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Oh how the mighty Roar!
What's your idea of a perfect Saturday afternoon in Brisbane? For many people, it's watching Brisbane Roar play at Suncorp Stadium. By the time this match kicks off, it will have been three weeks since the Roar have played at home (an eternity in football reckoning).
Brisbane have been in fairly decent form at the time of writing, so there's little doubt that the Wanderers will have something to prove.
The support sections for both teams will there in force, and the atmosphere will definitely be salty! The last time both teams met, Wanderers forward Brendon Santalab was shown a red card for striking Brisbane captain Matt McKay. He will undoubtedly receive a frosty welcome from fans when he takes the field this time.
Brisbane have some players to watch; number 7 Thomas Kristensen has slotted well into the team since moving here from Denmark, scoring four goals in twelve matches. He is a highly accurate passer, and likes to score from inside the box. Our other new midfielder is Arana; like Kristensen, he has excellent control and is quick on his feet. Currently yet to score after eight games, his possession statistics are a little lower than Kristensen however these will certainly improve with more time on the field.
If you are still new to football, watching the banter and listening to the chants will be a bit of an eye-opener. Both The Den (Brisbane's active support section) and the Red and Black Brigade (the Wanderers') will be marching into the stadium around 10-15 minutes before kickoff; rest assured that if you can't see them, you will certainly hear them.
Former Brisbane striker Andriya thumps one in at a training session.
All in all, this is a great option for you, the family and as many friends as you can muster.
Get your tickets here (remember that public transport is free for ticket holders).