Cap revamp may have kept Broich


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Thomas Broich is leaving Brisbane Roar at the end of the season.

BRISBANE Roar fans will rightfully cringe at the possibility of Thomas Broich playing for another A-League club next season.

Roar royalty, Broich wearing the colours of a rival Australian club just doesn’t seem right.

However, in a competition restricted by an archaic salary cap, that’s the reality.

If another reason was needed to get rid of the cap, this is it.

While Broich may no longer be able to command marquee money in Brisbane, there needs to be greater flexibility in allowing clubs to keep their legends, particularly when they want to stay.

Chances are Broich will seek to ply his trade somewhere other than Australia to avoid having to play against the Roar.

AUF WIEDERSEHEN, LEGEND!

Thomas Broich is leaving Brisbane Roar at the end of the season.

Thomas Broich is leaving Brisbane Roar at the end of the season.Source:AAP

But if he does pop up at Suncorp Stadium in a different jersey, the Roar faithful are just going to have to deal with it, just as they did when Besart Berisha went to Melbourne Victory.

The Broich-Berisha combination was the best in A-League history. It almost unbelievable that come next season, Broich will have joined his great mate as a former Roar player.

To use Broich’s own words, “all good things have to come to an end”.

However, that’s not before the German maestro has one last tilt at inspiring the Roar t o a fourth A-League title.

It will be easier said than done such has been the form of Sydney FC and the Victory this season.

But if the Roar needed any extra motivation to become the first A-League team from outside the top two to win the grand final, they have got it.

If there was ever a Brisbane player that deserved to go out on a historic note, it’s Broich.

Originally published as Cap revamp may have kept Broich