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2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 26 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Perth Glory FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 26
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Perth Glory FC

When: Friday 6th April, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 650pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

Watch: FoxSports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #NEWvPER

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 38 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 8, Glory Wins – 22, Drawn – 8

In Newcastle – 19 matches.
Jets Wins – 5, Glory Wins – 10, Drawn – 4
In Perth – 19 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Glory Wins – 12, Drawn – 4

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9272
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8879

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 43, Glory – 74
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 23, Glory – 36

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 13, Glory – 23

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 82 (77 yellow, 5 red), Glory 60 (55 yellow, 5 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WWWLL (9 point from last 15)
Glory – WDWWL (10 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Andrew Nabbout (10)
Glory – Andy Keogh, Diego Castro, Adam Taggart (6)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 2 (Koutroumbis 88′, Walker 90+2′ o.g) – Perth Glory 1 (Knowles 20′) at nib Stadium, A-League, Round 10, Season 2017/18

Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields
Assistant Referee 2: James Cleal
Fourth Official: Ben Abraham
Video Assistant Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
 
SQUADS
 
Newcastle Jets

Ins: 3.Jason HOFFMAN (return from suspension), 10.Wayne BROWN (return from injury), 32.Angus THURGATE (promoted)
Outs: 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (suspension)
Unavailable: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (knee – 5 weeks)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Ronald VARGAS, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Wayne BROWN, 11.Patricio RODRIGUEZ, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 16.Nick COWBURN, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 20.Glen MOSS (Gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 24.Joseph CHAMPNESS, 27.Riley MCGREE, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (c)

**two to be omitted**

Perth Glory
Ins: 20.Jake BRIMMER, 26.Jacob ITALIANO (both promoted)
Outs: 15.Brandon WILSON (illness)
Unavailable: 15.Brandon WILSON (illness)

Perth Glory squad: 2.Alex GRANT, 4.Shane LOWRY, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 8.Xavi TORRES, 9.Andy KEOGH (c), 13.Nick FEELY (Gk), 14.Chris HAROLD, 16.Joseph MILLS, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Andreu GUERAO, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Adam TAGGART, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 26.Jacob ITALIANO, 33.Liam REDDY (Gk) , 66.Dino DJULBIC, 88.Neil KILKENNY

**one to be omitted**

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 10

Newcastle Jets Perth Glory
Glen Moss Liam Reddy
Jason Hoffman Jeremy Walker
Nigel Boogaard Shane Lowry
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Alex Grant
Ivan Vujica Joseph Mills
Steven Ugarkovic Brandon Wilson
Ben Kantarovski Xavi Torres
Dimitri Petratos Jacob Italiano
Joe Champness Chris Harold
Andrew Nabbout Mitch Nichols
Wayne Brown Joseph Knowles

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Haliti 13’, Brockie 54’, Petrovski 68’Penalty, Petrovski 69’) – Glory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Midweek Round 1, Season 2010/11, 10/02/2011.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 1 (Trifunovic 14’) – Glory 6 (Harold 24′, Castro 45′, Mullen 48′ o.g., Harold 54′, Grant 74′, Castro 88′), Round 16, Season 2015/16 at Hunter Stadium, 24/01/2016.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Joel Griffiths (6)
Glory – Jamie Harnwell (7)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Jack Duncan 16 16 0 0 1440 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 21 19 2 7 1657 5 1 3 1
4 Nigel Boogaard 21 21 0 1 1882 1 0 2 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 20 18 2 4 1634 5 0 5 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 25 25 0 4 2203 1 3 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 23 23 0 5 2052 9 8 2 0
8 Ronald Vargas 6 5 1 5 362 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 12 11 1 3 907 7 2 3 1
10 Wayne Brown 19 11 8 8 948 0 0 4 0
11 Patricio Rodriguez 9 6 3 4 600 1 3 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 7 0 7 0 90 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 20 18 2 2 1610 0 2 6 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 22 22 0 8 1902 10 7 4 0
16 Nick Cowburn 9 1 8 1 218 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 17 17 0 4 1362 1 2 8 0
18 John Koutroumbis 10 5 5 2 463 2 0 2 0
19 Kosta Petratos 4 0 4 0 27 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 9 9 0 0 810 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 10 4 6 1 423 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 5 1 4 1 59 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 23 13 10 11 1146 4 1 1 0
27 Riley McGree 8 5 3 1 526 1 0 0 0
32 Angus Thurgate 6 0 6 0 93 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 25 25 0 0 2250 1 1 5 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 2 matches
Ernie Merrick – 1 win, Ken Lowe – 0 wins, 1 drawNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 2 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 0 losses = 50% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 3 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 3 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (3 wins, 6 drawn and 7 losses = 19% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 4 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – No Matches
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)

