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8:41 PM Sat 20th Aug, 2011 - Admin
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After several false starts and more than two months of tortuous wrangling, Socceroos star Harry Kewell has agreed to join the Melbourne Victory.

Kewell has signed a three-year deal with the A-League club and will join his new team-mates in Melbourne in the first week of September.

The Victory have been negotiating with Kewell and agent Bernie Mandic since June towards a deal with the club involving a complex revenue-sharing deal. Several stumbling blocks, including a side deal with Football Federation Australia, have threatened the deal going ahead.

Club chairman Anthony Di Pietro said: "We are delighted to announce that Harry has chosen to play for our club.

"Harry is an Australian sporting icon and will bring not only incredible talent to Melbourne Victory but will attract more fans to football and boost greater interest and participation in the sport in Australia. ...
12:06 AM Sun 21st Mar, 2010 - Admin
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Sydney FC are the Hyundai A-League 2010 Champions after defeating Melbourne Victory in a penalty shoot-out after the team’s were locked at 1-1 following extra time in the Hyundai A-League 2010 Grand Final at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne tonight.

Hyundai A-League 2010 Grand Final

Melbourne Victory 1 (Adrian Leijer 82’)

Sydney FC 1 (Mark Bridge 63’) Sydney FC win 4-2 on Penalties

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Referee: Strebre Delovski

Assistant referees: Ben Wilson and Matthew Cream

Fourth official: Matthew Breeze

Crowd: 44,560

Melbourne Victory line-up: 1.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (c), 5.Surat SUKHA (19. Evan BERGER 71’), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10.Archie THOMPSON (11.Marvin ANGULO 16'), 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 21.Robbie KRUSE, 22.Nick WARD (25.Aziz BEHICH 76’) , 23.Adrian LEIJER.

Substitutes Not Used: 20.Glen MOSS (gk), 17.Matthew FOSCHINI ...
12:56 AM Sun 24th Jan, 2010 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC, despite putting on a solid performance, has again gone down to its old enemy Melbourne Victory 2-0 at Etihad Stadium tonight.

Attempting to end an eight game losing streak against their biggest rivals, the Reds enjoyed large periods of possession throughout the contest and were by no means disgraced, but goals to the Victory in the first and final minutes of the game ensured United would again go away empty handed.

Coach Aurelio Vidmar believes tonight’s result has typified United’s season, the Reds producing enough opportunities to take something out of the game but were again unable to make it count on the scoreboard.

“That has been the story of our season really. When you’re down on luck you’re certainly down,” Vidmar said.

“I thought today we did very well. They boys were certainly up for a big game, they followed the game plan to a tee, I thought we had the measure of Melbourne but that’s the way it goes sometimes. ...
12:42 PM Sat 23rd Jan, 2010 - Admin
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The finals may be out of reach but Adelaide United FC still has three points in its sights, when it goes up against old foe Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night (23 January 2010) in Round 24 of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Season.

First and foremost, Coach Aurelio Vidmar and the Reds will be aiming to avoid the wooden spoon and give something for the club’s supporters, who have been arguably the most loyal in the league this season, something to cheer about. United currently sit at the foot of the table, but are just three points from the seventh placed Central Coast Mariners with four rounds to go.

“We’re playing for pride, we’re playing for redemption, we’re playing for a lot of things,” Vidmar said.

“We don’t want to finish bottom. There aren’t too many games left that give us the opportunity to get off the bottom so we need a couple of wins to do that.” ...
12:48 PM Mon 26th Oct, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC has again failed to break the Melbourne Victory spell after going down 3-1 to their arch rivals tonight at Etihad Stadium.

The result sees the Reds’ up and down season continue as Melbourne extended their winning run over United to eight matches.

Adam Hughes’ debut goal for the club just after the hour mark saw The Reds storm back into the contest after Victory midfielder Mate Dugandzic’s double had given the home side a two goal advantage, but despite a late United rally, Adrian Leijer ensured the points stayed in Melbourne with a header late on.

Looking to roll on from last week’s high octane performance against Sydney FC, The Reds, with Captain Travis Dodd starting on the bench, did anything but from the kick-off against their bogey team, failing to deal with Dugandzic as he slotted the ball through a host of United bodies and past an unsighted Eugene Galekovic after 18 minutes. ...
11:31 PM Fri 23rd Oct, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC Youth Team midfielder Joel Allwright is keen not to let history repeat itself, when the young Reds face Melbourne Victory Youth at the Veneto Club in Melbourne on Sunday 25 October 2009 in Round 7 of the National Youth League 2009/10 Season.

