Hyundai A-League 10/11 Wk 27 'Cottee's Back To School Round

All the squad news ahead of the final match in the season ahead of the finals

It-s the final weekend of action before we go into overdrive for the Hyundai A-League 2011 Finals Series. With the top six almost secured only Newcastle Jets can take away Wellington-s second successive finals series birth. With Brisbane Roar and Central Coast already in control of their destiny the six will only fully be decided on the last day of the regular season.

Week 27 also marks the start of the Hyundai A-League ‘Cottee-s Back To School Round- a program timed to coincide with Australian school children returning to school, with the aim of the round to help promote the benefits of football in helping kids to lead active and fun-filled lifestyles.

Week 27 is a blockbuster weekend of football with key match ups including Adelaide United-s clash with arch rivals Melbourne Victory at Adelaide Oval, Melbourne Heart hosting Sydney FC and the M1 Derby of Premiers- Brisbane Roar versus Gold Coast United in a match that puts the focus on flood affected Queensland in a stadium that only weeks ago was devoured by flood water.

This is the Official Preview for Week 27 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.

Accredited media wishing to attend any Hyundai A-League match should contact the respective home Club media contact prior to match day, to reserve their seat in the media seating area. Media are encouraged to contact the respective Club media manager for further Club specific information or clarification. For fixtures, card reports or for further information visit www.a-league.com.au

Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory Friday, 11 February 2011 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Local kick-off: 7:30pm (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Ryan Shepheard Assistant referees: Daniel Goodwin Paul Cetrangolo Fourth official: Regis Queffelec

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partner is ABC Digital Adelaide, 774 ABC (Melbourne), SEN. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Adelaide United: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.Nigel BOOGAARD, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 8.Adam HUGHES, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Marcos FLORES, 11.Andy SLORY, 12.Paul REID, 13.Travis DODD (c), 14.Cameron WATSON, 16.Dario BODRUSIC, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 19.Mathew LECKIE, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 21.Francisco USUCAR *one to be omitted*

In: Robert CORNTHWAITE (returns from injury), Lucas PANTELIS (promoted), Mathew LECKIE (promoted) Out: CASSIO (thigh - 1 week), Osama MALIK (hamstring - 1 week) Unavailable: Daniel MULLEN (knee - season), Joe COSTA (knee - season), Joe KEENAN (leg - season), Fabian BARBIERO (ankle - season)

Melbourne Victory: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 4. Petar FRANJIC, 5. Surat SUKHA, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Matthew KEMP, 9. RICARDINHO, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11. Marvin ANGULO, 12. Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 15. Tom PONDELJAK, 16. Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17. Matthew FOSCHINI, 18. Danny ALLSOPP, 20. Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 21. Robbie KRUSE, 23. Adrian LEIJER (c) *three to be omitted*

In: Leigh BROXHAM (returns from injury), Archie THOMPSON, Surat SUKHA, Carlos HERNANDEZ. Out: Luke PILKINGTON, Unavailable: Kevin MUSCAT (suspension), Billy CELESKI (injured), Grant BREBNER (injured).

• A win by Adelaide United would secure third place for the Reds, meaning that the bottom three teams from last season-s Hyundai A-League ladder (Adelaide, Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners) would be the top three teams on this season-s final ladder - a scenario that has never come close to happening before in Australian national league history.

Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC Saturday, 12 February 2011 AAMI Stadium, Melbourne Local kick-off: 7:00pm Referee: Ben Williams Assistant referees: James Nicolopoulos Shaun Evans Fourth official: Lucien Laverdure

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne), SEN and SBS 6 (Digital). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Melbourne Heart: 1.Clint BOLTON, 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Simon COLOSIMO, 5.Michael BEAUCHAMP, 6.Matt THOMPSON, 7.Rutger WORM, 8.Kristian SARKIES, 9.Gerald SIBON, 10.Wayne SRHOJ, 12.Peter ZOIS, 14.Kamal IBRAHIM, 15.John ALOISI, 16.Aziz BEHICH, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 20.Josip SKOKO, 21.Kliment TASESKI, 22.Nick KALMAR, 23.Dean HEFFERNAN *Four to be omitted*

In: Michael BEAUCHAMP, Kristian SARKIES, Jason HOFFMAN, Kliment TASESKI, Dean HEFFERNAN Out: Alex TERRA (thigh) Unavailable: Eli BABALJ (thigh), Adrian ZAHRA (knee)

Sydney FC: 1. Liam REDDY, 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Stephan KELLER, 6. Hirofumi MORIYASU, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 10. Nick CARLE, 11. Kofi DANNING, 12. Shannon COLE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN (c), 17. Matt JURMAN, 18. Juho MAKELA, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 21. Scott JAMIESON, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN, 26. Joel CHIANESE *two to be omitted*

In: Stuart MUSIALIK, Joel CHIANESE (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Hayden FOXE (groin - 2 weeks), Mark BRIDGE (stomach - 1 week), Terry ANTONIS (knee - indefinite), Dimitri PETRATOS (Ankle - 6 weeks)

• Melbourne Heart midfielder MATT THOMPSON is set to become the first player to make 150 Hyundai A-League appearances

Brisbane Roar v Gold Coast United Saturday, 12 February 2011 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Local kick-off: 8:15pm (9.15pm AEDT) Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Ashley Beecham David Walsh Fourth official: Jarred Gillett

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 4. Shane STEFANUTTO, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10. HENRIQUE, 12. Matt MUNDY, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 15. Matt McKAY (capt), 16. Daniel BOWLES, 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 19. Chris BUSH, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK *two to be omitted*

