McKay tribute postPosted: August 25, 2011
Well its official then, Matt McKay is officially a former Brisbane Roar player, having overcome his final hurdle, by securing a Visa to live in the UK. McKay will however remain in Brisbane until after next weeks World Cup Qualifer against Thailand, before jetting off to Scotland via Saudi Arabia for another WCQ. The first opporunity for McKay to pull on his new jersey will be on September 10 at Ibrox against Dundee United. So with the transfer now becoming official, we here at The Roar Review thought it would be a good idea to look back upon Matt’s time here in Brisbane With the Roar.
McKay as well all know started out as one of the inaugural foundation players, and has gone on to play 131 A-League games for the Roar starting with the 1st ever game in the A-League against the New Zealand Knights way back in 2005. In that time he has contributed 18 goals for the club aswell as 26 assists. He has obviously been apart of all of the highs and lows at the club. From failing to win the Premiership on the last day against Adelaide in 2007, to beating Sydney in the semi- final series that season, and then going on to lose 2 consecutive preliminary finals against Newcastle and Adelaide. It is fitting however that McKay was around, and captain of his hometown club when they first achieved the success last season of winning the Premiership/Championship double, and hopefully he will be back in the Orange one day. Here’s a few images of McKay’s time here in Brisbane.