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A-League Analysis

How Paul Okon’s getting the best out of his brave Mariners

The Central Coast Mariners have been inconsistent in their results this season, but their football has been consistently impressive to watch.

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A-League

The Central Coast Mariners finally have a clear direction under Paul Okon

Paul Okon has rebuilt a sinking ship in his own possession-based image

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A-League Analysis

Cast-offs and youngsters: the Mariners are still a work in progress

This season represents a period of transition for the Central Coast Mariners. Paul Okon is rebuilding from Tony Walmsley’s reign with a squad pieced together by the cast-offs of other A-League clubs combined with several promising but very raw youngsters. Results, and the style of play, have marginally improved, but these are the first steps in what is a long-term plan.

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A-League

Match Analysis: Central Coast Mariners 1-5 Melbourne City

Melbourne City turned in another five-star performance with a comprehensive win in what was their first ever away victory against the Central Coast.

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A-League

Is the Central Coast Mariners commitment to attack daring or dense?

Tony Walmlsey has been undying in his commitment to attack, but has it worked for the Central Coast Mariners?

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A-League

Can Tony Walmsley revitalise the Central Coast Mariners?

Can Tony Walmsley live up to his promise of making the Central Coast Mariners a more entertaining unit?

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A-League

Central Coast Mariners revive the 5-4-1 with an unusual twist

Phil Moss has largely followed the template of his predecessor Graham Arnold, but in a reunion with his former boss, he attempted to surprise him with a bold new shape

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Central Coast Mariners add fluidity in attack to progress in the FFA Cup

Phil Moss’ side became increasingly rigid in their attacking structure last season, but impressed with some new-look fludiity in the FFA Cup

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A-League Tactical Previews

Central Coast Mariners 2014-15 season preview: what direction does Phil Moss take the side?

Phil Moss ensured solidity at the Central Coast Mariners despite the departure of Graham Arnold, and this is now his opportunity to make the side his own

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A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 Central Coast Mariners: Hersi and Santalab build pressure, then the Wanderers defend comfortably

The Wanderers are into a second consecutive Grand Final thanks to a goal and assist from Youssouf Hersi.

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A-League Tactical Previews

Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners: tactical preview

Only one of last year’s grand finalists will return to this year’s Championship match.

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A-League

Central Coast Mariners 1-0 Adelaide United: Gombau tries to counter Mariners’ 5-4-1 with Cirio as false nine

The Mariners emerged victorious in a tight match low on chances.