Archive for A-League

HAL round 2 goals review

Sunday, 15th October 2017 10:15am
The A-League round 2 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 10.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins330.0
Away wins440.0
Drawn330.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals33
Goals/game3.3
First half goals1854.5
Second half goals1545.5
Home team goals 1545.5
Away team goals1854.5

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HAL round 1 goals review

Sunday, 8th October 2017 9:03am
The A-League round 1 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 8.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played5
Home wins240.0
Away wins240.0
Drawn120.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals14
Goals/game2.8
First half goals964.3
Second half goals535.7
Home team goals 642.9
Away team goals857.1

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HAL round 30 goals review

Sunday, 7th May 2017 11:11am
The A-League round 30 produced 2 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 1.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins6445.7
Away wins3827.1
Drawn3827.1
Goalless draws75.0
Goals419
Goals/game3.0
First half goals18243.4
Second half goals23756.6
Home team goals 23255.4
Away team goals18744.6

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HAL round 29 goals review

Sunday, 30th April 2017 9:53am
The A-League round 29 produced 4 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 0.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played139
Home wins6446.0
Away wins3827.3
Drawn3726.6
Goalless draws75.0
Goals417
Goals/game3.0
First half goals18143.4
Second half goals23656.6
Home team goals 23155.4
Away team goals18644.6

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HAL round 28 goals review

Sunday, 23rd April 2017 12:03pm
The A-League round 28 produced 4 goals with home teams scoring 1 and the away teams scoring 3.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played137
Home wins6245.3
Away wins3827.7
Drawn3727.0
Goalless draws75.1
Goals413
Goals/game3.0
First half goals17843.1
Second half goals23556.9
Home team goals 22755.0
Away team goals18645.0

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HAL round 27 goals review

Sunday, 16th April 2017 1:45pm
The A-League round 27 produced 23 goals with home teams scoring 14 and the away teams scoring 9.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played135
Home wins6245.9
Away wins3727.4
Drawn3626.7
Goalless draws75.2
Goals409
Goals/game3.0
First half goals17542.8
Second half goals23457.2
Home team goals 22655.3
Away team goals18344.7

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HAL round 26 goals review

Sunday, 9th April 2017 9:01am
The A-League round 26 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 2.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played130
Home wins5844.6
Away wins3728.5
Drawn3526.9
Goalless draws75.4
Goals386
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16743.3
Second half goals21956.7
Home team goals 21254.9
Away team goals17445.1

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HAL round 25 goals review

Sunday, 2nd April 2017 11:02am
The A-League round 25 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 8.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins5544.0
Away wins3729.6
Drawn3326.4
Goalless draws64.8
Goals377
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16443.5
Second half goals21356.5
Home team goals 20554.4
Away team goals17245.6

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HAL round 24 goals review

Sunday, 26th March 2017 10:18am
The A-League round 24 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 7.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins5344.2
Away wins3529.2
Drawn3226.7
Goalless draws65.0
Goals360
Goals/game3.0
First half goals15843.9
Second half goals20256.1
Home team goals 19654.4
Away team goals16445.6

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HAL round 23 goals review

Sunday, 19th March 2017 10:09am
The A-League round 23 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 14 and the away teams scoring 3.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played115
Home wins5043.5
Away wins3328.7
Drawn3227.8
Goalless draws65.2
Goals342
Goals/game3.0
First half goals15144.2
Second half goals19155.8
Home team goals 18554.1
Away team goals15745.9

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HAL round 22 goals review

Sunday, 5th March 2017 10:00am
The A-League round 22 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 9.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played110
Home wins4540.9
Away wins3330.0
Drawn3229.1
Goalless draws65.5
Goals325
Goals/game3.0
First half goals14344.0
Second half goals18256.0
Home team goals 17152.6
Away team goals15447.4

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HAL round 21 goals review

Sunday, 26th February 2017 9:34am
The A-League round 21 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 7.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played105
Home wins4441.9
Away wins3129.5
Drawn3028.6
Goalless draws54.8
Goals309
Goals/game2.9
First half goals13644.0
Second half goals17356.0
Home team goals 16453.1
Away team goals14546.9

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HAL round 20 goals review

Sunday, 19th February 2017 8:07am
The A-League round 20 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 10.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins4242.0
Away wins2929.0
Drawn2929.0
Goalless draws55.0
Goals295
Goals/game3.0
First half goals13144.4
Second half goals16455.6
Home team goals 15753.2
Away team goals13846.8

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HAL round 19 goals review

Monday, 13th February 2017 11:33am
The A-League round 19 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 10.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played95
Home wins4042.1
Away wins2728.4
Drawn2829.5
Goalless draws55.3
Goals280
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12444.3
Second half goals15655.7
Home team goals 15254.3
Away team goals12845.7

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HAL round 18 goals review

Sunday, 5th February 2017 8:43am
The A-League round 18 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 7.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played90
Home wins3943.3
Away wins2527.8
Drawn2628.9
Goalless draws44.4
Goals265
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11643.8
Second half goals14956.2
Home team goals 14755.5
Away team goals11844.5

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HAL round 17 goals review

Sunday, 29th January 2017 8:11am
The A-League round 17 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 6.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played85
Home wins3642.4
Away wins2428.2
Drawn2529.4
Goalless draws33.5
Goals250
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11144.4
Second half goals13955.6
Home team goals 13955.6
Away team goals11144.4

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HAL round 16 goals review

Sunday, 22nd January 2017 7:57am
The A-League round 16 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 3.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins3341.3
Away wins2328.8
Drawn2430.0
Goalless draws33.8
Goals235
Goals/game2.9
First half goals10343.8
Second half goals13256.2
Home team goals 13055.3
Away team goals10544.7

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HAL round 15 goals review

Sunday, 15th January 2017 8:08am
The A-League round 15 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 5.

11 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played74
Home wins2837.8
Away wins2229.7
Drawn2432.4
Goalless draws34.1
Goals221
Goals/game3.0
First half goals9844.3
Second half goals12355.7
Home team goals 11953.8
Away team goals10246.2

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HAL round 14 goals review

Sunday, 8th January 2017 8:10am
The A-League round 14 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 9.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played69
Home wins2536.2
Away wins2231.9
Drawn2231.9
Goalless draws22.9
Goals208
Goals/game3.0
First half goals8741.8
Second half goals12158.2
Home team goals 11153.4
Away team goals9746.6

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HAL round 13 goals review

Monday, 2nd January 2017 10:02pm
The A-League round 13 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 5.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played64
Home wins2335.9
Away wins1929.7
Drawn2234.4
Goalless draws23.1
Goals192
Goals/game3.0
First half goals8041.7
Second half goals11258.3
Home team goals 10454.2
Away team goals8845.8

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HAL round 12 goals review

Wednesday, 28th December 2016 9:50pm
The A-League round 12 produced 21 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 11.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 14 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played59
Home wins2135.6
Away wins1932.2
Drawn1932.2
Goalless draws11.7
Goals178
Goals/game3.0
First half goals7542.1
Second half goals10357.9
Home team goals 9553.4
Away team goals8346.6

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HAL round 11 goals review

Sunday, 18th December 2016 6:59pm
The A-League round 11 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 11.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played54
Home wins2037.0
Away wins1833.3
Drawn1629.6
Goalless draws11.9
Goals157
Goals/game2.9
First half goals6843.3
Second half goals8956.7
Home team goals 8554.1
Away team goals7245.9

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HAL round 10 goals review

Sunday, 11th December 2016 6:59pm
The A-League round 10 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 6.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played49
Home wins1938.8
Away wins1530.6
Drawn1530.6
Goalless draws12.0
Goals139
Goals/game2.8
First half goals6143.9
Second half goals7856.1
Home team goals 7856.1
Away team goals6143.9

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HAL round 9 goals review

Sunday, 4th December 2016 9:37pm
The A-League round 9 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 8.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played44
Home wins1738.6
Away wins1329.5
Drawn1431.8
Goalless draws12.3
Goals124
Goals/game2.8
First half goals5342.7
Second half goals7157.3
Home team goals 6955.6
Away team goals5544.4

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HAL round 8 goals review

Sunday, 27th November 2016 7:21pm
The A-League round 8 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 2.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played39
Home wins1641.0
Away wins1128.2
Drawn1230.8
Goalless draws12.6
Goals111
Goals/game2.8
First half goals4540.5
Second half goals6659.5
Home team goals 6457.7
Away team goals4742.3

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HAL round 7 goals review

Sunday, 20th November 2016 7:41pm
The A-League round 7 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 4.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played34
Home wins1338.2
Away wins1132.4
Drawn1029.4
Goalless draws00.0
Goals102
Goals/game3.0
First half goals4241.2
Second half goals6058.8
Home team goals 5755.9
Away team goals4544.1

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HAL round 6 goals review

Sunday, 13th November 2016 7:06pm
The A-League round 6 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 5.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played30
Home wins1240.0
Away wins1136.7
Drawn723.3
Goalless draws00.0
Goals92
Goals/game3.1
First half goals3740.2
Second half goals5559.8
Home team goals 5155.4
Away team goals4144.6

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HAL round 5 goals review

Sunday, 6th November 2016 8:58pm
The A-League round 5 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 5.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played25
Home wins936.0
Away wins1040.0
Drawn624.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals77
Goals/game3.1
First half goals3140.3
Second half goals4659.7
Home team goals 4153.2
Away team goals3646.8

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HAL round 4 goals review

Monday, 31st October 2016 9:52pm
The A-League round 4 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played20
Home wins630.0
Away wins945.0
Drawn525.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals64
Goals/game3.2
First half goals2437.5
Second half goals4062.5
Home team goals 3351.6
Away team goals3148.4

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HAL round 3 goals review

Sunday, 23rd October 2016 9:03pm
The A-League round 3 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 9.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played15
Home wins320.0
Away wins853.3
Drawn426.7
Goalless draws00.0
Goals47
Goals/game3.1
First half goals1838.3
Second half goals2961.7
Home team goals 2246.8
Away team goals2553.2

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HAL round 2 goals review

Sunday, 16th October 2016 9:02pm
The A-League round 2 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins330.0
Away wins440.0
Drawn330.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals33
Goals/game3.3
First half goals1236.4
Second half goals2163.6
Home team goals 1751.5
Away team goals1648.5

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HAL round 1 goals review

Sunday, 9th October 2016 6:56pm
The A-League round 1 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 10.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played5
Home wins00.0
Away wins240.0
Drawn360.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals15
Goals/game3.0
First half goals640.0
Second half goals960.0
Home team goals 533.3
Away team goals1066.7

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Adelaide are 2015/16 champions

Sunday, 1st May 2016 9:23pm
Adelaide were crowned the the A-League 2015/16 champions are beating the Western Sydney Wanderers in the grand final.

This is the first time for the Reds to win the championship and the Wanderers still have to wait for their turn.

Here is the league summary for the A-League 2015/16 season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins7050.0
Away wins4028.6
Drawn3021.4
Goalless draws107.1
Goals444
Goals/game3.2
First half goals19042.8
Second half goals25457.2
Home team goals 24956.1
Away team goals19543.9

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HAL round 29 goals review

Sunday, 24th April 2016 7:48pm
The A-League round 29 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 5.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played139
Home wins6949.6
Away wins4028.8
Drawn3021.6
Goalless draws107.2
Goals440
Goals/game3.2
First half goals18842.7
Second half goals25257.3
Home team goals 24655.9
Away team goals19444.1

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HAL round 28 goals review

Sunday, 17th April 2016 7:45pm
The A-League round 28 produced 5 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 1.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played137
Home wins6748.9
Away wins4029.2
Drawn3021.9
Goalless draws107.3
Goals426
Goals/game3.1
First half goals18343.0
Second half goals24357.0
Home team goals 23755.6
Away team goals18944.4

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HAL round 27 goals review

Sunday, 10th April 2016 6:59pm
The A-League round 27 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 8.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played135
Home wins6548.1
Away wins4029.6
Drawn3022.2
Goalless draws107.4
Goals421
Goals/game3.1
First half goals18243.2
Second half goals23956.8
Home team goals 23355.3
Away team goals18844.7

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HAL round 26 goals review

Sunday, 3rd April 2016 9:02pm
The A-League round 26 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 10.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played130
Home wins6449.2
Away wins3728.5
Drawn2922.3
Goalless draws96.9
Goals407
Goals/game3.1
First half goals17442.8
Second half goals23357.2
Home team goals 22755.8
Away team goals18044.2

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HAL round 25 goals review

Monday, 28th March 2016 9:49pm
The A-League round 25 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 6.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins6148.8
Away wins3528.0
Drawn2923.2
Goalless draws97.2
Goals387
Goals/game3.1
First half goals16743.2
Second half goals22056.8
Home team goals 21756.1
Away team goals17043.9

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HAL round 24 goals review

Sunday, 20th March 2016 7:11pm
The A-League round 24 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 6.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins5747.5
Away wins3428.3
Drawn2924.2
Goalless draws97.5
Goals368
Goals/game3.1
First half goals15842.9
Second half goals21057.1
Home team goals 20455.4
Away team goals16444.6

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HAL round 23 goals review

Sunday, 13th March 2016 7:10pm
The A-League round 23 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 5.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played115
Home wins5648.7
Away wins3328.7
Drawn2622.6
Goalless draws87.0
Goals355
Goals/game3.1
First half goals15343.1
Second half goals20256.9
Home team goals 19755.5
Away team goals15844.5

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HAL round 22 goals review

Tuesday, 8th March 2016 6:52am
The A-League round 22 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 8.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played110
Home wins5449.1
Away wins3027.3
Drawn2623.6
Goalless draws87.3
Goals340
Goals/game3.1
First half goals14642.9
Second half goals19457.1
Home team goals 18755.0
Away team goals15345.0

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HAL round 21 goals review

Sunday, 28th February 2016 7:45pm
The A-League round 21 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 4.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played105
Home wins5148.6
Away wins2826.7
Drawn2624.8
Goalless draws87.6
Goals324
Goals/game3.1
First half goals14043.2
Second half goals18456.8
Home team goals 17955.2
Away team goals14544.8

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HAL round 20 goals review

Sunday, 21st February 2016 7:06pm
The A-League round 20 produced 22 goals with home teams scoring 14 and the away teams scoring 8.

13 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins4848.0
Away wins2727.0
Drawn2525.0
Goalless draws88.0
Goals312
Goals/game3.1
First half goals13643.6
Second half goals17656.4
Home team goals 17154.8
Away team goals14145.2

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HAL round 19 goals review

Sunday, 14th February 2016 9:02pm
The A-League round 19 produced 23 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 14.

11 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played95
Home wins4547.4
Away wins2627.4
Drawn2425.3
Goalless draws88.4
Goals290
Goals/game3.1
First half goals12342.4
Second half goals16757.6
Home team goals 15754.1
Away team goals13345.9

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HAL round 18 goals review

Sunday, 7th February 2016 7:33pm
The A-League round 18 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 5.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played90
Home wins4550.0
Away wins2325.6
Drawn2224.4
Goalless draws88.9
Goals267
Goals/game3.0
First half goals11241.9
Second half goals15558.1
Home team goals 14855.4
Away team goals11944.6

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HAL round 17 goals review

Sunday, 31st January 2016 6:59pm
The A-League round 17 produced 21 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 11.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played85
Home wins4350.6
Away wins2225.9
Drawn2023.5
Goalless draws89.4
Goals253
Goals/game3.0
First half goals10441.1
Second half goals14958.9
Home team goals 13954.9
Away team goals11445.1

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HAL round 16 goals review

Tuesday, 26th January 2016 9:44pm
The A-League round 16 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 13.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins4050.0
Away wins2025.0
Drawn2025.0
Goalless draws810.0
Goals232
Goals/game2.9
First half goals9842.2
Second half goals13457.8
Home team goals 12955.6
Away team goals10344.4

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HAL round 15 goals review

Monday, 18th January 2016 6:49am
The A-League round 15 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 6.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played75
Home wins3850.7
Away wins1722.7
Drawn2026.7
Goalless draws810.7
Goals212
Goals/game2.8
First half goals9142.9
Second half goals12157.1
Home team goals 12257.5
Away team goals9042.5

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HAL round 14 goals review

Sunday, 10th January 2016 7:45pm
The A-League round 14 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 8.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played70
Home wins3550.0
Away wins1622.9
Drawn1927.1
Goalless draws811.4
Goals193
Goals/game2.8
First half goals8343.0
Second half goals11057.0
Home team goals 10956.5
Away team goals8443.5

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HAL round 13 goals review

Sunday, 3rd January 2016 8:33pm
The A-League round 13 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 5.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played65
Home wins3350.8
Away wins1523.1
Drawn1726.2
Goalless draws710.8
Goals176
Goals/game2.7
First half goals7442.0
Second half goals10258.0
Home team goals 10056.8
Away team goals7643.2

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HAL round 12 goals review

Sunday, 27th December 2015 10:16pm
The A-League round 12 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 3.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played60
Home wins3151.7
Away wins1423.3
Drawn1525.0
Goalless draws610.0
Goals164
Goals/game2.7
First half goals7143.3
Second half goals9356.7
Home team goals 9356.7
Away team goals7143.3

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HAL round 11 goals review

Sunday, 20th December 2015 8:20pm
The A-League round 11 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 5.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played55
Home wins2749.1
Away wins1425.5
Drawn1425.5
Goalless draws610.9
Goals148
Goals/game2.7
First half goals6241.9
Second half goals8658.1
Home team goals 8054.1
Away team goals6845.9

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High flying City face floundering Victory in derby

Friday, 18th December 2015 1:41pm
Round 11 of the A-League will see the high flying Melbourne City face their floundering neighbours Melbourne Victory in the Melbourne derby.

Victory goes into this match having lost its last three matches and having failed to score a single goal in those losses.

Contrast this to City who are on a free scoring spree and have scored a total of 14 goals in their last three matches.

If Victory scores it will be their first goal in more than 310 minutes of football.

Victory last scored in the first half of their 2-1 victory over Adelaide United.

A win for City will see them as high as second depending on other results and open a four point gap over their rivals.

A win for Victory will also seem them rise to second and leap frog their city rivals.

Here is some stats for the two rivals so far this season:



Melb CityMelb Victory
Rank34
Played1010
Points1716
Drawn21
Won55
Lost34
Goal difference112
Clean sheets12
Failed to score15
Goals scored2714
Goals conceded1612
Ave. goals scored2.71.4
Ave. goals conceded1.61.2
Biggest winMelb City 5 - 1 Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Melb City
Newcastle Jets 0 - 4 Melb City
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossMelb City 0 - 3 West Sydney
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Melb Victory
West Sydney 2 - 0 Melb Victory
Scored 3 or more53
Conceded 3 or more30
Scored 5 or more20
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played44
Points612
Drawn00
Won24
Lost20
Goal difference26
Goals scored1010
Goals conceded84
Ave. goals scored2.52.5
Ave. goals conceded2.01.0
Away matches
Played66
Points114
Drawn21
Won31
Lost14
Goal difference9-4
Goals scored174
Goals conceded88
Ave. goals scored2.80.7
Ave. goals conceded1.31.3
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 9Melbourne City2Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 18Melbourne City1Melbourne Victory3
2010/11 24Melbourne Victory2Melbourne City2
2011/12 3Melbourne Victory0Melbourne City0
2011/12 12Melbourne City3Melbourne Victory2
2011/12 18Melbourne City0Melbourne Victory0
2012/13 1Melbourne Victory1Melbourne City2
2012/13 12Melbourne City1Melbourne Victory2
2012/13 19Melbourne Victory2Melbourne City1
2013/14 1Melbourne Victory0Melbourne City0
2013/14 11Melbourne City1Melbourne Victory3
2013/14 21Melbourne City4Melbourne Victory0
2014/15 3Melbourne Victory5Melbourne City2
2014/15 11Melbourne City1Melbourne Victory0
2014/15 16Melbourne Victory3Melbourne City0
2014/15 29Melbourne Victory3Melbourne City0
2015/16 2Melbourne Victory3Melbourne City2

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HAL round 10 goals review

Sunday, 13th December 2015 7:01pm
The A-League round 10 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 7.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played49
Home wins2551.0
Away wins1326.5
Drawn1122.4
Goalless draws510.2
Goals137
Goals/game2.8
First half goals5741.6
Second half goals8058.4
Home team goals 7454.0
Away team goals6346.0

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Western Syd Vs Victory: First Vs Second

Saturday, 12th December 2015 2:12pm
One of the key matches in round 10 of the A-League will see table toppers Western Sydney Wanderers hosting second placed and champions Melbourne Victory.

The hosts had a season to forget last season after winning the Asian Champions League but look like they are back to their best this season.

Both teams have only lost two matches so far.

Melbourne Victory are coming from a loss to Wellington Phoenix and will try and amend things in this match.

A victory for the hosts will make sure they keep top position whilst a victory for the visiting team will see them take over top position.

A loss for the Wanderers will see them go second whilst a loss for Victory could see them to drop down to fourth position depending on other results.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far this season:


West SydneyMelb Victory
Position12
Played98
Points1916
Drawn11
Won65
Lost22
Goal difference65
Clean sheets32
Failed to score13
Goals scored1414
Goals conceded89
Ave. goals scored1.61.8
Ave. goals conceded0.91.1
Biggest winMelb City 0 - 3 West Sydney
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossWest Sydney 1 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Melb Victory
Scored 3 or more13
Conceded 3 or more10
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played44
Points912
Drawn00
Won34
Lost10
Goal difference16
Goals scored610
Goals conceded54
Ave. goals scored1.52.5
Ave. goals conceded1.31.0
Away matches
Played54
Points104
Drawn11
Won31
Lost12
Goal difference5-1
Goals scored84
Goals conceded35
Ave. goals scored1.61.0
Ave. goals conceded0.61.3
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2012/13 8Western Sydney Wanderers0Melbourne Victory2
2012/13 14Western Sydney Wanderers2Melbourne Victory1
2012/13 21Melbourne Victory1Western Sydney Wanderers2
2013/14 6Western Sydney Wanderers1Melbourne Victory0
2013/14 12Melbourne Victory1Western Sydney Wanderers1
2013/14 19Melbourne Victory3Western Sydney Wanderers1
2014/15 1Melbourne Victory4Western Sydney Wanderers1
2014/15 14Western Sydney Wanderers1Melbourne Victory2
2014/15 21Western Sydney Wanderers0Melbourne Victory3

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HAL round 9 goals review

Sunday, 6th December 2015 9:56pm
The A-League round 9 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played44
Home wins2147.7
Away wins1227.3
Drawn1125.0
Goalless draws511.4
Goals122
Goals/game2.8
First half goals5444.3
Second half goals6855.7
Home team goals 6654.1
Away team goals5645.9

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HAL round 8 goals review

Sunday, 29th November 2015 8:30pm
The A-League round 8 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 5.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played39
Home wins1743.6
Away wins1128.2
Drawn1128.2
Goalless draws512.8
Goals109
Goals/game2.8
First half goals4743.1
Second half goals6256.9
Home team goals 5954.1
Away team goals5045.9

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HAL round 7 goals review

Sunday, 22nd November 2015 7:29pm
The A-League round 7 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 3.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played34
Home wins1544.1
Away wins1029.4
Drawn926.5
Goalless draws411.8
Goals96
Goals/game2.8
First half goals4142.7
Second half goals5557.3
Home team goals 5153.1
Away team goals4546.9

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HAL round 6 goals review

Sunday, 15th November 2015 7:32pm
The A-League round 6 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 10.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played29
Home wins1344.8
Away wins1034.5
Drawn620.7
Goalless draws26.9
Goals88
Goals/game3.0
First half goals3742.0
Second half goals5158.0
Home team goals 4652.3
Away team goals4247.7

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HAL round 5 goals review

Sunday, 8th November 2015 7:50pm
The A-League round 5 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 7.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played24
Home wins1145.8
Away wins833.3
Drawn520.8
Goalless draws28.3
Goals70
Goals/game2.9
First half goals3042.9
Second half goals4057.1
Home team goals 3854.3
Away team goals3245.7

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HAL round 4 goals review

Monday, 2nd November 2015 9:30pm
The A-League round 4 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played20
Home wins1155.0
Away wins630.0
Drawn315.0
Goalless draws15.0
Goals59
Goals/game3.0
First half goals2745.8
Second half goals3254.2
Home team goals 3457.6
Away team goals2542.4

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HAL round 3 goals review

Sunday, 25th October 2015 8:59pm
The A-League round 3 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 4.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played15
Home wins853.3
Away wins426.7
Drawn320.0
Goalless draws16.7
Goals43
Goals/game2.9
First half goals2046.5
Second half goals2353.5
Home team goals 2455.8
Away team goals1944.2

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HAL round 2 goals review

Sunday, 18th October 2015 9:05pm
The A-League round 2 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 7.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins330.0
Away wins440.0
Drawn330.0
Goalless draws110.0
Goals28
Goals/game2.8
First half goals1553.6
Second half goals1346.4
Home team goals 1346.4
Away team goals1553.6

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HAL round 1 goals review

Sunday, 11th October 2015 2:14am
The A-League round 1 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 8.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played5
Home wins120.0
Away wins240.0
Drawn240.0
Goalless draws120.0
Goals14
Goals/game2.8
First half goals1071.4
Second half goals428.6
Home team goals 642.9
Away team goals857.1

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Adelaide replaces Gombau with Guillermo Amor

Sunday, 26th July 2015 9:06pm
Adelaide United have replaced their outgoing coach Josep Gombau with Guillermo Amor.

Amor has been technical director at the club and will now switch to be coach.

Gombau led Adelaide to the FFA Cup triumph last season becoming the first team to win the trophy. Adelaide beat Perth Glory in the final.

Gombau is leaving for New York.

Here is some stats for Gombau's Adelaide in the 2014/15 season:


Gombau's Adelaide 2014/14
Rank4
Played27
Points46
Won14
Drawn4
Lost9
Goal difference15
Clean sheets8
Failed to score3
Goals scored47
Goals conceded32
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 7 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossSydney 4 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more3
Conceded 3 or more5
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played14
Points25
Won7
Drawn4
Lost3
Goal difference13
Goals scored28
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Away matches
Played13
Points21
Won7
Drawn0
Lost6
Goal difference2
Goals scored19
Goals conceded17
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.3

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HAL round 30 goals review

Sunday, 17th May 2015 4:32am
The A-League round 30 produced 3 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 0.

0 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins5841.4
Away wins4935.0
Drawn3323.6
Goalless draws107.1
Goals417
Goals/game3.0
First half goals17341.5
Second half goals24458.5
Home team goals 22153.0
Away team goals19647.0

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HAL round 29 goals review

Saturday, 9th May 2015 5:36am
The A-League round 29 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 1.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played139
Home wins5741.0
Away wins4935.3
Drawn3323.7
Goalless draws107.2
Goals414
Goals/game3.0
First half goals17341.8
Second half goals24158.2
Home team goals 21852.7
Away team goals19647.3

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HAL round 28 goals review

Sunday, 3rd May 2015 3:10am
The A-League round 28 produced 5 goals with home teams scoring 2 and the away teams scoring 3.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played137
Home wins5540.1
Away wins4935.8
Drawn3324.1
Goalless draws107.3
Goals406
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16941.6
Second half goals23758.4
Home team goals 21152.0
Away team goals19548.0

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HAL round 27 goals review

Sunday, 26th April 2015 4:27am
The A-League round 27 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 7.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played135
Home wins5440.0
Away wins4835.6
Drawn3324.4
Goalless draws107.4
Goals401
Goals/game3.0
First half goals16741.6
Second half goals23458.4
Home team goals 20952.1
Away team goals19247.9

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HAL round 26 goals review

Sunday, 19th April 2015 2:59am
The A-League round 26 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 9.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 14 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played130
Home wins5139.2
Away wins4635.4
Drawn3325.4
Goalless draws107.7
Goals383
Goals/game2.9
First half goals15841.3
Second half goals22558.7
Home team goals 19851.7
Away team goals18548.3

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HAL round 25 goals review

Sunday, 12th April 2015 3:19am
The A-League round 25 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 7.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played124
Home wins4838.7
Away wins4334.7
Drawn3326.6
Goalless draws108.1
Goals360
Goals/game2.9
First half goals15041.7
Second half goals21058.3
Home team goals 18651.7
Away team goals17448.3

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HAL round 24 goals review

Monday, 6th April 2015 3:02am
The A-League round 24 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 8.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played119
Home wins4739.5
Away wins4033.6
Drawn3226.9
Goalless draws97.6
Goals350
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14641.7
Second half goals20458.3
Home team goals 18352.3
Away team goals16747.7

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HAL round 23 goals review

Sunday, 29th March 2015 3:54am
The A-League round 23 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 7.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played114
Home wins4640.4
Away wins3732.5
Drawn3127.2
Goalless draws97.9
Goals335
Goals/game2.9
First half goals14041.8
Second half goals19558.2
Home team goals 17652.5
Away team goals15947.5

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HAL round 22 goals review

Sunday, 22nd March 2015 4:43am
The A-League round 22 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 8.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played108
Home wins4339.8
Away wins3431.5
Drawn3128.7
Goalless draws98.3
Goals317
Goals/game2.9
First half goals12940.7
Second half goals18859.3
Home team goals 16953.3
Away team goals14846.7

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HAL round 21 goals review

Sunday, 15th March 2015 3:29am
The A-League round 21 produced 22 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 10.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played103
Home wins4341.7
Away wins3130.1
Drawn2928.2
Goalless draws98.7
Goals304
Goals/game3.0
First half goals12240.1
Second half goals18259.9
Home team goals 16453.9
Away team goals14046.1

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HAL round 20 goals review

Sunday, 8th March 2015 3:01am
The A-League round 20 produced 7 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 2.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played97
Home wins3940.2
Away wins2929.9
Drawn2929.9
Goalless draws99.3
Goals277
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11140.1
Second half goals16659.9
Home team goals 14953.8
Away team goals12846.2

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HAL round 19 goals review

Sunday, 1st March 2015 2:44am
The A-League round 19 produced 20 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 10.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played92
Home wins3639.1
Away wins2830.4
Drawn2830.4
Goalless draws99.8
Goals270
Goals/game2.9
First half goals11040.7
Second half goals16059.3
Home team goals 14453.3
Away team goals12646.7

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HAL round 18 goals review

Sunday, 22nd February 2015 2:57am
The A-League round 18 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 5.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played87
Home wins3540.2
Away wins2629.9
Drawn2629.9
Goalless draws89.2
Goals250
Goals/game2.9
First half goals10140.4
Second half goals14959.6
Home team goals 13453.6
Away team goals11646.4

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HAL round 17 goals review

Sunday, 15th February 2015 12:59am
The A-League round 17 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 7.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played83
Home wins3339.8
Away wins2631.3
Drawn2428.9
Goalless draws78.4
Goals237
Goals/game2.9
First half goals9640.5
Second half goals14159.5
Home team goals 12653.2
Away team goals11146.8

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HAL round 16 goals review

Sunday, 8th February 2015 2:38am
The A-League round 16 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 6.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played78
Home wins3342.3
Away wins2532.1
Drawn2025.6
Goalless draws67.7
Goals225
Goals/game2.9
First half goals9240.9
Second half goals13359.1
Home team goals 12153.8
Away team goals10446.2

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HAL round 15 goals review

Monday, 2nd February 2015 4:18am
The A-League round 15 produced 27 goals with home teams scoring 16 and the away teams scoring 11.

12 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played73
Home wins3041.1
Away wins2331.5
Drawn2027.4
Goalless draws68.2
Goals210
Goals/game2.9
First half goals8741.4
Second half goals12358.6
Home team goals 11253.3
Away team goals9846.7

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HAL round 14 goals review

Tuesday, 6th January 2015 4:31am
The A-League round 14 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 4.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played68
Home wins2739.7
Away wins2232.4
Drawn1927.9
Goalless draws68.8
Goals183
Goals/game2.7
First half goals7541.0
Second half goals10859.0
Home team goals 9652.5
Away team goals8747.5

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HAL round 13 goals review

Friday, 2nd January 2015 5:55am
The A-League round 13 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 10.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played63
Home wins2539.7
Away wins2031.7
Drawn1828.6
Goalless draws57.9
Goals172
Goals/game2.7
First half goals6940.1
Second half goals10359.9
Home team goals 8951.7
Away team goals8348.3

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HAL round 12 goals review

Sunday, 28th December 2014 2:29am
The A-League round 12 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 7.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played58
Home wins2543.1
Away wins1729.3
Drawn1627.6
Goalless draws35.2
Goals158
Goals/game2.7
First half goals6440.5
Second half goals9459.5
Home team goals 8553.8
Away team goals7346.2

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HAL round 11 goals review

Sunday, 21st December 2014 3:15am
The A-League round 11 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 4.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played53
Home wins2343.4
Away wins1630.2
Drawn1426.4
Goalless draws35.7
Goals145
Goals/game2.7
First half goals6242.8
Second half goals8357.2
Home team goals 7954.5
Away team goals6645.5

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HAL round 10 goals review

Saturday, 13th December 2014 4:14am
The A-League round 10 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 5.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played49
Home wins2040.8
Away wins1530.6
Drawn1428.6
Goalless draws36.1
Goals134
Goals/game2.7
First half goals6044.8
Second half goals7455.2
Home team goals 7253.7
Away team goals6246.3

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HAL round 9 goals review

Sunday, 7th December 2014 2:46am
The A-League round 9 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 8.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played45
Home wins1840.0
Away wins1431.1
Drawn1328.9
Goalless draws48.9
Goals122
Goals/game2.7
First half goals5444.3
Second half goals6855.7
Home team goals 6553.3
Away team goals5746.7

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HAL round 8 goals review

Sunday, 30th November 2014 2:33am
The A-League round 8 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 6.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played39
Home wins1743.6
Away wins1025.6
Drawn1230.8
Goalless draws37.7
Goals109
Goals/game2.8
First half goals5247.7
Second half goals5752.3
Home team goals 6156.0
Away team goals4844.0

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Mulvey, Roar part ways

Monday, 24th November 2014 7:30pm
Mike Mulvey and Brisbane Roar have parted was after an indifferent start to the season by the champions.

Mulvey won the double last season in his full season as coach of the Brisbane and his started slowly but had been showing signs of progress lately especially after the 4-nil rout of Newcastle Jets.

Mulvey's last match is now the narrow 1-nil loss away to Melbourne Victory.

The Roar currently lie eighth on the table after six match and if they were to win their game in hand they could be as high as sixth.

Here is some stats for Mulvey's Roar this season so far:


Mulvey's Roar2014
Rank8
Played6
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost5
Goal difference-3
Clean sheets1
Failed to score2
Goals scored8
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 0 - 4 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 0 - 2 Sydney
Brisbane Roar 1 - 3 Melb City
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more2
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played3
Points0
Won0
Drawn0
Lost3
Goal difference-5
Goals scored2
Goals conceded7
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded2.3
Away matches
Played3
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost2
Goal difference2
Goals scored6
Goals conceded4
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded1.3

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HAL round 7 goals review

Sunday, 23rd November 2014 3:54am
The A-League round 7 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played34
Home wins1544.1
Away wins1029.4
Drawn926.5
Goalless draws38.8
Goals92
Goals/game2.7
First half goals4245.7
Second half goals5054.3
Home team goals 5054.3
Away team goals4245.7

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HAL round 6 goals review

Sunday, 16th November 2014 2:13am
The A-League round 6 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 9.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played28
Home wins1242.9
Away wins828.6
Drawn828.6
Goalless draws27.1
Goals82
Goals/game2.9
First half goals3643.9
Second half goals4656.1
Home team goals 4554.9
Away team goals3745.1

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Adelaide, Sydney in goalless draw

Tuesday, 11th November 2014 1:32pm
In round 5 of the A-League Adelaide and Sydney played out the first goalless draw of the season.

Before this match the A-League had three draws but none of them goalless.

The first two all draw also appeared in this round as Melbourne Victory came from 2-nil down to draw two-all.

This was also the first goalless draw between the two teams.

Here is a table showing all the score lines from the A-League so far this season:


ScorelineFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 - 0 1 4.3
0 - 1 1 4.3
0 - 2 1 4.3
1 - 0 2 8.7
1 - 1 3 13.0
1 - 2 4 17.4
1 - 3 1 4.3
2 - 0 3 13.0
2 - 1 1 4.3
2 - 2 1 4.3
3 - 2 2 8.7
4 - 1 2 8.7
5 - 2 1 4.3

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HAL round 5 goals review

Sunday, 9th November 2014 1:00am
The A-League round 5 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played23
Home wins1147.8
Away wins730.4
Drawn521.7
Goalless draws14.3
Goals67
Goals/game2.9
First half goals3247.8
Second half goals3552.2
Home team goals 3958.2
Away team goals2841.8

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HAL round 4 goals review

Monday, 3rd November 2014 3:32am
The A-League round 4 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 3.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played18
Home wins1055.6
Away wins527.8
Drawn316.7
Goalless draws00.0
Goals57
Goals/game3.2
First half goals2645.6
Second half goals3154.4
Home team goals 3561.4
Away team goals2238.6

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Western Sydney wins Asian Champions League

Sunday, 2nd November 2014 12:02am
Western Sydney Wanderers have won the 2014 Asian Champions League after battling a draw away in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The AFC Champions League final is played over two legs and WSW won the first leg 1-nil in Sydney.

Al Hilal played 180 minutes without finding the net and therfore lost 1-nil on aggregate.

The win means that Tony Popovic's team will now go to the World Club Championships to be played in Morocco in December.

This will mean further changes to the schedule of the A-League.


