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Ok boys, i know it is 3 months away but let's try and revive this baby. The forum interest in the A-league shat itself but we have stuff to be optimistic about: new teams, new players, new sponsors, new kits, the pissy pre season cup scrapped, EPL teams coming for pre season friendlies so i'm sure we'll have lots to talk about.

To get the ball rolling:

Victory’s new strip
http://www.a-league.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&id=27307

Fulham's tour of Aus
http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25425458-5000940,00.html?from=public_rss

Burns to Perth
http://www.a-league.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&id=27317
 

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The next season will be exciting, with Gold Coast already boasting and the friendlies.

Queensland no more, Brisbane Roar now.
http://foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25432686-5000940,00.html?from=public_rss

Your wet dream come true? Barcelona friendly rumour.
http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/a-league/barcelona-eye-a-league-friendly-185937/

For Melbournians, on Tuesday 12 May there will be a Bushfire Appeal match with Melbourne Victory playing against VPL Selection at Olympic Park. Curtain raiser 6pm, kick off 7.30pm.

Entry is $15 for adults, $10 concession and $5 for children under 14 years old.

Kids under four years old are free.
http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/competitions/memos/FFV Bushfire Appeal Poster.pdf

Can't wait for season five to start.
 

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wow i didn't know about the barca possibility - that's more than a wet dream coming true

Do you like your slightly modified jersey?

BTW Mariners are out of the ACL - still winless in 2009!!!
 

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FFA have temporarily taken 51% stakes in Brisbane Roar and Adleaide Untied
 

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The barca friendly is insane if it comes true. God playing for the Fury, will make my buy my first a league shirt, kop legend and a few brazilians who could be coming in Roque Junior and Denilson wouldn't be too bad.

Hopefully quality wise, its better then previous seasons, and someone please tell Ljubo Milicevic to stfu
 

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A-League ins and outs

Adelaide United
Re-signed: Daniel Mullen (2 years)
In: Iain Fyfe (Sydney FC, one year), Adam Hughes (Drogheda United, Ireland, two years), Michael Marrone (Adelaide United NYL, one year)
Out: Paul Agostino (retired), Daniel Beltrame (retired), Angelo Costanzo (released), Diego (released), Isyan Erdogan (released), Sasa Ognenovski (Seongnam Ilhwa, Korea Republic), Jonas Salley (released), Jason Spagnuolo (North Queensland Fury), Michael Valkanis (retired), Robert Younis (released)

Brisbane Roar
Re-signed: Craig Moore (one year), Massimo Murdocca (two years), Mitch Nichols (two years), Andrew Packer (two Years), Reinaldo (three years), Danny Tiatto (one year), Michael Zullo (two years)
In: Henrique (Formiga, Brazil, one year), Matt Mundy (Brisbane Roar NYL, two years), Adam Sarota (Brisbane Roar NYL, three years)
Out: Chris Grossman (North Queensland Fury), Matt McKay (Changchun Yatai, China, on loan), Tahj Minniecon (Gold Coast United), Hyuk-Su Seo (released)

Central Coast Mariners
Re-signed: None
In: Shane Huke (Dagenham & Redbridge, England, six months, Asian Champions League only), Adam Kwasnik (Wellington Phoenix, two years), Nick Rizzo (Perth Glory, six month, Asian Champion League only)
Out: Mile Jedinak (Genclerbirligi, Turkey), Matthew Osman (Gold Coast United). Sasho Petrovski (Newcastle Jets)

Gold Coast United
In: Andrew Barisic (Melbourne Knights, one year), James Brown (Australian Institute of Sport, three years), Zenon Caravella (FC Omniworld, Netherlands, two years), Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands, three Years), Steve Fitzsimmons (Beenleigh, Australia, one year), Richard Greer (Australian Institute of Sport, one year), Adam Griffiths (Newcastle Jets, three years), Scott Higgins (Eastern Suburbs, Australia, one year), Jefferson (Atletico Rorairama, Brazil, one year), Milson (Madureira, Brazil, one year), Tahj Minniecon (Under-23 marquee player, Brisbane Roar, three years), Matt Osman (Central Coast Mariners, two years), Steve Pantelidis (Melbourne Victory, two years), Joel Porter (Hartlepool United, England, three years), Daniel Piorkowski (Newcastle Jets, two years), Kristian Rees (Adelaide City, two years), Robson (Cabofriense, Brazil, one year), Shane Smeltz (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand, three years), Michael Thwaite (SK Brann, Norway, three years), Bas van den Brink (FC Omniworld, Netherlands, two years), Jess Vanstrattan (Verona, Italy, two years)

Melbourne Victory
Re-signed: Evan Berger (two years), Grant Brebner (one year), Billy Celeski (two years), Matthew Kemp (two years), Mitchell Langerak (three years), Archie Thompson (two years), Rodrigo Vargas (two years), Nick Ward (two years)
In: Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix, two years), Mathew Theodore (Melbourne Victory NYL, one Year)
Out: Steve Pantelidis (Gold Coast United), Sebastian Ryall (Sydney FC), Michael Thwaite (Gold Coast United).

