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Adelaide United Youth midfielder, Ryan Yates, is confident they can rectify their slow starts ahead of hosting West Adelaide at the VALO Football Centre – The Parks on Saturday. Back-to-back defeats against Campbelltown City and Adelaide City respectively following an opening round victory means the Young Reds must find a way to return to the winner’s circle.

“I think both teams will be hungry from the beginning obviously to get points on the board early is big in the NPL because you want to start off strong,” he said.

Yates believed the team has been playing well but admitted their lacklustre starts have proved costly.

“I think against West Adelaide this weekend they’ve got a proud history and quality players too such as (Marcelo) Carrusca.

“To be honest I think the way we’ve been playing has been pretty good,” he said.

“So definitely with the quality they’ve and the experience they’ll be looking to get on top of us young boys.

“I’d say we’ve been dominating games, but I think the way we’ve been starting has been a bit sluggish, which against top quality teams like Campbelltown and Adelaide City, they’ve obviously got great history and great quality players.”

“But I think over the years we do have some experience with the A-League boys as well coming down and we’ll be ready for what they bring.”

West Adelaide are without a win from their first three matches and collected their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw against Adelaide Blue Eagles on Monday night. Yates expected both sides will be desperate for the three points.

Yates said going out all guns blazing and playing with a high intensity will help set the tone and hopefully secure a win. “One thing is the first couple of minutes of each game we start off a bit sluggish which allows the opposition to get on top of us,” he stated. “So if we can come out firing, which

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we can do, we’ll start off on top because we dominate games, we control the ball and play our tempo. “We’ve the quality to win game and produce results.”


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Marco Kurz insists his Adelaide United players are focused on the task at hand when they tackle ladder leaders Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium on Friday night. The Reds are back in action following the week-off and are without a win in four matches with the squad well aware of what is required to cement a Finals berth. Adelaide currently sit equal fourth on the table and five points clear of seventh-placed Newcastle Jets. Perth, meanwhile, have experienced just one defeat this campaign, but have drawn their last two matches. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Kurz praised Perth’s strengths, but equally believed his side could take confidence from their most recent encounter back in January. The Reds frustrated the hosts that night, implementing a high-pressing game on their way to a 0-0 draw. “They’re a top team and have played the whole season very strong and at a high level,” Kurz told reporters. “The tactical line-up is very compact. They play with five at the back with two very offensive wingbacks, maybe more offensive on the left side. “They’ve a lot of good movements in the

offense and fast players that wait for the right moment. “But I think our experience against them in Perth in Round 14, we played a very good game and made a lot of pressure and that’s the way you’ve to play against them.” The German said his team is primed and ready and stressed they cannot afford to make mistakes against the table-toppers otherwise they will be punished. “The team is fit, confident and it will be hard work but I always feel confident and have the belief in my boys,” he said. “You’ve to know you cannot make big mistakes because they’ve the quality to score goals with only one or two chances. “I know we’ve not had the quality that we can play, but the last two weeks we’ve trained well and I’m looking forward to tomorrow. “The group is focused and we’ve a clear aim and we know that we must do good work in the next six games to reach our goal.” Defender, Michael Jakobsen, and winger, Nikola Mileusnić, are both available for selection after returning from respective injuries. Kurz admitted he was delighted to welcome the pair back into fray.

(Mileusnić), and I’m happy that Nikola is back and I have another solution in the offensive positions. “It’s good to know that we’ve him back but he also needs time to get back to his previous level.”

“It’s very good to know that they’re back,” he said. “I think all injured players are working hard for their comebacks and the only two players that are now available for tomorrow (from the injured group) is (Michael) Jakobsen and Nikola

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COMMUNITY

January/February Community Update Gianluca Filosi @GianlucaFilosi Adelaide United have been busy giving back to the community across the past two months to begin 2019, visiting several local clubs, schools and supporting events.

Brickworks signing session Adelaide United trio, Carlo Armiento, Louis D’Arrigo and Kristin Konstandopoulos attended Brickworks Marketplace for a signing session on Thursday, 17 January. More than 150 people were in attendance as the boys interacted with fans, signed autographs and posed for photos with the FFA Cup trophy on display.

