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

Central Coast Mariners Articles

Mariners hold flat Sydney FC to draw

Mariners hold flat Sydney FC to draw

by , 20 Jan 2018

If A-League punters could pick a team most likely to trouble all-conquering Sydney FC, not many would have selected stragglers Central Coast.

Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2018

Match result: If A-League punters could pick a team most likely to trouble all-conquering Sydney FC, not many would have selected stragglers Central Coast.

Sydney FC seeking payback against Mariners

Sydney FC seeking payback against Mariners

by , 16 Jan 2018

Inflicting some payback for a rare defeat will be on Sydney’s minds when the A-League pacesetters host Central Coast on Saturday.

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

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

by , 14 Jan 2018

Match result: Central Coast and Melbourne City fought out a 2-all draw at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday.

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

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

by , 9 Jan 2018

The Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners meet in Newcastle for one of the A-League’s biggest rivalry matches. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 13

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 13

by , 29 Dec 2017

There is a reason why we all love writing for, and interacting with, The Roar. That reason being, the voice of the crowd.

VAR mistakes mean the A-League season is spiralling out of control

VAR mistakes mean the A-League season is spiralling out of control

by , 18 Dec 2017

“Stop the rot” read the banner from The Den – except you didn’t see it because Football Federation Australia denied a request to unfurl it at Suncorp Stadium for being “political”.

VAR killing football for fans: Okon

VAR killing football for fans: Okon

by , 17 Dec 2017

Incensed Central Coast coach Paul Okon has savaged the video assistant referee for turning fans off football and pledged to appeal red cards dealt to Wout Brama and Jake McGing.

Ross the boss earns City win

Ross the boss earns City win

by , 10 Dec 2017

Ross McCormack has jumped to the top of the A-League scorers charts, scoring the only goal in Melbourne City’s 1-0 defeat of Central Coast on Sunday.

How Paul Okon’s getting the best out of his brave Mariners

How Paul Okon’s getting the best out of his brave Mariners

by , 6 Dec 2017

The Central Coast Mariners have been inconsistent in their results this season, but their football has been consistently impressive to watch.


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