Pre-Season Cup - Round 3 Preview

All the team news for Round 3 of the Pre-Season Cup.

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory Saturday 2 August 2008 Kick-Off 2:30pm AEST (4:30pm NZST, 2:00pm ACST, 12:30pm AWST) Port Macquarie Stadium, Port Macquarie Referee: Stuart Wolfe Assistant Referees: Rodney Allen & Aaron Strickland Fourth Official: Tim McGilchrist

Newcastle Jets Squad: 1 Ante COVIC, 2 Adam GRIFFITHS, 6 Jesper HAKANSSON, 7 Kaz PATAFTA, 8 Matt THOMPSON, 10 Jin-Hyung SONG, 11 Tarek ELRICH, 13 Adam D-APUZZO, 15 Jason HOFFMAN, 16 Ben KANTAROVSKI,17 Antun KOVACIC, 19 Jason NAIDOVSKI, 20 Ben KENNEDY, 24 Beau BUSCH

In: Jesper Hakansson (new signing), Beau Busch (triallist)

Out: Jobe Wheelhouse (suspended)

Others Unavailable: 3 Jade North (Olyroo duties), 5 James Holland (Olyroo duties), 14 Shaun Ontong (ankle - indefinite), 18 Noel Spencer (ankle - 1 week), 9 Joel Griffiths

Melbourne Victory Squad: 1.Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 3.Michael THWAITE, 4.Steven PACE, 5.Sebastian RYALL, 6.Steve PANTELIDIS, 7.Matthew KEMP, 9.Danny ALLSOPP, 11.NEY FABIANO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 13.Nathan ELASI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17.Jose Luis LOPEZ, 19.Evan BERGER, 20.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 22.Nick WARD *One to be omitted

In: Nathan Elasi (promoted)

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: Kevin Muscat (hamstring - 1 week), Grant Brebner (groin - indefinite), Archie Thompson (Olympic duty), Billy Celeski (Olympic duty), Leigh Broxham (Olympic duty), Daniel Vasilevski (hip - 4 weeks).

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD in all official competitions Played 12: Newcastle Jets wins 6, Melbourne Victory wins 3 (3 draws)

Previous confrontations: 22-07-05 Newcastle Jets 1 - 1 Melbourne Victory (EnergyAustralia Stadium) 2005 Pre-Season Cup 25-09-05 Newcastle Jets 0 - 1 Melbourne Victory (Olympic Park) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 11-11-05 Newcastle Jets 0 - 0 Melbourne Victory (Olympic Park) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 22-01-06 Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Melbourne Victory (EnergyAustralia Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 05-08-06 Newcastle Jets 2 - 3 Melbourne Victory (Scully Park Oval) 2006 Pre-Season Cup 08-10-06 Newcastle Jets 0 - 2 Melbourne Victory (EnergyAustralia Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 26-11-06 Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Melbourne Victory (Telstra Dome) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 19-01-07 Newcastle Jets 4 - 0 Melbourne Victory (EnergyAustralia Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 22-07-07 Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Melbourne Victory (Skilled Stadium) 2007 Pre-Season Cup 21-09-07 Newcastle Jets 2 - 2 Melbourne Victory (EnergyAustralia Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 26-10-07 Newcastle Jets 2 - 0 Melbourne Victory (Telstra Dome) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 16-12-07 Newcastle Jets 3 - 1 Melbourne Victory (Telstra Dome) Hyundai A-League 2007/08

Adelaide United v Perth Glory Saturday 2 August 2008 Kick-Off 2:30pm ACST (5:00pm NZST, 3:00pm AEST, 1:00pm AWST) Vansittart Pk, Mt Gambier, South Australia Referee: Kevin Docherty Assistant Referees: Paul Cetrangolo & Daniel Goodwin Fourth Official: Regis Queffelec

Adelaide United Squad: 20. Eugene Galekovic (gk), 2.Robert Cornthwaite, 3. Alemao, 4. Angelo Costanzo, 5. Michael Valkanis, 6.Cassio, 7. Lucas Pantelis,10. Cristiano, 13.Travis Dodd, 14. Scott Jamieson, 15.Jonas Salley, 16.Daniel Mullen, 18.Fabian Barbiero, 19. Sasa Ognenovski, 21.Jason Spagnuolo, 30 Mark Birighitti (gk). * One to be omitted

In: Michael Valkanis (return from injury)

Out: Nil

Others Unavailable: Paul Agostino (groin - 1 week), Diego (hamstring - 1 week), Kristian Sarkies (Olyroo duties), Daniel Beltrame (knee - indefinite), Isyan Erdogan (hamstring - indefinite).

