Player Transfers 2014/15

The off-season is in full swing and A-League clubs are already busy refining their squads for next season. With so much movement around the league, we've done the hard work for you so you can keep track of all the ins and outs. This article will be updated regularly but if you see something incorrect or missing, please let us know.



OUT: Jon McKain, Jake Barker-Daish, Daniel Bowels, Jacob Melling (Melbourne City), Antony Golec (Western Sydney), Jeronimo Neumann (Newcastle Jets).

IN: James Jeggo (2 years, Melbourne Victory), Dylan McGowan (2 years, Hearts, Scotland).



OUT: Besart Berisha (Melbourne Victory), Diogo Ferreira (Perth Glory), Matt Acton, Julius Davies.

IN: Jamie Young (2 years, Hayes & Yeading United), Daniel Bowles (2 years, Adelaide United), Mensur Kurtishi (1 year, FK Shkëndija, Macedonia. 


OUT: Marcos Flores (Newcastle Jets), Mile Sterjovski (retired), Justin Pasfield.



OUT: Harry Kewell (retired), Orlando Engelaar, Aziz Behich (loan expired), Patrick Gerhardt, Sam Mitchinson, David Vrankovic, Jeremy Walker.

IN: Aaron Mooy (Western Sydney), Connor Chapman (Newcastle Jets), James Brown (Newcastle Jets), Jacob Melling (Adelaide United), David Villa (10-game loan, NYCFC), Damien Duff (1 year, Fulham).


OUT: Pablo Contreras (retired), James Jeggo (Adelaide United), Adama Traore, Francesco Stella, James Troisi, Tom Rogic.

IN: Besart Berisha (Brisbane Roar), Carl Valeri (3 years, Ternana Calcio, Serie B), Matthieu Delpierre (1 year, FC Utrecht).


OUT: Emile Heskey, Connor Chapman (Melbourne City), James Brown (Melbourne City), Michael Bridges (retired), Ruben Zadkovic (Perth Glory), Joey Gibbs, Josh Mitchell, Zenon Caravella, Adam Taggart (Fulham), Josh Brilliante (Fiorentina).

IN: Adrian Madaschi (1 year, Jeju United), Joshua Barresi (2 years, Western Sydney), Marcos Flores (1 year, Central Coast), Edson Montano (1 year loan, Club Barcelona SC, Ecuador), Jonny Steele (1 year, New York Red Bulls), Sam Gallagher (1 year, Hanoi T&T, Vietnam), Jeronimo Neumann (Adelaide United).


OUT: Jacob Burns (retired), Shane Smeltz (Sydney FC), Adrian Zahra, Ryan Edwards (loan expired), Darvydas Sernas (loan expired).

IN: Youssouf Hersi (2 years, Western Sydney), Diogo Ferreira (2 years, Brisbane Roar), Dino Djublic (2 years, Al Wahda, UAE), Ruben Zadkovic (2 years, Newcastle Jets), Danny Vukovic (returns from loan, Vegalta Sendai), Andy Keogh (2 years, Blackpool), Mitch Nichols (1 year loan, Cerezo Osaka), Jordan Thurtell (2 years, AIS), Richard Garcia (2 years, Minnesota United).



OUT: Alessandro Del Piero, Terry McFlynn (retired), Richard Garcia (Perth Glory via Minnesota United, NASL), Ranko Despotovic, Mitch Mallia, Marc Warren, Joel Chianese, Blake Powell, Matt Thompson.

IN: Shane Smeltz (1 year, Perth Glory), Bernie Ibini (1 year loan, Shanghai Dongya, via Central Coast), Alex Brosque (2 years [Australian Marquee], Al Ain, UAE), Alex Gersbach.


OUT: Carlos Hernandez, Leo Bertos, Stein Hysegems, Lucas Pantelis, Luke Adams.

IN: Alejandro “Alex” Gorrin (Sunderland Reserves), Nathan Burns (2 years, Incheon United, Korea).


OUT: Shinji Ono, Youssouf Hersi (Perth Glory), Aaron Mooy (Melbourne City), Michael Beauchamp, Jerome Polenz, Adam D’Apuzzo, Jerrad Tyson, Tahj Minniecon, Dean Heffernan (retired), Joshua Barresi (Newcastle Jets).

IN: Daniel Mullen (2 years), Dean Bouzanis (2 years, Carlisle United), Antony Golec (Adelaide United), Vitor Saba (2 years, Brescia Calcio, Serie B), Brendan Hamill (1 year, Siongnam Ilhwa, Korea), Romeo Castelen (2 years, RKC Waalwijk, Eredivisie).


2013/14 end-of-season break

As the domestic football season closes for another year, so does regular production of The A-League Show. It's been a fun and successful season for us as our audience grew stronger and the quality of guests we were able to bring on took the show up another notch.

Now it's time for the off-season hiatus. We'll be back in October for season 2014/15, but keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for updates throughout the off-season. If significant news breaks, there's probably a chance we'll be back on the mic to cover it. And just like you, we will of course be following the World Cup closely. Particularly the progress of the current (and former) A-League players involved. We can't wait!

One last thing before we sign off. Please take a moment to complete our 2014 Listener Survey. We value your feedback and we want to continue to improve the show, each and every episode. Your responses will help us to do so.

Thank you for your continued support. Cheers.


James, Luke and Dan.

Round 55: Roundtable

This week we’re very pleased to bring you a special A-League Show Roundtable. With the 2013/14 season done and dusted, James is joined by sports editor, Vince RugariUltimate A-League’s Justin Tickner and Asian Football Feast’s Paul Williams to reflect on the past year of football and go in-depth in discussing all the big issues currently facing the A-League, including:

- Melbourne Heart/City’s future and the City Group’s take-over strategy.
- The FFA Cup and its impact on the A-League and the football community.
- The Melbourne Derby opening the A-League season: yes or no?
- A-League All Stars, and FFA charging clubs a fee for hosting international friendlies.
- A-League independence from FFA: how and when?
- The 2014/15 season will break for the Asian Cup. How will it impact the league and the clubs?
- Asian Champions League and helping A-League clubs compete in the competition.
- Active support: are FFA doing too much or not enough?
- Marquee players: does the competition still need them and if so, how do we replace Del Piero, Ono etc?
- Stadium ownership, football specific venues and training facilities - the long term goal.
- Raising the overall standard and professionalism of the league, on and off the pitch.
- Wellington Phoenix still chasing an A-League licence renewal.
- Expansion: when and where?
- Refereeing standards: are they really that bad and how can the league make their job easier?


Round 54: 2013/14 Season Review

It's been a long, hard season but a new Champion has finally been crowned! Brisbane re-claim their spot as Australia's benchmark club by winning their third A-League title.

In our final show of the season we wrap up all the Grand Final action and look back on the season that was. And although the domestic campaign might be over, football never stops. We discuss the latest news from around the league, including the appointment of Phil Stubbins as Newcastle Jets coach, player transfers, free agents and Wellingtons EPL pre-season tournament.

Plus, we re-assess the A-League players in with a shout to make Australia's World Cup squad and look ahead to the off-season.




Round 53: Grand Final Preview 2014

This is it. Welcome to Grand Final week! As the build-up to the big game continues we review all the action from the two Semi-Finals as Western Sydney and Brisbane book their place in the decider.

We also wrap up the A-League Awards winners before Ed Wyatt joins us to discuss Frank Farina's sacking, Del Piero's departure and more.

Plus, our Grand Final preview and listener feedback. Enjoy the Final on Sunday and follow our social media accounts to get involved in the conversation on the day.