In: 19. Chris BUSH (promoted), 18. Luke BRATTAN (promoted), 16. Daniel BOWLES (promoted) Out: 21. James MEYER (toe injury) Unavailable: 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (quad injury - 1 week), 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO (quad injury - 1 week)

Gold Coast United: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE (c), 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 19.Andrew BARISIC, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Chris HAROLD, 31.Josh BRILLANTE, 33.Peter PERCHTOLD, 34.Sung-Kil KIM. *four to be omitted*

In: 7.Zenon CARAVELLA (return from hip injury), 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK (return from ankle injury), 26.Ben HALLORAN (promoted), 34.Sung-Kil KIM (promoted). Out: Nil. Unavailable: Bruce DJITE (hamstring injury - 1 week), John CURTIS (shoulder injury - season). 10.Jason CULINA (knee injury - season), ROBSON (hamstring injury - 4 weeks), Joel PORTER (calf injury - 2 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - season).

• With a home W-D-L record of 9-5-0, Brisbane Roar is set to be the first team in Hyundai A-League history to have completed a regular season undefeated at home should Gold Coast not win this weekend. While an undefeated home record occurred several times in the old NSL (1977-2004), never before has a Brisbane team achieved this feat. • This will be the Brisbane Roar-s first home match since securing the 2010/11 Premiers- Plate, the first time in Australian national league history that a Brisbane team has ended a season on top of the ladder.

Wellington Phoenix v North Qld Fury Sunday, 13 February 2011 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local kick-off: 5:00pm (3.00pm AEDT) Referee: Peter O'Leary Assistant referees: Glen Lochrie Mark Rule Fourth official: Matt Conger

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partner is The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM and Zinc 100.7 FM (Townsville). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Wellington Phoenix: 2. Manny MUSCAT, 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Nicky WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 9, Chris GREENACRE, 10, Oscar Roberto CORNEJO, 11. DANIEL, 12. James MUSA, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 15. Jade NORTH, 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 19, Danny VUKOVIC, 20, Reece CROWTHER, 21. Marco ROJAS, 23. Dylan MACALLISTER *one to be omitted

In: 18. Ben SIGMUND (returns from suspension), 2. Manny MUSCAT (returns from suspension), 17. Vince LIA (returns from injury) Out: 24. Sean LOVEMORE, 26. Aaron CLAPHAM (short term replacement ends) Unavailable: Paul IFILL (leg - 4 weeks), Mark PASTON (gk, knee - season), Leo BERTOS (injury), Vince LIA (injury), Andrew Durante (suspended - 1 match)

North Queensland Fury squad: 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 6. Ufuk TALAY (c), 7. Gareth EDDS, 8. Adam CASEY, 11. David WILLIAMS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 16. Simon STOREY, 17, Alex READ, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 22. Lorenzo SIPI, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) In: 7. Gareth EDDS (promoted), 22. Lorenzo SIPI (promoted) Out: 1. Justin PASFIELD (suspended - 2 matches), 12. Panagiotis NIKAS (hamstring strain) Unavailable: 1. Justin PASFIELD (suspended - 2 matches), 12. Panagiotis NIKAS (hamstring strain - 1 week), 15. Chris PAYNE (knee - season), 19. Isaka CERNAK (groin - 1 week), 20. Matthew HAM (knee - season)

• Having won their previous five matches at home, Wellington Phoenix will be aiming to win their sixth home match in a row - a feat that has only occurred three times to date in the Hyundai A-League. LONGEST WINNING STREAKS AT HOME 8 matches Melbourne Victory Nov-08 to Feb-09 7 Adelaide United Aug-10 to Dec-10 6 Brisbane Roar Nov-08 to Feb-09 5 Wellington Phoenix (from Dec-10) 5 Melbourne Victory Jan-10 to Feb-10 5 Melbourne Victory Feb-06 to Oct-06

Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets Sunday, 13 February 2011 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Local kick-off: 5.00pm AEDT Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Scott Edeling Ben Wilson Fourth official: Gerard Parsons

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partner is 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford) and 1233 ABC Newcastle. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Central Coast Mariners: 2. Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON, 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 24. Bernie IBINI-ISEI, 25. Mitchell DUKE, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *five to be omitted*

In: Pedj BOJIC, Matthew SIMON, Adam KWASNIK, Patricio PEREZ (all return from injury), Rostyn GRIFFITHS (promoted). Out: Nil Unavailable: Michael BAIRD (knee - 1 week), Brad PORTER (knee - 4 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 6 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season)

Newcastle Jets: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D'APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY (c), 9. Zhang SHUO, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 16. Jeremy BROCKIE, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC , 19.Ali ABBAS, 22. Kaz PATAFTA, 23. Ryan GRIFFTHS, 25. Samuel GALLAWAY, 26. James VIRGILI, 28. Mario SIMIC, 31. Jacob PEPPER, 40. Matthew NASH *five to be omitted*

In: Taylor REGAN (promoted), Kaz PATAFTA (returns from injury), Zhang SHUO (returns from injury), Ryan GRIFFTHS (returns from suspension), Marcello FIORENTINI (returns from suspension) Out: Nil Unavailable: Michael BRIDGES (knee - six weeks), Sean ROONEY (knee - season), Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee - season), Brodie MOOY (compartment syndrome - season), Kasey WEHRMAN (Foot - four weeks), Ruben ZADKOVICH (knee - two weeks)

• Having scored in each of their previous 17 home matches, the Central Coast Mariners are aiming to maintain the Hyundai A-League-s longest run of home matches without being scoreless. The last time the Mariners were held to no goals at home was on 31-Dec-09 (L0-2 v Wellington).