Wednesday, 9 October 2019

2020 SMFC senior squad roster as of 9/10/2019

To keep the blog ticking over and just in case you missed it, Marcus Schroen won the Theo Marmaras Medal for our best player this year, much to no one's surprise but perhaps to some people's disappointment. I'm not losing any sleep over it, but it takes all kinds, doesn't it?

On both the re-signing and "need more Greeks" fronts, Gerrie Sylaidos and Perry Lambropoulos have both retained, but Kristian Konstantinidis' time at Lakeside is over. Injury and inconsistency were hallmarks of KK's time at South, but there is this to be said as well - he was a fun player to watch and have around the club, and he clearly cared about South - and he scored some nice goals as well.

  • Perry Lambropoulos
  • Brad Norton
  • Marcus Schroen
  • Gerrie Sylaidos
Played for us in 2019 but now on the payroll in another guise
  • Luke Adams
Played with us at the end of 2019 but who knows about next year
  • Tom Aulton
  • Keenan Gibson
  • Peter Skapetis
  • Nick Krousoratis 
  • Manny Aguek
  • Ben Djiba
  • Amir Jashari
  • Giuseppe Marafioti
  • Jake Marshall
  • Will Orford
  • Nikola Roganovic
  • George Gerondaras
  • Zac Bates
  • Josh Dorron
  • Melvin Becket
'They' say that he's not coming back for whatever reason
  • Kostas Stratimitros
Has he even been in Australia since early in the 2019 season?
  • Andrew Mesourouni
Exploring options in India
  • Billy Konstantinidis
  • Kristian Konstantinidis (time to say goodbye)
  • Leigh Minopoulos (retired)


  1. Stratomitros is a regular Nikos attendee in Oakleigh, especially Saturday mornings. Unfortunately I do not attend as much as I use to, but if I happen to see him I will ask. :)

  2. Neos Kosmos is linking us to Eagar, Pavlou, Holmes, etc. This seems to align neither with the youth/homegrown plan, nor with the saving pennies on senior wages plan.

    1. Are you surprised Paul. The strategy flips from day-to-day, rather than following a long-term approach. Unfortunately, culture eats strategy for breakfast !


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