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Forget the manager, Brisbane have the clearest identity in the A-League

There is no right or wrong way to play football, but it is near-unanimous that Ange Postecoglou’s Brisbane Roar had an attractive style of play. Five years on from that groundbreaking era, John Aloisi has forged a new but still unmistakeable identity for Brisbane.

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A-League Finals, Match Analysis: Adelaide United 2-1 Brisbane Roar

Awer Mabil scored late to send Adelaide United through to the semi-finals at the expense of the defending champions.

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Melbourne Victory go man-for-man in the midfield zone

Melbourne Victory changed the structure of their midfield against Brisbane Roar – how successful was it?

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Match Analysis: Adelaide United 0-1 Brisbane Roar

Henrique’s lone goal was the difference as Josep Gombau’s constant formation changes dictated the tactical battle.

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Match Analysis: Western Sydney Wanderers 0-1 Brisbane Roar

Henrique’s early penalty was enough for Brisbane to secure a first win under new boss Frans Thijssen.

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Match Analysis: Melbourne Victory 1-0 Brisbane Roar

It turned out that Jade North’s own goal was enough to not only condemn Brisbane to their fifth defeat of the season, but also, to end Mike Mulvey’s time at the club.

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Match Analysis: Newcastle Jets 0-4 Brisbane Roar

Henrique scored the A-League’s first ever substitute hat-trick thanks to a shockingly bad performance from the Jets in the second half.

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A-League

Investigating Brisbane Roar’s incredible fall

It’s one of the most incredible A-League stories ever – defending champions Brisbane Roar have started with four straight defeats. How has this happened?

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A-League Tactical Previews

Brisbane Roar 2014-15 season preview: defending their title, the only way they know how

Brisbane Roar will defend their A-League title in the same way they won it, with their monopolisation of possession

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How do you beat Brisbane Roar?

Brisbane Roar are the A-League’s dominant side, but there is a way to break the relentless possession machine

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Brisbane Roar 2-1 Western Sydney Wanderers: Roar leave Championship win late…again

In a tight, cagey Grand Final, the Wanderers took the lead through intelligent manipulation of Brisbane’s man-marking at set-pieces, but were eventually run down by the Roar’s controlled possession

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A-League Tactical Previews

A-League Grand Final tactical preview

First vs second play off for Championship glory.