2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 5 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 5

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

When: Saturday 11th November, 2014
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 5pm AEDST (gates open 4pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link
Pre-match: District Park Tennis Club, Cnr Lambton and Curley Rds Broadmeadow from 2pm

Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 4 and FoxSports 4HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand online
Tweet: @newyboys #NTUA #NEWvMVC                                                            

Supporters are reminded that active support is located to Bay 60. Anyone wishing to join Bay 60 for this game needs to hold a Bay 60 Membership or purchase a ticket via ticketmaster or the sales windows behind the Western Stand.  People with existing memberships in other areas of the stadium can also swap for a single Bay 60 game ticket at the ticket window behind the Western Stand.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 27 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 12, Victory Wins – 9, Drawn – 6

In Newcastle – 13 games
Jets Wins – 7, Victory Wins – 2, Drawn – 4

Average Home A-League crowd – 10570

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 40, Victory – 40

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 48 (44 Yellow, 4 Red), Victory – 44 (41 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – LLDLL
Victory – WLWDW

Leading Scorers
Jets – Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths, Jeronimo Neumann 1, Victory – Besart Berisha – 4

Last Result –
Jets 2 (Taggart 18’, Leijer 22’o.g) – Victory 2 (Milligan 21’, Milligan 86’ pen) at Hunter Stadium, A-League, Round 26, 05/04/2014 .

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Bridge 36’, Bridge 48’, Coveny 51’, J Griffiths 73’) – Victory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 21, Season 2, 19/01/2007.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Victory 5 (Hernandez 41’, Thompson 45’, Allsopp 61’, Allsopp 64’, Brebner 90’), Round 3, Season 4 at AAMI Park, 29/08/2008.
Jets 0 – 5 (Rojas 8’, Leijer 15’, Milligan 30’ pen, Milligan 55’ pen, Rojas 66’), Round 23, Season 8, 03/03/2013

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 4 (Joel Griffiths, Ryan Griffiths, Labinot Haliti and Matthew Thompson)
Victory – 7 (Archie Thompson)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

  • 4 Mark Birrighiti, Kew Jaliens, Sam Gallagher, David Carney, Jacob Pepper, Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano, Andrew Hoole, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 3 Scott Neville, Taylor Regan, James Virgili, Zenon Caravella, Marco Flores
  • 2 Jonny Steele,
  • 1 Sam Gallaway, Allan Wesh, Ben Kantarovski

Goals

  • 1 Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths, Jeronimo Neumann

Assists

  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper

Yellow Cards

  • 2 Taylor Regan, Jeronimo Neumann, Jacob Pepper
  • 1 Marcos Flores, Jonny Steele, Kew Jaliens, Edson Montano, David Carney

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches
Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses
Kevin Muscat – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 lossesNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (10 wins, 2 drawn and 4 losses = 19% 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)
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – 0 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)

Melbourne Victory Coach Record – Kevin Muscat 25% win ratio (1 win, 2 drawn, 1 loss).

KEY FACTS:

  • The Jets haven’t lost to Melbourne in the last 6 matches in Newcastle. The last loss was in Season 5.
  • The Jets haven’t kept a clean sheet in the last 11 matches against Melbourne Victory.
  • The Jets have NEVER been behind at half time at home in this fixture.
  • The Victory have only scored 3 first half goals in Newcastle.
  • Nathan Coe hasn’t kept a clean sheet at Hunter Stadium, and only kept 1 clean sheet in 6 appearances against the Jets.
  • Ben Kennedy has kept 2 clean sheets against Melbourne in 10 appearances, while Mark Birighitti is yet to keep a clean sheet in 5 appearances. Kennedy has conceded an average of 1.5 goals per match, while Birighitti has conceded 2.2 per match.
  • Jeronimo Neumann became the 52nd A-League scorer for the Newcastle Jets last weekend.
  • The Jets, on average, score a goal in the first half at home.
  • Newcastle have never lost at home to the Victory on a Saturday.
  • Both matches in Newcastle when Kevin Muscat has coached have been drawn.
  • There has been a Melbourne Victory own goal in their last two visits to Hunter Stadium.
  • There have been 2 or more goals scored in the last 11 fixtures between these clubs.
  • The Jets have scored the first goal in the last 3 meetings.
  • The Jets have only received 2 penalties against the Victory, converting one. The Victory, however, have received 5.
  • This weekend will be Mark Birighitti’s 50th appearance for the Jets.