Perth Glory Coach Record – Ken Lowe 69% win ratio (9 wins, 2 drawn, 2 losses)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • Last week was the first time all seaosn the Jets have lost consecutive games.
  • It was also the first time this season they have been kept scoreless.
  • Newcastle last defeated Perth at home on November 5th, 2011, through a Jeremy Brockie 2-minute double. They are winless against Glory at home in their last 9.

 

Players

  • Daniel Georgievski will miss the game through suspension after receiving his 8th booking of the season.
  • Adam Taggart has scored in his last 2 appearances in Newcastle.

2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 21 Match Preview – Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle United Jets FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 21
Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Saturday 24th February, 2018
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Caxton St, Milton, QLD
Kickoff: 535pm AEDST (Local Time 435pm)
Tickets: Ticketek Link

Watch: LIVE on Channel ONE, FoxSports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #BRIvNEW

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 39 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 16, Roar Wins – 14, Drawn – 9

In Newcastle – 21 matches.
Jets Wins – 5, Roar Wins – 10, Drawn – 6

In Brisbane – 18 matches
Jets Wins – 11, Roar Wins – 4, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9706
Average Away A-League Crowd – 11362

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 47, Roar – 48
In Brisbane – 
Jets – 25, Roar – 14

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 22, Roar – 15

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 91 (83 yellow, 8 red), Roar 58 (54 yellow, 4 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WLDWD (8 points from last 15)
Roar – LWWLW (9 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Andrew Nabbout (9)
Roar – Massimo Maccarone (10)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 1 (Hoffman 11′) – Brisbane Roar 0 at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 16, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 16

Newcastle Jets Brisbane Roar
Glen Moss Jamie Young
Daniel Georgievski Jack Hingert
Nigel Boogaard Jacob Pepper
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Avraam Papadopolous
Ivan Vujica Connor O’Toole
Steven Ugarkovic Thomas Kristensen
Wayne Brown Matt McKay
Dimitri Petratos Daniel Leck
Devante Clut Fahid Ben Khalfallah
Andrew Nabbout Eric Bautheac
Jason Hoffman Massimo Maccarone

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Hingert 8′ o.g, Boogaard 62′, Ugarkovic 71′, Clut 86′) – Roar 0 at McDonald Jones Stadium, Round 2, Season 2016/17, 16/10/2016.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Roar 5 (Reinaldo 10’, Richter 44’, Brosque 52’, McKay 83’, Murdocca 90+1’), Round 20, Season 2005/06 at Energy Australia Stadium, 26/01/2006.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Joel Griffiths (8)
Roar – Reinaldo (7)
 

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Jack Duncan 11 11 0 0 990 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 17 15 2 7 1309 4 1 2 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 19 19 0 0 1710 1 0 2 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 16 15 1 4 1319 3 0 4 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 20 20 0 3 1786 1 2 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 19 19 0 4 1697 8 7 2 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 9 8 1 2 722 7 2 3 0
10 Wayne Brown 16 9 7 7 780 0 0 3 0
11 Patricio Rodriguez 6 4 2 3 418 1 2 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 7 0 7 0 90 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 18 17 1 2 1515 0 2 5 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 20 20 0 6 1744 9 7 4 0
16 Nick Cowburn 6 0 6 0 105 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 12 12 0 4 912 1 2 6 0
18 John Koutroumbis 10 5 5 2 463 2 0 2 0
19 Kosta Petratos 4 0 4 0 27 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 9 9 0 0 810 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 7 2 5 1 235 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 5 1 4 1 59 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 18 11 7 9 1000 3 1 1 0
27 Riley McGree 3 0 3 0 82 1 0 0 0
32 Angus Thurgate 3 0 3 0 30 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 20 20 0 0 1800 1 0 4 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 2 matches
Ernie Merrick – 2 wins, John Aloisi – 0 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 2 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 66% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (0 wins, 2 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 3 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 17 matches (9 wins, 3 drawn and 5 losses = 53% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 wins, 4 drawn, 1 losses = 17% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – No Matches
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = 100% win ratio)

