2007–08 Central Coast Mariners FC season

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The Central Coast Mariners FC have had a successful A-League 2007-08 season.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Matthew Trott
2 Australia FW Matt Simon
3 Australia DF Paul O'Grady
4 Australia MF Ian McAndrew
5 Australia MF Brad Porter
6 Germany MF André Gumprecht
7 Malta MF John Hutchinson
8 Australia DF Dean Heffernan
9 Australia FW Nik Mrdja
10 Australia MF Tom Pondeljak
11 Australia MF Damien Brown
12 Australia MF Greg Owens
13 Australia DF Tony Vidmar
15 Australia DF Andrew Clark
No. Position Player
16 Australia DF Nigel Boogaard
17 Australia MF Matthew Osman
18 Australia DF Alex Wilkinson (captain)
19 Australia FW Adam Kwasnik
20 Australia GK Danny Vukovic
22 Australia FW Sasho Petrovski
23 Australia MF Mile Jedinak
24 Australia FW Damian Mori (Short term cover Rd 5 - 7, for Paul O Grady)
25 Australia FW John Aloisi (Short term cover Rd 10- Grand Final, for Matthew Osman)
26 Australia DF Alvin Ceccoli (Short term cover Rd 19- Grand Final, for Dean Heffernan)
30 Australia GK Andrew Redmayne

Coaching Staff[edit]

Squad changes for 2007-08 season[edit]


In
Player From League Date
Australia Sasho Petrovski Sydney FC Australia A-League 12 February 2007
Australia Greg Owens Adelaide United Australia A-League 12 March 2007
Australia Dean Heffernan 1. FC Nuremberg Germany Bundesliga 6 June 2007
Australia Andrew Redmayne AIS Australia Victorian Premier League 19 June 2007
Australia Mile Jedinak Sydney United Australia New South Wales Premier League
Australia John Aloisi Free Agent
Out
Player To League Date
Australia Noel Spencer Sydney FC Australia A-League
Republic of Ireland Wayne O'Sullivan released
Australia Vuko Tomasevic Marconi Stallions Australia New South Wales Premier League
Scotland Stewart Petrie Ross County FC Scotland Scottish Football League
Australia Jamie McMaster released
Australia John Crawley released

Pre-season[edit]

Summary[edit]

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA BP
Central Coast Mariners 10 3 2 1 0 6 1 3
Queensland Roar 6 3 1 2 0 3 2 1
Wellington Phoenix 5 3 1 0 2 4 4 2
Sydney FC 1 3 0 1 2 0 6 0

21 July 2007
15:00 UTC+10
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 1 Queensland Roar
Boogaard Goal 6' (Report) Lynch Goal 60'
Wade Park,
Orange, New South Wales
Attendance: 3,531
Referee: James Lewis

Semi-Final


3rd-4th Playoff


12 August 2007
16:00 UTC+10
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 3 Queensland Roar
Simon Goal 9' (Report) Milicic Goal 30'
Marcinho Goal 48'
Reinaldo Goal 86'
Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 3,500 (estimate)
Referee: James Lewis

2007-08 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

2007-08 Finals series[edit]

Home-and-Away Season[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Central Coast Mariners 21 10 4 7 30 25 +5 34 2009 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Newcastle Jets (C) 21 9 7 5 25 21 +4 34
3 Sydney FC 21 8 8 5 28 24 +4 32 2008 A-League Finals Series
4 Queensland Roar 21 8 7 6 25 21 +4 31
5 Melbourne Victory 21 6 9 6 29 29 0 27
6 Adelaide United 21 6 8 7 31 29 +2 26
7 Perth Glory 21 4 8 9 27 34 −7 20
8 Wellington Phoenix 21 5 5 11 25 37 −12 20

Updated to games played on 20 January 2008
Source: theworldgame.sbs.com.au
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1First place through to fourth place qualify for the 2008 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2009 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2008 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2009 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless the Grand Final winners are also first place, in which case the Grand Final runner up qualifies.
4Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2009 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Match postponed due to heavy rain affecting pitch conditions.

External links[edit]