Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pre-Season Matches

This pre-season, it looks as though A-League clubs are really starting to pull their fingers out in terms of attracting big European clubs to our shores. So far, from what I can gather:
- There will be a mini-tournament in Perth, featuring Perth Glory, North Queensland, Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves are currently in the Championship but look set for promotion to the Premier League;
- Fulham will play in Melbourne and Brisbane as well. They'll be Brisbane's opponent for the 'Roar against Racism' match that, in previous years, featured SuperSport United and Palmeiras;
- Brisbane will also host Celtic - sure to pull a very large crowd given the club's huge levels of support in Australia.

There doesn't seem to be any movement at the station for Adelaide United, but it's early days yet. Oh well, we're used to disappointment - remember how Inter Milan were supposed to play a match at Adelaide Oval?


Ben Somerford said...

what happened to everton touring oz?

Bill said...

Not sure, Ben. And now it looks like Fulham won't be making the trip to Brisbane - seems Celtic will be Roaring against Racism instead.

john said...

Fulham are going to play 11 Miron B's on the Gold Coast grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr