Action Abroad - 12-04-05
It was a mixed bag for our Aussies Abroad with Tim Cahill and Jason Culina among the goals, while three players Craig Moore, Mark Bresciano and Stephen Laybutt all saw red. Click here to see how all our overseas professional players fared over the past week.
ACTION IN THE UK…
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 10-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Tim Cahill played a full game and scored in the 47th and 54th minutes, as Everton won 4-0 at home against Crystal Palace. For Palace, Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic was not in the squad. With four rounds remaining, Everton is in 4th place (four clear of 5th), while Palace is in 19th, but only two points behind 17th place. Date: 09-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Stan Lazaridis came on in the 60th minute, as Birmingham City drew 1-1 away at Chelsea. Birmingham is in 13th and is assured of a mid-table finish. * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell was not in the Liverpool squad that lost 1-0 away at Manchester City. Liverpool is in 5th place, four points behind Everton. * Qantas Socceroo Lucas Neill played a full game, while fellow Qantas Socceroo Brett Emerton came on at half time, as Blackburn Rovers won 3-0 at home against Southampton. The win all but ensured Blackburn is clear of the relegation zone and in 14th place. * Qantas Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) played a full game, after Qantas Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) (back) was hurt in the warm up and was not included in the squad, along with Qantas Socceroo Mark Viduka (hamstring), as Middlesbrough lost 1-0 at home against Arsenal. Middlesbrough is in 8th place and still in the mix for a European spot for next season.
ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 09-04-05 * Paul Reid played a full game and scored in the 80th minute, as Brighton & Hove Albion drew 1-1 at home with Leicester. For Leicester, Qantas Socceroo Danny Tiatto was replaced in the 73rd minute and received a yellow card. With four rounds to go, Brighton is in 22nd position (of 24) but only on goal difference and just one point away from the relegation zone (bottom three), while Leicester is in 16th position and still in danger of being sucked into the relegation dogfight. * Qantas Socceroo Tony Vidmar played a full game and received a yellow card, as Cardiff City lost 2-0 at home against Wigan Athletic. For Wigan, John Filan (gk) played a full game. Cardiff is 19th, but just one point above the relegation zone, while Wigan regained 2nd spot, although Ipswich in third is level and with a game in hand. * Qantas Socceroo Kevin Muscat (achilles) was not in the Millwall squad that won 4-3 at home against Crewe. Millwall is 9th place and still gives them a very slim hope of a play-off berth.
ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE Date: 10-04-05 * Paul Henderson (gk) played a full game, as Bradford lost 2-0 at home against Hull. Bradford is in 11th place and eight points behind for a play-off place with four rounds remaining. Date: 09-04-05 * Shane Huke played a full game, as Peterborough won 1-0 at home against Blackpool. The win still gives Peterborough some chance of avoiding relegation, albeit, a very slim chance. * Chris Coyne came on in the 25th minute, as Luton won 1-0 at home against Bournemouth. Luton. The win keeps Luton is 1st place and has all but ensured promotion to the League Championship next season. They remain three points clear of Hull and 13 clear of Tranmere, who have a game in hand. * Qantas Socceroo Luke Wilkshire was not in the Bristol City squad that lost 1-0 away at Brentford and virtually ended any chance of play-off berth. Bristol is in 9th spot, nine points behind the last qualifying place team. * Richard Garcia came on in the 70th minute, as Colchester drew 1-1 at home with Hartlepool. For Hartlepool, Joel Porter (injured) was not in the squad. Colchester is mid-table in 14th place, while Hartlepool is in 5th spot and looking good for a play-off place. * Les Pogliacomi (gk) remained on the bench, as Oldham Athletic drew 1-1 at home with Sheffield Wednesday. Oldham is in 18th place and only six points clear of the relegation zone. * Jamie McMaster was replaced in the 67th minute, while Qantas Young Socceroo Aaron Downes was not in the Chesterfield squad that lost 1-0 away at Port Vale. Chesterfield is in 15th place and should finish mid-table. * Gareth Edds & Qantas Young Socceroo Trent McClenahan both played full games, while Nick Rizzo came on in the 84th minute, as Milton Keynes Dons lost 1-0 away at Torquay. The Dons are just one place (20th) and one win above the relegation zone. Date: 08-04-05 * Mark Robertson was not in the Stockport County squad that lost 1-0 away at Tranmere. Stockport is 24th and already relegated to League Two next season.
ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO Date: 09-04-05 * Scott Guyett (knee) was not in the Yeovil squad that won 5-2 at home against Mansfield. Yeovil is in 1st place with four rounds remaining, but just one point clear of Southend, who have a game in hand and three points ahead of Scunthorpe. * Adrian Webster played a full game, as Darlington lost 3-1 away at Cambridge United. Darlington is in 7th place and four points away from a play-off place. * Frank Talia (gk) played a full game, while Adrian Caceres was not in the squad, as Wycombe Wanderers drew 0-0 away at Grimsby. Wycombe is in 9th place, seven points away from a play-off place. * Predrag Bojic was not in the Northampton squad that lost 2-1 at home against Scunthorpe. Northampton is in 8th place, five points away from a play-off place. * Ruben Zadkovich was replaced in the 83rd minute, as Notts County lost 2-1 away at Oxford United. Notts is in 19th place and clear of the relegation zone.
ENGLISH CONFERENCE Date: 09-04-05 * Jon Brady came on in the 43rd minute, as Stevenage lost 4-1 away at Accrington Stanley. Stevenage is in 8th place, but level on points with 5th place and well in the hunt for a play-off place. * Andy Petterson (gk) played a full game, as Farnborough lost 4-0 away at Scarborough.
SCOTTISH CUP Semi Final Date: 10-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Patrick Kisnorbo (knee) was not part of the Hearts squad that lost 2-1 to Celtic.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 09-04-05 * Scott McDonald was replaced in the 87th minute, but not before scoring in the 72nd minute, as Motherwell won 3-1 away at Aberdeen. With two games to go before the league splits in half, Motherwell is in 6th place and six points clear of 7th and needs one point to finish in the top half. * Danny Invincibile (injured) was not in the Kilmarnock squad that lost 1-0 at home against Inverness CT. Kilmarnock is in 8th place.
SCOTTISH DIVISION ONE Date: 09-04-05 * Daniel McBreen was replaced in the 82nd minute, as Falkirk won 1-0 at home against Ross County. The win guarantees Falkirk top spot on the table and promotion to the Scottish Premier League next season. * Qantas Socceroo Adrian Madaschi played a full game, as Partick Thistle lost 2-1 away at Raith Rovers. Partick is in 9th place with four games to go, but well clear of last place and relegation. * Stuart Lovell played a full game, as Queen of South lost 3-0 away at St. Mirren. QoS is in 5th place.
SCOTTISH DIVISION TWO Date: 02-04-05 * John Maisano was replaced in the 69th minute, as Morton won 2-1 away at Brechin City. Morton is in 3rd place, but 11 points behind first with just four games to go.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
EURO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Quarter-Final - 1st Leg Date: 05-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell (groin) was not in the Liverpool squad that won 2-1 at home against Juventus.
UEFA CUP Quarter Finals Date: 07-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Mark Bresciano came on in the 56th minute, while fellow Qantas Socceroo Vince Grella (knee) was not in the Parma squad that drew 1-1 away at Austria Vienna.
AUSTRIA RESULTS Date: 10-04-05 * Ned Zelic played a full game, as FC Wacker Tirol lost 3-0 at home against FK Austria Magna. Wacker is in 6th place with eight games to go.
BELGIAN RESULTS Date: 10-04-05 * Michael Turnbull (gk) remained on the bench, as Standard Liege drew 1-1 away at Club Brugge. Standard is in 3rd place and in contention for a European berth next season with six games remaining. Date: 09-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Alex Brosque was replaced in the 60th minute, as Westerlo lost 1-0 away at Germinal Beerschot. Westerlo is in 7th place and out of contention for a place in Europe. * Qantas Socceroo Archie Thompson played a full game, as Lierse lost 1-0 at home against Moeskroen. Lierse is in 11th place. * Qantas Socceroo Paul Okon was replaced in the 85th minute; Adam Griffiths played full game, while Brendan Santalab did not play, as Oostende lost 2-1 at home against Charleroi. Oostende is in 18th and last place, but just one point behind the safety zone. * Qantas Socceroo Stephen Laybutt was sent off in the 70th minute, as AA Gent lost 2-1 at home against Cercle Brugge. For Brugge, Andrew Vlahos did not play. Gent is in 6th place and still in the hunt for a European place, while Brugge is in 9th place.
DANISH SUPERLIGAEN Date: 10-04-05 * Qantas Under 23 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full game, as AGF Aarhus lost 1-0 away at Herfolge BK.
DANISH WOMEN-S ELITEDIVSIONEN Date: 10-04-05 * Alison Forman played a full game, as Fortune Hjorring won 3-1 at home against Skovlunde.
DANISH WOMEN-S CUP Semi Final Date: 07-04-05 * Alison Forman played a full game, as Fortuna Hjorring won 2-0 away at Skolunde.
DUTCH EREDIVISE Date: 09-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Jason Culina (pictured above) was replaced in the 87th minute, but not before scoring in the 38th and 59th minutes, as Twente Enschede won 2-1 away at Heerenveen. With six rounds to go, Twente is in 6th place and in contention for a spot in Europe next season. Date: 07-04-05 * Peter Zois (gk) remained on the bench, as Willem II lost 2-0 away at Ajax Amsterdam. Willem is in 12th place.
