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Mar 22

David Squires on … the fiery ending to Adelaide’s encounter with Brisbane

Our resident cartoonist casts an eye back over the controversial clash at Coopers Stadium

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Mar 21

Brisbane assistant coach Ross Aloisi cited by FFA over Adelaide tunnel incident

  • Aloisi clashes with Adelaide counterpart after stormy A-League encounter
  • Roar football director Craig Moore also cited over alleged referee comments

Brisbane assistant coach Ross Aloisi has been cited and is facing hefty punishment for an alleged incident involving Adelaide United assistant coach Jacobo Ramallo.

Aloisi clashed with Ramallo in the tunnel exiting Coopers Stadium after the Roar’s last-gasp loss in Adelaide, where Brisbane conceded a controversial penalty and lost the game 2-1.

Related: Tempers flare as Adelaide nick A-League win over Brisbane amid controversy

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Mar 19

Tempers flare as Adelaide nick A-League win over Brisbane amid controversy

Adelaide United beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Coopers StadiumWestern Sydney Wanderers beat Wellington Phoenix 3-1 at Spotless StadiumTensions boiled over after Adelaide United stole a controversial last-gasp 2-1 win against Brisbane as a 98th-minute Sergio…

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Mar 14

John Aloisi puts on brave face after Brisbane fall to second ACL defeat

  • Brisbane Roar beaten 3-0 by Kashima Antlers in Japan
  • A-League side prop up Group E with one point and minus-9 goal difference

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi is refusing to believe his side’s AFC Champions League hopes are gone, clinging to hope they can win their remaining three games and qualify for the knockout phase.

Aloisi put on a brave face after his side’s 3-0 defeat to Kashima Antlers in Japan on Tuesday night, which leaves them winless on bottom of Group E with a minus-9 goal difference.

Related: David Squires on … Australian clubs in the Asian Champions League

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Mar 05

Melbourne City hold on in frantic finish to keep Central Coast at bay

  • Central Coast Mariners 2-3 Melbourne City
  • Newcastle Jets 1-3 Brisbane Roar

Melbourne City climbed into third place after surviving a frenetic 3-2 A-League thriller against 10-man Central Coast, thanks to some luck and Paul Izzo’s goalkeeping implosion.

A Bruno Fornaroli brace, own-goals and goalkeeping howlers were the order of the day as Mariners captain Nick Montgomery and young City defender Ruon Tongyik both found the wrong net, before Izzo’s 62nd-minute red card and the subsequent penalty finished City’s job for them.

Related: Further frustration for Wanderers in stalemate with struggling Adelaide

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Feb 28

Review of scheduling called for after dismal night for Australian clubs in ACL

  • Scheduling ‘doesn’t help’, says Brisbane coach John Aloisi after 6-0 loss
  • Western Sydney also fall to heavy defeat, 5-1 against Shanghai SIPG

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes Football Federation Australia will be forced to re-examine A-League scheduling because they have made it “virtually impossible” for teams to compete in the AFC Champions League.

The Roar were smashed 6-0 by Ulsan Hyundai in South Korea on Tuesday night, continuing the utter humiliation of Australian sides at this year’s tournament.

Related: Phoenix lead late-season scramble as finals race remains wide open

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Feb 25

A-League: Victory beat Adelaide, as Wellington Phoenix upset tired Roar

  • Melbourne Victory 2-1 Adelaide
  • Brisbane Roar 1-2 Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Victory have continued their surge toward the A-League finals, surviving a late scare from last-placed Adelaide United to claim a 2-1 victory. The second-placed Victory’s two-goal lead evaporated in the 90th minute when Adelaide’s Tarek Elrich pounced on some loose defending by Jason Geria.

The Reds continued to press their case but ran out of time to claim an equaliser, with Victory climbing to within eight points of ladder-leaders Sydney FC.

