Hyundai A-League Round 13 Preview

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Round 13 Preview

Friend will become foe on Friday night when Wellington Phoenix guest player, Fred, faces his former club, Melbourne Victory, at Westpac Stadium in round 13 of the Hyundai A-League. The last time that Fred played for Melbourne Victory was at the Telstra Dome in their historic 6-0 defeat of Adelaide United in the Hyundai A-League 2007 Grand Final.

After his surprise return from surgery, Queensland Roar captain Craig Moore will be looking to lead his team to three-points against Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium on Friday night. The Roar haven-t lost a game away all season, but Sydney FC will be looking to break their two game losing streak with a home victory. The Central Coast Mariners know that a win will keep them in the top four when they travel to Western Australia for their match against Perth Glory on Saturday night, whilst the Newcastle Jets will be without Joel Griffiths and Mark Milligan through suspension when they host Adelaide United at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Sunday evening.

Weekend Match

Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory Friday 28 November Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local Kick off 7.30pm NZDT (5.30pm AEDT) Referee. Craig Zetter

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Sky Sport 2. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM and SEN (Melbourne) 1116AM. To purchase tickets visit

Wellington Phoenix: 1.Mark PASTON (gk), 2.Jeremy CHRISTIE, 3.Tony LOCHHEAD, 4.Jon McKAIN, 6.Tim BROWN, 7.Leo BERTOS, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 10.Michael FERRANTE, 11.DANIEL, 13.Troy HEARFIELD, 18.Ben SIGMUND, 20.Glen MOSS (gk), 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 25.Manny MUSCAT, 27.FRED

In: Jeremy Christie (promoted)

Out: Karl Dodd (suspended - 1 week)

Others Unavailable: Vince Lia (knee - season)

Melbourne Victory: 1.Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (c), 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, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17.Jose LUIS LOPEZ, 20.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 22.Nick WARD

In: Jose Luis Lopez (return from international duty)

Out: Leigh Broxham (omitted)

Others Unavailable: Evan Berger (hamstring - 1 week), Nathan Elasi (groin - 1 week)

Stats, Facts & Milestones

For the first time, Wellington won their second match in succession last week and will be aiming to continue their all-time best winning streak this weekend against Melbourne Victory - who themselves are on a three-match winning streak.

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

Sydney FC v Queensland Roar Friday 28 November Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Local kick off 8.00pm AEDT Referee. Matthew Breeze

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Sky Sport 2. To purchase tickets visit

Sydney FC Squad: 1.Clint BOLTON (gk), 2.Iain FYFE, 5.Mitchell PRENTICE, 7.Rob MIDDLEBY, 8.Stuart MUSIALIK, 10.Steve CORICA (c), 12.Shannon COLE, 14.Alex BROSQUE, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 23.John ALOISI, 28.Bobby PETTA, 29.Beau BUSCH, 31.Antony GOLEC, 32.Brendan GAN.

In: Brendan Gan (promoted from NYL)

Out: Terry McFlynn (knee - 6 weeks)

Others Unavailable: Simon Colosimo (groin - 2 weeks), Mike Enfield (knee - indefinite), Brendon Santalab (shoulder - 5 weeks)

Queensland Roar Squad: 1.Liam REDDY (gk), 2.Andrew PACKER, 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Craig MOORE (c), 5.Josh McCLOUGHAN, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Charlie MILLER, 12.Tahj MINNIECON, 14.Ben GRIFFIN, 15.Matthew McKAY, 17.Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Danny TIATTO, 20.Griffin McMASTER (gk), 23.Tim SMITS.. one to be omitted

In: Danny Tiatto (returns from injury)

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: Reinaldo (groin injury), Hyuk-Su Seo (calf injury), Robbie Kruse (hamstring injury).

Stats, Facts & Milestones Despite having won several more matches away (18) than at home (11) since the start of the Hyundai A-League, the Queensland Roar have never won at the Sydney Football Stadium.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD in all official competitions All matches (played 12): Sydney FC wins 4, Queensland Roar wins 2 (6 draws). In Sydney (played 6): Sydney FC wins 2, Queensland Roar wins 0 (4 draws)

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners Saturday 29 November Members Equity Stadium, Perth Local kick off 6.00pm AWDT (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 6PR (Perth) and Coast FM (Gosford) 96.3FM. To purchase tickets visit

Perth Glory Squad: 30.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 3.David TARKA, 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, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20.Frank JURIC (gk), 22.Wayne SRHOJ, 25.Marc ANTHONY *three to be omitted

In: Nick Rizzo (return from injury), Amaral (return from injury), Scott Bulloch (return from injury), Frank Juric (promoted)

Out: Jason Petkovic (omitted)

