PODCAST: Episode 9 featuring Poljak, Hoffman, Bridges & Hoole


The ninth episode of ‘Boarding Pass’ – the Official Newcastle Jets Podcast in association with Media Partner NEW FM – has landed!


Join host Meredith Gibbs again this week as we provide Jets Members and fans with player and coach interviews, club news, and a match preview.

In this week’s episode Meredith chats extensively with Newcastle Jets midfield general and leadership group member Mateo Poljak.

Poljak touches on a range of topics, including his time developing his game in Croatia, his spell with Western Sydney Wanderers in the Hyundai A-League and AFC Champions League, as well as his developing passion for the city of Newcastle.

Make sure you stay tuned until the end too, because Poljak shares a truly special tale about how he met his lovely wife!

Also on this week’s podcast is Newcastle Jets defender and Movember Ambassador, Jason Hoffman. Hoffman is well known for his love of coffee, and during the podcast gives Meredith his advice on where to go around Newcastle for a top brew!

If like Hoffman you’d like to find a nice piccolo or cold brew, you might like to try these local café’s:

  • Q and Co, Warners Bay
  • Blue Door (Civic), Newcastle
  • Ground Floor Café, Hunter Street Mall
  • Three Monkeys Café, Darby Street
  • Locomotive Espresso, Maitland Road, Mayfield

Ex-Jets striker Michael Bridges also joins Meredith this week to take a look at the club’s round 9 match against Sydney FC.

Meanwhile, Bridges gives his assessment on some of the club’s young players, offering rave reviews for the likes of Braedyn Crowley, who he says is a “big fan” of.

There’s also a chat with former Jets utility Andrew Hoole who is now with Friday’s opponents, Sydney FC.

Hoole discusses his first few months with Graham Arnold’s side, and gives the locals an update on his progress with the Australian U23 Olympic team.

To get set for this Friday’s match between Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium you had better grab your ‘Boarding Pass’!

Sydney FC vs. Newcastle Jets – Hyundai A-League 2015/16 Round 9
Date: Friday 4 December 2015
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 7:40pm
Tickets: Please
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Television: LIVE on FOX SPORTS 505 and SBS2
Social Media: Join the match conversation using #SYDvNEW & #TogetherWeCanSoar