Hyundai A-League Week 14 Preview
All the latest squad news before this weekend's Hyundai A-League matches
This is the Official Preview for Week 14 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.
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Gold Coast United v Sydney FC Friday, 12 November 2010 Skilled Park, Gold Coast Local kick-off: 7.30pm local (8.30pm AEDT) Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones Assistant referees: Nathan MacDonald and Ashley Beecham Fourth official: Alan Miliner
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 & FS1 HD. Delayed broadcast on Sky Sports 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is SBS 6 (Digital). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Gold Coast United squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE, 5.ROBSON, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 18.James BROWN, 22.Adama TRAORE, 25.Chris BROADFOOT, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Chris HAROLD, 30.Jerrad TYSON (gk). *three to be omitted*
In: 15.Tahj MINNIECON (return from illness), 18.James BROWN (return from illness), 25.Chris BROADFOOT (promoted). Out: Nil Unavailable: Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OsmanOSMAN (knee injury - indefinite).
Sydney FC squad: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Stephan KELLER, 5. Hayden FOXE, 6. Hirofumi MORIYASU, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 11. Kofi DANNING, 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN (c), 16. Terry ANTONIS, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 21. Scott JAMIESON, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS *two to be omitted*
In: Nil Out: Nicky Carle (Foot - 3 Weeks), Mark Bridge (Hamstring - 1 Week) Unavailable: Nicky Carle (Foot - 3 Weeks),
Head-to-head: All matches (played 4): Gold Coast United wins 3, Sydney FC wins 0 (1 draw)
• Having not lost any of their previous nine matches, Gold Coast United are aiming for a ten match undefeated streak, which would be just the fourth time in Hyundai A-League history a team has gone for ten straight matches without a loss.
Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners Saturday, 13 November 2010 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Local kick-off: 7.30pm local (5.30pm AEDT) Referee: Peter Green Assistant referees: Glen Lochrie and Mark Rule Fourth official: Mathew Conger
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 2 (NZ). A-League club broadcast partner is The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM and 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.co.nz
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Manny MUSCAT, 4. Nick WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 11. DANIEL, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 14. Mirjan PAVLOVIC, 15. Jade NORTH, 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 19. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21. Marco ROJAS, 22. Andrew DURANTE (c), 23. Dylan MACALLISTER, 26. Simon ELLIOTT *three to be omitted*
In: Nick WARD (promoted), Troy HEARFIELD (promoted), Mirjan PAVLOVIC (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Tony LOCHHEAD (groin - 5 weeks), Oscar ROBERT CORNEJO (knee - 5 weeks)
Central Coast Mariners squad: Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 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), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *two to be omitted*
In: Trent SAINSBURY (promoted) Out: John HUTCHINSON (international duty) Unavailable: John HUTCHINSON (international duty), Brad PORTER (knee - 12 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season)
Head-to-head: All matches (played 10): Wellington Phoenix wins 5, Central Coast Mariners wins 3 (2 draws)
• Wellington Phoenix defender ANDREW DURANTE is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance.
Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United Saturday, 13 November 2010 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Local kick-off: 7.45pm local Referee: Kurt Ams Assistant referees: Scott Edeling and Sarah Ho Fourth official: Andrew Higgins
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 3 (NZ). A-League club broadcast partner is 1233 ABC Newcastle and ABC digital (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit www.proticket.com.au
Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D-APUZZO, 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC (C), 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI 7. Kasey WEHRMAN, 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 15. Sean ROONEY, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABASS, 22.Kaz PATAFTA 24. Francis Jeffers*, 40. Matthew NASH *two to be omitted*
In: Francis Jeffers (subject to FIFA clearance)
Out: Nil Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness - indefinite), Michael Bridges (Knee - six weeks), Jobe WHEELHOUSE (Hip - indefinite), Brodie MOOY (Shin Splints - indefinite), Jeremy BROCKIE (Broken foot - 6 to 8 weeks), Zhang SHUO (calf - indefinite)
Adelaide United squad: .Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 4.Iain FYFE, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS (c), 8.Adam HUGHES, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Marcos FLORES, 12.Paul REID, 13.Travis DODD, 16.Inseob SHIN, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 24.Cameron WATSON, 26.Joe KEENAN *one to be omitted*
In: Inseob SHIN (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Daniel MULLEN (ankle - 2 weeks), Nigel BOOGAARD (ankle - 3 weeks), Mathew LECKIE (knee - 9 weeks), Lloyd OWUSU (knee - indefinite)
Head-to-head: All matches (played 18): Newcastle Jets wins 5, Adelaide United wins 8 (5 draws)
• With just five goals in its 11 matches so far, Newcastle Jets have one of the Hyundai A-League-s slowest scoring starts to a season. TEAMS WITH LOWEST GOAL TALLY AFTER TWELVE MATCHES - first five seasons 2005/06 season - New Zealand Knights - 7 goals 2006/07 season - New Zealand Knights - 4 goals 2007/08 season - Melbourne Victory - 12 goals 2008/09 season - Newcastle Jets - 11 goals 2009/10 season - Adelaide United - 12 goals The Jets will be aiming to halt its dry goal scoring run against the Reds.
