2013/14 Round 24 Preview – Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix


2013/2014 Hyundai A-League
Season 9 Round 24

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

The Squadron and the Yellow Fever will be embarking on the “12 Pubs of Jardel” prematch pub crawl, anyone wanting to join the festivities please click here for details.

When: Saturday 22nd March, 2014
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 530pm AEDST (gates open 430pm)
Tickets: https://www.proticket.com.au/Events/Details/2754
Pre-match: from 330pm District Park Tennis Club, Cnr Lambton and Curley Rds Broadmeadow

Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 3 and FoxSports 3HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand online
Tweet: @newyboys #NTUA #NEWvWEL #12PubsofJardel                                                                             

Supporters are reminded that active support has relocated to Bay 60 for the remainder of the season. All existing Bay 2 members should have already been sent their new membership cards. If you have not received this please contact the club on 4979 7611 . Anyone with a membership in another bay who wishes to join Bay 60 for this game also needs to contact the club to organise a temporary ticket for this game. Any other supporters simply need to purchase a ticket for Bay 60 via the above link.


Overall – 21 games between the two teams.

Jets Wins – 5, Phoenix Wins – 13, Drawn – 3


In Newcastle – 9 games

Jets Wins – 3, Phoenix Wins – 5, Drawn – 1

Goals in Fixture 

Jets – 19, Phoenix – 41

Cards in Fixture 

Jets – 42 (38 Yellow, 4 Red), Phoenix – 41 (38 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form 

Jets – WLWWL,
Phoenix – LWLDD

Leading Scorers

Jets – Adam Taggart 11, Phoenix – Stijn Huysegems 10

Last Result –

Jets 2 (Goodwin 25’, 46’) – Phoenix 3 (Hernandez 21’, Huysegems 33’, Hicks 71’) at Hunter Stadium, Round 18.

Biggest Win

Jets 3 (Hoffman 12, Hoffman 20, Naidovski 84) – Phoenix 2 (Sigmund 26, Greenacre 43), Round 1, Season 5 at Energy Australia Stadium, 9/08/2009.

Heaviest Defeat

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

Leading Scorers in fixture 

Jets – 2 (Craig Goodwin, Jason Hoffman, Matt Thompson)
Phoenix – 6 (Shane Smeltz – including 3 penalties)

Coaches Head to Head – 1 match

Clayton Zane – 0 wins, Ernie Merrick 1 win

Newcastle Jets Coaching Records –

Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
Gary Van Egmond – 4 matches (3 wins, 3 drawn and 6 losses = 25% win ratio)
Craig Deans – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
Branko Culina – 7 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 5 losses = 29% win ratio)

Average Home crowd – 10422

Key facts:

  • The last 5 away games for Wellington have seen 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
  • The Jets last 5 home results are 1 win, 2 drawn and 2 losses.
  • Adam Taggart is 3 goals behind equalling Joel Griffith’s record of 14 goals in a season. He is also the club’s all-time 5th leading goal scorer with 13 goals following last weeks match, equal with Mark Bridge. Taggart has taken 10 less games to achieve this milestone.
  • Kew Jaliens is also closing in on the club record for most yellow cards in a season. Jaliens has 8 while the record is 10 (Ruben Zadkovic in Season 7).
  • Wellington haven’t kept a clean sheet in the last 8 games, and have only kept one clean sheet away from home all season (12 appearances).
  • The Jets have only ever received 1 penalty in 21 meetings. This was in Season 3 and was scored by Mark Bridge (30/12/2007). The Jets have since gone 18 matches without a penalty in this fixture. This was awarded by Strebre Delovski
  • The Phoenix, however, have received 5 penalties since this time. They have converted 4 of them – Chris Greenacre being the only player to miss his shot.
  • The Phoenix have beaten the Jets in the last 3 visits to Hunter Stadium.
  • In the first meeting between these two clubs in Season 3, Round 3, Matt Thompson scored the 500th goal in A-League History.
  • The Phoenix have scored an average of 1.9 goals against the Jets in all matches. The Jets have scored an average of 0.85 goals. This goes up to an average of 1.25 at home.
  • The Jets have only ever kept 3 clean sheets against the Phoenix, while the Jets have been kept scoreless 10 times.
  • Vince Lia and Manny Muscat are the most booked Phoenix players in the match, having been booked 5 times against the Jets in the past.
  • 4 Jets players have been sent off in the fixture – Joel Griffiths, Mark Milligan, Ryan Griffiths and Sam Gallaway. Sam Gallaway is the only player to receive a red for a second bookable offence. Gallaway is also the only player of these 4 to have been booked during a Phoenix game.
  • The Phoenix have had 3 players dismissed – Nick Ward, Tim Brown and Tony Lochhead. These were all second bookable offences.
  • Glen Moss has kept 3 clean sheets in 14 appearances against the Jets, 2 of these as the Phoenix keeper. He hasn’t kept a clean sheet against the Jets at Hunter Stadium, letting in an average of 2 goals.

