2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 9 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 9

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

When: Saturday 6th December, 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 #NEWvWEL                                                            

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 at the Western Stand entrance.  When purchasing via the mobile site or app select CATEGORY: 2 Reserved Seating and TICKET: Home Supporters. People with existing memberships in other areas of the stadium can also swap for a single Bay 60 game ticket at the Member Services window at to the Western Stand entrance.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 23 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, Phoenix Wins – 14, Drawn – 3

In Newcastle – 10 games
Jets Wins – 4, Phoenix Wins – 5, Drawn – 1

Average Away A-League crowd – 10329

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 25, Phoenix – 45

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 44 (40 Yellow, 4 Red), Phoenix – 39 (36 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – DDLDL
Phoenix – WLWLL

Leading Scorers
Jets – Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano 2, Phoenix – Nathan Burns 7

Last Result –
Jets 1 (Griffiths 90’) – Phoenix 4 (Burns 4’, Burns 42’, McGlinchy 64’, Durante 90+4’) at Westpac Stadium, Round 3 Season 10.

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

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

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Phoenix 4 (Brown 18’, Rojas 31’, Greenacre 41’, Macallister 88’), Round 19, Season 6 at Westpac Stadium, 18/12/2010.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 3 (Adam Taggart, Joel Griffiths)
Phoenix – 6 (Shane Smeltz)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

  • 8 Kew Jaliens, David Carney, Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano
  • 7 Andrew Hoole, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 6 Mark Birrighiti, Sam Gallagher, Zenon Caravella, Marco Flores,
  • 5 Taylor Regan, Jacob Pepper, Scott Neville, Allan Wesh
  • 4 James Virgili, Sam Gallaway,
  • 3 Ben Kantarovski , Adrian Madaschi, Billy Celeski
  • 2 Jonny Steele, Ben Kennedy,
  • 1 Nicholas Cowburn

Goals

  • 2 Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano
  • 1 Kew Jaliens, Jeronimo Neumann, Marco Flores

Assists

  • 1 David Carney
  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper, Taylor Regan

Yellow Cards

  • 3 Taylor Regan, Kew Jaliens, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 2 Jacob Pepper, Marcos Flores, Edson Montano, Adrian Madaschi,
  • 1 Jonny Steele, David Carney, Allan Welsh, Ben Kantarovski, Sam Gallaway,

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 match
Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss
Ernie Merrick – 1 win, 0 drawn, 0 lossesNewcastle Jets Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = -% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 12 matches (3 wins, 3 drawn and 6 losses = 25% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 7 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 5 losses = 29% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 0 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (1 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 50% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – 1 Match (0 win, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)

Wellington Phoenix Coach Record – Ernie Merrick 41% win ratio (9 wins, 5 drawn, 8 losses)

KEY FACTS:

  • The Jets kept two clean sheets against the Phoenix last year – once at home and once away.
  • Ben Kennedy has now surpassed Labinot Haliti to become the 6th most capped player.
  • The last meeting at Hunter Stadium between the two clubs served as the club’s biggest victory. It was also the last match in which a substitute scored for the Jets – a cracking volley by Michael Bridges.
  • The Jets have won a third round match four times, lost four times and drawn once in 9 seasons of the A-League. The only draw was last season’s match away at the Phoenix in which both teams were scoreless.
  • The Jets haven’t lost in the last 24 matches when they’ve been ahead at half time. However, they have lost the last 7 when they have been behind at half time.
  • The Jets haven’t kept a clean sheet in the last 8 matches.
  • The Jets have only been ahead at half time once this season.
  • So far this season, 22 Jets players have received a booking as opposed to 2 opposition players.
  • The Jets won both games played at home against the Phoenix on a Saturday
  • Ben Kennedy has been between the posts for 4 matches at home against the Phoenix. He has kept clean sheets in two of these matches.

Jets v Phoenix Trivia:
1. The 3 Jets players who have received the most bookings in this fixture are?
2. Each team has had 2 players sent off in the one match. Who are the four players?
3. Which 3 Phoenix players have scored doubles against the Jets in this fixture?

