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Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers: A-League live scores, blog

1st February, 2014

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Newcastle V Western Sydney

HUNTER STADIUM, NEW LAMBTON, NSW, 1 FEBRUARY 2014

 
Newcastle Match Completed Western Sydney
2 FINAL SCORE 2
1 HALF TIME SCORE 1
11 SHOTS 11
5 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
12 FOULS 14
5 CORNERS 7
0 OFFSIDES 0
44 POSSESSION 56
Teams

Newcastle Jets

1. Mark BIRIGHITTI
3. Taylor REGAN
4. Kew JALIENS
6. Zenon CARAVELLA
7. Andrew HOOLE
8. Ruben ZADKOVICH (c)
9. Emile HESKEY
11. Craig GOODWIN
13. Joey GIBBS
15. Josh BRILLANTE
16. Jacob PEPPER
17. James VIRGILI
19. Michael BRIDGES
20. Ben KENNEDY
21. Sam GALLAWAY
22. Adam TAGGART
27. Nick WARD
29. Joel GRIFFITHS


Two to be omitted

Western Sydney Wanderers

1. Ante COVIC (gk)
2. Shannon COLE
3. Adam D’APUZZO
4. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
5. Michael BEAUCHAMP (c)
7. Labinot HALITI
9. Tomi JURIC
10. Aaron MOOY
11. Brendon SANTALAB
13. Matthew SPIRANOVIC
17. Youssouf HERSI
19. Mark BRIDGE
20. Jerrad TYSON
21. Shinji ONO
22. Dean HEFFERNAN
23. Jason TRIFIRO
28. Alusine FOFANAH
32. Daniel ALESSI


Two to be omitted

Kick-Off: 7.45pm AEDT
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Referee: Ben Williams
Last Time: Newcastle 0-1 Western Sydney
History: Jets 1, Wanderers 3
Betting: $3.30 Newcastle, $3.40 Draw, $2.15 Western Sydney
TV: Fox Sports 1 (LIVE)
Western Sydney Wanderers' Shinji Ono is tackled by Newcastle Jets Ruben Zadkovich. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
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1st February, 2014
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It’s the battle of the bluest collar as the A-League’s two traditional working-class clubs, Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers look to set up a run of form into the finals. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 7.45pm AEDT.

Newcastle can climb to fifth with a win whereas Western Sydney are chasing down Brisbane, and they could stumble into third if results do not go in their favour.

Newcastle have picked up one point from their last five matches, however if they win tonight they will miraculously be in the top six.

Western Sydney’s form is more or less a how to guide to frustrate a coach, which is fitting, because the Wanderers are always frustrating other coaches.

The Squadron will be moving to a different area this week. Not because they’re looking to avoid trouble with the Red and Black Bloc which was incorrectly reported in the media, but because it was a pre-planned decision as they attempt to make the most of the stadium.

This game is also the return of ex-hero Joel Griffiths for the Jets, who returns from his lengthy retirement fundraiser in China.

He has a record of a goal in every other game for the Jets, so expect him to score this week or next, or not for four weeks when he’ll score a double.

The Jets will hope that Griffiths can explain to Emile Heskey how to score, and for him not to give Adam Taggart his agent’s number.

The Wanderers have’t fielded the same starting XI two games in a row this season, so expect to not see the same team that played last week.

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Mathew Spiranovic played in holding midfield last week, which worked well, and playing three central defenders away from home sounds like something that the Wanderers would do.

I’d expect that to be the case, but then again, Tony Popovic probably has something else planned.

The Jet’s are in shocking form, even the Melbourne Heart are in better nick, and the fact that they’re playing second will mean they will probably be concentrating on not losing.

The Wanderers on the other hand are looking for some consistency, and will be happy take a point away from home.

I wouldn’t be surprised if both teams played fairly negative football – I can’t see the Jet’s besting Western Sydney for 90 minutes, nor can I see Western Sydney attacking with much intent.

Bore draw. Tommy Juric to miss a penalty.