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W-League: Round 2 Feature Review
31/10/2012


'The Difficult Job That Just Got Harder'

If Melbourne Victory coach Mike Mulvey's job wasn't already difficult enough, it just got harder as the team lost two key players for the season during a narrow 0-1 loss at home to Brisbane Roar ...
Zee Ko reports from Bulleen
[ Feature and photos .... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 4 in Review (+ WWL, NYL)

30/10/2012
Jeremy Ruane


'Upsets And Controversy Abound In Fourth Round' - Controversy, upset scorelines, sendings-off and goals from marquee recruits - the Hyundai A-League had it all in spades on the last weekend of October, with over 63,000 fans taking the chance to attend games around the continent. ..
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 4
'Set piece stopped Heart'

30/10/2012


Melbourne Heart 0 - Central Coast Mariners 1


In a sun drenched Melbourne, the Central Coast Mariners have come away with the three points with a 1 - 0 victory. The first half of Football was a cautious affair, with both sides lacking the creativity for any genuine chances ..
Shane Derham reports from Melbourne ...

[ Match report .... ]

W-League: Round 2
27/10/2012


Sydney FC 1 - Western Sydney 0


Forget Del Piero and Ono. Forget the packed stadiums and noisy men’s “derbies” - Come down to sunny Leichhardt Oval and relax with some (nearly) always entertaining women’s football ...
Stephen Webb reports from Leichhardt
[ Match report .... ]

W-League: Round 2
29/10/2012


Melbourne Victory 0 - Brisbane Roar 1


It was a sad day for Victory fans that had turned up to the Veneto Club today. The one-nil loss to Brisbane Roar was their first loss at home since Season 3 and left the club with zero points ...
Alex Robinson reports from Bulleen
[ Match report .... ]

National Youth League: Round 2
29/10/2012


Sydney FC 2 - Perth Glory 4


Perth Glory came out 4-2 winners against a tired Sydney FC side at ANZ Stadium. Perth scored four goals against Sydney FC and looked very impressive throughout the 90 minutes ...
Tom Moxey reports from Homebush
[ Match Report.... ]

A-League: Round 4
'Sydney FC tough it out for a gritty win'

28/10/2012


Sydney FC 2 - Perth Glory 1


Football finally returned to ANZ Stadium after LA Galaxy's famous appearance and numerous Socceroos matches. The A-League came to the Olympic stadium for the first time in front of a sparse crowd. ..
Steven Nguyen reports from Homebush ...

[ Match report .... ]

W-League: Round 2
27/10/2012


Newcastle Jets 0 - Canberra United 5


Don't be fooled by the score! This match was a much a much different affair than it appears! For three quarters of the game, it was a highly competitive, hard fought match ...
Ray Sandell reports from Broadmeadow
[ Match report .... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 3 in Review

22/10/2012
Jeremy Ruane


'Three-Way Tie At Top In A-League' - Three teams are tied at the top of the Hyundai A-League after three rounds of action in the 2012-13 season, while just one team remains unbeaten in what is shaping up to be a closely contested competition once again ..
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 3
'Brisbane held to draw In Wellington'

21/10/2012


Wellington Phoenix 1 - Brisbane Roar 1


Wellington Phoenix and reigning Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar fought out a generally tame 1-1 draw at Westpac Stadium on 21 October, with the 9,182 fans present witnessing an encounter which, after a bright first half, fizzled out markedly after half-time ...
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...
[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 3
'Jets hang on for 'F3 deby' win'

21/10/2012


Newcastle Jets 2 - Central Coast Mariners 1


The Newcastle Jets have held on for a thrilling 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners in an exciting and at times spiteful F3 derby, in Round 3 in Newcastle. ..
Robert Szomolnoki reports from Newcastle ...

[ Match report .... ]

National Youth League: Round 1
21/10/2012


Central Coast Mariners 2 - Newcastle Jets 1


Central Coast Mariners Youth carried their good form from last season into the new 2012/13 season with a hard fought win against Newcastle Jets at the new Mariners Centre Of Excellence ground last Sunday morning. ...
Ray Sandell reports from Tuggerah
[ Match Report.... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 2 in Review

15/10/2012
Jeremy Ruane


'Adelaide Go Top As Brisbane Make Statement'' - Adelaide United are the only team boasting two wins after the opening two rounds of the Hyundai A-League, but it was title-holders Brisbane Roar who made the most emphatic statement of a round in which two of the competition’s biggest names scored goals which justified the efforts their clubs went to to secure their signatures ..
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 2
'Mariners win the battle'

15/10/2012


Central Coast Mariners 1 - Perth Glory 0


Daniel McBreen’s 70th minute goal off the bench was enough to give Central Coast Mariners a first home game of the season by 1-0 over Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium on a Sunday evening by Brisbane Water, in front of 9,192 fans dressed in a mix of yellow, pink ..
Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 2
'Record crowd enjoys Sydney’s
second consecutive defeat '

