Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 19 Preview including mid-week

All the latest squad news ahead of week 19 in the Hyundai A-League (including mid-week matches)

This is the Official Preview for the Week 19 midweek fixtures 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

Central Coast Mariners vs. North Queensland Fury Wednesday, 22 December 2010 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Local kick-off: 7:30pm Referee: Ryan Shepheard Assistant referees: Rod Allen Ryan Gallagher Fourth official: Gerard Parsons

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partners are 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford) and Zinc 100.7 FM (Townsville). 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, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk) *two to be omitted*

In: Matthew LEWIS (promoted), John HUTCHINSON (returns from injury) Out: Nil Unavailable: Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season)

North Queensland Fury: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 6. Ufuk TALAY (c), 7. Gareth EDDS, 9. Eugene SSEPPUYA, 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 16. Simon STOREY, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) *two to be omitted*

In: Dyron DAAL (promoted), Andre KILIAN (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Jack HINGERT (ankle - 2 weeks), Eric AKOTO (knee - 1 weeks), Adam CASEY (ankle - 1 weeks), Osama MALIK (hamstring - awaiting MRI scan result), Isaka CERNAK (knee - 2 weeks), Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Central Coast Mariners wins 3, North Queensland Fury wins 0 (2 draws)

• Central Coast Mariners have scored 98 Hyundai A-League goals at Bluetongue Stadium and therefore will reach a century of Hyundai A-League goals at their home venue should they score two against North Queensland.

Perth Glory vs. Adelaide United Wednesday, 22 December 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 7:00pm (10.00pm AEDT) Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Mathew Cheeseman Josh Manella Fourth official: Joe Fusari

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

Perth Glory: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2. Josh MITCHELL 3. Jamie COYNE, 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 7.Jacob BURNS (C), 9.Robbie FOWLER, 11. Branko JELIC, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15.Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 18.Brent GRIFFITHS, 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20. Alex Pearson (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 22.Anthony SKORICH, 24. Josh RISDON. *four to be omitted*

In: Branko JELIC (promoted), Tommy AMPHLETT (promoted), Brent GRIFFITHS (promoted), Naum SEKULOVSKI (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Andy TODD (hip - 2 weeks), Chris COYNE (on loan -January), Victor SIKORA (hip - season)

Adelaide United: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.Nigel BOOGAARD, 4.Iain FYFE, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 8.Adam HUGHES, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Marcos FLORES, 12.Paul REID, 13.Travis DODD (c), 17.Iain RAMSAY, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 24.Cameron WATSON, 26.Joe KEENAN *one to be omitted*

In: Nigel BOOGAARD (promoted), Robert CORNTHWAITE (returns from injury) Out: Daniel MULLEN (knee - season) Unavailable: Mathew LECKIE (knee - 4 weeks), Joe COSTA (knee - season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Perth Glory wins 4, Adelaide United wins 10 (3 draws)

• Adelaide United midfielder PAUL REID is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance.

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

Adelaide United vs. Melbourne Heart Friday, 17 December 2010 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Local kick-off: 7:30pm (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Ryan Shepheard Assistant referees: Curtis Wordsworth and Daniel Goodwin Fourth official: Paul Cetrangolo

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 3, FS3 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partners are ABC Digital (Adelaide), 774 ABC (Melbourne), and SEN Digital. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Adelaide United: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 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 *one to be omitted*

In: Inseob SHIN (promoted), Cameron WATSON (promoted) Out: Robert CORNTHWAITE (hamstring - 1 week) Unavailable: Mathew LECKIE (knee - 5 weeks), Joe COSTA (knee - season)

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, 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 *Three to be omitted*

In: Josip SKOKO (returns from injury), Dean HEFFERNAN (promoted), Kliment TASESKI (promoted) Out: Gerald SIBON (Hamstring 1-2 weeks) Unavailable: Alex TERRA (Hamstring 1 week), Eli BABALJ (Thigh 4-6 weeks)

• After winning a club record seventh home match in a row last weekend, Adelaide United is now looking to equal the Hyundai A-League-s record of longest winning streak at home (eight), initially set by Melbourne Victory who won eight straight home matches between November 2008 - February 2009.

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 2): Adelaide United wins 2, Melbourne Heart wins 0 (0 draws)

Wellington Phoenix vs. Newcastle Jets Saturday, 18 December 2010 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local kick-off: 7:00pm (5.00pm AEDT) Referee: Jarred Gillett Assistant referees: Brent Best Glen Lochrie Fourth official: Matthew Conger

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 1 (NZ). A-League club broadcast partner is The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM and 1233 ABC Newcastle. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.co.nz

Wellington Phoenix: 2. Manny MUSCAT, 6. Tim BROWN (c), 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), 20. Reece CROWTHER (gk), 21. Marco ROJAS, 23. Dylan MACALLISTER *one to be omitted*

In: James MUSA (promoted), Reece CROWTHER (promoted), Mirjan PAVLOVIC (promoted) Out: Andrew DURANTE (suspended - 1 match), Mark PASTON (gk, knee - season) Unavailable: Tony LOCHHEAD (groin - 1 week), Oscar Roberto CORNEJO (knee - 1 week), Nick WARD (knee - 3 weeks)

