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The Loose Cannon The official Match Day paper of the Central Coast Mariners Football Club Issue 3 | Round 5 | Sunday 10 November 2013 | Central Coast Mariners FC v Brisbane Roar FC | Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford | Kick-off: 5:00pm (local) | #CCMvBRI

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Justin Pasfield (GK) Daniel McBreen Joshua Rose Marcel Seip Zachary Anderson Brent Griffiths John Hutchinson (C) Nick Montgomery Mitchell Duke Marcos Flores Nick Fitzgerald Liam Reddy (GK) Hayden Morton Michael McGlinchey Storm Roux Trent Sainsbury Anthony Caceres Michael Neill Matthew Simon Mile Sterjovski Tom Slater Adam Kwasnik



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Hi Fans! Welcome to Bluetongue Stadium for our third home game of the season. It’s been a solid start to the new campaign for the Club both on and off the pitch, and we certainly feel we can only get stronger from here. While I hope you enjoy today’s match and the entertainment before, during and after the game, on this occasion I’d like to dedicate my column to one of our valued partners, Gosford City Council (GCC). As you may have noticed in the opening weeks of the competition, the GCC logo now adorns the right sleeve of our player’s jerseys. In the off-season, we agreed to terms with GCC on a three-year partnership, ensuring our organisation has the backing of a committed and innovative local Council that understands the value of a true community and the important part we the Mariners play in that. For our Club, the support of our local Councils and Councilors is essential to ensuring we’re able to continue to evolve, grow, and bring continued Hyundai A-League success to the people of the Central Coast. And, following the amazing scenes at last season’s Grand Final Champions Parade in Kibble Park, we know GCC fully understands the passion local people have for the Mariners!




The Central Coast Mariners Foxtel National Youth League team was in action against Sydney FC Youth in Tuggerah yesterday. Visit to find out how the boys fared against the junior Sky Blues! Patrick Zwaanswijk’s team will battle Brisbane Roar Youth at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence in Tuggerah on Saturday 16 November. Kick-off is at 3:00pm and admission is FREE!

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26 at Bluetongue:


Average goals scored per game: 3.04

Did you know? Central Coast Mariners have lost just one home game in the Hyundai A-League since the start of last season (W13 D2), this came against Western Sydney Wanderers in March (0-1).



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So to Mr Paul Anderson, mayor Lawrie McKinna, and all the staff at GCC, thank you for your ongoing and extremely valued support of the Central Coast Mariners FC.

CCM wins

Henrique Andrade Silva has scored three goals in his last three Hyundai A-League appearances for Brisbane.


Together with GCC we will be working diligently over the coming years to implement a range of community activities which will not only add to the lives of locals, but which encourage pride in Gosford and spirit amongst residents.

Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar

Brisbane have failed to score in four of their last seven Hyundai A-League away games.

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STRONG PARTNERSHIP: Central Coast Mariners Head Coach, Graham Arnold, and Group General Manager, Peter Turnbull, with Gosford City Council Deputy Mayor, Clr Bob Ward, and General Manager, Mr Paul Anderson.

“We love you, we love you, we love you… And everywhere we’ll follow, we’ll follow, we’ll follow… ‘Cause we support the Mariners, the Mariners, the Mariners… And that’s the way we like it, we like it, we like it… Whoooaaaaa… Whoooaaaaa…”

Brisbane have the tightest defence in the Hyundai A-League so far this season, conceding just two goals in their four games. There have been five penalties scored in the A-League so far this season, three of which have been converted by Marcos Flores. 10 of the 11 goals scored in A-League games involving the Central Coast Mariners this season have been converted in the second half.

Captain’s Log “It was Saturday 12 October, 2013 when I, Admiral Frederick, steered my ship into the Brisbane Water. As fate would have it my boat ran aground. Needing a place to shelter from the surging seas, I spotted Fortress Bluetongue. Once covered from the wild winds and waves, I decided it was in Gosford City that I wanted to make my new home. But little did I know that my fiercest rival, the infamous Captain Yellowbeard, was already settled by the banks of the Brisbane Water!”

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Last year’s Hyundai A-League top scorer, Daniel McBreen, is back at Bluetongue Stadium today for the first time since he completed his loan spell with Shanghai SIPG of the Chinese Super League.

Search “Daniel McBreen Wonder Goal” on YouTube or scan the QR code below to check out Macca’s stunner!

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One of McBreen’s goals in China was so good it went viral across the globe. Against Dalian Aerbin (one of Mile Sterjovski’s former clubs) on July 31, McBreen lashed an incredible shot into the back of the net from 40 yards!

THE MAC is back!


Phil, can you explain to the fans the latest developments in regards to the Club’s Academy? We’ve recently made a number of crucial steps forward in the pathway that we’re trying to create at the Central Coast Mariners. We want it to be a complete Club that offers players a chance at the under nine age group right through to the A-League squad to forge a career in the game. I think for us to have control of the Academy from top to bottom is a massive stride forward in that regard. We want to create a pathway for players and coaches at the Mariners. The Mariners are famous for their stability – we’ve had two coaches in nine years in Lawrie McKinna and Graham Arnold. We’d like to generate our own players and our own coaches so that stability can remain a cornerstone of our success. You’ve recently taken on the role of Technical Director as part of the Club’s new Academy structure. What’s involved in being Academy TD? Even longer days and longer nights (laughs). Basically my role is to set up the structure and appoint the coaches and help with the trials. Once that’s done it will just be a hands on role to mentor the coaches and work with the Head Coach of the Academy, and just make sure that the coaches are continuing to filter down the Mariners’ philosophies and football principles right from Graham Arnold who is at the top of the football tree

