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SQUADRON: Active Support Update

Recently, many of you would have seen a decline in numbers in The Squadron and the emergence of a new group on the southern terrace who call themselves NCL. We realise that this situation has created a lot of confusion for people, so we would like to clear a few things up.

According to FFA guidelines an active support group must meet the following basic requirements:

– They must be in an enclosed, ticketed area (not General Admission, for example).
– Security must check all ticket holders.

We have and still do strongly oppose the strict enforcement of these rules because we believe it is against the spirit of free and spontaneous active support. However, they are the rules the FFA applies to all clubs and as long as the Jets are in the A-League they have to abide by them.

There can only be one designated active supporter area, and for us that is the seats on Southern Hill behind the goals.

On Tuesday afternoon we had a meeting with the club and NCL about the future of active support for the Jets.

For the record, we are more than happy to (1) combine with NCL to allow both groups to leverage numbers and experience for a united and better active support or (2) step aside and allow for NCL to become the main active support group.

Regrettably, and contrary to previous statements from NCL, they do not wish to become the official supporter group and abide by the previously mentioned restrictions. NCL also made it clear that they do not wish to work with The Squadron or even take over the current active support on the Southern Hill.

While we accept and have always defended the right for people to support the team how they want but we understand there are safety concerns that the stadium and the Jets must manage including the location of active support groups.

We encourage anyone and everyone to form a united front in supporting the team. The Squadron name was never meant to describe a specific group of supporters, it instead applies to all Jets supporters. Wherever you are in the stadium, we want everyone to be united in lifting the team and letting everyone know they are in Newcastle.

See you all in the stands!

2016/17 Hyundai A-League – Round 16 Match Preview – Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle United Jets FC

2016/2017 Hyundai A-League
Season 12 Round 16
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 22nd January, 2017
Where: Campbelltown Stadium, Cnr of Pembroke Rd & Rose Payten Dr, Leumeah, NSW
Kickoff: 5pm AEDST 

Away Supporters
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link
Purchase your tickets in Bay 9 to sit with the away supporters

Not Travelling?
Join fellow Jets supporters from 3pm at our new venue The Premier Hotel to watch the away game LIVE. All supporters are welcome – u18’s will need to be accompanied by a supervising adult.
If you sign up to become a Premier Hotel member for $10, you receive $10 in credit on your card. Ask for a membership form at the bar. A Premier Hotel membership gets you a 5% discount on food & drink not only at Premier but also at Junction Hotel & Sunnyside Tavern. You can purchase members only schooner cards – 10 schooners of local tap beers $55 or 10 schooners of craft tap beers $65.

Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 4 and FoxSports 4HD
Listen: ABC Grandstand Radio online/app or EON Sports Radio app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy#NTUA #WSWvNEW

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 13 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 3, Wanderers Wins – 6, Drawn – 4

In Newcastle – 6 matches.
Jets Wins – 0, Wanderers Wins – 4, Drawn – 2
In Sydney – 7 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Wanderers Wins – 2, Drawn – 2

Average Home A-League Crowd – 15522
Average Away A-League Crowd – 11330

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 14, Wanderers – 19
In Sydney –
Jets – 10, Wanderers – 9

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 4, Wanderers – 9

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 27 (25 yellow, 2 red), Wanderers 19 (19 yellow, 0 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WDLWD (8 points from last 15)
Wanderers – DDDLD (4 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Andrew Nabbout (5)
Wanderers – Brendon Santalab (6)

Last Result –
Jets 2 (Boogaard 81′, Hoole 88′) – Wanderers 2 (Borda 24′, Dimas 45+2′ pen) at Spotless Stadium, A-League, Round 3, 23/10/2016.

