2005–06 Queensland Roar FC season

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Queensland Roar FC
2005–06 season
ChairmanJohn Ribot
ManagerMiron Bleiberg
A-League6th
Pre-Season CupGroup Stage
World Club QualifiersRound 1
Top goalscorerAlex Brosque – 8 Goals
Highest home attendance23,142 v Sydney FC
Lowest home attendance8,607 v New Zealand Knights
Average home league attendance14,785

The 2005–06 Queensland Roar season would mark the first season for both the Queensland Roar and the Hyundai A-League. The Roar were accepted by the Football Federation Australia to take part as the sole representative for Queensland, beating other nominee Brisbane Strikers, who took part in the defunct NSL; the Queensland Roar were however a club before the nomination process, playing in the Brisbane Premier League under the alias Queensland Lions.

2005–06 season[edit]

The Queensland Roar made their A-League debut against the now-defunct New Zealand Knights, in a 2–0 win in front of over twenty thousand fans at their home ground of Suncorp Stadium. Unfortunately, the Roar were mediocre in the next rounds and after a series of draws and losses would not record their next win until Round 6 against the Newcastle Jets; the rest of the 2005–06 season would follow in a similar fashion as after 21 rounds of the regular season the Roar finished with seven wins, seven draws and seven losses, placing them sixth on the ladder from eight teams. It has been said the Roars first season in the inaugural A-League was more successful off-field than on.

The club was the first to have 100,000 spectators pass through the gates and overall had the second highest attendance for the season (148,609) and despite failing to qualify for the finals, the club's home attendance was the second highest in the opening season (average 14,860 a game). Despite the clubs average win-loss record the club had a number of highlights throughout the year, notably the season's equal highest scoring win (5–0 over the Newcastle Jets in Round 20) and striker Alex Brosque being one of four A-League players awarded the Reebok Golden Boot Award for Top Scorer of the Year with 8 goals.

Inaugural A-League squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Tom Willis
2 Australia DF Karl Dodd
3 Switzerland DF Remo Buess
4 Australia DF Chad Gibson (captain)
5 Australia DF Josh McCloughan
6 Australia MF Todd Gava
7 South Korea MF Tae-Yong Shin
8 Australia MF Massimo Murdocca
9 Australia FW Michael Baird
10 Australia FW Royce Brownlie
11 Australia MF Jonathan Richter
12 Australia MF Jordan Simpson
No. Position Player
13 Australia DF Tyler Simpson
14 Australia MF David Williams
15 Australia MF Matt McKay
16 South Korea MF Hyuk-Su Seo
17 Australia FW Reece Tollenaere
18 Australia MF Warren Moon
19 Australia FW Alex Brosque
20 Australia GK Scott Higgins
21 Australia MF Spase Dilevski
22 Uruguay MF Osvaldo Carro
23 Australia DF Stuart McLaren
24 Brazil FW Reinaldo

Season 2005–06 results[edit]

Round 1


Queensland Roar2–0New Zealand Knights
Brosque Goal 80'
Baird Goal 86'
(Report)
(Summary)
Attendance: 20,725

Round 2


Adelaide United0–0Queensland Roar
(Report)
(Summary)
Attendance: 11,029
Referee: Ben Williams

Round 3


Perth Glory2–1Queensland Roar
Despotovski Goal 54', 72' (Report)
(Summary)
Moon Goal 76'
Attendance: 8,509

Round 4


Queensland Roar1–1Melbourne Victory
Baird Goal 62'
McKay Red card 40'
(Report)
(Summary)
Allsopp Goal 88'
Attendance: 15,444
Referee: Ben Williams

Round 5


Queensland Roar1–3Sydney FC
Timpano Goal 50' (og) (Report)
(Summary)[permanent dead link]
Corica Goal 5', Goal 67'
McFlynn Goal 68'
Attendance: 23,142

Round 6


Newcastle Jets0–1Queensland Roar
Carle Red card 31' (Report)
(Summary)
Moon Goal 68'
McKay Yellow card 59' Yellow-red card 80'
Attendance: 7,436

