Brisbane Roar chief confident results will come
BRISBANE Roar general manager Sean Dobson has played down talk all is not well with the defending champions who face the real prospect of starting their A-League title defence with a 0-3 record should they fall to a fired-up Sydney FC at home tomorrow night.
Initial fears Brisbane may have struggled to score goals without superstar striker Besart Berisha have not materialised, with the team finding the net three times in the losses to Adelaide United (2-1) and Perth Glory (3-2).
The issue has been more stopping goals, conceding five already - and first-choice keeper Michael Theo (pictured) is not due back from a fractured wrist for several weeks.
The Roar's midfield has been moderate, and their defence, without Socceroos star Ivan Franjic, has been too loose to please coach Mike Mulvey.
But Dobson said it was results across the whole season that mattered, confident the match against Sydney FC could mark the turning point.
"The results will come," he told APN.
"It's the same with Western Sydney and Central Coast. It's where you are after 27 rounds, not three that counts.
"We need to keep a level head, keep a steady ship and the wins will happen."
Dobson said he was confident Brisbane would be well positioned for another run at the title by the end of December.
But he acknowledged the game against Sydney FC would be full of emotion for the Sky Blues after their controversial 3-1 loss to Adelaide United in the FFA Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday night.