The Roar is determined not to let the club’s financial dramas, affect its performance on the field during the new A-League season.

Brisbane kicks off its campaign this week, against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Bianca Banchetti reports.


The Roar players have faced an off-season of uncertainty over the financial future of the club’s owner.

The new coach is happy that the focus is finally back on football.

John Aloisi, Brisbane Roar: “It hasn’t been easy. I have to say the players have been brilliant.”

The team’s marquee player and the man many consider the best to have played in the A-League.

Thomas Broiche is confident the new coach can continue the club’s winning ways.

Thomas Broiche, Brisbane Roar: “We had so many injuries but it gave our younger players a chance to step up. There is a lot of potential and we are really confident.”

John Aloisi, Brisbane Roar: “We are all winners in our team. Last season they didn’t do as well so it was easy for me to come in an motivate them on the football side of things.”

Veteran goalkeeper Michael Theo is also keen for the new season to kick-off, confident the Roar can match the A-League’s big guns, Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC.

Michael Theo, Brisbane Roar: “In terms of morale it hasn’t been too difficult a job for John to come in we are used to success.”

The Brisbane Roar play their first A-League match against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Paramatta Stadium this Thursday night.

The first home game is against Central Coast on Sunday week.

Bianca Banchetti, QUT News.