When the teams met at back in September, the Reds’ Youth conceded a goal seconds from full time to gift Melbourne a point, and Allwright, who is one of United Youth’s vice-captains, says the team has definitely learnt its lesson from that occasion.

“We drew with Melbourne last time by conceding a goal in the final minute so we’re definitely not going to let that happen again,” the 21 year old said.

“You have to learn the hard way sometimes, and we learnt it two weeks in a row so I’m confident that it won’t happen again.” ...
10:22 AM Thu 22nd Oct, 2009 - johnydep
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Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson has questioned the mindset of Adelaide United captain Travis Dodd for the A-League clash on Saturday night.
Coming back from injury, Dodd said all the pressure would be on home side Victory, which has a seven-game winning streak against the Reds.

That view came as a surprise to Thompson, who questioned Dodd's self-belief.

"That sounds like someone that's not confident in their team," he said.

"You should always have the expectation that you're going to win. That's the approach we take into every game, that we're going to win it. Maybe that's Doddsy hiding."

The needle will get back to Adelaide, which has been inconsistent this season but recorded a 2-1 home win against Sydney FC with only 10 men on Friday night.

While Victory has enjoyed some significant wins against Adelaide, the Reds remain respected rivals and Dodd may have been trying to ease the pressure on his teammates for the Etihad Stadium match. ...
12:33 AM Wed 21st Oct, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC captain Travis Dodd has put his hand up for Saturday night’s match against Melbourne Victory, the midfielder declaring himself 100 per cent fit after overcoming a calf injury.

Dodd returned to full training today after recovering from a calf strain, which kept him out of the win over Sydney FC last Friday night.

The attacking midfielder got through the solid two hour session at Hindmarsh Stadium, which United Coach Aurelio Vidmar put his charges through, as The Reds attempt to back up the performance against Sydney FC with another three points against fellow Hyundai A-League heavyweights Melbourne.

“I had the fitness test yesterday and got through it ok, and had another session today and feel good…I’m 100 per cent and ready for selection,” Dodd said.

“It was a good session. We worked on a few things, everybody was concentrated and it was an intense session, so hopefully we’ll take that through the week and into Saturday’s game.” ...
2:40 AM Sat 19th Sep, 2009 - Sweeper
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Hyundai A-League Round 7 - Friday 18th September 2009
At Hindmarsh Stadium

Adelaide United 0
was defeated by
Melbourne Victory 2 (Ward 7’, Brebner 90’)

Melbourne Victory has made it seven wins in its last seven games against Adelaide United after running out comfortable victors against their arch rivals in front of 15,028 fans at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight. Aurelio Vidmar’s Adelaide United has now not beaten Melbourne Victory since 12 October 2007.

Adelaide fans knew their team was in trouble before a ball was kicked when Vidmar lined up his team in its much maligned 4-5-1 formation. Adelaide United has failed to score a single goal in open play this season.

It took Melbourne Victory only 6 minutes to hammer another nail in Adelaide United’s season albeit through a complete fluke. Melbourne’s Nicky Ward went to curl in a cross from out wide only to mishit the ball and see it fly inside Adelaide’s front post. ...
12:25 AM Wed 16th Sep, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC Captain Travis Dodd is urging all of the club’s supporters to turn out in their droves in the hope of getting a sold out Hindmarsh Stadium for The Reds’ Grand Final rematch against great rivals Melbourne Victory on Friday night (Kick-Off 7.30pm ACST).

With The Reds now taking centre stage on Adelaide’s sporting arena, Dodd has appealed to all South Australians to get vocal and ‘get red’ to create a intimidating atmosphere for the travelling Victory, as United seek revenge for the 2008/09 season decider, which saw them go down 1-0 in front of 53,273 at the Telstra Dome.

Dodd says Reds fans cannot underestimate their value and importance to the team, particularly in big matches.

“I know we say it all the time, but the parochial home crowd really is like having an extra man on the field,” Dodd stated.

“Our crowds have been absolutely fantastic so far this season, and there would be nothing better than to have a full house at Hindmarsh on Friday night.” ...
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