Official FFA Preview: Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets

Kids Go FREE! Under 15s can grab a free ticket and be part of a bumper crowd at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, as high-flying Roar aim for three wins in a row.

Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Saturday 16th October 7:45

Kids Go FREE! Under 15s can grab a free ticket and be part of a bumper crowd at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, as high-flying Roar aim for three wins in a row.

The goals are really flowing now for Brisbane. With six goals and six points from their last two games, Roar are offering unbelievable entertainment at the moment. With struggling Newcastle Jets being the latest team to be thrown into the lions den, there is only one place to be on Saturday night.

And to make this enticing proposition even more appealing is the news that kids can see the game absolutely free. Free Under 15-s tickets are available through the Ticketek hotline (132 849), at any Ticketek outlet or at the gate on matchday (free children-s tickets aren-t available online though).

Will there be a better time to get along to Suncorp Stadium and see for yourself what an exciting young team manager Ange Postecoglou has built?

Roar are unbeaten at home this season and, having laid the foundations of their campaign on a solid defence, they have stepped it up a gear in recent weeks. The demolition of Melbourne Heart in their last home game was unforgiving, as Roar-s young guns hit them for four.

Then, in Week 9, they went to Perth and demonstrated the very definition of not giving up until the final whistle. Their 95th minute winner kept up Brisbane-s impressive momentum and ensured they will go into round ten with a swagger to their stride. Surely there-s a big chance that the goals will continue to fly in against a team that lies perilously close to the bottom of the ladder?

Things, though, are starting to look up for Newcastle Jets in a season where most of the headlines have been about their off-field dramas. Following the recent takeover, manager Branko Culina has committed his future to the club, continuing in the top job until March 2015.

His side have picked up a win and a draw from their last three games too, including a battling point against Melbourne Victory in front of a near-season best of 8,652 and a fine win against Perth Glory.

Having only conceded one goal in the last three matches, their defence seems well enough drilled to stand a good chance of coping with what Roar can throw at them.

Their two recent good results were on home soil though. On the road, Newcastle have yet to win in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season, and, in fact, they haven-t secured a single away point since their fine opening day draw at Adelaide. Decent defence or not, facing the Roar of Brisbane with such poor away form is an undeniably daunting task.

But still, as we have seen time and time again in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season, no result can be predicted with absolute confidence. The Jets are well-rested, having not only had the international weekend off, but also the weekend before that, and, if they travel to Suncorp Stadium with a positive attitude, maybe they can pull off a shock.

They-ve already managed a 0-0 draw with Brisbane at EnergyAustralia Stadium, back in Week 5, so what-s to stop them going one better?

One thing that can help to prevent such an upset and push Roar on to their third win in a row would be a big turnout at Suncorp on Saturday night. The young team is turning on the style, so let-s reward them by filling the stadium with colourful and vocal support. Make so much noise that they-ll be able to hear it all the way back in Newcastle.