Others Unavailable: Josip Magdic (ankle - season), James Robinson (abdomen - 5 weeks), Hayden Foxe (leg - 2 weeks)

Central Coast Mariners Squad: 20.Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 2.Andre GUMPRECHT, 5.Bradley PORTER, 6.David D'APUZZO, 7.John HUTCHINSON, 8.Dean HEFFERNAN, 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 (c), 19.Matt SIMON, 22.Sasho PETROVSKI, 23.Mile JEDINAK, 26.Chris TADROSSE, 30.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk) five to be omitted

In: Dean Heffernan (Returns from Injury), Greg Owens (Returns from Injury), Paul O'Grady (Returns from Injury), Andrew Clark (Returns from Injury), Chris Tadrosse (Promoted), 6.David D'Apuzzo (promoted)

Out: Pedj Bojic (Suspended - 1 week)

Others Unavailable: Ahmad Elrich (Knee - Season)

Stats, Facts & Milestones Home-and-away form for these two teams indicate a good result for the Perth Glory: the Glory are undefeated in their past four home matches, while the Mariners are winless in their past four away matches.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 10): Perth Glory wins 1, Central Coast Mariners wins 7 (2 draws). In Perth (played 5): Perth Glory wins 1, Central Coast Mariners wins 2 (2 draws)

Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United Sunday 30 November EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Local kick off 5.00pm AEDT Referee. Chris Beath

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and Sky Sport 3. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is 1233 ABC (Newcastle) and FRESH FM (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit

Newcastle Jets Squad: 1.Ante COVIC (gk), 2.Adam GRIFFITHS, 3.Jade NORTH (c), 5.James HOLLAND, 6.Jesper HAKANSSON, 7.Kaz PATAFTA, 8.Matt THOMPSON, 10.Jin-Hyung SONG, 11.Tarek ELRICH, 12.Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13.Adam D-APUZZO, 14.Shaun ONTONG, 16.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 17.Antun KOVACIC, 19.Jason NAIDOVSKI, 20.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 24.Marko JESIC. *two to be omitted

In: Kaz Patafta (promoted), Jobe Wheelhouse (promoted), Antun Kovacic (promoted), Shaun Ontong (promoted) Out: Joel Griffiths (suspended - 2 matches), Mark Milligan (suspended - 2 matches)

Others Unavailable: Jason Hoffman (knee - season), Noel Spencer (ankle - indefinite)

Adelaide United Squad: 20.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.ALEMAO, 4.Angelo COSTANZO, 5.Michael VALKANIS, 6.CASSIO, 8.Kristian SARKIES, 10.CRISTIANO, 13.Travis DODD (c), 14.Scott JAMIESON, 15.Jonas SALLEY, 16.Daniel MULLEN, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 19.Sasa OGNENOVSKI, 21.Jason SPAGNUOLO, 22.DIEGO, 24.Paul REID, 25.Robert YOUNIS, 30.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk) *four to be omitted

In: Robert Cornthwaite (promoted), Michael Valkanis (promoted), Jason Spagnuolo (promoted), Robert Younis (promoted)

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: Paul Agostino (calf - 1 week), Daniel Beltrame (knee - season), Isyan Erdogan (hamstring - indefinite), Lucas Pantelis (knee - Indefinite)

Stats, Facts & Milestones The Newcastle Jets will be aiming to arrest a four-match winless streak when they host Adelaide United. The last time the Jets went five matches without a win was in September-October 2006.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 11): Newcastle Jets wins 4, Adelaide United wins 5 (2 draws). In Newcastle (played 5): Newcastle Jets wins 3, Adelaide United wins 2 (0 draws)

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


Andre Gumprecht (Central Coast Mariners) turns 34 on Wednesday 26-Nov Nik Mrdja (Central Coast Mariners) turns 30 on Sunday 30-Nov Alemao (Adelaide United) turns 26 on Saturday 29-Nov - it-s a big week for Alemao this week as he got married on Tuesday at the Adelaide Town Hall - congratulations Alemao!


2005/06 Starting with a 2-0 away win by the Central Coast Mariners over the Melbourne Victory in Round 13 2005/06, the Mariners embarked on a 12-match undefeated run which ultimately took them to the 2006 Grand Final.

2006/07 Frank Farina commenced his Hyundai A-League coaching career in Round 13 2006/07, although the debut did not go as planned for Farina with the Roar going down 2-0 to eventual 2006/07 Champions Melbourne Victory.

2007/08 The Hyundai A-League registered its three millionth spectator in Round 13 2007/08: number 3,000,000 was reached in Queensland Roar-s 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory on 16-Nov-07 - the league-s 229th match.