Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 26 Preview

All the squad news ahead of a crucial week 26 in the Hyundai A-league...

This is the Official Preview for the Week 26 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

Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory Thursday, 10 February 2011 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Local kick-off: 7.30pm Referee: Matthew Breeze Assistant referees: Rod Allen Ryan Gallagher Fourth official: Tim McGilchrist

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partner is 1233 ABC Newcastle and 6PR 882AM (Perth). To purchase tickets visit www.proticket.com.au

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, 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 16. Jeremy BROCKIE, 18. Marko JESIC , 19.Ali ABBAS, 22. Kaz PATAFTA, 23. Ryan GRIFFTHS, 25. Samuel GALLAWAY, 26. James VIRGILI, 28. Mario SIMIC, 31. Jacob PEPPER, 40. Matthew NASH *four to be omitted*

In: Taylor REGAN (promoted), Kaz PATAFTA (returns from injury), Zhang SHUO (returns from injury), Ryan GRIFFTHS (returns from suspension) Out: Nil 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), Neil Marcello FIORENTINI (suspended - 1 match)

Perth Glory: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Josh MITCHELL, 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, 20. Alex PEARSON (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 24. Josh RISDON, 26. Adam TAGGART *one to be omitted*

In: 11. Branko JELIC (promoted), 15. Howard FONDYKE (promoted) Out: 5.Jamie HARNWELL (retired), 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI (injured) Unavailable: 5.Jamie HARNWELL (retired) 6.Chris COYNE (Achilles - season), 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI (ankle - 1 week), 22.Anthony SKORICH (groin - 1 week)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Newcastle Jets wins 4, Perth Glory wins 9 (4 draws) • • Having not won any of their previous 13 away matches, Perth Glory will be aiming to avoid creating a new club record winless streak away from home (14).

This is the Official Preview for the Week 26 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

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix Wednesday, 9 February 2011 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Local kick-off: 7.00pm AEDT Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Sarah Ho Scott Edeling Fourth official: Ryan Shepheard

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partner is SBS 6 (Digital), The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Sydney FC: 1. Liam REDDY, 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. *three to be omitted*

In: Liam REDDY (returns from suspension), Brendan GAN, Kofi DANNING, Rhyan GRANT (all promoted). Out: Dimitri PETRATOS (Ankle - 6 weeks), Dylan MITCHELL Unavailable: Hayden FOXE (groin - 2 weeks), Mark BRIDGE (stomach - 1 week), Terry ANTONIS (knee - indefinite).

Wellington Phoenix: 3. Tony LOCHHEAD- 4. Nicky WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 9, Chris GREENACRE, 10, Oscar Roberto CORNEJO, 11. DANIEL, 12. James MUSA, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 15. Jade NORTH, 19, Danny VUKOVIC, 20, Reece CROWTHER, 21. Marco ROJAS, 23. Dylan MACALLISTER, 24. Sean LOVEMORE, 26. Aaron CLAPHAM.

In: Sean LOVEMORE (injury replacement), Aaron CLAPHAM (injury replacement). Out: Vince Lia (injury), Andrew Durante (suspended - 2 matches) Unavailable: Paul IFILL (leg - 4 weeks), Mark PASTON (gk, knee - season), Leo BERTOS (injury), Ben SIGMUND (Suspended), Manny MUSCAT (suspended)

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

• This will be Wellington Phoenix coach RICKI HERBERT-s 100th Hyundai A-League match as coach.

Gold Coast United v Central Coast Mariners Wednesday, 9 February 2011 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 8.00pm (9.00pm AEDT) Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant referees: Brad Hobson Denis Silk Fourth official: Chris Beath

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD & Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). 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, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Chris HAROLD, 31.Josh BRILLANTE, 33.Peter PERCHTOLD, 34.Sung-Kil KIM. *three to be omitted*

In: Bas VAN DEN BRINK (return from ankle injury), Josh BRILLANTE (promoted), Ben HALLORAN (promoted), Sung-Kil KIM (promoted) Out: Golgol MEBRAHTU (shoulder injury - season), Unavailable: Bruce DJITE (hamstring injury - 1 week), John CURTIS (shoulder injury - season). Jason CULINA (knee injury - season), ROBSON (hamstring injury - 4 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - season).

