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Gold Coast coach Bleiberg keen to take on former club Queensland next season

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg has said he is looking forward to Round One of the 2009/10 A-League season. The new club will make their league debut against the club Bleiberg used to coach, Queensland Roar, at Skilled Park on Saturday, August 15.

It will be a very personal clash for Bleiberg who left the Roar two years ago before he was sacked after a season-and-a-half at the helm.

"On a personal level, I can't wait to face them (Queensland), even though on professional level it would have been better later because we'd have had more time to gel the team," he told The World Game.

"For the players I will emphasise beforehand that taking on the Roar is just another journey in pursuit of three points, but for me it's more than that.

"Especially after what happened to me there.

"I'll be happier to beat them than anybody else in the competition, I can't put it any more plainly than that.

"It's just human nature, the desire to even up the ledger. People don't like the word 'grudge', but it's the way I see it."

Andrew Slevison
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