Action Abroad - 10-05-05
They play in a variety of leagues around England but for the likes of Tim Cahill, John Filan, Paul Reid, Chris Coyne, Scott Guyett, Gareth Edds and Jon Brady, they all had something to celebrate on the weekend. Click here to see why they were celebrating and how the rest of the Aussies Abroad fared over the last week.
ACTION IN THE UK….
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell came on at half time, as Liverpool lost 3-1 away at Arsenal. Liverpool with one game remaining is in 5th place and cannot catch Everton for the fourth and last spot in next season-s European Champions League. Date: 07-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic was replaced in the 64th minute, as Crystal Palace drew 2-2 at home against Southampton. With one game remaining, Palace is in 19th, and back in the relegation zone, and must win its final game of the season to have any chance of staying in the Premiership. * Qantas Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game, while Qantas Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) and Qantas Socceroo Mark Viduka (hamstring) were not in the squad, as Middlesbrough won 1-0 at home against Tottenham. Boro, with one game remaining, moved above Tottenham into 7th and the last place for a place in next years UEFA Cup and needs one point in its final game to clinch that place. * Qantas Socceroo Tim Cahill was replaced in the 89th minute, but not before scoring in the 59th minute and receiving a yellow card, as Everton won 2-0 at home against Newcastle United. Everton (two games remaining) remain in 4th place, six points clear of Liverpool and have clinched a place in next season-s Champions League. * Qantas Socceroo Stan Lazaridis (injury) was replaced in the 19th minute, as Birmingham City lost 1-0 away at Norwich. Birmingham is in 13th position with one game remaining, * Socceroos Lucas Neill and Brett Emerton both played full games, with Neill scoring in the 6th minute and receiving a yellow card, as Blackburn Rovers lost 3-1 at home against Fulham. was replaced in the 76th minute. while Blackburn is in 14th position with one games remaining.
ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Danny Tiatto (suspended) was not in the squad, as Leicester City drew 0-0 away at Plymouth Argyle. Leicester finished in 15th place. * Qantas Socceroo Kevin Muscat was replaced in the 86th minute and received a yellow card, as Millwall drew 0-0 at home with Burnley. Millwall finished in 10th place. * Paul Reid played a full game, as Brighton & Hove Albion drew 1-1 at home against Ipswich. Brighton finished in 20th position and avoided relegation to League One next season. * John Filan (gk) (pictured above) played a full game, as Wigan Athletic won 3-1 at home against Reading. Wigan finished in 2nd place and is now promoted to the English Premier League next season. * Qantas Socceroo Tony Vidmar came on in the 81st minute, as Cardiff City won 1-0 at home against QPR. Cardiff finished in 16th place.
ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE Date: 07-05-05 * Shane Huke was not in the Peterborough squad that lost 1-0 away at Port Vale. Peterborough finished in 23rd place and will be relegated to the League Two competition. * Gareth Edds & Qantas Young Socceroo Trent McClenahan both played full games, while Nick Rizzo was replaced in the 73rd minute, with Edds scoring in the 6th and 84th minutes, as Milton Keynes Dons won 2-1 at home against Tranmere. Edds goals secured League One survival for the Dons on goal difference, finishing in 20th place. * Chris Coyne played a full game, as Luton drew 3-3 away at Doncaster. Luton is already confirmed as League One Champions. * Qantas Socceroo Luke Wilkshire played a full game and scored an 81st minute penalty, as Bristol City won 3-2 away at Sheffield Wednesday. Bristol finished in 7th place and missed out on the play-offs by one points. * Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game, as Oldham Athletic won 2-1 at home against Bradford. For Bradford, Paul Henderson (gk) remained on the bench. Oldham finished in 19th position and will remain in League One next season. Bradford finished in 11th place. * Jacob Burns was not in the squad, while David Scarsella (gk) remained on the bench, as Barnsley won 2-0 away at Blackpool. Barnsley is in 13th place. * Richard Garcia was replaced in the 29th minute, as Colchester won 2-1 at home against Torquay. Colchester finished in 15th place. * Jamie McMaster was not in the squad, while Qantas Young Socceroo Aaron Downes remained on the bench, as Chesterfield drew 1-1 away at Swindon Town. Chesterfield is in 17th place. * Mark Robertson (back) was not in the Stockport County squad that lost 3-0 away at Walsall. Stockport finished in 24th position and is relegated to League Two next season. * Joel Porter (thigh) was not in the Hartlepool squad that drew 2-2 away at Bournemouth. Hartlepool finished in 6th place and the last promotion play-off spot.
ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO Date: 07-05-05 * Scott Guyett (knee) was not in the Yeovil squad that won 3-0 at home against Lincoln City. Yeovil finished as League Two Champions and won promotion to League One next season. * Frank Talia (gk) was not in the squad, while Adrian Caceres played a full game, as Wycombe Wanderers lost 1-0 away at Bristol Rovers. Wycombe is in 10th place. * Adrian Webster was not in the Darlington squad that won 3-1 at home against Cheltenham. Darlington finished in 8th place, missing out on the play-offs on goal difference. * Predrag Bojic was not in the Northampton squad that won 3-0 at home against Kidderminster. Northampton finished in 7th place, and will play in the promotion play-offs. * Ruben Zadkovich was replaced in the 89th minute, as Notts County drew 0-0 away at Cambridge United. Notts finished in 19th place.
