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

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Brisbane Roar Articles

An open letter to football fans in Brisbane

An open letter to football fans in Brisbane

by , 26 Sep 2016

If the A-League is only as strong as the sum of its parts, then fans in cities like Brisbane need to get behind their team and continue showing up at matches.

Thomas Broich eyeing off coaching role with Brisbane

Thomas Broich eyeing off coaching role with Brisbane

by , 23 Sep 2016

Thomas Broich might be entering what will likely be his last A-League season as a player, but his influence on Australian football could be only just beginning.

Brisbane in better shape than last year says Aloisi

Brisbane in better shape than last year says Aloisi

by , 19 Sep 2016

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes they are in better shape compared to this time last year as they prepare for their final pre-season match against A-League opposition.

Battlestations in Brisbane as Roar prepare for showdown with owners

by , 17 Aug 2016

Brisbane Roar managing director Daniel Cobb is set for a showdown with the A-League side’s Indonesian owners after accusing them of failing to inject $1.1 million into the club as promised.

Daniel Cobb says there’s “no problems” at Brisbane Roar with Aloisi and Moore

by , 3 Aug 2016

Nothing to see here – move along.

Why the Bullets could be bad news for Brisbane Roar

Why the Bullets could be bad news for Brisbane Roar

by , 18 Jul 2016

Here is some free advice for Brisbane Roar. The Brisbane Bullets are back, and they’re ready to cannibalise your support.

Roar set for full-time move back to Ballymore

by , 6 Jul 2016

Brisbane Roar is set for a shock full-time return to Ballymore with the A-League club poised to move their headquarters back to the rugby union-controlled stadium.

Bakries install new Roar managing director

by , 7 Jun 2016

The Bakrie Group looks set to retain ownership of embattled A-League club Brisbane Roar after appointing an Australian-based managing director to replace departed chief executive David Pourre.

Donachie leaves crisis-torn Roar

by , 2 Jun 2016

Things have gone from bad to worse for embattled Brisbane with promising defender James Donachie confirming he has quit the A-League club to pursue a new challenge.

The FFA must act to save the Roar

The FFA must act to save the Roar

by , 31 May 2016

It has been many years since we’ve seen an A-League team fall to the incompetence of the super-rich. But in 2016, we may be on the cusp of losing an A-League icon.


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