Related: Sydney FC put bad week behind them with win over Melbourne City

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Feb 11

Depleted Melbourne City come back to earn draw against Brisbane Roar

  • Melbourne City 2-2 Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park
  • Second-string City side recover from two goals down

Melbourne City’s second-stringers showed their wares, earning a point with a gritty comeback to draw 2-2 with the Roar in Brisbane.

Bereft of star power with seven suspensions and a further two injuries to senior players, City looked gone for all money when Jamie Maclaren put his side two up by half-time.

Related: A-League: Castro nets twice as Perth Glory thrash Adelaide

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Feb 09

Aloisi hails AFC Champions League upset his finest moment as Roar coach

  • Brisbane Roar 2-0 Shanghai Shenhua at Hongkou Stadium
  • ‘Since I’ve been here, that’s probably been the biggest win’, says Aloisi

John Aloisi has hailed Brisbane Roar’s AFC Champions League boilover in China as the greatest victory in his tenure at the club. The Roar booked a spot in the tournament’s group stage with an upset 2-0 qualifying win on Wednesday night against a star-studded Shanghai Shenhua, whose high profile recruit Carlos Tevez was making his competitive debut.

Flying in the face of predictions the Chinese Super League’s star power would be too much to handle, Brisbane’s Brandon Borrello and Tommy Oar combined to score first-half goals and stun the hosts before their disciplined midfield and defence shut out Shenhua as they pushed for a way back into the match.

Related: Melbourne City’s Bouzanis gets five-game A-League ban for racial slur

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Feb 03

Sydney FC undefeated from 18 A-League starts after Brisbane draw

  • Brisbane Roar 0-0 Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium
  • Sydney extend unbeaten A-League start to 18 games

They might have failed to break their Suncorp Stadium drought but Sydney FC still have history in their sights after their lively 0-0 A-League draw with Brisbane. The Sky Blues’ frustrating run continued in Brisbane – where they have not won since October 2014 – after a fiery, yet scoreless Friday night clash in front of 13,095 fans.

However, the Sydney FC juggernaut extended its unbeaten season start to 18 rounds – just two short of a remarkable record. They are in now sight of the best national soccer season start, which was Apia Leichhardt’s 20-game streak in 1987.

Related: Fifa reject FFA’s bid to delay reforms on Australian football governance

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Jan 31

Brandon Borrello nets four for Brisbane Roar in Asian Champions League

Brisbane Roar 6-0 Global FCA-League side rampant at Suncorp StadiumBrandon Borrello became the first A-League player to slot home four goals in an AFC Champions League match as Brisbane easily accounted for Philippines outfit Global FC 6-0 at Suncorp S…

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Jan 28

A-League: Brisbane Roar beat Western Sydney Wanderers in thriller

Brisbane 2-1 Western Sydney WanderersBrett Holman scores winner in added timeBrett Holman has capped his return from injury by guiding Brisbane to a last-gasp 2-1 A-League win over Western Sydney.Making his first appearance since November after undergo…

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Jan 21

A-League: Glory beat Victory in Perth thriller and Brisbane Roar win in Wellington

  • Perth Glory 2-1 Melbourne Victory
  • Brisbane end five-week winless run with 1-0 win over Phoenix

Melbourne Victory have slumped to their second straight defeat, with Perth coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win in Saturday night’s A-League clash at nib Stadium.

Victory striker Besart Berisha made up for his first-half penalty miss with a successful spot kick in the 58th minute. But Glory stormed back into the contest, with Nebojsa Marinkovic nailing a 21m free kick in the 71st minute, before Adam Taggart scored the winner with an 84th-minute tap-in.

Related: Sydney FC extend their A-League lead to eight points in Adelaide win

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Jan 13

Melbourne Victory hang on against Brisbane Roar in A-League classic

  • Melbourne Victory 3-2 Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park
  • Victory striker Besart Berisha sent off in helter skelter contest

Melbourne Victory have clung on to defeat Brisbane 3-2 in stormy A-League circumstances after a controversial red card to frontman Besart Berisha. AAMI Park was alight on Friday night, with five goals scored in the opening half and a fiery second stanza centred on Berisha’s controversial dismissal.

