Countdown :: 27 days to go!

WITH just 27 days to go, we continue our countdown towards our first Hyundai A-League game of the 2012/13 season – a much-anticipated clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium. What relevance does the number 27 have for Mariners fans this campaign?

LIKE season seven of Australia-s top flight, the 2012/13 Hyundai A-League campaign will have 27 regular season rounds.

Each club will meet one another three times to decide who will be crowned Hyundai A-League Premiers, and sort out which teams will contest the end of season Finals Series.

Season eight of the Hyundai A-League will provide Central Coast Mariners Members and supporters with the opportunity to watch the yellow and navy 13 times at Bluetongue Stadium.

The opening round against new outfit, the Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday 6 October is set to be a blockbuster - an historic encounter for Australia-s top football competition. Key match-ups Mariners Members and fans will be looking forward to include the highly anticipated F3 derbies, Sydney FC at home in Round 5 and the annual New Year-s Eve fixture at Bluetongue Stadium against last season-s grand finalists - Perth Glory.

Graham Arnold-s men will only be travelling inter-state and overseas nine times this campaign but there are many opportunities for supporters to get out and see the yellow and navy in action with more games in New South Wales. The Mariners play the Sky Blues, Jets and Wanderers twice each away from home.

The Mariners 2013 AFC Asian Champions League campaign will receive a boost with the Club having worked with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to minimise the demands on players when travelling domestically and overseas. Central Coast Mariners will host seven home matches at Gosford in the last eleven rounds leading up to the finals series.

Become a Mariners Member this Hyundai A-League season and don-t miss a second of the action! With full season, six and three game passes plus part-payment plans, Mariners Membership is simple and affordable. See you in the stands!