12:52 PM Fri 2nd Nov, 2018 - johnydep
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CRAIG Goodwin brought the house down as Adelaide United beat Sydney FC 2-1 to claim the FFA Cup trophy, and if there was a roof over Coopers Stadium the Reds star would have brought that down too.
In front of 14,448 fans in Adelaide Goodwin fired two of the finest goals into the back of the net you’re ever likely to see in a Cup final. The win means Adelaide become the first side to win two FFA Cup trophies.

There was so much to enjoy about the fifth FFA Cup final. A packed house at Adelaide’s boutique stadium creating a vibrant atmosphere on a warm night.

Then there was the football. An intense, fiery battle was ultimately decided by Goodwin’s two wonder strikes.

His first, a stunning free kick in the first half, was cancelled out just minutes later when Adam Le Fondre converted from the spot.

The home side had dominated the opening exchanges and they got their just rewards in the 25th minute. ...
10:19 AM Mon 27th Jun, 2011 - Admin
Marcos Flores will no longer be an Adelaide United player according to the following report in the Adelaide Advertiser.

The Johnny Warren medal winner will walk away from Adelaide's marquee contract offer in favour of Chinese football. Flores will be transferred to China's Henan Jianye during the FIFA July/August transfer window's first day of business on Friday.

The proposed Adelaide deal which would have tied Flores to the Reds until 2014 wasn't good enough. Flores was still hoping to agree to terms with the Reds last Friday when he was interviewed by Fox Sports football host Simon Hill during The Martyn Crook Foundation dinner.

Hill highlighted the fact Flores had lit up Alice Springs and Uluru during the flying Reds visit to Central Australia with Eugene Galekovic and Daniel Mullen a fortnight ago before asking the inevitable "will you stay or go" question.

"Love and business are two different things," Flores said.

Adelaide chairman Greg Griffin confirmed Flores was on his way to China. ...
10:45 PM Mon 16th May, 2011 - Admin
Adelaide United FC has agreed to terminate veteran midfielder Lucas Pantelis’ contract, allowing him to join the Wellington Phoenix on a two year deal.

Pantelis still had a season to run on his contract with the Reds, but the 29 year old revealed his intentions to further his with the Phoenix, a request that Reds Head Coach Rini Coolen was willing to grant.

“Lucas has been a special player for us, he has spent a long time at the club and in my opinion he was a professional from the first day to the last day he was with us,” Coolen said.

“I couldn’t give him the guarantees to be in the starting eleven for sure, which is the same for every player. He respected that and it’s comfortable if you can talk in that way, so we had to think about what’s best for Lucas, which is what he deserves, and then there came a chance for him to play somewhere else.” ...
11:38 PM Mon 9th May, 2011 - Admin
Adelaide United FC’s squad returned to training for the first time this morning since the off season break, and new additions Zenon Caravella and Spase Dilevski could not be more excited to have pre season under way.

Caravella’s inclusion after two seasons with Gold Coast United and Dilevski’s arrival following a three year stint at Romanian club Universitatea Craiova is set to see Adelaide United’s midfield take on somewhat of a different shape for season seven of the Hyundai A-League.

Considerable changes in player rosters in the off season are certainly not uncommon practise in the Hyundai A-League, and with the departures of Paul Reid, Adam Hughes and Travis Dodd from last season’s squad, an invigorated Caravella and Dilevski come to Adelaide looking to instil their presence in the middle of the park. ...
1:58 AM Fri 25th Mar, 2011 - Admin
ADELAIDE United has landed another big name with former Tottenham utility Spase Dilevski joining the club according to the Adelaide Advertiser.

Griffin revealed Dilevski was convinced Adelaide would be a stepping stone towards the Socceroos after he was playing in Romania for Universitatea Craiova.

He made 80 appearances for the Romanian club since he joined them in 2007 from Brisbane Roar.

He can slot into a number of positions including right back, right midfield and the holding midfielders role.

"One of the main reasons he wanted to return is because he wants to be in the Socceroos shop window in front of coach Holger Osieck," Griffin said. "He can play in a number of positions in defence in midfield, on the wings and he's only 25 years old.
9:50 AM Tue 7th Sep, 2010 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC striker Sergio Van Dijk sent a reminder that he is still one of the Hyundai A-League’s most lethal marksmen, with a double in the Reds’ win over Sydney FC last Saturday night.

