The NRL and AFL finals might be done and dusted, but there’s still plenty of football happening around Australia with the A-League starting on Friday night.
Australia’s top soccer league kicks off with Melbourne City hosting Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park, with kickoff at 6:50pm.
The season was officially launched today with the A-league urging fans to jump in and support a team in 2017/18.
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The Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season is here, and You’ve Gotta Have a Team.
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) October 2, 2017
Queenslanders don’t have much choice when it comes to supporting their local team, with the Roar the only side from the Sunshine State in the competition.
Brisbane Roar coach, John Aloisi, has told Newscorp the Roar have tapped into the Queensland fighting spirit.
“We’ve got a great culture, even if the players aren’t Queenslanders,” he said.
“The likes of Matt McKay, Luke DeVere and Daniel Bowles make the players come in, understand what it means to play for Brisbane Roar, and be part of a Queensland club.
“That you can’t buy, no matter how much money you have. That needs to come from within, and we’ve got that.”
— Brisbane Roar (@brisbaneroar) October 3, 2017