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, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 24. Bernie IBINI ISEI, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk) *three to be omitted*

In: Matthew LEWIS, Trent SAINSBURY, Chris DOIG, Bernie IBINI ISEI (all promoted) Out: Matt SIMON (knee) Unavailable: Matt SIMON (knee - 1 week), Mciahel BIRD (knee - one week), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season), Bard PORTER (knee - 6 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 6 weeks)

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

• Having not lost any of their previous six Hyundai A-League matches at home, Gold Coast United are aiming to equal their longest undefeated streak at home (seven).

This is the Official Preview for Week 26 postponed 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

North Queensland Fury vs. Brisbane Roar Tuesday, 8 February 2011 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 7.00pm (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Jarred Gillett Assistant referees: Ashley Beecham and David Walsh Fourth official: Matt Gillett

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, Fox Sports 2HD & Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is Zinc 100.7 FM (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), 8. Adam CASEY, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 16. Simon STOREY, 17, Alex READ, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) In: 8. Adam CASEY (promoted), 17. Alex READ, 18. Brett STUDMAN (promoted) Out: 4. Eric AKOTO (not selected), 15. Chris PAYNE (knee - season), 19. Isaka CERNAK (groin - 1 week) Unavailable: 15. Chris PAYNE (knee - season), 19. Isaka CERNAK (groin - 1 week), 20. Matthew HAM (knee - season)

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 4. Shane STEFANUTTO, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10. HENRIQUE, 12. Matt MUNDY, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 15. Matt McKAY (c), 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 19. Chris BUSH, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 21. James MEYER, 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK *two to be omitted*

In: 15.Matt McKAY (returns from international duty), 14.Rocky VISCONTE (promoted), 19.Chris BUSH (promoted) Out: 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO (quad injury - 1 week) Unavailable: 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (quad injury - 1 week)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): North Queensland Fury wins 0, Brisbane Roar wins 2 (3 draws)a

• Having not lost any of their previous 23 matches, Brisbane Roar are now aiming for their 24th match undefeated, which would be the longest streak in the top league of any of Australia-s football codes since 1953, when Geelong AFL (then VFL) club Geelong completed a 26 match undefeated streak. • Having scored in each of his first three Hyundai A-League matches, JAMES MEYER is aiming to become just the second player in Hyundai A-League history to score at least one goal in each of his first four matches. The only other player to achieve this feat was former Brisbane Roar player Charlie Miller (August - September 2008). • Brisbane Roar goalkeeper MICHAEL THEOKLITOS is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance. • North Queensland Fury players DAVID WILLIAMS and CHRIS GROSSMAN are each set to make their 50th Hyundai A-League appearance.

This is the Official Preview for Week 26 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 vs. Central Coast Mariners Friday, 4 Feb 2011 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 8:00pm Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant referees: Luke Brennan Hakan Anaz Fourth official: Kevin Docherty

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne), SEN and 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Melbourne Heart: 1.Clint BOLTON (gk), 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, 22.Nick KALMAR *two to be omitted*

In: Jason HOFFMAN (promoted), Brendan HAMILL (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Adrian ZAHRA (knee - season), Eli BABALJ (thigh)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 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, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam WASNIK. 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *three to be omitted*

In: Matthew LEWIS, Trent SAINSBURY, Chris DOIG (all promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season), Bard PORTER (knee - 6 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 6 weeks), Michael BAIRD (knee - 3 weeks)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 2): Melbourne Heart wins 0, Central Coast Mariners wins 2 (0 draws)

• Central Coast Mariners aiming for new club record of nine away matches in a row undefeated.

