Socceroos stars hail performance of Matthew Spiranovic

Courtesy:  Geelong Advertiser

CRAIG Moore’s retirement was always going to leave a gaping hole in the Socceroos’ backline but Geelong’s Matthew Spiranovic reckons he is up to filling it.
The 22-year-old has been viewed by many as one half of Australia’s central defence for the next decade.
Injury and a lack of first team football thwarted his [...]

Geelong goalkeeper Joey Didulica scores a title with Dutch team AZ Alkmaar

Author:  Bradley Green
Courtesy of:  The Geelong Advertiser
TWELVE months ago, Joey Didulica left Australia not knowing whether he would ever play another game as a professional footballer.
Didulica had spent 18 months lurching from one medical expert to the next, seeking a diagnosis to crippling headaches.
In desperation, Didulica returned home to Geelong in late 2007, spending four [...]

Spiranovic out to win Olyroos spot at training camp

Author:  Bradley Green      Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
NORTH GEELONG soccer star Matthew Spiranovic is a step closer to his dream of representing Australia at this year’s Beijing Olympics.
Spiranovic and Jan Juc’s Adrian Leijer will attend two Olyroos’ training camps, one this week and one later this month, from which coach Graham Arnold will choose his final squad to [...]

North Geelong’s Josip Skoko in line to return to Croatian club Hajduk Split

Author:  Michael Auciello  Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
JOSIP Skoko is likely to return to where his overseas career began, with the [North] Geelong soccer export likely to sign with Croatian club Hajduk Split in the next week.
The 32-year-old was released from his English Premier League club Wigan last month, and has been in discussions with three European-based clubs.
Skoko’s [...]

Joey bounces back

Author: Michael Auciello           Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
IT’S taken a long and painful recovery for Joey Didulica to realise that money can’t buy happiness.
More than 15 months on from copping a cracking strike to his chin while in goals for his Dutch club, the Geelong-born soccer export is still making his slow way back to the top of [...]

Spiranovic’s New Year’s resolution

Author: Brad Green           Courtesy: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/ 
The Olyroos’ Beijing Olympics campaign in August is his main priority, but Spiranovic also hopes to be involved with the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifying campaign that starts against Qatar in Melbourne next month.
The 19-year-old flies back to Germany today after enjoying a Christmas break at his parents’ Highton home and said [...]