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HAL round 2 goals review

Sunday, 19th October 2014 2:16am
The A-League round 2 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 8.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins440.0
Away wins330.0
Drawn330.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals31
Goals/game3.1
First half goals1341.9
Second half goals1858.1
Home team goals 1754.8
Away team goals1445.2

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HAL round 1 goals review

Sunday, 12th October 2014 3:12am
The A-League round 1 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played5
Home wins240.0
Away wins240.0
Drawn120.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals14
Goals/game2.8
First half goals750.0
Second half goals750.0
Home team goals 857.1
Away team goals642.9

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Tenth A-League season set for kick-off

Tuesday, 7th October 2014 8:35pm
The tenth A-League season is set to kick-off on Friday 10th October Melbourne Victory hosting Asian Champions League finalists Western Sydney Wanderers.

The ten team league will for the first time have a short mid-season in order to accommodate the 2015 Asian Cup which Australia is hosting.

Former Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold is now at Sydney FC after a brief stint in Japan last season.

Change of ownership at Melbourne Heart has meant that the name has now changed to Melbourne City.

TipsChallenge will once again be running a tipping competition for the A-League.


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2014/15 A-League fixtures released

Thursday, 12th June 2014 8:42pm
The 2014/15 A-League season fixtures have been released and Melbourne Victory will kick off the season with a match against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The new season will feature a break in January to allow for the 2015 Asian Cup which Australia will be hosting.

The Melbourne derby will now feature in round 3 instead of round 1 and this will be first time it will be Victory against City.

This time the season will end in May with the grand final set for May 10th.

The fixtures will be up on TipsChallenge soon with registration opening up as soon as that is done.


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HAL round 30 goals review

Sunday, 4th May 2014 2:43am
The A-League round 30 produced 3 goals with home teams scoring 2 and the away teams scoring 1.

0 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins7150.7
Away wins3625.7
Drawn3323.6
Goalless draws96.4
Goals381
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17044.6
Second half goals21155.4
Home team goals 22057.7
Away team goals16142.3

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HAL round 29 goals review

Sunday, 27th April 2014 6:26am
The A-League round 29 produced 3 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 0.

1 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played139
Home wins7050.4
Away wins3625.9
Drawn3323.7
Goalless draws96.5
Goals378
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17045.0
Second half goals20855.0
Home team goals 21857.7
Away team goals16042.3

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Farina, Sydney FC part ways

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 5:47am
Sydney FC and coach Frank Farina have parted ways after almost two years.

Farina joined Sydney FC last season first as an interim coach to replace Ian Crook but was later appointed on a permanent basis.

Sydney finished fifth on the table and therefore qualified for the finals where they were eliminated by Melbourne Victory.

The season saw some ups and downs including the beating of Victory 5-nil but then there was also the 4-nil loss to the Brisbane Roar.

Here is some stats for Sydney FC and Farina in the just ended 2013/14 season:


Farinas Sydney
Position5
Played27
Points39
Won12
Drawn3
Lost12
Goal difference2
Clean sheets5
Failed to score8
Goals scored40
Goals conceded38
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.4
Biggest winMelb Victory 0 - 5 Sydney
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Sydney
Scored 3 or more4
Conceded 3 or more4
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played14
Points28
Won9
Drawn1
Lost4
Goal difference5
Goals scored25
Goals conceded20
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded1.4
Away matches
Played13
Points11
Won3
Drawn2
Lost8
Goal difference-3
Goals scored15
Goals conceded18
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.4

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HAL round 28 goals review

Saturday, 19th April 2014 3:55am
The A-League round 28 produced 4 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 1.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played137
Home wins6849.6
Away wins3626.3
Drawn3324.1
Goalless draws96.6
Goals375
Goals/game2.7
First half goals16945.1
Second half goals20654.9
Home team goals 21557.3
Away team goals16042.7

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HAL round 27 goals review

Sunday, 13th April 2014 5:41am
The A-League round 27 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 10.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played135
Home wins6648.9
Away wins3626.7
Drawn3324.4
Goalless draws96.7
Goals371
Goals/game2.7
First half goals16745.0
Second half goals20455.0
Home team goals 21257.1
Away team goals15942.9

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HAL round 26 goals review

Sunday, 6th April 2014 3:22am
The A-League round 26 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 7.

11 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played130
Home wins6550.0
Away wins3325.4
Drawn3224.6
Goalless draws96.9
Goals355
Goals/game2.7
First half goals15744.2
Second half goals19855.8
Home team goals 20658.0
Away team goals14942.0

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HAL round 25 goals review

Sunday, 30th March 2014 5:14am
The A-League round 25 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 5.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins6350.4
Away wins3326.4
Drawn2923.2
Goalless draws97.2
Goals336
Goals/game2.7
First half goals14643.5
Second half goals19056.5
Home team goals 19457.7
Away team goals14242.3

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HAL round 24 goals review

Sunday, 23rd March 2014 2:16am
The A-League round 24 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 3.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins5949.2
Away wins3226.7
Drawn2924.2
Goalless draws97.5
Goals323
Goals/game2.7
First half goals14244.0
Second half goals18156.0
Home team goals 18657.6
Away team goals13742.4

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Brisbane Roar wins Premiers Plate

Sunday, 23rd March 2014 12:11am
Brisbane Roar won the Premiers Plate after beating Melbourne Victory 1-nil at Suncorp.

No team can now overtake the Roar on the table and the Roar have finished top with three matches to go.

This also means that the Roar will be back the Asian Champions League next season.

The next target for the Roar will now be to claim a double by winning the grand final.

Here is some of the stats for Brisbane Roar after 24 matches:


Brisbane Roar
Position1
Played24
Points48
Won15
Drawn3
Lost6
Goal difference19
Clean sheets7
Failed to score5
Goals scored40
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Sydney
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Scored 3 or more6
Conceded 3 or more0
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played12
Points27
Won9
Drawn0
Lost3
Goal difference12
Goals scored22
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded0.8
Away matches
Played12
Points21
Won6
Drawn3
Lost3
Goal difference7
Goals scored18
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded0.9

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First vs second: Roar vs Victory

Friday, 21st March 2014 3:39pm
In round 24 of the A-League the top two Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory will clash at the Suncorp Stadium.

A win for the Roar will see them claim the Premiers plate.

Victory aim in this match is to cement second place and a better position going into the finals.

In the Roar's last match at Suncorp they beat Adelaide United 2-nil.

Victory collected all three points in their last away match against Perth Glory. That was a match against a team propping the table and now they play a team topping the table.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:

Brisbane RoarMelb Victory
Rank12
Played2323
Points4536
Drawn36
Won1410
Lost67
Goal difference18-3
Clean sheets65
Failed to score57
Goals scored3935
Goals conceded2138
Ave. goals scored1.71.5
Ave. goals conceded0.91.7
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Sydney
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix 5 - 0 Melb Victory
Melb Victory 0 - 5 Sydney
Scored 3 or more67
Conceded 3 or more06
Scored 5 or more10
Conceded 5 or more02
Home matches
Played1112
Points2423
Drawn02
Won87
Lost33
Goal difference113
Goals scored2121
Goals conceded1018
Ave. goals scored1.91.8
Ave. goals conceded0.91.5
Away matches
Played1211
Points2113
Drawn34
Won63
Lost34
Goal difference7-6
Goals scored1814
Goals conceded1120
Ave. goals scored1.51.3
Ave. goals conceded0.91.8

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HAL round 23 goals review

Sunday, 16th March 2014 1:58am
The A-League round 23 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 6.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played115
Home wins5547.8
Away wins3127.0
Drawn2925.2
Goalless draws97.8
Goals307
Goals/game2.7
First half goals13744.6
Second half goals17055.4
Home team goals 17356.4
Away team goals13443.6

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HAL round 22 goals review

Sunday, 9th March 2014 4:01am
The A-League round 22 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 4.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played110
Home wins5449.1
Away wins3027.3
Drawn2623.6
Goalless draws87.3
Goals294
Goals/game2.7
First half goals12843.5
Second half goals16656.5
Home team goals 16656.5
Away team goals12843.5

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HAL round 21 goals review

Sunday, 2nd March 2014 12:55am
The A-League round 21 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 14 and the away teams scoring 5.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played105
Home wins5047.6
Away wins3028.6
Drawn2523.8
Goalless draws87.6
Goals280
Goals/game2.7
First half goals12544.6
Second half goals15555.4
Home team goals 15655.7
Away team goals12444.3

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HAL round 20 goals review

Sunday, 23rd February 2014 1:16am
The A-League round 20 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 11.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins4646.0
Away wins2929.0
Drawn2525.0
Goalless draws88.0
Goals261
Goals/game2.6
First half goals11945.6
Second half goals14254.4
Home team goals 14254.4
Away team goals11945.6

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Bottom vs Top: Heart vs Roar

Saturday, 22nd February 2014 4:16pm
The last match of round 20 of the A-League will see bottom placed Melbourne Heart play league leaders Brisbane Roar.

Heart may be bottom of the table but they are the form team having amassed 13 points from their last six matches.

Roar on the other hand have only managed eight points in that same period.

Heart are coming from their biggest win in its history after it beat the Wellington Phoenix 5-nil away.

In the last round Roar lost the Newcastle Jets.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams going into this match:


Melb HeartBrisbane Roar
Position101
Played1919
Points1838
Drawn62
Won412
Lost95
Goal difference-716
Clean sheets36
Failed to score84
Goals scored2333
Goals conceded3017
Ave. goals scored1.21.7
Ave. goals conceded1.60.9
Biggest winWellington Phoenix 0 - 5 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Sydney
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Perth Glory 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Scored 3 or more35
Conceded 3 or more50
Scored 5 or more11
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played99
Points1118
Drawn20
Won36
Lost43
Goal difference-28
Goals scored1316
Goals conceded158
Ave. goals scored1.41.8
Ave. goals conceded1.70.9
Away matches
Played1010
Points720
Drawn42
Won16
Lost52
Goal difference-58
Goals scored1017
Goals conceded159
Ave. goals scored1.01.7
Ave. goals conceded1.50.9

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HAL round 19 goals review

Sunday, 16th February 2014 12:59am
The A-League round 19 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 8.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played95
Home wins4446.3
Away wins2627.4
Drawn2526.3
Goalless draws88.4
Goals244
Goals/game2.6
First half goals11446.7
Second half goals13053.3
Home team goals 13655.7
Away team goals10844.3

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HAL round 18 goals review

Sunday, 9th February 2014 1:19am
The A-League round 18 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 11.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played91
Home wins4246.2
Away wins2426.4
Drawn2527.5
Goalless draws88.8
Goals233
Goals/game2.6
First half goals10946.8
Second half goals12453.2
Home team goals 13256.7
Away team goals10143.3

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HAL round 17 goals review

Sunday, 2nd February 2014 1:46am
The A-League round 17 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played86
Home wins4147.7
Away wins2124.4
Drawn2427.9
Goalless draws89.3
Goals216
Goals/game2.5
First half goals10146.8
Second half goals11553.2
Home team goals 12658.3
Away team goals9041.7

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HAL round 16 goals review

Sunday, 26th January 2014 4:10am
The A-League round 16 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 9.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played81
Home wins3846.9
Away wins2125.9
Drawn2227.2
Goalless draws89.9
Goals201
Goals/game2.5
First half goals9446.8
Second half goals10753.2
Home team goals 11758.2
Away team goals8441.8

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Jets, van Egmond part ways

Monday, 20th January 2014 3:42am
Newcastle Jets and coach Gary van Egmond have parted ways after the club lost to bottom club Melbourne Heart.

Van Egmond was in his second stint at the club and the first stint had been more successful than the second having won the Championship in that.

The Jets are currently seventh on the table.

The Jets are in danger of missing out on the finals but they are still in contention and depending on other results they could finish in the top four places.

Clayton Zane, the youth team coach will take over the team until the end of the season.

Here is some stats for van Egmond and Jets in the 2013/14 season:

Newcastle Jets and Van Egmond
Position7
Played15
Points19
Won5
Drawn4
Lost6
Goal difference-2
Clean sheets3
Failed to score7
Goals scored15
Goals conceded17
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 3 - 1 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossSydney 2 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Sydney 2 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Melb Heart 3 - 1 Newcastle Jets
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more1
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played7
Points9
Won2
Drawn3
Lost2
Goal difference1
Goals scored8
Goals conceded7
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played8
Points10
Won3
Drawn1
Lost4
Goal difference-3
Goals scored7
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.3

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HAL round 15 goals review

Sunday, 19th January 2014 1:54am
The A-League round 15 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 2.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played76
Home wins3546.1
Away wins2026.3
Drawn2127.6
Goalless draws810.5
Goals182
Goals/game2.4
First half goals8446.2
Second half goals9853.8
Home team goals 10758.8
Away team goals7541.2

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HAL round 14 goals review

Sunday, 12th January 2014 12:58am
The A-League round 14 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 4.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played70
Home wins3144.3
Away wins1927.1
Drawn2028.6
Goalless draws710.0
Goals167
Goals/game2.4
First half goals7746.1
Second half goals9053.9
Home team goals 9556.9
Away team goals7243.1

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HAL round 13 goals review

Sunday, 5th January 2014 1:18am
The A-League round 13 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 9.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played65
Home wins2944.6
Away wins1827.7
Drawn1827.7
Goalless draws710.8
Goals156
Goals/game2.4
First half goals7346.8
Second half goals8353.2
Home team goals 8856.4
Away team goals6843.6

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Roar faces Victory test

Thursday, 2nd January 2014 6:24pm
League leader Brisbane Roar will have their credentials tested when they play Melbourne Victory at Aami Park in round 13 of the A-League.

With Western Sydney having already surprisingly lost to the Wellington Phoenix in the first match of the round, there are huge gains to be made by either team in the event of a win.

Victory is currently third on the table and could narrow the gap to second placed Western Sydney Wanderers by one point with a win against the runaway leaders.

The Roar can increase its lead at the top to seven points and also increase the gap between itself and the hosts to a staggering eleven points.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Melb VictoryBrisbane Roar
Position31
Played1212
Points1927
Drawn40
Won59
Lost33
Goal difference613
Clean sheets54
Failed to score32
Goals scored1824
Goals conceded1211
Ave. goals scored1.52.0
Ave. goals conceded1.00.9
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Sydney
Biggest lossSydney 3 - 2 Melb Victory
West Sydney 1 - 0 Melb Victory
Melb Victory 1 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Brisbane Roar 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Scored 3 or more34
Conceded 3 or more10
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played75
Points1412
Drawn20
Won44
Lost11
Goal difference68
Goals scored1111
Goals conceded53
Ave. goals scored1.62.2
Ave. goals conceded0.70.6
Away matches
Played57
Points515
Drawn20
Won15
Lost22
Goal difference05
Goals scored713
Goals conceded78
Ave. goals scored1.41.9
Ave. goals conceded1.41.1

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HAL round 12 goals review

Tuesday, 31st December 2013 1:58am
The A-League round 12 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 8.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played60
Home wins2948.3
Away wins1525.0
Drawn1626.7
Goalless draws610.0
Goals144
Goals/game2.4
First half goals6947.9
Second half goals7552.1
Home team goals 8559.0
Away team goals5941.0

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Melbourne Heart, Aloisi part ways

Saturday, 28th December 2013 2:40pm
Melbourne Heart has sacked John Aloisi after going for 12 matches into the season without a win.

Heart has got its four points from four draws.

In his 18 months at the helm at Heart the team failed to win a single match outside Melbourne.

Its single away win under Aloisi was at the Etihad Stadium against Melbourne Victory in the first match of the season last season.

In total Aloisi managed eight wins and all these in his first season and all in Melbourne.

He also managed a total of 31 points in 39 matches.

Aloisi's last match in charge was the 1-nil loss to Wellington Phoenix.

Here is stats for the Aloisi and Heart in the 2012/13 season:


Aloisi's Heart 2012/13 season
Rank9
Played27
Points27
Won8
Drawn3
Lost16
Goal difference-9
Clean sheets4
Failed to score10
Goals scored31
Goals conceded40
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.5
Biggest winMelb Heart 4 - 1 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossPerth Glory 2 - 0 Melb Heart
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Melb Heart
Newcastle Jets 2 - 0 Melb Heart
Melb Heart 0 - 2 Adelaide Utd
Melb Heart 1 - 3 West Sydney
Brisbane Roar 2 - 0 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more4
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played13
Points23
Won7
Drawn2
Lost4
Goal difference6
Goals scored23
Goals conceded17
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded1.3
Away matches
Played14
Points4
Won1
Drawn1
Lost12
Goal difference-15
Goals scored8
Goals conceded23
Ave. goals scored0.6
Ave. goals conceded1.6


Heart finished second from bottom last season having tied on points with Wellington Phoenix but with a better goal difference.

The second season has been bit a worse with the home fans only celebrating two draws.

Here is the stats for the 2013/14 season:


Aloisi's Heart 2013/14 season
Rank10
Played12
Points4
Won0
Drawn4
Lost8
Goal difference-13
Clean sheets1
Failed to score6
Goals scored9
Goals conceded22
Ave. goals scored0.8
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Biggest winNo win
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more4
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played6
Points2
Won0
Drawn2
Lost4
Goal difference-6
Goals scored6
Goals conceded12
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded2.0
Away matches
Played6
Points2
Won0
Drawn2
Lost4
Goal difference-7
Goals scored3
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored0.5
Ave. goals conceded1.7

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Heart stopper: Melb Heart Vs Phoenix

Wednesday, 25th December 2013 3:47pm
One of the key matches of round 12 of the A-League is undoubtedly the match between Melbourne Heart and the Wellington Phoenix.

The two teams occupy the last two positions on the ladder but the Phoenix come into this match following a win in their last match against Sydney FC.

Heart are still to taste a win this season and they are coming from a loss in the Melbourne derby where they lost 3-1.

This would be a winnable game to both teams and especially for Heart who are at home.

A win for Heart by at least a three goal margin will see them move off the foot of the table whilst a win for the Phoenix will still leave them second from last but more importantly they will move further away from the Heart and will be tied on points with Adelaide.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far this season:



Melb HeartWellington Phoenix
Position109
Played1111
Points47
Drawn44
Won01
Lost76
Goal difference-12-6
Clean sheets13
Failed to score53
Goals scored910
Goals conceded2116
Ave. goals scored0.80.9
Ave. goals conceded1.91.5
Biggest winNo winWellington Phoenix 1 - 0 Sydney
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Perth Glory 4 - 2 Wellington Phoenix
Scored 3 or more10
Conceded 3 or more42
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played56
Points26
Drawn23
Won01
Lost32
Goal difference-5-1
Goals scored64
Goals conceded115
Ave. goals scored1.20.7
Ave. goals conceded2.20.8
Away matches
Played65
Points21
Drawn21
Won00
Lost44
Goal difference-7-5
Goals scored36
Goals conceded1011
Ave. goals scored0.51.2
Ave. goals conceded1.72.2
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 7Melbourne Heart2Wellington Phoenix1
2010/11 10Wellington Phoenix2Melbourne Heart2
2010/11 15Wellington Phoenix2Melbourne Heart0
2011/12 9Melbourne Heart1Wellington Phoenix0
2011/12 17Wellington Phoenix3Melbourne Heart1
2011/12 23Melbourne Heart1Wellington Phoenix1
2012/13 2Melbourne Heart1Wellington Phoenix1
2012/13 13Wellington Phoenix3Melbourne Heart2
2012/13 23Wellington Phoenix1Melbourne Heart0

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HAL round 11 goals review

Monday, 23rd December 2013 3:18am
The A-League round 11 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 5.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played55
Home wins2749.1
Away wins1323.6
Drawn1527.3
Goalless draws610.9
Goals130
Goals/game2.4
First half goals6348.5
Second half goals6751.5
Home team goals 7960.8
Away team goals5139.2

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Perth Glory sack Edwards

Tuesday, 17th December 2013 1:13pm
Perth Glory has sacked their coach Alistair Edwards after a dispute between the coach and the captain Jacob Burns.

Edwards took over in February after the sacking of Ian Ferguson now leaves without completing a year at the club.

Glory are seventh on the table are playing Adelaide next at home.

Here is some stats for the season so far:

Edwards and Perth Glory2013
Rank7
Played10
Points12
Won3
Drawn3
Lost4
Goal difference-2
Clean sheets3
Failed to score3
Goals scored10
Goals conceded12
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Biggest winPerth Glory 4 - 2 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossAdelaide Utd 3 - 1 Perth Glory
Melb Victory 2 - 0 Perth Glory
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more1
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played5
Points10
Won3
Drawn1
Lost1
Goal difference3
Goals scored8
Goals conceded5
Ave. goals scored1.6
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played5
Points2
Won0
Drawn2
Lost3
Goal difference-5
Goals scored2
Goals conceded7
Ave. goals scored0.4
Ave. goals conceded1.4

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HAL round 10 goals review

Sunday, 15th December 2013 1:02am
The A-League round 10 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 4.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played49
Home wins2449.0
Away wins1122.4
Drawn1428.6
Goalless draws510.2
Goals120
Goals/game2.4
First half goals5747.5
Second half goals6352.5
Home team goals 7461.7
Away team goals4638.3

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HAL round 9 goals review

Sunday, 8th December 2013 1:20am
The A-League round 9 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 7.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played44
Home wins2147.7
Away wins920.5
Drawn1431.8
Goalless draws511.4
Goals107
Goals/game2.4
First half goals5046.7
Second half goals5753.3
Home team goals 6560.7
Away team goals4239.3

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HAL round 8 goals review

Sunday, 1st December 2013 1:37am
The A-League round 8 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 3.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played39
Home wins1948.7
Away wins717.9
Drawn1333.3
Goalless draws512.8
Goals92
Goals/game2.4
First half goals4245.7
Second half goals5054.3
Home team goals 5762.0
Away team goals3538.0

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High stakes: Melb Heart vs Adelaide

Saturday, 30th November 2013 2:59pm
Melbourne Heart will host Adelaide United at AAMI Park still looking for their first win of the season.

Adelaide had an opening day win against Perth Glory but since then have failed to win a single match.

Heart only have to two draws to thank for not having zero points but now they play in a match which they think they can win.

The visitors five points means that even if they win they will still be in the same position because they are four points adrift of the team above them on the ladder.

That means the stakes are high for both teams as they try to climb up the table.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far this season:



Melb HeartAdelaide Utd
Position108
Played77
Points25
Drawn22
Won01
Lost54
Goal difference-9-4
Clean sheets10
Failed to score52
Goals scored38
Goals conceded1212
Ave. goals scored0.41.1
Ave. goals conceded1.71.7
Biggest winNo winAdelaide Utd 3 - 1 Perth Glory
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more01
Conceded 3 or more21
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played33
Points14
Drawn11
Won01
Lost21
Goal difference-31
Goals scored26
Goals conceded55
Ave. goals scored0.72.0
Ave. goals conceded1.71.7
Away matches
Played44
Points11
Drawn11
Won00
Lost33
Goal difference-6-5
Goals scored12
Goals conceded77
Ave. goals scored0.30.5
Ave. goals conceded1.81.8
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 3Adelaide United FC3Melbourne Heart2
2010/11 15Melbourne Heart0Adelaide United FC2
2010/11 19Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Heart2
2011/12 5Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Heart1
2011/12 26Melbourne Heart1Adelaide United FC3
2011/12 25Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Heart1
2012/13 7Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Heart0
2012/13 17Melbourne Heart2Adelaide United FC0
2012/13 24Melbourne Heart0Adelaide United FC2

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HAL round 7 goals review

Sunday, 24th November 2013 1:03am
The A-League round 7 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 5.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played34
Home wins1750.0
Away wins720.6
Drawn1029.4
Goalless draws38.8
Goals83
Goals/game2.4
First half goals3947.0
Second half goals4453.0
Home team goals 5161.4
Away team goals3238.6

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HAL round 6 goals review

Sunday, 17th November 2013 1:07am
The A-League round 6 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 4.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played29
Home wins1344.8
Away wins620.7
Drawn1034.5
Goalless draws310.3
Goals66
Goals/game2.3
First half goals3147.0
Second half goals3553.0
Home team goals 3959.1
Away team goals2740.9

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HAL round 5 goals review

Sunday, 10th November 2013 12:57am
The A-League round 5 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 7.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played25
Home wins1144.0
Away wins520.0
Drawn936.0
Goalless draws312.0
Goals58
Goals/game2.3
First half goals2848.3
Second half goals3051.7
Home team goals 3560.3
Away team goals2339.7

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HAL round 4 goals review

Monday, 4th November 2013 3:33am
The A-League round 4 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 5.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played20
Home wins1050.0
Away wins210.0
Drawn840.0
Goalless draws315.0
Goals46
Goals/game2.3
First half goals1941.3
Second half goals2758.7
Home team goals 3065.2
Away team goals1634.8

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HAL round 3 goals review

Sunday, 27th October 2013 1:57am
The A-League round 3 produced 5 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 2.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played15
Home wins640.0
Away wins213.3
Drawn746.7
Goalless draws320.0
Goals30
Goals/game2.0
First half goals1446.7
Second half goals1653.3
Home team goals 1963.3
Away team goals1136.7

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HAL round 2 goals review

Sunday, 20th October 2013 2:18am
The A-League round 2 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 5.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins330.0
Away wins110.0
Drawn660.0
Goalless draws220.0
Goals25
Goals/game2.5
First half goals1144.0
Second half goals1456.0
Home team goals 1664.0
Away team goals936.0

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HAL round 1 goals review

Sunday, 13th October 2013 2:26am
The A-League round 1 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 4.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played5
Home wins240.0
Away wins120.0
Drawn240.0
Goalless draws120.0
Goals11
Goals/game2.2
First half goals545.5
Second half goals654.5
Home team goals 763.6
Away team goals436.4

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2013/14 A-League fixtures released

Thursday, 23rd May 2013 9:16am
The A-League has released the fixtures for the 2013/14 season.

For the first time the league season will extend into May with the grand final being played in the first weekend of May.

The fixture list also shows that the first match will be between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets.

The first round will also the Melbourne derby and the grand final replay between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners.

You can see the full list here.

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Mariners win grand final

Sunday, 21st April 2013 8:02pm
The Central Coast Mariners have won their first A-League grand final after beating Western Sydney Wanderers 2-nil

A goal in each half was enough for the Mariners to be declared the 2012/13 A-League champions.

The Mariners had lost three times before in the final and managed to get the silverware in their fourth attempt.

Here is the league summary so for the whole 2012/13 A-League season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins7553.6
Away wins4028.6
Drawn2517.9
Goalless draws53.6
Goals381
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17646.2
Second half goals20553.8
Home team goals 22759.6
Away team goals15440.4

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HAL round 29 goals review

Sunday, 14th April 2013 7:15pm
The A-League round 29 produced 3 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 0.

2 goals were scored in the first half whilst 1 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played139
Home wins7554.0
Away wins3928.1
Drawn2518.0
Goalless draws53.6
Goals379
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17546.2
Second half goals20453.8
Home team goals 22759.9
Away team goals15240.1

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Victory, Roar march to semi-finals

Sunday, 7th April 2013 7:02pm
The A-League round 28 produced 6 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 3.

The results from round 28 means that Melbourne Victory will play Central Coast Mariners whilst Brisbane Roar will face premiers Western Sydney.

The winners of the semi-finals will face off in the Grand final to decide the champions.

The Roar are on course to win their third consecutive championship.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played137
Home wins7353.3
Away wins3928.5
Drawn2518.2
Goalless draws53.6
Goals376
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17346.0
Second half goals20354.0
Home team goals 22459.6
Away team goals15240.4

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Finals time: Victory vs Perth Glory

Thursday, 4th April 2013 11:01pm
Melbourne Victory will host Perth Glory in the first match of the finals of 2012/13 A-League season.

Victory finished third in the regular home and away season whilst the Glory snatched sixth place in the last round.

The two teams met two weeks ago and Glory were 3-2 winners but in their first two matches of the season Victory triumphed 1-nil in both matches.

The winner of this match will go on and meet Central Coast Mariners who finished second on the table.

There is no second chance in this year's final and whoever loses is out.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams in the season:


Melb VictoryPerth Glory
Rank36
Played2727
Points4432
Drawn55
Won139
Lost913
Goal difference3-2
Clean sheets54
Failed to score210
Goals scored4829
Goals conceded4531
Ave. goals scored1.81.1
Ave. goals conceded1.71.1
Biggest winMelb Victory 5 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Perth Glory 3 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 5 - 0 Melb Victory
Melb Heart 2 - 0 Perth Glory
Scored 3 or more63
Conceded 3 or more41
Scored 5 or more10
Conceded 5 or more20
Home matches
Played1414
Points2722
Drawn34
Won86
Lost34
Goal difference115
Goals scored2919
Goals conceded1814
Ave. goals scored2.11.4
Ave. goals conceded1.31.0
Away matches
Played1313
Points1710
Drawn21
Won53
Lost69
Goal difference-8-7
Goals scored1910
Goals conceded2717
Ave. goals scored1.50.8
Ave. goals conceded2.11.3


One of the interesting stats is that Victory failed to score in just two matches whilst the Glory failed to score in 10.

However, Perth Glory only conceded 31 goals compared to Victory's 45. The number of clean sheets between the two teams are almost the same despite being separated by 12 points.


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HAL round 27 goals review

Sunday, 31st March 2013 5:12pm
The A-League round 27 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 9.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played135
Home wins7253.3
Away wins3828.1
Drawn2518.5
Goalless draws53.7
Goals370
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17045.9
Second half goals20054.1
Home team goals 22159.7
Away team goals14940.3

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Wanderers claim minor Premiership

Saturday, 30th March 2013 8:26am
The Western Sydney Wanderers have claimed the Premiers Plate after beating Newcastle 3-nil.

The Wanderers in their first season in the A-League have finished very strongly despite a draw in the Sydney derby in the last round.

The result now means that the Central Coast Mariners will now finish second and their match against Melbourne Heart is now a dead rubber.

The Mariners won the Premiers Plate last season and for long periods this season looked like they were going to retain until the surge from the Wanderers.

The Wanderers next match will be in two weeks when they play in the semi-finals for the Grand final.

The full sequence of the Wanderers 27 results is as follows:
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Here is some of the stats for the Wanderers in their inaugural season:


Western Sydney's Season
Position1
Played27
Points57
Won18
Drawn3
Lost6
Goal difference20
Clean sheets10
Failed to score6
Goals scored41
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded0.8
Biggest winWest Sydney 6 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossWest Sydney 0 - 2 Melb Victory
West Sydney 0 - 2 Central Coast Mariners
Scored 3 or more4
Conceded 3 or more0
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played14
Points26
Won8
Drawn2
Lost4
Goal difference6
Goals scored19
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Away matches
Played13
Points31
Won10
Drawn1
Lost2
Goal difference14
Goals scored22
Goals conceded8
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded0.6

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HAL round 26 goals review

Sunday, 24th March 2013 9:02pm
The A-League round 26 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 8.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played130
Home wins7053.8
Away wins3627.7
Drawn2418.5
Goalless draws53.8
Goals353
Goals/game2.7
First half goals16546.7
Second half goals18853.3
Home team goals 21360.3
Away team goals14039.7

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HAL round 25 goals review

Sunday, 17th March 2013 9:03pm
The A-League round 25 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 7.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played126
Home wins6954.8
Away wins3427.0
Drawn2318.3
Goalless draws54.0
Goals342
Goals/game2.7
First half goals15846.2
Second half goals18453.8
Home team goals 20860.8
Away team goals13439.2

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HAL round 24 goals review

Monday, 11th March 2013 10:00pm
The A-League round 24 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 6.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played121
Home wins6856.2
Away wins3226.4
Drawn2117.4
Goalless draws54.1
Goals330
Goals/game2.7
First half goals15246.1
Second half goals17853.9
Home team goals 20361.5
Away team goals12738.5

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HAL round 23 goals review

Sunday, 3rd March 2013 8:36pm
The A-League round 23 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 3.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played116
Home wins6656.9
Away wins3025.9
Drawn2017.2
Goalless draws54.3
Goals318
Goals/game2.7
First half goals14545.6
Second half goals17354.4
Home team goals 19761.9
Away team goals12138.1

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Title fight: Mariners vs Western Sydney

Thursday, 28th February 2013 9:56pm
One of the key games for round 23 of the A-League is the potential title decider between the leaders Central Coast Mariners against Western Sydney Wanderers.

The two teams are separated by just one point and therefore the winner is guaranteed top position.

The Mariners are coming from a massive win Melbourne Victory whilst the Wanderers are the team with the best form at the moment.

There will be four more rounds after this round and so the winner of this match will have a good chance of winning the league and securing a place in the Asian Champions League.

The Wanderers have beaten every team in the A-League this season at least once and the only team they haven't beaten are the Mariners.

They also haven't managed to score a goal against the Mariners.

Here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



Central Coast MarinersWestern Sydney
Position12
Played2222
Points4544
Drawn62
Won1314
Lost36
Goal difference2513
Clean sheets108
Failed to score36
Goals scored4331
Goals conceded1818
Ave. goals scored2.01.4
Ave. goals conceded0.80.8
Biggest winCentral Coast Mariners 7 - 2 Sydney
Central Coast Mariners 5 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
West Sydney 6 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossNewcastle Jets 2 - 1 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Perth Glory 2 - 1 Central Coast Mariners
West Sydney 0 - 2 Melb Victory
West Sydney 0 - 2 Central Coast Mariners
Scored 3 or more42
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more31
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1012
Points2822
Drawn11
Won97
Lost04
Goal difference225
Goals scored2916
Goals conceded711
Ave. goals scored2.91.3
Ave. goals conceded0.70.9
Away matches
Played1210
Points1722
Drawn51
Won47
Lost32
Goal difference38
Goals scored1415
Goals conceded117
Ave. goals scored1.21.5
Ave. goals conceded0.90.7
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2012/13 1Western Sydney Wanderers0Central Coast Mariners0
2012/13 15Western Sydney Wanderers0Central Coast Mariners2

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Herbert quits Phoenix

Tuesday, 26th February 2013 9:30pm
Ricki Herbert has resigned as coach of Wellington Phoenix as his team anchors the A-League table.

Herbert who is also the coach for the New Zealand national team will now concentrate on getting New Zealand to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

Herbert's Phoenix has only managed to win five matches this season of which only one was away.

Ironically that away match was Phoenix's biggest win of the season.

Chris Greenacre will take of the Phoenix until the end of the season starting with the match against the Melbourne Heart.

Here is some of the stats for Herbert's Phoenix:


Herbert's Phoenixy
Position10
Played22
Points21
Won5
Drawn6
Lost11
Goal difference-17
Clean sheets4
Failed to score5
Goals scored24
Goals conceded41
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.9
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 0 - 3 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossSydney 7 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Scored 3 or more2
Conceded 3 or more5
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more2
Home matches
Played11
Points16
Won4
Drawn4
Lost3
Goal difference1
Goals scored13
Goals conceded12
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Away matches
Played11
Points5
Won1
Drawn2
Lost8
Goal difference-18
Goals scored11
Goals conceded29
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded2.6

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HAL round 22 goals review

Sunday, 24th February 2013 6:59pm
The A-League round 22 produced 17 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 5.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played110
Home wins6357.3
Away wins2724.5
Drawn2018.2
Goalless draws54.5
Goals304
Goals/game2.8
First half goals13644.7
Second half goals16855.3
Home team goals 18861.8
Away team goals11638.2

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HAL round 21 goals review

Sunday, 17th February 2013 6:56pm
The A-League round 21 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 4.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played105
Home wins6057.1
Away wins2725.7
Drawn1817.1
Goalless draws43.8
Goals287
Goals/game2.7
First half goals12844.6
Second half goals15955.4
Home team goals 17661.3
Away team goals11138.7

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Ferguson leaves Glory

Monday, 11th February 2013 11:01pm
Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson has left Perth Glory with his team anchoring the A-League table.

Ferguson was sacked following the 2-nil loss to Melbourne Heart.

The team that reached the 2011/12 Grand Final and lost in the dying minutes of that match in extra time now find themselves propping the ladder.

Apart from the loss against Heart, Fergie's team had never lost by more than a one goal margin and hence its goal difference is better than that of Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets who are above it on the table.

Here is the summary of Fergie's 2012/13 season:


Fergie's Glory
Rank10
Played20
Points19
Won5
Drawn4
Lost11
Goal difference-4
Clean sheets4
Failed to score9
Goals scored18
Goals conceded22
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Biggest winPerth Glory 3 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossMelb Heart 2 - 0 Perth Glory
Scored 3 or more2
Conceded 3 or more1
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played10
Points15
Won4
Drawn3
Lost3
Goal difference4
Goals scored13
Goals conceded9
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Away matches
Played10
Points4
Won1
Drawn1
Lost8
Goal difference-8
Goals scored5
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored0.5
Ave. goals conceded1.3

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Home teams dominate HAL round 20

Sunday, 10th February 2013 8:03pm
The A-League round 20 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 2.

There were no draws in this round and none of the away teams managed to win a match.

The Central Coast Mariners recorded the biggest win of the round winning 5-nil against the Wellington Phoenix.

Melbourne Heart had a clean sheet and a two goal margin over Perth Glory.

Western Sydney and Sydney FC both won 2-1 against Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar respectively.

The Jets and the Roar were the only away teams to manage a goal in this round.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played100
Home wins5656.0
Away wins2626.0
Drawn1818.0
Goalless draws44.0
Goals274
Goals/game2.7
First half goals12344.9
Second half goals15155.1
Home team goals 16760.9
Away team goals10739.1

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HAL round 19 goals review

Sunday, 3rd February 2013 7:08pm
The A-League round 19 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 9.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played95
Home wins5153.7
Away wins2627.4
Drawn1818.9
Goalless draws44.2
Goals260
Goals/game2.7
First half goals11745.0
Second half goals14355.0
Home team goals 15559.6
Away team goals10540.4

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Kosmina quits Adelaide United

Monday, 28th January 2013 3:29pm
Adelaide coach John Kosmina has quite Adelaide United with his team fourth on the table.

Kosmina was in his second spell with the club having been the foundation coach and he had managed to keep his team in the two places of the table for most of this season.

Kosmina took over Adelaide in December 2011 from Rini Coleen with the team bottom of the table.

At the weekend Kosmina's Adelaide lost 3-1 to the Central Coast Mariners having scored first.

Adelaide has a very good record at home having lost just one match against Brisbane Roar.

It is the away record though has been the team's Achille's heel.

Here is some of the stats for Kosmina's Adelaide:


Kosmina's Adelaide
Position4
Played18
Points32
Won10
Drawn2
Lost6
Goal difference4
Clean sheets6
Failed to score3
Goals scored28
Goals conceded24
Ave. goals scored1.6
Ave. goals conceded1.3
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 3 - 0 Sydney
Biggest lossWest Sydney 6 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more5
Conceded 3 or more2
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played9
Points22
Won7
Drawn1
Lost1
Goal difference11
Goals scored19
Goals conceded8
Ave. goals scored2.1
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Away matches
Played9
Points10
Won3
Drawn1
Lost5
Goal difference-7
Goals scored9
Goals conceded16
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.8

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HAL round 18 goals review

Sunday, 27th January 2013 4:34pm
The A-League round 18 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 5.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played90
Home wins4853.3
Away wins2628.9
Drawn1617.8
Goalless draws44.4
Goals242
Goals/game2.7
First half goals11045.5
Second half goals13254.5
Home team goals 14559.9
Away team goals9740.1

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HAL round 17 goals review

Sunday, 20th January 2013 6:59pm
The A-League round 17 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 4.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played85
Home wins4654.1
Away wins2428.2
Drawn1517.6
Goalless draws44.7
Goals230
Goals/game2.7
First half goals10646.1
Second half goals12453.9
Home team goals 13860.0
Away team goals9240.0

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HAL round 16 goals review

Sunday, 13th January 2013 7:12pm
The A-League round 16 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 6.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played80
Home wins4455.0
Away wins2227.5
Drawn1417.5
Goalless draws33.8
Goals216
Goals/game2.7
First half goals9845.4
Second half goals11854.6
Home team goals 12859.3
Away team goals8840.7

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HAL round 15 goals review

Monday, 7th January 2013 1:21am
The A-League round 15 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 6.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played75
Home wins4154.7
Away wins2128.0
Drawn1317.3
Goalless draws34.0
Goals203
Goals/game2.7
First half goals9446.3
Second half goals10953.7
Home team goals 12159.6
Away team goals8240.4

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HAL round 14 goals review

Tuesday, 1st January 2013 10:37pm
The A-League round 14 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 3.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played70
Home wins3955.7
Away wins2028.6
Drawn1115.7
Goalless draws22.9
Goals190
Goals/game2.7
First half goals8946.8
Second half goals10153.2
Home team goals 11460.0
Away team goals7640.0

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HAL round 13 goals review

Friday, 28th December 2012 9:29pm
The A-League round 13 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played65
Home wins3452.3
Away wins2030.8
Drawn1116.9
Goalless draws23.1
Goals177
Goals/game2.7
First half goals8145.8
Second half goals9654.2
Home team goals 10458.8
Away team goals7341.2

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HAL round 12 goals review

Saturday, 22nd December 2012 10:13pm
The A-League round 12 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 6.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played60
Home wins3151.7
Away wins1931.7
Drawn1016.7
Goalless draws23.3
Goals163
Goals/game2.7
First half goals7546.0
Second half goals8854.0
Home team goals 9658.9
Away team goals6741.1

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HAL round 11 goals review

Sunday, 16th December 2012 8:54pm
The A-League round 11 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 4.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played55
Home wins2952.7
Away wins1730.9
Drawn916.4
Goalless draws23.6
Goals147
Goals/game2.7
First half goals6745.6
Second half goals8054.4
Home team goals 8658.5
Away team goals6141.5

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HAL round 10 goals review

Sunday, 9th December 2012 7:05pm
The A-League round 10 produced 13 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played50
Home wins2652.0
Away wins1632.0
Drawn816.0
Goalless draws24.0
Goals134
Goals/game2.7
First half goals6145.5
Second half goals7354.5
Home team goals 7757.5
Away team goals5742.5

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HAL round 9 goals review

Sunday, 2nd December 2012 7:32pm
The A-League round 9 produced 6 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 1.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 2 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played45
Home wins2351.1
Away wins1431.1
Drawn817.8
Goalless draws24.4
Goals121
Goals/game2.7
First half goals5545.5
Second half goals6654.5
Home team goals 7057.9
Away team goals5142.1

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Farina back with Sydney FC

Wednesday, 28th November 2012 10:57pm
Former Brisbane Roar coach Frank Farina is back in the A-League with Sydney FC.

Farina replaces Ian Crook who resigned because of the pressure of the job.

The former Socceroos coach takes over a team anchoring the A-League table and with the worst defence.

Here is some stats for Sydney FC so far:

Sydney FC
Rank10
Played8
Points6
Won2
Drawn0
Lost6
Goal difference-10
Clean sheets1
Failed to score1
Goals scored12
Goals conceded22
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded2.8
Biggest winWest Sydney 0 - 1 Sydney
Sydney 2 - 1 Perth Glory
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 7 - 2 Sydney
Scored 3 or more0
Conceded 3 or more4
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played4
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost3
Goal difference-2
Goals scored7
Goals conceded9
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded2.3
Away matches
Played4
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost3
Goal difference-8
Goals scored5
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded3.3

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HAL round 8 goals review

Sunday, 25th November 2012 8:12pm
The A-League round 8 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 9.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played40
Home wins1947.5
Away wins1435.0
Drawn717.5
Goalless draws12.5
Goals115
Goals/game2.9
First half goals5144.3
Second half goals6455.7
Home team goals 6556.5
Away team goals5043.5

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HAL round 7 goals review

Sunday, 18th November 2012 7:11pm
The A-League round 7 produced 15 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 8.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played35
Home wins1851.4
Away wins1234.3
Drawn514.3
Goalless draws12.9
Goals99
Goals/game2.8
First half goals4545.5
Second half goals5454.5
Home team goals 5858.6
Away team goals4141.4

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Crook resigns as Sydney coach

Monday, 12th November 2012 9:25pm
Ian Crook resigned his role as coach of Sydney FC after just six rounds at the helm.

His last two matches at the club saw him lost 7-2 to the Central Coast Mariners and then 3-2 to Melbourne Victory.

In both losses Sydney were the first to score but then went on to lose.

Here is some of the stats for Crook's reign at Sydney FC:


Crook's Sydney
Position9th
Played6
Points6
Won2
Drawn0
Lost4
Goal difference-7
Clean sheets1
Failed to score1
Goals scored9
Goals conceded16
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded2.7
Biggest winWest Sydney 0 - 1 Sydney
Sydney 2 - 1 Perth Glory
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 7 - 2 Sydney
Scored 3 or more0
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played3
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost2
Goal difference-1
Goals scored6
Goals conceded7
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded2.3
Away matches
Played3
Points3
Won1
Drawn0
Lost2
Goal difference-6
Goals scored3
Goals conceded9
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded3.0

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HAL round 6 goals review

Sunday, 11th November 2012 7:16pm
The A-League round 6 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 8.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played30
Home wins1653.3
Away wins1033.3
Drawn413.3
Goalless draws13.3
Goals84
Goals/game2.8
First half goals3541.7
Second half goals4958.3
Home team goals 5160.7
Away team goals3339.3

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HAL round 5 goals review

Monday, 5th November 2012 9:45pm
The A-League round 5 produced 23 goals with home teams scoring 15 and the away teams scoring 8.

11 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played25
Home wins1560.0
Away wins728.0
Drawn312.0
Goalless draws14.0
Goals68
Goals/game2.7
First half goals2942.6
Second half goals3957.4
Home team goals 4363.2
Away team goals2536.8

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HAL round 4 goals review

Sunday, 28th October 2012 7:03pm
The A-League round 4 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 5.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played20
Home wins1155.0
Away wins630.0
Drawn315.0
Goalless draws15.0
Goals45
Goals/game2.3
First half goals1840.0
Second half goals2760.0
Home team goals 2862.2
Away team goals1737.8

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HAL round 3 goals review

Sunday, 21st October 2012 7:23pm
The A-League round 3 produced 11 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 4.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played15
Home wins853.3
Away wins426.7
Drawn320.0
Goalless draws16.7
Goals33
Goals/game2.2
First half goals1545.5
Second half goals1854.5
Home team goals 2163.6
Away team goals1236.4

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HAL round 2 goals review

Sunday, 14th October 2012 7:01pm
The A-League round 2 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 4.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins550.0
Away wins330.0
Drawn220.0
Goalless draws110.0
Goals22
Goals/game2.2
First half goals1150.0
Second half goals1150.0
Home team goals 1463.6
Away team goals836.4

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HAL round 1 goals review

Sunday, 7th October 2012 7:21pm
The A-League round 1 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 4.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played5
Home wins240.0
Away wins240.0
Drawn120.0
Goalless draws120.0
Goals8
Goals/game1.6
First half goals562.5
Second half goals337.5
Home team goals 450.0
Away team goals450.0

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2012/13 A-League fixtures released

Tuesday, 19th June 2012 1:36pm
The 2012/13 A-League fixtures have been released three and half months before the league kicks off in early October.

The new team from Western Sydney has also been included in the fixture list and its venues are still to be announced.

The Melbourne derby will kick off the season with the match being played at the Etihad Stadium.

The defending champions Brisbane Roar will face Perth Glory away to start their defence.

The Western Sydney team will start at home as they face the Central Coast Mariners.

The full fixture list cab be found here

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Crook takes over the helms at Sydney

Monday, 14th May 2012 1:42pm
Ian Crook has been named as Sydney FC head coach to replace Vitezslav Lavicka who left at the end of last season.

Crook was previously the youth coach at the club and the appointment mirrors the one at Melbourne Heart where John Aloisi was also appointment from the youth team.

Sydney finished last season in fifth season but failed in the finals as they lost to Wellington Phoenix.

Here is some of the stats for Sydney FC from the 2011/12 campaign:


Sydney FC 2011/12
Rank5
Played27
Points38
Won10
Drawn8
Lost9
Goal difference-5
Clean sheets5
Failed to score6
Goals scored37
Goals conceded42
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Biggest winSydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossSydney 0 - 4 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more2
Conceded 3 or more5
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played14
Points20
Won6
Drawn2
Lost6
Goal difference-5
Goals scored20
Goals conceded25
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Away matches
Played13
Points18
Won4
Drawn6
Lost3
Goal difference0
Goals scored17
Goals conceded17
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.3

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Aloisi takes over at Melbourne Heart

Tuesday, 8th May 2012 10:07pm
Melbourne Heart has appointed former player John Aloisi as its new coach replacing John van't Schip.

van't Schip left Heart after serving the club for two years and having helped the club to reach its maiden finals.

Aloisi comes into the role having just one year experience coaching the youth team.

Here is some stats for Heart for the 2011/12 season:


Melb Heart
Played27
Points37
Won9
Drawn10
Lost8
Goal difference1
Clean sheets7
Failed to score5
Goals scored35
Goals conceded34
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.3
Biggest winSydney 0 - 4 Melb Heart
Biggest lossNewcastle Jets 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Perth Glory 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more3
Conceded 3 or more6
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played14
Points20
Won5
Drawn5
Lost4
Goal difference2
Goals scored17
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Away matches
Played13
Points17
Won4
Drawn5
Lost4
Goal difference-1
Goals scored18
Goals conceded19
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.5

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Victorys lands Postecoglou

Thursday, 26th April 2012 2:09pm
Melbourne Victory has appointed former Brisbane Roar coach Ange Postecoglou as its new head coach to replace Jim Magilton.

Postecoglou takes over a team that failed to finish in the top six places and the team that had the most number of draws in the league last season.

Last season Victory had the worst away league form managing only one win and three draws.

The other five matches the Victory won were played at home but the team had the highest number of home draws.

Victory drew eight matches at home.


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Postecoglou quits Brisbane Roar

Tuesday, 24th April 2012 9:57pm
The Brisbane Roar grand final winning coach, Ange Postecoglou has quit the team.

Postecoglou won two consecutive championships with the Roar has decided to leave Brisbane to go back to Melbourne.

Postecoglou's Roar finished second in the league this season but they managed to beat to the Central Coast Mariners who finished first to host their second successive grand final.

Under Postecoglou the Roar managed to create a new record going 36 matches unbeaten.

Here is some stats for the Roar in the 2011/12 regular season:


Ange Postecoglou's Roar
Rank2
Played27
Points49
Won14
Drawn7
Lost6
Goal difference22
Clean sheets8
Failed to score4
Goals scored50
Goals conceded28
Ave. goals scored1.9
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossSydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more8
Conceded 3 or more1
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played13
Points24
Won7
Drawn3
Lost3
Goal difference15
Goals scored28
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored2.2
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played14
Points25
Won7
Drawn4
Lost3
Goal difference7
Goals scored22
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored1.6
Ave. goals conceded1.1

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Brisbane Roar defends championship

Sunday, 22nd April 2012 7:05pm
The Brisbane Roar successfully defended its title as it beat Perth Glory 2-1.

The Roar become the first team to have back-to-back championships having won last year against the Central Coast Mariners.

Here is the league summary for the A-League 2011/12 season:

Number%
Matches played142
Home wins6445.1
Away wins4028.2
Drawn3826.8
Goalless draws74.9
Goals390
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17945.9
Second half goals21154.1
Home team goals 22056.4
Away team goals17043.6

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Perth Glory reaches maiden Grand Final

Saturday, 14th April 2012 10:58pm
Perth Glory reached its maiden A-League Grand Final after beating the Central Coast Mariners 5-3 on penalties.

The match finished one-all at full time and the two teams could not be separated in extra time.

The Glory who finished third in the season will now meet the defending champions Brisbane Roar.

The Mariners will now concentrate on the Asian Champions League.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played141
Home wins6344.7
Away wins4028.4
Drawn3827.0
Goalless draws75.0
Goals387
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17946.3
Second half goals20853.7
Home team goals 21856.3
Away team goals16943.7

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Suncorp to host grand final again

Sunday, 8th April 2012 7:22pm
Suncorp will host the A-League grand final for the second consecutive year after Brisbane Roar beat the Central Coast Mariners 5-2 on aggregate.

Having won the first leg 2-nil, the Roar beat the Mariners in their own backyard 3-2.

The Mariners will now meet Perth Glory to decide who will go to the Suncorp Stadium.

The Glory beat Wellington Phoenix 3-2 after extra time and now the top three teams at the end of the season remain in the finals.

The A-League round 28 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 5.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played140
Home wins6345.0
Away wins4028.6
Drawn3726.4
Goalless draws75.0
Goals385
Goals/game2.8
First half goals17746.0
Second half goals20854.0
Home team goals 21756.4
Away team goals16843.6

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Gold Coast United out of A-League

Sunday, 8th April 2012 7:15pm
The Football Federation Australia confirmed last week that this was Gold Coast United's last season in the A-League.

The team will be replaced by a team from Western Sydney which will start in the 2012/13 season.

This will mean Queensland will now only have one A-League team whilst New South Wales will have four.

Here is some of the stats for Gold Coast United in the 2011/12 season:


Gold Coast United
Position10
Played27
Points21
Won4
Drawn9
Lost14
Goal difference-12
Clean sheets5
Failed to score8
Goals scored30
Goals conceded42
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 0 - 3 Gold Coast
Gold Coast 3 - 0 Perth Glory
Biggest lossPerth Glory 4 - 0 Gold Coast
Scored 3 or more4
Conceded 3 or more6
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played12
Points14
Won3
Drawn5
Lost4
Goal difference2
Goals scored16
Goals conceded14
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Away matches
Played15
Points7
Won1
Drawn4
Lost10
Goal difference-14
Goals scored14
Goals conceded28
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.9

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Magilton leaves Victory

Monday, 2nd April 2012 3:13pm
Jim Magilton's reign at Melbourne Victory will not extend beyond the 2011/12 season as the club has decided against extending his stay.

Magilton was brought in until the end of the season but after the club failed to reach the finals Victory will be looking for their fourth coach.

Until the end of the 2010/11 season, Victory had had one coach from the start but a year later they find themselves looking for their fourth coach.


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Perth to face Wellington in eliminator

Sunday, 1st April 2012 8:58pm
The A-League round 27 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 2.

None of the away teams won a match in the first round of the finals.

Perth Glory will now meet Wellington Phoenix in an elimination match to decide who will meet the loser between Central Coast Mariners and Brisbane Roar.

The Roar are leading the Mariners 2-nil and should they win their tie against the Mariners, they will host the final again.

Interestingly only one goal was scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played138
Home wins6244.9
Away wins3928.3
Drawn3726.8
Goalless draws75.1
Goals375
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17245.9
Second half goals20354.1
Home team goals 21256.5
Away team goals16343.5

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Mariners collect Premier's plate

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 10:34pm
The Central Coast Mariners just managed to finish on top of the A-League table and win the Premier's plate after beating Wellington Phoenix 2-1.

The Mariners had to win that match because they had an inferior goal difference to runners-up Brisbane Roar and so finishing on equal points was out of the question.

Here is some stats comparing the two top teams heading into the finals:


Central Coast MarinersBrisbane Roar
Rank12
Played2727
Points5149
Drawn67
Won1514
Lost66
Goal difference1622
Clean sheets97
Failed to score74
Goals scored4050
Goals conceded2428
Ave. goals scored1.51.9
Ave. goals conceded0.91.0
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Brisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 0 - 2 Brisbane Roar
Sydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more67
Conceded 3 or more11
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1313
Points2624
Drawn53
Won77
Lost13
Goal difference915
Goals scored1828
Goals conceded913
Ave. goals scored1.42.2
Ave. goals conceded0.71.0
Away matches
Played1414
Points2525
Drawn14
Won87
Lost53
Goal difference77
Goals scored2222
Goals conceded1515
Ave. goals scored1.61.6
Ave. goals conceded1.11.1

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HAL round 25 goals review

Sunday, 25th March 2012 9:02pm
The A-League round 25 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 9.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played135
Home wins5943.7
Away wins3928.9
Drawn3727.4
Goalless draws75.2
Goals365
Goals/game2.7
First half goals17146.8
Second half goals19453.2
Home team goals 20455.9
Away team goals16144.1

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Gold Coast shocks Perth Glory

Sunday, 18th March 2012 8:27pm
The A-League round 24 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 4.

In the last match of the round bottom team Gold Coast beat third placed Perth Glory 3-nil.

Interestingly fourth placed Wellington Phoenix were beaten by the same scoreline by Melbourne Victory.

At the top the Central Coast Mariners secured a win against Adelaide United and will need a win to guarantee the minor premiership.

Brisbane Roar can retain the minor premiership if they win and the Mariners draw or lose.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played130
Home wins5743.8
Away wins3728.5
Drawn3627.7
Goalless draws75.4
Goals346
Goals/game2.7
First half goals16146.5
Second half goals18553.5
Home team goals 19456.1
Away team goals15243.9

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HAL round 23 goals review

Sunday, 11th March 2012 9:35pm
The A-League round 23 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 3.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 3 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played125
Home wins5443.2
Away wins3628.8
Drawn3528.0
Goalless draws75.6
Goals332
Goals/game2.7
First half goals15546.7
Second half goals17753.3
Home team goals 18455.4
Away team goals14844.6

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HAL round 22 goals review

Sunday, 4th March 2012 8:11pm
The A-League round 22 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 5 and the away teams scoring 7.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 4 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played120
Home wins5243.3
Away wins3630.0
Drawn3226.7
Goalless draws75.8
Goals324
Goals/game2.7
First half goals15046.3
Second half goals17453.7
Home team goals 17955.2
Away team goals14544.8

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HAL round 21 goals review

Sunday, 26th February 2012 7:02pm
The A-League round 21 produced 8 goals with home teams scoring 3 and the away teams scoring 5.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 5 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played115
Home wins5144.3
Away wins3429.6
Drawn3026.1
Goalless draws76.1
Goals312
Goals/game2.7
First half goals14245.5
Second half goals17054.5
Home team goals 17455.8
Away team goals13844.2

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HAL round 20 goals review

Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 10:20pm
The A-League round 20 produced 19 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 7.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 10 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played110
Home wins4944.5
Away wins3229.1
Drawn2926.4
Goalless draws76.4
Goals304
Goals/game2.8
First half goals13945.7
Second half goals16554.3
Home team goals 17156.3
Away team goals13343.8

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Bleiberg leaves Gold Coast

Monday, 20th February 2012 1:57pm
The Gold Coast head coach Miron Bleiberg has quit has position following a suspension by the club last week.

Bleiberg leaves the club anchoring the table and in his last match he saw his team narrowly lose 2-1 at home to Adelaide United.

He did not sit on the bench of for the next match against Melbourne Heart as he had been suspended.

Bleiberg's Gold Coast only managed three wins and here is the rest of the stats for the team:


Bleiberg's Gold Coast
Position10
Played20
Points15
Won3
Drawn6
Lost11
Goal difference-12
Clean sheets4
Failed to score6
Goals scored21
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 0 - 3 Gold Coast
Biggest lossPerth Glory 4 - 0 Gold Coast
Scored 3 or more2
Conceded 3 or more5
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played8
Points9
Won2
Drawn3
Lost3
Goal difference0
Goals scored8
Goals conceded8
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played12
Points6
Won1
Drawn3
Lost8
Goal difference-11
Goals scored13
Goals conceded24
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.9

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HAL round 19 goals review

Sunday, 12th February 2012 8:02pm
The A-League round 19 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 8 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 8 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played104
Home wins4543.3
Away wins3129.8
Drawn2826.9
Goalless draws76.7
Goals285
Goals/game2.7
First half goals13045.6
Second half goals15554.4
Home team goals 15955.8
Away team goals12644.2

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Second vs third: Phoenix vs Roar

Sunday, 12th February 2012 1:21pm
One of the key matches of round 19 of the A-League is the fixture between second placed Wellington Phoenix against Brisbane Roar.

The two teams are separated by just one point and are encourage by the fact the current leaders, Central Coast Mariners have now lost two matches in a row.

The Phoenix trail the Mariners by seven points and a win here will reduce that gap to four points.

A win for the defending champions will see take over second place and be two points ahead of the Phoenix.

The Roar are coming from a win over the leaders Mariners last weekend.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams:


Wellington PhoenixBrisbane Roar
Rank23
Played2020
Points3332
Drawn35
Won109
Lost76
Goal difference714
Clean sheets55
Failed to score44
Goals scored2936
Goals conceded2222
Ave. goals scored1.51.8
Ave. goals conceded1.11.1
Biggest winWellington Phoenix 5 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Brisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossMelb Victory 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Adelaide Utd 2 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Sydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more35
Conceded 3 or more11
Scored 5 or more11
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1110
Points2219
Drawn11
Won76
Lost33
Goal difference1014
Goals scored2223
Goals conceded129
Ave. goals scored2.02.3
Ave. goals conceded1.10.9
Away matches
Played910
Points1113
Drawn24
Won33
Lost43
Goal difference-30
Goals scored713
Goals conceded1013
Ave. goals scored0.81.3
Ave. goals conceded1.11.3

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Glory free scoring run continues

Tuesday, 7th February 2012 6:23am
The A-League round 18 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 9.

Perth Glory were the only home team to win in this round. The other three lost whilst Melbourne Heart drew the Melbourne derby.

The Glory have now scored a total of eleven goals in the last three matches.

They have also scored seven unanswered goals after winning 3-nil and now 4-nil.

The Mariners good form suffered a hit with a loss against defending champions Brisbane Roar.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played99
Home wins4242.4
Away wins2929.3
Drawn2828.3
Goalless draws77.1
Goals271
Goals/game2.7
First half goals12445.8
Second half goals14754.2
Home team goals 15155.7
Away team goals12044.3

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Third Installment: Heart vs Victory

Saturday, 4th February 2012 6:00pm
Melbourne Heart meets Melbourne Victory in the last fixture of the normal fixture in round 18 of the A-League.

Heart are currently in fifth place and sliding down the ladder since rising as high as second.

Victory sits in eighth place and outside the finals places.

Victory are not losing as many matches but are drawing. They have nine draws so far which is the highest of any team.

The first match was a goalless draw but Heart edged Victory in the second one.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:


Melb HeartMelb Victory
Rank58
Played1919
Points2621
Drawn59
Won74
Lost76
Goal difference2-6
Clean sheets43
Failed to score25
Goals scored2824
Goals conceded2630
Ave. goals scored1.51.3
Ave. goals conceded1.41.6
Biggest winSydney 0 - 4 Melb Heart
Melb Victory 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 3 - 1 Melb Heart
Wellington Phoenix 3 - 1 Melb Heart
Melb Heart 1 - 3 Adelaide Utd
Perth Glory 4 - 1 Melb Victory
Scored 3 or more32
Conceded 3 or more44
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played911
Points1117
Drawn28
Won33
Lost40
Goal difference04
Goals scored1217
Goals conceded1213
Ave. goals scored1.31.5
Ave. goals conceded1.31.2
Away matches
Played108
Points154
Drawn31
Won41
Lost36
Goal difference2-10
Goals scored167
Goals conceded1417
Ave. goals scored1.60.9
Ave. goals conceded1.42.1
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 9Melbourne Heart2Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 18Melbourne Heart1Melbourne Victory3
2010/11 24Melbourne Victory2Melbourne Heart2
2011/12 3Melbourne Victory0Melbourne Heart0
2011/12 12Melbourne Heart3Melbourne Victory2

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Mariners face Roar challenge

Saturday, 4th February 2012 4:32pm
In round 18 of the A-League, the league leaders Central Coast Mariners will face the defending champions Brisbane Roar.

The Mariners lead the Roar by eleven points and win here will extend that lead to fourteen points.

The first two matches between these two teams were at Suncorp Stadium and each team won once.

Now they meet at the Mariners home ground when the Mariners are unbeaten in their last six matches.

A win for the Roar will still leave them in third but will close the gap between them and the Wellington Phoenix.

A loss for the Roar could see them overtaken by Perth Glory who are only a point behind.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Central Coast MarinersBrisbane Roar
Rank13
Played1819
Points4029
Drawn45
Won128
Lost26
Goal difference1712
Clean sheets74
Failed to score44
Goals scored3034
Goals conceded1322
Ave. goals scored1.71.8
Ave. goals conceded0.71.2
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Brisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more55
Conceded 3 or more01
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played910
Points1919
Drawn41
Won56
Lost03
Goal difference814
Goals scored1423
Goals conceded69
Ave. goals scored1.62.3
Ave. goals conceded0.70.9
Away matches
Played99
Points2110
Drawn04
Won72
Lost23
Goal difference9-2
Goals scored1611
Goals conceded713
Ave. goals scored1.81.2
Ave. goals conceded0.81.4

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Another draw for Victory

Wednesday, 1st February 2012 9:51pm
The A-League round 17 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 8.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

In this round Victory played two matches and drew both of them.

In the first match of the round Victory drew Sydney FC after taking a 2 goal lead and in the last match of the round they drew bottom side Gold Coast United one-all.

Victory and Adelaide United lead in the draw stakes with 9 and 8 draws respectively.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played94
Home wins4143.6
Away wins2627.7
Drawn2728.7
Goalless draws66.4
Goals255
Goals/game2.7
First half goals11545.1
Second half goals14054.9
Home team goals 14456.5
Away team goals11143.5

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In-form Phoenix rises to second

Monday, 30th January 2012 1:26pm
The in-form Wellington Phoenix are now sitting second on the table after beating Melbourne Heart 3-1.

The Brisbane Roar had lost 1-nil to the Newcastle Jets at Suncorp the previous which guaranteed the Phoenix second spot with a win at home.

The Phoenix two consecutive rare away victories coming into this match.

Perth Glory also had two successive three goal winning margins after beating Adelaide United 3-nil at Hindmarsh.

The Glory had beaten Melbourne Victory 4-1 in their previous match.

Here is the form table showing only points from the last six matches for each team:


TeamPWDLForAGDPtsStreak
Perth Glory 6 4 20 146 814DWWDWW
Central Coast Mariners 6 4 20 83 514DWWDWW
Wellington Phoenix 6 4 02 96 312LWLWWW
Brisbane Roar 6 2 31 108 29WDDWDL
Newcastle Jets 6 2 22 77 08WLDLDW
Adelaide Utd 6 1 32 810 -26WDDLDL
Gold Coast 6 1 23 57 -25WDLDLL
Sydney 6 1 23 811 -35LLLDWD
Melb Victory 6 1 23 713 -65LLWDLD
Melb Heart 6 0 24 511 -62LDLLDL


According to this table, Glory is the team in top form with 14 points from the last six.

Heart have the worst form as they continue to slide down the table. They have managed only two draws from their last six matches.


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HAL round 16 goals review

Wednesday, 25th January 2012 10:02pm
The A-League round 16 produced 18 goals with home teams scoring 11 and the away teams scoring 7.

7 goals were scored in the first half whilst 11 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played89
Home wins4044.9
Away wins2427.0
Drawn2528.1
Goalless draws66.7
Goals241
Goals/game2.7
First half goals10844.8
Second half goals13355.2
Home team goals 13857.3
Away team goals10342.7

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Sydney halts losing streak

Wednesday, 18th January 2012 9:49pm
The A-League round 15 produced 14 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 8.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 9 were scored after half-time.

Sydney FC stopped their four match losing streak after drawing with Perth Glory one-all.

Sydney had lost the previous four matches going into the postponed round 9 match.

Perth continued its impressive away form of recent weeks by avoiding defeat.

This was Glory's third away match in a row and they amassed a total of seven points after seeing off Melbourne Heart and Wellington Phoenix in their last two matches.

In the last match of the round, Heart lost to the Central Coast Mariners 1-nil.

This was Heart's third consecutive loss.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played83
Home wins3744.6
Away wins2327.7
Drawn2327.7
Goalless draws67.2
Goals223
Goals/game2.7
First half goals10145.3
Second half goals12254.7
Home team goals 12757.0
Away team goals9643.0

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Third vs First: Heart vs Mariners

Wednesday, 18th January 2012 6:27am
Round 15 of the A-League will come to an end with the third placed Melbourne Heart facing pacesetters Central Coast Mariners.

There is a nine point gap between the two teams and a loss for the home team will see the gap increase to twelve points.

A win though for Heart will see the Heart still stay in third place but six points behind and on par with the Brisbane Roar on points.

The Heart have lost two matches in their last six whilst the Mariners haven't lost a match in the same period.

Interestingly at the moment these are the two teams in top form over the last six fixtures.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams:



Melb HeartCentral Coast Mariners
Position31
Played1616
Points2534
Drawn44
Won710
Lost52
Goal difference515
Clean sheets46
Failed to score14
Goals scored2626
Goals conceded2111
Ave. goals scored1.61.6
Ave. goals conceded1.30.7
Biggest winSydney 0 - 4 Melb Heart
Adelaide Utd 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 3 - 1 Melb Heart
Melb Heart 1 - 3 Adelaide Utd
Brisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Scored 3 or more34
Conceded 3 or more30
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played78
Points1016
Drawn14
Won34
Lost30
Goal difference17
Goals scored1111
Goals conceded104
Ave. goals scored1.61.4
Ave. goals conceded1.40.5
Away matches
Played98
Points1518
Drawn30
Won46
Lost22
Goal difference48
Goals scored1515
Goals conceded117
Ave. goals scored1.71.9
Ave. goals conceded1.20.9
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 1Melbourne Heart0Central Coast Mariners1
2010/11 6Central Coast Mariners1Melbourne Heart0
2010/11 26Melbourne Heart1Central Coast Mariners1
2011/12 8Central Coast Mariners3Melbourne Heart1

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Mariners increase gap to eight points

Sunday, 8th January 2012 8:33pm
The A-League round 14 produced 9 goals with home teams scoring 4 and the away teams scoring 5.

3 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

League leaders Central Coast Mariners have increased their gap at the top to eight points after both Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Heart drew their matches.

The Roar drew one-all with Adelaide United whilst the Heart drew cellar dwellers Gold Coast United also one-all.

The Mariners beat Sydney FC one-nil.

Elsewhere Melbourne Victory under Kevin Muscat's guidance got a 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets whilst it was a rare home loss for the Wellington Phoenix as they were downed 1-nil by Perth Glory.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played76
Home wins3647.4
Away wins2026.3
Drawn2026.3
Goalless draws67.9
Goals209
Goals/game2.8
First half goals9645.9
Second half goals11354.1
Home team goals 12157.9
Away team goals8842.1

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Magilton replaces Durakovic

Sunday, 8th January 2012 2:36pm
Jim Magilton will replace Mehmet Durakovic as the new Melbourne Victory coach after the latter was sacked last week.

Durakovic has been in the job for just 14 A-League matches and his team only managed to win three of the those matches.

His team failed to win a single match at the Etihad Stadium where all his matches were drawn including three goalless draws.

Here is some stats for Durakovic's Victory:

Durakovic's Victory
Position7
Played14
Points15
Won3
Drawn6
Lost5
Goal difference-4
Clean sheets3
Failed to score5
Goals scored17
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.5
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossNewcastle Jets 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Brisbane Roar 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Melb Victory
Scored 3 or more2
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played7
Points11
Won2
Drawn5
Lost0
Goal difference3
Goals scored11
Goals conceded8
Ave. goals scored1.6
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Away matches
Played7
Points4
Won1
Drawn1
Lost5
Goal difference-7
Goals scored6
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.9

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Perth holds the Roar

Thursday, 5th January 2012 4:39pm
The A-League midweek round produced 23 goals with home teams scoring 13 and the away teams scoring 10.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

The only draw of the round which had all matches played in a single saw Perth Glory hold Brisbane Roar to a 3-all draw.

Adelaide United shocked the confident Melbourne Heart 3-1

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played71
Home wins3549.3
Away wins1825.4
Drawn1825.4
Goalless draws68.5
Goals200
Goals/game2.8
First half goals9346.5
Second half goals10753.5
Home team goals 11758.5
Away team goals8341.5

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Brisbane ends losing streak

Saturday, 31st December 2011 10:52pm
The A-League round 13 produced 12 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 6.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Brisbane Roar ended its losing streak after beating Melbourne Victory 3-1 at Suncorp Stadium.

The Roar had gone five matches without a point.

It was also a good round for Adelaide as they beat poor travellers Wellington Phoenix 2-nil at Hindmarsh.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played66
Home wins3248.5
Away wins1725.8
Drawn1725.8
Goalless draws69.1
Goals177
Goals/game2.7
First half goals8346.9
Second half goals9453.1
Home team goals 10458.8
Away team goals7341.2

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Finals hope: Newcastle vs Perth Glory

Friday, 30th December 2011 4:25pm
The Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory will play each other in A-League's round 13 with the two teams separated by goal difference.

The Glory with a -7 goal difference are in seventh place and a place below them is their hosts.

Both teams are still in a good position to reach the finals but a victory here will a go a long way is it will be against direct opponents for a finals place.

The Glory are coming from a 3-1 loss at home against the Central Coast Mariners

The Jets were humiliated 5-2 in their last match by the Wellington Phoenix.

That match was away and now they are playing at home where they have won four matches and lost twice.

The Jets have got the third best home record with the Phoenix and Brisbane Roar having the better records.

The Glory have so far won just once away from the nib Stadium and they will be keen to make it two and move to the top half of the table depending on other results.

Its possible that the loser of this match could the year on the foot of the table if both Gold Coast United and Adelaide United win their matches.

Here is some stats for the two teams so far:

Newcastle JetsPerth Glory
Rank87
Played1212
Points1313
Drawn11
Won44
Lost77
Goal difference-8-7
Clean sheets33
Failed to score44
Goals scored1411
Goals conceded2218
Ave. goals scored1.20.9
Ave. goals conceded1.81.5
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 2 - 0 Perth Glory
Newcastle Jets 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Perth Glory 2 - 0 Gold Coast
Biggest lossMelb Heart 3 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix 5 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Perth Glory
Scored 3 or more20
Conceded 3 or more32
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more10
Home matches
Played66
Points129
Drawn00
Won43
Lost23
Goal difference40
Goals scored116
Goals conceded76
Ave. goals scored1.81.0
Ave. goals conceded1.21.0
Away matches
Played66
Points14
Drawn11
Won01
Lost54
Goal difference-12-7
Goals scored35
Goals conceded1512
Ave. goals scored0.50.8
Ave. goals conceded2.52.0

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Gold Coast off the bottom after derby win

Monday, 26th December 2011 9:38pm
The A-League round 12 produced 21 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 9.

8 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

The Gold Coast United moved off the foot of the table after beating near neighbours Brisbane Roar.

This was the Roar's fifth consecutive loss but they still remain third on the table.

In another derby match, Melbourne Heart beat the Victory to go second on the table.

John Kosmina started his second stint with Adelaide with a two-all away draw but his team anchor the table after the Gold Coast Queensland derby win over the Roar.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played61
Home wins3049.2
Away wins1626.2
Drawn1524.6
Goalless draws58.2
Goals165
Goals/game2.7
First half goals7746.7
Second half goals8853.3
Home team goals 9859.4
Away team goals6740.6

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Second installment: Heart vs Victory

Friday, 23rd December 2011 8:28am
The second installment of this season's Melbourne derby will take place at Aami Park in round 12

Melbourne Heart are currently in fourth place whilst the Victory are one place down.

