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Mariners back rising rookies to replace stars

Emma Kemp Central Coast skipper John Hutchinson has conceded a loss of senior talent will make it tough to defend their title, but has put his faith in the emerging younger players as the team kicks off its...

A match-up too tight to call just adds to atmosphere

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Craig Foster Predicting any contest between well-matched teams is a mug's game - particularly grand finals because so often the unexpected occurs.

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Old-hand McBreen finds his golden moment on the biggest stage of all

Daniel McBreen

Michael Lynch Veteran striker Daniel McBreen scored the penalty which sealed the grand final for the Mariners and won the Marston Medal as man-of-the-match to cap an extraordinary season for a player whose earlier...

Secret weapon: Victors were in league with guru Bennett


Sebastian Hassett Grand final-winning coach Graham Arnold has credited legendary rugby league counterpart Wayne Bennett with providing a defining mentoring role over the past month, saying he taught him ''how to win a...

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Home at last as Mariners bask in the glory with fans


Star striker Daniel McBreen might have lost his voice after a hard night of celebration but that didn't stop him individually thanking fans who flocked to congratulate the A-League's new champions.

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Champion Central Coast live to fight another day despite hefty home loss

Australia's Central Coast Mariners player Patrick Zwaanswijk (L) competes for the ball with Hirofumi Watanabe from Japan's Kashiwa Reysol during their AFC Champions League match at the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford April 30, 2013.    REUTERS/David Gray     (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Sebastian Hassett The history keeps coming for the Central Coast Mariners, who booked their place in the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night despite losing 3-0 to Kashiwa Reysol at...

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Evergrande plans: Lippi sought out Del Piero on how to navigate Mariners

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Dominic Bossi Guangzhou Evergrande might be one of the richest clubs in Asia but they're not taking the Central Coast Mariners lightly, with decorated Italian coach Marcello Lippi even seeking advice from...


Plucky Mariners fall short against Evergrande's aristocrats

Gao Lin

Sebastian Hassett For a moment, mission impossible seemed possible for the Central Coast Mariners. Unfortunately, that moment proved all too brief.

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Schwarzer looks to erase bad memories

Mark Schwarzer

Sebastian Hassett Mark Schwarzer still rues the day when the Socceroos last played Jordan, a game that will long live in infamy as one of Australia's most embarrassing defeats.


Mariners hold tough in grudge rematch

Tomas Rogic

Dominic Bossi CENTRAL Coast Mariners wore pink kits for a charitable cause but showed no compassion towards the Perth Glory, claiming a 1-0 win in a cagey battle at Bluetongue Stadium.


Heskey helps Jets burn bitter rivals

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20:  Taylor Regan and James Virgili of the Jets congratulate team mate Emile Heskey after he was awarded a free kick during the round three A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Central Coast Mariners at Hunter Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

James Gardiner THE Newcastle Jets made it back-to-back wins and earned bragging rights over arch enemy Central Coast Mariners in a tense local derby at Hunter Stadium last night.


Rogic is ready for Socceroos - Arnold

Tomas Rogic.

Liam Fitzgibbon Canberra product Tom Rogic's ''scary'' talent will be hard to ignore when Holger Osieck selects his Socceroos squad to face South Korea next week, says Central Coast coach Graham Arnold.

Mariners offer Phoenix the challenge of redemption

DEFENDER Ben Sigmund isn't pointing any fingers, as the Wellington Phoenix look to shake off last week's disappointing loss to Melbourne Victory with a rejuvenated effort against Central Coast...

Mariners refuse to let Phoenix rise

Daniel McBreen and Andrew Durante

Cathy Walshe WHILE confidence was high for Central Coast, complacency wasn't an issue as they dug deep to defeat a gritty Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

Rogic works his goal magic as Mariners beat the curse

Besart Berisha and Pedj Bojic

Dominic Bossi CENTRAL COAST Mariners ended one of the A-League's longest hoodoos after claiming their first home win against Brisbane Roar.


Rogic's star on the rise

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Tom Rogic poses during an Australian Socceroos headshots session at the Intercontinental Hotel on November 28, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Canberra's Tom Rogic has taken the November nomination for the 2012-13 NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, after a stellar month starring for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League and making...


Rogic sees red as FC strike late in boilover

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27:  Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners players jostle after a strong challenge between Rhyan Grant of Sydney and Tom Rogic of the Mariners during the round 13 A-League match between Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium on December 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Angela Habashy Canberra junior Tomas Rogic was sent off as a resurgent Sydney FC stunned A-League leaders Central Coast 1-0 at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night.


Top mates - but now it's Popovic v Arnold

The Official A-League Launch at Parramatta Stadium where players and coaches of the A-League teams were present.
Mariners coach Graham Arnold, Western Sydney Wanderers Tony Popovic and Sydney FC coach Ian Crook in discussion at the A-League season launch today.
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Adrian Warren THE sage advice from Graham Arnold to his old chum Tony Popovic has dried up this week, as the Central Coast mentor strives on Sunday to plot the downfall of Western Sydney.

Popovic sends warning to mate

Alex Rowe DESPITE not contacting his friend and mentor all week, Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has sent a message to Central Coast coach, and this week's adversary, Graham Arnold: ''He'll be in for a tough...


Transfers no problem - A-League boss

Bernie Ibini.

Transfers a challenge for every club says A-League boss Damien de Bohun.