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.



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.

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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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 CLUBrgb’

Brisbane Roar kept themselves in Competition


Brisbane Roar kept themselves in contention for the A-league title after yet another comeback victory during this weekend.

The 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets keeps the team one point ahead of Adelaide United. Manager John Aloisi was extremely happy with the resilience and the character shown by his players. Following a goalless first half, Newcastle opened the scoring through a penalty by Leonardo. Brisbane Roar received a major break in the game when Boogaard was sent off with a straight red card in the 65th minute. The penalty that he conceded was then converted by Henrique Silva two minutes later.

From then on, Brisbane started dominating the game and it was not long before they took the lead through Broich. The home team then held off for yet another three points that puts them closer towards the title. This victory also means that Brisbane will not be finishing lower than fourth in the table this season. Hence, they will be guaranteed a major semi-final in front of their supporters or a place in the elimination final. Aloisi says that the character of the players came to prominence, as they never seemed to give up even when the odds were against them. Brisbane dominated the game from start to finish and created 12 shots on target with 58% possession. Continue reading ‘Brisbane Roar kept themselves in Competitionrgb’

Henrique wants to secure a regular starting role in Brisbane Roar


The Brazilian born winger of Brisbane Roar, Henrique originally joined Brisbane Roar back in 2009 with the purpose of serving as a backup option for Reinaldo but Henrique has slowly been getting more and more playing time in the main team of the Australian side.

Henrique still hasn’t turned into one of the most influential or important players in the team of John Aloisi as his playing time is limited but even though he is mainly serving as a substitute and back-up option in the Australian outfit, Henrique has stated that he wants to stay with the club for as long as possible.

The contract of Henrique is reaching it’s last stages as it only has around 6 months before expiring and the Brazilian born performer is hoping that what he has accomplished so far has been enough to impress the manager John Aloisi and offer the 30 year old player a new contract.

“Every week I’ve been scoring goals. I am not sure about contracts now. I am just essentially on my football and I’m pretty sure if I keep playing like I have been, the contract will sort out. For me, for my family, it is a big thing. I am really happy to be Australian,” Henrique said.

The 30 year old player wants to continue working hard in Brisbane Roar and eventually seal a consistent spot in the main lineup of John Aloisi, this is something that he has failed to do despite having joined the Australian outfit over 5 years ago. Continue reading ‘Henrique wants to secure a regular starting role in Brisbane Roarrgb’

John Aloisi as the new manager of Brisbane Roar


A lot of fans have been extremely negative about the appointment of John Aloisi as the new manager of Brisbane Roar.

The 39-year-old has limited experience as a manager, while his one year spell with Melbourne Heart was not very successful either. However, he will now lead the team after being appointed as the replacement for Mike Mulvey.Mulvey had been in charge of the team from December 2012 and had one of the highest win ratios amongst any former Brisbane Roar managers. The two-year reign ended in November 2014 and it has been a difficult year for the club.

The struggles have once again been demonstrated in this season, as the club has managed only one win in the last four matches. This run of form sees them list placed just outside the top six in the seventh spot. The club friendlies for the upcoming campaign have just begun and fans are not confident aboutAloisi leading the team. The 39-year-old suffered a whopping 24 defeats in his 39 games as the manager of Melbourne Heart. Fans do not expect this to improve even after managing a top team like Brisbane Roar.Aloisi, though, says that he made a few mistakes in that first managerial job, but is hoping for a much better performance at Brisbane. Continue reading ‘John Aloisi as the new manager of Brisbane Roarrgb’


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