Hyundai A-League - Round 2 Preview
All you need to know about this weekend's round of the Hyundai A-League.
To kick off the season and in celebration of achieving 700,000 sales last month, Hyundai is giving football fans who attend a Hyundai A-League match* during the first 3 rounds of the 2008/09 season the opportunity to win a Hyundai i30 SR 2.0 litre petrol 5 speed manual car.
The i30 SR is the top of the line model featuring 17” alloy wheels, leather and cloth seats, an in-dash 6 stack CD system with amplifier and iPod & USB connectivity.
To enter the competition, football fans attending one of the first three round matches in Australia have to keep proof of attendance (e.g. ticket stub or season pass) and register their details at www.ilovefootball.com.au.
Terms and Conditions can be viewed at. www.hyundai.com.au * Australian matches only (excludes NZ)
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets Friday 22 August Equity Stadium Local Kick-Off 7.00pm (9.00pm AEST) Referee. Craig Zetter
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and Sky Sports 3. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is 6PR (Perth). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au
Perth Glory Squad: 1.Jason PETKOVIC (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, 15.Hayden DOYLE, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.James DOWNEY, 20.Frank JURIC (gk), 21.Mark LEE, 24.Anthony SKORICH *Two to be omitted
In: Jamie Harnwell (return from injury), Nick Rizzo (promoted), Adrian Trinidad (return from injury).
Out: David Tarka (Thigh - 1 week).
Others Unavailable: James Robinson (stomach - 1 week), Josip Magdic (ankle - 1 week), Hayden Foxe (foot - 2 weeks), Naum Sekulovski (hamstring - 2 weeks)
Newcastle Jets Squad: 1 Ante COVIC, 2 Adam GRIFFITHS, 3 Jade NORTH, 5 James HOLLAND, 7 Kaz PATAFTA, 8 Matt THOMPSON, 9 Joel GRIFFITHS, 10 Jin-Hyung SONG, 11 Tarek ELRICH, 12 Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13 Adam D-APUZZO, 16 Ben KANTAROVSKI, 18 Noel SPENCER, 20 Ben KENNEDY, 23 Edmundo ZURA.
In: Jade North (returns from Olyroo duties), Kaz Patafta (promoted)
Out: Jason Hoffman (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), Antun Kovacic (not selected)
Others Unavailable: Jason Naidovski (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), Shaun Ontong (ankle - indefinite), Jesper Hakansson (calf - 1 week)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Newcastle Jets midfielder BEN KANTAROVSKI became the youngest player in Hyundai A-League history when he took the field against the Mariners last weekend aged just 16 years 208 days. The previous youngest Hyundai A-League player was Nikolas Tsattalios, aged 17 years 225 days when he made his debut for Sydney FC in Round 8, 2007/08. Kantarovski became the youngest player to appear at national league level in Australia since 2003, when Wollongong's Michael Andrews played aged 16 years 116 days old.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD in all official competitions All matches (played 9): Perth Glory wins 5, Newcastle Jets wins 2 (2 draws). In Perth (played 4): Perth Glory wins 1, Newcastle Jets wins 1 (2 draws).
Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC Saturday 23 August Bluetongue Stadium Local Kick-Off 7.00pm AEST Referee. Ben Williams
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner Coast FM (Gosford) 96.3FM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Bradley PORTER, 6. David D'APUZZO, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 9. Nik MRDJA, 10. Adrian CACERES, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 13. Paul O'GRADY, 15. Andrew CLARK, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 17. Matthew OSMAN, 18. Alex WILKINSON, 19. Matt SIMON, 21. Ahmad ELRICH, 22. Sasho PETROVSKI, 40. Mark BOSNICH (gk). * Two to be omitted
In: Dylan Macallister (Returns from Injury), Nigel Boogaard (Returns from Injury), Mark Bosnich (New signing)
Out: Andrew Redmayne (gk) (International Duty - Qantas Young Socceroos).
Others Unavailable: Andre Gumprecht (Knee - Indefinite), Dean Heffernan (Leg - Indefinite), Greg Owens (Hamstring - Indefinite), Mile Jedinak (Groin - Indefinite).
