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Brisbane Roar may have only picked up one point from Redcliffe on Sunday, but it’s the fans who should feel like real winners thanks to a vastly improved matchday experience

With two goals denied and a few more brilliant efforts wasted, you’d think the Roar were the only team that couldn’t score on Valentine’s Day

They certainly had their chances when Japanese import Riku Danzaki was twice rejected by the assistant referee’s flag in what looked like a few right decisions

The loaned youngster from Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo is fast becoming one of the season’s newcomers, but couldn’t find the angle to bring Brisbane in 77th place Minute in the well-deserved lead, not least thanks to Johnny Koutroumbi’s failure attempt

And the Newcastle Defense deserved much praise on the back of a desperate rearguard

It’s one thing to watch games on TV, but watching it live from Moreton Daily Stadium was a brutal reminder of how physically the toughest defenders the competition can be

While Nigel Boogaard and Nikolai Topor-Stanley have been on duty since the beginning of the A-League, the veteran defenders have established a clinic of brute force when dealing with the Roar’s nimble attack

Boogaard targeted Dylan Wenzel-Halls in particular, and while the Ipswich-born Tearaway never stepped backwards, the pint-sized Roar attacker could hardly have been blamed for trying to evade the Jets Skipper

Between these two and goalkeeper Jack Duncan, the Jets always found a way to keep the roar at bay If Valentino Yuel hadn’t hit his pole driver against the post just before half-time, the Novocastrians might even have left the peninsula with all three points

But as frustrating as it is going to be 0-0 for Brisbane manager Warren Moon – who might have sat on his bench more than once – there is one area of ​​the game that Roar fans have no reason to complain about should have

It may not always look like it does on TV with Fox Sports’ main cameras mounted on the ever-crowded western bleachers, but the Roar’s new home is near-perfect

All five of the Roar’s games at Redcliffe this season have been bustling, but that was particularly evident in the team’s 5-2 win over Melbourne Victory last Saturday

The hosts may have got off to a quick start, but they were supported by a parochial crowd that sat right above the action and called for blood of victory

And it’s the fact that the club now has a home stadium where fans can improve the atmosphere that should make the Brisbane Roar a real threat this season

Now all they have to do is figure out a way to get a few more fans into this new northern booth

Before the start of the season, Roar boss David Pourre informed me that he had made concerted efforts to bring down ticket prices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

He said he couldn’t in good conscience charge fans the same prices they had paid at Suncorp Stadium when so many had lowered their employment prospects

There is no doubt that the Roar now has some of the cheapest tickets in the league, and it was remarkable how many more fans were in the cave yesterday than there were a week ago

But the club can only do so much. The only thing some of the hold-outs need to do to enjoy the Redcliffe experience is simply find a way to get to a home game

Because, as we saw in Wellington’s 2-0 defeat by the Mariners in their last game in Wollongong, you can’t put a price on the value of a good home stadium

Redcliffe might not be Brisbane’s CBD, but it’s hard to argue that the roar doesn’t look right at home

With the changes to the draw at the last minute, the scheduled jets against Western United were postponed on Monday evening Instead, Brisbane Roar faced Macarthur FC at Redcliffe

Back in October 2019, when a new A-League season came to life, I wrote an article for The Roar entitled Six Young Australians Ready for an A-League Blast

Alou Kuol’s promotion from Victoria’s second division to the A-League as a match winner is a story only football can tell, but the task ahead is to capitalize on an incredible start to the season

Dylan Wenzel-Halls continued his fiery A-League form for Brisbane Roar with a brace against Adelaide – and manager Warren Moon expects him to only get better

After a great start to the A-League season, only three games will be played this weekend

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World News – AU – Redcliffe is the not-so-secret weapon of the Brisbane Roar

Source: https://www.theroar.com.au/2021/02/15/redcliffe-is-brisbane-roars-not-so-secret-weapon/