Scott Jamieson has signed for Melbourne City after a season playing in Sweden.

Scott Jamieson has signed for Melbourne City after a season playing in Sweden.

The transfer season is in full swing with plenty of new signings across the Hyundai A-League. Here’s a quick summary of all the transfers and new recruits over the last week.

Daniel De Silva

The young Australian playmaker has joined the Central Coast Mariners for the next three years after spending two seasons in the Netherlands with Roda JC.

Scott Jamieson

The former Western Sydney Wanderers defender has returned to the Hyundai A-League after a year in Sweden and has signed a three-year-deal with Melbourne City.

Oriol Riera

The Spaniard has spent the last four seasons in La Liga with Osasuna and Deportivo La Coruna and joins the Wanderers as a marquee on a two-year deal.

Corey Gameiro

After a couple of injury-plagued seasons at Melbourne City and Sydney FC, the 24-year-old attacker is hoping for a fresh start after joining Brisbane Roar for the upcoming season.

Josh Rose

The experienced defender has comeback at the Mariners – where he won a Championship in 2013 – after spending last season at Melbourne City.

Source  :  Football Federation Australia

Scott Jamieson has started his IFK Gothenburg career in impressive fashion with a 1-0 Europa League win over Qarabag.

Scott Jamieson has started his IFK Gothenburg career in impressive fashion with a 1-0 Europa League win over Qarabag.

Scott Jamieson has started his IFK Gothenburg career in impressive fashion, completing a full shift in a 1-0 Europa League win over Qarabag.

Jamieson was thrilled with IFK’s performance in the first leg of their play-off for a spot in the Europa League group stage on Thursday, with Mads Albaek’s 56th-minute goal handing the Swedish club victory at home.

Having joined IFK last week from Western Sydney Wanderers, Jamieson was named in Jorgen Lennartsson’s starting line-up for the vital continental match and impressed against Qarabag’s Brazilian striker Reynaldo on a number of occasions, while also looking to get forward from left-back. Speaking to IFK’s website after the match, Jamieson said: “The entire team put in a great effort but we’re not there yet. “Now we have to let go of this and focus Hammarby in the league on Sunday.”

IFK will face Qarabag in the play-off second leg in Azerbaijan on August 25.

 

Football Federation Australia

Western Sydney Wanderers revamp gets big boost from Scott Jamieson signing

May 31, 2015

Sebastian Hassett

Heading over: Scott Jamieson.

Heading over: Scott Jamieson. Photo: Getty Images

The overhaul of the Western Sydney Wanderers squad by coach Tony Popovic has taken a significant step forward with the signing of Perth Glory left-back Scott Jamieson and the upgrade of Australian under-20 international defender Jonathan Aspropotamitis.

Coming off perhaps the best season of his A-League career, Jamieson looked to have entrenched himself at the Glory but the salary cap scandal that saw the club excluded from the finals also gave players the opportunity to leave the club if they desired.

Jamieson and goalkeeper Danny Vukovic have been the first to take advantage, with Jamieson penning a two-year with the Wanderers while Vukovic has been mulling interest from the Wanderers and Melbourne Victory. It is understood that he is favouring a move to the A-League champions, who recently released Nathan Coe.

Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas said Jamieson’s signature was critical in filling a key position on the field.

“We’re bringing another Western Sydney international home,” Tsatsimas said. “The Wanderers aim to inspire and provide a pathway for the youth of Western Sydney and having another one of our own in the first team helps show them what is possible.

“Scott has had a standout season at Perth Glory and we’re delighted to have him on board. He can play anywhere on the left flank and will add strength to our defensive and attacking stocks.”

Youth team product Aspropotamitis was one of few bright spots for the Wanderers as their A-League season fell apart, with the 18-year old showing tremendous composure as a central defender, even winning his way into Paul Okon’s under-20 national setup.

“Jonathan has impressed everyone at the club with his attitude and application since bursting onto the scene this year,” Tsatsimas said. “He has done well and is further testament to our commitment to youth as one of five debutants from the youth team this season as well as one of eight current Young Socceroos at the Wanderers.”

 

The Sydney Morning Herald

Perth Glory sign Irish international

Perth Glory have pulled off a major coup with the signing of Irish international Andy Keogh.

Perth Glory have pulled off a major coup with the signing of Irish international Andy Keogh.

