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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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Andy Keogh sinks Roar in stoppage time

by , 20 Oct 2014 Video

Star Perth Glory striker Andy Keogh headed home a stoppage-time winner to lift his side to a 3-2 victory over Brisbane Roar in Sunday’s clash at nib Stadium. The Roar appeared on track for their first win of the season after Mensur Kurtisi’s maiden A-League goal and an Henrique wonderstrike gave the visitors at 2-1 […]

No panic at Roar despite loss to Perth

by , 20 Oct 2014 Video

Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey insists there’s no reason to panic despite watching his side slip to their second straight loss in a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to Perth Glory. The Roar appeared on track for their first win of the season after Mensur Kurtisi’s maiden A-League goal and an Henrique wonderstrike from the edge of […]

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 19 Oct 2014 Video

MATCH RESULT: An unlikely 3-2 win for Perth sees them on top of the A-League after two games. It didn’t look pretty but they’ll be happy after coming from behind twice to beat reigning premiers Brisbane. Where to next for Brisbane? They were much improved on last week but couldn’t put the game to bed […]

Franjic loss outweighs Berisha’s departure

Franjic loss outweighs Berisha’s departure

by , 13 Oct 2014

Having watched Brisbane Roar’s opening game of the A-League, I can’t help but think that in the midst of fanfare surrounding Besart Berisha’s departure to Melbourne, a potentially more vital cog left quietly but may be significantly harder to replace. Over the last few seasons, it has been a common sight to see Ivan Franjic […]

Roar were hard done by: Mulvey

by , 13 Oct 2014

They may be a “no excuses” team but Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey found it hard to stick to the team mantra after a horror start to their A-League title defence. Matt McKay was sensationally sent off in the 72nd minute before Henrique was controversially denied a stoppage time penalty as Brisbane were upset 2-1 […]

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

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

by , 12 Oct 2014

Match Recap: Well as predicted Adelaide show their potential and secure a great 2-1 victory over reigning champions the Roar. Adelaide were the better team in my book and, despite trailing early, they found a way back into the contest via a great goal by Djite and an own goal in the second half. The […]

Roar star Broich eyes coaching role

by , 9 Oct 2014

A-League top gun Thomas Broich has revealed that Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou has inspired him to go into coaching when he hangs up his boots. The 34-year-old German says it took playing under “visionary” Postecoglou with Brisbane Roar to appreciate how a coach can transform a team and he can now see himself switching to […]

Key exits not an issue for Roar’s Mulvey

by , 8 Oct 2014

Coach Mike Mulvey says a winning culture will help A-League champions Brisbane Roar cope with the loss of star striker Besart Berisha and World Cup defender Ivan Franjic. Berisha (Melbourne Victory) and Franjic (Torpedo Moscow) departed after helping the Roar beat Western Sydney Wanderers in last season’s grand final at Suncorp Stadium. And Mulvey will […]

Kurtishi ready to roar for A-League champs

by , 3 Oct 2014

He’s a striker from Albania but don’t confuse Brisbane Roar import Mensur Kurtishi with departed star Besart Berisha. Kurtishi’s arrival at the A-League champions following Berisha’s move to Melbourne Victory has led to the obvious conclusion the 27-year-old will be the man to fill the void. An amazing five-goal haul on Wednesday in the Roar’s […]

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 […]

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