2008–09 Queensland Roar FC season

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Queensland Roar FC
2008-09 season
Chairman N/A
Manager Frank Farina
A-League 3rd
Pre-Season Cup 8th
Top goalscorer League: Serginho van Dijk - 11 Goals
All: Serginho van Dijk - 12 Goals
Highest home attendance 23,705 v Central Coast Mariners
Lowest home attendance 9,118 v Perth Glory
Average home league attendance 13,968
Home colours
Away colours

Squad[edit]

Full time squad as of 31 July 2008

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 Liam Reddy
2 Australia MF Andrew Packer
3 Australia DF Luke de Vere
4 Australia DF Craig Moore (c)
5 Australia DF Josh McCloughan
6 Australia FW David Dodd
7 Australia MF Michael Zullo
8 Australia MF Massimo Murdocca
9 Netherlands FW Serginho van Dijk
10 Scotland MF Charlie Miller
11 Brazil FW Reinaldo
12 Australia FW Tahj Minniecon
No. Position Player
13 Australia MF Chris Grossman
14 Australia DF Ben Griffin
15 Australia MF Matt McKay
16 South Korea DF Seo Hyuk-Su
17 Australia MF Mitch Nichols
18 Australia MF Danny Tiatto
19 Australia MF Isaka Cernak-Okanya
20 Australia GK Griffin McMaster
21 Australia MF Thomas Oar
22 Australia FW Robbie Kruse
23 Australia FW Tim Smits

Player Movement[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 Australia DF Luke DeVere (Moved from A.I.S.)
6 Australia MF David Dodd (Moved from Palm Beach)
9 Indonesia FW Serginho van Dijk (Moved from FC Emmen)
10 Scotland MF Charlie Miller (Moved from Lierse S.K.)
11 Brazil FW Reinaldo¤ (Moved from Busan I'Park)
19 Australia MF Isaka Cernak (Moved from A.I.S.)
21 Australia MF Tommy Oar (Moved from Q.A.S.)
23 Australia FW Tim Smits (Moved from Rochedale Rovers)
33 Brazil MF Henrique (Loaned from América Mineiro)
No. Position Player
6 Australia DF Stuart McLaren (Moved to Perth Glory)
9 Scotland FW Simon Lynch (Moved to Airdrie United)
10 Australia FW Ante Miličić (Moved to Shahzan Muda FC)
11 Brazil FW Reinaldo¤ (Moved to Busan I'Park)
13 Australia FW Zoran Petrevski (Moved to Melbourne Knights)
19 Australia DF Sasa Ognenovski (Moved to Adelaide United)
20 Australia GK Matthew Ham (Moved to Redlands United)
23 Brazil MF Marcinho (Released)


¤ Reinaldo transferred to Busan I'Park at the end of the 2007/08 A-League season and returned to Queensland in July 2008 on a free transfer.

Pre-Season[edit]

Roar Roadshow[edit]

14 May 2008
19:15 UTC+10
Brisbane Olympic 0 – 6 Queensland Roar
(Report) Smits Goal 23', 35'
Packer Goal 49'
Grossman Goal 57', 70', 80'
Goodwin Park
Yeronga, Queensland

20 May 2008
19:15 UTC+10
Rochedale Rovers 2 – 5 Queensland Roar
Tabulo Goal
Unknown Goal
(Report) Nichols Goal
Smits Goal
Close GoalGoal
Thurtell Goal
Underwood Park
Rochedale, Queensland




8 June 2008
14:00 UTC+10
Sunshine Coast F.C. 1 – 0 Queensland Roar
Muta Goal 47' (Report)
One Mile Ovals
Gympie, Queensland

17 June 2008
19:15 UTC+10
Peninsula Power 0 – 1 Queensland Roar
(Report) Oar Goal 44'
A.J. Kelly Field
Kippa Ring, Queensland

24 June 2008
19:15 UTC+10
Brisbane City 0 – 4 Queensland Roar
(Report) Smits Goal 53'
McKay Goal 58'
Minniecon Goal 60'
Nichols Goal 65'

1 July 2008
19:15 UTC+10
Easts Invitational XI 1 – 8 Queensland Roar
Baty Goal 14' (pen.) (Report) Packer Goal 3'
Smits Goal 24' Goal 29' Goal 90'
van Dijk Goal
McKay Goal 69'
Oar Goal 70'
Carroll (g.k.) Goal 74' (o.g.)

Translink Cup[edit]

12 July 2008
19:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 3 – 1 Brazil Palmeiras B
Smits Goal 35'
McKay Goal 43'
Murdocca Goal 90+2'
(Report) Portela Goal 57'

2008 A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup[edit]

19 July 2008
19:00 UTC+10
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Queensland Roar
Payne Goal 53'
Prentice Goal 57'
(Report) van Dijk Goal 49'
Seo Red card 57'

27 July 2008
14:30 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 1 – 1 Wellington Phoenix
van Dijk Goal 18' (Report) Kwasnik Goal 74'
Stockland Park
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Attendance: 3,832
Referee: Regis Queffelec

3 August 2008
15:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 1 – 2 Central Coast Mariners
Zullo Goal 51'
Moore Red card 49'
(Report) Elrich Goal 29'
Macallister Goal 32'

Hyundai A-League 2008-09[edit]

Round 1

17 August 2008
15:00 UTC+12
Wellington Phoenix 1 – 1 Queensland Roar
Smeltz Goal 53' (Report)
(Summary)
Miller Goal 46'

Round 2

24 August 2008
17:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 1 – 1 Adelaide United
Miller Goal 47' (Report)
(Summary)
Dodd Goal 8' (pen.)

