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A-League: 2011-2012 Season
Round 3 in Review

23/10/2010
Jeremy Ruane


'Record Crowds Attend Low-Scoring “Rivals Round' - The third round of Hyundai A-League action this season was dubbed “Rivals Round”, and a record collective round crowd of some 87,958-strong attended the five games played across the course of Labour Weekend in New Zealand (avg 17,591). Sadly, they didn’t get to witness many goals ..
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 3
Perth edge Wellington
to retain perfect record

23/10/2011


Perth Glory 1 - Wellington Phoenix 0



Perth Glory maintained their perfect start to the 2011-12 Hyundai A-League season at NIB Stadium on October 23, but they were made to work decidedly hard for their 1-0 win over a Wellington Phoenix side which has rarely performed as well as this on the road ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ..

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 3
'F3 Derby' bragging rights to Jets

23/10/2011


Newcastle Jets 1 - Central Coast Mariners 0



The Newcastle Jets won the bragging rights in the F3 Derby, winning 1-0 over the the Central Coast Mariners in a hard fought game, on a summery Sunday afternoon at Ausgrid Stadium in Newcastle in front of 14,412 fans ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Newcastle ..

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 3
Victory impotence continues

22/10/2011


Melbourne Victory 0 - Melbourne Heart 0



The Victory once again have shown that you can have the arsenal of the US Armed Forces but if it doesn’t know what it is doing, it will never hit its targets. For the 39,309 fans that paid good money to come to the match, upset and anger was expressed with boos from the Melbourne Victory faithful as the final whistle sounded ..
Shane Derham reports from Docklands ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 3
'There are no shortcuts to excellence'

21/10/2011


Brisbane Roar 3 - Gold Coast United 0



Brisbane Roar's fans face a very unusual dilemma. As everyone who has been to more than one football game will have observed, fans love to moan. The Roar fans have nothing to moan about. It doesn't stop them, of course ..
Andrew Demack reports from Brisbane ...

[ Match report .... ]

Opinion:
Just one point between them!
21/10/2011

After two games each, no one expected Heart and Victory to have just one point between them – it makes this weekend’s derby even more important .. Nicholas Duxson previews the big Melbourne derby ....
[ Opinion ...]

A-League: Season 7
Round 3 Preview
20/10/2011


This preview report covers the exciting start of the season and details of HAL Round 3, as well as draws for NYL Round 1, and W-League Round 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 .... ]

Women's Football:
Westfield W-League Season 4
Launched
18/10/2011


The FFA today launched season four of the 'Westfield W-League', which comprises teams branded with each of six of the nine Australian Hyundai A-League clubs, plus one club from Canberra (Canberra United). It will start this weekend, with the game from Sydney between Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar broadcast at 3pm Saturday on ABC TV1.

[ BOTN reports .... ]

A-League: 2011-2012 Season
Round 2 in Review

16/10/2010
Jeremy Ruane


'Thirty-Up For Brisbane As Champs Reconfirm Status' - Reigning Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar have carried on where they left off in the 2010-11 season at the start of the current campaign, scoring a 2-0 win at Sydney FC on October 15 to reconfirm themselves as the team to beat in this competition ..
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 2
'Referee loses the plot in Wellington sunshine'

16/10/2011


Wellington Phoenix 2 - Newcastle Jets 0



By and large, it was a fairly sterile encounter, certainly in the first half. The visitors barely mustered a shot in anger throughout the entire match, meaning Wellington were little troubled in setting themselves up for what would eventually be a 2-0 win ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 2
'Smeltz seals top spot with double '

16/10/2011


Melbourne Heart 1 - Perth Glory 2



Shane Smeltz scored a double to rocket the Perth Glory to equal top spot on the ladder with a 2-1 victory over the Melbourne Heart. The Heart looked dangerous at times in the first half but in the second half had no real chances. The home fans were silenced and didn’t have much to cheer about. Perth Glory controlled the tempo of the match, having the majority of the possession, especially in the second half ..
Shane Derham reports from Melbourne ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 2
'The Coasts were not too inviting'

15/10/2011


Central Coast Mariners 1 - Gold Coast U 1



Central Coast Mariners came very late from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw against Gold Coast United in front of a bumper Gosford crowd of 10,394 ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford ...

