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The A-League kicks off later this week and I'm sure many have been looking forward to it kicking for awhile. I'll kick it off during the week with a pre-season ratings prediction for player u25 (maybe u21 level instead) and a short statement about each player.

This season will definently be a close season in the A-League. If Melbourne Victory don't bring in a decent striker they might struggle for goals; Thompson is out injured I think until later in the year.

Right now I'll start with a few players from each and work my way through this week. I'll also now do the overseas players as well, like the Roar's young NZ forward (the few of them).

GREEN - Likely to rise 5 or higher.

ORANGE - Likely to have a small rise or could stay.

GREY - Likely to stay.

RED - Possible drop.

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Re: A-League 2010-2011

ADELAIDE UNITED

Mark Birighitti - 19 - 1991 - GK - 72 to 75

Matthew Leckie - 19 - 1991 - RW - 77 to 80

Daniel Mullen - 20 - 1989 - RB - 78 to 78

Joe Costa - 18 - 1992 - AM - 70 to 75

Francesco Monterosso - 19 - 1991 - CS - 70 to 75

Evan Kostopoulos - 19 - 1990 - ST - 70 to 75

Matthew Mullen - 21 - 1989 - CM - 66 to 70

In-Sup Shin - 21 - 1989 - AM -72 to 76

Iain Ramsay - 22 - 1988 - AM - NOT ON DB

BRISBANE ROAR

Luke DeVere - 21 - 1989 - CB - 78 to 79/80

Luke is the first choice CB for the Roar and with Moore having headed off on his Greek expidition at the start of the year (now retired), he'll be wanting to press on and show he is one of the better young CB's in the league. He has leadership to bring to the team and for himself to a R.McGowan or Lowry, he'll have to show his worth against some of the quality forwards in the competition. If he can do this and also help get them to the finals, a rating increase to 80 could be seen.

Calum O'Connell - 20 - 1990 - LB - 70 to 75

Luke Brattan - 20 - 1990 - CM - 70 to 75

Costa Barbarouses - 20 - 1990 - ST - 74 to 76

Andrew Redmayne - 21- 1989- GK - 70 to 75

Mitch Nichols - 21- 1989- AM/CM - 77 to 78

Rocky Visconte - 20 - 1990 - LW - NOT ON DB

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Oliver Bozanic - 21 - 1989 - LM - 73 to 78

Bozanic is a traditional LM type player, who just came back to Australia from Readining and various loans. His first touch is quite good for an Australian or younger player in general and is usually a pass. His running and body protection of the ball is good too and Bozanic is a chance to play more often then not for Australia, but with players like Oar and other young players likely to be ahead of him.

I'm certain he'll be a regular through the whole season and if he plays to his ability should get a rise to say 78 for sure.

Matthew Lewis - 20 - 1990 - LM - 72 to 75

Marc Warren - 18 - 1992 - Defender - NOT ON DB

Trent Sainsbury - 18 - 1992 - CB/LB - NOT ON DB

Sam Gallagher - 19 - 1991 - CB/LB - NOT ON DB

Mustafa Amini - 17 - 1993 - AM - NOT ON DB

Matthew Ryan - 18 - 1992 - GK - NOT ON DB

GOLD COAST UNITED

Gol-Gol Mebrahtu - 19 - 1990 - ST - 72 to 75

Another African refugee, young Australian resident, who was apart of Gold Coast's sucessful debut winning NYL team. He will be competing with a role off the bench with Chris Harold (the golden boot from last season's NYL). Gol-Gol, Gold Coast will certainly be hoping he lives up to his namje in the future. Joel Porter and NZ superstar Shane Smeltz will be the two forwards starting.

He's impressed and scored during the pre-season with Smeltz pulling out of his Chinese deal just in the last two weeks pretty much (coming back to Australia). He'll obviously get a rating increase to 75, but if his form continues during the season and he plays well then who knows.

