3:27 PM Fri 27th Aug, 2010 - Admin
Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell feels Sunday’s game in week 4 against Melbourne Heart will test the depth of his squad.

With Chris Coyne, Victor Sikora, Mile Sterjovski, Jamie Harnwell and Andy Todd missing, plus the club still waiting for Michael Baird’s provisional clearance to arrive, Mitchell has limited options.

“The thing is some of it is not down to injury which is annoying but we just have to get on with it.

“The one advantage is, it does give other players an opportunity to stake a claim,” Mitchell said.

For Baird, the waiting game continues, his contract dispute with his former Romanian club Universtatea Craiova still in the hands of FIFA.

“It’s frustrating how one player at another club, in the same situation was cleared two weeks ago but we can’t get Michael free to play.”

The Melbourne Heart will also be missing a trio of big names with John Aloisi, Josip Skoko and Michael Beauchamp all ruled out because of injury. ...
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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