Perth Glory: Road to the Final

Round 1: Perth Glory (Mehmet 76’) 1-0 Adelaide United
Round 2: Melbourne Heart (Williams 45’) 1-2 Perth Glory (Smeltz 33’, 66’)
Round 3: Perth Glory (Smeltz 32’) 1-0 Wellington Phoenix
Round 4: Central Coast (Simon 27’, Ibini-Isei 45’) 2-1 Perth Glory (Dodd 6’)
Round 5: Newcastle Jets ( Brockie 10’, 11’) 2-0 Perth Glory
Round 6: Perth Glory 0-1 Sydney FC (Bridge 45’)
Round 7: Melbourne Victory (Hernandez 52’-pen, Allsopp 58’) 2-2 Perth Glory (Andrezinho 71’, Smeltz 88’)
Round 8: Brisbane Roar (Berisha 23’, 45’, Nakajima-Farran 34’, 42’) 4-0 Perth Glory
Round 9: Perth Glory (Sterjovski 23’-pen, Smeltz 54’-pen) 2-0 Gold Coast United
Round 10: Wellington Phoenix (Sigmund 85’) 1-0 Perth Glory
Round 12: Perth Glory (Mehmet 35’) 1-2 Melbourne Heart (Thompson 33’, Behich 86’)
Round 13: Perth Glory (McGarry 83’) 1-3 Central Coast Mariners (Ibini-Isei 49’, Bojic 60’, Simon 64’)

Round 14: Newcastle Jets (Jeffers 61’) 1-1 Perth Glory (Mehmet 9’)
Round 15: Perth Glory (Dodd 16’, Sterjovski 24’, 79’-pen) 3-3 Brisbane Roar (Nichols 40’, 69. Paartalu 45’)
Round 16: Wellington Phoenix 0-1 Perth Glory (Mitchell 92’)
Round 17: Melbourne Heart (Sarkies 66’) 1-2 Perth Glory (Smelt 16’, McGarry 69’)
Round 11: (Re-Scheduled) Sydney FC (Bridge 45) 1-1 Perth Glory (Hughes 89’)
Round 18: Perth Glory (Smeltz 14’, 35’-pen, Sterjovski 42’-pen, Andrezinho 90’) 4-1 Melbourne Victory (Kewell 69’-pen)
Round 19: Adelaide United 0-3 Perth Glory (Smeltz 14’, McGarry 20’, Miller 82’)
Round 20: Perth Glory (McGarry 18’, Miller 53’, Dodd 67’, Traore 84’- og) 4-0 Gold Coast United
Round 21: Sydney FC (Emerton 53’. Cazarine 72’) 2-1 Perth Glory (Mehmet 86’)
Round 22: Perth Glory (Hughes 15’, Mehmet 80’) 2-0 Newcastle Jets
Round 23: Perth Glory 0-3 Brisbane Roar (Henrique 21’, Berisha 59’, 63’)
Round 24: Adelaide United 0-2 Perth Glory (Mehmet 6’, Burns 24’)
Round 25: Perth Glory (Dodd 25’) 1-0 Central Coast Mariners
Round 26: Gold Coast United (Anderson 4’, Brown 83, 93) 3-0 Perth Glory
Round 27: Perth Glory (Smeltz 24’, 48, 63’-pen, 66’) 4-2 Melbourne Victory (Hernandez 22’, Milligan 45’)

Semi-final: Perth Glory (Smeltz 65’, 72’, 91’) 3-0 Melbourne Heart
Elimination final: Perth Glory (Van den Brink 14’, Mehmet 72’, Howarth 113’) 3-2 (a.e.t) Wellington Phoenix (Greenacre 47’, Muscat 55’)
Grand final qualifier: Central Coast Mariners (Kwasnik 33’) 1-1 (5-2) Perth Glory (Smeltz 34’)


Brisbane Roar: Road to the final

Round 1: Brisbane Roar (Nichols 71) 1-0 Central Coast Mariners

Round 2: Sydney FC 0-2 Brisbane Roar (Berisha 42’, Broich 70’)

Round 3: Brisbane Roar (Paartalu 13’, Berisha 60’, Nichols 78’) 3-0 Gold Coast United

Round 4: Brisbane Roar (Henrique 21’-pen, 36’-pen, Berisha 23’, 27’, 29’, 69’, Nakajima-Farran 81’) 7-1 Adelaide United (Vidosic 5’)

Round 5: Melbourne Victory (Thompson 9’, 20’) 2-2 Brisbane Roar (Henrique 5’-pen, Broich 27’)

Round 6: Brisbane Roar (Berisha 11’) 1-1 Wellington Phoenix (Brown 36’)
Round 7: Newcastle Jets (Griffiths 44’) 1-2 Brisbane Roar (Henrique 59’, Meyer 82’)

Round 8: Brisbane Roar (Berisha 23’, 45’, Nakajima Farran 33’, 41’) 4-0 Perth Glory

Round 9: Sydney FC (Petratos 1’, Emerton 19’) 2-0 Brisbane Roar

Round 10: Brisbane Roar (Nichols 78’) 1-2 Melbourne Heart (Germano 12’, Babalj 27’)

Round 11: Wellington Phoenix (Ifill 27’, Ward 81’) 2-0 Brisbane Roar

Round 12: Brisbane Roar (Danning 83’) 1-2 Central Coast Mariners (Amini 6’, Bojic 45’)