DUTCH GOLDEN GIDS Date: 08-04-05 * Qantas Under 23 Brett Holman was replaced in the 90th minute, as Excelsior won 1-0 at home against FC Dordrecht. With seven rounds to go, Excelsior is in 14th place. * Lindsay Wilson did not play, as Helmond Sport lost 1-0 away at Haarlem. Helmond is in 5th place.
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA Date: 09-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Craig Moore was sent off in the 69th minute (two yellow cards), as Borussia Monchengladbach lost 2-1 away at Bayern Munich. With six rounds to go, Borussia is in 15th place, one place and just three points above the relegation zone. * Christophe Teinert came on in the 63rd minute, as FSV Mainz 05 lost 2-0 at home against VfL Wolfsburg. Mainz is in 14th place and four points above the relegation zone. * Frank Juric (gk) remained on the bench, as Hannover 96 lost 1-0 away at VfL Bochum. Hannover is in 11th place.
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA 2 Date: 08-04-05 * Joshua Kennedy played a full game, as Dynamo Dresden lost 4-0 at home against 1860 Munich. For 1860, Qantas Socceroo Paul Agostino played a full game. Dresden is in 11th place and only four points above the relegation zone, while 1860 is in 3rd place and in a tight battle for the third and final promotion place with six games to go. * Peter Buljan came on in the 76th minute, as FC Saarbrucken drew 0-0 at home with Rot-Weiss Essen. Saarbrucken is in 12th place and just 2 points above the relegation zone.
GREEK DIVISION ONE Date: 10-04-05 * Kyriakos Tohourglou (gk) played a full game, as PAOK Saloniki lost 2-0 away at AEK Athens. PAOK is in 5th place with five games to go and pushing for a place in Europe.
ITALIAN SERIE A Date: 10-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Mark Bresciano came on in the 59th minute, but was subsequently sent off in the 65th minute (2 yellow cards), while Qantas Socceroo Vince Grella was not in the Parma squad that won 3-1 away at Reggina. With eight rounds to go, Parma is in 15th place, three points clear of the relegation zone.
NORWAY TIPPELIGAEN Date: 11-04-05 * Dylan Macallister came on in the 85th minute, as SK Brann won 2-0 at home against Molde. Date: 10-04-05 * Kasey Wehrman played a full game, scored an own goal in the 55th minute and received a yellow card, while Shane Stefanutto and Sasa Radulovic did not play, as Lillestrom lost 3-1 away at Start.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION Date: 08-04-05 * Qantas Young Socceroo Chris O-Connor (gk) played a full game, as Bray Wanderers drew 2-2 at home with Drogheda United.
ROMANIAN DIVIZIA A Date: 09-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Jon McKain played a full game and received a yellow card; Wayne Srhoj played a full game; Michael Thwaite came on in the 93rd minute, while Qantas Under 23 Ryan Griffiths did not play, as FC National drew 3-3 at home with Rapid Bucuresti.
SPAIN PRIMERA LIGA Date: 10-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo John Aloisi remained on the bench, as Osasuna won 1-0 at home against Racing Santander. With eight rounds to go, Osasuna is in 16th place and now 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
SPANISH SEGUNDA DIVISION Date: 09-04-05 * Jose Bello Amigo (gk) played a full game, as Racing Ferrol won 2-0 away at Salamanca.
SWISS NATIONALIGA Date: 10-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Scott Chipperfield (suspended) was not in the squad, while Qantas Socceroo Mile Sterjovski came on in the 84th minute, as FC Basel won 5-2 away at Young Boys. Date: 09-04-05 * Qantas Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic played a full game, as FC Thun won 7-1 away at Aarau.
TURKISH 1.SUPER LEAGUE Date: 10-04-05 * Michael Petkovic (gk) played a full game and received a yellow card, as Trabzonspor won 2-0 away at Galatasaray. Trabzonspor is 3rd and just two points behind Galatasaray in the battle for the second Champions League place for next season with five rounds remaining. * Qantas Socceroo Josip Skoko played a full game, as Genclerbirligi drew 0-0 at home with Samsunspor. Genclerbirligi is 11th place. * Jason Petkovic (gk) did not play, as Konyaspor lost 2-0 away at Gaziantepspor. Konyaspor is in 9th position.
ACTION IN ASIA…
SINGAPORE S-LEAGUE Date: 08-04-05 * Christian Cevenini was not in the Geylang United squad that drew 2-2 away at Balestier Khalsa. Date: 07-04-05 * Alex Duric played a full game, as Singapore Armed Forces won 1-0 away at Paya Lebar Punggol FC. Date: 05-04-05 * Jon Angelucci played a full game, as Woodlands Wellington won 3-2 away at Young Lions.