Makarounas signs with Adelaide

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Makarounas signs with Adelaide

Adelaide United is delighted to announce the signing of midfielder, Jesse Makarounas, on a one-year deal. Makarounas has previously played for Perth Glory and, more recently, Melbourne Victory in the Hyundai A-League, and has represented Australia at both U-17 and U-20 level. The addition of Makarounas to the Adelaide United squad will see Guillermo Amor’s midfield stocks bolstered with the 22-year-old having thorough Hyundai A-League experience despite his young age. Makarounas also featured 13 times for Melbourne Victory in the AFC Champions League between 2014 and 2016, scoring one goal in the process. Speaking on signing for the Club, Makarounas…

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Adelaide and the season that was

Bowing out with a 4-1 defeat to Sydney FC in the A-League semi-finals was obviously not how Adelaide staff, players or fans wanted their 2014/15 season to end. Like so many things in life, the conclusion of something often plays the largest part in our recollection of that period. Whether it’s a relationship or a season of football, the music playing as the credits roll tends to colour our perception. It is therefore important to look beyond the disappointing end to Adelaide’s campaign to truly assess their season. 4-1 is a result that history will not look upon kindly. In…

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Adelaide Break Finals Drought

Adelaide United defeated Brisbane Roar 2-1 in their elimination final matchup at the Adelaide Oval on Friday evening. The Reds prevailed courtesy of a 2-1 scoreline after a late goal from substitute Awer Mabil sealed the win, which sends them through to a semi final clash with Sydney FC, and ends the Roar’s season. It was Adelaide’s first win in the finals since a 1-0 result against Wellington Phoenix on the 18th of February, 2011. Adelaide were the better team throughout in front of a crowd of 20,155, and their incisive attacking play exposed Brisbane’s defence time and again during…

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The curious case of Cássio

Cássio José de Abreu Oliveira, or simply Cássio to you and me, has been the subject of media speculation since the aftermath of Adelaide United’s FFA Cup Final triumph on Tuesday night. The Brazilian fullback has been an Adelaide player since 2007, and is revered by Reds fans for his dedication to the club. Celebrating his 35th birthday in January, Cássio is well into the twilight of his career and has made just three appearances in the last two seasons as the left back has struggled to overcome persistent muscle injuries. But rumours have emerged that there is a rift…

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What we learnt – Adelaide United 2 – 1 Wellington Phoenix

Adelaide United defeated Wellington Phoenix 2-1 on Saturday afternoon courtesy of a winner deep into second half stoppage time. Coopers Stadium witnessed an end to end contest in the first half, with Roly Bonevacia opening the scoring in the 15th minute following an incisive Phoenix counter attack. The hosts hit back in the 37th when a relatively unmarked Nigel Boogaard headed home Craig Goodwin’s corner to level the scores. The Reds huffed and puffed in the second half but had to wait until the dying seconds of the match to find what proved to be the winner, with Sergio Cirio…

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The Phoenix, Internationals and facing Adelaide

On Saturday night, the Wellington Phoenix take on Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium in a game that will be marred by a controversial topic in the A-League community this week: the international window. International windows and the A-League To paraphrase the FIFA rules, if a player is called up to their national team for a match to be played during an international window, the player must be released by his club and cannot play for the club during the international window, even if the player is unable to fulfil the requirements of his international callup due to injury. Most leagues in…

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What we learnt — Adelaide United 0 – 0 Sydney FC

Adelaide United hosted Sydney FC on Friday night in a tense match that ended with both sides playing out a goalless draw in front of a stellar crowd of 16,015. It was just the third United match that has ended goalless under the tutelage of coach Josep Gombau. After a first half that failed to capture the imagination despite a few moments of drama, United dominated proceedings but appeared to have gone a goal down when Sydney captain Nikola Petković curled home a free kick from long range, only for referee Alan Miliner to rule the goal out and order…

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What we learnt – Adelaide United 2 – 0 Perth Glory

Adelaide United defeated Perth Glory 2-0 at Coopers Stadium on Sunday afternoon in a match that the Reds dominated from start to finish. A beautifully crafted Sergio Cirio goal gave the Reds the lead inside of 20 minutes, before Awer Mabil sealed the points with a clever near post finish in the 68th. The win means United lie level with Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at the top of the A-League ladder with seven points from their first three matches, while Perth suffer the pain of defeat for the first time this season. But what are the major talking points…

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Season preview – Adelaide United

Adelaide United head into the 2014/15 season with the ceiling raised. A sense of excitement surrounds the club and it’s playing squad, maintaining the enthusiasm and self belief that saw the Reds overcome a trying start to last campaign. After coach Josep Gombau’s first season at the helm, expectations have been adjusted with the Reds targeting a significant improvement in their league standing come seasons end. United’s 2013/14 season Adelaide ended the 2013/14 season on a sour note, bowing out with a 1-0 loss in the finals away to Central Coast Mariners. The Reds finished the regular season in sixth…

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Adelaide United facing financial troubles

Adelaide United is the latest A-League club to fall into financial difficulties with revelations emerging the club is unprofitable and behind on payments. United are not the only A-League club to find themselves in the red recently with Newcastle Jets being put up for sale and Central Coast Mariners also rumoured to be struggling to stay afloat. A source close to the inner workings of the club has revealed to Football Central that United are currently operating at a loss of around $1 million per annum, a model that is unsustainable for the current ownership group. Whilst not looking to…

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