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2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 5 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 5

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

When: Saturday 11th November, 2014
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 5pm AEDST (gates open 4pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link
Pre-match: District Park Tennis Club, Cnr Lambton and Curley Rds Broadmeadow from 2pm

Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 4 and FoxSports 4HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand online
Tweet: @newyboys #NTUA #NEWvMVC                                                            

Supporters are reminded that active support is located to Bay 60. Anyone wishing to join Bay 60 for this game needs to hold a Bay 60 Membership or purchase a ticket via ticketmaster or the sales windows behind the Western Stand.  People with existing memberships in other areas of the stadium can also swap for a single Bay 60 game ticket at the ticket window behind the Western Stand.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 27 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 12, Victory Wins – 9, Drawn – 6

In Newcastle – 13 games
Jets Wins – 7, Victory Wins – 2, Drawn – 4

Average Home A-League crowd – 10570

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 40, Victory – 40

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 48 (44 Yellow, 4 Red), Victory – 44 (41 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – LLDLL
Victory – WLWDW

Leading Scorers
Jets – Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths, Jeronimo Neumann 1, Victory – Besart Berisha – 4

Last Result –
Jets 2 (Taggart 18’, Leijer 22’o.g) – Victory 2 (Milligan 21’, Milligan 86’ pen) at Hunter Stadium, A-League, Round 26, 05/04/2014 .

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Bridge 36’, Bridge 48’, Coveny 51’, J Griffiths 73’) – Victory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 21, Season 2, 19/01/2007.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Victory 5 (Hernandez 41’, Thompson 45’, Allsopp 61’, Allsopp 64’, Brebner 90’), Round 3, Season 4 at AAMI Park, 29/08/2008.
Jets 0 – 5 (Rojas 8’, Leijer 15’, Milligan 30’ pen, Milligan 55’ pen, Rojas 66’), Round 23, Season 8, 03/03/2013

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 4 (Joel Griffiths, Ryan Griffiths, Labinot Haliti and Matthew Thompson)
Victory – 7 (Archie Thompson)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

  • 4 Mark Birrighiti, Kew Jaliens, Sam Gallagher, David Carney, Jacob Pepper, Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano, Andrew Hoole, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 3 Scott Neville, Taylor Regan, James Virgili, Zenon Caravella, Marco Flores
  • 2 Jonny Steele,
  • 1 Sam Gallaway, Allan Wesh, Ben Kantarovski

Goals

  • 1 Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths, Jeronimo Neumann

Assists

  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper

Yellow Cards

  • 2 Taylor Regan, Jeronimo Neumann, Jacob Pepper
  • 1 Marcos Flores, Jonny Steele, Kew Jaliens, Edson Montano, David Carney

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches
Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses
Kevin Muscat – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 lossesNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (10 wins, 2 drawn and 4 losses = 19% 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)
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – 0 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)

Melbourne Victory Coach Record – Kevin Muscat 25% win ratio (1 win, 2 drawn, 1 loss).

KEY FACTS:

  • The Jets haven’t lost to Melbourne in the last 6 matches in Newcastle. The last loss was in Season 5.
  • The Jets haven’t kept a clean sheet in the last 11 matches against Melbourne Victory.
  • The Jets have NEVER been behind at half time at home in this fixture.
  • The Victory have only scored 3 first half goals in Newcastle.
  • Nathan Coe hasn’t kept a clean sheet at Hunter Stadium, and only kept 1 clean sheet in 6 appearances against the Jets.
  • Ben Kennedy has kept 2 clean sheets against Melbourne in 10 appearances, while Mark Birighitti is yet to keep a clean sheet in 5 appearances. Kennedy has conceded an average of 1.5 goals per match, while Birighitti has conceded 2.2 per match.
  • Jeronimo Neumann became the 52nd A-League scorer for the Newcastle Jets last weekend.
  • The Jets, on average, score a goal in the first half at home.
  • Newcastle have never lost at home to the Victory on a Saturday.
  • Both matches in Newcastle when Kevin Muscat has coached have been drawn.
  • There has been a Melbourne Victory own goal in their last two visits to Hunter Stadium.
  • There have been 2 or more goals scored in the last 11 fixtures between these clubs.
  • The Jets have scored the first goal in the last 3 meetings.
  • The Jets have only received 2 penalties against the Victory, converting one. The Victory, however, have received 5.
  • This weekend will be Mark Birighitti’s 50th appearance for the Jets.

