Action Abroad - 15-02-05
In welcome news for National team coach Frank Farina, former Qantas Under 23 captain Ljubo Milicevic made his long awaited comeback to first team football on the weekend, albeit on a losing side. Click here to see how Ljubo and the other Aussies Abroad fared over the last week.
ACTION IN THE UK… ENGLISH FA CUP Fourth Round Replay Date: 13-02-05 * Qantas Young Socceoo Trent McClenahan was not in the West Ham squad that drew 1-1 away at Sheffield United, but lost 3-1 on penalties. Date: 12-02-05 * Joel Porter was replaced in the 89th minute, as Hartlepool lost 1-0 at home against Brentford.
ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP Date: 14-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic was again overlooked for Crystal Palace, as they lost 5-1 away at Arsenal. Date: 12-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Tim Cahill played a full game and received a yellow card, as Everton lost 1-0 at home against Chelsea. * Qantas Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game, while Qantas Socceroo Mark Viduka (hamstring) was not in the squad, as Middlesbrough drew 0-0 away at Bolton Wanderers. * Socceroos Brett Emerton was replaced in the 70th minute, while Qantas Socceroo Lucas Neill came on at half time, as Blackburn Rovers won 3-0 at home against Norwich. * Hayden Foxe (foot) was not in the Portsmouth squad that lost 2-1 at home against Aston Villa. * Qantas Socceroo Stan Lazaridis (thigh) was not in the squad, as Birmingham City won 2-0 at home against Liverpool. For Liverpool, Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell (groin) was not in the squad.
COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 12-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Tony Vidmar remained on the bench, as Cardiff City on 2-0 at home against Brighton and Hove Albion. For Brighton, Paul Reid was replaced in the 51st minute. * John Filan (gk) played a full game, as Wigan Athletic won 3-1 at home against Crewe Alexandra. * Qantas Socceroo Kevin Muscat played a full game, as Millwall drew 0-0 away at Gillingham. * Qantas Socceroo Danny Tiatto came on in the 71st minute, as Leicester City lost 2-1 away at Ipswich. * Ryan Townsend was not in the Burnley squad that won 2-0 away at Coventry City.
COCA-COLA LEAGUE ONE Date: 12-02-05 * Paul Henderson (gk) played a full game, as Bradford City won 2-1 away at Sheffield Wednesday. * Qantas Young Socceroo Aaron Downes played a full game, as Chesterfield won 1-0 away at Doncaster. * Chris Coyne played a full game, as Luton Town won 1-0 at home against Hull City. For Hull, Danny Allsopp was not in the squad. * Richard Garcia (groin & hip) was not in the Colchester squad that drew 1-1 away at Tranmere. * Mark Robertson came on in the 72nd minute, as Stockport County lost 2-1 at home against Port Vale. * Jacob Burns played a full game and scored in the 30th minute, as Barnsley lost 2-1 away at Swindon Town. * Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game, as Oldham Athletic lost 4-0 away at Bournemouth. * Gareth Edds (ankle) and Nick Rizzo were not in the Milton Keynes Dons squad that won 2-1 at home against Huddersfield. Date: 11-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Luke Wilkshire (international duty) was not included in the Bristol City squad that lost 1-0 at home against Walsall. Date: 08-02-05 * Paul Henderson (gk) played a full game, as Bradford City lost 4-1 at home against Milton Keynes Dons. For Milton Keynes, Gareth Edds (ankle) and Nick Rizzo were not in the squad. * Qantas Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) played a full game, as Blackpool on 2-0 at home against Oldham Athletic. For Oldham, Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game.
COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO Date: 12-02-05 * Frank Talia (gk) played a full game and received a yellow card, as Wycombe Wanderers won 2-1 away at Rushden & Diamonds. * Scott Guyett remained on the bench, while Adrian Caceres was not in the Yeovil Town squad that won 4-2 at home against Bristol Rovers. * Adrian Webster was replaced in the 14th minute, as Darlington lost 2-1 at home against Notts County. * Predrag Bojic played a full game, as Northampton won 2-1 away at Oxford United.
NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE Date: 12-02-05 * Jon Brady played a full game, as Stevenage lost 2-1 away at Halifax.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 12-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Patrick Kisnorbo (knee) was not in the squad, as Hearts won 3-0 at home against Kilmarnock. For Kilmarnock, Danny Invincibile remained on the bench. * Scott McDonald played a full game and scored in the 40th minute, as Motherwell lost 2-1 away at Dundee.
