(knocked out of the finals by Perth 1-1 (5-3 on penalties))
Change in position from 2010/11: ↑ 1
Win-draw-loss record: 15-6-6
(40 goals scored, 24 goals conceded)
Highest goalscorer: Bernie Ibini-Isei, Matt Simon and Patrick Zwaanswijk (7)
Average attendance: 9,505
2011/12 was another fruitful and successful season for the Central Coast Mariners, going on to win their second premiership plate in club history. Behind the guidance of coach Graham Arnold, the Mariners were just as good as they were in 2010/11, going one step further and beating out Brisbane Roar in a tight race for top spot on the standings table.
Coming into this season, Arnold had retained the core of the team that heartbreakingly lost in a thrilling grand final the previous season. The defensive trio of Ryan, Wilkinson and Zwaasnwijk were back, as were the two full backs Rose and Bojic. A few new players were brought in to strengthen the squad, with Bernie Ibini being promoted from the youth team, Adriano Pellegrino being …