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Melbourne Victory Gamble on New Sponsors

Embattled gambling giant Intralot, which has had a disastrous debut year in Victoria, has been announced as Melbourne Victory’s new sponsor.

In a surprise move, the Intralot brand will be splashed across the front of the Victory jumper for the next two A-League seasons in a $2 million deal.

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Round 18: Melbourne Victory vs Queensland Roar

Melbourne Victory VS Queensland Roar

Melbourne Victory vs Queensland Roar

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Round 17: Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory VS Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC

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Round 16: Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory

Newcastle United Jets VS Melbourne Victory

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory

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No case to answer for Muscat

Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat has no case to answer after a confrontation with an assistant referee at half time during the A-League match between Perth and Melbourne at the weekend.

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Round 14: Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory

 Perth Glory VS Melbourne Victory

Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory

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Round 13: Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory

 Wellington Phoenix VS Melbourne Victory

Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory

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Moss set for Victory

Wellington Goalkeeper Glen Moss will join Melbourne Victory as of the 2009/10 A-League season.

The New Zealand international, who is also an Australian citizen, will see the current season out with the Phoenix before moving to Victory on a two-year deal.

Moss has so far played 26 matches for the Phoenix, in addition to nine matches for the New Zealand Knights in the 2005/06 season, and has regularly battled with fellow goalkeeper Mark Paston for a starting spot in the Wellington lineup.

First-choice Melbourne ‘keeper Michael Theoklitos is off-contract at the end of the 2008/09 season, however Victory Football Operations Manager Gary Cole said the club is keen to retain Theoklitos as one of three goalkeepers alongside Moss and Mitchell Langerak for next season.

“We’re hoping Michael will stay,” Cole said.

“Michael’s made no secret of the fact he’s got ambitions to play in Europe and if something comes up we obviously don’t want to leave ourselves short.

“He’s requested to put off contract negotiations until the end of the season and we just think we’re in a great position right now with Michael, Mitchell and Glen.

“Our goalkeeping ranks couldn’t be better.”



A-League Round 11 squads

 All the squad information for Round 11 of the A-League

 Sydney FC VS Wellington Phoenix

Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix
Friday November 7
Local kick off 8pm AEDT
Sydney Football Stadium
Referee. Craig Zetter

Sydney FC Squad: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 2. Iain FYFE, 5.Mitchell PRENTICE, 6. Tony POPOVIC (c), 8.Stuart MUSIALIK, 10.Steve CORICA, 12.Shannon COLE, 14.Alex BROSQUE, 15.Terry MCFLYNN, 18.Adam CASEY, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 23. John ALOISI, 28. Bobby PETTA, 29.Beau BUSCH, 31.Anthony GOLEC.
*One to be omitted.

In. Clint BOLTON (return injury), Iain FYFE (return suspension), Tony POPOVIC (return injury).
Out. Adam BIDDLE (unselected), John FILAN (unselected).
Unavailable. Simon COLOSIMO (groin – 4 weeks), Mike ENFIELD (knee – indefinite), Rob MIDDLEBY (calf 1 week), Jacob TIMPANO (ankle 2 weeks), Nik TSATTALIOS (international duty), Brendon SANTALAB (shoulder 6 weeks).

Wellington Phoenix Squad: 1.Mark PASTON (gk), 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Jon McKAIN, 5. Karl DODD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Vaughan COVENY, 9. Shane SMELTZ, 10. Michael FERRANTE, 11. DANIEL, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 20. Glen MOSS (gk), 23. Costa BARBAROUSES, 25. Manny MUSCAT.

In. 13. Troy HEARFIELD (promoted), 25. Manny MUSCAT (promoted).
Out. 21. Leilei GAO (calf 1 week), 22. Andrew DURANTE (hamstring).
Unavailable. 17. Vince LIA (knee season).

