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A-League: 2011-2012 Season
Round 12 in Review

26/12/2011
Jeremy Ruane


'Mariners maintain top spot And winning run' - New Hyundai A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners continue to make every post a winning one, registering their sixth consecutive triumph by defeating Perth Glory 3-1 in front of 6,620 fans at NIB Stadium during the Christmas round of action in the competition. ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 12
Daniel gives Gold Coast
a belated present

26/12/2011


Gold Coast United 1 - Brisbane Roar 0



Brisbane have gone from their longest unbeaten streak to their longest losing, with Gold Coast inflicting their fifth defeat. The result also drags the Gold Coast off the bottom of the table, but the M1 Derby wasn’t without controversy with the 1-0 scoreline coming from a tight penalty call ..
Adrian Demack reports on M1 derby

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 12
Heart show true grit
to polish off a shaky Victory

23/12/2011


Melbourne Heart 3 - Melbourne Victory 2



In front of a record A-League crowd at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, the Heart has taken the bragging rights and the 3 points from the Melbourne Derby. This is only the Heart's second win at the Rectangular Stadium for the calendar year of 2011 but puts them 2nd on the ladder, on equal games with the Brisbane Roar and world as their oyster ..
Shane Derham reports from Melbourne

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 12
Reds' ship steadied
in the harbour city

22/12/2011


Sydney FC 2 - Adelaide United 2



This is the game where John Kosmina would come to the rescue of one of his former teams and prove his worth against another of his former teams. Notwithstanding some half-hearted jeering from Sydney fans whenever the famous visage appeared on the big screens at each of the stadium, Kossie was successful ..
Stephen Webb reports from SFS

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 12
Christmas comes early
for Wellington fans

23/12/2011


Wellington Phoenix 5 - Newcastle Jets 2



Wellington Phoenix produced one of their best-ever Hyundai A-League displays at on 23 December to give the 6,471 fans present the very best of Christmas presents, as they battered Newcastle Jets 5-2 at Westpac Stadium ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Season 7
Round 12 Preview
22/12/2011


This preview report covers details of HAL Round 12. No NYL or W-League this weekend. 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 .... ]

W-League: Round 6 (deferred)
21/12/2011


Newcastle Jets 3 - Perth Glory 1


Newcastle Jets have returned to the winners circle in the W-League with a dominating 3-1 win over their still struggling visitors Perth Glory at Adamstown in Newcastle on Wednesday afternoon ...
Chris Dunkerley reports from Adamstown
[ Match report .... ]

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
Round 11 in Review

19/12/2011
Jeremy Ruane


'New name at the top as Brisbane lose four straight' - For the first time in many a month, reigning Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar are not occupying top spot on the competition table, having been dethroned 2-1 at Suncorp Stadium by Central Coast Mariners, the co-leaders and beaten Grand Finalists in last season’s competition ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 11
Flying start fires Melbourne
past Wellington

18/12/2011


Melbourne Victory 3 - Wellington Phoenix 1



Three goals in the first twenty-five minutes fired Melbourne Victory into what was ultimately a winning position against Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on December 18, but they should have won by a far greater margin than the 3-1 scoreline they amassed. ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 11
Central Coast go top

18/12/2011


Brisbane Roar 1 - Central Coast 2



Central Coast Mariners surged to the top of the A-League ladder with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium last night. A terrible error from Roar keeper Michael Theoklitos contributed to the Mariners' first goal, but any reasonable neutral observer would have rated the Central Coast good value for their win as they played a canny counter-attacking game throughout the match ..
Andrew Demack reports from Brisbane

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 11
Sydney shot down Jets

18/12/2011


Newcastle Jets 1 - Sydney FC 2



Sydney FC climb to third place with a come from behind win in Newcastle. The Jets had Topor-Stanley missing through injury and Nick Carle who won the Johnny Warren medal in 2007 with the Jets returned to his old ground ..
Robert Szomolnoki reports from Newcastle

