The Loose Cannon!

Central Coast Mariners will be aiming to commence the season with a BANG on and off the pitch when the Club hosts Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.

Central Coast Mariners will be aiming to commence the season with a BANG on and off the pitch when the Club hosts Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.

Just 1,000 tickets remain for the match pitting the two Clubs that contested last season-s Hyundai A-League Grand Final - won 2-0 by the Central Coast - up against one another.

And if Graham Arnold-s troops fire against Tony Popovic-s side, fans will be in for a treat!

On Thursday the Club finalised the paperwork enabling the Mariners- new cannon to be ready for action should the yellow and navy hit the back of the net on Saturday.

Each and every home game, the Club-s Cannon - positioned at the southern end of Bluetongue Stadium in front of the palm trees - will fire soon after a Mariners goal (noise & smoke only!).

The brainchild of Mariners majority owner, Mr Michael Charlesworth, the Club-s Cannon has been developed in order to give Central Coast supporters a distinctive tradition to enjoy and celebrate.

The Cannon will fire a ‘BOOOM- at approximately 100 decibels, lasting half a second.

In addition to the Club-s new Cannon, the Mariners will begin to distribute a new match handout titled The Loose Cannon this Saturday.

The Loose Cannon is a free matchday handout providing supporters at the game with the opportunity to find out more about the Club, team, and players.

Moreover, it will provide fans with an additional avenue to connect with the Club, let supporters in on the latest news, and can even be made into a souvenir by securing the autograph of each week-s ‘Player to Watch- in the space provided.

The style and layout of the Club-s new matchday handout was inspired by Kashiwa Reysol-s Reysol Winning Guide - a paper Mariners Management came across throughout the 2013 AFC Champions League.

Central Coast Mariners vs. Western Sydney Wanderers - Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Round 1 Saturday 12 October, 2013 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 5:30pm Gates open: 4:00pm Tickets: Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the match. Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter! The official match hash-tag is #CCMvWSW