Spotlight on Suncorp surface
A SUNCORP Stadium spokesperson says he believes emotion may have got the better of Brisbane Roar coach Ange Postecoglou after he criticised the ground's bumpy surface in Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to Korea's Ulsan Hyundai.
Postecoglou expressed fears after the loss, which effectively ended his side's Asian Champions League campaign, about this weekend's crowded schedule at the venue.
The Queensland Reds are due to play the Stormers tomorrow night in a Super Rugby match, with a curtain-raiser scheduled between Combined Catholic Colleges and Combined High Schools.
Postecoglou pleaded for the curtain raiser to be moved so the stadium's surface could recover in time for the A-League grand final on Sunday between the Roar and Perth Glory.
But a spokesman for Suncorp Stadium said scheduling had been booked in months ago when it was uncertain whether the Roar would make the grand final.
"We're a multi-purpose venue and people need to understand we can't always have our surface looking like a bowling green," he said.
With two qualifying rounds of the ACL competition remaining, the Roar is in equal last place in its group on just two points.