Perth Glory have announced the signing of Republic of Irelandinternational Andy Keogh on a two-year contract with a further one year option that will see the striker wear the number 9 shirt at Glory until the end of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.
Dublin born Keogh started his footballing career as a junior at Leeds United, before making a move to Scunthorpe United in 2005 that saw him make 86 appearances and score 19 goals. In 2007 he completed a transfer to Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers for an estimated A$1.0 million.
Keogh went on to make 118 appearances for Wolves and was a key member of the team that won promotion to the Barclays Premier League for the 2010/2011 season. He has made over 250 appearances in the English Premier League and Championship over the past 7 years for Wolves, Cardiff City, Bristol City, Millwall and Blackpool.
The 28-year-old finished the recent 2013/14 Championship season at Blackpool, with goals against Nottingham Forest and Wigan securing the club’s position in the Championship for the 2014/15 season.
Keogh made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 2007 and has already achieved 30 caps and scored two goals including the equaliser in Giovanni Trapattoni’s first match in charge, a 1–1 draw with Serbia in a friendly match at Croke Park, Dublin, a goal that won the FAI Goal of the Year Award.
In 2013 he was called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for six matches including games against England, Poland, and Spain, with his last appearance being against Wales in August 2013.
His move to Glory will not be the first time that he has played at nib Stadium, having made a “Man-of-the-Match” appearance for Wolves against Glory in 2009, in a game that saw Tando Velaphi pull off a spectacular save from his 40 yard second-half half volley and a driving run from the left resulting in a shot that hit the underside of the bar before being cleared to safety.
“I am looking forward to returning to Perth and to make my mark on the A-League” Andy Keogh said.
“It is a league I have followed closely over the past few years, with my family having moved to Joondalup in recent years and through my close friendship with Millwall defender and former ECU Joondalup player Shane Lowry.” he added.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me at Perth Glory and I believe my experience in the Championship will help me adapt quickly to the A-League. “
The 183cm striker will join his Perth Glory teammates for pre-season training which commences on June 18.
“It’s another positive signing for Perth Glory. Andy is an exciting player, very hard-working, and someone who play’s football to win and to score goals.” Perth Glory CEO Jason Brewer said.
“I met up with Andy earlier this month in the UK, he’s got a fantastic attitude and it’s great to be able to bring a player of such quality and experience into the Perth Glory squad for the upcoming season.” He added.
Andy Keogh joins recent signings Ruben Zadkovich, Diogo Ferreira, Dino Djulbic and Youssouf Hersi as Head Coach’s Kenny Lowe’s signings for the Club during the 2014/15 A-League off season.
In further good news for the club, on-loan goalkeeper Danny Vukovic will arrive back in Perth next week after an agreement was reached with J-League club Vegalta Sendai to an early release from his five month spell at the club.
Full Name: Andrew Declan Keogh
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 1.83m
Weight: 70kg
Position: Striker
Previous Clubs:
Leeds United
Scunthorpe United
Bury
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cardiff City
Bristol City
Millwall
Blackpool
Current Hyundai A-League Contracted Squad for Season 2014/15:
Andy Keogh, Dino Djulbic, Ruben Zadkovich, Youssouf Hersi, Diogo Ferreira, Daniel De Silva, Jack Clisby, Brandon O’Neill, Danny Vukovic, Rostyn Griffiths, Michael Thwaite, Cameron Edwards, Nebojsa Marinkovich, Jamie Maclaren, Sidnei Sciola Moreas, Chris Harold, Josh Risdon, Scott Jamieson, Matthew Davies, Riley Woodcock, Harry O’Brien, Jack Duncan.
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Source : Football Federation Australia

Wild Wild West: Perth Glory no Crisis Club?

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 8:56 PM

Wild Wild West: Perth Glory no Crisis Club?

Injured Perth Glory defender Scott Jamieson has denied the club is in crisis despite plenty of infighting occurring at the under-siege A-League side.

Following last Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Western Sydney – Perth’s third consecutive loss and their sixth match without a win – Glory marquee man William Gallas was seen arguing with assistant coach Andy Ord after the former French international hashed up a clearance, leading to a Wanderers’ goal.

Reports have also emerged skipper Jacob Burns had a bust-up with on-loan Reading youngster Ryan Edwards at training, with Burns’ role in the sacking of Edwards’ father Alistair as Glory coach last year almost certain to be an ongoing source of tension between the pair.

But with the club in damage control, the Glory attempted to look at the positives, wheeling out Jamieson for Wednesday’s press conference as the 25-year-old begins his comeback from a serious Achilles injury.

Yet the doom and gloom surrounding the team was hard to ignore and soon enough Jamieson found himself facing the music about disharmony within the ranks.