Adama Traoré - 20 - 1990 - LB - 75 to 78

Tahj Minniecon - 21 - 1989 - WING/ST - 76 to 76

James Brown - 20 - 1990 - AM/CM - 72 to 75

Jerrad Tyson - 20 - 1989 - GK - NOT ON DB

MELBOURNE HEART FC

Brendan Hammil - 17 - 1992 - CB - NOT ON DB

Aziz Behich - 19 - 1990 - AM/WING - 70

Kamal Ibrahim - 18 - 1992 - WING - NOT ON DB

Jason Hoffman - 21- 1989 - WING- 75

Ante Tomić - 18 - ? - ? - NOT ON DB

Eli Babalj - 18 - 1992 - ST- NOT ON DB

Kliment Taseski - 19 - 1991 - CM - NOT ON DB

MELBOURNE VICTORY

Matthew Foschini - 19 - 1990 - RB - 73 to 75

Mate Dugandzic - 20 - 1989 - WING/ST - 74 to 78

Petar Franjic - 18 - 1992 - CB/RB - NOT ON DB

Diogo Ferreira- 20 -1989 - RB - NOT ON DB

Sebastian Mattei - 19 - 1991 - GK - NOT ON DB

NEWCASTLE JETS

Ben Kantarovski - 18 - 1992 - DM/Def - 80 to 80/81/82

James Virgili - 18 - 1992 - WING/ST - 65 to ?

Sean Rooney - 21 - 1989 - CS - 76 to 76

Marko Jesic - 21 - 1989 - ST - 74 to 76

Brodie Mooy - 20 - 1990 - Mid/RB - 72 to 75

North Queensland Fury

Jack Hingert - 19 - 1990 - RB/LB - 73 to 75

Osama Malik - 19 - 1990 - CM - 73 to 75

Chris Payne - 19 - 1990 - ST - 72 to 78

Isaka Cernak - 21 - 1989 - CM - 73 to 76

PERTH GLORY

Aleks Vrteski - 20 - 1989 - GK - 75 to 75

Scott Neville - 20 - 1989 - RB - 75 to 78

Anthony Skorish - 20 -1990 - WING - 70 to 75

Brent Griffiths - 20 - 1990 - CB - NOT ON DB

Howard Fondyke - 20 - 1990 - CM - NOT ON DB

SYDNEY FC

Rhyan Grant - 19 -1991 - RB/DM - 73 to 76

Kofi Danning - 19 -1991 - WING - 73 to 76

Matthew Jurman - 20 - 1989 - CB/LB - 74 to 75

Antony Golec - 20 - 1990 - CB - 73 to 75

Sebastian Ryall - 21 - 1989 - CB/RB - 77 to 78

Terry Antonis - 16 - 1993 - AM - NOT ON DB

WELLINGTON PHOENIX FC

Marco Rojas - 18 -1991 - AM - 70 to 75

James Musa - 18 - 1992 - CB - NOT ON DB

Mirjan Pavlovic - 21 - 1989 - ST - NOT ON DB

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good thread but i think you need to make it abit easier to read, make the who fisrt line of each paragraph in bold (Not just the name). And maybe use some colour e.g. colour green for risers, red for dropper, and maybe even put the bigger risers in a different colour or style. :)

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good thread but i think you need to make it abit easier to read' date=' make the who fisrt line of each paragraph in bold (Not just the name). And maybe use some colour e.g. colour green for risers, red for dropper, and maybe even put the bigger risers in a different colour or style. :)[/quote']

I was going to do that a bit after, but I guess it's better to do it as I go.

