Popovic will learn from Arnold's lesson

April 21, 2013
By Doug Conway
Victory has many fathers, they say, while defeat is an orphan.

But how often in sport, as in life, does disaster prove a necessary precursor to triumph?

Not just a hiccup or a painful interruption along the way, but an actual requirement for progress and ultimate success?

The Central Coast Mariners are living proof of that.

They had lost three grand finals in seven years before breaking their hoodoo in Sunday's A-League showdown against Western Sydney Wanderers.
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