Hyundai A-League Round 11 Preview

All the In's and Out's of this weekend's Round 11 of the Hyundai A-League

The Hyundai A-League Round 11 kicks off tomorrow with Sydney FC taking on Wellington Phoenix at Sydney Football Stadium.

Will the results of this Round 11 have a table shifting impact? Or will Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United and Sydney FC hold onto their lead in the competition?

Remember it-s a split round, with the Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United game to be played on 15 November during the FIFA match break.

Weekend Matches

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix Friday 7 November Sydney Football Stadium Local kick off 8.00pm AEDT (10.00pm NZDT) Referee. Craig Zetter

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Sky Sport 1. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. To purchase tickets visit

Sydney FC Squad: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 2. Iain FYFE, 5.Mitchell PRENTICE, 6. Tony POPOVIC (c), 8.Stuart MUSIALIK, 10.Steve CORICA, 12.Shannon COLE, 14.Alex BROSQUE, 15.Terry MCFLYNN, 18.Adam CASEY, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 23. John ALOISI, 28. Bobby PETTA, 29.Beau BUSCH, 31.Anthony GOLEC. one to be omitted

In: Clint Bolton (return injury), Iain Fyfe (return suspension), Tony Popovic (return injury).

Out: Adam Biddle (omitted), John Filan (omitted).

Others Unavailable: Simon Colosimo (groin - 4 weeks), Mike Enfield (knee - indefinite), Jacob Timpano (ankle - 2 weeks), Nik Tsattalios (International Duty - Young Socceroos), Rob Middleby (calf - 1 week), Brendon Santalab (shoulder - 6 weeks).

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, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 20. Glen MOSS (gk), 22. Andrew DURANTE (captain), 23. Costa BARBAROUSES, 25. Manny MUSCAT. one to be omitted

In: Troy Hearfield (promoted), Manny Muscat (promoted)

Out: Leilei Gao (calf - 1 week)

Others Unavailable: Vince Lia (knee - season)

Stats, Facts & Milestones Wellington captain ANDREW DURANTE is set to play in his 50th Hyundai A-League match. Durante, the Hyundai A-League 2008 Joe Marston Medal Winner for Grand Final player of the match, joined the Phoenix this year from Newcastle.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD in all official competitions All matches (played 4): Sydney FC wins 1, Wellington Phoenix wins 2 (1 draw). In Sydney (played 1): Sydney FC wins 0, Wellington Phoenix wins 1 (0 draws).

Queensland Roar v Melbourne Victory Saturday 8 November Suncorp Stadium Local kick off 7.00pm AQST (8.00pm AEDT) Referee: Peter O-Leary

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Sky Sport 2. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is SEN (Melbourne) 1116AM. To purchase tickets visit

Queensland Roar Squad: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Andrew PACKER, 4.Craig MOORE, 5. Josh McCLOUGHAN, 6. David DODD, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Sergio VAN DIJK, 10. Charlie MILLER, 13. Chris GROSSMAN, 14. Ben GRIFFIN, 15. Matt McKAY, 18. Danny TIATTO, 20. Griffin McMASTER (gk), 23. Tim SMITS, 24. Matt MUNDY , 25. Adam SAROTA. two to be omitted

In: Chris Grossman (promoted), Ben Griffin (promoted).

Out: Nil

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)

Melbourne Victory Squad 1.Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (Captain), 3.Michael THWAITE, 7.Matthew KEMP, 8.Grant BREBNER, 9.Danny ALLSOPP, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.NEY FABIANO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 14.Billy CELESKI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 17.Jose Luis LOPEZ, 18.Leigh BROXHAM, 20.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 22.Nick WARD.

In: Archie Thompson (return from suspension), NEY Fabiano (return from suspension)

Out: Evan BERGER (hamstring - 3 weeks), Mathew THEODORE (omitted).

Others Unavailable: Carlos Hernandez (quad - 2 weeks), Nathan Elasi (international duty - 2 weeks), Sebastian Ryall (international duty - 2 weeks).

Stats, Facts & Milestones So far in season 2008/09 the Queensland Roar have a vastly superior record away from home, having won four matches away, but none at Suncorp Stadium. Never before in the Hyundai A-League has a team won greater than three more matches away than at home, and only once in the all-time history of Australian national league competitions has a team won more than four more matches away than at home - Marconi in 1989, who won 11 matches away compared to 5 matches at home in the old NSL.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 10): Queensland Roar wins 4, Melbourne Victory wins 5 (1 draw). In Brisbane (played 5): Queensland Roar wins 1, Melbourne Victory wins 3 (1 draw).

Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets Sunday 9 November 2008 Members Equity Stadium Local kick off 5.00pm AWDT (7.00pm AEDT) Referee: Matthew Breeze

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and delayed coverage on Sky Sport 3. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is 6PR (Perth) and 1233 ABC Newcastle. To purchase tickets visit

Perth Squad: 30.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 1.Jason PETKOVIC (gk), 2.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 4.Jamie COYNE (c), 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 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, 22.Wayne SRHOJ. *one to be omitted

In: Scott Bulloch (promoted), Hayden Foxe (return from injury).

Out: Dino Djublic (ankle - 2 weeks)

Others Unavailable: Josip Magdic (ankle - season), James Robinson (abdomen - 6 weeks), David Tarka (quad - 2 weeks).

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, 14. Shaun ONTONG, 17. Antun KOVACIC, 20. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 25. Daniel PIORKOWSKI, 26. Mark MILLIGAN. *one to be omitted

In: Shaun Ontong (returns from injury), 17. Antun Kovacic (promoted).

Out: Edmundo Zura (contract mutually terminated)

Others Unavailable: 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), Noel Spencer (ankle - indefinite)

Stats, Facts & Milestones Perth Glory defender JAMIE COYNE is set to make his 100th appearance at the national league level. The Glory captain, who has played with the club for all of his Australian national league career, played his first match for the Glory in October 2002.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 10): Perth Glory wins 5, Newcastle Jets wins 2 (3 draws). In Perth (played 5): Perth Glory wins 1, Newcastle Jets wins 1 (3 draws)

Please note: the Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United match will now be played Saturday 15 November 2008 at Bluetongue Stadium - Kick-off is at 7.30pm AEDT

Birthday boys

Luke De Vere (Queensland Roar) turns 19 on Wednesday 05-Nov Paul O-Grady (Central Coast Mariners) turns 30 on Thursday 06-Nov Mark Bridge (Sydney FC) turns 23 on Friday 07-Nov Scott Bulloch (Perth Glory) turns 24 on Thursday 13-Nov Karl Dodd (Wellington Phoenix) turns 28 on Thursday 13-Nov


2005/06 The Hyundai A-League saw its first ever hat-trick in Round 11 2005/06 - actually, a hat-trick of hat-tricks! Richard Johnson (Newcastle, W4-2 v New Zealand), Sasho Petrovski (Sydney, W5-1 v Central Coast) and Damian Mori (Perth, W4-2 v Adelaide) remarkably each notched three goals this round.

2006/07 One of the most frantic openings to a Hyundai A-League match occurred in Round 11 2006/07, with four goals (two from each team) scored in the first 11 minutes of the Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners match. The match ended 3-3, with a Danny Allsopp goal sealing a point for Melbourne in the last few minutes.

2007/08 Another spectacular Central Coast-Melbourne match highlighted Round 11 2007/08, with the major action happening this time in the final few minutes: what was a nil-all scoreline in the 77th minute ended 2-1, the Mariners coming from behind with two late freakish goals.

Note. - Squads subject to change - Match date and kick-off times are subject to change without notice.