That’s Not a Costello Report: THIS is a Costello Report! (Part 3)

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments

“The technical elements that are in the QSL, where you can go and watch games and see passing patterns consistently played out, and teams hold their structure and play to a shape, and play out of the back consistently and keep the ball on the ground – I think you will get that a lot […]

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Brisbane Strikers Squad Profiles: 19 Jack Boxell

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

Having played for the QAS in 2010 and the Gold Coast Stars in 2011, Jack Boxell already boasted two seasons of QSL experience prior to joining the Brisbane Strikers this year with a view to pushing on towards an A-League career. A good left-sided athlete with a handy turn of pace and a willing and […]

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Logan Strikers Take Youth Championship In Style

Sep 23, 2012 No Comments

The Logan Strikers engraved their name on the Queensland State Youth League (Southern Division) championship trophy for 2012 with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Bundaberg Spirit at the Across The Waves Sportsground in Bundaberg yesterday. In a game played on a nicely grassed and flat surface, with a strong wind blowing from the northern end, […]

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That’s not a Costello Report: THIS is a Costello Report! (Part 2)

Sep 23, 2012 No Comments

In this second instalment of a three-part interview conducted with Brisbane Strikers captain John Costello hours before the team played the FNQ Bulls in Mareeba a month ago, Costello talks about why he left the Strikers at the end of the 2009 QSL season to play with Olympic FC in the BPL. We then move […]

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Logan Strikers Seize Youth League Title

Sep 22, 2012 No Comments

The Logan Strikers are the Queensland State Youth League (Southern Division) champions for 2012 after keeping their unbeaten away record intact with a 4-1 win over Bundaberg Spirit at the Across The Waves Sportsground in Bundaberg this afternoon. Logan took a 1-0 lead into the half time break after a closely-fought opening forty-five minutes played […]

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Title Opportunity Knocks For Logan Strikers

Sep 20, 2012 No Comments

The Across The Waves Sportsground in Bundaberg, where the Brisbane Strikers recently secured the QSL championship, could serve as the setting for another notable achievement for the club this Saturday afternoon. This time, however, it would not be the Brisbane Strikers earning the plaudits. Instead, opportunity knocks for the Logan Strikers. If the club’s Meakin […]

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That’s not a Costello Report: THIS Is A Costello Report! (Part One)

Sep 18, 2012 No Comments

Forget about that dry report on Queensland’s state of economic health from that other Costello – we’ve got a footy status report that should be a lot more readable and perhaps more thought provoking! At 27 years of age, John Costello has recently added a second QSL title – this time as captain of the […]

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Strikers v Razorbacks Fixture Declared A Draw

Sep 18, 2012 No Comments

The Brisbane Strikers have been held “scoreless” for only the third time this season after Football Queensland ruled that Saturday’s fixture against the North Queensland Razorbacks would go into the record books as a 0-0 draw. The floodlight failure at Perry Park on Saturday night forced the abandonment of the game before a ball could […]

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Brisbane Strikers Squad Profiles: 18 Matt Thurtell

Sep 17, 2012 No Comments

Even at the tender age of nineteen years and 364 days (happy birthday for tomorrow, Matt), Matt Thurtell has thrown down the gauntlet to other QSL strikers, proving himself the most deadly striker in the league over the past few seasons with a phenomenal scoring rate of well over a goal per game, including 35 […]

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Lights Out!

Sep 15, 2012 No Comments

The Brisbane Strikers’ finals preparations, not to mention their championship celebrations, were dealt a blow tonight when the floodlighting problems that have occasionally bedevilled Perry Park over the past six years returned with a vengeance, forcing the abandonment of their game against the North Queensland Razorbacks. The floodlights failed twice between the preceding Queensland State […]

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