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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. As a result of their success in the 2013-14 season the Roar qualified for the 2015 AFC Champions League group stage.

The full 2014/15 A-League draw can be found here.

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Brisbane Roar Articles

Broich returns to training with the Roar

by , 12 Jan 2015

Brisbane Roar star Thomas Broich is back training with the defending A-League champions, barely a month after having ankle surgery. The German maestro completed an intense 90-minute session with the squad on Sunday during the competition’s three-week break for the Asian Cup. Broich went under the knife the first week of December after injuring his […]

[VIDEO] Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 4 Jan 2015

The Wellington Phoenix will be looking to move into the top two on the A-League ladder with a win over the Brisbane Roar at Westpace Stadium this afternoon. Join The Roar for a live blog of the match between the Phoenix and the Roar from 3:00pm AEDT. With a win, or a draw this afternoon […]

Sky Blues cancel out Roar in Suncorp heat

by , 31 Dec 2014

Sydney FC’s worrying mid-season A-League slump has reached a sixth week as the injury-hit Sky Blues struggled to a scoreless draw against the Brisbane Roar in the Queensland heat. Played in oppressive conditions on a patchy Suncorp Stadium pitch, neither side thrived in an uninspiring clash that Brisbane mostly controlled but rarely looked like taking. […]

[VIDEO] Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC: A-League highlights, scores, blog

[VIDEO] Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC: A-League highlights, scores, blog

by , 30 Dec 2014

Sydney FC had a dream start to the A-League season, but a recent dip in form has seen what looked like a title-contending squad drop to mid-table, whereas Brisbane Roar are just starting to come to form after a poor start to the season. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Sydney FC […]

Sydney to rethink tactics for Roar clash

by , 30 Dec 2014

A change of tactics is on the cards for Sydney FC as the A-League glamour club attempts to arrest its five-game losing streak against Brisbane Roar on Tuesday. Sydney FC’s injury crisis forced coach Graham Arnold to change the 4-2-3-1 formation they employed successfully when unbeaten over the first eight rounds. Arnold felt the need […]

Roar go back to the future with McKay

by , 23 Dec 2014

A-League champions Brisbane Roar are planning for Matt McKay to play out his record-breaking career as their leader after returning the captaincy duties to the Socceroos midfielder. McKay was Monday unveiled as the replacement for departed skipper Matt Smith and also given a two-year contract extension which ties him to the club until mid-2017. The […]

Exclusive: Jerome Polenz set to return to A-League with Brisbane Roar

Exclusive: Jerome Polenz set to return to A-League with Brisbane Roar

by , 20 Dec 2014

Former Western Sydney Wanderers premiership winning right back Jerome Polenz is set to return to the A-League, with champions Brisbane Roar set to sign him in the January transfer window as a replacement for Matt Smith.  The Roar sources indicate that Polenz arrived in Brisbane this week. With the Roar only having four foreigners on […]

[VIDEO] Adelaide United vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-league scores, blog

[VIDEO] Adelaide United vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-league scores, blog

by , 12 Dec 2014

MATCH RESULT: Adelaide United have put in an uncharacteristically poor performance, surrendering all three points and a 14 game unbeaten run at home, by going down 1-0 to Brisbane Roar. United never quite found their feet tonight with the absence of Carrusca in mid-field definitely noticed. The Roar on the other hand put in a […]

Tough Roar farewell for Smith; Zdrilic

by , 12 Dec 2014

Departing Brisbane Roar skipper Matt Smith’s farewell is sure to be emotional and former Socceroo David Zdrilic suspects it will end in tears. Smith will leave the A-League club to take up his new deal with Thai club Bangkok Glass following the Roar’s away clash with Adelaide United on Friday night. And Zdrilic believes he’s […]

Roar release skipper Smith to Thai club

by , 11 Dec 2014

First there was the search for their next full-time head coach. Now Brisbane Roar are looking for a new skipper after agreeing to release Matt Smith to Thai first division club Bangkok Glass on a two-year deal. Barely two weeks after Mike Mulvey’s controversial dumping, Smith is also on the way out after the Roar […]


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