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Name: Queensland Roar FC
Nickname: The Roar
Founded: 2004
Home Colours: Orange(?)
Away Colours: Blue(?)
City: Brisbane
State: Queensland

Stadium: Suncorp Stadium
Capacity: 52,579 (first tier open only)







Squad (as of 29/11): 19/20
Keepers:
Tom Willis
Scott Higgins

Defenders:
Remo Buess (SUI)
Chad Gibson (c)
Spase Dilevski
Josh McCloughan
Ben Griffin u/20
Tyler Simpson u/20

Midfielders:
Matt McKay
Massimo Murdocca
Jonathon Richter
Hyuk Su-Seo (SKR)
Jordan Simpson u/20
Osvaldo Carro (URU)
Warren Moon

Forwards:
Michael Baird
Alex Brosque
Royce Brownlie
Reece Tollenaere
Reinaldo (BRA) loan
Con Boutsianis loan
Stephen Weah (LIB) loan

Manager: Miron Bleiberg
Assistant Managers: Shin Tae-Yong (SKR), Rado Vidosic

Website: http://www.qldroar.com.au/
Fansite: http://www.roarfans.com.au/home.asp, http://www.qldroarforums.com/
 

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QUEENSLAND ROAR has signed the Korean League's 2002 Footballer of the Year Min-Suk Chang to head up its strike force in the new A-League.

At the same time, Sydney FC believes it's closer than ever to signing former Manchester United treble-winning striker Dwight Yorke.

Min-Suk Chang, a 28-year-old goalscorer who played regularly for the Korean under-21 side, is due to arrive in Australia by the end of the week.

Roar head coach Miron Bleiberg confirmed the signing and said the talented front man was voted the most valuable player in the K-League in 2002.

And the overseas invasion doesn't stop there.

Fellow Korean player and former international Tae-Yong Shin is expected to sign with the Roar inside the next two weeks after seeing out his testimonial season in the K-League.

Further to that, Bleiberg said, German-based Swiss midfielder Stephan Keller is also expected to sign.

Keller, a 26-year-old towering midfielder, has three full caps for Switzerland and 25 under-21 appearances, as well as UEFA Cup experience.

Meanwhile, under World Cup-winning German coach Pierre Littbarski, Sydney FC now describes its chances of signing 33-year-old Birmingham hit-man Yorke as 80-20 in favour.

It's believed Yorke is keener than ever on the Sydney move, with only the final financial arrangements to be put in place.

The news is not so good for Newcastle who have seemingly failed in their bold bid to bring back former Socceroo skipper Paul Okon.

The Jets Chief Executive George Liolio said a financial deal had finally been resolved with Okon, but his Belgian club refused to release him in time for the World Club qualifying tournament in early May.

"That is unacceptable to us," Liolio said. "The World Club is very important to us, and we want Paul on board for that. But Oostende are in a relegation battle in Belgium, and they won't release Paul before the end of the season."

And Melbourne's bid to lure back Socceroo defender Kevin Muscat as its marquee player is still rated better than 50-50.

Victory's football operations head Gary Cole said a progressive offer to Muscat was still firmly on the table, but as yet nothing had been agreed upon.

After signing Belgian-based 30-year-old former international defender Geoffrey Claeys this week, Melbourne also confirmed it was moving in on the signatures of three Australians abroad, one from the continent and two from the lower leagues in England.
 

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Former Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm rugby league boss John Ribot has been appointed chairman of A League soccer side the Queensland Roar.

Former Socceroo Gary Wilkins will be the Roar's deputy chairman while Lawrence Oudendyk is the chief executive of the Roar.

Ribot, who finished with the Storm last season, had been a consultant with the former Queensland Lions' soccer club's bid to be included in the national league.

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Well, that's a big signing. Not too sure on his credentials though, running the Melbourne Storm is not something I'd be proud of on my resume considering their stellar market presence and on field success. Still, probably a step up on the usual gang of idiots running football in this country. At least with his past service with the Bronco's he knows the ins and outs of the Qld market. Not too sure how he'll enjoy being on the other end of the Courier-Mail's priority list though.
 

