They're a team that seem to thrive on being written off but Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna says his side can handle being labelled A-League title contenders.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna hailed the career-best form of club stalwart Alex Wilkinson on the eve of the Mariners captain's 100th A-League appearance.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna says the Mariners have become used to being written off but insists they can be A-League title contenders once again.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna fears the effect of the Mariners' long winless streak could carry into the new A-League season if they don't put it to bed.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna admits the Mariners squad needs to undergo a major makeover following its Asian Champions League failure.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna is confident the Mariners can end a frustrating four month-long winless streak in their Asian Champions League campaign.
Central Coast are set to continue their successful all-out attack approach in Saturday's A-League derby against Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna admits the current depth in the A-League club's striking stocks means he's having to forego his Scottish instincts.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna believes striker Matt Simon is bearing the fruits of the confidence gained from his Beijing Olympic call-up.
Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna says sentiment will not be a factor when he decides whether to hand veteran Mark Bosnich an A-League swan song on Sunday.
Depleted A-League leaders Central Coast face their toughest test so far this season when they host Queensland at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday.
Central Coast have finally suffered their first loss of the season, but coach Lawrie McKinna is confident the A-League leaders' bubble hasn't burst.
Central Coast's in-form defenders can set an A-League record with a clean sheet against Perth Glory on Sunday but coach Lawrie McKenna just wants three points.