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Roar v Celtic – Its Locked in!

Scottish giants Celtic have announced that they are to play a friendly in Australia in July.

Gordon Strachan’s side, containing Socceroo Scott McDonald, will face Brisbane Roar, whose line-up includes former Rangers pair Craig Moore and Charlie Miller.

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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: Queensland Roar vs Wellington Phoenix

 Queensland Roar VS Wellington Phoenix

Queensland Roar vs Wellington Phoenix

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Round 15: Queensland Roar vs Newcastle Jets

Queensland Roar VS Newcastle United Jets

Queensland Roar vs Newcastle Jets

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Round 14: Central Coast Mariners vs Queensland Roar

Central Coast Mariners VS Queensland Roar

Central Coast Mariners vs Queensland Roar

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Round 13: Sydney FC v Queensland Roar

 Sydney FC VS Queensland Roar

Sydney FC v Queensland Roar

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Farina praises Moore’s commitment

Roar coach Frank Farina still believes in the Queensland skipper playing very soon and denied he’d played his last game for Australia.

“Not at all, it just depends on what course of treatment if any Craig has to go through, but it’s not going to change him as a player,” the Roar coach said.

“When he comes back and gets on the park, which I know he’s desperate to do already, it will be the same Craig Moore, it won’t affect his playing style at all.

“I wouldn’t imagine it would affect his (place in the) national team.

“As long as Craig Moore is playing good football I’m sure he’ll be one of the first ones in the national squad.

“Craig thinks he’s going to play in two weeks and with that sort of attitude I can’t see him being out for too long.”

Moore’s eight-month international hiatus was largely due to his doubts about whether his fitness would hold up over a long A-League off-season.

But his strong start to the 2008-09 season and a renewed hunger to play top-level football has him aiming for the 2010 World Cup.

“Craig is in the best shape physically that I’ve seen in many years,” Farina said.

“Once he gets the green light it won’t take him long to get back into the rhythm of things.

“He’s a fighter, it’s as simple as that and he’ll fight this through.”

Moore diagnosed with cancer

Wollongong connection wins it for the Socceroos against Uzbekistan


Socceroos and Queensland Roar defender Craig Moore has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifier against Bahrain, after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Moore has been ruled out after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer in Brisbane yesterday, announced by his manager on Wednesday evening.

“At this point there are no thoughts regarding injury replacement players and the club will be guided by medical advice on a timeframe for Craig’s return to training and playing,” a Queensland Roar media statement said.

“Craig’s health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to the club and we will offer him and his family all the support required in order to help him make a full recovery.”

Verbeek said he was taken aback when he heard the news about Moore.

“It’s always a shock to hear of a diagnosis like this but I am encouraged by the prognosis from the medical practitioner. I speak for the entire team in wishing him a speedy recovery,” he said.

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.

Roar set to switch base

Queensland Roar today announced that they are moving their administration and training base to Ballymore, which is also the home of Rugby Union’s Queensland Reds.

The Roar will abandon their current Richlands venue during the next fortnight and will base their operations at Ballymore from November 3.

“Ballymore provides not only a quality training venue, but also makes the club more centrally located for both our loyal fans and corporate partners.” said Roar chief executive Lawrence Oudendyk.

“We would like to thank Queensland Rugby Union for the opportunity to move to Ballymore and look forward to developing a strong relationship with such a professional organisation.

“People think because we are rival codes we should be competing, but we both represent Queensland in national competitions and we feel this can be a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Mr Oudendyk said the move did not signal a change of venue for match days, with the club continuing its current agreement with Suncorp Stadium for Hyundai A-League fixtures.

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