Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More tidbits

- ex-Central Coast Mariners keeper Matthew Nash has been signed on a 4-week contract as injury cover for Mark Birighitti.

- Sasa Ognenovski has reportedly agreed to terms with a K-League side, but Adelaide United is holding out as they are unhappy with the transfer fee that has been offered. Oggy is also apparently on the radar as a potential Macedonian national team player - time for Pim Verbeek to lock in the big fella for an Asian Cup qualifier, I think.

- Angelo Costanzo is very close to signing with Newcastle Jets, and is unhappy with being dropped from AUFC's first team. He refused to play for the Youth League team last weekend, which is not really the right sort of message for a senior player to be giving. My advice - suck it up, Ange, start showing what you can do again because the team needs you.

- Travis Dodd, Diego and Eugene Galekovic are also being bandied about as potential targets for foreign (particularly Asian) clubs. Let's see what happens. Any of these would be disappointing losses but, hey, money talks.

Anyway, I'm off to get hideously drunk now, so see you in the new year!


JT said...

Thanks for the update.

What is up with players going or being linked with K-League clubs? From what I've heard it's on par with the A-League

Bill said...

I have no idea what the standard of the K-League is like - their best clubs might be a bit better than ours - but they're definitely richer than Australian clubs! All about the money, probably.

john said...

K-League has massive corporate support. Remember when we had the LG Socceroos (1999)?

However, players going there is not a great career move.

Angelo would be a massive loss to Adelaide. However, Adelaide don't appear to show much sentimentality.