United Club Visit – West Adelaide As part of the United Club Visits program, presented by the Motor Accident Commission, Reds attackers, George Blackwood and Ken Ilsø attended a training session at West Adelaide Soccer Club on Tuesday, 12 February. The pair had lots of fun, answering questions about life as a professional footballer, and signed autographs while providing tips on technique and skills during certain drills.

Pembroke Old Scholars AGM On Monday 25, February, Pembroke Old Scholars held their Annual General Meeting ahead of the new season. In attendance was the FFA Cup trophy which was on show for fans to take photos and see the iconic piece of silverware in all its glory. If you would like the FFA Cup 2018 Trophy present at your event, please email: community@aufc.com.au

February community visits: Kick on the Pitch, presented by hit107 after our Round 16 match vs Central Coast Mariners White City Family Fun Day – 17 February – Nikola Mileusnić and Nathan Konstandopoulos Para Hills Knights – 20 February – Jordan Elsey Tea Tree Gully SC – 20 February – Paul Izzo, Ryan Strain and Grace Abbey Bedford Big BBQ – 22 February – Nikola Mileusnić and Ben Halloran Bethany Christian School – 26 February – Michael Jakobsen and Vince Lia

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Adelaide Soccer Club, Murray Bridge United and Gambier Centrals Soccer Club A huge thanks to all the clubs for their assistance on matchdays.

Sporting Schools Term 1

St Brigid’s Kilburn, Charles Campbell College, Parafield High School,Modbury West, Pinnacle College – Elizabeth East Campus, Pinnacle College – Gilles Plains Campus, Ascot Park Primary, Flinders Park Primary, Mallala Primary School, Clapham Primary School and St John the Baptist Funding for Sporting Schools in Term 2 is open from 4 March to 15 March.

Player appearance requests:

Adelaide United recognises the importance of playing an active role within the community and is committed to assisting to the growth of local organisations. The majority of Adelaide United player appearances are undertaken at local schools, junior clubs and Adelaide United events. To request a player appearance request head over to our community section on our website.


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Goodwin reveals key to overcoming Perth Gianluca Filosi @GianlucaFilosi

Craig Goodwin is well aware Friday night’s clash against Perth Glory will be an extremely hard-fought contest at Coopers Stadium. Both sides are rested after a week off due to the split round, as Adelaide United battle the ladder leaders, who are currently 12 games unbeaten. Contrastingly, Marco Kurz’s men are four matches without a win. Goodwin attributed that form to a few things before revealing two key Reds are available for selection. “Probably a bit of bad luck,” Goodwin explained to reporters when asked about their winless streak. “Obviously we’ve had a few injuries and in key areas as well so in the last game (against Sydney) we had no centrebacks and had to readjust. “But I think Niko (Nikola Mileusnić) and Jako (Michael Jakobsen) will be back and a few other boys are close to returning.

lead will be crucial to have success against the stingiest defence in the competition. “I think scoring first will certainly help,” he replied. “I think the games where they’ve conceded first, it’s opened them up a bit. “I think they’re a team that’s defensively very well structured, so if we can score first against them and force them to have to come further up the pitch it’ll work well in our favour.” The Reds have struggled to find the back of the net with consistency this campaign, and have scored just two goals in their past four games. Goodwin said he hoped he could help solve their scoring problems along with his fellow forwards.

“So at home against Perth it’s a great chance for us to stop that run of no wins, but it’s going to be a tough game.”

“Hopefully myself, I can put a couple away,” he said.

The 27-year-old, who has bagged nine league goals, suggested taking the

“But I think Jordy (Thomassen) has been good in training and hopefully

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he’ll start to bang some in and with Niko back he’s got four (goals). “So I think we can score goals and we’ve been creating chances, it’s about being more clinical in the final third. “But I think we just have to focus on our individual roles and our duties, and carry that out and as a team we’ll be able to create chances.” He was also confident that once Jordy Thomassen scores his first goal the floodgates will open, and drew comparisons to Bruce Djite’s prolific second-half of the 2015/16 season after a lengthy goal drought. “I think a couple of seasons ago we had a similar situation where Bruce (Djite) hadn’t scored in a few games,” he continued. “And then he got one and ended up finishing with 11 for the season in the second half and he killed it. “So I think if Jordy can get one he’ll certainly pop up with a few more.”

