UNITED KINGDOM COACHES KEEP FAILING AT REDEMPTION

Whether it be James Magilton failing at Melbourne Victory or Gary Neville at La Liga side Valencia, the times when football managers of United Kingdom extract ruled the cradle ages of professional clubs as well as national squads keeps appearing farther away.


For every Brian Clough of Nottingham Forest of the days of yore stands a certain Steve Bruce that struggled to make a team his spent more than enough time building from the lower tiers of English football his own.
Granted a handful of men have served as exceptions like David Moyes although his latest management stints seems to be failing himbut we got to count him because, gee… I don’t, he was good enough to be handed the task of managing Manchester United? Yeah, it ended in flames but you can’t pretend like what he did at Everton was courtesy of the swipe of a magic wand. Continue reading “UNITED KINGDOM COACHES KEEP FAILING AT REDEMPTION”

Brisbane Roar releases players

Brisbane Roar has announced that four players have been released from the club after their contract has expired.


Manuel Arana, Cameron Crestani, Joey Katebian and Nathan Konstandopoulos are all players that are at the end of their contract and have not been renewed.

The managing director said that he wishes all the best to all the players that have been released and that he thanks them for all their contribution to the club. He said that the club has some new objectives and that they feel that a change of personnel is required if they want to achieve them.

He said that the club has been underperforming for quite some time and that it is important that there are changes. He said that the coaching staff has already identified some players that are going to replace the released players. The managing director said that there would be greater emphasis on younger players as they feel that there is a lot of talent locally that need to be exploited. Continue reading “Brisbane Roar releases players”

16-YEAR OLD BREAKS INTO A-LEAGUE

Dylan Pierias played for Melbourne city in the 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar.


The team has several injuries and a raft of suspensions that necessitated the addition of the 16-year old rising star in a makeshift defence. The youngster displayed maturity, as he was decent in the role against the full-strength opposition.

Pierias repaid good the faith in him as he displayed a calm demeanour, contributing to the youthful team Coach Michael Valkanis fielded. He made the record of being the youngest player from the city’s College of Football to play in the A-League.

“I was playing Aussie Rules at the time just for my local club. We still liked soccer though, my family, so I hopped up and watched the World Cup games and just loved it. Tim Cahill, he was one of my favourite players. I asked my dad if I could give this game a go and he said ‘sure’,” the youngster said, describing how the exploits of the Socceroos a decade ago brought him into the game. Continue reading “16-YEAR OLD BREAKS INTO A-LEAGUE”

BRISBANE ROAR THREATENS TO FIELD YOUTH TEAM

Next month will see Brisbane Roar go head on against Melbourne City.


However, the team has threatened to field their youth team against Melbourne City, if their schedule falls 72 hours of their likely AFC Champions League playoff in China against Shanghai Shenhua.

The club’s clash against the Shanghai club was moved back a day to the 8th of February, which thus means that kick-off would be less than 72 hours before Roar’s game against City on February 11 at AAMI Park.

Although the tem is yet to book it’s berth against Shanghai, it is expected they would do so by going on to beat either Tampines Rovers (Singapore) or Global Fc (Philippines) on the 31st of January this year at the Suncorp Stadium.

And if Roar make it to Shanghai, Greg O’Rourke, A-League boss has said that the club’s A-league match against City would not be shifted back by a day, despite the preference of the Football Federation Australia that teams should have 72 hours between games. Continue reading “BRISBANE ROAR THREATENS TO FIELD YOUTH TEAM”

Brisbane Roar wants to keep hold of John Aloisi on a long term deal

On May 26 of 2015, John Aloisi penned a managerial contract with the Australian A-League club Brisbane Roar and the 40 year old Australian coach was able to secure the 3rd spot of the league with 48 points.


Things have taken a huge turn for the worse for John Aloisi and his squad as this new season of 2016-17 has seen Brisbane Roar dropping points at a consistent basis and getting negative results instead of the impressive performances and results that they used to secure in his debut season.

Only 2 matches of the Australian A-League have been played so far but Brisbane Roar has not kicked off in the way that John Aloisi would have wanted it to as he witnessed his squad sustain a draw against Melbourne Victory in the opening match of the season on October 7 and 9 days later losing 0-4 against the Newcastle Jets.

