SOCCEROOS coach Holger Osieck has defended his decision to go for experience over youth in his squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers, declaring he couldn't throw the youngsters under the bus with so much at stake.
FORMER Wellington Phoenix midfielder Alex Smith is hoping to reignite his A-League career after a disappointing season with the wooden spooners across the ditch.
RHYS Williams has paid the price for his poor season for Middlesbrough with national coach Holger Osieck overlooking the versatile defender for Australia's crucial three World Cup qualifiers in June.
WELLINGTON Phoenix have confirmed Chris Greenacre will be Ernie Merrick's assistant coach for the 2013-14 A-League season.
CENTRAL Coast Mariners have released Pedj Bojic from the final year of his contract with the talented rightback tipped for a move to Sydney FC for next season.