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2018/19 Hyundai A-League – Round 4 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Sydney FC

2018/2019 Hyundai A-League
Season 14 Round 4
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Sydney FC

When: Saturday 10th November, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 650pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

Watch: 10BOSS, FoxSports 505 and MyFootballLive app
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #NEWvSFC #MadeOfNewcastle

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 41 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 7, FC Wins – 25, Drawn – 9

In Newcastle – 20 matches.
Jets Wins – 4, FC Wins – 12, Drawn – 4
In Sydney – 21 matches
Jets Wins – 3, FC Wins – 13, Drawn – 5

Average Home A-League Crowd – 12554
Average Away A-League Crowd – 14304

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 40, FC – 66
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 19, FC – 31

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 12, FC – 26

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 74 (70 yellow, 4 red), FC 79 (72 yellow, 7 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – (1 point from last 9)
FC – (7 points from last 9)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 2 (D Petratos 43′ pen, Nabbout 56′) – Sydney FC 1 (Bobo 52′) at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 22, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 22

Newcastle Jets Sydney FC
Jack Duncan Andrew Redmayne
Jason Hoffman Luke Wilkshire
Nigel Boogaard Alex Wilkinson
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Jordy Buijs
Daniel Georgievski David Carney
Steven Ugarkovic Joshua Brillante
Wayne Brown Brandon O’Neill
Dimitri Petratos Milos Ninkovic
Riley McGree Alex Brosque
Andrew Nabbout Adrian Mierzejewski
Roy O’Donovan Bobo

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 5 (Topor-Stanley 22’, Zadkovich 29’, Brockie 38’, Brockie 87’, Abbas 90’) – Sydney FC 2 (Moriyasu 47’, Beauchamp 71’), Round 7, Season 2011/12 at Sydney Football Stadium, 05/02/2012.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Sydney FC 4 (Brosque 13’, Brosque 40’, Milligan 76 og’, Bridge 85’), Round 21, Season 2008/09 at Sydney Football Stadium, 25/01/2009.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Milton Rodriguez, Ryan Griffiths, Jeremy Brockie, Michael Bridges, Jobe Wheelhouse (3)
FC – Alex Brosque (12)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Glen Moss 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 3 3 0 2 241 0 1 1 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 1 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 2 0 2 0 28 0 0 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 3 3 0 1 265 0 0 2 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 3 3 0 0 270 1 0 0 0
8 Jair Edmundo 3 3 0 3 199 0 0 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 0 270 1 0 0 0
11 Mitch Austin 3 0 3 0 52 0 1 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 1 0 1 0 26 0 0 0 0
14 Kaine Sheppard 2 0 2 0 48 0 0 1 0
16 Nick Cowburn 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 3 3 0 1 259 0 0 1 0
18 John Koutroumbis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Lewis Italiano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 3 3 0 1 244 0 0 0 0
23 Matthew Ridenton 3 3 0 1 253 0 0 1 0
24 Joe Champness 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Patrick Langlois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Jake Adelson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Angus Thurgate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 0 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches
Ernie Merrick – 0 wins, Steve Corica – 0 wins, 0 drawn

Newcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33%% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 3 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 3 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (0 win, 1 draw, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 18 match (4 wins, 3 drawn and 11 losses = 22% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 wins, 2 drawn, 0 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 win, 4 drawn, 1 loss = 17% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 wins, 1 drawn, 0 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – No matches
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets have lost, and been kept scoreless, in 4 of their last 5 home matches.
  • Newcastle have conceded the first goal in 7 of the last 10 matches.
  • The Jets start to this campaign is the equal worst in terms of points – equal with season 2 (06/07) and season 10 (14/15). Goal difference in Season 06/07 was -5, Season 14/15 was -4. This season is -2.
  • Under Chris Beath, the Jets have had 1 victory in the last 10 matches he’s officiated.
  • The Jets are scoring a a rate 3 times less than last season.

 

Players

  • Lachlan Jackson will make his 50th Jets A-League appearance this weekend.

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.

2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 4 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 4
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC

When: Sunday 29th October, 2017
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 5pm AEDST (gates open 2pm, W-League kickoff 230pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

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

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 15 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 3, Wanderers Wins – 8, Drawn – 4

In Newcastle – 7 matches.
Jets Wins – 0, Wanderers Wins – 5, Drawn – 2
In Sydney – 8 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Wanderers Wins – 3, Drawn – 2

Average Home A-League Crowd – 14645
Average Away A-League Crowd – 11099

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 14, Wanderers – 24
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 4, Wanderers – 13

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 4, Wanderers – 11

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 31 (29 yellow, 2 red), Wanderers 22 (22 yellow, 0 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WDW (7 point from last 9)
Wanderers – WDD (5 points from last 9)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan (5)
Wanderers – Oriol Riera (3)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 0 – Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Cornthwaite 40, Sotirio 42′, Corthwaite 50′) at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 25, Season 2016/17

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2016/17 Round 25

Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers
Jack Duncan Vedran Janjetovic
Daniel Mullen Scott Neville
Nigel Boogaard Robert Cornthwaite
Lachlan Jackson Jonathan Aspropotamitis
Jason Hoffman Jack Clisby
Mateo Poljak Terry Antonis
Steven Ugarkovic Kearyn Baccus
Wayne Brown Nicolas Martinez
Andrew Hoole Jumpei Kusukami
Andrew Nabbout Jaushua Sotirio
Morten Nordstrand 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 & Jets 0 – Wanderers 3 (Corthwaite 40′, Sotirio 42′, Corthwaite 50′), Round 25, Season 2016/17 at Hunter Stadium, 1/4/2017.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

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

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Substitute Appearances Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red – Second Bookable Straight Red
1 Jack Duncan 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 3 3 0 2 263 1 0 1 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 1 0 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 3 3 0 0 270 2 0 0 0 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 3 3 0 0 270 5 1 2 0 0
10 Wayne Brown 3 0 3 0 73 0 0 1 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 3 3 0 1 261 0 1 1 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 3 3 0 3 236 0 3 1 0 0
16 Nick Cowburn 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 2 0 0
18 John Koutroumbis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 3 0 3 0 34 1 0 1 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 3 3 0 0 270 0 0 0 0 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches
Ernie Merrick – 0 wins, Hayden Foxe – 0 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = N/A% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 drawn, 2 losses = 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)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • In the 15 times these two teams have met, the crowd has never been below 9000 – home and away.
  • Both teams are undefeated so far this season.
  • The Jets have conceded just one second half goal this season.
  • The Jets have claimed 1 point in the last 6 times these two teams have met.
  • The Jets A-League record at home in a Sunday 5:00pm kick off is 40 matches, 16 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses.

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • Roy O’Donovan became the first player since Edson Montano to score in 3 consecutive games.
  • Roy’s 5 shots on target this season have all resulted in goals.
  • This win was the Jets’ 100th in the A-League.
  • This was the 11th consecutive game the Jets have failed to keep a clean sheet.
  • The Jets scored the 1st goal in a match for the first time in 9 competitive matches.

 

Players

  • Jaushua Sotirio has scored in his last 3 games against the Jets.
  • A Wanderers defender scored in each of the 3 fixtures between these teams last season.
  • Roy O’Donovan can become the first player since Adam Taggart to score in 4 consecutive matches.
  • Nigel Boogaard will equal the most A-League appearances as captain, with 44.
  • Nick Cowburn could make his 50th appearance for the Jets this weekend.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • The Jets have kept just 1 clean sheet in this fixture.
  • The Jets have scored in just one match of the last 5 times these two teams have met.