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The Roar made three South Korean signings to round off its squad of 20: midfielder Shin Tae-Yong and defender Hyuk Su-Seo from Sungnam Ilhwa, and striker Min Suk-Jang from Dae-Jun.
 

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I remember being on a Roar forum once but the layout was crap and there weren't many fans on it. If you try a Google search you might find something.
 

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Queensland Roar's chances of winning the CWC, according to the SMH:

Apart from the dodgy nickname, the club formerly known as Lions have gone about the business of returning to the top flight after a 15-year absence in typically professional style. The players have lacked for nothing in terms of facilities, and support staff, and have responded by averaging 14.4 in the beep test - perhaps making them the fittest squad in the nation - and scoring more than 50 goals in pre-season trials. All that means little, of course, if they don't have the quality to trouble Sydney FC tomorrow, and in that context Queensland are unknowns. Much will depend on their three imports - Swiss defender Remo Buess and South Korean midfielders Shin Tae-yong and Seo Hyuk-su - and indications are they won't disappoint. Elsewhere, the squad is largely recycled NSL players, but importantly the likes of Royce Brownlie, Michael Baird, Chad Gibson and Warren Moon have plenty to prove. Sadly, exciting youngster Jordan Simpson won't participate, because of a hamstring injury.
 

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The Roar won't be as bad as people say they are.

I'd expect Buess, with a bit of support, will be able to handle the likes of Zdrillic and Petrovski.
 

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I quite like the orange kit, although it's hardly surprising that they went with an all-orange kit considering who they used to be ;)
 

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South Americans trial at Roar
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Roar coach Miron Bleiberg has stepped up his chase to sign a quality striker as the 20th and final member of Queensland's squad for the inaugural A-League competition.

Bleiberg commented after his side's elimination from the World Club Championship qualifiers at the hands of Sydney FC on the weekend, that he was a striker short of a top squad.

He is currently trialling two South American forwards, who arrived in Brisbane overnight.

Osvaldo Carro is a Uruguayan free-kick specialist who attracted early interest from fellow A-League clubs Sydney FC and Perth Glory. He currently plays in Uruguay's top division.

29-year-old Peruvian Christian Zuniga is the other player hoping to impress. The Atletico Universidad left-attacker arrives with a reputation for a strong shot and potent finishing.

Carro and Zuniga will train with the Roar and also partake in the club's practice games before Bleiberg makes a final decision.
 

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Miron Bleiberg is eyeing two strikers from the Romanian top flight. FC Oradeaa's Macedonia international striker Jurica Siljanoski and Catalin Cursaru of FC Bacau are both set to arrive for trials. Also in the frame is former Flamengo striker Rodrigo, who has experience in Japan with Vegalda Sendai.

I hope we can get some Roar fans on here (ditto Mariners), otherwise I'll have to keep updating their threads on my own. :(
 

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We've never really had any Queenslanders on here in the past few years, although I remember a romanisti who used to support the Strikers but haven't seen him here for a while.
 

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We've never really had any Queenslanders on here in the past few years, although I remember a romanisti who used to support the Strikers but haven't seen him here for a while.
That Roma fan would be me :smileani: . Man I haven't been on these forums in ages. Anyway back on topic I plan on trying to go to as many Qld Roar matches as possible this year, especially with the way the squad looks I'm really keen to see how all these imports fair in the A League.

Hopefully Qld fair better than Roma did this year :cry:
 

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Hopefully Qld fair better than Roma did this year :cry:
But our biggest achievements this year include reaching the cup final (and maybe there's more to come :hopefull: :mute: ) and once again causing problems for UEFA in the CL. Surely Queensland can't achieve success like that on so many different fronts. Actually, in the A-League it's not even possible to celebrate narrowly avoiding relegation :proud: :D
 
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