Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 22 Preview

All the latest squad news ahead of week 22 in the Hyundai A-League. Also includes the rescheduled week 11 fixture between Newcastle and North Queensland

This is the Official Preview for the Week 22 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

Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar Wednesday, 12 January 2011 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Local kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Rod Allen and Sarah Ho Fourth official: Ryan Shepheard

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

Central Coast Mariners: 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 2. Daniel McBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 13. Michael BAIRD, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *two to be omitted*

In: Adam KWASNIK (return from suspension), Chris DOIG (promoted). Out: Nil Unavailable: Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season).

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Luke DEVERE, 4. Shane STEFANUTTO, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 12. Matt MUNDY, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK

In: Rocky VISCONTE (promoted Out: HENRIQUE (groin strain - 2 weeks) Unavailable: Ivan FRANJIC (quad - 1 week), Matt McKAY (international duty - 4 weeks)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 19): Central Coast Mariners wins 3, Brisbane Roar wins 10 (6 draws)

• Having remained undefeated for their past ten away matches, Brisbane Roar is now aiming to create a new Hyundai A-League record for longest undefeated away streak (11). The Roar have currently equalled the record set by Sydney FC, who went for ten matches undefeated away from home between September 2007 and January 2008. The last time Brisbane lost away was a 3-0 loss to Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on 12 September 2010 This is the Official Preview for the re-scheduled Week 11 midweek fixture of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season between Newcastle Jets and North Queensland Fury. 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

Newcastle Jets v North Queensland Fury Tuesday, 11 January 2011 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Local kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT Referee: Gerard Parsons Assistant referees: Scott Edeling and Andrew Higgins Fourth official: Tim McGilchrist

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD & Sky Sport 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 1233 ABC Newcastle and Zinc 100.7 (Townsville). To purchase tickets visit www.proticket.com.au

Newcastle Jets: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY, 7. Kasey WEHRMAN (c), 9. Zhang SHUO, 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABBAS, 23. Ryan GRIFFITHS, 50.Jack DUNCAN

In: Zhang SHUO (promoted) Out: Adam D-APUZZO (Ligament damage - indefinite) Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness - indefinite), Michael BRIDGES (knee - 6 weeks), Jeremy BROCKIE (broken foot - 4-6 weeks), Sean ROONEY (knee - season), Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee - season), Matthew NASH (groin - two weeks), Kaz PATAFTA (groin - one week), Brodie MOOY (shin splints - two weeks), Ljubo MILICEVIC (ankle - two weeks)

North Queensland Fury squad: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 4. Eric AKOTO, 5. Mark HUGHES, 7. Gareth EDDS (c), 8. Adam CASEY, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk)

In: Gareth Edds (promoted), Brett Studman (promoted) Out: David Williams (knee - 1 week), Lorenzo SIPI (not selected) Unavailable: Ufuk TALAY (hamstring - 2 weeks), Simon STOREY (lower back - 1 week), Osama MALIK (hamstring - 2-3 weeks), Isaka CERNAK (knee), Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Newcastle Jets wins 4, North Queensland Fury wins 1 (0 draws)

• Newcastle Jets vice-captain NIKOLAI TOPOR-STANLEY is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance.

This is the Official Preview for Week 22 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

Brisbane Roar vs. Perth Glory Friday, 7 January 2010 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Local kick-off: 7:30pm (8.30pm AEDT) Referee: Jarred Gillett Assistant referees: Brad Hobson and Ashley Beecham Fourth official: Matt Gillett

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 6PR 882AM (Perth). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Luke DEVERE, 4. Shane STEFANUTTO, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 10. HENRIQUE, 12. Matt MUNDY, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK *one to be omitted*

In: Thomas BROICH (returns from injury) Out: Nil Unavailable: Ivan FRANJIC (quad - 1 week), Matt McKAY (international duty - 4 weeks)

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

In: Anthony SKORICH (promoted), Josh RISDON (promoted) Out: Naum SEKULOVSKI (knee) Unavailable: Chris COYNE (achilles - 1 week), Victor SIKORA (hip - season), Naum SEKULOVSKI (knee - 1 week)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Brisbane Roar wins 11, Perth Glory wins 3 (3 draws)

• Having not lost any of their previous 19 Hyundai A-League matches, the Brisbane Roar are edging closer to the Australian national league record of longest undefeated streak, set by APIA Leichhardt in the NSL who went for 22 league matches in a row without defeat from 1986 to 1987.

Sydney FC vs. Gold Coast United Saturday, 8 January 2010 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Local kick-off: 7:00pm Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Sarah Ho and Matthew Cheeseman Fourth official: Gerard Parsons

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

Sydney FC: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Stephan KELLER, 6. Hirofumi MORIYASU, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 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, 23, Rhyan GRANT, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS *three to be omitted*

In: Kofi DANNING, Rhyan GRANT, Brendan GAN (all promoted) Out: Hayden FOXE (groin - 3 weeks), Mark BRIDGE (stomach - 1 week) Unavailable: Alex BROSQUE (groin - 2 weeks), Terry ANTONIS (knee - 3 weeks)

Gold Coast United: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 3.Michael THWAITE (c), 5.ROBSON, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.John CURTIS, 25.Chris BROADFOOT, 27.Chris HAROLD *two to be omitted*

In: Michael THWAITE (return from suspension), Chris HAROLD (promoted) Out: Steve PANTELIDIS (suspended - 1 match) Unavailable: Jason CULINA (international duty - 4 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Sydney FC wins 0, Gold Coast United wins 4 (1 draw)

• Having scored 198 goals in their 145 Hyundai A-League games to date, Sydney FC will be aiming to become just the second team to score 200 goals in the Hyundai A-League. Brisbane Roar - who play Friday - have scored 197 goals in 141 games. The only team to notch 200 goals so far, Melbourne Victory, scored their first 200 goals in 119 games.

