The Code joins the Central Coast Mariners as they embark on the most anticipated season of A-League football in its eight year history. Over-shadowed commercially by the high-price purchases of their closest geographical rivals, the Mariners venture headfirst into the season as defending minor-premiers. But their best kept secret – the Yellow Army of supporters and the ‘marquee’ fan base – may be enough to pull the community-centric team through the challenges of the season and emerge at the summit of A-League success.
Nick Montgomery’s impressive legacy in UK football provides some extra support for the Mariners as they take on glamour club Sydney FC in a battle that will result in two unusual red cards for two star players. The fireworks and NYE celebrations envelope the Central Coast as Perth FC visit Bluetongue Stadium for the final match of 2012. During the first week of the New Year, the day to day process of the coaching staff is put under the microscope as they prepare for the Western Sydney Wanderers visit.