Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 17 Preview

All the squad news ahead of the weekend and mid-week fixtures in the Hyundai A-League

This is the Official Preview for Week 17 midweek fixture 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

Melbourne Heart v Newcastle Jets Wednesday, 8 December 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 7.00pm Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Luke Brennan and James Nicolopoulos Fourth official: Alex Azcurra

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne) and SEN Digital and 1233 ABC Newcastle. 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, 12. Peter ZOIS, 15. John ALOISI, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 21, Kliment TASESKI, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Dean HEFFERNAN, 25. Adrian ZAHRA *Two to be omitted*

In: Kristian SARKIES (returns from injury), Dean HEFFERNAN (promoted), Jason HOFFMAN (promoted) Out: Alex TERRA (3 weeks - Hamstring) Unavailable: Eli BABALJ (4-6 weeks - Hip and Thigh), Wayne SRHOJ (1 match - suspension), Josip SKOKO (1 week - Groin)

Newcastle Jets: 40. Matthew Nash (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI 7. Kasey WEHRMAN,10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABASS, 21. Brodie MOOY 24. Francis JEFFERS 50. Jack DUNCAN (GK) *two to be omitted*

In: Taylor REGAN (promoted), Brodie MOOY (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness - indefinite), Michael Bridges (Knee - six weeks), , Jeremy BROCKIE (Broken foot - 6 to 8 weeks), Sean ROONEY (knee-season), Ben KENNEDY (GK) (knee - six weeks)

• Melbourne Heart have not scored in their past four matches - only three times in Hyundai A-League has a team played five matches without scoring a goal (New Zealand Knights 6 matches Sep-Oct 2006; Central Coast Mariners 5 matches Mar-Sep 2006, Perth Glory 5 matches Oct-Nov 2010). In terms of time played, the Heart have gone for 439 minutes without scoring, the last goal scored by the Heart coming on 14-November (L1-2 v Brisbane Roar)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 2): Melbourne Heart wins 1, Newcastle Jets wins 0 (1 draw)

This is the Official Preview for Week 17 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

For National Youth League team news and updates please visit www.y-league.com.au

Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar Friday, 3 December 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 8.00pm Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Luke Brennan and Shaun Evans Fourth official: Kevin Docherty

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne) and SEN Digital. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au.

Melbourne Victory FC squad: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 4. Petar FRANJIC, 5. Surat SUKHA, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Matthew KEMP, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11.Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 14. Billy CELESKI, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 19. Evan BERGER, 20.Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 21. Robbie KRUSE 27. Geoff KELLAWAY *three to be omitted*

In: Geoff KELLAWAY (promoted), Matthew KEMP (returns from injury), Surat SUKHA (promoted), Petar FRANJIC (promoted). Out: Adrian LEIJER (susp.) Tom PONDELJAK (back - 1 week) Unavailable: RICARDINHO (knee - 3 weeks)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Luke DEVERE, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 11. REINALDO, 12. Matt MUNDY, 15 Matt McKAY (c) 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK

In: 18. Luke BRATTAN (promoted) Out: 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (groin - 1 week) Unavailable: 4. Shane STEFANUTTO (hamstring - 3 weeks), 10. HENRIQUE (broken arm - 4-6 weeks)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 17): Melbourne Victory wins 10, Brisbane Roar wins 5 (2 draws)

• After scoring eight goals in its past two matches, Brisbane Roar are now averaging 1.84 goals per match for the season (35 goals in 19 matches), and are closing in on the Hyundai A-League's record goals per game ratio for a home-and-away season. This record is currently held by Melbourne Victory who averaged 1.95 goals per game in the 2006/07 season (41 goals in 21 matches).

Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Saturday, 4 December 2010 Local kick-off: 7.00pm Referee: Mathew Breeze Assistant referees: Sarah Ho and Daniel Dewhurst Fourth official: Ryan Shepheard

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partners are 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford) and SBS 6 (Digital). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Central Coast Mariners squad: 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 9. Nik MRDJA, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 24. Bernie IBINI-ISEI, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *four to be omitted*

In: Pedj BOJIC (returns from injury), Patricio PEREZ (returns from injury), Nik MRDJA (promoted), Matthew LEWIS (promoted), Bernie IBINI-ISEI (promoted) Out: Daniel McBREEN (suspended - one match) Unavailable: Daniel McBREEN (suspended - one match), Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season).

Sydney FC squad: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Stephan KELLER, 5. Hayden FOXE, 6. Hirofumi MORIYASU, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 11. Kofi DANNING, 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN (c), 16. Terry ANTONIS, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 21. Scott JAMIESON, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS *three to be omitted*

In: 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN Out: Nil. Unavailable: Nicky CARLE (Back - 3 Weeks)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 17): Central Coast Mariners wins 4, Sydney FC wins 8 (5 draws)

• Having lost their past two home matches, Central Coast Mariners will be aiming not to equal the club's record for longest losing streak at home (three).