SCOTTISH DIVISION ONE Date: 12-02-05 * Daniel McBreen played a full game, as Falkirk drew 1-1 at home with Hamilton Academical. For Hamilton, Scott Tunbridge and David Carney were not in the squad. * Qantas Socceroo Adrian Madaschi was not in the Partick Thistle squad that drew 1-1 at home with Airdrie United. * Stuart Lovell played a full game, as Queen of South drew 0-0 away with St Johnstone.
SCOTTISH DIVISION TWO Date: 12-02-05 * John Maisano came on at half time, as Morton won 4-0 at home against Forfar.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
BELGIUM JULIPER LEAGUE Date: 13-02-05 * Andrew Vlahos played a full game, as Cercle Brugge won 3-2 away at Germinal Beerschot. * Qantas Socceroo Archie Thompson played a full game, as Lierse lost 4-1 away at Bergen. Date: 12-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Alex Brosque did not play, as Westerlo won 1-0 at home against Brussels. * Qantas Socceroo Paul Okon and Adam Griffiths both played full games, while Brendan Santalab and Steven Bozinovski did not play, as Oostende won 1-0 away at Anderlecht.
DUTCH EREDIVISIE Date: 13-02-05 * Peter Zois (gk) remained on the bench, as Willem II Tilburg lost 7-0 away at Feyenoord. * Jamie Coyne was not in the squad, as ADO Den Haag drew 1-1 away at NEC Nijmegen. Date: 12-02-05 * Jason Culina played a full game and received a yellow card, as Twente Enschede won 3-1 at home against RKC Waalwijk.
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA Date: 13-02-05 * Christoph Teinert came on in the 62nd minute, FSV Mainz 05 lost 2-0 away at Bayer Leverkusen. Date: 12-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Craig Moore played a full game and received a yellow card, as Borussia Monchengladbach, lost 2-0 away at Werder Bremen. * Frank Juric (gk) remained on the bench, as Hannover 96 drew 0-0 away at SC Freiburg.
GERMAN BUNDESLIGA 2 Date: 13-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Paul Agostino played a full game and scored in the 82nd minute, as 1860 Munich won 3-1 at home against FC Rot-Weib Erfurt. * Peter Buljan did not play, as FC Saarbrucken lost 4-2 at home against SV Wacker Burghausen. * Sasa Radulovic did not play, as LR Ahlen lost 2-1 away at FC Erzgebirge Aue Date: 11-02-05 * Joshua Kennedy played a full game, as Dynamo Dresden won 2-1 at home against Eintracht Frankfurt.
GREEK DIVISION ONE Date: 13-02-05 * Travis Dodd did not play, as Panionios drew 1-1 at home against AEK Athens. * Kyriakos Tohourglou (gk) played a full game, as PAOK Saloniki lost 1-0 away at Iraklis Saloniki.
ITALIAN SERIE A Date: 13-02-05 * Socceroos Marco Bresciano played a full game, while Qantas Socceroo Vince Grella remained on the bench, as Parma lost 2-1 away at Fiorentina.
ITALIAN SERIE B Date: 13-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo Zeljko Kalac (gk) (thumb) was not in the Perugia squad that won 1-0 away at Genoa. * Jess Vanstrattan (gk) remained on the bench, as Verona won 2-1 at home against Cesena. * Qantas Socceroo Max Vieri remained on the bench, as Ternana won 2-1 at home against Modena.
MALTESE PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 13-02-05 * Michael Xuereb (gk) remained on the bench, as Hibernians FC won 1-0 away at Lija Athletic.
SPANISH LA LIGA Date: 13-02-05 * Qantas Socceroo John Aloisi came on in the 54th minute, as Osasuna lost 2-1 at home against Real Madrid.
SPANISH SEGUNDA DIVISION Date: 13-02-05 * Jose Bello Amigo (gk) played a full game, as Racing Ferrol lost 4-1 at home against Gimnastic.
SWISS CUP Quarter Finals Date: 13-02-05 * Ljubo Milicevic (pictured above) made his long awaited return to first team action, playing a full game, as FC Thun lost 2-0 away at Young Boys
TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE Date: 13-02-05 * Michael Petkovic (gk) played a full game, as Trabzonspor won 3-0 at home against Malatya. * Qantas Socceroo Josip Skoko was not in the Genclerbirligi squad that lost 2-1 away at Ankaraspor. Date: 12-02-05 * Jason Petkovic (gk) played a full game, as Konyaspor won 3-0 at home against Samsunspor.
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