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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).

2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 9 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne City FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 9
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne City FC

When: Saturday 2nd December, 2017
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 645pm)
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 #NEWvMCY

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 21 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 9, City Wins – 9, Drawn – 3

In Newcastle – 11 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, City Wins – 3, Drawn – 1
In Melbourne – 10 matches
Jets Wins – 2, City Wins – 6, Drawn – 2

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9494
Average Away A-League Crowd – 7197

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 31, City – 41
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 19, City – 17

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 10, City – 11

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 62 (61 yellow, 1 red), City 35 (33 yellow, 2 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WDWLW (10 point from last 15)
City – WLDLL (4 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan (7)
City – Ross McCormack (5)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 2 (Nabbout 14′, Nabbout 52′) – Melbourne City 1 (Fornaroli 69′ pen) at Coffs International Stadium, A-League, Round 17, Season 2016/17

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2016/17 Round 17

Newcastle Jets Melbourne City
Jack Duncan Dean Bouzanis
Jason Hoffman Ivan Franjic
Lachlan Jackson Michael Jakobsen
Nigel Boogaard Osama Malik
Daniel Mullen Joshua Rose
Mateo Poljak Neil Kilkenny
Steven Ugarkovic Luke Brattan
Ma Leilei Tim Cahill
Andrew Hoole Bruce Kamau
Andrew Nabbout Bruno Fornaroli
Morten Nordstrand Nicolas Colazo

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 3 (Goodwin 56’, Zadkovich 52’, R Griffith 87’ pen) – City 0, Round 19, Season 2011/12 at Hunter Stadium, 11/02/2012.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – City 4 (Jaliens 18′, Novillo 47′, Williams 63′, Ramsay 87′) at AAMI Park, A-League, Round 21, 14/03/2015 & Jets 0 – City 4 (Mooy 43′, Fornaroli 56′, Mooy 59′, Fornaroli 62′) at Hunter Stadium, A-League, Round 10, 13/12/15

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Ryan Griffiths (6)
City – Bruno Fornaroli (8)

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 5 4 1 1 409 0 1 2 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 8 8 0 0 720 0 0 1 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 8 8 0 2 713 2 0 2 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 8 8 0 2 710 0 0 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 8 8 0 2 710 4 3 0 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 6 6 0 0 540 7 1 3 0
10 Wayne Brown 6 2 4 2 205 0 0 1 0
12 Mario Shabow 3 0 3 0 37 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 8 8 0 1 711 0 2 4 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 8 8 0 5 666 4 4 2 0
16 Nick Cowburn 5 0 5 0 104 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 6 6 0 3 393 1 0 3 0
18 John Koutroumbis 2 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 2 0 2 0 19 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 1 1 0 0 90 0 0 0 0
21 Daniel Alessi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 2 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 8 3 5 3 320 2 1 1 0
29 Jake Adelson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 8 8 0 0 720 0 0 1 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches
Ernie Merrick – 0 wins, Warren Joyce – 0 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = N/A% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 67% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 7 matches (3 wins, 1 drawn and 3 losses = 43% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – No matches
  • Branko Culina – 3 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – No matches
  • Craig Deans – 1 Match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets have scored in 8 consecutive matches – the second longest streak in the club’s history. The current record is between Round 8 and 17 in 2006/07, the first 10 matches of Gary van Egmond’s reign a coach.
  • There have been 35 goals scored in this fixture over the last 3 seasons. An average of just under 4 goals per game.
  • The Jets have currently gained 17 points from their last 10 matches, the highest number of points since December 29th 2013.
  • The last 7 results in this fixture for the Jets have read Loss, Win, Loss, Win, Loss, Win, Loss.
  • The Jets have the chance to win 3 home matches in a row for the first time since October 2011.

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • The 17 points achieved after 8 rounds equals the total earned in Season 2014/15 and 1 point behind the total earned last year.
  • 45% of the goals conceded by the Jets have come in the opening 15 minutes, 78% have been conceded in the 1st half.
  • It was the 4th time in Jets history they have won a match without any Visa players in the team.
  • The Jets have earned 11 points coming from behind this season, the most of ANY season in their history.
  • The Jets have earned 4 points more after 8 rounds than any other season in thier history.
  • Last week against Victory, the Jets ended a match with the greater share of possession for the first time this season.

