12 Oct 2009

Brisbane Roar in crisis

6:42 am on 12 October 2009

The most indisciplined team in football's A-league, the Brisbane Roar, is in crisis with the club's board having to make a decison this week about coach Frank Farina.

In a dramatic end to round 10, Farina was suspended indefintely for drink driving before his depleted team's 1-0 loss to arch-rivals Gold Coast, which ended with United owner Clive Palmer collapsing in the Suncorp Stadium stands.

Queensland's richest man, Palmer was rushed to hospital after suffering heart problems near fulltime as his team ended a four-match drought with a victory that propelled them to second spot, two points behind Sydney FC.

But the weekend's biggest story was Farina's second charge for drink-driving within two-and-a-half years, occurring as he made his way to training on Saturday morning, which has forced the Roar launch an internal investigation.