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Nigel Wakeley

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A freelance sportswriter living on the Central Coast, Australia covering the A-League and the NFL. Follow me @nigelwakeley for all the latest.

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It’s annoying when reports come out literally two hours after I posted!

Eight big-name free agents likely to be available for your NFL team

YEAH PATS

Denver Broncos vs New England Patriots: 2013 NFL AFC Championship live scores, blog

I see what you’ve done there!

What we learnt in NFL Week 15

Throwing a tight spiral is important, but not the only factor in performing in bad weather. Belichick talked about this in an interview post-week 12, and he said the three things that make TB12 a good cold-weather QB is a tight spiral, big hands, and mental toughness.

What we learnt in NFL Week 13

Some great analysis here! It’s easy to look at ESPN’s quick numbers downplaying his away/cold record, but it sure seems pretty decent when you get down to it, as you do here!

What we learnt in NFL Week 13

The Vikings have the 30th ranked pass defense – his performance against the Saints was much more impressive.

What we learnt in NFL Week 13

FULLTIME Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Watched by a crowd of just less than 6,000, the Mariners were able to give new coach Phil Moss a point in his first home match.

Credit to Moss for stopping most of the damage down the flanks, although it was at the expense of any attacking options.

Share your thoughts on the game!

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

FULLTIME Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

It’s all over! Undoubtedly Melbourne deserved the three points, but Reddy and Sainsbury held on for the home side to take a point.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

90+3′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Rose looks back post for McBreen, who goes for an audacious bicycle kick which he misses.

Sainsbury blocks a chance down the other end, and the referee will end it!

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

90+3′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Final chances now! Troisi has the ball in the box but his first touch is too heavy! He looks very tired!

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

90+2′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Pain slides it across the six yard box, but it’s behind the two forwards!

Now Milligan shoots, its a tame effort from a long way away.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

90’+1 Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Two shots for the Mariners but Montgomery and McBreen, both blocked!

Barbarouses tries a volley down the other end but slices it wide!

Three minutes added on.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

90′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Pain tries to take on his defender, but slips on the slippery surface and loses possession. Both teams going full for the win now!

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

89′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Late break for the Central Coast, but again Roux couldn’t get past the solid play of Traore.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

89′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

it’s a good offside call, although very late! Yellow card for Mcbreen for playing after the whistle.. perhaps a bit rough.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

88′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

The late-game scrappiness has just appeared with some ill-advised challenges.

Great ball for McBreen! It’s in the net!! No! Offside!!

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

86′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Handball shout! Waved away by the referee!

Yellow card for Sainsbury after a professional foul on Barbarouses.. nowhere near the ball.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

85′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Yellow card for Contreras after taking down McBreen late. Chance for the Mariners to put the ball in a dangerous spot – it was a similar place where they forced a good save from Coe in the first.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

84′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Late foul called after a challenge by Montgomery on Mahazi, had his studs up but no card.

Flores is removed for Sterjovski.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

83′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Wonder what Graham Arnold, sitting in the stands tonight, is thinking?

Very little extended possessions for the Mariners. The Victory have been seeing about 65% of the ball in the second half.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

82′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Poor touch by Duke in midfield – he tried a spin and ended up knocking it out of bounds.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

82′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Traore is down again clutching his shoulder after a Flores challenge, although there didn’t seem to be much in it.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

81′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

It was a placement shot by the substitute, and Reddy did very well to get down to his left quickly.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

79′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

Both Roux and Duke don’t have the foot speed to penetrate the Victory left flank – Coe has been comfortable the whole night.

Pain finds Finkler in the box… shot to the back post! Great diving save from Reddy!

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog

78′ Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

McBreen heads it away from the corner. Roux is caught on the edge by Finkler, and Moss is urging his team to push forward.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A League live scores, blog