Match Scheduele and how it affects the finals run in.Posted: December 6, 2011
Now that we know the draw and who we’ll play, here is the match scheduele for the ACL
Matchday 1 (March 6/7)- Brisbane Roar vs Emperor’s Cup winner
Matchday 2 (March 20/21)- Beijing Guo’an vs Brisbane Roar
Matchday 3 (April 3/4)- Ulsan Hyundai vs Brisbane Roar
Matchday 4 (April 17/18)- Brisbane Roar vs Ulsan Hyundai)
Matchday 5 (May 1/2) Emperor’s Cup winner vs Brisbane Roar FC
Matchday 6 (May 15/16) Brisbane Roar vs Beijing Guo’an)
Everyone happy with that? good, because this is where it gets difficuilt when you add in the A-League fixtures.
Week of matchday one:
Friday March 2- Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Heart
March 6/7- Brisbane Roar vs Emperor’s Cup winner
Sunday March 11- Brisbane Roar vs Adelaide United
No issue here at all , three home games in a week, perfect opportunity to get the campaign off to a good start, in what should prove our toughest home match.
Week of Matchday two:
Sunday 18 March- Newcastle Jets vs Brisbane Roar
March 20/21- Beijing Guo’an vs Brisbane Roar
Sunday March 25- Gold Coast United vs Brisbane Roar
Ok so 3 away games but not a logistical nightmare since the thrid is only 1 hour away from Brisbane. Really hope that Beijing game is on the Wednesday and not the Tuedsay giving us more time to prepare.
Week of Matchday 3:
Weekened of March 31- Hyundai A- League finals week 1
April 3/4- Ulsan Hyundai vs Brisbane Roar
Weekend of April 7- Hyundai A-League finals week 2
Ok so this one is decidedly more difficult because of the complete unknown of our potential finals schedule. If it stays as it is –and that’s far from certain- it would mean a game in Gosford on the Saturday, midweek in Korea and then home the following Saturday in leg 2 of the finals.
Week of Matchday 4:
Weekend of Arpil 14- Potential Hyundai A-League preliminary final
April 17/18- Brisbane Roar vs Ulsan Hyundai
Weekend of April 21- Potential Hyundai A-League Grand Final
Potentially the toughest week of all to manage, or just another week like 5 and 6. Obviously we all hope that Brisbane Roar don’t have to play any preliminary final and host the Grand Final, but its a logistical nightmare if they do. The only saving grace is that this ACL game is at home against what looks like being the weakest side in the group.
Matchdays 5 and 6 are unaffected and we could see some local games to keep the lads fresh and fit.