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2018/19 Hyundai A-League – Round 3 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory

2018/2019 Hyundai A-League
Season 14 Round 3
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

When: Saturday 3rd November, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 650pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

Watch: 10BOSS, FoxSports 505 and MyFootballLive app
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #NEWvMVC#MadeOfNewcastle

FIXTURE FACTS
Overall – 40 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 16, Victory Wins – 15, Drawn – 9

In Newcastle – 20 matches.
Jets Wins – 10, Victory Wins – 4, Drawn – 6
In Melbourne – 20 matches
Jets Wins – 6, Victory Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 11190
Average Away A-League Crowd – 17792

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 54, Victory – 55
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 33, Victory – 21

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 19, Victory – 18

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 79 (73 yellow, 6 red), Victory 70 (66 yellow, 4 red)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Dimitri Petratos, Ronald Vargas (1)
Victory – Honda, Roux and Antonis (1)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 0 – Melbourne Victory 1 (Barbarouses 9′) at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round GF, Season 2017/18

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Bridge 36’, Bridge 48’, Coveny 51’, J Griffiths 73’) – Victory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 21, Season 2006/07, 19/01/2007.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Victory 5 (Hernandez 41’, Thompson 50’, Allsopp 61’, Allsopp 64’, Brebner 90’), Round 3, Season 2008/09 at Telstra Dome, 29/08/2008.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Joel Griffiths (5)
Victory – Archie Thompson (7)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Glen Moss 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 2 2 0 1 166 0 1 0 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 1 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 1 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 2 2 0 1 175 0 0 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 2 2 0 0 180 1 0 0 0
8 Jair Edmundo 2 2 0 2 133 0 0 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Ronald Vargas 2 2 0 0 180 1 0 0 0
11 Mitch Austin 2 0 2 0 28 0 1 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 1 0 1 0 26 0 0 0 0
14 Kaine Sheppard 1 0 1 0 33 0 0 1 0
16 Nick Cowburn 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 1 0
18 John Koutroumbis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Lewis Italiano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 2 2 0 1 154 0 0 0 0
23 Matthew Ridenton 2 2 0 1 163 0 0 1 0
24 Joe Champness 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Patrick Langlois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Jake Adelson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Angus Thurgate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 4 matches
Ernie Merrick – 2 wins, Kevin Muscat – 2 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 4 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 0.5% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 drawn, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (10 wins, 2 drawn and 4 losses = 63% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 wins, 2 drawn, 3 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 (0 wins, 1 drawn, 0 loss = 0% win ratio)

Melbourne Victory Coach Record – Kevin Muscat 41% win ratio (7 wins, 5 drawn, 5 losses)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets last drew a game on a Saturday on 3rd January 2016 – a 1-1 draw with Brisbane.
  • The Grand Final loss was the first time in A-League history the Jets have lost to Victory at home on a Saturday. There have been 7 Saturday fixtures between the teams in Newcastle.
  • The Jets have lost 3 of their last 4 home matches, being held scoreless in each one.
  • Newcastle have lost only 3 home matches in October in the last 7 seasons (13 matches).

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • The Jets scored in a 15th consecutive away fixture.

 

Players

  • Ronald Vargas became the 80th Newcastle Jets player to score in the A-League.
  • Jason Hoffman will move into 6th in overall Jets A-League appearances this weekend.

SQUADS:

Newcastle Jets: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Jair, 10.Ronald VARGAS, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Ivan VUJICA (promoted), 32.Angus THURGATE (return from Young Socceroos)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 9.Roy O’DONOVAN (suspension – 6 rounds), 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (illness – TBC), 24.Joe CHAMPNESS (foot – TBC)

Melbourne Victory: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3. Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 19. Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22.Nick ANSELL, 23.Jai INGHAM
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Birkan KIRDAR (promoted), 16.Josh HOPE (promoted), 19. Rahmat AKBARI (promoted)
Outs: Kenny ATHIU (hamstring – TBC)
Unavailable: Ola TOIVONEN (calf – TBC)

REFEREES:

Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham
Assistant Referee 2: Ryan Gallagher
Fourth Official: Stephen Laurie
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

2018/19 Hyundai A-League – Round 1 Match Preview – Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle United Jets FC

2018/2019 Hyundai A-League
Season 14 Round 1
Wellington Phoenix FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 21st October, 2018
Where: Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Kickoff: 3pm AEDST (5pm local time)

