The Central Coast Mariners have been inconsistent in their results this season, but their football has been consistently impressive to watch.
Paul Okon has rebuilt a sinking ship in his own possession-based image
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.
Melbourne City turned in another five-star performance with a comprehensive win in what was their first ever away victory against the Central Coast.
Tony Walmlsey has been undying in his commitment to attack, but has it worked for the Central Coast Mariners?
Can Tony Walmsley live up to his promise of making the Central Coast Mariners a more entertaining unit?
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
Phil Moss’ side became increasingly rigid in their attacking structure last season, but impressed with some new-look fludiity in the FFA Cup
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
The Wanderers are into a second consecutive Grand Final thanks to a goal and assist from Youssouf Hersi.
Only one of last year’s grand finalists will return to this year’s Championship match.
The Mariners emerged victorious in a tight match low on chances.