“I can say on behalf of myself and I think most of my teammates that we are (working towards the same goal),” Jamieson told the West Australian.

“You’d have to probably ask individuals, but we are.

“We’re a club that is going through a tough time due to results, nothing else.

“Each and every one of us needs to be old enough and mature enough to leave it on the pitch,” he added.

“We’ve talked about things and we’ve moved on.

“It’s about working towards winning games and trying to get this club off second bottom.”

A one-time Socceroo, Jamieson said the extended break had made him take stock of his career.

“You never quite realise how much you appreciate and miss the game until you get an injury like this,” he told the club website.

“I have never really had a long-term injury before this one, so it makes you sit back and really look at how much playing means to you.

“I’ve only just returned to being able to do sustained running, so my goal now is to return to action for the new Perth Glory NPL side at some point before fighting for my place in the team for the start of the 2014/15 Hyundai A League season.”

 

Source : Football Federation Australia

Team of the Week | Round Seven

Monday, 25 November 2013 5:28 PM

Team of the Week | Round Seven

There were some spectacular goals scored in Round Seven of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League which sees an attacking lineup named in this week’s Team of the Week.

Player of the Round: Adam Taggart

There’s little doubt Adam Taggart is the form player of the competition, which sees him named as player of the round for a second consecutive week. The Jets frontman backed up his brace against Brisbane with a hat-trick in yesterday’s win against the Heart and has now scored six goals in his last three matches. Newcastle couldn’t buy a goal at the start of the season but the striker has fired the Jets into third on the ladder. Taggart’s form will have no doubt caught the eye of Ange Postecoglou as the modest 20-year-old seeks to add to his four Socceroo caps.

Team of the Week | Round Seven

 

Goalkeeper: Nathan Coe

The Victory custodian was in supreme form in round seven and amazingly was the only ‘keeper to maintain a clean sheet despite his side playing the entire second half with 10 men. Victory’s defence was exposed by the sending off of centre back Adrian Leijer but Coe was up to the task. The 29-year-old made several saves, including a second half penalty which proved to be the turning point of the match as Victory ran out comfortable winners against the Reds.

Defenders:

Scott Jamieson: The Glory defender had been in sublime form at the back this season that had coach Alistair Edwards calling for him to be included in the Socceroos squad. Unfortunately for Jamieson his season appears over after he ruptured his achilles tendon in the second half of Perth’s last-minute loss to the Mariners. Jamieson laid on a beautiful through ball to create the opening goal of the match for his side but they were unable to hold on without him on the pitch.

Sebastian Ryall: The Sydney FC centre back has taken his game to another level in recent weeks and has been a large part of the Sky Blues recent resurgence. While his fellow defenders have seen red in recent weeks Ryall has been a constant in a defensive line that has only leaked three goals in their last three games. Add to this the fact that Ryall laid on the winner in injury time and he is a definite starter in our team of the week.

Louis Fenton: The young Kiwi international had to put his World Cup disappointment behind him when the Phoenix travelled to Sydney in Round 7. The industrious defender played the final half hour in the loss to Mexico but helped the All Whites grab two late goals. Fenton was again on his game against the Sky Blues and has been one of the Nix most consistent performers this season. The 20-year-old was a constant threat down the right flank as the Phoenix suffered a heart-breaking last minute defeat.

Midfielders:

Ivan Franjic: The Roar midfielder has been in amazing form this season, which culminated in his call up to the recent Socceroos squad. Franjic was one of our best performers in the win against Costa Rica and backed up his performance in the win over the Wanderers. He struck a superlative goal from outside the box to double Roar’s advantage in front of their home fans and helped Brisbane to their first win over Western Sydney.

Mitch Nichols: Nichols has been given the most starts in our Team of the Week this season, and given his performance against Adelaide it’s easy to see why. Nichols got through a mountain of work in midfield after Victory were reduced to 10-men just before half time. He capped his performance with his first goal for the Navy Blue, able to apply a composed finish in the dying stages of their win, which sent the fans at Etihad Stadium into raptures.

Mark Milligan: The Victory captain has struck up a great understanding with central partner Nichols, which helped Victory get back on the winners list and sees him also included in the Team of the Week. Milligan is another player who backed up his performance in the international break with some great work against Adelaide, his defensive prowess being called upon to shut-down numerous Reds attacking raids, especially in the second half.

Michael McGlinchey: The Mariners midfielder was another player who was playing his second game of the week after he turned out for the All Whites. McGlinchey showed no signs of fatigue in helping Central Coast to a memorable win over Perth. The 26-year-old scored one of the goals of the round when he fired in an equaliser from the edge of the box, which sees him make his first appearance in the Team of the Week.