[ Match report .... ]

W-League: Round 9 Feature
18/12/2011


'Bright Sparks'

Experience brings a level of consistency, and a certain resilience that cannot be taught. Promising young players can occasionally drift in and out of games, or have off days for such is their wont. A wunderkid can be said to have reached her potential the day she starts performing on a regular basis, from the opening whistle to the final kick of the ball ...
Zee Ko reports from Geelong
[ Feature and photos .... ]

W-League: Round 9
17/12/2011


Melbourne Victory 1 - Brisbane Roar 1


Melbourne Victory came agonisingly close to a win against Brisbane Roar at Simonds Stadium, but were ultimately denied as a late equaliser from supersub Emily Gielnik grabbed the visitors a share of the points ...
Zee Ko reports from Simonds Stadium, Geelong
[ Match report .... ]

National Youth League: Round 9
17/12/2011


Melbourne Victory 0 - AIS 2


The AIS has defeated Melbourne Victory Youth 2-0 at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex on Saturday. Victory went into the contest with seniors Grand Brebner, Jean-Carlos Solorzano and Tom Pondeljak. The AIS included ..
Daniel Quinn reports from Melbourne
[ Match Report.... ]

POLL:
Top 100 Australian players of 100yrs
15/12/2011

The Football Media Association (FMA) today paid tribute to the pioneers of football in Australia on the 100th anniversary of the formation of a national governing body. To commemorate the 100th anniversary, the FMA is inviting everyone to nominate their top 25 Australian players of the past 100 years ..
[ FMA POLL page ...]

A-League: Round 11
Wellington inflict third
straight defeat on leaders

14/12/2011


Wellington Phoenix 2 - Brisbane Roar 0



Wellington Phoenix inflicted a third successive Hyundai A-League defeat on reigning champions Brisbane Roar at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on 14 December, with 4,628 fans rejoicing as the home team prevailed 2-0 to climb to fourth place on the table ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ

[ Match report .... ]

Opinion:
From the Archives
14/12/2011

"Enter the poetic world of the Wollongong Wolves, the Blacktown Demons, and (my favourite) Manly United at Back of the Net!, a site devoted to Australian football .." Chris Dunkerley finds Ian Penderleith's look at BOTN B.A. (Before A-League)
[ Opinion ...]

Opinion:
A Different ACL
14/12/2011

A better Asian Champions League would be to run it on a knock out basis and include more nations. .. Robert Szomolnoki floats his idea ....
[ Opinion ...]

NYL: 2011-2012 Season
Round 8 in Review

14/12/2010
Zee Ko


'Teeboy Becomes a Man''
- BOTN was pitch side as Melbourne Victory Youths spurned a gilt-edged chance to grab their first points of the season against Adelaide ..
Review by Zee Ko ...

[ More ...]

W-League: Round 8
12/12/2011


Canberra United 0 - Sydney FC 0


Canberra United and Sydney FC have played out a very physical scoreless draw in their top of the table match at Deakin Football Stadium, Deakin. This scoreline came down to excellent defending and at times wasteful finishing from both teams ...
Steven Nguyen reports from Deakin Stadium, Canberra
[ Match report .... ]

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
Round 10 in Review

11/12/2011
Jeremy Ruane


'Heartbreak For Brisbane As Lightning Strikes Twice' - Reigning Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar, fresh from having their record-breaking thirty-six match unbeaten run ended a week ago, suffered a second successive defeat in the competition on Friday evening, as Melbourne Heart prevailed 2-1 at Suncorp Stadium in front of 10,667 fans ...
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

National Youth League: Round 8
11/12/2011


Melbourne Victory 1 - Adelaide United 2


In a bottom of the table battle, Melbourne Victory has failed to overcome a 10-man Adelaide United at Kingston Heath today. Despite a dull first half by both teams, United would prove to be the dominate team, even managing to secure the win five minutes after losing Antony Golec from the game to a red card in the 60th minute ..
Alex Robinson reports from Melbourne
[ Match Report.... ]

