Brisbane Roar

Brisbane RoarThe Brisbane Roar are one of the more successful teams in A-League history. 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, 2010-11 brought about a change in fortune as the club went on the greatest undefeated streak in Australian football history, starting a 36-matche unbeaten streak which ran right the way up to the grand final, which they won on penalties against the Central Coast Mariners.

Once the streak was over, Brisbane went on a five-match losing streak, but turned their fortunes around by claiming their second-straight grand final victory against the Perth Glory in 2012.

Once Postecoglou left to coach the Melbourne Victory, the Roar still enjoyed success, winning the 2014 grand final 2-1 against the Western Sydney Wanderers under new manager Mike Mulvey.

Brisbane is currently coached by John Aloisi, who led them to a third-placed finish in 2015-16 before losing their semi-final against the Wanderers in extra-time, 5-4.

2015-16 season: 3rd, lost in semi-finals

2016-17 squad: Michael Theo, Jamie Young, Luke DeVere, Daniel Bowles, Corey Brown, Jade North, Jack Hingert, Matt McKay, Thomas Broich, Dimitri Petratos, Jamie Maclaren, Shannon Brady, Tommy Oar, Brandon Borrello.

Coach: John Aloisi

The full 2016-17 A-League draw can be found here.

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Last updated: 22 September, 2016

Brisbane Roar Articles

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup live scores, blog

by , 9 Aug 2017

The Brisbane Roar are looking to break the Round of 32 in the FFA Cup for the first time in three years when they take on A-League grand finalists Melbourne Victory. Catch all the live scores, highlights and blog on The Roar from 7:30pm (AEST).

Brisbane set to emulate Ange’s infamous 3-4-3 system

Brisbane set to emulate Ange’s infamous 3-4-3 system

by , 8 Aug 2017

Brisbane’s Brett Holman says the controversial back-three defensive structure used by the Socceroos could be successfully employed at the A-League club this season.

Massimo Maccarone set for FFA Cup appearance

Massimo Maccarone set for FFA Cup appearance

by , 8 Aug 2017

Italian striker Massimo Maccarone will play for Brisbane against Melbourne Victory in Wednesday’s FFA Cup clash, after receiving a last-minute visa clearance.

Brisbane Roar are built for the now and embarking on a new era

Brisbane Roar are built for the now and embarking on a new era

by , 8 Aug 2017

Moneyball is a 2011 sports drama. It revolves around the true story of Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane and assistant Peter Brand, a Yale economist, who revolt against traditional baseball logic and build a team of ragtag misfits based off mathematical algorithm.

Cult hero Maccarone is risky business for Brisbane Roar

Cult hero Maccarone is risky business for Brisbane Roar

by , 25 Jul 2017

If ever there was a player destined for cult status, Massimo Maccarone fits that bill.

Tommy Oar set for move to Europe

Tommy Oar set for move to Europe

by , 19 Jun 2017

Tommy Oar is set for a return to Europe after Brisbane Roar agreed to sell the former Socceroo to Cypriot club APOEL FC.

Jamie Maclaren signs for FC Darmstadt – wait, who?

Jamie Maclaren signs for FC Darmstadt – wait, who?

by , 20 May 2017

This is, in my personal opinion, an absolutely outstanding, very intelligent move by a player who has his head squarely on his shoulders. The more I read about Jamie, the more I believe he will be a highly successful person both in football and after.

Jamie Maclaren set to sign for German club

Jamie Maclaren set to sign for German club

by , 19 May 2017

Jamie Maclaren has found a new home with the Socceroos hopeful poised to sign for German outfit SV Darmstadt.

Thomas Broich: A Roar legend

Thomas Broich: A Roar legend

by , 16 May 2017

‘Always look on the left side for Broich‘ – a delightful refrain created by The Den.

Brisbane Roar or Brisbane City? It’s a conundrum!

Brisbane Roar or Brisbane City? It’s a conundrum!

by , 15 May 2017

Recently I wrote my maiden article about how I have been following Chelsea through thick and thin for almost 40 years, but am I about to become a hypocrite?


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