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The Loose Cannon Issue 11 | Round 21 | Saturday 1 March 2014 | Central Coast Mariners FC vs Sydney FC | Central Coast Stadium, Gosford | Kick-off: 5:30pm | #CCMvSYD The Loose Cannon is always FREE and is proudly printed by Worldwide Printing Solutions - Erina. Call 4367 8818 or visit them online at fb.com/worldwideprinting E R I N A

Central Coast Mariners

Sydney FC

GOALS

Head Coach: Phil Moss Today’s #

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Justin Pasfield (Gk) Joshua Rose Marcel Seip Zachary Anderson Brent Griffiths John Hutchinson (C) Nick Montgomery Mitchell Duke Marcos Flores Nick Fitzgerald Liam Reddy (Gk) Hayden Morton Storm Roux Anthony Caceres Michael Neill Matthew Simon Bernie Ibini-Isei Mile Sterjovski Tom Slater Adam Kwasnik Jesse Curran Eddy Bosnar Kim Seung-yong Isaka Cernak Glen Trifiro Matt Sim

@JuzzoPas

Head Coach: Frank Farina S

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@Josh_Rose3 @MarcelSeip82 @ZacAnderson4 @Brent_Griff

@MitchDuke8 @MarcosFlores85 @Fitzy_29

@Hayd94 @Storm_Roux @ACaceres17

@BernieIbini @MSterjovski

@Kwas23

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Ivan Necevski (GK) Sebastian Ryall Marc Warren Ranko Despotovic Matthew Jurman Nikola Petkovic

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On Tuesday week, Central Coast Mariners will play the second match of their 2014 AFC Champions League Group F campaign against 2013 J.League Champions, Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Pedj Bojic Corey Gameiro Alessandro Del Piero (C) Richard Garcia Blake Powell Sasa Ognenovski Mitch Mallia Terry McFlynn Joel Chianese Terry Antonis Peter Triantis Nick Carle Vedran Janjetovic (Gk) Milos Dimitrijevic Ali Abbas Rhyan Grant Matthew Thompson

Home fixtures in the AFC Champions League are critically important to any side’s hopes of progressing through to the knockout stage of Asia’s top club competition, so the Mariners will need to be on their game against the men from the land of the rising sun. While Phil Moss and his staff will do the analytical work on Hajime Moriyasu’s outfit, we’ve put together this brief fact file on ‘Sanfre’ to ensure our supporters know their Hisato Sato’s from their Mihael Miki’s by the time the side from the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium arrive in town. Did you know? Sanfrecce is a name that was created by combining the Japanese word for three, “san”, with the Italian word for arrow (“frecce”), meaning “three arrows”. This team name indicated the support obtained for the Club via the three unified strengths of Hiroshima citizens, local administration, and business. The three arrows are depicted in the Club’s quite simply stunning crest. Tell me more... Sanfrecce Hiroshima have been through several incarnations as a Club since the side was founded in Hiroshima in 1938. Originally known as the Toyo Kogyo Syukyu Club (“Syukyu” means “football” in Japanese), the Club has also been known as Mazda Sports Club Toyo Kogyo Soccer Club, and simply Mazda Soccer Club. When the J.League formed in 1992, the owner changed the name to Sanfrecce Hiroshima. In the J.League era, Sanfrecce have played all bar two seasons in J1. 2014 marks the Club’s third participation in the AFC Champions League Group Stage, and this season the men from Hiroshima will be aiming to reach the knockout phase of the competition for the very first time.

THE COACH

@Futboltec

HAJIME MORIYASU

@MattSim11

CHALLENGE GERRIT German Gerrit Stoenner is currently interning with the Central Coast Mariners. A former employee at 3. Bundesliga outfit SC Preußen Münster, Stoenner’s knowledge of Deutsch football is strong. However as he learns more about the Hyundai A-League, we’re giving one fan a week the opportunity to tip the round against Gerrit! To add some European flavour to “Challenge Gerrit”, The Austrian Schnitzelhaus – Erina have jumped on board to sponsor The Loose Cannon feature. If our fan beats Gerrit, he or she will secure a $75 meal voucher to The Austrian Schnitzelhaus – Erina, and if he or she draws with Gerrit, a $25 voucher will be heading their way!

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Eye on Sanfrecce Hiroshima

GOALS

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Round 20 Fixtures

Gerrit

Matt

Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix

Draw

Adelaide

Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory

Brisbane

Brisbane

Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC

Mariners

Sydney

How good is that? “PROST!” says Gerrit.

Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory

Victory

Draw

Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

Wanderers

Wanderers

GERRIT STOENNER v MATT GALE

Sanfrecce manager Hajime Moriyasu is a legend of the Hiroshima Club, having served the men from the Big Arch Stadium with distinction as a player between 1987 and 2001. Indeed, former midfielder Moriyasu played nearly 300 competitive matches for Sanfrecce, and was a teammate of former Mariners mentor Graham Arnold in 1997. Purple seems to be a colour Moriyasu shares a deep affinity with, as even when he briefly went on loan from Sanfrecce in 1998 it was to Kyoto Purple Sanga. Granted, Moriyasu finished his playing days in the yellow of Vegalta Sendai, but he was appointed manager of Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2012, rekindling his love affair with the Club. Since then, Moriyasu has guided ‘Sanfre’ to two J1 titles in a row.

