A-League snapshot - Round 26

Melbourne Victory (1) v North Queensland Fury (9) Friday, 5 February 2010, Etihad Stadium, 8.00pm local

Melbourne Victory (1) v North Queensland Fury (9)
Friday, 5 February 2010, Etihad Stadium, 8.00pm local

- A crowd of more than 12,253 at Etihad Stadium this weekend will ensure Melbourne Victory attains an average home-and-away season crowd of more than 20,000 – this would be the fourth season in a row the Victory has topped 20,000 for its average home crowd in the home-and-away season.

Central Coast Mariners (8) v Newcastle Jets (6)
Saturday, 6 February 2010, Bluetongue Stadium, 6.00pm local

- A draw between these teams would be the eighth draw between these two sides, which would be the most number of draws between any two Hyundai A-League teams.

Adelaide United (10) v Brisbane Roar (7)
Saturday, 6 February 2010, Hindmarsh Stadium, 7.30pm local (8.00pm AEDT)

- A win for Adelaide United will provide at least some hope of finishing above last spot on the final Hyundai A-League ladder, which would be the first time an Adelaide club has finished at the bottom of an Australian national league ladder since 1981 (West Adelaide).

Sydney FC (3) v Perth Glory (4)
Sunday, 7 February 2010, Parramatta Stadium, 5.00pm local

- Sydney FC’s next win will be the club’s 50th win in a Hyundai A-League match.

Gold Coast United (2) v Wellington Phoenix (5)
Sunday, 7 February 2010, Skilled Park, 6.00pm local (7.00pm AEDT)

- Wellington Phoenix will be aiming to not lose to Gold Coast United, becoming the only team that Gold Coast were not able to defeat in their inaugural Hyundai A-League season.

Birthday celebrations
- David Dodd (Brisbane Roar) turns 25 on Monday, 1 February
- Fred Agius (North Queensland Fury) turns 26 on Tuesday, 2 February
- Adama Traore (Gold Coast United) turns 20 on Wednesday, 3 February
- Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix) turns 29 on Wednesday, 3 February
- Matthew Leckie (Adelaide United) turns 19 on Thursday, 4 February
- John Aloisi (Sydney FC) turns 34 on Friday, 5 February

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