A victory for the Heart will see them open a six point gap with their rivals and move into third place.

The first match the two two teams played this season ended in a a goalless draw.

That match was at the Etihad Stadium where the Victory have drawn every match but on the other hand have won every match so far played at Aami Park.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


The Melbourne Derby
HeartVictory
Rank45
Played1111
Points1815
Drawn36
Won53
Lost32
Goal difference31
Clean sheets33
Failed to score14
Goals scored1614
Goals conceded1313
Ave. goals scored1.51.3
Ave. goals conceded1.21.2
Biggest winMelb Heart 3 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Melb Victory 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 3 - 1 Melb Heart
Newcastle Jets 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Scored 3 or more12
Conceded 3 or more21
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played47
Points711
Drawn15
Won22
Lost10
Goal difference33
Goals scored611
Goals conceded38
Ave. goals scored1.51.6
Ave. goals conceded0.81.1
Away matches
Played74
Points114
Drawn21
Won31
Lost22
Goal difference0-2
Goals scored103
Goals conceded105
Ave. goals scored1.40.8
Ave. goals conceded1.41.3
Recent Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 9Melbourne Heart2Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 18Melbourne Heart1Melbourne Victory3
2010/11 24Melbourne Victory2Melbourne Heart2
2011/12 3Melbourne Victory0Melbourne Heart0

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Coolen out as Kosmina returns to Hindmarsh

Monday, 19th December 2011 12:33pm
Adelaide United have re-installed former coach John Kosmina as head coach after parting ways with Rini Coolen.

Coolen's Adelaide were second from the bottom and lost a cumulative 7-nil from their last two home matches.

The latest loss on Friday was a loss to rock-bottom Gold Coast United and now Gold Coast is just a point behind United.

Here is some stats for Coolen's Adelaide:

Coolen's Adelaide
Played11
Points10
Won2
Drawn4
Lost5
Goal difference-13
Clean sheets2
Failed to score4
Goals scored8
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded1.9
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 1 - 0 Melb Victory
Adelaide Utd 2 - 1 Gold Coast
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more0
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played7
Points8
Won2
Drawn2
Lost3
Goal difference-6
Goals scored5
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded1.6
Away matches
Played4
Points2
Won0
Drawn2
Lost2
Goal difference-7
Goals scored3
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored0.8
Ave. goals conceded2.5

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Away sides dominate as Roar loses again

Sunday, 18th December 2011 7:05pm
The A-League round 11 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 6 and the away teams scoring 10.

Melbourne Victory was the only home team to win its match as it beat Wellington Phoenix 3-1 at Aami Park.

That was the last fixture of the round but in the first four all the home teams lost.

This included Brisbane Roar who lost their fourth consecutive fixture and dropped to second on the table for the first time this season.

The Central Coast Mariners have now taken pole position and the Melbourne Heart maintained its third place.

The Heart won for the first time in Perth as they beat Perth Glory 2-1 with a late strike.

10 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played56
Home wins2748.2
Away wins1526.8
Drawn1425.0
Goalless draws58.9
Goals144
Goals/game2.6
First half goals6947.9
Second half goals7552.1
Home team goals 8659.7
Away team goals5840.3

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Top of the table clash: Roar vs Mariners

Saturday, 17th December 2011 8:24am
In round 11 of the A-League, the top two teams Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners will clash.

The Roar has a superior goal difference and hence are in pole position but the team in top form is the Mariners.

The Roar has lost the last three matches and they meet a team in top form.

A fourth loss in a row for the Roar is quite possible and something unthinkable just three weeks ago.

Here is some of the stats so far:


Brisbane RoarCentral Coast Mariners
Position12
Played1110
Points2020
Drawn22
Won66
Lost32
Goal difference129
Clean sheets43
Failed to score23
Goals scored2317
Goals conceded118
Ave. goals scored2.11.7
Ave. goals conceded1.00.8
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Adelaide Utd 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Biggest lossSydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Scored 3 or more33
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more10
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played65
Points1311
Drawn12
Won43
Lost10
Goal difference135
Goals scored178
Goals conceded43
Ave. goals scored2.81.6
Ave. goals conceded0.70.6
Away matches
Played55
Points79
Drawn10
Won23
Lost22
Goal difference-14
Goals scored69
Goals conceded75
Ave. goals scored1.21.8
Ave. goals conceded1.41.0

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Roar's losing streak continues

Wednesday, 14th December 2011 7:46pm
The A-League round 10 produced 10 goals with home teams scoring 7 and the away teams scoring 3.

In this round the defending champions Brisbane Roar played two matches and lost both.

They have now lost three matches in a row after first losing to Sydney FC in round 9.

In a way the Roar seem to be establishing a new losing streak after going for 36 matches without losing.

4 goals were scored in the first half whilst 6 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played51
Home wins2651.0
Away wins1121.6
Drawn1427.5
Goalless draws59.8
Goals128
Goals/game2.5
First half goals5946.1
Second half goals6953.9
Home team goals 8062.5
Away team goals4837.5

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HAL round 8 goals review

Sunday, 27th November 2011 7:32pm
The A-League round 8 produced 16 goals with home teams scoring 12 and the away teams scoring 4.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 7 were scored after half-time.

Adelaide/Newcastle Jets match was the first goalless draw this season not involving Melbourne Victory.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played40
Home wins1947.5
Away wins922.5
Drawn1230.0
Goalless draws410.0
Goals105
Goals/game2.6
First half goals4643.8
Second half goals5956.2
Home team goals 6561.9
Away team goals4038.1

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Roar creates history with 36 unbeaten

Sunday, 27th November 2011 4:50pm
The Brisbane Roar became the first Australian side in any sport to go 36 matches unbeaten.

The Raor achieved this feat after beating Perth Glory with four first half goals.

Here is the list of the 36 matches that the Roar have played unbeaten since September 2010:


Saturday, 26th November 2011 7:45pm
Brisbane RoarPerth Glory
Saturday, 19th November 2011 5:30pm
Newcastle JetsBrisbane Roar
Sunday, 13th November 2011 5:00pm
Brisbane RoarWellington Phoenix
Saturday, 5th November 2011 7:45pm
Melbourne VictoryBrisbane Roar
Friday, 28th October 2011 8:00pm
Brisbane RoarAdelaide United FC
Friday, 21st October 2011 8:30pm
Brisbane RoarGold Coast United
Saturday, 15th October 2011 7:45pm
Sydney FCBrisbane Roar
Saturday, 8th October 2011 8:45pm
Brisbane RoarCentral Coast Mariners
Sunday, 13th March 2011 5:00pm
Brisbane RoarCentral Coast Mariners
Saturday, 26th February 2011 8:00pm
Brisbane RoarCentral Coast Mariners
Saturday, 19th February 2011 7:00pm
Central Coast MarinersBrisbane Roar
Saturday, 12th February 2011 9:15pm
Brisbane RoarGold Coast United
Tuesday, 8th February 2011 8:00pm
North Queensland Fury FCBrisbane Roar
Saturday, 29th January 2011 5:30pm
Brisbane RoarMelbourne Heart
Wednesday, 26th January 2011 6:00pm
Brisbane RoarWellington Phoenix
Wednesday, 12th January 2011 7:30pm
Central Coast MarinersBrisbane Roar
Friday, 7th January 2011 6:30pm
Brisbane RoarPerth Glory
Sunday, 2nd January 2011 7:00pm
Adelaide United FCBrisbane Roar
Sunday, 26th December 2010 7:15pm
Brisbane RoarGold Coast United
Saturday, 18th December 2010 9:15pm
North Queensland Fury FCBrisbane Roar
Sunday, 12th December 2010 5:00pm
Sydney FCBrisbane Roar
Friday, 3rd December 2010 8:00pm
Melbourne VictoryBrisbane Roar
Sunday, 28th November 2010 4:00pm
Central Coast MarinersBrisbane Roar
Wednesday, 24th November 2010 9:00pm
Brisbane RoarPerth Glory
Saturday, 20th November 2010 9:15pm
Brisbane RoarNorth Queensland Fury FC
Wednesday, 17th November 2010 7:30pm
Newcastle JetsBrisbane Roar
Sunday, 14th November 2010 5:00pm
Melbourne HeartBrisbane Roar
Saturday, 6th November 2010 9:15pm
Brisbane RoarAdelaide United FC
Wednesday, 3rd November 2010 5:30pm
Wellington PhoenixBrisbane Roar
Saturday, 30th October 2010 5:15pm
Sydney FCBrisbane Roar
Saturday, 23rd October 2010 9:15pm
Brisbane RoarMelbourne Victory
Wednesday, 20th October 2010 8:00pm
Brisbane RoarCentral Coast Mariners
Saturday, 16th October 2010 8:45pm
Brisbane RoarNewcastle Jets
Sunday, 3rd October 2010 8:00pm
Perth GloryBrisbane Roar
Saturday, 25th September 2010 5:15pm
Brisbane RoarMelbourne Heart
Saturday, 18th September 2010 7:30pm
Brisbane RoarAdelaide United FC

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Roar faces Victory challenge

Saturday, 5th November 2011 11:34am
In round 5 of the A-League defending champions Brisbane Roar face a Melbourne Victory team still to concede a goal at home.

The Roar are coming from a 7-1 win over Adelaide United and face a team that has defended resolutely at home albeit without scoring a goal themselves.

In the 7-1 win, Adelaide became the first team to score against the champions.

So will it be a third consecutive goalless draw at Etihad Stadium?

Last season Victory were the only team to defeat the Roar in a 3-nil win at Etihad.

So here are some of the stats for the two teams so far:



Melb VictoryBrisbane Roar
Rank51
Played44
Points512
Drawn20
Won14
Lost10
Goal difference012
Clean sheets23
Failed to score30
Goals scored213
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored0.53.3
Ave. goals conceded0.50.3
Biggest winWellington Phoenix 1 - 2 Melb Victory
Brisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossAdelaide Utd 1 - 0 Melb Victory
No loss
Scored 3 or more02
Conceded 3 or more00
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played23
Points29
Drawn20
Won03
Lost00
Goal difference010
Goals scored011
Goals conceded01
Ave. goals scored0.03.7
Ave. goals conceded0.00.3
Away matches
Played21
Points33
Drawn00
Won11
Lost10
Goal difference02
Goals scored22
Goals conceded20
Ave. goals scored1.02.0
Ave. goals conceded1.00.0
Previous Matches
SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2006/7 6Melbourne Victory4Brisbane Roar1
2006/7 13Brisbane Roar0Melbourne Victory2
2006/7 20Melbourne Victory1Brisbane Roar2
2005/6 4Brisbane Roar1Melbourne Victory1
2005/6 11Melbourne Victory0Brisbane Roar1
2005/6 18Brisbane Roar0Melbourne Victory1
2007/8 6Melbourne Victory2Brisbane Roar0
2007/8 13Brisbane Roar1Melbourne Victory0
2007/8 19Brisbane Roar1Melbourne Victory2
2008/9 6Melbourne Victory0Brisbane Roar2
2008/9 11Brisbane Roar0Melbourne Victory1
2008/9 18Melbourne Victory2Brisbane Roar1
2009/10 2Melbourne Victory3Brisbane Roar3
2009/10 9Melbourne Victory2Brisbane Roar1
2009/10 15Brisbane Roar0Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 6Melbourne Victory3Brisbane Roar0
2010/11 11Brisbane Roar2Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 17Melbourne Victory3Brisbane Roar3

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Mariners, Victory secure first wins

Monday, 31st October 2011 1:19pm
Round 4 of the A-League saw the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory secure their first wins of the campaign.

The Mariners had managed just one draw in its first three matches but they beat previously unbeaten Perth Glory 2-1.

Victory scored its first goals of the season and first three points after overcoming the Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium.

The Victory had failed to score in its first three matches despite getting two points.

Elsewhere the defending champions Brisbane Roar had the biggest winning margin so far this season after beating hapless Adelaide United 7-1.

Adelaide were the first on the score sheet but by half-time they were losing 5-1. Two further goals in the second half increased the goal margin to six.

Here is a list of goal margins for the matches in the A-League so far:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 5 25.0
1 10 50.0
2 3 15.0
3 1 5.0
4 0 0
5 0 0
6 1 5.0


The four goal margin by half-time was quite outstanding and here is a list of the rest of the goal margins at the break:


Goal MarginFrequencyPercentage(%)
0 8 40.0
1 11 55.0
2 0 0
3 0 0
4 1 5.0

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Victory continues to draw blanks

Tuesday, 25th October 2011 1:38pm
Melbourne Victory once again failed to score a goal as it had its second consecutive goalless draw at home.

Victory drew Melbourne Heart nil-all after a similar result against Sydney FC a fortnight earlier at Etihad Stadium.

Victory is now the only team without a goal after Sydney FC beat Adelaide United 2-1 at Hindmarsh. The two goals scored in Adelaide were Sydney's first.

Elsewhere, its different story for Brisbane Roar. The champions are still to concede a goal and they have scored six themselves.

Here is table showing the goals scored by each team so far:


TeamGoals
Melb Victory0
Central Coast Mariners1
Sydney2
Gold Coast2
Adelaide Utd2
Wellington Phoenix3
Melb Heart3
Perth Glory4
Newcastle Jets4
Brisbane Roar6

Total Goals Scored : 27

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Jets, Heart kickoff 2011/12 A-League season

Friday, 7th October 2011 1:26pm
Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Heart will kickoff the new 2011/12 season, the seventh season of Australia's top flight.

Jets who sacked their coach Branco Culina will be starting their season against a team that also failed to reach the finals last season.

Three matches are going to be played on the first day of the season.

The second match will see Melbourne Victory host arch-rivals Sydney FC whilst the third match will be the 2010/11 grand final replay between Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners.

On Sunday the Gold Coast United will host Wellington Phoenix whilst Perth Glory will entertain Adelaide United in the last match of the round.

Last season a total of 452 goals were scored in 172 matches as shown in the table below:


Number%
Matches played172
Home wins7845.3
Away wins4526.2
Drawn4928.5
Goalless draws137.6
Goals452
Goals/game2.6
First half goals18340.5
Second half goals26959.5
Home team goals 26658.8
Away team goals18641.2


But the 2011/12 season will be similar to the 2009/10 season when there were ten teams in the league.

In that season a total of 369 goals were scored in 142 matches as shown in the table below:


Number%
Matches played142
Home wins7049.3
Away wins3625.4
Drawn3625.4
Goalless draws85.6
Goals369
Goals/game2.6
First half goals17246.6
Second half goals19753.4
Home team goals 21658.5
Away team goals15341.5


Interestingly, the goals per match ratio is exactly the same.

For both seasons the goals per match ratio was 2.6.


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Newcastle Jets, Culina part ways

Wednesday, 5th October 2011 1:04pm
Newcastle Jets has sacked coach Branko Culina with the season start only a few days away.

The Jets are scheduled to kickoff the new A-League with a home fixture against the Melbourne Heart.

Last season Culina's Jets finished in seventh just outside the finals places and here is some of the stats for the team in the 2010/11 season:


Culina's Jets - 2010/11 season
Final position7
Played30
Points35
Won9
Drawn8
Lost13
Goal difference-4
Clean sheets10
Failed to score12
Goals scored29
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 4 - 0 Perth Glory
Biggest lossWellington Phoenix 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Gold Coast 5 - 1 Newcastle Jets
Scored 3 or more3
Conceded 3 or more2
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played15
Points24
Won6
Drawn6
Lost3
Goal difference7
Goals scored18
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded0.7
Away matches
Played15
Points11
Won3
Drawn2
Lost10
Goal difference-11
Goals scored11
Goals conceded22
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded1.5

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Victory settles for Durakovic

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 9:57pm
Melbourne Victory has settled for Mehmet Durakovic as their coach to replace foundation coach Ernie Merrick.

Durakovic took over as caretaker manager when Merrick was sacked in March and went on to lose just one match in his five matches in the Asian Champions League.

The new coach was already part of the Victory having been youth team coach last season.

Kevin Muscat was also confirmed as assistant coach.


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2011/12 A-League fixtures released

Tuesday, 31st May 2011 11:39pm
The Football Federation Australia (FFA) has released the fixture list for the A-League 2011/12 season.

With North Queenland Fury gone, the league reverts back to ten teams and hence no bye.

The league will start at a later date in October after the AFL and Rugby League have finished their finals.

Newcastle Jets will kickoff the new season with a clash against the Melbourne Heart on 8 October.

The last home and away fixture will be played on 25th of March 2011 with the Grand Final set for end of April.


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Roar crowned champions after thriller

Monday, 14th March 2011 3:23pm
The Brisbane Roar were crowned the 2010/11 season A-League champions after winning the Grand Final a penalty shootout against the Central Coast Mariners.

The grand final was goalless after ninety minutes and this was the first time this season that the Roar had been unable to score at Suncorp for a whole ninety minutes.

The Mariners then scored two goals in the first half of extra time and looked like they were enroute to become champions for the first time.

However, the Roar stunned the Mariners with two goals in four minutes to send the match into a penalty shootout.

The Roar won the shootout 4-2 after.

Not surprisingly the dominant Roar topped the goal scoring charts after scoring a total of 64 goals as shown in the table below:


TeamGoals
Perth Glory27
NQ Fury28
Newcastle Jets29
Melb Heart32
Sydney35
Wellington Phoenix39
Gold Coast44
Melb Victory45
Adelaide Utd54
Central Coast Mariners55
Brisbane Roar64

Total Goals Scored : 452

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Victory, Merrick part ways

Saturday, 12th March 2011 7:50pm
Melbourne Victory and coach Ernie Merrick have parted ways after six years.

Merrick was the longest serving coach in the A-League as he was the team's foundation coach.

Victory finished fifth in the league this season but were eliminated by the Gold Coast in their first match in the finals.

Merrick's last match was the 5-1 humiliation against Gamba Osaka in the Asian Champions League.

Here is some stats for Merrick's Victory in the just ended 2010/11 season:


Merrick's Victory 2010/11
Played30
Points43
Won11
Drawn10
Lost9
Goal difference6
Clean sheets10
Failed to score8
Goals scored45
Goals conceded39
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.3
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Sydney
NQ Fury 0 - 3 Melb Victory
Biggest lossMelb Victory 1 - 4 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more6
Conceded 3 or more4
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played15
Points26
Won7
Drawn5
Lost3
Goal difference8
Goals scored26
Goals conceded18
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Away matches
Played15
Points17
Won4
Drawn5
Lost6
Goal difference-2
Goals scored19
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.4


Here is the trend in the 11 matches that Victory won:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Melbourne Victory leading at half time, Melbourne Victory winning at full time 733.3
Melbourne Victory leading at half time, Melbourne Victory losing at full time 00.0
Melbourne Victory trailing at half time, Melbourne Victory winning at full time 00.0
Melbourne Victory trailing at half time, Melbourne Victory losing at full time 628.6
Melbourne Victory drawing at half time, Melbourne Victory winning at full time 419.0
Melbourne Victory drawing at half time, Melbourne Victory losing at full time 419.0
Matches ending in result 2167.7

Here is the trend in the ten draws for Victory:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Melbourne Victory drawing at half time, Melbourne Victory drawing at full time 550.0
Melbourne Victory team leading at half time, Melbourne Victory drawing at full time 220.0
Melbourne Victory trailing at half time, Melbourne Victory drawing at full time 330.0
Drawn matches 1032.3

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Roar to meet Mariners in Grand Final

Sunday, 6th March 2011 12:24am
The top two teams for the 2010/11 season, Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners will battle it out in the 2011 A-League Grand Final.

The Roar were the first to reach the 2011 Grand final after beating the Mariners in the major semi.

The Mariners beat the Gold Coast United 1-nil to reach the final and also to get the second Asian Champions League spot.

The Roar had already taken the first Champions League spot after taking the minor premiership.


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Elimination time: Gold Coast v Melb Victory

Saturday, 19th February 2011 9:46pm
In the last elimination match of the first week of finals, Gold Coast United will host Melbourne Victory at Skilled Park.

The winners of this match will face Adelaide United who beat Wellington Phoenix.

Both teams lost their final fixtures of the regular home and away season and both will need to bounce back if they are to face Adelaide.

The hosts won seven of their 15 home matches but Victory only won four of their 15 away matches bit one of those four was against the Gold Coast.

In their three meetings this season the loser failed to score and the Victory won two out of the three encounters.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams this season:



Melb VictoryGold Coast
Season finish54
Played3030
Points4346
Drawn1010
Won1112
Lost98
Goal difference68
Clean sheets1012
Failed to score711
Goals scored4540
Goals conceded3932
Ave. goals scored1.51.3
Ave. goals conceded1.31.1
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Sydney
NQ Fury 0 - 3 Melb Victory
Gold Coast 4 - 0 NQ Fury
Gold Coast 5 - 1 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossMelb Victory 1 - 4 Adelaide Utd
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Gold Coast
Scored 3 or more67
Conceded 3 or more43
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1515
Points2626
Drawn55
Won77
Lost33
Goal difference814
Goals scored2623
Goals conceded189
Ave. goals scored1.71.5
Ave. goals conceded1.20.6
Away matches
Played1515
Points1720
Drawn55
Won45
Lost65
Goal difference-2-6
Goals scored1917
Goals conceded2123
Ave. goals scored1.31.1
Ave. goals conceded1.41.5

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 8Gold Coast United2Melbourne Victory3
2009/10 16Melbourne Victory4Gold Coast United0
2009/10 25Gold Coast United1Melbourne Victory0
2010/11 4Gold Coast United0Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 13Melbourne Victory0Gold Coast United1
2010/11 25Melbourne Victory2Gold Coast United0

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Roar rules both home and away

Saturday, 19th February 2011 4:24pm
In the just ended regular home and away A-League season, Brisbane Roar lost one away match but not surprisingly collected the most points at home and away.

The Wellington Phoenix who lost only twice at the Westpac Stadium come a close second.

If the Phoenix could replicate the home form away, the could have finished second or third on the table instead of sixth.

Here are the two tables for the home and away for each team.

TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Brisbane Roar 15 10 50 3110 2135
Wellington Phoenix 15 10 32 3218 1433
Adelaide Utd 15 10 14 3012 1831
Central Coast Mariners 15 9 33 3018 1230
Gold Coast 15 7 53 239 1426
Melb Victory 15 7 53 2618 826
Newcastle Jets 15 6 63 1811 724
Sydney 15 5 64 2016 421
Melb Heart 15 4 65 1518 -318
Perth Glory 15 4 47 1822 -416
NQ Fury 15 3 39 1425 -1112

and this is the away table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Brisbane Roar 15 8 61 2716 1130
Central Coast Mariners 15 7 62 2013 727
Gold Coast 15 5 55 1723 -620
Adelaide Utd 15 5 46 2124 -319
Melb Victory 15 4 56 1921 -217
Melb Heart 15 4 56 1724 -717
Sydney 15 3 48 1524 -913
Newcastle Jets 15 3 210 1122 -1111
Wellington Phoenix 15 2 211 723 -168
NQ Fury 15 1 410 1435 -217
Perth Glory 15 1 410 932 -237


Once again the Roar lead the away performance and in second place is the Central Coast Mariners.

The NQ Fury were better than Perth Glory when it came to away performance.

The full table is here for comparison

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Roar dominates both halves

Saturday, 19th February 2011 4:22pm
The minor premiers Brisbane Roar both the first half and second half tables in the home and away regular 2010/11 A-League season.

The table below considers the results at half time:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Brisbane Roar 30 13 134 2410 1452
Central Coast Mariners 30 14 97 2113 851
Adelaide Utd 30 11 136 2214 846
Sydney 30 9 156 1413 142
Melb Victory 30 9 129 1516 -139
Wellington Phoenix 30 9 1110 1815 338
Gold Coast 30 7 176 1917 238
Newcastle Jets 30 7 158 1012 -236
Perth Glory 30 9 813 1519 -435
Melb Heart 30 4 1412 1222 -1026
NQ Fury 30 4 1115 1029 -1923


The table below only considers the second half result only:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Brisbane Roar 30 16 122 3416 1860
Adelaide Utd 30 12 108 2922 746
Central Coast Mariners 30 11 127 2918 1145
Melb Victory 30 12 99 3023 745
Gold Coast 30 10 146 2115 644
Melb Heart 30 9 129 2020 039
Wellington Phoenix 30 10 713 2126 -537
Newcastle Jets 30 6 159 1921 -233
NQ Fury 30 7 1112 1831 -1332
Sydney 30 7 1013 2127 -631
Perth Glory 30 4 1016 1235 -2322


The actual log ladder is here for comparison

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Can the Mariners stop the Roar?

Saturday, 19th February 2011 8:18am
The Central Coast Mariners play the Brisbane Roar in the first leg of the major semi-final.

The Roar has only last one match this season and that was to Melbourne Victory.

As for the Mariners they suffered their heaviest loss of the season against the Roar when they went 5-1 down at home.

The Mariners have a great chance as they play the first leg at home and its a match the team has to win before going to Suncorp.

Away goals will count should the teams be tied at the end of the second leg and so the Mariners will be aiming to stop the Roar from scoring.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



CategoryCentral Coast MarinersBrisbane Roar
Season finish21
Played3030
Points5765
Drawn911
Won1618
Lost51
Goal difference1932
Clean sheets1312
Failed to score33
Goals scored5058
Goals conceded3126
Ave. goals scored1.71.9
Ave. goals conceded1.00.9
Biggest winCentral Coast Mariners 5 - 0 Perth Glory
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Gold Coast
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more68
Conceded 3 or more33
Scored 5 or more11
Conceded 5 or more10
Home matches
Played1515
Points3035
Drawn35
Won910
Lost30
Goal difference1221
Goals scored3031
Goals conceded1810
Ave. goals scored2.02.1
Ave. goals conceded1.20.7
Away matches
Played1515
Points2730
Drawn66
Won78
Lost21
Goal difference711
Goals scored2027
Goals conceded1316
Ave. goals scored1.31.8
Ave. goals conceded0.91.1

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2006/7 3Central Coast Mariners0Brisbane Roar0
2006/7 10Brisbane Roar1Central Coast Mariners1
2006/7 17Central Coast Mariners2Brisbane Roar3
2005/6 7Brisbane Roar1Central Coast Mariners1
2005/6 14Central Coast Mariners2Brisbane Roar2
2005/6 21Brisbane Roar2Central Coast Mariners2
2007/8 3Brisbane Roar0Central Coast Mariners1
2007/8 8Central Coast Mariners0Brisbane Roar1
2007/8 16Brisbane Roar2Central Coast Mariners1
2008/9 3Brisbane Roar2Central Coast Mariners4
2008/9 14Central Coast Mariners1Brisbane Roar1
2008/9 19Central Coast Mariners3Brisbane Roar4
2008/9 22Central Coast Mariners0Brisbane Roar2
2008/9 23Brisbane Roar2Central Coast Mariners1
2009/10 4Brisbane Roar1Central Coast Mariners0
2009/10 11Brisbane Roar0Central Coast Mariners3
2009/10 20Central Coast Mariners2Brisbane Roar3
2010/11 10Brisbane Roar2Central Coast Mariners0
2010/11 16Central Coast Mariners1Brisbane Roar5
2010/11 22Central Coast Mariners3Brisbane Roar3

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In-form Phoenix face Adelaide

Thursday, 17th February 2011 2:07pm
The last league match between Adelaide United and Wellington saw the Phoenix win for the first time away to Adelaide.

If the Phoenix can continue that run then Adelaide will be out of the finals.

The hosts have been to the grand final twice and will therefore have the finals experience compared to the hosts who are playing only for the second time in the finals.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams this season:



Adelaide UtdWellington Phoenix
Played3030
Points5041
Drawn55
Won1512
Lost1013
Goal difference15-2
Clean sheets99
Failed to score79
Goals scored5139
Goals conceded3641
Ave. goals scored1.71.3
Ave. goals conceded1.21.4
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 8 - 1 NQ Fury
Wellington Phoenix 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix 4 - 0 Perth Glory
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Adelaide Utd 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Wellington Phoenix 0 - 3 Central Coast Mariners
Wellington Phoenix 1 - 4 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more64
Conceded 3 or more36
Scored 5 or more10
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1515
Points3133
Drawn13
Won1010
Lost42
Goal difference1814
Goals scored3032
Goals conceded1218
Ave. goals scored2.02.1
Ave. goals conceded0.81.2
Away matches
Played1515
Points198
Drawn42
Won52
Lost611
Goal difference-3-16
Goals scored217
Goals conceded2423
Ave. goals scored1.40.5
Ave. goals conceded1.61.5

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 5Wellington Phoenix2Adelaide United FC2
2007/8 10Adelaide United FC4Wellington Phoenix1
2007/8 15Wellington Phoenix1Adelaide United FC2
2008/9 3Adelaide United FC3Wellington Phoenix0
2008/9 14Adelaide United FC6Wellington Phoenix1
2008/9 20Wellington Phoenix1Adelaide United FC1
2009/10 5Wellington Phoenix1Adelaide United FC1
2009/10 20Adelaide United FC1Wellington Phoenix1
2009/10 25Wellington Phoenix1Adelaide United FC0
2010/11 11Adelaide United FC3Wellington Phoenix0
2010/11 17Wellington Phoenix2Adelaide United FC1
2010/11 26Adelaide United FC0Wellington Phoenix1

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2010/11 A-League finals format

Monday, 14th February 2011 1:21pm
The 2010/11 season A-League format will be the same as the 2009/10 season with the top six teams qualifying for the finals and the finals running over four weeks.

The top two teams play each other over two legs and the winner goes straight to the grand finals and also gets the right to host it and gets a rest in week three.

The team that finishes second hosts the first leg with the minor premiers hosting the second leg. Away goals rule over these two legs.

So this year the Central Coast Mariners will host the first leg and the second leg will be at the Suncorp.

The loser between the top will play the winner from the third to sixth placed teams in week three of the finals.

With the third to sixth place, third will play sixth placed team and the fourth will play the fifth placed with the higher ranked teams hosting the matches in each case.

These are one-off and the winners in these matches will play each other in week two of the finals with the winner in week two playing the loser between the Roar and the Mariners.

So Adelaide United will host the Wellington Phoenix whilst Gold Coast United will host Melbourne Victory in week one of the finals.

The winners in these matches will play each in the second week of the finals and the winner will then play the loser in the Roar/Mariners match in the third week of the finals.

The fourth week of the finals will be the Grand final.

The rules in full can be found here.

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No luck for Fury

Sunday, 13th February 2011 11:39pm
The North Queensland Fury ended their season with another defeat as they lost to the Wellington Phoenix 3-1.

The Fury's position was not going to change with a win as they had already been confirmed wooden spooners but they ended the match with ten man after having a player send off deep into stoppage time.

Last season the Fury just missed on the finals but this season turned out to be worse and they were the only team to lose by a seven goal margin when they lost 8-1 to Adelaide United.

Here is some of the stats for the Fury for the 2010/11 season:


NQ Fury
Final positionNQ Fury
Played30
Points19
Won4
Drawn7
Lost19
Goal difference-32
Clean sheets2
Failed to score11
Goals scored28
Goals conceded60
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded2.0
Biggest winNQ Fury 2 - 1 Sydney
NQ Fury 2 - 1 Perth Glory
Gold Coast 1 - 2 NQ Fury
NQ Fury 1 - 0 Sydney
Biggest lossAdelaide Utd 8 - 1 NQ Fury
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more9
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played15
Points12
Won3
Drawn3
Lost9
Goal difference-11
Goals scored14
Goals conceded25
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.7
Away matches
Played15
Points7
Won1
Drawn4
Lost10
Goal difference-21
Goals scored14
Goals conceded35
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded2.3

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Jets misses finals as Phoenix wins

Sunday, 13th February 2011 11:32pm
The Newcastle Jets could have reached the finals on goal difference had they won and Wellington Phoenix lost but things did not happen.

The Phoenix and the Jets lost and so the Jets missed out on the finals.

Last season the Jets finished sixth but this season they had to settle for seventh and wait another year for the finals.

Here is some of the stats for the Jets:


Newcastle Jets
Final position7
Played30
Points35
Won9
Drawn8
Lost13
Goal difference-4
Clean sheets10
Failed to score12
Goals scored29
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 4 - 0 Perth Glory
Biggest lossWellington Phoenix 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Gold Coast 5 - 1 Newcastle Jets
Scored 3 or more3
Conceded 3 or more2
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played15
Points24
Won6
Drawn6
Lost3
Goal difference7
Goals scored18
Goals conceded11
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded0.7
Away matches
Played15
Points11
Won3
Drawn2
Lost10
Goal difference-11
Goals scored11
Goals conceded22
Ave. goals scored0.7
Ave. goals conceded1.5

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Hearts signs off with a draw

Sunday, 13th February 2011 11:29pm
Melbourne signed off its debut A-League season with a draw against champions Sydney FC at AAMI Park.

Heart were reduced to ten men late in the first half when the match was one-all went ahead in the second half but Sydney struck back towards the end of the match to deny the home team a win.

Here is some of the stats for the Melbourne Heart in their debut season:


Melb Heart
Final position8
Played30
Points35
Won8
Drawn11
Lost11
Goal difference-10
Clean sheets7
Failed to score10
Goals scored32
Goals conceded42
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.4
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 0 - 2 Melb Heart
Melb Heart 2 - 0 NQ Fury
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more4
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played15
Points18
Won4
Drawn6
Lost5
Goal difference-3
Goals scored15
Goals conceded18
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Away matches
Played15
Points17
Won4
Drawn5
Lost6
Goal difference-7
Goals scored17
Goals conceded24
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.6

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Sydney fails to overtake Heart

Sunday, 13th February 2011 11:24pm
Sydney FC could have finished the season above the Melbourne Heart with a win against the new team but a 2-all draw ensured they stayed in ninth place.

Sydney who were a double last season failed to even reach the finals but they avoided the wooden spoon.

Here is some of the stats for Sydney's season:


Sydney FC
Final Position9
Played30
Points34
Won8
Drawn10
Lost12
Goal difference-5
Clean sheets7
Failed to score8
Goals scored35
Goals conceded40
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.3
Biggest winPerth Glory 0 - 3 Sydney
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 4 - 0 Sydney
Scored 3 or more3
Conceded 3 or more5
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played15
Points21
Won5
Drawn6
Lost4
Goal difference4
Goals scored20
Goals conceded16
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.1
Away matches
Played15
Points13
Won3
Drawn4
Lost8
Goal difference-9
Goals scored15
Goals conceded24
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.6

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Phoenix snatches last finals spot

Sunday, 13th February 2011 10:22pm
The Wellington Phoenix got the last finals place after beating the North Queensland Fury 3-1 at Westpac Stadium.

The Phoenix had a to get at least a point to make sure that Newcastle Jets did not overtake them.

After that win the result in the last match of the regular home and away season did not matter at all as Jets were now always going to finish in seventh place.

The Jets lost 1-nil to the Central Coast Mariners as the former champions just missed out on the finals.

So here is final table for the season:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Brisbane Roar 30 18 111 5826 3265
Central Coast Mariners 30 16 95 5031 1957
Adelaide Utd 30 15 510 5136 1550
Gold Coast 30 12 108 4032 846
Melb Victory 30 11 109 4539 643
Wellington Phoenix 30 12 513 3941 -241
Newcastle Jets 30 9 813 2933 -435
Melb Heart 30 8 1111 3242 -1035
Sydney 30 8 1012 3540 -534
Perth Glory 30 5 817 2754 -2723
NQ Fury 30 4 719 2860 -3219


Its interesting to see that the the top three teams finished in the bottom three last season

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Victory's winning streak ends in Adelaide

Saturday, 12th February 2011 7:52pm
Melbourne Victory had gone three matches without defeat and without conceding a goal but that ended at Adelaide Oval.

Interestingly before the Adelaie match, Victory had last lost to Adelaide in a 4-1 humiliation at Aami Park.

The defeat means that the Victory will now finish in fifth place in the final table.

Here is some of the stats for Melbourne Victory for the 2010/11 season:


Melb Victory
Final position5
Played30
Points43
Won11
Drawn10
Lost9
Goal difference6
Clean sheets10
Failed to score7
Goals scored45
Goals conceded39
Ave. goals scored1.5
Ave. goals conceded1.3
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Sydney
NQ Fury 0 - 3 Melb Victory
Biggest lossMelb Victory 1 - 4 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more6
Conceded 3 or more4
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played15
Points26
Won7
Drawn5
Lost3
Goal difference8
Goals scored26
Goals conceded18
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Away matches
Played15
Points17
Won4
Drawn5
Lost6
Goal difference-2
Goals scored19
Goals conceded21
Ave. goals scored1.3
Ave. goals conceded1.4

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Adelaide secures third place

Saturday, 12th February 2011 6:39pm
Adelaide United secured third place on the final A-League ladder after beating Melbourne Victory 2-1 at the Adelaide Oval.

A goal in each half was enough for the two time grand finalists to beat Victory in two consecutive fixtures.

Adelaide needed a win to make sure that that Gold Coast United would not overtake them.

With the result at Adelaide Oval, all positions have now been decided from first to fifth.

Here is some of the stats for Adelaide United in the 2010/11 season:


Adelaide Utd
Final Position3
Played30
Points50
Won15
Drawn5
Lost10
Goal difference15
Clean sheets9
Failed to score7
Goals scored51
Goals conceded36
Ave. goals scored1.7
Ave. goals conceded1.2
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 8 - 1 NQ Fury
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Scored 3 or more6
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played15
Points31
Won10
Drawn1
Lost4
Goal difference18
Goals scored30
Goals conceded12
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded0.8
Away matches
Played15
Points19
Won5
Drawn4
Lost6
Goal difference-3
Goals scored21
Goals conceded24
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.6

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Glory finishes with heavy loss

Saturday, 12th February 2011 8:34am
Perth Glory finished their 2010/11 season with a heavy loss to the Newcastle Jets.