Referee – Strebre Delovski

2013/14 Round 23 Preview – Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets


2013/2014 Hyundai A-League
Season 9 Round 23
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Saturday 15th March, 2014
Where: Central Coast Stadium, Dane Drive, Gosford, NSW
Kickoff: 730pm AEDST (gates open 630pm)
Tickets: Ticketek Link
Prematch: Hotel Gosford, 179 Mann St, Gosford from 3pm
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Central Coast 95.2FM or ABC Grandstand Digital online
Tweet: @newyboys #F3Derby #NTUA

If you are unable to travel to the game in Gosford, 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.

If you are travelling to the game you have two options:


Overall – 31 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 9, Mariners Wins – 11, Drawn – 11

Total Goals in fixture
Jets – 27, Mariners – 38

Cards in fixture –
Jets – 71 Yellow, 4 red (2 straight), Mariners – 46 Yellow, 3 red (2 straight)

In Gosford- 15 games
Jets Wins – 1, Mariners Wins – 7, Drawn – 7

Last Result –
Jets 0 – 3 Mariners (Caceres 13’, McBreen 31’, Simon 45+2’) at the Central Coast.

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

Heaviest Defeat –
Jets 1 (Coveney 85’) – Central Coast Mariners 4 (Gumprecht 4’, Brown 34’, Hutchinson 72’ 83’), Round 16, Season 1 at Bluetoungue Stadium, 31/12/2005.

Leading Scorers in fixture 
Jets – 5 (Joel Griffiths)
Mariners – 7 (Matt Simon)

Coaches Head to Head – 1 match.
Clayton Zane – 0 wins, Phil Moss – 1 win

Newcastle Jets Coaching Records –
Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
Craig Deans – 1 match (1 win, 0 drawn and 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
Gary Van Egmond – 17 matches (6 wins, 6 drawn and 5 losses = 35% win ratio)
Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 win, 2 drawn and 3 losses = 17% win ratio)
Richard Money – 5 matches (1 win, 2 drawn and 2 losses = 20% win ratio)
Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 win, 1 drawn and 0 losses = 0% win ratio)

Average Home crowd – 11578

Key facts:

  • Clayton Zane is the only Jets coach to have lost in his first F3 Derby. At the same time Phil Moss became the first Mariners coach to win an F3 Derby on his first attempt.
  • Our last, and only, victory at Blue Tongue Stadium was Round 20, Season 3. This was a 2-1 victory. Joel Griffiths and James Holland were on the scoresheet that day, Adam Kwasnik for the Mariners
  • The Jets have won twice in the last 12 meetings between the two clubs.
  • The Jets have scored only 2 goals in the last 9 matches at Blue Tongue Stadium. The Mariners have scored 15.
  • Joel Griffiths is the only current Jets player to have scored at Blue Tongue Stadium.
  • All Jets players that have been sent off in this fixture have been dismissed playing at Blue Tongue.
  • 40 of the 71 yellow cards the Jets have received have come at Blue Tongue. Also, the Jets have never gone through a game at Blue Tongue without receiving a booking.
  • The most booked players for each team are John Hutchinson and Matt Thompson. Both players have been booked 5 times in this fixture.
  • 4 of the 9 Jets victories were refereed by Matthew Breeze.
  • The Jets have only been ahead at half time twice while playing at Blue Tongue, but we have scored first 5 times in the 15 games.
  • Mark Brighitti is the only Jets player to have kept a clean sheet at Blue Tongue (Season 8, Round 17).

The Referee – TBA

Event: The 12 Pubs of Jardel


The Squadron and Yellow Fever supporters groups are joining forces on Saturday 22nd March to embark on an epic trek through Newcastle’s fine alehouses prior to and following the game at Hunter Stadium between the Jets and the Phoenix.

This is a chance to meet some fellow football fans from Newcastle and across the dutch, enjoy some prematch tipple (in moderation of course), sing a few songs and generally have a brilliant time and all that.

The timetable is as follows:

11:00am  Customs House

12:00pm  The Brewery

1:00pm  Honeysuckle Hotel

1:30pm    James Squires

2:00pm    Dockyard

2:30pm   The Landing

3:25pm Train Civic to Broadmeadow

3:35pm The Tenzo

5:30pm Match

8:00pm The Premier

9:00pm Sydney Junction

9:30pm The Kent

10:00pm The Northern Star

10:30pm The Exchange

Everyone (over 18) is welcome, however anti-social behaviour wont be tolerated. Its meant to be a fun day out, anyone spoiling it will be asked to leave. There is a great relationship between our two supporter groups, so banter and bevvies are the order of the day not bellends.

If you are coming, please feel free to RSVP on the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/513959625382013/

by and for supporters of football in Newcastle, Australia