Archive for Player Interviews

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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Meet The Strikers: Greg King

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments

Football, like life itself, can sometimes seem like a game of chance. Sure, you can work hard at it, prepare yourself to the very best of your ability, try to steamroll everything in your path and you might just crack it for a professional football career in your chosen field. In fact, if you want […]

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Meet The Strikers: Jason Shade

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments

Consider the plausibility of the following scenario: A kid from a small country town displays a prodigious talent while playing for his local team. He is encouraged to go and play for a bigger club in the nearest big city to develop his skills. He does so, encouraged every step of the way by his […]

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Strikers v Fire: Post-Match Comments

Mar 09, 2014 No Comments

Click on the Youtube link below to catch the after-match comments of Strikers coach Chay Hews and stand-in skipper Greg King after last night’s 4-2 win by the senior men’s team over Sunshine Coast Fire. Note that there are a few audio problems to begin with, but they clear up at about 28 seconds of […]

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Meet the Strikers: Jonti Richter

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

Welcome to the first of a series of profiles we intend to publish on this website throughout the 2014 season on players in the Brisbane Strikers’ flagship squad – its NPL senior men. First up, it’s skipper Jonti Richter: As anyone involved in it knows and understands, football can be an intensely emotional game. It […]

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