North Queensland Fury vs. Newcastle Jets Saturday, 8 January 2010 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Local kick-off: 8:15pm (9.15pm AEDT) Referee: Ryan Shepheard Assistant referees: Daniel Jones and Graham Buzzi Fourth official: Matt Hodgson

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 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: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 4. Eric AKOTO, 5. Mark HUGHES, 7. Gareth EDDS (c), 8. Adam CASEY, 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 23. Lorenzo SIPI, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) *three to be omitted*

In: Lorenzo SIPI (promoted), Eric AKOTO (promoted), Dyron DAAL (promoted), Jason SPAGNUOLO (promoted) Out: Ufuk TALAY (hamstring - 2 weeks) Unavailable: Simon STOREY (lower back - 1 week), Osama MALIK (hamstring - 2-3 weeks), Isaka CERNAK (knee), Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Newcastle Jets: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY, 7. Kasey WEHRMAN (c), 9. Zhang SHUO, 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABBAS, 23. Ryan GRIFFITHS, 50.Jack DUNCAN *one to be omitted*

In: Taylor REGAN, Zhang SHUO (both promoted) Out: Ljubo MILICEVIC (ankle - two weeks) Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness - indefinite), Michael BRIDGES (knee - 6 weeks), Jeremy BROCKIE (broken foot - 4-6 weeks), Sean ROONEY (knee - season), Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee - season), Matthew NASH (groin - two weeks), Kaz PATAFTA (groin - 1 week), Brodie MOOY (shin splints - two weeks)

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

• Newcastle Jets midfielder TAREK ELRICH is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance.

Melbourne Victory vs. Adelaide United Sunday, 9 January 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 3:00pm Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Shaun Evans and Luke Brennan Fourth official: Alex Azcurra

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

Melbourne Victory: 1. Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT, 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 4. Petar FRANJIC, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Matthew KEMP, 8. Grant BREBNER, 9. RICARDINHO, 11. Marvin ANGULO, 12. Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERRERIA, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15. Tom PONDELJAK, 16. Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17. Matthew FOSCHINI, 18. Danny ALLSOPP, 19. Evan BERGER, 20. Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 22. Geoff KELLAWAY, 23. Adrian LEIJER

In: Kevin MUSCAT, Petar FRANJIC, Matthew FOSCHINI, Geoff KELLAWAY (all promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Archie THOMPSON (hamstring - 3 weeks), Surat SUKHA (calf - 3 weeks) Robbie KRUSE (international duty - 4 weeks)

Adelaide United: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 4.Iain FYFE, 6.CASSIO, 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, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 21.Francisco USUCAR *one to be omitted*

In: Andy SLORY (new signing), Francisco USUCAR (new signing) Out: Nigel BOOGAARD (groin - 1 week), Joe KEENAN (broken leg - season) Unavailable: Daniel MULLEN (knee - season), Mathew LECKIE (knee - 4 weeks), Joe COSTA (knee - season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 22): Melbourne Victory wins 14, Adelaide United wins 5 (3 draws)

• With the return of Melbourne Victory-s DANNY ALLSOPP to the Hyundai A-League, and a recent injury to Sydney FC-s Alex Brosque, the scene may be set for a change to the Hyundai A-League-s top scorers list over the coming weeks. Allsopp and Adelaide United-s SERGIO VAN DIJK - both equal fourth in the all-time scorers- list - are set to square off against each other this weekend.

HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE TOP GOALSCORERS as at 6 January 2011: o 52 - Archie Thompson (currently with Melbourne Victory) o 42 - Shane Smeltz (overseas) o 38 - Alex Brosque (Sydney FC) o 36 - Danny Allsopp (Melbourne Victory) o 36 - Sergio Van Dijk (Adelaide United)

Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Sunday, 9 January 2010 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Local kick-off: 5:00pm Referee: Matthew Breeze Assistant referees: Daniel Dewhurst and Ryan Gallagher Fourth official: Kurt Ams

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partners are 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford) and The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Central Coast Mariners squad: 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 2. Daniel McBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 13. Michael BAIRD, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 22. Mustafa AMINI, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *two to be omitted*

In: Matthew LEWIS (promoted), Michael BAIRD (new signing - pending registration), Rostyn GRIFFITHS (returns from suspension). Out: Adam KWASNIK (suspended - one match) Unavailable: Pedj BOJIC (suspended - pending appeal) Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season).

Wellington Phoenix: 2. Manny MUSCAT, 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Nick WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 11. DANIEL, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 19. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 20. Reece CROWTHER (gk), 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE, 23. Dylan MACALLISTER

In: Nil Out: Nil Unavailable: Paul IFILL (leg - 6 weeks), Mark PASTON (gk, knee - season), Jade NORTH (international duty - 4 weeks)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 11): Central Coast Mariners wins 4, Wellington Phoenix wins 5 (2 draws)

• Having scored in each of their previous 14 home matches, the Central Coast Mariners are aiming to equal the Hyundai A-League record of scoring in most consecutive home matches (15). The current record of scoring in most consecutive home matches was set by Adelaide United, who scored in 15 home matches from November 2007 to January 2009. The last time Central Coast failed to score at home was against Wellington Phoenix in December 2009.