The Newcastle Jets drama has added another chapter to the A-League's chequered existence.
The following is a timeline of the troubled competition:
August 2005: A-League begins with eight foundation clubs, including Auckland-based New Zealand Knights (formerly Football Kingz in the NSL).
December 2006: New Zealand Knights' licence revoked by Football Federation Australia after poor on-field performances and low attendances.
March 2007: Wellington Phoenix selected to replace Knights in A-League ahead of Townsville-based bid.
May 2009: FFA takes control of Adelaide United after businessman Nick Bianco relinquishes ownership of the club.
August 2009: North Queensland and Gold Coast United enter competition as A-League expands to 10 clubs.
September 2009: FFA gives green light to a bid for a western Sydney franchise known as Sydney Rovers for inclusion in the 2011-2012 A-League season.
August 2010: Melbourne Heart enters competition.
September 2010: Newcastle Jets owner Con Constantine loses licence due to the club's dire financial situation. Nathan Tinkler's Hunter Sports Group agrees to take over.
November 2010: Consortium headed by businessman Robert Gerard takes control of Adelaide United.
December 2010: FFA announces Sydney Rovers will not enter the competition as planned, due to the bid consortium's lack of funds.
March 2011: North Queensland Fury's licence revoked due to financial reasons.
March 2011: FFA takes control of financially troubled Brisbane Roar.
September 2011: Wellington Phoenix changes ownership due to owner Terry Serepisos' financial difficulties.
October 2011: Indonesian mining company The Bakrie Group buys controlling share of Brisbane Roar.
November 2011: Central Coast Mariners reveals financial woes with short-term cash flow problems resulting in delay of payments to staff and players.
February 2012: FFA revokes Clive Palmer's Gold Coast United licence citing a breach of the league's regulations and agrees to pay players' wages for remainder of the season.
March 2012: Clive Palmer forms independent organisation known as Football Australia, aimed at keeping FFA accountable for their administration of the game.
April 2012: FFA announces it will bankroll a new western Sydney franchise to enter the competition in 2012-2013.
April 2012: FFA announces Gold Coast United will not take part in 2012-2013 competition.
April 2012: Hunter Sports Group announces intention to hand back Newcastle Jets licence.
Newcastle Jets have been crowned Champions of the Singapore Soccer Sixes after defeating Chonburi FC of Thailand 4-1 in Sunday’s grand final.