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    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post
    How good is to finally see some proud aussies actually passionate about a game of football in this country. God bless you Sydney Croatia fans, and **** the Double Eff Aye for ever thinking they (and the rest of the proper football clubs) didnt deserve a seat at the table.

    Im starting to think the 2nd division will never happen because it would actually be more interesting than the A-League itself and HQ cant be having that.
    Can anyone explain why we put Western United in the A League and ignored the opportunity to bring back 4 X champion of Australia South Melbourne??

    Makes no sense at all
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    Can anyone explain why we put Western United in the A League and ignored the opportunity to bring back 4 X champion of Australia South Melbourne??

    Makes no sense at all
    You cant have unruly fans if you have no fans.

    Double eff aye playing chess while all these other joke sports playing checkers.

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    There were a hundred odd ejections from the MCG on AFL grand final day. You realise if they keep this up eventually every year they will have ejected everyone and the stadium will be empty for GF day which will be pretty bloody embarrassing for the AFL.

    Meanwhile soccer crowds stay consistent.

    Whos laughing now huh?

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    3 captains this season.

    This fills me with hope that jurman won't be an automatic starter this season

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    We've had 4 before, as many would recall - BK, Reegz, Pepper and Mullen. It rotated through them following the Stubbins coup
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    Great. He's gone from Liaoning Whowin to Newcastle Wholose.
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    A-League soccer, 2022: Jets defender Jordan Elsey cops two-match ban for karate-kick challenge
    By James Gardiner
    Updated October 17 2022 - 7:39pm, first published 7:30pm

    JORDAN Elsey will miss the next two games for the Newcastle Jets after the defender was found guilty on Monday by the match review panel of serious foul play challenging for the ball in the 2-1 win over Perth Glory.

    Elsey was given a straight red card for a karate-kick challenge on Perth Glory substitute David Williams in the 72nd minute of the Jets' season opener at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.

    He will miss Saturday's visit by Wellington Phoenix and the away game against Western Sydney on October 28.

    Co-captain Matt Jurman, who lost his starting spot to teenager Mark Natta, played the final 18 minutes against Perth and is likely to start against Phoenix.

    Initially, referee Daniel Elder had given Elsey a yellow card, his second after being booked for a trip in the first half.

    The centreback rushed out to clear a header which bounced high on the edge of the box. His boot made contact with the ball first and then collected substitute Williams in the face.

    Elder ruled the high-foot occurred outside the box. But the VAR intervened and after viewing replays, Elder gave Elsey a straight red card and awarded Perth a penalty.

    Williams was not injured in the incident.

    The match review panel added one game to the minimum one-match suspension.

    Elsey had earlier put the Jets ahead with a brilliant header from a Carl Jenkinson cross.

    Former Jets striker Roy O'Dovonan was banned for 10 matches after being found guilty of serious foul play for a high-foot challenge on Melbourne Victory keeper Lawrence Thomas in the 2018 grand final. However, O'Donovan did not make contact with the ball. Thomas suffered a cut to the face but played the match out.
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    A-League soccer, 2022: Beka Mikeltadze strikes late to snatch Jets drama-charged win over Perth to open A-League campaign

    By James Gardiner
    Updated October 16 2022 - 3:24pm, first published October 15 2022 - 4:44pm

    BEKA Mikeltadze scored in injury time to snatch the Newcastle Jets a drama-charged 2-1 win over Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday to open the A-League season with three points for the first time in five years.

    Defender Jordan Elsey had gone from hero to villain, scoring the Jets' opener only to be sent off and give away a penalty for a high-footed challenged.

    But just as the match appeared destined for a stalemate, the Jets stuck on the counter.

    Substitute Jaushau Sotirio broke free from halfway, drew two defenders and threaded an inch-perfect pass for Mikeltadze.

    The Georgian took a touch and then picked out a spot in the left corner, sending the 7089 fans into raptures.

    Opportunities for Mikeltadze had been scarce until that point. But as he did 13 times last season, the 25-year-old produced when needed most.

    Elsey had put the Jets ahead with a brilliant header in the 59th minute.

    It was his sixth goal in a 150 A-League games and came 10 days after the birth of his first child, son Will.

    But Elsey's joy turned to despair 10 minutes later.

    The centreback rushed out to clear a header which bounced high on the edge of the box.

    He made contact with the ball first and then collected Perth substitute David Williams in the side of the face.

    Referee Daniel Elder initially ruled the high-foot occurred outside the penalty area.

    But the VAR intervened and after going to the sideline to view replays, Elder gave Elsey a straight red card and awarded Perth a penalty.

    Williams was uninjured in the incident.

    Fellow substitute Aaron McEneff stepped up and drilled the spot kick into the right corner.

