2010 Premier League All-Star Squad

(Western Knights)


(Stirling Lions)

(Western Knights)

(Cockburn City)

Branimir MIKULIC
(Floreat Athena)

(Stirling Lions)

(Western Knights)

Ludovic BOI
(Stirling Lions)


(Perth SC)

The 2010 Premier League All-Stars has been selected with the input
of non-playing representatives from the twelve Premier League clubs

The Starting Eleven

Frazer SIDDALL (Goalkeeper) - Western Knights custodian Frazer Siddall takes the All-Stars gloves for the second time in as many years. Siddall kept the most clean sheets and conceded the fewest goals of any goalkeeper over the home and away series. The year started with a Night Series final appearance which the 24-year old followed up with starring roles against Floreat Athena (R2), Balcatta (R6) and Armadale (R9). His command against Sorrento (R13), Floreat (R14) Mandurah City (R17) and Balcatta (R18) were integral in the Knights finishing top of the league for a second successive season. So how was it that Siddall was overlooked for Goalkeeper of the Year?

Ryan PEARSON (Right Back) - Since emerging onto the local scene a few short years ago Ryan Pearson has developed into one of the state’s most accomplished young defenders. Fresh from playing the summer months with Perth Glory Youth, Pearson started his ten-game State League cameo with a solid workout in Armadale’s home defeat of Floreat Athena (R5). He performed with great consistency across the winter months with contributions against Western Knights (R9), Perth SC (10), Swan United (R12) and Balcatta (R13) amongst his finest. Pearson, 21, rejoined Glory Youth late in June and recently made his A-League debut off the bench against Brisbane Roar.

Bobby WILSON (Centre Back) - The inclusion of imports such as centre-half Bobby Wilson can only better the local competition. Wilson, formerly of Stafford Rangers (England), made a positive impression in the Night Series before a best on ground display against Western Knights (R3). Partnered by fellow import Jason Gavin, Wilson’s efforts against Swan United (R10), Armadale (R11) and Perth SC (R17) led to his call-up for the State against Perth Glory. After helping Stirling win the State League Cup, Wilson’s was honoured with his club’s top prize, the Players Player of the Year.

David ANNALL (Centre Back) - If consistency is what you’re after then David Annall is your man. The Western Knights captain steered his club into the Night Series final before leading them to victory over Floreat Athena (R2), Balcatta (R6) and Perth SC (R7). Armadale (R9), Stirling Lions (R10) and Cockburn City (R11) also felt his wrath before injury forced Annall to watch from the sidelines as the Knights title charge waivered. His return steadied the ship and important contributions at Mandurah City (R17) and Stirling Lions (R22) ensured the Knights finished top of the Premier League table, and qualified for the Grand Final. Annall makes the All-Stars starting eleven for the fifth time in seven years.

Paul NATALE (Left Back) - Paul Natale’s on the ball strength, clever reading of play and knack of turning defence quickly into attack have made him one of the State League’s most reliable and accomplished performers. Amongst the early highlights of the 26-year olds fourth season with Cockburn City were eye-catching displays in losses to Perth SC (R1) and Balcatta (R5), which were punctuated by a similarly strong outing at Armadale (R3). A player who remains cool even under intense pressure, Natale’s defensive contributions against Armadale (R15), ECU Joondalup (R20), Inglewood United (R21) and Mandurah City (R22) were vital in Cockburn finishing out the relegation zone.

Branimir MIKULIC (Right Midfield) - Floreat Athena attacker Branimir Mikulic has very good reason to look back on 2010 with great fondness. Utilised wide on the right as part of his teams’ three-man attack, Mikulic bagged nine goals in the first seven league rounds with eye-catching displays against Mandurah City (R1), Perth SC (R3) and Stirling Lions (R6). Inglewood United (R11), Mandurah (R13) and Perth SC (R15) struggled to contain the big attacker, who soon after donned State colours against Perth Glory. Mikulic shone against Balcatta (R21) and scored a dramatic stoppage time winner in the play-offs verses ECU Joondalup. With 24 goals across all competitions, Mikulic was a worthy winner of Floreat’s Fairest and Best award after placing second in the Gold Medal.

David MICEVSKI (Centre Midfield) - The sight of David Micevski bursting out of midfield with the ball at his feet is sure to give even the most battle hardened coach heart palpitations. Micevski hit the ground running, starring in early defeats of Floreat Athena (R2), Inglewood United (R4) and Balcatta (R6) before orchestrating important wins over Sorrento (R13) and Floreat (R14). After playing for the State verses Perth Glory, he shone in late outings with Balcatta (R18), Perth SC (R19) and Stirling Lions (R22) to ensure the Knights finished top of the table. Micevski placed third in the Gold Medal, and won his clubs’ Fairest and Best for the second time in three years.