The managing director of Brisbane Roar, Mark Kingsman has recently hinted the possibility of having the contract of John Aloisi extended as Kingsman said: Continue reading “Brisbane Roar wants to keep hold of John Aloisi on a long term deal”

BRISBANE ROAR WANT HIGHER NUMBERS THIS SEASON

Brisbane Roar are reported to keen on getting higher numbers this season. Roar want almost 75 percent increase in membership when the A-League begins in October.


The current figures stand at 1413, making it the lowest of the A-League clubs. Rivals Melbourne Victory have over twenty thousand members. In the ten A-League sides, Brisbane have embarrassing figures. WS Wanderers are second in the membership numbers rating with 16876, Sydney FA have 8501, Melbourne City has 7746, Newcastle Jets have 6632, Adel United with 5718, Perth Glory have 5469, Central Coast 3461, and Well Phoenix above Brisbane Roar with 1874.

One of the plans of the membership drive started on August 10 is to send bulk mail to supporters appealing that they renew their membership plans.
“I’d be worried if 1400-1500 was the number of members we had when the season starts,” new managing director Mark Kingsman claimed, trying not to be too concerned with the present figures.

“We are aiming to have the same membership numbers we had at the end of the last season by the time the new A-League season starts,” he added. For the curtain raiser against Victory, Kingsman is counting on crowd figures of 20,000, with the season’s average being 15,000.
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BRISBANE ROAR SAYS PLAYERS AND COACHES HAVE BEEN PAID

Brisbanr Roar FC were shed in bad light when information was made to the public that the club was owing players and coaches their wages.


The club has now issued a public statement to the cause.

The A-League outfit used their official twitter handle to manage the damage the news could do to the brand. Tweeting from @brisbaneroar, the statement reads:

“All Hyundai A-League players, coaches and administration staff of the club have been paid. In addition, superannuation payments for all players, coaches and administration staff are up to date.”

The news caused a lot of reaction from fans and members of the public, so the managing director of the club Daniel Cobb met with officials of Football Federation Australia (FFA) to discuss the issue. It is public knowledge that the Indonesian based owners of the club, the Bakrie Group have been in the market for buyers for at least a year now.

After the meeting, both parties issued a statement regarding the issue to calm nerves. Cobb said: “I have briefed the FFA [Football Federation Australia] and PFA [Professional Footballers Australia] to assure them that player, coach and administration staff wages and superannuation are up to date. Today’s meeting with FFA was brought about by a default from the Bakrie Group on the recapitalisation of the club.
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Mooy’s agent: City move not bad

Aaron Mooy’s agent says the move to Manchester City is not a bad one and would not go the way of his compatriot Luke Brattan.


Brattan had joined as a free agent from his club Brisbane Roar last October but he was sent on loan immediately he joined. He was sent on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the lower division but he didn’t get a chance to play ant game until he returned to the Etihad where he trained with the academy team.

Mooy is placed on Premier League wages of $4 million a season. The Australian midfielder’s agent Paddy Dominguez addressed rising concerns about the player’s future going the way of Brattan. Dominguez said: “People would be stupid to think that either Aaron or I just jumped after seeing Manchester City’s headlights. He could have made more money going to the Middle East or China. He has gone to Manchester City for a specific reason. There’s a very well laid out plan for him, and that will all be revealed very soon.”
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BRISBANE ROAR STAR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AFTER SIX YEARS AT THE CLUB

Shane Stefanutto has announced his retirement from club football after six years with the Hyundai A-League club.

The 36-year-old left-back has played 145 games across all competitions. He featured for in seven games for North Queensland Fury in the 2009/2010 season, and then he went on to play 138 games for Brisbane Roar from 2010 till he retired.


As he hung up his boots, he said:

“I think back to all the wonderful times we have had, the premierships, the trophies . . . all the friends and the battles we had on the field, they are all special things.

“It is something I will definitely miss now but have enjoyed across the whole journey.

“The club has a culture – something that’s really special.

“It’s 23 people who get an opportunity to fulfil that role. They should see that as a real privilege.

“Now that I am not going to be part of that, I realise what a wonderful opportunity I had.

“It’s sad that I am not going to be playing any more but I am excited for those players who will be Brisbane Roar next season and years beyond.

“I wish them, the club, its members, fans and sponsors all the best for the future.”

The three-time Championship medalist and two-time Premiership winner was showered with praises by the head coach, John Aloisi, saying:

“You knew with Stef you were always getting 110 per cent whether it was in the game, on the training field or in the dressing room. Continue reading “BRISBANE ROAR STAR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AFTER SIX YEARS AT THE CLUB”