Transfer news: Liam Reddy has signed a one-year deal with Perth Glory

Liam Reddy

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Perth Glory has bolstered its goalkeeping stocks, securing the services of experienced goalkeeper Liam Reddy for the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.

The 34-year old journeyman has playedmore than 230 Hyundai A-League matches and has an impressive tally of 62 clean sheets.

The Sydney-born custodian will head to Western Australia after playing for last season’s Grand Finalists, Western Sydney Wanderers.
Reddy said he was looking forward to being part of an exciting and new era at Perth Glory, which boasts 13-WA born, or raised players and the current Johnny Warren medallist Diego Castro.

“The club has assembled a strong squad for the year and I’m really excited to be part of a Perth Glory that is showing it means business on and off the park” he said.

Ironically, Reddy was the villain for Perth and the hero for Wellington in the 2009-10 elimination final.

He saved two penalties in a shoot-out which crushed Glory’s hearts of advancing further in the play-offs and helped send the Nix to a home semi-final against the Newcastle Jets.

“That was indeed a pulsating and exciting day for me but that’s ancient history. I’m a Glory boy now and I’m coming over to do Perth and Western Australia proud” the father of three said.

Perth coach Kenny Lowe, who this week signed a new two-year deal keeping him at Glory until at least the 2018/19 season, was confident there was a healthy mix of youth and experience amongst his goalkeepers.

“Jordan Thurtell and Nick Feely have got great potential and we’ve also got someone like Liam who’s played hundreds of games and comes to us with a wealth of experience”.

 

But Lowe was quick to quash any suggestions that Reddy would be a walk-up start.

“The top spot is open. You have to earn it. Yes, Liam is a veteran when you look at his stats but it’s up to the other lads to push him and keep him honest, so I expect all the guys to fight for their place” Lowe said.

Reddy is expected to arrive in Perth at the end of the month to start training with his new teammates at the beginning of July.

 

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Hyundai A-League transfer wrap for season 2016/2017 -Liam Reddy

Liam Reddy (Released) – The shot-stopper joined Wanderers from the Mariners this season but was released at the end of the campaign. Has played for 6 clubs in the Hyundai A-League.

 

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Spot on Brisbane Roar down fellow AFC Champions League hopefuls

Sydney: Two second half penalties proved the difference as AFC Champions League Play-off side Central Coast Mariners lost 2-0 to Brisbane Roar in the A-League on Friday.

Jean Carlos Solorzano registered the Roar’s first goal as he converted his penalty with Mariners keeper Liam Reddy diving the other way on 50 minutes.

Brisbane, who are contenders in the group stage of the AFC Champions League, sealed the game as Andrija Kaluderovic calmly slotted his spot kick home in stoppage time.

The win saw Brisbane move into the A-League’s top six.

Central Coast will play Chinese side Guangzhou R&F in a qualifying play-off on February 17 with a spot in the group stage of this season’s AFC Champions League up for grabs.

The Roar are in Group G and will commence their campaign against either Beijing Guoan or Thailand’s Bangkok Glass on February 25.

Photo: Central Coast Mariners

Source : Asian Football Confederation Website

Team of the Week | Round 25

Monday, 31 March 2014 6:00 PM

Team of the Week | Round 25

One by one the teams below them have stumbled this season but Brisbane Roar continue to go from strength-to-strength and dominate this week’s top XI.

Player of the Week – Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory): Sublime performance from Victory’s number six, who showed once again why he’ll be a pivotal member of the Socceroos World Cup squad. Milligan was the architect of Victory’s equaliser against the Sky Blues when he showed plenty of desperation to win possession high up the field and send his team on the attack. Hearts would’ve been in mouths when he took a heavy knock to the knee but the holding midfielder played out the match and will hopefully not be sidelined heading into the finals.

Goalkeeper

Liam Reddy (Central Coast Mariners): Another strong performance from this vastly improved shot-stopper.

Defenders

Diogo Ferreira (Brisbane Roar): An excellent showing from the former Victory man.

Matt Smith (Brisbane Roar): The Roar skipper’s ball through to Dimi Petratos was sublime, and he bossed the backline after Heart’s early opener.

Nicola Petkovic (Sydney FC): It was a powerful display from the Serbian stopper in the Big Blue.

Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners): Under the gun early but he stormed back (no pun intended) and laid on the winner for Bernie Ibini.

Team of the Week | Round 25

Midfielders

Aaron Mooy (Western Sydney Wanderers): Ran the show from the middle of the park when the Wanderers were on top of the Mariners, particularly in the opening 45 minutes.

Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory): As above.

Gui Finkler (Melbourne Victory): Played a neat through ball for the Victory’s equaliser in an all-round strong performance.

