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  • Media in Europe are reporting that Aaron Mooy has signed his release papers from his Scottish club St Mirren.


    Having spent time with Bolton Wanderers and St Mirren, Mooy will return to Australia to take up a midfield position in the Western Sydney Wanderers squad.


    Mooy has been plagued by a back injury last season. Hopefully he can put his injury past behind him. Australia is a noted leader in the field of Sports Science and Sports Medicine. If he can sort out those problems he could be a young star for the club.


    St Mirren's manager Brian Caldwell spoke about Aaron on the club's internet site:


    "This move will give Aaron the opportunity to play more first team football which he really needs at this stage of his career.


    He has been in the UK for the last six years so I'm sure he will be glad to get back home to Australia where he will look to push on with his career.


    We would like to thank Aaron for his efforts while here at St Mirren and to wish him all the best for the future."


    It remains to be seen if he will join the squad in time for the unveiling of the name, colours and logo on the 25th.

    With the draw having been released I have taken the time to interpret and analyse the draw for any interesting facts I could think of.


    Home vs Away

    The club has a very even spread of home and away matches, there are only three blocks of either home/home or away/away. Rounds 1 through 5 alternate home/away. Round 6 is another home game then it returns to alternating through to round 14 and 15 which are both home games. Rounds 16 and 17 are away games, from round 18 the draw returns to home/away until the end of the season.


    NSW Games

    There are a total of 17 games being played inside NSW involving the club. 1 each at Campbelltown, Bluetongue, the Sydney Football Stadium and Newcastle Stadium, and 13 for Parramatta Stadium. There are 10 matches outside NSW.


    Dual Hosts

    We host Central Coast, Melbourne Heart, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle and Sydney FC twice at home.


    Dual Away

    And vice versa, we travel away twice to Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Wellington.


    Special Events

    There are two special events on the schedule. On New Year's Day 2013 we host Melbourne Victory. On Australia Day 2013 we host Melbourne Heart.


    Home Match Days

    We play one match on a Tuesday, 1 match on a Thursday, 2 matches on Friday, 7 matches on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.


    Away Matches & Away Travel

    There are several matches which would fit what most supporter groups choose as their inter-state travel matches.

    * Melbourne Heart's 5th round visit would be an early opportunity for an away supporter group to travel

    * The Victory match on the 24th of November is a perfect timeslot for travelling support and their visit on New Year's Day could attract their support.

    * Brisbane and Adelaide both have matches in Sydney in December.

    * Perth Glory and Wellington towards the end of the Season could also be attractive for their fans.