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    A-League Season 2014/15 Draw Released


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    Football Federation Australia has released the draw for the 2014/15 A-League Season, kicking off the season

    with a blockbuster Friday night match at Etihad Stadium between the Wanderers and Melbourne Victory.

     

    Update: The FFA announced several changes to the draw in late September which may render elements of the following article no longer valid.

     

    The Western Sydney Wanderers will be fighting on three fronts this season, the inaugural FFA Cup, the A-League and also Asian Champions League.

     

    There are 120 days (3 months, 28 days) until the 10th of October when the opening match of the season will kick off. The Wanderers will play Melbourne Victory in the season opener at Etihad Stadium. The Wanderers and Melbourne Victory each won 1 game over the other last season while splitting the points in one of the games of the season late in December last year.

     

    Western Sydney will contest the Asian Champions League quarter-final against Guangzhou Evergrande over two legs, the home leg on the 20th of August and the away trip on the 27th. The Asian Champions League 2015/16 group stage, which the Wanderers are very likely to be entered into having finished second place in the A-League last season, will start towards the end of the season.

     

    The Football Federation Cup Round of 32 match has been rescheduled to a yet to be determined date, as it clashed with the ACL first leg. The FFA Cup final will be played on the 16th of December.

     

    The other matches in Round 1 see an F3 Derby between the Mariners & Newcastle to kick off on Saturday, with Sydney FC hosting Melbourne City at the Sydney Football Stadium in the late game. The "Distance Derby" between Wellington & Perth is the early Sunday game, and the round concludes with the Roar vs Adelaide at Suncorp.

     

    The Sydney Derby will be another series of highlights on the Australian sporting calendar. This season the Wanderers will host two derby matches at Parramatta Stadium, with the lone away match at the SFS being in Round 2. The two home derbies will be played in Round 8 (29th of November) & Round 20 (28 February). Other blockbuster fixtures include the Wanderers facing the newly coined Melbourne City for the first time in Round 11 on the 13th of December at Parramatta Stadium, and their Grand Final opponents from last season, the Brisbane Roar, in Round 4 at Parramatta Stadium.

     

    The A-League Premiership season will finish on the 19th of April with Perth vs Melbourne City. The Wanderers close their Premiership campaign with a match against Adelaide United at Parramatta Stadium on the 18th of April. The Finals Series will start on the 24th of April and finish with the Grand Final on the 10th of May.

     

    The Asian Cup, the premier international tournament for the Asian Football Confederation will begin on the 9th of January with Australia vs Kuwait and end with the Asian Cup Final on the 31st. The A-League is affected by the Cup, and as such the Wanderers will have a break of matches from the 6th of January until the 1st of February.

     

    Wanderers supporters can look forward to 17 games in New South Wales, which includes 1 in Gosford, 1 at the Sydney Football Stadium, 1 in Newcastle, 13 at Parramatta Stadium and 1 game at a to be determined location in Round 9 against Perth Glory.

     

    As always there are a number of matches scheduled outside the usual days, and these include the Wanderers Round 14 clash against the Mariners, which is being held on New Year's Day 2015 at Parramatta Stadium. Round 15 is on Tuesday the 6th of January against Melbourne Victory.

     

    A full schedule can be seen here.

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

     

    That would be pretty stupid - even by FFA standards.

     

    Campbelltown or Penrith for a Wednesday night game?

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

     

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

    That would be pretty stupid - even by FFA standards.

    Campbelltown or Penrith for a Wednesday night game?

    That's the first thing I thought, but didn't FFA already make arrangements with ANZ for one match to be played there during 2014? It was either going to be the 2014 GF or a match next season.

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

    That would be pretty stupid - even by FFA standards.

    Campbelltown or Penrith for a Wednesday night game?

    That's the first thing I thought, but didn't FFA already make arrangements with ANZ for one match to be played there during 2014? It was either going to be the 2014 GF or a match next season.

     

     

    Of all the games to have at ANZ perth on a wednesday would be an atrocious one

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

    That would be pretty stupid - even by FFA standards.

    Campbelltown or Penrith for a Wednesday night game?

    That's the first thing I thought, but didn't FFA already make arrangements with ANZ for one match to be played there during 2014? It was either going to be the 2014 GF or a match next season.

     

     

    Of all the games to have at ANZ perth on a wednesday would be an atrocious one

     

    Seriously....they couldn't  be that stupid....could they!

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

    That would be pretty stupid - even by FFA standards.

    Campbelltown or Penrith for a Wednesday night game?

