John Greco

Halloran flying for Fortuna Dusseldorf

Halloran flying for Fortuna Dusseldorf Former Hyundai A-League flyer Ben Halloran has continued to stake his claim for a place in the Socceroos' World Cup squad. Halloran is hitting form at just the right time for Bundesliga 2 club Fortuna Dusseldorf, scoring in their 3-1 home win over Aalen on the weekend. It was the 21-year-old's third goal in his last 11 appearances for Fortuna, who have consolidated their position in mid-table.


Aussies Abroad | Leckie scores match winner

Aussies Abroad | Leckie scores match winner With the World Cup now less than three months away, pressure is on our Aussies Abroad to perform for their club sides if they're to be selected for Brazil. Striker Mathew Leckie continues to push his credentials as one to lead the line for the Socceroos, netting another match winner for his club side FSV Frankfurt this weekend. The 23-year-old scored the solitary goal of the game for the second week in a row, this time against FC Ingolstadt, getting on the scoresheet just shy of the ... » Read more


Aussies Abroad | Oar on the board

Aussies Abroad | Oar on the board A host of Socceroos named in Australia’s squad to take on Ecuador in mid-week had one last chance to push their credentials for a starting berth at The Den. Meanwhile some players who missed out on the latest national squad also gave coach Ange Postecoglou some food for thought. Winger Tommy Oar was the standout performer, scoring a peach of a goal for club side FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie. The 22-year-old darted through midfield, evading a couple of defenders before unleashing ... » Read more


Aussies Abroad | Ben Halloran nets for Dusseldorf

Aussies Abroad | Ben Halloran nets for Dusseldorf Midfielder Ben Halloran prospered this morning, netting the equaliser for Fortuna Dusseldorf against 1860 Munich. In Halloran's 12th appearance for the season, he scored his second goal, netting in the 70th minute of the fixture, with the 1-1 draw leaving Dusseldorf mid-table. The 21 year old was withdraw with nine mintures remaining, as neither side could find a winner. Over in the Netherlands, Jason Davidson and Tommy Oar both player full matches for their clubs, although ... » Read more


Aussies Abroad | Sainsbury sidelined

Aussies Abroad | Sainsbury sidelined Former Central Coast Mariners defender Trent Sainsbury has had victory in his Dutch debut soured with news he fractured his knee during the contest. In his first appearance for PEC Zwolle following his transfer from Gosford to the Eredivisie club, Sainsbury played 72 minutes as his new club recorded a come from behind 2-1 win over FC Utrecht. However the 22-year-old was forced to come off after suffering a freakish injury on a water sprinkler on the field of play. He has since ... » Read more

Damien Bellemore, FFA

Aussies Abroad | Keepers fly the flag

Aussies Abroad | Keepers fly the flag There were loads of Aussies flying the flag overseas this Australia Day long weekend, with Schwarzer and Jones both keeping cleansheets in the FA Cup. Former Brisbane Roar striker Kwame Yeboah has seemingly taken little time to settle in Germany and was the first player on the scoresheet in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-3 draw in a club trial. The 19-year-old fired in the opener on 11 minutes and was withdrawn at half-time as he seeks to get accustomed to Germany’s style of ... » Read more

Matthew Connellan, FFA

Aussies Abroad | Schwarzer and Jones keep Cup clean sheets

Aussies Abroad | Schwarzer and Jones keep Cup clean sheets A busy weekend of FA Cup action saw rare first-team appearances for Mark Schwarzer and Brad Jones. Schwarzer was drafted into Chelsea's side against Derby County. The Australian legend was largely a spectator as the Premier League powerhouse stretched their legs in the second half, recording a 2-0 win thanks to goals from John Obi Mikel and Oscar. Schwarzer, 41, did make one late save to prevent Chris Martin pulling a goal back for a spirited Derby side, who are coached by former ... » Read more

Damien Bellemore, FFA

Aussies Abroad | Liverpool defender Smith makes debut

Aussies Abroad | Liverpool defender Smith makes debut While we've been spoiled with games during Summer football there's been plenty of Aussies in overseas action throughout the Christmas period. Here's a recap of some of the performances from our Aussies abroad who are not on hiatus. Australian born defender, Brad Smith, made his first-team debut for Liverpool overnight. The teenager was an unused substitute for Liverpool's defeat by Manchester City, but came on against English powerhouses Chelsea, in this morning's top of the table ... » Read more

Matthew Connellan, FFA

Aussies Abroad | Ryan continues to star in Belgium

Aussies Abroad | Ryan continues to star in Belgium Mathew Ryan continued his impressive start to his career in Europe, saving a penalty as Club Brugge beat KAA Gent 3-1. Ryan, looking to lock in the position of Socceroos first choice goalkeeper for the World Cup, faced up to the penalty in the 67th minute. A goal would have pout KAA Gent back into the contest, but Ryan plunged to his right to make a superb save. The win sent Club Brugge second in the Belgian League and there are reports coming out of Belgium that Ryan will ... » Read more

Damien Bellemore, FFA

Aussies taste Champions League success

Aussies taste Champions League success Aussies Mark Schwarzer, James Holland and Robbie Kruse have all enjoyed victories with their respective clubs on the final matchday of the group stage in UEFA’s Champions League. Schwarzer and Holland both played full matches as Chelsea accounted for Steaua Bucuresti and Austria Wien enjoyed a stunning victory over FC Zenit this morning. Meanwhile Robbie Kruse helped Bayern Leverkusen into the knockout stage of Europe’s elite competition, with their narrow win away to Real Sociedad ... » Read more