Hyundai A-League Round 10 Preview
Who's in, Who's out of this weekend's Round 10 matches
The Hyundai A-League promise of 90 minutes, 90 emotion is sure to deliver this weekend.
Some exciting match ups will be seen, as the top four teams go head-to-head. While at the bottom of the ladder, the teams will battle it out in what could be a table shifting round.
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory Friday 31 October Hindmarsh Stadium Local kick off 7.30pm ACDT (8.00pm (AEDT) Referee. Matthew Breeze
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Sky Sport 2. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is FRESH FM (Adelaide) and SEN (Melbourne) 1116AM. To purchase tickets visit www.venuetix.com.au
Adelaide United Squad: 30.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.ALEMAO, 4.Angelo COSTANZO, 5.Michael VALKANIS, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 8.Kristian SARKIES, 10.CRISTIANO, 13.Travis DODD (capt.), 14.Scott JAMIESON, 15.Jonas SALLEY, 19.Sasa OGNENOVSKI, 21.Jason SPAGNUOLO, 22.DIEGO, 25.Robert YOUNIS, 40.Lucas ANDREUCCI (gk). *two to be omitted
In: Jason Spagnuolo (returns from illness), Angelo Costanzo (promoted)
Others Unavailable: Daniel Beltrame (knee - season), Isyan Erdogan (hamstring - indefinite), Daniel Mullen (international duty), Eugene Galekovic (gk) (groin - 1 week), Paul Reid (groin - 1 week), Fabian Barbiero (calf - 1 week), Paul Agostino (calf - 4 weeks)
Melbourne Victory Squad 1.Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (Captain), 3.Michael THWAITE, 7.Matthew KEMP, 8.Grant BREBNER, 9.Danny ALLSOPP, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 14.Billy CELESKI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 17.Jose Luis LOPEZ, 18.Leigh BROXHAM, 19.Evan BERGER, 20.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 22.Nick WARD, 24.Mathew THEODORE.
In: Mathew Theodore (promoted from National Youth League)
Out: Carlos Hernandez (quad - 3 weeks).
Others Unavailable: Ney Fabiano (suspended - 1 match), Nathan Elasi (International Duty - 3 weeks), Sebastian Ryall (International Duty - 3 weeks), Archie THOMPSON (suspended - 1 match)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Adelaide United are aiming for their seventh undefeated match at home, which would equal the club-s record of longest streak of home matches set from January and October 2007.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD in all official competitions All matches (played 13): Adelaide United wins 5, Melbourne Victory wins 5 (3 draws). In Adelaide (played 6): Adelaide United wins 3, Melbourne Victory wins 1 (2 draws).
Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners Saturday 1 November 2008 Sydney Football Stadium Local kick off 7.00pm AEDT Referee. Strebre Delovski
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and delayed coverage on Sky Sport 3. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is Coast FM (Gosford) 96.3FM . To purchase tickets visit www.premier.ticketek.com.au
Sydney FC Squad: 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 5. Mitchell PRENTICE, 7. Rob MIDDLEBY, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 10. Steve CORICA (c), 12. Shannon COLE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN, 18. Adam CASEY, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 21. Adam BIDDLE, 23. John ALOISI, 28. Bobby PETTA, 29. Beau BUSCH, 30. John FILAN, 31. Anthony GOLEC
In: Adam Biddle (promoted)
Out: Brendon Santalab (shoulder - 6 weeks)
Others Unavailable: Clint Bolton (neck - 1 week), Alex Brosque (hamstring - 1 week), Simon Colosimo (groin - 5 weeks), Mike Enfield (knee - indefinite), Iain Fyfe (suspended - 1 week), Jacob Timpano (ankle - 3 weeks), Nik Tsattalios (International Duty - Young Socceroos).
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1. Matthew NASH (gk), 2. Andre GUMPRECHT, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Bradley PORTER, 6. David D'APUZZO, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 9. Nik MRDJA, 10. Adrian CACERES, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 12. Greg OWENS, 13. Paul O'GRADY, 15. Andrew CLARK, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 17. Matthew OSMAN, 18. Alex WILKINSON, 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 22. Sasho PETROVSKI, 23. Mile JEDINAK, 24. Andrea MERENDA, 26. Chris TADROSSE. *six to be omitted
In: Greg Owems (Promoted), Andrew Clark (Returns from Injury), Nigel Boogaard (Returns from Injury), Mile Jedinak (Returns from Injury), Andrea Merenda (Promoted), Chris Tadrosse (Promoted)
Others Unavailable: Dean Heffernan (Leg - Indefinite), Ahmad Elrich (Knee - Season), Andrew Redmayne (international duty)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Sydney v Central Coast matches have produced the equal most goals in the Hyundai A-League. In 11 previous matches, there have been 39 goals scored between these two sides (an average of 3.5 goals per match), which is equal to the total number of goals scored in Adelaide-Sydney matches (12 matches).