The Glory lost 4-nil to the Jets to suffer their second heaviest defeat of the season.

The season started so brightly for the Perth side with the team remaining in the top four positions for the first part of the season but then the big slide started and the team now finishes tenth on the ladder.

The Jets win gives them hope to reach the final should the Wellington Phoenix slip against the North Queensland Fury.

Here is some of the starts for the Glory:


Perth Glory
Final Position10
Played30
Points23
Won5
Drawn8
Lost17
Goal difference-27
Clean sheets4
Failed to score14
Goals scored27
Goals conceded54
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded1.8
Biggest winMelb Victory 0 - 2 Perth Glory
Perth Glory 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Perth Glory 4 - 2 Adelaide Utd
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 5 - 0 Perth Glory
Scored 3 or more3
Conceded 3 or more6
Scored 5 or more0
Conceded 5 or more1
Home matches
Played15
Points16
Won4
Drawn4
Lost7
Goal difference-4
Goals scored18
Goals conceded22
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.5
Away matches
Played15
Points7
Won1
Drawn4
Lost10
Goal difference-23
Goals scored9
Goals conceded32
Ave. goals scored0.6
Ave. goals conceded2.1

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Roar secure minor premiership

Monday, 7th February 2011 1:05pm
The Brisbane Roar won its first piece in the A-League following the draw between Melbourne Heart and Central Coast Mariners.

Second placed Mariners were the only team that could mathematically overtake the Roar before the AAMI Park fixture but the one-all scoreline meant that Roar can claim with one round to spare.

Wellington Phoenix shocked Adelaide United with a 1-nil win and they are now in pole position to secure the last finals place.

Heart's goalless draw against Mariners means they are now out of the finals in their debut season but Newcastle Jets still have a mathematical chance.

So here is some of the stats for the minor premiership winners Roar:


Brisbane Roar
Played28
Points59
Won16
Drawn11
Lost1
Goal difference27
Clean sheets11
Failed to score3
Goals scored52
Goals conceded25
Ave. goals scored1.9
Ave. goals conceded0.9
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more7
Conceded 3 or more3
Scored 5 or more1
Conceded 5 or more0
Home matches
Played14
Points32
Won9
Drawn5
Lost0
Goal difference17
Goals scored27
Goals conceded10
Ave. goals scored1.9
Ave. goals conceded0.7
Away matches
Played14
Points27
Won7
Drawn6
Lost1
Goal difference10
Goals scored25
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored1.8
Ave. goals conceded1.1

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Victory seals finals place

Monday, 31st January 2011 1:23pm
Melbourne Victory sealed their place in the Finals after beating the Gold Coast 2-1.

The win means that the worst the Victory can finish on the table this season is sixth which is the last finals place.

The loss for Gold Coast means they will struggle in their quest to finish second.

In other results in round 25, the Central Coast Mariners beat Adelaide to cement their hold to second place.

Two more wins or one win and two draws will see the Mariners secure second place.

This week I will take a look at the first half performance in a league format as shown in the table below:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Brisbane Roar 28 11 134 2110 1146
Central Coast Mariners 27 13 77 1913 646
Adelaide Utd 27 10 125 2113 842
Sydney 27 9 126 1312 139
Melb Victory 28 9 118 1515 038
Perth Glory 28 9 811 1517 -235
6Gold Coast 26 6 164 1813 534
Wellington Phoenix 27 7 1010 1515 031
Newcastle Jets 26 6 128 912 -330
Melb Heart 28 4 1212 1121 -1024
NQ Fury 28 4 1113 1026 -1623


So Brisbane comes with the best first half performance.

So if we now take a closer look at the Roar here is the trend between first half and second half:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Brisbane Roar leading at half time, Brisbane Roar winning at full time 1058.8
Brisbane Roar leading at half time, Brisbane Roar losing at full time 00.0
Brisbane Roar trailing at half time, Brisbane Roar winning at full time 15.9
Brisbane Roar trailing at half time, Brisbane Roar losing at full time 00.0
Brisbane Roar drawing at half time, Brisbane Roar winning at full time 529.4
Brisbane Roar drawing at half time, Brisbane Roar losing at full time 15.9
Matches ending in result 1760.7


So in the 11 matches the Roar has been winning at half time, they have gone on to win ten of them and drew just one.

The drawing trend for the Roar is as shown below:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Brisbane Roar drawing at half time, Brisbane Roar drawing at full time 763.6
Brisbane Roar team leading at half time, Brisbane Roar drawing at full time 19.1
Brisbane Roar trailing at half time, Brisbane Roar drawing at full time 327.3
Drawn matches 1139.3

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Finals challenge in derby: Victory vs Heart

Saturday, 22nd January 2011 6:37pm
Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart will play the last Melbourne derby of the season knowing that a win will a go a long in securing a finals place.

The two Melbourne rivals go in the match separated by a single point.

A win for Victory will see them go four points above their city rivals whilst a win for Heart will give them a two point advantage.

The two teams have won one match each so far and both the matches were played at AAMI Park and this is the first one to be played at Etihad Stadium.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:



Melb VictoryMelb Heart
Played2526
Points3332
Drawn98
Won88
Lost810
Goal difference0-9
Clean sheets77
Failed to score710
Goals scored3526
Goals conceded3535
Ave. goals scored1.41.0
Ave. goals conceded1.41.3
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Sydney
Newcastle Jets 0 - 2 Melb Heart
Melb Heart 2 - 0 NQ Fury
Biggest lossMelb Victory 1 - 4 Adelaide Utd
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more51
Conceded 3 or more44
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1213
Points1916
Drawn44
Won54
Lost35
Goal difference4-3
Goals scored2012
Goals conceded1615
Ave. goals scored1.70.9
Ave. goals conceded1.31.2
Away matches
Played1313
Points1416
Drawn54
Won34
Lost55
Goal difference-4-6
Goals scored1514
Goals conceded1920
Ave. goals scored1.21.1
Ave. goals conceded1.51.5

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 9Melbourne Heart2Melbourne Victory1
2010/11 18Melbourne Heart1Melbourne Victory3

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Second vs first: Adelaide vs Brisbane Roar

Saturday, 1st January 2011 10:17am
In round 21 of the A-League Adelaide United will face top of the table Brisbane Roar in a clash where the minor premiership could be decided.

Although this is a first vs second fixture, it doesn't look like one because the Roar are eight points clear of the Reds.

As things stand now, Adelaide can finish the season with a maximum 58 points but should Adelaide lose this match then their maximum points haul becomes 55 points.

This means therefore that the Roar can finish above Adelaide with two more wins after a win at Hindmarsh whilst a draw means the Roar needs eight more points to finish ahead of the Reds.

Adelaide won their last match against cellar dwellers Sydney FC whilst the Roar managed a draw in their M1 derby against Gold Coast United.

In their previous two meetings this season, the first match ended in a one-all draw whilst in the second the Roar won 4-nil. Both matches were played at Suncorp Stadium.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:


AdelaideBrisbane Roar
Position21
Played2323
Points4048
Drawn49
Won1213
Lost71
Goal difference723
Clean sheets89
Failed to score43
Goals scored3643
Goals conceded2920
Ave. goals scored1.61.9
Ave. goals conceded1.30.9
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more46
Conceded 3 or more32
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1011
Points2525
Drawn14
Won87
Lost10
Goal difference1314
Goals scored1922
Goals conceded68
Ave. goals scored1.92.0
Ave. goals conceded0.60.7
Away matches
Played1312
Points1523
Drawn35
Won46
Lost61
Goal difference-69
Goals scored1721
Goals conceded2312
Ave. goals scored1.31.8
Ave. goals conceded1.81.0

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M1 derby: Roar vs Gold Coast

Saturday, 25th December 2010 11:50pm
In round 20 of the A-League the M1 derby between the Bribane Roar and Gold Coast United will take place.

Table topping Roar are 14 points ahead of Gold Coast but they have played three more matches.

But being a derby means that the match could be unpredictable and for the visitors three points will be vital to keep in touch with the top four teams.

The Gold Coast is currently six points ahead Melbourne Heart in fifth place and a win will increase that gap to nine points.

The Roar seem to be marching onto their first minor premiership and a place in Asian Champions League next season and a win against their near neighbours will help them get there quicker.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:


Brisbane RoarGold Coast
Position14
Played2219
Points4733
Drawn86
Won139
Lost14
Goal difference239
Clean sheets99
Failed to score36
Goals scored4125
Goals conceded1816
Ave. goals scored1.91.3
Ave. goals conceded0.80.8
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Brisbane Roar
Gold Coast 3 - 0 Melb Heart
Biggest lossMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Newcastle Jets 2 - 0 Gold Coast
Scored 3 or more65
Conceded 3 or more21
Scored 5 or more10
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played1010
Points2418
Drawn33
Won75
Lost02
Goal difference148
Goals scored2013
Goals conceded65
Ave. goals scored2.01.3
Ave. goals conceded0.60.5
Away matches
Played129
Points2315
Drawn53
Won64
Lost12
Goal difference91
Goals scored2112
Goals conceded1211
Ave. goals scored1.81.3
Ave. goals conceded1.01.2

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Victory draw Gamba Osaka again

Friday, 10th December 2010 7:41pm
Melbourne Victory has drawn Gamba Osaka in the 2011 Asian Champions League competition.

The other teams in the group are South Korea's Jeju United and the Chinese team Tianjin Teda.

The current champions Sydney FC have been drawn in the group comprising South Korea's Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Chinese Shanghai Shenhua and the team to win the Japanese Emperor's cup.

The Emperor's Cup has now reached the quarter-final stage and the final will be played in early January 2011.

The first matches of the competition will be played starting from March 1, 2011.


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Second Melbourne derby: Heart vs Victory

Thursday, 9th December 2010 9:49pm
Round 18 of the A-League will see the second Melbourne derby as Melbourne Heart take on Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

In their previous match the Heart won 2-1 and have been above their rivals on the table from then.

At the moment the two teams are separated by a single point but the Victory has two games in hand.

The match comes when the Victory has drawn their last three matches, two of the draws being 2-all draws and the third being a 3-all draw against league leaders Brisbane Roar.

In the last six matches the Heart have collected just one point from a draw against Sydney FC.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:



VictoryHeart
Played1820
Points2021
Drawn86
Won45
Lost69
Goal difference-1-11
Clean sheets65
Failed to score610
Goals scored2418
Goals conceded2529
Ave. goals scored1.30.9
Ave. goals conceded1.41.5
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Sydney
Newcastle Jets 0 - 2 Melb Heart
Biggest lossMelb Victory 0 - 2 Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Melb Victory
Perth Glory 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more41
Conceded 3 or more33
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played910
Points1312
Drawn43
Won33
Lost24
Goal difference4-3
Goals scored158
Goals conceded1111
Ave. goals scored1.70.8
Ave. goals conceded1.21.1
Away matches
Played910
Points79
Drawn43
Won12
Lost45
Goal difference-5-8
Goals scored910
Goals conceded1418
Ave. goals scored1.01.0
Ave. goals conceded1.61.8

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 9Melbourne Heart2Melbourne Victory1

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Roar faces Victory test

Thursday, 2nd December 2010 1:59pm
High flying Brisbane Roar will face the only team to beat them so far, Melbourne Victory in round 17 of the A-League at AAMI Park.

In their last match the Roar scored a very convincing 5-1 away win over the Central Coast Mariners.

Victory on the other hand are having a mixed season and are currently in sixth position on the table.

But the Victory are the only team so far to have been able to beat the league leaders and they will be looking to do the same on Friday night. Last time they beat the Roar 3-nil at AAMI Park.

Looking at the two teams now, the Roar are well ahead.

They have a goal difference of +20 compared to Victory's -1 and they have scored a total of 35 goals compared to Victory's 21.

Here is the head-to-head for the two teams so far:


Melb VictoryBrisbane Roar
Position61
Played1719
Points1940
Drawn77
Won411
Lost61
Goal difference-120
Clean sheets67
Failed to score63
Goals scored2135
Goals conceded2215
Ave. goals scored1.21.8
Ave. goals conceded1.30.8
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Sydney
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Central Coast Mariners 1 - 5 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossMelb Victory 0 - 2 Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Melb Victory
Perth Glory 3 - 1 Melb Victory
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Scored 3 or more35
Conceded 3 or more21
Scored 5 or more01
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played810
Points1224
Drawn33
Won37
Lost20
Goal difference414
Goals scored1220
Goals conceded86
Ave. goals scored1.52.0
Ave. goals conceded1.00.6
Away matches
Played99
Points716
Drawn44
Won14
Lost41
Goal difference-56
Goals scored915
Goals conceded149
Ave. goals scored1.01.7
Ave. goals conceded1.61.0

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The Roar shine against the Mariners

Monday, 29th November 2010 10:35pm
Brisbane Roar scored five goals for the first time this season when they beat the Central Coast Mariners 5-1.

This was also the first time for the Roar to score more than three goals away from the Suncorp Stadium.

With 35 goals so far, its not surprising to see that the league leaders are the highest scorers at the moment as they march towards the minor premiership.

Adelaide maintained its second place after beating the Gold Coast 2-1. Following that match the gap between second and third has now stretched to seven points.

Following the weekend matches the table positions stayed as they were last week after Wellington Phoenix/Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Heart/Sydney and NQ Fury/Perth matches all ended in draws.

So this week I will take a look at the different scorelines in the A-League so far:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 11
0 - 1 6
0 - 2 3
0 - 3 2
1 - 0 8
1 - 1 12
1 - 2 4
1 - 3 1
1 - 4 1
1 - 5 1
2 - 0 8
2 - 1 11
2 - 2 5
2 - 3 3
3 - 0 3
3 - 1 4
3 - 2 3
3 - 3 3
4 - 0 2
5 - 0 1


So the most popular scoreline is the one-all draw. So far 34 % of A-League have finished as draws with eleven finishing goalless.


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Gold Coast overtake Mariners after win

Monday, 22nd November 2010 9:59pm
Gold Coast United and the Central Coast Mariners swapped places after the Queensland team won 3-2 in round 15 of the A-League.

The win takes the Gold Coast to within four points of Adelaide United and two teams meet in round 16.

The Mariners still have a cushion of five points between themselves and fifth placed Melbourne Heart who lost to Adelaide.

After beating Melbourne Victory last week Perth Glory could not repeat that feat as they lost 2-nil as the home team scored two late goals.

Glory and Sydney are now separated by just one point.

The North Queensland Fury got a single point in a first versus last match against Brisbane Roar. The Fury could have had the full points but the Roar scored late on in the match to salvage a point.

In this post I will take a look at the current drawing trend as shown in the table below:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Draw at half time, draw at full time 1866.7
Home team leading at half time, draw at full time 414.8
Away team leading at half time, draw at full time 518.5
Drawn matches 2732.1

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HAL round 15: Mariners vs Gold Coast

Saturday, 20th November 2010 8:38pm
A point separates the Central Coast Mariners and Gold Coast United as the two teams meet in round 15 of the A-League.

All that will change if one of the two teams wins this fixture.

A win for the Mariners will see them four points ahead of the Gold Coast and four points behind second placed Adelaide.

A win for the visitors will see them jump their rivals on the table and create a two point lead whilst being behind Adelaide by five points.

Adelaide meets the Gold Coast next in round 16.

There is a four point cushion between fourth and fifth and therefore a loss for either team means fourth is the lowest position that they will have.

So here is some of the stats for the two teams:


CategoryCentral Coast MarinersGold Coast
Rank34
Played1313
Points2524
Drawn46
Won76
Lost21
Goal difference107
Clean sheets77
Failed to score35
Goals scored2015
Goals conceded108
Ave. goals scored1.51.2
Ave. goals conceded0.80.6
Biggest winCentral Coast Mariners 5 - 0 Perth Glory
Gold Coast 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Gold Coast 3 - 1 Sydney
Biggest lossWellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Brisbane Roar 2 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Gold Coast 0 - 1 Melb Victory
Scored 3 or more33
Conceded 3 or more01
Scored 5 or more10
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played57
Points1312
Drawn13
Won43
Lost01
Goal difference94
Goals scored127
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored2.41.0
Ave. goals conceded0.60.4
Away matches
Played86
Points1212
Drawn33
Won33
Lost20
Goal difference13
Goals scored88
Goals conceded75
Ave. goals scored1.01.3
Ave. goals conceded0.90.8

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Glory brushes Melb Victory aside

Monday, 15th November 2010 2:02pm
Perth Glory notched its first win in ten matches when they beat Melbourne Victory 3-1 at the nib Stadium.

The Glory who started the season well have been struggling in the past month or so and in ten matches only managed to score two goals and got just a single point.

They scored three against the Victory team that they had beaten 2-nil at AAMI Park earlier in the season.

In other match also played on Sunday the Brisbane Roar march continued with a 2-1 win over Melbourne Heart.

The Roar had to come from behind with two second half goals that helped secure all three points and they could even afford to miss a penalty.

Having made Westpac Stadium their fortress over the last two years, it doesn't seem to be anymore as Wellington Phoenix lost yet another match at the venue. This time they lost to Central Coast Mariners.

Also on a losing streak but for away matches is Adelaide United. They lost their third consecutive away match to Newcastle Jets.

This week I will take a look at the winning trend so far in the A-League comparing half time to full time result:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time 1834.0
Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time 1018.9
Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time 11.9
Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time 35.7
Draw at half time, home team winning at full time 1630.2
Draw at half time, away team winning at full time 59.4
Matches ending in result 5368.8

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Tough test: Heart vs Roar

Friday, 12th November 2010 2:00pm
In round 14 of the A-League, Melbourne Heart's recent good form will face a tough test against the high-flying Brisbane Roar.

The Roar are currently on top of the ladder and have scored four goals in their last two fixtures.

Tellingly, in their earlier fixture this season the Roar beat Heart 4-nil but that was at Suncorp Stadium.

The Heart have since had a good run of form and is one of only three teams at the moment to have a lost a match in their last six fixtures. The other two are the Roar and Gold Coast United.

A win for the Roar will cement their hold of first place whilst a win for the home team could see them go as high as third on the table depending on other results.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:



Brisbane RoarMelb Heart
Rank15
Played1414
Points2920
Drawn55
Won85
Lost14
Goal difference14-1
Clean sheets74
Failed to score35
Goals scored2317
Goals conceded918
Ave. goals scored1.61.2
Ave. goals conceded0.61.3
Biggest winBrisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Adelaide Utd
Newcastle Jets 0 - 2 Melb Heart
Biggest lossMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Scored 3 or more31
Conceded 3 or more12
Scored 5 or more00
Conceded 5 or more00
Home matches
Played86
Points2011
Drawn22
Won63
Lost01
Goal difference132
Goals scored167
Goals conceded35
Ave. goals scored2.01.2
Ave. goals conceded0.40.8
Away matches
Played68
Points99
Drawn33
Won22
Lost13
Goal difference1-3
Goals scored710
Goals conceded613
Ave. goals scored1.21.3
Ave. goals conceded1.01.6

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2010/11 8Brisbane Roar4Melbourne Heart0

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Roar extends lead at the top

Wednesday, 10th November 2010 7:59am
Brisbane Roar beat second placed Adelaide United 4-nil to extend their lead at the top of the A-League to four points.

Adelaide lost its second consecutive match after losing to their nearest rivals by a margin that did not reflect that they were the team second on the ladder.

For the Roar this is the second time this season that they have won by a 4-nil scoreline having beaten Melbourne Heart by the same scoreline at Suncorp.

Elsewhere the scorelines were all 1-nil for the winning teams with Sydney, Gold Coast, Wellington Phoenix and Central Coast Mariners winning.

Sydney were the only home team in that list to win.

So here is the the league table showing the away results only for each team:

TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Gold Coast 6 3 30 85 312
Adelaide Utd 8 3 32 1112 -112
Brisbane Roar 6 2 31 76 19
2Central Coast Mariners 6 2 22 35 -28
Melb Victory 7 1 33 69 -36
Melb Heart 7 1 33 711 -46
Wellington Phoenix 7 1 15 411 -74
Perth Glory 6 1 14 513 -84
NQ Fury 6 0 33 912 -33
Sydney 5 1 04 58 -33
Newcastle Jets 6 0 24 26 -42


The round will conclude with two midweek matches.

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Top of the table clash: Brisbane vs Adelaide

Friday, 5th November 2010 10:39pm
One of the most interesting fixtures of round 13 of the A-League will see the top teams Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United clash.

The Roar took the first position after beating the Wellington Phoenix 4-1 at Westpac Stadium and this was against a team that had never lost at home for more than two years.

This season the Roar are still to lose at home but in their earlier fixture in round 7 the tie finished one-all.

Adelaide are coming off an away defeat to Melbourne Victory in the previous round and this is a team that was previously undefeated before the Etihad Stadium tie.

A draw would suit the Roar who would remain top but one thing is obvious whoever wins stays top but for the Roar it will open a four point lead.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:


Adelaide UtdBrisbane Roar
Position21
Played1213
Points2526
Drawn45
Won77
Lost11
Goal difference1010
Clean sheets46
Failed to score23
Goals scored2119
Goals conceded119
Ave. goals scored1.81.5
Ave. goals conceded0.90.7
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Biggest lossMelb Victory 2 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Score 3 or more42
Concede 3 or more01
Home matches
Played57
Points1317
Drawn12
Won45
Lost00
Goal difference79
Goals scored1012
Goals conceded33
Ave. goals scored2.01.7
Ave. goals conceded0.60.4
Away matches
Played76
Points129
Drawn33
Won32
Lost11
Goal difference31
Goals scored117
Goals conceded86
Ave. goals scored1.61.2
Ave. goals conceded1.11.0

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Rare home defeat for Phoenix, Roar go top

Thursday, 4th November 2010 7:54am
Wellington Phoenix suffered a rare loss at home after losing 4-1 to the Brisbane Roar at the Westpac Stadium.

The Phoenix last lost a home fixture in October 2008 when they narrowly lost 1-nil coincidentally to the Roar.

The Roar loss coupled with the Adelaide loss to Victory takes them to the summit of the A-League table.

Adelaide lost their tenth fixture in a row to the Victory when they lost 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

There are still three teams unbeaten at home so far as the ladder showing only the home matches show:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Brisbane Roar 6 4 20 103 714
Central Coast Mariners 5 4 10 123 913
Adelaide Utd 5 4 10 103 713
Melb Victory 6 3 21 105 511
Melb Heart 6 3 21 75 211
Wellington Phoenix 6 3 21 1211 111
Gold Coast 6 2 31 42 29
Perth Glory 7 2 23 710 -38
NQ Fury 5 2 12 77 07
Newcastle Jets 5 1 31 33 06
Sydney 7 0 52 912 -35

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Victory face in form Adelaide

Thursday, 28th October 2010 1:43pm
Melbourne Victory will face Adelaide United in the first match of round 10 in the A-League.

Adelaide are currently top of the table and unbeaten and face a team they last beat four years ago.

The visitors are also coming from a 3-nil win over Welllington Phoenix whilst Victory lost their last match away to Brisbane Roar.

Victory who are using two stadiums as their home ground played United at Etihad Stadium where they won 3-nil against Sydney in their last match.

The table below shows the stats for the two teams so far and all the results between the two teams:



AdelaideMelb Victory
Played1112
Points2514
Drawn45
Won73
Lost04
Goal difference111
Clean sheets46
Failed to score25
Goals scored2014
Goals conceded913
Ave. goals scored1.81.2
Ave. goals conceded0.81.1
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 3 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Victory 3 - 0 Sydney
Biggest lossNo lossMelb Victory 0 - 2 Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Melb Victory
Score 3 or more43
Concede 3 or more01
Home matches
Played55
Points138
Drawn12
Won42
Lost01
Goal difference74
Goals scored108
Goals conceded34
Ave. goals scored2.01.6
Ave. goals conceded0.60.8
Away matches
Played67
Points126
Drawn33
Won31
Lost03
Goal difference4-3
Goals scored106
Goals conceded69
Ave. goals scored1.70.9
Ave. goals conceded1.01.3

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2006/7 1Melbourne Victory2Adelaide United FC0
2006/7 8Melbourne Victory0Adelaide United FC1
2006/7 15Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Victory3
2005/6 3Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Victory0
2005/6 10Melbourne Victory0Adelaide United FC1
2005/6 17Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Victory0
2006/7 22Adelaide United FC0Melbourne Victory0
2006/7 23Melbourne Victory2Adelaide United FC1
2006/7 25Melbourne Victory6Adelaide United FC0
2007/8 3Adelaide United FC1Melbourne Victory1
2007/8 8Adelaide United FC4Melbourne Victory1
2007/8 16Melbourne Victory2Adelaide United FC2
2008/9 4Melbourne Victory1Adelaide United FC0
2008/9 10Adelaide United FC2Melbourne Victory3
2008/9 18Melbourne Victory1Adelaide United FC0
2008/9 22Adelaide United FC0Melbourne Victory2
2008/9 23Melbourne Victory4Adelaide United FC0
2008/9 25Melbourne Victory1Adelaide United FC0
2009/10 7Adelaide United FC0Melbourne Victory2
2009/10 12Melbourne Victory3Adelaide United FC1
2009/10 24Melbourne Victory2Adelaide United FC0


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Sydney claim first victory

Tuesday, 26th October 2010 1:52pm
Defending champions Sydney FC claimed its first victory for the 2010/11 season after beating Perth Glory 3-nil at the nib Stadium in round 11 of the A-League.

This was only the first time this season that the champions have managed to maintain a clean sheet. It was also the second time for the team to score more than two goals in a match.

Perth now anchor the form table after losing its last six fixtures.

Adelaide United continued their rich form beating the Wellington Phoenix 3-nil to stay on top of the table.

Adelaide are the only unbeaten team in the league so far.

The table below shows the form table for the results in the last six fixtures:


TeamPWDLForAGDPtsStreak
Adelaide Utd 6 4 20 103 714WDWWDW
Brisbane Roar 6 3 21 107 311LDWWDW
Central Coast Mariners 6 3 21 75 211LDWWDW
Gold Coast 6 2 40 52 310DWDWDD
Melb Heart 6 2 22 69 -38LWLWDD
Melb Victory 6 1 32 54 16DDDLWL
Newcastle Jets 6 1 32 44 06DLWLDD
Sydney 6 1 23 79 -25LDDLLW
NQ Fury 6 1 23 68 -25LDLDLW
Wellington Phoenix 6 1 23 611 -55DLWLDL
Perth Glory 6 0 06 212 -100LLLLLL

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Melbourne derby: Heart vs Victory

Thursday, 7th October 2010 11:23pm
The last match in A-League's round 9 will see the first Melbourne derby between Heart and Victory at AAMI Park.

Heart are in their debut season and have won two matches both at home.

The Victory are coming away from the four straight clean sheets but the problem is they only managed to score in only the first of those four matches.

In the last fixture, Heart had their biggest loss of the season losing 4-nil to Brisbane Roar.

At AAMI Park, Victory has won only once whilst Heart has won twice. However, the two teams have scored an equal number of goals at the stadium so far, both scoring five.

Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far:


Melb VictoryMelb Heart
Position58
Played98
Points118
Drawn52
Won22
Lost24
Goal difference0-5
Clean sheets51
Failed to score53
Goals scored98
Goals conceded913
Ave. goals scored1.01.0
Ave. goals conceded1.01.6
Biggest winMelb Victory 3 - 0 Brisbane Roar
Melb Heart 1 - 0 NQ Fury
Melb Heart 2 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossMelb Victory 0 - 2 Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Melb Victory
Brisbane Roar 4 - 0 Melb Heart
Score 3 or more20
Concede 3 or more12
Home matches
Played44
Points57
Drawn21
Won12
Lost11
Goal difference11
Goals scored55
Goals conceded44
Ave. goals scored1.31.3
Ave. goals conceded1.01.0
Away matches
Played54
Points61
Drawn31
Won10
Lost13
Goal difference-1-6
Goals scored43
Goals conceded59
Ave. goals scored0.80.8
Ave. goals conceded1.02.3

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Sydney faces Gold Coast test

Friday, 24th September 2010 11:01pm
Sydney FC are still without a win after seven rounds and next they face Gold Coast in round 8 of the A-League.

The double winners from last season only have got two points from two draws against Melbourne Victory and the Central Coast Mariners.

Gold Coast have only lost once so far having won two and drawn three and another win here could see go up as higher as second depending on other results.

Sydney has conceded the most goals in the league so far letting in 12 whilst Gold Coast has one of the tightest defences conceding just four.

So here is some of the stats for the two teams:



SydneyGold Coast
Played66
Points29
Drawn23
Won02
Lost41
Goal difference-51
Clean sheets04
Failed to score13
Goals scored75
Goals conceded124
Ave. goals scored1.20.8
Ave. goals conceded2.00.7
Biggest winNo winPerth Glory 0 - 1 Gold Coast
Gold Coast 1 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossSydney 1 - 3 Adelaide Utd
Gold Coast 0 - 1 Melb Victory
Score 3 or more11
Concede 3 or more21
Home matches
Played34
Points25
Drawn22
Won01
Lost11
Goal difference-20
Goals scored51
Goals conceded71
Ave. goals scored1.70.3
Ave. goals conceded2.30.3
Away matches
Played32
Points04
Drawn01
Won01
Lost30
Goal difference-31
Goals scored24
Goals conceded53
Ave. goals scored0.72.0
Ave. goals conceded1.71.5

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 5Gold Coast United2Sydney FC1
2009/10 14Gold Coast United1Sydney FC0
2009/10 23Sydney FC0Gold Coast United1

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Heart records first win

Tuesday, 7th September 2010 11:16pm
Round 5 of the A-League saw the new Melbourne team, Melbourne Heart record its first win in the A-League.

A first half goal was all Heart needed for the maiden win in a match against the North Queensland Fury.

It wasn't so good for reigning champions Sydney FC who lost 3-1 at home to Adelaide United. Sydney are still without a win after five matches.

The current leaders Perth Glory saw off Wellington Phoenix in a 2-1 win where the Glory went 2-nil before the Phoenix scored their goal.

The only draw of the round saw Newcastle Jets play a goalless draw against the Brisbane Roar.

The goalless draw was the third of the season and for the rest of the scorelines in the A-League so far see the table below:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 3
0 - 1 2
0 - 2 1
1 - 0 4
1 - 1 3
1 - 3 1
2 - 0 2
2 - 1 2
2 - 2 2
2 - 3 1
3 - 2 1
3 - 3 3

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Sydney, Heart anchor table

Wednesday, 25th August 2010 1:29pm
The reigning A-League champions Sydney FC are still without a win after three matches after only managing to get a draw.

The new Melbourne team, Melbourne Heart also have a single point to their name after a loss in round three.

Its early days in the new season but Perth Glory are flying and now sit on top of the table with seven points and they are the only team to have won twice so far this season.

The Glory next meet Heart at AAMI Park.

A quick look at the scorelines so far shows that 3-all is the most popular result at the moment with three matches having finished that way.

ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 2
0 - 1 1
0 - 2 1
1 - 0 2
1 - 1 2
2 - 0 1
2 - 1 1
2 - 2 1
3 - 2 1
3 - 3 3

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Draws dominate A-League opening round

Monday, 9th August 2010 9:40pm
The first round of the new A-League season was dominated by draws with only one of the five matches resulting in a winner.

So the Central Coast Mariners were the only winners and their first half goal was enough to get all three points against new boys Melbourne Heart.

There was a contrast in the drawn matches with two ending goalless and the other two ending in high scoring 3-all draws.

The champions Sydney could not get a winning start as they defend their title.

However, should be happy that at last they managed to score against Sydney in a league match having failed to find the net in three attempts last season.

The North Queensland Fury got a last minute goal to secure a point in the other scoring draw of the round.

This week I will take a look at all the results for the Mariners from season 1 in the opening round:


Match Score
Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners 0 - 1
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners 1 - 0
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC 0 - 1
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners 1 - 1
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners 0 - 2
Melbourne Heart vs Central Coast Mariners 0 - 1

So the Mariners have lost in the first round only when they have played Sydney FC and twice have opened the season in Melbourne and won.

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Heart, Mariners kick off 2010/11 A-League season

Tuesday, 3rd August 2010 10:09pm
The new Melbourne team, Melbourne Heart will kick off the A-League's sixth season when it hosts the Central Coast Mariners at the new AAMI Park Stadium.

The two teams are coached by coaches with no previous experience in the A-League and it will be interesting to see how the match will be approached.

Round one will also see the grand final rematch as defending champions Sydney FC take on runners up Melbourne Victory.

For the first time the A-League will have byes now that there is an odd number of teams and the first team to get the bye will be Wellington Phoenix.

Once again there will be a number of posts on the A-League this season in a season which looks very unpredictable especially with Heart looking good on paper but it has to be seen what they can do on the pitch.


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Adelaide settles for Coolen

Tuesday, 6th July 2010 1:49pm
Adelaide United has appointed Rini Coolen to be its coach to replace Aurelio Vidmar who left to work in the Socceroos setup.

Adelaide who finished bottom in the A-League last season managed to reach the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League.

In the last six years Coolen has coached FC Twente, AGOVV Apeldoorn and RBC Roosendaal having retired from playing fifteen years ago.

Coolen's first match in the 2010/11 A-League season will be a home match against Newcastle Jets at the Hindmarsh Stadium.


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Fury turns to Straka

Wednesday, 9th June 2010 11:27pm
The North Queensland Fury coach for their second season in the A-League will Frantisek Straka.

Straka replaces inaugural coach Ian Ferguson who is now an assistant at Perth Glory.

Straka will be assisted at Fury by Stuart McLaren as they build a Fury side that has lost most if its players due to financial problems at the club.

The Fury just missed the finals by two points.

Now only Adelaide United are without a coach after Aurelio Vidmar left to join the Socceroos setup.


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2010/11 A-League fixtures released

Thursday, 20th May 2010 1:52pm
The 2010/11 A-League fixtures were released this week and for the first time there will be eleven teams in the league.

The 2010/11 season will kick off on the 5th of August and like last season there will be 27 rounds.

The last round in the home and away season will be played on the 13th of February with the Grand Final set for the second weekend of March 2011.

Having an odd number of teams means that in every round there will be one team without a match. So the Wellington Phoenix will only get their first match in the second round.

The full fixture can be found here.

The fixtures will be available on TipsChallenge during the 2010 World Cup competition.


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Ferguson joins Perth Glory

Thursday, 8th April 2010 6:58am
Ian Ferguson has left the troubled North Queensland Fury to join Perth Glory as assistant coach.

Ferguson held a similar position at the Central Coast Mariners before he became the foundation coach at Fury.

Ferguson's Fury finished the season just outside the finals places despite anchoring the table for most of the season.

Although the team finished seventh, Fury conceded the most number of goals in the league and also the team had the worst goal difference.

Here is a quick summary of Ferguson's Fury for the 2009/10 season:


Ferguson's Fury
TeamNQ Fury
Played27
Points32
Rank7
Won8
Drawn8
Lost11
Goal difference-17
Clean sheets4
Failed to score7
Goals scored29
Goals conceded46
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.7
Biggest winGold Coast 0 - 2 NQ Fury
Biggest lossGold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Scored 3 or more1
Conceded 3 or more7
Home matches
Played13
Points21
Won6
Drawn3
Lost4
Goal difference-2
Goals scored16
Goals conceded18
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.4
Away matches
Played14
Points11
Won2
Drawn5
Lost7
Goal difference-15
Goals scored13
Goals conceded28
Ave. goals scored0.9
Ave. goals conceded2.0

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Victory tops second half performance

Wednesday, 7th April 2010 11:51pm
Melbourne Victory proved to be the best team in the second half in the 2009/10 going by the second half table.

The second half ladder looks at the second half result only and the Victory collected 48 points in the second half.

For comparison the final A-League table is here. So here is the second half table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Melbourne Victory 27 13 95 2511 1448
Wellington Phoenix 27 9 126 2215 739
Gold Coast 27 9 126 2420 439
Sydney 27 9 126 1814 439
Perth Glory 27 8 118 2020 035
NQ Fury 27 8 118 1925 -635
Central Coast Mariners 27 6 165 1615 134
Newcastle Jets 27 7 812 1422 -829
Brisbane Roar 27 6 912 1625 -927
Adelaide Utd 27 5 1012 1320 -725


Its interesting to see that the two bottom teams on this table finished in those same positions in the real table.

At this point it could be worthwhile maybe to look at the trend between winning at half time and winning the match in the end and the table below shows the trend for the 2009/10 season:


.

TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time 4643.4
Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time 2220.8
Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time 21.9
Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time 21.9
Draw at half time, home team winning at full time 2220.8
Draw at half time, away team winning at full time 1211.3
Matches ending in result 10674.6


Basically in the majority of cases, the team leading at half time goes on to win at the end of the match.

In only four matches did teams losing at half time go on to win at full time.

There will another post later comparing the trends in the A-League with the trends in the English Premier League, Champions League and La Liga.


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Phoenix first off the blocks

Sunday, 28th March 2010 4:02pm
Wellington Phoenix may have finished fourth in the 2009/10 season but the team had the best first half performance of all the teams.

Considering just the first half result only, the Phoenix accumulated a total of 40 points going into half time, leading in nine matches and drawing in 13 others.

However, it should be pointed out that the team in seventh place Newcastle Jets is just five points behind.

The actual final A-League table is here and below is the first half table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Wellington Phoenix 27 9 135 1514 140
Melbourne Victory 27 10 98 2221 139
Sydney 27 8 145 179 838
Gold Coast 27 10 89 1515 038
Central Coast Mariners 27 9 108 1614 237
Perth Glory 27 8 127 2014 636
Newcastle Jets 27 8 118 1923 -435
Brisbane Roar 27 7 119 1617 -132
Adelaide Utd 27 7 119 1113 -232
NQ Fury 27 5 913 1021 -1124


I think a first half lead is very important in the A-League because in 68 matches a team winning at half-time went on to win the match.

