Paartalu released by Roar

January 15, 2013
By Laine Clark
A day that was supposed to celebrate Brisbane Roar recruit Jade North's official arrival has ended with 2011 grand final hero Erik Paartalu's departure.

Socceroos defender North was shown off by the two-time A-League champions on Tuesday - but he was upstaged by Paartalu's conspicuous absence.

Amid speculation linking him with the Chinese Super League (CSL), Paartalu was banished from the Roar squad on Tuesday morning and told to train with the youth team until his future was ...

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