    That's the first thing I thought, but didn't FFA already make arrangements with ANZ for one match to be played there during 2014? It was either going to be the 2014 GF or a match next season.

     

     

    Of all the games to have at ANZ perth on a wednesday would be an atrocious one

     

    Seriously....they couldn't  be that stupid....could they!

     

     

     

     

    :shockedtrifiro:

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    Sorry for the wrong info in my post.  The game is Tuesday night not Wednesday night…. carry on.  :)

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    Ha ha, someone on this forum actually suggested they flick ANZ SYD v PER. They must be reading our posts

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    hopefully they play WSW v Perth at ANZ, everyone can boycott the game in protest to #notoANZ, maybe somehow close the ANZ gates up as well so the game has to be played behind closed doors,

     

    will show that ANZ is not viable for regular season games, therefore WSW home games stay at Wanderland.

     

    easier said than done though......

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    #yestoanzvsperth

    every one follow it on instant grams or what ever hash brown tag comes from :cool:

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    Sydney have already played Perth at ANZ in a past season. There is precedent.

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

    Perhaps Campbelltown again - that was good 

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    Breakdown of our home games;

    Friday - 2

    Saturday 5pm - 5

    Saturday 7.45pm - 3

    Sunday - 1

    Midweek - 3

     

    Only one Sunday afternoon is disappointing as is five at the F*#^ing 5pm timeslot on Saturdays.

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    That's 8 games of sun in the face for those not sitting in the Western side.

     

    I think it was only 4-5 last season.

     

    ffa perhaps thinks more afternoon games = less trouble.

    Edited by wanderersfanatic

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

    Perhaps Campbelltown again - that was good 

     

     

    But that was when we didn't have 16,000 members. Can't see us going back there any time soon, except for pre-season maybe

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    But for a midweek game, it's more than enough capacity to be played at Campbelltown or Penrith.

     

    Having it at ANZ would make it look empty.

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    Breakdown of our home games;

    Friday - 2

    Saturday 5pm - 5

    Saturday 7.45pm - 3

    Sunday - 1

    Midweek - 3

     

    Only one Sunday afternoon is disappointing as is five at the F*#^ing 5pm timeslot on Saturdays.

    How many of those 5 pm games are Newcastle and Mariners?  That would be sensible for traveling fans.

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    Haven't compared the dates but not bad overall. 

     

    Glad that we didn't have one thrown to ANZ.

    Round 9 (9 December) against Perth is at a TBA venue. Could it be ANZ?

     

    Perhaps Campbelltown again - that was good 

     

     

    But that was when we didn't have 16,000 members. Can't see us going back there any time soon, except for pre-season maybe

     

    There are 13,028 seats which would take most of our members with Active Support standing at one end or is it difficult being active on a hill?  Total capacity is 20k.

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    For away trips it's a poor crop this season, apart from the usual NSW matches, the only matches on Saturday outside NSW are two Perth and two Adelaide matches. Only three away matches on Sunday as well, Roar, City & Wellington.

     

    Bit peeved about this...the chances of doing a proper road trip to Brisvegas or Melbourne for an away game for me are about as probable as Sepp Blatter retiring before tomorrow mornings WC kick off.

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    the draw sucks pretty much most has been said we don't get Villa once is unacceptable. actually the best thing would be if he doesn't come till round 2 so ESFC get farked seeing the FFA rigged the draw for them.

    who the farks schedules 2 derbies in the first 8 weeks on a 27 round season ffs 

     

    should we take the risk and book a flight to melb for the opener or is FFA gunna change it again? at least it's at Eithad -  hopefully get 40K it's location is much better march through the city and be seen instead of next to the stinky **** yarra in the middle of nowhere.

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    Just received word Perth fans have agreed to boycott ANZ, they have released an unofficial statement saying they will not attend

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    Breakdown of our home games;

    Friday - 2

    Saturday 5pm - 5

    Saturday 7.45pm - 3

    Sunday - 1

    Midweek - 3

     

    Only one Sunday afternoon is disappointing as is five at the F*#^ing 5pm timeslot on Saturdays.

    How many of those 5 pm games are Newcastle and Mariners?  That would be sensible for traveling fans.

     

     

    One each - Also City, Perth and Adelaide

     

     

    Just did an exercise averaging our home crowds over the first two seasons. I know first season figures a bit so, so as they grew dramatically as the season went on in 2012/13 while three Sydney derbies boosted the Saturday 7.45 figures but anyway here's what I discovered.

