Action Abroad - 28-12-04
Tim Cahill and Scott McDonald returned to the goalscorers list on Boxing Day, although their respective teams fortunes were somewhat different. Click here to find out how Tim and Scott plus the rest of the Aussies (or those that played) fared over the past week.
ACTION IN THE UK…
BARCLAY PREMIERSHIP Date: 26-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Harry Kewell (groin) was not in the Liverpool squad that won 5-0 away at West Brom. * Qantas Socceroo Stan Lazaridis played a full game as Birmingham City won 2-0 at home against Middlesbrough. For Boro, Qantas Socceroo Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game, while fellow Qantas Socceroo Mark Viduka (back injury) was replaced in the 23rd minute. * Qantas Socceroo Tony Popovic remained on the bench, as Crystal lost 1-0 at home against Portsmouth. * Socceroos Brett Emerton and Lucas Neill both played full games, as Blackburn Rovers drew 2-2 at home with Newcastle United. * Qantas Socceroo Tim Cahill (pictured above) played a full game and scored in the 22nd minute, as Everton won 2-1 at home against Manchester City.
COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 26-12-04 * John Filan (gk) played a full game, as Wigan Athletic lost 2-1 at home against Derby County. * Jamie McMaster was not in the Leeds United squad that won 3-2 away at Sunderland, * Qantas Socceroo Kevin Muscat played a full game, as Millwall won 3-1 at home against Ipswich. * Qantas Socceroo Tony Vidmar played a full game, as Cardiff City drew 1-1 at home with Wolverhampton. * Qantas Socceroo Danny Tiatto (broken cheekbone) was not in the Leicester City squad that lost 1-0 at home against Rotherham. * Paul Reid played a full game as Brighton and Hove Albion won 2-1 at home against Gillingham. * Richard Johnson was not in the QPR squad that lost 2-1 away at Plymouth Argyle. Date: 21-12-04 * John Filan (gk) played a full game, as Wigan Athletic lost 2-1 away at Ipswich.
COCA-COLA LEAGUE ONE Date: 26-12-04 * Australian Under 23 Brad Jones (gk) was not in the Blackpool squad that lost 2-0 at home against Hull City. For Hull, Danny Allsopp came on in the 59th minute and within a minute set up Hull-s opening goal. * Paul Henderson (gk) played a full game as Bradford City drew 1-1 at home with Wrexham. * Joel Porter was replaced in the 77th minute as Hartlepool United won 2-1 at home against Oldham Athletic. For Oldham, Les Pogliacomi (gk) played a full game. * Mark Robertson was not in the Stockport County squad that lost 2-1 at home against Bristol City. For Bristol, Qantas Socceroo Luke Wilkshire was replaced in the 90th minute. * Gareth Edds played a full game and scored an own goal in the 8th minute, Anthony Danze also played a full game, while Nick Rizzo came on in the 57th minute, as Milton Keynes Dons lost 3-0m away at Doncaster. * Aaron Downes was not in the Chesterfield squad that lost 1-0 at home against Luton Town. For Luton, Chris Coyne played a full game and received a yellow card. * Jacob Burns played a full game as Barnsley drew 1-1 away at Tranmere.
COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO Date: 26-12-04 * Frank Talia (gk) played a full game as Wycombe Wanderers lost 1-0 at home against Southend. * Adrian Webster played a full game and received a yellow card, as Darlington lost 3-0 at home against Rochdale. * Scott Guyett came on in the 88th minute, while Adrian Caceres remained on the bench, as Yeovil Town won 4-1 at home against Cheltenham. NATIONWIDE CONFERENCE Date: 26-12-04 * Jon Brady was replaced in the 80th minute and received a yellow card, as Stevenage Borough won 2-1 at home against Barnet.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 27-12-04 * Danny Invincibile played a full game and scored a goal in the 18th minute, as Kilmarnock won 3-1 at home against Dundee. * Qantas Socceroo Craig Moore was not in the Rangers squad that won 4-1 at home against Motherwell. For Motherwell, Scott McDonald was replaced in the 72nd minute, but not before scoring in the 49th minute. * Stuart Lovell played a full game, as Livingston drew 0-0 away at Dunfermline. Date: 26-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Patrick Kisnorbo was not in the Hearts squad that lost 2-0 at home against Celtic.
SCOTTISH DIVISION ONE Date: 27-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo Adrian Madaschi played a full game, as Partick Thistle lost 2-1 away at Ross County. Date: 26-12-04 * Daniel McBreen played a full game and received a yellow card, as Falkirk won 1-0 at home against Airdrie United. * Scott Tunbridge and Iain Fyfe both played full games while David Carney came on in the 83rd minute, as Hamilton Academical won 1-0 away at St Mirren.
SCOTTISH DIVISION TWO Date: 27-12-04 * John Maisano remained on the bench, while Marco Maisano played a full game and scored in the 35th minute, as Morton drew 2-2 away at Berwick. * Scott MacNicol remained on the bench, as Brechin won 3-1 away at Forfar.
ACTION IN EUROPE…
SPANISH PRIMERA LIGA Date: 22-12-04 * Qantas Socceroo John Aloisi was not in the Osasuna squad that won 2-0 at home against Numancia.
SPANISH DIVISION TWO Date: 23-12-04 * Jose Bello-Amigo (gk) played a full game, as Racing Ferrol drew 1-1 away at Pontevedra CF.
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