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Former Brisbane Roar Coach Miron Bleiberg Says Consortium Ready To Back New Team

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 21 / 16

A consortium is in place that is "prepared to bankroll a second A-League team in Brisbane," former Brisbane and Gold Coast coach Miron Bleiberg said, according to Vince Rugari of the AAP. The former coach of the Brisbane Roar and the now-defunct Gold Coast United, Bleiberg said that he is "part...

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