Watch: LIVE on FoxSports or MyFootballLive app
Listen: ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #WELvNEW

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 34 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 11, Phoenix Wins – 18, Drawn – 5

In Newcastle – 16 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, Phoenix Wins – 7, Drawn – 2
In New Zealand – 18 matches
Jets Wins – 4, Phoenix Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9553
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8321

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 44, Phoenix – 66
In New Zealand – 
Jets – 13, Phoenix – 39

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 13, Phoenix – 20

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 64 (57 yellow, 7 red), Phoenix 54 (50 yellow, 4 red)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 1 (Hoffman 43′) – Wellington Phoenix 0 at North Harbour Stadium, A-League, Round 23, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 23

Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix
Jack Duncan Tando Velaphi
Jason Hoffman Scott Galloway
Lachlan Jackson Goran Paracki
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Dylan Fox
Daniel Georgievski Liberto Cacace
Steven Ugarkovic Thomas Doyle
Ben Kantarovski Matthew Ridenton
Dimitri Petratos Matija Ljujic
Riley McGree Sarpreet Singh
Patricio Rodriguez Nathan Burns
Joe Champness Roy Krishna

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)

COACHING

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

  • Ernie Merrick – 3 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 67% 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

  • The last occasion the Jets played the Phoenix in Round 1 was in 2015/16 when they came away with 3 points in a 2-1 win. The winning goal was scored by Milos Trifunovic.
  • This was the Jets last win in Wellington.
  • This is the 3rd occasion the Jets and Phoenix will meet in Round 1. The Jets have only faced Adelaide (4) on more occasions in Round 1.
  • The Jets have conceded goals in the first half of the last 6 games, while scoring in just one of these.

 

Players

  • Mitch Austin may become the 75th player to appear for the Jets and another team in the league.
  • The next player to appear will be the 162nd capped player for the club in the league.
  • Matt Ridenton will be the 16th player to appear for both teams in this fixture.
  • Andrew Durante will make his 28th appearance against the Jets. This is 8th highest on the list, equal with Manny Muscat and Michael Theoklitos.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • Newcastle lost 3 of 13 away games last year.
  • The Jets scored in every away game last year.
  • The Jets record in their last 5 games have been won 2, lost 3.
  • Newcastle are 14 consecutive games without a clean sheet at Westpac Stadium.
  • When scoring first, Newcastle’s record last year was 11 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.

2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Grand Final Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Grand Final
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

When: Saturday 6th April, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 6pm)
Tickets: SOLD OUT!!!!!

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

Prematch: Starlight Room, Wests New Lambton from 2pm
2008 Grand Final Replay 3pm
March To Stadium 615pm

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Ronald VARGAS, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Patricio RODRIGUEZ, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Glen MOSS (Gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 24.Joseph CHAMPNESS, 27.Riley MCGREE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Ivan VUJICA (promoted), 19.Kosta PETRATOS (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (hamstring – 2 weeks), 10.Wayne BROWN (calf – 2 weeks)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (Gk), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 14.Thomas DENG, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 18.Matias SANCHEZ, 19. Pierce WARING, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (Gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22. Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 24.Terry ANTONIS, 31.Christian THEOHAROUS, 41.Leroy GEORGE

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 19.Pierce WARING (promoted), 23.Jai INGHAM (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
 4.Rhys Williams (calf), 11.Mitch AUSTIN (knee)

FIXTURE FACTS

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

In Newcastle – 19 matches.
Jets Wins – 10, Victory Wins – 3, Drawn – 6
In Melbourne – 20 matches
Jets Wins – 6, Victory Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 10231
Average Away A-League Crowd – 17792

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 54, Victory – 54
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 33, Victory – 20

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 19, Victory – 17

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 76 (71 yellow, 5 red), Victory 69 (65 yellow, 4 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – LLLWW (6 point from last 15)
Victory – WWLWW (12 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos (10)
Victory – Besart Berisha (14)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 2 (Boogaard 31′, McGree 70′) – Melbourne Victory 0 at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 19, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 19

Newcastle Jets Melbourne Victory
Jack Duncan Lawrence Thomas
Jason Hoffman Matias Sanchez
Nigel Boogaard James Donachie
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Rhys Williams
Lachlan Jackson Leigh Broxham
Steven Ugarkovic Carl Valeri
Ben Kantarovski Terry Antonis
Dimitri Petratos James Troisi
Patricio Rodriguez Christian Theoharous
Andrew Nabbout Kosta Barbarouses
Roy O’Donovan Besart Berisha

