November 22nd, 2013 by admin
The match between Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar on Sunday was played in very poor conditions at the Hunter Stadium. Heavy rains made it very difficult for both teams to play attractive football, but it was the home team that came out on top after a double from Adam Taggart. Brisbane Roar were coming into the match with the hope of going top of the table, but their aspirations were destroyed as a result of this comeback victory for Newcastle. Brisbane opened the scoring in the 39th minute courtesy of Brattan’s goal.
It looked like they were heading for a comfortable three points, as they went into the half-time break with the lead intact. In the second half, though, Newcastle roared forward to equalise through Taggart in the 51st minute. The goal in the 74th minute put the home team ahead in the match. Even though they had Jaliens sent off in the 87th minute, the home team held on for a victory that would push them closer to Brisbane Roar in the table. They are in the third position right now, while three points separate them from the second placed Brisbane Roar.
Brisbane Roar, meanwhile, are a further three points behind table leaders Western Sydney Wanderers. “It’s not the usual Newcastle weather, in the end the weather has probably helped us. We’ve ended up scoring with the ball holding up. It was great to great the three points. I thought we defended really well, and when we had the ball we really did something with it,” said Taggart after the match. Even though the away team had much better possession, they were unable to utilise it partly because of the tough conditions that made it favourable for the home team.
Brisbane Roar will now be taking on top of the table Western Sydney in the next match.
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Brisbane Roar have been one of the important teams in the A-League over the last few years. Under the management of new manager Mike Mulvey, they will be hoping to return to the former glory days. Mulvey is confident that the successes that the team has achieved in the past will be able to propel them to even more success in the future. It was not long ago that Brisbane Roar was able to win the league title by managing to stay unbeaten throughout the season. They went through the whole 36 game campaign without suffering a defeat.
Mulvey recently was appointed as the manager of the team that had been suffering disappointing results under Rado Vidosic. Mulvey managed to turn the season around and guided the team into the semifinals of the competition. He has said that the strong finish to the end of the campaign will be able to push them to more success this season. The team will be starting the new campaign with an away match against Wellington Phoenix on the opening day of the season. They already have several tough matches in the opening few weeks of the campaign because they will be facing the likes of Melbourne Victory during this period.
“What’s happened in past years just makes me more enthusiastic to try and recapture those glory days, if anything. We finished strongly at the end of last season and I’ve got every faith that this group of players can do it. They have all come back focused and hungry and the challenge for them is to maintain that attitude throughout the season. We haven’t set a goal as such in terms of where we will finish in 2013-14 but we are determined to make a statement that for every minute,” Mulvey said yesterday
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Brisbane Roar have been a really good run of form, and much of the credit has been going in for their manager Mike Mulvey. He has been able to transform the club, which was struggling to put together even a run of two victories, into a team that is capable of winning titles. They are just one win away from reaching their third straight final appearance. Mulvey came to the club in the middle of last campaign and there was a lot of sympathy for him after having failed in the final. However, Mulvey now has a full season under his belt and many expect Brisbane Roar to win this title.
The strikeforce of the club has been one of the talked about aspects. The arrival of Liam Miller along with the presence of Besart Berisha and Thomas Broich has made them an irresistible force when it comes to the attack. Berisha will be playing up front and he will be supported by Miller and Broich just behind him. The manager has said that the arrival of Miller has provided them with a new dimension when it comes to attack. He expects Brisbane Roar to continue their good run of form as a result of this new strikeforce.
Mulvey has said that he has been following Miller from his days at Perth.
”I did not need to watch the All Stars game to realise what Liam will bring to our team. I knew the qualities he had from watching him play for Perth. He is an intelligent and experienced footballer and will bring quality in the final third of the field where he can slow his mind down while everyone is going at a 100 miles an hour. That’s the sign of a good player who can pick a good pass in a congested area and make the right decision at the right time,” said Mulvey.