at the Club. His beliefs and philosophies are what’s important to filter down through the Academy to make sure that as the players and coaches take the next step in the pathway, and that those philosophies and the Mariners culture is embedded in their football psyche so as they transition to a higher level it’s much easier to adapt. The Club’s men’s first grade Head Coach next season will be former Socceroo Jason van Blerk. What qualities does Jason bring to the Club? I think the most important thing for me to start with was to put the structure in place and then to appoint quality coaches. I thought that we needed a high profile coach to head up the Academy, be the first grade coach and oversee its operation on the field. Jason comes with a huge amount of experience as a player and also as a coach in the state league. He’s worked for a number of years with Gladesville Spirit but also with the New South Wales Institute of Sport. He comes with a proven pedigree to develop players and he’s very passionate, very professional, and he demands high standards which is exactly what we do with the A-league squad. He’s a very strong leader of men, and I think he’s definitely on the same page as Arnie (Graham Arnold) and myself. Next season the Academy’s senior men’s and women’s teams will play in the second tier of Football NSW’s elite competitions. Will this have any impact on the long-term vision and aims of the Academy? No, I don’t think so. I think the important thing with the Academy is to build from the bottom up, and that’s making sure that our younger age groups and our youth programs are strong. If we can get those age groups strong then it’s going to filter up the pathway towards he seniors. At the moment it’s about developing players and certainly educating our coaches in the Mariners way. It gives us a little bit of breathing space with the seniors in the second tier, and it certainly doesn’t take away anything from our objective to develop players for eventually the National Youth League and A-League squads.


Last month, Central Coast Mariners attained full control of its Academy pathway after a Heads of Agreement ensuring the full transfer of the system from Central Coast Football (CCF) was signed. With trials for the Club’s 2014 teams in full swing, coaches appointed and interest in the Academy at an all-time high, we recently sat down with freshly appointed Academy Technical Director Phil Moss. Moss has coupled his commitments with the Mariners’ first team – where he is Assistant to Graham Arnold – with overseeing the Hyundai A-League’s leading pathway for talented players.

the Chinese top flight, scoring a credible three goals and helping Gao Hongbo’s outfit to a solid mid-table finish. McBreen was also great company for ex-Mariners attacker Bernie Ibini in China’s largest city.





In the first ever edition of The Loose Cannon, we asked our supporters to send us their ideas for a new Club hashtag that can be used across all our digital and social channels. We received a considerable number of ideas and entries, and subsequently slammed them all up online for our fans to vote for their favourite. At the time of writing, 43% percent of voters at were keen for #CCMFC to be the Club’s conversation stitcher. By reading this, you agree to add #CCMFC to all your Mariners inspired tweets, Instas, or Facebook posts from this day forward.

The CCMOSC (“The Crew”) is continuing to work with the Club to improve the things you’re feeding back to us.

Look out for the Yellow Army’s “Chant of the Week” and make sure you participate so together we can make the atmosphere even better today!

We’re really pleased that the Club has more than doubled the distribution of The Loose Cannon copies for today’s home match. You’ve been telling us you love The Loose Cannon, and we love it too. We hope reading it at the game will become an integral part of Mariners’ match-day experience. In response to your demand there will also be more copies available as you enter the eastern side gate.

In addition to more copies of The Loose Cannon, the Club has been swift in acting on your calls for the return of the fans announcing the player’s names, build-up to the Cannon firing, and better advertising of post game functions. We continue to work with the Club on all your feedback items. Email us at:

#16 Trent Sainsbury Defence has been key to the Central Coast Mariners’ success throughout Graham Arnold’s reign as Head Coach of the Club. And, if the Mariners are to secure all three points against their respected opponents from north of the border this afternoon, they’ll need their defensive structure be working in perfect unison. One man who will be central to the Mariners’ hopes of frustrating Brisbane Roar today will be versatile defender Trent Sainsbury. With Storm Roux, along with Michael McGlinchey, currently in Mexico with the New Zealand National Team, it is likely Sainsbury will be shifted from right stopper to right back as Arnold re-jigs his defence for today’s contest.

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Today the Mariners will rely not only on Sainsbury’s defensive know-how to repel the Roar – who have the best attacking record in the competition thus far – but also his contributions in attack as Arnold’s charges seek to keep Fortress Bluetongue intact! Become Trent Sainsbury’s official player sponsor for the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season! Visit or contact for more information.

Right fullback is a role Sainsbury has filled for the Club’s first team on many occasions in the past. Indeed, the talented 21-year-old has marked the likes of Socceroo Harry Kewell and Roar’s Thomas Broich in the position before.



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Which Club did Mariners left back Joshua Rose play for before he joined Central Coast? Which Club does former Mariners striker Michael Baird currently play for? Which former Mariners player now coaches Kanwal Rovers FC? Central Coast Mariners Academy Head Coach Jason van Blerk played for Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion. True or False? Name the former Central Coast Mariners player pictured left Where will the Socceroos play Costa Rica on Tuesday 19 November? How many goals did Daniel McBreen score during his loan spell with Chinese Super League side, Shanghai SIPG? The Mariners’ next home match is on Friday 29 November. Which team is the game against? How many matches did Soccer5s Centre Manager Matthew Crowell play for the Mariners in season 2009/10? Former English Premier League star William Gallas (Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham) has signed for which Hyundai A-League Club?

Answers: 1: Universitatea Craiova, Romania. 2: Universitatea Craiova, Romania. 3: Brad Porter. 4: True. 5: Tom Pondeljak. 6: Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 7: Three. 8: Melbourne Victory. 9: Thirteen. 10: Perth Glory.


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