Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 25 Preview

All the latest squad news ahead of the week 25 fixtures

This is the Official Preview for the Week 25 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

Melbourne Victory vs. Newcastle Jets Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Local kick-off: 7:00pm Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant referees: Luke Brennan Shaun Evans Fourth official: Kevin Docherty

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 1233 ABC Newcastle. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au

Melbourne Victory: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 4. Petar FRANJIC, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Matthew KEMP, 9. RICARDINHO, 11. Marvin ANGULO, 12. Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 15. Tom PONDELJAK, 17. Matthew FOSCHINI, 18. Danny ALLSOPP, 20. Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 21. Robbie KRUSE, 22. Geoff KELLAWAY, 23. Adrian LEIJER (c), 24. Luke PILKINGTON. *two to be omitted*

In: Luke PILKINGTON (promoted), Geoff KELLAWAY (promoted), Leigh BROXHAM (returns from injury), Robbie KRUSE (returns from international duty). Out: Grant BREBNER (calf), Carlos Hernandez (groin), Evan BERGER (hamstring), Billy CELESKI (hip) Unavailable: Archie THOMPSON (hamstring - 1-2 weeks), Surat SUKHA (calf - weeks) Kevin MUSCAT (suspension - 7 matches).

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, 14. Labinot HALITI, 16. Jeremy BROCKIE, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 25. Samuel GALLAWAY, 26. James VIRGILI, 28. Mario SIMIC, 31. Jacob PEPPER, 40. Matthew NASH *one to be omitted*

In: Zhang SHUO, Mario SIMIC (both promoted) Out: Ryan Griffiths (suspension) 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), Ali ABBAS (groin - one week), Kaz PATAFTA (groin - one week), Sasho PETROVSKI (Hamstring- one week) Neil YOUNG (Not Selected),

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Melbourne Victory wins 5, Newcastle Jets wins 8 (4 draws)

• Newcastle Jets defender ADAM D-APUZZO is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance.

Gold Coast United vs. Adelaide United Wednesday, 2 February 2011 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 8:00pm (9.00pm AEDT) Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Denis Silk David Walsh Fourth official: Matthew Gillett

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

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, 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 16.Kristian REES, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 21.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 22.Adama TRAORE, 24.John CURTIS, 27.Chris HAROLD, 33.Peter PERCHTOLD, 34.Sung-Kil KIM. *three to be omitted*

In: Steve PANTELIDIS (promoted), Shane SMELTZ (return from illness), Zenon CARAVELLA (promoted), Chris HAROLD (promoted), Out: Steve FITZSIMMONS (not selected). Unavailable: Jason CULINA (knee injury - 5 weeks), ROBSON (hamstring injury - 7 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite).

Adelaide United: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.Nigel BOOGAARD, 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, 16.Dario BODRUSIC, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 19.Mathew LECKIE, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 21.Francisco USUCAR, 22.Osama MALIK *three to be omitted*

In: Andy SLORY (returns from injury), Dario BODRUSIC (promoted), Osama MALIK (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Daniel MULLEN (knee - season), Joe COSTA (knee - season), Joe KEENAN (leg - season), Fabian BARBIERO (ankle - season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Gold Coast United wins 1, Adelaide United wins 1 (3 draws)

• Two Adelaide United players are each set to make their 100th Hyundai A-League appearance: ROBERT CORNTHWAITE and EUGENE GALEKOVIC. The only other time more than one player from the same team made their Hyundai A-League century of appearances was on 7 March 2010 when Melbourne Victory players Kevin Muscat and Tom Pondeljak each made their 100th appearance.

This is the Official Preview for Week 25 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. Melbourne Heart Sat, 29 Jan 2011 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 4:30pm (5:30pm AEDT) Referee: Matthew Breeze Assistant referees: Dennis Silk and David Walsh Fourth official: Matt Gillett

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 4. Shane STEFANUTTO, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 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, 19. Chris BUSH, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 21. James MEYER, 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK *three to be omitted*

In: Milan SUSAK (returns from suspension), Rocky VISCONTE (promoted), Chris BUSH (promoted) Out: Luke DEVERE (transferred to Gyeongnam FC) Unavailable: Matt McKAY (international duty - 1 week), Luke BRATTAN (groin injury - 1 week)

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, 11.Alex TERRA, 12.Peter ZOIS, 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 MARRONE (promoted), Brendan HAMILL (promoted), Jason HOFFMAN (promoted), Kliment TASESKI (promoted), Dean HEFFERNAN (promoted) Out: Adrian ZAHRA (knee - TBC) Unavailable: Nil

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

• Having not lost any of their previous 22 Hyundai A-League matches, Brisbane Roar are now aiming to create a new Australian national league record longest undefeated streak (23), overtaking the previous record of 22 matches initially set by Apia Leichhardt from September 1986 to September 1987. • The last time a team went for 23 matches in the major league of any football code in Australia (football, Australian Rules, rugby league, rugby union) was back in 1958-1960, when rugby league team St George went for 23 matches in a row undefeated.

