The second match in round 3 of the A-League is an intriguing affair.
Dave Mitchell has them playing an exciting brand which mixes strong defence with confident midfielders and forwards and they really look like causing a genuine title threat this season.
But it is early in their 2010/11 campaign and they do meet a vastly underrated Jets side who are unlucky to not be on equal points with the Glory after a freak own goal against Adelaide United last week.
The strong form of the likes of Jeremy Brockie, Ali Abbas and Ljubo Milicevic will steer the Jets in the right direction but they may have their work cut out for them in front of an expected strong nib Stadium crowd.
Verdict: Perth 2-1
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
Date: Saturday, 21 August 2010
Venue: nib Stadium (formerly ME Bank stadium), Perth
Local kick-off: 3.15pm (5.15pm AEST)
Head-to-Head: All matches (played 15): Perth Glory wins 8, Newcastle Jets wins 3 (4 draws)
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Perth Glory squad: 1. Tando VELAPHI, 2. Josh MITCHELL, 3. Jamie COYNE, 5. Jamie HARNWELL, 7. Jacob BURNS (C), 9.Robbie FOWLER, 10. Michael BAIRD, 11. Branko JELIC, 12. Scott NEVILLE, 14. Steven McGARRY, 15. Howard FONDYKE 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20. Aleks VRTESKI, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI, 22. Anthony SKORICH, 23. ANDRIJA JUKIC *three to be omitted*
In: Josh MITCHELL (Universitatea Craiova) , Michael BAIRD (Universitatea Craiova) – subject to provisional registration, ANDRIJA JUKIC (promoted)
Unavailable: Andy TODD (knee- 2 weeks), Victor SIKORA (hip-6 weeks), Chris COYNE (On loan – 8 weeks)
Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 3. Adam D’APUZZO, 5. Ljubo MILICEVIC 6. Ben KANTAROVSKI 7. Kasey WEHRMAN 8. Michael BRIDGES (c), 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 14. Labinot HALITI, 16. Jeremy BROCKIE, 18. Marko JESIC, 19. Ali ABASS, 30. Paul HENDERSON
In: 2. Taylor REGAN (promoted)
Out: 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY (hamstring)
Unavailable: 22. Kaz PATAFTA (hamstring), 20. Neil YOUNG (illness – indefinite), 9. Zhang SHOU (not Selected) 17. Marcello FIORENTINI (not selected), 15. Sean ROONEY (calf - 4 weeks), 13. Sash PETROVSKI (not selected)