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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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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 […]

Broich sweeps Roar A-League awards

Broich sweeps Roar A-League awards

by , 9 May 2014

Thomas Broich has capped off a hugely successful A-League season, named as Brisbane’s Gary Wilkins Medallist for the third time in four seasons at the club. In a spectacular Thursday night for the 33-year-old, Broich also claimed the members’ player of the year and players’ player awards at the Roar’s annual presentation night. Matildas co-captain […]

Reforming the A-League salary cap, Mark Bosnich-style

Reforming the A-League salary cap, Mark Bosnich-style

by , 8 May 2014

Mark Bosnich is unhappy with the A-League’s salary cap. A self-described ‘one for dynasties’, Bozza has expressed his frustration with the fact that Brisbane were unable to hold onto Besart Berisha. He claims they lost their talismanic two-title winning goalscorer to rivals Melbourne Victory because of a salary cap squeeze. This should not be altogether […]

Brisbane Roar are champions, and deservedly so

Brisbane Roar are champions, and deservedly so

by , 5 May 2014

In the end, attacking football triumphed over pragmatism. Brisbane Roar are deserved 2013-14 A-League champions, beating Western Sydney Wanderers in an arm wrestle of a grand final. Congratulations to Mike Mulvey and his indefatigable Roar for claiming their third A-League title in four seasons. The Roar did it the hard way, coming from behind – […]

Roar revel in Suncorp success



Roar revel in Suncorp success



by , 5 May 2014

The Wanderers bridesmaids again, Brisbane champions again. In what was a fairly ordinary 2013-2014 A-League season, the grand final was a very memorable occasion once again. The Roar are a fantastic side. They have proved that you can be successful playing entertaining, aesthetically-pleasing football.
 The Wanderers are also a great team. They demonstrated fantastic resolve […]

Football is here to stay in Australia

by , 5 May 2014

Well, firstly, what a game! The players, coaches, managements, clubs, administrators, commentators – a combination of free-to-air and pay-tv – should all be commended for putting on a grand final that will be remembered for the ages. And, of course, the crowd. I have often rated Suncorp Stadium as the best stadium on the planet […]

Brisbane puts on a great A-League grand final

Brisbane puts on a great A-League grand final

by , 5 May 2014

The A-League powers that be have ridden a wave of good fortune when it comes to the venue for the grand final. In nine seasons, only three venues have hosted the decider – the Sydney Football Stadium, Docklands Stadium in Melbourne and Brisbane’s Lang Park. So far, the A-League hasn’t had to confront the tricky […]


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