With the draw having been released I have taken the time to interpret and analyse the draw for any interesting facts I could think of.
Home vs Away
The club has a very even spread of home and away matches, there are only three blocks of either home/home or away/away. Rounds 1 through 5 alternate home/away. Round 6 is another home game then it returns to alternating through to round 14 and 15 which are both home games. Rounds 16 and 17 are away games, from round 18 the draw returns to home/away until the end of the season.
There are a total of 17 games being played inside NSW involving the club. 1 each at Campbelltown, Bluetongue, the Sydney Football Stadium and Newcastle Stadium, and 13 for Parramatta Stadium. There are 10 matches outside NSW.
We host Central Coast, Melbourne Heart, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle and Sydney FC twice at home.
And vice versa, we travel away twice to Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Wellington.
There are two special events on the schedule. On New Year's Day 2013 we host Melbourne Victory. On Australia Day 2013 we host Melbourne Heart.
Home Match Days
We play one match on a Tuesday, 1 match on a Thursday, 2 matches on Friday, 7 matches on Saturday and 3 on Sunday.
Away Matches & Away Travel
There are several matches which would fit what most supporter groups choose as their inter-state travel matches.
* Melbourne Heart's 5th round visit would be an early opportunity for an away supporter group to travel
* The Victory match on the 24th of November is a perfect timeslot for travelling support and their visit on New Year's Day could attract their support.
* Brisbane and Adelaide both have matches in Sydney in December.
* Perth Glory and Wellington towards the end of the Season could also be attractive for their fans.