The soul of a football club can be traced back to people.
The people attached to a club give it soul. The way those people hunt success gives it soul. And the spontaneous reactions of elation or grief of said people give it soul. And winning sure as hell helps.
The Central Coast Mariners have the right people. And with it, they have won their people back.
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From day dot, the Mariners have been a club that really, when you look at it through the prism of capitalism, had no right to compete on a consistent basis with bigger clubs with deeper pockets, more expensive seats and players with impressive right columns on Wikipedia.
From day dot, the Mariners…