Melbourne Heart v Brisbane Roar Sunday, 14 November 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off time: 5.00pm local Referee: Ryan Shepheard Assistant referees: James Nicolopoulos and Luke Brennan Fourth official: Alex Azcurra
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 3 (NZ). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au
Melbourne Heart squad: 1. Clint BOLTON, 2. Michael MARRONE, 4. Simon COLOSIMO, 5. Michael BEAUCHAMP, 6. Matt THOMPSON, 7. Rutger WORM, 9. Gerald SIBON, 10. Wayne SRHOJ, 11. Alex TERRA, 12. Peter ZOIS, 15. John ALOISI, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 19. Eli BABALJ, 20. Josip SKOKO, 21. Kliment TASESKI, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Dean HEFFERNAN, 24. Adrian ZAHRA *four to be omitted*
In: ALOISI (returns from injury), Jason HOFFMAN (promoted), Kliment TASESKI (promoted), Dean HEFFERNAN (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Brendan HAMILL (three weeks - ankle), Kristian SARKIES (four weeks - broken leg)
Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Luke DEVERE, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 11. REINALDO, 12. Matt MUNDY, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 15. Matt McKAY (c), 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK. *two to be omitted*
In: Ivan FRANJIC (returns from hamstring injury) Out: Nil Unavailable: Shane STEFANUTTO (Hamstring - test), HENRIQUE (broken arm - indefinite)
Head-to-head: All matches (played 1): Melbourne Heart wins 0, Brisbane Roar wins 1 (0 draws)
• In terms of wins per match, Brisbane Roar coach ANGE POSTECOGLOU is becoming one of the most successful experienced coaches in Australian national league history. In 158 matches coached so far (including 127 matches with South Melbourne), Postecoglou has won 79, a winning ratio of 50.0 percent. Only one other coach with 100 national league games experience has a higher winning ratio, Eddie Thomson (51.1 per cent). HIGHEST WINNING RATIOS (wins per match) - at least 100 Australian national league games coached 51.1 percent - Eddie Thomson (Sydney City, Sydney Olympic) - 272 games / 139 wins 50.0 percent - Ange Postecoglou (South Melbourne, Brisbane Roar) - 158 games / 79 wins 50.0 percent - Vedran Rozic (Sydney Croatia) - 130 games / 65 wins 48.1 percent - Berti Mariani (Marconi, Sydney Olympic, Wollongong) - 185 games / 89 wins 47.4 percent - Len McKendry (Brunswick, Heidelberg, South Melbourne) - 213 games / 101 wins
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory Sunday, 14 November 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 4.00pm local (7.00pm AEDT) Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Mathew Cheeseman and Josh Manella Fourth official: Joe Fusari
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 3 (NZ). A-League club broadcast partner is 882 6PR (Perth) and 774 ABC (Melbourne). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au
Perth Glory squad: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Josh MITCHELL, 3. Jamie COYNE, 4. Andy TODD, 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 7.Jacob BURNS, 9.Robbie FOWLER, 10.Michael BAIRD, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15. Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 18. Brent GRIFFTHS, 20. Aleks VRTESKI (gk), 21. Mile STERJOVSKI, 25. Ryan PEARSON *three to be omitted*
In: Josh MITCHELL (promoted), Jacob BURNS (back from suspension), Mile STERJOVSKI (returns from injury), Ryan PEARSON (promoted) Out: Naum SEKULOVSKI (suspended - 1 game) Unavailable: 6. Chris COYNE (on loan -4 weeks), 8. Victor SIKORA (Hip - 2 weeks)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 4. Petar FRANJIC, 5.Surat SUKHA, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11.Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 19. Evan BERGER, 20.Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 23. Adrian LEIJER, 27. Geoff KELLAWAY *three to be omitted*
In: Petar FRANJIC (promoted), Marvin ANGULO (promoted) Out: Ricardinho (knee - 3 weeks), Diogo FERREIRA (thigh strain) Robbie KRUSE (quad - 2 weeks) Unavailable: Nil
Head-to-head: All matches (played 16): Perth Glory wins 6, Melbourne Victory wins 6 (4 draws)
• Having not won any of their previous five away matches, the Melbourne Victory will be aiming to avoid equalling the club-s record for longest winless streak on the road (six).