     

     

    2012/13 – Average – Games (Crowd)

     

    Friday – 8565 - Heart in November (8075), Adelaide in December (9065)

     

    Saturday 5.30pm – 10,391 – Jets in November (9011), Glory in February (11,772)

     

    Saturday 7.45pm – 14,681 – Mariners in October (10,458), Smurfs in October (19,126), Victory in November (9614), Heart in January (14,624), Smurfs in March (19,585)

     

    Sunday – 12,983 – Roar in December (6755), Mariners in January (16,387), Phoenix in March (15,809)

     

    Midweek and or Public Holiday – 13,659 – Victory in January

     

    Campbelltown – 10,589 – Jets in February

     

     

    2013/14 – Average – Games (Crowd)

     

    Friday – 16,340 – Adelaide in November (16,279), Roar in February (16,401)

     

    Saturday 5.30pm – 13,220 – Heart in December (14,549), Adelaide in March (11,892)

     

    Saturday 7.45pm – 16,502 – Victory in November (15,854), Smurfs in January (18,080), Roar in April (15,573)

     

    Sunday – 13,653 – Phoenix in October (16,294), Glory in January (14,111), Jets in March (12,079), Glory in March (12,128)

     

    Midweek and or Public Holiday– 14,968 – Mariners in December (15,786), Phoenix in January (14,151)

     

     

    Average over two years

     

    Friday – 12,452

     

    Saturday – 11,805

     

    Saturday – 15,591

     

    Sunday – 13,318

     

    Midweek and or Public Holiday – 14,313

     

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    Actually I think we do get Villa at home because of the split rounds. He also has a match in Wellington that he might be rested for as well.

    I said that above but it probably got lost. Villa is contracted for 10 A-League matches and our match against Melbourne City is their 10th match of the season, due to City's Round 9 match being moved to March 2015. So yay Villa in Wanderland!!!

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    Actually I think we do get Villa at home because of the split rounds. He also has a match in Wellington that he might be rested for as well.

    I said that above but it probably got lost. Villa is contracted for 10 A-League matches and our match against Melbourne City is their 10th match of the season, due to City's Round 9 match being moved to March 2015. So yay Villa in Wanderland!!!

     

    I hope so.

    It'll be the only proper atmosphere he'll see.

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    some minor amendments to the a-league fixture, the only thing that affects us are the saturday night games are now scheduled for 7.30pm instead of 7.45pm

     

    Hyundai A-League fixture amendments

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-amendments/ipywm5ahjfi71580z2f6osn5v

    Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the following amendments to the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Season Draw.

    • The Round 15 fixture between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets will be played at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday 3 January (Kick-Off 7:30pm AEDT)

     

    • The Round 15 fixture between Perth Glory and Adelaide United at nib Stadium in Perth on Monday 5 January will now kick-off at 5:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The Round 25 fixture between Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday 2 April will now kick-off at 7:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The kick-off times for the Saturday night fixtures in rounds (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 & 27) that were originally scheduled for 7:45pm (AEDT) or 9:45 pm (AEDT) will now kick-off at 7:30pm (AEDT) or 9:30pm (AEDT) respectively

     

    •The kick-off times for the Adelaide United fixtures that were originally scheduled for 7:30pm (local) or 7:45 pm (local) in rounds 5,10,19 and 23 will now kick-off at 7:00pm (local) or 7:15pm (local) respectively

    Also Central Coast Mariners are taking 2 home games to north sydney and manly (although this doesn't seem to be 100% confirmed by FFA yet):

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/News--201415-Mariners-Memberships-On-Sale/90897

    Round 10, Fri 5 Dec, CCM v Victory at North Sydney Oval

    Round 17, Sat 7 Feb, CCM v Adelaide United at Brookvale Oval, Manly

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    some minor amendments to the a-league fixture, the only thing that affects us are the saturday night games are now scheduled for 7.30pm instead of 7.45pm

     

    Hyundai A-League fixture amendments

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-amendments/ipywm5ahjfi71580z2f6osn5v

    Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the following amendments to the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Season Draw.

