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Brisbane Roar's recruitment of Adam Taggart will help Socceroos' scoring woes - John Aloisi

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi reckons the shortage of Australian strikers getting A-League starting opportunities is a "massive issue" for the Socceroos as they begin life without Tim Cahill.

Aloisi may well end up providing new coach Graham Arnold with one of his best options up front after recruiting former Socceroo Adam Taggart from Perth Glory for the upcoming season.

Taggart, 25, is a rare case in the A-League -- almost every other club has an import starting at the point of attack, which...


Stefan Mauk joins Brisbane Roar on a four-year deal

John Aloisi's Brisbane Roar rebuild has continued with the addition of Stefan Mauk on a four-year deal.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has exited the final year of his contract with Dutch club NEC, having played in the last A-League season on loan with Melbourne City.

The Adelaide product, who represented Australia through the junior levels, had returned to the Netherlands after City's finals exit and was reportedly looking at other options in Europe.

Instead he has linked with his former...


Brisbane Roar in talks with NEC Nijmegen for Stefan Mauk

Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine hails "leader" Tim Cahill as the veteran has been included in the preliminary Australia World Cup 2018 squad.
The ESPN panel in London are skeptical of Australia ahead of the World Cup with Bert van Marwijk's defensive mindset and an aging squad.

With Daniel De Silva out of their sights, Brisbane Roar have shifted their attention to luring Stefan Mauk back to the A-League.

Mauk returned to Dutch side NEC after Melbourne City's semifinal loss and was believed to be considering his future, including a possible move to England.

But it's understood the Roar have been in behind-the-scenes negotiations to buy the attacking midfielder as coach John Aloisi looks to inject youth into his ageing side.

NEC technical director Remco Oversier confirmed...


Brett Holman signs new Brisbane Roar contract

The ESPN panel in London are skeptical of Australia ahead of the World Cup with Bert van Marwijk's defensive mindset and an aging squad.

Former Socceroos stalwart Brett Holman will play another A-League season with Brisbane but not as a marquee.

The 34-year-old's wages will be squeezed inside the salary cap for his third season at the Roar, freeing up a marquee spot as the club rebuild from a mixed campaign.

Speculation had surrounded Holman's future after an injury-interrupted 2017-18 featuring only 13 starts over 17 appearances.

He recovered to score four goals in eight games, as John Aloisi's side surged from eighth to finish...


Corey Gameiro joins Central Coast Mariners after leaving Brisane Roar

Corey Gameiro
Corey Gameiro has suffered a series of injury setbacks.

Injury-plagued attacker Corey Gameiro has been thrown an A-League lifeline by the Central Coast Mariners.

The 25-year-old, released by Brisbane Roar last week, has signed on with the Mariners for next season.

It gives the one-time Fulham prospect another chance to get his promising career back on track, with his progress having been repeatedly hampered by fitness issues including three knee reconstructions.

"As an individual, I've been through adversity -- I think the club has gone through that...