Brisbane Roar Coach Record – John Aloisi 25% win ratio (3 wins, 3 drawn, 6 losses)

SQUADS (INS/OUTS)

NEWCASTLE JETS

Ins: 13.Ivan VUJICA (returns from illness),18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (promoted), 32.Angus THURGATE (promoted)

Outs: 11.Patricio RODRIGUEZ (calf – 5 weeks)

Unavailable: 8.Ronald VARGAS (ankle – indefinite)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimitri PETRATOS, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Wayne BROWN, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Riley MCGREE, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 20.Glen MOSS (Gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 24.Joseph CHAMPNESS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**two to be omitted**

BRISBANE ROAR

Ins: 5.Corey BROWN (promoted), 33.Henrique SILVA (new signing), 36.Daniel LECK (promoted)

Outs: 2.Dane INGHAM (not selected)

Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (Gk) (finger – TBC), 3.Luke DEVERE (knee – TBC), 16.Mitchell OXBORROW (foot – 1-2 weeks), 18.Joe CALETTI (ankle – 2 weeks), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (foot – 1 week), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO (ankle – 2-4 weeks)

 Brisbane Roar FC squad: 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 11.Corey GAMEIRO, 13.Jade NORTH, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Shannon BRADY, 21.Jamie YOUNG (Gk), 22.Eric BAUTHEAC, 31.Brendan WHITE (Gk), 33.Henrique SILVA, 36.Daniel LECK, 77.Ivan FRANJIC

**two to be omitted**

Referee: Stephen Lucas
Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh
Assistant Referee 2: Ashley Beecham
Fourth Official: Adam Kersey
Video Assistant Referee: Chris Beath

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets have scored the first goal in 7 of the last 10 games.
  • The Jets can complete a clean-sweep of wins against the Roar for the 2nd time in their history. The last was in Season 20013/14.
  • Newcastle have earned 15 points from losing positions this season.
  • The Jets have drawn their last 3 away games 2-2.
  • They’re also winless in their last 4 away games, conceding 2 goals on each of those occasions.

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • Last weekend was the 6th time in A-League history the Jets have conceded 2 penalities in a match. Both penalties were scored on 5 of these occasions.
  • The Jets are now 27 away games in the A-League without a clean sheet.

Players

  • Ben Kantarovski, Andrew Nabbout and Nikolai Topor-Stanley are 1 yellow card from a week suspension.
  • Andrew Nabbout is on the cusp of becoming the 3rd player in the club’s history to score 10 or more goals in an A-League season.
  • The Jets have not lost when Roy O’Donovan has played.
  • Jason Hoffman is in line to equal the number of A-League appearances as Ruben Zadkovich, with 97. He will become equal 9th most-capped player for the club in the league.

Newcastle Jets

  • A win for the Jets will secure finals football for the first time in 7 years.
  • The Jets haven’t lead at half time, away from home, since the last match against the Roar in round 3.

Brisbane Roar

  • The Roar have lost to the Jets once with Jamie Young in goals.