Jets v Victory Trivia:
1. Adam, Joel or Ryan – Who has the most bookings, and how many have they had, in this fixture?

2. Who is the only Jets player to have missed a penalty against the Victory?

3. Keeper Condundrum – Who has kept the most clean sheets against the Victory during their time wit h the Jets – Liam Reddy, Ante Covic or Ben Kennedy?

Please visit the forums at newcastlefootball.net for the answers to the trivia questions, and to discuss the match.

2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 4 Match Preview – Perth Glory FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 4
Perth Glory FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Saturday 1st November, 2014
Where: NIB Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth, WA
Kickoff: 730pm AEDST (430pm local time)
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Perth 720AM or ABC Grandstand Digital online/ABC Radio mobile app
Tweet: @newyboys #PERvNEW #NTUA

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

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 27 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, Glory Wins – 15, Drawn – 6

In Perth – 13 games
Jets Wins – 1, Glory Wins – 8, Drawn – 4

Average Away A-League crowd – 8416

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 30, Glory – 49

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 53 (52 Yellow, 1 Red), Glory – 46 (43 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – LDLL
Glory – LWWWW

Leading Scorers
Jets – Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths 1, Glory – Andy Keogh 4

Last Result –
Jets 0 – Glory 2 (Keogh 20’, Keogh 88’) at Magic Park, FFA Cup Round of 16 24.

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Haliti 13’, Brockie 54’, Petrovski 68’Penalty, Petrovski 69’) – Glory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Midweek Round 1, Season 6, 10/02/2011.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 1 (Parisi 71’) – Glory 5 (Mori 33’, Harnwell 46’, Despotovski 52’, Mori 62’, Sekulovski 81’), Round 7, Season 1 at Energy Australia Stadium, 08/10/2005.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 6 (Joel Griffiths)
Glory – 7 (Jamie Harnwell)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

  • 3 Mark Birrighiti, Scott Neville, Kew Jaliens, Sam Gallagher, David Carney, Jacob Pepper, Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano, Andrew Hoole, Marco Flores. Jeronimo Neumann
  • 2 Taylor Regan, Jonny Steele, James Virgili, Zenon Caravella
  • 1 Sam Gallaway

Goals

  • 1 Edson Montano, Joel Griffiths

Assists

  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville

Yellow Cards

  • 2 Taylor Regan, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 1 Marcos Flores, Jonny Steele, Kew Jaliens, Edson Montano, Jacob Pepper

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 match

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss
  • Kenny Lowe – 1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses

Newcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (3 wins, 6 drawn and 7 losses = 19% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 4 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – 0 matches (0 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)

KEY FACTS:

  • Perth suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend against Adelaide.
  • The Jets current streak in Perth is 12 matches winless. The Jets have lost the last 7 matches in Perth.
  • The Jets have only scored 3 goals in the last 7 matches in Perth.
  • In 6 matches in Perth on a Saturday, the Jets have lost every match.
  • Taylor Regan, should he play, will become the Jets 16th most capped player with 55 appearances, surpassing Ante Covic.
  • Joel Griffiths scored his 32nd goal for the club.
  • The last meeting between the two clubs served as the clubs first FFA Cup clash.
  • Last season, there was only one goal scored in the first half between the two clubs.
  • The Jets last clean sheet in Perth was back in Season 3, Round 1. The clean sheet was kept by Ante Covic.
  • Ken Lowe has a 100% win record against the Jets, winning both matches in charge.
  • All 4 players dismissed in this match have been given straight red cards. There hasn’t been a player dismissed for two bookable offences.
  • Michael Thwaite the player who has received the most yellow cards in this fixture with 4.
  • The current Glory player who has scored the most A-League goals against the Jets is Chris Harold with 3.
  • Danny Vukovic is currently on a streak of 225 minutes without conceding a goal against the Jets

