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2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:57 pm

Wiki link to the 2013/14 page.

Link to the 2012/13 thread.

And this is how things finished last season:


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 1.West Sydney Wanderers     27  18  3  6  41-21  57  [2014 AFC Champions League Group stage]
 2.Central Coast Mariners    27  16  6  5  48-22  54  [2014 AFC Champions League Group stage]
 3.Melbourne Victory         27  13  5  9  48-45  44  [2014 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off]
 4.Adelaide United           27  12  5 10  38-37  41 
 5.Brisbane Roar             27  10  5 12  33-29  35 
 6.Perth Glory               27   9  5 13  29-31  32
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 7.Sydney FC                 27   9  5 13  41-51  32
 8.Newcastle Jets            27   8  7 12  30-45  31
 9.Melbourne Heart           27   8  3 16  31-40  27
10.Wellington Phoenix        27   7  6 14  31-49  27

Top-6 qualify for the playoffs

**Playoff Stage**

*First Round*
Melbourne Victory      2-1 Perth Glory           
Adelaide United        1-2 Brisbane Roar         

*Semifinals*
West Sydney Wanderers  2-0 Brisbane Roar         
Central Coast Mariners 1-0 Melbourne Victory     

*Final*
West Sydney Wanderers  0-2 Central Coast Mariners


Source: RSSSF (link to results)

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Re: 2013/14 Australia

Postby nzfooty » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:07 pm

After 14 rounds, it seems that only Melbourne Heart are not in contention...

1 Brisbane Roar FC + 15 30
2 Western Sydney Wanderers FC +5 26

3 Central Coast Mariners -2 21
4 Melbourne Victory +3 20
5 Perth Glory +1 19
6 Newcastle Jets 0 19

7 Sydney FC -4 19
8 Adelaide United 1 17
9 Wellington Phoenix -3 14
10 Melbourne Heart -16 5

Top-2 qualify for the 2015 AFC Champions League
(1st = 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage / 2nd = 2015 AFC Champions League Play-off)
Top-6 qualify for the play-offs

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:10 pm

After 16 rounds (with Western Sydney and Melbourne Victory having played 17).

1 Brisbane Roar FC +16 34
2 Western Sydney Wanderers FC +4 29

3 Central Coast Mariners +2 27
4 Melbourne Victory -5 23
5 Sydney FC 0 22
6 Adelaide United +2 21

7 Perth Glory -1 20
8 Newcastle Jets -5 19
9 Wellington Phoenix +1 17
10 Melbourne Heart -14 9

Top-2 qualify for the 2015 AFC Champions League
(1st = 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage / 2nd = 2015 AFC Champions League Play-off)
Top-6 qualify for the play-offs

I guess the big news since the last update are the two hammering Melbourne Victory have suffered. Both were 5-0 losses,
first one at Wellington and another one last night, at home to Sydney FC (with Alessandro Del Piero scoring two).

Oh, and there is also this involving Victory's neighbours:

Manchester City buy A-League's Melbourne Heart

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby Alex43 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:59 pm

was reading a korean is joining CCM

kim seung yong, ex fc seoul, gwangju sangju, jeonbuk and ulsan player. also played for osaka inbetween the hyundais
well well well

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:33 pm

The big news in recent weeks in Australia has been the launch of the FFA Cup.

FFA Cup launched in Sydney

tate league teams will finally get the opportunity to take on A-League sides with Football Federation Australia launching the FFA Cup.

More than 600 teams from eight states and territories across the country will battle it out for 22 spots in the FFA Cup where they'll be pitted against the 10 A-League teams when the competition's knock-out stage kicks off in July.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/ffa- ... z2uxOo6Tax


Here is the link to the wiki page. Like the fact that Wellington Phoenix have been allowed to participate.

In the A-League 21 of the 27 rounds have been played and the the main story has been the big improvement made by Manchester City's Melbourne Heart.
Square brackets show the movement in the table since the last post.

1 Brisbane Roar FC 17 41 [-]
2 Western Sydney Wanderers FC 4 34 [-]

3 Adelaide United 9 30 [+3]
4 Central Coast Mariners -5 30 [-1]
5 Melbourne Victory -6 30 [-1]
6 Sydney FC -2 28 [-1]

7 Wellington Phoenix -3 26 [+2]
8 Newcastle Jets -5 26 [-]
9 Melbourne Heart -2 24 [+1] (and +15 points!)
10 Perth Glory -7 21 [-3] (and only +1 point)

Top-2 qualify for the 2015 AFC Champions League
(1st = 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage / 2nd = 2015 AFC Champions League Play-off)
Top-6 qualify for the play-offs

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:02 am

Brisbane will finish first in the table. After tonight's 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory (who are currently second) they can't be caught. Play-offs start April 17.