Jets v Victory Trivia:
1. Adam, Joel or Ryan – Who has the most bookings, and how many have they had, in this fixture?

2. Who is the only Jets player to have missed a penalty against the Victory?

3. Keeper Condundrum – Who has kept the most clean sheets against the Victory during their time wit h the Jets – Liam Reddy, Ante Covic or Ben Kennedy?

Please visit the forums at newcastlefootball.net for the answers to the trivia questions, and to discuss the match.

Squadron Statement regarding Active Support agreement

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Fellow Supporters,

The Squadron FSC is pleased to announce we have come to an agreement with our Club in regards to active supporter measures for the 2014/15 A-League Season. This agreement will see The Squadron take our place in Bay 60 as normal, rather than the planned protest location on the Southern Hill.

This decision has been made after several discussions with the club. The Squadron would like to thank all supporters of the Newcastle United Jets for their support during this time.

What this agreement means:
* Single game memberships for Bay 60 will be available for purchase on match-days
* Single game memberships for Bay 60 will be available for pre-purchase at a discounted price to negate the effect of the ticket provider charges
* Non Active Jets Members will be able to swap their membership ticket for a Bay 60 ticket on match-days

This agreement ensures that all supporters will have the ability to join The Squadron in Bay 60 on match days and help us support our team throughout the A-League season.

The Squadron FSC believes that these measures address our concerns surrounding the restrictions on who can and cannot join active support, as well as the disadvantaging those of less means who may not be able to purchase a full season membership. We believe that the above ensures that Bay 60 is open to all to sample the type of support we create for the Jets at home games.

Due to the new restrictions, we were unable to see a complete removal of the collection of data to be held by the Club, however we were prepared to work with the Club on this in favour of other issues in order to achieve an outcome for the benefit of all supporters, and to see our return to Bay 60.

While we still disagree with the introduction of the restrictions by the FFA, particularly around restricting who can and cannot be involved in active support and the collection of personal data, The Squadron would like to thank the Club for being willing to listen to our concerns and reach an agreement which is beneficial to all parties.

We continue to enjoy a fantastic working relationship and clear communication with the Club on a wide range of issues and look forward to working with them in the future.

Thank you,

Squadron FSC Committee

Bay 60 Single game membership
Pre-purchase(incurs a $4.35 handling fee, and a 1.95% purchase fee)*

Adult $22
Concession $16
Junior $8
Family $50

Walk-up Single game membership
Adult $27
Concession $19
Junior $10
Family $60

To purchase a single game membership on match day please go to the assigned window at the Hunter Stadium box office. Note: single game memberships only include a ticket and do not gain benefits and inclusions afforded to full Newcastle Jets membership packages.

Those who purchased General Admission memberships are able to swap their memberships to Bay60 through the club. A cost of $10, or $1/month on the payment plan will be incurred.

2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 4 Match Preview – Perth Glory FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 4
Perth Glory FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Saturday 1st November, 2014
Where: NIB Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth, WA
Kickoff: 730pm AEDST (430pm local time)
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Perth 720AM or ABC Grandstand Digital online/ABC Radio mobile app
Tweet: @newyboys #PERvNEW #NTUA

If you are unable to travel to the game in Perth, please come down to the District Park Tennis Club in Broadmeadow and watch the game LIVE. The Tenzo is now our permanent venue for both home AND away Newcastle Jets fixtures.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 27 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, Glory Wins – 15, Drawn – 6

In Perth – 13 games
Jets Wins – 1, Glory Wins – 8, Drawn – 4

Average Away A-League crowd – 8416

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 30, Glory – 49

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 53 (52 Yellow, 1 Red), Glory – 46 (43 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – LDLL
Glory – LWWWW

Leading Scorers
Jets – Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths 1, Glory – Andy Keogh 4

Last Result –
Jets 0 – Glory 2 (Keogh 20’, Keogh 88’) at Magic Park, FFA Cup Round of 16 24.

