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Member card 2008

League: Victorian Premier League (aka the Foxtel Cup)  

Finishing Position: 9th of 14 (missed finals) 

Coach: John Anastasiadis (until round 7), Michael Michalokopoulos (from round 8) 

Captain: Dean Anastasiadis

Best and Fairest: Steven O'Dor 

Leading Goalscorer: Fernando De Moraes (9)  

President: Leo Athanasakis  

Major sponsor: Miroamer  

Apparel sponsor: Kelme  

Membership slogan: Passion is everything

No 1 ticket holder: Martin Foley[1]

Summary Edit

Following the disappointment of the 2007 season, South expected to return to the finals immediately. Instead, five losses from the first seven matches saw John Anastasiadis resign as coach. His replacement, Michael Michalokopoulos, managed to pull together a brief mid-season revival, but the side faltered during the final leg of the home and away season, finishing five points outside the finals.

At the end of the season, Michalokopoulos was re-appointed as coach[2], while Steven O'Dor won the club's best and fairest award.[3]

Southern Cross bid Edit

On 14 February 2007, South Melbourne announced their interest in becoming the second Victorian club in the A-League.[4] In June 2008 South Melbourne FC sent a letter of interest to join the league[5] and lodged an application for the second Melbourne licence as part of the Southern Cross consortium, but on 26 September 2008 Football Federation Australia announced[6] it was commencing exclusive negotiations with the rival 'Melbourne Heart' bid which went on to join the competition for the 2010-11 A-League season.

Season results Edit

Pre-season matches Edit

Opposition Result
Richmond 0-5
Heidelberg United 2-1
Melbourne Knights 3-1

Hellenic Cup matches Edit

Round Opposition Result
Group Port Melbourne 1-0
Group South Springvale Aris 2-0
Group South Springvale Serres 2-0
Quarter Final Bentleigh Greens 0-1

Victorian Premier League Season Edit

Round Opposition Venue Result
1 Heidelberg United Olympic Village 1-2
2 Coburg United Bob Jane Stadium 1-2
3 Western Suburbs Bob Jane Stadium 5-0
4 Oakleigh Cannons Jack Edwards Reserve 0-1
5 Australian Institute of Sport Bob Jane Stadium 0-2
6 Preston Lions BT Connor Reserve 2-1
7 Green Gully Bob Jane Stadium 0-3
8 Melbourne Knights Knights Stadium 0-2
9 Fawkner Blues Bob Jane Stadium 6-2
10 Altona Magic Paisley Park Soccer Complex 0-1
11 Richmond Bob Jane Stadium 1-0
12 Whittlesea Zebras Epping Stadium 1-0
13 Frankston Pines Bob Jane Stadium 3-1
14 Heidelberg United Bob Jane Stadium 1-2
15 Coburg United Knights Stadium 3-2
16 Western Suburbs Ralph Reserve 0-0
17 Oakleigh Cannons Bob Jane Stadium 3-1
18 Australian Institute of Sport AIS Field 14 0-0
19 Preston Lions Bob Jane Stadium 1-2
20 Green Gully Green Gully Reserve 0-1
21 Melbourne Knights Bob Jane Stadium 2-2
22 Fawkner Blues CB Smith Reserve 0-1
23 Altona Magic Bob Jane Stadium 1-0
24 Richmond Kevin Bartlett Reserve 0-2
25 Whittlesea Zebras Bob Jane Stadium 1-1
26 Frankston Pines Monterey Reserve 3-1

Ladder Edit

Played Wins Draws Losses Goals for Goals against Points
Green Gully 26 15 8 3 41 17 53
Melbourne Knights 26 14 10 2 47 25 52
Altona Magic 26 13 8 5 44 29 47
Heidelberg United 26 11 9 6 41 30 42
Richmond 26 11 7 8 57 35 40
Preston Lions 26 12 3 11 37 46 39
Oakleigh Cannons 26 10 7 9 28 24 37
Australian Institute of Sport 26 10 6 10 41 35 36
South Melbourne 26 10 4 12 35 32 34
Coburg United 26 9 4 13 29 40 31
Whittlesea Zebras 26 7 9 10 31 33 30
Western Suburbs 26 5 7 14 23 42 22
Fawkner Blues 26 6 3 17 22 59 21
Frankston Pines 26 4 5 17 19 48 17

Playing roster Edit

Player League Finals Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dean Anastasiadis 14 0 0 0 14 0
Hamlet Armenian 26 1 0 0 26 1
Con Blatsis 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew Bourakis 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Caldwell 20 5 0 0 20 5
Nick Curtis 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fernando De Moraes 25 9 0 0 25 9
Gianni De Nittis 23 8 0 0 23 8
Ricky Diaco 13 3 0 0 13 3
Nik Jelic 3 0 0 0 3 0
Stuart Kelly 4 0 0 0 0 0
Tony La Verde 17 1 0 0 17 1
Scott MacNicol 12 0 0 0 12 0
Billy Natsioulas 11 2 0 0 11 2
Shane Nunes 23 0 0 0 23 0
Steven O'Dor 23 0 0 0 23 0
Sebastian Petrovich 7 1 0 0 7 1
Sam Poutakidis 25 3 0 0 25 3
Stefaan Sardelic 1 0 0 0 1 0
Francesco Stella 2 0 0 0 2 0
Adem Tavsancioglu 5 0 0 0 5 0
Ramazan Tavsancioglu 21 0 0 0 21 0
Tommi Tomich 8 0 0 0 8 0
Bunyamin Vahid 4 0 0 0 4 0
Adam Van Dommele 22 0 0 0 22 0
Jose Vasquez 1 0 0 0 1 0
Robbie Wynne 14 0 0 0 14 0
Yusuf Yusuf 4 0 0 0 4 0
Goran Zoric 26 2 0 0 26 2

References Edit

  1. http://www.smfc.com.au/south-kick-off-2015-social-calendar-with-highly-successful-jersey-night/
  2. http://www.smfc.com.au/michalakopoulos-re-appointed-coach-for-200910/
  3. http://www.smfc.com.au/odor-re-signs-for-two-more-seasons/
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20140102192442/http://www.smfc.com.au/news/450/investors-chase-south-melbourne-fc-for-a-league-bid/
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20140102192245/http://www.smfc.com.au/news/661/melbourne-a-league-bid/
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20090203060943/http://www.smfc.com.au/news/677/southern-cross-fc-bid-rejected-by-ffa/

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