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A-League 2010/2011 Finals Series - Brisbane Roar - Preview

Monday, February 14, 2011

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After a below average season in the 2009/2010 installment, which resulted in them finishing second last, expectations for the 2010/2011 were simple, qualify for the finals! With the loss of Sergio Van Dijk early in the season to rivals Adelaide it was predicted that the Roar would finish last.

However a host of signings (Broich and Solorzano just a few) brought new talent to the club as well as an entertaining brand of football. The unredictability of the Roar quickly pushed them towards the top of the table. The Roar were rampant against anyone they faced, scoring in nearly every encounter. They ended Wellington's 24 game unbeaten streak at home.

After comprehensively accounting for Adelaide 4-0 who are their closest rivals on the table, the Roar went on to break an A-League record 14 matches undefeated. This was a record in the A-League but not in football leagues across Australia. This soon to be no challenge as Brisbane broke South Melbourne's long standing record of 16 games unbeaten, stretching out the record to 23 games. They were announced premiers a remarkable two games before the conclusion of the regular season.

Lead by Solorzano and Barbarouses upfront the Roar have put a total of 58 goals behind opposition in the A-League. Matched by a solid defence who have considered less than half the amount, it would seem that Bribane is the most well rounded team in the A-League.

As is rightly deserved Brisbane will go into the finals favourites to take out the title. After taking claiming a first league title, the Roar will be confident that they can replicate their stunning for and claim a first A-League Premiership, marking the end of a remarkable turn around after a 2009/2010 season which put the club under alot of pressure from fans and sponsors alike.
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