United no travelling circus: Palmer

GOLD Coast United chairman Clive Palmer admits his club has problems that need fixing, but he is not about to turn his team into a travelling circus.

There have been suggestions that the poorly supported club will next season be renamed Queensland United and play home matches in Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast.

Representatives from United will meet Football Federation Australia chief executive Ben Buckley and A-League boss Lyall Gorman in the next fortnight to address several matters, including where the team will play games next season.

An FFA spokesman admitted the game's national governing body was desperate to "re-badge and re-invigorate" a Gold Coast club that struggles to attract crowds of more than 4000 and whose current membership totals fewer than 400.

But Palmer, who holds an A-League licence for a further two years, did not envisage the solution involving the club moving around Queensland to play their home matches.

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