Weekly Warm Up: Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC

It's another NSW derby! Be part of a huge crowd as two terrific teams go all-out for local bragging rights!

Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC Saturday 17th December, 5.30pm

It's another NSW derby! Be part of a huge crowd as two terrific teams go all-out for local bragging rights!

The big games just keep on coming for Newcastle Jets and, following last weekend's F3 misery against Central Coast Mariners, they'll be desperate to go one better as they face their second derby showdown in a row. You can expect another massive crowd at Ausgrid on Saturday. Last time round, at home to Melbourne Victory, Newcastle were cheered on by their biggest home attendance in four years. With the same volume of Jets fans coming through the turnstiles - and with Sydney certain to bring a big following too - the atmosphere is sure to be absolutely electric. So, don't miss out on witnessing excellent Hyundai A-League action. Get your ticket today and prepare to add your voice to what will be a fantastic occasion.

While last week's 2-0 defeat to a very impressive Central Coast side was disappointing, Newcastle will hope that a return to home soil will help them get back to winning ways. Ausgrid Stadium is, after all, their twelfth man. If they are to reprise the kind of performance they produced the last time they turned out at home, then Sydney should be a little concerned. Two weeks ago, Newcastle, roared on by The Squadron, came from a goal down to impressively beat Victory 3-1.

Sydney sit just above Newcastle on the ladder after playing out a hard-earned goalless draw against bottom-placed Gold Coast United last weekend. There can be no denying The Sky Blues' commitment to their campaign as, at a wintery Skilled Park, seven of their players went into the book. While they will have been disappointed not to secure the win, it was a second clean sheet in a row for the visitors who, the week earlier, were the team that finally ended Brisbane Roar's amazing unbeaten run. Much of their season has been hindered by the slow starts they have made to games - they are forever having to come from behind - so to have tightened up defensively will make a real difference. The ranks of away fans making their way to Newcastle will be hoping for a hat-trick of clean sheets. Can their players deliver it or will Newcastle's excellent home form prove too much for Sydney?

It's set to be an amazing afternoon's entertainment at Ausgrid Stadium on Saturday. Be part of the intense atmosphere as these two fierce local rivals go all out to achieve bragging rights and, more importantly, push themselves further towards the top of the ladder. Both teams are playing quality stuff in the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season, and to combine cracking football with the passion of a derby is to create the recipe for thrilling entertainment. Grab your ticket today and prepare for a white-knuckle ride!