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Roar are launching their new season kit today, live at their Logan Training Center

For those that can’t make it, the event will be streamed on Roar’s YouTube channel:

https://m.youtube.com/user/BrisbaneRoar

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???? should be a smilie face by the way

The new website didn’t like it lol

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Ahh, used to live in Hong Kong – Old Peak Road, McDonell Rd, Robinson Rd, Tuen Mun, and then Caribbean Coast out by the airport.

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Thank you ????

And I love your work. Yours is the best article on Roars up coming season yet. Better than anything the Courier Mail have done

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Hong Kong? If so you must be very wet.

A-League preview: Brisbane Roar

#1 Roar/Mariners

Maccarone (striker);
Khalfallah (CAM);
Bautheac, Mckay, Kristensen, Ricky (midfield).

(Ricky played wing in a 4-4-1-1 set up)

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That would explain why you think Pepper, Bowles and Henrique will start even though they’re cheap squad fillers.

Where do you live?

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You don’t seem to take constructive feedback well.

If you think Mauk and Henrique are competing for the same starting spot then you’re absolutely off the mark.

You might need to give me some examples of the team sheets you’re talking about though because watching him play for the last ten years clearly isn’t enough.

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Taggart will do fine. He should get 20 goals this year.

Mauk has been most impressive so far, the bloke looks like a wet lettuce leaf off the park but on it he’s an absolute thug bossing that midfield.

A-League preview: Brisbane Roar

I thought the whole analysis was way off beam.

The one comment in there along the lines of “knowing John Aloisi” probably gets to the crux of the problem – Roar have assembled a very strong squad (with still one Visa/Marquee slot to fill) but who had the confidence in JA to deliver a title winning side?

Until he wins something and delivers a side consistent in quality and performance from front to back, these doubts will remain.

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Bowles is a RB and Pepper a Midfielder. Both stood in last season only due to injuries to Avraam (who Broke his leg) and DeVere (who was taken out mid-air by a Nix player)

Neither will start over a fit DeVere and Avraam, and Aloisi is reported as saying both will be fit for R1.

And Ricky v Mauk?

A-League preview: Brisbane Roar

I’ve seen all the preseason games bar the two behind closed doors (including the away game vs. victory).

There’s a remarkable consistency in the way Roar are playing – it’s quick, fast ball using either wing and coming down the middle through Mauk with a mix between crisp short passing and long balls over the top. Roar are going to be less predictable than usual that’s for sure.

Roar are already fit, very fit and it’s easy to see the impact a new fitness coach has had.

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You do get the irony in “wave your flag” though right. Anyone waving a foreign flag can be banned, without appeal, for up to five years.

Mariners look to be the test case though – so be interested to see if it works for you guys.

Music won't help the A-League, but Tina Turner just might

I’m a football tragic but if we ended up getting this wrong I’m going to
be gone from the A League too; this is not a trivial aspect to mess with

Time for FFA to simply let football be football

You’ve gotta have a team.
The summer of football.
The Chase.

Yup, that failed … so let’s try filling in the blanks with canned music during games. What could possibly go wrong?

Marketing 101 would suggest the ffa need to secure their core customers, let’s hope they try and do that.

Music won't help the A-League, but Tina Turner just might

Neither can I. And I have two posts in moderation discussing why ????

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I’ve a post in moderation (and when that happens on this “new” site they don’t seem to come out again) so apologies if there’s any repetition.

I don’t think the authors done a great job here, I suspect we’ll get a better analysis on teams he actually knows about (the Sydney and Melbourne teams?).

On the “best XI” some thoughts:

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Unfortunately the FFA can’t do this. For whatever reason whether it’s cultural, historical or personalities, the good folk at the FFA have always felt “they know best”.

Yesterday they said they wanted to back “Active Support” and bring it back to life. But there’s two major problems with that; first, in announcing canned music for games they’re doing the opposite of Active Support and will end up drowning them out and probably driving them away as well; secondly, after the fan boycotts of a few seasons ago the ffa is yet to implement the changes it agreed at that time. Why would anyone trust the FFA and work with them?

The consistent thought from football fans is the ffa aren’t interested in them, instead they’re interested in fickle “bucket heads” that attend the Big Bash.

Time for FFA to simply let football be football

Yeah, I don’t think you’ve done your homework here. Either that or you had “7th” in mind before you started writing this.

Let’s start up front: the front 4 are as good as any combination in the competition. They are all new to each other however so if they take time to gel they’ll lose points, but when they do they’ll be formidable backed up by a fit-again Ricky and Holman.

At the back: they have the best goalkeeper in the league (I’m prepared to take protests from Victory fans) but Young is a top quality keeper and only one other side has a keeper that can be held in the same regard.

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Correct. A massive over reaction killed attendance at the two biggest clubs.

Music during play at A-League games is the FFA's worst idea yet

Yeah but … FOX customers also have FTA, they can watch it on the same IQ box as their pay for view.

Music during play at A-League games is the FFA's worst idea yet

A League has always competed with BBL on FTA so if shouldnt make any difference because it’s on Fox

Music during play at A-League games is the FFA's worst idea yet

Annual debate on the season starting date, but I’m with you, I think we should start earlier.

My preference is the first weekend in September and run a split round (no games in Sydney or Melbourne either) for the GF weekend.

Music during play at A-League games is the FFA's worst idea yet

No he’s on the money with his 60 minute “ball in play” stat. That’s a reasonably consistent number from around the world and goes up/down only by a few minutes from that mark.

But unlike other sports the break in play and therefore the delay for music is both relatively short and unpredictable. For example a side might take a quick corner at which point the music would have to stop mid flow …

Sadly they just haven’t thought this through, nor got fans onside first – the backlash is huge.

Music during play at A-League games is the FFA's worst idea yet

Slight typo there Lionheart, you said “many fans” when it should have read “any fans” ????

Music during play at A-League games is the FFA's worst idea yet