Posts Tagged:Michael Thwaite

United v Western Pride – NPL Qld Rd10 Preview

      United return to Coplicks this Saturday night buoyed after a dominant performance on the road in Mackay last start. That result was a testament to the faith coach Kristian Rees has in giving talented young local players every chance to test themselves at this level. According to Rees, “we’re trying to build a…

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FFA Cup Rd4 Preview – United v Brisbane City

        Gold Coast United kick-start their 2019 FFA Cup campaign away at Brisbane City tomorrow night. It’s United’s second involvement in the competition and if the NPL ladder is any indicator, the squad’s chances of progressing further than in 2018 look positive. But United head to Newmarket knowing that they’ll be in…

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United v Magpie Crusaders – NPL Qld Rd9 Preview

      The competition’s longest away trip for United today as they head north to face the 6th placed Magpie Crusaders tonight in Mackay. After falling to their first defeat in 6 matches against Olympic a trip north may be just the tonic the squad needs after spending the week focusing on some areas…

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United v Olympic – NPL Qld Rd8 Preview

        United host Olympic for the first time at Coplicks on Sunday afternoon intent on building upon their recent five game unbeaten run. Coach Kristian Rees is expecting a tough encounter against the Yeronga based outfit. “They’re a good team, they’ve got a good coach. It’s going to be a battle.” Rees…

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Derby Showdown

Brandon Reeves and Oskar Dillon tangling in the only previous meeting between the two clubs (Sportspics)     Could this have been scripted any better? United’s last gasp winner and Knights loss to the competition front-runners in Round 6 sees the club’s separated by a single point heading into tonight’s first Gold Coast National Premier…

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United v Roar – NPL Qld Rd6 Preview

        United host Brisbane Roar for the first time at Coplicks this Saturday, a throwback to the former M1 derby during the club’s A-league era. Coach Kristian Rees and Captain Michael Thwaite both recall those derbies fondly and are primed for a big clash fresh off the back of solid recent performances…

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NPL Qld Rd5 Preview – GCU v Strikers

        United head to the capital Saturday aiming to build on recent momentum. A gutsy 2-1 result against City in Rd4, a maiden win at Coplicks, secured consecutive victories against Brisbane based opposition. That match saw the welcome return of experienced midfielder Justyn Mckay, his first involvement for 2019 after an off-season…

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NPL Qld Rd4 Preview – GCU v City

        Bouyed by a hard fought win against Easts, United return to Coplicks for Round 4 of the National Premier Leagues Queensland competition on Saturday, welcoming the John Kosmina coached Brisbane City FC to Tallebudgera.   The match marks the first meeting of the respective coaches in the dugout. Both Adelaide lads,…

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NPL Qld Rd3 Preview

        The tough start to United’s 2019 campaign gets no easier with an away trip to Heath Park in store against newly promoted Eastern Suburbs FC tonight. After narrow defeats in the opening rounds against 2018 top four side Moreton Bay and the Champions, Lions FC, there’ll be little respite on the…

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NPL Qld Rd2 Preview

        Saturday night marks the first Men’s National Premier Leagues Queensland fixture at Gold Coast United’s new home, the Coplick Family Sports Park in Tallebudgera and what an opener!  The Club hosts the reigning NPL Premiers and Champions, Lions FC, on what’s sure to be a great night of quality football.  …

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