 

Players

  • Glen Moss is player 158 to appear for the club.
  • Daniel Georgievski became the 75th player to score for the Newcastle Jets.
  • Nigel Boogaard will make his 50th apperance for the Jets this weekend.
  • Andrew Nabbout is now 7th on the overall goals scored list for the Jets with 12 goals. He’s equal with Michael Bridges.
  • Dimi Petratos is averaging a goal or assist every 101 minutes of play this season.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • Ernie Merrick, with 63% , currently has the second highest win percentage in Jets history – behind Craig Deans with 67%.
  • Two players have scored the last 7 goals for the Jets in this fixture – Milos Trifunovic and Andrew Nabbout.
  • Glen Moss is just the 10th goalkeeper to take the field for the Jets.
  • Ivan Vujica is 1 yellow card from a 1 week suspension.
  • There have been 21 players appear for the Jets so far this season.

 

Melbourne City

  • Bruno Fornaroli, who will miss this fixture, has scored in 5 consecutive matches against the Jets.
  • City will be without Osama Malik, who is suspended for the fixture.
  • Ross McCormack has scored half of City’s goals this season.
  • City will play in Newcastle for the fist time since early February 2016. The Jets last home game against City was played in Coffs Harbour

2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 5 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 5
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

When: Saturday 4th November, 2017
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 430pm, W-League kickoff 5pm)
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 – 31 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 9, Phoenix Wins – 17, Drawn – 5

In Newcastle – 14 matches.
Jets Wins – 6, Phoenix Wins – 6, Drawn – 2
In New Zealand – 17 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Phoenix Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9692
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8535

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 38, Phoenix – 63
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 26, Phoenix – 24

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 11, Phoenix – 19

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 61 (54 yellow, 7 red), Phoenix 49 (45 yellow, 4 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WDWD (8 point from last 12)
Phoenix – DLLD (2 points from last 12)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan (5)
Phoenix – Andrija Kaluderovic (3)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 0 – Wellington Phoenix 5 (Barbarouses 24′, Finkler 36′, Ridenton 49′, Hoffman 66′ o.g, Bonevacia 86′) at Westpac Stadium, A-League, Round 24, Season 2016/17

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2016/17 Round 24

Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix
Jack Duncan Lewis Italiano
John Koutroumbis Ryan Lowry
Nigel Boogaard Dylan Fox
Lachlan Jackson Marco Rossi
Jason Hoffman Adam Parkhouse
Wayne Brown Vince Lia
Steven Ugarkovic Roly Bonevacia
Morten Nordstrand Alex Rodriguez
Andrew Hoole Kosta Barbarouses
Andrew Nabbout Hamish Watson
Aleksandr Kokko Guilherme Finkler

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 Substitute Appearances Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red – Second Bookable Straight Red
1 Jack Duncan 4 4 0 0 360 0 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 1 0 1 0 77 0 0 1 0 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 4 4 0 0 360 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 4 4 0 2 353 1 0 1 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 4 4 0 1 354 0 0 1 0 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 4 4 0 0 360 3 0 0 0 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 4 4 0 0 360 5 1 2 0 0
10 Wayne Brown 4 1 3 1 134 0 0 1 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 4 4 0 1 351 0 1 2 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 4 4 0 3 326 0 3 1 0 0
16 Nick Cowburn 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 4 4 0 1 283 0 0 2 0 0
18 John Koutroumbis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 4 0 4 0 63 1 0 1 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 4 4 0 0 360 0 0 1 0 0

COACHING

Newcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = N/A% 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)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • This is just the second Saturday night match against the Nix in Newcastle. The last on 20/11/2010 saw the Jets win 1-0 with a Marko Jesic goal.
  • And they have won 3 and lost 1 of the Saturday clashes against Wellington in Newcastle.
  • Seven players have scored doubles in this fixture at Hunter Stadium.
  • This fixture has produced an average of 4 goals per game over the last 10 between these two

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • The Jets are 4 games undefeated for the first time since Round 3 last season (Rd 27 15/16 – Rd 3 16/17)
  • Newcastle have managed to gain 5 points from losing positions so far this season.
  • Newcastle remain undefeated after 4 games for the second time in A-League history. The last time was 2007/08.
  • However, 8 points from 4 games is not the best start to a season. Twice before the Jets have won 3 and lost 1 to start a year with 9 points.

Players

  • Nick Cowburn is in line to make his 50th appearance for the Jets. He will be the 8th local player to achieve this.
  • Nigel Boogaard will lead the Jets out for a record 45th time in the A-Leauge.

Newcastle Jets

  • Glen Moss kept 2 clean sheets in his last 3 apperances against the Jets.
  • The Jets have scored 10 goals in 5 matches. It took 10 matches to achieve this last season.
  • The 10 goals scored in 4 matches is the Jets most after 4 rounds. Their previous best was 7 in Season 05/06 and 12/13