14/10/2012


Sydney FC 2 - Newcastle Jets 3


At the press conference after Sydney FC lost 2-3 to Newcastle Jets, Newcastle coach Gary van Egmond seemed more disappointed than Sydney’s Ian Crook. And so he should: Newcastle easily could have won by two or three goals more ..
Stephen Webb reports from the SFS ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 2
'Heart and Wellington share
spoils in the sunshine'

14/10/2012


Melbourne Heart 1 - Wellington Phoenix 1


Ten-man Melbourne Heart and a makeshift Wellington Phoenix combination featuring four debutants fought out an enthralling 1-1 draw at a sun-drenched AMII Stadium on 14 October, in front of 10,907 fans ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: 2012-2013 Season
Round 1 in Review

07/10/2012
Jeremy Ruane


'Crowds flock to opening tound of A-League action' - Over 93,000 fans - a new competition record - flocked to the opening round of 2012-13 Hyundai A-League on the first weekend in October, lured by the attraction of plenty of star names having been recruited to the competition, and the debut of a new club, the fourth based in New South Wales ..
Review by Jeremy Ruane ...

[ More ...]

A-League: Round 1
'Disappointment For Del Piero
As Wellington Win Well'

06/10/2012


Wellington Phoenix 2 - Sydney FC 0


Wellington Phoenix opened their Hyundai A-League account for the 2012-13 season in eye-catching style at Westpac Stadium on 6 October, comfortably accounting for a poorly performed Sydney FC combination by a 2-0 scoreline, to the undisguised delight of 12,057 partisan locals. ..
Jeremy Ruane reports from NZ ...

[ Match report .... ]

A-League: Round 1
'Wanderers match the Mariners
in their A-League debut'

06/10/2012


Western Sydney Wanderers 0 - Central Coast Mariners 0



Finally the REAL football is back after a long 6 month off season. Western Sydney Wanderers finally make their Hyundai A-League debut in Season 8. ..
Steven Nguyen reports from Parramatta ...

[ Match report .... ]

BOTN Team Fearless Predictions:
A-League 8 2012-2013

4 October, 2012

The BOTN HAL 8 season writing team have placed their end of R27 ranking tips, and we 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 7 seasons!

[ More details ]

We are Football, Mark 2
HAL 8 A-League Launch
Opinion article

02/10/2012: The 8th season of the A-League was launched on Tuesday 2 October, 2012, simultaneously, at Parramatta (NSW) and in Melbourne (VIC). In a first for the Hyundai A-League, representatives from each of the clubs were split between two venues ..
Chris Dunkerley writes for BOTN ...
[ .. More ..]

NSW Premier League: Grand Final
10 man Marconi shock White Eagles

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0 - Marconi Stallions 2

01/10/2012: Marconi Stallions grabbed a goal mid-way through the second half and, despite going down to ten-men with the second yellow to Andrew Mailer, Nathan Elasi made it a brace well into stoppage time to run out 2-0 winners over Premiers Bonnyrigg White Eagles in the 2012 NSW Premier League Grand Final today .. Chris Dunkerley reports from Bonnyrigg Heights [ Match report ...]

W-League: Season 5
18/09/2012


2012/2013 Draw released


The Season fixtures draw for the Westfield W-League has been released. Season 5 sees a grand final rematch on the first weekend, on Saturday 20th October, 2012 in Canberra. After 12 rounds plus two weeks of finals football the Final will be held on 27 January, 2013. Chris Dunkerley reports
[ pdf file for viewing or downloading.... ]

Link to HAL8 Round 3

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

Link to HAL8 R3
A-League 2012/13 (Season 8)
Results & Reports

Round 4
Newcastle
2
1
Melb Victory
3
1
Brisbane
0
1
Western Sydney
0
1
2
1
 

2012/2013 A-League Table

HAL 8 Premiership (Round 4)

#

Team

Pl

Wo

Dr

Lo

Gf

Ga

Dif

Pts

1

Adelaide U

4

3

0

1

7

4

3

9

2

Newcastle

4

3

0

1

7

6

1

9

3

Central Coast

4

2

1

1

3

2

1

7

4

Perth Glory

4

2

0

2

4

3

1

6

5

Sydney

4

2

0

2

6

7

-1

6

6

Wellington

4

1

2

1

5

5

0

5

7

Brisbane R

4

1

1

2

6

3

3

4

8

West Sydney

4

1

1

2

1

2

-1

4

9

Heart

4

1

1

2

3

5

-2

4

10

Victory

4

1

0

3

4

10

-6

3

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2011/12 Premiers - Brisbane Roar FC
GF Runners Up - Perth Glory FC
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Matches

Socceroos & Matildas:

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  • Fourth stage Asia WCQ vs Oman (away) 8 June, 2012, then Japan at home on 12 June, 2012.
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    Fixtures & Results
A-League fixtures:
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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