2006–07 Newcastle Jets FC season

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Newcastle United Jets FC
2006-07 season
Manager Gary van Egmond
Top goalscorer Mark Bridge - 8
Highest home attendance 24,338 v Sydney FC
2 February 2007
Lowest home attendance 4,635 v Melbourne Victory
8 October 2006

The 2006-07 season was Newcastle Jets' second season in the Hyundai A-League. After a poor start to the season, The Jets finished strongly to place 3rd at the conclusion of the regular season. They beat Sydney FC in the minor Semi-Final but lost to Adelaide United in the Preliminary Final on penalties.

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 Ivan Necevski
2 Australia DF Steve Eagleton
3 Australia DF Jade North
4 Australia DF Craig Deans
5 Colombia FW Milton Rodriguez
6 Australia DF Andrew Durante
7 Australia MF Tony Faria
8 Australia MF Matt Thompson
9 New Zealand FW Vaughan Coveny
10 Australia MF Nick Carle
11 Australia MF Tarek Elrich
12 Australia MF Paul Okon (captain)
13 Australia MF Adam D'Apuzzo
14 Australia MF Jobe Wheelhouse
No. Position Player
15 Australia MF Stuart Musialik
16 Albania FW Labinot Haliti
17 Australia FW Tolgay Özbey
18 Australia FW Joel Griffiths
19 Australia FW Mark Bridge
20 Australia GK Ben Kennedy
21 Australia MF Troy Hearfield
22 New Zealand DF Steven Old
23 Australia DF Shane Webb
24 Australia MF Paul Kohler
25 New Zealand MF Tim Brown
30 Australia GK Tando Velaphi
40 Australia GK Ante Covic

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Name Position From Fee (A$)
Australia Adam D'Apuzzo Midfield Australia Marconi Stallions Free
Australia Tony Faria Midfield Australia Marconi Stallions Free
Australia Ben Kennedy Goalkeeper Australia Broadmeadow Magic FC Free
Colombia Milton Rodriguez Forward South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Free
Australia Paul Okon Defender Cyprus APOEL FC Free
New Zealand Steven Old Midfield New Zealand YoungHeart Manawatu Free
Australia Tolgay Özbey Forward Australia Blacktown City Free
Australia Joel Griffiths Forward England Leeds United Free
Australia Ivan Necevski Goalkeeper Australia Blacktown City Free
Australia Troy Hearfield Forward Unsigned N/A
Australia Tim Brown Midfield United States Richmond Kickers Free
Australia Shane Webb Defender Unknown N/A
Australia Tando Velaphi Goalkeeper Australia Perth SC Loan
Australia Ante Čović Goalkeeper Sweden Hammarby Free

Out[edit]

Name Position To Fee (A$)
Uruguay Mateo Corbo Defender Released N/A
Australia Richard Johnson Midfield Australia New Zealand Knights Free
Australia Franco Parisi Forward Australia New Zealand Knights Free
Australia Brett Studman Defender Released N/A
Australia Ante Milicic Forward Australia Queensland Roar Free
Australia Andy Petterson Goalkeeper Australia ECU Joondalup Free
Australia Liam Reddy Goalkeeper Australia Queensland Roar Free
Australia Ned Zelic Defender Netherlands Helmond Sport Free
Australia Allan Picken Defender England Walsall $50,000
Australia Guy Bates Forward England Darlington Free
Australia James Monie Midfield Australia Sydney Olympic Free
Australia Peter McPherson Midfield Unknown N/A

Matches[edit]

2006-07 Pre-Season Cup[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA BP
Sydney FC 12 4 3 1 0 7 2 2
Newcastle Jets 3 4 0 2 2 4 6 1
New Zealand Knights [1] 3 4 0 3 1 2 3 0
Queensland Roar [1] 3 4 0 3 1 2 3 0

2006-07 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

2006-07 Finals series[edit]

Points Table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne Victory (C) 21 14 3 4 41 20 +21 45 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Adelaide United 21 10 3 8 32 27 +5 33
3 Newcastle Jets 21 8 6 7 32 30 +2 30 2007 A-League Finals Series
4 Sydney FC 21 8 8 5 29 19 +10 0291
5 Queensland Roar 21 8 5 8 25 27 −2 29
6 Central Coast Mariners 21 6 6 9 22 26 −4 24
7 Perth Glory 21 5 5 11 24 30 −6 20
8 New Zealand Knights 21 5 4 12 13 39 −26 19 Disbanded at end of season and were replaced

Updated to games played on 21 January 2007
Source: theworldgame.sbs.com.au
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1Sydney FC were penalised three competition points following round 18 due to salary cap breaches which occurred during the 2005–06 season.
2First place through to fourth place qualify for the 2007 A-League Finals Series.
3First place qualifies for the 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage.
4Winning the 2007 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2008 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless the Grand Final winners are also first place, in which case the Grand Final runner up qualifies.
5New Zealand Knights cannot qualify for the 2008 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Name Pre-Season A-League Finals
Australia Mark Bridge 1 8 0
Colombia Milton Rodriguez 0 6 1
Australia Joel Griffiths 0 6 1
Australia Nick Carle 1 4 0
New Zealand Vaughan Coveny 1 3 2
Australia Jade North 1 1 0
Australia Stuart Musialik 0 1 0
Australia Tim Brown 0 1 0
Australia Matt Thompson 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b As the New Zealand Knights and Queensland Roar were tied on points, goal difference, goals for, goals against, and points earned in the "Bonus Round", the sixth degree of disambiguity, number of red cards received, was used. See official A-League press release for more details.