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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.

2014/15 Hyundai A-League – Round 3 Preview – Wellington Phoenix FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

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2014/2015 Hyundai A-League
Season 10 Round 3
Wellington Phoenix FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 26th October, 2014
Where: Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington, NZ
Kickoff: 3pm AEDST (local time 5pm)
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
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 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 – 22 games between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 6, Phoenix Wins – 13, Drawn – 3

In Wellington – 12 games
Jets Wins – 2, Phoenix Wins – 8, Drawn – 2

Average Away A-League crowd – 9328

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 24, Phoenix – 41

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 43 (39 Yellow, 4 Red), Phoenix – 39 (36 Yellow, 3 Red)

Recent Form (FFA Cup & A-League)
Jets – DLL
Phoenix – WLL

Leading Scorers
Jets – Edson Montano 1, Phoenix – Michael McGlinchy 2

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

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 – Heart 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)
Phoenix – 6 (Shane Smeltz)

2014/15 SEASON STATISTICS

Appearances

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

Goals

  • 1 Edson Montano

Assists

  • 1 Joel Griffiths

Yellow Cards

  • 2 Taylor Regan, Jeronimo Neumann
  • 1 Marcos Flores, Jonny Steele

Red Cards

  • None

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 0 matchesNewcastle Jets Coaching Records –

  • Phil Stubbins – 0 Matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 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)

KEY FACTS:

  • The Jets kept two clean sheets against the Phoenix last year – once at home and once away.
  • The Jets have come away with points form Wellington in their last 3 visits. Two of these were draws on a Sunday.
  • Previously, the Jets had lost 9 form 10 fixtures, including a run of 7 straight losses.
  • The Jets have a W-D-L record against Ernie Merrick coached sides of 9-5-7.
  • Taylor Regan, should he play, will become the Jets 16th most capped player with 55 appearances, surpassing Ante Covic.
  • Last weekend, Edson Montano became the 51st goal scorer for the Newcastle Jets.
  • The last meeting 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 23 matches when they’ve been ahead at half time. However, they have lost the last 7 when they have been behind at half time.
  • Taylor Regan and Jeronimo Neumann already have 2 bookings this season.
  • 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.
  • Vince Lia and Manny Muscat are the players who have received the most yellow cards in this fixture with 5.
  • The Phoenix player who has scored the most A-League goals against the Jets is Jeremy Brockie with 5.

THE REFEREE: – Chris Beath

  • The Jets W-D-L record under Beath is 5-5-12. When he has referred Jet v Wellington it is 1-0-3, in Wellington it is 0-0-2
  • An opposition player has never been dismissed by Beath referring a Jets match.
  • Beath is rather consistent with handing out cards, with a total of 46 issued to jets players and 43 to opposition players in 22 matches.
  • Beath isn’t one for giving the Jets penalties. The Jets have only ever been awarded 1 by Beath. He has awarded 3 by the opposition.
  • The Jets have previously had a streak of 13 matches without a win under Beath. We have, however, won 2 of our last 3 matches he has officiated.

Jets v Phoenix Trivia:
1. Five ex-Jets players have scored for the Phoenix in the fixture. Who are they?

2. Who are the four Jets players who scored their only goals for the club against Wellington?

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.