Former Players Wrap: 25/11/2013

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Headlines: -Tommy Oar had an assist in Utrecht’s 3-0 win over ADO Den Haag
– Takahashi and Kyoto in J-League playoffs, Dong-Hyun and Gifu in J2 relegation playoff.
– Nichols and Barbarouses shine in Victory’s 3-0 win over Adelaide.

Transfer news:
N/A

Uncontracted:
Issey Nakajima-Farran (Last club- Alki Larnaca)

Europe:
Germany:
Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)

Champions League:
2nd in Champions League Group A (After 4 of 6 games)
Host Manchester United on MD5 on Thursday.

Bundesliga:
Hertha BSC 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
2nd in German Bundesliga (After 13 rounds)
Robbie came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining.

Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
Aue 3-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf
9th in German 2.Bundesliga (After 15 rounds)
Halloran was an unused sub.

Netherlands:
Eredivise:
Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht)

Utrecht 3-0 ADO Den Haag
12th in Dutch Eredivise (After 14 rounds)
Oar played for an hour before being replaced by Eduardo Duplan –who was linked to Brisbane in the off-season. Tommy put in the free kick for the 2nd goal.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
Groningen 1-1 PEC Zwolle
6th in Dutch Eredivise (After 14 rounds)
Nijland started on the left wing, and played the opening 80 minutes.

Switzerland:
Dario Vidosic (FC Sion)

Zurich 4-1 Sion.
8th in Swiss Super League (After 15 Rounds)
Vidosic started, however he picked up an injury and was replaced after 38 minutes.

Romania:
Michael Baird (FC Universitatea Craiova)

CS U Craiova Universitatea Craiova
5th in Romanian Liga II table (After 13 rounds).
Not sure if Baird featured.

Asia:
Japan:
Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)

Kyoto Sanga 1-2 Tochigi
3rd in J.2 League (After 42 rounds)
No Takahashi in the squad this week. Kyoto finish the season 3rd and in a 4 team playoff situation with Tokushima Vortis, JEF United and V-Varen Nagasaki. Not sure when that will be played.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
Kataller Toyama 1-2 FC Gifu
21st in J.2 League (After 42 rounds)
Dong- Hyun wasn’t in the squad. Gifu finished the season 21st and in the relegation playoff, I believe against Japan Football League runners up Kamatamare Sanuki. Not sure when that will be played.

China:
Erik Paartalu (Tianjin Teda)

Season is over.

Korean Republic:
Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)

Jeju United 0-1 Gyeongnam
4th in K-League Relegation Group *Two games remaining
Luke wasn’t even in the squad this week, and seems to be on his way out- possibly back to the A-League. They’ve got 2 games left and are 3pts clear of relegation. The season wraps up next weekend, after a midweek round on Wednesday.

Thailand:
Rocky Visconte (Suphanburi F.C.)

Season is over.

Indonesia:
Sergio van Djik (Persib)

Season is over.

Mario Karlovic (Persebaya 1927)
Season is over.

India:
James Meyer (Pune FC)

Salgaocar 1-1 Pune
2nd in I-League (After 7 Rounds)
Meyer started and played 78 minutes in the top of the table clash, against a side featuring former Victory defender Matthew Foschini.

United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)

Dubai 1-3 Al Wasl
5th in Arabian Gulf League (After 7 rounds)
No Milan in the squad- injured.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
Al Ahli 1-0 Al Ain
7th in Arabian Gulf League (After 7 Rounds)
Alex started, played 90 and got a yellow card in the 89th.

Qatar:
Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

Al Gharafa 6-2 Umm Salal
14th in Qatari Stars League (After 9 Rounds)
No Sasa for Salal. And for those curious, no Bresc for Gharafa- not sure if that’s to do with his immanent suspension or not.

Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
Al Saad 2-0 Al Arabi
10th in Qatari Stars League (After 9 Rounds)
Adnan started and played 90 minutes.

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

Limon 0-1 Puntarenas
8th in Costa Rican Primera (After 22 games)
Not sure if Solórzano was involved.

South America:
Brazil:
Reinaldo Elias Da Costa (Operario Ferrivuario EC)

Season is over.

Australia:
A-League:
Michael Zullo, Steven Lustica and Daniel Bowles (Adelaide United)

Melbourne Victory 3-0 Adelaide United
8th in A-League (After 7 Rounds)
Zullo started, picked up a 23rd minute caution and was subbed with 20 to play. Lustica started on the bench, but came on for Cassio after 13 minutes. Bowles is injured.

Liam Reddy and Nick Fitzgerald (Central Coast Mariners)
Perth Glory 1-2 Central Coast Mariners
7th in A-League (After 6 Rounds)
Reddy started and played the 90 minutes for the Mariners in their last gasp win, while Fitzgerald played 90 minutes in their 2-0 loss to Perth in the youth league.

Tando Velaphi, Andrew Redmayne, David Williams, Massimo Murdocca and Ross Archibald (Melbourne Heart)
Newcastle Jets 3-1 Melbourne Heart
10th in A-League (After 7 Rounds)
Redmayne, Murdocca and Williams all started for Heart and all played a full game. Tando remained on the bench. Meanwhile Archibald played a full game for the Heart youth side in the 3-1 loss to Western Sydney.

Mitch Nichols, Jason Geria, Kosta Barbarouses and Anthony Proia (Melbourne Victory)
Melbourne Victory 3-0 Adelaide United
5th in A-League (After 7 Rounds)
Nichols and Barbarouses started for Victory, with Kosta playing 90 mins, and Nichols 76. They both scored as well, Barbarouses in the 14th and Nichols in the 76th with Kosta also getting an assist for the 2nd goal. Geria was reportedly rested, while Proia came on for the last 30 minutes of Victory’s 2-1 loss to Adelaide in the youth league.

Isaka Cernak (Perth Glory)
Perth Glory 1-2 Central Coast Mariners
4th in A-League (After 5 Rounds)
Cernak wasn’t in the squad in the A-League, he did however play 90 minutes in Perth’s 2-0 win over Central Coast in the Youth League.

Vedran Janjetovic and Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC)
Sydney FC 2-1 Wellington Phoenix
4th in A-League (After 7 Rounds)
Janjetovic played a full game in goals, while Jurman came on with 13 minutes remaining.

Tahj Minniecon (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Brisbane Roar 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers
2nd in A-League (After 7 Rounds)
Tahj came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining and looked somewhat dangerous in his cameo.

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