A hobbling Luke Brattan produced an extra-time wonder goal for Brisbane Roar to secure the A-League premiership with an epic 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium.

With the Victory holding on desperately, and goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas standing tall, Brattan unleashed a booming 25m strike to ensure his team could lift the plate with three rounds to play. It was one minute 40 seconds into extra time and the goal came after many were surprised the midfield linchpin returned for the second half after being badly troubled by a hip problem.

But it was the only shot that could get past Thomas, who had denied Brisbane eight times before with clutch saves after they'd thrown everything at the visitors in the pulsating encounter in front of 17,965 fans. The result seals a place in the Asian Champions League in 2015 and the trophy means the Roar also equal the Victory as the A-League's most successful club with two premierships and two championships.

"It's a remarkable achievement," Brisbane coach Mike Mulvey said. "It's a brilliant achievement to win top-of-the-league with three rounds to go."

Mulvey, who turned the Roar around since replacing the axed Rado Vidosic midway through last season, said his men would celebrate the premiership but not ease off over the last three rounds. "I thought that was a fantastic game of football tonight. That was two well-organised teams having a real go at each other. That was a great sign for Australian football."

Gutted Victory coach Kevin Muscat tipped his hat to both the Roar, as deserving premiers, and his own leg-weary troops. "Mixed among the severe disappointment, I'm thoroughly proud of the boys," he said. "Our structure was spot-on and really frustrated them but going the other way I thought we showed a real cutting edge and real threat going forward. It hurts more when you really believe you've done enough."

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Three rounds left before the play-offs start.

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1  Brisbane Roar FC         24 15- 3- 6 40:21  19 48 [2015 AFC Champions League Group stage]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2  Western Sydney Wanderers 24 10- 8- 6 29:24   5 38 [2015 AFC Champions League Play-off]
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3  Melbourne Victory        24 10- 6- 8 35:39  -4 36
4  Central Coast Mariners   24 10- 6- 8 28:32  -4 36
5  Adelaide United          24  9- 7- 8 42:32  10 34
6  Newcastle Jets           24  9- 5-10 29:30  -1 32
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7  Sydney FC                24 10- 2-12 33:35  -2 32
8  Wellington Phoenix       24  7- 7-10 34:42  -8 28
9  Melbourne Heart          24  6- 7-11 31:35  -4 25
10 Perth Glory              24  5- 7-12 22:33 -11 22


Round 25
March 28
Brisbane Roar FC v Melbourne Heart
March 29
Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
March 30
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets

Round 26
April 4
Adelaide United v Melbourne Heart
April 5
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory
Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Brisbane Roar FC
Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
April 6
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix

Round 27
April 11
Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United
April 12
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Heart v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners
April 13
Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Play-offs
Start April 17

Final
May 4
Winning the 2014 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:09 pm

Really depressing weekend with Phoenix losing to Adelaide. Two wins out of two might see them through but that is unlikely. It's really between Newcastle Jets and Alessandro Del Piero's Sydney FC. Other teams as I had them in the table bove.

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:10 pm

Wellington Phoenix are now officially eliminated, going 4-1 down to Sydney FC (Alessandro Del Piero scoring the first two goals).
Elsewhere, the chase for the runner-up spot and a bye in the first round of the play-offs is very tight.

Round 25
March 28
Brisbane Roar FC 2 - 1 Melbourne Heart
March 29
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Melbourne Victory 1 - 1 Sydney FC
March 30
Wellington Phoenix 0 - 1 Adelaide United
Perth Glory 2 - 1 Newcastle Jets

Round 26
April 4
Adelaide United 2 - 2 Melbourne Heart
April 5
Newcastle Jets 2 - 2 Melbourne Victory
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 1 - 1 Brisbane Roar FC
Perth Glory 3 - 1 Central Coast Mariners
April 6
Sydney FC 4 - 1 Wellington Phoenix

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1  Brisbane Roar FC         26 16- 4- 6 43:23  20 52 [2015 AFC Champions League Group stage]
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2  Western Sydney FC        26 10- 9- 7 31:27   4 39 [2015 AFC Champions League Play-off]
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3  Central Coast Mariners   26 11- 6- 9 31:36  -5 39
4  Adelaide United          26 10- 8- 8 45:34  11 38
5  Melbourne Victory        26 10- 8- 8 38:42  -4 38
6  Sydney FC                26 11- 3-12 38:37   1 36
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7  Newcastle Jets           26  9- 6-11 32:34  -2 33
8  Perth Glory              26  7- 7-12 27:35  -8 28
9  Wellington Phoenix       26  7- 7-12 35:47 -12 28
10 Melbourne Heart          26  6- 8-12 34:39  -5 29


Round 27
April 11
Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United
April 12
Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Heart v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners
April 13
Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Play-offs
Start April 17

Final
May 4
Winning the 2014 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage

Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers also have the Champions League to worry about
(15/16 Apr, 22/23 Apr).