    • The Round 15 fixture between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets will be played at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday 3 January (Kick-Off 7:30pm AEDT)

     

    • The Round 15 fixture between Perth Glory and Adelaide United at nib Stadium in Perth on Monday 5 January will now kick-off at 5:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The Round 25 fixture between Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday 2 April will now kick-off at 7:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The kick-off times for the Saturday night fixtures in rounds (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 & 27) that were originally scheduled for 7:45pm (AEDT) or 9:45 pm (AEDT) will now kick-off at 7:30pm (AEDT) or 9:30pm (AEDT) respectively

     

    •The kick-off times for the Adelaide United fixtures that were originally scheduled for 7:30pm (local) or 7:45 pm (local) in rounds 5,10,19 and 23 will now kick-off at 7:00pm (local) or 7:15pm (local) respectively

    Also Central Coast Mariners are taking 2 home games to north sydney and manly (although this doesn't seem to be 100% confirmed by FFA yet):

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/News--201415-Mariners-Memberships-On-Sale/90897

    Round 10, Fri 5 Dec, CCM v Victory at North Sydney Oval

    Round 17, Sat 7 Feb, CCM v Adelaide United at Brookvale Oval, Manly

     

     

    Has the venue of our Tuesday game vs Perth been confirmed yet?

     

    If it isn't at Parra stadium, where would you all prefer for it to be played at?

     

    Penrith or Campbelltown?

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    some minor amendments to the a-league fixture, the only thing that affects us are the saturday night games are now scheduled for 7.30pm instead of 7.45pm

     

    Hyundai A-League fixture amendments

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-amendments/ipywm5ahjfi71580z2f6osn5v

    Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the following amendments to the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Season Draw.

    • The Round 15 fixture between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets will be played at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday 3 January (Kick-Off 7:30pm AEDT)

     

    • The Round 15 fixture between Perth Glory and Adelaide United at nib Stadium in Perth on Monday 5 January will now kick-off at 5:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The Round 25 fixture between Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday 2 April will now kick-off at 7:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The kick-off times for the Saturday night fixtures in rounds (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 & 27) that were originally scheduled for 7:45pm (AEDT) or 9:45 pm (AEDT) will now kick-off at 7:30pm (AEDT) or 9:30pm (AEDT) respectively

     

    •The kick-off times for the Adelaide United fixtures that were originally scheduled for 7:30pm (local) or 7:45 pm (local) in rounds 5,10,19 and 23 will now kick-off at 7:00pm (local) or 7:15pm (local) respectively

    Also Central Coast Mariners are taking 2 home games to north sydney and manly (although this doesn't seem to be 100% confirmed by FFA yet):

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/News--201415-Mariners-Memberships-On-Sale/90897

    Round 10, Fri 5 Dec, CCM v Victory at North Sydney Oval

    Round 17, Sat 7 Feb, CCM v Adelaide United at Brookvale Oval, Manly

     

     

    Has the venue of our Tuesday game vs Perth been confirmed yet?

     

    If it isn't at Parra stadium, where would you all prefer for it to be played at?

     

    Penrith or Campbelltown?

     

    Penrith for sure.

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    some minor amendments to the a-league fixture, the only thing that affects us are the saturday night games are now scheduled for 7.30pm instead of 7.45pm

     

    Hyundai A-League fixture amendments

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-amendments/ipywm5ahjfi71580z2f6osn5v

    Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the following amendments to the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Season Draw.

    • The Round 15 fixture between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets will be played at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday 3 January (Kick-Off 7:30pm AEDT)

     

    • The Round 15 fixture between Perth Glory and Adelaide United at nib Stadium in Perth on Monday 5 January will now kick-off at 5:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The Round 25 fixture between Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday 2 April will now kick-off at 7:00pm local (8:00pm AEDT)

     

    •The kick-off times for the Saturday night fixtures in rounds (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 & 27) that were originally scheduled for 7:45pm (AEDT) or 9:45 pm (AEDT) will now kick-off at 7:30pm (AEDT) or 9:30pm (AEDT) respectively

     

    •The kick-off times for the Adelaide United fixtures that were originally scheduled for 7:30pm (local) or 7:45 pm (local) in rounds 5,10,19 and 23 will now kick-off at 7:00pm (local) or 7:15pm (local) respectively

    Also Central Coast Mariners are taking 2 home games to north sydney and manly (although this doesn't seem to be 100% confirmed by FFA yet):

    http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/centralcoastmariners/news-display/News--201415-Mariners-Memberships-On-Sale/90897

    Round 10, Fri 5 Dec, CCM v Victory at North Sydney Oval

    Round 17, Sat 7 Feb, CCM v Adelaide United at Brookvale Oval, Manly

     

     

    Has the venue of our Tuesday game vs Perth been confirmed yet?

     

    If it isn't at Parra stadium, where would you all prefer for it to be played at?

     

    Penrith or Campbelltown?

     

    Penrith for sure.

     

    campbelltown

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