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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby Roarchild » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:35 am

anamerican wrote:5. I don't know the link between the FA and A League, but the A League could just ignore the FA. Which in a way they are doing by letting Gold Coast play anyways.


The FA and A league are one and the same. It's why the AFC scores us slightly above Indonesia (who have a rebel league and were run by a guy in gaol) for governance and a million points behind everyone else.

It's also why the club owners are on the warpath (though none as crazy as Palmer). They want to know where the money goes.

It's a lot of fighting and politicking over what isn't a very large prize.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby sjc_three » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:32 pm

The tweets above for Wellington are just brilliant! I'm literally crying with laughter. Would agree, probably a bit OTT for the official site, but this guy should keep going independently. I'm sure he'd get a cult following.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:06 pm

sjc_three wrote:The tweets above for Wellington are just brilliant! I'm literally crying with laughter. Would agree, probably a bit OTT for the official site, but this guy should keep going independently. I'm sure he'd get a cult following.


I agree - he was pretty amusing though not recommended reading for the entire family. I'll see if I can find him in his new incarnation - if he has one, that is.

March 16
Melbourne Victory 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
...and that's a bitterly disappointing result from the Phoenix.

1 Central Coast 25 +14 45
2 Brisbane Roar 25 +20 43

3 Perth Glory 25 +6 40
4 Wellington Phoenix 26 +3 40
5 Melbourne Heart 25 +1 35
6 Newcastle Jets 25 -1 35

7 Sydney 25 9 -6 34
8 Melbourne Victory 26 -6 29
9 Adelaide United 25 -17 24
10 Gold Coast United 25 -14 18

March 17
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar FC
Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC

March 18
Gold Coast United FC v Perth Glory

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby wolfman » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:56 pm

nzfooty wrote:[March 16
Melbourne Victory 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
...and that's a bitterly disappointing result from the Phoenix.



Not just the result, but the way they played. Missed the first 1/2 hour, but by all accounts, I was lucky.

On the plus side, Newcastle lost & Heart drew, meaning a guaranteed Top 4 spot.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby Frontierman » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:22 pm

wolfman wrote:
nzfooty wrote:[March 16
Melbourne Victory 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
...and that's a bitterly disappointing result from the Phoenix.



Not just the result, but the way they played. Missed the first 1/2 hour, but by all accounts, I was lucky.

On the plus side, Newcastle lost & Heart drew, meaning a guaranteed Top 4 spot.


Melbourne playing well? Gee you guys must have been so unlucky. Its taken for Hernandez to be one step from the door. Shame he has been a great player. :smt120
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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:41 pm

March 16
Melbourne Victory 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix

March 17
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 0 Adelaide United
Newcastle Jets 1 - 2 Brisbane Roar FC
Melbourne Heart 2 - 2 Sydney FC


March 18
Gold Coast United FC 3 - 0 Perth Glory

With one round left...

1 Central Coast 26 +15 48
2 Brisbane Roar 26 +21 46

3 Perth Glory 26 +3 40
4 Wellington Phoenix 26 +3 40
5 Melbourne Heart 26 +1 36
6 Newcastle Jets 26 -2 35

7 Sydney 26 -6 35
8 Melbourne Victory 26 -6 29
9 Adelaide United 26 -18 24
10 Gold Coast United 26 -11 21

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:44 pm

March 23
Adelaide United 1 - 1 Melbourne Heart

March 24
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory

March 25
Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners
Gold Coast United FC v Brisbane Roar FC

Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets :!: - match of the round.
Sydney need a win to make the play-offs. A draw and Newcastle are through.
Essentially a play-off for the play-offs.

Five teams are already assured of their place in play-offs and they are:
Central Coast
Brisbane
Perth
Wellington :)
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Melbourne Heart

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:03 pm

March 24
Perth Glory 4 - 2 Melbourne Victory

March 25
Wellington Phoenix 1 - 2 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney FC 3 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Gold Coast United FC 1 - 2 Brisbane Roar FC


Final standings:

Code: Select all

1. Central Coast    27  15- 6- 6  40:24  +16  51 [2013 AFC Champions League]
2. Brisbane Roar    27  14- 7- 6  50:28  +22  49 [2013 AFC Champions League]
------------------------------------------------
3. Perth Glory      27  13- 4-10  40:35  +5   43
4. Wellington       27  12- 4-11  34:32  +2   40
5. Sydney FC        27  10- 8- 9  37:42  -5   38
6. Melbourne Heart  27   9-10- 8  35:34  +1   37
================================================
7. Newcastle Jests  27  10- 5-12  38:41  -3   35
8. Melborne Victory 27   6-11-10  35:43  -8   29
9. Adelaide United  27   5-10-12  26:44  -18  25    
10.Gold Coast Utd   27   4- 9-14  30:42  -12  21    


Australia's third spot in the 2013 AFC Champions League will go to the Grand Final winners.
If Central Coast or Brisbane win the Grand Final, the 3rd spot in the 2013 AFC Champions League will
go to Perth.
Wellington Phoenix, is based in New Zealand, an OFC member country, and are unable to qualify for the ACL.
Sydney FC or Melbourne Heart can qualify the 2013 AFC Champions League by winning the Grand Final.


Play-offs

30 March
Wellington Phoenix v Sydney FC
1 April
Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart

Minor Semi-Final:

6-8 April
Perth Glory/Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix/Sydney FC


Major Semi-Final:

31 March
Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners
8 April
Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar

Winner qualifies for the (Grand) final.
Loser goes to the Preliminary final.



