9:41 PM Sun 9th Oct, 2011 - Admin
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced new owners for Brisbane Roar FC with the Bakrie Group of Indonesia taking a controlling stake.

FFA CEO Ben Buckley welcomed the Bakrie Group into the Hyundai A-League family and said the announcement was a great result for Brisbane Roar, its supporters and the game in Australia.

“We have been working extremely hard to find the right investors for last year’s premiers and we believe we have found fantastic new owners in the Bakrie Group,” Buckley said.

“They have a strong background in football through ownership of several other clubs and their interests are in line with our outlook for the Roar.

“Our main priorities were to find investors that would not only provide the club with long term security but also give the club the best opportunity for continued success.

“It is an exciting time for football in Australia and shows the growing international recognition of the Hyundai A-League and its future growth prospects.” ...
11:50 PM Sat 6th Feb, 2010 - Admin
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A resurgent Adelaide United FC has provided its fans with some hope for the AFC Champions League in 18 days time, after inflicting a 2-0 defeat on Brisbane Roar at Hindmarsh Stadium.

In the Reds’ final home game of the Hyundai A-League season, goals from Fabian Barbiero and Lucas Pantelis ensured the United faithful went home singing and with an air of excitement, while the result also ended the Roar’s finals aspirations.

Adding to the optimism of what lies ahead, was the impressive debut of Argentinean playmaker Marcos Flores, United’s latest South American signing, showing in a 30 minute cameo that he has the ability to unlock opposing defences, and live up to the hype surrounding his arrival to Adelaide.

The result also keeps the Reds’ chances of avoiding the wooden spoon alive, providing the Central Coast Mariners do not take all three points against Newcastle Jets when they play their postponed fixture. ...
11:05 PM Sat 12th Dec, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United grabbed a critical 3 points in a fighting performance against Brisbane Roar in Brisbane tonight.

Fabian Barbiero headed home the only goal of the game after some clever work by Matthew Leckie out wide. Leckie had streaked down the flank before holding up the ball and delaying his cross to the back post until the late arrival of midfielder Barbiero.

The result was due reward for Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar who finally shook up his under-performing side by dropping four senior regulars out of the squad in addition to the loss of Sarkies through injury. The new look Adelaide United showed much improved determination and reaped the 3 points as a direct result. It was a courageous performance and it gives Adelaide some slight hope that it may be able to turn around its otherwise disastrous 2009/10 season.
12:19 PM Sat 12th Dec, 2009 - Admin
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The winds of change have swept through Adelaide United FC’s squad as The Reds search for a much needed win at Suncorp Stadium against Brisbane Roar tomorrow night (Saturday 12 December 2009) in Round 18 of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Season (Kick-Off 8.30pm ACDT).

Coach Aurelio Vidmar, who will return to coach from the sidelines after serving his two match ban, has shown he is not afraid to ring the changes as The Reds look to take all three points and lift themselves off the bottom of the table.

Defensive pairing Robert Cornthwaite and Mark Rudan, along with Lucas Pantelis and Adam Hughes, have all been left out of the squad that lost at home to the Newcastle Jets last Friday night, while midfielder Kristian Sarkies is also out after suffering a quad injury.

Coming into the 15 man squad is Brazilian Alemao, as well as defenders Daniel Mullen and Michael Marrone, Korean midfielder Inseob Shin and young striker Francesco Monterosso, who all played in United’s Youth Team last week. ...
2:23 AM Sat 7th Nov, 2009 - Admin
Adelaide United’s missed opportunities in front of goal, has cost them three valuable points, after falling to a Sergio Van Dijk brace, with Brisbane Roar winning 2-0 in an engrossing encounter at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The Reds produced some of their best football for weeks, particularly in a lively first half, however goals continued to elude them, the result giving the Roar just their third win over United in 14 meetings, leaving The Reds languishing outside the top six.

