Strong ticket sales for Kewell match

The Jets are just two days away from hosting Melbourne Victory at Ausgrid Stadium and ticket sales indicate a big crowd.

The Newcastle Jets are just two days away from hosting Harry Kewell-s Melbourne Victory at Ausgrid Stadium.

Saturday-s game at Ausgrid Stadium will be the first chance Jets Members and supporters will see International star Harry Kewell in action on their home turf.

Whilst the Jets won-t focus solely on Kewell, they know he will attract people to the game.

“I am sure we will get a big crowd here at Ausgrid Stadium on Saturday, not only to support the Jets but because Harry is playing here,” Gary van Egmond said.

“I am confident we will have a large crowd, if not the largest we have seen this season.

“Harry is a class player, he can score goals and brings players in and sets things up.

“He has good vision, a lovely left foot and we have to be aware of that, especially the combination he has with Archie (Thompson), Carlos (Hernandez) and young Rojas.

“We are not just focusing on Harry but he is definitely a big part of it.”

Ticket sales are strong for Saturday night-s Round 9 game.

“We are experiencing strong sales for the Victory game, with five times more sales than previous matches,” CEO Robbie Middleby said.

“This means we are on track for around a 20,000 crowd. We urge our Members to fill their seat and for Newcastle to get behind the Jets this weekend.”

The Jets and Victory have gone head-to-head 18 times; the Jets have won on eight occasions and the Victory on six occasions. They have drawn the remaining four games.

When the Jets have played the Victory at home, the home side has won on five of the nine occasions. Victory has returned home with the 3-points on just two occasions and twice they have taken a point each.

Whilst the head-to-head record is good for the Jets, the most recent encounters aren-t in their favour. The Victory have won the last two games the Clubs- have played.

Anyone yet to purchase their ticket are encouraged to pre-purchase, click here to get your ticket and don-t miss Kewell-s first visit to Newcastle.