ENGLISH CONFERENCE Promotion Play-off - 2nd Leg Date: 06-05-05 * Jon Brady played a full game, as Stevenage won 1-0 away at Hereford, to win 2-1 on aggregate and advance to the Conference Play-off final against Carlisle next Saturday for a place in the Football League next season.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Championship Series Date: 07-05-05 * Scott McDonald was replaced in the 86th minute, as Motherwell drew 2-2 at home against Hibernian. Motherwell remains in 6th place. Relegation Series Date: 07-05-05 * Danny Invincibile (shin stress fracture) was not in the Kilmarnock squad that drew 1-1 away at Dundee United. Kilmarnock remains in 8th place.
SCOTTISH DIVISION ONE Date: 07-05-05 * Daniel McBreen played a full game, as Falkirk lost 2-1 at home against Queen of South. For QoS, Stuart Lovell played a full game. Falkirk finished in 1st spot and secured promotion to the Scottish Premier League next season. QoS is in 4th place. * Qantas Socceroo Adrian Madaschi played a full game, as Partick Thistle drew 1-1 at home against Hamilton Academical. Partick finished in 9th place and is relegated to Division Two next season.
SCOTTISH DIVISION TWO Date: 07-05-05 * John Maisano came on in the 67th minute and scored in the 81st and 90th minutes, as Morton won 4-2 at home against Berwick. Morton finished in 3rd place.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
EURO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Semi Final - 1st Leg Date: 04-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell came on in the 73rd minute, as Liverpool won 1-0 at home against Chelsea. Liverpool won 1-0 on aggregate and advanced to the final against AC Milan.
UEFA CUP Semi Final - 2nd Leg Date: 05-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Mark Bresciano played a full game and received a yellow card, while Qantas Socceroo Vince Grella was replaced in the 60th minute, as Parma lost 3-0 away at CSKA Moscow. Parma lost 3-0 on aggregate and bows out of the competition.
BELGIAN RESULTS Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Paul Okon, Adam Griffiths and Brendan Santalab all played a full games, as Oostende lost 2-0 at home against Lokeren. With two games remaining, Oostende has slipped to 18th place and last place and is now four points from safety, meaning they have to win their last two games to avoid relegation. * Qantas Socceroo Alex Brosque played a full game, as Westerlo lost 1-0 away at Sint-Truiden. Westerlo has slipped to 10th. Date: 07-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Archie Thompson was not in the Lierse squad that lost 5-1 at home against Racing Genk. Lierse remains in 12th place. * Andrew Vlahos came on in the 69th minute, as Cercle Brugge won 1-0 at home against Moeskroen. With two games remaining, Cercle jumped to 8th place. * Michael Turnbull (gk) remained on the bench, as Standard Liege won 3-2 away at Beveren. Standard remain in 3rd place and still holding down the last European spot for next season, two points clear of Racing Genk. * Qantas Socceroo Stephen Laybutt played a full game, as AA Gent won 2-1 at home against La Louviere. Gent remains in 6th place.
DANISH SUPERLIGAEN Date: 07-05-05 * Qantas Under 23 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full game and received a yellow card, as AGF Aarhus lost 1-0 away at AaB. AGF is in 9th position, but is 11 points clear of relegation zone with eight games remaining.
DUTCH EREDIVISE Date: 07-05-05 * Peter Zois (gk) remained on the bench, as Willem II drew 2-2 away at Heerenveen. With two games remaining, Willem is in 12th place. * Qantas Socceroo Jason Culina played a full game, as Twente Enschede lost 1-0 away at FC Den Bosch. Twente has slipped to 7th place and any hopes of qualifying for Europe has now disappeared.
DUTCH GOLDEN GIDS Date: 06-05-05 * Qantas Under 23 Brett Holman played a full game and scored in the 45th minute, as Excelsior drew 2-2 at home with Cambur Leeuwarden. With two games remaining, Excelsior is in 10th place. * Lindsay Wilson played a full game and received a yellow card, as Helmond Sport lost 1-0 at home against FC Zwolle. Helmond remains in 6th place.
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Craig Moore came on in the 89th minute, as Borussia Monchengladbach drew 0-0 away at Hamburg SV. Borussia remains in 15th place, one place and now six points clear of the relegation zone. Date: 07-05-05 * Frank Juric (gk) remained on the bench, as Hannover 96 lost 1-0 away at VfB Stuttgart. With two games remaining, Hannover is in 10th * Christophe Teinert remained on the bench, as FSV Mainz 05 lost 4-2 at home against Bayern Munich. Mainz is in 13th place, eight points clear of the relegation zone,
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA 2 Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Paul Agostino came on in the 84th minute, as 1860 Munich won 3-0 at home against TSV Alemannia Aachen. 1860 jumped to 4th place with two games remaining, and is just point from 3rd place and promotion back to the Bundesliga. * Peter Buljan came on in the 88th minute, as FC Saarbrucken lost 1-0 at home against SpVgg Unterhaching. Saarbrucken slipped to 11th place. Date: 06-04-05 * Joshua Kennedy played a full game, as Dynamo Dresden won 1-0 at home against FC Erzgebirge Aue. Dynamo remains in 9th place.
