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Central Coast Mariners suffer ACL own-goal heartbreak against FC Seoul

Sebastian Hassett With their Australian brethren storming through the cream of Asian football in the previous 24 hours, the pressure was on the Central Coast Mariners to make it a memorable hat-trick on the continent.


Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United: The Lowdown

Clash of styles: The Mariners' direct approach comes up against Adelaide's tiki-taka revolution.

Sebastian Hassett Rarely do goalkeepers get much of the acclaim but it’s hard to fault either Liam Reddy or Eugene Galekovic on form this season.


Western Sydney Wanderers' second-half fade-out leaves Tony Popovic searching for answers

At a loss: Aaron Mooy of the Wanderers battles with Anthony Caceres of the Mariners.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers boss Tony Popovic admits he is at a loss to explain his side’s Jekyll and Hyde performance against Central Coast on Saturday.


Phil Moss toys with mixing up Central Coast Mariners' formation for Asian Champions League match

Mariners manager Phil Moss.

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners coach Phil Moss hinted he is toying with the possibility of deploying two strikers instead of his usual lone target man and wingers.


Central Coast Mariners overcome Orlando magic

Heart's Ben Garuccio

Orlando Engelaar’s moment of magic wasn’t enough for Melbourne Heart, whose chances of playing in the A-League finals have been all but ended by a 2-1 defeat against Central Coast Mariners.

Central Coast Mariners beat Melbourne Heart despite Orlando Engelaar wonder goal

Michael Lynch It was always going to be mission impossible for Melbourne Heart to make the play offs after their horror start to the season, and their faint hopes were all but mathematically extinguished following...


Central Coast pounces on Newcastle goalkeeper Mark Birighitti's horror night

Newcastle goalkeeper has a horror night as Central Coast keeps its place in the A-League's top six.


Kim Seung-yong ready to make Central Coast Mariners debut

Kim Seung-yong

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners' prized recruit Kim Seung-yong will make his first start in the A–League on Friday night against Wellington Phoenix as the reigning champions seek to halt a three-match...


Central Coast Mariners coach Phil Moss faces selection dramas

Phil Moss

Sebastian Hassett Central Coast Mariners coach Phil Moss faces one of the toughest challenges of his short coaching career as he juggles a squad beset by suspensions and the start of their Asian Champions League...


Wellington Phoenix stun Central Coast Mariners to leapfrog Sydney FC

Kenny Cunningham and Carlos Hernandez

Sebastian Hassett A twenty-minute blitzkrieg has sent Wellington Phoenix into the top six as they blasted their way past a shocked Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium.


Asian Champions League: Central Coast Mariners warm to being out in the cold in Seoul

Central Coast Mariners

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners may be preparing to face one of the biggest clubs in Asia but there is a sense of relief throughout the team given the respite the challenge has provided from their A-League...

Central Coast Mariners thrash Newcastle Jets

Nick Fitzgerald

Central Coast recaptured their A-League championship-winning form to claim bragging rights in the 31st F3 derby on Saturday, defeating fierce rivals Newcastle 3-0 in convincing fashion.

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A-League: Mariners crush Jets 3-0

James Gardiner Clayton Zane was given a cruel introduction on how difficult life can be as an A-League coach after the Jets were humbled by a ruthless Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday night.


Horror start for new Jets coach

Heads I win: Matthew Simon of the Mariners beats Jet Kew Jaliens.

Central Coast Mariners recapture their A-League championship-winning form.


Daniel McBreen may pull out of Roar match after Mariners block move to Shanghai

Daniel McBreen

Sebastian Hassett The Central Coast Mariners have infuriated star striker Daniel McBreen by refusing to allow him to join a Chinese Super League club Shanghai East Asia during the January transfer period.


Kim Seung-Yong signing a 'landmark day for the A-League', says Phil Moss

Sebastian Hassett Central Coast manager Phil Moss believes a frenetic weekend of transfer deals has restored the Mariners' title claims, despite the club losing arguably its four best players.

Central Coast Mariners overcome Adelaide in A-League

Michael McGlinchey

Ian McCullough Central Coast boss Graham Arnold was full of praise for his players after Saturday's 1-0 win over Adelaide United and said it was the best start to an A-League season since his arrival at the club in...


A-League round four preview

Aaron Mooy

Sebastian Hassett All the ins and outs with previews for round four of the A-League.

Central Coast v Sydney FC: The Lowdown

Ranko Despotovic

Sebastian Hassett Hunting his fifth - yes, you read right - win in a row, Farina must be brimming with confidence.

Bleak Sky Blues find it tough without their resident magician

Sebastian Hassett dinkus

Sebastian Hassett Whenever Sydney FC travel to Gosford, everyone secretly hopes the match will replicate the A-League's most memorable game, a 5-4 win to the Sky Blues in 2007.