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A-League: 2011-2012 Season
BOTN Team Podcast - No.5
'The Grand Final washup, and ACL'

03/05/2012

ACL Champions League: Group G
Mariners dominate Tianjin

01/05/2012


Central Coast Mariners 5 - Tianjin Teda 1



Central Coast Coast Mariners dominated Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda in their last Group G home game in Gosford last night, running out 5-1 winners, and turning around their ACL prospects with the scoreline. ...
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford

[ Match report ... ]

ACL Champions League: 5th week
Mariners and Reds at home
and Roar away!

30/04/2012


Central Coast 5 - Tianjin Teda 1
Adelaide United 0 - Bunyodkor 0
FC Tokyo 4 - Brisbane Roar 2
On Tuesday night the Central Coast Mariners host Tiajin Teda, and on Wednesday Brisbane to FC Tokyo in Japan, while Adelaide United host Buyodkor in Adelaide ...
[ AFC site ... ]

NSW Super League: R5
Spirit leave it late

Spirit FC 1 - Mounties Wanderers 0

22/04/2012: Spirit FC left it very late to grab a 1-0 win over Mounties Wanderers in it's Round 5 NSW Super League game at Christie Park on Sunday afternoon .. Chris Dunkerley reports from Marsfield [ Match report ...]

A-League: HAL 7 Grand Final
Another late, late show
as Brisbane go back to back

22/04/2012


Brisbane Roar 2 - Perth Glory 1

So Brisbane Roar are the first back-to-back champions of the Hyundai A-League after defeating Perth Glory 2-1 in front of a full house at Suncorp Stadium tonight ...
Andrew Demack reports from Brisbane
[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Now the Grand Final
Who will hold the Toilet seat high?

22/04/2012


Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory

Perth Glory have fought from 3rd place in the league to the Grand Final against last year's Champions Brisbane Roar. Who will triumph in the last game of the season and hold that 'Toilet Seat' trophy high at Suncorp Stadium this evening ...
Andrew Demack and the BOTN team will report from Brisbane
[ FFA preview of squads ... ]

NSW Premier League: R4
Derby duel goes to 10-man City

Blacktown Spartans 0 - Blacktown City 1

21/04/2012: Blacktown Football Park played host to the first ‘Blacktown’ derby for 2012 as the newly promoted Blacktown Spartans FC went down 0-1 to 10-man Blacktown City FC in Round 4 action on Saturday evening .. Chris Dunkerley reports from Rooty Hill [ Match report ...]

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
BOTN Team Podcast - No.4
... on to the Grand Final!

19/04/2012

ACL Champions League: Group G
Change favours Seongnam
but not the Coast

18/04/2012


Seongnam Ilhwa 5 - Central Coast Mariners 0



Seongnam Ilhwa ChunmaFC picked up their first win of the 2012 AFC Champions League campaign on Wednesday evening at home to move into equal top of Group G, with a 5-0 win over previously undefeated Central Coast Mariners FC ...
Chris Dunkerley reports

[ Match report ... ]

ACL Champions League: Group F
Not with a Roar but a whimper

17/04/2012


Brisbane Roar 1 - Ulsan Hyundai 2



Brisbane Roar’s first Asian Champions League campaign is likely to end in the group stages, after the A-League champions suffered their second home loss in the ACL, going down 1-2 to Ulsan Hyundai at Suncorp Stadium last night ...
Andrew Demack reports from Brisbane

[ Match report ... ]

ACL Champions League: 4th week
Roar and Reds at home
and Mariners away!

17/04/2012


Brisbane Roar 1 - Ulsan Hyundai 2
Seongnam Ilhwa 5 - Central Coast 0
Adelaide United 1 v Pohang Steelers 0
Tonight Brisbane Roar played Ulsan Hyundai (South Korea) at home in Brisbane. On Wednesday evening the Central Coast Mariners are away to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (South Korea), and Adelaide United host Pohang Steelers (South Korea) in Adelaide ...
[ AFC site ... ]

A-League: Preliminary Final
8 years on for Glory
into Grand Final by pens

14/04/2012


Central Coast Mariners 1 - Perth Glory 1 (AET, pens 3-5)



Perth Glory FC will make their first Grand Final appearance since 2004 after beating Premiers Central Coast Mariners FC by a penalty with both teams locked 1-1 after extra time had been played. ...
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford

[ Match report ... ]

NSW Waratah Cup: Round 1
Magpies Picton
the wrong team this time!