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Round 1 and 2 Stat Summary

Goals by u21 players

Neville 1 (PG)

Payne 1 (NQ)

Dugandzic 1 (MV)

* 1 Kantarovski own goal

Assists by u21 players

Payne 3 (NQ)

Cernak 1 (NQ)

Dugandzic 1 (MV)

Kantarovski 1 (NJ)

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Round 3 Stat Summary

Goals by u21 players

Leckie 1 (AU)

Babalj 1 (MH)

Payne 1 (NQ)

Assists by u21 players

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Round 4 Stat Summary (after the first game)

Goals by u21 players

Barbarouses (BR)

Cernak (NQ)

Mullen (AU)

Assists by u21 players

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Matthew Ryan is now on DB' date=' rated 72. Any ideas what he'll rise to if he continues as first choice?[/quote']

He'll be the first-choice GK for the rest of the season (barring injury), as Vanstrattan is out for the season. ;) He'll probably go to 76 in the next month, when they usually have Australia's changes. If he continues to do a decent job with the regular appearances he will be making, then 77 wouldn't be out of the question (Velaphi at Perth is a 77).

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I'd say so personally. Has been given a chance by Brisbane and has taken it with two hands and has contributed nicely. Reinaldo is a bit of a donkey (although okay at times) and is 78.

Probably a 77 if they have ratings around now (within the next month) like they usually do (and at the end of the season), but I'd assume it will probably be at the end of the season to make things easier given the changes. If they are at the end of the season, then if he continues his form a 78 would be very likely.

Also Brisbane being on top should help sway the decision. ;)

I have been slack with it this season, but should post the ratings update I think next week.

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How much will barbarouses rise?

He makes two goals today!

From 74 to 78/79 I'd say now; It'll be easier to judge by season's end. If the Roar win both the premiership and the championship (finals series) and he keeps going how he has, then I'd say 79 is likely if he manages to say top the scorer's list in his first real season. It would have been over a year by the time they start the review anyway.

Reinaldo also got signed by a Qatari team, so we will be relying on him and Solorzano a lot. Though I expect Postecoglou will buy a decent forward in January for decent back-up. Kruse, who plays for Melbourne Victory, has been ripping it up for them this season and is 78 right now - He'll go to at least 80 (he had 2 decent seasons before this one; 4 goals in each).

79 wouldn't be out of the question the way he's going recently. Brisbane they say has been the best team since the A-League started in terms of performance, so if they win the two titles I'd safely say the whole team will be rewarded correctly. ;)

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Sorry about leaving it late, but I've had a lot on my mind and been busy a bit - hard to when struggling with some things. I'll finish it quick but here is a lot of the young batch.

To be honest they should probably do the Belgium League first because the A-League has a bit over a month left I would assume, though the ratings you could more or less do soon.

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Risers - so far

ADELAIDE UNITED

Mark Birighitti - 19 - 1991 - GK - 72 to 75

Matthew Leckie - 19 - 1991 - RW/FW - 77 to 79 - likely to sign for a Bundesliga team after the season finishes in February I think it is, if he hasn't already (Borussia.M ??).

In-Sup Shin - 21 - 1989 - AM -72 to 75

Iain Ramsay - 22 - 1988 - WINGER - 75 to 77

Marcos Flores - 25 - 1985 - AM - 78 to 80

BRISBANE ROAR

Luke DeVere - 21 - 1989 - CB - 78 to 80

Luke Brattan - 20 - 1990 - CM - 70 to 75

Costa Barbarouses - 20 - 1990 - FW - 74 to 79

Mitch Nichols - 21 - 1989 - AM/CM - 77 to 78

Matt McKay - 28 - 1983 - CM/AM - 80 to 82

Erik Paartalu - 24 - 1986 - DM/CM - 76 to 78

Matthew Smith - 28 - 1982 - CB - 75 to 79

Michael Theoklitos - 29 - 1981 - GK - 77 to 79

Ivan Franjic - 23 - 1987 - RB - 76 to 78

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Oliver Bozanic - 21 - 1989 - LM - 73 to 78