Strikers

Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar): Caused problems all night – as he does on a regular basis for the Premiers.

Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets): Just cannot stop scoring. At this rate, the Golden Boot has his name all over it.

Dimitri Petratos (Brisbane Roar): Has flourished under Mike Mulvey at the Roar and he took his chance well in Friday night’s win over Melbourne Heart to get his team back into the contest.

 

 

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Wellington left to Roux missed chances as Mariners win

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:40 PM

Wellington left to Roux missed chances as Mariners win

Goalkeeper Liam Reddy pulled off a spectacular penalty save to ensure Central Coast christened its new home away from home with a 1-0 win over battling Wellington at a noisy North Sydney Oval on Thursday night.

Watched by a good festive season crowd of 6755 at the picturesque ground, Storm Roux’s first A-League goal in the 27th minute was enough to separate the teams, although Reddy had a big say in the outcome.

He dived low to his left to block Stein Huysegems’ firmly-hit spot kick just after half-time to preserve the Mariners’ one-goal lead after Roux was adjudged to have brought down Manny Muscat in the box.

They failed to score that time and Wellington blew another chance five minutes from the end when Jeremy Brockie shovelled the ball over the bar with only an empty net in front of him.

Reddy denied the visitors on at least half a dozen other occasions in a real man-of-the-match performance.

Equally impressive was the turn-out for the Mariners’ first home game at North Sydney, certain to be a forerunner to further matches at the historic ground in the future.

It was the first top flight game in North Sydney since Northern Spirit played there in the old National Soccer League days and the teams turned on a decent show to mark the occasion.

The goal came after a period of sustained pressure from the hosts just before the half-hour mark.

Ben Sigmund failed to clear Mile Sterjovski’s cross from the right and Roux was on hand to slam home his first goal.

It brought a tense game to life as goal scoring opportunities started to mount.

Marcos Flores and Daniel McBreen combined a few minutes later, freeing McBreen for a shot that was brilliantly saved by Glen Moss.

It was then the Mariners’ turn to come under siege and they have Reddy to thank for ensuring there was no equaliser.

He pulled off saves to deny Louis Fenton and then Jason Hicks in a frenetic five-minute period.

Reddy’s penalty block was the highlight of an entertaining second half, but Moss was equally brilliant at the other end.

He somehow deflected Nick Fitzgerald’s goal-bound effort just before the hour in a save that will be right up there with the best this season.

The win sees Central Coast climb two places to fourth while the Phoenix remain winless and second from bottom.

Central Coast Mariners 1  (Roux 27)
Wellington Phoenix 0 
Crowd: 6755

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Reddy for Mariners

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:00 AM

Reddy for Mariners

Central Coast Mariners have announced the signing of goalkeeper Liam Reddy on a one-year deal for the upcoming Hyundai A-League season.

Reddy, 32, will battle to become the Mariners’ first-choice custodian alongside 28-year-old gloveman Justin Pasfield throughout the Club’s Hyundai A-League Championship defence.

At a media opportunity in Gosford this morning Reddy expressed gratitude that the Mariners had provided him with the opportunity to recommence life as a professional footballer.

“I acknowledge that I have made mistakes in my life and football career, and as such I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mariners for providing me the chance to make amends and prove that I still have plenty to offer the Hyundai A-League,” Reddy said.

“This is my last opportunity to play at the elite level in Australia and I intend to make the most of it. I have a zero-tolerance contract at the Club, and give my guarantee that I will work hard to not only win over the fans but repay the faith that Graham (Arnold), John (Crawley) and the Mariners have shown in me.”

While Reddy’s indirections on and off the pitch are documented, Central Coast Mariners boss Arnold said the shot-stopper deserved another crack in Australia’s top flight.

“Central Coast Mariners are a Club of opportunity,” Arnold said. “At this Club we believe in second chances and Liam has trained extremely well over the past two weeks to earn his contract with us.”

“His task now is to continue to demonstrate the professionalism and maturity he has shown over the past 12 months in order to validate our decision. Put simply, if we didn’t believe he will do that and that he can add to our Club from a football perspective we wouldn’t have signed him.”

Reddy said he has been made to feel welcome at his new Club by teammates, and the Mariners’ football and administration staff.

“In the short time that I have spent training with Central Coast it has become clear to me that the Mariners possesses a culture unlike any A-League Club I have played at before,” he said.

“Everyone has been welcoming, and when the supporters get the chance to see that I am committed to working hard with John (Crawley) and Justin (Pasfield) in order to help the team win matches, I believe they will come to accept me too.”

This year Reddy played for Sydney United in the New South Wales Premier League. His other former senior Clubs include Esteghlal Tehran (Iran), Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix, Brisbane Roar, Newcastle Jets, and Parramatta Power.

 

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