North Queensland Fury v Newcastle Jets Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Saturday, 4 December 2010 Local kick-off: 8.15pm local (9.15pm AEDT) Referee: Kurt Ams Assistant referees: Graham Buzzi and Brad Hobson Fourth official: Mathew Gillett

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partners are Zinc 100.7 (Townsville) and 1233 ABC Newcastle. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

North Queensland Fury squad: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 6. Ufuk TALAY (c), 7. Gareth EDDS, 8. Adam CASEY, 9. Eugene SSEPPUYA, 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 16. Simon STOREY, 17. Osama MALIK, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 23. Lorenzo SIPI, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) *five to be omitted*

In: 3. Brad McDONALD (promoted), 8. Adam CASEY (promoted), 15. Chris Payne (promoted), 18. Brett STUDMAN (promoted), 23. Lorenzo SIPI (promoted), Out: Nil Unavailable: 4. Eric AKOTO (knee - 2 weeks), 14. Chris GROSSMAN (knee - 2 weeks), 19. Isaka Cernak (knee - awaiting tests), 20. Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Newcastle Jets FC squad: 40. Matthew Nash (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY, 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI 7. Kasey WEHRMAN,10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABASS, 21. Brodie MOOY 22. Kaz PATAFTA 24. Francis Jeffers 50. Jack Duncan (GK) 9. Zhang SHUO *three to be omitted*

In: 50. Jack Duncan (NYL), 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH (returns from injury) Out: 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC (ankle), 1. Ben KENNEDY (GK) (knee - six weeks) Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness - indefinite), Michael Bridges (Knee - six weeks), Jeremy BROCKIE (Broken foot - 6 to 8 weeks), 5. Sean ROONEY (knee-season)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 3): North Queensland Fury wins 1, Newcastle Jets wins 2 (0 draws)

• Newcastle Jets are aiming for their fifth consecutive undefeated match in the Hyundai A-League, which would be the club's longest undefeated streak since 2007

Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United AMI Stadium, Christchurch Sunday, 5 December 2010 Local kick-off: 5.00pm (3.00pm AEDT) Referee: Jarred Gillett Assistant referees: Brad Hobson and Nathan Macdonald Fourth official: Alan Milliner

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partners are The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM and ABC Digital (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.co.nz.

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Manny MUSCAT, 4. Nick WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 11. DANIEL, 12. James MUSA, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 14. Mirjan PAVLOVIC, 15. Jade NORTH, 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 19. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE (c), 23. Dylan MACALLISTER, 26. Simon ELLIOTT *four to be omitted*

In: Leo BERTOS (return from injury), Simon ELLIOTT (return from injury), Mirjan PAVLOVIC (promoted), James MUSA (return from illness) Out: N/A Unavailable: Tony LOCHHEAD (groin - 2 weeks), Oscar Roberto CORNEJO (knee - 2 weeks)

Adelaide United FC squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 4.Iain FYFE, 5.Daniel MULLEN, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 8.Adam HUGHES, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Marcos FLORES, 12.Paul REID, 13.Travis DODD (c), 16.Inseob SHIN, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 24.Cameron WATSON, 26.Joe KEENAN *two to be omitted*

In: Inseob SHIN (promoted), Joe KEENAN (returns from injury) Out: Nil Unavailable: Mathew LECKIE (knee - 6 weeks), Joe COSTA (knee - season)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 10): Wellington Phoenix wins 1, Adelaide United wins 5 (4 draws)

• In ten previous confrontations between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United, the Phoenix has only one once; however, Wellington's 1-0 win against Adelaide was at the Phoenix's one and only previous match at AMI Stadium Christchurch, in January 2010.

Gold Coast United v Melbourne Heart Skilled Park, Gold Coast Sunday, 5 December 2010 Local kick-off: 4.00pm local (5.00pm AEDT) Referee: Peter O-Leary Assistant referees: Mark Rule and Glen Lochrie Fourth official: Mathew Conger

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne) and SEN Digital. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Gold Coast United squad: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 3.Michael THWAITE, 5.ROBSON, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 16.Kristian REES, 18.James BROWN, 19.Andrew BARISIC, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk]. 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.John CURTIS, 29.Zac ANDERSON, 30.Jerrad TYSON [gk], 31.Joshua BRILLANTE. *four to be omitted*

In: 1.Glen MOSS [gk] (return from ankle injury), 3.Michael THWAITE (return from ankle injury), 6.Dino DJULBIC (return from suspension), 10.Jason CULINA (return from knee injury), 18.James BROWN (return from suspension), 24.John CURTIS (return from hamstring injury). Out: 2.Steve PANTELIDIS (facial injury - 1 week), 26.Ben HALLORAN (not selected). Unavailable: Joel PORTER (hamstring injury - 1 week), Chris BROADFOOT (knee injury - 7 weeks), Golgol MEBRAHTU (knee injury - 1 week), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite).

Melbourne Heart FC squad: Clint BOLTON, 2. Michael MARRONE, 3. Brendan HAMILL, 4. Simon COLOSIMO, 5. Michael BEAUCHAMP, 6. Matt THOMPSON, 9. Gerald SIBON, 11. Alex TERRA, 12. Peter ZOIS, 15. John ALOISI, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 21. Kliment TASESKI, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Dean HEFFERNAN, 25. Adrian ZAHRA *Two to be omitted*

In: Jason HOFFMAN, Kliment TASESKI Out: Wayne SRHOJ (suspended), Josip SKOKO (injury) Unavailable: Josip Skoko (Groin) 2 weeks, Ante Tomic (Hip) 1 week, Rutger Worm (Groin) 1-2 weeks

Head-to-head: All matches (played 1): Gold Coast United wins 0, Melbourne Heart wins 0 (1 draw)

• Melbourne Heart defender Simon Colosimo is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance.