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

Match report: Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets

Match report: Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets

by , 15 Apr 2018

It was a fantastic turnaround from the Newcastle Jets, who had conceded ten goals in their past three games.

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

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

by , 14 Apr 2018

The Central Coast Mariners can guarantee they’ll avoid the spoon if they draw with or defeat a Newcastle Jets side that has nothing to play for in Round 27 of the 2017-18 A-League season. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday night, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

History set to be made between the Jets and Mariners in the F3 Derby

History set to be made between the Jets and Mariners in the F3 Derby

by , 12 Apr 2018

The F3 derby is the longest standing rivalry in the history of the A-League and perhaps even the strongest. However, Newcastle is on a three-game losing streak, while the Mariners have only managed to win one out of their last 17 matches – against the Phoenix, at home.

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

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

by , 7 Apr 2018

Match result: Melbourne City strengthened their finals position with a 1-0 win over the Central Coast Mariners.

Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores

Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores

by , 31 Mar 2018

Match result: The Brisbane Roar have boosted their chances of making it into the A-League’s final six with a one-goal win over the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday.

Late Simon header gives Sydney Gosford win

Late Simon header gives Sydney Gosford win

by , 24 Mar 2018

A last-gasp Matt Simon header has lifted Sydney FC to a 2-1 win over Central Coast and within one point of a second-successive A-League Premiers’ Plate.

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

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

by , 24 Mar 2018

Match result: A last-gasp Matt Simon header has lifted Sydney FC to a 2-1 win over Central Coast and within one point of a second-successive A-League Premiers’ Plate.

Where to now for the Central Coast Mariners?

Where to now for the Central Coast Mariners?

by , 22 Mar 2018

The Central Coast Mariners are in themselves a grand juxtaposition. It’s a Jekyll and Hyde kind of game.

Okon, like Ange, walked away with ideals uncompromised

Okon, like Ange, walked away with ideals uncompromised

by , 21 Mar 2018 Video

Paul Okon, whose Mariners team have had one of the least conspicuous worst-ever seasons, walked away from the club on Tuesday.

Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon calls it quits

Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon calls it quits

by , 20 Mar 2018

Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon has stepped down from his role at the club effective immidiately.


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