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  • The Western Sydney Wanderers will start their 2018/19 A-League campaign with a series of away games that begins against former manager Tony Popovic's new club Perth Glory on the 21st of October 2018. 

    Another early derby is up for grabs this season as well, with Sydney FC hosting the Wanderers at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Round 2, 27th of October. The Wanderers play their first 'home' game as a Community Round game in Mudgee against Brisbane Roar. The holiday period sees the Wanderers host Adelaide United on Boxing day before travelling to Melbourne City for New Years Day.

    The middle of the season sees some heavy fixture congestion in January, along with the chance to rack up frequent flyer miles as they play Perth away on the 13th, come back to Sydney to play Adelaide on the 18th before hading off to play Melbourne City then Brisbane Roar away on the 22nd & 25th respectively.

    Closing out the season are an away game to Newcastle on the 6th of March, a home derby against Sydney FC on the 13th, a trip to Gosford on the 20th before a potentially crucial home ending against Melbourne Victory on the 27th of March.

    Rounds 18 & 20 for the Wanderers are listed with a date to be confirmed, presumably due to the inability to find a timeslot at the allocated Spotless Stadium. Hopefully the club moves the games from that garbage stadium and plays them somewhere our patronage is valued.

    This season should be the last played at our hodgepodge of venues, with the new Western Sydney Stadium slated to be opened with more than enough time before the 2019/20 A-League season.

    The Wanderers start their competitive season on Matchday 4 of the FFA Cup Round of 32, facing Hellenic AC of Darwin at Darwin Football stadium on Tuesday the 7th of August.

    The Western Sydney Wanderers have drawn the Hellenic Athletic Club of Darwin in the FFA Cup Round of 32.

    Markus Babbel's managerial career at the Western Sydney Wanderers will kick off in the far north of Australia, as the Western Sydney Wanderers will head to the Darwin Football Stadium at the Marrara Sporting Precinct. Hellenic Athletic Club convincingly won the NorZone Darwin Premier League title only to be beaten after Extra Time in the Grand Final by Darwin Olympic. Their FFA Cup run saw them defeat Darwin Olympic 4-0, University Azzuri 2-0, Palmerston Rovers 5-0 and a demolition of Verdi FC by 9 goals to 0. Their key attacking weapon is Sulav Maskey who was born in Nepal and has played in their national youth teams. 

    The matches will be held over 4 match nights over a month from late July to August. With the FFA's draw tailored to ensure specific combinations of teams the fixtures for A-League team games are Adelaide United vs Central Coast, Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City.

    For the NPL vs NPL Fixtures, the draw is Northcote City vs Devonport, Port Melbourne vs Apia Leichardt, Lions FC vs Olympic FC, Heidelberg United vs Charlestown City Blues, Gwelup Croatia vs Adelaide Comets, Canberra FC vs Broadmeadow Magic, Cairns FC vs Armadale WA, Bonnyrigg White Eagles vs Hakoah East Sydney, Avondale FC vs Marconi.

    The NPL vs A-League clashes are Hellenic Athletic Darwin vs Western Sydney Wanderers, Gold Coast Knights vs Newcastle, Bentleigh Greens vs Wellington Phoenix and Rockdale vs Sydney FC.