Mariners Draw 2019/20

24 July only one I can watch, will be on holiday. Others I'll be working. 14 hours behind(5:30 a.m. start here).
Turbo "At least the WSW game has more chance of bringing a crowd now."
How about the 24th?
 

turbo

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Turbo "At least the WSW game has more chance of bringing a crowd now."
How about the 24th?
Saying that back in December feels like forever ago. The last 6 months have been a ride that's for sure.
The 24/7 game against the jets should be a good one and if crowds are allowed should hit the max number of fans allowed (likely to be 5-6k)
Monday night 27/7 will be a tough sell for a crowd against WSW, they usually travel with fans but on a work & school night its less likely. Might get a few.
The Perth game on 18/7 will depend on how much we get stung for tickets since it's not technically our home game.
 

style_cafe

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Central Coast Mariners fixtures |

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners – Saturday, 18th July, 5:00pm @ Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets – Friday, 24th July, 7:30pm @ Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Mariners v WS Wanderers – Monday, 27th July, 7:30pm @ Central Coast Stadium

Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners – Monday, 3rd August, 7:30pm @ TBC

Rescheduled matches - playing Perth away at ... Gosford.
Bugger!! We`ll miss the Perf game as we`ll be in Dubbo.
I might have to commandeer my son`s Tv while the rest of the relos enjoy my grand-daughters birthday....
then again maybe not.
Thank God for Kayo...:popcorn:
 

Waspish

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Who thinks season will be canned after all? Might be the case if a 1/4 of the teams can't get out of their state...and quarantine in time
 

Waspish

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Bugger!! We`ll miss the Perf game as we`ll be in Dubbo.
I might have to commandeer my son`s Tv while the rest of the relos enjoy my grand-daughters birthday....
then again maybe not.
Thank God for Kayo...:popcorn:
Same - also have commitments. Don't have Kayo though. Alas, I'll just have to read about how we lost after the game
 

turbo

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guess that depends on whether the FFA & VIC teams bugger up the season restart. But we need to know soon, you'd want at least a week to advertise the game.
 

Pirate Pete

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https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/a-league-prepared-to-rejig-fixture-timing-for-victorian-clubs-to-play-20200708-p55a0n.html

A-League bosses are prepared to consider pushing the season back beyond their target finish date in late August if it means the Victorian A-League clubs can get an exemption and cross the border into NSW to be part of a Sydney hub to ensure the campaign can be completed.

The A-League has published a schedule of games which would see the competition restart next Thursday (July 16) with a game between Melbourne Victory and Western United, and conclude on August 23 with the grand final.

But if part of the exemption deal for Victorian clubs travelling to NSW is that they have to go through a 14-day quarantine period (albeit one in which they would be allowed to train) then the league will be happy to juggle the running order of the fixtures and revamp the program if necessary.
 

turbo

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Castro hasn’t returned to the Perth squad to finish the season so our odds of a good result on Saturday just improved.
 

FFC Mariner

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Got my ticket this morning - most of the people I know arent going so distancing may not be an issue - 2k tops is my guess
 

pjennings

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Interesting

Gone camping: A-League superstar Diego Castro MIA for restart refusing to return to Perth Glory
A-LEAGUE

Adam Peacock

Diego Castro is MIA for Perth Glory.
Diego Castro

When the A-League starts this weekend, Diego Castro will be in some remote part of Western Australia, Clark Griswold-style in a campervan, taking in the natural wonders of a largely untouched coastline, a million miles from care, with his family.
To his football family; his teammates, his club, anyone with a passing interest in the A-League, it’s a damn shame.
Of course we want to see him destroying right backs, not killing time around a campfire.
Of course we’d rather him be in Sydney shivering through July, not collecting an immaculate tan where winter never hits.

Best post-game interview ever


Not a lot about the world is fair right now. This is a minor consideration in the grand scheme, but a consideration nonetheless.

Whispers had been around Castro didn’t made it back to Perth training a month ago. A pandemic is a good time to keep things hush; paradise for the paranoid! No prying eyes at the training ground, no leaks of blow ups and disgruntled players seeping out. And virtually nothing about one of the greatest in A-League history taking leave.
Off he went, north and out of touch, leaving the club to deliver the news via a media release this morning.
“Perth Glory can confirm that Diego Castro has withdrawn from the squad which will complete the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season, citing health reasons relating to COVID-19,” the statement read.
“The Glory skipper informed the club that he viewed his participation to be an unacceptable health risk for him and/or his family.”
Glory CEO Tony Pignata said the club respected Castro’s decision.
“It is very unfortunate that Diego will not be available for the remainder of the season,” he said, “But we understand this personal decision that he has come to after careful consideration.”
Castro has told the club he felt uncomfortable about going into a hub situation in Sydney, preferring to stay with his family. Each to their own. There’s no right or wrong.
Eventually, though, it has to come to a head.
Castro has another year left on his contract. But what will that deal look like in a new financial situation for Australian football?
When signing that contract, Castro said: “I want to keep that love story with the fans going.”

Diego Castro.
Diego

Questions for another day, especially for Tony Popovic, who has quietly gone about preparing a Perth Glory without their legend.
It’s not so much a gap that needs to be filled, but a crevasse to the earth’s core.
Since Popovic took over at Glory, Castro leads the A-League in assists, secondary assists and tackles evaded.
After a strange campaign that’s never recaptured the high calibre consistency of last season, Glory sit fifth.
With six games to play that come every four days, they can finish as high as third, or as low as eighth.
Popovic has never been afraid of a managerial mountain to climb. Like landing in London for a assistants job at Crystal Palace where hours off a plane he was forced to immediately prove himself by putting on a session in a haze of jetlag and gaze of hard to please professionals.
And then he decided to leave a comfortable job to start a new club in Western Sydney.
And then he left the comfort he built in Western Sydney for rural Turkey.
Now Popovic has massive challenge, and while he deems what’s happened irrelevant because there’s no point in looking back, the rest of us can at least be happy we got to see a player of Castro’s ability.
Back in 2015, before Castro had played a game for Perth, our late great friend Mike Cockerill said the Spaniard would be one of the league’s best ever signings.
Mike, not for the first time, couldn’t have been more correct if he tried.

 
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