[ Match report .... ]

International Football: Women
Young Matildas fail to progress

13/10/2011: The Australian U19 women's team, the Young Matildas, though always competitive have fallen short at the Asian championship having now lost to Asia's powerhouses North Korea 0-1, Japan 0-1, and China 1-3. Even a possible win against South Korea on Sunday will not provide further hope. With the U17 squad struggling against the Kiwis the junior development of the game must be reviewed and it is urgent that the W-League be expanded and properly resourced. [ AFC more ...]

International Football: Men
Australia 3 - Oman 0

11/10/2011: Australia made it three-out-of-three in Group D of the third round of qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a clear-cut 3-0 win over Oman on Tuesday night. Brett Holman put the Qantas Socceroos 1-0 up with just seven minutes at Homebush Olympic Stadium in Sydney .. [ AFC more ...]

A-League: Round 1
'Stunning Gold Coast equaliser'

09/10/2011


Gold Coast U 1 - Wellington Phoenix 1



A stunning James Brown equaliser two minutes from time secured Gold Coast United a richly deserved point from their clash with an injury-hit Wellington Phoenix side at Skilled Park on October 9, as the Hyundai A-League teams kicked off the season with a 1-1 draw. ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 1
'Kewell 0 - Emerton 0'

08/10/2011


Melbourne Victory 0 - Sydney FC 0



A 10 men Sydney FC grinded out a 0-0 draw at Docklands in a much-anticipated match. However both teams did not make the most of their chances, and after the sending off of Mark Bridge the match came to a halt like a freight train ..
Shane Derham reports from Melbourne ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 1
Roar go on where they left off

08/10/2011


Brisbane Roar 1 - Central Coast 0



Brisbane Roar have claimed the grand final replay, in a convincing performance from both sides. Young Socceroo Mitch Nichols clinched the 1-0 win in the 70th minute when the patient build up forced an error from the otherwise solid Mariners defence ..
Adrian Demack reports from Brisbane ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Season 7
Round 1 Preview
07/10/2011


This preview report covers the exciting start of the season and details of HAL Round 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 .... ]

International Football: Women
Vietnam 3 - Australia 4

06/10/2011: In a thrilling and see-sawing first game the Westfield Young Matildas have defeated Vietnam 4-3 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in the AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2011. A first half goal to Linda O'Neill 11 minutes in, and a hat-trick to Emily Gielnik in the 60, 62, and 73 minutes. They next play DPR Korea on Saturday 8th. Also in other news the U17s have lost and drawn in Auckland versus NZ in two of three friendlies. [ AFC more ...]

Australian Football Awards 2011
FFA, PFA, and FMA awards announced

04/10/2011: The Australian football family united for a special celebration, the 2011 Australian Football Awards in the ballroom of the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney on the evening of Tuesday 4 October, 2011. The Awards bring together the Qantas Socceroos, Westfield Matildas and the grass roots football community, providing a unique opportunity to recognise and reward outstanding achievements at all levels of the game. ...

[ FFA more ...]

BOTN Team Fearless Predictions:
A-League 2011-2012

4 October, 2011

The BOTN HAL 7 season writing team have all now placed their end of R25 ranking tips, and we have then consolidated them into one Fearless Prediction! Who will be Premiers, who are in the six, who has the wooden spoon?
Laugh at us, and see how badly wrong (or right) we have been in the first 6 seasons!