Newcastle Jets: 40. Matthew NASH (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 11. Tarek ELRICH 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABASS, 22. Kaz PATAFTA 24. Francis JEFFERS, 27. Tomislav MISURA, 31. Jacob PEPPER, 26. James VIRGILI, 1. Ben KENNEDY *one to be omitted*

In: 31. Jacob Pepper (promoted), 26. James Virgili (promoted), 27. Tomislav Misura (promoted), 1. Ben Kennedy (returns from injury) Out: 9. Zhang SHUO (omitted), 5. Ljubo Milicevic (suspended - 1 week), 7. Kasey Wehrman (suspended - 1 week), 10. Ruben Zadkovich (injury - back) Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness - indefinite), Michael Bridges (Knee - six weeks), Jeremy BROCKIE (Broken foot - 6 to 8 weeks), 5. Sean ROONEY (knee-season) 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE (suspension), 6. Ben Kantarovski (knee - indefinite)

• Wellington Phoenix midfielder LEO BERTOS is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance; meanwhile PAUL IFILL is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance.

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 11): Wellington Phoenix wins 6, Newcastle Jets wins 4 (1 draw)

Melbourne Victory vs. Perth Glory Saturday, 18 December 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 7:00pm Referee: Matthew Breeze Assistant referees: Hakan Anaz James Nicolopoulos Fourth official: Lucien Laverdure

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne), SEN and 6PR 882AM (Perth). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Melbourne Victory: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 5. Surat SUKHA, 7. Matthew KEMP, 8.Grant BREBNER, 9. RICARDINHO, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11.Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 15. Tom 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: RICARDINHO (returns from knee injury) Out: Billy CELESKI (suspended) Unavailable: Leigh BROXHAM (calf - 1 week)

Perth Glory: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2. Josh MITCHELL 3. Jamie COYNE, 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 7.Jacob BURNS (C), 9.Robbie FOWLER, 11. Branko JELIC, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15.Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 18.Brent GRIFFITHS, 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20. Alex Pearson (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 22.Anthony SKORICH, 24. Josh RISDON. *three to be omitted*

In: 7. Jacob BURNS (c), 18. Brent GRIFFITHS (returns from suspension), 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI (returns from suspension), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI (returns from suspension). Out: Unavailable: 4.Andy TODD (hip - 1 week), 6.Chris COYNE (on loan -January), 8.Victor SIKORA (Hip - season)

• Melbourne Victory midfielder MATTHEW KEMP is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance. • Perth Glory midfielder JAMIE HARNWELL is set to make his 250th Australian national league appearance; all of Harnwell-s Australian national league appearances have been with Perth Glory.

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Melbourne Victory wins 6, Perth Glory wins 7 (4 draws)

North QLD Fury vs. Brisbane Roar Saturday, 18 December 2010 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Local kick-off: 8:15pm (9.15pm AEDT) Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Nathan Macdonald Daniel Jones Fourth official: Graham Buzzi

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

North Queensland Fury: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 6. Ufuk TALAY (c), 7. Gareth EDDS, 8. Adam CASEY, 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 16. Simon STOREY, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) *two to be omitted*

In: 8. Adam CASEY (promoted), 14. Chris GROSSMAN (promoted) Out: 17. Osama MALIK (hamstring - awaiting scan results) Unavailable: 4. Eric AKOTO (knee - 2 weeks), 13. Andre KILIAN (ankle - 2 weeks), 19. Isaka CERNAK (knee - 2 weeks), 20. Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Luke DEVERE, 4. Shane STEFANUTTO, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 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), 21. James MEYER, 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK *four to be omitted*

In: 4. Shane STEFANUTTO (returns from injury), 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (returns from injury), 12. Matt MUNDY (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: 10. HENRIQUE (broken arm - 1-2 weeks)

• Having not lost any of their past 16 matches (maintaining a new Hyundai A-League record for longest undefeated streak), the Brisbane Roar are now aiming to go for 17 undefeated matches, which would be the longest undefeated streak in Australian national league history in over 23 years, when APIA Leichhardt ultimately went for 22 matches in a row without defeat in the 1987 NSL season.

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 4): North Queensland Fury wins 0, Brisbane Roar wins 1 (3 draws)

Gold Coast United vs. Central Coast Mariners Sunday, 19 December 2010 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 4:00pm Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Ashley Beecham Brad Hobson Fourth official: Alan Milliner

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 3, FS3 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partner is 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To register for FREE tickets to this match visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Gold Coast United: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 18.James BROWN, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.John CURTIS, 32.Steven LUSTICA. *three to be omitted*

In: 10.Jason CULINA (return from knee injury), 16.Kristian REES (return from suspension), 24.John CURTIS (promoted). Out: Nil. Unavailable: ROBSON (knee injury - 1 week), Chris BROADFOOT (knee injury - 6 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite).

Central Coast Mariners: 2. Daniel McBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 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: Matthew LEWIS (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: John HUTCHINSON (knee - 1 week), Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season)

• Central Coast Mariners coach GRAHAM ARNOLD is set to coach his 100th Australian national league match. Arnold-s head coaching career so far has incorporated two matches while playing at Sydney Croatia in the 1989/90 NSL season, 79 matches at the helm of Northern Spirit (1998/99 to 2000/01), and 18 matches so far with the Mariners.

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Gold Coast United wins 2, Central Coast Mariners wins 1 (2 draws)