Former Players Weekly Update: 24/07/13

Kosta Barbarouses (uncontracted)
Kosta is apparently uncontracted right now, after the end of his loan spell at Greek side Panathinaikos. His parent club was Russian 2nd division side Alania Vladikavkaz. Would be a fantastic signing for Brisbane for the upcoming season, just saying…

Kofi Danning (Uncontracted)
Kofi too is looking for a new club after his Vise contract expired. Unfortunately for him he never had much of an impact over in Belgium due to a knee injury. Apparently he’s been at both of Brisbane’s pre-season fixtures so far.

Tommy Oar, Adam Sarota and Michael Zullo (FC Utrecht)

Europa League Qualifier:
Differdange 03 2-1 FC Utrecht (First Leg)

Utrecht got off to a fast start in this one, with Mulenga scoring after 2’, but Er Rafik grabbed a brace (26’, 57’) to give the Luxembourg side the advantage at half time in the tie. The second leg of their Europa League tie takes place on Friday Morning back in Utrecht. Best of luck to the lads. Tommy Started the game, with Michael Zullo being an unused sub off the bench. Sarota is still recovering from his knee injury apparently.

Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)

Since the last update, the only known pre-season game for Leverkusen was a 3-0 win against Italian side Udinese. They’re due to start the season on August 3rd with a cup tie away to Lippstadt 08.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-0 Energie Cottbus
4th in 2.Bundesliga- After 1 Round.
The 2.Bundesliga kicked off last weekend, with Fortuna starting at home to Cottbus. And they got off to the perfect start with a 1-0 win. Ben Halloran wasn’t in the squad however. They’ll next face Koln away from home this weekend.

Steven Lustica (Hajduk Split)

Europa League Qualifier:
Hajduk 2-1 Turnovo (First Leg)

Hajduk 1-1 Rijeka
3rd in Croatian HNL- After 2 Rounds.

Steve wasn’t involved in either match. The 2nd leg of their Europa League tie is away from home at the Macedonian club on Friday morning.

Issey Nakajima-Farran (Alki Larnaca)

Cypriot league starts August 31st. Alki begin at home to Aris.

Matthew Byrne (FK Teleoptik Zemun)

Season is over/on break (im not sure which)

Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)
Giravanz Kitakyushu 1-1 Kyoto Sanga
5th in J.2 League- After 25 Rounds
After last weeks appearance as a sub for the first time this season, it was back to the reserves for Yuji this week.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
FC Gifu 0-2 Avispa Fukuoka
22nd in J.2 League- After 25 rounds.

A new name to this report following his transfer went through- Do joins the worst club in the J.2 league and after 25 rounds they sit bottom of the league, 4 points clear of relegation. In his first appearance for his new club, he came off the bench after 58’ in their latest defeat.

Fun fact- he joins ex Sydney FC flop Hirofumi Moriyasu on the books of FC Gifu.

Matt McKay (Changchun Yatai)

15th in Chinese Super League- After 17 matches.
CSL is on break until July 31st. Matt is with the Socceroos at the East Asian Cup.

Erik Paartalu (Tianjin Teda)
14th in Chinese Super League- After 17 matches
CSL is on break until July 31st. Erik is with the Socceroos at the East Asian Cup.

Korean Republic:
Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)

10th in K-League- After 19 matches.
K-League is on break until July 31st.

United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)

Season is over.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
Season is over.

Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

Season is over.

Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
I finally have a bit of an update on Adnan. After 35 appearances, and 7 goals –not sold on that tbh- he’s transferred to Qatari club Al-Arabi (from a Kuwaiti club of the same name- go figure)

Sergio van Djik (Persib)

4th in Indonesian Super League- After 27 matches.
Their next game is on July 27, away to Barito Putra.

Dane Milovanovic (Pelita Bandung Jaya)
16th in Indonesian Super League- After 28 matches.

Their next game is at home to Persisam Putra on July 25th. So far this season Dane has made 11 appearances, most of those came early in the season before a managerial change.

Indonesian Premier League:
Mario Karlovic (Persebaya 1927)

5th in Indonesian Premier League- After 14 matches.
Not sure what’s going on in the IPL tbh.

North America:
Costa Rica:
Jean Carlos Solórzano (Alajuelense)

Not sure on their league standing in the Costa Rican Primera
Alajuelense 1-3 Fulham. (Club Friendly)
Alajuelense 1-2 Carmelita
Updates are hard to come by, so idk if he’s playing or not.

South America:
Reinaldo (Operário Ferroviário EC)

Not sure what’s going on here tbh.

Tae Yong-Shin
Still unemployed after his departure from Seongnam in the K-League off-season.

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