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2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 18 Match Preview – Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle United Jets

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 18
Wellington Phoenix FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 22nd February, 2015
Where: Hutt Recreational Ground, Bellevue Rd, Lower Hutt, NZ
Kickoff: 3pm AEDST (local time 5pm)
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 4 and FoxSports 4HD
Listen: ABC Grandstand Digital online or ABC Radio App
Tweet: @newyboys #WELvNEW #NTUA

If you are unable to travel to the game in Wellington, please join us at our new away venue – Sydney Junction Hotel (SJ’s) at Hamilton and watch the game LIVE. SJ’s is our new venue for away Newcastle Jets fixtures. Show your Newcastle Jets Membership at the bar and receive $5 house beers.

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 24 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, Phoenix Wins – 15, Drawn – 3

In Wellington – 13 games
Jets Wins – 2, Phoenix Wins – 9, Drawn – 2

Average Away A-League crowd – 9211

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 26, Phoenix – 48

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 44 (40 Yellow, 4 Red), Phoenix – 40 (37 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – DLLDL
Phoenix – DLLWW

Leading Scorers
Jets– Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano, Jeronimo Neumann 3, Phoenix – Nathan Burns 10

Last Result –
Jets 1 (Griffiths 24’) – Phoenix 3 (Burns 73’, McGlinchy 74’, Krishna 78’) at Hunter Stadium, Round 9.

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 – 4 (Joel Griffths)
Phoenix – 6 (Shane Smeltz)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

  • 17 Edson Montano
  • 16 Andrew Hoole
  • 15 David Carney, Joel Griffiths,
  • 14 Zenon Caravella, Jacob Pepper
  • 13 Jeronimo Neumann, Kew Jaliens,
  • 12 Ben Kantarovski, Scott Neville
  • 11 Allan Welsh, Sam Gallagher, Ben Kennedy
  • 10 Adrian Madaschi,
  • 8 James Virgili
  • 7 Taylor Regan
  • 6 Mark Birrighiti , Marco Flores,
  • 5 Sam Gallaway,
  • 4 Billy Celeski,
  • 3 Radovan Pavicevic
  • 2 Jonny Steele, Nicholas Cowburn, Daniel Mullen, Lee Ki-Je
  • 1 Braedyn Crowley

 

Goals

  • 3 Joel Griffiths, Edson Montano, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 1 Kew Jaliens, Marco Flores, Radovan Pavicevic, Scott Neville, Lee Ki-Je

 

Assists

  • 3 David Carney
  • 2 Andrew Hoole
  • 1 Joel Griffiths, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper, Taylor Regan, Jeronimo Neumann, Adrian Madaschi

 

Yellow Cards

  • 5 Kew Jaliens
  • 4 Andrew Hoole, Adrian Madaschi, Taylor Regan,
  • 3 Jeronimo Neumann, Edson Montano, James Virgili, Scott Neville, David Carney,
  • 2 Jacob Pepper, Marcos Flores, Joel Griffiths, Ben Kantarovski
  • 1 Jonny Steele, Allan Welsh, Sam Gallaway, Mitch Cooper, Zenon Caravella, Radovan Pavicevic, Daniel Mullen

 

Red Cards

  • 1 Kew Jaliens

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 2 matches
Phil Stubbins – 0 wins, Ernie Merrick – 2 wins, 0 drawn.Newcastle Jets Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 2 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 2 losses = -% 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 60% win ratio (3 wins, 1 drawn, 1 loss)

KEY FACTS:

  • Joel Griffiths had scored in his last 3 appearances against Wellington.
  • The Jets have only been ahead at half time twice this season.
  • The Jets have conceded 10 goals in the last 10 minutes of matches this season.
  • It has now been 50 matches since the Jets have started quickly by scoring in the first 10 minutes.
  • The last match against Wellington was the first time in 24 matches the Jets have lost despite being ahead at half time.
  • The Jets haven’t scored a first half goal in the last 8 rounds.
  • The Jets kept two clean sheets against the Phoenix last year – once at home and once away.
  • Last weekend, Lee Ki-Je became the 51st goal scorer for the Newcastle Jets.
  • Despite announcements Ben Kantarovski made his 100th A-League appearance last week, he has actually made only 98 appearances.
  • Andrew Hoole and Taylor Regan are both 1 yellow card away from an automatic suspension.
  • In Wellington, the Jets have only scored 3 times in the first half and scored 7 goals there in total. The Phoenix, however have scored an average of 2 goals against us per game.

Jets v Phoenix Trivia:
1. Lee Ki-Je’s first goal for the Jets was scored from the penalty spot. Who are the other 2 players to have achieved this?

2. Who was the last Jets player to score in the first 10 minutes of a match?

3. How many players have made an appearance for the Newcastle Jets this season?

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 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.