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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby sjc_three » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:42 pm

Central Coast Mariners 1-1 Perth
Perth go through 5-3 on penalties for a first ever Grand Final appearance next Sunday. They will play the Brisbane Roar.

It means there will be a Kiwi representative at the final too, with Shane Smeltz playing for Perth, who scored their equalising goal today too.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby anamerican » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:56 pm

sjc_three wrote:Central Coast Mariners 1-1 Perth
Perth go through 5-3 on penalties for a first ever Grand Final appearance next Sunday. They will play the Brisbane Roar.

It means there will be a Kiwi representative at the final too, with Shane Smeltz playing for Perth, who scored their equalising goal today too.


Seems Central Coast will be coming to Korea this week with a bad mood after losing that match.
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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby TokenAussie » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:17 pm

See you Wednesday anAmerican! Should be decent, hopefully central coast will win!

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby anamerican » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:10 am

TokenAussie wrote:See you Wednesday anAmerican! Should be decent, hopefully central coast will win!


Where will you sit? I'll be there about 6pm, I suspect.
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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby TokenAussie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:29 pm

Thinking about away goals as there is rumors of other Aussies showing there tonight- will get tickets for Toms stand though as these may be baseless- topic discussion on waygook.org- if u buy those tickets should be able to go behind goal- as theyre cheaper Tix. Loving mobile version of ROK football by the way! 😉

http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3274 ... l#lastPost

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby anamerican » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:30 pm

TokenAussie wrote:Thinking about away goals as there is rumors of other Aussies showing there tonight- will get tickets for Toms stand though as these may be baseless- topic discussion on waygook.org- if u buy those tickets should be able to go behind goal- as theyre cheaper Tix. Loving mobile version of ROK football by the way! 😉

http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3274 ... l#lastPost


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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby anamerican » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:31 pm

TokenAussie wrote:Thinking about away goals as there is rumors of other Aussies showing there tonight- will get tickets for Toms stand though as these may be baseless- topic discussion on waygook.org- if u buy those tickets should be able to go behind goal- as theyre cheaper Tix. Loving mobile version of ROK football by the way! 😉

http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,3274 ... l#lastPost


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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby TokenAussie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:09 pm

1st half of A-League grand final nearly as good as the Arsenal-Chelsea 1st half :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: !
I am not inspired to witness the second! Go Perth! :mrgreen:

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby Frontierman » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:25 pm

Perth 1-0, 51'
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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby TokenAussie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:56 pm

1-1 84th you beauty!

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby TokenAussie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:12 pm

Bullshit penalty...berisha milked it for what it was worth and ref bought it...will be fodder for rugby afl types for ages. If only A league teams tried harder in ACL might have more respect for the league- proper outcome for a fisted season for everyone involved in A league. Heads MUST roll!

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby nzfooty » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:20 pm

TokenAussie wrote:1st half of A-League grand final nearly as good as the Arsenal-Chelsea 1st half :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: !
I am not inspired to witness the second! Go Perth! :mrgreen:


Yeah, not the best final -- in stark contrast to last year's epic.

Brisbane Roar 2-1 Perth Glory

2013 AFC Champions League qualifiers:
Central Coast Mariners 2011–12 A-League regular season premiers //3rd appearance // last one: 2012
Brisbane Roar 2011–12 A-League finals series winners //2nd appearance // last one: 2012
Perth Glory 2011–12 A-League finals series runner-up //1st appearance

The only difference to this year's addition will be Perth for Adelaide

PENALTY DRAMA DENIES SUPER GLORY

*Brisbane Roar have captured their second consecutive Hyundai A-League
Championship in the most dramatic of circumstances, with a controversial
injury-time penalty delivering a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Perth
Glory at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.*

Glory led from the 51st minute to the 84th, before the competition's
top-scorer Besart Berisha headed the equaliser with six minutes to go.

Just like the 2011 edition, the match appeared set for extra-time, only
for referee Jarred Gillett to award the home side a penalty in the final
seconds of injury time.

Berisha slalomed his way into the Glory penalty box and appeared to be
tripped while taking a shot on goal.

