NSW Premier League Preview – Youth Men

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The Inner West Allstars start the season as favourites and rightfully so.

Once again led by Damian Baker, the Allstars will be looking to make it 3 consecutive competition wins in a row.

Baker once again has superstar and now fully capped Futsalroo Daniel Fogarty in his ranks and also returning is the deadly Shayne Ardle.

Add to that the signing of the freakish Aaron Cimitile from Sydney City, Anthony Poniris from Sydney Benfica and Miki Awad its going to take a very good team to beat this Allstar side.

One team that could hurt the Allstars are the Eagles from Bankstown.

After a disappointing season last year, the Eagles have Tony Candy returning “home” after 3 years away from the Eagles nest and along with Candy the Eagles have recruited very well.

Jamal Saliba and Chris Hanly will bring the experience as will new signing from Campbelltown Quake Michael Candy while the signings of Anthony Musumeci and Alan Kovacevic should see the Eagles and Allstar rivalry simmer all the way to the Grand final.

Mascot Vipers is one side that will not give up the fight for the top 2 that easily and nor should they.

This will be the last chance for the Vipers talented group to finally get some reward for their potential.

The Di Salvo brothers Pat and Brad along with the very talented Mitchell Stamatellis hold all the cards for the Vipers side.

On any given day this Vipers side can beat anyone they are playing including the top 2.

The Vipers are a big threat.

Benfica is another side like the Vipers sho shouldn’t give up on a top 2 position.

In Goalkeeper Wayne Estavillio, the Menai based club have in many peoples mind one of the most talented up and coming keepers in Australia.

Throw in Jason Camara, Kevin Oliveira, Stefan Giglio and a returning Luis Carniero this Benfica side shouldn’t be written off and nor should Enfield Rovers.

The Rovers made one the classiest off season acquisitions in signing the “Iranian Express” Shevin Adeli.

Only 19, Adeli now a full capped Futsalroo will look to lead the Rovers long past the competition rounds and such is the quality of the young man he could do it single handed.

But that he wont need to do, with a supporting cast of energizer bunny Jeremy Joesph, Ibrahim Kerim and Emirali Moustafa the Rovers could really make a splash in their first season in the Premier League.

For Quake, a club always renowned for their Youth teams have a look of rebuilding this season.

Stars David Von Dinklage and Manny Harihuru will be missing for most of the season due to outdoor trialling commitments and with the loss of Michael Candy to Sydney City the side could struggle but the Quake side still fancies themselves to make the top 4.

Any side under Coach Dom Helene are in with a chance. Three players remain from last season Youth side and will have two joining from the Grand final winning 16s. Helene will also welcome the return to the club of Ben Cornish and Reuben Ageyi.

Dural after last seasons Grandfinal loss on penalties is another side needing to rebuild.

Now under the watchful eye of former Futsalroo Ashley Cross, the Warriors have had to overcome the losses of club stalwarts Rhys Giovenale and Elliot Ragomo from their Youth side which will hurt. But Cross is happy with the potential in his side. Sam Bingham hopes to get back in time for the start of the season from his knee injury but Cross will rely on the experienced Zac Caruana and Blake Rosier along with the returning Nathan Niski whilst the signing of the silky skilled Micheal Figuereido from the Northern Tigers should see the Warriors more than competitive as will be the Western Raiders led by Rhys Kennedy.

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