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

2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 8 F3Derby #2 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Central Coast Mariners FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 8 – F3DERBY #2

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Central Coast Mariners

When: Sunday 30th 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 #F3DERBY                                                            

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 at the Western Stand entrance.  When purchasing via the mobile site or app select CATEGORY: 2 Reserved Seating and TICKET: Home Supporters. People with existing memberships in other areas of the stadium can also swap for a single Bay 60 game ticket at the Member Services window at to the Western Stand entrance.

We will be holding a minutes applause in the 63rd minute in memory of the tragic passing of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. We ask all supporters across the ground to join us in this mark of respect.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 33 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 9, Mariners Wins – 13, Drawn – 11

In Newcastle – 15 games
Jets Wins – 7, Mariners Wins – 4, Drawn – 4

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 28, Mariners – 42

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 80 (76 Yellow, 4 Red), Mariners – 49 (46 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – DLDLL
Mariners – LDDLL

Leading Scorers
Jets – Joel Griffiths 2, Mariners – Glen Trifiro, John Hutchinson, Mitchell Duke 1

Last Result –
Jets 0 – Mariners 1 (Duke 90’) at Central Coast Stadium, Round 1, Season 10.

FIXTURE RECORDS
Biggest Win

Jets 3 (Bridge 6’, Carle 18’, Rodriguez 79’) – Mariners 1 (Mori 40’), Round 2, Season 2 at Energy Australia Stadium, 12/11/2006.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 1 (Coveny 85’) – Mariners 4 (Gumprecht 4’, Brown 34’, Hutchinson 72’, Hutchinson 83’), Round 16, Season 1 at Express Advocate Stadium, 31/12/2005.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 6 (Joel Griffiths)
Mariners – 6 (Matt Simon)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

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

Goals

  • 2 Joel Griffiths
  • 1 Edson Montano, Kew Jaliens, Jeronimo Neumann, Marco Flores

Assists

  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper, Taylor Regan, David Carney

Yellow Cards

  • 3 Taylor Regan,
  • 2 Jeronimo Neumann, Jacob Pepper, Marcos Flores, Edson Montano, Kew Jaliens,
  • 1 Jonny Steele, David Carney, Allan Welsh, Ben Kantarovski, Adrian Madaschi

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 matches
Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss
Phil Moss – 1 win, 0 drawn, 0 lossesNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 17 matches (6 wins, 6 drawn and 5 losses = 35% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 wins, 0 drawn, 2 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 win, 2 drawn, 3 losses = 17% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 wins, 1 drawn, 0 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans -1 Match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = 100% win ratio)

Central Coast Mariners Coach Record – Phil Moss 100% win ratio (3 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses).

Average Home A-League crowd – 13131

KEY FACTS:

  • The Jets have only won 3 times against the Mariners in the last 6 seasons.
  • The Jets last victory over the Mariners was round 3 in season 8, 20/10/12.
  • A Mariners player has only found the back of the net 3 times this season.
  • Duke’s goal was not the latest goal in this fixture. Sasho Petrovski scored a 95th minute winner in the Season 3 semi finals.
  • There have only been 7 penalties awarded in this fixture.
  • The Jets have been slow starters of late, having not scored a goal in the opening 10 minutes for the last 36 matches. The last was a 6th minute goal to Calvano against Perth Glory in Season 8.
  • At home, the goals come to both teams tend to come in the second half with 44 of the 75 have been score after half time since Season 8.
  • Nicholas Cowburn became the 119th capped player for the Jets and Marcos Flores became the 54th Newcastle Jets player to score in the A-League.
  • The Mariners have scored 3 goals in the first half in Newcastle, but have scored 11 second half goals.
  • The Jets have never drawn when leading at half time, but have lost once (7 occurrences). When scores are level at half time the Jets have only won once (7 occurrences).
  • Marcos Flores scored against the Jets from the penalty spot in the corresponding fixture last year.
  • Ben Kennedy’s last appearance at home against the Mariners was a clean sheet, back in Season 7. It was his only clean sheet in 10 appearances.
  • The Jets record (W-D-L) on a Sunday is 5-3-3.
  • This weekend could be the 90th appearance for Ben Kantarovski.
  • Joel Griffiths has never scored from open play against the mariners at home. His 3 goals have come from the penalty spot.
  • The Jets have scored 3 goals in the last 6 matches against the Mariners.
  • Kew Jaliens will become the 11th captain to lead the Jets out at home in an F3 derby.

