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 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 league”