Mariners v Jets

Pirate Pete

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Sparks are set to fly when Central Coast Mariners host Newcastle Jets in the third installment of the F3 Derby at Central Coast Stadium on Friday night.

The Mariners will be out to secure bragging rights after registering one loss and draw in the previous two meetings between the sides throughout the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season.

These two sides produced one of the most entertaining clashes of the season when they last met in Round 18; seven goals were scored on a wet and wild afternoon in the Hunter with the Jets edging the back-and-forth contest 4-3 to take all three points.

It's been a bleak campaign to date for the Mariners, who extended their current losing streak to 11-straight games when they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Perth Glory last Saturday night.

The defeat ensured the Mariners equalled the worst losing streak in competition history set by the New Zealand Knights in 2005, and the bottom-placed side will need to take maximum points from their clash with the Jets on Friday evening to ensure they don't make that unwanted record their own.

Team news

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ian Zygmunt GORDON, 3.Jack CLISBY, 7.Milan ÐURIĆ, 8.Michael MCGLINCHEY, 10.Tommy OAR, 11.Daniel DESILVA, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Dylan FOX, 17.Sam SILVERA, 18.Gianni STENSNESS, 19.Matt SIMON, 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Jacob MELLING, 26.Joshua NISBET, 27.Lewis MILLER, 29.Jair BRITTO, 30.Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ, 44.Alou KUOL

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Michael MCGLINCHEY (promoted), 27.Lewis MILLER (Return from Injury), 29.Jair BRITTO (promoted),

Outs: 9.Jordan MURRAY (Injured – Shoulder)

Unavailable: nil

Newcastle Jets squad: 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Roy O’DONOVAN, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 12.Lucas MAURAGIS, 16.Matt MILLAR, 17.Joe LEDLEY, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 21.Bernie IBINI, 29.Connor O’TOOLE, 31.Maki PETRATOS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 40.Noah JAMES (gk), 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 12.Lucas MAURAGIS (promoted), 28.Pat LANGLOIS (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 22.Lachlan JACKSON (knee – indefinite)

Friday, 24 July 2020
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 507
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports

FFC Mariner

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Judas? - and people wonder why questions are being raised about our coach. Let the waste of cap rot - give a kid that spot


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They have a finals chance to play for, we have nothing to play for. They were excellent last game against Sydney, we were flat, listless and unmotivated.

Only one way this will go.


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What should happen:

Staj brings Hutch in to gee the boys up and remind them that managers, squads and form may change, but FTS never changes. Fired up, the team go out and put in their most spirited performance of 2020 to snap their losing streak with a win that means (not for the first time) the other mob's finals hopes are extinguished by us.

What will probably happen:

CCM produce a few chances that don't pay off in the 1st half, in the 2nd half the team gives up around the 70th minute mark and the Jest capitalise with a flurry of late goals.

Big Al

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I’ll be pleased if we just have a couple of shots. I don’t even care if they are on target. Just something that resembles a couple of shots will do me fine.


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I can almost excuse Melling cause his poor passes are longer with little options.

Sam Silvera however in the last 3 games has lost possession easily or failed to perform short passes over 50 times!

Yet runs past one player once a game and seems not to be called out for every single other loss of ball.

Are commentators instructed to now go easy on younger up and coming players so they are not shown in a poor light and don’t discourage viewership that the league is so terribly poor in quality.