see fans identity with them in their designated region?
Unless, we are being told "community outreach" is not a priority in the selection criteria.
The bottom-line is you can build a team in a space of days, but it takes years to establish as a CLUB.
I believe the league authority itself is sick and tire of this "year-end" routine like most fans and other clubs do, but why are they fervently stick to this suicidal formula?
Sustainability is something missing here, it rather sad that before one of those "short-lived" clubs could establish themselves, the moment they were out of the picture due to various reasons.