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Club Publicly Blames Moore for Shirtgate

EXCLUSIVE: Moore named and blamed for Roar?s shirt fiasco

Moore, who was working out a two-month notice period after last week?s resignation, is being held culpable for the embarrassing and shambolic wardrobe malfunctions which heaped worldwide ridicule on Brisbane as they crashed out of the AFC Champions League 3-2 in their qualifier against unfancied Filipinos Ceres-Negros.

The sight of shirt numbers peeling off and substitute Eric Bautheac marooned on the sideline for more than five minutes without a duplicate after the No.22 peeled off his back.

This left Roar vice-chairman Chris Fong ?flabbergasted and embarrassed? and pointing the finger squarely at outgoing football director Moore saying "the buck stops with him".

Thwarted from attempting to return in a No.30, the Frenchman was permitted to rejoin his 10 teammates with the No.77 sticky-taped to look like a 22, in scenes of high farce.

Vowing to restore the credibility and pride of the stricken three-time champions, Fong said Moore?s soon-to-be announced successor would be closely monitored and the club would be lifting its game across the board.

?I was flabbergasted with images and footage I saw,? said Fong amidst a pitiless social media backlash pillorying and parodying the club.

?I couldn?t believe what I was seeing ... it was disgusting that we could allow ourselves to be brought down to this level. It?s indicative of what has be

Club statement following last night's result

Brisbane Roar FC is very disappointed to have been knocked out of the 2018 AFC Champions League competition on Tuesday night.
The club understands the result against Ceres-Negros FC was disappointing and the performance was unacceptable.

We have always worn our orange jersey with pride.

Last night, our club disappointed many people and embarrassed ourselves with the presentation of numbering on our orange jersey. This was of no fault of BRFC kit manufacturer Umbro and we are unreservedly apologetic.
BRFC would like to assure its members, supporters, partners and the local football community that we are fully committed to improving both on and off the field.
We have ten (10) remaining Hyundai A-League and two (2) Westfield W-League regular season matches which are of huge importance to everyone.

Every effort will be made to make sure season 2017/18 is a success, starting with Saturday?s away game in Gosford against Central Coast Mariners.
Following last night's result, Managing Director David Pourre said, "Brisbane Roar FC respects the right of individuals who support the club to express their dissatisfaction with the current situation. We must, and we will continue to strive for the high standards expected of our club."

BRFC will not be making any further comment at this time.


Craig Moore quits as Brisbane Roar's Football Director

Brisbane Roar have confirmed Football Director Craig Moore has left the club.

The ex-Caltex Socceroos defender, who played at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, has been in his role since June 2015.

?Craig has been an important member of our football department and I?d like to take this opportunity to thank him for all his efforts and the support he has given our club,? Roar boss John Aloisi said.

While Roar have struggled in the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season, Moore helped oversee a period of success in the competition prior to that.

Roar finished third in each of the last two seasons, finishing one game short of the grand final in both campaigns.

?Craig is a passionate football person who has always had Brisbane Roar?s best interest at heart,? Managing Director David Pourre said.

?We wish Moorey the best of luck and every success in the future.?

Roar?s next Hyundai A-League game is on Thursday night when they host Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium.


Brisbane Roar guarantee John Aloisi?s future at the club is safe

ROAR coach John Aloisi will be given the chance to ?rectify? battling Brisbane?s fortunes next season.

The club?s managing director David Pourre reiterated the Roar?s full support of Aloisi after chairman Rahim Soekasah?s declaration last month that the former Socceroos striker had the total backing of club owners, the Bakrie Group.

Since then Brisbane?s downward spiral has continued.

The Roar have lost three successive games, including last Friday?s 1-0 defeat in Newcastle, ahead of Thursday night?s home clash against fellow strugglers Perth Glory.

The Glory have lost four on the trot, with pressure mounting on Perth coach Kenny Lowe.

But while both coaches are desperate for a win on Thursday, Aloisi?s job will be safe regardless of the result and where the Roar, currently second last on the ladder, finish this season.

?John has the full support of the club,? Pourre said.

?We haven?t written off this season ? but whatever happens, John will have the chance to rectify the situation next season.

?He deserves that after what he?s done in tough circumstances since he has been here.

?We?ve been very close (to winning silverware) in the past couple of seasons. This season things have worked against us, but we?re working on things for next season.?

The Roar?s internal review of the club?s on and off-field will continue throughout the year.

Pourre vowed Aloisi wou

Aiden O'Neill understands how big January 2017 could be

Aiden O?Neill understands how big January 2017 could be for his international career.

The 19-year-old box-to-box, ball-winning midfielder from Premier League outfit Burnley FC linked with Ante Milicic?s young charges in Shanghai earlier this week determined to make his mark in the green and gold at the 2018 AFC U23 Championship in China.

O'Neill recognises that impressive displays at international youth level in January, parlayed into strong form at club level through to the end of the current season, could put him into consideration for Caltex Socceroos selection by the time Russia rolls around.

Aiden O'Neill

?As soon as I received the e-mail about my selection in the under 23s I called my parents, and then my agent to say that I would really like be involved,? O?Neill told Socceroos.com.au from the team?s base camp in China.

?I was on loan at Fleetwood Town (in League One) and they weren?t too keen on me travelling, however Burnley were very easy with it and supported my desire to come to China to represent Australia.

?Since we?ve been here Ante (Milicic) has made is clear that this is a massive chance for all of us. He?s explained to us that if we do well he?ll make sure that we are on the radar once the new Head Coach is appointed for the (Caltex) Socceroos,? he said.

While O?Neill has primarily spent the past few days in China getting to know his Australian U23 teammates, as well as th

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