Matthew Lewis - 20 - 1990 - LM - 72 to 75

Mustafa Amini - 17 - 1993 - AM - 75 to 77

Matthew Ryan - 18 - 1992 - GK - 72 to 78

Rostyn Griffiths - 22 - 1988 - DM - 76 to 78

Michael McGlinchey - 24 - 1987 - WINGER - 80 to 81

GOLD COAST UNITED

Glenn Moss - 27 - 1983 - GK - 78 to 79

Adama Traoré - 20 - 1990 - LB - 75 to 78

James Brown - 20 - 1990 - AM/CM - 72 to 77

John Curtis - 32 - 1978 - Def - 73 to 76

Dino Djulbic - 27 - 1983 - CB/RB - 75 to 78

Robson Alves da Silva - 24 - 1986 - CM - 76 to 77

MELBOURNE HEART FC

Brendan Hammil - 18 - 1992 - CB - 75 to 76

Aziz Behich - 20 - 1990 - LB/LW - 70 to 77

Eli Babalj - 18 - 1992 - ST- 75 to 76

Adrian Zahara - 20 - 1990 - WING - 75 TO 77

Nick Kalmar - 23 - 1987 - CM - 75 to 77

Michael Marrone - 23 - 1987 - 77 to 78

MELBOURNE VICTORY

Matthew Foschini - 20 - 1990 - RB - 73 to 74/75

Mate Dugandzic - 20 - 1989 - WING/ST - 74 to 77

Diogo Ferreira - 21 - 1989 - CB/DM - 75 to 76

Robbie Kruse - 22 - 1988 - FW/WING - 78 to 80

NEWCASTLE JETS

Ben Kantarovski - 18 - 1992 - DM/Def - 80 to 81

Ljubo Milicevic - 29 - 1981 - CB - 78 to 79

James Virgili - 18 - 1992 - WING/ST - 65 to 72

Marko Jesic - 21 - 1989 - ST - 73 to 76/77

Marcello Fiorentini - 30 - 1980 - CM - 70 to 75

Ali Abbas - 24 - 1986 - WING - 75 to 77

North Queensland Fury

Brad McDonald - 20 - 1990 - LB - 70 to 76

Jack Hingert - 20 - 1990 - RB/LB - 73 to 76

Osama Malik - 20 - 1990 - CM - 73 to 76

Chris Payne - 20 - 1990 - FW - 72 to 76

Isaka Cernak - 21 - 1989 - CM - 73 to 76

David Williams - 22 - 1988 - WING/FW - 80 to 81

Andre Kilian - 23 - 1987 - LB - 75 to 76

Justin Pasfield - 25 - 1985 - GK - 75 to 76

Gareth Edds - 29 - 1981 - CM - 76 to 77

Panagiotis Nikas - 22 - 1988 - CM - 70 to 76

PERTH GLORY

Scott Neville - 21 - 1989 - RB/RM - 75 to 77

Anthony Skorish - 20 -1990 - WING/FW - 70 to 75

SYDNEY FC

Rhyan Grant - 19 -1991 - RB/DM - 73 to 75

Danning - 19 -1991 - WING - 73 to 75

Matthew Jurman - 21 - 1989 - CB/LB - 74 to 76

Dimitri Petratos - 18 - 1992 - WINGER/AM - 75 to 76

Bruno Cazarine Constantino - CF - 75 to 77

Hirofumi Moriyasu - WING ?? - 70 to 76

WELLINGTON PHOENIX FC

Marco Rojas - 19 -1991 - AM - 70 to 76/77

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Well well well, I was curious to see some of the rises and some would probably have their eyebrows' raised for Leckie and Kantarovski.

Newcastle have missed him and apparently he had a knee reconstruction last month or the start of this month (I think he got injured at the start of December). :( Hopefully he is fine (if being maybe a little optimistic) by the u20 WC, we'll definitely need him.

Leckie to 80 was from his quality before his knee injury and should come back this weekend possibly. As long as he's ready and firing later in the year. ;) Both of those two in fact. Both are future Socceroo stars - especially with their potential. Probably the two young standouts in the A-League pretty much.

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Risers - so far

ADELAIDE UNITED

Mark Birighitti - 19 - 1991 - GK - 72 to 75 - Correct

Matthew Leckie - 19 - 1991 - RW/FW - 77 to 79 - Up to 80

In-Sup Shin - 21 - 1989 - AM -72 to 75 - Released/drafted by a Korean team.

