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New Brisbane A-League team to challenge Roar, says Bleiberg

New Brisbane A-League team to challenge Roar, says Bleiberg

Vince Rugari

A consortium is in place that is prepared to bankroll a second A-League team in Brisbane, according to former Brisbane and Gold Coast coach Miron Bleiberg.

The former coach of Brisbane Roar and the now-defunct Gold Coast United, Bleiberg says he is part of a group that is serious about backing another franchise in south-east Queensland and is ready to act, now that expansion is firmly back on the A-League agenda.
"I'm not authorised to speak on their behalf, but I can tell you there is movement," Bleiberg said.

"There is a group of local people, they are capable, they have the money, most importantly they love the game, and they are ready."

Bleiberg would not divulge the identities of those involved or if they are attached to an existing bid group or region of the city.

However Bleiberg declared in August his support for a second A-League team in Brisbane in the belief that competition would force Brisbane Roar, who have been crippled by a string of off-field issues over the past two years, to clean up their act.

Bleiberg, who is independently wealthy outside of football, even claimed he would be happy to contribute to the cause himself.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) last week declared expansion was now a priority and is seen as the best method of getting more out of

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Matt McKay unsure if this season will be his last at Brisbane Roar

Matt McKay unsure if this season will be his last at Brisbane Roar

Marco Monteverde, in Sydney, The Courier-Mail
October 5, 2016 8:35am

MATT McKay is unsure if his last season as a Brisbane Roar marquee player will also be the final year of his career.

But if it is, the Roar captain will leave no stone unturned in his bid to lead the Roar to what would be their fourth A-League title in seven years.

?We?re going to play a really good style of football again and hopefully that translates into results ? I?m sure it will,? McKay said at yesterday?s season launch at Homebush.

The Roar kick off the season on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium against Melbourne Victory.

In a career that has been filled with milestones, McKay will chalk up another achievement this week when he makes his 200th A-League appearance and 222nd in all competitions for the Roar.

?I?m still as passionate as ever,? the 33-year-old midfielder said.

?I?m really enjoying my football at the moment. When I don?t enjoy it, I won?t play.?

McKay is yet to speak to the club about a contract extension.

But with Tommy Oar and Brett Holman to be elevated to marquee status next season, any new deal keeping McKay at the club will have to be inside the cap and at a reduced wage.

Not that the Socceroo is concerned.

?I?m off contract at the end of the season so it could be the end of my

Maroon is back in town!

Brisbane Roar will be sporting Orange and White kits as well as a specially-themed Maroon kit for the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season. -
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Roar V NPL U/23's

Surprised I haven't seen any comments regarding the game. This was our last hit out before MV.
I thought there were some good performances...and some not so good.
Im hoping that we don't play that way against Victory or we will cop a shallacking.

Was good to see Holman...I always liked him for the National team - always thought he was underated. Box to Box midfielder that always plays positive

Just wondering on any other perspectives of the game

Marquee man Thomas Broich to stake claim for left wing spot in trial vs Glory

Brisbane Roar marquee man Thomas Broich to stake claim for left wing spot in trial against Perth Glory

September 19, 2016 8:37pm

MARQUEE man Thomas Broich gets the chance to prove he should retain his long-time Brisbane starting spot at the expense of Tommy Oar when the Roar meet Perth Glory on Tuesday in Sydney.

Former whiz-kid Oar has been ruled out of the trial at Leichhardt Oval because of groin tightness, meaning the evergreen Broich is set to start in his favoured left wing position.

Oar isn?t the only Brisbane star who will miss Tuesday?s behind-closed-doors clash, with new recruit Brett Holman?s maiden appearance in Roar colours being delayed until Saturday?s trial against an NPL under 23 select squad at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre this weekend.

Goalkeeper Jamie Young is also sidelined because of a finger injury, with Michael Theo to start between the posts.

Roar coach John Aloisi is yet to settle on his starting XI for Brisbane?s A-League opener against Melbourne Victory on October 7 at Suncorp Stadium, with the Oar-Broich selection battle among the most intriguing.

The pair have both had time on the left wing and in the midfield during the pre-season, but it has usually been a case of one or the other in the starting side.

Two-time Johnny Warren Medallist Broich, 35, is in the final season of his Roar contract, while ex
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