Hayden Foxe named Wanderers new caretaker coach

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Western Sydney Wanderers have announced Hayden Foxe as the club’s caretaker coach following the departure of Turkey-bound Tony Popovic.

Wanderers Academy Technical Director Ian Crook has been named as assistant and Davide Del Giovine as goalkeeping coach.

Following the departure of foundation coach Tony Popovic, assistants Zeljko Kalac and Andres Carrasco have also departed the club with immediate effect.

Wanderers Chief Executive Officer John Tsatsimas said Foxe will provide strong leadership and continuity while the club conducts its due-diligence on identifying a new head coach.

“Hayden Foxe has done an outstanding job in our coaching staff since he joined us in 2015 and we look forward to seeing him lead the group while we continue our work behind-the-scenes finding the best candidate to take our club forward,” said Tsatsimas.

“As a Blacktown boy, Hayden embodies the culture and vision we have at the Wanderers and we have no doubt he will lead the team strongly during this period.”

Tsatsimas also praised Wanderers Technical Director Ian Crook and goalkeeping coach Davide Del Giovine while thanking Andres Carrasco and Zeljko Kalac for their time with the club.

“We look forward to having Ian Crook take up the assistant’s role during this key period. As someone who has taken our club philosophy into his role as Academy Technical Director for the past two seasons his experience and knowledge of this football club is invaluable,” continued Tsatsimas.

“Davide will continue with his role working across our Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Academy teams as he has since joining the club. We look forward to seeing him take the next step in his impressive career with us.

“Today we also say farewell to Zeljko Kalac and Andrès Carrasco who have both served this club with the utmost professionalism and passion during their time here – we wish them well in their future coaching careers.”


Source  :  My Football.com.au

Western Sydney Wanderers FC 0 x 0 Adelaide United-Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

Western Sydney Wanderers have edged two points clear in sixth despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Adelaide United at Spotless Stadium on Saturday night.

In a meeting between the competition’s two lowest scorers, the hosts were left frustrated as a string of lost opportunities meant their dominance went unrewarded.

Young Wanderers forward Lachlan Scott had the best sights of goal during a first period in which they were camped inside Adelaide’s half.

Daniel Margush was called on for a pair of smart saves after the restart but the Reds discovered more space going forward, albeit without penetration.

Wanderers continued to press and Kearyn Baccus flashed a late chance wide while Terry Antonis struck the crossbar with a stoppage-time free-kick as they were forced to settle for a fifth draw in six matches at Spotless Stadium.



Statistics pointed to a narrow margin and the contest proved to be just that. Western Sydney should have made more of their supremacy, but Guillermo Amor will take heart from his side’s more competitive second-half.

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Sydney FC 0 – 0 Western Sydney Wanderers FC – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

The Sydney Derby has ended in a stalemate for the first time after Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers fought out a 0-0 draw at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. In front of over 40,000 fans, the crosstown rivals cancelled each other out despite opportunities at either end throughout a hard-fought contest.

Both sides enjoyed their own moments of ascendency but were denied by top-class shot-stopping from their respective goalkeepers. Under heavy scrutiny from the home fans, Wanderers’ Vedran Janjetovic kept his club’s first clean sheet of the season against the side he departed just last month. Danny Vukovic was just as influential with his late double save preserving a point for the Sky Blues, who remain unbeaten and move five points clear of Melbourne Victory.


For the first time the Harbour City’s hottest ticket ended scoreless, though not through a lack of desire to make headlines.

Encouraged by both sets of fans, the crosstown rivals combined for 13 shots but found each other’s goalkeepers in inspired form.


With all eyes on his opposite number, Danny Vukovic proved his worth in the 81st minute with a crucial double-save just as Wanderers looked set to break the deadlock.



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Allianz sold-out as Sydney Derby fever sweeps Australia

Sydney FC players celebrate their Round 1 Sydney Derby win over the Wanderers with Sky Blues fans.

The Sydney Derby is no longer just an iconic day for sports fans in Sydney and NSW – it’s taking hold across the nation, according to the latest information on ticket sales.

Over 40,000 fans are expected to filter through the turnstiles at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night after the Sky Blues announced their Round 15 blockbuster against cross-town rivals the Wanderers is officially sold-out.

Sydney FC’s ticket sales information reveals that around 1800 fans from outside of NSW have bought tickets to the clash, with fans from Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT set to fly in for the game.

