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Mariners Blow it in Asian Champions League

Central Coast’s Asian Champions League dream is over as their long winless streak continued with a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to the Pohang Steelers in Korea on Tuesday.

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Round 18: Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory

Central Coast Mariners VS Perth Glory

Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory

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Round 17: Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners

Newcastle United Jets VS Central Coast Mariners

 Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners

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Round 15: Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC

Central Coast Mariners VS Sydney FC

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC

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Mariners raise money for centre of excellence

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners have allocated a subscription of a further $1 million worth of shares in the Mariners by the Mariners FC Unit Trust in oder to raise capital to build a training complex.

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Round 14: Central Coast Mariners vs Queensland Roar

Central Coast Mariners VS Queensland Roar

Central Coast Mariners vs Queensland Roar

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Round 13: Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners

 Perth Glory VS Central Coast Mariners

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners

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Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United

The Mariners versus the Reds completes Round 11 of the A-League competition.

 Central Coast Mariners VS Adelaide United

Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
Saturday, November 15
Local kick off 7.30pm AEDT
Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Referee: Matthew Breeze

Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1. Matthew NASH (gk), 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Bradley PORTER, 6. David D’APUZZO, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 9. Nik MRDJA, 10. Adrian CACERES, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 17. Matthew OSMAN, 18. Alex WILKINSON, 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 22. Sasho PETROVSKI, 23. Mile JEDINAK.

In. 16. Nigel BOOGAARD (Returns from Injury).
Out. 13. Paul O’GRADY (Groin – Indefinite).
Unavailable. 8. Dean HEFFERNAN (Ankle – Indefinite), 15. Andrew CLARK (Shoulder – Indefinite), 21. Ahmad ELRICH (Knee – Season).

Adelaide United Squad: 20. Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2. Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3. ALEMAO, 4. Angelo COSTANZO, 5. Michael VALKANIS, 6. CASSIO, 7. Lucas PANTELIS, 8. Kristian SARKIES, 10. CRISTIANO, 13. Travis DODD (capt.), 14. Scott JAMIESON, 15. Jonas SALLEY, 16. Daniel MULLEN, 18. Fabian BARBIERO, 19. Sasa OGNENOVSKI, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 22. DIEGO, 24. Paul REID, 25. Robert YOUNIS, 30. Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk).
*5 to be omitted.

In. Fabian BARBIERO (returns from injury), Eugene GALEKOVIC (returns from injury), Daniel MULLEN (returns from international duty), Paul REID (returns from injury), Jason SPAGNUOLO (promoted).
Out. Lucas ANDREUCCI (gk) (omitted).
Unavailable. Paul AGOSTINO (calf – 3 weeks), Daniel BELTRAME (knee – season), Isyan ERDOGAN (hamstring – indefinite).

Mariners D’Apuzzo signs on another year

Central Coast Mariners defender David D’Apuzzo has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club till the end of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 season.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Mariners to date and it’s great to have signed on for another season in the Hyundai A-League with a fantastic club that is represented by a top group of players and coaching staff,” he said.

“My first few months at the Mariners have been very enjoyable and it’s exciting to think of what lies ahead in terms of the business end of the current season and then an AFC Champions League campaign and I hope to play as significant role as I can in both competitions.”

Elrich out for six months

Central Coast Mariners midfielder Ahmad Elrich will miss at least six months of football after scans confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

Elrich was forced off the field after only 12 minutes during the Mariners 4-2 defeat of Queensland Roar last Sunday. He will undergo knee reconstuctive surgery next week and return to light training almost immediately on an accelerated rehabilitation program.

Elrich should make a return to the field by early to mid-2009, possibly in time for the Mariners’ AFC Champions League group stage matches.

“Personally, its obviously a devastating blow for me, especially considering how fit I was feeling and how much progress I had made throughout the pre-season and the early part of the Hyundai A-League season,” said Elrich.

“However, its good that I know exactly what Im dealing with as Ive been through this exact procedure before and Ive come back from it.  I know that Ill come back again.”

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