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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeterpool View Post
    Not a bad shout. A good surface and one that isn't being used by League....yet
    Newcastle is not going to be used by League either (is this correct?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic22 View Post
    Newcastle is not going to be used by League either (is this correct?)
    No idea. Can't say I've been following what the NRL have been planning or doing.
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    Great. He's gone from Liaoning Whowin to Newcastle Wholose.
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    NRL is playing in Sydney I believe

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    So MJ might be available too.
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    Talk of Newcastle as a possible part of the base for A-League restart

    MAY 6 2020 - 8:00AM
    A-League: Newcastle Jets' base looms as part of return flight plan
    Craig Kerry
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    Jets chief executive Lawrie McKinna believes Newcastle could become part of a wider hub, taking in the Central Coast and Sydney, for the A-League to be based to complete its season in August.

    Football Federation Australia is aiming to finish the 2019-20 season, after a return to training in July, in line with predicted downgrades in COVID-19 restrictions.

    The Jets beat second-placed Melbourne City 2-1 on March 23 at McDonald Jones Stadium in the last match played before the A-League was suspended because of the pandemic.

    With 27 regular-season games remaining, the A-League is looking to follow the NRL in creating a hub base in NSW for teams to finish a condensed schedule of matches behind closed doors.


    McKinna said preliminary plans were to complete the regular season in an 18-day window with finals to also be played inside of August.

    Given the NRL's use of Sydney grounds in the same period, McKinna said McDonald Jones Stadium could host A-Leagues matches featuring teams other than the Jets.

    "We don't know, because they said it could be one hub, it could be two hubs," McKinna said of early talks.

    "It was very vague on Friday, but I would say that they would look at using our venue, the Central Coast's and Sydney venues as venues anyway."

    Newcastle are ninth on 24 points, three points outside the top six, with four matches to play. Home matches against Wellington and Western United and away clashes with Central Coast and Sydney were part of the original draw but McKinna said that could change.

    "They will not necessarily give us two home games, it will be just four games," he said.

    "It could be double-headers here with us playing someone and maybe the Mariners playing someone else.

    "They just want to get the outstanding league games played as soon as possible."

    A new NRL draw is yet to be released, but McKinna believed there would be no problem sharing McDonald Jones Stadium with the Newcastle Knights during the hectic schedule.

    McKinna was confident likely relaxation of travel restrictions would allow coaches Carl Robinson and Kenny Miller to return from overseas for training in July but he was unsure about the club's imports.

    Joe Ledley and Bobby Burns have returned home but Wes Hoolahan and Abdiel Arroyo remain in Australia.

    "Joe Ledley is back there now, Bobby Burns was out here on loan, so it's just if we can get them back out here for two months," he said.

    "That's up in the air. But Joe only started one game and if Wes wasn't here, he only played a couple of games at the end so we are all right.

    "Everybody else will be available, apart from a couple of boys at the moment. We'd be hopeful we could put a strong team out. Other teams will be in the same boat as us. Some don't have coaches here and some of their foreign players are gone."

    The Jets are only three points outside the finals but their top-six rivals have games in hand.

    McKinna believed Newcastle would be in good shape to make a late push.

    "If you went off the last eight weeks, we'd be sitting second in the comp," he said.

    "Us and Brisbane were the in-form teams but obviously everyone is going to be starting from scratch again.

    "We're really happy with how the boys are going doing the self-training, so it will be really interesting how other teams have done. Some might not be as strict as others."

    A-League player contracts finish at the end of May, meaning changes will need to be made to get the season on again in August.

    "The PFA, FFA and the clubs will be starting talks this week, because that has to get looked at now," McKinna said.

    "You could extend [contracts] or get new squads, but I would think the simplest thing is to extend by three months."
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    To snatch parts of the article...

    https://www.ftbl.com.au/news/pfa-y-l...footbal-547814

    Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) has declared that Australia’s premier youth competition – the Y-League – “does not meet the needs of the players, A-League clubs or Australian football,” in a new research study released on Wednesday morning.
    Examining the past five years of the Y-League, which marks the time period in which it switched to its current format, the PFA tracked the career progression of over 700 players that have appeared in the competition and surveyed 110 youngsters to create the report - which follows on from their 2019 study examining the development of Australia's Golden Generation.

    The report found the Academy of Western Sydney Wanderers sent the most players to the A-League, 25 youngsters moving into the Red and Black’s senior squad from the academy, closely followed by Adelaide United (24) and Melbourne City (22). Perth Glory (11) and Newcastle Jets (10) harvested the least from their academy setups whereas, despite closing following the 2016/17 season, the FFA CoE still sent 16 players to the A-League (albeit they needed to move to other clubs to be able to do so).
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