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Marrone pens one-year extension with Reds Gianluca Filosi @GianlucaFilosi Adelaide United is delighted to announce the re-signing of Michael Marrone on a one-year contract. Marrone’s deal was set to expire at the end of this campaign, but the versatile defender has now extended his stay at the Club until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season. The 32-year-old has amassed 161 appearances across all competitions during his two separate spells with the Reds, and has been a pillar in the Adelaide defence since 2014. Renowned for his reliability and consistency, Marrone has enjoyed great success during his time at his hometown team. He has won two FFA Cups as well as claiming a historic Hyundai A-League Premiership and Championship double in the 2015/16 season. Speaking on his decision to commit to the Club for a further season, Marrone said he was excited to know his future remained in Adelaide. “It’s a great feeling knowing my future is here in my hometown,” he explained. “I’ve always been heavily invested in the Club and I want to always see us doing well. “I loved winning another trophy earlier this season in the FFA Cup and I’m hopeful of more success later this campaign and next. “I’ve represented the Reds for many years and I’m excited to be part of achieving even more with this great Club.” Marrone has featured in 22 matches this season, registering two assists in the process.

Here are five memorable moments: First taste of Silverware Marrone’s first trophy with the Club was clinching the inaugural FFA Cup in 2014. The right-back played the full 90 minutes in Adelaide’s narrow 1-0 win over Perth Glory in front of a capacity at crowd Coopers Stadium.

Maiden Reds goal

final round of the regular season. The win ultimately secured the Premier’s Plate after Brisbane Roar failed to take all three points the following night. Three weeks later, in front of more than 50,000 fans at Adelaide Oval, United dispatched Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1. However, it was somewhat bittersweet for the defender, who was forced off the field with 17 minutes remaining after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

To date Marrone has only scored two goals as a Red across all competitions. His first arrived in the Hyundai A-League against Wellington Phoenix on Boxing Day in 2015, ending a drought of 130 Hyundai A-League games without finding the back-of-the-net. It may have been a simple tap-in but it was certainly a moment to savour for a player that rarely finds his way on the scoresheet.

Reaching a century with his hometown Club

Unprecedented Premiership and Championship double

Nearly four years since prevailing in the 2014 iteration of the competition, fate would repeat itself again with Craig Goodwin’s stunning brace inspiring United to a famous 2-1 victory over Sydney FC in the FFA Cup 2018 Final. Marrone played the entire 90 minutes at right-back as the Reds became the first team to win the tournament twice.

The then 29-year-old was a key component in Adelaide’s resurgence up the table during an unforgettable 2015/16 campaign. He played the whole game as Adelaide triumphed 2-0 over Melbourne City in the

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The majority of players will tell you, personal milestones are subordinate to team success but reaching 100 games with your hometown Club is a special feat. For Marrone, that occurred in February 2017 against no less than fierce rivals, Melbourne Victory.

Second FFA Cup success

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2018/19 squad 11

DANIEL MARGUŠ

MICHAEL MARRONE

2 1

SCOTT GALLOWAY

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RYAN STRAIN

4 1

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GEORGE BLACKWOOD

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NATHAN

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PAUL IZZO

22 1

MICHAEL JAKOBSEN

23 1

KEN ILSØ

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NIKOLA MILEUSNIĆ

forward

10 1

18 1

LACHLAN BROOK

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24 1

VINCE LIA

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CRAIG GOODWIN

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JORDY THOMASSEN

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LOUIS D’ARRIGO

28 1

KRISTIN KONSTANDOPOULOS

30 1

ISAAC RICHARDS

31 1

MIRKO BOLAND

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DEFENDER

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APOSTOLOS

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MARCO KURZ

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Assistant coach

32 1

CARLO ARMIENTO

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FRANK JURIĆ

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Women in Football Breakfast South Australian football community gathers together for Women in Football Breakfast. Gianluca Filosi @GianlucaFilosi

