Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast MarinersAfter becoming the first ever Central Coast team to compete in a national football competition, the Mariners endured a torrid 2015-16 season. It wasn’t always like that, though.

Central Coast have produced a number of Australia’s finest footballers in recent years, with Mile Jedinak, Mat Ryan, Mustafa Amini and Tom Rogic all getting their starts with the Mariners before heading to Europe.

The Mariners are a three-time Championship runner-up, having lost the Grand Final in 2006, 2008 and 2011, and finally broke their Championship duck in the 2012-13 season, defeating Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 in the Grand Final.

Since then, the Mariners finished the 2013-14 regular season in third position and consequently progressed into the competition’s finals where they defeated Adelaide United 1-0 in the elimination final before losing to the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 in the semi-finals.

2015-16 was a bad one for the Mariners; they finished the season as the worst team in the league by some margin, taking home the wooden spoon after winning just three games for the season.

There has been a major shake-up at the club since then, with former Sydney FC trio Ivan Necevski, Jacques Faty and Mickael Tavares all signing on for the men in gold and former Socceroo Paul Okon joining as the side’s new head coach.

2015-16 season: 10th

2016-17 squad: Ivan Necevski, Tom Heward-Belle, Paul Izzo, Jake Adelson, Jacques Faty, Brad McDonald, Storm Roux, Michael Neill, Harry Ascroft, Jake McGing, Jacob Poscoliero, Blake Powell, Adam Berry, Mickael Tavares, Liam Rose, Nick Montgomery, Kwabena Appiah, Connor Pain, Matthew Fletcher, Trent Buhagiar, Roy O’Donovan, Josh Bingham, Fabio Ferreira.

Coach: Paul Okon.

The full 2016-17 A-League draw can be found here.

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Last updated: 22 September, 2016

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by , 10 Aug 2017

Australia loves a renovation.

O’Donovan set to Jet away from Central Coast

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by , 19 Apr 2017

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Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores

by , 14 Apr 2017

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The A-League’s winners and losers for season 2016-17

The A-League’s winners and losers for season 2016-17

by , 12 Apr 2017

Wellington Phoenix are definitely one of the biggest losers of this season, with so much promise ultimately fizzing out.

Mariners ground Jets 2-0

Mariners ground Jets 2-0

by , 9 Apr 2017

The F3 derby ended in the way of the Central Coast Mariners after a comfortable 2-0 win over their local rivals the Newcastle Jets.

Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

by , 9 Apr 2017

Match result: The F3 derby ended in the way of the Central Coast Mariners after a comfortable 2-0 win over their local rivals the Newcastle Jets.

Okon’s Mariners project will be judged next season

Okon’s Mariners project will be judged next season

by , 6 Apr 2017

The Central Coast Mariners will finish this season in the bottom three, and it will be the third straight campaign that has ended with them wallowing and spluttering in Gosford.

Brisbane clobber Central Coast 5-1

Brisbane clobber Central Coast 5-1

by , 2 Apr 2017

The Brisbane Roar took a commanding 5-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners at home on Sunday night.

Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners A-League live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners A-League live scores, blog

by , 2 Apr 2017

Match result: The Brisbane Roar took a commanding 5-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners at home on Sunday night.

Reds win on the road 3-2

Reds win on the road 3-2

by , 25 Mar 2017

Adelaide United have come away with a win on the road over the Central Coast Mariners, 3-2.


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