THE REFEREE: – Ben Williams

  • The W-D-L record under Ben Williams is 5-3-16. Away from home it is 1-2-11.
  • All 3 Perth v Jets fixtures Williams has refereed have been in Perth and all were victories to Perth. The results were 0-4, 0-2 and 0-3. Two penalties were awarded to Perth in this time.
  • Williams has awarded the Jets 2 penalties and 5 to the opposition.
  • A total of 6 Jets players have been dismissed by Williams. The last was Joel Griffiths on his return to the Jets against Western Sydney Wanderers last year. He has only dismissed 2 opposition players in Jets fixtures.
  • Williams has handed out 46 yellow cards for the Jets, at an average of 1.91 per match, while he has booked opposition players 35 times at an average of 1.46 per match.
  • Williams hasn’t booked a Jets player in the last two matches he has officiated.
  • The average goals scored by the Jets and the opposition in matches which Williams officiate are 0.79 for the Jets and 2.1 for the opposition. This has included a run of 7 matches without a clean sheet.
  • In saying that, the Jets have only ever kept 2 clean sheets. Both kept by Ben Kennedy.
  • Danny Vukovic has only conceded 1 goal against the Jets in 6 matches officiated by Williams.

Jets v Glory Trivia:
1. Adam, Joel or Ryan – Who has the most bookings, and how many have they had, in this fixture?

2. Who are the five current or ex-Jets players who had the HAL debut with the Glory?

3. Who has scored the fastest goal in this fixture?

 

Please visit the forums at newcastlefootball.net to discover the answers to the trivia questions, and to participate in match discussions before, during and after the game.

2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 2 Preview – Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 2
Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 19th October, 2014
Where: AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, VIC
Kickoff: 3pm AEDST (gates open 2pm)
Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=MCITY0215
Prematch: Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square, Melbourne from 11am
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Grandstand Digital online or ABC Radio App
Tweet: @newyboys #MCYvNEW #NTUA

If you are unable to travel to the game in Melbourne, please come down to the District Park Tennis Club in Broadmeadow and watch the game LIVE. The Tenzo is our permanent venue for both home AND away Newcastle Jets fixtures.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 12 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, City Wins – 4, Drawn – 2

In Melbourne – 5 games
Jets Wins – 1, City Wins – 3, Drawn – 1

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 20, City – 17

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 40 (39 Yellow, 1 Red), City – 20 (19 Yellow, 1 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – LL
City – DL

Leading Scorers
Jets – N/A, City – David Villa 1

Last Result –
Jets 1 (Taggart 54’) – Heart 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 22.

FIXTURE RECORDS
Biggest Win

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

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – 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)
City – 5 (Mate Dugandzic)

Average Away A-League crowd – 5296

COACHING
Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches

Newcastle Jets Coaching Records –

Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
Gary Van Egmond – 7 matches (3 wins, 1 drawn and 3 losses = 43% win ratio)
Richard Money – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)
Branko Culina – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
Nick Theodorakopoulos – 0 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
Clayton Zane – 1 matches (1 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
Craig Deans -1 Match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 loss = 100% win ratio)

KEY FACTS:

  • There has never been a scoreless game in this fixture.
  • The Jets have kept 4 clean sheets. Each of these clean sheets has been the final meeting between each of the games.
  • The Jets have scored 3 goals in the first meeting between these clubs in the last 3 seasons.
  • Both Mark Birrighitti and Andrew Redmayne have been opposing goalkeepers in the last 5 meetings.
  • Ben Kantarovski has scored the only own goal in this fixture.
  • The last Jets haven’t won in Melbourne against the Heart in the last 3 seasons. Their only win was after going down to 10 men after 10 minutes when Jobe Wheelhouse was sent off.
  • The last meeting between the two clubs, a 3-1 loss, was the last match of Gary Van Egmond’s second tenure.
  • The Jets have won a second round match once, lost twice and drawn 6 times in 9 seasons of the A-League.
  • Phil Stubbins will be the 7th Jets Coach.
  • Gary Van Egmond is the only Jets coach to have won their second fixture in charge. Gary won his second match during both stints with the club.
  • The Jets have never completed this fixture without a player receiving a booking. Our average over the last 5 meetings is 4 per match.

Jets v City Trivia:
1. Four players have scored doubles (or more) in this fixture. Who are they? Ryan Griffiths, Adam Taggart, Mate Dugandzic (twice) and Richard Garcia.

2. Who are the five Jets players who were Visa players when they scored in this fixture? Jeremy Brockie, Francis Jeffers, Byun Sung-Hwan, Michael Bridges and Emile Heskey.

3. Who has scored the fastest goal in this fixture? Richard Garcia (1st minute)

For answers to the trivia questions, please go into the forums and navigate to the match thread for this fixture.