Perth Glory Squad: 1.Jason PETKOVIC (gk), 3.David TARKA, 4.Jamie COYNE, 7.Nick RIZZO, 9.Adrian TRINIDAD, 14.Eugene DADI, 15.Hayden DOYLE, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.James DOWNEY, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20.Frank JURIC (gk), 21.Mark LEE, 24.Anthony SKORICH, 25.Brent GRIFFITHS, 26.Scott BULLOCH

In: Anthony Skorich (Trial player), Brent Griffiths (Promoted - Youth Team), Scott Bulloch (Trial player)

Out: Dino Djublic (Suspended - two cautions), James Robinson (knee - 1 week), Hayden Foxe (ankle - 1 week)

Others Unavailable: Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Olympic Team), Jamie Harnwell (hip - 2 weeks), Amaral (In transit to Australia), Josip Magdic (ankle - 1 week), Nikita Rukavytsya (Olympic Team), Tando Velaphi (Olympic Team)

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions Played 13: Adelaide United wins 5, Perth Glory wins 2 (6 draws)

Previous confrontations: 22-07-05 Adelaide United 2 - 2 Perth Glory (Hindmarsh Stadium) 2005 Pre-Season Cup 17-09-05 Adelaide United 2 - 1 Perth Glory (Members Equity Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 06-11-05 Adelaide United 2 - 4 Perth Glory (Hindmarsh Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 12-01-06 Adelaide United 2 - 1 Perth Glory (Members Equity Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 30-07-06 Adelaide United 0 - 0 Perth Glory (Dorrien Gardens) 2006 Pre-Season Cup 16-09-06 Adelaide United 3 - 0 Perth Glory (Hindmarsh Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 05-11-06 Adelaide United 3 - 2 Perth Glory (Hindmarsh Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 28-12-06 Adelaide United 0 - 0 Perth Glory (Members Equity Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 20-07-07 Adelaide United 1 - 1 Perth Glory (Hindmarsh Stadium) 2007 Pre-Season Cup 12-08-07 Adelaide United 2 - 1 Perth Glory (Hindmarsh Stadium) 2007 Pre-Season Cup 07-10-07 Adelaide United 0 - 0 Perth Glory (Members Equity Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 23-11-07 Adelaide United 1 - 1 Perth Glory (Hindmarsh Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 13-01-08 Adelaide United 2 - 3 Perth Glory (Members Equity Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix Saturday 2 August 2008 Kick-Off 7:00pm AEST (9:00pm NZST, 6:30pm ACST, 5:00pm AWST) WIN Stadium, Wollongong Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant Referees: Ben Wilson & Murray Wilson Fourth Official: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Sydney FC Squad: 1 Clint Bolton (gk), 2 Iain Fyfe, 3 Nick Tsattalios, 5 Mitchell Prentice, 6 Tony Popovic (c), 7 Robbie Middleby, 10 Steve Corica, 14 Alex Brosque, 15 Terry McFlynn, 17 Jacob Timpano, 18 Adam Casey, 20 Ivan Necevski (gk), 21 Adam Biddle, 24 Ryan Walsh, 26 Dez Giraldi

In: Tony Popovic, Ryan Walsh

Out: Simon Colosimo (suspended), Chris Payne

Others Unavailable: Stuart Musialik (Olyroo duty), Mark Bridge (Olyroo duty), John Aloisi (injured), Brendon Santalab (injured), Mike Enfield (injured)

Wellington Phoenix Squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Jeremy CHRISTIE, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8, Vaughan COVENY, 9. Shane SMELTZ, 10. Michael FERRANTE, 11. DANIEL, 12. Richard JOHNSON, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 20. Glen MOSS (gk), 21. Leilei GAO, 24. Andrew DURANTE (captain), 26. Manny MUSCAT, 27. Adam KWASNIK