Queensland Roar VS Melbourne Victory

Queensland Roar vs Melbourne Victory
Saturday November 8
Local kick off 7pm (8pm AEDT )
Suncorp Stadium
Referee. Peter OLeary

Queensland Roar Squad: Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Andrew PACKER, 4.Craig MOORE, 5. Josh McCLOUGHAN, 6. David DODD, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Sergio VAN DIJK, 10. Charlie MILLER, 13. Chris GROSSMAN, 14. Ben GRIFFIN, 15. Matt McKAY, 18. Danny TIATTO, 20. Griffin McMASTER (gk), 23. Tim SMITS, 24. Matt MUNDY , 25. Adam SAROTA.
*two to be omitted.

In. 13. Chris GROSSMAN (promoted), 14. Ben GRIFFIN (promoted).
Out. Nil
Unavailable. 3. Luke DEVERE (international duty), 9. REINALDO (injured), 12. Tahj MINNIECON (international duty), 14. Ben GRIFFIN (injured), 16. Hyuk-Su SEO (injured), 17. Mitch NICHOLS (international duty), 19. Isaka CERNAK (international duty), 21. Tommy OAR (international duty), 22. Robbie KRUSE (injured).

Melbourne Victory Squad: 1.Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (Captain), 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, 17.Jose Luis LOPEZ, 18.Leigh BROXHAM, 20.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 22.Nick WARD.

In. Archie THOMPSON (return from suspension), NEY FABIANO (return from suspension).
Out. Evan BERGER (hamstring 3 weeks), Mathew THEODORE (omitted).
Unavailable. Carlos HERANDEZ (quad 2 weeks), Nathan ELASI (international duty 2 weeks), Sebastian RYALL (international duty 2 weeks).

Perth Glory VS Newcastle United Jets

Perth Glory vs Newcastle Jets
Sunday November 9
Local kick off 5pm (7pm AEDT)
Members Equity Stadium
Referee. Matthew Breeze

Perth Glory Squad: 30.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 1.Jason PETKOVIC (gk), 2.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 4.Jamie COYNE (c), 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 7.Nick RIZZO, 9.Adrian TRINIDAD, 10.AMARAL, 11.Scott BULLOCH, 13.Nikita RUKAVYTSYA, 14.Eugene DADI, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.James DOWNEY, 18.Hayden FOXE, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 22.Wayne SRHOJ.
* one to be omitted.

In. 11.Scott BULLOCH (promoted), 18.Hayden FOXE (return from injury).
Out. 6.Dino DJULBIC (ankle 2 weeks).
Unavailable. Josip MAGDIC (ankle season), James ROBINSON (abdomen 6 weeks), David TARKA (quad 2 weeks).

Newcastle Jets Squad: 1. Ante COVIC (gk), 2. Adam GRIFFITHS, 3. Jade NORTH (c), 6. Jesper HAKANSSON, 7. Kaz PATAFTA, 8. Matt THOMPSON, 9. Joel GRIFFITHS, 10. Jin-Hyung SONG, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13. Adam DAPUZZO, 14. Shaun ONTONG, 17. Antun KOVACIC, 20. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 25. Daniel PIORKOWSKI, 26. Mark MILLIGAN.
*one to be omitted.

In. 14. Shaun Ontong (returns from injury), 17. Antun Kovacic (promoted).
Out. 23. Edmundo Zura (contract mutually terminated).
Unavailable. 5. James Holland (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), 15. Jason Hoffman (knee season), 16. Ben Kantarovski (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), 18. Noel Spencer (ankle indefinite),19. Jason Naidovski (Qantas Young Socceroos duties).

Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United
Sunday November 15
Local kick off 7.30pm AEDT
Bluetongue Stadium
Referee. Matthew Breeze

Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United squad lists to be announced next week.



Sydney and Melbourne suffer shock losses in A-League

Melbourne Victory slumped to their first loss of Australia’s A-League season, and had a player sent off for the third consecutive game in a 2-0 loss to Queensland Roar here on Sunday.

Round 5 A-League: All the goals and video highlights
A-League table standings

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