Adelaide United vs. Wellington Phoenix Saturday, 5 Feb 2011 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Local kick-off: 6:30pm (7.00pm AEDT) Referee: Matthew Breeze Assistant referees: Paul Cetrangolo Daniel Goodwin Fourth official: Regis Queffelec

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partner is ABC Digital (Adelaide) and The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

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: Lucas PANTELIS (promoted), 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)

Wellington Phoenix: 3. Tony LOCHHEAD- 4. Nicky WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 9, Chris GREENACRE, 10, Oscar Roberto CORNEJO, 11. DANIEL, 12. James MUSA, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 14. Mirjan PAVLOVIC, 15. Jade NORTH, 17. Vince LIA, 19, Danny VUKOVIC, 20, Reece CROWTHER, 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE, 23. Dylan MACALLISTER *one to be omitted*

In: Mirjan PAVLOVIC (promoted); Jade NORTH (returns from international duty) Out: Leo Bertos (injury) Unavailable: Paul IFILL (leg - four weeks), Mark PASTON (gk, knee - season), Ben SIGMUND (Suspended - 2 weeks), Manny MUSCAT (suspended - 2 weeks)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 11): Adelaide United wins 5, Wellington Phoenix wins 2 (4 draws)

• This will be Wellington-s 100th Hyundai A-League match.

Newcastle Jets vs. Sydney FC Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Local kick-off: 5:00pm Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Alyson Flynn Sarah Ho Fourth official: Gerard Parsons

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD & Sky Sport 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 1233 ABC Newcastle and SBS Digital 6 Sydney. To purchase tickets visit www.proticket.com.au

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, 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 16. Jeremy BROCKIE, 18. Marko JESIC , 19.Ali ABBAS, 22. Kaz PATAFTA, 25. Samuel GALLAWAY, 26. James VIRGILI, 28. Mario SIMIC, 31. Jacob PEPPER, 40. Matthew NASH *three to be omitted*

In: Taylor REGAN (promoted), ), Ali ABBAS (returns from injury), Kaz PATAFTA (returns from injury), Sasho PETROVSKI (returns from injury) Out: 17. Marcello FIORENTINI 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), Neil YOUNG (not selected), Ryan Griffiths (suspension)

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). Out: Alex BROSQUE (transferred to Shimizu S-Pulse) Unavailable: Liam REDDY (suspended - 1 match), Hayden FOXE (groin - 2 weeks), Mark BRIDGE (stomach - 1 week), Terry ANTONIS (knee - indefinite)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 19): Newcastle Jets wins 3, Sydney FC wins 11 (5 draws)

• Newcastle Jets have scored 99 goals in their 71 Hyundai A-League matches at EnergyAustralia Stadium to date, meaning the Jets- next goal scored at the venue will be the club-s 100th goal at EnergyAustralia Stadium. • This will be the 150th Hyundai A-League match for both Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC.

Perth Glory vs. Gold Coast United Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 5:00pm (8:00pm AEDT) Referee: Jared Gillet Assistant referees: Matthew Cheeseman Josh Manella Fourth official: Michael Nugus

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partners are 6PR 882AM (Perth). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au.

Perth Glory: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Josh MITCHELL, 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, 24. Josh RISDON, 26. Adam TAGGART *three to be omitted*

In: Jamie HARNWELL (returns from suspension), Branko JELIC (promoted), Brent GRIFFITHS (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: 6.Chris COYNE (Achilles - season), 22.Anthony SKORICH (groin - 1 week)

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, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 21.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 27.Chris HAROLD, 28.Zac ANDERSON, 33.Peter PERCHTOLD, 34.Sung-Kil KIM. *four to be omitted*

In: 7.Zenon CARAVELLA (return from hip injury), 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK (return from ankle injury), 21.Golgol MEBRAHTU (promoted), 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS (promoted), 27.Chris HAROLD (promoted), 34.Sung-Kil KIM (promoted).

Out: 11.Bruce DJITE (hamstring injury - 1 game), 24.John CURTIS (shoulder injury - unknown).

Unavailable: 10.Jason CULINA (knee injury - season), 5.ROBSON (hamstring injury - 5 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - season).

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

• Gold Coast United defender BAS VAN DEN BRINK is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance.