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 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 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”