Jets v Mariners Trivia:
1. Kew Jaliens will become the 11th captain to lead the Jets out at home in an F3 derby. Who are the other 10 players to do so?

2. Foreign Brigade – Which Visa player scored the most goals at home in this fixture – Michael Bridges, Emile Heskey, Jeremy Brockie or Milton Rodriguez?

3. How many clean sheets did Ante Covic keep in this fixture?

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

2014/2015 Hyundai A-League – Round 7 Match Preview – Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle United Jets FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 7
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Saturday 22nd November, 2014
Where: Pirtek Stadium, O’Connell St, Parramatta
Kickoff: 5pm AEDST (gates open 4pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link using offer code flores10
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 4 and FoxSports 4HD
Listen: ABC Grandstand Digital online or ABC Radio App
Tweet: @newyboys #WSWvNEW #NTUA

For those travelling to the game:

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 6 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 2, Wanderers Wins – 3, Drawn – 1

In Western Sydney – 3 games
Jets Wins – 2, Wanderers Wins – 1, Drawn – 0

Average Away A-League crowd – 10560

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 7, Wanderers – 9

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 12 (10 Yellow, 2 Red), Wanderers – 5 (5 Yellow, 0 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – LDLLD
Wanderers – DLLLL

Leading Scorers
Jets – Joel Griffiths 2, Wanderers – Mark Bridge 2

Last Result –
Jets 2 (Jaliens 37’, Taggart 64’) – Wanderers 0 at Pirtek Stadium, A-League, Round 21, 02/03/2014.

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 2 (Jaliens 37’, Taggart 64’) – Wanderers 0, Round 21, Season 9 at Pirtek Stadium, 02/03/2014.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Wanderers 3 (Bridge 6’, 33’, Visconte 80’), Round 27, Season 8 at Hunter Stadium, 29/03/2013.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 3 (Adam Taggart)
Wanderers – 4 (Mark Bridge)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

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

Goals

  • 2 Joel Griffiths
  • 1 Edson Montano, Kew Jaliens, Jeronimo Neumann

Assists

  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper, Taylor Regan

Yellow Cards

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

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

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

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 4 matches (1 win, 0 drawn and 3 losses = 25% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 0 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 0 losses = 50% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – 0 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)

Western Sydney Wanderers Coach Record – Tony Popovic 50% win ratio (3 win, 1 drawn, 2 losses).

KEY FACTS:

  • The Jets have scored 2 gaosl in their last two matches against the Wanderers.
  • The Jets record on a Saturday against the Wanderers in 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses.
  • The Wanderers have only scored 1 goal in the last 3 A-League matches.
  • The last meeting between the teams was the first clean sheet the Jets had kept against the Wanderers.
  • Mark Birighitti and Ante Covic are the only two keepers to have featured in this fixture.
  • The Jets have scored two very late goals in this fixture (90th minute or later).
  • There have been no penalties awarded so far in this fixture.
  • The Jets have only won against Western Sydney when they are ahead at half time.
  • This weekend could mark the 30th A-League appearance for Kew Jaliens and the 90th for Ben Kantarovski.
  • Adrian Madaschi and Billy Celeski became the 117th and 118th players to appear for the Jets in the A-League.

Jets v Wanderers Trivia:
1. Who scored the first goal in this fixture?

2. Who are the two players to have received the most bookings in this fixture?

3. Who was the first Jets captain in this fixture?

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

by and for supporters of football in Newcastle, Australia