2010–11 Newcastle Jets FC season

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Newcastle United Jets FC
2010–11 season
Chairman Ken Edwards
Manager Branko Culina
(A-League)
A-League 7th
Final DNQ

The Newcastle Jets 2010–11 season was the Newcastle Jets' sixth season since the inception of the Australian A-League and the tenth since the club's founding, in 2000.

It was announced on 22 July 2010 that Michael Bridges would be the Newcastle Jets senior team captain, With Ljubo Miličević to be his deputy.[1]

Prior to Newcastle's round 4 games against Brisbane Roar, it was revealed that the club was under significant financial stress. This meant that the club was unable to pay staff and player wages on time. This resulted in the club seeking either a loan or an advance on their quarterly share of the television deal.[2] It was announced by the club and the Football Federation Australia that the governing body would give a short term assistance package, making sure the club made it through their next few games and back into financial viability.[3]

After giving Con Constantine every chance to show that he was able to prove financial viability, it was determined by the FFA that the best course of action would be to sell the club to mining magnate and horse owner Nathan Tinkler.[4] In the first few weeks under his ownership Tinkler stated that he wished to give the club back to the community, and he made several key changes to the way the club was run.[5] These changes included appointing an executive chairman in Ken Edwards to run the club while a board of directors and football advisory board were put in place. Tinkler also extended his ownership of the Jets to last until at least 2020.[6] This enabled the club to move forward with a new direction which included resigning manager Branko Culina on a four year contract, and doubling the footballing departments budget from $1.1million to around $2.5million, creating 8 new full-time positions at the club and 15 jobs in total.[7][8]

As part of a new initiative called "Be a part of it", the Jets will host a community day, where 10,000 fans will be admitted free for the game against Melbourne Heart on 31 October 2010.[9][10] A new price structure for tickets includes a free season pass for children younger than 15, a family pass for 11 home games with reserved grandstand for $100 and general admission for $10. The club has a new sponsor with Hunter Medical Research Institute. The Jets will have the institute's logo on the front of their jersey and will donate $5000 for every goal they score at home and $2500 for an away goal. The changes continued when the club set up a new administration office, extended the contract of coach Branko Culina until March 2015 and unveiled a $2.5 million blueprint for the football department.[11]

The Newcastle Jets announced with the FFA and the State Government, that they would host the Los Angeles Galaxy at Energy Australia Stadium on 27 November. The match, an almost certain sellout, will play host to big name players; David Beckham, and Landon Donovan.[12]

2010–11 Season Squads[edit]

Senior 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 Ben Kennedy
2 Australia DF Taylor Regan
3 Australia DF Adam D'Apuzzo
4 Australia DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley
5 Australia DF Ljubo Miličević (Vice-Captain)
6 Australia MF Ben Kantarovski (Youth)
7 Australia MF Kasey Wehrman (Vice-Captain)
8 England FW Michael Bridges (Captain)
9 China FW Zhang Shuo
10 Australia MF Ruben Zadkovich
11 Australia DF Tarek Elrich
12 Australia MF Jobe Wheelhouse
13 Australia FW Sasho Petrovski
14 Australia FW Labinot Haliti
15 Australia FW Sean Rooney (Youth)
16 New Zealand FW Jeremy Brockie
No. Position Player
17 Italy MF Marcello Fiorentini
18 Australia FW Marko Jesic (Youth)
19 Iraq MF Ali Abbas Al-Hilfi
20 Australia GK Neil Young
21 Australia MF Brodie Mooy (Youth)
22 Australia MF Kaz Patafta
23 Australia FW Ryan Griffiths
24 England FW Francis Jeffers (Guest Player)
25 Australia DF Sam Gallaway (Youth)
26 Australia FW James Virgili (Youth)
27 Slovenia FW Tomislav Misura (Injury Replacement)
28 Australia DF Mario Šimić (Youth)
30 Australia GK Paul Henderson (Injury Replacement)
31 Australia DF Jacob Pepper (Youth)
40 Australia GK Matthew Nash (Injury Replacement)

Beginning of Season Transfers[edit]

In:

Out:

 

Re-signed:

Unsuccessful Trailists:

 

Youth 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 Robbie Kolak
2 Australia DF Sam Gallaway
3 Australia DF Mario Šimić
4 Australia DF Jon Griffiths
5 Australia DF Nathan Millgate
6 Australia DF Jacob Pepper
7 Australia MF Scott Pettit
8 Australia FW Steven Veleski
9 Australia FW Gavin Forbes
10 Australia MF Jesse Pinto (Captain)
No. Position Player
11 Australia FW James Virgili
12 Australia MF David Talevski
13 Australia FW Fabian Iacovelli
14 Australia MF Kyle Ewart
15 Australia MF Abe Wheelhouse
16 Australia MF Luke Remington
17 Australia MF Michael Finlayson
18 Australia FW Blake Green
20 Australia GK Jack Duncan
+ up to four over-age players

