Following on from our interview with David Pourre on Friday last week, here’s a couple of further updates on the Adam Taggart transfer and the ANZAC Day match:
On Adam Taggart:
The club firmly denies the transfer fee is the $150,000 reported and that the fee is actually higher. Unfortunately the actual terms & conditions of the transfer are confidential by agreement between both clubs but DP said both BRFC, Suwon & Player/Agent were satisfied with the deal.
On the ANZAC Day match:
DP stressed this was much more than just “another home game” and was being treated appropriately befitting the special day it falls on.
This will be the only A-League game on ANZAC Day and the only professional sporting match-up in Queensland and will form part of FoxSports coverage starting with the A-League in Brisbane, then the AFL in Melbourne and concluding with the NRL in Sydney.
The extension to the HAL season this year (due to international breaks) made a regular season game possible and BRFC made a proposal to host a team, on an annual basis, on ANZAC Day at Suncorp Stadium. As such the FFA and FoxSports have been involved in planning the event and it is hoped to make this an annual Brisbane event.
Adelaide we’re selected as the opponents for this seasons match-up and discussions are on-going for next season with a proposal that Roar should play away in Adelaide for the Remembrance Day round in November, and then host Adelaide in the return match at Suncorp on ANZAC Day.
The club has been working with relevant parties locally to ensure the event is fitting and appropriate for the day and, although marketing of the event has yet to commence in earnest, early ticket sales are tracking towards a crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000; a figure that the club hopes to boost with a combined kids-go-free offer.