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2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 9 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 9

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

When: Saturday 6th December, 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 #NEWvWEL                                                            

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 at the Western Stand entrance.  When purchasing via the mobile site or app select CATEGORY: 2 Reserved Seating and TICKET: Home Supporters. People with existing memberships in other areas of the stadium can also swap for a single Bay 60 game ticket at the Member Services window at to the Western Stand entrance.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 23 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, Phoenix Wins – 14, Drawn – 3

In Newcastle – 10 games
Jets Wins – 4, Phoenix Wins – 5, Drawn – 1

Average Away A-League crowd – 10329

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 25, Phoenix – 45

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 44 (40 Yellow, 4 Red), Phoenix – 39 (36 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – DDLDL
Phoenix – WLWLL

Leading Scorers
Jets – Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano 2, Phoenix – Nathan Burns 7

Last Result –
Jets 1 (Griffiths 90’) – Phoenix 4 (Burns 4’, Burns 42’, McGlinchy 64’, Durante 90+4’) at Westpac Stadium, Round 3 Season 10.

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 5 (Heskey 36’, Griffiths 46’, Taggart 57’, Taggart 77’, Bridges 90+3’) – Phoenix 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 24, 22/03/2014.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Phoenix 4 (Brown 18’, Rojas 31’, Greenacre 41’, Macallister 88’), Round 19, Season 6 at Westpac Stadium, 18/12/2010.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – 3 (Adam Taggart, Joel Griffiths)
Phoenix – 6 (Shane Smeltz)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

  • 8 Kew Jaliens, David Carney, Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano
  • 7 Andrew Hoole, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 6 Mark Birrighiti, Sam Gallagher, Zenon Caravella, Marco Flores,
  • 5 Taylor Regan, Jacob Pepper, Scott Neville, Allan Wesh
  • 4 James Virgili, Sam Gallaway,
  • 3 Ben Kantarovski , Adrian Madaschi, Billy Celeski
  • 2 Jonny Steele, Ben Kennedy,
  • 1 Nicholas Cowburn

Goals

  • 2 Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano
  • 1 Kew Jaliens, Jeronimo Neumann, Marco Flores

Assists

  • 1 David Carney
  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper, Taylor Regan

Yellow Cards

  • 3 Taylor Regan, Kew Jaliens, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 2 Jacob Pepper, Marcos Flores, Edson Montano, Adrian Madaschi,
  • 1 Jonny Steele, David Carney, Allan Welsh, Ben Kantarovski, Sam Gallaway,

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 match
Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss
Ernie Merrick – 1 win, 0 drawn, 0 lossesNewcastle Jets Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = -% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 12 matches (3 wins, 3 drawn and 6 losses = 25% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 loss = -% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 7 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 5 losses = 29% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 0 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = -% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (1 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 50% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – 1 Match (0 win, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)

Wellington Phoenix Coach Record – Ernie Merrick 41% win ratio (9 wins, 5 drawn, 8 losses)

KEY FACTS:

  • The Jets kept two clean sheets against the Phoenix last year – once at home and once away.
  • Ben Kennedy has now surpassed Labinot Haliti to become the 6th most capped player.
  • The last meeting at Hunter Stadium between the two clubs served as the club’s biggest victory. It was also the last match in which a substitute scored for the Jets – a cracking volley by Michael Bridges.
  • The Jets have won a third round match four times, lost four times and drawn once in 9 seasons of the A-League. The only draw was last season’s match away at the Phoenix in which both teams were scoreless.
  • The Jets haven’t lost in the last 24 matches when they’ve been ahead at half time. However, they have lost the last 7 when they have been behind at half time.
  • The Jets haven’t kept a clean sheet in the last 8 matches.
  • The Jets have only been ahead at half time once this season.
  • So far this season, 22 Jets players have received a booking as opposed to 2 opposition players.
  • The Jets won both games played at home against the Phoenix on a Saturday
  • Ben Kennedy has been between the posts for 4 matches at home against the Phoenix. He has kept clean sheets in two of these matches.

Jets v Phoenix Trivia:
1. The 3 Jets players who have received the most bookings in this fixture are?
2. Each team has had 2 players sent off in the one match. Who are the four players?
3. Which 3 Phoenix players have scored doubles against the Jets in this fixture?

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