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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The FFA announced several changes to the draw in late September which may render elements of the following article no longer valid.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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    this may seem like a stupid question but when is the jets game?

     

    city rail and ticketmaster say Saturday, both the club websites say Friday

     

    Pirtek stadium's website also says Saturday

    Saturday 22 November 5 pm per club website and the fridge magnet!

     

    Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:00PM - Pirtek Stadium Add to Cal
     
    Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

    Read more at http://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/results#RIm3Y66o1G6QDb7u.99

     

     

    Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:00PM- Pirtek Stadium Add to Cal
     
    Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

    Read more at http://www.newcastlejets.com.au/tickets#SsMxZLDDSE80xwKO.99

     

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    this may seem like a stupid question but when is the jets game?

     

    city rail and ticketmaster say Saturday, both the club websites say Friday

     

    Pirtek stadium's website also says Saturday

    Saturday 22 November 5 pm per club website and the fridge magnet!

     

    Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:00PM - Pirtek Stadium Add to Cal
     
    Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

    Read more at http://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/results#RIm3Y66o1G6QDb7u.99

     

     

    Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:00PM - Pirtek Stadium Add to Cal
     
    Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

    Read more at http://www.newcastlejets.com.au/tickets#SsMxZLDDSE80xwKO.99

     

    Don't know what you're seeing / looking at Goat - but each of the links above show the game as being on the Saturday

     

     

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    this may seem like a stupid question but when is the jets game?

     

    city rail and ticketmaster say Saturday, both the club websites say Friday

     

    Pirtek stadium's website also says Saturday

    Saturday 22 November 5 pm per club website and the fridge magnet!

     

    Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:00PM - Pirtek Stadium Add to Cal
     
    Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

    Read more at http://www.wswanderersfc.com.au/results#RIm3Y66o1G6QDb7u.99

     

     

    Fri 21 Nov 2014, 10:00PM - Pirtek Stadium Add to Cal
     
    Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets

    Read more at http://www.newcastlejets.com.au/tickets#SsMxZLDDSE80xwKO.99

     

    Don't know what you're seeing / looking at Goat - but each of the links above show the game as being on the Saturday

     

     

     

    both still say friday

     

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    Goat, your region and/or date/time zone settings on your pc or browser are set incorrectly

    i got told that after i made the post, my clock was 1 hour off but its fixed now and i am unsure about the browser, my bad i was sure it was on Friday, thank you for the help

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    Adelaide away on December 6 is definitely on....emailed the club for final confirmation yesterday before booking flights/tickets etc. should be a good final send off for the lads! Hopefully we get a few down there, will be my first trip to Adelaide as I couldn't make it the last 2 seasons.

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    The FFA are useless, they still haven't confirmed dates for the postponed match vs city and roar..

    Where are those games being played?

     

    It could be the venue being slow to respond  the changes, 

     

    also the brisbane roar game rescheduling could be a problem because they have ACL starting next February as well

    and with the Asian cup break, everyones schedules are congested as well,

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    The FFA are useless, they still haven't confirmed dates for the postponed match vs city and roar..

     

    Where are those games being played?

    It could be the venue being slow to respond  the changes, 

     

    also the brisbane roar game rescheduling could be a problem because they have ACL starting next February as well

    and with the Asian cup break, everyones schedules are congested as well,

     

    City at Home, Roar at Suncorp.

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    The FFA are useless, they still haven't confirmed dates for the postponed match vs city and roar..

    Where are those games being played?

    It could be the venue being slow to respond  the changes, 

     

    also the brisbane roar game rescheduling could be a problem because they have ACL starting next February as well

    and with the Asian cup break, everyones schedules are congested as well,

     

    City at Home, Roar at Suncorp.

     

    Having a look at the Suncorp Stadium website

     

    One Direction play there Wed 11th Feb

    Foo Fighters play there Tues 24th Feb

    Queensland Reds start playing there every alternating weekend to the Roar from 21st Feb.

    Brisbane Broncos will probably start in about March as well.

     

    Not much room to fit an extra game in there, a community round game to the Gold Coast sounds like a great idea for an away trip!

    although the stadium on the Gold Coast is about 45 minutes away from the main Surfers Paradise CBD

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    The FFA are useless, they still haven't confirmed dates for the postponed match vs city and roar..

    Where are those games being played?

