sport news Why A-League basket case Brisbane Roar would welcome another team in Queensland ... trends now
A-League battlers Brisbane Roar have welcomed the likely addition of a second south-east Queensland team to the competition, believing it will help lift their own poor performances on and off the field.
The Australian Professional Leagues (APL) announced A-League expansion plans earlier this week, with clubs from Canberra and Auckland to join the men's competition for the 2024-25 season.
Fourteen teams will then become 16 the following season with the addition of a further two clubs.
Previous A-League expansions led to the formation of Gold Coast United and North Queensland Fury - but both were subsequently axed from the competition due to financial woes.
Brisbane Roar's Noah Smith is only 22 - but is a journeyman after stints at the Adelaide United, Central Coast and Melbourne Victory