GREECE HELLINIC LEAGUE Date: 08-05-05 * Kyriakos Tohourglou (gk) played a full game, as PAOK Saloniki drew 1-1 at home with Panathinaikos.
ITALIAN SERIE A Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Mark Bresciano played a full game, while Qantas Socceroo Vince Grella remained on the bench, as Parma won 2-1 at home against Roma. With three games to go, Parma remains in 15thplace and is now four points clear of the relegation zone.
ITALIAN SERIE B Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Zeljko Kalac (gk) played a full game, as Perugia won 3-1 at home against Catanzaro. Perugia is in 4th place, with five games remaining, still well in the hunt for promotion to the Serie A. * Qantas Socceroo Max Vieri remained on the bench, as Ternana won 2-0 at home against Ascoli. Ternana is in 10th place. * Jess Vanstrattan (gk) remained on the bench, as Verona drew 1-1 away at Pescara. Verona is in 6th place, but still in the hunt for promotion.
NORWAY TIPPELIGAEN Date: 09-05-05 * Dylan Macallister came on in the 81st minute, as Brann won 3-2 away at Fredrikstad. Date: 08-05-05 * Kasey Wehrman was replaced in the 81st minute; while Sasa Radulovic and Shane Stefanutto played a full games, as Lillestrom won 1-0 at home against Ham-Kam.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION Date: 06-05-05 * Qantas Young Socceroo Chris O-Connor (gk) played a full game, as Bray Wanderers lost 3-2 away at Shamrock Rovers.
ROMANIAN DIVIZIA A Date: 07-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Jon McKain, Wayne Srhoj and Qantas Under 23 Ryan Griffiths did not play, while Michael Thwaite played a full game, as FC National won 2-1 at home against CF Sportul Studentesc Bucuresti.
SPAIN PRIMERA LIGA Date: 07-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo John Aloisi played a full game, as Osasuna drew 1-1 at home against Mallorca. With three games remaining, Osasuna is in 13th position and out of contention for a place in Europe.
SPANISH SEGUNDA DIVISION Date: 08-05-05 * Jose Bello Amigo (gk) played a full game, as Racing Ferrol drew 1-1 away at Valladolid. Ferrol are 12th place, with six games remaining.
SWEDISH ALLSVENSKAN Date: 03-05-05 * Ante Covic (gk) played a full game, as Hammarby drew 1-1 at home with Malmo FF.
SWEDISH SUPERETTAN Date: 07-05-05 * Chay Hews played a full game and received a yellow card, as Vastra Frolunda lost 2-1 at home against Atvidaberg FF. Date: 03-05-05 * Chay Hews was replaced in the 93rd minute, as Vastra Frolunda lost 1-0 away at Degerfors IF.
SWISS NATIONALIGA Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Scott Chipperfield was replaced in the 88th minute, while Qantas Socceroo Mile Sterjovski was replaced in the 84th minute, as FC Basel won 4-1 at home against FC Thun, to virtually secure the Swiss title. For Thun, Qantas Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic played a full game and received a yellow card. With three games remaining, Basel remains in 1st place, nine points clear of FC Thun, who still have one game in hand of Basel. * Joel Griffiths match against Grasshopper was postponed. Date: 04-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Ljubo Milicevic played a full game, as FC Thun won 2-1 away at St Gallen. * Joel Griffiths was replaced in the 65th minute, as Neuchatel Xamax lost 4-0 at home against FC Basel. For Basel, Qantas Socceroo Scott Chipperfield played a full game, while Qantas Socceroo Mile Sterjovski came on in the 68th minute.
TURKISH 1.SUPER LEAGUE Date: 08-05-05 * Qantas Socceroo Josip Skoko came on in the 64th minute, as Genclerbirligi won 5-3 at home against Malatya. Genclerbirligi has jumped to 6th place. Date: 07-05-05 * Michael Petkovic (gk) was replaced in the 79th minute and received a yellow card, as Trabzonspor won 4-2 at home against Konyaspor. For Konyaspor, Jason Petkovic (gk) remained on the bench. Trabzonspor is 3rd, five points behind Galatasaray in the battle for the second Champions League place for next season. Konyaspor remains in 11th place.
ACTION IN ASIA…
SINGAPORE S-LEAGUE Date: 06-05-05 * Christian Cevenini was not in the squad, as Geylang United won 4-0 at home against Paya Lebar Punggol FC. Date: 05-05-05 * Alex Duric played a full game and scored in the 17th minute, as Singapore Armed Forces won 2-0 away at Sinchi FC. Date: 04-05-05 * Jon Angelucci played a full game, as Woodlands Wellington lost 3-0 at home against Tampines Rovers.
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