What Brisbane Roar need to change for next season

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The curtains have officially been drawn on Brisbane Roar’s 2021/22 A-League Men season, so let’s look at how the side should be preparing for next season.

Roar’s recent campaign was nothing short of disappointing for the club’s players, staff and fans.

As the Roar finished fourth in the previous season, the expectations for the Roar to be a championship-contending team were realistic.

However, the Roar fell short of expectations by a large margin – finishing second last on the table with seven wins, five draws and 14 losses.

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So, what do the Roar need to change for next season?

Surprisingly, the Roar’s performances were valiant throughout the season, and they were not considered a ‘walk over’ team.

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Meaning that opponent teams knew that playing the Roar wouldn’t be an easy game despite their position on the table.

The Roar always looked to be the dominant team in each game they played. They were the first to create goalscoring chances, put through defence splitting balls, had the majority of possession and made it look like they were a top-of-the-league side.

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They never struggled to create chances for themselves, whether they utilised their pace, skills or passing to break through the defence.

But the Roar must look to be clinical and ruthless in front of goal next season.

The Roar missed too many golden goalscoring opportunities and could never capitalise on their chances.

According to data collection site Fotmob, Brisbane created 33 big chances for themselves and missed 32 of those.

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Brisbane always overcomplicated things in front of goal. Whether it was taking another unnecessary touch before shooting or passing it to another teammate when being in on goal, or even just missing the target proved to be their downfall.

Even head coach Warren Moon constantly emphasised throughout the season that his side are capable of creating goal-scoring chances but are just unable to finish them off.

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The Roar must look to be able to capitalise on these opportunities, if they want to be in contention for finals next season.

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Min-Gyu Shim
Bachelor of Journalism student at UQ, and a full time football fanatic. Covering Brisbane Roar for the 2020/21 season.

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