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Brisbane Roar has found the going a little tough in the Australian top league in the ongoing season.
They are not at the top of the table where they are quite used to be at in the recent times, but, one of their Premier players, James Donachie, is not so disappointed with it.
Donachie reckons being at the first position is a lot tougher than being lower down the table.
According to the centre half, when you are at the top of the tree, you are in the sight of all the teams and they want to go hard at you, beat you somehow and snatch the points. You are always sort of under that extra bit of pressure which you might not feel if you are at 5 or 6.
Though, Donachie admits that ideally everyone wants to be sitting at the top, but, he emphasizes that if you are not there, the pressure is not on you. It’s on the team which is leading the table.
The Nix (Wellington Phoenix) is the A-League topper team at the moment and the Roar has to face them this Friday.
The Suncorp Stadium is the venue that will be hosting that game. Continue reading ‘Brisbane Roar going a little tough in the Australian top leaguergb’
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Brisbane Roar manager Frans Thijssen says that the players at the club should discover the fighting spirit as soon as possible if they are to achieve the season objectives.Thijssen was speaking after his team suffered a 3-0 defeat against Wellington Phoenix.
This left the club outside the play-off places for the time being. Brisbane Roar will now have to make up a four-point deficit between them and Melbourne City in order to get back into the top six. Brisbane have managed just one win in the last five league matches and this has contributed to their downfall. Continue reading ‘Frans Thijssen wants Players to have Fightning Spiritrgb’
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Brisbane Roar have been struggling immensely in the Australian A-League this season. They are closer to the foot of the table rather than near the top. This has prompted the club to adopt extremely defensive tactics in recent matches. They recently lost 1-0 to Melbourne Victory, who kept their position close to the top. Despite getting three points from the match, Melbourne manager Kevin Muscat was least pleased with the tactics of the opposition. He said that Brisbane Roar were primarily concentrating on time wasting throughout the 90 minutes. He says that it was the only reason for the game finishing as a narrow win for his team.
The victory over Brisbane finally brought an end to two consecutive matches without a win. This threatened to cost a place at the top of the table. Perth Glory and Adelaide United have a three and two point advantage respectively. Melbourne’s return to winning ways is also boosted by the fact that they are undefeated in the last four. One of the problems for the team in recent weeks has been their inability to find the back of the net consistently. Muscat says that the stop and start nature of the game against Brisbane certainly did not help his players get more goals.
“There was no momentum in the game, no-one was allowed to create any momentum.During the first half the stoppages to take free-kicks were excruciatingly long. I almost got bored at times. In the second half, when a team scores a goal, all of a sudden you have to hurry up.I’m going to have get that clarified. Because at 0-0 apparently you can take as long as you like on free-kicks and slow the game down. We’ll have to look at it.I don’t know if they were time-wasting but it seemed like a long time to me, you must have felt the same,” said Muscat.
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