In: Leilei Gao (promoted), Manny Muscat (trialist), Jeremy Christie (promoted)

Out: Tony Lochhead (overseas trial - 2 weeks), Jon McKain (thigh - 1 week), Karl Dodd (suspended - 1 week)

Others Unavailable: Tim Brown (groin - 1 week), Vince Lia (knee - season)

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions Played 4: Sydney FC wins 1, Wellington Phoenix wins 2 (1 draw)

Previous confrontations: 22-07-07 Sydney FC 0 - 3 Wellington Phoenix (Westpac Stadium) 2007 Pre-Season Cup 14-09-07 Sydney FC 1 - 2 Wellington Phoenix (Sydney Football Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 17-11-07 Sydney FC 1 - 1 Wellington Phoenix (Westpac Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 04-01-08 Sydney FC 2 - 0 Wellington Phoenix (Westpac Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08

Queensland Roar v Central Coast Mariners Sunday 3 August 2008 Kick-Off 3:00pm AEST (5:00pm NZST, 2:30pm ACST, 1:00pm AWST) Perry Park, Brisbane Referee: Mark Shield Assistant Referees: Jason Power & Brad Hobson Fourth Official: Chris Beath

Queensland Roar Squad: Information not supplied

In: Information not supplied

Out: Information not supplied

Others Unavailable: Information not supplied

Central Coast Mariners Squad: 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 2. Andre GUMPRECHT, 5. Bradley PORTER, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 9. Nik MRDJA, 10. Adrian CACERES, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 17. Matthew OSMAN, 18. Alex WILKINSON, 21. Ahmad ELRICH, 22. Sasho PETROVSKI, 40. Mark BOSNICH (gk)

In: Nigel Boogaard (Returns from International Duty)

Out: Pedj Bojic (Club Commitments [Sutherland Sharks, NSW Premier League] - 1 week), David D'Apuzzo (Club Commitments [APIA Leichhardt, NSW Premier League] - 1 week), Andrew Clark (Suspended - 1 week)

Others Unavailable: Dean Heffernan (Ankle - Indefinite), Greg Owens (Hamstring - Indefinite), Paul O'Grady (Achilles - Indefinite), Matt Simon (International Duty), Mile Jedinak (Groin - Indefinite).

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions Played 13: Queensland Roar wins 4, Central Coast Mariners wins 2 (7 draws)

Previous confrontations: 23-07-05 Queensland Roar 1 - 3 Central Coast Mariners (Bluetongue Stadium) 2005 Pre-Season Cup 07-10-05 Queensland Roar 1 - 1 Central Coast Mariners (Suncorp Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 25-11-05 Queensland Roar 2 - 2 Central Coast Mariners (Bluetongue Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 04-02-06 Queensland Roar 2 - 2 Central Coast Mariners (Suncorp Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2005/06 06-08-06 Queensland Roar 0 - 0 Central Coast Mariners (Clive Burghoffer Stadium) 2006 Pre-Season Cup 09-09-06 Queensland Roar 0 - 0 Central Coast Mariners (Bluetongue Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 28-10-06 Queensland Roar 1 - 1 Central Coast Mariners (Suncorp Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 16-12-06 Queensland Roar 3 - 2 Central Coast Mariners (Bluetongue Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2006/07 21-07-07 Queensland Roar 1 - 1 Central Coast Mariners (Wade Park) 2007 Pre-Season Cup 12-08-07 Queensland Roar 3 - 1 Central Coast Mariners (Bluetongue Stadium) 2007 Pre-Season Cup 06-09-07 Queensland Roar 0 - 1 Central Coast Mariners (Suncorp Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 14-10-07 Queensland Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners (Bluetongue Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08 09-12-07 Queensland Roar 2 - 1 Central Coast Mariners (Suncorp Stadium) Hyundai A-League 2007/08

2008 Pre-Season Cup - Fixtures

Group A: Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory, Newcastle Jets. Group B: Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix, Queensland Roar, Central Coast Mariners.

Final Wednesday 6 August 2008: Winner of Group A v Winner of Group B

For more information regarding the 2008 Pre-Season Cup rules, go to www.a-league.com.au/default.aspx?s=hal_rules

*NOTE: Match date and kick-off times are subject to change without notice.