Merrick: ‘Phoenix should have beaten us’
Newcastle Jets boss Ernie Merrick concedes his side were immensely lucky to beat Wellington Phoenix in Saturday’s Hyundai A-League clash in Auckland. Phoenix dominated the contest, having 23 shots to the Jets’ 10, but went down 1-0 thanks to Jason Hoffman’s 43rd minute strike.
Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets: stats preview
Did you know that caretaker Wellington Phoenix boss Chris Greenacre has won just three of 11 games in charge of the Kiwi club in the Hyundai A-League? And he hasn’t tasted victory in any of the last five matches at the helm. Will he be able to snap their worrying trend when
Desire to entertain the secret behind Petratos’ Caltex Socceroos selection
Bolter Dimitri Petratos says a mindset of trying to “entertain the fans” has helped him achieve his dream of a call-up to Bert van Marwijk’s Caltex Socceroos squad. The Newcastle Jets attacker was this week named in the final 26-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against No
More Hyundai A-League Club Academies earn 2-Star accreditation from FFA
Youth Academies at Brisbane Roar, Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory have been awarded 2-Star accreditation by Football Federation Australia (FFA). The three Hyundai A-League Clubs have now joined Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers FC and Central Coast Mariners in obtaining 2-Sta
EXCLUSIVE: Nabbout on his Caltex Socceroos dreams and Ernie Merrick's influence
Once a Hyundai A-League outcast, Andrew Nabbout's career has exploded to new heights in a life-changing few days. The free-scoring forward began the weekend with a superb winner in front of more than 18,000 fans to help a 10-man Newcastle Jets beat league leaders Sydney FC.
Nabbout, Petratos spurred on by Hyundai A-League alliance
Outgoing Newcastle Jets winger Andrew Nabbout has revealed how he and Dimitri Petratos have hatched a plan to rekindle their potent partnership on football's grandest stage. Caltex Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk named the pair in his 29-man preliminary squad for the friendli
Newcastle Jets' razzle-dazzle thrills fans after shock win over Sydney FC
Who doesn't love Newcastle Jets right now? Sydney FC may be top of the league – and deservedly so – but Newcastle are now the story of this season and are taking their fans and neutrals on a thrill-a-minute ride. They entertain, they attack and they never give in.
In-demand Nabbout toasts 'immense' Newcastle Jets fans
Andrew Nabbout hailed Newcastle Jets' swelling supporter base but admitted he was "not sure" if he had played his last game at McDonald Jones Stadium. Nabbout, who scored a stunning 56th-minute winner in the gripping 2-1 victory over Sydney FC on Saturday, is reportedly attrac
Jets midfielder McGree undaunted by Sky Blues machine
It may be the boldness of youth, but Riley McGree insists there’s no trepidation in the Newcastle Jets camp as they attempt to stop the Sydney FC juggernaut. The two sides meet in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table Hyundai A-League clash at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.
How the Jets can stop the Sydney FC machine
Newcastle host Sydney FC in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table Hyundai A-League clash at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night. The Sky Blues are chasing more records in a second consecutive season of dominance and already appear to have a mortgage on the Premiers Plate, wi
Newcastle Jets' stellar 2018 continues in the humidity of Brisbane
Despite a herculean performance from Brisbane Roar FC keeper Jamie Young, Newcastle Jets found a way to win on Saturday. The Jets' entertaining 1-0 win at a hot and humid Suncorp was emblematic of their unfolding year. In 2018, Ernie Merrick's men have lost only one of ei
Jets' super-sub Champness with late winner in Brisbane
Newcastle Jets substitute Joey Champness hit a late winner as Ernie Merrick's high-flyers defeated Brisbane Roar FC 1-0 at Suncorp on Saturday. Both keepers were in fine form throughout an entertaining clash in humid conditions, but it was the former Roar youth team striker w
'A real honour!' Jets winger's stunner earns global attention
He claimed the Hyundai A-League’s Goal of the Week but Andrew Nabbout’s stunning strike against Wanderers has now received global recognition, courtesy of ESPN. Nabbout netted Newcastle Jets’ second goal in his side’s 2-2 draw with Western Sydney at Spotless Stadium on Friday