ALEAGUE V9
9:46 PM Tue 29th May, 2012 - Admin
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Adelaide United are through to the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League after a 1-0 win over Nagoya Grampus at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Adelaide scored the only goal through Jon McKain, who lurked on the line at a corner just before half-time and turned the ball into the net after it ricocheted to his feet.

The Reds spent the majority of the second half fending off Nagoya's attacks. Nagoya hit the woowork from a freekick in stoppage time.

Fortune was on Adelaide's side as the ref delighted the fans by blowing the final whistle.
10:29 PM Thu 22nd Mar, 2012 - Sweeper
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Adelaide United Coach John Kosmina is at the Reds to stay for at least another year after the club’s board moved early to re-sign him for next season.

Reds Chairman Greg Griffin made the announcement after the squad’s training session at Hindmarsh Stadium this morning, declaring that Kosmina, the club’s inaugural coach, had full support to lead Adelaide United’s on field operations going forward.

A decision on Kosmina’s future was expected to be made after the Reds’ AFC Champions League campaign, however Griffin stated the club’s ownership consortium has been more than satisfied by what Kosmina has brought to the table since he was first appointed on December 18 last year.

“We discussed it with John and we’ve got a good relationship, it works as it is, it’s year by year and we’d be delighted if he was here as a long term coach,” Griffin said. ...
11:53 PM Thu 1st Mar, 2012 - Sweeper
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Adelaide United have put in another disappointing performance in front of its home fans going down to Perth Glory 0-2 at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.

A poor Adelaide United looked lackluster, dis-organised and directionless.

John Kosmina talked the talk in the local press earlier in the season when Adelaide United were struggling under then coach Rini Coolen. But Kosmina has been unable to follow up all the talk and now finds himself in a similar predicament to Rini Coolen.

The string of poor results probably means Kosmina has only 3 games left before the sun sets on his career as an A-League coach.

Whilst the buck stops with the coach, much of the blame for Adelaide's very poor season must also rest on the shoulders of the players who have now consumed two coaches in one season. Individually the players look a very strong squad on paper but collectively the squad has been a failure. Sometimes this happens in football. ...
1:38 AM Wed 21st Dec, 2011 - Admin
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New Adelaide United FC Coach John Kosmina presence and persona is being felt at the club.

Kosmina had his first training session in charge on Monday since he was appointed for his second term at the club, and the man who took Adelaide United to the Premiers Plate in the Hyundai A-League’s inaugural season said he was surprised by how much the memories and emotions had come flooding back.

“Just walking here from the office this morning was emotional because I haven’t been out here (on the field at Hindmarsh) for a long time, not in this capacity anyway…and it was great, it was exciting and to go back into that dressing room, it was a wonderful experience,” Kosmina said.

But while it is a sentimental return to the Reds’ coaching role for Kosmina, he is aware that he has assumed control of a team that captain Jon McKain admitted had ‘hit rock bottom’ after the loss to Gold Coast United and comes in at a time where the club is at one of the lowest points in its proud history. ...
1:35 AM Wed 21st Dec, 2011 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC has installed the club’s inaugural coach John Kosmina as the Reds’ new coach, effective immediately.

Initially, the term of Kosmina’s appointment will be for the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 Season and the club’s 2012 AFC Champions League campaign.

Club Chairman Greg Griffin made the announcement that Kosmina will take over the reins from Rini Coolen as the club attempts to turnaround its poor start to the season, which sees it sitting ninth with only two wins after 11 games.

“We have gone to John (Kosmina) because he is a passionate South Australian with a great history, he has taken this club to being Premiers before, he is a man who believes in the club, he has passion, and essentially the reason this ownership group got involved with Adelaide United was so that there would be a strong football presence in South Australia,” Griffin said. ...
11:09 PM Wed 23rd Nov, 2011 - Admin
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Adelaide United midfielder Andy Slory has decided to retire from professional football, effective from today.

Slory’s decision to hang up his boots comes after he conveyed to the Reds his desire to return to the Netherlands to start a new business venture.