Adelaide United vs. Central Coast Mariners Sat, 29 Jan 2011 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Local kick-off: 7:00pm (7:30pm AEDT) Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant referees: Curtis Wordsworth and Paul Cetrangolo Fourth official: Regis Queffelec

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), 14.Cameron WATSON, 16.Dario BODRUSIC, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 19.Mathew LECKIE, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 21.Francisco USUCAR, 22.Osama MALIK *three to be omitted*

In: Lucas PANTELIS (promoted), Dario BODRUSIC (new signing), Osama MALIK (new signing) Out: Nil Unavailable: Daniel MULLEN (knee - season), Joe COSTA (knee - season), Joe KEENAN (leg - season), Fabian BARBIERO (ankle - season), Andy SLORY (thigh - 1 week)

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, 13. Michael BAIRD, 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, 30. Paul HENDERSON. *three to be omitted*

In: Josh ROSE (returns from illness), Michael BAIRD (promoted), Chris DOIG (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Brad PORTER (knee - 6 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 6 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 18): Adelaide United wins 6, Central Coast Mariners wins 6 (6 draws)

• Central Coast Mariners midfielder ROSTYN GRIFFITHS is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance.

Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC Sat, 29 Jan 2011 nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 6:45pm (9:45pm AEDT) Referee: Gerard Parsons Assistant referees: Matthew Cheeseman and Michael Nugus Fourth official: Josh Manella

Perth Glory: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Josh MITCHELL, 7.Jacob BURNS (c), 8.Victor SIKORA, 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, 24. Josh RISDON, 26. Adam TAGGART *three to be omitted*

In: 7.Jacob BURNS, 8. Victor SIKORA (promoted), 9.Robbie FOWLER (returns from injury), 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO (returns from suspension) Out: 27.Cameron EDWARDS Unavailable: 5.Jamie HARNWELL (suspended - 1 game), 6.Chris COYNE (Achilles - season)

Sydney FC: 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, 23, Rhyan GRANT, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS, 30.Dylan MITCHELL (gk) *three to be omitted*

In: Brendan GAN, Kofi DANNING, Rhyan GRANT (all promoted), 30.Dylan MITCHELL (gk) Out: Liam REDDY (suspended - 2 matches) Unavailable: Hayden FOXE (groin - 2 weeks), Mark BRIDGE (stomach - 1 week), Alex BROSQUE (groin - 1 week), Terry ANTONIS (knee - 3 weeks)

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

• Sydney FC defender STEPHAN KELLER is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance,

Wellington Phoenix vs. Newcastle Jets Sun, 30 Jan 2011 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local kick-off: 5:00pm (3:00pm AEDT) Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Brent Best Glen Lochrie Fourth official: Matthew Conger

Wellington Phoenix: 2. Manny MUSCAT, 3. Tony LOCHHEAD- 4. Nicky WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 9, Chris GREENACRE, 10, Oscar Roberto CORNEJO, 11. DANIEL, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 14, Mirjan PAVLOVICH, 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 19, Danny VUKOVIC, 20, Reece CROWTHER, 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE, 23. Dylan MACALLISTER. *two to be omitted*

In: Leo Bertos (returning from injury), Oscar Roberto CORNEJO (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Paul IFILL (leg - five weeks), Mark PASTON (gk, knee - season), Jade NORTH (international duty - 1 week).

Newcastle Jets: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 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 GRIFFITHS, 25. Samuel GALLAWAY, 26. James VIRGILI, 28. Mario SIMIC, 31. Jacob PEPPER, 40. Matthew NASH *four to be omitted*

In: MARIO SIMIC (promoted from NYL), Sasho PETROVSKI, Kaz PATAFTA, Ali ABBAS (all return from injury) Out: Nil Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (Illness - indefinite), Michael BRIDGES (knee - 5 weeks), Sean ROONEY (knee - season), Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee - season), (groin - one week), Brodie MOOY (compartment syndrome - season), Adam D'APUZZO (ankle - one week), Kasey WEHRMAN (Foot - 4 weeks), Ruben ZADKOVICH (knee - 2 weeks), (groin - 1 week)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 12): Wellington Phoenix wins 7, Newcastle Jets wins 4 (1 draw)

• Having won their previous four matches at home, Wellington Phoenix is now aiming to create a new club record of most consecutive home victories (five).

Melbourne Victory vs. Gold Coast United Sun, 30 Jan 2011 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 5:00pm Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Luke Brennan and Shaun Evans Fourth official: Alex Azcurra

Melbourne Heart: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 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 FERREIRA, 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 (c). *4 to be omitted *

In: Geoff KELLAWAY (promoted). Petar FRANJIC (promoted). Leigh BROXHAM (returns from injury). Out: Unavailable: Archie THOMPSON (hamstring), Surat SUKHA (calf) Robbie KRUSE (Asian Cup), Kevin MUSCAT (suspension).

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, 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 16.Kristian REES, 19.Andrew BARISIC, 21.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 22.Adama TRAORE, 24.John CURTIS, 25.Chris BROADFOOT, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Chris HAROLD, 29.Zac ANDERSON, 30,Jerrad TYSON [gk], 33.Peter PERCHTOLD. *five to be omitted*

In: 7.Zenon CARAVELLA (promoted), 19.Andrew BARISIC (promoted), 24.John CURTIS (promoted), 25.Chris BROADFOOT (promoted), 26.Ben HALLORAN (promoted). Out: Nil. Unavailable: 10.Jason CULINA (knee injury - 4 weeks), 5.ROBSON (hamstring injury - 7 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite).

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Melbourne Victory wins 3, Gold Coast United wins 2 (0 draws)

• Rodrigo Vargas equaled Kevin Muscat Hyundai A-League appearance record of 122 matches for Melbourne Victory midweek - meaning that an appearance by Vargas and a non-appearance by Muscat v Gold Coast would see Vargas overtake Muscat-s Victory all-time appearance record. • Meanwhile, Vargas is set to make his 250th national league appearance. Before joining the Melbourne Victory in 2005 Vargas made 127 appearances at Melbourne Knights in the old NSL.