Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 18 Preview

All the news ahead of week 18's fixtures

This is the Official Preview for Week 18 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.

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Adelaide United FC v North Queensland Fury FC Friday, 10 December 2010 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Local kick-off time: 7.30pm local (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Mathew Gillett Assistant referees: Paul Cetrangolo and Daniel Goodwin Fourth official: Curtis Wordsworth

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

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 (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Mathew LECKIE (knee - 5 weeks), Joe COSTA (knee - season)

North Queensland Fury FC squad: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 7. Gareth EDDS (c), 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 16. Simon STOREY, 17. Osama MALIK, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 23. Lorenzo SIPI, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) *one to be omitted* In: 3. Brad McDONALD (promoted), 18. Brett STUDMAN (promoted), 23. Lorenzo SIPI (promoted) Out: 6. Ufuk TALAY (1 week suspension), 9. Eugene SSEPPUYA (omitted) Unavailable: 4. Eric AKOTO (knee - 2 weeks), 8. Adam CASEY (ankle - 1 week), 14. Chris GROSSMAN (knee - 2 weeks), 15. Chris PAYNE (hamstring - 1 week), 19. Isaka CERNAK (knee - 2 weeks), 20. Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 4): Adelaide United wins 2, North Queensland Fury wins 1 (1 draw)

• Having won its past six home matches, Adelaide United will be aiming to create the Hyundai A -League-s second longest winning streak at home (seven) should it win at Hindmarsh Stadium this weekend. The league-s record longest winning streak at home was set by Melbourne Victory, who won eight straight home matches in November 2008 - February 2009.

Melbourne Heart FC v Melbourne Victory FC AAMI Park, Melbourne Saturday, 11 December 2010 Local kick-off time: 7.00pm Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Shaun Evans and Luke Brennan Fourth official: Kevin Docherty

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

Melbourne Heart squad: 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, 15. John ALOISI, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 20. Josip SKOKO 21, Kliment TASESKI, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Dean HEFFERNAN, 25. Adrian ZAHRA *Four to be omitted*

In: John ALOISI (promoted), Josip SKOKO (returns from injury), Kliment TASESKI (promoted), Wayne SRHOJ (returns from suspension) Out: Nil Unavailable: Alex TERRA (3 weeks - Hamstring), Eli BABALJ (4-6 weeks - Hip and Thigh)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 5. Surat SUKHA, 7. Matthew KEMP, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11.Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15. Tommy PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 19. Evan BERGER, 20. Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 21. Robbie KRUSE, 22. Geoff KELLAWAY 23. Adrian LEIJER *three to be omitted*

In: Tom PONDELJAK (returns from injury), Adrian LEIJER (returns from suspension) Out: Leigh BROXHAM (calf - 2 weeks) Unavailable: RICARDINHO (knee - 3 weeks)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 1): Melbourne Heart wins 1, Melbourne Victory wins 0 (0 draws)

Gold Coast United FC v Wellington Phoenix FC Skilled Park, Gold Coast Saturday, 11 December 2010 Local kick-off time: 8.15pm (9.15pm AEDT) Referee: Allan Milliner Assistant referees: David Walsh and Ashley Beecham Fourth official: Nathan MacDonald

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partner is The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Gold Coast United FC squad: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 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, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 18.James BROWN, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk]. 22.Adama TRAORE, 24.John CURTIS. *one to be omitted*

In: 1.Glen MOSS [gk] (return from ankle injury), 2.Steve PANTELIDIS (return from facial injury), 3.Michael THWAITE (return from ankle injury), 7.Zenon CARAVELLA (return from thigh injury). Out: 30.Jerrad TYSON [gk] (not selected), 19.Andrew BARISIC (not selected), 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS (not selected). Unavailable: Joel PORTER (hamstring injury - 1 week), Chris BROADFOOT (knee injury - 6 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite).

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Manny MUSCAT, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 11. DANIEL, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 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 *one to be omitted*

In: Leo BERTOS (return from injury) Out: Nick WARD (calf - 4 weeks) Unavailable: Tony LOCHHEAD (groin - 2 weeks), Oscar Roberto CORNEJO (knee - 2 weeks)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 5): Gold Coast United wins 1, Wellington Phoenix wins 2 (2 draws)

• Gold Coast United midfielder TAHJ MINNIECON will make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance the next time he takes the field.

Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Sunday, 12 December 2010 Local kick-off time: 5.00pm Referee: Jarred Gillett Assistant referees: Scott Edeling and Sarah Ho Fourth official: Alex Glasgow

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partener is SBS 6 (Digital). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

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, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS *three to be omitted* In: 9. Bruno CAZARINE (promoted), 14. Alex BROSQUE (returns from injury) Out: Nil. Unavailable: Nicky CARLE (Back - 3 Weeks), Rhyan GRANT (knee - 1 week)

Brisbane Roar 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, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 15. Matt McKAY (c) 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK *one to be omitted*

In: 14. Rocky VISCONTE Out: Nil Unavailable: 4. Shane STEFANUTTO (hamstring - 2 weeks), 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (groin - 1 week), 10. HENRIQUE (broken arm - 2-4 weeks)

Head-to-head: All matches (played 19): Sydney FC wins 5, Brisbane Roar wins 6 (8 draws)

• Having not lost any of their past 15 matches (a new Hyundai A-League record for longest undefeated streak), the Brisbane Roar are now aiming to go for 16 undefeated matches, which would be the equal-longest streak in the Australian national league since February 2001 when South Melbourne completed a 16 match undefeated streak in the old NSL.

Perth Glory FC v Central Coast Mariners FC nib Stadium, Perth Sunday, 12 December 2010 Local kick-off time: 5.00pm local (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Gerard Parsons Assistant referees: Joe Fusari and Josh Manella Fourth official: Mathew Cheeseman

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partners are 6PR 882AM (Perth) and 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au.

Perth Glory squad: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2. Josh MITCHELL 3. Jamie COYNE, 4.Andy TODD, 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 7.Jacob BURNS (C), 9.Robbie FOWLER, 10.Michael BAIRD, 11. Branko JELIC, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15.Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 20. Aleks VRTESKI (gk), 22.Anthony SKORICH, 24. Josh RISDON *three to be omitted*

In: 2. Josh MITCHELL, 12.Scott NEVILLE (return from suspension), 4.Andy TODD, 5.Jamie HARNWELL (return from injury), 22.Anthony SKORICH (promoted). Out: 18.Brent GRIFFTHS (suspended), 19 Naum SEKULOVSKI (suspended), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI (suspended). Unavailable: 6.Chris COYNE (on loan -January), 8.Victor SIKORA (Hip - season), 18. Brent GRIFFITHS, 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI (suspended), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI (suspended).

Central Coast Mariners squad: 2. Daniel McBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *one to be omitted*

In: Daniel McBREEN (returns from suspension) Out: Nil Unavailable: Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season).

Head-to-head: All matches (played 16): Perth Glory wins 2, Central Coast Mariners wins 10 (4 draws)

• Central Coast Mariners striker ADAM KWASNIK is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance for the Mariners.