Most A-League teams have now demonstrated that they can play the Roar system. If Brisbane wants to grow its fan base it now has to:
1. Take its system to another level.
2. Buy better players that will play the current system better and more consistently.
3. Ensure the squad has a majority of local players (there are about 2 or 3 in there now and sometimes they start with none).
We all hear about 'grassroots' from A-League clubs, well having people involved who are part of the local community is what it means. Letting Matt McKay go, not keeping other locals and former Roar players Dario, Williams (must be injured for Heart?), and not buying John McKain or Josh Rose, has fails to build over 7 years any sense of connection to the Brisbane or Queensland community. Compare that to the Boncos and you will see why Brisbane fans are fair weather friends.