Weekly former Brisbane Roar players wrap- 06/08/2013

Transfer movement:
The only transfer related news this week is that James Meyer is strongly linked to Indian side Pune FC. I haven’t added him to the list for this week, but when he signs he will be.

Rumour wise Kofi Danning is in Brisbane and hoping to get a deal with Brisbane for next season. We’ve written about this in the past, but his injury issues along with other needs make it not the best fit. There have been no reports on Matt McKay or Kosta Barbarouses in the last week. Liam Reddy is also vying for the open goalkeeping spot with the Mariners after Mat Ryan left for Europe.

Free Agents:
Kosta Barbarouses (Uncontracted since his contract with Alania Vladikavkaz expired)
Kofi Danning (Uncontracted since agreeing to terminate the 2nd year of his deal with CS Vise)
Matt McKay (Uncontracted since agreeing a mutual termination with Changchun Yatai)
Spase Dilevski (Uncontracted since his Melbourne Victory contract expired in May 2013)
James Meyer (Uncontracted since his Brisbane Roar contract expired in May 2013)

Europe:
Netherlands:
Eredivise:
Tommy Oar, Adam Sarota and Michael Zullo (FC Utrecht)

Utrecht 1-1 Go Ahead Eagles
8th in Eredivise (After 1 Round)

Tommy started and played the full 90 minutes, picking up an assist from a free-kick- which we posted last night. Zullo was left out of the match day squad, while Sarota is still in recovery from a knee injury. Next up Utrecht travel to Groningen.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
PEC Zwolle 2-1 Feyenoord
6th in Eredivise (After 1 Round)

Nijland was on the bench, but failed to come on and make his debut for Zwolle. His next chance to make his debut is next weekend away to Heracles.

Germany:
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)

Lippstadt 08 1-6 Bayer Leverkusen (DFB Pokal Cup)

Robbie remained on the bench for this one, and will have to wait to make his competitive debut for Leverkusen. He’ll get another chance when the Bundesliga kicks off next weekend with a home game against Freiburg.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
Wiedenbruck 1-0 Fortuna Düsseldorf (DFB Pokal Cup)
4th in 2.Bundesliga- After 2 Rounds.

Ben once again failed to make his debut for Fortuna, we was however on the bench this week, but he didn’t get on as they were bounced out by lowly ranked Wiedenbruck. He’ll get another chance next week at home to 1860 Munich. For those interested, Halloran has the #23 shirt.

Croatia:
Steven Lustica (Hajduk Split)

Hajduk 0-1 Dila (Europa League playoff- Leg 1)
**2nd leg is on Friday morning in Gori.

Hajduk Split 2-1 Hrvatski Dragovoljak
2nd in HNL (After 4 Rounds)

Steven was on the bench in both games, but failed to get on the park. It seems like he’s right in their 1st team squad, as he has been given the #15 shirt. They’re off to Georgia for the 2nd leg of their Europa League playoff with Dila on Friday morning, before backing up on the domestic front away to Lokomotiva on Monday.

Asia:
Japan:
Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)

Kyoto Sanga 1-1 Montedio Yamagata
4th in J.2 League ( After 27 Rounds)

Takahashi wasn’t involved in the squad. He’ll get a chance to add to his 1 first team squad appearances next week away to Ehime.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
Tokushima Vortis 3-1 FC Gifu
22nd in J.2 League (After 27 Rounds)

They’re back on the bottom of the J.2 League, and it doesn’t get any better for Dong-Hyun because he wasn’t in the matchday squad. Next up the relegation candidates will host Vissel Kobe.

China:
Erik Paartalu (Tianjin Teda)

Hangzhou 0-1 Tianjin Teda
Tianjin Teda 2-1 Shandong Luneng
13th in Chinese Super League-(After 19matches)

Two league games since the last update, and 6 precious points for Tianjin as they move clear of the relegation zone. For anyone who cares, Matt McKay’s former club Changchun Yatai remain last in the CSL. After being away with the Socceroos for the past two weeks, Erik returned and slotted straight back in, playing 90 minutes in both games. Next up it seems like they’ve got a weekend off, with their next game set down for August 17 at home to Shanghai SIPG.

Korean Republic:
Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)

Gyeongnam 1-3 Ulsan Hyundai
Busan I’Park 5-1 Gyeongnam
11th in K-League (After 21 rounds)

It’s been a season to forget for both Luke and Gyeongnam as they remain in the second half of the K-League table, as opposed to their top half finish last season. It’s also not going well for Luke as he still cannot break back into the line-up after knee injury. He was on the bench for both games, but played no part in either. He reportedly rejected the advances of the Newcastle this week to return to the A-League.

Qatar:
Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

The Qatari league doesn’t start for a few more weeks yet, but they concluded their Sheikh Jassem Cup campaign with a 1-0 loss to Al Wakrah. They ended up finishing 3rd in their group, failing to progress. No idea if Sasa was apart of these games.

Thailand:
Rocky Visconte (Suphanburi F.C.)

Samut Songkhram 1-3 Suphanburi
4th in Thai Premier League (After 19 Rounds)

From what I can gather through broken English Rocky came off the bench after 41 minutes to make his debut- that could be all wrong however. He did say on Twitter though that he was hit by a flare in the warm-up. Nice introduction to the Thai League then. Next up they’ll face BEC Tero Sasana.

Indonesia:
Sergio van Djik (Persib)

Persiba Balikpapan 1-1 Persib
4th in Indonesian Super League (After 29 matches)

Sergio started the game and played the full 90 minutes. No goals this week however.

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

Alajuelense 1-2 Carmelita.

No idea about league positioning, or if JCS was involved. Might have to investigate before the next update.

Australia:
National Premier League- Queensland
Kenneth Dougall (Brisbane City)

2nd in NPL Qld
Sunshine Coast 6-1 Brisbane City.

Not sure if Dougall featured or not. Seems like the 2nd placed City were struggling after their midweek exertions vs. the Roar. Brisbane trialist Antonio Murray netted again however.

Matthew Thurtell, Jonti Richter, Josh McVey and Alastair Quinn (Brisbane Strikers)
4th in NPL Qld.
Strikers 3-0 Palm Beach

Strikers warmed up for the ‘battle of Brisbane’ a 3-0 win over the Gold Coast outfit. Again- not sure on the line-ups.

Matt Mundy, Matthew Byrne, Jake McLean, Ross Archibald and Tim Smits (Olympic FC) and Royce Brownlie (Morton Bay Jets)
Olympic 3-1 Morton Bay
Olympic- 1st in NPL Qld (Premiers)
Morton Bay- 7th in NPL Qld

Olympic clinched the premiership with a win, and former Roar striker Tim Smits got the second goal of the game. Foundation Roar striker Royce Brownlie netted for the visitors aswell.

Fraser Chalmers, Jack Bladen and Cameron Crestani (Qld Academy of Sport)
FNQ FC Heat 2-5 QAS

Qas recorded just their 2nd win of the year and former/current Roar youth prodigies Jack Bladen and Elliot Ronto found the net for the visitors.

Brisbane Premier League:
Todd Gava, Warren Moon and Michael Baird (Peninsula Power)

Pen Power 1-0 Easts
Baird played and got a yellow, Gava wasn’t involved. Moon is a coach not a player im told.

**Hoping to have more on the BPL, and other state leagues next week.

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