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2013/14 Round 22 Preview – Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Heart


2013/2014 Hyundai A-League
Season 9 Round 22

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Heart FC

The Squadron FSC encourages all supporters to wear pink and donate here or buy a $25 pink shirt produced by the Newcastle Jets in support of the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation on gameday.

When: Saturday 8th March, 2014
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 530pm AEDST (gates open 430pm)
Pre-match: from 2pm District Park Tennis Club, Cnr Lambton and Curley Rds Broadmeadow

Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand online
Tweet: @newyboys #NTUA #NEWvMHT #PinkDayforBK                                                                             

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 – 11 games between the two teams
Jets Wins – 5, Heart Wins – 4, Draws – 2

In Newcastle – 6 games
Jets Wins – 4, Heart Wins – 1, Draws – 1

Last Result
Jets 1 (Regan 37) – 3 Heart (Ramsay 44, Dugandzic 45, 68) in Melbourne, Round 15.

Biggest Win –
Jets 3 (Brockie 23, R Griffiths 47, Bridges 76) – Melbourne Heart 0, Round 19, Season 7 at Hunter Stadium, 11/02/2012.

Heaviest Defeat –
Jets 0 – Melbourne Heart 3 (Fred 66, Dugandzic 73, Behich 85), Round 6, Season 7 at AAMI Park, 12/11/2011.

Leading Scorers in fixture
Jets – 6 (Ryan Griffiths), Melbourne Heart – 5 (Mate Dugandzic)

Coaches Head to Head
0 matches.

Newcastle Jets Coaching Records
Craig Deans – 1 match (1 win, 0 draws and 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
Gary Van Egmond – 7 matches (3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses = 43% win ratio)
Branko Culina – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draws and 1 loss = 33% win ratio)

Average Home crowd – 9856

Key facts:

  • The Jets have won the last 4 matches at home against the Melbourne Heart.
  • The Heart’s recent good run of form started with a win over the Jets in Round 15.
  • The Jets have never been behind at half-time, at home, against the Heart.
  • The Jets have scored two or more goals against the Heart at home in their last 4 matches and have scored against the Heart in the last 6 matches in total.
  • The Jets have received almost twice as many bookings as the Heart (35-18) and have never had a match in which a player hasn’t been booked.
  • Ruben Zadkovich is the most booked player in this clash with 3 bookings.
  • Adam Taggart became the second ever Jets player to reach double figures for goals scored in a season.
  • The last match against the Heart would prove to be the final match in charge for Gary Van Egmond.
  • Peter Green and Ryan Shepeard have both officiated two victories for the Jets.
  • Two players have been dismissed during this clash – Jobe Wheelhouse and Curtis Good. Wheelhouse was dismissed after 8 minutes but the jets went on to win with 10-men 2-0 thanks to goals from Jeffers and Jesic.
  • The next match will see Ruben Zadkovich become the equal 5th most capped Jets player with 92 appearances, level with Labinot Haliti.

The Referee – TBA

2013/14 Round 21 Preview – Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets


2013/2014 Hyundai A-League
Season 9 Round 21
Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 2nd March, 2014
Where: Parramatta Stadium, O’Connell St, Parramatta, NSW
Kickoff: 5pm AEDST (gates open 4pm)
Tickets: Ticketek Link (password required)
Prematch March: Meet @ Parramatta Station (Argyle St) march to stadium begins at 345pm
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Sydney 702 or ABC Grandstand Digital online
Tweet: @newyboys #WSWvNEW #NTUA

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


Overall – 5 games between the two teams.

Last Result
Jets 2 (Taggart 26, 90) – Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Mooy 45,Beauchamp 65) at Hunter Stadium, Round 17

Biggest Win –
Jets 2 (R Griffiths 26, Heskey 37) – Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Gibbs 15), Round 6, Season 8 at Pirtek Stadium, 10/11/2012.

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

Leading Scorers in fixture
Jets – 2 (Adam Taggart), Western Sydney Wanderers – 4 (Mark Bridge)

Coaches Head to Head
1 match. Tony Popovic (0 win). Clayton Zane (0 wins). 1 draw

Newcastle Jets Coaching Records
Gary Van Egmond – 4 matches (1 wins, 0 draw and 3 losses = 20% win ratio)
Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses = 0% win ratio)

Average Away crowd – 9800

Key facts:

  • Mark Bridge has scored against the Jets 6 times since leaving. Four of those goals have been scored while playing for the Wanderers.
  • In 5 matches, only 3 Wanderers players have received bookings.
  • The Jets have never kept the Wanderers scoreless.
  • The Jets are undefeated at Pirtek Stadium. The other away game last season was held at Campbelltown.
  • Ruben Zadkovich and Mark Birighitti are on the brink of suspension. Both players have been booked 4 times this season.
  • Strangely, every match (8) where Ante Covic has been in the opposition’s goals, the Jets have never kept a clean sheet.
  • Joel Griffiths is the only person to have been sent off in this fixture.
  • The Jets have received an average of 2.5 yellow cards per match this season.
  • The last match involving these two teams was full of controversy following the final whistle. Joel Griffiths was dismissed after full time was blown and Ante Covic clattered Adam Taggart in a challenge as the final whistle sounded. The Jets managed to snatch a late draw on that occasion.
  • 4 of the Jets 6 wins this season have come away from home. However the Jets have only drawn once on the road this season and lost the other 5 matches.
  • The Jets are scoring an average of one goal per game this season.
  • When compared to this time last season, the Jets are in a very similar position. After 20 games, the Jets have the exact amount of points (23). The W-D-L result it the same (6-5-9). However we have scored 4 fewer goals this season (24 v 20) but have also conceded 6 fewer in turn (33 v 27).
  • Neither team has been awarded a penalty in this fixture.
  • The only time the Jets have been ahead at half time, they have gone on to win.

The Referee – TBA

Acknowledgements to the following websites for collating the various information which was subsequently analysed to produce this pre-game analysis.