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Joined January 2012

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Is the ACL the FFA's Achilles heel?

Roar expert Mike Tuckerman wrote in his article for the FFA: “the build up to the game (between Brisbane Roar and FC Tokyo) is intriguing and as the game draws near, hopefully it’s one Hyundai A-League fans begin to appreciate”.

Pretty sure the existing A league clubs wouldn’t be too keen on a 2nd division – no benefit for them being faced with relegation.

Dylan Wenzel-Halls shows plenty of promise in A-League debut

I think the inclusion of Grant will be interesting. On the one hand he is a fouling machine, but on the other hand he’s tough, gets forward and puts the ball into useful areas so I’m all for it. Kruse being out is no loss. Goodwin deserves a crack at this level. I hope Boyle starts.

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era

I thought our chances would have been vastly improved if the midfield didn’t put their foot on the ball so often. You could see the strikers making runs but they were never ‘fed’ and the delay then allowed a well organised Korean defence to get back behind the ball. If Maclaren got the sort of service sydney FC dished up he would have been in his element. Terrific save by Matt Ryan to keep us in with a chance. Thought our defence looked pretty well organised, thought the Koreans were clearly testing us out when we pressed by playing long direct balls. Boyle the Scossie looked lively when he came on admittedly with fresh legs late, nt sure why he didn’t start with Macca given they both play up front togther at Hibs – would have preferred that to seeing Kruse given we know what we get on that front – expect we’ll see Boyle more on Tuesday. Good crowd in despite the first half drizzle – the radar looked scary late in the afternoon but it all ended up well north of Brisbane fortunately. To the people who left the ground before full time, I hoop you enjoyed the roar of the crowd as you walked up Caxton st. Must admit that my own response to the gol was tempered by VAR experience now and instead of leaping to my feet I was left in my seat closely watching the linesmans flag and thinking this is going to VAR. I guess we have to live with that now but it did detract from the experience – and certainly a lot of people who hadn’t been exposed to the VAR were wondering what was going on. Excellent support for the Korean team too and I wonder if Brisbane Roar might consider signing some Korean players in future to try and take advantage of that local support – thought the same when we played Japan. There is plenty of support for other teams in the region here in Brisbane. Finally, I thought an opportunity lost for the Roar to promote themselves and the A league. Perhaps instead of girls handing out strip club promos as the people leave the ground, the Roar could have been handing out promos for the next A league match as people left.

Late equaliser can't conceal familiar issues facing the Arnold era