Mutual respect for Jets and Brisbane

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Newcastle took on league leaders Brisbane Roar at home on Saturday night and managed to keep them at bay, a one all draw a fair result for either side.

But it was the respect and admiration both coaches showed for each other that was the highlight of the afternoon.

Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar took to Hunter Stadium hungry for a win and despite neither achieving their objective, Scott Miller & John Aloisi were equally impressed with the performances of both teams on the park.

“I’d like to turn the attention on to Brisbane, and how strong they are,” said Jets coach Scott Miller.

“Their ability to control a game is very positive.

“His [Aloisi’s] squad is very impressive, everyone’s very comfortable in and out of possession and they’re willing to rotate as a midfield three.

“It was a joy to watch their system and the quality they’ve got on the field.”

Despite not getting the win tonight, Miller was happy to share the points with Brisbane and was impressed with his team and the quality of the game as a whole.

“On the flipside if you look at our performance it was actually nice we stopped them playing.

“It was an interesting game.”

The respect wasn’t one sided, with Brisbane coach John Aloisi praising Newcastle for their effort in the match and their improvement this season.

“Coming to Newcastle is never easy,” said Aloisi.

“You’ve seen a massive improvement this season from them.

“Structurally they’re good, defensively they showed this season so far that they can make it hard for oppositions and then also that they can catch teams because they’ve got good quality going forward.

“I think that they’re a good chance if they keep on improving like they are and I know that with Scott and with JP they will improve.”

While unable to secure the win, Aloisi was impressed with the second half performance of his side and the impact the substitutes made coming off the bench.

“I thought the Jets did really well, especially in the first half they caused us a couple of issues and the second half was a good spectacle.

“Even though we had majority of it they still can cause you some issues.

“I though the crowd would have enjoyed it and also the viewers at home.”

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