Newcastle Jets
Re-signed: Jobe Wheelhouse (two years)
In: Angelo Costanzo (Adelaide United, one year), Donny de Groot (De Graafschap, Netherlands, one year), Peter Haynes (Broadmeadow Magic, six months, Asian Champions League only), Mitchell Johnson (APIA Leichhardt Tigers, six months, Asian Champions League only), Ljubo Milicevic (Melbourne Victory, one year), Sasho Petrovski (Central Coast Mariners, two years), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Perth Glory, two years), Nikolas Tsattalios (Sydney FC, six months, Asian Champions League only), Sean Rooney (Sydney FC NYL, six months), Fabio Vignaroli (SS Lazio, Italy, six months, Asian Champions League only), Joel Wood (Broadmeadow Magic, six months, Asian Champions League only)
Out: Ante Covic (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Adam Griffiths (Gold Coast United), Joel Griffiths (Beijing Guoan – On loan), Jesper Hakansson (released), Antun Kovacic (Ulsan Hyundai , Korea Republic), Mark Milligan (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Jade North (Incheon United FC, Korea Republic)

North Queensland Fury
In: Fred Agius (Adelaide City, one year), Beau Busch (Sydney FC, one year), Jeremy Brockie (Team Wellington, New Zealand, one year), Felipe (Wellington Phoenix, two years), Robbie Fowler (Blackburn Rovers, England, two years), Chris Grossman (Brisbane Roar, one year), Paul Kohler (Newcastle Jets, one year), Daniel McBreen (York City, England, one year), Robbie Middleby (Sydney FC, two years), Justin Pasfield (Wollongong Wolves, two years),James Robinson (Perth Glory, two years), Brendon Santalab (Sydney FC, two years), Jason Spagnuolo (Adelaide United, two years), Chris Tadrosse (Central Coast Mariners, two years), Ufuk Talay (Avispa Fukuoka, Japan, two years), Jacob Timpano (Sydney FC, two years), Marton Vass (APIA Leichhardt, one year), Scott Wilson (Dunfermline Athletic, Scotland, two years)

Perth Glory
Re-signed: Eugene Dadi (one year), Adriano Pellegrino (two years), Naum Sekulovski (two years), Victor Sikora (one year), Scott Bulloch (one year), Tando Velaphi (two years), Wayne Srhoj (one year)
In: Jacob Burns (FC Unirea Urziceni, Romania, three years), Howard Fondyke (Perth Glory NYL, two years), Brent Griffiths (Perth Glory NYL, two years), Andrija Jukic (Perth Glory NYL, two years), Scott Neville (Perth Glory NYL, three years), Anthony Skorich (Perth Glory NYL, two years)
Out: Jason Petkovic (retired), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Newcastle Jets), David Tarka (released), Dino Djulbic (Rot Weiss Ahlen, Germany), Nick Rizzo (released), James Robinson (North Queensland Fury), Adrian Trinidad (released), Amaral (released), Josip Magdic (released), Nikita Rukavytsya (FC Twente, Netherlands), Hayden Doyle (Perth Glory NYL), Hayden Foxe (released), Mark Lee (released)

Sydney FC
Re-signed: Alex Brosque (two years), Adam Casey (two years), Shannon Cole (three years), Ivan Necevski (one year)
In: Karol Kisel (Sparta Prague, Czech Republic, one year), Sebastian Ryall (Melbourne Victory, two years), Kofi Danning (Sydney FC NYL, two years), Brendan Gan (Sydney FC NYL, two years), Antony Golec (Sydney FC NYL, two years), Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC NYL, two years), Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC NYL, two years)
Out: Adam Biddle (released), Beau Busch (North Queensland Fury), Mike Enfield (released), Iain Fyfe (Adelaide United), Robbie Middleby (North Queensland Fury), Tony Popovic (retired), Brendon Santalab (North Queensland Fury), Jacob Timpano (North Queensland Fury), Nik Tsattalios (Newcastle Jets)

Wellington Phoenix
Re-signed: Tim Brown (two years), Manny Muscat (one year), Mark Paston (one year), Tony Lochhead (two years), Michael Ferrante (one year), Daniel Cortes (two years). Ben Sigmund (two years)
In: Chris Greenacre (Tranmere Rovers, two years), Diego Walsh (Adelaide United, two years),
Out: Vaughan Coveny (retired), Karl Dodd (released), Greg Draper (released), Richard Johnson (retired), Glen Moss (Melbourne Victory), Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United)
 

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Gold Coast have recruited very well.

