Details of the make-up of the Roar and Gold Coast lineups have been released. There are several players who have donned the jerseys of local clubs. Including Matt Smith, Matt McKay (Brisbane Strikers), Mitch Nicholls (Palm Beach), Luke Brattan (Rochedale), James Meyer (Easts, Olympic and City), Scott Higgins (Capalaba, Easts) and Steve Fitzsimmons (Rochedale and Beenleigh).
Brisbane Roar vs. Gold Coast United
Sun 26 December 2010
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Local kick-off: 6:15pm
Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant referees: Denis Silk and Graham Buzzi
Fourth official: Matthew Gillett Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & Sky Sport 1 (NZ). To purchase tickets visit http://www.ticketek.com.au
Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Matt SMITH, 3. Luke DEVERE, 4. Shane STEFANUTTO, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 9. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 14. Rocky VISCONTE, 15. Matt McKAY (c), 17. Mitch NICHOLS, 18. Luke BRATTAN, 20. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 21. James MEYER, 22. Thomas BROICH, 23. Milan SUSAK
*two to be omitted*
In: Luke BRATTAN (promoted), James MEYER (promoted)
Unavailable: HENRIQUE (broken arm – 1 week), Matt MUNDY (knee – 1 week)
Gold Coast United: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 10.Jason CULINA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 14.Joel PORTER, 15.Tahj MINNIECON, 16.Kristian REES, 18.James BROWN, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 22.Adama TRAORE, 23.Steve FITZSIMMONS, 24.John CURTIS, 32.Steven LUSTICA.
*three to be omitted*
In: Jason CULINA (return from knee injury), Kristian REES (return from suspension), John CURTIS (promoted).
Unavailable: ROBSON (knee injury – 1 week), Chris BROADFOOT (knee injury – 6 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury – indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury – indefinite).
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