    The Jets had dominated the game, albeit not on the scoreboard, until that point.

    The home side's intentions were clear from the outset. They dominated possession and tried to get their quick men, Trent Buhagiar and Reno Piscopo in behind.

    It wasn't a case of simply shift it wide and bomb on.

    They threaded diagonal passes between the lines, involving Angus Thurgate, Beka Dartsmelia and Mikeltadze.

    Perth, for their part, were resolute and scrambled well.

    After fighting back, coach Ruben Zadkovich would have been gutted with conceding late.

    Right back Carl Jenkinson and teenage centreback Mark Natta were outstanding the Jets. Angus Thurgate got through a power of work and James McGarry threatened down the left flank.

    Jets (4-3-3): Michael Weier; Carl Jenkinson, Jordan Elsey, Mark Natta, James McGarry; Brandon O'Neill, Angus Thurgate, Dartsmelia; Trent Buhagiar, Beka Mikeltadze, Reno Piscopo

    Perth (4-4-2): Liam Reddy; Jacob Muir, Darryl Lachman, Mark Beevers; Ryan Williams, Mustafa Amini, Zac Duncan, Salem Khalefi; Giordano Colli; Bruna Fornaroli, Ben Azubel
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    A-League soccer, 2022: veteran defender Matt Jurman set for call up as win comes at cost
    By James Gardiner
    October 16 2022 - 5:30pm

    JETS coach Arthur Papas will call on the experience of Matt Jurman to cover the absence of defender Jordan Elsey for the visit by Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

    Elsey was given a straight red card for a karate-kick challenge on David Williams in the Jets' 2-1 win over Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.

    He will miss at least the Phoenix clash but could be sidelined for longer depending on the outcome of the A-League match review panel on Monday.

    Elsey went from hero to zero. He put the Jets ahead with a brilliant header in the 59th minute.

    But joy turned to despair 10 minutes later.

    The centreback rushed out to clear a header which bounced high on the edge of the box. His boot made contact with the ball first and then collected substitute Williams in the face.

    Referee Daniel Elder initially ruled the high-foot occurred outside the box. But the VAR intervened and after viewing replays, Elder gave Elsey a straight red card and awarded Perth a penalty.

    Williams was not injured in the incident.

    Former Jets striker Roy O'Dovonan was banned for 10 matches after being found guilty of serious foul play for a high-foot challenge on Melbourne Victory keeper Lawrence Thomas in the 2018 grand final. However, O'Donovan did not make contact with the ball. Thomas suffered a cut to the face but played the match out.

    Papas conceded that the challenge by Elsey on Williams was "high".

    "The leg is high. I don't know if the head (of David Willaims] is down," Papas said. "We will look at it and see if we have to appeal."

    Co-captain Jurman, who lost his starting spot to teenager Mark Natta, played the final 16 minutes and was outstanding.

    "Matty came on when we had 10 men and marshalled the defence," Papas said. "For us to be successful, we need to rely on more than 11 players."

    Glory substitute Aaron McEneff drilled the spot kick into the right corner to level at 1-all.

    The Jets had dominated the game, albeit not the scoreboard, until that point.

    "When we scored, we had momentum and probably needed to control the next part of the game better," Papas said. "That culminated in the send off because we were under a bit of pressure. They started to have the ball more, which was a consequence of going down a man.

    "To have the spirit to go on and win the game - not just hold out but go on and win - speaks volumes for the group."

    The winner was a perfectly executed transition goal.

    Brandon O'Neill cleared a Glory corner into the path of speedster Jaushua Sotirio. He went coast-to-coast, burning past two defenders before threading a ball for Beka Mikeltadze, who checked off a defender and drilled an angled shot into the bottom-left corner.

    "Last season, we were on the end of a lot of those games at the end," Papas said.

    Carl Jenkinson and Mark Natta were outstanding in their Jets' debuts and Angus Thurgate got through a power of work.

    The Jets intentions were clear from the outset. They dominated possession and tried to get their quick men, Trent Buhagiar and Reno Piscopo in behind.

    It wasn't a case of simply shift it wide and bomb on.

    They threaded diagonal passes between the lines, involving Angus Thurgate, Beha Dartsmelia and Mikeltadze.

    The Jets had completed 100 passes inside 15 minutes - double that of Perth - but didn't create many clear chances.

    "Perth changed from a back four to pretty much a back five with three really strong centrebacks," Papas said. "Not a lot of space to play.

    "It wasn't going to be easy to get balls into the box when they have so many numbers there and are sitting quite deep."
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    A-League soccer, 2022: Positive vibe: Jets skipper Brandon O'Neill says Glory win a sign of things to come
    By James Gardiner
    October 16 2022 - 6:30pm

    NEWCASTLE Jets co-captain Brandon O'Neill won two championships at Sydney FC and knows the importance of a positive start to the A-League season.

