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HAL Off Season

Football Tragics Trip, to Hamilton
Opinion article

19/07/2010: A small party of the NSW chapter of the BOTN team took another hop at the weekend; this time north to Newcastle and the NNSW Football NBN league (as in June 2009). 4th placed Hamilton Olympic defeated Broadmeadow Magic 4-1 in a high quality game watched by a good crowd. More importantly it was a good day out, some good company, good food and beer, and another ground to tick off our list ...
Chris Dunkerley writes for BOTN ...
[ .. More ..]

A-League: Preseason
Rusty Mariners hold Slick Sydney

17/07/2010


Central Coast 2 - Sydney FC 2



A still rusty Central Coast Mariners FC held a slick Sydney FC for a fair 2-2 draw in their preseason trial game at the Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay, on Saturday evening ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Homebush Bay ...
[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Preseason
Heart looking for love

16/07/2010


Melbourne Heart 0 - Everton FC 2



English Premier League club Everton defeated A-League newcomer Melbourne Heart two-nil at Docklands Stadium on a cold Melbourne Wednesday evening in the middle of the English club's three-game pre-season friendly series against Australian HAL opposition ..
Alan Clark reports from Docklands ...
[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Preseason
Sydney mixed it up well
under Shiraz sipping gaze

12/07/2010


Sydney FC 0 - Everton FC 1



After weathering an early period of Everton domination, Sydney mixed it up well with their more prestigious, if rusty, opponents in their 0-1 loss last Saturday evening ..
Stephen Webb reports from Homebush Bay ...
[ Match report .... ]

NSW McDonald's Cup Final
Spirit take Marconi to Penalties
but lose 6-7

11/07/2010: Premier League Marconi Stallions eventually defeated Super League side Spirit FC on penalties in the NSW McDonald’s Cup Final held at Lily Homes Stadium, Seven Hills on Sunday. For 90 minutes Spirit matched their illustrious foes, then another 30 minutes of extra time, with Tim Simpson almost grabbing the trophy when he hit the post. Into dreaded penalties and Josh De Kelly and Tom Lovell were the two unfortunate Spirit FC players to miss their spot-kicks, as Christopher Nunes drove home the final and winning penalty for a 7-6 victory...
BOTN's Cup pages ...
[ .. Match report ..] [ .. BOTN Cup pages ..]

NSW Super League: Round 17

Central Coast Lightning 3 - Mt Druitt Town 1

11/07/2010: 'Lightning down Rangers again!' - Central Coast Lightning made the most of their luck in their 3-1 win at Popondetta Park on Sunday, when most of the 50/50 decisions appeared to go their way at a ground that was deemed to be a home fixture following many days of consistent heavy rain that had closed Pluim Park ... Ray Sandell reports [ .. Match report ...]

Opinion:
New Idea, Old Idea!
08/07/2010

Back of the Net football writer and photographer Nick Guoth met up with new Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold, following the two trial matches played by the Mariners in Canberra this week, to get an idea of where the well-travelled coach felt his team was heading. Arnold’s aims may surprise a few and his experience at higher levels is why ..
[ Nick Guoth writes .... ]

Opinion:
Will Melbourne Heart have the Soul
to be Competitive?

03/07/2010

With Melbourne being the self-proclaimed sporting capital of the world, Melbourne Heart FC are the new boys on the block; who are looking to capture the attention of a town which is obsessed with AFL! But how can this be achieved and will they have the side to be competitive in their inaugural season? ..
[ Shane Derham writes .... ]

NSW Super League: Round 16
Dulwich Hill 2 - Mt Druitt Town 2

03/07/2010: 'Spoils shared in four goal thriller!' - Relegation threatened Mount Druitt Town Rangers came to Arlington Oval to fight a thrilling contest with Dulwich Hill that ended two goals apiece. It was a game that both teams needed to win as Dulwich Hill are fighting to stay in contention for the finals ... Mark Taylor reports from Dulwich Hill [ Match report ...]

Mens World Cup: Group D

Australia 2 - Serbia 1

23/06/2010: The Qantas Socceroos' World Cup hopes in Group D were kept alive for most of the game but despite winning 2-1 against Serbia the game between Germany and Ghana ended in only a 1-0 win to Germany - not enough! Australia earn 4 points at this World Cup but Ghana goes through on goal difference.

[AFC link ..]
[FIFA ..]

NSW McDonald's Cup
Semi Finals

23/06/2010: The NSW McDonald's Cup Semi-Final fixtures are being played this Tuesday June 22nd which was won by Spirit FC. Blacktown City FC 2 - Spirit FC 3, so Spirit go to the Final. Wednesday evening 23 June Blacktown Spartans lost to Marconi Stallions at Francis Park, Blacktown 0-1 in extra time .. ...
BOTN's Cup pages ...
[ .. More ..]

