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Turnbull Scotches The Rumour Mill

Apr 25, 2015 No Comments by

Twenty-four hours can be a long time in football, as Brisbane Strikers (and now Melbourne Victory) goalkeeper Michael Turnbull has discovered today.  Less than a day after a hastily-arranged stint with A-League club Victory on an injury replacement basis was confirmed, Turnbull found himself dealing with a social media rumour mill questioning his football background. […]

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5-1 Strikers “Onslaught” Was Overdue: Henslee

Apr 13, 2015 No Comments by

Beating Brisbane Roar NYL 5-1 in the Perry Park Derby on Saturday was all about playing assertive football, according to Brisbane Strikers centre half Greig Henslee. Interviewed the day after the game, Henslee said that imposing authority early in the match was an essential part of the game plan devised by Strikers coach Kevin A’Herne-Evans […]

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Concentration, Communication Paid Off: Draper

Mar 31, 2015 No Comments by

Improved concentration and communication were the keys to Brisbane Strikers’ first PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues shut-out of the season against FNQFC Heat at Barlow Park on Saturday, according to Strikers centre-half Cameron Draper. Heat had scored six goals against Brisbane City in the previous round, while Strikers had conceded at least one goal in […]

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“It Was A Little Interesting”: Clulow On Strikers’ Great Escape

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments

Twenty-four hours after playing a lead role in Brisbane Strikers’ improbable 3-2 victory over Western Pride on Saturday, attacking midfielder Trent Clulow was still struggling to get his head around his team’s great escape. With two minutes of regulation time remaining Strikers were 2-1 down and staring defeat in the face, despite having created enough […]

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Ahern On Cloud Nine After Derby Win

Mar 09, 2015 No Comments

Brisbane Strikers holding midfielder Josh Ahern (pictured) was still buzzing on Sunday, two days after the Strikers’ 2-1 victory away to their closest PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues neighbours Brisbane City on Friday. The player recruited to the club by Strikers coach Kevin A’Herne-Evans from Brisbane Premier League outfit Peninsula Power, said the game had […]

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Richter Sees Reasons To Be Cheerful

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

Brisbane Strikers captain Jonti Richter (pictured) says he and his teammates should take more positives than negatives out of Saturday night’s 2-2 draw with Redlands United in the first round of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues season. While admitting the Strikers were sombre in their dressing room immediately after Redlands’ stoppage time equaliser had […]

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Meet The Strikers: Jheison Macuace – Back From The Brink

Sep 04, 2014 No Comments

It might surprise NPL fans who have watched the highly mobile game of 21-year-old Brisbane Strikers midfielder Jheison Macuace that five years ago, back in his native Colombia, his left ankle was so badly mangled that he was told he would probably never play football again. Shortly after learning he had been short-listed for Colombia’s […]

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Meet The Strikers: Dan Partridge

Jun 04, 2014 No Comments

Sometimes a football journey does not fit within narrow parameters, moving through a linear progression from junior football to a professional career with your local club if you are good enough. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back, or a step around, to get where you want to go. The route taken thus […]

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Meet The Strikers: Matt Thurtell

May 07, 2014 No Comments

Artist At Work “The one thing I’ve taken out of Ben Cousins’ book is his work ethic- and that’s one thing that I’ve tried to implement since coming back”. Those are the words of Brisbane Strikers centre forward Matt Thurtell, explaining how “Ben Cousins: My Life Story” – the autobiography of former AFL Brownlow medalist […]

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Meet The Strikers: Michael Angus

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments

The term “elder statesman” is perhaps a strange one to apply to a footballer who has only just turned 24, but Brisbane Strikers midfielder Michael Angus gives the impression he would not mind the tag at all. Such is the changing landscape of semi-professional football in Australia, with the NPL putting an increasing emphasis on […]

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