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2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 17 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 17
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

When: Saturday 20th January, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 535pm AEDST (gates open 445pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

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

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 32 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 10, Phoenix Wins – 17, Drawn – 5

In Newcastle – 15 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, Phoenix Wins – 6, Drawn – 2
In New Zealand – 17 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Phoenix Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9465
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8535

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 41, Phoenix – 63
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 29, Phoenix – 24

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 12, Phoenix – 19

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 63 (56 yellow, 7 red), Phoenix 49 (45 yellow, 4 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WLDWW (10 point from last 15)
Phoenix – LDLWD (5 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan, Andrew Nabbout (7)
Phoenix – Andija Kaluderovic (9)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 3 (O’Donovan 37′, O’Donovan 45+1′, Nabbout 54′) – Wellington Phoenix 0 at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 5, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 5

Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix
Jack Duncan Keegan Smith
Jason Hoffman Daniel Mullen
Nigel Boogaard Andrew Durante
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Thomas Doyle
Ivan Vujica Ali Abbas
Steven Ugarkovic Goran Paracki
Ben Kantarovski Guilherme Finkler
Dimitri Petratos Michael McGlinchey
Joe Champness Dario Vidosic
Andrew Nabbout Roy Krishna
Roy O’Donovan Andrija Kaluderovic

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)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Jack Duncan 7 7 0 0 630 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 13 11 2 5 984 3 1 2 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 15 15 0 0 1350 0 0 2 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 13 13 0 4 1114 3 0 3 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 16 16 0 3 1426 1 2 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 16 16 0 4 1427 6 5 2 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 7 6 1 0 571 7 2 3 0
10 Wayne Brown 13 7 6 5 651 0 0 3 0
11 Patricio Rodriguez 2 0 2 0 79 1 0 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 7 0 7 0 90 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 15 15 0 1 1341 0 2 5 0
14 Riley McGree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 16 16 0 6 1384 7 6 3 0
16 Nick Cowburn 5 0 5 0 104 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 9 9 0 4 642 1 1 4 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
Lachlan Jackson 5 1 4 0 139 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 5 1 4 1 59 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 15 10 5 8 910 3 1 1 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 16 16 0 0 1440 0 0 1 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 matches
Ernie Merrick – 1 win, Darije Kalezic – 0 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 1 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% 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)

Wellington Phoenix Coach Record – Darije Kalezic 0% win ratio (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • Newcastle are undefeated against the Nix at home across the last 3 seasons.
  • And the Jets haven’t been kept scoreless against Phoenix at home since November 2012.
  • The Jets have conceded six 2nd half goals this season.

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • First time since 22/3/2014 we have kept consecutive clean sheets.
  • First time since 2/2/2007 we have kept 3 consecutive HOME clean sheets.
  • We have won 4 consecutive home games for the first time since 2011, when we won the last home game of 2010/11 season and first 3 home games of 2011/12 season.
  • Last time we won 4 consecutive home games in a season was2008, which included the Semi-final against Mariners and Preliminary final against Roar.

 

Players

  • Angus Thurgate is the 160th player to appear for the Jets in the A-League
  • Ernie Merrick has given 10 A-League debuts this year, so far.
  • Daniel Georgievski is 1 yellow card from a 1 week suspension.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • 33 points this season is a higher tally that all but 5 of the last 12 seasons.
  • We are 9 points ahead of the previous best season at this point in time – season 2005/06 (the first season of the A-League).

BLOG | Going Down F3-Derby Memory Lane

For many Jets fans, the first thing they look for upon the release of the A-League fixture list is when Newcastle play the Mariners. On Tuesday, Newcastle will play host to the Central Coast in the 43rd F3 Derby which has, over the years, brought many fans moments of brilliance, frustration, angst and elation. To mark the occasion, I decided to reflect on 5 moments I’ve remembered over the years from the A-League’s first derby.

1. Round 3, October 20th, 2012 – Zads Sets the Tone

It had been a massive off-season for the Jets, marked most notably with the highest-profile recruitment of Emile Heskey as marquee. The club were riding a wave of euphoria after a tight 3-2 win against Sydney FC the week before (yes it was the first Del Piero v Heskey clash).

What was most memorable about this derby for me wasn’t the result, which was a 2-1 win, but how the tone of the match was set from the kick-off when within the first few seconds Jets midfielder Ruben Zadkovich cleaned up left back Josh Rose in front of the Eastern Grandstand. For me, he was lucky to stay on the field but referee Ben Williams brandished the yellow, much to the Mariners’ disgust and Jets fan’s delight and Zadkovich stayed on the field.