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Bridge 36’, Bridge 48’, Coveny 51’, J Griffiths 73’) – Victory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 21, Season 2006/07, 19/01/2007.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Victory 5 (Hernandez 41’, Thompson 50’, Allsopp 61’, Allsopp 64’, Brebner 90’), Round 3, Season 2008/09 at Telstra Dome, 29/08/2008.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Joel Griffiths (5)
Victory – Archie Thompson (7)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Jack Duncan 19 19 0 1 1648 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 24 22 2 9 1923 6 1 4 1
4 Nigel Boogaard 22 22 0 1 1972 1 0 2 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 22 20 2 5 1769 5 0 5 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 28 28 0 4 2473 1 4 3 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 26 26 0 5 2322 10 9 4 0
8 Ronald Vargas 8 7 1 7 485 0 2 1 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 15 14 1 3 1177 9 2 4 1
10 Wayne Brown 20 11 9 9 957 0 0 4 0
11 Patricio Rodriguez 11 6 5 4 651 1 4 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 7 0 7 0 90 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 21 19 2 2 1700 0 2 6 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 22 22 0 8 1902 10 7 4 0
16 Nick Cowburn 11 2 9 2 276 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 19 19 0 4 1542 1 2 8 0
18 John Koutroumbis 12 7 5 2 643 2 0 2 0
19 Kosta Petratos 4 0 4 0 27 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 10 9 1 0 872 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 11 4 7 1 468 1 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 5 1 4 1 59 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 26 14 12 12 1266 5 2 2 0
27 Riley McGree 11 8 3 1 796 5 1 0 0
32 Angus Thurgate 7 0 7 0 96 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 28 28 0 0 2520 1 1 5 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 3 matches
Ernie Merrick – 2 wins, Kevin Muscat – 1 win, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 3 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 67% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 drawn, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (10 wins, 2 drawn and 4 losses = 63% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 wins, 2 drawn, 3 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 (0 wins, 1 drawn, 0 loss = 0% win ratio)

Melbourne Victory Coach Record – Kevin Muscat 38% win ratio (6 wins, 5 drawn, 5 losses)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets finals record (W-D-L) is 6-1-5.
  • Newcastle have won their last 4 home finals matches.
  • This is the 6th Grand Final for Melbourne Victory. It’s the second for the Jets.

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • Last week’s win was the first time the Jets defeated City this season.
  • The Jets gained a win from a losing position for the first time since Round 10.
  • For the 5th time, the Jets came back to win after trailing at half time. It’s the second time they’ve done it against City.
  • The crowd of 19131 is the 6th biggest Jets home crowd.

 

Players

  • Jason Hoffman is the only player who remains from the ’08 Grand Final winning team.
  • Nikolai Topor-Stanley is the only Jets player to have played every minute this season.
  • Daniel Georgievski will play in his second consecutive Grand Final.
  • There have been 7 occasions where a Jets player scored at least once against a former club – Dimi Petratos (Roar and Sydney FC), Andrew Nabbout (Melbourne Victory), Daniel Georgievski (Melbourne Victory), Joe Champness (Brisbane Roar) and Jason Hoffman (Melbourne City)
  • Joel Griffiths is the Jets leading scorer in Grand Finals with 1.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • The Jets have been in 5 competitive shootouts in all competitions, winning 2 and losing 3. They lost their last penalty shootout, which was to Perth in the 2015 FFA Cup.
  • The Jets have defeated all A-League clubs this season.
  • The attendance record for a Jets game at McDonald Jones stadium is 24338.

 

Melbourne Victory

  • Victory have been kept scoreless in 3 of their last 5 visits to Newcastle (3 seasons).
  • The Victory have defeated the Jets in Newcastle twice since the Jets lifted their only championship.
  • The last 4 Victory players to score in Newcastle have all had their first name start with B (Berisha, Barbarouses, Ben Khalfallah)

 

Injuries 

  • Newcastle Jets Ben Kantarovski, Jack Duncan
  • Melbourne Victory Rhys Williams,

THE REFEREE: – Jarred Gillett

  • The Jets have a W-D-L record under Gillett of 8-6-12.
  • He has officiated 26 Jets matches.
  • He has refereed a Jets v Mariners game on 4 occassions, with each team winning twice.
  • He has never refereed the Jets in a finals fixture.
  • His ratio of bookings is roughly 3:2 (Jets to opposition)