Adelaide United together with Football Federation South Australia (FFSA) were proud to hold the Women in Football Breakfast at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Thursday morning, as part of celebrating Female Football Week. The event, hosted by Network 10’s Kate Freebairn, served to highlight the women’s game ahead of the Women’s National Premier League (WNPL) Round 1 on Friday night. Several politicians were in attendance including the Honourable Corey Wingard MP, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, who addressed the 250 guests. He talked about the growth in participation numbers in women’s

sport, while suggesting the need for improved pathways to assist athletes in reaching the elite level. FFSA Chief Executive Officer, Michael Carter, also spoke to those present and believed 2019 would be an exciting year for women’s football, coinciding with the impending Women’s FIFA World Cup in June. After the opening formalities concluded, a panel of guests discussed a range of topics concerning women’s football and more broadly women’s sport, in addition to women in leadership roles. Adelaide United’s Westfield W-League Head Coach, Ivan Karlović, Flight Centre Sales Operations Leader, Kelly Spencer, MATC H DAY P ROGR AMME - ROU N D 2 2


Global Recruitment Consultant for Sportspeople, Leanne Grantham and FFSA Women’s NTC captain, Zoe Tolland were all on the panel. Karlović stated that continued hard work, support from corporate partners and increasing the professionalism of the Westfield W-League will only improve the product. Meanwhile, Grantham was a great proponent of Westfield W-League and Matildas players using their profiles to help market the sport which will also impact aspiring footballers. She further

underlined the challenges of working in sport and the difficulties she encountered as a leader. From a leadership perspective, Spencer hoped to see more women have the opportunity to hold positions of authority as they are generally articulate and good communicators.

Dodd highlighted the importance of gender diversity in closing the gap between women and men’s sport, as well as the challenges women have faced in their fight for equality in the game.

Keynote speaker and former Matildas vice-captain and ex-FIFA Executive Committee member, Moya Dodd, was also present and gave an inspiring speech to conclude the event.

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HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE 2018/19 FIXTURES 1

Fri, 19 October, 2018

1-1 DRAW

Sydney FC

Coopers Stadium

2

Fri, 26 October, 2018

1-1 DRAW

Newcastle Jets

Coopers Stadium

3

Sun, 4 November, 2018

0-3 WIN

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Stadium

4

Sun, 11 November, 2018

0-2 LOSS

Perth Glory

Coopers Stadium

5

Sat, 24 November, 2018

1-3 WIN

Wellington Phoenix

Westpac Stadium

6

Fri, 30 November, 2018

2-1 WIN

Brisbane Roar FC

Coopers Stadium

7

Sat, 8 December, 2018

2-0 LOSS

Melbourne Victory

Marvel Stadium

8

Sun, 16 December, 2018

0-2 LOSS

Melbourne City FC

Coopers Stadium

9

Wed, 26 December, 2018

2-2 DRAW

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Coopers Stadium

10

Sun, 30 December, 2018

1-2 WIN

Newcastle Jets

McDonald Jones Stadium

11

Sat, 5 January, 2019

0-0 DRAW

Wellington Phoenix

Coopers Stadium

12

Wed, 9 January, 2019

2-0 WIN

Melbourne Victory

Coopers Stadium

13

Sun, 13 January, 2019

2-1 LOSS

Sydney FC

Jubilee Stadium

14

Fri, 18 January, 2019

2-1 WIN

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

ANZ Stadium

15

Wed, 23 January, 2019

0-0 DRAW

Perth Glory

nib Stadium

16

Sun, 27 January, 2019

2-1 WIN

Central Coast Mariners

Coopers Stadium

17

Sat, 2 February, 2019

4-3 WIN

Brisbane Roar FC

Coopers Stadium

18

Sat, 9 February, 2019

1-1 DRAW

Melbourne City FC

AAMI Park

19

Sat, 16 February, 2019

3-1 LOSS

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Coopers Stadium

20

Sun, 24 February, 2019

0-0 DRAW

Newcastle Jets

McDonald Jones Stadium

21

Fri, 1 Mar, 2019

0-2 LOSS

Sydney FC

Leichhardt Oval

22

Fri, 15 March, 2019

7:20pm

Perth Glory

Coopers Stadium

23

Sun, 31 March, 2019

4:30pm

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Stadium

24

Sun, 7 April, 2019

4:30pm

Wellington Phoenix

Coopers Stadium

25

Sat, 13 April, 2019

5:05pm

Melbourne City FC

AAMI Park

26

Fri, 19 April, 2019

7:20pm

Melbourne Victory

Coopers Stadium

27

Thur, 25 April, 2019

1:30pm

Brisbane Roar FC

Suncorp Stadium

Adelaide United match fixtures are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

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