These fans are reputedly not even members of the club or the SCG Trust, with the state of Victoria making up the bulk of this number.

It’s just another sign of the growing power of the derby – and the Hyundai A-League – as a sports brand.

Large numbers of interstate supporters also represent a win for the economy of NSW with these visitors set to spend their money in and around the stadium on derby day weekend.

And of course the game is a huge ratings winner for Hyundai A-League broadcaster Fox Sports, up around 30% overall on ratings this season.

Crowds for the last five Sydney Derby clashes at Allianz Stadium

Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,388 – Saturday 26 October, 2013

Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,285 – Saturday 8 March, 2014

Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 41,213 – Saturday 18 October, 2014 – Stadium record

Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,539 – Saturday 24 October, 2015

Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers – 40,382 – Saturday 20 February, 2016


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Western Sydney Wanderers defender nominated for NAB Young Footballer Award

Jonathan Aspropotamitis has been nominated for this season's NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce Jonathan Aspropotamitis as the December nominee for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award.

The nomination is Jonathan’s first nomination for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

Aspropotamitis is the third player nominated for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award following Sydney FC players Brandon O’Neill (October) and Josh Brillante (November).

“It is an honour to be recognised by the selection panel for this nomination,” said Aspropotamitis.

“Each week I am working hard to improve and concentrate on the little things that can make me a better player.

“I am in a fantastic environment to learn and I am really enjoying my football at the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers.”

The Hyundai A-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 will be announced at the Dolan Warren Awards Night.

National Australia Bank’s Head of Property Finance, Andrew Balzan said he is delighted to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to unearth the stars of tomorrow.

“We congratulate Jonathan on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Mr Balzan.

“We are also pleased to recognise Jonathan’s nominated junior club, Queens Park FC, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game at a local grassroots level.”

NAB has generously donated a $1,500 NAB Club Recognition Award to Aspropotamitis’ nominated junior club, which includes a range of equipment along with a financial reward.

The overall winner of the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2016/17 Award will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking and financial services.

“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, we are proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding the future stars of the game. Who knows, we may even see some of the nominees donning the boots for the Socceroos in the future,” Mr Balzan continued.

Each month representatives from the FFA Technical department vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the most outstanding U-23 players in the Hyundai A-League during that period.


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Western Sydney Wanderers FC’s suspended sanction period extended

Western Sydney Wanderers fans at the Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today issued a show cause notice to Western Sydney Wanderers FC following an incident in last Saturday night’s Sydney Derby.

Following consideration of submissions received from the Club, FFA has determined to extend the suspended three (3) competition point deduction hanging over the Club until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season. The Club has advised it will not appeal FFA’s determination.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC were found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute in February this year, the resultant sanctions including a fine as well a suspended three (3) competition point deduction.

The duration of the suspended sanction was originally set for a period of 12 months until 6 February 2017, but following the incident in the Club’s supporter area at the Sydney Derby on Saturday night in which three flares were lit, Head of Hyundai A-League Greg O’Rourke stated that the time frame would now be extended.

“Following the lighting of flares on Saturday night in a section of the Western Sydney Wanderers supporter area, the suspended sanction on the club which was initially enforced up until February 2017 will now be in place up until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 regular season,” O’Rourke said.

“While we will always consider a range of factors in assessing the seriousness of any anti social behaviour, the message is simple. If there’s a recurrence of the incident from last Saturday night involving flares identified to be let off in the Western Sydney Wanderers supporter area throughout the remainder of the regular season, FFA may well be left with no alternative other than to deduct points from the club.

“I have spoken with Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas today and he has expressed his displeasure in what occurred on Saturday night and the Wanderers understand the seriousness of the situation.

“The club will reconnect with their members again this week given a few persons chose to ignore the communication and strong stance against the lighting of flares from John Tsatsimas, Head Coach Tony Popovic and captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley last Friday.”

O’Rourke stated FFA were continuing to investigate the incident from Saturday night and would continue to work with the club to stamp out the actions of a small minority.

“We will continue to work with the authorities and the venue to identify those responsible and proceed with the recently revised FFA banning procedures to ensure the actions of a few do not ruin the experience for the vast majority,” O’Rourke said.

Over 106,000 fans attended matches in Round 1, including a Hyundai A-League attendance record of 61,880 at the Sydney Derby.