This is 64.4% of the 106 matches that didn't end in a draw.

Back to the table, the North Queensland Fury went into half time behind in 13 matches and its therefore not surprising that the team only got 24 points in the half time table.


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Victory shines on the road

Sunday, 28th March 2010 6:43am
The 2009/10 A-League season runners-up Melbourne Victory had the best away record winning more than half of their away matches.

For comparison the final 2009/10 A-League table can be found here. So here is the away table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Melbourne Victory 13 7 15 1914 522
Sydney 13 4 36 1212 015
Gold Coast 13 4 36 1424 -1015
Central Coast Mariners 14 4 28 1816 214
Wellington Phoenix 14 3 56 1222 -1014
Brisbane Roar 13 3 46 1824 -613
Newcastle Jets 14 3 47 1323 -1013
Adelaide Utd 13 3 37 914 -512
Perth Glory 14 3 29 1726 -911
NQ Fury 14 2 57 1328 -1511

Victory also had the least amount of away losses losing just five matches. The most number of away losses who lost nine on the road.

The North Queensland Fury had the worst away form winning just two matches away from Dairy Farmers Stadium.

The Fury amassed 11 away points which is the same as Perth Glory and that was one point behind Adelaide United.

A closer look shows that five teams had just one more away win than Fury and three with two more wins.

Only two teams Victory and the Mariners had a goal difference of more than one goal away from home.

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Sydney tops home form

Sunday, 28th March 2010 6:27am
The A-League 2009/10 season came to an end with the Sydney FC grand final win over Melbourne at the Etihad Stadium.

In the next few posts I will present the first and second half tables and also the home and away tables just to wrap up the 2009/10 season.

For those who want to compare with the actual final table you can check here. So here is the final home table:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Sydney 14 11 03 2311 1233
Gold Coast 14 9 23 2511 1429
Perth Glory 13 8 41 238 1528
Wellington Phoenix 13 7 51 257 1826
Melbourne Victory 14 7 43 2818 1025
Newcastle Jets 13 7 06 2022 -221
NQ Fury 13 6 34 1618 -221
Adelaide Utd 14 4 55 1519 -417
Brisbane Roar 14 5 27 1418 -417
Central Coast Mariners 13 3 73 1413 116

So the champions had the best home record winning 11 out of 14 matches.

Its interesting to that even though the Mariners have the worst home record they lost the same number of matches as Sydney and also Gold Coast and Melbourne.

Also its interesting to see two teams Sydney and Newcastle Jets never drew at home in the league matches the whole season.

Perth Glory and Wellington Phoenix only lost just once at home but its the number of draws at home that drew them back.

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Grand final: Victory vs Sydney

Tuesday, 16th March 2010 10:15pm
Melbourne Victory will host Sydney FC in the A-League in the last match of the 2009/10 A-League season.

Sydney FC overcame the Wellington Phoenix 4-2 to get the right to face the defending champions at Etihad Stadium.

This will the third time that the Victory will be in the grand final but the first time they will face a team that is not Adelaide United.

For Sydney this will be the second time in a Grand final and also the first time away from home.

Sydney FC hosted the first A-League grand final which they won.

Below is a list of all the previous matches between Victory and Sydney FC in the A-League:


Previous Matches - Melbourne vs Sydney FC

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2006/7 2Melbourne Victory3Sydney FC2
2006/7 9Sydney FC1Melbourne Victory2
2006/7 16Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC0
2005/6 1Sydney FC1Melbourne Victory1
2005/6 8Melbourne Victory5Sydney FC0
2005/6 15Sydney FC2Melbourne Victory1
2007/8 7Sydney FC0Melbourne Victory1
2007/8 12Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC0
2007/8 21Sydney FC2Melbourne Victory2
2008/9 1Sydney FC0Melbourne Victory0
2008/9 9Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC2
2008/9 17Melbourne Victory3Sydney FC2
2009/10 10Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC3
2009/10 20Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC0
2009/10 27Sydney FC2Melbourne Victory0
2009/10 28Melbourne Victory2Sydney FC1
2009/10 29Sydney FC2Melbourne Victory2

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Victory reaches Grand Final

Sunday, 7th March 2010 10:29pm
For the second season in a row, Melbourne Victory has reached the A-League Grand Final after drawing with Sydney FC in the major semi.

Victory will meet the winner between Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix. The Phoenix got the right to enter the Preliminary Final after beating Newcastle Jets 3-1.

A draw was good enough for Melbourne after winning the first leg 2-1.

This will be the third grand final that the Victory will host at the Etihad Stadium.

Its interesting to note that all the finals matches so far that could enter extra time have reached extra-time.

Two have got to the penalties whilst the other two have been decided in extra time.

The Jets have bowed out after scoring just one goal in four hours of play in the finals.

Here is an update for the goal margins in the A-League so far this season:


Goal MarginFrequency
0 35
1 53
2 32
3 11
4 7
5 1
6 1

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Penalties decide A-League finals

Tuesday, 23rd February 2010 12:43am
Wellington Phoenix and Newcastle Jets needed penalties to advance to the next stage of the A-League finals after their matches were drawn after extra time.

Gold Coast finished ten points ahead of the Jets and had home advantage and they couldn't use that to reach the next stage of the finals were they were going to host the match.

The Gold Coast/Jets match finished goalless but the first five penalties were all converted.

The Gold Coast then missed then missed the next two whilst the Jets missed just one to earn the right to play the Phoenix.

The Phoenix/Glory match finished one-all but the Glory managed to score just two penalties with the Phoenix not missing any and they will therefore host the next match against the Jets.

The Sydney/Melbourne and Phoenix/Jets matches will be played on the same day. The loser in the Sydney/Melbourne match will meet the winner of the Phoenix/Jets match.

Lets take a look at the goal margins for the 2009/10 A-League season up to the weekend matches. The zero goal margin matches were the draws and here is the table:


Goal MarginFrequency
0 34
1 53
2 31
3 11
4 7
5 1
6 1

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4th vs 5th: Phoenix vs Perth Glory

Friday, 19th February 2010 8:26pm
The Wellington Phoenix finished on the final A-League ladder to get the right to host the the finals knockout match against Perth Glory who finished fifth.

The two teams have got contrasting home and away forms.

The Phoenix lost just one match at home and in the process accumulated 26 points.

The Glory have an even better home record also losing just one match and getting 28 points but unfortunately they are not playing at home in this match.

The Glory's away record was the second worst in the league winning just three matches away and they will need a huge improvement on that to beat the Phoenix.

Here is head-to-head comparison for the two teams:



Perth GloryWellington Phoenix
Played2727
Points3940
Drawn610
Won1110
Lost107
Goal difference68
Clean sheets910
Failed to score56
Goals scored4037
Goals conceded3429
Ave. goals scored1.51.4
Ave. goals conceded1.31.1
Biggest winPerth Glory 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix 6 - 0 Gold Coast
Biggest lossMelbourne Victory 6 - 2 Perth Glory
Melbourne Victory 4 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Score 3 or more45
Concede 3 or more24
Home matches
Played1313
Points2826
Drawn45
Won87
Lost11
Goal difference1518
Goals scored2325
Goals conceded87
Ave. goals scored1.81.9
Ave. goals conceded0.60.5
Away matches
Played1414
Points1114
Drawn25
Won33
Lost96
Goal difference-9-10
Goals scored1712
Goals conceded2622
Ave. goals scored1.20.9
Ave. goals conceded1.91.6

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2007/8 6Wellington Phoenix4Perth Glory1
2007/8 11Perth Glory0Wellington Phoenix1
2007/8 16Wellington Phoenix3Perth Glory0
2008/9 5Perth Glory1Wellington Phoenix0
2008/9 10Perth Glory2Wellington Phoenix0
2008/9 15Wellington Phoenix1Perth Glory1
2009/10 2Wellington Phoenix2Perth Glory1
2009/10 14Wellington Phoenix1Perth Glory1
2009/10 24Perth Glory2Wellington Phoenix0


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3rd vs 6th : Gold Coast vs Newcastle Jets

Friday, 19th February 2010 8:19pm
The second match of the A-League finals series will feature Gold Coast United who finished third against the Newcastle Jets who finished sixth.

The two teams have had very different seasons with the Gold Coast staying at the top for most of the season and the Jets only coming into contention towards the end the season after a series of five consecutive wins.

The wins took the Jets from near the bottom to as high as fourth but another loss of form meant they drifted down to sixth.

There was a ten point difference between the two teams but between a finals match anything is possible:


Here are some of the stats for the two teams for the season:


Newcastle JetsGold Coast
Played2727
Points3444
Drawn45
Won1013
Lost139
Goal difference-124
Clean sheets49
Failed to score87
Goals scored3339
Goals conceded4535
Ave. goals scored1.21.4
Ave. goals conceded1.71.3
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 2 - 0 NQ Fury
Sydney 1 - 3 Newcastle Jets
Adelaide Utd 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Brisbane Roar 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Gold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Biggest lossPerth Glory 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Wellington Phoenix 6 - 0 Gold Coast
Score 3 or more53
Concede 3 or more65
Home matches
Played1314
Points2129
Drawn02
Won79
Lost63
Goal difference-214
Goals scored2025
Goals conceded2211
Ave. goals scored1.51.8
Ave. goals conceded1.70.8
Away matches
Played1413
Points1315
Drawn43
Won34
Lost76
Goal difference-10-10
Goals scored1314
Goals conceded2324
Ave. goals scored0.91.1
Ave. goals conceded1.61.8

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2009/10 4Newcastle Jets1Gold Coast United0
2009/10 18Newcastle Jets3Gold Coast United2
2009/10 19Gold Coast United2Newcastle Jets0

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Sydney crowned premiers

Monday, 15th February 2010 1:57pm
Sydney FC won the minor premiership after beating Melbourne Victory 2-nil at the Sydney Football Stadium to finish top of the A-League table.

Sydney went into the match needing to win to leap their opponents and the home side was 1 up by half-time.

Sydney has now scored five goals against the defending champions with the defending champions failing to score a single goal.

In third place was Gold Coast who lost 2-1 to the North Queensland Fury. Gold Coast needed to win and Sydney to lose to get second place.

The Fury needed to win in order to avoid the wooden spoon in their first season.

Fourth place went to the Wellington Phoenix who beat the Central Coast Mariners 3-nil in what was Lawrie McKinna's last match as coach of the Mariners.

Perth Glory who have reached their maiden finals this season finished fifth when they beat Brisbane Roar 2-nil. The Roar finished second from the bottom to finish last of the three Queensland sides.

Adelaide's win over Newcastle Jets was not enough to avoid the wooden spoon. Once again like last season the side finishing bottom is going into the Asian Champions League.

So here is the final table:

TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Sydney 27 15 39 3523 1248
Melbourne Victory 27 14 58 4732 1547
Gold Coast 27 13 59 3935 444
Wellington Phoenix 27 10 107 3729 840
Perth Glory 27 11 610 4034 639
Newcastle Jets 27 10 413 3345 -1234
NQ Fury 27 8 811 2946 -1732
Central Coast Mariners 27 7 911 3229 330
Brisbane Roar 27 8 613 3242 -1030
Adelaide Utd 27 7 812 2433 -929


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Sydney, Melbourne fight for premiership

Friday, 12th February 2010 5:47am
In the last match of the A-League season, Sydney FC will play Melbourne Victory to decide the winners of this season's minor premiership.

This will be the first time in the history of the A-League for teams to actually play for minor premiership in the last round of the season.

Sydney will need to win this match whilst a draw will do for the Victorians.

In their other two matches this season, Sydney won one of them 3-nil and the other one finished in a goalless draw.

Its important to note that the Victory failed to score against their rivals and that both matches were at the Etihad Stadium.

Victory are currently the form team having accumulated 12 points from their last six matches whilst Sydney have amassed 10.

Because of the significance of this match I will this week also give all the A-League results between the two teams from season one up to today below:



Melbourne VictorySydney
FormLWWWLWWDLWLW
Played2626
Points4745
Drawn53
Won1414
Lost79
Goal difference1710
Clean sheets910
Failed to score69
Goals scored4733
Goals conceded3023
Ave. goals scored1.81.3
Ave. goals conceded1.20.9
Biggest winMelbourne Victory 4 - 0 Gold Coast
Melbourne Victory 4 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Melbourne Victory 6 - 2 Perth Glory
Melbourne Victory 0 - 3 Sydney
Sydney 4 - 1 NQ Fury
Biggest lossMelbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Perth Glory 2 - 0 Sydney
Sydney 1 - 3 Newcastle Jets
Score 3 or more86
Concede 3 or more41
Home matches
Played1413
Points2530
Drawn40
Won710
Lost33
Goal difference1010
Goals scored2821
Goals conceded1811
Ave. goals scored2.01.6
Ave. goals conceded1.30.8
Away matches
Played1213
Points2215
Drawn13
Won74
Lost46
Goal difference70
Goals scored1912
Goals conceded1212
Ave. goals scored1.60.9
Ave. goals conceded1.00.9

Previous Matches

SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2006/7 2Melbourne Victory3Sydney FC2
2006/7 9Sydney FC1Melbourne Victory2
2006/7 16Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC0
2005/6 1Sydney FC1Melbourne Victory1
2005/6 8Melbourne Victory5Sydney FC0
2005/6 15Sydney FC2Melbourne Victory1
2007/8 7Sydney FC0Melbourne Victory1
2007/8 12Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC0
2007/8 21Sydney FC2Melbourne Victory2
2008/9 1Sydney FC0Melbourne Victory0
2008/9 9Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC2
2008/9 17Melbourne Victory3Sydney FC2
2009/10 10Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC3
2009/10 20Melbourne Victory0Sydney FC0

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McKinna to step aside for Arnold

Tuesday, 9th February 2010 10:46pm
Central Coast Mariners coach Lawrie will step aside at the end of the season and pave way for former Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.

McKinna has been coach of the Mariners from the beginning and he will now take the role of football operations manager.

His departure means that only Melbourne Victory's Ernie Merrick will remain the only surviving foundation coach from season 1.

McKinna's Mariners have had an interesting season nearing the top of the ladder at one stage and then plummeting down but after winning against the Newcastle Jets the team will no longer finish bottom of the table.

Here is a quick overview of the Mariners season with just one game to go:


CategoryMcKinna's Mariners
Played26
Points30
Won7
Drawn9
Lost10
Goal difference6
Clean sheets9
Failed to score10
Goals scored32
Goals conceded26
Ave. goals scored1.2
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Biggest winMelbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
NQ Fury 1 - 5 Central Coast Mariners
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 0 - 3 Melbourne Victory
Scored 3 or more5
Conceded 3 or more3
Home matches
Played13
Points16
Won3
Drawn7
Lost3
Goal difference1
Goals scored14
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored1.1
Ave. goals conceded1.0
Away matches
Played13
Points14
Won4
Drawn2
Lost7
Goal difference5
Goals scored18
Goals conceded13
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.0

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Sydney beats Perth to stay on track

Monday, 8th February 2010 10:01pm
A goal scored towards the end of the match was enough to keep Sydney FC on track in the battle for the minor premiership.

Round 26 started with three teams with a chance to land the minor premiership but now only two teams, Sydney and Melbourne Victory are left in the running.

Sydney had to win in order to still have a chance of overhauling Melbourne whom they meet in the final round of the season.

Gold Coast United who started the round in contention lost to their bogey team Wellington Phoenix and now the best they can get in their debut A-League season is second place.

Brisbane Roar's chances of reaching the finals ended with a loss to Adelaide United who were already out of the finals.

Brisbane joins the Central Coast Mariners and North Queensland Fury who are also out of the finals.

In the postponed match between the Mariners and the Newcastle Jets, the Mariners won 3-nil which means they can no longer bottom of the ladder.

The Mariners now have 30 points and Adelaide can only get to 29 points if they also beat Newcastle Jets in the last round.

With no draws in the last two rounds lets take a look at the number of draws each team has had after 26 rounds of A-League football:


TeamPlayedGoals ForPoints
Wellington Phoenix 26 810
Central Coast Mariners 26 59
Adelaide United FC 26 98
North Queensland Fury FC 26 108
Brisbane Roar 26 86
Perth Glory 26 56
Gold Coast United 26 55
Melbourne Victory 26 65
Newcastle Jets 26 44
Sydney FC 26 03

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Sydney in crunch match against Glory

Thursday, 4th February 2010 10:22pm
Sydney FC will play Perth Glory in round 26 of the A-League knowing that a win will help them in their pursuit of the minor premiership.

A minor premiership means the team will represent Australia in the Asian Champions League and so its pretty important to Sydney as it also to Gold Coast United and Melbourne Victory the other two teams who can win it.

However, if Perth Glory wins their last two matches and Sydney loses both theirs then the Glory side will secure third place on the ladder which will be handy going into the finals.

Glory are currently fourth on the ladder and to be guaranteed of that fourth place the Glory needs at least four points from their last two matches and so a draw may not a very bad result in this encounter for them.

Sydney has the second best home form having collected 27 points at home this season whilst Glory's away form is the second worst and in order for Glory to get a result that will have to be changed.

Both their previous two matches this season were played at ME Bank Stadium and the home team came out with four points. In those two matches Sydney failed to find the net.

So here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Perth GlorySydney
Rank43
Played2525
Points3642
Drawn63
Won1013
Lost99
Goal difference59
Clean sheets810
Failed to score59
Goals scored3630
Goals conceded3121
Ave. goals scored1.41.2
Ave. goals conceded1.20.8
Biggest winPerth Glory 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Melbourne Victory 0 - 3 Sydney
Sydney 4 - 1 NQ Fury
Biggest lossMelbourne Victory 6 - 2 Perth Glory
Perth Glory 2 - 0 Sydney
Sydney 1 - 3 Newcastle Jets
Score 3 or more45
Concede 3 or more11
Home matches
Played1212
Points2527
Drawn40
Won79
Lost13
Goal difference139
Goals scored2118
Goals conceded89
Ave. goals scored1.81.5
Ave. goals conceded0.70.8
Away matches
Played1313
Points1115
Drawn23
Won34
Lost86
Goal difference-80
Goals scored1512
Goals conceded2312
Ave. goals scored1.20.9
Ave. goals conceded1.80.9

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Round 25: Home teams take advantage

Wednesday, 3rd February 2010 1:54pm
Round 25 of the A-League was only the second round this season when all the matches were won by home teams.

Most of the victories in this round were also very significant as they meant reaching the finals for the first time for Perth Glory, for example.

The Glory scored the highest number of goals when three first half goals were enough to dispatch once table toppers Central Coast Mariners.

Mariners are now in real danger of finishing bottom of the ladder after dropping to second from bottom place.

Wellington Phoenix also won against Adelaide to set themselves on course for the finals as well whilst Gold Coast United needed just one goal to claim second place on the ladder on goal difference behind Melbourne Victory.

The Phoenix needs at least two points to be sure of a maiden finals place.

Brisbane Roar kept themselves in finals contention with a crucial win over Sydney FC.

In the last match of the round the North Queensland Fury are also in the finals hunt after a win over Newcastle Jets.

Below are the second half scorelines for the A-League matches this season:

ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 34
0 - 1 18
0 - 2 6
0 - 3 3
1 - 0 19
1 - 1 18
1 - 2 3
1 - 3 2
2 - 0 9
2 - 1 6
2 - 2 1
3 - 0 3
4 - 0 2
5 - 0 1

Its interesting to see that in 34 of the matches, no goals were scored in the second half.

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Mariners faces Glory test

Thursday, 28th January 2010 2:12pm
Its towards the end of the season and every match is now crucial as the Perth Glory hosts the Central Coast Mariners in round 25 of the A-League.

The Glory lie fifth on the table now and with just two matches to go after this match, a win for the Glory will mean that the Mariners will have a very slim chance of reaching this year's finals.

The Glory have never been involved in the finals and they have a very good chance this season and a win here will almost assure their maiden finals appearance.

The Mariners lead the pack of teams just outside the finals places and a win for the Gosford based team is just as important and lose this match and the finals dream is nearly over.

Against the Glory the Mariners face a team that has lost just once at home this season whilst the Mariners have lost six on the road.

So here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season.:


Central Coast MarinersPerth Glory
StreakLLLDDDWLWDLW
Played2424
Points2733
Drawn96
Won69
Lost99
Goal difference53
Clean sheets88
Failed to score105
Goals scored2833
Goals conceded2330
Ave. goals scored1.21.4
Ave. goals conceded1.01.3
Biggest winMelbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
NQ Fury 1 - 5 Central Coast Mariners
Perth Glory 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossCentral Coast Mariners 0 - 3 Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory 6 - 2 Perth Glory
Score 3 or more43
Concede 3 or more21
Home matches
Played1211
Points1322
Drawn74
Won26
Lost31
Goal difference-211
Goals scored1118
Goals conceded137
Ave. goals scored0.91.6
Ave. goals conceded1.10.6
Away matches
Played1213
Points1411
Drawn22
Won43
Lost68
Goal difference7-8
Goals scored1715
Goals conceded1023
Ave. goals scored1.41.2
Ave. goals conceded0.81.8


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Sydney regains top spot

Monday, 25th January 2010 9:17am
Sydney FC regained the top spot on the A-League ladder after beating Newcastle Jets 3-1 in round 24 of the A-League.

The previous leaders the Gold Coast could only manage a one-all draw against the Central Coast Mariners and now trail the leaders by just one point as they currently lie third.

In second position at the moment is Melbourne Victory who beat bottom club Adelaide United 2- nil with a goal in each half.

There was a key win for Perth Glory who beat the Wellington Phoenix 2-nil at the ME Bank Stadium and that win means the Perth side now sit in fifth place ahead of the Phoenix by two points.

The Phoenix have a game in hand against Victory and after that match is played on Australia Day it will become very clear where they stand with Glory but they look set for the finals.

The team in seventh position - Mariners are four points adrift which means after round 25 the the teams in the first six places will still be in those top six places.

The Queensland battle between North Queensland Fury and Brisbane Roar finished one-all and the two teams still have a slim chance to make it to the finals.

This week I will take a look at the first half scorelines so far this season and here they are:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 33
0 - 1 18
0 - 2 5
0 - 3 1
1 - 0 30
1 - 1 14
1 - 2 2
1 - 3 1
2 - 0 6
2 - 1 4
2 - 2 2
3 - 0 2
4 - 1 1


So its not surprising to see that going into half-time the most popular scoreline is a goalless draw. However, of the 33 matches that went into the break goalless only seven finished that way.


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Queensland battle: Fury vs Roar

Wednesday, 20th January 2010 3:35pm
North Queensland Fury and Brisbane Roar are separated by just one point on the table and the two teams meet in round 24 of the A-League.

A win for the home team will see them leapfrog their opponents but the highest position they can attain is seventh, just outside the finals places.

Similarly the highest position the Roar will get to if they win would be seventh and a loss could see either team anchor the table or be second from the bottom.

Fury has had better form over the last six matches collecting seven points whilst the Roar who have lost their last three matches have accumulated six points.

In their previous matches the Fury drew its home match whilst the Roar won the match at Suncorp.

So here is the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Brisbane RoarNQ Fury
StreakLWWLLLWLLWDL
Played2323
Points2625
Drawn57
Won76
Lost1110
Goal difference-7-17
Clean sheets54
Failed to score56
Goals scored3024
Goals conceded3741
Ave. goals scored1.31.0
Ave. goals conceded1.61.8
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar 4 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Gold Coast 0 - 2 NQ Fury
Biggest lossGold Coast 5 - 1 Brisbane Roar
Gold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Score 3 or more41
Concede 3 or more67
Home matches
Played1310
Points1414
Drawn22
Won44
Lost74
Goal difference-5-4
Goals scored1311
Goals conceded1815
Ave. goals scored1.01.1
Ave. goals conceded1.41.5
Away matches
Played1013
Points1211
Drawn35
Won32
Lost46
Goal difference-2-13
Goals scored1713
Goals conceded1926
Ave. goals scored1.71.0
Ave. goals conceded1.92.0


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Gold Coast regains top spot

Monday, 18th January 2010 8:19pm
The Gold Coast United regained top position after beating title rivals Sydney FC in round 22 of the A-League.

This was the third match this season that the Gold Coast had beaten Sydney by a one goal margin. The first two matches finished 2-1 and 1-nil respectively but they were both at Skilled Stadium.

Melbourne Victory went back to winning ways after beating Perth Glory 6-2. Victory had lost their last two away matches and were slipping away from the top position and the big win was also good for goal difference which could be handy at the end of the season.

Elsewhere there were wins for Wellington Phoenix who beat North Queensland Fury and also Newcastle Jets who won away to the Brisbane Roar.

The only draw of the match was in the match between Adelaide United and the Central Coast Mariners. It was one all draw.

Adelaide still anchor the table and their next match will be a catch up round 19 match against Perth Glory.

After taking a look at the first half table last last week, this week I will show the second half table and here it is:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Melbourne Victory 22 10 93 209 1139
Wellington Phoenix 22 8 95 2012 833
Gold Coast 23 8 96 2118 333
Sydney 23 6 125 1312 130
NQ Fury 23 7 97 1622 -630
Newcastle Jets 23 7 88 1416 -229
Perth Glory 22 6 106 1516 -128
Central Coast Mariners 23 4 154 1212 027
Brisbane Roar 23 5 810 1422 -823
Adelaide Utd 22 3 910 1016 -618


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Roar chance against Jets

Thursday, 14th January 2010 11:24pm
Brisbane Roar will meet Newcastle Jets in round 23 of the A-League after losing their last two matches. Both matches were away.

The Roar were on a good run until they lost the Gold Coast United and this could be a chance to go back on track.

The Jets were also on a very good run but they have lost their last two away matches. They lost 4-nil to Perth Glory and then in the last round 2-nil to Gold Coast.

The match against the Roar gives them a chance to reverse those away losses.

Jets are currently fourth and a win will help them cement fourth place whilst the Roar are seventh and a win could see them in fifth position on the table.

Here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Newcastle JetsBrisbane Roar
Rank47
Played2222
Points3126
Drawn45
Won97
Lost910
Goal difference-7-5
Clean sheets35
Failed to score74
Goals scored2830
Goals conceded3535
Ave. goals scored1.31.4
Ave. goals conceded1.61.6
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 2 - 0 NQ Fury
Sydney 1 - 3 Newcastle Jets
Adelaide Utd 0 - 2 Newcastle Jets
Newcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar 4 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossPerth Glory 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Gold Coast 5 - 1 Brisbane Roar
Score 3 or more54
Concede 3 or more46
Home matches
Played1112
Points2114
Drawn02
Won74
Lost46
Goal difference1-3
Goals scored1813
Goals conceded1716
Ave. goals scored1.61.1
Ave. goals conceded1.51.3
Away matches
Played1110
Points1012
Drawn43
Won23
Lost54
Goal difference-8-2
Goals scored1017
Goals conceded1819
Ave. goals scored0.91.7
Ave. goals conceded1.61.9



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Perth holds Sydney to stay in the hunt

Monday, 11th January 2010 4:00pm
Perth Glory held league leaders Sydney FC to get the precious point that keeps them in the finals places in round 22 of the A-League.

The draw means Sydney increase their lead at the top to four points after Melbourne Victory lost their second consecutive match. With just five rounds to go Sydney are in the right place at the right time.

Victory lost 3-2 to ten men Newcastle Jets and are now four points adrift of Sydney and just a point ahead of third placed Gold Coast United.

Adelaide got a valuable point against Gold Coast but they remain anchored to the bottom of the table.

Wellington Phoenix are up to fifth place on the table after beating Brisbane Roar 3-1 at home. This was the Roar's second consecutive loss after losing to the Gold Coast in the last round.

This week I will show a first half table so far this season. This table considers only the result up to half time and after the next round I will take a look at the second half table.


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Sydney 22 7 114 146 832
Central Coast Mariners 22 8 86 149 532
Newcastle Jets 21 8 76 1617 -131
Wellington Phoenix 21 6 123 1211 130
Gold Coast 21 8 67 1213 -130
Brisbane Roar 22 7 87 1615 129
Perth Glory 21 5 115 128 426
Melbourne Victory 21 6 87 1519 -426
Adelaide Utd 21 5 97 79 -224
NQ Fury 22 4 612 819 -1118



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Sydney finishes year on top

Monday, 28th December 2009 3:22pm
Sydney FC's win over Adelaide has ensured that the Sydney team will finish the year on top of the A-League table.

Sydney's cause was helped by Melbourne Victory's loss to bottom team North Queensland Fury.

Adelaide on the other hand will finish the year at the bottom of the ladder.

I think they will hope that the New Year will bring them goals. Adelaide has scored the least number of goals so far having only scored 16 goals. All the other teams have scored more than 20 goals each.

After going for four rounds without a loss, Newcastle Jets suffered a heavy loss against Perth Glory.

Glory won 4-nil after scoring three goals in the first half.

The other match was the M1 derby between Gold Coast United and Brisbane Roar where the Roar lost 5-1 despite scoring first. The match was one-all at half time.

There is still one more match in this round and that will be the New Year's eve match between the Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix.


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Queensland battle : Gold Coast vs Brisbane

Thursday, 24th December 2009 5:57am
Round 21 of the A-League will see the Gold Coast United host Brisbane Roar for the first time in what promises to be a tight battle as the two teams fight for finals places.

Both teams are coming off wins and they have both accumulated ten points from their last six matches with three wins, two losses and one draw.

The difference could be that the Roar has won its previous two matches and Gold Coast hasn't.

In their previous two encounters at Suncorp Stadium the Gold Coast came on top and this will be a final chance for the Roar to get something from their near neighbours.

A win for the Gold Coast will keep them in third place whilst a win for the Roar could take them as high as fourth on the table.

Here is the rest of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Brisbane RoarGold Coast
Rank53
FormLWDLWWWDLWLW
Played2019
Points2630
Drawn53
Won79
Lost87
Goal difference1-2
Clean sheets56
Failed to score46
Goals scored2827
Goals conceded2729
Ave. goals scored1.41.4
Ave. goals conceded1.41.5
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar 4 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Gold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 0 - 3 Central Coast Mariners
Wellington Phoenix 6 - 0 Gold Coast
Score 3 or more42
Concede 3 or more45
Home matches
Played129
Points1419
Drawn21
Won46
Lost62
Goal difference-38
Goals scored1316
Goals conceded168
Ave. goals scored1.11.8
Ave. goals conceded1.30.9
Away matches
Played810
Points1211
Drawn32
Won33
Lost25
Goal difference4-10
Goals scored1511
Goals conceded1121
Ave. goals scored1.91.1
Ave. goals conceded1.42.1



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Jets notch four wins in a row

Monday, 21st December 2009 5:06pm
Newcastle Jets became the first team this season to win four matches in a row when they beat North Queensland Fury 3-2 in round 20 of the A-League.

The four wins means the Jets have moved from bottom of the table to fourth place in around five weeks and they now look certain of securing a finals place.

Whilst the Jets have been in ascendancy, the same cannot be said for Perth Glory who are now in seventh place after losing to the Gold Coast United 2-nil.

The Glory have lost their last two matches and they have won just once in their last six matches.

The two top teams could not be separated after the match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC ended in a goalless draw. This was the sixth goalless draw this season in the A-League.

Elsewhere in the round, Adelaide United drew Wellington Phoenix and the Central Coast Mariners lost to Brisbane Roar at home.

This week I think it will interesting to take a look at the A-League form table and here it is:


TeamPWDLForAGDPtsStreak
Newcastle Jets 6 5 01 136 715WLWWWW
Melbourne Victory 6 3 21 95 411LWWDWD
Brisbane Roar 6 3 12 106 410LWDLWW
Gold Coast 6 3 12 89 -110WDLWLW
Central Coast Mariners 6 2 13 129 37WWDLLL
Sydney 6 2 13 67 -17LLLWWD
Perth Glory 6 1 32 45 -16DWDDLL
Wellington Phoenix 6 1 32 58 -36DWLDLD
NQ Fury 6 2 04 715 -86LWLWLL
Adelaide Utd 6 1 23 48 -45LDLLWD


So the form team is the Jets and Adelaide with just five points from the their last six matches anchor the table.


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First vs second: Victory vs Sydney

Thursday, 17th December 2009 1:54pm
In round 20 of the A-League, league leaders Melbourne Victory will take on second placed Sydney FC in a battle of the top two teams.

Victory is on a good run at the moment having won 13 points from its last six matches compared to only 9 for Sydney but Sydney has won its last two matches.

In their last match at the Etihad Stadium Sydney came out victors with a 3-nil win over their rivals and it was then Victory's biggest loss at home.

A win for Victory will open a six point gap at the top and a draw will still keep the Melbourne outfit in first place.

Sydney can take pole position if they win by two goals or more.

So here is the rest of the stats for the two teams so far this season:


Melbourne VictorySydney
Rank12
Played1818
Points3431
Drawn41
Won1010
Lost47
Goal difference87
Clean sheets56
Failed to score35
Goals scored3125
Goals conceded2318
Ave. goals scored1.71.4
Ave. goals conceded1.31.0
Biggest winMelbourne Victory 4 - 0 Gold Coast
Melbourne Victory 0 - 3 Sydney
Sydney 4 - 1 NQ Fury
Biggest lossMelbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Perth Glory 2 - 0 Sydney
Sydney 1 - 3 Newcastle Jets
Score 3 or more64
Concede 3 or more31
Home matches
Played99
Points1221
Drawn30
Won37
Lost32
Goal difference-28
Goals scored1416
Goals conceded168
Ave. goals scored1.61.8
Ave. goals conceded1.80.9
Away matches
Played99
Points2210
Drawn11
Won73
Lost15
Goal difference10-1
Goals scored179
Goals conceded710
Ave. goals scored1.91.0
Ave. goals conceded0.81.1



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Queensland battle : Roar vs Fury

Tuesday, 15th December 2009 5:55pm
Round 19 of the A-League has matches in different weeks and between other rounds and the first match of this unique round will be the Queensland battle between Brisbane Roar and North Queensland Fury.

In the previous round the Roar suffered a defeat on the hands of Adelaide United.

In that same round the Fury got an all important win over Perth Glory to make sure they avoided sitting at the bottom of the ladder again.

The Fury lie in eighth place just above the Roar and the two teams are separated by a single point.

Whichever team wins this battle will move closer to the finals places as a win for the Fury will land them in sixth position.

A draw will suit neither team but as the away team it could be good enough for the Fury. Their only match ended in a draw.

So here is the rest of the stats so far:


Brisbane RoarNQ Fury
Position98
StreakDWLWDLWLLWLW
Played1818
Points2021
Drawn56
Won55
Lost87
Goal difference-2-12
Clean sheets43
Failed to score44
Goals scored2320
Goals conceded2532
Ave. goals scored1.31.1
Ave. goals conceded1.41.8
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar 4 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Gold Coast 0 - 2 NQ Fury
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 0 - 3 Central Coast Mariners
Gold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Score 3 or more31
Concede 3 or more45
Home matches
Played119
Points1111
Drawn22
Won33
Lost64
Goal difference-5-5
Goals scored1110
Goals conceded1615
Ave. goals scored1.01.1
Ave. goals conceded1.51.7
Away matches
Played79
Points910
Drawn34
Won22
Lost23
Goal difference3-7
Goals scored1210
Goals conceded917
Ave. goals scored1.71.1
Ave. goals conceded1.31.9


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Jets flying up the table

Monday, 14th December 2009 5:10pm
Newcastle Jets are in fourth place on the A-League table after the 3-2 win over Gold Coast United in round 18 of the A-League.

Four rounds ago the Jets were anchoring the table and their good run started after beating Sydney FC and from then on they have picked an extra six points.

There was a big result for Melbourne Victory when they beat the Central Coast Mariners 3-nil in Gosford. In their previous two encounters at the Etihad Stadium the Victory shipped in six goals with no response.

That victory kept the Melbourne outfit on top of the ladder especially after a rare loss in New Zealand for Wellington Phoenix who lost to Sydney FC 1-nil.

Like Jets, Sydney FC are on a mini good run and haven't lost a match since losing to the Jets.

There was also a huge result for Adelaide against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. Even though Adelaide stay rooted to the bottom of the table, the win means they are still in touch at least with the bottom four sides.

There were no draws in round 18 and the other team to win was North Queensland Fury who beat Perth Glory. Glory are in some sort of free-fall especially after going as high as third on the ladder not so long ago.

Round 18 is the third round so far this season without a draw and so this week I will take a look at the drawing trend as shown in the table below:


TrendFrequencyPercentage
Draw at half time, draw at full time 1458.3
Home team leading at half time, draw at full time 729.2
Away team leading at half time, draw at full time 312.5
Drawn matches 2426.7


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A-League: Mariners vs Victory

Thursday, 10th December 2009 6:13am
One of the most interesting matches in round 18 of the A-League will be the match between Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory.

The Mariners have beaten Victory twice already and both matches were at the Etihad Stadium.

The Victory failed to score in both matches.

Now the last league match is at Bluetongue Stadium and Victory has a last chance to at least score against the Mariners.

The Mariners have the best defence in the league at the moment having only conceded just 11 goals so far.

Although the Mariners have lost more matches than Victory, they are still to lose by more than one goal.