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 11): Sydney FC wins 6, Central Coast Mariners wins 3 (2 draws). In Sydney (played 6): Sydney FC wins 3, Central Coast Mariners wins 2 (1 draw)
Newcastle Jets v Queensland Roar Sunday 2 November 2008 EnergyAustralia Stadium Local kick off 5.00pm (4.00pm AQST) Referee. Craig Zetter
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Sky Sport 2. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is 1233 ABC Newcastle. To purchase tickets visit www.proticket.com.au
Newcastle Jets Squad: 1. Ante COVIC (gk), 2. Adam GRIFFITHS, 3. Jade NORTH (c), 6. Jesper HAKANSSON, 7. Kaz PATAFTA, 8. Matt THOMPSON, 9. Joel GRIFFITHS, 10. Jin-Hyung SONG, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13. Adam D-APUZZO, 20. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 23. Edmundo ZURA, 25. Daniel PIORKOWSKI, 26. Mark MILLIGAN.
Others Unavailable: Shaun Ontong (ankle - indefinite), Jason Hoffman (knee - season), Jason Naidovski (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), James Holland (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), Ben Kantarovski (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), Marko Jesic (Qantas Young Socceroos duties).
Queensland Roar Squad: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Andrew PACKER, 3. Josh McCLOUGHAN, 4.Craig MOORE, 6. David DODD, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Sergio VAN DIJK, 10. Charlie MILLER, 13. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Matt McKAY, 18. Danny TIATTO, 20. Griffin McMASTER (gk), 23. Tim SMITS, 24. Matt MUNDY , 25. Adam SAROTA.
In: Chris Grossman (promoted), Adam Sarota (short-term contract).
Out: Reinaldo (injured)
Others Unavailable: Luke Devere (international duty), Mitch Nichols (international duty), Isaka Cernak (international duty), Tommy Oar (international duty), Robbie Kruse (injured), Reinaldo (injured), Tahj Minniecon (international duty), Ben Griffin (injured), Hyuk-Su Seo (injured),
Stats, Facts & Milestones Queensland Roar will be aiming for its sixth consecutive undefeated away match in the Hyundai A-League; in fact, the last time Queensland lost away was in the epic Hyundai A-League 2008 Preliminary Final, where the Jets got up 3-2 in extra time.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 11): Newcastle Jets wins 6, Queensland Roar wins 3 (2 draws). In Newcastle (played 6): Newcastle Jets wins 1, Queensland Roar wins 3 (2 draws).
Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix Sunday 2 November 2008 Members Equity Stadium Local kick-off 5.00pm (9.00pm NZDT) Referee. Chris Beath
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and on Sky Sport 2. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is 6PR (Perth) and Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au
Perth Squad: 30.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 4.Jamie COYNE (c), 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Nick RIZZO, 9.Adrian TRINIDAD, 10.AMARAL, 11.Scott BULLOCH, 13.Nikita RUKAVYTSYA, 14.Eugene DADI, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.James DOWNEY, 18.Hayden FOXE, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20.Frank JURIC (gk), 22.Wayne SRHOJ. * two to be omitted
In: Nick Rizzo (promoted), Eugene Dadi (return from injury).
Others Unavailable: Josip Magdic (ankle - season), James Robinson (abdomen - 8 weeks), David Tarka (quad - 1 week).
Wellington Phoenix Squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Jon McKAIN, 5. Karl DODD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Vaughan COVENY, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 10. Michael FERRANTE, 11. DANIEL, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 20. Glen MOSS (gk), 21. Leilei GAO, 22. Andrew DURANTE (captain), 23. Costa BARBAROUSES.
In: Costa Barbarouses (promoted)
Out: Adam Kwasnik (omitted).
Others Unavailable: Vince Lia (knee - season)
Stats, Facts & Milestones With victories in their previous two home matches (W1-0 v Wellington, W2-1 v Sydney), Perth Glory will be aiming to win three home matches in a row for the first time in the Hyundai A-League.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 4): Perth Glory wins 1, Wellington Phoenix wins 3 (0 draws). In Perth (played 2): Perth Glory wins 1, Wellington Phoenix wins 1 (0 draws).
FRANK JURIC (Perth Glory) turns 35 on Tuesday 28-Oct TROY HEARFIELD (Wellington Phoenix) turns 21 on Friday 31-Oct.
This round re-wound
2005/06 A late goal by Carl Veart provided Adelaide United with a 1-0 away win over Melbourne Victory in a top-of-the-table clash.
2006/07 The goal of the 2006/07 season - and arguably still the best goal ever scored in the Hyundai A-League - was scored by Newcastle-s Nick Carle after a dazzling long run and perfect strike on target, securing a 2-1 win over Adelaide at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
2007/08 Round 10, 2007/08 included a typically high-scoring Sydney FC-Central Coast Mariners match, Sydney getting up 3-2 to knock the Mariners off the top of the ladder for the first time in 2007/08.
Note. - Squads subject to change - Match date and kick-off times are subject to change without notice.