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The top 5 Sydney Derbies

Shinji Ono and Alessandro Del Piero are two of the biggest names to play in the Sydney Derby.

The Sydney derby is likely to break the Hyundai A-League attendance record on Saturday night when Western Sydney Wanderers host Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium.

With ticket sales reportedly north of 60,000 already, the record-holding mark of 55,436 from the 2006 A-League Grand Final at Etihad Stadium – famously won 6-0 by Melbourne Victory – is set to be overhauled.


Saturday night is set to be a huge occasion in the history of a fixture that has quickly grabbed the attention of Sydney and Australia.

In the lead-up to a history-making moment for the A-League, Goal Australia has taken a look at the top five Sydney derbies.

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5 – The inaugural derby

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-1 Sydney FC

October 20, 2012

Parramatta Stadium

You always remember your first, right?

This match was perhaps not the best in terms of action that we’ve seen in a Sydney derby but it was a sign of things to come as Wanderland rocked to the chants of rival supporters.

Sydney FC marquee Alessandro Del Piero decided the contest from the spot in dramatic circumstances early in the second half.


The veteran Italian converted his first penalty but was forced to take it again due to encroachment from his team-mates and although Ante Covic saved the second attempt, Del Piero lifted the rebound into the net before wheeling away to celebrate with the travelling Sky Blues supporters.

Western Sydney, who had started their first A-League season in poor shape, notched their maiden win the next week away to Brisbane Roar.

4 – Smeltz’s late show

Western Sydney Wanderers 1-2 Sydney FC

January 16, 2016

Parramatta Stadium

Sydney FC stretched their unbeaten run in the derby to six games in this edition, with the Sky Blues notching an unprecedented third consecutive win.

The visitors took the lead when Jacques Faty headed the ball home in the 22nd minute, with Wanderers goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne unable to collect Seb Ryall’s centring header from a corner.

Dario Vidosic equalised in superb fashion in the 58th minute, curling his shot inside the far post and sparking the home fans.

But Sydney had the last laugh.

Substitute Shane Smeltz smashed the ball past Redmayne in the 90th minute from Matt Jurman’s knockdown as the Sky Blues fans celebrated again.

3 – Wanderers’ successful invasion

Sydney FC 0-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

October 26, 2013

Sydney Football Stadium

This game was arguably the moment that the Sydney derby came of age.

Having won the A-League premiership in their inaugural season, Western Sydney went to the Sky Blues’ home turf in the third round of the 2013-14 campaign looking to prove themselves as the Harbour City’s biggest club.

With one end of Allianz Stadium covered in Red-and-Black, the Wanderers’ fans certainly made a statement and on the pitch goals to Iacopo La Rocca and Shinji Ono saw Tony Popovic’s men secure victory.


Ono was central to the Wanderers’ win, with La Rocca nodding the Japanese midfielder’s free-kick into the net in the 11th minute.

Western Sydney’s marquee then produced one of the best goals the derby has seen, flicking the ball over one opponent, nodding it on and then shooting past Vedran Janjetovic on the turn.

2 – The Og Monster gets angry

Sydney FC 3-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

October 18, 2014

Sydney Football Stadium

Sasa Ognenovski left an indelible mark on this derby as Sydney FC came back from the death.

Western Sydney surged to a 2-0 lead inside 25 minutes as Mark Bridge volleyed Romeo Castelen’s cross into the net and then Sydney goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic misjudged a looping ball and punched it into his own net.

Sydney dragged themselves back into the contest in first-half stoppage time thanks to Corey Gameiro’s goal and Ognenovski levelled the match in the 49th minute.

The Wanderers’ hopes of victory weren’t helped when Vitor Saba was shown a straight red card for a nasty challenge – Ognenovski would be suspended after the fact for slapping the Brazilian in the ensuing melee – and Alex Brosque struck the winner for the Sky Blues with 11 minutes left.


The enduring image of this derby, however, is Ognenovski, who had a running battle with Brendon Santalab throughout the game, pushing Janjetovic away from cramping opponent Brendan Hamill as the goalkeeper attempted to help the Western Sydney defender.

1 – Bulut can’t save Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 3-4 Sydney FC

February 28, 2015

Parramatta Stadium

The highest-scoring Sydney derby is unsurprisingly Goal Australia’s favourite.

