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2019 FFA Cup Round of 32 – The Jetstream’s Thoughts

Ahead of tomorrow night’s FFA Cup Round of 32 clash with the Victory, we asked some members of the Jetstream for their thoughts on how the Jets would fare in the match:

Q: What will be key for the Jets to get a win?

Producer Pete – Cohesion. New faces, some only just arriving, some only back from overseas trips, the team needs to click and click fast. Connections up front need to be sharp with opportunities not just made (as they often have been) but finished. The middle needs to keep their strong shape and complete passes. The back have to move as a unit and repel any advance.

Mitch – Finishing in the front third, this issue plagued us last season and early report suggest we’re not going great with it so far this year.

Matt – The back 4/5 haven’t played together for many games. Keep it tight and spring on the counter .

Andy – Dimi needs to recapture the form that got him into Socceroos.

Anthony – Simple. Finishing!

Q: What do the Jets need to do to keep the Victory out?

Producer Pete – Win the middle third. While our defenders / keeper need to come through and stop anything that gets to them. If our middle wins and shuts down opportunities, the keeper shouldn’t be bothered often.

Mitch – Structure in defence, which sounds difficult as we have only been slowly bringing NTS and Boogs back in so far. We may have a young and inexperienced together group of defenders.

Matt – win midfield is the key I see to success.

Andy – keep the game central. If victory get out wide I feel they have the quality to get crosses in or cut inside.

Anthony – Defend wide areas. No Antonis, Troisi, Honda has them a little light with creative options through the middle.

Q: Who will be the Jets key player in this match?

Producer Pete – Dimi. Stevie UG will be the workhorse he always is, but Dimi needs to step up and come back to form that had me calling him in the squad to Russia after 3 rounds in 2017/18. He comes back strong, with spark, solid completion of passes, and a return to form from dead ball plays, it will make for a great match.

Mitch – Steve Ugarković. We need him covering as many kms as possible. The football won’t be the prettiest due to it being early preseason, so we need to grind this result out and this is the guy to show us how.

Matt – Stevie UG as above mentioned – he needs his distribution to be spot on.

Andy – Dimi distribution will be key and link up play with whoever leads the attack.

Anthony – Our fullbacks, whoever Ernie picks. I’m confident we can create enough chances to bundle one in, but we need to focus on keeping them out.

Q: And finally, what’s your prediction for the match?

Producer Pete – 2019/20 is a return to underdog status. Victory won’t take this game as seriously as they should and step off the gas. Victory will go in at halftime 2-0 up, but Jets will win the day 2-4.

Mitch – MV 3-1 win. We haven’t beaten AL opposition in the FFA Cup before and I don’t think we’ll start now.

Matt – Victory 2-0.

Andy –Buck the trend. 2-1 victory to the jets!

Anthony – Reckon we’ll get em 2-1 and I’m hoping for some bonus football, so in extra time.

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2019 FFA CUP ROUND OF 32 | MELBOURNE VICTORY V NEWCASTLE JETS | WED 7TH AUG 2019 1930

2019 FFA Cup – Round of 32
Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Wednesday 7th August, 2019
Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kickoff: 7:30pm AEDST
Watch: KAYO Sports and MyFootballLive app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #F3Derby #MadeOfNewcastle

SQUADS

Newcastle – 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD, 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Matthew MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 24.Joesph CHAMPNESS, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 28.Patrick LANGLOIS, 30.Keegan HUGHES (gk), 31.Maki PETRATOS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 40.Noah JAMES (gk), 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

(7 players to be omitted)

Victory – 1.Matthew ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenjok ATHIU, 9.Andrew NABBOUT, 10 Robbie KRUSE, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Thomas DENG, 16.Joshua HOPE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 24.Elvis KAMSOBA, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS, 26.Jay BARNETT, 28.Benjamin CARRIGAN, 29.Brandon LAUTON, 30.Matthew SUTTON (gk), 31.Andrew VISCIGLIO, 32.Jack PALAZZOLO, 33.Aaron ANDERSON, 34.Matthew BOZINOVSKI, 35.Nuh SEHAVDIC

(7 players to be omitted)

FIXTURE FACTS
Overall – 43 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 17, Victory Wins – 17, Drawn – 9

In Newcastle – 21 matches.
Jets Wins – 10, Victory Wins – 5, Drawn – 6
In Melbourne – 22 matches
Jets Wins – 7, Victory Wins – 12, Drawn – 3

Goals
Total all Fixtures: Jets – 57, Victory – 58
In Melbourne: Jets – 24, Victory – 36

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 20, Victory – 20

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 82 (76 yellow, 6 red), Victory 75 (70 yellow, 5 red)

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Bridge 36’, Bridge 48’, Coveny 51’, J Griffiths 73’) – Victory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 21, Season 2006/07, 19/01/2007.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Victory 5 (Hernandez 41’, Thompson 50’, Allsopp 61’, Allsopp 64’, Brebner 90’), Round 3, Season 2008/09 at Telstra Dome, 29/08/2008.

 

Leading Scorers in fixture – Jets – Joel Griffiths (5); Victory – Archie Thompson (7)

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 6 matches
Ernie Merrick – 2 wins, Marco Kurz – 2 wins, 2 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 7 matches (3 wins, 0 drawn, 4 losses = 43% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 drawn, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (10 wins, 2 drawn and 4 losses = 63% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 wins, 2 drawn, 3 losses = 17% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – No matches
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 1 drawn, 0 loss = 0% win ratio)

Melbourne Victory Coach Record – Marco Kurz 33% win ratio (2 wins, 2 drawn, 2 losses)

KEY MATCH UP – Matt Millar (New) and Andrew Nabbout (MVC)

Both players joined their respective clubs in the off-season. Nabbout’s recent return to Victory, and the A-League, after a stint overseas in the J-League with Urawa Red Diamonds has caused some disappointment amongst Jets supports. The winger will be looking to utlise his energy and pace down the left hand side of the Victory attack. His eye for goal will be a threat to the Jets and he shapes as the key outlet for a much-changed Victory outtfit.

Millar, by all reports, has been an impressive recruitment for the Jets from their local rivals. A player who was signed from the VPL was a revelation in his first season. Millar has the athleticism to  provide an attacking outlet on the Jets’ right side while also covering his defensive duties. How his attacking runs are dealt with by Victory, and whether Nabbout tracks him, may prove to be decisive battle in the match.

REFEREE – Shaun Evans

Evans has previously refereed the Jets in one FFA Cup match, a Round of 32 fixture against Perth Glory which finished 2-2 and the Jets lost on penalties.

In the A-League, the Jets have won 5, drawn 8 and lost 6 of the matches Evans has officiated.

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.