So here are the rest of the stats for the two teams


Central Coast MarinersMelbourne Victory
Position41
Played1717
Points2431
Drawn64
Won69
Lost54
Goal difference125
Clean sheets84
Failed to score73
Goals scored2328
Goals conceded1123
Ave. goals scored1.41.6
Ave. goals conceded0.61.4
Biggest winMelbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
NQ Fury 1 - 5 Central Coast Mariners
Melbourne Victory 4 - 0 Gold Coast
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide Utd 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 2 - 1 Central Coast Mariners
Gold Coast 2 - 1 Central Coast Mariners
Melbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Score 3 or more45
Concede 3 or more03
Home matches
Played79
Points1112
Drawn53
Won23
Lost03
Goal difference4-2
Goals scored714
Goals conceded316
Ave. goals scored1.01.6
Ave. goals conceded0.41.8
Away matches
Played108
Points1319
Drawn11
Won46
Lost51
Goal difference87
Goals scored1614
Goals conceded87
Ave. goals scored1.61.8
Ave. goals conceded0.80.9



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Sydney back to winning ways

Monday, 7th December 2009 12:01pm
Sydney FC went back to winning ways after beating the North Queensland Fury 4-1 in round 17 of the A-League.

Before this win Sydney had lost three consecutive matches and were in danger of losing the second spot on the ladder.

Newcastle United continued with their resurgence beating rock bottom Adelaide United 2-nil at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Before last week the Jets had never won away from home this season and now they have notched two away wins and scoring five goals in the process and conceding just one.

The result pushed the Jets to sixth position on the ladder and this is not bad for a team that was anchoring the ladder not so long ago.

Good news for Adelaide though is that the Fury lost and therefore remain a point ahead of them and a -13 goal difference.

Elsewhere there were draws for leaders Melbourne Victory against Wellington Phoenix and Brisbane held Perth Glory 1-all at home .

The Gold Coast United managed to win their match 2-1 against the Central Coast Mariners after trailing at half-time.

This is only the third time this season that an A-League team trailing at half time has gone on to win and its also the second time for a home team to do so.

Below is the rest of the winning trends so far for the A-League:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time 2134.4
Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time 1829.5
Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time 23.3
Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time 11.6
Draw at half time, home team winning at full time 1321.3
Draw at half time, away team winning at full time 69.8
Matches ending in result 6171.8

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Jets face Adelaide test

Thursday, 3rd December 2009 7:45am
Newcastle Jets won their first away match of the season in the last round and now face bottom placed Adelaide in round 17 of the A-League.

The 3-1 victory over Sydney FC was the Jet's first away win over Sydney but also the first away win for the season.

In round 16 Adelaide lost away to the North Queensland Fury and they replaced them at the bottom of the ladder.

Depending on other results, a win for Adelaide could take them as high as seventh place whilst for the Jets a win could take them to sixth whilst increasing between them and Adelaide to five points.

So here are stats for the two teams so far this season:


AdelaideNewcastle Jets
Position108
Played1616
Points1719
Drawn54
Won45
Lost77
Goal difference-6-6
Clean sheets42
Failed to score65
Goals scored1417
Goals conceded2023
Ave. goals scored0.91.1
Ave. goals conceded1.31.4
Biggest winNQ Fury 0 - 2 Adelaide Utd
Newcastle Jets 2 - 0 NQ Fury
Sydney 1 - 3 Newcastle Jets
Biggest lossAdelaide Utd 0 - 2 Gold Coast
Adelaide Utd 0 - 2 Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory 3 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Adelaide Utd 0 - 2 Brisbane Roar
Newcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Wellington Phoenix 3 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Home matches
Played98
Points1212
Drawn30
Won34
Lost34
Goal difference-3-2
Goals scored99
Goals conceded1211
Ave. goals scored1.01.1
Ave. goals conceded1.31.4
Away matches
Played78
Points57
Drawn24
Won11
Lost43
Goal difference-3-4
Goals scored58
Goals conceded812
Ave. goals scored0.71.0
Ave. goals conceded1.11.5



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Adelaide drop to bottom

Monday, 30th November 2009 9:22am
Adelaide United dropped to the bottom of the ladder following their defeat at the hands of the North Queensland Fury in round 15.

The other teams in the the bottom three teams at the start of the round all won and this pushed Adelaide to the bottom of the ladder on goal difference.

Round 16 also saw a historic win for Newcastle Jets as they beat Sydney FC for the first time in the league in their own backyard. That win moved the Jets one place up the ladder.

That win for the Jets was also their first away win this season.

After losing their last home game 4-nil, Melbourne Victory this time turned the tables around winning 4-nil against the Gold Coast United.

The loss meant that the Gold Coast team dropped one place into fourth place and were replaced by the Central Coast Mariners despite the Mariners being held at home by Perth Glory.

The Mariners scored nine goals in their last two matches both away from home but they could not find the net in front of their own home supporters.

So after taking a look at the home ladder after the last round, this time I will take a look at the away ladder and here it is:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Melbourne Victory 7 6 01 136 718
Central Coast Mariners 9 4 14 156 913
Gold Coast 9 3 24 918 -911
NQ Fury 8 2 42 913 -410
Brisbane Roar 6 2 22 118 38
Perth Glory 9 2 25 1012 -28
Sydney 8 2 15 810 -27
Newcastle Jets 8 1 43 812 -47
Wellington Phoenix 9 1 44 815 -77
Adelaide Utd 7 1 24 58 -35


Not very surprising to see Victory of this ladder after an impressive away form but Adelaide also anchor this ladder.


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Etihad clash : Victory vs Gold Coast

Thursday, 26th November 2009 5:06pm
Its going to be a clash between first and third when Melbourne Victory meets the Gold Coast at the Etihad Stadium in round 16 of the A-League.

This will be the first time for the two teams to meet at the stadium and in their first match at Skilled Stadium Victory came out tops.

In round 15 Victory won away at Brisbane Roar whilst Gold Coast were held by Adelaide United.

In its last home match Victory lost 4-nil to the Central Coast Mariners and so it will be interesting to see if Victory can tighten its defences this time around.

Here are the head to head starts for the two teams so far:


Melbourne VictoryGold Coast
Position13
Played1515
Points2724
Drawn33
Won87
Lost45
Goal difference10
Clean sheets35
Failed to score35
Goals scored2321
Goals conceded2221
Ave. goals scored1.51.4
Ave. goals conceded1.51.4
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 0 - 2 Melbourne Victory
Newcastle Jets 1 - 3 Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory 3 - 1 Adelaide Utd
Gold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Biggest lossMelbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Wellington Phoenix 6 - 0 Gold Coast
Home matches
Played87
Points913
Drawn31
Won24
Lost32
Goal difference-65
Goals scored1012
Goals conceded167
Ave. goals scored1.31.7
Ave. goals conceded2.01.0
Away matches
Played78
Points1811
Drawn02
Won63
Lost13
Goal difference7-5
Goals scored139
Goals conceded614
Ave. goals scored1.91.1
Ave. goals conceded0.91.8



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Mariners march continues

Monday, 23rd November 2009 11:56am
The Central Coast Mariners won the second away match in a row by a four goal margin after beating the North Queensland Fury 5-1 in round 15.

In the last round the Mariners beat champions Melbourne Victory 4-nil and so they have now scored a total of nine goals and conceding just one in the process.

Victory secured a narrow 1-nil win over Brisbane Roar to secure top spot on the table after Sydney FC went down 2-nil away to Perth Glory.

Wellington won for the first time this season after beating Newcastle Jets 1-nil. It means that the Jets are now the only team without an away win so far this season.

So in this week's post I will take a look at the home ladder for the A-League so far and next week I will take a look at the away one.


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Sydney 7 6 01 114 718
Perth Glory 7 4 21 116 514
Wellington Phoenix 7 3 40 144 1013
Gold Coast 7 4 12 127 513
Newcastle Jets 8 4 04 911 -212
Adelaide Utd 9 3 33 912 -312
Central Coast Mariners 6 2 40 73 410
Melbourne Victory 8 2 33 1016 -69
Brisbane Roar 9 2 25 714 -78
NQ Fury 7 1 24 714 -75


So Sydney FC has the best home form with 18 points picked up from home.

On the other hand the Fury has only picked up five points at home - one win and two draws.


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Fury face buoyant Mariners

Friday, 20th November 2009 5:42am
In round 15 of the A-League, the North Queensland Fury will face the buoyant Central Coast Mariners coming from beating Melbourne Victory 4-nil away from home.

The win over Victory was their biggest win so far this season and they face a Fury side coming from a defeat against Newcastle Jets.

After that defeat the Fury went back to the bottom of the table whilst Mariners currently sit in fourth.

Below is the rest of the stats so far this season:


Central Coast MarinersNQ Fury
Position410
Played1414
Points2015
Drawn56
Won53
Lost45
Goal difference9-7
Clean sheets72
Failed to score64
Goals scored1715
Goals conceded822
Ave. goals scored1.21.1
Ave. goals conceded0.61.6
Biggest winMelbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners
Gold Coast 0 - 2 NQ Fury
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide Utd 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 2 - 1 Central Coast Mariners
Gold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Home matches
Played66
Points105
Drawn42
Won21
Lost03
Goal difference4-3
Goals scored76
Goals conceded39
Ave. goals scored1.21.0
Ave. goals conceded0.51.5
Away matches
Played88
Points1010
Drawn14
Won32
Lost42
Goal difference5-4
Goals scored109
Goals conceded513
Ave. goals scored1.31.1
Ave. goals conceded0.61.6

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Heart goes for Olsen, Milicic

Friday, 20th November 2009 5:28am
Melbourne Heart has signed Jesper Olsen and Ante Milicic as assistant coaches for its inaugural season in the A-League.

The pair will assist John van't Schip who was appointed earlier this year.

All the three coaches have some experience in the Dutch League but Milicic also has the experience of playing in the A-League having played for Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar.

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Mariners humble Victory

Monday, 9th November 2009 6:53am
The standout result of round 14 of the A-League was probably the Central Coast Mariners' mauling of Melbourne Victory 4-nil at home.

This is Victory's worst home defeat and it comes soon after another big defeat at home when the Victory 3-nil at home to Sydney FC.

Another team to lose at home was Adelaide United who lost to Brisbane Roar 2-nil.

Gold Coast went back to winning ways overcoming league leader Sydney FC with a lone strike in the first half.

Elsewhere there was a draw for the Wellington Phoenix against Perth Glory whilst Newcastle Jets won against the North Queensland Fury.

This week I will take a look at the second half ladder which only considers results from the second half of a match.


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Melbourne Victory 14 7 43 116 525
NQ Fury 14 7 34 1212 024
Wellington Phoenix 14 5 54 116 520
Central Coast Mariners 14 3 101 83 519
Sydney 14 4 73 97 219
Gold Coast 14 4 64 1113 -218
Perth Glory 14 4 64 1012 -218
Brisbane Roar 14 4 46 811 -316
Newcastle Jets 14 3 47 511 -613
Adelaide Utd 14 2 57 610 -411


So Melbourne Victory leads this table having won 7 second halves whilst Adelaide anchor it with only two wins.

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Glory to test Phoenix

Thursday, 5th November 2009 9:32pm
In round 14 of the A-League Wellington Phoenix will host Perth Glory with the Phoenix having scored nine goals in their last two home matches conceding none.

Phoenix beat Gold Coast 6-nil and then in their next home match beat Newcastle Jets 3-nil and therefore I think the Glory must be hoping to stop that trend and at least score against them.

The Glory has lost the last the three matches and are beginning to slide down the ladder and are currently in fifth place.

Here is the rest of the stats so far:


Perth GloryWellington Phoenix
Position56
Played1313
Points1716
Drawn27
Won53
Lost63
Goal difference15
Clean sheets34
Failed to score13
Goals scored1819
Goals conceded1714
Ave. goals scored1.41.5
Ave. goals conceded1.31.1
Biggest winPerth Glory 2 - 0 Newcastle Jets
Brisbane Roar 2 - 4 Perth Glory
Wellington Phoenix 6 - 0 Gold Coast
Biggest lossAdelaide Utd 1 - 0 Perth Glory
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 1 Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 1 Perth Glory
Gold Coast 2 - 1 Perth Glory
NQ Fury 2 - 1 Perth Glory
Perth Glory 1 - 2 Melbourne Victory
Sydney 2 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Sydney 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix
Home matches
Played66
Points1112
Drawn23
Won33
Lost10
Goal difference310
Goals scored913
Goals conceded63
Ave. goals scored1.52.2
Ave. goals conceded1.00.5
Away matches
Played77
Points64
Drawn04
Won20
Lost53
Goal difference-2-5
Goals scored96
Goals conceded1111
Ave. goals scored1.30.9
Ave. goals conceded1.61.6

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Fury in back to back wins

Monday, 2nd November 2009 3:03pm
The North Queensland Fury got its first back to back wins after beating the Gold Coast United 2-nil.

The win lifted Fury from the bottom of the ladder three steps up to seventh position.

They were replaced at the bottom by Newcastle Jets who managed a draw away to Brisbane Roar. However, the Jets have a game in hand to be played during the week.

Sydney maintained its top position after beating the Wellington Phoenix 3-1. All three Sydney goals came in the first half and the Phoenix scored towards the end of the match.

So this week I will take a look at the first half ladder. In next week's post on the A-League I will take a look at the second half ladder.


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Gold Coast 13 6 34 87 121
Sydney 13 4 72 104 619
Central Coast Mariners 13 5 44 85 319
Perth Glory 13 4 63 96 318
Newcastle Jets 12 4 53 99 017
Adelaide Utd 13 4 54 66 017
Melbourne Victory 13 4 54 1115 -417
Brisbane Roar 13 4 45 910 -116
Wellington Phoenix 12 3 72 89 -116
NQ Fury 13 1 48 310 -77


So the Gold Coast is the team that has gone into half time leading more than any other team in the league so far.


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Fury face Coast test

Wednesday, 28th October 2009 9:55pm
The North Queensland Fury will meet the Gold Coast coming off from a 6-nil drubbing by the Wellington Phoenix in the last round.

Interestingly the Fury lost 5-nil to Gold Coast in their first match but since then the Fury has tightened its defences and no team has been able to score more three goals against them.

So its going to be interesting to see what the Gold Coast reaction will be in front of their own fans.

So here are the figures so far this season:


Gold CoastNQ FuryStat
Position310
Played1212
Points2012
Drawn26
Won62
Lost44
Goal difference1-7
Clean sheets41
Failed to score43
Goals scored1913
Goals conceded1820
Ave. goals scored1.61.1
Ave. goals conceded1.51.7
Biggest winGold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Sydney 0 - 1 NQ Fury
NQ Fury 2 - 1 Perth Glory
Biggest lossWellington Phoenix 6 - 0 Gold Coast
Gold Coast 5 - 0 NQ Fury
Home matches
Played56
Points105
Drawn12
Won31
Lost13
Goal difference6-3
Goals scored116
Goals conceded59
Ave. goals scored2.21.0
Ave. goals conceded1.01.5
Away matches
Played76
Points107
Drawn14
Won31
Lost31
Goal difference-5-4
Goals scored87
Goals conceded1311
Ave. goals scored1.11.2
Ave. goals conceded1.91.8



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Phoenix routs Gold Coast

Monday, 26th October 2009 7:29am
Without a doubt the standout result of round 11 of the A-League is Wellington Phoenix beating the Gold Coast United 6-nil.

The Phoenix went into this match after six consecutive draws and the Gold Coast were on top of the ladder.

The result wiped most of the Gold Coast goal difference and they now drop to third on the table.

The North Queensland Fury won at home for the first time in a round where for the first time all home teams won. There were no draws.

The Fury is also the first home team to be trailing at half time and winning at the end of the match. Perth Glory was leading 1-nil at half time.

Elsewhere there were wins for Sydney FC who now go top, Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets.

This week I take a look at the form table. The form ladder shows the matches only from the last six matches and here it is:


TeamPWDLForAGDPtsStreak
Melbourne Victory 6 5 01 138 515WWWLWW
Sydney 6 4 02 95 412WLWWLW
Perth Glory 6 3 12 97 210WWDWLL
Wellington Phoenix 6 1 50 93 68DDDDDW
Central Coast Mariners 6 2 22 84 48WDLDWL
NQ Fury 6 1 41 67 -17DLDDDW
Adelaide Utd 6 2 13 68 -27LWDLWL
Gold Coast 6 2 13 513 -87LLDWWL
Newcastle Jets 6 1 14 511 -64LLLDLW
Brisbane Roar 6 1 05 512 -73LWLLLL


So the form team is Melbourne Victory and the Brisbane has the worst form at the moment.


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Jets face Mariners test

Thursday, 22nd October 2009 1:38pm
In round 12, the Newcastle will host the near neighbours Central Coast Mariners as they bid to climb up the ladder.

The two teams enter into this fixture from two different round 11 matches were the Mariners won away 3-nil against Brisbane Roar and Jets lost 3-1 to Melbourne Victory.

If the Jets lose they could possibly end the weekend anchoring the ladder if the North Queensland Fury earn at least a point from their match.


Central Coast MarinersNewcastle Jets
Position59
Played1110
Points169
Drawn43
Won42
Lost35
Goal difference6-7
Clean sheets51
Failed to score53
Goals scored129
Goals conceded616
Ave. goals scored1.10.9
Ave. goals conceded0.51.6
Biggest winCentral Coast Mariners 3 - 0 Gold Coast
Brisbane Roar 0 - 3 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 3 - 2 Wellington Phoenix
Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Gold Coast
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide Utd 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Home matches
Played55
Points96
Drawn30
Won22
Lost03
Goal difference4-4
Goals scored75
Goals conceded39
Ave. goals scored1.41.0
Ave. goals conceded0.61.8
Away matches
Played65
Points73
Drawn13
Won20
Lost32
Goal difference2-3
Goals scored54
Goals conceded37
Ave. goals scored0.80.8
Ave. goals conceded0.51.4



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Adelaide stun Sydney in round 11

Monday, 19th October 2009 1:23pm
Ten-men Adelaide United beat Sydney FC 2-1 and with that loss Sydney ended in second spot as the Gold Coast overcame an in-form Perth Glory side to reclaim top spot.

With that win Adelaide moved into sixth position and this was aided by Brisbane Roar losing 3-nil to the Central Coast Mariners who maintained their fifth position.

The Glory slipped to fourth position.

Things stayed the same at the bottom with North Queensland Fury getting yet another draw against Wellington Phoenix and Newcastle Jets losing.

The draw for Wellington Phoenix means that the Phoenix becomes the first team in the A-League to have six consecutive draws and this week I will show the updated recent form. Next week I will show the full form table.


TeamRecent Form
Adelaide United FCWLWDLW
Brisbane RoarWLWLLL
Central Coast MarinersLWDLDW
Gold Coast UnitedDLLDWW
Melbourne VictoryDWWWLW
Newcastle JetsDLLLDL
North Queensland Fury FCWDLDDD
Perth GloryDWWDWL
Sydney FCLWLWWL
Wellington PhoenixDDDDDD

Also Victory was 1-nil down at half time but went to on to win the match in the second half. This is first time this season that a team trailing at half time has been able to emerge victorious at the end of the match. The table below just shows the trends:


TrendFrequencyPercentage(%)
Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time 1232.4
Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time 1129.7
Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time 00.0
Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time 12.7
Draw at half time, home team winning at full time 924.3
Draw at half time, away team winning at full time 410.8
Matches ending in result 3768.5


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Roar turns to Postecoglou

Friday, 16th October 2009 8:03pm
Brisbane Roar has replaced Frank Farina with former Young Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

Postecoglou's first match will be the round 11 home match against the Central Coast Mariners.

This will be the first time for Postecoglou to coach in the A-League and he takes the team currently lying sixth in the league.

Here is the current state of affairs for the Roar after 10 rounds:


CategoryBrisbane Roar
Position6th
Played10
Points12
Won3
Drawn3
Lost4
Last six matchesDWLWLL
Goal difference-1
Clean sheets3
Failed to score1
Goals scored14
Goals conceded15
Ave. goals scored1.4
Ave. goals conceded1.5
Biggest winNewcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 1 - 3 Gold Coast
Brisbane Roar 2 - 4 Perth Glory
Home matches
Played6
Points7
Won2
Drawn1
Lost3
Goal difference-3
Goals scored6
Goals conceded9
Ave. goals scored1.0
Ave. goals conceded1.5
Away matches
Played4
Points5
Won1
Drawn2
Lost1
Goal difference2
Goals scored8
Goals conceded6
Ave. goals scored2.0
Ave. goals conceded1.5



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Farina, Roar part ways

Thursday, 15th October 2009 9:46pm
Brisbane Roar parted ways with coach Frank Farina after he was charged with drink driving for the second time.

Farina joined the Roar in November 2006 and under him the team played 67 A-League matches winning 28 of them.

The Roar will be the first team this season to sack its coach.

So here is the record for Farina's 67 matches(that includes the match in round 10):


Number
Matches 67
Won 28
Drawn 18
Lost 21
Away wins 14
Home wins 14
Goals scored 98
Goals conceded 81
Home goals scored 51
Away goals scored 47


So it was a fairly successful stint with the team winning more matches than it lost.

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Roar to battle out Mariners

Wednesday, 14th October 2009 1:30pm
Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners currently sit in the last two finals places and in round 11 the two battle it out to maintain those positions.

A win can take the Mariners to fourth place provided Melbourne Victory does not get a result against Newcastle Jets.

A win for the Roar will take them above the Mariners and possibly fourth if the Victory lose or draw against the Jets.

Below is the rest of the stats so far this season for the two teams:



Central Coast MarinersBrisbane Roar
Position56
Played1010
Points1312
Drawn43
Won33
Lost34
Goal difference3-1
Clean sheets43
Failed to score51
Goals scored914
Goals conceded615
Ave. goals scored0.91.4
Ave. goals conceded0.61.5
Biggest winCentral Coast Mariners 3 - 0 Gold Coast
Newcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Biggest lossBrisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide Utd 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Sydney 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
Brisbane Roar 1 - 3 Gold Coast
Brisbane Roar 2 - 4 Perth Glory
Home matches
Played56
Points97
Drawn31
Won22
Lost03
Goal difference4-3
Goals scored76
Goals conceded39
Ave. goals scored1.41.0
Ave. goals conceded0.61.5
Away matches
Played54
Points45
Drawn12
Won11
Lost31
Goal difference-12
Goals scored28
Goals conceded36
Ave. goals scored0.42.0
Ave. goals conceded0.61.5


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Heart appoint van't Schip

Monday, 12th October 2009 1:57pm
Melbourne Heart has appointed John van't Schip to be its coach as it enters the A-League next season.

The number of teams in the A-League will be increased from ten to eleven in the 2010/11 season with the twelfth team expected to join in the 2011/12 season.

With the appointment of the coach now done, the second Melbnourne based team can start assembling a squad for its inaugral season.


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Gold Coast back to winning ways

Monday, 12th October 2009 1:57pm
Gold Coast United went back to winning ways after beating Brisbase 1-nil at the Suncorp Stadium in round 10.

Round 10 of the A-League had four matches after the Wellington Phoenix/Newcastle Jets match was postponed because of New Zealand playing Bahrain in 2010 World Cup qualifying match.

The other winners in this round were Sydney FC who beat Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory who beat Adelaide United.

Sydney FC scored three goals in five minutes in the first half to secure its top position on the ladder.

Glory's win pushed the team to second with Gold Coast securing second position on goal difference.

The only draw of the round saw North Queensland Fury saw a late goal to level scores against Central Coast Mariners who had scored in the first minute of the match.

This week I take a look at the recent form for the A-League teams.

TeamRecent Form
Adelaide United FCDWLWDL
Brisbane RoarDWLWLL
Central Coast MarinersWLWDLD
Gold Coast UnitedWDLLDW
Melbourne VictoryDDWWWL
Newcastle JetsWDLLLD
North Queensland Fury FCDWDLDD
Perth GloryLDWWDW
Sydney FCLLWLWW
Wellington PhoenixLDDDDD


The table above shows that no team has been consistent in winningin the last six matches.

The Phoenix have had five draws in a row.


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Melbourne v Sydney - top of the table clash

Wednesday, 7th October 2009 1:27pm
Top of the table clash for Melbourne and Sydney Melbourne Victory will host Sydney FC for a top of the table clash in round 10 of the A-League.

Sydney will retain top position with a win or a draw whilst Victory needs all three points to go top.

Last week Victory got its first home win and are playing a Sydney team that has tasted victory away from home just once.

Below is the rest of the stats so far this season for the two teams:


CategoryMelbourne VictorySydney
Position21
Played99
Points1516
Drawn31
Won45
Lost23
Goal difference23
Clean sheets24
Failed to score13
Goals scored1410
Goals conceded127
Ave. goals scored1.61.1
Ave. goals conceded1.30.8
Biggest winAdelaide Utd 0 - 2 Melbourne Victory
Sydney 2 - 0 Wellington Phoenix
Biggest lossMelbourne Victory 0 - 2 Central Coast Mariners
Gold Coast 2 - 1 Sydney
Sydney 0 - 1 NQ Fury
Brisbane Roar 1 - 0 Sydney
Home matches
Played55
Points612
Drawn30
Won14
Lost11
Goal difference-14
Goals scored76
Goals conceded82
Ave. goals scored1.41.2
Ave. goals conceded1.60.4
Away matches
Played44
Points94
Drawn01
Won31
Lost12
Goal difference3-1
Goals scored74
Goals conceded45
Ave. goals scored1.81.0
Ave. goals conceded1.01.3


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Sydney shoots to the top

Tuesday, 6th October 2009 1:13pm
Sydney FC shot to the top of the A-League ladder after beating the Central Coast Mariners 1-nil at home in round 9.

With Gold Coast United only managing a goalless draw in its match against Wellington Phoenix, Sydney took advantage of that to take pole position.

The next match for Sydney FC will be away to Melbourne Victory who got their first home win against Brisbane Roar.

There were no changes in the bottom six places with none of the teams occupying those places managing a win.

The North Queensland Fury still anchor the ladder after a draw against high flying Perth Glory.

After looking at the home ladder last week, this week I take a look at the away ladder:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Melbourne Victory 4 3 01 74 39
Gold Coast 5 2 12 77 07
Perth Glory 5 2 03 77 06
NQ Fury 5 1 31 610 -46
Brisbane Roar 4 1 21 86 25
Adelaide Utd 3 1 11 32 14
Sydney 4 1 12 45 -14
Central Coast Mariners 5 1 13 23 -14
Newcastle Jets 5 0 32 47 -33
Wellington Phoenix 5 0 32 47 -33


So the Victory the away ladder after three victories away from home and just one loss.

At this stage of the season the Phoenix and the Jets are the poorest travellers with no wins but just three draws.



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Adelaide-Newcastle face-off in round 9

Thursday, 1st October 2009 8:43pm
This week's I take a look at the stats so far between Adelaide United and Newcastle Jets.

Adelaide will take on the Jets after seeing off North Queensland Fury in their last match in round 8.

On the other hand, Newcastle lost at home in their last match against Perth Glory.

And so here is the story for the teams so far:



CategoryAdelaideNewcastle Jets
Position79
Played88
Points118
Drawn22
Won32
Lost34
Goal difference-1-5
Clean sheets31
Failed to score33
Goals scored87
Goals conceded912
Ave. goals scored1.00.9
Ave. goals conceded1.11.5
Biggest winNQ Fury 0 - 2 Adelaide Utd
Newcastle Jets 3 - 2 Wellington Phoenix
Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Gold Coast
Biggest lossAdelaide Utd 0 - 2 Gold Coast
Adelaide Utd 0 - 2 Melbourne Victory
Newcastle Jets 0 - 3 Brisbane Roar
Home matches
Played54
Points76
Drawn10
Won22
Lost22
Goal difference-2-2
Goals scored54
Goals conceded76
Ave. goals scored1.01.0
Ave. goals conceded1.41.5
Away matches
Played34
Points42
Drawn12
Won10
Lost12
Goal difference1-3
Goals scored33
Goals conceded26
Ave. goals scored1.00.8
Ave. goals conceded0.71.5


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Back to back away wins for Glory

Monday, 28th September 2009 10:26pm
Perth Glory's win over Newcastle Jets in round 8 of the A-League meant that the Glory scored a rare back to back away wins.

That win took the Perth based side to second on the ladder which is rare sight for the team that has never reached the finals.

Gold Coast still lead the ladder on goal difference after losing 3-2 to defending champions Melbourne Victory.

Sydney FC slipped to third after losing 1-nil to the Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners lost a chance to go top after being held to a goalless draw by Wellington Phoenix.

Only eight goals were scored in this round making it the second least scoring round so far in the league.

of those eight goals home teams only scored three goals and so this week we take a look at the ladder focusing on the home matches only.


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostForAgainstGDPts
Sydney 4 3 01 52 39
Central Coast Mariners 4 2 20 62 48
Perth Glory 3 2 10 63 37
Brisbane Roar 5 2 12 68 -27
Adelaide Utd 5 2 12 57 -27
Gold Coast 3 2 01 94 56
Wellington Phoenix 4 1 30 43 16
Newcastle Jets 4 2 02 46 -26
Melbourne Victory 4 0 31 57 -23
NQ Fury 4 0 13 37 -41


And so at the moment Sydney has the best home record and on the bottom is North Queensland Fury.


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Glory gets first away win

Monday, 21st September 2009 11:44pm
Perth Glory got its first away win of the season after the team beat Brisbane Roar 4-2 at the Suncorp Stadium.

Before the match, the Glory were the only team to have zero points from away matches.

Wellington Phoenix, Adelaide and Newcastle Jets are now the only teams without an away win.

Gold Coast United managed to hang on to top despite a 3-nil loss to the Mariners because they have superior goal difference.

This week we take a look at the second half scorelines. These are the scorelines for just the second half without considering the first half.


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 9
0 - 1 8
0 - 2 1
1 - 0 6
1 - 1 4
1 - 2 2
2 - 0 3
2 - 2 1
4 - 0 1


So in 23 matches one or less goals has been scored in a match.

Its also worth pointing out that so far in the A-League no team trailing at half time have won a match and that could explain the few second half goals.


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Fury gets first win

Monday, 14th September 2009 8:45pm
The North Queensland Fury got its first when the team won its round 6 match against against Sydney FC.

The Fury were the only team without a win and they won in a round which saw three matches finish as draws.

The Fury still anchor the ladder with five and a win in their next match could take them as high as fourth depending on other results.

Gold Coast United maintained its top position after coming from 2-nil down at half time to get an unlikely draw.

This week we take a look at the different half-time scorelines so far this season and next week we will look at the different second half scorelines.


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 5
0 - 1 3
0 - 2 2
1 - 0 11
1 - 1 4
1 - 2 1
1 - 3 1
2 - 0 1
2 - 1 1
2 - 2 1


Its interesting to see that so far the most popular scoreline going into half time is the home team leading by an odd goal.

Also four is the highest number of goals in the first half.


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Gold Coast regain top spot

Sunday, 6th September 2009 11:37pm
Gold Coast beat Sydney FC in round of the A-League to regain top spot on the ladder.

After the Gold Coast lost to the Central Coast Mariners in round 4, Sydney FC were the only unbeaten side in the league and so after round 5 every team has suffered a loss.

Its interesting to see that there were just two different scorelines in round 5 scores, 1-1 and 2-1 with three matches finishing as a draw.

This week we take a look at the different scorelines so far this season:


ScorelineFrequency
0 - 0 1
0 - 1 1
0 - 2 2
1 - 0 4
1 - 1 5
1 - 3 1
2 - 0 2
2 - 1 4
2 - 3 1
3 - 2 1
3 - 3 2
5 - 0 1


At this stage of the season 1-all is the most popular result followed by 2-1 and 1-0.

Its interesting to see that after 25 matches already there have been two three-all draws and just one goalless draw.


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Victory, Glory register first wins

Monday, 24th August 2009 8:55pm
Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory registered their first wins of the season in round 3 of the A-League.

Victory had played two home matches with no win and on the other hand Glory had played two away matches and failed to get a point from both.

The only teams without a win now are North Queensland Fury and Brisbane Roar.

After 17 goals were scored in each of the first two rounds, only seven were possible this time and round 3 also saw the first goalless draw this season between Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC.

Gold Coast United maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-nil win over Adelaide United

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Phoenix gets first win

Monday, 17th August 2009 11:04pm
The Wellington got its win of the season after beating Perth Glory 2-1 at the Westpac Stadium.

The result left Glory without a win and no points and they are joined in that category by the North Queensland Fury who lost 5-nil to fellow debutants Gold Coast United.

The Gold Coast's huge win means that the new team stays at the top of the ladder with six points, the same points with Sydney FC who had a narrow win over Adelaide.

Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar got their first points in a high scoring 3-all draw at Etihad Stadium.

The first draw of the season came from the match between Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets. Their result means that the top four teams on the ladder remain unbeaten.

In round Glory will play its first home match against the Jets whilst Victory plays its first away match against the Fury.


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Gold Coast claim top spot

Monday, 10th August 2009 11:06pm
Debutantes Gold Coast United won their first match in the league to claim top spot with a superior goal difference.

In a first round where there were no draws, three of the five matches were won by away teams hence the away teams scored ten goals compared to seven by the home teams.

Defending champions Melbourne Victory suffered their first defeat in an opening round whilst Newcastle Jets on the other hand won their first opening day match.

In round 2, the Gold Coast United will meet fellow debutantes Queensland Fury who lost at home to Sydney FC.


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Culina takes over at Jets

Tuesday, 30th June 2009 10:18pm
Branko Culina has taken over the reigns at Newcastle Jets following the resignation of Gary Van Egmond.

Culina was already a technical director at the club and that should give him a head start.

The former Sydney FC coach takes over a club that finished bottom of the A-League last season but showed some signs of improvement in the Asian Champions League group stages.


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Gary van Egmond leaves Jets

Tuesday, 30th June 2009 7:18am
The Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond has left the team to take up a position with the Australian Institute of Sport(AIS).

Van Egmond won the championship at the end of the 2007/8 season but the team finished bottom last season.

That championship win meant the Jets got a chance to play in the Asian Champions League where they did well to at least go to the knockout stages but their last match was a 6-nil drubbing by Korean side Pohang Steelers.

The Jets have at least five weeks to get a coach before the season kicks off.

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Roar now Brisbane

Wednesday, 6th May 2009 4:43am
The A-League team Queensland Roar has now been renamed to become Brisbane Roar.

This has come about after two more teams from Queensland, Gold Coast United and North Queensland Fury were admitted into the A-League for the coming season.

Interestingly one of the new teams has the name Queensland in its name.


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2009/10 A-League fixtures released

Monday, 20th April 2009 10:52pm
The Football Federation of Australia(FFA) has released the fixture list for the 2009/10 A-League season.

The 2009/10 season will feature 10 teams and therefore the number of matches has increased 135 in the regular season.

The top six teams will participate in the finals. There will be just one extra match in the finals with the teams finishing in the third to sixth places playing knockout one-off matches with no reverse fixtures.

Only the top two teams will play each other home and away with the winner heading straight to the Grand Final.

The season will kick-off on the 6th of August 2009 and the last regular season match will be played on the 14th of February 2010.

The grand final will be held on the 20th of March 2010.

The fixtures will soon be available on TipsChallenge

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Victory claim first treble

Sunday, 1st March 2009 11:22pm
Melbourne Victory became the first team in the A-League to claim the treble after beating Adelaide United in the A-League Grand Final.

Victory won the A-League pre-season cup and also the premiership after topping the league ladder on goal difference.

This was Melbourne's second championship making it the most successful club in the competition so far.

Adelaide and Victory join the Central Coast Mariners in the group of clubs that have reached the grand final twice.

This was the A-League's fourth grand final and the third one to be decided by an odd goal. The losing teams have never scored in a grand final.

The win capped Victory's 15th win of the season for Adelaide it was the eighth loss of the season. Victory lost seven games in the season.

Next season there will be ten teams in the league.

This week we take a look at the match scores for the 2008/9 season and their frequency.


Scoreline Frequency
0 - 0 4
0 - 1 7
0 - 2 4
0 - 3 1
1 - 0 11
1 - 1 9
1 - 2 4
1 - 4 1
2 - 0 7
2 - 1 10
2 - 2 4
2 - 3 2
2 - 4 2
3 - 0 5
3 - 1 2
3 - 2 3
3 - 3 3
3 - 4 1
4 - 0 3
4 - 1 2
4 - 2 2
5 - 0 1
5 - 2 1
6 - 1 1


So in 90 matches the most popular scoreline was 1-nil with eleven occurrences followed by 2-1 with ten. So both scorelines have the home teams winning.

However, in third place is the one-all draw with nine matches finishing with that scoreline.

If you combine 1-0 and 0-1 then in total 18 matches were decided by an odd goal.

Away teams were therefore more likely to win 0-1 than any other scoreline.


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Victory to face Adelaide in Grand Final

Sunday, 22nd February 2009 11:12pm
Melbourne Victory will face Adelaide United in the Grand Final after Adelaide managed to overcome the Queensland Roar by an odd goal.

The goal was the first to be scored by Adelaide in the final series and it proved decisive.

By reaching the final Adelaide will also play in next season's Asian Champions League campaign alongside Victory.

Adelaide and Melbourne have met five times this year and Adelaide has lost all five times.

In five matches the two teams have met, Adelaide has scored just two goals all in one match and the Victory has scored 11 goals.

So the Victory has maintained four clean sheets in the five meets with Adelaide.

In the final ladder for the just ended season this week we take a look at the draws table showing the number of draws for each team and the number of goals involved in those draws.:


Team Played Goals For Points
Central Coast Mariners 21 12 7
Newcastle Jets 21 9 6
Queensland Roar 21 5 6
Adelaide United FC 21 6 5
Sydney FC 21 5 5
Wellington Phoenix 21 5 5
Perth Glory 21 8 4
Melbourne Victory 21 2 2


The average number of draws per team was five in a season where there were 22 draws out of 84 matches which is 26 percent.

Interestingly, the Victory had just two draws in the whole season and both were away from home.