Sydney looked to be in control early away from home as an Ante Covic own goal, plus a double from Marc Janko, saw the Sky Blues surge into a 3-0 lead by the 24th minute.


Iacopo La Rocca dragged Western Sydney back into the game just past the half-hour mark but it was debutant Kerem Bulut, who briefly turned the match on its head.

Bulut struck either side of half-time, with his second goal coming in a haze of flare smoke from the edge of the area and prompting the striker to rip off his shirt and embrace the RBB.

But Sydney recovered and with 16 minutes left, Terry Antonis struck the winning goal to clinch an incredible win.


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Hyundai A-League 2015/2016 preview:Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Adelaide United

This one has a finals feel to it as two sides with genuine aspirations for the Premiers Plate meet at Wanderland in a Saturday night blockbuster.


Saturday, 19 March 2016

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Adelaide United

Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta

Kick-Off: 7:30 PM (Local) (7:30 PM (AEDT))

Referee: Takuto Okabe (Japan)

Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick

Assistant Referee 2: Greg Taylor

Fourth Official: Strebre Delovski

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Local Radio SA, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live.

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To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 2.Shannon COLE, 3.Scott JAMIESON, 4.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Mitch NICHOLS, 7.Romeo CASTELEN, 8.DIMAS, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 14.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 15.Kearyn BACCUS,16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 17.ALBERTO, 18.ANDREU, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 30.Liam REDDY (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Brendan HAMILL (promoted), 14.Golgol MEBRAHTU (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil

Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) (c), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 6.Stefan MAUK, 8.ISAIAS, 9.Sergio CIRIO, 10.Marcelo CARRUSCA, 11.Bruce DJITE, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 14.George MELLS, 15.Ben WARLAND, 16.Craig GOODWIN, 17.Mate DUGANDZIC, 20.John HALL (gk), 24.Bruce KAMAU, 25.Ruon TONGYIK, 26.Jordan PUDLER

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 12.Mark OCHIENG (promoted), 25.Ruon TONGYIK (promoted), 26.Jordan PUDLER (promoted)

Outs: 23.Jordan ELSEY (suspended – 1 week)

Unavailable: 7.PABLO SANCHEZ (hamstring – 1 week), 19.Eli BABALJ (knee – season), 21.Tarek ELRICH (groin – 3 weeks)


They’ve both enjoyed the view at the Hyundai A-League summit in last fortnight but it will be 2v3 when the Wanderers host the Reds on Saturday night.

With the other two sides in top four – Roar and City – squaring off on Friday night a win will go a long way to securing an all-important top two finish.

The spoils have been shared in the sides’ two previous encounters this season, with neither team able to find the back of the net when they last met at Pirtek back in Round 13.

The Reds will have the benefit of two extra days rest after their record unbeaten run came to an end against City last weekend, while the Wanderers will need to be more clinical in their finishing having edged past the Jets.

Japanese FIFA referee Takuto Okabe will take charge of the match as part of the A-League’s continuing partnership with the JFA.


•       Western Sydney are undefeated in their last three matches against Adelaide United, though both of their last two encounters ended in a draw.
•       The Wanderers have never lost to Adelaide United at home, outscoring them 10-3 in clashes at Pirtek Stadium.
•       Adelaide United have kept a clean sheet in four of their last seven matches away from home, including each of the last two and a 0-0 draw at Western Sydney in Round 13.
•       The Reds have won their last five matches away from home and a sixth straight win would set a new club record for most consecutive wins on the road.



Western Sydney midfielder Andreu is the only player to have scored in this fixture this season, having netted at either end in the 1-1 draw back in Round 2.

Tony Popovic’s side have all been chipping in on the scoresheet of late, with five different players responsible for the side’s last six goals – and that group doesn’t include joint top scorers Mark Bridge and Mitch Nichols.


Bridge led the line in last week’s tight win in Newcastle after being sidelined with injury and will be eager to get his season tally into double figures in front of the home fans.

Adelaide have also been scoring as a collective this season with no player scoring more than six goals.

City’s tactics last weekend may have given sides a blueprint for how to beat the Reds, however the defensive lapse that led to Nick Fitzgerald’s winner will no doubt have been addressed.


Craig Goodwin and Dylan McGowan. The pair are set to make their 50th A-League appearance for Adelaide United this weekend.


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Prediction: Wanderers 1 Adelaide 1

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