Mens World Cup: Group D

Ghana 1 - Australia 1

20/06/2010: The Qantas Socceroos' World Cup hopes in Group D rested on a result against Ghana in Rustenberg on Sunday morning and after going down to 10 men with the dubious sending off of Harry Kewell after 25 mins the team played with heart, and continued to attack. Bring on Serbia and end the tournament with the same passion.

[AFC link ..]
[FIFA ..]

Mens World Cup: Group D

Germany 4 - Australia 0

14/06/2010: The Qantas Socceroos' World Cup hopes in Group D were going down, goal by goal from Germany, in Durban as the sun was rising across Australia - with Tim Cahill's red card adding to Pim Verbeek's woes. Australia now move on to play Ghana on Saturday night and will need to win to keep their hopes alive.

[AFC link ..]
[FIFA stats ..]

NSW McDonald's Cup
Quarter & Semi Finals

10/06/2010: The NSW McDonald's Cup Quarter Final fixtures between the remaining 8 teams were played on Wednesday evening 9 June. A full listing of results can be found through our Cup page. Two are purely Premier League clashes, whilst Super League Spirit hosted South Coast Wolves, and Super League Granville Rage got to play Div 1 Blacktown Spartans. Report on Spirit vs Wolves, and the Semi-finals draw also at .. ...
BOTN's NSW team report ...
[ .. More ..]

ACT Premier League
Canberra FC 4 - Belconnen 2

06/06/2010: 'Castro Hat-Trick Keeps Status Quo' - A blistering hat-trick from midfielder Alex Castro has given Canberra FC a massive psychological boost with a 4-2 win over Belconnen United in the top-of-the-table Gatorade Premier League match at Deakin Stadium ... [ Photos & ACT report ...]

Women's Asian Cup 2010: Final

Matildas win Asian Cup
Australia 1 - DPR Korea 1
(AET, 5-4 pens)

30/05/2010: The Westfield Matildas have won the final of AFC Women's Asian Cup 2010 on Sunday night over North Korea 5-4 on penalties, after it going ahead it was 1-1 at the end of normal time, and then no change after extra time, and Kyah Simon slotted home the winning penalty to scenes of delirium in the mud of Chengdu. Congratulations ladies, Australia is proud of you! ..

[Match report & photos ..]
[BOTN pages ..]

NSW Super League: Round 11
Spirit FC 2 - St George Saints 0

30/05/2010: 'Saints generous to Spirit' - St George Saints threw away at least 3 clear chances early in the game and rued them later, as Spirit FC ran out 2-0 winners at Christie Park this afternoon ... Chris Dunkerley reports from Marsfield [ Match report ...]


South Melbourne FC in
2010 Singapore Cup

26/05/2010

South Melbourne 2 - Gombak United 1

Visitors South Melbourne FC continued the Preliminary Round trend of upset results in the RHB Singapore Cup when they accounted for strong local side Gombak United in Wednesday night’s televised match at Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore - running out 2-1 winners, with all the goals coming in the first half. ..

[ Corinthian reports ... ]

A-League:
HAL 6 Season Fixtures

18/05/2010


Officially released by FFA today


The draw for the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season has been released today by Football Federation Australia (FFA). A-League Season 6 will kick off on with Round 1 on Thursday night 5 August with the newest club Melbourne Heart FC hosting the Central Coast Mariners FC at Melbourne Football Stadium (AAMI Park), with the Grand Final on second weekend of March, 2011. By playing more games on week-nights the 30 round premiership season will go over 27 weeks (with only 1 FIFA date break on October) and clubs still play each other three times only ..
Chris Dunkerley reports
[ Fixtures pdf .... ]

ACT Premier League
Goulburn Strikers 2 - Belconnen 3

09/05/2010: 'Belconnen come-back over Strikers' - The home side, Goulburn Strikers, raced to a two-goal lead through Brody Willis early in the first half, but Tai Smith grabbed one back for Belconnen within 11 minutes. Belconnen went on with it in the second half with a 68rh minute goal by the experienced Daniel Macor, with a stoppage time winner through Jason O'Dwyer ... [ Photos & ACT report ...]

Link to 4th Off-season page (O4)

R.I.P: Johnny Warren (1943 - 2004)
'The Conscience of Australian Football!'

Link to Grand Final Week
 

2009/2010 A-League Table

Round 27 (end)

#

Team

Pl

Wo

Dr

Lo

Gf

Ga

Dif

Pts

1

Sydney

27

15

3

9

35

23

12

48

2

Melbourne V

27

14

5

8

47

32

15

47

3

Gold Coast

27

13

5

9

39

35

4

44

4

Wellington

27

10

10

7

36

28

8

40

5

Perth Glory

27

11

6

10

40

34

6

39

6

Newcastle J

27

10

4

13

33

45

-12

34

7

NQ Fury

27

8

8

11

29

46

-17

32

8

CentralCoast

27

7

9

11

32

29

3

30

9

Brisbane R

27

8

6

13

32

42

-10

30

10

Adelaide U

27

7

8

12

23

32

-9

29

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Socceroos & Matildas:

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  • Olyroos (U23):
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