Iain Ramsay - 22 - 1988 - WINGER - 75 to 77 - Correct

Marcos Flores - 25 - 1985 - AM - 78 to 80 - Stayed

BRISBANE ROAR

Luke DeVere - 21 - 1989 - CB - 78 to 80 - Correct

Luke Brattan - 20 - 1990 - CM - 70 to 75 - Up to 73

Costa Barbarouses - 20 - 1990 - FW - 74 to 79 - Up to 80

Mitch Nichols - 21 - 1989 - AM/CM - 77 to 78 - Correct

Matt McKay - 28 - 1983 - CM/AM - 80 to 82 - Correct

Erik Paartalu - 24 - 1986 - DM/CM - 76 to 78 - Correct

Matthew Smith - 28 - 1982 - CB - 75 to 79 - Up to 78

Michael Theoklitos - 29 - 1981 - GK - 77 to 79 - Up to 80

Ivan Franjic - 23 - 1987 - RB - 76 to 78 - Correct

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Oliver Bozanic - 21 - 1989 - LM - 73 to 78 - Correct

Matthew Lewis - 20 - 1990 - LM - 72 to 75 - Up to 77

Mustafa Amini - 17 - 1993 - AM - 75 to 77 - Up to 76

Matthew Ryan - 18 - 1992 - GK - 72 to 78 - Up to 77

Rostyn Griffiths - 22 - 1988 - DM - 76 to 78 - Correct

Michael McGlinchey - 24 - 1987 - WINGER - 80 to 81 - Stayed

GOLD COAST UNITED

Glenn Moss - 27 - 1983 - GK - 78 to 79 - Correct

Adama Traoré - 20 - 1990 - LB - 75 to 78 - Up to 77

James Brown - 20 - 1990 - AM/CM - 72 to 77 - Up to 75

John Curtis - 32 - 1978 - Def - 73 to 76 - Correct

Dino Djulbic - 27 - 1983 - CB/RB - 75 to 78 - Up to 77

Robson Alves da Silva - 24 - 1986 - CM - 76 to 77 - Correct

MELBOURNE HEART FC

Brendan Hammil - 18 - 1992 - CB - 75 to 76 - Stayed

Aziz Behich - 20 - 1990 - LB/LW - 70 to 77 - Correct

Eli Babalj - 18 - 1992 - ST- 75 to 76 - Stayed

Adrian Zahara - 20 - 1990 - WING - 75 TO 77 - Correct

Nick Kalmar - 23 - 1987 - CM - 75 to 77 - Up to 78

Michael Marrone - 23 - 1987 - 77 to 78 - Up to 80

MELBOURNE VICTORY

Matthew Foschini - 20 - 1990 - RB - 73 to 74/75 - Stayed

Mate Dugandzic - 20 - 1989 - WING/ST - 74 to 77

Diogo Ferreira - 21 - 1989 - CB/DM - 75 to 76 - Stayed

Robbie Kruse - 22 - 1988 - FW/WING - 78 to 80 - Up to 82

NEWCASTLE JETS

Ben Kantarovski - 18 - 1992 - DM/Def - 80 to 81 - Up to 82

Ljubo Milicevic - 29 - 1981 - CB - 78 to 79 - Stayed

James Virgili - 18 - 1992 - WING/ST - 65 to 72 - Stayed

Marko Jesic - 21 - 1989 - ST - 73 to 76/77 - Correct

Marcello Fiorentini - 30 - 1980 - CM - 70 to 75 - Correct

Ali Abbas - 24 - 1986 - WING - 75 to 77 - Up to 78

TEAMS THEY HAVE NOT DONE YET

North Queensland Fury

Brad McDonald - 20 - 1990 - LB - 70 to 76

Jack Hingert - 20 - 1990 - RB/LB - 73 to 76

Osama Malik - 20 - 1990 - CM - 73 to 76

Chris Payne - 20 - 1990 - FW - 72 to 76

Isaka Cernak - 21 - 1989 - CM - 73 to 76

David Williams - 22 - 1988 - WING/FW - 80 to 81

Andre Kilian - 23 - 1987 - LB - 75 to 76

Justin Pasfield - 25 - 1985 - GK - 75 to 76

Gareth Edds - 29 - 1981 - CM - 76 to 77

Panagiotis Nikas - 22 - 1988 - CM - 70 to 76

PERTH GLORY

Scott Neville - 21 - 1989 - RB/RM - 75 to 77

Anthony Skorish - 20 -1990 - WING/FW - 70 to 75

SYDNEY FC

Rhyan Grant - 19 -1991 - RB/DM - 73 to 75

Danning - 19 -1991 - WING - 73 to 75

Matthew Jurman - 21 - 1989 - CB/LB - 74 to 76

Dimitri Petratos - 18 - 1992 - WINGER/AM - 75 to 76

Bruno Cazarine Constantino - CF - 75 to 77

Hirofumi Moriyasu - WING ?? - 70 to 76

