2006–07 New Zealand Knights FC season

The 2006–07 New Zealand Knights FC season was the club's second season in the Australian A-League. The club finishing in eighth place.

New Zealand Knights
2006–07 season
ManagerPaul Nevin
A-League8th
Pre-Season Cup8th
Top goalscorerNoah Hickey and
Neil Emblen (2)
Highest home attendance7,304 (vs. Newcastle Jets, 27 August 2006)
Lowest home attendance1,632 (vs. Central Coast Mariners, 28 September 2006)

PlayersEdit

SquadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Danny Milosevic
2   DF Darren Bazeley
3   DF Grégory Duruz
4   DF Che Bunce
5   DF Steven O'Dor
6   MF Neil Emblen
7   MF Richard Johnson
8   MF Scot Gemmill
9   FW Dani Rodrigues
10   FW Sean Devine
11   MF Jonti Richter
12   GK Mark Paston
13   MF Jonas Salley
14   MF Malik Buari
15   MF Adam Casey
16   MF Noah Hickey
No. Position Player
17   DF Frank van Eijs
18   MF Michael White
19   DF Sime Kovacevic
20   GK Michael Turnbull
21   FW Alen Marcina
22   DF John Tambouras
23   FW Franco Parisi
24   MF Hamza Mohammed
25   FW Campbell Banks
26   MF Fernando
27   MF Dustin Wells
29   MF Li Yan
31   MF Leilei Gao
33   DF Dean Gordon
46   MF Jeff Fleming
  DF Matt Carbon

Transfers inEdit

No. Name Nat. Pos. Signed From League Transfer Fee
3 Grégory Duruz   DF   FC Thun Swiss Super League
4 Che Bunce   DF   Waikato FC NZFC
5 Steven O'Dor   DF   South Melbourne Victorian Premier League
7 Richard Johnson   FW   Newcastle United Jets A-League
8 Scot Gemmill   MF   Oxford United English Football League Two
11 Jonti Richter   MF   Queensland Roar A-League
13 Jonas Salley   MF   South Melbourne Victorian Premier League
14 Malik Buari   DF   Woking English Conference South
15 Adam Casey   FW   Wollongong Wolves NSW Premier League
19 Sime Kovacevic   DF   Sunshine George Cross Victorian Premier League
31 Leilei Gao   MF   Beijing Guoan Loan
33 Dean Gordon   DF   Auckland City NZFC

Transfers outEdit

No. Name Nat. Pos.
7 Steve Fitzsimmons   DF
8 Ben Collett   MF
11 Zenon Caravella   MF
12 Cole Tinkler   DF
13 Jeremy Brockie   FW
14 Josh Maguire   MF
15 Joshua Rose   DF
18 Xiaobin Zhang   FW
19 Naoki Imaya   FW
20 Glen Moss   GK
21 Jeremy Christie   MF
22 Sam Jasper   MF
24 Kris Bright   DF
27 Roy Bell   GK

CompetitionsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

22 July 2006 Group StageQueensland Roar  1 : 1  New Zealand KnightsMaroochydore Soccer Club, Maroochydore
Attendance: 3,347

A-LeagueEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne Victory (C) 21 14 3 4 41 20 +21 45 Finals Series and 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Adelaide United 21 10 3 8 32 27 +5 33
3 Newcastle Jets 21 8 6 7 32 30 +2 30 Finals Series
4 Sydney FC 21 8 8 5 29 19 +10 29[a]
5 Queensland Roar 21 8 5 8 25 27 −2 29
6 Central Coast Mariners 21 6 6 9 22 26 −4 24
7 Perth Glory 21 5 5 11 24 30 −6 20
8 New Zealand Knights[b] 21 5 4 12 13 39 −26 19 Disbanded at end of season
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sydney FC were penalised three competition points following round 18 due to salary cap breaches which occurred during the 2005–06 season
  2. ^ New Zealand Knights cannot qualify for the AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.
15 September 2006 Round 4Queensland Roar  5 : 0  New Zealand KnightsSuncorp Stadium
Milicic   80'
Lynch   72'
Reinaldo   55' (pen.)
McKay   7'86'
Attendance: 15,517
Referee: Mark Shield
21 September 2006 Round 5New Zealand Knights  0 : 1  Sydney FCNorth Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Rudan   58' Attendance: 2,764
Referee: Ben Williams
6 October 2006 Round 7Perth Glory  1 : 0  New Zealand KnightsMembers Equity Stadium
Young   37' Attendance: 7,309
Referee: Craig Zetter
14 October 2006 Round 8Newcastle Jets  3 : 0  New Zealand KnightsEnergyAustralia Stadium
Rodriguez   90+1'
Musialik   86'
North   72'
Attendance: 5,275
Referee: Peter Green
22 October 2006 Round 9Adelaide United  4 : 2  New Zealand KnightsHindmarsh Stadium
Dodd   84'
Petta   56'
Veart   36'
Burns   23'
van Dommele   71' (o.g.)
Hickey   65'
Attendance: 11,600
Referee: Angelo Nardi
5 November 2006 Round 11New Zealand Knights  1 : 0  Queensland RoarNorth Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Ognenovski   7' (o.g.) Attendance: 2,675
Referee: Craig Zetter
10 November 2006 Round 12Sydney FC  4 : 0  New Zealand KnightsAussie Stadium
Petrovski   37'53'
Zdrillic   65'
Carney   89'
Attendance: 9,871
Referee: Angelo Nardi
26 November 2006 Round 14Perth Glory  4 : 1  New Zealand KnightsMembers Equity Stadium
Harnwell   10'42'60'
Despotovski   83'
Hickey   3'
Salley   8'   33'
Attendance: 6,251
Referee: Simon Przydacz
10 December 2006 Round 16Adelaide United  1 : 1  New Zealand KnightsHindmarsh Stadium
Owens   72' Gao   18' Attendance: 11,548
Referee: Angelo Nardi
17 December 2006 Round 17Melbourne Victory  4 : 0  New Zealand KnightsOlympic Park
Allsopp   35'45'
Caceres   39'
Thompson   45+3'
Attendance: 15,563
Referee: Angelo Nardi
29 December 2006 Round 18New Zealand Knights  3 : 1  Queensland RoarNorth Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Tambouras   14'
Emblen   52'
Marcina   56'
Milicic   80' Attendance: 1,903
Referee: Peter O’Leary
7 January 2007 Round 19Sydney FC  0 : 1  New Zealand KnightsAussie Stadium
Bunce   16' Attendance: 16,040
Referee: Simon Przydacz
21 January 2007 Round 21New Zealand Knights  2 : 0  Perth GloryNorth Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Emblen   32'
Buari   40'
Attendance: 4,936
Referee: Kevin Docherty

ReferencesEdit