Brisbane Roar – On the brink of success

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Brisbane Roar – On the brink of success

The following is an excerpt from Football Central’s upcoming book which profiles and studies the most influential clubs in Australian football history. One of those clubs is Brisbane Roar, and this passage tells the story of their fall from possible Premier Plate winners to stumbling at the semi-final hurdle in the third season of the Hyundai A-League 2007/08 season. Remember 20 January, 2008. It can be managed with an uneasy smile, assuaged by what is now reality though with a mind persistently troubled by the prospect of a circular narrative. But back then, in the final round of the A-League’s…

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Adelaide City: Knockout Kings

The following is an excerpt from Football Central’s upcoming book which profiles and studies the most influential clubs in Australian football history. One of those clubs is Adelaide City, and this passage tells the story of their third National Soccer League Grand Final triumph at the culmination of the 1993/94 season. City followed up back-to-back Grand Finals by reaching yet another in the 1993/94 season. Finishing fifth on the table, Matic’s men had to get there the hard way. They lost the first leg of their elimination final with Sydney United 1-0, only to come back and win the return…

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