Sydney FC Squad: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 2. Iain FYFE, 4. Simon COLOSIMO, 7. Robbie MIDDLEBY, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 10. Steve CORICA, 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN, 16. Chris PAYNE, 17. Jacob TIMPANO, 18. Adam CASEY, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 25. Robert MILESKI, 26. Dez GIRALDI * One to be omitted
In: Alex Brosque (return suspension), Stuart Musialik (return national duty), Dez Giraldi (return suspension)
Out: Nik Tsattalios (national duty), Ryan Walsh (trial period ended)
Others Unavailable: Tony Popovic (virus - 1 week), Adam Biddle (ankle injury - 1 week), John Aloisi (foot injury - 1 week), Mitchell Prentice (suspended - 1 week) Brendon Santalab (thigh injury - 2 weeks) and Mike Enfield (knee injury - 6 weeks)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Sydney FC will be aiming to break its streak of five games without a win in the Hyundai A-League. Never before has Sydney had a run of more than five consecutive winless matches, and, apart from Wellington Phoenix (who only entered the Hyundai A-League in 2007), Sydney is currently the only team not to suffer a run of more than five matches without a win. Sydney-s last Hyundai A-League win was in Round 19 last season, a 2-0 victory over Wellington Phoenix.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 10): Central Coast Mariners wins 3, Sydney FC wins 5 (2 draws). In Gosford (played 4): Central Coast Mariners wins 1, Sydney FC wins 2 (1 draw)
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory Sunday 24 August Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory Westpac Stadium Local Kick-Off 5.00pm (3.00pm AEST) Referee. Strebre Delovski
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 3 and Sky Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.co.nz
Wellington Phoenix Squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Jeremy CHRISTIE, 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Jon McKAIN, 5. Karl DODD, 7. Leo BERTOS, 9. Shane SMELTZ, 10. Michael FERRANTE, 11. DANIEL, 12. Richard JOHNSON, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 15. Adam KWASNIK, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 20. Glen MOSS (gk), 21. Leilei GAO, 22. Andrew DURANTE (captain), 25. Manny MUSCAT. * two to be omitted
In: Leilei GAO (return from injury), Ben SIGMUND (promoted).
Others Unavailable: Vince Lia (knee - season)
Queensland Roar Squad: 20.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (Captain), 3.Michael THWAITE, 4.Steven PACE, 6.Steve PANTELIDIS, 7.Matthew KEMP, 8. Grant BREBNER, 9.Danny ALLSOPP, 11.NEY FABIANO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 14.Billy CELESKI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17.Jose Luis LOPEZ, 18.Leigh BROXHAM, 19.Evan BERGER, 30.Tommi TOMICH (gk) * two to be omitted
In: Grant Brebner, Tommi Tomich (on loan)
Out: Nathan Elasi (National U/20 duties), Sebastian Ryall (National U/20 duties), Michael Theoklitos (injured ankle - 1week)
Others Unavailable: Archie Thompson (ankle - 1 week), Daniel Vasilevski (hip - 3 weeks), Nick Ward (calf - 1 week)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Wellington captain ANTHONY DURANTE will play in his 100th match in Australian national league competitions. The former Newcastle Jets player made 58 appearances in the old NSL (53 with Sydney Olympic, 5 with Parramatta Power) before joining Newcastle Jets in the Hyundai A-League (40 appearances).
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 3): Wellington Phoenix wins 0, Melbourne Victory wins 1 (2 draws). In Wellington (played 1): Wellington Phoenix wins 0, Melbourne Victory wins 0 (1 draw)
Queensland Roar v Adelaide United Sunday 24 August Suncorp Stadium Local Kick-Off 5.00pm AEST Referee. Mark Shield
Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is FRESH FM (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Queensland Roar Squad: 1 Liam REDDY (gk), 4 Craig MOORE, 5 Josh McCLOUGHAN, 6 Dave DODD, 7 Michael ZULLO, 8 Massimo MURDOCCA, 9 Sergio VAN DIJK, 10 Charlie MILLER, 11 Reinaldo, 13 Chris GROSSMAN, 14 Ben GRIFFIN, 15 Matt McKAY, 16 Hyuk-Su SEO, 18 Danny TIATTO, 20 Griffin McMASTER (rgk), 22 Robbie KRUSE, 23 Tim SMITS.* Two to be omitted
In: Craig Moore (returns from suspension), Chris Grossman (promoted), Robbie Kruse (promoted)
Out: Luke Devere (national team duty)
Others Unavailable: Andrew Packer (injured), Isaka Cernak (injured)
Adelaide United Squad: 20. Eugene Galekovic (gk), 3. Alemao, 4. Angelo Costanzo, 7. Lucas Pantelis, 8. Kristian Sarkies, 9. Paul Agostino, 10.Cristiano, 25. Robert Younis, 24. Paul Reid, 13.Travis Dodd (capt.), 14. Scott Jamieson, 15.Jonas Salley, 18.Fabian Barbiero, 19. Sasa Ognenovski, 21.Jason Spagnuolo, 30 Julian Torresan (gk) *One to be omitted
In: Kristian Sarkies (returns from Olyroo duty)
Out: Mark Birighitti (gk) - international duties)
Others Unavailable: Daniel Mullen (international duties), Cassio (calf - 2 weeks), Diego (hamstring - 2 weeks), Michael Valkanis (knee - 2 weeks), Daniel Beltrame (knee - season), Isyan Erdogan (hamstring - indefinite)
Stats, Facts & Milestones Adelaide midfield pair TRAVIS DODD and PAUL REID will each make Australian national league milestone appearances in their next matches. Dodd is set to play his 250th match in Australian national leagues, having previously played with Adelaide City, Newcastle Breakers, Newcastle United and Parramatta Power in the NSL, and Adelaide United in the Hyundai A-League. Reid meanwhile made 98 NSL appearances for Wollongong Wolves before moving abroad in 2002; after making his Hyundai A-League debut last week, Reid is now due for his 100th Australian national league appearance.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 9): Queensland Roar wins 2, Adelaide United wins 4 (3 draws). In Brisbane (played 4): Queensland Roar wins 0, Adelaide United wins 2 (2 draws)
Note. - Squads subject to change - Match date and kick-off times are subject to change without notice.