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Ex-coach Farina blasts Brisbane's veteran treatment

Former Brisbane Roar coach Frank Farina has blasted the club's treatment of their more seasoned players.

Since Farina was axed by the club after a drink-driving offence in October, Brisbane have let five key senior players leave the club which Farina believes is poor treatment of people who have toiled hard for the Roar.

Ex-captain Craig Moore, Scottish imports Bob Malcolm and Charlie Miller, goalkeeper Liam Reddy and more recently Danny Tiatto have been given their marching orders by the new Roar hierarchy which has raised the ire of Farina who wrote the following in his column in the Courier-Mail: "The club's treatment of experienced players since my departure last October has been disgraceful. Danny Tiatto is seemingly again being punished for his honesty.

"That trait, and the fact that he wears his heart on his sleeve, has made him a favourite among Roar fans.

"Tomorrow night's home clash against Sydney would have been the ideal opportunity for supporters to say goodbye to Danny before his retirement at the end of the season.

"He's not one for fanfare and fond farewells, but it's the least he deserves for the service he's given to not only the Roar, but Australian football.

"He could have brought so much to a Roar team desperate for some experience in their tough battle to clinch a semi-final spot.

"Instead, he's been frozen out for telling the truth, and he's not the only one."

Farina's differences with the Roar doesn't stop there as he is currently in a legal battle with the club for lost income and damage to his reputation following his dismissal.

Andrew Slevison
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