To those who started to doubt or question his ability to find the back of the net, the 28 year old was more than happy to silence them with a goal in each half against the reigning Hyundai A-League champions at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Heading into the match still awaiting his first Hyundai A-League goal for Adelaide United, van Dijk produced a trademark free kick to open his account with aplomb, before smashing another left footer into the back of the net from close range eight minutes into the second half.

Van Dijk admits his breakthrough strike removed a substantial weight from his shoulders, after he was one of the Hyundai A-League’s hottest off contract properties at the end of last season following his average of a goal every two games in two years with Brisbane Roar. ...
11:23 PM Sat 28th Aug, 2010 - Admin
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For the second successive week, Adelaide United FC has won a nail biter defeating North Queensland Fury 3-2 at Dairy Farmers Stadium in Townsville tonight, and in the process inflicted the Fury’s first home loss in eight games.

The Reds prevailed in an intriguing five goal thriller as they held off a Fury outfit that has developed a reputation as the Hyundai A-League’s fast finishers.

A brilliant Marcos Flores strike cancelled out Isaka Cernak’s opener for the Fury as the sides went in 1-1 at the break, before the Reds added two goals early in the second half to take a commanding lead.

However as they have done all season, North Queensland stormed home and pulled a goal back in the 87th minute, the Reds managing to survive a late wave of Fury attacks to secure a valuable win away from home.

“After that goal we didn’t drop our heads and for the next 70 minutes we were the better team,” United Head Coach Rini Coolen said. ...
2:16 PM Thu 26th Aug, 2010 - Admin
Adelaide United FC has moved to cover its shortage of available playing personnel, by bringing in former Chelsea and Melbourne Victory midfielder Joe Keenan on an initial four week contract.

Keenan takes the spot on the Reds’ player roster of the injured Nigel Boogaard, with the club having the option to extend the deal beyond the month long term.

The 27 year old arrived in Adelaide last night and had his first run with United’s squad this morning after just completing a full season with South Melbourne in the Victorian Premier League (VPL).

United Head Coach Rini Coolen sees a number of positives from Keenan’s addition to the team.

“He’s played in Holland, he’s played in England, he’s got a lot of experience and he can play in several positions,” Coolen said.

“I don’t know him that well at the moment, so that’s the reason that we asked him to come over for at least four weeks, and after that four weeks we can see if he stays on for longer.” ...
1:08 AM Sat 21st Aug, 2010 - Admin
Adelaide United FC has clinched its first win under Head Coach Rini Coolen, with a spirited 3-2 win over Melbourne Heart at Hindmarsh Stadium.

It was the young Reds’ brigade that helped the Reds to its first win of the season, Iain Ramsay netting a brace after Mathew Leckie ignited the home side with his pace, and the opening goal two minutes after the kick off.

But the Reds were made to dig deep for the three points as Melbourne Heart came from behind twice to draw level, before Ramsay landed the knockout blow in the 88th minute.

In what was Head Coach Rini Coolen’s first win in charge of the Reds, he said that the team that ran out against the Heart upheld the belief that they could get the job done despite losing Sergio van Dijk before kick-off and being without a host of experienced players.

“We know we have problems (with the injured players) but we can handle it, that’s what we told each other and the whole team was really strong together,” Coolen said. ...
12:05 AM Thu 19th Aug, 2010 - Admin
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Adelaide United’s Brazilian defender Cassio believes the Reds are due for their first win of the season, when they host Melbourne Heart at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night.

United’s squad returned from Gosford yesterday after grabbing a point against the Central Coast Mariners, the Reds showing signs, particularly in the opening half that they are starting to synch under Head Coach Rini Coolen.

Despite a host of first half chances, the Reds could only capitalise once in the opening 45 minutes, leaving the door ajar for a fast finishing Mariners to snatch an equaliser less than ten minutes from full time.

“We’re really disappointed because we had the game in our hands, and we lost the three points in the last seven minutes,” Cassio said after touching down back in Adelaide.

“In the end we knew the Central Coast is a good team, they always fight back and at the end of the day I think it was probably a fair result.” ...
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