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Opinion: Chris looks at the 2009 ACF Champions League Campaign

AFC Champions League - 2009
Pohang Steelers 6 - Newcastle Jets 0

24/06/2009



Newcastlle Jets went down heavily to Pohang Steelers at The Steelyard tonight in Korea. The Jets never recovered from two early goals. The loss ended their run in the Asian Football Confederation's Champions League at the round of 16 stage.
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Ulsan Hyundai 0 - Newcastle Jets 1

20/05/2009



Newcastle have made it through to the round of 16 with a dogged 1-0 win over Ulsan away in Korea, through a header by Jason Hoffman and some fine 'keeping by Ben Kennedy. They now face Pohang Steelers away on June 24.
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Central Coast Mariners 0 - Tianjin Teda 1

19/05/2009



The last game of the Mariners ended their tilt at the Asian Football Confederation's Champions League, much as the whole campaign had gone - hope, effort, but non-delivery, and farce. The result, a 0-1 loss at home versus Tianjin Teda was really neither here nor there as it was a wasted campiagn and the Mariners have more rebuilding to do than they acknowledge!
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Newcastle Jets 2 - Beijing Guoan 1

06/05/2009



Newcastle Jets came back to defeat Beijing Guoan from China 2-1 at EnergyAustralia Stadium, in Newcastle tonight. A last minute strike by Sean Rooney gives the Jets a lifeline in the competition and ends Beijing's chances Robert Szomolnoki reports for BOTN ...
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Pohang Steelers 3 - Central Coast Mariners 2

05/05/2009



Two defensive lapses and a penalty sent Central Coast Mariners FC down to a 2-3 loss against Pohang Steelers at The Steelyard today in Korea, despite a brace from Adam Kwasnik. The loss ended their run in the Asian Football Confederation's Champions League game, with the final game at home versus Tinjin one for both teams pride only
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Newcastle Jets 0 - Nagoya Grampus 1

22/04/2009



Newcastle Jets went down by the one goal to Nagoya Grampus at at EnergyAustralia Stadium, in Newcastle tonight. The Jets surprisingly dominated early but were overwhelmed by the J-League side for much of the match. Robert Szomolnoki reports for BOTN ...
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Kawasaki Frontale 2 - Central Coast Mariners 1

21/04/2009



Central Coast Mariners FC gave a better account of themselves and even came from behind but couldn't hang on and were defeated 2-1 by Kawasaki Frontale in Japan in the Asian Football Confederation's Champions League, making their 2nd round chances very slim.
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Central Coast Mariners 0 - Kawasaki Frontale 5

08/04/2009




Central Coast Mariners FC had a footballing lesson from in-form Japanese club Kawasaki Frontale at Bluetongue Stadium in the ACL game at Gosford tonight. Despite the Coast having their own untaken chances the movement off and on the ball by the visitors was overwhelming.
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Nagoya Grampus 1 - Newcastle Jets 1

07/04/2009



Newcastle Jets drew 1-1 away against group leaders Nagoya Grampus at Mizuho Athletic Stadium, in Nagoya, Japan, tonight. The Jets surprisingly dominated early and a 10th minute goal by Tarek Elrich was only cancelled out late as Nagoya got back into the game. The group remains close with Ulsan winning over Beijing.
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Tianjin Teda 2 - Central Coast Mariners 2

18/03/2009



Central Coast Mariners FC played some encouraging football to go ahead but in the end drew with Tianjin Teda 2-2 in China in their second game of the 2009 AFC Champions League - keeping in the frame to progress.
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Newcastle Jets 2 - Ulsan Hyundai 0

17/03/2009



On Tuesday night in the second game of Group E for the 2009 AFC (Asian) Champions League Newcastle Jets FC got their campaign back on track by defeating Ulsan Hyundai of Korea 2-0 at EenergyAustralia Stadium .. .. Robert Szomolnoki reports from Newcastle ..
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Central Coast Mariners 0 - Pohang Steelers 0

11/03/2009



Central Coast Mariners FC drew with Korean club Pohang Steelers 0-0 in the 2009 AFC Champions League fixture at a damp Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford tonight, in an evenly matched game in front of 6,870 fans .. Paul Green reports from Gosford ..
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Beijing Guoan 2 - Newcastle United 0

10/03/2009



The opening day of the 2009 AFC (Asian) Champions League saw Newcastle United Jets FC go down to Chinese Super League third place getters Beijing Guoan 0-2 in Beijing .. Alan Fleming reports from Beijing ..
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By Chris Dunkerley

Mariners & Newcastle know their foes

Australia's entrants in the 2009 AFC Champions League, Central Coast Mariners FC and Newcastle United Jets FC, now know their opponents following the draw which was held in Dubai on Wednesday 7 January 2009.

Newcastle Jets are placed in Group E with Ulsan Hyundai (Korea Republic), Beijing Guoan (China PR) and Nagoya Grampus (Japan).

Central Coast Mariners have been drawn in Group G with Tianjin Teda (China PR), Kawasaki Frontale (Japan) and Pohang Steelers (Korea Republic).

The newly revamped AFC Champions League for 2009 will feature 32 teams in the group stages instead of the 28 of last year with the prize money increased to US$1.5 million for the winners and US$750,000 for the runners-up ($A2.13m and $1.065m at current rates).

The first stage comprises eight groups of four teams who will play each other on a home and away basis. Groups A-D will feature West Asian and Central Asian teams while Groups E-H comprises East Asian and ASEAN teams. Groups B & G still has qualifiers to bring in final teams.

At the completion of the first stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the round of sixteen (16), in which the top teams are at home for a straight one-match, knock-out competition (27/5 and 24/9/2009).

An open draw will then be conducted for the quarter-finals stage, with a home and away format used until the final, which will be a one-off match in Tokyo on 5-7 November 2009

In Group B & G prior to the commencement of the first stage, there will be play-off fixtures involving Dempo (India), Al Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), PSMS Medan (Indonesia), Singapore Armed Forces FC (Singapore) and Provincial Electricity Authority FC (Thailand) for the final two places in the competition.

Although the Aussie clubs have avoided some of the favourites, such as holders Gamba Osaka, none of the games will be easy with east Asian contestants.

These groupings do make preparation and travel easier, and should provide Australian fans (and not just of the clubs involved) with a tremendous experience at home, and some great trips away for those who can.

Match fixtures: Group E

Tuesday 10/3/09 - Beijing Workers Stadium - Beijing Guoan vs NUJFC
Tuesday 17/3/09 - EnergyAustralia Stadium - NUJFC vs Ulsan Hyundai
Tuesday 7/4/09 - Mazuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya - Nagoya Grampus Eight vs NUJFC
Wednesday 22/4/09 - EnergyAustralia Stadium - NUJFC vs Nagoya Grampus Eight
Wednesday 6/5/09 - EnergyAustralia Stadium - NUJFC vs Beijing Guoan
Wednesday 20/5/09 - Ulsan World Cup Stadium - Ulsan Hyundai vs NUJFC

Match fixtures: Group H

Wednesday 11/3/09 - Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford - CCMFC vs Pohang Steelers
Wednesday 18/3/09 - Tianjin Teda Stadium - Tianjin Teda vs CCMFC
Wednesday 8/4/09 - Bluetongue Stadium - CCMFC vs Kawasaki Frontale
Tuesday 21/4/09 - Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium - Kawasaki Frontale vs CCMFC
Tuesday 5/5/09 - The Steelyard Pohang - Pohang Steelers vs CCMFC
Tuesday 19/5/09 - Bluetongue Stadium - CCMFC vs Tianjin Teda

By Chris Dunkerley 9 January 2009




 

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