A James Troisi-inspired Victory stormed to a 3-0 lead within half-an-hour but nearly threw their lead away before halftime, conceding two before the break. Troisi scored the opener, set up Marco Rojas’ second and played in Berisha who netted the third from the penalty spot.

Related: Adelaide United stun Melbourne City after late Mark Ochieng winner

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Jan 07

James Troisi stars as in-form Melbourne Victory overcome Adelaide United

Adelaide United 0-2 Melbourne VictoryBrisbane Roar 2-3 Newcastle JetsMelbourne Victory chalked up their fifth win on the trot with a clinical 2-0 defeat of Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.James Troisi starred for the visitors with a goal and an assi…

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Dec 29

Brisbane Roar refute claims Stoke City are circling striker Jamie Maclaren

  • Star striker Jamie Maclaren comes off contract at season’s end
  • Brisbane Roar have no available marquee spots in their roster

Coach John Aloisi says Brisbane haven’t received a single offer for Jamie Maclaren despite a British report claiming Stoke City have “tabled a bid” for the striker.

Recent conjecture about Maclaren’s future took another twist this week when UK website named the 23-year-old Socceroo as one of three players on Stoke manager Mark Hughes’ radar for the January transfer window.

Related: Western Sydney Wanderers release Kerem Bulut from A-League contract

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Dec 24

Popovic slams ‘very ordinary’ Suncorp pitch after scratchy A-League clash

  • Brisbane Roar 1-1 Western Sydney Wanderers
  • Coach John Aloisi admits he doesn’t know what can be done about pitch

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi admits there’s nothing that can be done about Suncorp Stadium’s sub-standard surface, which took the gloss off their 1-1 draw against Western Sydney.

The Roar and the Wanderers are both renowned for playing an attractive, possession-heavy style of football – but Friday night’s A-League clash descended into an agricultural display as players struggled to adapt to the crater-marked surface.

Related: Brisbane Roar held to scrappy A-League draw with Wanderers

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Dec 23

Brisbane Roar held to scrappy A-League draw with Wanderers

  • Brisbane Roar 1-1 Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium
  • Corey Brown and Dimas Delgado score as game marred by uneven pitch

Brisbane’s A-League unbeaten streak has stretched to 10 games after a scrappy and controversial 1-1 draw with Western Sydney. Stunning second-half goals from Roar left-back Corey Brown and Wanderers skipper Dimas Delgado cancelled each other out, and were ultimately the highlights of on Friday night’s match that was marred by a sub-standard playing surface at Suncorp Stadium.

There was also a dramatic finish as substitute Brendon Santalab was shown a straight red card, and could face a lengthy ban after appearing to strike Brisbane defender Jade North in the face behind play in the dying minutes.

Related: David Squires on … the A-League’s new broadcasting deal

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Dec 18

Brisbane Roar continue unbeaten run with hard-fought win over Central Coast

Central Coast Mariners 1-2 Brisbane Roar Victory lifts Roar into third place on A-League ladderThey were made to fight for it, but Brisbane saw off a spirited Central Coast 2-1 to surge to third on the A-League table and extend their unbeaten streak to…

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Dec 14

Tough draws for A-League sides in Asian Champions League group stage | John Duerden

Australia’s three representatives in the continental tournament will have to be at their very best if they are to negotiate tricky routes handed to them in Asia

The Hilton Hotel in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, can be seen from the local LRT station but negotiating your way through car parks, government complexes and Malaysian back streets to actually get there can be tricky.

It is a feeling familiar to Australian club officials who attended the draw for the 2017 Asian Champions League at the hotel on Tuesday. Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United know where they want to go but getting there is a different matter entirely.

Related: Adelaide United to face reigning champions Jeonbuk in ACL group stage

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