The Reds had a 2011-12 A-League season to forget, but have performed well in the AFC Champions League to restore hope for their fans ahead of the new domestic campaign
|2011-12: NINTH [5-12-10]
||COACH: JOHN KOSMINA
Eugene Galekovic, Osama Malik, Nigel Boogaard, Jon McKain, Iain Fyfe, Cassio, Zenon Caravella, Marcelo Carrusca, Sergio van Dijk, Dario Vidosic, Bruce Djite, Antony Golec, Teeboy Kamara, Cameron Watson, Jacob Melling, Daniel Bowles, Iain Ramsay, Fabian Barbiero, Jake Barker-Daish, Paul Izzo, Jeronimo Neumann, Fabio Ferreira, Evan Kostopoulos.
In: Marcelo Carrusca, Jake Barker-Daish, Jeronimo Neumann, Fabio Ferreira, Daniel Bowles.
Out: Milan Susak, Daniel Mullen, Evgeniy Levchenko, Francisco Usucar, Ricardo da Silva, Mark Birighitti.
|STAR MAN: Sergio van Dijk
||ONE TO WATCH: Marcelo Carrusca
|The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Indonesia, but if he stays and can recapture his form of 2010-11, it will make John Kosmina's life a lot easier.
||With a solid resume, the Argentine - provided he puts some his injury problems behind him, might bring a bit of flair on the left and could become a crowd favourite.
Adelaide would have been disappointed with their start last season, winning only one of their first 12, and will be looking to rectify that this campaign. They will have to juggle Champion's League commitments early on but, if the attacking pair of van Dijk and Bruce Djite can work well together, then they should improve.
GOAL.COM PREDICTOR: NINTH
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