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Haliti 13’, Brockie 54’, Petrovski 68’Penalty, Petrovski 69’) – Glory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Midweek Round 1, Season 6, 10/02/2011.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 1 (Parisi 71’) – Glory 5 (Mori 33’, Harnwell 46’, Despotovski 52’, Mori 62’, Sekulovski 81’), Round 7, Season 1 at Energy Australia Stadium, 08/10/2005.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

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

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

  • 3 Mark Birrighiti, Scott Neville, Kew Jaliens, Sam Gallagher, David Carney, Jacob Pepper, Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano, Andrew Hoole, Marco Flores. Jeronimo Neumann
  • 2 Taylor Regan, Jonny Steele, James Virgili, Zenon Caravella
  • 1 Sam Gallaway

Goals

  • 1 Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths

Assists

  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville

Yellow Cards

  • 2 Taylor Regan, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 1 Marcos Flores, Jonny Steele, Kew Jaliens, Edson Montano, Jacob Pepper

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 match

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss
  • Kenny Lowe – 1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses

Newcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% 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 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – 0 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)

KEY FACTS:

  • Perth suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend against Adelaide.
  • The Jets current streak in Perth is 12 matches winless. The Jets have lost the last 7 matches in Perth.
  • The Jets have only scored 3 goals in the last 7 matches in Perth.
  • In 6 matches in Perth on a Saturday, the Jets have lost every match.
  • Taylor Regan, should he play, will become the Jets 16th most capped player with 55 appearances, surpassing Ante Covic.
  • Joel Griffiths scored his 32nd goal for the club.
  • The last meeting between the two clubs served as the clubs first FFA Cup clash.
  • Last season, there was only one goal scored in the first half between the two clubs.
  • The Jets last clean sheet in Perth was back in Season 3, Round 1. The clean sheet was kept by Ante Covic.
  • Ken Lowe has a 100% win record against the Jets, winning both matches in charge.
  • All 4 players dismissed in this match have been given straight red cards. There hasn’t been a player dismissed for two bookable offences.
  • Michael Thwaite the player who has received the most yellow cards in this fixture with 4.
  • The current Glory player who has scored the most A-League goals against the Jets is Chris Harold with 3.
  • Danny Vukovic is currently on a streak of 225 minutes without conceding a goal against the Jets

THE REFEREE: – Ben Williams

  • The W-D-L record under Ben Williams is 5-3-16. Away from home it is 1-2-11.
  • All 3 Perth v Jets fixtures Williams has refereed have been in Perth and all were victories to Perth. The results were 0-4, 0-2 and 0-3. Two penalties were awarded to Perth in this time.
  • Williams has awarded the Jets 2 penalties and 5 to the opposition.
  • A total of 6 Jets players have been dismissed by Williams. The last was Joel Griffiths on his return to the Jets against Western Sydney Wanderers last year. He has only dismissed 2 opposition players in Jets fixtures.
  • Williams has handed out 46 yellow cards for the Jets, at an average of 1.91 per match, while he has booked opposition players 35 times at an average of 1.46 per match.
  • Williams hasn’t booked a Jets player in the last two matches he has officiated.
  • The average goals scored by the Jets and the opposition in matches which Williams officiate are 0.79 for the Jets and 2.1 for the opposition. This has included a run of 7 matches without a clean sheet.
  • In saying that, the Jets have only ever kept 2 clean sheets. Both kept by Ben Kennedy.
  • Danny Vukovic has only conceded 1 goal against the Jets in 6 matches officiated by Williams.

Jets v Glory Trivia:
1. Adam, Joel or Ryan – Who has the most bookings, and how many have they had, in this fixture?

2. Who are the five current or ex-Jets players who had the HAL debut with the Glory?

3. Who has scored the fastest goal in this fixture?

 

Please visit the forums at newcastlefootball.net to discover the answers to the trivia questions, and to participate in match discussions before, during and after the game.

by and for supporters of football in Newcastle, Australia