2005–06 Newcastle Jets FC season

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Newcastle United Jets FC
2005-06 season
Owner Con Constantine
Manager Richard Money
A-League 4th
Top goalscorer Ante Miličić - 7
Highest home attendance 13,160 v Adelaide United
26 August 2005
Lowest home attendance 5,868 v Perth Glory
8 October 2005

The 2005-06 A-League season was the first for the newly branded Newcastle United Jets. The Jets finished 4th at the conclusion of the regular season and were knocked out in the semi finals by Adelaide United after a two-leg home and away series.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Liam Reddy
2 Australia DF Steve Eagleton
3 Australia DF Jade North
4 Australia DF Craig Deans
5 Australia DF Ned Zelic (captain)
6 Australia DF Andrew Durante
7 Australia MF Richard Johnson
8 Australia MF Matt Thompson
9 Australia FW Ante Milicic
10 Australia MF Nick Carle
11 England FW Guy Bates
12 Australia DF Paul Kohler
13 Uruguay DF Mateo Corbo
No. Position Player
14 Australia MF Jobe Wheelhouse
15 Australia MF Stuart Musialik
16 Albania FW Labinot Haliti
17 Australia FW Franco Parisi
18 Australia DF Brett Studman
19 Australia FW Mark Bridge
20 Australia GK Andy Petterson
21 Australia MF Tarek Elrich
22 Australia DF Allan Picken
23 Australia FW James Monie
24 Australia MF Peter McPherson
25 New Zealand FW Vaughan Coveny

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Name Position From Fee (A$)
Australia Liam Reddy Goalkeeper Australia Sydney United Free
Australia Steve Eagleton Defender Australia Newcastle Breakers Free
Australia Jade North Defender Australia Perth Glory FC Free
Australia Craig Deans Defender Australia Perth Glory FC Free
Australia Ned Zelic Defender Austria FC Wacker Tirol Free
Australia Andrew Durante Defender Singapore Balestier Khalsa FC Free
Australia Richard Johnson Midfield England Queens Park Rangers Free
Australia Matt Thompson Midfield Australia Marconi Stallions Free
Australia Ante Milicic Forward Malaysia Pahang FA Free
Australia Nick Carle Midfield Australia Marconi Stallions Free
Australia Tarek Elrich Midfield Australia Sydney Olympic Free
England Guy Bates Forward England Newcastle United Free
Uruguay Mateo Corbo Defender England Oxford United Free
Australia Jobe Wheelhouse Midfield Unsigned N/A
Australia Stuart Musialik Midfield Unsigned N/A
Albania Labinot Haliti Forward Australia Sydney United Free
Australia Franco Parisi Forward Australia Sydney United Free
Australia Brett Studman Defender Unknown N/A
Australia Mark Bridge Forward Australia Parramatta Power Free
Australia Andy Petterson Goalkeeper Republic of Ireland Derry City Free
Australia Allan Picken Defender Unknown N/A
Australia James Monie Forward Unknown N/A
Australia Paul Kohler Defender Australia Cringila Lions Free
Australia Peter McPherson Midfield Unknown N/A
New Zealand Vaughan Coveny Forward Australia South Melbourne (loan) Free

Matches[edit]

2005-06 Pre-Season Cup[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Melbourne Victory 5 3 1 2 0 2 1
Perth Glory 4 3 1 1 1 4 4
Adelaide United 3 3 0 3 0 3 3
Newcastle United Jets 2 3 0 2 1 3 4

2005-06 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

2005-06 finals series[edit]

Ladder[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Adelaide United 21 13 4 4 33 25 +8 43 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Sydney FC (C) 21 10 6 5 35 28 +7 36
3 Central Coast Mariners 21 8 8 5 35 28 +7 32 2006 A-League Finals Series
4 Newcastle Jets 21 9 4 8 27 29 −2 31
5 Perth Glory 21 8 5 8 34 29 +5 29
6 Queensland Roar 21 7 7 7 27 22 +5 28
7 Melbourne Victory 21 7 5 9 26 24 +2 26
8 New Zealand Knights 21 1 3 17 15 47 −32 6

Updated to games played on 5 February 2006
Source: theworldgame.sbs.com.au
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1First place through to fourth place qualify for the 2006 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2006 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2007 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless the Grand Final winners are also first place, in which case the Grand Final runner up qualifies.
4New Zealand Knights cannot qualify for the 2007 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Name Pre-Season A-League Finals
Australia Ante Miličić 0 7 0
New Zealand Vaughan Coveny 0 4 0
Australia Matt Thompson 1 3 1
Albania Labinot Haliti 0 3 0
Australia Nick Carle 0 3 0
Australia Richard Johnson 1 2 0
Australia Franco Parisi 0 2 0
Australia Stuart Musialik 0 1 0
Australia Ned Zelić 0 1 0
Australia Craig Deans 1 0 0