Finishing 1st or 2nd gives you a bye in the first round of play-offs (17–20 April).
All three are in the running for the runners-up spot which would help a lot
(and as a bonus it guarantees a place in the 2015 AFC Champions League Play-offs).

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:10 pm

Round 27 (final round)
April 11
Newcastle Jets 2 - 0 Adelaide United
April 12
Wellington Phoenix 1 - 4 Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Heart 2 - 3 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Brisbane Roar FC 0 - 2 Central Coast Mariners
April 13
Sydney FC 2 - 1 Perth Glory

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 1.Brisbane Roar FC          27  16  4  7  43-25  52
 2.West Sydney Wanderers     27  11  9  7  34-29  42
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 3.Central Coast Mariners    27  12  6  9  33-36  42
 4.Melbourne Victory         27  11  8  8  42-43  41
 5.Sydney FC                 27  12  3 12  40-38  39
 6.Adelaide United           27  10  8  9  45-36  38
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 7.Newcastle Jets            27  10  6 11  34-34  36
 8.Perth Glory               27   7  7 13  28-37  28
 9.Wellington Phoenix        27   7  7 13  36-51  28
10.Melbourne Heart           27   6  8 13  36-42  26



Elimination-finals
18 April
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
19 April
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United

Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers bye

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby daeguowl » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:10 pm

nzfooty wrote:Round 27 (final round)
April 11
Newcastle Jets 2 - 0 Adelaide United
April 12
Wellington Phoenix 1 - 4 Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Heart 2 - 3 Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Brisbane Roar FC 0 - 2 Central Coast Mariners
April 13
Sydney FC 2 - 1 Perth Glory

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 1.Brisbane Roar FC          27  16  4  7  43-25  52
 2.West Sydney Wanderers     27  11  9  7  34-29  42
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 3.Central Coast Mariners    27  12  6  9  33-36  42
 4.Melbourne Victory         27  11  8  8  42-43  41
 5.Sydney FC                 27  12  3 12  40-38  39
 6.Adelaide United           27  10  8  9  45-36  38
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 7.Newcastle Jets            27  10  6 11  34-34  36
 8.Perth Glory               27   7  7 13  28-37  28
 9.Wellington Phoenix        27   7  7 13  36-51  28
10.Melbourne Heart           27   6  8 13  36-42  26



Elimination-finals
18 April
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC
19 April
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United

Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers bye


Had a mini-rokfooty reunion with KingKenny at the Sydney/Perth game yesterday. My verdict after the game: Both teams were poor, del Piero was a waste of space and Gallas was comfortable at this level. The atmosphere was quite good in the Cove, korean-style lead chanting but woth a bit of western-style aggro thrown in.
Should have gone in the away end as KingKenny has informed me he'll be watching the Seoul game as a Mariner...

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:33 am

daeguowl wrote:
Had a mini-rokfooty reunion with KingKenny at the Sydney/Perth game yesterday. My verdict after the game: Both teams were poor, del Piero was a waste of space and Gallas was comfortable at this level. The atmosphere was quite good in the Cove, korean-style lead chanting but woth a bit of western-style aggro thrown in.
Should have gone in the away end as KingKenny has informed me he'll be watching the Seoul game as a Mariner...


Interesting observation about del Piero for what could've been his last football match (had Sydney lost by two or more). He gave a good performance against
Wellington Phoenix recently but I suppose they have been making everyone look good the last few months.

Speaking of Sydney FC, there is a bit of brouhaha over Melbourne Heart's Manchester City link and shirt colour change:

Sydney FC need to relax over Melbourne Heart's sky blue thinking

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC tonight in the elimination play-off.

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby nzfooty » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:08 pm

Despite their AFC Champions League commitments, both Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners mustered enough energy to make the semis.
Brisbane Roar must be the favourites for the title though - not just because of their league form but they are also the only team not involved in the AFC
competition and will play all their matches at home.

Melbourne Victory score injury-time goal to win A-League elimination final against Sydney FC

Central Coast Mariners beat Adelaide United 1-0 to advance to A-League semi-finals


Elimination-finals
April 18
Melbourne Victory 2 – 1 Sydney FC
April 19
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 0 Adelaide United

Semi-finals
April 26
Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners
April 27
Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory

Grand Final
May 4
Highest placed team v Lowest placed team

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Re: 2013/14 A-League

Postby daeguowl » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:26 pm



Karma takes care of KingKenny for his supporting of CCM against Seoul. :smt110


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