[ More details ]

We are football!
HAL 7 A-League Launch

04/10/2011: The 2010-2011 Hyundai A-League season 7 was launched early on Monday morning 4 October, 2011 at the Sydney Football Stadium. The theme of "We are football" was written out on the pitch by the fans who were able to attend. A season with a lot riding on it and lots of interest - whetted by the signings of Socceroos Brett Emerton and Harry Kewell, and today the sacking of Jets coach Branko Culina before a ball has been kicked.
[ .. More ..]

International Football: Women
Young Matildas off to Vietnam

04/10/2011: The Westfield Young Matildas are in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to compete in the AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2011 against five other Asian countries to qualify for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Uzbekistan 2012. The 23-player squad will play their first match against hosts Vietnam on October 6 at Thong Nhat Stadium. As the qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2012 in Uzbekistan, they will be played over a 10 day period (October 6-16) round robin tournament vs China, DPR Korea, Korea Republic, Japan & hosts Vietnam. Caitlin Friend was a late addition. In other news the U17 Australian women’s team are in New Zealand to play three friendly matches in Auckland. [ FFA more ...]

NSW Premier League: Grand Final
Sydney Olympic 2 - Sydney United 0

03/10/2011: 'Sydney Olympic are Champions' - NSW Premier League Premiers Sydney Olympic have backed up to take out the Grand Final 2-0 over Sydney United in front of an excellent crowd of 10,138 at Belmore Sportsground this afternoon .. ... Chris Dunkerley reports from Belmore [ Report ...]

Season 4 W-League Fixtures released
Exciting season ahead!

27/09/2011: Football Federation Australia (FFA) have today released the Westfield W-League 4th season (2011/12) draw. The seven team competition play 35 matches over the a limited 12 week season from the October 21 start until January 15, 2012, finishing on January 28 with the Westfield W-League 2012 Grand Final. ABC TV will again cover the ‘match of the week’ live and exclusive on ABC1 throughout. This season also sees a host of new coaches enter the league, including some imports, thus perhaps varying the tactics and styles of play ...
Chris Dunkerley writes for BOTN ...
[ .. Download draw ..]

International Football: Men
Socceroo squad picked

27/09/2011: Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today named his 19-man squad for the upcoming international friendly match against Malaysia (in Canberra on Friday 7 October 2011) and subsequent 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Group 'D' Qualifier against Oman (Sydney, Tuesday 11 October 2011). Notable omissions are Socceroo A-League recruits Brett Emerton and Harry Kewell. [ FFA more ...]

International Football: Men (U16)
Joeys qualify for next AFC round

22/09/2011: Australia's youngest men's team, the Joeys,have qualified for the Asian Under 16 Championships, defeating Indonesia 5-2 in the last game to finish second to Thailand in Group G, qualifying for the full tournament .. [ Examiner more ...]

Link to HAL7 R2

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

Link to HAL7 R2
A-League 2011/12 Season 7
Premiership

Results & Reports

Round 3
3
0
Adelaide
1
2
Sydney
0
0
1
0
1
0
 

2011/2012 A-League Table

Round 3

#

Team

Pl

Wo

Dr

Lo

Gf

Ga

Dif

Pts

1

Brisbane R

3

3

0

0

6

0

6

9

2

Perth Glory

3

3

0

0

4

1

3

9

3

Newcastle

3

2

0

1

4

4

0

6

4

Wellington

3

1

1

1

3

2

1

4

5

Sydney

3

1

1

1

2

1

-1

4

6

Adelaide U

3

1

0

2

2

3

-1

3

7

Victory

3

0

2

1

0

1

-1

2

8

Gold Coast

3

0

2

1

2

5

-3

2

9

Central Coast

3

0

1

2

1

3

-2

1

10

Heart

3

0

1

2

3

5

-2

1

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2010/11 Champions - Brisbane Roar FC
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2010/11 Runners Up - Central Coast Mariners FC
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2009/10 Premiers - Sydney FC
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Champions - Melbourne Victory FC
Runners up - Adelaide United FC
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