4:05 PM Sat 14th Aug, 2010 - Admin
Adelaide United FC is preparing to front up against the Hyundai A-League’s early pacesetters from the first weekend of season six, when they face the Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford on Sunday 15 August 2010 (Kick-Off 2.30pm ACST).

The Mariners were the only team to lock away all three points in Week 1, as four of the five matches ended all square, including United’s scoreless draw with Newcastle Jets.

Although the Reds were victorious on their last visit to Bluetongue Stadium back to the final round of the 2008/09 season, United Head Coach Rini Coolen knows overcoming a Mariners outfit coached by former Qantas Socceroos boss Graham Arnold and keen to impress in their first home outing of the season, will be a difficult assignment.

“It will be a tough game, that’s for sure,” Coolen said.

“I saw the game they (the Mariners) won against Melbourne Heart, it was a hard and tough game, so they have a lot of confidence now.” ...
11:00 PM Wed 10th Feb, 2010 - Admin
Football Federation Australia (FFA) CEO Ben Buckley has endorsed the appointment of Graham Arnold as the Head Coach of the Central Coast Mariners for the upcoming Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season.

"Graham has been a fantastic servant to the Qantas Socceroos as a player and in a coaching capacity,"

"Graham's current coaching contract with FFA is set to conclude at the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign, and although we are disappointed that he will no longer be involved with the National Team, we wish him all the best for his new challenge," concluded Buckley.

Arnold's appointment was also endorsed by Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Pim Verbeek.

"The Central Coast Mariners have had five fantastic years with Lawrie Mckinna and they are very fortunate to have Graham as their new coach," Verbeek said.

"I am sure that the players and club will benefit greatly from his knowledge and experience." ...
12:49 PM Sat 16th Jan, 2010 - Admin
Adelaide United FC desperate for all three points, has been made to settle for a 1-1 draw at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight, against a Central Coast Mariners side equally looking for a valuable three points.

The Reds showed the intent and desire of a team trying to keep their finals dreams alive, but again they could not produce the killer blow after being forced to come from a goal down.

A 39th minute penalty from Mariners striker Nik Mrdja gave the visitors the lead, before United Captain Travis Dodd made it two goals from as many games with an equaliser in the 43rd minute, with an entertaining match failing to find a winner.

The result could have gone either way, as has been the case for much of the season, the Reds created chances without reward, while goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic again proved why he is in Australia’s World Cup calculations as he pulled off a number of critical saves. ...
10:26 PM Fri 15th Jan, 2010 - Admin
The lights have gone out on Adelaide United's season after grinding out a draw against the Central Coast Mariners tonight at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The draw keeps Adelaide at the bottom of the A-League table. The real question now is not if Adelaide can qualify for the finals but if Adelaide can get itself off the bottom of the A-League table.

In a tough and very tight game, the Mariners took the lead in the 39th minute via a Nick Mrdja penalty. The penalty decision itself was a harsh decision with defender Cassio ruled to have brought down a Mariners player inside the penalty area.

Four minutes later Adelaide captain Travis Dodd grabbed the equaliser with his second goal in as many matches. The goal came from a blistering run from young striker Leckie who played the ball into the feet of English import Owusu. The big striker pushed the ball across the box into the path of an unmarked Travis Dodd who made no mistake in tucking the ball inside the far post of the Mariners goal. ...
11:36 PM Fri 11th Sep, 2009 - Admin
Adelaide United have picked up their first win since Round 1 of the A-League courtesy of a Cassio free-kick.

The Brazilian scored in the 33rd minute via a freekick curled over the wall and towards the top corner of the goal. Mariners goalkeeper Vukovic was unsighted but went the right way only to be defenseless as the ball cannoned into the crossbar and bounced off his back and into the back of the net.

The free-kick was all that separated the two teams in what was otherwise a very tight match.

Adelaide United 1 (Cassio 33’)
Central Coast Mariners 0
10:50 PM Sun 25th Jan, 2009 - Admin
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Adelaide United has failed to win the A-League minor premiership after surrendering top spot to Melbourne Victory in the final minor round of the season.