    He knows what a first-up win can do for a club, especially a last-gasp triumph.

    The excitement it creates among fans, the belief it generates in the dressing.

    A 10-man Jets climbed off the canvas to beat Perth Glory 2-1 in a drama-charged season-opener at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.

    Hired gun Beka Mikeltadze struck deep in injury time, producing a clinical finish after a blistering run by substitute Jaushua Sortirio.

    The goal sparked wild scenes and sent the 7089 fans into conniptions.

    "That was a very good win," said O'Neill, who recovered from a head clash to play a pivotal role against his old club. "You are not meant to win a game of football with 10 men, you are not meant to have that belief, you are not meant to have that character.

    "Only the very, very good teams have that. I think we have a taste of how good we could possibly be this year."

    O'Neill was among the first to mob Mikeltadze after the Georgian pierced the back of the net with an angled drive.

    It was the first time the Jets have opened their season with three points since the 2017-18 campaign. They went on to finish second and host the grand final that year.

    "I'm massive on watching the boys and watching their body language," O'Neill said. "Beka scores in the 94th minute and every single player sprints. We found something from somewhere to sprint after the bloke. I jumped on him celebrating and remember looking to our bench. They were chasing us. the coaching staff, players who weren't even in the squad. That shows something.

    It's a marker down in the sand. You want to start like that. You want to give the fans belief. They know that no matter what happens out there, they have a bunch of blokes they can rely on."

    Defender Jordan Elsey had gone from hero to zero - producing a brilliant header to put the Jets ahead before 10 minutes later being shown a straight red card for a karate-style challenge that resulted in a game-levelling penalty.

    "We went a man down and the boys flicked that switch," O'Neill said. "We had to do the other side of football, fight hard and be resolute.

    "Then, all of sudden, we go on and score the winner. If we can play the football we know we can play, plus do that. It is a good recipe.

    "But it is round one. We have a hell of a lot to work on. That is exciting because we know we can do the other things very well. Maybe last year, as a club, we didn't have the belief we could do that. To see it first hand, was awesome."

    Coach Arthur Papas was equally proud of the result, if a little less effusive.

    "It is important to come away with a positive outcome from a difficult situation," Papas said. "I think it represents a little bit about what we are wanting to become.

    "We want to play good football, we want to play attacking football and we want to be hard to beat as well. That was the pleasing part."

    Next for the Jets is a visit by Wellington Phoenix on Saturday night. However, they will be without Elsey, who is likely to be suspended for at least two matches.
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    Thanks for the articles - I recently canned my Herald sub. No point in paying it just for the elusive Jets stories. Like many its quality of content has dropped off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Thanks for the articles - I recently canned my Herald sub. No point in paying it just for the elusive Jets stories. Like many its quality of content has dropped off.
    Yeah I still have my sub, but considering whether its worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by furns View Post
    Yeah I still have my sub, but considering whether its worth it.
    If you try to cancel Furns - it has to be via phone, of course.

    The CS rep will offer you a discount.
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    The Jets have announced the establishment of a “Foundation” which now appears to decouple their Youth teams from the senior team. Anyone else concerned with this? Recent reports that the academy was running at a loss and now they’ve been picked up and moved to the side.

    Does this help with balancing the books? Or are the Jets feigning a renewed interest in Youth football but in fact dumping them? I’m interested in the views out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spell Check View Post
    The Jets have announced the establishment of a “Foundation” which now appears to decouple their Youth teams from the senior team. Anyone else concerned with this? Recent reports that the academy was running at a loss and now they’ve been picked up and moved to the side.

    Does this help with balancing the books? Or are the Jets feigning a renewed interest in Youth football but in fact dumping them? I’m interested in the views out there.
    Perfectly sensible as it is easier to fund programs and get revenue from "donations". Good for tax reasons.

    For example, Wests "donate" $350,000 a season to the Knights for their own Youth programs. Wests can then write that off.

    Too complex to go much further into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    Can anyone explain why we put Western United in the A League and ignored the opportunity to bring back 4 X champion of Australia South Melbourne??
    Makes no sense at all
    Too sleazy and greazy to grow the game so they tried another way and although not that successful has given it some constant foundation. In the 70s we didnt know if there be a national comp season to season.
    Good thing is you can still go there now and strut the gold chains.
    Whats stopping ya? Being a fat *nglo would be no1.
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    Not sure if anyone has posted it yet, but the Jets had a friendly with City after the womens game in Tamworth on the weekend.
    Ended as a 1-1 draw apparently.

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