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10:21 PM Wed 11th Aug, 2010 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC has played out a scoreless draw in its season opener against the Newcastle Jets on a chilly night at Hindmarsh Stadium.

While it was not a win, Reds Coach Rini Coolen remained positive after the match in his first Hyundai A-League outing in charge.

“I think it was a good open game. There weren’t many scoring possibilities for both teams, I think we had a little bit more possession but we have to create more chances to score,” Coolen said.

“The boys played well as a team. They worked really hard and I saw a few good things, but of course especially with a home game, you have to try to get more chances.”

It was the first nil-all result between the teams in their 17 Hyundai A-League meetings and Coolen knows it is still early days as he continues to develop and implement his style. ...
8:46 AM Sat 13th Feb, 2010 - johnydep
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Adelaide United FC is building some serious momentum ahead of the AFC Champions League 2010 after closing its Hyundai A-League 2009/10 campaign with back to back wins for the first time this season following a 2-1 victory over the Newcastle Jets at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

Midfielder Fabian Barbiero made it two goals from as many games as he struck in the opening eight minutes, just as he did against the Roar last Saturday.

However Jets midfielder Ali Abbas popped up in the 41st minute to give the home side an unexpected equaliser heading into the break before Reds youngster Mathew Leckie continued his exceptional debut season as he latched onto what would prove to be the winner in the 74th minute.

For now the win lifts United into ninth spot above North Queensland Fury on the table and the Reds will avoid the wooden spoon if Gold Coast United takes all three points in Townsville tomorrow night. ...
10:32 PM Fri 4th Dec, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar faces an uncertain week with his future being seriously questioned after Adelaide slumped to a disappointing 0-2 loss to Newcastle Jets. The results goes close to ending Adelaide's season with the club firmly cemented in the very unfamiliar position of last on the A-League table.

Newcastle captain Matt Thompson netted from close range in the 46th minute before South Korean Jin-Hyung Song converted an 80th-minute penalty.

Their goals ensured the Jets recorded consecutive A-League wins for the first time in two years before Adelaide's lowest crowd this season of just 8502 fans.

Only the FFA's ownership of the club is keeping Vidmar in the job. But even the FFA's patience may be running out in the face of the likely prospect of having one of the A-League's marquee teams and 2010 Asian Champions League participant holding up the table from the bottom.

With 10 weeks of the season remaining the FFA needs to act decisively if it is to rescue Adelaide from its crisis.
1:36 AM Fri 4th Dec, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC faces a moment of truth as the club attempts to pick itself off the Hyundai A-League canvas, when it hosts the Newcastle Jets at Hindmarsh Stadium tomorrow night (Friday 4 December 2009) in Round 17 of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Season (Kick-Off 7.30pm ACDT).

The Reds currently find themselves in unfamiliar territory at the bottom of the table, and Coach Aurelio Vidmar knows the team’s ladder position is unsatisfactory for a club that has prided itself on being one of the leaders in the Hyundai A-League.

“It’s very embarrassing and I need to take full responsibility for that, so it’s just unacceptable, we understand that and I need to give a big apology to the fans, to the members, to everyone involved because it’s just not goo enough,” the Reds Coach confessed.

“That’s how it is at the moment. No one is happy about being at the bottom of the table, so we really need to pick ourselves up and make sure we start heading north.” ...
11:24 PM Mon 5th Oct, 2009 - Admin
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A super strike from Brazilian Cassio has given Adelaide United FC a 1-1 draw with the Newcastle Jets in a tough encounter at Hindmarsh Stadium, to wrap up Round 9 of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Season.

The Reds were forced to come from behind and dig deep, after Korean Jin-Hyung Song gave Newcastle a 6th minute lead before Cassio came to Adelaide’s rescue with a scintillating 76th minute strike to split the points.

Coach Aurelio Vidmar could not put a finger on why it took The Reds over an hour to get going, but says he was pleased his charges were able to respond after conceding another early goal at home.

“It really took us about 70 minutes to get going today and I thought the last 20 minutes or so was very good, that’s how we should play and how I know the boys can play,” Vidmar said.

“It was just a little bit slow and laboured to start off with and I think the first couple of minutes sort of set the scene for the majority of the game.” ...
11:20 AM Sun 11th Jan, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC shot right back into Premiership calculations in the Hyundai A-League after producing a high quality display of football, to defeat the Newcastle Jets 2-0 at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight in front of 13,585 fans.