Round 13: Gold Coast United (Severino 88’) 1-0 Brisbane Roar

Round 14:  Brisbane Roar (Nichols 43’, Visconte 49’, Franjic 83’) 3- 1 Melbourne Victory (Kewell 2’)
Round 15: Perth Glory (Dodd 17’, Sterjovski 24’ 79’-pen) 3-3 Nichols 41’, 69’, Paartalu 45’)
Round 16: Adelaide United (Van Djik 79’-pen) 1-1 Brisbane Roar (Nakajima-Farran 60’)
Round 17: Brisbane Roar (Adnan 94, Berisha 95’) 2-1 Sydney FC (Bridge 39’)
Round 18: Melbourne Heart (Germano 31’) 1-1 Brisbane Roar (Berisha 69’)
Round 19: Brisbane Roar 0-1 Newcastle Jets (Wheelhouse 23’)

Round 20: Central Coast Mariners 0-2 Brisbane Roar ( Paartalu 5’, Berisha 38’)
Round 21: Wellington Phoenix 0-2 Brisbane Roar (Berisha 42, Nichols 80’)
Round 22: Brisbane Roar (Berisha 1’, 32’, Henrique 38’-pen) 3-2 Melbourne Victory (Kewell 9’, 50’)

Round 23: Perth Glory 0-3 Brisbane Roar (Henrique 21’, Berisha 59’, 63’)

Round 24: Brisbane Roar (Nichols 33’) 1-1 Melbourne Heart (Good 49’)

Round 25: Brisbane Roar (Berisha 70’) 1-1 Adelaide United (Ramsay 14’)
Round 26: Newcastle Jets (Abbas 14’) 1-2 Brisbane Roar (Berisha 12’, Nichols 81’)

Round 27: Gold Coast United (Bowles 28’) 1-2 Brisbane Roar (Fitzgerald 57’, Lambadaridis 89’)

Major Semi-final 1st leg: Brisbane Roar (Henrique 8’, Paartalu 86’) 2-0 Central Coast Mariners
Major Semi-final 2nd leg: Central Coast Mariners (Zwaanswijk 29’, Kwasnik 32’) 2-3 Brisbane Roar (Broich 2’, Nichols 26’, Henrique 68’)

 

 

 


13.03.11- 1 year on

 

Hard to believe its been 1 year already, but today makes it 1 year since that truly epic contest at Suncorp Stadium, known as the 2011 A-League Grand Final. Im sure that DVD player’s city-wide will be getting a bit of a workout tonight as most of us relive that memorable day. Everyone has there own memories of that day, but here’s a few of mine.

 

–          Arriving in King George Square around midday for the Orange Army march, and seeing a sea of Orange. The March up to Caxton Street was amazing on its own. Infact the entire pre-game around the stadium was awesome too.

–          I remember the players coming out of the tunnel to a wall of noise of which I hadn’t previously heard at a football game in Brisbane.

–          I remember Matt Simon coming very close to opening the scoring in the 1st 15 minutes, and Mitch Nichols smashing a shot off the crossbar from a corner midway through the 1st half.

–          I remember the huge shower that engulfed the ground just before half-time.

–          I remember Brisbane absolutely battering Central Coast in the 2nd half from minute 46’ to about 70, and then thinking it wont be our day and that we would cop a sucker punch on the break like we had so often in the past.

–          I remember my nerves being totally shot from about the 75th minute on, and remember Bernie Ibini being clean through and being extremely grateful that the referee blew for full time.

–          I then recall being devastated when Kwasnik scrambled the ball across the line to make it 1-0, and Matt McKay dropping to his knees as the ball went past him.

–          When Bozanic scored and made it 2-0 I remember them celebrating in front of their bench and thinking that the game was over.

–          I remember the 10,000 odd bandwagoners fans who left from half-time in extra time right up until the 1st goal was scored.

–          Then the unthinkable began to happen as Henrique managed to finally force 1 past Ryan, and seeing people who were beginning to leave sit back down.

–          I remember seeing the foul bump by Rocky Visconte and the subsequent winning of the corner and saying to myself ‘surely not’

–          I remember glancing at both benches and the contrasting emotions.

–          I remember the whole crowd standing as one and joining the Brisbane clap clap clap chant.

–          Then I recall taking a deep breath as Broich took  the corner

–          Then what is still the loudest sound I have ever heard as Erik’s header nestled in the corner of the net, followed by the most overwhelming sense of relief I have ever felt

–          I can still see Matt McKay running down the wing arms outstretched and shaking his head in what to me is the most iconic image in BRFC history.

–          I then saw the seats vacated previously by those bandwagoners fans miraculously filled again.

–          For the penalties I was surprisingly calm as everyone went up and took their pens, for a fraction of a second I thought that Erik had put his wide.

–          Then as McBreen walked up for some reason I thought he would miss, I don’t know why, but I just sensed he’d either miss or that Theo would save it.

–          About 2 minutes later I remember a Roar almost as loud as the one earlier when Theo made a 2nd penalty save, and the Roar were 1 kick from glory.

–          I remember the anticipation, the silence as Henrique stuttered in his run, followed by the most joyous moment as a Roar  supporter that I have ever witnessed. We were champions.

 

Finally to quote the great Matt McKay… Ohh Yeahhhh