Dutchmen in the A-League


We have been following the fortunes of the following Dutchmen who have been playing in the Australian A-League in the 2013/4 season.

Marcel Seip (Central Coast Mariners) – the former VVV man was signed by the Mariners to replace the retired Patrick Zwaanswijk.  Unfortunately it hasn’t gone quite to plan for Seip who hasn’t lived up to his countryman’s shoes.  Has played a sum total of 8 games thus far and is currently out of favour in Gosford.

Orlando Engelaar (Melbourne Heart) – The former PSV man suffered an horrific leg break in a pre-season friendly against Brisbane which ruled him out of the first half of the season.  He has now returned to full fitness and has played bit parts in the past 2 games for the cellar dwellers.  His presence will hopefully lift the squad off the bottom.

Rob Wieleart (Melbourne Heart) – The former Ajax and PSV man has been a mainstay in the defence of the bottom placed Heart.  He has played 15 games thus far this season but has been unable to lift the defence.

John van’t Schip (Melbourne Heart) – Has recently been reinstated to his former role as Manager of the struggling Heart following the dismissal of John Aloisi.  He has steadied the ship and managed to lead the side to their first win of the season last week against Newcastle.  The club has been taken over by Manchester City and they are said to be impressed with van’t Schip’s experience.

Kew Jaliens (Newcastle Jets) – Jaliens has been ever present in the heart of defence for the inconsistent Jets.  His experience has lead to 12 appearances and 1 goal so far this season as well as a red card.

Pascal Bosschaart (Sydney FC) – Pascal suffered a serious Achilles tendon injury last season that resulted in him being released by Sydney FC early in the season.  He is now back in the Netherlands with Ijsselmeervogels.

Youssuff Hersi (Western Sydney Wanderers) – Hersi has quickly become a club legend at the Wanderers after his exploits last season.  He has been a bit inconsistent this season but has still managed 11 appearances for 1 goal in 16 game thus far for Western Sydney.


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