The Reds responded to Tuesday night’s loss to Melbourne Victory in the best possible fashion as a goal in each half tonight sent the club, albeit momentarily, back to the top of the Hyundai A-League table.

Both goals came from the boot of midfielders, Fabian Barbiero producing a breathtaking finish from an acute angle in the 23rd minute before Vice-Captain Lucas Pantelis capped off a memorable return from a knee injury with a 74th minute strike to seal the result.

“It was certainly a great way to bounce back. It was really important that we went out there in a positive frame of mind with the right intentions to get the three points so I’m really pleased,” Adelaide United Coach Aurelio Vidmar stated after the match. ...
12:11 AM Thu 8th Jan, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC Coach Aurelio Vidmar is looking for a serious response from his playing group when The Reds face the Newcastle Jets at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night in Round 19 of the Hyundai A-League.

United was totally outplayed as it fell 1-0 to rivals Melbourne Victory at the Telstra Dome last night, the result leapfrogging the Victory past The Reds to the top of the Hyundai A-League table, although Adelaide has a game in hand.

A disappointed Vidmar admitted too many of his players did not turn up to play against a rampant Melbourne outfit and said it is something that needs to be rectified quickly with just two days to prepare for the match against Newcastle.

“Their (Melbourne’s) mobility in the front third is a real problem for us so if we get the opportunity to meet them again at some stage, we have to have a really close look at how we stop that flow,” Vidmar said after the squad arrived back in Adelaide this morning. ...
11:51 PM Sun 30th Nov, 2008 - Admin
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A last gasp goal from defender Sasa Ognenovski has given Adelaide United FC a dramatic 1-1 draw with the Newcastle Jets at EnergyAustralia Stadium to conclude Round 13 of the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 Season.

Ognenovski snatched a point for The Reds in the final play of the game, the imposing defender rising high from a free kick to head the ball past stranded Jets keeper Ante Covic to get United out of jail after Matt Thompson gave the home side a 57th minute lead.

The goal was Ognenovski’s second in as many matches after he struck against Sydney FC last week, but it was his last ditch equaliser against Newcastle that has United Coach Aurelio Vidmar breathing a little easier after The Reds looked to be heading towards defeat.

“I thought that the number of chances that we had, we should have had the three points but the front third just lacked a bit of cohesion,” Vidmar said after the match.

“The longer the game goes on and you don’t take your chances, the harder it gets.” ...
11:01 PM Thu 27th Nov, 2008 - Admin
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Friend will become foe on Friday night when Wellington Phoenix guest player, Fred, faces his former club, Melbourne Victory, at Westpac Stadium in round 13 of the Hyundai A-League. The last time that Fred played for Melbourne Victory was at the Telstra Dome in their historic 6-0 defeat of Adelaide United in the Hyundai A-League 2007 Grand Final.

After his surprise return from surgery, Queensland Roar captain Craig Moore will be looking to lead his team to three-points against Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium on Friday night. The Roar haven’t lost a game away all season, but Sydney FC will be looking to break their two game losing streak with a home victory.

The Central Coast Mariners know that a win will keep them in the top four when they travel to Western Australia for their match against Perth Glory on Saturday night, whilst the Newcastle Jets will be without Joel Griffiths and Mark Milligan through suspension when they host Adelaide United at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Sunday evening. ...
11:58 PM Sun 28th Sep, 2008 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC has taken a valuable three points after defeating the Newcastle Jets thanks to a second half double from Brazilian striker Cristiano.

Cristiano took his season tally to four with his two goals which came in the 72nd and 89th minute and gave United a crucial win at home to cap off its five games in 16 days. Fellow Brazilians Cassio and Alemao were also instrumental on the night to keep United in touch near the top of the table.

After backing up from Wednesday night’s emotional win in the AFC Champions League, The Reds did it tough against a Jets team that had four players injured and played the last 30 minutes with 10 men.

United Coach Aurelio Vidmar started midfielder Diego alongside Cristiano in attack with the inclusion of Jonas Salley into central midfield. Within 45 seconds of the kick-off The Reds were firing on goal, Cristiano testing Jets keeper Ante Covic with a well hit effort. ...
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