Van Dijk’s double either side of half time was a ‘dagger in the heart’ for United, the Dutchman’s first coming courtesy of a contentious penalty decision before he produced a devastating left footed finish for his second against the run of play.

Reds striker Lloyd Owusu had the chance to peg one back, after United won a penalty of their own, but the Ghanaian’s attempt was saved by a fully stretch Griffin McMaster low down, the Roar keeper a key factor in keeping The Reds scoreless. ...
10:06 PM Wed 4th Nov, 2009 - Admin
Adelaide United FC is fully aware of the dangers that a Brisbane Roar team desperately seeking to put an end to an ordinary run of results can pose, when the teams meet at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night.

Having returned from a cautious but solid performance in a scoreless draw with the Central Coast Mariners in Canberra, a reinvigorated Reds outfit now turns its attention to a visit from a Brisbane Roar team struggling for results of late, and hoping ignite their season again with a win at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The Roar have been as high as third, back in Round 6, but just a point from their past five games has seen them spiral down the table, and Reds Captain Travis Dodd is only too aware United will need to be on full guard against a wounded Roar. ...
12:30 AM Thu 15th Oct, 2009 - Admin
BRISBANE Roar has sacked coach Frank Farina aka Cranky Franka. Farina was sacked after his weekend drink-driving offence, his second during his time with the A-League club.

Concerned by the poor discipline that has infested the club on and off the field, the Roar board has acted strongly in ridding the club of the man who has failed to set the necessary example to his team.

Farina is contracted to Roar until the end of the 2010-11 season and wants his deal, understood to be about $250,000 a season, paid out in full.

However, the Roar board, perhaps of the belief that its coach has breached his contract after being charged with drink-driving while on his way to training on Saturday, was yesterday only willing to offer Farina a three-month severance package.

A compromise is expected to be reached today, with the club to officially announce Farina's axing this afternoon.

"It was a silly indiscretion, Frank knows that," Roar chairman Chris Bombolas said yesterday.
10:51 PM Sat 21st Feb, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United discard Jonas Salley has returned from the wilderness to put in a man of the match performance and lead his club into the Grand Final. Adelaide United put in a determined performance to overcome the in-form Queensland Roar by 1 goal to nil.

Salley was instrumental in Adelaide's victory despite making his first start for Adelaide United since Round 10 of the A-League in October 2008. Such was his performance that he was given a standing ovation by the Adelaide United fans when he was substituted in the 79th.

Adelaide took the lead in the 25th minute after striker Cristiano nodded the ball into the path of midfielder Barbiero who sensationally half volleyed the ball into the top right corner of Queensland's goal. Adelaide spent the remaining 65 minutes putting in a workmanlike performance to keep the attack minded Queensland Roar at bay. ...
11:56 AM Sat 21st Feb, 2009 - Admin
Adelaide United has been given a huge boost ahead of its do or die clash with Queensland Roar tonight after defender Scott Jamieson passed a fitness test this morning.

Jamieson will now line up for the Reds.
12:35 AM Sat 21st Feb, 2009 - Admin
Adelaide United’s squad is fired up and ready to put it all on the line, when it goes up against in form Queensland Roar tomorrow night, in the one-off Hyundai A-League Preliminary Final at Hindmarsh Stadium (Kick-Off 6.30pm ACDT).

Putting a forgettable Major Semi Final series behind them, Coach Aurelio Vidmar would like nothing more than to get another shot at Melbourne Victory in the season decider, while a win over Queensland would automatically qualify United for its third AFC Champions League campaign.

Speaking at the official pre-match media conference, a buoyant Vidmar said the players’ attitude at training in the lead up to the game had been exemplary, and that he is confident they can take that onto the field tomorrow night.

“Both teams have got a big carrot dangling at the end of it which is a spot in the ACL tournament in 2010, so it’s obviously going to be an extremely tough game,” Vidmar said.

“I’m sure that the players will be fired up and they’ll need to be. ...
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