FFA Hyundai A-League Week 13 Preview

All the latest squad news ahead of Week 13’s fixtures

This is the Official Preview for Week 13 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.

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North Queensland Fury v Central Coast Mariners
Friday, 5 November 2010
Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Local kick-off: 7.30pm local (8.30pm AEDT)
Referee: Gerard Parsons
Assistant referees: Ashley Beecham and Daniel Jones
Fourth official: Matt Hodgson

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 & Sky Sports 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is Zinc 100.7 (Townsville) and 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

North Queensland Fury squad: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 5. Mark HUGHES, 6. Ufuk TALAY (c), 7. Gareth EDDS, 8. Adam CASEY, 9. Eugene SSEPPUYA, 10. Dyron DAAL, 11. David WILLIAMS, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 16. Simon STOREY, 17. Osama MALIK, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 19. Isaka CERNAK, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk)
*five to be omitted*

In: Adam CASEY (promoted), Panagiotis NIKAS (promoted), Brett Studman (promoted), Isaka CERNAK (returns from injury), Jason SPAGNUOLO (promoted)
Out: Eric Akoto (knee – 6 weeks)
Unavailable: Matthew HAM (knee – out for the season)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 2 Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 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: John HUTCHINSON (returns from suspension)
Out: Nil
Unavailable: Nik MRDJA (back – indefinite), Brad PORTER (knee – 12 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee – season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 4): North Queensland Fury wins 0, Central Coast Mariners wins 2 (2 draws)

• Central Coast Mariners have not won any of their previous four away matches, and will record their second five-match winless away streak in less than 12 months if they lose to the Fury this weekend.

Melbourne Victory v Gold Coast United
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Local kick-off: 7.00pm local
Referee: Peter Green
Assistant referees: Shaun Evans and James Nicolopoulos
Fourth official: Kevin Docherty

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partners are 774 ABC (Melbourne), SEN Digital and ABC Digital (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au

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), 21. Robbie KRUSE 23. Adrian LEIJER, 27. Geoff KELLAWAY
*four to be omitted*

In: Petar FRANJIC (promoted), Marvin ANGULO (promoted), Archie THOMPSON (returns from injury)
Out: Ricardinho (knee – 3 weeks), Diogo FERREIRA (thigh strain)
Unavailable: Matthew KEMP (knee – 2-3 weeks)

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, 20.Scott HIGGINS (gk), 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Chris HAROLD
*three to be omitted*

In: Scott HIGGINS (gk) (promoted), Ben HALLORAN (promoted), Chris HAROLD (promoted)
Out: Jerrad TYSON [gk] (not selected)
Unavailable: Daniel Piorkowski (ankle injury – indefinite), Matt Osman (knee injury – indefinite)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 4): Melbourne Victory wins 3, Gold Coast United wins 1 (0 draws)

• After scoring in his previous four appearances, Melbourne Victory’s Robbie Kruse will equal the Hyundai A-League record for scoring in most consecutive matches if he scores in his next appearance. The current record of scoring in five consecutive matches is held by Joel Griffiths (for Newcastle Jets, December 2007 to January 2008) and Shane Smeltz (for Gold Coast United, December 2009 to January 2010).

Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Local kick-off: 8.15pm local (9.15pm AEDT)
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Assistant referees: Brad Hobson and David Walsh
Fourth official: Jarred Gillett

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is ABC digital (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

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.
*one to be omitted*

In: Rocky VISCONTE (promoted),
Out: Nil
Unavailable: Shane STEFANUTTO (Hamstring – 1 week), HENRIQUE (broken arm – indefinite)

Adelaide United squad: 1.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: Travis DODD (returns from injury), Joe KEENAN (short term contract)
Out: Mathew LECKIE (knee – 10 weeks)
Unavailable: Daniel MULLEN (ankle – 2 weeks), Nigel BOOGAARD (ankle – 3 weeks), Lloyd OWUSU (knee – indefinite)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Brisbane Roar wins 3, Adelaide United wins 8 (6 draws)

• Adelaide United striker Sergio van Dijk will be aiming to cement a spot in the Hyundai A-League’s top five goal scorers when he comes up against his former club Brisbane Roar in this epic top of the table clash.

Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Local kick-off: 5.00pm local
Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant referees: Alex Glasgow and Ben Wilson
Fourth official: Ryan Shepheard

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 1 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is SBS 6 (Digital) and 1233 ABC Newcastle. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Sydney FC: 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, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 21. Scott JAMIESON, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS
*three to be omitted*

In: Nil
Out: Nicky Carle (Foot – 4 Weeks)
Unavailable: Nicky Carle (Foot – 4 Weeks)

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, 9. Zhang SHUO, 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 40. Matthew NASH
*three to be omitted*

In: Taylor REGAN (promoted), Zhang SHUO (promoted), Sean ROONEY (promoted)
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)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Sydney FC wins 9, Newcastle Jets wins 3 (5 draws)

• Newcastle Jets midfielder Kasey Wehrman is set to make his 100th Australian national league appearance. Before returning to Australia this season after spending several years in Norway, Wehrman played in the old National Soccer League, for Brisbane Strikers (52 appearances) and Perth Glory (37 appearances)

Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix
Sunday, 7 November 2010
nib Stadium, Perth
Local kick-off: 4.00pm local (7.00pm AEDT)
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
Assistant referees: Josh Manella and Joe Fusari
Fourth official: Matthew Cheeseman

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 882 6PR (Perth) and The Radio Network (Wellington) 1035AM. 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, 11. Branko JELIC, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13. Tommy AMPHLETT, 14. Steven McGARRY, 15. Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 18. Brent GRIFFTHS 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20. Aleks VRTESKI (gk), 21. Mile STERJOVSKI, 22. Anthony SKORICH, 25. Ryan PEARSON
*five to be omitted*

In: Jamie HARNWELL (promoted), Branko JELIC (promoted), Steven McGARRY (promoted), Naum SEKULOVSKI (promoted), Anthony SKORICH (promoted), Ryan PEARSON (promoted)
Out: Nil
Unavailable: Chris COYNE (on loan -4 weeks), Victor SIKORA (Hip – 2 weeks)

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 2. Manny MUSCAT, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 11. DANIEL, 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

In: Marco ROJAS (promoted)
Out: Nick WARD (not selected)
Unavailable: Tony LOCHHEAD (groin – 6 weeks), Oscar ROBERT CORNEJO (knee – 6 weeks)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 11): Perth Glory wins 4, Wellington Phoenix wins 4 (3 draws)

• Wellington Phoenix will be aiming to put a halt its historically high away losing record, the worst of all current Hyundai A-League teams. With 26 losses from its 42 away matches so far (61.9 per cent of its away matches resulting in losses), Wellington Phoenix currently lie only behind former club New Zealand Knights (16 losses from 21 away matches, or 76.2 percent). Only one other club, Perth Glory with 37 losses from 63 away matches (58.7 per cent), lave lost more than half of its away matches.