2007–08 Newcastle Jets FC season

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Newcastle United Jets FC
2007-08 season
CEO John Tsatsimas[1]
Manager Gary van Egmond
Top goalscorer Joel Griffiths - 14
Highest home attendance 22,960 v Cen. Coast
27 January 2008
Lowest home attendance 8,112 v Perth
9 November 2007

The 2007–08 season was Newcastle Jets' third season in the Hyundai A-League and their most successful, placing second in the regular season, and defeating Central Coast Mariners in the Grand Final to be crowned the 2007–08 Champions.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

Players[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 Ante Covic (Vice-Captain)
2 Australia DF Adam Griffiths
3 Australia DF Jade North (Captain)
4 Australia DF Steve Eagleton (de-listed due to injury)
5 Australia MF Stuart Musialik
6 Australia DF Andrew Durante
7 Argentina FW Jorge Drovandi
8 Australia MF Matt Thompson
9 Australia FW Joel Griffiths
10 Brazil MF Denni
11 Australia MF Tarek Elrich (Youth)
12 Australia DF Paul Kohler
13 Australia MF Adam D'Apuzzo (Youth)
14 Australia MF Jobe Wheelhouse
No. Position Player
15 Australia FW Scott Tunbridge
16 Australia DF Craig Deans (de-listed due to injury)
17 Australia MF Troy Hearfield (Youth)
18 Australia MF Noel Spencer
19 Australia FW Mark Bridge
20 Australia GK Ben Kennedy (Youth)
21 Brazil FW Mário Jardel (Marquee)
22 Australia GK Ben McNamara (Youth)
23 Australia FW Jason Hoffman (Youth)
25 Australia MF James Holland (Youth)
26 Australia MF Ben Kantarovski (Youth)
27 Australia DF Stephen Laybutt
28 South Korea MF Song Jin-Hyung

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Name Position From (Club) Date Joined Debut
Australia Noel Spencer Midfield Australia Sydney FC 7 May 2007 Round 1
Australia Adam Griffiths Defender England Brentford 17 May 2007 Round 1
Argentina Jorge Drovandi Forward Argentina Rosario Central 2 August 2007 Round 1
Brazil Denni Midfield Brazil Santo André 17 August 2007 Round 1
Australia Scott Tunbridge Forward Scotland Hamilton Academical 4 July 2007 Round 11
Brazil Mário Jardel Forward Cyprus Anorthosis 13 August 2007 Round 4
Australia Ben McNamara Goalkeeper Australia Lake Macquarie City 18 August 2007 Uncapped
Australia Jason Hoffman Forward Australia Hamilton Olympic 30 August 2007 Round 2
Australia Stephen Laybutt Defender Belgium Gent 30 August 2007 Round 6
Australia James Holland Midfield Australia AIS 14 October 2007[2] Round 8
Australia Ben Kantarovski Midfield Australia Broadmeadow Magic 12 January 2008 Uncapped
South Korea Song Jin-Hyung Midfield South Korea FC Seoul 18 January 2008 Semi Final (2nd leg)

Out[edit]

Name Position To (Club) Date Left
Colombia Milton Rodriguez Forward Colombia América de Cali Start of season
New Zealand Tim Brown Midfield Australia Wellington Phoenix Start of season
Albania Labinot Haliti Forward Croatia Slaven Start of season
Australia Tony Faria Midfield Released Start of season
Australia Tolgay Özbey Forward Australia Blacktown City Start of season
New Zealand Steven Old Defender Australia Wellington Phoenix Start of season
New Zealand Vaughan Coveny Forward Australia Wellington Phoenix Start of season
Australia Nick Carle Midfield Turkey Gençlerbirliği Start of season
Australia Paul Okon Defender Retired Start of season
Australia Ivan Necevski Goalkeeper Australia Sydney FC Start of season
Australia Shane Webb Defender Released Start of season
Argentina Jorge Drovandi Forward Unknown 4 December 2007

Matches[edit]

2007 Pre-season Cup[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA BP
Adelaide United 8 3 1 2 0 6 3 3
Perth Glory 8 3 2 1 0 4 2 1
Newcastle Jets 3 3 1 0 2 2 5 0
Melbourne Victory 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 0

2007-08 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

2007-08 Finals series[edit]


Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Central Coast Mariners 21 10 4 7 30 25 +5 34 2009 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Newcastle Jets (C) 21 9 7 5 25 21 +4 34
3 Sydney FC 21 8 8 5 28 24 +4 32 2008 A-League Finals Series
4 Queensland Roar 21 8 7 6 25 21 +4 31
5 Melbourne Victory 21 6 9 6 29 29 0 27
6 Adelaide United 21 6 8 7 31 29 +2 26
7 Perth Glory 21 4 8 9 27 34 −7 20
8 Wellington Phoenix 21 5 5 11 25 37 −12 20

Updated to games played on 20 January 2008
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 2008 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2009 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2008 A-League Grand Final earns qualification for the 2009 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless the Grand Final winners are also first place, in which case the Grand Final runner up qualifies.
4Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2009 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Name Pre-Season A-League Finals
Australia Joel Griffiths 3 12 2
Australia Mark Bridge 0 4 1
Australia Adam Griffiths 0 2 1
Australia James Holland 0 3 0
Australia Scott Tunbridge 1 1 0
Brazil Denni 0 1 0
Australia Matt Thompson 0 1 1
Australia Stuart Musialik 0 1 0
Australia Jobe Wheelhouse 1 0 0
Australia Tarek Elrich 0 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tsatsimas, John (17 July 2007). "New Jets Boss Speaks To Fans". Newcastle United Jets. Retrieved 14 September 2007. 
  2. ^ Holland made his debut as a temporary squad member and was later signed to a permanent contract on 5 December 2007.