THE STAR PLAYERS MIHAEL MIKIC Nationality: Croatian Date of Birth: 6/1/1980 Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia Position: Right Winger/ Attacking Midfield Height: 177cm Weight: 68kg Bio: Experienced attacking midfielder Mihael Mikic has been with Sanfre since the 2009 J.League season, having arrived at the Club from perennial Croatian heavyweights Dinamo Zagreb. The 34-year-old playmaker has enjoyed a long and established career in world football, having played with Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League, as well as having spent time in the German Bundesliga with 1 FC Kaiserslautern. Mikic has represented Croatia at youth level, and has been a key member for Sanfrecce over their past two J1 title winning seasons.

HISATO SATO Nationality: Japanese Date of Birth: 12/03/1982 Place of Birth: Saitama, Japan Position: Striker Height: 170cm Weight: 71kg Bio: Japanese international marksman Hisato Sato is one of the gun strikers in the J.League. The 31-year-old attacker played at three J.League sides - JEF United, Cerezo Osaka, and Vegalta Sendai – before linking with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2005. Since arriving at the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium, Sato has played close to 300 competitive matches for the purple-whites, averaging a goal every two games. The forward made his debut for the Samurai Blue (Japan’s National Football Team) in 2006 in a friendly against the United States, and netted his first international goal for his country 11 days later against India in a 2007 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier. Interestingly, Sato holds the record for the fastest goal in J.League history (8 seconds). He scored for Hiroshima from the kick-off on April 22, 2006 against one of his old clubs, Cerezo Osaka.

TOSHIHIRO AOYAMA Nationality: Japanese Date of Birth: 22/2/1986 Place of Birth: Okayama, Japan Position: Defensive Midfield Height: 174cm Weight: 73kg Bio: Despite only being 28 years old, defensive midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama is already a legend of the Sanfrecce Hiroshima Club. Aoyama played his youth football at Sakuyo High School, before Sanfre spotted his talent and signed him in 2004. Since then, the midfield man has played an impressive 229 competitive times for the Hajime Moriyasu’s men. Aoyama netted a goal on debut in the J-League Cup in 2004, however arguably one of his finest moments in the purple of Sanfrecce came in may 2012, when he scored from inside his own half in a match against Yokohama F. Marinos. Spotting the ‘keeper off his line, Aoyama had no hesitation to take the strike, and was rewarded when his effort hit the back of the net without taking a single bounce!

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SEOUL SNAPS

STATS ZONE

A selection of images from the Mariners’ trip to Korea over the last week

HEAD TO HEAD

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Games

CCM wins

Draws

SYD wins

overall: 26

10

7

9

43

38

at Bluetongue: 12

5

4

3

27

20

Sydney FC have conceded 15 goals in their last five Hyundai A-League trips to play Central Coast Mariners, including a 7-2 defeat there in November 2012 – the joint-highest scoring game in the history of the competition (nine goals).

Average goals scored per game: 3.12

Central Coast Mariners were in Seoul, Korea Republic this week for the Club’s first match of the 2014 AFC Champions League Group Stage. Despite putting in a spirited shift against Choi Yong-soo’s side, the Mariners fell 2-0 in the South Korean capital. A highly contentiously awarded first half penalty was converted by Seoul’s Spanish defender Osmar Barba Ibáñez just after the half hour mark, before the impressive Yun Il-lok finished a classy FC Seoul move in style to double the home team’s advantage after the break. Nevertheless, Phil Moss and his coaching staff believe the week away may have been just what the doctor ordered when it comes to the Club’s Hyundai A-League and AFC Champions League aims, with the team getting back to basics and bonding in Seoul ahead of tonight’s visit from Sydney FC, and the remainder of the campaign. Here are a few images from the trip to Seoul, and don’t forget you can stay up to date with all of the Club’s AFC Champions League matches before, during and after the game via ccmariners.com.au, facebook.com/ccmariners, and twitter.com/ccmariners!

LADDER going into Round 21 Please note: Standings are correct at time of publication but may vary by game day Pos

Mitchell Duke was oblivious to the fact the sprinklers were on until he got drenched pre-match. True or false?

