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2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 2 Preview – Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 2
Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 19th October, 2014
Where: AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, VIC
Kickoff: 3pm AEDST (gates open 2pm)
Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=MCITY0215
Prematch: Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square, Melbourne from 11am
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Grandstand Digital online or ABC Radio App
Tweet: @newyboys #MCYvNEW #NTUA

If you are unable to travel to the game in Melbourne, please come down to the District Park Tennis Club in Broadmeadow and watch the game LIVE. The Tenzo is our permanent venue for both home AND away Newcastle Jets fixtures.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 12 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, City Wins – 4, Drawn – 2

In Melbourne – 5 games
Jets Wins – 1, City Wins – 3, Drawn – 1

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 20, City – 17

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 40 (39 Yellow, 1 Red), City – 20 (19 Yellow, 1 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – LL
City – DL

Leading Scorers
Jets – N/A, City – David Villa 1

Last Result –
Jets 1 (Taggart 54’) – Heart 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 22.

FIXTURE RECORDS
Biggest Win

Jets 3 (Brockie 23’, R. Griffiths 47’, Bridges 76’) – Heart 0, Round 19, Season 7 at Hunter Stadium, 11/02/2012.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Heart 3 (Fred 66’, Dugandzic 73’, Behich 85’), Round 6, Season 7 at AAMI Park, 12/11/2011.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 6 (Ryan Griffiths)
City – 5 (Mate Dugandzic)

Average Away A-League crowd – 5296

COACHING
Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches

Newcastle Jets Coaching Records –

Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
Gary Van Egmond – 7 matches (3 wins, 1 drawn and 3 losses = 43% win ratio)
Richard Money – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)
Branko Culina – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
Nick Theodorakopoulos – 0 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
Clayton Zane – 1 matches (1 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
Craig Deans -1 Match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = 100% win ratio)

KEY FACTS:

  • There has never been a scoreless game in this fixture.
  • The Jets have kept 4 clean sheets. Each of these clean sheets has been the final meeting between each of the games.
  • The Jets have scored 3 goals in the first meeting between these clubs in the last 3 seasons.
  • Both Mark Birrighitti and Andrew Redmayne have been opposing goalkeepers in the last 5 meetings.
  • Ben Kantarovski has scored the only own goal in this fixture.
  • The last Jets haven’t won in Melbourne against the Heart in the last 3 seasons. Their only win was after going down to 10 men after 10 minutes when Jobe Wheelhouse was sent off.
  • The last meeting between the two clubs, a 3-1 loss, was the last match of Gary Van Egmond’s second tenure.
  • The Jets have won a second round match once, lost twice and drawn 6 times in 9 seasons of the A-League.
  • Phil Stubbins will be the 7th Jets Coach.
  • Gary Van Egmond is the only Jets coach to have won their second fixture in charge. Gary won his second match during both stints with the club.
  • The Jets have never completed this fixture without a player receiving a booking. Our average over the last 5 meetings is 4 per match.

Jets v City Trivia:
1. Four players have scored doubles (or more) in this fixture. Who are they? Ryan Griffiths, Adam Taggart, Mate Dugandzic (twice) and Richard Garcia.

2. Who are the five Jets players who were Visa players when they scored in this fixture? Jeremy Brockie, Francis Jeffers, Byun Sung-Hwan, Michael Bridges and Emile Heskey.

3. Who has scored the fastest goal in this fixture? Richard Garcia (1st minute)

For answers to the trivia questions, please go into the forums and navigate to the match thread for this fixture.

by and for supporters of football in Newcastle, Australia