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Brisbane Roar

Brisbane RoarThe Brisbane Roar are the defending champions of the A-League. Originally known as Queensland Roar, they were forced to change their name following the introduction of the North Queensland Fury and Gold Coast United to the A-League. Despite making back-to-back preliminary finals in 2007/08 and 2008/09, a transitional period under new manager Ange Postecoglou saw the team slip to ninth by the end of 2009/10. However, last season brought about a change in fortune as the club went on the greatest undefeated streak in Australian football history. Following their dramatic penalty-shootout victory over the Central Coast Mariners in the Grand Final, the club extended their unbeaten run to a record 28 matches, and went onto defeat Perth Glory in the 2011/12 Grand Final for consecutive Championship victories. The Roar are now guided by former Gold Coast coach Mike Mulvey, who led them to the 2013/14 title with a 2-1 victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers in the grand final.

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Big test awaits Berisha replacement

by , 12 Sep 2014

Don’t call Albanian striker Mensur Kurtishi the Brisbane Roar’s next Besart Berisha. It may have been the well worn line Mike Mulvey stuck to on Thursday but the Roar coach will get his best indication yet of how Kurtishi will fare following in Berisha’s footsteps during Friday night’s unique double header trial in Brisbane. Kurtishi […]

Roar lock in Brattan, Petratos

by , 28 Aug 2014

Brisbane have locked rising duo Luke Brattan and Dimitri Petratos into long-term deals that will keep them with the A-League champions until 2017. The pair, who both played key starting roles in the Roar’s championship success last season, agreed to contract extensions through to the end of the 2016-17 season. After failing to have former […]

Roar thump WA locals 4-0 in FFA Cup

by , 20 Aug 2014

The defending champion Brisbane Roar have become the first A-League club to blow away a lower-level opponent in the FFA Cup with a 4-0 round of 32 win over the Stirling Lions on Tuesday night. The Roar opened the scoring in the first half through livewire forward Henrique before netting three times after the break […]

Roar mindful of FFA Cup complacency

by , 18 Aug 2014

Reigning A-League champions Brisbane Roar say complacency will not be an issue when they meet Perth’s Stirling Lions in the FFA Cup on Tuesday evening. The round of 32 fixture will be the Roar’s first competitive outing since claiming the A-League crown in May with a memorable extra-time victory over Western Sydney Wanderers. “Our success […]

Roar will carry on, says coach Mulvey

by , 6 Aug 2014

Despite the loss of two key players, Brisbane coach Mike is backing the A-League champions’ team culture to ensure standards are maintained. Socceroo Ivan Franjic joined star striker Besart Berisha in leaving the Roar this off-season when it was confirmed on Monday he’d signed a deal to join Russian team Torpedo Moscow. The versatile Franjic, […]

Franjic leaves Brisbane Roar for Russia

Franjic leaves Brisbane Roar for Russia

by , 4 Aug 2014

Rising Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic has left A-League champions Brisbane Roar to play in Russia’s top flight competition. Franjic, who started Australia’s World Cup campaign at right-back, has signed with newly promoted Russian premier league club Torpedo Moscow. In a deal which has delivered a healthy transfer fee to the Roar, the 26-year-old utility will […]

Which A-League city boasts the best football culture?

Which A-League city boasts the best football culture?

by , 4 Jul 2014

The World Cup always draws out the part-time football fans, but with Wollongong back on the A-League agenda, how does your city fare when it comes to boasting a genuine football culture? Not only will the A-League All-Stars make Wollongong their base before taking on Juventus in August, but Sydney FC have also taken an […]

Stirling draw A-League champs in FFA Cup

by , 28 Jun 2014

The barista, the boilermaker and no shortage of playmakers will confront A-League powerhouse Brisbane Roar when they tackle amateur outfit Stirling Lions in the FFA Cup. Football Federation Australia’s new knockout competition was designed to offer so-called minnows the chance to amaze. In Friday’s round-of-32 draw it was Perth club Stirling given the sternest test […]

A-League’s coaching merry-go-round continues

A-League’s coaching merry-go-round continues

by , 9 May 2014

How important is the coach to a team’s overall success? Plenty of A-League clubs are asking that very question in the wake of Mike Mulvey’s wildly successful first full season in charge of Brisbane Roar. Mulvey, who after years as a successful youth and women’s coach isn’t quite the overnight success some would have you […]

Is Benny Lauth the man to replace Besart Berisha?

Is Benny Lauth the man to replace Besart Berisha?

by , 9 May 2014

As Brisbane Roar clinched their third A-League title on Sunday, an emotional Besart Berisha said his goodbyes to the Suncorp faithful. Less than a week has passed since the season’s conclusion, but the Roar must now turn their attention to how they’re going to replace him. Love him or hate him, the Albanian is the […]


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