LISTEN TO MEREDITH BLAST THE ROAR OWNERSHIP
Fox Sports journalist, Nick Meredith has slammed the Brisbane Roar ownership in the light of their defeat in an Asian Champions League qualifier to Filipino outfit, Ceres Negros last night.
Meredith who spoke to Michael Zappone and Tony Pignata on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Football Bosses described the performance as “deplorable” and has labelled their season as going “pear shaped”.
However, he left his biggest criticism to the owners of the Roar, the Bakrie Group who have had little influence with the club as of late and are based overseas in Jakarta.
“The owners are a disgrace. We can beat around the bush and say they have contributed to the club, which they have,” Meredith said.
“They kept this club alive when no one else would but you can’t run a club from Jakarta in Australia, you have to have people on the ground.” Meredith said.
He went on to compare them to the way in which Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC are ran and described them as the “most well ran” in the league.
“You can’t run a football club without proper and good ownership and Brisbane simply don’t have it.” Meredith said.
You can listen to Football Bosses on FNR_Football Nation Radio with Michael Zappone and Tony Pignata at 8 PM (AEST) on Wednesday nights
listen to the full interview here