WELLINGTON PHOENIX FC

Marco Rojas - 19 -1991 - AM - 70 to 76/77

Decent for accuracy I'd say for the ones they have done so far.

Think one of my next topics will be maybe like the stand-outs for the Olympic age group or the same for the Young Socceroos and Joeys - both in their age group WC's this year.

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Re: A-League 2010-2011

Thought i'd chime in with a few opinions.

If you're looking for a few long term hopefuls i recommend keeping an eye on the following players that play in the A-League

Adelaide United

Marcos Flores - 25yrs/78

One of the most skillful players in the League and although currently only ranked at 78 and a 25 year old, he is being courted by teams in both North and South America when his contract is up next season. Wouldnt be suprised to see him go +1 or +2 before then anyways.

Brisbane Roar

Matt McKay 28yrs/82

Im suprised this guy hasnt been picked up by other teams in Asia. He made his Debut for australia in the Asian cup and caused alot of problems for alot of teams on the left hand side. Has a really high work rate and although probably wont rise if stays playing in the A-League, snap up if he makes a move abroad.

Kosta Barbarouses 21yrs/80

Couldnt stop scoring all season and at the age of 21 has plenty of football left in him. Wouldnt rise too much more in Australia unless he got a call up for the national team - however one to watch.

Central Coast Mariners

Mustafa Amini 18yrs/76

Really a must buy if you're looking at getting in early. Borussia Dortmund are chasing him pretty heavily with CCM turning down the first offer and Borussia Dortmund saying they have put a new one on the table. Creative in the middle with pinpoint passing - even if CCM dont let him go he will leave at the end of his contract for Europe. Get on.

Bernie Ibini-Isei 18yrs/73

While not much hype as the others ive mentioned, i like the look of this kid. Came on as a sub in the grand final and caused the defence a few problems as he has decent hight and speed. Should get more game time next season and is cheap right now.

Newcastle Jets

Ben Kantarovski 19yrs/82

Plenty of talk about this guy already so i wont go too far into it. Again, 82 is a fairly high rating for an A-League player so would need to see him move abroad or get National Team apperances to improve on this - but keep an eye on.

Kaz Patafta 22yrs/75

Ive been tracking this guy since he was 16 years old and im still waiting for him to have a breakout season. He definately has the ability, but he has really lacked some oppertunities. Originally picked up by Benfica, he was sent to Melbourne on loan and then signed with the Jets a few seasons back. I rate him and although he has not shone yet, only 22 and only 1 season off being a star.

Perth Glory

Scott Neville 21yrs/77

Was rumoured to being scouted by German teams but looks to be staying with the glory. Plays moreso as a wingback from the games i saw of him last season however i prefer to see him as a RM pushing harder into attack. I rate him and i think he's got a couple of A-League rises in him.