Strikers:

Besart Berisha: The enigmatic Roar striker made his return from injury in the win against the Wanderers and it did not take long for the Albanian to remind Hyundai A-League fans of his prowess in front of goal. Berisha made a determined run through a Wanderers defence which had been the best in the league to open the scoring. He was great value for the hour he was on the pitch and his replacement Kwame Yeboah struck a wonder goal of his own.

Richard Garcia: With the Sky Blues entering the transfer market recently to sign a new striker in Ranko Despotovic, Garcia no doubt had a point to prove in the win over Wellington. The former Hull City striker showed why he should still be the man to lead the line for the Sky Blues with a scorching goal to open the scoring. Garcia showed neat footwork and a shimmy on the edge of the box to lose his man, before unleashing a shot from the top shelf that thundered into the side netting and sees him as part of a lethal front three in this week’s Team of the Week.

 

Football Federation Australia

Osieck Welcomes Young Guns to Socceroos Squad

Friday, 5 July 2013 4:03 PM

Osieck Welcomes Young Guns to Socceroos Squad

Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected 20 Australian-based players to participate in a training camp in Sydney next week (Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July 2013) as part of the Socceroos preparations for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 which will be played in the Korea Republic from 20-28 July.

Osieck has included four new players in the squad, in Josh Brillante, Andrew Hoole, Connor Pain, and Adam Taggart, who were all members of the Young Socceroos squad that recently competed at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Joshua Rose, Joshua Risden, Scott Jamieson and Matt Smith, who attended this week’s Socceroos camp on the Central Coast, have now been ommitted from the squad.

The training camp will be the last chance for players to impress Osieck before the final Socceroos squad for the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 is named on Friday 12 July.

Training Camp Squad | Sydney | 8 – 12 July 2013

Dario VIDOSIC Adelaide United FC
Eugene GALEKOVIC Adelaide United FC
Ivan FRANJIC Brisbane Roar FC
Jade NORTH Brisbane Roar FC
Mitchell DUKE Central Coast Mariners FC
Trent SAINSBURY Central Coast Mariners FC
Archie THOMPSON Melbourne Victory FC
Mark MILLIGAN Melbourne Victory FC
Mitch NICHOLS Melbourne Victory FC
Nathan COE Melbourne Victory FC
Connor PAIN Melbourne Victory FC
Joshua BRILLIANTE Newcastle Jets FC
Andrew HOOLE Newcastle Jets FC
Adam TAGGART Newcastle Jets FC
Craig GOODWIN Newcastle Jets FC
Mark BIRIGHITTI Newcastle Jets FC
Ruben ZADKOVICH Newcastle Jets FC
Michael THWAITE Perth Glory FC
Aaron MOOY Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Tomi JURIC Western Sydney Wanderers FC

For more information regarding the EAFF East Asian Cup, please visit http://www.eaff.com

 

 

Football Federation Australia

Holger Osieck selects training camp squad

Friday, 28 June 2013 5:56 PM

Osieck selects training camp squad

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck has selected 20 Australian-based players to participate in a training camp on the Central Coast, NSW, next week (Monday 1 July – Friday 5 July 2013) as part of the Socceroos preparations for the upcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 in Seoul, Korea Republic.

The training camp will be held in Tuggerah and Gosford and is the first of three camps in Australia to be held in the lead up to the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 to be held 20-28 July 2013.

Training camp squad – Central Coast 1-5 July 2013

Dario VIDOSIC – Adelaide United FC
Eugene GALEKOVIC – Adelaide United FC
Ivan FRANJIC – Brisbane Roar FC
Jade NORTH – Brisbane Roar FC
Matt SMITH – Brisbane Roar FC
Joshua ROSE – Central Coast Mariners FC
Mitchell DUKE – Central Coast Mariners FC
Trent SAINSBURY – Central Coast Mariners FC
Archie THOMPSON – Melbourne Victory FC
Mark MILLIGAN – Melbourne Victory FC
Mitch NICHOLS – Melbourne Victory FC
Nathan COE – Melbourne Victory FC
Craig GOODWIN – Newcastle Jets FC
Mark BIRIGHITTI – Newcastle Jets FC
Ruben ZADKOVICH – Newcastle Jets FC
Joshua RISDON – Perth Glory FC
Michael THWAITE – Perth Glory FC
Scott JAMIESON – Perth Glory FC
Aaron MOOY – Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Tomi JURIC – Western Sydney Wanderers FC

 

Football Federation Australia