Perth Glory issue public apology to fans after all-time low: Read full statement here

Perth Glory’s board and management have promised “to leave no stone unturned” in their efforts to bring success back to the Isuzu UTE A-League club in an apology issued after Sunday afternoon’s 8-0 loss to Melbourne City at AAMI Park.

The statement also confirmed a full review of the club’s football operations will occur in the off-season – new owner Ross Pelligra’s first at the club since his mid-season takeover.

Glory’s 8-0 loss to City was the biggest losing margin in A-Leagues history – a result that was tough to stomach for the club’s fans, who showed up in numbers for The Shed Supporters Club’s 21st annual Tour of Duty.

Head coach Alen Stajcic and veteran striker David Williams took the opportunity to apologise to the club’s fans shortly after full-time on Sunday and now the club’s chairman, board and management have come together to do the same, ahead of the 12th-placed Glory’s next home game against Western United at HBF Park on Sunday, April 21 (5pm AEST kick-off).

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“Dear Glory Family,” the statement began. “The chairman, board and management wish to apologise for Sunday’s performance against Melbourne City.

“Losing games is a part of competitive sport, but the nature of our defeat on the weekend was embarrassing and completely unacceptable and we share the pain and disappointment that everyone associated with our club is feeling.

“Despite the many challenges that the club has faced this season, the team have always shown great fighting spirit. This was not the case on Sunday.

“The performance fell well short of the standards that our Members, partners and fans expect and deserve. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to bring success back to this club.

“A full review of all the club’s football operations will be undertaken at the end of the season as we look to re-establish a reconnected, sustainable and highly-successful Perth Glory as per the vision articulated by Owner and Chairman Mr. Ross Pelligra.

“We look forward to a strong response from the team against Western United at HBF Park on Sunday, driven on by the fantastic support of our loyal Members and fans.

“We thank you for your highly-valued and continued support.

“Board and management.”