WHILE the Brisbane Roar's financial situation appears to be improving, the club chose not to comment when contacted by APN.

The Roar's financial woes have been well documented over the off-season, with a ray of light emerging after Indonesia-based owners, the Bakrie Group, kept its shaky hold over the club by paying $1 million to clear debts.

The money was due to arrive in the bank accounts of players and staff yesterday.

The Roar also avoided Supreme Court action by paying Brisbane company Gambaro Pty Ltd its debt of $30,000, owed from the exhibition match against Spanish club Villareal in June.

That was enough for Football Federation Australia to shelve its threat to strip the Bakrie Group of its A-League club licence.

The owners were asked by APN to discuss their plans for the Roar going forward, but chose not to respond to the questions.


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