2008–09 Newcastle Jets FC season

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Newcastle United Jets FC
2008-09 season
Owner Con Constantine
CEO John Tsatsimas[1]
Manager Gary van Egmond
Top goalscorer Joel Griffiths
7 goals
Highest home attendance 16,079 v Central Coast Mariners
15 August 2008
Lowest home attendance 6,268 v Melbourne Victory
19 December 2008

The 2008-09 season was the fourth season for the Newcastle Jets, and the first as defending champions.

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 Ante Covic (Vice-Captain)
2 Australia DF Adam Griffiths (Vice-Captain)
3 Australia DF Jade North (Captain)
5 Australia MF James Holland (Youth)
6 Denmark MF Jesper Håkansson
7 Australia MF Kaz Patafta
8 Australia MF Matt Thompson
9 Australia FW Joel Griffiths (Captain)
10 South Korea MF Song Jin-Hyung
11 Australia DF Tarek Elrich
12 Australia MF Jobe Wheelhouse
13 Australia MF Adam D'Apuzzo (Junior Marquee)
14 Australia MF Shaun Ontong
15 Australia FW Jason Hoffman (Youth)
16 Australia MF Ben Kantarovski (Youth)
17 Australia DF Antun Kovacic
No. Position Player
18 Australia MF Noel Spencer
19 Australia FW Jason Naidovski (Youth)
20 Australia GK Ben Kennedy
23 Ecuador FW Edmundo Zura (Marquee)
24 Australia FW Marko Jesic (Short Term-Youth Team)
25 Australia DF Daniel Piorkowski (Short Term)
26 Australia MF Mark Milligan
27 East Timor MF Jesse Pinto (Short Term-Youth Team)
28 Australia DF Jarrad Ross (Short Term-Youth Team)
29 Australia FW Sean Rooney (Short Term)
30 Australia GK Justin Pasfield (Short Term)
31 Australia FW James Virgili (Short Term-Youth Team)
32 Australia FW Brodie Mooy (Short Term-Youth Team)
33 Australia MF Taylor Regan (Short Term-Youth Team)
40 Australia GK Ben McNamara (Short Term-Youth Team)

Transfers[edit]

In

Out

Triallists
The following players trialled with the Jets but were unsuccessful in gaining a contract.[5][6][7][8]

Matches[edit]

2008 Pre Season Cup[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
MelbourneVictoryColours.png Melbourne Victory 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Adelaide United 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
NewcastleJetsColours.png Newcastle Jets 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2

2008–09 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne Victory (C) 21 12 2 7 39 27 +12 38 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Adelaide United 21 11 5 5 31 19 +12 38
3 Queensland Roar 21 10 6 5 36 25 +11 36 2009 A-League Finals Series
4 Central Coast Mariners 21 7 7 7 35 32 +3 28
5 Sydney FC 21 7 5 9 33 32 +1 26
6 Wellington Phoenix 21 7 5 9 23 31 −8 26
7 Perth Glory 21 6 4 11 31 44 −13 22
8 Newcastle Jets 21 4 6 11 21 39 −18 18

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 2009 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2009 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second place qualifies for the 2010 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2010 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2010 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off.


Statistics[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Last updated 26 January 2009

Name Pre-Season A-League Total
Australia Joel Griffiths 0 7 7
Australia Matt Thompson 0 4 4
Australia Tarek Elrich 0 2 2
Australia Marko Jesic 0 1 1
Australia Antun Kovacic 0 1 1
Australia Mark Milligan 0 1 1
Australia Jade North 0 1 1
Australia Kaz Patafta 0 1 1
Australia Noel Spencer 1 0 1
South Korea Song Jin-Hyung 0 1 1
Australia Jobe Wheelhouse 0 1 1

Discipline[edit]