Signing with Adelaide United in the January transfer window earlier this year after a difficult time playing in Bulgaria, Slory came to Australia to rediscover his love and happiness for the game.

However, after 11 appearances for the Reds, Slory states it is a decision he has wrestled with for months and that he no longer has the passion and drive to continue playing at the professional level.

“I want to thank Rini (Coolen), the club and particularly the football department because I have developed a really good relationship with them,” Slory said.

“I owe a lot to Rini for getting me to Australia because he wanted me to come here and help me to get my love of the game back.” ...
11:08 PM Wed 23rd Nov, 2011 - Admin
 
Bruce Djite’s first goal of the season was not enough for Adelaide United FC to see of a fast finishing Wellington Phoenix, the match at Eden Park in Auckland ending in a 1-1 draw.

When Djite gave the Reds the lead on the stroke of half time, the signs were promising that they could register their second win on New Zealand soil and back to back victories for the first time this season.

However, looking to reward a 20,078 strong crowd that had packed in for the first Hyundai A-League match at the Eden Park, the Phoenix grabbed an 83rd minute equaliser when Reds defender Nigel Boogaard, who had been resolute to that point, unluckily glanced a header from a Paul Ifill cross into his own net.

The final whistle may not have seen the Reds take home all three points but Reds Coach Rini Coolen will know the positivity, effort and commitment from his side saw them take another step in the right direction. ...
1:13 PM Sat 12th Nov, 2011 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC’s decision to accept the offer to host a Gold Coast United home game has paid dividends as the Reds secured a confidence building 2-1 victory over their ‘United’ counterparts at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The Reds made the most of the chance to play an additional game in front of their loyal supporters. All of the goals came in the second half, Zenon Caravella scoring against his former side in the 57th minute. However his joy was short lived when his wicked deflection from a James Brown shot beat a typically impenetrable Eugene Galekovic in the Reds goal to level the scores.

But knowing full well the importance of picking up all three points, the Reds then hit back two minutes later courtesy of a fine finish from Iain Ramsay, before some resolute defending ensured the result was safely in Adelaide’s keeping. ...
9:06 PM Wed 2nd Nov, 2011 - Admin
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Adelaide United’s attempt to put a stop to Brisbane Roar’s Hyundai A-League dominance has ended up resembling a horror show as the Reds were humbled 7-1 by the reigning champions at Suncorp Stadium.

The Roar’s 32 game unbeaten streak and scintillating start to season seven is showing no signs of faltering anytime soon after the Reds became their latest victims in a scintillating, ruthless display.

The match was effectively over by half time when the home side led 5-1 thanks to an astonishing 6 minute hat-trick from Roar midfielder Besart Berisha, the fastest ever in the Hyundai A-League.

Two penalties from Brazilian striker Henrique either side of Berisha’s purple patch accentuated the Roar’s dominance in a nightmare evening for the Reds.

Berisha added his fourth before substitute Issey Nakajima-Farran put a final nail in the coffin after half time to leave Adelaide United with serious soul searching to do ahead of next Friday night’s crucial home clash against Melbourne Heart. ...
9:05 PM Wed 2nd Nov, 2011 - Admin
 
On the day when Australians turn their focus to ‘the race that stops the nation’, the Adelaide United stable has all of its runners fit and available for Friday night’s crunch game against Melbourne Heart.

While all eyes on the first Tuesday in November turn to Flemington and the Melbourne Cup, at Hindmarsh Stadium the Reds went about their business on the training track as they try to get their season back on the rails.

Coming off a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of reigning champions Brisbane Roar, if there was ever a week when the Reds would welcome some good news this is it, and it has come at just the right time for Head Coach Rini Coolen.

Rarely do coaches have the luxury of having everyone fit and up for selection, but as United prepares for the visit of the winless Heart, this is exactly the situation Coolen has in front of him.

All 21 players on the Reds’ list are injury free, with arguably the most notable inclusion being the return of striker Bruce Djite. ...
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