One was a goalless draw against Sydney FC and the other a 2-all draw against the Mariners.


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Victory reaches grand final

Sunday, 15th February 2009 11:04pm
Melbourne Victory will host the A-League final after beating Adelaide United 4-nil at the Telstra Dome in the major semi-final.

Victory will entertain the winner between Adelaide and Queensland Roar after the Roar beat the Central Coast Mariners 2-1 in the second- leg for an overrall 4-1 win.

Adelaide finished second in the league but they still have to find the net after in the finals and will host the Roar who managed to score four goals and had a clean sheet away from home.

The winner between the two teams will automatically get a place in next year's Asian Champions League because Victory already has the other place as minor premiers.

Throughout the season we looked at the team performance in each half through the first and second half ladders and this week we look at the first and second half ladders for the 2008/9 season.

The first half ladder is the league table considering just the result from the first half and the same for the second half ladder.

Below is the first half ladder:


Team Played Goal Diff Points
Adelaide United FC 21 8 39
Queensland Roar 21 8 33
Sydney FC 21 4 28
Central Coast Mariners 21 1 27
Newcastle Jets 21 -2 24
Melbourne Victory 21 -2 23
Wellington Phoenix 21 -5 19
Perth Glory 21 -12 19


and below is the second half ladder:


Team Played Goal Diff Points
Melbourne Victory 21 14 41
Adelaide United FC 21 4 32
Queensland Roar 21 3 30
Central Coast Mariners 21 2 29
Perth Glory 21 -1 28
Sydney FC 21 -3 25
Wellington Phoenix 21 -3 23
Newcastle Jets 21 -16 15


So Adelaide had the best first half performance whilst the Victory had the best second half performance.

Interestingly the second half ladder is nearly the same as the actual ladder with the top four places exactly the same.

Below is the actual final ladder:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostGoal DiffPoints
Melbourne Victory 21 12 27 1238
Adelaide United FC 21 11 55 1238
Queensland Roar 21 10 65 1136
Central Coast Mariners 21 7 77 328
Sydney FC 21 7 59 126
Wellington Phoenix 21 7 59 -826
Perth Glory 21 6 411 -1322
Newcastle Jets 21 4 611 -1818



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Advantage Roar, Victory

Sunday, 8th February 2009 10:41pm
Queensland Roar and Melbourne Victory have a huge advantage going into the second legs of their finals' matches after posting 2-nil wins over the Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide respectively.

Its interesting to see that both home teams lost by the same margin and with the away teams all scoring a goal in each half.

The winner between Adelaide and Melbourne will go straight to the grand final and the loser will host the loser in the Roar/Mariners to decide who becomes the second partipicant in the grand final.

We have been looking at home and away leaders throughout the season and so this week we will take a look at the final home and away ladders.

The home ladder considers just the matches played at home with the away ladder considering the matches played away.

Below is the final home ladder:


Team Played Goal Diff Points
Melbourne Victory 11 15 27
Adelaide United FC 11 17 26
Wellington Phoenix 11 5 19
Perth Glory 10 3 18
Central Coast Mariners 11 5 17
Sydney FC 10 7 16
Queensland Roar 10 4 16
Newcastle Jets 10 1 13


and below is the final away ladder:


Team Played Goal Diff Points
Queensland Roar 11 7 20
Adelaide United FC 10 -5 12
Central Coast Mariners 10 -2 11
Melbourne Victory 10 -3 11
Sydney FC 11 -6 10
Wellington Phoenix 10 -13 7
Newcastle Jets 11 -19 5
Perth Glory 11 -16 4


The minor premiers Victory top the home ladder but lie fourth in the away ladder.

The Roar leader the away ladder by 8 points and its the away form that secured them third place.

So for the Roar not hosting the grand final should they get there will not be a major problem for them.

Perth Glory had the worst away form and Newcastle the worst home form.


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Sydney, Kosmina part ways

Sunday, 1st February 2009 10:20pm
Sydney FC is going to look for its fifth coach in four years after parting company with John Kosmina.

Kosmina joined Sydney in October 2007 and his first match was a win against the Central Coast Mariners.

From there Sydney went undefeated for the next six matches and then suffered a 2-4 home loss to Perth Glory.

That loss to the Glory was the only loss Sydney FC suffered under Kosmina in the league in the 2007/8 season.

But Sydney FC still managed to reach the finals where they were knocked out by the Queensland Roar after a 2-0 goal aggregate loss.

However, this season for the first time in the history of the club, Sydney FC failed to reach the finals after winning seven matches, drawing five and losing nine.

The 4-nil win over Newcastle Jets in the last round of this season ensured that the club did not finish the season with a negative goal difference.

So here is the record for Kosmina's 35 matches(33 league and 2 finals):


Number
Won 13
Drawn 11
Lost 11
Away wins 7
Home wins 6
Goals scored 53
Goals conceded 48
Home goals scored 28
Away goals scored 25


So he won more games than he lost during his tenure and despite winning more games away his team scored more goals at home.

The record looks good because the team only lost two matches in the 2007/8 season under Kosmina's guidance but 2008/9 season proved to be the opposite.

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Minor premiership decided on goals

Monday, 26th January 2009 11:55pm
Melbourne Victory won the minor premiership having scored more goals than Adelaide United who were tied with them on points and goal difference.

The goal difference for both teams was 12 and Adelaide needed to win by at least two clear goals to have a superior goal difference and so the 1-nil over the Central Coast Mariners was not enough.

The Queensland Roar finished third on 36 points because to finish second Adelaide had a to draw or lose.

Wellington Phoenix's defeat at the hands of Victory meant that the Mariners no longer needed to get a result for their match against Adelaide but a heavy defeat would have guaranteed Adelaide the minor premiership.

There was change in the bottom four with Sydney FC moving into fourth place after a 4-nil demolition of cellar dwellers Newcastle Jets.

After looking like they could get fourth place the Phoenix ended in sixth position but its a positive result for a team that finished bottom last season.

So here is the final ladder:


TeamPlayedWonDrawLostGoal DiffPoints
Melbourne Victory 21 12 27 1238
Adelaide United FC 21 11 55 1238
Queensland Roar 21 10 65 1136
Central Coast Mariners 21 7 77 328
Sydney FC 21 7 59 126
Wellington Phoenix 21 7 59 -826
Perth Glory 21 6 411 -1322
Newcastle Jets 21 4 611 -1818


So in the finals Melbourne Victory will meet Adelaide and the Roar will meet the Mariners.

The winner in the Victory/Adelaide match will go straight to the Grand final but the loser will meet the winner between Roar and the Mariners to the decide the other finalist.

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Three way fight for minor premiership

Monday, 19th January 2009 8:32pm
The fight for the minor premiership in the A-League will go to the last round with Adelaide, Melbourne Victory and Queensland Roar all with a chance to finish top.

Victory's 3-nil win over the Central Coast Mariners keeps them in the hunt and are now second on goal difference.

Victory will need to win their last match to get the minor premiership and hope that if Adelaide wins it will win by a lesser margin or draw or lose.

Victory can still get the minor premiership if they lose provided Adelaide lose by a worse margin against the Mariners and the Roar fails to win again Perth Glory.

Adelaide play the Mariners away in their last match of the normal home and away series and by the time they play they will be knowing exactly what to do to overhaul Victory should Victory be on top.

Adelaide's draw with Wellington Phoenix in round 20 makes it harder for the Phoenix to claim fourth place and reach the finals for the first time.

Like in round 19 the Phoenix finished the match with 10 men but this time they did not concede a goal when playing with ten otherwise the season would have finished at the Westpac Stadium. The scoreline was one-all when Tim Brown was send off for a second bookable offence

The Roar's win over Sydney means the Roar can still win the minor premiership but they will require to win against Perth Glory and have both Adelaide and Victory lose their last round matches.

This week we will take a look at the away form after 20 rounds:


TeamPlayedGoal DiffPoints
Queensland Roar 11 720
Central Coast Mariners 10 -211
Melbourne Victory 10 -311
Sydney FC 11 -610
Adelaide United FC 9 -69
Wellington Phoenix 9 -117
Newcastle Jets 10 -155
Perth Glory 10 -144


Its not surprising that the Roar are on top in terms of the away ladder.

Interestingly Adelaide do not have a very good away record but they can improve when it matters when they play the Mariners.


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Jets to finish bottom

Monday, 12th January 2009 1:29pm
Perth Glory's win over Melbourne Victory in round 19 meant that champions Newcastle Jets will finish bottom of the ladder in the A-League this season.

Jets can only finish with a maximum of 21 points after losing away to table topping Adelaide United.

Central Coast Mariners lost its battle to stay third against Queensland Roar in a high scoring match where they lost 4-3. The Roar have a game in hand and if they were to win that match against Adelaide then would slip to second. Despite losing by an odd-goal to Sydney FC, the Wellington Phoenix is still in the run to reach the finals. They have a home match against Adelaide and an away match against Victory.

Adelaide's stay at the top has been underpinned by an excellent home form as shown by the home matches table below:


TeamPlayedGoal DiffPoints
Adelaide United FC 10 1725
Melbourne Victory 9 1021
Wellington Phoenix 10 518
Perth Glory 10 318
Central Coast Mariners 10 617
Sydney FC 9 313
Newcastle Jets 9 010
Queensland Roar 8 010


Adelaide has only lost five points at home in ten matches but they have just one more match to play at home.

On the other hand the Roar has been sustained by its away form and so the postponed match between the Roar and Adelaide will should be an interesting encounter.


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Jets slip out of finals

Monday, 29th December 2008 10:41pm
Newcastle Jets slipped out of finals contention after the loss to the Central Coast Mariners having taken an early lead in that match.

The defending champions are on have 15 points and are 10 points adrift of the Mariners who currently lie in fourth place and have 25 points.

The maximum points the Jets can now get from their remaining four matches is 12 but they also have a goal difference of -10 and therefore finals are out of the equation now.

The Jets' next battle is now to avoid getting the wooden spoon and that battle begins with the match away to the Wellington Phoenix who can still reach the finals.

There was a one goal margin win in all the matches in round 17 and for two consecutive rounds there have been no draw.

Apart from the Perth/Adelaide match there was a goal in the last ten minutes of the match in the other three matches.

One interesting statistic to come from the Melbourne/Sydney match is the fact that this is the first time this season for a home team to win after trailing at half time.

Away teams have won twice after trailing at half time this season and the second of those matches was the match between Jets and the Mariners where the Mariners where trailing 1-0 at half-time but emerged 2-1 victors at full time.

With no draws in two consecutive round, this week we will look at the number of draws for each team and the goals scored in those draws.

The table below shows the number of draws so far this season and the goals involved in those draws.


TeamPlayedGoals ForDraws
Central Coast Mariners 17 127
Newcastle Jets 17 96
Queensland Roar 16 55
Sydney FC 17 55
Perth Glory 17 84
Wellington Phoenix 17 44
Adelaide United FC 15 53
Melbourne Victory 16 22


The Mariners have had the highest number of draws and the high number of goals scored in the draws is due to the two 3-all draws.

Victory has drawn the least with just two draws and is closely followed by Adelaide with just three draws so far.

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Glory within striking distance

Monday, 22nd December 2008 11:30pm
Perth Glory beat Sydney FC to come within striking distance of the top four places on the A-League ladder.

With Wellington Phoenix winning their match against the Central Coast Mariners, the Glory position on the ladder did not change as they remained in seventh place but another win then they will reach fifth if other results go their way.

If it wasn't for the goal difference then they could reach fourth position and be in the finals positions at the right time of the season.

The Phoenix lie fifth at the moment and could reach first position with a win in their next match against Queensland Roar if Adelaide lose and Melbourne Victory draw or lose.

That would have been unthinkable not so long ago but a few wins for the Glory and the Phoenix have made the two teams likely finals candidates.

Adelaide went to the FIFA World Club Cup on top and they come back into the fray this weekend against the Glory still on top.

During their absence the Victory and Sydney FC have failed to add to their tally and therefore Adelaide will not have as much pressure and now sit comfortable with two games in hand.

Below is the recent form for the last six matches for the A-League teams:


TeamLast 6 matches
Adelaide United FCWLLWDW
Central Coast MarinersWLDDWL
Melbourne VictoryWWWLLL
Newcastle JetsDLDLLW
Perth GloryDLDWDW
Queensland RoarWLWDDW
Sydney FCLLDWLL
Wellington PhoenixWWWLDW


In the other weekend match, Victory lost to Newcastle Jets to complete a three match losing streak away from home.

Victory's next match is against Sydney at home.

For just three matches in the round so many goals were scored with 12 goals scored in total.


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Roar up to third

Monday, 15th December 2008 10:48pm
Queensland Roar rose up to third position on the ladder in the A-League after coming from behind to beat defending champions Newcastle Jets at the Suncorp Stadium.

After struggling with home form at the start of the season the Queensland team seam to have put that statistic behind them as they now win home matches. It was a late winning goal but it was enough to propel the Roar to third on the ladder.

There were just three matches this weekend because of Adelaide United's participation in the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.

Adelaide stayed top of the A-League despite not playing because with 24 points no team playing at the weekend could have overtaken them.

This will change though if Melbourne Victory can get a result against Newcastle Jets in round 16.

A draw between Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory meant that the two teams kept their sixth and seventh positions respectively on the ladder.

Glory's draw combined with Jets' loss means that the Glory will not be bottom at Christmas and that honour will go to the Jets as they are now four points behind the Glory.

Another team to leave it very late was the Central Coast Mariners as they overcame Sydney FC 2-1.

Of the three matches this weekend, two of them finished 2-1 and so this week we will focus on score lines and their frequency.

The table below shows the scoreline and the frequency( draws are not considered):


Scoreline Frequency
2 - 1 7
1 - 0 5
0 - 1 5
2 - 0 4
1 - 2 3
3 - 0 3
0 - 2 2
2 - 3 2
2 - 4 2
4 - 1 2
4 - 0 1
5 - 0 1
6 - 1 1
3 - 1 1
5 - 2 1
0 - 3 1


So the most popular result so far this season is 2-1 which occurred 7 times but if you consider the the flip side 1-2 then it will be ten times.

Its not surprising that the second most popular scoreline is 1-0 or 0-1 with a combined ten.


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Adelaide turn on the style

Monday, 8th December 2008 9:45pm
Adelaide United turned on the style as they beat Wellington Phoenix 6-1 at Hindmarsh Stadium in their last match before going to the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.

Before the match the Phoenix were on a very good run after winning three matches in a row but they collapsed in the second half although at one time they were just 2-1 down in that second half.

This is actually the first time that a team has scored six goals in an A-League league match. The other time a team scored six goals was in an A-League grand final where Adelaide lost 6-nil to Melbourne Victory.

The table below shows all the A-League matches were one of the teams has scored five goals or more.


Home Team Away Team
Adelaide United FC 5 1 Newcastle Jets
Queensland Roar 5 0 New Zealand Knights
Newcastle Jets 1 5 Perth Glory
Melbourne Victory 5 0 Sydney FC
Central Coast Mariners 1 5 Sydney FC
Newcastle Jets 0 5 Queensland Roar
Melbourne Victory 6 0 Adelaide United FC
Central Coast Mariners 4 5 Sydney FC
Central Coast Mariners 2 5 Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory 5 0 Newcastle Jets
Sydney FC 5 2 Perth Glory
Adelaide United FC 6 1 Wellington Phoenix


Elsewhere Melbourne Victory's poor form as they lost 3-1 to Perth Glory. In the last round the Victory lost 2-1 to the Phoenix and now sit in second place on the ladder.

Another comeback was needed but this time just one goal needed as the Central Coast Mariners drew the Queensland Roar.

Reigning champions Newcastle Jets poor season continued as lost 2-1 at home to arch-rivals Sydney FC. The result secured Sydney FC third place on the ladder.

For the next two rounds there will be three matches in each round as Adelaide participate in the FIFA Club World Cup and it could be the two weeks rest the Victory needs to recharge.

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Draws dominate as Phoenix rises

Sunday, 30th November 2008 9:50pm
Wellington Phoenix won their third successive match when they beat ladder topping Melbourne Victory in the first match of round 13.

The Phoenix went into fourth place after the match but finished the round in fifth on goal difference after the Central Coast Mariners somehow managed to retrieve a point in their match against Perth Glory.

Round 13 was dominated by draws with the Phoenix being the only team to get maximum points and Victory managed to hold on the top position after Adelaide could only get a draw against Newcastle Jets.

This is the third round this season when there has been three draws in a round. The other rounds were 1 and 7.

Queensland Roar's draw against Sydney means that the Roar has once again failed to win away to Sydney FC in the A-League in seven matches. Below is the full list of the matches between the Roar away to Sydney FC:


SeasonRoundTeamGoalsTeamGoals
2005/6 12Sydney FC1Queensland Roar0
2006/7 7Sydney FC1Queensland Roar1
2006/7 14Sydney FC3Queensland Roar0
2007/8 14Sydney FC0Queensland Roar0
2007/8 22Sydney FC0Queensland Roar0
2008/9 7Sydney FC1Queensland Roar1
2008/9 13Sydney FC1Queensland Roar1


Interestingly the last four matches have been drawn and so maybe the Roar is not far from a win.

In the 13 matches between the two teams, the Roar has only managed to beat Sydney FC twice.

Next week is round 14 and by the end of it the teams will have played each other twice and lets see if the Phoenix will rise to the top four.

The Phoenix next play Adelaide and a win will mean they will be equal on points with the World Club Championships bound club.


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Roar nets first home win

Sunday, 23rd November 2008 9:21pm
The Queensland Roar got their first home after beating Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium in round 12 of the A-League.

Until this round the Roar had failed to win at home and in their last three home matches they had even failed to score a goal.

But in round 12 the Roar scored its first half goals at home and with that 1-4 loss the Glory stay bottom of the ladder.

All the home teams won in this round with Melbourne Victory beating Central Coast Mariners 2-1 and then Adelaide beating Sydney Fc 2-0 and Wellington Phoenix having a similar scoreline against nine men Newcastle Jets.

This is the first time this season that all the home teams have won. Previously the maximum was three home teams winning in rounds 3 and 6.

This is also the fifth round when there hasn't been a draw in a round this season. It will be interesting to see at the end of the season how many draws there will be compared to the previous three seasons.

Following on from last week this week we focus on goals scored in the second half.

The table below just shows the second half goals for each team after round 12.

Team Home Away
Adelaide United FC 9 1
Central Coast Mariners 4 10
Melbourne Victory 7 7
Newcastle Jets 4 3
Perth Glory 6 4
Queensland Roar 5 4
Sydney FC 5 2
Wellington Phoenix 5 4


So Victory and the Mariners have so far scored the highest number of goals in the second half with 14 apiece.

Adelaide seem to be having problems scoring goals in the second half away from home with just one scored after 12 rounds. They compensate that with the highest number of second half goals scored at home

The Jets and Sydney FC have the lowest number with just 7.

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Mariners rise to second

Monday, 17th November 2008 10:03pm
The Central Coast Mariners are now in second position at the end of round 11 after beating Adelaide United 3 nil.

The 3 nil defeat means the AFC Champions League runners up have now gone three matches without scoring a single goal but conceding eight.

This is not the kind of form that will get them into AFC Champions League in 2010 as they dropped to third on the ladder from second.

The Mariners have now jumped into second position and a win in their next match against table topping Melbourne Victory by a margin of three goals or more will see them take top position on goal difference.

In this round a total of 11 goals were scored and six of them in the first half. In the drawn match between Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets three goals were scored in the first half.

In the win over Adelaide the Mariners scored two goals in the first half and so this week we will look at how many goals each team has scored so far in the first half.

After round 12 we will look at how many goals each team has scored in the second half by then.

The table below just shows the first half goals for each team after round 12.

Team Home Away
Adelaide United FC 5 1
Central Coast Mariners 8 1
Melbourne Victory 4 3
Newcastle Jets 1 3
Perth Glory 4 1
Queensland Roar 0 6
Sydney FC 8 5
Wellington Phoenix 2 1

Its not surprising to see that Queensland Roar have scored the highest number of first half goals away from home.

At home in the first the leading lights are the Mariners and Sydney FC with eight goals apiece. Its a blank for the Roar at home.



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Home win eludes Roar

Monday, 10th November 2008 10:11pm
Queensland Roar lost by an odd goal to Melbourne Victory in round 11 and hence its still in search for its first win at home.

The Roar last won a home match way back in February when they beat Sydney FC 2-0 but so far this season the home fans are still to celebrate at Suncorp.

Infact the Roar has failed to score at home in its last three matches and so far the total goals scored at home is 3.

These three goals were all scored in the first two matches of which one was drawn.

Below is a list of home results for the Roar this season:


Team Name Score
Adelaide United FC 1 - 1
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 4
Newcastle Jets 0 - 1
Adelaide United FC 0 - 1
Melbourne Victory 0 - 1


Round 11 has effectively become a split round with Adelaide still to play Central Coast Mariners after the match was postponed to help Adelaide prepare for the AFC Champions League final second leg.


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Mariners stage another comeback

Sunday, 2nd November 2008 10:33pm
The Central Coast Mariners staged another dramatic comeback when they came from three nil down to clinch a draw against Sydney FC.

In round 7, the Mariners staged a comeback against Adelaide United and they got the same result and in both matches they could have won the matched because of the momentum drawn from the comeback.

I think its fortunate that both Adelaide and Sydney did not lose all three points after having been 3 up in the matches against the Mariners.

So far 40 matches have been played in the A-League of which 12 matches have been drawn and therefore the rest of the matches (28) have had a result.

At this point lets see the scenario at half time in those matches where we have had a result. It could interesting to see how many teams have won a match having been trailing at half time.


ScenarioNumber of Matches
Home team winning after trailing at half time 0
Away team winning after trailing at half time 1
Home team winning after leading at half time 9
Away team winning after leading at half time 7
Home team wins, draw at half time 7
Away teams wins, draw at half time 4
Total28

Interestingly so far only one team has won a match after trailing at half time and that was Melbourne Victory against Adelaide in round 10.

Meanwhile Melbourne Victory now top the ladder after beating Adelaide 3-2 and on the other end of the table the Wellington Phoenix now prop the ladder after losing 2 nil to Perth Glory.

There will be just three matches next weekend with Adelaide United involved in the AFC Champions League final .


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Sydney back on track

Monday, 27th October 2008 10:21pm
For the second consecutive round, there were no draws in the A-League with two home teams winning and also two away teams winning.

Also like in the previous round, only one losing team managed to score a goal and this time it was Perth Glory who scored the only goal to be scored by the losing sides.

So the winning sides are managing to keep clean sheets and in a round of very few goals, Melbourne Victory lost by the biggest margin of two goals but finished their match with eleven players.

It was back to winning ways for Sydney FC and Queensland Roar and back to losing ways for the Glory and Wellington Phoenix and this week we look at the form of all the teams in the last six matches.

The notation is W for a win, D for a draw and L for a loss.


TeamRecent Form
Adelaide United FCLLWDWW
Central Coast MarinersDDWDLW
Melbourne VictoryWDLWLL
Newcastle JetsDWLDWL
Perth GloryLWLLWL
Queensland RoarWLWDLW
Sydney FCDWLDLW
Wellington PhoenixDLWDWL


So basically every team in the last six matches but the Central Coast Mariners have lost only once with the remaining seven teams having lost at least twice.


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Adelaide reach AFC Champions League final

Thursday, 23rd October 2008 10:06pm
Adelaide United the first A-League team to reach the AFC Champions League final where they will play Gamba Osaka of Japan.

The AFC Champions League final is two legged affair and the first leg will be in Osaka on the 5th of November with the second leg in Adelaide a week later.

By reaching the final Adelaide will also go to 2008 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in December where they could potentially meet English Premier League champions Manchester United.

If Adelaide win then there will be three teams in the AFC Champions league next season because Adelaide will go in as defending champions. The other two teams will be Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners.

In future the Asian Champions League is a tournament we could have on TipsChallenge.

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Upsets all round in A-League

Monday, 20th October 2008 10:07pm
Round 8 of the A-League saw some unlikely winners as Perth Glory, Newcastle Jets and the Wellington Phoenix got their second wins of the season.

Its interesting to see that after eight rounds only three teams have more than two wins and these are Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC and Adelaide United.

Adelaide has only scored two away goals this season and both the goals have been scored against Queensland at the Suncorp Stadium. Unfortunately the next match against the Roar will be at Hindmarsh.

Wellington Phoenix scored its first away win with a lone goal against the Central Coast Mariners. This win follows a win over Sydney at home in round 7.

Newcastle also needed just one goal to beat the ten men Melbourne outfit.

This is the third round of this season when there has been no draws and its interesting to see that all the wins were by a one goal margin.

Sydney FC was the only losing team to score a goal and next they meet Victory away.


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A-League teams' goals

Tuesday, 14th October 2008 9:22pm
In the last round of the English Premiership, Fernando Torres scored Liverpool's 1000th premiership goal in the match against Manchester City and so in this post we are going to have a quick look at how many goals each team has scored so far in the A-League.

The table below shows the number of goals each team has scored since the start of the A-League and these goals include those scored in the finals series but does not include those scored in the pre-season friendly.

New Zealand Knights is also included and for a comparison there is a similar post on this blog here.


Home Home Away Total
Adelaide United FC 70 41 111
Central Coast Mariners 61 48 109
Melbourne Victory 63 57 120
New Zealand Knights 19 9 28
Newcastle Jets 54 48 102
Perth Glory 46 46 92
Queensland Roar 41 50 91
Sydney FC 56 56 112
Wellington Phoenix 20 12 32


So Melbourne Victory has scored the highest number of goals so far at 120 and of the teams that started the league in 2006, Queensland Roar has scored the least with 91 goals.

Also only the Roar and Perth Glory are the only teams still to reach a century from the teams that entered league in season one.

There will another post after the grand final to check how many goals each team would have scored then.


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Mariners stage amazing comeback

Monday, 6th October 2008 9:58pm
I think the match of the round for round 7 was the 3-all draw between Adelaide United and the Central Coast Mariners.

Adelaide were two up at half-time and then 3 up early in the second half but the Mariners managed to fight back and force a draw. At least Adelaide did not end up losing because that would have been painful for their fans after such a high early in the match.

Round 7 is finished and every team has played each other now and the ladder seems to suggest top five teams so far with the three teams somehow struggling.

All this can change in the second third if the struggling teams correct their mistakes and in the case of Perth Glory tighten their defence and also start to score goals.

A third of the season has now gone in the A-League and maybe its now time to look in more details into the first and second halves.

We have seen 86 goals scored in this first third and of these home teams scored the bulk of them with 51 goals.

Its not surprising that a lot of these goals have been scored in the second half where a total of 51 goals were scored.

A lot of matches go to half time at nil all and hence only 35 goals were scored in the second half.


Below are two tables that show team performance when considering just one half.

The first table is the first half table and this only considers the results from the first half only.

TeamPlayedGoal DiffPoints
Adelaide United FC 7 314
Sydney FC 7 613
Melbourne Victory 7 513
Central Coast Mariners 7 19
Queensland Roar 7 17
Newcastle Jets 7 -26
Wellington Phoenix 7 -25
Perth Glory 7 -122


The second table is just for the second half.


TeamPlayedGoal DiffPoints
Melbourne Victory 7 514
Central Coast Mariners 7 311
Queensland Roar 7 19
Sydney FC 7 08
Perth Glory 7 -18
Adelaide United FC 7 -17
Newcastle Jets 7 -47
Wellington Phoenix 7 -36


and now the real table:


TeamPlayedGoal DiffPoints
Melbourne Victory 7 1014
Sydney FC 7 612
Adelaide United FC 7 211
Central Coast Mariners 7 410
Queensland Roar 7 29
Newcastle Jets 7 -67
Wellington Phoenix 7 -56
Perth Glory 7 -134


We will have a similar review after round 14 and also at the end of the season.

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Phoenix snatch first win

Monday, 29th September 2008 7:12pm
The Wellington Phoenix got their first win of the season in round 6 after beating Sydney FC at the Westpac Stadium.

That win meant the Phoenix moved off the bottom of the ladder and their position was taken by Perth Glory who lost away to the Mariners.

Round 6 also saw Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC suffer their first losses of the season after the Victory lost 2 nil at home to the Queensland Roar.

It was the third consecutive match in which Victory finished the match with ten men and the first one they failed to score this season with ten players on the pitch.

The Roar were the only away team to win in this round but interestingly they are still to win at home themselves.

So round 6 had no draws and this is the second round this season to have no draws.

There have been 19 rounds without any draw since the start of the A-League. This gives just over a quarter of the rounds at about 26%.

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Possible second team for Melbourne

Saturday, 27th September 2008 7:09pm
The Football Federation of Australia(FFA) announced that the Peter Sidwell led consortium had been granted exclusive negotiation status for a second team based in Melbourne for entry into the A-League in the 2010/11 season.

If the negotiation goes well then there is going to be a second A-League team in Melbourne to join Melbourne Victory.

Next season the A-League will be composed of ten teams after the two Queensland teams join the league and so the second Melbourne team will be the eleventh.

This means that there is likely to be a twelfth team possibly from Sydney or Canberra.

That will make the A-League more interesting tipping wise and the season will be longer too.

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Jets maintain Suncorp grip

Monday, 22nd September 2008 1:27pm
Newcastle Jets won their fifth successive match at the Suncorp Stadium against Queensland Roar and in the process their first win of the season.

The Roar has also failed to score against the Jets in those five matches at the Suncorp. It is interesting to see that four of the five matches have been won 1-0 but in round 16 last season the Jets beat the Roar 3 nil.

In fairness to the Roar they have only lost once to the Jets away and one of their victories was a 5 nil demolition of the Jets in the 2005/6 season.

With the Jets and Perth Glory winning, only the Wellington Phoenix are without a win after 5 matches. The Glory now no longer the anchor the ladder and that role goes to the Phoenix.

For the second round in a row Melbourne Victory finished with ten players but they managed a draw to maintain top spot.

Sydney beat Adelaide are in second place because of goal-difference.


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Roar notch first win

Monday, 15th September 2008 1:20pm
Queensland Roar got their first win of the season against the struggling Perth Glory when they won 3 nil.

After a record equaling high scoring round 3, round 4 was the opposite with a record equaling low scoring of just four goals in the round. Also the four goals were scored in two matches and by two teams The other six teams did not see the back of the net.

The Roar's win means that only Perth Glory, Wellington Phoenix and Newcastle Jets are the three teams still to get a win under their belt this season.

The Jets continue to get their points through draws and the weekend's draw was the the third for the team in four matches.

League leader Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC remain undefeated after four rounds with Victory handing Adelaide United its first defeat of the season.

A draw against the Jets away was good enough to make sure that Sydney remained unbeaten.

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Victory leads goals galore

Sunday, 31st August 2008 9:55pm
Round 3 of the A-League saw a record equaling number of goals for an A-League round when a total of 21 goals were scored.

21 goals were last scored in round 18 of last season and that is still the highest number of goals scored in a single round. In that round home teams scored six goals with the away teams scoring 15.

This time it has been the opposite with the home teams scoring fifteen goals.

Round 1 now looks so far away when the four matches could only produce five goals. In round 2 there were 19 goals scored.

Melbourne Victory started the goalfest with a 5 nil demolition of current champions Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United followed with a 3-nil win over the Wellington Phoenix.

The back to back matches on Sunday produced 13 goals with Sydney winning 5-2 against Perth Glory and the Central Coast Mariners winning 4-2 against Queensland Roar.

In fact the Mariners were the only away team to win in round 3.

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Ten teams for fifth season

Friday, 29th August 2008 11:54pm
10 team A-League The Football Federation of Australia (FFA) officially announced that the number of teams will be increased from 8 to 10 in the 2009/10 season.

This is good good news for the A-League which will see the addition of two teams, one each from the Gold Coast and North Queensland.

Five matches a round will bring more variety per round and from a football tipping point of view it should make it more interesting and there is more chances of getting points compared to the current four matches.

The league could expand to 12 teams or 14 and 2010 could be a good year to do that especially with that year being a World Cup year.


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A round of penalties and goals

Sunday, 24th August 2008 10:09pm
After round 1 of the 2008/9 A-League produced just five goals, round 2 had goals aplenty with 19 goals scored making it tie for second for the number of goals scored in an A-League round.

The highest number of goals scored in an A-League round so far is 21 and these were scored in round 18 of the 2007/8 season. A total of 19 goals have now been scored three times.

Also there was at least one penalty in each of the matches in round 2. Only two teams Sydney FC and Queensland Roar did not get a penalty with the other six teams all getting penalties.

Another interesting statistic is that all the penalties were converted. If this trend continues then the coaches may better keep practising penalties.

Now Melbourne Victory top the ladder with four points and at the bottom Perth Glory has now been replaced by Wellington Phoenix.

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Adelaide starts with win

Wednesday, 20th August 2008 9:59pm
Adelaide United was the only team to win as the Hyundai A-League entered its fourth season.

In a round where only five goals were scored, Adelaide's one goal was enough to give them three points and catapult them to the top of the A-League ladder.

The first round of the 2008/9 season nearly became only the second round when all matches are drawn but Perth Glory failed to square the scores and hence now prop the ladder.

This was the fifth lowest scoring regular season round with four other rounds having seen just four goals.

The lowest number of goals scored in an regular A-League season is 4 with the highest being 17.

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A-League set for 10 teams

Saturday, 26th July 2008 6:47am
The A-League could potentially increase to ten teams after the Football Federation Australia (FFA) gave a provisional licence to the North Queensland Football club.

That will mean five matches per round instead of the current four with the Gold Coast United being the other team to join the league in the 2009/10 season.

If the current format of teams playing each other three times continues, this will mean a 27 match round season which will mean more matches to tip on TispChallenge.


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2008/9 A-League tipping

Thursday, 22nd May 2008 9:09pm
The TipsChallenge site will once again be running an A-League football tipping competition for the 2008/9 season which is the fourth year of the competition.

Already some fixtures for the new season have been put up in what looks like the last season with just eight teams before the teams are increased maybe to ten or twelve.

New in the 2008/9 A-League tipping competition will be trivia leagues which will show half time league ladders and tracking for the number of draws for each time plus graphical round by round tipping performance for each player in the competition.

It will also be possible to set up private leagues with unlimited number or players. This should help localise the competition for those who want to see who knows A-League football in their office or among their mates.


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2008/9 A-League fixtures released

Monday, 5th May 2008 1:44pm
Football Federation Australia (FFA) last week announced the fixture list for the A-League's 2008/9 season and the season will kick off on August 15 with Newcastle Jets facing the Central Coast Mariners.

These fixtures will soon be available on TipsChallenge to start tipping again for the new season.

This looks like the last season with just 21 rounds because in the season 2009/10 at least twelve teams are expected if all goes well. That will be great because that will make the season a bit longer and there would be more matches to predict.

The FFA also announced that the grand final for 2008/9 will be on a Saturday night instead of Sunday which could be a good idea especially for away supporters if they travel to the grand final.

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Mariners face Jets in Grand Final

Friday, 22nd February 2008 12:28am
On Sunday the Central Coast Mariners face Newcastle Jets in the second all NSW A-League Grand final at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Since the start of the A-League the two teams have faced each other 13 times with Mariners winning three times and the Jets five times and remaining five matches being draws of which one was goalless.

So the chances of the Grand Final being goalless are quite slim by the look of things.

But its interesting to note that the Jets have only failed to score against the Mariners three times whilst the Mariners have failed to score against the Jets five times.

The match is being played in a neutral venue, the Sydney Football Stadium, and the Mariners would have hosted it normally(after winning the major semi) but they have only managed to beat the Jets twice at home and lost once.

It would seem like in this case home advantage would have favoured the Jets more with the Jets winning four times at home and then losing and drawing just once.

So a summary of the matches between the two teams is as follows:


MarinersJets
Home wins24
Away wins11
Total wins35
Goals scored1414
Biggest winning margin4-13-1, 2-0


So the two teams have scored an equal number of goals against each other and so lets see who would have scored more after Sunday's match.

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A-League - Season Goals review

Tuesday, 22nd January 2008 7:36am
Now that the regular home and away A-league season is finished, its a good time to look at some of the interesting facts about the number of goals scored in season 3 compared to seasons 1 and 2.


Please note that this comparison is only for the regular home and away seasons.


05/0606/0707/08
Total Goals232 218220
Home team goals 112 125 113
Away team goals 120 93 107
Home team wins 28 38 27
Away team wins 35 26 29
Draws 21 20 28


A few observations
Its not surprising that season 3 saw the highest number of draws and most of these draws were early in the season.

Just like season 1, there were more away wins than home wins although it was far much tighter in the just ended season.

However, home teams scored more goals than away teams overall which means that even though away teams won more games, their wins were narrower on average than home wins.


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Melbourne's hundred goals

Friday, 18th January 2008 7:54pm
In round 20 of the A-League Melbourne Victory became the first team to score a hundred goals in the A-League and below is the number of goals by all the A-League teams up to round 20 season 3:


TeamHomeAwayTotal
Adelaide United594099
Central Coast Mariners484088
Melbourne Victory5349102
New Zealand Knights19928
Newcastle Jets444387
Perth Glory424284
Queensland Roar364177
Sydney FC455297
Wellington Phoenix151025


Please note that the table also includes the now defunct New Zealand Knights whose franchise was replaced by the Wellington Phoenix.

Some observations:

So Adelaide needs just one goal to reach 100 whilst for Sydney FC are just three goals short.

Of the teams that started from season 1, Queensland Roar has scored the least number of goals at 77

Wellington Phoenix has nearly scored the total number of goals that the New Zealand Knights scored in two full seasons. Phoenix just needs three goals to reach Knights tally.

Perth Glory has scored an equal number of goals at home and away


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