Shane ROBINSON (Centre Midfield) - The on the ball skills and tireless work ethic of Shane Robinson were key in Stirling Lions’ season of success. Recruited from Shamrock Rovers (Ireland), Robinson contributed heavily against Armadale (R2) and Sorrento (R5) before orchestrating a three-goal demolition of Inglewood United (R8). The Stirling captain gave his all to bring down Western Knights (R10), Perth SC (R12) - where he scored the games’ solitary goal - and Swan United (R13). After representing the State against Perth Glory, Robinson made sure Stirling gained a point against Floreat Athena (R18) and, just a few weeks later, led his team to victory on Cup Final day over the same opponent.

Ludovic BOI (Left Midfield) - It really is difficult to fathom why Stirling Lions’ attacker Ludovic Boi isn’t plying his trade at a higher level. Boi, 21, honed his skills last summer with Perth Glory Youth and announced his State League return with some dazzling play against Floreat Athena (R6) and ECU Joondalup (R7). His pace and on the ball trickery had Perth SC (R12), Swan United (R13) and Cockburn City (R16) Sorrento (R17) tied up in knots, and laid the groundwork for Boi’s match-winning contribution against Floreat on Cup Final day. Boi brought his season to close with another eye-catching display at Mandurah City (R21) and a starring role in the semi-final defeat of Floreat.

James ROBINSON (Forward) - Golden Boot winner James Robinson was a key component in Armadale’s drive for a first ever finals appearance. Robinson set his sail early, scoring six times in as many league outings with standout performances against Cockburn City (R3), Sorrento (R4) and ECU Joondalup (R6). Hat-tricks against UWA-Nedlands (Cup) and Balcatta (R13) were complimented by doubles verses Swan United (R12) and Sorrento (R16) and a State team debut against Perth Glory. Goals in each of his last four games, highlighted by doubles against ECU Joondalup (R18) and Mandurah City (R20), took Robinson to 24 for the winter, and placed the striker fourth on the Gold Medal leader board.

Andreas OLIVEIRA (Forward) - Chile-raised Andreas Oliveira is without a doubt one of the State League’s outstanding players. He started the year brilliantly, scoring in the Night Series semi-final with ECU Joondalup and a week later helping his club claim the trophy over Western Knights. A starring role at Sorrento (R2) was only a warm-up as Oliveira found the net in successive outings with Floreat Athena (R3), ECU Joondalup (R4), Inglewood United (R5) and Mandurah City (R6). He grabbed doubles against Stirling Lions (R11) and Inglewood (R17) before scoring off the bench for the State against Perth Glory. But Oliveira really hit his straps in when it counted most, scoring in both finals with Stirling before starring in the Grand Final defeat of the Knights.

The Shadow Squad

Cyril SHARROCK (Goalkeeper) - It could be argued Oliver Taseski single-handedly kept Inglewood United in the Premier League following what really was a bleak winter for the club. The 27-year old opened his eleventh season at Inglewood by holding ECU Joondalup (R1) scoreless, a feat he repeated twice in eight days as they claimed vital points from Swan United (R6) and Armadale (R7). With Inglewood locked in a relegation battle Taseski stood firm against ECU Joondalup (R13) and Mandurah City (R15) before a season defining performance at Western Knights (R16). His shot-stopping abilities earned Inglewood a vital point at Stirling Lions (R20) and another three on the final day at Sorrento (R22). Taseski gained selection ahead of Armadale’s Cyril Sharrock.

Shane NUNES (Right Back) - The defensive know-how of Shane Nunes was a vital in Cockburn City preserving their top flight status. Nunes, 26, returned from a couple of seasons at South Melbourne (Victoria) with a whole new level of confidence that he was quick to put to good use against Swan United (R2), Sorrento (R6) and Floreat Athena (R7). A month out through injury didn’t dampen his spirits with contributions against Stirling Lions (R16) and Balcatta (R17) resulting in a State team call-up. As Cockburn dangled perilously close to relegation, Nunes stepped up by nullifying the attacks of ECU Joondalup (R20) and Mandurah City (R22). Nunes’ contributions were recognised with his clubs Players Player of the Year award.

Shaun KILKELLY (Centre Back) - Opposing players know they’ll get not a moments rest when Shaun Kilkelly takes his place in the Perth SC line-up. A tough, uncompromising defender, Kilkelly moved to Dorrien Gardens over the summer and immediately established himself as a first team regular. He helped Perth lift the Night Series trophy then flexed his defensive muscle across the regular season with his efforts against Western Knights (R7, R19), Stirling Lions (R11, R12), Inglewood United (R17) and Armadale (R20) rating particularly highly. Kilkelly saved his best for when it mattered most, the 26-year old standing out on Grand Final day against the Knights to deliver Perth back-to-back State Championships. Kilkelly was favoured ahead of Adam Tong (Balcatta).