Club

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W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

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Brisbane Roar

20

12

2

6

33

18

15

38

2

Western Sydney Wanderers

20

9

7

4

25

19

6

34

Pts

3

Melbourne Victory

20

8

6

6

30

32

-2

30

4

Sydney FC

20

9

1

10

27

28

-1

28

5

Adelaide United

20

7

6

7

33

28

5

27

6

Central Coast Mariners

20

7

6

7

20

26

-6

27

7

Wellington Phoenix

20

7

5

8

30

29

1

26

8

Newcastle Jets

20

6

5

9

20

27

-7

23

9

Perth Glory

20

5

6

9

19

24

-5

21

10

Melbourne Heart

20

5

6

9

24

30

-6

21

Despite being fourth in the table ahead of this matchday, Sydney FC have lost more games than any other Hyundai A-League team this season (10). Central Coast Mariners have lost four games in a row – their longest such Hyundai A-League run since December 2009 (five games). Central Coast Mariners have not conceded a goal before the 20th minute in a Hyundai A-League game this season – the only side yet to do so. Sydney FC have scored the highest proportion of goals in the first half of matches this season (63%).

PASSES ON SALE NOW! AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2014

At the team’s familiarisation session on Mond ay, Storm Roux bet John Hutchinson he could count every seat in Stadium. Much to Storm’s frustration, he lost the Seoul World Cup count at 63,458.

The Central Coast Mariners commenced their 2014 AFC Champions League campaign away to FC Seoul on Tuesday, and despite being defeated 2-0 Phil Moss’s men did enough to show that they have the capacity to mix it with some of Asia’s top sides. Indeed, February 25 through to April is full on for the yellow & navy with Phil Moss having to make some tough decisions in order to balance the Club’s Hyundai A-League ambitions with its AFC Champions League aims. South Korean & former FC Seoul man Kim Seung-yong was always going to be a popular figure at the official pre-match press conference - but even he was surprised by the large media turnout of a combination of over 50 scribes, snappers, and TV stations.

One decision for you to make that shouldn’t be as tough as Mossy’s is whether or not to purchase a three game AFC Champions League pass for just $30. This pass secures your entry to all three home matches against top-flight Asian outfits for a mere $10 a match!

Our three match passes are on sale now and can be purchased in the following ways:

Online at www.ccmariners.com.au By calling Mariners HQ on 4353 7200 By visiting us at Suite 9, 14 Pioneer Avenue, Tuggerah Business Park during business hours Our boys will be playing in front of thousands of loud, passionate supporters when they travel to Asia, so we need you to get behind them when they are playing on our turf! For more information please visit www.ccmariners.com.au or scan the QR code to the right >>

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Special Chicken Zone: A quite marvellous place where FC Seoul fans eat chicken, drink beer, and watch football.

It was a chilly 2°C at training on Monday, so before the session Liam Reddy stayed warm with an interesting choice of headwear borrowed from the kind folk at the Hotel Mayfield, Seoul. Fashionista.

FROM THE DUGOUT

CCM goals SYD goals

Something tells us Phil Moss might prefer pre-match interviews with Tara Rushton or Lucy Zelic

The boys gave it all they could against FC Seoul, but some with a touch of class from Choi Yong-soo’s side consign bad luck combined ed the Mariners to a 2-0 defeat. We look forward to another crack at the red and blacks in Gosford on Wednesday 16 April!

MATCH DETAILS 2014 AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCHDAY 2 (GROUP F)

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS FC v SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA TUESDAY 11 MARCH 2014 Central Coast Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 7:30pm Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter! We’ll be using #CCMvSH Online: Visit ccmariners.com.au for coverage of the team in Seoul from Sunday through Wednesday next week! Tickets: www.Ticketek.com.au or buy your 3 match pass at www.ccmariners.com.au

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Foxtel National Youth League NYL Update The Central Coast Mariners Youth team will conclude their 2013/14 Foxtel National Youth League campaign at Epping Soccer Stadium in Melbourne tomorrow. Patrick Zwaanswijk’s side will take on Melbourne Heart Youth in the Victorian capital, with kick-off at 3:00pm. Mariners Youth have had a tough season from a results perspective, and most recently were defeated 1-0 by the Australian Institute of Sport last weekend. While the results haven’t been as Zwaanswijk or his players wanted, several players have made strong strides in their development this campaign. Jesse Curran (pictured), Jacob Esposito, Josh Bingham, and Dejan Pandurevic, among others, impressed throughout season six of Australia’s premier youth competition.

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Mariners

Find-A-Word

Have you got a sharp eye like Mariners boss Phil Moss? See if you can find the following TEN WORDS in our Mariners Find-A-Word! HIROSHIMA

ALESSANDRO

SIMON

CANNON

O’SULLIVAN

YELLOW

MORIYASU

ARMY

CACERES

ASSIST

AFC Champions League (home) | Matchday 2 | Tuesday 11 March 2014 | Central Coast Mariners FC v Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japan) | Central Coast Stadium, Gosford | Kick-off: 7:30pm | www.ticketek.com.au Next Home A-League Match | Round 23 | Saturday 15 March 2014 | Central Coast Mariners FC v Newcastle Jets FC | Central Coast Stadium, Gosford | Kick-off: 7:45pm | www.ticketek.com.au


The Loose Cannon | Issue 11 | Saturday 1 March 2014