Round 7


Queensland Roar1–1Central Coast Mariners
Seo Goal 57' (Report)
(Summary)
Spencer Goal 41'
Attendance: 13,195
Referee: Perry Mur

Round 8


New Zealand Knights0–2Queensland Roar
(Report)
(Summary)
Seo Goal 8'
Baird Goal 57'
Attendance: 4,182

Round 9


Queensland Roar1–2Adelaide United
Brownlie Goal 76' (Report)
(Summary)
Fernando Goal 59'
Pantelis Goal 89'
Attendance: 15,181
Referee: Peter O'Leary

Round 10


Queensland Roar0–0Perth Glory
(Report)
(Summary)
Attendance: 13,685

Round 11


Melbourne Victory0–1Queensland Roar
Claeys Red card 86'
Muscat Yellow card 58' Yellow-red card 61'
(Report)
(Summary)
McKay Goal 15'
Attendance: 13,239
Referee: Mark Shield

Round 12


Sydney FC1–0Queensland Roar
Zdrillic Goal 54' (Summary)
Attendance: 13,030
Referee: Ben Williams

Round 13


Queensland Roar0–1Newcastle Jets
(Summary) Thompson Goal 34'
Attendance: 13,004
Referee: Mark Shield

Round 14


Central Coast Mariners2–2Queensland Roar
Heffernan Goal 89'
Osman Goal 56'
(Summary) Brosque Goal 7' Goal 78'
Baird Red card 75'
Attendance: 5,194

Round 15


Queensland Roar1–1New Zealand Knights
Brownlie Goal 28' (Summary) Yeo Goal 44'
Attendance: 8,607
Referee: James Lewis

Round 16


Adelaide United4–2Queensland Roar
Rech Goal 40' Goal 63'
Qu Goal 30'
Veart Goal 29'
(Summary) Baird Goal 83'
Brosque Goal 11'
Attendance: 8,426

Round 17


Perth Glory0–2Queensland Roar
(Summary) Baird Goal 80'
Reinaldo Goal 10'
Attendance: 11,087
Referee: Peter Green

Round 18


Queensland Roar0–1Melbourne Victory
(Summary) Thompson Goal 56'
Attendance: 12,710
Referee: Mark Shield

Round 19


Queensland Roar2–1Sydney FC
Brosque Goal 60' Goal 70' (Summary) Petrovski Goal 85'
Attendance: 13,302

Round 20


Newcastle Jets0–5Queensland Roar
(Summary) Murdocca Goal 90'
McKay Goal 83'
Brosque Goal 52'
Richter Goal 44'
Reinaldo Goal 10'
Attendance: 10,271
Referee: Peter O'Leary

Round 21


Queensland Roar2–2Central Coast Mariners
Baird Goal 60'
Brosque Goal 3'
(Summary) O'Sullivan Goal 81'
Petrie Goal 33'
Attendance: 13,641
Referee: Ben Williams

Season 2005–06 ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Adelaide United 21 13 4 4 33 25 +8 43 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage[a]
2 Sydney FC (C) 21 10 6 5 35 28 +7 36
3 Central Coast Mariners 21 8 8 5 35 28 +7 32 2006 A-League Finals series[b]
4 Newcastle Jets 21 9 4 8 27 29 −2 31
5 Perth Glory 21 8 5 8 34 29 +5 29
6 Queensland Roar 21 7 7 7 27 22 +5 28
7 Melbourne Victory 21 7 5 9 26 24 +2 26
8 New Zealand Knights[c] 21 1 3 17 15 47 −32 6
Updated to match(es) played on 5 February 2006. Source: theworldgame.sbs.com.au
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ First place qualifies for the 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage.
    Winning the 2006 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless the Grand Final winners are also first place, in which case the Grand Final runner up qualifies.
  2. ^ First place through to fourth place qualify for the 2006 A-League Finals Series.
  3. ^ New Zealand Knights cannot qualify for the AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Notes and references[edit]

Coordinates: 27°27′53″S 153°0′34″E / 27.46472°S 153.00944°E / -27.46472; 153.00944 (Suncorp Stadium)