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    A-League Season 2014/15 Draw Released


    mack

    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The FFA announced several changes to the draw in late September which may render elements of the following article no longer valid.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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    The answer is a pineapple! :nono:

     

     

    Is the question, "Which fruit belongs on pizza?"

    I like pineapple on pizza! :P

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    Am I getting this right? Our only match against Perth at home will not be at Pirtek? No return of Hersi to Wanderland this coming season?

     

    Round 27

     

     

    I am confused. According to the updated schedule both round 9 and 27 against the glory are now player on April 25th? What am I missing?

     

    http://wanderers.memberhq.com.au/files/a-league-wanderers/SeasonFixture.pdf?camefrom=EMCL_394229_17878886

     

    What was previously Round 9 ( a round with matches played on all types of days at all points of the year, including us playing Perth on a Tuesday) has been scrapped, and turned into Round 27. Consequently, every other round after 9 moves forward one. We no longer have that community round match against Perth midweek, we now play them on ANZAC day in the final round of the year. The season is now a week longer as a result. Our community round match is now against Wellington in February.

     

     

    Looks like the official schedule is wrong. They are still listing WSW vs Glory as round now, but it is actually ADE - vs WSW, hence my confusion.

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    The answer is a pineapple! :nono:

    Is the question, "Which fruit belongs on pizza?"

    If there was a dislike button, I would click it so many times that it would break!

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    The answer is a pineapple! :nono:

    Is the question, "Which fruit belongs on pizza?"

    If there was a dislike button, I would click it so many times that it would break!

     

      :smurfnono:

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    mack, with the re-numbering of rounds 10 to 27, are you going to go through the 'Away Trips' forum and re-number the names of the threads? :woah:  #moreworkformack

     

    #DeBohunOut

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    UPDATE!!!

     

     
    #WSWvCCM Wed 19 Nov 7:30pm
     
     
    #WSWvBRI Wed 3 Dec 7:30pm

     

     

    FFFF.... Will still be overseas on the 3rd of Dec.

     

    Gonna miss the Brisbane home game..

     

    gaah.

    Edited by wanderersfanatic

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    11/27

     

     

     

    So (from a quick comparison) out of our TWENTY SEVEN (27) matches listed on our Wanderers Members 2014/15 - compared to the most up-to-date draw (http://www.a-league.com.au/results/214/2014/7062/0)

     

    ELEVEN (11) matches on the Wanderers fridge magnet, still have the correct date, time and location.

     

    Oh dear....

     

     

     

    Matches that ARE currently correct, date, time and location wise, on the fridge magnet:

     

     

    Fri 07 Nov 2014, 05:30PM - Westpac Stadium
    WELLINGTON PHOENIX v WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
     
     
    Sat 22 Nov 2014, 05:00PM - Pirtek Stadium
    WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS v NEWCASTLE JETS
     
     
    Sat 13 Dec 2014, 05:00PM - Pirtek Stadium
    WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS v MELBOURNE CITY FC
     
     
    Fri 19 Dec 2014, 08:00PM - Suncorp Stadium
    BRISBANE ROAR v WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
     
     
    Sun 28 Dec 2014, 05:00PM - Westpac Stadium
    WELLINGTON PHOENIX v WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
     
     
    SECOND PAGE OF MAGNET:
     
    Thu 01 Jan 2015, 07:30PM - Pirtek Stadium
    WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS v CENTRAL COAST MARINERS
     
     
    Tue 06 Jan 2015, 07:30PM - Pirtek Stadium
    WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS v MELBOURNE VICTORY
     
     
    Sun 01 Feb 2015, 05:00PM - AAMI Park
    MELBOURNE CITY FC v WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
     
     
    Sat 14 Feb 2015, 05:00PM - Hunter Stadium
    NEWCASTLE JETS v WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
     
     
    Sun 08 Mar 2015, 05:00PM - Suncorp Stadium
    BRISBANE ROAR v WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
     
     
    Sat 18 Apr 2015, 05:00PM - Pirtek Stadium
    WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS v ADELAIDE UNITED

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    Ah balls.  Thanks for the family friendly changes..  :xmad:

    They were always going to be midweek.

     

     

    yeah but school holidays would have been better #debohunout (yes I know asian cup etc but let me have a selfish whinge :sad:)

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    Were screwed this season, apart from first few weeks, we are almost playing 2-3 games a week till seasons end....

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    what fridge magnet  :woah:

     

    Yeah with Asian Cup, possible World club comp, next season's ACL we're looking at playing most weekends and Wednesdays from February to May ..... depending on results bla bla.

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    Were screwed this season, apart from first few weeks, we are almost playing 2-3 games a week till seasons end....

    It's a small price to pay if we are Australia's first ever champions of Asia.

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    Were screwed this season, apart from first few weeks, we are almost playing 2-3 games a week till seasons end....

    It's a small price to pay if we are Australia's first ever champions of Asia.

     

     

    Was gonna say, its just the curse of being a big/successful club :)

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    Were screwed this season, apart from first few weeks, we are almost playing 2-3 games a week till seasons end....

    It's a small price to pay if we are Australia's first ever champions of Asia.

     

     

    So much this.

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    Argh, the Youth League draw has been released & the Wanderers are playing plenty of Monday arvo & other midweek games.

    This strategy probably suits the clubs, but it won't entice fans to attend the games.

    Someone will need to knock up a colour coded, combined draw for us all to keep as a ready reckoner.

    Sometime over the weekend would suffice. 

    Please & thank you.

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    Still don't understand why they can't coordinate the youth league games with the main A-League games, like they do in the NRL. Results in an even more entertaining day/night out for those that can get to the earlier youth game.

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    Still don't understand why they can't coordinate the youth league games with the main A-League games, like they do in the NRL. Results in an even more entertaining day/night out for those that can get to the earlier youth game.

     

    It's frustrating - but easy to understand.

     

    1) Too much money for the ground hire eg. security, bar staff.

     

    2) Damages the ground.

    Edited by 102megan

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    How would that work if a youth player needed to be called upto the first team?

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    Just emailed Nick Duke (Sales and Operations Manager) from the FFA regarding the re-schedule of games

     

     

    Hi 

     

    The rescheduling of games due to the Wanderers participation in the Club World Cup is currently in process and in consultation with all clubs involved, venues and broadcasters. Once fixture dates have been confirmed they will be announced on www.a-league.com.au We anticipate to have this finalised shortly.

     

    Regards,

     

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    ****, the fixtures we'll be facing will not be pretty in terms of scheduling!! Do we think this will mean more midweek matches? Or is there no real other time to play them?

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    Don't know why anyone is surprised, even if we had not made the ACL final, the fixtures would be dreadful, next seasons ACL, plus Asian cup in between always meant more midweek matches.

     

    The next 2 matches that will be rescheduled will be during midweek as there is no other real time to play them

     

    This is why it would have been great if the season started abit earlier!

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