Roar go down fighting as City escape season opener with the three points

Melbourne City may have entered the 2021-22 A-League Men season as its prohibitive favourites but, as demonstrated by a travel-weary Brisbane Roar in their fighting 2-1 defeat in the season-opener on Friday evening, they’re not going to have it all their own way this season. First-half goals to Curtis Good and Connor Metcalfe proved enough … Continue reading Roar go down fighting as City escape season opener with the three points

A-League Men Season Preview 2021-22: New signings, key players, ones to watch

The football world's longest offseason is finally at an end and, with a new name in tow, the A-League Men competition is back, kicking off on Friday as defending champions Melbourne City take on Brisbane Roar. Full story, published alongside Ante Jukic, in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league-men/story/4521891/a-league-men-season-preview-2021-22-new-signingskey-playersones-to-watch

Melbourne City, eventually, shut the door on Brisbane Roar

On a points-per-game basis, the Mother’s Day meeting between Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar represented a clash between first and second on the A-League table - a potential A-League Grand Final preview.  An unlikely three points secured at AAMI Park would have seen Brisbane Roar’s position on the real-world ladder match their theoretical points-per-game one … Continue reading Melbourne City, eventually, shut the door on Brisbane Roar

Diamanti and depth spur Western United to important 1-0 win over Brisbane

Their backs may not have been up against the wall just yet, but Western United has secured an important, 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Sunday evening as they looked to maintain pace with the A-League's top six.  Losers of two straight, Western coach Mark Rudan had declared the game as a … Continue reading Diamanti and depth spur Western United to important 1-0 win over Brisbane

Rudan and Western United eyeing consistent results ahead of “must win” Brisbane game

Scorers of eight goals in two wins and coming off an emotional, last-second triumph over Melbourne Victory, Western United entered last week with a wet sail: games in hand on their rivals and eyeing off the top slots on the A-Leauge table. They then promptly hit a reef.  Putting in an uncharacteristically demure performance, coach … Continue reading Rudan and Western United eyeing consistent results ahead of “must win” Brisbane game

Record-setting Besart Berisha’s favourite goal from his ‘seven-month’ A-League stay

Full stort published in SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/record-setting-besart-berisha-s-favourite-goal-from-his-seven-month-a-league-stay A decade on from signing with Brisbane Roar for a “seven-month” stay, Besart Berisha further etched himself in the local game’s history on Saturday by becoming the second all-time highest scorer in Australian national league history - and there’s one goal that immediately jumps out to … Continue reading Record-setting Besart Berisha’s favourite goal from his ‘seven-month’ A-League stay

Roar’s Gielnik warns against sleeping on W-League’s quality in 2020-21

Full story first published on SBS' The World Game: https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/roar-s-gielnik-warns-against-sleeping-on-w-league-s-quality-in-2020-21 The W-League landscape may be set to carry a different look heading into 2020/21 but, with one eye on Tokyo 2021 and the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Brisbane Roar and Matildas’ attacker Emily Gielnik believes that the competition’s standard remains strong. Much has been made … Continue reading Roar’s Gielnik warns against sleeping on W-League’s quality in 2020-21