Sydney FC

Terry Antonis - 17yrs/75

This kid wont stay in Australia for long. Was signed by Everton at 14 years of age however FFA implimented FIFA rule of overseas transfers of players u18 years and the contract was terminated. Everton plan to sign him back once he's 18 but will face stiff competition with a host of Italian and French clubs also wanting his signature. Get now.

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Re: A-League 2010-2011

Thought i'd chime in with a few opinions.

If you're looking for a few long term hopefuls i recommend keeping an eye on the following players that play in the A-League

Adelaide United

Marcos Flores - 25yrs/78

One of the most skillful players in the League and although currently only ranked at 78 and a 25 year old' date=' he is being courted by teams in both North and South America when his contract is up next season. Wouldnt be suprised to see him go +1 or +2 before then anyways.

[b']Brisbane Roar[/b]

Matt McKay 28yrs/82

Im suprised this guy hasnt been picked up by other teams in Asia. He made his Debut for australia in the Asian cup and caused alot of problems for alot of teams on the left hand side. Has a really high work rate and although probably wont rise if stays playing in the A-League, snap up if he makes a move abroad.

Kosta Barbarouses 21yrs/80

Couldnt stop scoring all season and at the age of 21 has plenty of football left in him. Wouldnt rise too much more in Australia unless he got a call up for the national team - however one to watch.

Central Coast Mariners

Mustafa Amini 18yrs/76

Really a must buy if you're looking at getting in early. Borussia Dortmund are chasing him pretty heavily with CCM turning down the first offer and Borussia Dortmund saying they have put a new one on the table. Creative in the middle with pinpoint passing - even if CCM dont let him go he will leave at the end of his contract for Europe. Get on.

Bernie Ibini-Isei 18yrs/73

While not much hype as the others ive mentioned, i like the look of this kid. Came on as a sub in the grand final and caused the defence a few problems as he has decent hight and speed. Should get more game time next season and is cheap right now.

Newcastle Jets

Ben Kantarovski 19yrs/82

Plenty of talk about this guy already so i wont go too far into it. Again, 82 is a fairly high rating for an A-League player so would need to see him move abroad or get National Team apperances to improve on this - but keep an eye on.

Kaz Patafta 22yrs/75

Ive been tracking this guy since he was 16 years old and im still waiting for him to have a breakout season. He definately has the ability, but he has really lacked some oppertunities. Originally picked up by Benfica, he was sent to Melbourne on loan and then signed with the Jets a few seasons back. I rate him and although he has not shone yet, only 22 and only 1 season off being a star.

Perth Glory

Scott Neville 21yrs/77

Was rumoured to being scouted by German teams but looks to be staying with the glory. Plays moreso as a wingback from the games i saw of him last season however i prefer to see him as a RM pushing harder into attack. I rate him and i think he's got a couple of A-League rises in him.

Sydney FC

Terry Antonis - 17yrs/75

This kid wont stay in Australia for long. Was signed by Everton at 14 years of age however FFA implimented FIFA rule of overseas transfers of players u18 years and the contract was terminated. Everton plan to sign him back once he's 18 but will face stiff competition with a host of Italian and French clubs also wanting his signature. Get now.

some good risers here... do you have any news about patafta? he doesn't look like a good buy.. he only played 150 mins and now, according to transfermarkt, is in the suad of an unknown aussie club called MANLY UNIDOS...

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Re: A-League 2010-2011

Patafta might not even be in an A-League team by the time the season starts in October. He was a big talent from the 2005 u17 WC, but since returning to Australia in 2007 he seemed to struggle for regular time and had a couple of injuries over the last year or just was left right out. A pretty big flop, but mostly due to his size not his talent. :confused: He would have been much better off staying there and getting loaned out to the second tier in Portugal.

I guess he still has time on his side.

Some ratings are a bit off for the A-League for sure (Velaphi one that comes to mind),

Amini would be a top choice (he could get loaned back if he does get bought by Dortmund or any other club soon), but I'll say so later in the year when it's best to buy.

Ibini-Isei and Antonis for sure later this year.

Some of the GC youngsters.

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