Adelaide United needed to beat Central Coast Mariners by two goals in order to claim the minor premiership. With all to play for and needing goals away from home, Adelaide lined up with its now familiar defensive 4-5-1 formation. The lone striker role was handed to the goal-less Agostino with Adelaide's main striker Cristiano surprisingly left on the bench.

In contrast Central Coast Mariners went into the match with nothing to play for having already locked in its place in 4th position of the A-League.

With nothing to lose, Central Coast played aggressively giving Adelaide the opportunity to counter attack. On several occasions Adelaide opened up the Central Cost defence but Adelaide's lack of striker power up front saw these goal scoring opportunities squandered or denied by the woodwork. ...
1:10 AM Sat 6th Dec, 2008 - Admin
Adelaide United’s Women’s Team will be looking to get back onto the winner’s list and keep their chance of playing finals alive when they host the Central Coast Mariners Women at Hindmarsh Stadium this Saturday (6 December 2008) in Round 7 of the Westfield W-League.

Going down at home for the first time this season in last weekend’s loss to Melbourne Victory, the Lady Reds dropped to sixth on the table but significantly still only two points outside the top four.

With the Mariners one spot back in seventh place, three points for The Reds would be seen as a must against the girls from Gosford.

“After last week’s disappointing loss we need to bounce back with a strong performance this week,” United Women’s Coach Mike Barnett said.

“The team understands another loss could see the end of our season so I expect a spirited and committed group of players to get us back on the winners list.” ...
9:41 PM Sat 15th Nov, 2008 - Admin
Adelaide United has extended its losing streak to four games after being convincingly beaten by Central Coast Mariners 0-3 at Bluetongue Stadium tonight.

Adelaide United appear to be suffering a case of the blues after going down to Gamba Osaka in the final of the Asian Champions League last week. Adelaide's situation was little helped by coach Aurelio Vidmar leaving the relative fresh Salley, Alemao and Spagnuolo on the bench.

Adelaide's previously rock solid defence has begun to leak like a sieve. It has now conceded 11 goals in its last four outings. While all four defenders have been committing elementary mistakes, it is the right back position that is of most concern. Young Robbie Cornthwaite is suffering a serious slump in form. He has clearly been identified as the weak link in the Adelaide backlines and opponents are targetting Adelaide's right flank with great success.

Adelaide fans can also be forgiven for scratching their heads over Vidmar's substitutions tonight. ...
9:20 PM Sun 26th Oct, 2008 - Sweeper
Adelaide United Football Club was today advised by Ben Buckley CEO of Football Federation Australia, that they had approved Adelaide United’s request to reschedule its Hyundai A-League Round 11 fixture against the Central Coast Mariners at Blue Tongue Stadium in Gosford from Saturday 8 November to Saturday 15 November.

The FFA’s scheduling change will now provide the Adelaide United players to return from its first leg of the AFC Asian Champions League Final in Osaka Japan, and to totally focus on it recovery and preparation for the 2nd leg of it’s historic participation in the ACL Final.

Adelaide United CEO Sam Ciccarello said the club was thrilled with the FFA’s decision. “We never lost hope during our discussions with the FFA in their consideration of our request, and we recognise the significance of their decision to free up our HAL program between the two legs of the 2008 ACL final.” ...
11:41 PM Fri 25th Jul, 2008 - Admin
SIX years after hard drugs and fast women derailed his football career, former Australia great Mark Bosnich has been given the chance to relaunch it this weekend.

Bosnich will play his first top-flight match since 2001 for Central Coast against Sydney FC in an A-League Pre-Season Cup match in Gosford on Sunday.

Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna confirmed he would throw the goalkeeper the lifeline he is seeking, saying Bosnich would start the match as he trials for a longer contract with the club.

Now 36, Bosnich is attempting to relaunch a career which shame-spiralled into drug abuse, depression and tawdry tabloid tales of video sex romps and his destructive relationship with English supermodel Sophie Anderton.

Bosnich returned to football by training with English lower division side Queen's Park Rangers for several months, then joining the Mariners with a view to making a career in the A-League. ...
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