The Perth players remonstrated furiously, with replays showing no
contact had been made on the Albanian front man.

But they were powerless to stop Berisha hammering home the spot kick to
claim a brace and win the match in dramatic and controversial fashion.

Glory had been on the cusp of a historic win after taking the lead when
a cross deflected off Ivan Franjic for an own goal in the 51st minute.

Billy Mehmet was the architect, splitting the Roar open with a scything
run through the midfield.

He delivered to the right flank where Travis Dodd skidded through a low
cross which ricocheted off Ivan Franjic and into the back of the net.

Brisbane probed and pushed relentlessly in chase of their equaliser, and
in the end it was produced by the likely suspects, with A-League Player
of the Year Thomas Broich sending in the perfect cross for Golden Boot
winner Berisha to head past Danny Vukovic.

Dean Heffernan then left the visitors a man down for the final seconds,
after taking out Franjic in injury time to collect his second yellow
card, having earned his first for a challenge on Broich.

Earlier, tension at Suncorp Stadium grew throughout the tight contest,
with the 50,334-strong crowd weathering a cagey opening half hour,
before the game opened up.

The final 40 minutes were played with the Roar in hot pursuit of Perth's
narrow lead.

Brisbane began to make inroads for the first time shortly before
half-time, creating chances for Mitch Nichols and Berisha.

They came within a finger tip of taking the lead in the 41st minute when
Glory stopper Danny Vukovic made a diving save to thwart a long-range
rocket from Franjic.

Perth's first big scare came at the quarter-hour mark, when the
A-League's all-time leading goal-scorer Shane Smeltz was cut deeply from
nose to lip after taking an elbow to the face in a bone-shaking
collision with Roar skipper Matt Smith.

Three minutes of treatment later and with heavy strapping around the
face, Smeltz was able to continue and the Glory fans were able to
breathe a sigh of relief.

Broich had been held relatively quiet in the first half, but he gave a
great display of his class in the 50th minute, jinking between defenders
and firing hard at goal, where Vukovic could only parry away.

Glory skipper Jacob Burns was instrumental for the visitors - awarded
the man-of-thematch - breaking Brisbane's momentum in the midfield on
countless occasions and for the most part keeping Berisha frustrated and
ineffectual, before the late drama.

*BrisbaneRoar: 2* (Berisha 84, 90+4[pen])

*Perth Glory: 1* (Franjic og 51)



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 3-2 Wellington Phoenix [aet]


Major Semi-Final:

31 March
Brisbane Roar 2-0 Central Coast Mariners
8 April
Central Coast Mariners 2-3 Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar qualify for the Grand Final.
Central Coast go to the Preliminary final.



Preliminary Final:

12-14 April
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 1 Perth Glory [aet (3 – 5 p)]

Grand Final

22 April
Brisbane Roar 2-1 Perth Glory

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby sjc_three » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:02 am

Jesus, winning the championship on a dive. That's pretty piss poor.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby Roarchild » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:56 am

sjc_three wrote:Jesus, winning the championship on a dive. That's pretty piss poor.


Wasn't really a dive. He got a little bump and then fell while taking an air swing. It dead set looked a penalty in real time ..... then after they slowed it down people started to have doubts.

Fans are going nuts though...... apparently Ref's girlfriend works for Brisbane but this never came up the 14 other times he reffed a Brisbane game.

All moot because it looked like he was offside anyway so that's the linesman's problem.

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Re: A-League 2011/12

Postby willamangiro » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:31 am

Roarchild wrote:
sjc_three wrote:Jesus, winning the championship on a dive. That's pretty piss poor.


Wasn't really a dive. He got a little bump and then fell while taking an air swing. It dead set looked a penalty in real time ..... then after they slowed it down people started to have doubts.

Fans are going nuts though...... apparently Ref's girlfriend works for Brisbane but this never came up the 14 other times he reffed a Brisbane game.

All moot because it looked like he was offside anyway so that's the linesman's problem.


I agree, I dont think he cheated- its just a bad refereeing decision; but when you watch it in real time you can see why he gave it - Perth fans must be devastated though!
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