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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)

2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Elimination Semi Final Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne City FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Elimination Semi Final
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne City FC

When: Friday 27th April, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 650pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

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

Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis
Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Brown
Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett
Video Assistant Referee: Chris Beath

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 24 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 9, City Wins – 11, Drawn – 4

In Newcastle – 13 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, City Wins – 5, Drawn – 1
In Melbourne – 11 matches
Jets Wins – 2, City Wins – 6, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9536
Average Away A-League Crowd – 7251

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 34, City – 48
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 20, City – 22

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 12, City – 12

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 67 (66 yellow, 1 red), City 41 (39 yellow, 2 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WLLLW (6 point from last 15)
City – WWWLW (12 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos (10)
City – Bruno Fornalo, Stefan Mauk, Macin Budzinski, Dario Vidosic (5)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 0 – Melbourne City 3 (Fornaroli 42′, Vidosic 53′, Vidosic 77′) at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 25, Season 2017/18

SQUADS

NEWCASTLE JETS

Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (returns from injury), 8.Ronald VARGAS (returns from injury), 13.Ivan VUJICA (promoted), 32.Angus THURGATE (promoted)
Outs: 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (hamstring – 3 weeks), 10.Wayne BROWN (calf – 2 weeks)
Unavailable: Nil

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD, 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, 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**

MELBOURNE CITY

Ins: 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (returns from injury), 11.Bruce KAMAU (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: Nil

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Dean BOUZANIS (Gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Scott JAMIESON, 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 6.Osama MALIK, 7.Nick FITZGERALD, 8.Oliver BOZANIC, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 11.Bruce Kamau, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (Gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Marcin BUDZINSKI, 37.Nathaniel ATKINSON
**two to be omitted**

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 25

Newcastle Jets Melbourne City
Jack Duncan Dean Bouzanis
Daniel Georgievski Nathaniel Atkinson
Ben Kantarovski Bart Schenkeveld
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Michael Jakobsen
Ivan Vujica Scott Jamieson
Steven Ugarkovic Oliver Bozanic
Nick Cowburn Luke Brattan
Ronald Vargas Stefan Mauk
Riley McGree Dario Vidosic
Dimitri Petratos Bruno Fornaroli
Roy O’Donovan Daniel Arzani

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 and Jets 0 – City 4 (Cahill 12′, Fitzgerald 65′, Fornaroli 75′ pen, Fornaroli 81′) at AAMI Park, A-League, Round 23 18/3/2017
 

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Ryan Griffiths (6)
City – Bruno Fornaroli (9)
 

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Jack Duncan 18 18 0 0 1620 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 23 21 2 8 1834 5 1 3 1
4 Nigel Boogaard 21 21 0 1 1882 1 0 2 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 22 20 2 5 1769 5 0 5 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 27 27 0 4 2383 1 4 2 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 25 25 0 5 2232 10 9 3 0
8 Ronald Vargas 7 6 1 6 419 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 14 13 1 3 1087 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 10 2 8 2 275 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 18 18 0 4 1452 1 2 8 0
18 John Koutroumbis 11 6 5 2 553 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 11 4 7 1 468 1 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 5 1 4 1 59 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 25 14 11 12 1242 5 2 2 0
27 Riley McGree 10 7 3 1 706 4 1 0 0
32 Angus Thurgate 7 0 7 0 96 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 27 27 0 0 2430 1 1 5 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 3 matches
Ernie Merrick – 0 wins, Warren Joyce – 2 wins, 1 drawNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses = 0% 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)

Melbourne City Coach Record – Warren Joyce 66% win ratio (2 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets finals record (W-D-L) is 5-1-5.
  • Newcastle have won their last 3 home finals matches.
  • It has been 2973 days since the Jets last appeared in the finals.
  • The Jets finals record (W-D-L) is 5-1-5.
  • The 57 goals scored by the Jets this season surpassed the combined total of goals scored in the previous 2 seasons (56).

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • The Jets achieved a number of records in the win over the Mariners. Firstly, they achieved a clear sweep over the Mariners – the first either team has achieved this in the fixture.
  • The match set an A-League record for most aggregate goals (10).
  • It was also the first time an away team scored 7+ goals.
  • The Jets scored the most goals in a single season for regular season fixtures between two teams with 15.
  • Newcastle scored 13 goals in the two matches held at Gosford this season. By comparison, the Mariners scored 14 goals in Gosford all season.
  • 8-2 surpassed the Jets previous biggest winning margin – 5-0 against the Phoenix on 22/3/14.
  • Newcastle scored in all regular season away fixtures this season.

Players

  • Riley McGree became the 5th Jets player to score an A-League hattrick.
  • Dimi Petratos became the 4th Jets player to score 10 goals in an A-League season.
  • Petratos is now equal 10th in the Jets overall A-League goal scoring list alongside Emile Heskey.
  • Lachlan Jackson became the 14th different Jets player to score this season – a new record for a single season.
  • He also became the 79th player to score in the A-League for the club. Both of his A-League goals have been scored in the final round of the season. His first was for the Roar against the Jets in season 2014/15.

Newcastle Jets

  • Newcastle have kept 3 clean sheets in their 11 finals appearances. They’ve also been kept scoreless in 3 matches.
  • Ben Kantarovski and Nikolai Topor-Stanley are the only 2 surviving players from the Jets last appearance in the finals.
  • Joel Griffiths and Matt Thompson hold the record of most goals for the club in Finals football (3).
  • Newcastle haven’t scored at home in 214 minutes.

Melbourne City

  • City are the only team the Jets haven’t defeated this season.
  • City (Heart) have lost 3 and won 1 of their “away” finals games.
  • Bruno Fornaroli has been on the scoresheet in his last 6 matches against the Jets. He has scored 9 goals during that time.
  • On average, this fixure produces 3 goals when played in Newcastle.

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.