    It could be the venue being slow to respond the changes,

     

    also the brisbane roar game rescheduling could be a problem because they have ACL starting next February as well

    and with the Asian cup break, everyones schedules are congested as well,

    City at Home, Roar at Suncorp.

    Having a look at the Suncorp Stadium website

     

    One Direction play there Wed 11th Feb

    Foo Fighters play there Tues 24th Feb

    Queensland Reds start playing there every alternating weekend to the Roar from 21st Feb.

    Brisbane Broncos will probably start in about March as well.

     

    Not much room to fit an extra game in there, a community round game to the Gold Coast sounds like a great idea for an away trip!

    although the stadium on the Gold Coast is about 45 minutes away from the main Surfers Paradise CBD

     

    The Gold Coast is a tacky hole, and they don't support football. #notogoldcoast

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    The Western Sydney Wanderers FC round 10 match against Melbourne City FC will now be played on Wednesday 11 March 2015 at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta (kick-off 7:30pm AEDT), whilst their round 11 match against Brisbane Roar will be now played on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (kick-off 7:00pm AEST, 8:00pm AEDT).

    Read more at http://www.a-league.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-updates/1f0i8kdkt3dmt12n6qvqxyltkw#OiuVCdMlplssmGol.99

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    The Western Sydney Wanderers FC round 10 match against Melbourne City FC will now be played on Wednesday 11 March 2015 at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta (kick-off 7:30pm AEDT), whilst their round 11 match against Brisbane Roar will be now played on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (kick-off 7:00pm AEST, 8:00pm AEDT).[/size]

    Read more at http://www.a-league.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-updates/1f0i8kdkt3dmt12n6qvqxyltkw#OiuVCdMlplssmGol.99[/size]

    ****, right in the middle of ACL campaign, perfect

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    The Western Sydney Wanderers FC round 10 match against Melbourne City FC will now be played on Wednesday 11 March 2015 at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta (kick-off 7:30pm AEDT), whilst their round 11 match against Brisbane Roar will be now played on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (kick-off 7:00pm AEST, 8:00pm AEDT).[/size]

    Read more at http://www.a-league.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-updates/1f0i8kdkt3dmt12n6qvqxyltkw#OiuVCdMlplssmGol.99[/size]

     

    Da ****!!

     

     

    Is that the best they can do for our home game vs city?

     

    We play Victory on Friday! 1 day rest!

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    wait what

     

     


    As a result of Brisbane Roar FC’s home match against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC being moved, the round 11 match between the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United will now be played on Friday 19 December at Hunter Stadium (kick-off 7:40pm AEDT).

    Read more at http://www.a-league.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-fixture-updates/1f0i8kdkt3dmt12n6qvqxyltkw#OiRgUjtmD3hKfV4o.99

     

    I don't get this. So we get moved, why do other clubs move as well? Was our Roar game originally a Friday, and they needed a Friday night match?

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    That end of the season is going to be absolutely ****ed. I don't think any club in the world has such a ridiculous fixture list.

     

    We overcame those obstacles to win the Champions League though...the motivation for the players should be that IF they manage to win despite all this it will easily be the most impressive A-League win so far.

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    March 8 v Roar (away)

    March 11 v City (home)

    March 13 v Victory (home)

    March 21 v Jets (home)

    March 25 v Roar (away)

    March 28 v Glory (away)

     

    This has got to be a stitch up.

     

    :smurfnono: :smurfnono: :smurfnono:

     

     

    Will we have an ACL game in between the 13th and 21st?

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    Great, more Wednesday night games. Theres a strong chance that I could end up going to more away games than home this season

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    New rules and exceptions definitely need to be made regarding squad sizes and out of cap signings because current squad sizes simply aren't good enough for a fixture list like the one we are going to have. Our March could quite literally be the busiest fixture list for any club in the world. 

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    i'm wondering why the melbourne city home catch up game at least couldn't have been played in the first couple of mid-weeks in february, but it could be that due to yearly maintenance/re-seeding/re-laying of the pitch* and/or the western grandstand upgrades/new changerooms that as a guess it might mean that parramatta stadium is not available because we are not scheduled for a home game at parramatta between jan 6 and feb 28. not sure.

     

     

    *one of the stadium upgrades announced in late september was a "Replacement of the turf surface" which included new drainage iirc, so i wonder if this is going ahead in jan/feb?:

    http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2014-dutton080.htm

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