Last updated 26 January 2009

Name Yellow Red
Australia Jobe Wheelhouse 7 1
Australia Mark Milligan 3 1
Australia Joel Griffiths 2 1
Australia Daniel Piorkowski 0 1
Australia Adam Griffiths 5 0
Australia Tarek Elrich 4 0
Denmark Jesper Håkansson 4 0
Australia Jade North 3 0
Australia Ben Kantarovski 2 0
Australia Adam D'Apuzzo 1 0
Australia James Holland 1 0
Australia Marko Jesic 1 0
Australia Jason Naidovski 1 0
South Korea Song Jin-Hyung 1 0
Australia Noel Spencer 1 0
Australia Matt Thompson 1 0
Ecuador Edmundo Zura 1 0

2009 AFC Champions League[edit]

The Newcastle Jets qualified for the 2009 edition of the Asian Champions League after defeating Central Coast Mariners to be crowned 2007–08 Champions.

Champions League 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 Ante Covic*
2 Australia MF Tarek Elrich
3 Australia DF Adam D'Apuzzo
4 Australia DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley
5 Australia DF Ljubo Miličević
6 Australia MF Ben Kantarovski
7 South Korea MF Song Jin-Hyung
8 Australia MF Matt Thompson (Captain)
9 Australia FW Sasho Petrovski
10 Netherlands FW Donny de Groot
11 Australia FW Marko Jesic
12 Australia MF Jobe Wheelhouse
13 Australia DF Jarrad Ross
14 Australia DF Angelo Costanzo
No. Position Player
15 Australia MF Shaun Ontong
16 Australia FW Jason Hoffman
17 Italy FW Fabio Vignaroli
18 Australia FW Peter Haynes
20 Australia GK Ben Kennedy
21 Australia FW Joel Wood
22 Australia MF Mitchell Johnson
23 Australia FW Sean Rooney
24 Australia MF Kaz Patafta
25 Australia DF Adam Griffiths
26 Australia DF Nikolas Tsattalios
27 East Timor MF Jesse Pinto
28 Australia FW Brodie Mooy
30 Australia GK Ben McNamara [9]
  • *Departed part way through the group stage.

On Loan[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In:

Out:

Group E Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan Nagoya Grampus 6 3 3 0 10 4 +6 12
Australia Newcastle Jets 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 10
South Korea Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i 6 2 0 4 4 10 −6 6
China Beijing Guoan 6 1 2 3 4 5 −1 5

Fixtures[edit]

Other Squads[edit]

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
Australia GK Ben McNamara
Australia GK Jordan Griffiths
Australia DF Jon Griffiths
Australia DF Patrick Wheeler
Australia DF Jarrad Ross
Australia DF Simon Mooney
Australia DF George Strogylos
Australia DF Joel Witherdin
Australia DF Jacob Pepper
Australia MF Taylor Regan
Australia MF Adrian Karakolevski
No. Position Player
Australia MF Fabian Iacovelli
Australia MF Matthew Comerford
Australia MF Matthew Harper
East Timor MF Jesse Pinto
Australia FW Harry Maguire
Australia FW Dylan Murphy
Australia FW James Virgili
Australia FW Brodie Mooy
Australia FW Ben Martin
Australia FW Marko Jesic

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 Hannah Brewer
3 Australia MF Samantha Wood
4 Australia DF Libby Sharpe
5 Australia MF Cheryl Salisbury (C)
6 Australia FW Amber Neilson
7 Australia MF Gemma Simon
8 Australia FW Leia Smith
9 Australia FW Rhali Dobson
10 Australia MF Joanne Peters
11 Australia DF Stacy Day
No. Position Player
12 Australia FW Kate Gill
13 Australia DF Gemma O'Toole
14 Australia MF Nicole Jones
15 Australia MF Emily van Egmond
16 Australia DF Kirstyn Pearce
17 Australia MF Harmony Attwill
18 New Zealand DF Rebecca Smith
19 Sweden MF Sanna Frostevall
20 Australia GK Brianna Davey
21 Australia MF Taleah Doyle
22 Australia DF Courtney Miller

References[edit]