Round 3

31 August 2008
17:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 2 – 4 Central Coast Mariners
Miller Goal 69'
van Dijk Goal 74' (pen.)
(Report)
(Summary)
Simon Goal 31'
Jedinak Goal 48'
Macallister Goal 64' Goal 71'

Round 4

14 September 2008
15:00 UTC+8
Perth Glory 0 – 3 Queensland Roar
(Report)
(Summary)
Moore Goal 14'
McKay Goal 23'
Miller Goal 45+2'

Round 5

19 September 2008
20:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 0 – 1 Newcastle Jets
(Report)
(Summary)
Griffiths Goal 83'

Round 6

28 September 2008
17:00 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 0 – 2 Queensland Roar
Hernández Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 48', 58' (Report)
(Summary)
Minniecon Goal 83'
Zullo Goal 90+5'
Telstra Dome
Melbourne, Victoria
Attendance: 22,226
Referee: Ben Williams

Round 7

4 October 2008
19:00 UTC+10
Sydney FC 1 – 1 Queensland Roar
Musialik Goal 90+3' (Report)
(Summary)
Miller Goal 48'

Round 8

17 October 2008
19:30 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 0 – 1 Adelaide United
(Report)
(Summary)
Cornthwaite Goal 60'

Round 9


Round 10


Round 11


Round 12

23 November 2008
17:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 4 – 1 Perth Glory
van Dijk Goal 45+1' (pen.)
Minniecon Goal 45+3'
Miller Goal 55'
Nichols Goal 81'
(Report)
(Summary)
Harnwell Goal 57'

Round 13

28 November 2008
20:00 UTC+11
Sydney FC 1 – 1 Queensland Roar
Corica Goal 64' (Report)
(Summary)
McKay Goal 12'

Round 14


Round 15

14 December 2008
18:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 2 – 1 Newcastle Jets
Nichols Goal 45+1'
van Dijk Goal 90'
(Report)
(Summary)
Griffiths Goal 26'
Wheelhouse Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 11', 70'

Round 16


Round 17

28 December 2008
18:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 3 – 2 Wellington Phoenix
McKay Goal 38'
van Dijk Goal 48'
Oar Goal 90+1'
(Report)
(Summary)
de Vere Goal 11' (o.g.)
Hearfield Goal 46'
Durante Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 37', 90'

Round 18

2 January 2009
20:00 UTC+11
Melbourne Victory 2 – 1 Queensland Roar
Allsopp Goal 55'
Vargas Goal 67'
(Report)
(Summary)
Moore Goal 75'

Round 19

10 January 2009
19:00 UTC+11
Central Coast Mariners 3 – 4 Queensland Roar
Mrdja Goal 5'
Simon Goal 55' Goal 81'
(Report)
(Summary)
van Dijk Goal 43' Goal 48'
Minniecon Goal 60'
Bojic Goal 69' (o.g.)

Round 20

17 January 2009
19:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 3 – 1 Sydney FC
van Dijk Goal 15' Goal 28' Goal 90+3' (Report)
(Summary)
Danning Goal 25'
Cairncross Red card 87'

Round 21

24 January 2009
19:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 4 – 2 Perth Glory
Nichols Goal 27'
Tiatto Goal 63'
van Dijk Goal 76'
McCloughan Goal 82'
(Report)
(Summary)
Rukavytsya Goal 21'
Skorich Goal 66'

Finals Series[edit]

Minor Semi Final - Away Leg

6 February 2009
20:00 UTC+11
Central Coast Mariners 0 – 2 Queensland Roar
(Report)
(Summary)
Nichols Goal 30'
van Dijk Goal 54' (pen.)
Tiatto Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 33', 75'

Minor Semi Final - Home Leg

13 February 2009
19:30 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 2 – 1 Central Coast Mariners
Nichols Goal 21'
McKay Goal 49'
(Report)
(Summary)
Mrdja Goal 64'

Preliminary Final (One Leg - Played away to loser of Major Semi Final)

Ladder position[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne Victory (C) 21 12 2 7 39 27 +12 38 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Adelaide United 21 11 5 5 31 19 +12 38
3 Queensland Roar 21 10 6 5 36 25 +11 36 2009 A-League Finals Series
4 Central Coast Mariners 21 7 7 7 35 32 +3 28
5 Sydney FC 21 7 5 9 33 32 +1 26
6 Wellington Phoenix 21 7 5 9 23 31 −8 26
7 Perth Glory 21 6 4 11 31 44 −13 22
8 Newcastle Jets 21 4 6 11 21 39 −18 18

Source: the-AFC.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1First place through to sixth place qualify for the 2009 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2009 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second place qualifies for the 2010 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2010 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2010 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off.


References[edit]

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