2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 17 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 17
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

When: Saturday 20th January, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 535pm AEDST (gates open 445pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

Watch: LIVE on Channel ONE, FoxSports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #NEWvWEL

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 32 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 10, Phoenix Wins – 17, Drawn – 5

In Newcastle – 15 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, Phoenix Wins – 6, Drawn – 2
In New Zealand – 17 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Phoenix Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9465
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8535

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 41, Phoenix – 63
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 29, Phoenix – 24

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 12, Phoenix – 19

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 63 (56 yellow, 7 red), Phoenix 49 (45 yellow, 4 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WLDWW (10 point from last 15)
Phoenix – LDLWD (5 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan, Andrew Nabbout (7)
Phoenix – Andija Kaluderovic (9)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 3 (O’Donovan 37′, O’Donovan 45+1′, Nabbout 54′) – Wellington Phoenix 0 at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 5, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 5

Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix
Jack Duncan Keegan Smith
Jason Hoffman Daniel Mullen
Nigel Boogaard Andrew Durante
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Thomas Doyle
Ivan Vujica Ali Abbas
Steven Ugarkovic Goran Paracki
Ben Kantarovski Guilherme Finkler
Dimitri Petratos Michael McGlinchey
Joe Champness Dario Vidosic
Andrew Nabbout Roy Krishna
Roy O’Donovan Andrija Kaluderovic

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 5 (Heskey 36’, Griffiths 46’, Taggart 57’, Taggart 77’, Bridges 90+3’) – Phoenix 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 24, Season 2013/14, 22/03/2014.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Phoenix 5 (Barbarouses 24′, Finkler 36′, Ridenton 49′, Hoffman 66′ o.g, Bonevacia 86′), Round 24, Season 2016/17 at Westpac Stadium, 26/03/2017.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Joel Griffiths (4)
Phoenix – Shane Smeltz (6)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Jack Duncan 7 7 0 0 630 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 13 11 2 5 984 3 1 2 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 15 15 0 0 1350 0 0 2 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 13 13 0 4 1114 3 0 3 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 16 16 0 3 1426 1 2 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 16 16 0 4 1427 6 5 2 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 7 6 1 0 571 7 2 3 0
10 Wayne Brown 13 7 6 5 651 0 0 3 0
11 Patricio Rodriguez 2 0 2 0 79 1 0 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 7 0 7 0 90 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 15 15 0 1 1341 0 2 5 0
14 Riley McGree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 16 16 0 6 1384 7 6 3 0
16 Nick Cowburn 5 0 5 0 104 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 9 9 0 4 642 1 1 4 0
18 John Koutroumbis 10 5 5 2 463 2 0 2 0
19 Kosta Petratos 4 0 4 0 27 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 9 9 0 0 810 0 0 0 0
Lachlan Jackson 5 1 4 0 139 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 5 1 4 1 59 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 15 10 5 8 910 3 1 1 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 16 16 0 0 1440 0 0 1 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 matches
Ernie Merrick – 1 win, Darije Kalezic – 0 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 1 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 drawn, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (3 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 12 matches (3 wins, 3 drawn and 6 losses = 25% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – No matches
  • Branko Culina – 7 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 5 losses = 29% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – No Matches
  • Craig Deans – 1 Match (0 win, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (1 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 50% win ratio)

Wellington Phoenix Coach Record – Darije Kalezic 0% win ratio (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • Newcastle are undefeated against the Nix at home across the last 3 seasons.
  • And the Jets haven’t been kept scoreless against Phoenix at home since November 2012.
  • The Jets have conceded six 2nd half goals this season.

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • First time since 22/3/2014 we have kept consecutive clean sheets.
  • First time since 2/2/2007 we have kept 3 consecutive HOME clean sheets.
  • We have won 4 consecutive home games for the first time since 2011, when we won the last home game of 2010/11 season and first 3 home games of 2011/12 season.
  • Last time we won 4 consecutive home games in a season was2008, which included the Semi-final against Mariners and Preliminary final against Roar.

 

Players

  • Angus Thurgate is the 160th player to appear for the Jets in the A-League
  • Ernie Merrick has given 10 A-League debuts this year, so far.
  • Daniel Georgievski is 1 yellow card from a 1 week suspension.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • 33 points this season is a higher tally that all but 5 of the last 12 seasons.
  • We are 9 points ahead of the previous best season at this point in time – season 2005/06 (the first season of the A-League).