It’s the big one! Be part of an amazing atmosphere at Suncorp Stadium as Brisbane and Perth do battle for the ultimate prize.
It-s the big one! Be part of an amazing atmosphere at Suncorp Stadium as Brisbane and Perth do battle for the ultimate prize.
After months of thrilling football, of passion, of commitment and of incredible support from the stands, it all comes down to this!
Sunday sees Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory compete in an intriguing grand final. Current champions Roar have the big game experience, while Perth Glory come into the match with the exuberance of a team set to make their grand final debut.
Who will prevail? Will the old heads secure a second championship on the spin, or will the Western Australians end a magnificent season with some silverware? The season reaches boiling point on Sunday afternoon at Suncorp Stadium!
Both sides made the grand final having overcome the current Premiers en route. Brisbane beat Central Coast Mariners home and away over two legs, while Perth showed their resilience and stamina amid high drama by taking them all the way to penalties at the Bluetongue.
Shane Smeltz, of course, was the man who scored in an incredibly tense 1-1 draw and then, at the end of a gruelling clash, Ian Ferguson-s men showed nerves of steel as they slotted in all of their spot-kicks to provoke wild celebrations and ensure a debut grand final appearance.
With both teams heading into this Sunday-s ultimate showdown in incredible form, the result is a tough one to call. Whatever the outcome, it seems we are destined for goals-galore, as the three clashes between the teams in the Hyundai A-league 2011/12 season produced an amazing 13 strikes.
The head-to-head also suggests that Brisbane should have plenty of reasons to be confident of retaining their crown, as they remained unbeaten against Perth this campaign. Indeed, two of the games resulted in whitewashes.
The first time the clubs met this season, it was a truly historic event, as the Roar-s 4-0 triumph was their 36th unbeaten game - an Australian record. The teams- most recent battle was also one in which Brisbane proved their quality. A Besart Berisha brace and an Henrique finish gave them a comprehensive 3-0 win at nib Stadium.
However, with a superb strike force, the Glory are always capable of goals, as they showed in the most thrilling meeting between the clubs in the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season. Then, the teams shared six in a belter at nib Stadium. Perth flew into a 2-0 lead but had to rely on a late Mile Sterjovski equaliser after the Roar had turned the game on its head with three strikes.
Two quality sides to battle for the prize on Sunday, and it is a truly mouth-watering clash. Will the fluid football of Brisbane Roar be enough to secure the Championship for another season, or will Perth-s stunning strike-force find the goals that will lead to glory?
You can make a huge difference to the outcome with your encouragement from the stands. The support that these clubs have received from their ever-loyal armies of followers played a massive part in getting them to the Grand Final, so help them over the finish-line by displaying unprecedented noise at Suncorp Stadium.
The atmosphere you create from the stands fuels the players- passion on the pitch, so get your ticket and get vocal. This is it! This is where it counts! There can only be one winner, so sing your side to silverware!