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Corica to captain Sydney FC

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In the wake of the departure of Tony Popovic, the logical choice was made when Steve Corica was handed the captaincy at Sydney FC.

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Tony Popovic set to retire

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Sydney FC captain Tony Popovic will today announce his retirement after a nearly 20-year career which saw him play in Japan, England and Qatar and make 59 appearances for the Socceroos.

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Cranky Kossie not over it

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Sydney FC coach John Kosmina admits letting a 3-0 lead slip against the mariners has made him cranky.

In a game where Sydney had to settle for a draw after the mariners fired three quick goals to earn themselves a point.

“I still haven’t got over it, I just said that to them (the players) then I’ve been cranky all week,” Kosmina said on Thursday.

“That was worse than losing to give something away like that because you had it right in the palm of your hand.”

“But I think there were legitimate reasons why (it happened) and our inexperience was probably one of the more valid ones.”

“So I think there was a good lesson to be learned for everybody including myself about just how we went about things in the last 20 minutes of the game.”

Kosmina conceded complacency cost his side the three points against the Mariners but promised there would not be a repeat against the bottom-placed Phoenix.



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
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Colosimo to go under the knife

Simon Colosimo will undergo surgery that will keep him on the sidelines for up to 12 weeks.

The 29-year old was diagnosed with Osteitis Pubis and although he has been managing the condition during the opening rounds of the A-League he now requires surgery.

Colosimo will undergo the operation next Tuesday but hopes for a quick recovery.

“It’s frustrating,” said Colosimo.

“No player wants to spend time sitting on the sidelines but it’s a problem I need to have fixed.”

My focus now is on getting back on the field as soon as possible to help Sydney win another Championship.”

Sydney FC coach John Kosmina is currently weighing up his options and will consider bringing in an injury replacement.



Sydney FC hammer Perth Glory 5-2

 

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SYDNEY FC have joined Adelaide and Melbourne at the top of the table by taking apart a 10-man Perth Glory 5-2 at the Sydney Football Stadium.

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Celtic to play Melbourne. Or will it be Sydney FC?

Celtic FC Club LogoScottish Champions Celtic FC are said to be visiting Australia during the European off-season. They are slated to play either Melbourne Victory or Sydney FC during the month of July.

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Sydney FC Chief Executive Steps Down

Sydney FC’s George Perry has resigned from his post as CEO after just 18 months at the helm.

Perry confirmed his departure by handing in his resignation on Monday morning, citing personal reasons.

“I’ve handed in my resignation effective today, and am looking forward to spending more time with my family,” AAP

This departure continues the merry-go-round that is Sydney FC and Perry’s resignation is only one of many since the A-League began only three seasons ago.

Sydney FC has amazingly had two CEO’s, three chairmen and the introduction of John Kosmina halfway through season three makes it four coaches.



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