To go with Jacob Burns, Andy Todd is in town to sign a contract for Perth, bit of a bruising centre half who played regular EPL with Blackburn and Charlton, played Championship this year with Derby.A Serbian called Branko Jelic who is a forward for Energie Cottbus in the Bundesliga is meant to be signing on, never heard of him.His claim to fame seem's to be a brace he scored against Bayern Munich last year in a 2-0 win.

Other than that the Recoba talks are ongoing but i wouldnt read much into that and Overmars was in talks but has just badly injured his leg so thats off.Glory really need finals this year.But apparantly there will definately be a Marquee and guest plaer, the owner Tony Sage is giving it one last push with the signings and getting Fulham and Wolves to Perth.If Glory and the fans dont respond he's going to stop wasting his money.So far-

-------------Velaphi-------------
-Coyne-Harnwell-Todd-Sekulovski-
-Pellegrino-Shroj--Burns--Sikora-
-----------Dadi---Jelic-----------

Gabriel Batistuta has lived in Perth since he retired from Roma you would think the lazy prick would have a kick around.
 

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i'm glad Perth re-signed dadi, he's great to watch
 

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Carlos Hernandez has signed a three year deal contract with us, undisclosed by MVFC but it is believed to be around A$500,000. Great news to hear and surely the chance of defending our title is better.

We have also signed Surat Sukha from Chonburi FC, brother of the more known Suree Sukha. He played in fullback position and DM. Good cover for either side of defence (with Kemp also able to play in both, maybe Kemp right and Sukha left). Expect "Sukha punch" headlines when he scores.

Indeed Muscat has some moments where his pace is exposed (the second Perth match against Dadi where he miraculously did not get the red card) but I think he is a great leader on the pitch and opposition teams still find it hard to get past him (not to mention the sly tricks, he's a cvnt but he's our cvnt).
 

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Perth's going to deliver the goods this season.
I think Mariners, Jets, Wellington, Adelaide and Queensalnd are going to occupy the bottom half of the ladder.
Sounds like an exciting time for Sydney FC fans, but then again every pre-season is.
I know its a $hit league, but I seriously can't wait for it to start!!!
anyone members at any of the clubs?
 

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Indeed Muscat has some moments where his pace is exposed (the second Perth match against Dadi where he miraculously did not get the red card) but I think he is a great leader on the pitch and opposition teams still find it hard to get past him (not to mention the sly tricks, he's a cvnt but he's our cvnt).
The refs give Muscat a free run.... I think you'd be a brave man to argue thats not the truth.
 

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The refs give Muscat a free run.... I think you'd be a brave man to argue thats not the truth.
I know, there are some borderline decisions that went for us when it comes to Muscat, but apparently the red cards got scattered to the other players for controversial decisions as well.

Muscat borderline offences I recalled:
-Kicking Agostino, MVFC vs AUFC 1
-Two professional fouls, MVFC vs Perth 3 (Kemp got two harsh bookings)
-High boot against Gumprecht, grabbing Simon's balls, and provoking Heffernan to elbowing him thus getting himself sent off, MVFC vs CCM 3 (floods of email to Fox sports saying why he gets away with murder and Slater saying his game is built around intimidation)
-Stomping on Mullen, MVFC vs AUFC 5
-yelling to Matthew Breeze after Vargas got bloodied (though he has a fair reason and his teammate is lying with blood from his head after a challenge, compare to Galekovic's antics running half the pitch and shoved Carlos out of the way).

Red cards against MVFC:
-Fabiano on alleged spit to Cornflakes. First of our horror red run.
-Theoklitos for stomping Petrovski (though he was stupid to react).
-Hernandez on a stupid two yellows (second yellow he was accused of a dive when it's clear there's contact and when there's contact it is never a simulation)
-Archie for abusing Breeze (though on most other occasions players did not get the red for this, Vukovic on his return match FFS).

BK-47, I will be a member in season 5. Also to get priority to the new stadium. Damn this long off season, I have been to SMFC games to satiate the need for live football.
 

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hernandez signing is good for the league

i'm a sydney boy but will probably be watching most of Gold Coast's games next season as i'm an hour away from Robina
 

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Bosanac - thats pretty cool that you live so close to the GC. I think they will offer plenty of excitement this season.

Some news from Glory today. We have announced Andy Todd & Brank Jelic as new signings as well as releasing a new strip.
Most clubs have new strips, as in totally different to previous seasons. It's good to see the clubs forging their own identity.
 

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Culina and Thwaite are pretty big signings for Gold Coast :thumbsup:, as is Jelic for Perth. I can't wait til the new stadium in Melbourne is ready. I hope Australia plays a few games there, it will be incredible to watch a soccer match in a real soccer stadium for once
 

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hehe depends what part of GC

southoprt end 45mins
collangatta end 65 mins
 
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