A-League: Round 10
Barbiero’s late strike snatches a point

10/12/2011


Melbourne Victory 1 - Adelaide United 1



Adelaide United has scored a late equaliser to take a point from Melbourne thanks to Fabian Barbiero. Hosts Victory made one change from their defeat to Newcastle last week with Matthew Foschini returning from suspension to replace Marco Rojas ..
Daniel Quinn reports from Docklands

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 10
Late Sigmund header rare highlight
in poor game

10/12/2011


Wellington Phoenix 1 - Perth Glory 0



A late Ben Sigmund bullet header fired Wellington Phoenix to a 1-0 victory over Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium on December 10, one of very few highlights in a Hyundai A-League fixture which the bulk of the 6,020 fans present won’t have fond memories of in the days and months to come. ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 10
'F3 Derby' dominated by the Coast

10/12/2011


Central Coast Mariners FC 2 - Newcastle Jets 0



The Central Coast Mariners not only drew ahead in the record of the F3 derbies with a dominating 2-0 win at Gosford tonight over the strongest rivals, but are now level on points on the table with the early runaway leader Brisbane Roar who they play next weekend ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford

[ Match report .... ]

AFC Champions League 2012
Australia's 3 teams get their Groups

07/12/2011
Chris Dunkerley


Australia's entrants in the 2012 AFC Champions League, are Premiers Brisbane Roar FC, second placed Central Coast Mariners FC. New arrangements giving Australia access a third place through a draw and HAL third placed Adelaide City FC, a veteran of the competition, now join them. Details of opponents at 'More' ... [ More ...]

W-League: Round 7 Feature
06/12/2011


'Taylor sinks the Jets'

It was billed as an intriguing matchup between master and apprentice; Matildas number 1 Melissa Barbieri against her former understudy Brianna Davey. But instead, it was Victory captain Jodie Taylor who stole the show with a well-taken brace to lead the home team to a vital win ...
Zee Ko reports from Geelong
[ Feature and photos .... ]

W-League: Round 7
03/12/2011


Sydney FC 11 - Perth Glory 0


Sydney FC has shown that they are W-League title contenders with a 11-0 thrashing against Perth Glory at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney. In a one sided match, Sydney FC showed their young and inexperienced opponents a goal scoring master class. Glory could have conceded more goals due to very poor defending and at times poor goalkeeping from the Perth Number 1 Mackenzie Arnold ...
Steven Nguyen reports from Leichhardt
[ Match report .... ]

W-League: Round 7
03/12/2011


Melbourne Victory 2 - Newcastle Jets 1


Melbourne Victory bounced back from a loss away to Brisbane last week with a solid 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets at Simonds Stadium. Captain Jodie Taylor was the toast of the team again as she scored a brace to lead Melbourne to victory. ...
Zee Ko reports from Geelong
[ Match report .... ]

Link to HAL7 R11

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

Link to HAL7 R11
A-League 2011/12 Season 7
Premiership

Results & Reports

Round 12
2
2
5
2
3
2
Perth Glory
1
3
Central Coast
1
0
 

2011/2012 A-League Table

Round 12+

#

Team

Pl

Wo

Dr

Lo

Gf

Ga

Dif

Pts

1

Central Coast

12

8

2

2

22

10

12

26

2

Heart

12

6

3

3

19

15

3

21

3

Brisbane R

13

6

2

5

24

11

13

20

4

Sydney

12

5

4

3

16

14

2

19

5

Wellington

13

4

3

5

16

15

1

15

6

Victory

12

3

6

3

14

16

2

15

7

Newcastle

12

4

1

7

14

22

-8

13

8

Perth Glory

12

4

1

7

12

18

-6

13

9

Gold Coast

12

3

3

6

15

19

-4

12

10

Adelaide U

12

2

5

5

11

23

-12

11

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