10/04/2012


Miranda Magpies 1 - Picton Rangers 1



Having slain the Hurstville Minotaurs in an a-maze-ing preliminary round encounter, the Miranda Magpies of the Sutherland Shire Association were keen to notch up another victory over Illawarra Premier League heavyweights, Picton Rangers. However, it was Rangers who eventually prevailed on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of free-flowing football couldn’t separate the two teams ...
Mark Taylor reports on the Cup

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Preliminary Final
Who will be in the Grand Final?

14/04/2012


Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory

Central Coast Mariners have a second chance to make next week's Grand Final against the Roar, but Perth Glory are coming to Gosford for the same target. With only one to progress it could be an exciting evening of football on the park, after a bad week off it ...
Chris Dunkerley will report for BOTN from Gosford
[ FFA preview of squads ... ]

A-League: Major Semi Final
Roar in to Grand Final

08/04/2012


Central Coast Mariners 2 - Brisbane Roar 3



Aggregate 5-2 to Brisbane Roar, who now will host the Hyundai A-League Grand Final for the second year in a row on 22 April, as they ended winners at Gosford last night, withholding a strong comeback from Central Coast Mariners ...
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Minor Semi Final
Perth's extra time winner
ends Wellington's season

07/04/2012


Perth Glory 3 - Wellington Phoenix 2 (AET)



Perth Glory substitute Todd Howarth struck an extra time winner eight minutes from the end of a gripping Hyundai A-League Play-Off Series encounter at NIB Stadium on 7 April to clinch a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Wellington Phoenix and end the season of the beaten team ...
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ

[ Match report ... ]

NSW Waratah Cup: Round 1
Hawks Fail to Prevent Capital Gains

04/04/2012


Hawkesbury City 2 - Canberra Olympic 3



An intriguing clash in the 1st Round of the Waratah Cup took place at Benson's Lane in Richmond on Wednesday night when hosts, Hawkesbury City from the NSW Division 2 took on a slick Canberra Olympic outfit from the ACT Premier League. Right from the start both sides attacked each other and it was obvious that a pulsating cup-tie was on hand ...
Mark Taylor reports on the Cup

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Elimination Semi Final (5 v 6)
Late late show sees Wellington edge Sydney

30/03/2012


Wellington Phoenix 3 - Sydney FC 2



Wellington Phoenix edged out Sydney FC 3-2 in the first match of the 2011-12 Hyundai A-League play-off series at Westpac Stadium on 30 March, a disappointing crowd numbering just 10,019 witnessing a dour match which exploded into life in the last fifteen minutes ...
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
BOTN Team Podcast - No.3
... and then there were 4!

03/04/2012

ACL Champions League: Group G
10-man Mariners draw
with Seongnam Ilhwa

03/04/2012


Central Coast Mariners 1 - Seongnam Ilhwa 1



Two goals in 7 minutes saw Central Coast Mariners draw 1-1 with Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma FC of Korea at Gosford last night. The Mariners have had to be content with 1 point from third Group G clash in the Asian Champions League after being reduced to 10-men in the 67th minute ...
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford

[ Match report ... ]

NSW Waratah Cup: Round 1
Waratah Cup

04/04/2012


The romance of the Cup continues

Round 1 started on Wednesday April 4th with sixteen matches set for that day, plus Thursday April 5th, and also games on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11th. Round 1 sees the remaining State League Two clubs as well as certain Association clubs that had the bye in the Preliminary round enter the fray as they go in search for an elusive round 2 berth when State League One and Super League clubs enter the tournament.
[ FNSW pages ... ]

ACL Champions League: 3rd week
Reds and Roar away and
Mariners at home!

03/04/2012


Central Coast 1 - Seongnam Ilhwa 1
Pohang Steelers 1 - Adelaide United 0
Ulsan Hyundai 1 v Brisbane Roar 1

Tonight the Central Coast Mariners hosted Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (South Korea) at Gosford, 7pm, and Adelaide United played away to Pohang Steelers (South Korea) in Pohang. On Wednesday night Brisbane Roar play Ulsan Hyundai (South Korea) away in Ulsan ...

[ AFC site ... ]

NSW Premier League: R1
Eagles fail to fly

Parramatta Eagles 0 - Sydney United 58 1

01/04/2012: NSW Premier League started last weekend, and at Melita Stadium Sydney United 58 proved too well drilled to allow the new-look Parramatta Eagles to fly on Sunday. The visitors went away 1-0 winners through an early opportunists goal by Ante Tomic .. Chris Dunkerley reports from South Granville [ Match report ...]

NSW Waratah Cup: Preliminary Round
A Liliputian Victory over the Travellers!

