2006–07 New Zealand Knights FC season

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New Zealand Knights
2006–07 season
Manager Paul Nevin
A-League 8th
Pre-Season Cup 8th
Top goalscorer Noah Hickey and
Neil Emblen (2)
Highest home attendance 7,304 (vs. Newcastle Jets, 27 August 2006)
Lowest home attendance 1,632 (vs. Central Coast Mariners, 28 September 2006)
Home colours
Away colours

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

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

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

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

Transfers in[edit]

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

Transfers out[edit]

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

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

A-League[edit]

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 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 2007 A-League Finals Series
4 Sydney FC 21 8 8 5 29 19 +10 0291
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 21 5 4 12 13 39 −26 19 Disbanded at end of season and were replaced

Updated to games played on 21 January 2007
Source: theworldgame.sbs.com.au
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1Sydney FC were penalised three competition points following round 18 due to salary cap breaches which occurred during the 2005–06 season.
2First place through to fourth place qualify for the 2007 A-League Finals Series.
3First place qualifies for the 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage.
4Winning the 2007 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless the Grand Final winners are also first place, in which case the Grand Final runner up qualifies.
5New Zealand Knights cannot qualify for the 2008 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

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