Saturday, February 23, 2008

Queensland Roar FC is an Australian football (soccer) club from Brisbane, Australia competing in the A-League competition, playing their home games at Suncorp Stadium.

The team in the 2005-06 season spent much of the season in the bottom half of the table after a poor beginning to the season. With home attendance the second highest in the opening season (average 14,860 a game), the Roar had the second highest attendance to a single game against New Zealand Knights in its first game (23,142). The team was the first to have 100,000 spectators pass through the gates and overall had the second highest attendance for the season (148,609) despite failing to qualify for the finals. The Roar ended up with seven wins, seven draws and seven losses in its first season, finishing a disappointing sixth.

2005-06 season
At the beginning of the A-League 2006-07 season the Roar enjoyed a undefeated start to their opening 5 games and took 11 points and second place on the ladder. However, in their next 7 games the Roar only managed 5 points - including just one victory. This slump had seen them fall to 4th on the ladder as of Round 12, on equal points with Perth Glory.
It was in this string of disappointing performances that saw manager, Miron Bleiberg tender his resignation after a sloppy 1-1 draw at home to the Central Coast Mariners. This was rejected by the club's board, who showed faith in Bleiberg. However, following the draw to the Mariners, the Roar suffered two straight losses which included a shocking 1-0 own goal loss to bottom-placed New Zealand and a loss at home to Adelaide. Following this game, it was announced that Bleiberg would step down as manager of the club. It was later revealed that he had tendered his resignation before the Adelaide game, indicating he would step down in the event the Roar did not return a "positive result".
The search for an appropriate successor began immediately with the club announcing they had received 25 applicants, both home and abroad, for the top job at the Roar within 24 hours of Bleiberg's resignation. Former Australian player and Socceroos coach Frank Farina was named as Bleiberg's successor at a press conference on 16 November 2006.
Despite a late season surge of positive results, including a last minute victory over premiers Melbourne Victory, the Roar found itself once again in an unenviable situation prior to their final round game against Sydney FC, needing a win to reach the finals series. The match was played in front of over 32,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium and included a goal to Sydney by former Roar player Alex Brosque. The final score was a 1-1 draw, with Sydney sealing 4th position in the semi-finals on goal difference.

2006-07 season

Main article: Queensland Roar season 2007-08 2007-08 season
During the first two seasons the Roar played in a predominantly orange home strip with blue shorts. Queensland sporting teams traditionally play in maroon but the original home strip kept with the colours used by the team in its earlier incarnations as Hollandia, Brisbane Lions and Queensland Lions. The original strip acknowledged the largely, but not exclusively, Dutch migrant community who founded the club.
On 31 July 2005 the club announced that it had ordered a strip that was half orange and half maroon, but that the current colours were manufactured for prominence on television.
For season three the home kit has been redesigned. The home strip is still orange but features maroon sleeves, shorts are now Maroon instead of blue and orange socks will be worn. Danny Tiatto and Craig Moore modeled in the strip launch on 1 August 2007

Colours and badge

Main article: Suncorp Stadium Stadium
Further information: List of Queensland Roar FC players
Queensland Roar players participate in both the Hyundai A-League regular and pre-season and may be selected in a president's eleven for the Queensland State Cup.



Miron Bleiberg (2 March 2005-12 November 2006)
Frank Farina (15 November 2006-Current) Managers

The leading scorers are:
ScoredScored Robbie Kruse, Simon Lynch, Josh McCloughan, Matt McKay, Reinaldo
ScoredSasa Ognenovski, Michael Zullo, Marcinho

2007/08 season
Round 11, Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide United 0-1 Queensland Roar

Last game
Results: 5th
Highest table position: 1st, Round 1-2, 2006
Lowest table position:
The leading scorers were:

Won: 8 Drawn: 5 Lost: 8
For: 25 Against: 27 Points: 29
Dario Vidosic: 5 Goals, 2 assists
Reinaldo da Costa: 4 goals, 4 assists
Simon Lynch: 3 Goals, 3 assists
Ante Milicic: 3 Goals, 1 assist
Matt McKay: 3 Goals
Damian Mori: 2 Goals, 1 assist
Spase Dilevski: 1 Goal, 1 assist
Ben Griffin: 1 Goal
Stuart McLaren: 1 Goal 2006/07 season
Results: 6th
Highest table position: 1st, Round 1, 2005
Lowest table position: 7th (Rounds 9, 13-15) 2005
The leading scorers were:

Won: 7 Drawn: 7 Lost: 7
For: 27 Against: 22 Points: 28
Alex Brosque: 8 Goals, 2 Assists
Michael Baird: 6 Goals, 1 Assist
Warren Moon: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Hyuk-Su Seo: 2 Goals
Royce Brownlie: 2 Goals
Matt McKay: 2 Goals 2005/06 season
Largest Victory
Biggest Defeat
Longest undefeated streak (A-League)
Most Appearances(A-League)
Most All-Time Goals(A-League)
Most goals in a season(A-League)

5-0: vs Newcastle Jets, January 27, 2006;
5-0: vs New Zealand Knights, September 15, 2006
1-4 vs Melbourne Victory, October 1, 2006
0-3 vs Sydney FC, November 24, 2006
0-3 vs Newcastle Jets, December 7, 2006
Eight matches, January 21, 2006 - September 22, 2006
50 Hyuk-Su Seo 2005-Present
8 Alex Brosque (2005-06)
8 Alex Brosque (2005-06) Team

Largest crowd: 32,371 vs Sydney FC (A-League 2006-07, Round 21)
Largest season average crowd: 16,465 (A-League 2006-07) Queensland Roar FC Supporters

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