Preliminary Final:

12-14 April
Loser Brisbane Roar/Central Coast Mariners v Minor Semi-Final winner


Grand Final:


22 April
Winner Brisbane Roar/Central Coast Mariners v Winner Preliminary Final

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:43 pm

Wellington 3 d Sydney 2: Phoenix dump Sky Blues from A-League finals

SYDNEY FC's season is over after the Sky Blues were knocked out of the A-League playoffs by Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium.

The Phoenix won a thrilling elimination final 3-2, with a late Paul Ifill penalty sealing Wellington's victory in front of more than 10,000 fans.

Wellington were coasting to victory when they led 2-0 with 10 minutes to go courtesy of goals from Tim Brown and Ben Sigmund.

But Sydney dragged themselves back into the contest via a swift double from Joel Chianese.

However, the Phoenix prevailed after referee Chris Beath awarded them a penalty when Sydney defender Michael Beauchamp cluttered into Ifill.

The Barbados international made no mistake from the spot to extend the Phoenix at least until next weekend when they will meet the winner of Sunday's elimination final between Perth Glory and Melbourne Heart.

WELLINGTON PHOENIX 3 (Tim Brown 47m, Ben Sigmund 78m, Paul Ifill 86m pen)
bt
SYDNEY FC 2 (Joel Chianese 80m, 83m)
at Westpac Stadium.
Crowd: 10,019.
Referee: Chris Beath.
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Sydney FC defender Scott Jamieson tackles Wellington Phoenix's Manny Muscat at Westpac Stadium. Picture: Hagen Hopkins Source: Getty Images


Other matches this weekend:
Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners
and
Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart





Play-offs

30 March
Wellington Phoenix 3-2 Sydney FC
1 April
Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart

Minor Semi-Final:

6-8 April
Perth Glory/Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix


Major Semi-Final:

31 March
Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners
8 April
Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar

Winner qualifies for the (Grand) final.
Loser goes to the Preliminary final.



Preliminary Final:

12-14 April
Loser Brisbane Roar/Central Coast Mariners v Minor Semi-Final winner


Grand Final:


22 April
Winner Brisbane Roar/Central Coast Mariners v Winner Preliminary Final

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby Frontierman » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:02 am

Been much better than Sydney all season so good result. Ifill is always dangerous. Did he play in a English FA Cup years ago?
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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:25 pm

Play-offs

30 March
Wellington Phoenix 3-2 Sydney FC
1 April
Perth Glory 3-0 Melbourne Heart

Minor Semi-Final:

7 April
Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix


Major Semi-Final:

31 March
Brisbane Roar 2-0 Central Coast Mariners
8 April
Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar

Winner qualifies for the (Grand) final.
Loser goes to the Preliminary final.



Preliminary Final:

12-14 April
Loser Brisbane Roar/Central Coast Mariners v Minor Semi-Final winner


Grand Final:


22 April
Winner Brisbane Roar/Central Coast Mariners v Winner Preliminary Final

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:38 pm

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced that Western
Sydney will be represented by a new club in the Hyundai A-League 2012/13
season.

The establishment of the new club was announced today at the Football
NSW headquarters at Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood, where the Prime
Minister Julia Gillard unveiled an $8 million funding package for
football development in Western Sydney.

"I'm delighted that the funding from the Gillard Government will help
create a fertile environment for the new Hyundai A-League club in
Western Sydney," said FFA CEO Ben Buckley.

"From day one of its existence the new club will have a core focus on
community engagement. The community will have a say in the culture,
colours, name and logo of the new entity and we will explore a model
that would allow for community ownership.

"In partnership with Football NSW, FFA will ensure the club is truly
integrated in community football, schools programs and the elite player
pathway.

"We intend to build a model that will be driven by the passion of the
football people in Sydney's west.

"This represents a major investment by FFA in the future of the game and
aligns with FFA's Strategic Plan endorsed by the recent Smith Review."

Mr Buckley said the inclusion of the new Western Sydney club would be a
boost for all clubs in the national competition.

"I know that the prospect of having a fierce rival in Sydney and all the
passion of a derby game will excite everyone associated with Sydney FC,"
said Mr Buckley.

The $8 million funding package includes $1 million to be allocated to
the development of women's football and the Westfield W-League and $3
million for the redevelopment of the Football NSW headquarters at
Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby sjc_three » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:27 pm

Perth v Wellington a thriller! 2-2 now, going into extra time. There's a stream here - not great, but it'll do.
http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/18/120/v-392178.html

Edit: Winner for Perth with penalties looming. Sorry guys. :( Wellington looked like they had nothing left in the tank at the end.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:18 pm

sjc_three wrote:Perth v Wellington a thriller! 2-2 now, going into extra time. There's a stream here - not great, but it'll do.
http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/18/120/v-392178.html

Edit: Winner for Perth with penalties looming. Sorry guys. :( Wellington looked like they had nothing left in the tank at the end.


Very disappointing but Wellington at least gave a a good account of themselves. Probably should've been given a penalty when they were
leading 2-1 which could've changed the course of the game.

Super sub Todd Howarth seals extra-time victory for Perth Glory over Wellington Phoenix

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby sjc_three » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:36 pm


And they'll play Central Coast Mariners in the prelim final after they go down 3-2 at home to Brisbane in the 2nd leg.


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