Monday, 6 September 2010

A-League: Aussies on the rise.

Everyone knows the Robbie Fowlers and Nicky Carles but who are the guys lesser-known making an impact this year.

Here's one from each club and for this exercise I've focused on Aussies.

Perth: Todd Howarth, left-winger making a big impression despite being late to the professional game, and Tando Velaphi a case of giving a young player games games games and it's working isn't it.

Melbourne Heart: Nick Kalmar, in a crucial position in centre-midfield another Aussie nobody straight from the VPL, 22, making a big impact, and Brendan Hamill at 17 is gaining great experience.

Sydney FC. Not much choice at this club. But Rhyan Grant, is starting to improve but needs many more games.

Newcastle Jets: Ben Kantarovski, if his team survives and he gets a whole season in midfield he could have a big impact.

Fury: David Williams, Isak Cernak just two from this young team who are getting better and better.

Adelaide United: Matthew Leckie, you can't take your eyes off this guy, and Iain Ramsey is worth watching although he'll get limited game time this season.

Central Coast Mariners: Oliver Bozanic gaining confidence with every game. Smart player who can only get better with games.

Melbourne Victory: Mate Dugandzic, could make a big impact if Ernie decides where to play him. Right side might be the go Ernie!

Wellington Phoenix: No youth young players!

Brisbane Roar: Having sold all their youth we're left with Luke DeVere. Still improing and worth a look.

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