28/03/2012


Lili Pilli 5 - Luddenham 1



The first few rounds of the Waratah Cup are a great opportunity for Association clubs to test their mettle against more illustrious opposition from the Federation. Wednesday's encounter between Lilli Pilli, a strong Sutherland Shire based outfit with 111 teams all up, and 2nd Division Luddenham United was no exception ...
Mark Taylor reports on the Cup

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Major Semi Final - 1st leg
Broich's happy feet
tie Mariners in knots

31/03/2012


Brisbane Roar 2 - Central Coast Mariners 0



Having conceded the 'Premier's Plate' to Central Coast Mariners only last weekend, Brisbane Roar came storming back to remind the Mariners that they are still Champions, putting in a convincing performance to take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of the A-League major semifinal ...
Andrew Demack reports from Brisbane

[ Match report ... ]

A-League: Season 7
Finals Series Preview - Week 1
29/03/2012


This preview report covers details of HAL finals series - week 1. Get out to a local game either this weekend or next! Otherwise catch it at your local club, pub, or new-found best friend's house! Game previews .. Lineups, tickets, TV and radio, etc.)

All the details in ..
[ Preview .... ]

HAL 7 Finals Series: Launched
3 games this weekend

28/03/2012: The terrific HAL 7 season League is now over, with Central Coast Mariners pipping last season's winner Brisbane Roar for the Premiership. The HAL 7 Finals Series has been launched progressively from Tuesday, 27 March with Wellington, Perth, and Melbourne Heart leading off. Then on Wednesday it was the turn of Sydney FC and the Premiers Central Coast Mariners to have their own launches .. Chris Dunkerley reports from Tuggerah [ Report ...]

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
BOTN Team Podcast - No.2
'Round 27, and into the Finals'

27/03/2012

NSW Premier League: Starts
Round 1 this weekend

27/03/2012: NSW Premier League is the NSW federation’s Premier football competition with 12 clubs from Sydney and Illawarra. 2011's Grand Final when Premiers Sydney Olympic were Champions in front of over 10,000 at Belmore Sports Ground was a highlight of last season. Blacktown Spartans are promoted after being Premiers in the 2011 Super League. Fixtures start Saturday night, 31 March 2012 .. Source FNSW media
[ FNSW report ...]

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
Weekend 25 in Review
Mariners are Premiers!

25/03/2012
Jeremy Ruane


'Mariners take home Plate as Sydney make play-offs'

- Central Coast Mariners booked their place in the 2012-13 AFC Champions League competition on March 25 as winners of the Hyundai A-League Premiership by downing Wellington Phoenix 2-1 at Westpac Stadium in front of 9,802 fans. ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

ACL Champions League: Group G
Mariners match J-League stars

21/03/2012


Central Coast Mariners 1 - Nagoya Grampus 1



The Central Coast Mariners and Nagoya Grampus of Japan have drawn 1-1 in their second game of Group G of the AFC Champions League in front of 5,103 fans on a balmy Wednesday night at Gosford ...
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford

[ Match report ... ]

ACL Champions League: 2nd week
Reds win, Roar and
Mariners draw!

21/03/2012


Adelaide United 2 - Gamba Osaka 0
Beijing Guoan 1 - Brisbane Roar 1
Central Coast 1 - Nagoya Grampus 1



Brisbane Roar have defended in the second half to end their first AFC Champions League game in a 1-1 draw away to Beijing Guoan, whilst Adelaide United have downed their old foes Gamba Osaka 2-0 at home to lead their group on Tuesday. On Wednesday evening Central Coast drew 1-1 with Nagoya Grampus ...

[ AFC site ... ]

Link to HAL7 F2

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

Link to HAL7 F2
A-League 2011/12 Season 7
Finals Series - Championship

Results & Reports

Finals - Grand Final
3
2
2
0
Perth Glory
3
0
Melb Heart
3
2
2
3
1(1)3p
1(1)5p
2
1
 

2011/2012 A-League Table

HAL 7 Premiership (27 games)

#

Team

Pl

Wo

Dr

Lo

Gf

Ga

Dif

Pts

1

Central Coast

27

15

6

6

40

24

16

51

2

Brisbane R

27

14

7

6

50

28

22

49

3

Perth Glory

27

13

4

10

40

35

5

43

4

Wellington

27

12

4

11

34

32

2

40

5

Sydney

27

10

8

9

37

42

-5

38

6

Heart

27

9

10

8

35

34

1

37

7

Newcastle

27

10

5

12

38

41

-3

35

8

Victory

27

6

11

10

35

43

-8

29

9

Adelaide U

27

5

10

12

27

44

-17

25

10

Gold Coast

27

4

9

13

30

42

-12

21

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HAL Season 6, Round 1 - Started on Thursday 5 August 2010. 'Round' 30 (Week 27) - 12/13 February, 2011. Finals - 18 February to 13 March; with Grand Final held on Saturday 13 March, 2011.
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