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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).

2016/17 Hyundai A-League – Round 27 Match Preview – Sydney FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

2016/2017 Hyundai A-League
Season 12 Round 27
Sydney FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Where: Allianz Stadium, Driver Ave, Moore Park, NSW
Kickoff: 535pm AEST

Away Supporters
Tickets: Ticketek Link
Purchase your tickets in Bay 3 to sit with fellow away supporters

Not Travelling?
Join fellow Jets supporters from 3pm at our venue – The Premier Hotel – to watch the away game LIVE. All supporters are welcome – u18’s will need to be accompanied by a supervising adult.
If you sign up to become a Premier Hotel member for $10, you receive $10 in credit on your card. Ask for a membership form at the bar. A Premier Hotel membership gets you a 5% discount on food & drink not only at Premier but also at Junction Hotel & Sunnyside Tavern. You can purchase members only schooner cards – 10 schooners of local tap beers $55 or 10 schooners of craft tap beers $65.

Watch: LIVE on FoxSports 4 and FoxSports 4HD (Ch 505)
Listen: ABC Grandstand Radio online/app or EON Sports Radio app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #WELvNEW

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2016/17 Hyundai A-League – Round 25 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC

2016/2017 Hyundai A-League
Season 12 Round 25
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC

When: Saturday 1st April, 2017
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 535pm AEDST (gates open 435pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link
Prematch: Premier Hotel, 1 Brunker Rd, Broadmeadow from 3pm

Join fellow Jets supporters at The Premier Hotel for pre-match drinks. All supporters are welcome – u18’s will need to be accompanied by a supervising adult.
If you sign up to become a Premier Hotel member for $10, you receive $10 in credit on your card. Ask for a membership form at the bar. A Premier Hotel membership gets you a 5% discount on food & drink not only at Premier but also at Junction Hotel & Sunnyside Tavern. You can purchase members only schooner cards – 10 schooners of local tap beers $55 or 10 schooners of craft tap beers $65.

Watch: LIVE on FoxSports 4 and FoxSports 4HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Radio online/app or EON Sports app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #NEWvWSW

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 14 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 3, Wanderers Wins – 7, Drawn – 4

In Newcastle – 6 matches.
Jets Wins – 0, Wanderers Wins – 4, Drawn – 2
In Sydney – 8 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Wanderers Wins – 3, Drawn – 2

Average Home A-League Crowd – 15522
Average Away A-League Crowd – 11099

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 14, Wanderers – 21
In Newcastle –
Jets – 4, Wanderers – 10

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 4, Wanderers – 10

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 28 (26 yellow, 2 red), Wanderers 21 (21 yellow, 0 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – LDLLL (1 point from last 15)
Wanderers – WLDWW (10 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Andrew Nabbout (8)
Wanderers – Brendon Santalab (14)

Last Result –
Newcastle Jets 0 – Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Scott 44′, Sotirio 68′) at Campbelltown Stadium, A-League, Round 16, Season 2016/17

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2016/17 Round 16

Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers
Jack Duncan Vedran Janjetovic
Jason Hoffman Scott Neville
Nigel Boogaard Robert Cornthwaite
Lachlan Jackson Jonathan Aspropotamitis
Nick Cowburn Jack Clisby
Mateo Poljak Dimas
Steven Ugarkovic Kearyn Baccus
Devante Clut Nicolas Martinez
Aleksandr Kokko Jaushua Sotirio
Andrew Nabbout Mitch Nichols
Ma Leilei Lachlan Scott

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 2 (Jaliens 37’, Taggart 64’) – Wanderers 0, Round 21, Season 2013/14 at Pirtek Stadium, 02/03/2014.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Wanderers 3 (Bridge 6’, 33’, Visconte 80’), Round 27, Season 2012/13 at Hunter Stadium, 29/03/2013.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Adam Taggart (3)
Wanderers – Mark Bridge (5)

2016/17 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Substitute Appearances Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red – Second Bookable Straight Red
2 Daniel Mullen 14 12 2 1 1129 0 0 1 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 22 21 1 2 1807 1 0 2 1 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 18 17 1 1 1534 2 1 6 0 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 10 7 3 5 614 0 1 0 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 22 21 1 4 1841 1 0 6 0 0
7 Andrew Hoole 23 23 0 1 2053 5 2 6 0 0
8 Mateo Poljak 22 16 6 6 1475 1 0 1 0 0
9 Aleksandr Kokko 13 7 6 7 508 1 0 1 0 0
10 Wayne Brown 20 17 3 5 1483 2 1 7 0 0
11 Labinot Haliti 3 1 2 0 116 0 0 0 0 0
12 Andy Brennan 2 1 1 1 95 0 0 0 0 0
12 Harrison Sawyer 3 0 3 0 47 0 0 1 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 10 9 1 3 775 0 0 1 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 21 20 1 6 1718 8 4 3 0 0
16 Nick Cowburn 13 11 2 1 1039 0 0 0 0 0
18 Ma Leilei 15 7 8 6 736 1 2 5 0 0
19 Morten Nordstrand 20 15 5 10 1357 3 2 2 0 0
20 Jack Duncan 22 22 0 0 1980 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 14 13 1 1 1147 0 0 2 0 0
23 Devante Clut 18 7 11 6 689 1 2 0 0 0
24 Kristian Brymora 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
26 Iain Fyfe 3 3 0 2 205 0 0 1 0 0
28 John Koutroumbis 21 12 9 2 1145 0 0 4 0 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 2 matches
Mark Jones – 0 wins, Tony Popovic – 1 win, 1 drawNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Mark Jones – 2 matches (0 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 3 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (1 win, 2 drawn, 0 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 4 matches (1 win, 0 drawn and 3 losses = 25% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – No Matches
  • Branko Culina – No Matches
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – No Matches
  • Craig Deans – No Matches
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 0 losses = 50% win ratio)

Western Sydney Wanderers Coach Record – Tony Popovic 50% win ratio (7 wins, 4 drawn, 3 losses)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • Newcastle have never defeated the Wanderers in Newcastle.
  • The Jets have conceded goal at the rate of 1.92 per match this season – the second worst rate in their history.
  • With 9 points left to play for, the team are 8 points from equalling last season’s points tally.
  • Newcastle has conceded the first goal on 17 occasions this season.
  • The Jets have let in 11 second half goals in the last 5 rounds.

Key Stats from Previous Round (Courtesty of A-Leauge.com.au)

  • 12 goals conceded in the last 3 matches equals the previous worst run, achieved in 2014/15 with results of 2-5, 0-0 and 0-7.
  • Last weekend’s crowd of 4828 was the lowest attendance, home or away, at any Jets game this season.
  • Andrew Hoole became the first Jets player to break 2000 minutes played this season.

Players

  • Andrew Nabbout’s 6 goals is the most scored by a player at home in one season since Adam Taggart (12).
  • With Poljak’s absence last weekend, John Koutroumbis is current player with the most consecutive appearances for the club. He’s appeared in the last 21 matches.
  • Wayne Brown is one match from receiving his second suspension of the season after accruing 7 yellow cards this season.

Newcastle Jets

  • The Jets have lost 4 consecutive matches only twice in their history.
  • The Jets have scored the first goal in 4 of the last 5 home games.
  • Newcastle have conceded 5 first half goals at home this season.

Western Sydney Wanderers

  • Brendon Santalab will be missing for Western Sydney after receiving an 8th booking for the season in the last match.