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 16/17 Round 3

Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers
Jack Duncan Andrew Redmayne
Nick Cowburn Scott Neville
Lachlan Jackson Robert Cornthwaite
Nigel Boogaard Artiz Borda
Ivan Vujica Jack Clisby
Steven Ugarkovic Mitch Nichols
Ben Kantarovski Kearyn Baccus
Wayne Brown Dimas
Andrew Nabbout Jumpei Kusukami
Andrew Hoole Kerem Bulut
Devante Clut Steven Lustica

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 2 (Jaliens 37’, Taggart 64’) – Wanderers 0, Round 21, Season 2013/14 at Pirtek Stadium, 02/03/2014.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Wanderers 3 (Bridge 6’, 33’, Visconte 80’), Round 27, Season 2012/13 at Hunter Stadium, 29/03/2013.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Adam Taggart (3)
Wanderers – Mark Bridge (5)

2016/17 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Substitute Appearances Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red – Second Bookable Straight Red
2 Daniel Mullen 5 5 0 1 423 0 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 14 13 1 2 1146 0 0 1 0 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 10 10 0 1 864 2 1 3 0 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 7 5 2 3 464 0 1 0 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 14 13 1 2 1135 1 0 3 0 0
7 Andrew Hoole 15 15 0 0 1350 4 1 5 0 0
8 Mateo Poljak 14 10 4 3 977 1 0 1 0 0
9 Aleksandr Kokko 7 2 5 2 171 0 0 0 0 0
10 Wayne Brown 14 14 0 4 1174 2 1 4 0 0
11 Labinot Haliti 3 1 2 0 116 0 0 0 0 0
12 Andy Brennan 2 1 1 1 95 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 10 9 1 3 775 0 0 1 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 12 11 1 6 908 5 3 3 0 0
16 Nick Cowburn 12 10 2 1 949 0 0 0 0 0
18 Ma Leilei 8 2 6 2 287 1 0 3 0 0
19 Morten Nordstrand 12 9 3 5 814 3 1 1 0 0
20 Jack Duncan 15 15 0 0 1350 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 5 4 1 1 337 0 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 14 6 8 5 604 1 2 0 0 0
24 Kristian Brymora 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
26 Iain Fyfe 3 3 0 2 205 0 0 1 0 0
28 John Koutroumbis 12 7 5 0 700 0 1 4 0 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 matches
Mark Jones – 0 wins, Tony Popovic – 0 wins, 1 drawNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Mark Jones – 1 matches (0 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 3 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (1 win, 2 drawn, 0 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 4 matches (1 win, 0 drawn and 3 losses = 25% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – No Matches
  • Branko Culina – No Matches
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – No Matches
  • Craig Deans – No Matches
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 0 losses = 50% win ratio)

Western Sydney Wanderers Coach Record – Tony Popovic 46% win ratio (6 wins, 4 drawn, 3 losses)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets 3 wins against the Wanderers have all come away from home.
  • The Jets have won 10 points from losing positions this year – the most in one season in their history.
  • Newcastle have also scored 22 goals this season – the most at this stage in any season previous.
  • They have also scored multiple goals for 6 consecutive weeks. This has only occurred once – a run from Rd 17 to the home semi in 2007/08

COACHES

  • Mark Jones has the second highest goals per game ratio (1.47) of all Jets A-League coaches. He sits behind Clayton Zane (1.58).
  • However, his teams also concede the 3rd highest number of goals per game in Jets history – 1.73. He’s ahead of Phil Stubbins (2.04) and Nick Theodorakopoulos (2.29)

Players

  • Andrew Hoole, who is suspended for this week’s match, had previously played every minute so far this season – the last remaining Jets outfield player with this record.
  • Wayne Brown and John Koutroumbis remain one card away from an automatic suspension.
  • Vedran Janjetovic has kept 8 clean sheets in 11 appearances against Newcastle.
  • Last week, Adam Taggart became the 24th ex-Jet to score against the club.

Newcastle Jets

  • The Jets are 13 games without a clean sheet in the A-League. This is the =3rd highest run in their history. The longest streak is 18 games.
  • One-third of the Jets goals against the Wanderers have been scored in the last 15 minutes of the match.

Western Sydney Wanderers

  • Wanderers haven’t won at home all season.

Merry Christmas To All

We would like to wish all Jets players, staff and supporters, Squadron members, Jetstream listeners and contributors, as well as newcastlefootball.net visitors and regulars a very Merry Christmas.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable Christmas Day with their families and friends, and we look forward to seeing you all on Boxing Day for the W-League and A-League fixtures.

And if you don’t celebrate Christmas – enjoy the public holiday 🙂