Jason GAVIN (Centre Back) - Aspiring young players would be wise to take careful note of how defender Jason Gavin conducts his business. A former professional with Middlesbrough, Gavin joined at Stirling Lions on the eve of the season from St Patricks Athletic (Ireland). Top-notch contributions littered his season, those against Sorrento (R5), Western Knights (R10), Perth SC (R11), Balcatta (R15) and Floreat Athena (R18) amongst his best. Injury forced Gavin to miss the tail end of the season but the imposing defender returned in time to feature in Stirling’s finals campaign. A State team outing and his clubs’ Fairest and Best award capped a terrific State League debut for Gavin.

Scott MUIRHEAD (Left Back) - Towering defender Scott Muirhead slotted neatly into the left side of Stirling Lions’ backline following his mid-season transfer from Dunfermline Athletic (Scotland). Having arrived at Macedonia Park early in June, Muirhead made an eye-catching State League debut off the bench against Swan United (R13) and a week later celebrated his first start with a goal away at Armadale (R14). Other highlights of his regular season include solid work-outs against Floreat Athena (R18) and Inglewood United (R20), after which he helped Stirling take out the Cup Final over Floreat. Muirhead slots into the left back role head of Perth SC’s Trent Kay.

Hayden DOYLE (Right Midfield) - Hayden Doyle’s penetrating runs into the final third made the former Perth Glory player a key component in Perth SC’s attacking artillery. The 22-year old relocated to Dorrien Gardens shortly after the regular season began and almost immediately commanded a first eleven spot thanks to his versatility and on the ball strength. He was the architect of wins over ECU Joondalup (R4), Western Knights (R7) and Armadale (R10, R22) while also catching the eye against Balcatta (R20) and throughout Perth’s finals campaign, which culminated in Grand Final victory over the Knights. Doyle’s efforts were acknowledged with fifth placing on Gold Medal night, and addition to Perth’s Fairest and Best honour roll.

Adrian WEBSTER (Centre Midfield) - The biggest single influence on Cockburn City’s winter was the tireless work ethic of Adrian Webster. In and out of the side in the first half of the season, the former New Zealand international settled by putting away six goals in five games and orchestrate important wins over Western Knights (R12), Perth SC (R13) and Armadale (R15). He caught the eye at Balcatta (R17) and represented the State against Perth Glory before producing a best on ground effort against ECU Joondalup (R20). Webster was voted Cockburn’s Fairest and Best player of 2010, despite playing only fourteen of their twenty-two league games.

Antonio NAGLIERI (Centre Midfield) - There are very few players in the State League that can rival Antonio Naglieri’s creativity and distribution. The midfielder had an unsettled start to the year and although he caught the eye against Inglewood United (R5), Naglieri didn’t really get into rhythm until a typically classy performance in Perth SC’s draw with neighbouring Floreat Athena (R15). Naglieri followed a State team by sparkling against Mandurah City (R18), Western Knights (R19) and Armadale (R22). That form was carried over into the finals as Perth claimed victory on Grand Final day for the second successive time. Naglieri gained selection over Gold Medal winner Marc Anthony.

Simon VERSAICO (Left Midfield) - The attacking instincts of Simon Versaico were vital to Western Knights claiming top spot in the Premier League. Versaico led the Knights to victory at Floreat Athena (R2) and was similarly inspirational in wins over ECU Joondalup (R3), Inglewood United (R4) and Balcatta (R6). He scored twice to bring down Armadale (R9), turned in a season best performance against Floreat (R14) and starred in late season outings with Balcatta (R18) and Armadale (R21). A player who causes defences headaches for the full 90 minutes, Versaico complimented his darting runs down the left with eleven goals spread across 2010. He squeezed into the squad just ahead of ECU Joondalup’s Jon Higgins.

Mario MARCINKO (Forward) - Arguably the most exciting young striker in the state is 22-year old Mario Marcinko, who started this year with spells at Perth Glory Youth and Western Knights. Marcinko put four goals away against Queens Park (Cup) but it was only after hitting a hat-trick against Armadale (R14) that Stirling Lions began to get the best of out him. Marcinko scored three times in eight days against Balcatta (R15, Cup), netted the winner at home to Cockburn City (R16), then bagged a few more for good measure against Sorrento (R17) and Swan United (Cup). A virtuoso performance in the Cup Final defeat of Floreat and a final round strike against the Knights (R22) took Marcinko’s season tally to 16 goals.

Jamie WATT (Forward) - Jamie Watt’s ability to convert chances into goals were integral in ECU Joondalup making the end of season play-offs. It took until late in April for Watt’s season to really come to life, the striker hitting five goals in three days against Armadale (R6) and Forrestfield United (Cup). A mid-season purple patch reaped eight goals in ten outings, including a hat-trick against Sorrento (R9), but it was over the closing weeks of the winter that he really excelled with doubles against Stirling Lions (R19), Sorrento (R21) and Floreat Athena (R22). Watt bagged 22 goals across all competitions and was voted Joondalup’s Players Player of the Year.

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