Women's 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 Alison Logue
2 Australia DF Libby Sharpe
3 United States DF Nicole Cross
4 Australia DF Thea Slatyer
5 Australia DF Alex Hyung
6 Australia MF Amber Neilson
7 Australia MF Gema Simon
8 Australia MF Bronte Bates
9 Australia FW Kate Hensman
10 Australia MF Hayley Crawford
11 Australia FW Sasha McDonnell
No. Position Player
12 Australia MF Melissa Feuregill
13 Australia DF Carlie Ikonomou
14 Australia DF Hannah Brewer
15 Australia MF Nicole Jones
16 Australia DF Kirstyn Pearce
17 Australia MF Madeline Searl
18 Australia FW Leia Smith
19 Australia FW Tara Andrews
20 Australia MF Kara Mowbray
21 Australia MF Renee Cartwright
22 United States GK Allison Lipsher

Pre-Season Fixtures[edit]

8 July 2010
19:30 UTC+10
Melbourne Heart 1–2 Newcastle Jets
Sibon Goal 68' Bridges Goal 6'
Abbas Goal 27'
La Trobe City Stadium
Attendance: 3000
18 July 2010
16:00 UTC+10
Sydney United 0–2 Newcastle Jets
Abbas Goal 14'
Brockie Goal 38'
25 July 2010
14:00 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 0–1 Brisbane Roar
Franjic Goal 85'
Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium
Attendance: 2000 approx.
Referee: Stuart Wolfe
28 July 2010
20:00 UTC+10
Rockdale City Suns 0–4 Newcastle Jets
Abbas Goal 12'
Rooney Goal 24'
Topor-Stanley Goal 32'
Jesic Goal 59'

The Newcastle Jets will play two trial games for players currently playing in the NBN State Football League. These games will give players from the Under-20, and First Grade teams from within the competition to have the opportunity to earn an A-league contract, and give the Newcastle Jets the chance to observe the best of the local youth talent.[13]

14 July 2010
18:00 UTC+10
NBN State Youth League XI 2–0 Newcastle Jets Youth
Darling Street Oval, Hamilton
14 July 2010
20:00 UTC+10
NBN State League XI 1–3 Newcastle Jets
Joel Wood Goal 88' Petrovski Goal 23'
Brockie Goal 35'
Jesic Goal 75'
Darling Street Oval, Hamilton
Attendance: 2000

Mid-Season Fixtures[edit]

After the ownership change, the new structure wanted to show an exhibition match. After a few days of hard work and collaboration between the Newcastle Jets, the FFA and the New South Wales Government, it was announced at a press conference at Newcastle University that the Newcastle Jets would host David Beckham's LA Galaxy.[14]

27 November 2010
19:30 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 2–1 Los Angeles Galaxy
Sasho Petrovski Goal 39'
Labinot Haliti Goal 52'
Landon Donovan Goal 7'
Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 23317
Referee: Matthew Brezze

2010–11 Hyundai A-League Fixtures[edit]


Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Brisbane Roar (C) 30 18 11 1 58 26 +32 65 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Central Coast Mariners 30 16 9 5 50 31 +19 57
3 Adelaide United 30 15 5 10 51 36 +15 50 2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off
4 Gold Coast United 30 12 10 8 40 32 +8 46 2011 A-League Finals Series
5 Melbourne Victory 30 11 10 9 45 39 +6 43
6 Wellington Phoenix 30 12 5 13 39 41 −2 41
7 Newcastle Jets 30 9 8 13 29 33 −4 35
8 Melbourne Heart 30 8 11 11 32 42 −10 35
9 Sydney FC 30 8 10 12 35 40 −5 34
10 Perth Glory 30 5 8 17 27 54 −27 23
11 North Queensland Fury 30 4 7 19 28 60 −32 19 Disbanded at end of season

Source: the-AFC.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1First place through to sixth place qualify for the 2011 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2011 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second place qualifies for the 2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2011 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off.

Season Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Last updated 18 August 2010

Name Pre-Season A-League Finals Total
Australia Sasho Petrovski 1 5 0 6
Australia Marko Jesic 2 4 0 6
Australia Labinot Haliti 0 4 0 4
New Zealand Jeremy Brockie 2 2 0 4
Iraq Ali Abbas Al-Hilfi 3 1 0 4
England Ruben Zadkovich 0 2 0 2
Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley 1 2 0 3
England Michael Bridges 2 1 0 3
Australia Sean Rooney 1 1 0 2
Australia Ryan Griffiths 0 1 0 1

Discipline[edit]

Name Cautions Booked 2nd Caution – Send-Off BookedBookedRed card Send-Offs Red card
Australia Ruben Zadkovich 3 1 0
Australia Kasey Wehrman 2 0 0
Iraq Ali Abbas 1 0 0
England Michael Bridges 1 0 0
Australia Ben Kantarovski 1 0 0
Australia Tarek Elrich 1 0 0
Australia Taylor Regan 1 0 0
China Zhang Shuo 1 0 0

Home Attendance[edit]

Round Opponent Attendance
Round 1 Melbourne Heart 8735
Round 4 Brisbane Roar 7066
Round 6 Perth Glory 6977
Round 8 Melbourne Victory 8652
Round 10 North Queensland Fury
Round 11 Melbourne Heart 3114
Round 13 Adelaide United 8278
Round 14 Brisbane Roar 7829
Round 15 Wellington Phoenix 12147
Total Attendance 50651
Average Attendance 7850

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Gardiner, James (2010-10-16). "Jets make pitch to region: Budget ticket plan aims to bring families aboard - Local News - Sport - Football - Soccer - Newcastle Herald". Theherald.com.au. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
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