2. Round 4, 2nd November 2013 – It Definitely Crossed the Line

What was he thinking? And what about the jubilation of Adam Taggart running away celebrating with absolute certainty that it was a goal? I had a really good view of Justin Pasfield’s brain fade, or drift of attention, that caused him to miscontrol the ball and scramble in a futile attempt to prevent an own goal in this match. It wasn’t like it was a particularly hard pass back to Pasfield, but I think the aggressive press from Taggart caused him to question what he was going to do and he managed to make a meal of it and allow the ball to trickle into the net.

Taggz, truth be told, almost had me convinced from his celebrations that it was legitimately his! Either way, this gave us a 2-0 lead in the derby that we unfortunately couldn’t retain as a penalty from Flores and an 80th minute goal from Sterjovski saw the Jets end up with a 2-2 draw.

3. Round 23, March 15th 2014 – Birraz Wasn’t Phased

I thought we could be the Mariners in this game. I really felt we could. The feeling around the club was changing because the results under Clayton Zane, who was interim coach at the time, were encouraging. The Jets had won consecutive games, and 3 in the last 4. Adam Taggart was starting to find the back of the net again and, most importantly, it was the first derby since the return of Joel Griffiths – and if anyone could explain what this fixture meant to the fans, it was him.

That feeling went away within the first minute, when a long range free kick by Eddy Bosnar skipped past Mark Birighitti. I couldn’t comprehend how that couldn’t be saved!? What was he thinking? Then after 6, we’re 2 down when Bernie Ibini scored. That was me done. Good feeling washed away. I was ready to leave a mates place in disgust, but Griffo brought us back to 2-1. But a 3rd for the Mariners finished us off and it was a long, silent drive back home for my wife and I from Rutherford.

4. Round 27, 9th April 2016 Izzo Has a Headache

What a start. We couldn’t have asked for better in what was my 2nd ever trip to Gosford for an F3 Derby. A long ball from Kantarovski in the Jets half put Ryan Kitto in behind and I recall taking a second to realise Paul Izzo was well out of his box as he contested the ball. He came off 2nd best in the challenge and I was convinced the play would be called back but Kitto, maintaining a level of composure delivered a wonderful cross to Nordstrand, who held his run and slotted the ball away. 1-0 Jets after 28 seconds.

That was only the beginning as the Jets would go on to score 3 more times in what would be Scott Miller’s last A-League game in charge of the club. To rub further salt in the wounds, travelling Jets fans would launch a plethora of wooden spoons on the turf in front of the away bay as the Mariners were consigned to last place on the table.

5. Round 1, 7th October 2017 – Da, Da, Da-Da-Da-Da ROY O’DONOVAN!

How good was Round 1 this year? There was understandably a sense of same-old Jets when Asdrubal scored after 5 minutes, but the response from the Jets was vicious and some-what unexpected. Not that we minded. A first half hat-trick, from a former Mariner’s player of all things, was the start of an emphatic 5-1 victory. Everyone played well and it was a bold statement of things to come, as we could only dream it would be at the time.

The train ride home went quickly, and the smile is still to fade. I haven’t felt such the levels of joy, elation and hope I did that night in a very long time. And it was definitely the quickest train ride back to Newcastle I’ve had in my living memory.

Now all remains is to back it up in a big was tomorrow night in what is a big game in its own right, but also the start of an important run of 3 home games. Hopefully we can see a big crowd at the Stadium tomorrow night that this team deserves.

Want to share some of the memories that stand out for you? Join the conversation in the forums on newcastlefootball.net/forums or on the various social media channels.

The Jetstream Review S13Rd14 – A Disciple of Griffology

Dave (@jeterpool) is joined by Luke (@MrGlass23) and Grant (@GrantBLK) to review @NewcastleJetsFC 2-2 draw with @SydneyFC in Rd14 of @Aleague #SYDvNEW, & 2-2 draw with Sydney in @WLeague .

The team dissect match that saw Sydney grab a late draw at Allianz Stadium. They cover a variety of topics including the selections, tactics and Sydney’s pre-match predictions was for a draw . They also discuss the W-League results as the Jets played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Sydney, with Gema Simon snatching a late equaliser for the Jets.

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