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 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 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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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 Competition”

Brisbane Roar going a little tough in the Australian top league

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”