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    https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/s...an-covid-case/
    FEBRUARY 4 2021 - 9:38AM
    Newcastle Jets match against Western United postponed after Victorian COVID case
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    NEWCASTLE Jets will not take on Western United on Wednesday, the A-League club confirmed on Thursday.

    The match was postponed after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews held a late-night press conference implementing new pandemic rules for the southern state.

    A new date is yet to be announced.

    The news arrived the same morning Australian Professional Leagues commissioner Greg O'Rourke released a fixture update.


    "Based on the information that we have now, we hope that we will be able to publish a larger number of fixtures within the next two weeks which goes much deeper into the season than border restrictions have allowed in the last month," he said.


    "We know how difficult it has been for fans and other stakeholders to plan ahead in many areas of their lives with COVID-19, and we have been no different, however our next fixture updates will be created with a view to provide a longer term schedule."

    The fixture update includes a home clash for Newcastle against Wellington on February 28 from 6.10pm.
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    https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/s...mproving-jets/

    FEBRUARY 4 2021 - 7:00AM
    A-League: Veteran defender demands more from improving Jets
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    PUSHING TIN: Jets defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley during a weights session at The Concept gym in Highfields on Wednesday. Picture: Sproule Sports Focus

    NIKOLAI Topor-Stanley is a half-glass-full kind of guy.

    The Jets veteran tries to take a positive outlook whenever possible.

    But while he has been encouraged by the Jets' spike in results, the hard-nosed defender knows they have a long way to go.


    The Jets sit in last place on four points, heading into Sunday' clash against Melbourne City at McDonald Jones Stadium.

    On the plus side, they are fresh from a 2-1 win over Wellington and 1-all draw with Western Sydney.

    "I am always a positive person - a half-glass-full guy - but it is only two games," Topor-Stanley said. "We have to start fixing things. There were still mistakes in the Wanderers game that should have cost us.

    "Small moments in games, if you are on the wrong side, it costs you.

    "We know that, now it is a matter of doing something about it when it counts. That is the difference between great teams and mediocre teams.

    "Every game is important. Every three points on the board is vital. At the end of the season it always comes down to a handful of goals, one result that doesn't go your way. Every point we miss out on is crucial come the end of the year."

    After a hectic schedule of four games in 13 days, the Jets will have a week to prepare for City, who gave up a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to the Mariners on Wednesday night.

    "It is as though your mind plays tricks on you," Topor Stanley said after gym session on Wednesday. "When you know you have time off, your body suddenly feels sore. When you know you have a game, it tells you to put up with it.

    "It took me three days to get over the last game. Everything was hurting a bit but it is good that we had a few days off."

    Fellow veteran, Jets captain Nigel Boogaard agreed that the extended gap between games was beneficial.

    "It gives the boys a bit of respite and allows us to really prepare properly for the weekend," Boogaard said. "We also get to have a good look at City against the Mariners. Fatigue does play a part. Last week [against Wanderers] we pushed right to the death, but you could see towards the back end that we were starting to slow down.

    "For us it is about getting out to an early lead. If you can ram that home early, with a team coming off a tired performance, it is hard to come back from."

    And there could be more relief for the Jets, with next Wesdnesday's game against Western United almost certain to be postponed.


    The COVID-19 capacity at McDonald Jones Stadium has been increased to 50 per cent and Boogaard is hopeful that fans make the most of the "family-friendly 4pm time slot" and discount prices.

    "Two adults and two kids can come to the game for $49," Boogaard said. "That's great value and hopefully we can get a large number of supporters there. They have been great for us through COVID at the end back end of last year and this season. That loyal support is massive for us."
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    In-form No.10 Ramy Najjarine is not permitted to play against his old club, due to a league-wide stipulation for players on loan.
    Seriously, WTF...

    Looks like the a-league poor version of the "ius primę noctis"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic22 View Post
    Seriously, WTF...

    Looks like the a-league poor version of the "ius primę noctis"
    Calm down every league does this

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    Quote Originally Posted by StannyCFCJET View Post
    Calm down every league does this
    This. It;s standard football practice.

    If Joey played against us we'd be bitching the other way as well.
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    Great. He's gone from Liaoning Whowin to Newcastle Wholose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeterpool View Post
    This. It;s standard football practice.

    If Joey played against us we'd be bitching the other way as well.
    Honestly, never heard this before (my bad).
    I just think it's silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic22 View Post
    Honestly, never heard this before (my bad).
    I just think it's silly.
    Some leagues do it, some don't. For example, they don't do it in the Champions League - Coutinho scored against Barca when he was loaned to Bayern season before last for example.
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    Great. He's gone from Liaoning Whowin to Newcastle Wholose.
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    https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/s...thing/?cs=7580

    subscriber only (which i am not), so don't know the exact details, but the headline ain't exactly great.

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    I got you Belchardo.

    Quote Originally Posted by Newcastle Herald
    Liquidator confirms debt to grow in collapse of Martin Lee-owned Newcastle Jets as staff owed $500,000 and unsecured creditors to get nothing

    NEWCASTLE Jets creditors, owed more than $13 million, will receive no return and staff will be left vying for any remaining funds in the collapsed company.

    Liquidator Jeff Shute, of Shaw Gidley Insolvency Reconstruction, said on Wednesday that he was still tallying the amount owed to employees, but he expected the company's debt to grow by more than $500,000 due to staff entitlements.

    Employees will be forced to rely on the federal government's Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG), which picks up the tab for workers' entitlements when their employer collapses without enough money to cover them.

    Mr Shute said about half of the money claimed by staff was owed to former chief executive Lawrie McKinna, who would not be eligible to claim under FEG because he was a director of the failed company.

    "If any money becomes available for distribution, employee liabilities will have to be paid out in full prior to any funds becoming available to ordinary unsecured creditors," he said.

    "At this stage it is uncertain whether there will be a return to employee creditors or not. Unfortunately there will not be any return to ordinary unsecured creditors."

    Several small businesses have been left tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket from the liquidation of the Martin Lee-owned Jets after an already tough 12 months due to COVID-19.

    Among the creditors is Doc's Megasave Chemist at Marketown, which is owed $35,384.31.

    Chemist owner James Reid said the impact had been tough for the small business, particularly with the added pinch from COVID-19 last year.

    "It's obviously disappointing, the impact on a small business is huge," he said. "Like all other businesses, we've done it tough. But we're still here, we're still alive."

    The Jets were wound up in January with debts of $12.927 million, according to documents filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in January.

    Football Australia has handed control of the club to a new company, bankrolled by the owners of four rival clubs, which is working to support those affected.

    The company has no contractual liability to service the former company's debts.

    Mr Reid said his chemist had lost more than 30 per cent of it's turnover due to the pandemic, and the Jets situation would have further cashflow implications.

    He said the business had managed to get through to now without losing any staff, but that could be at risk.

    The business has sponsored the Jets for several years through providing strapping tape and pharmaceutical services.

    "At the moment we are still sponsoring, but this could impact future decisions to sponsor," Mr Reid said.

    Viv Sportings, which supplies uniforms for the team and sells Jets merchandise both on game day and through the new store on King Street, is owed $45,102.

    Owner Viv Chauhan said he was "working with new company to work out what's best for us" and was hopeful of recouping the money.

    The business has an ongoing contract with the Jets for the next three years.

    "They're supporting us, it's all a work in progress," he said.

    Mr Shute said the failed company's financial position was worse than indicated in the initial report to ASIC last month.

    He said the report lists $535,201 owed to the Jets from academy players, sponsors and merchandise sales, but it was unlikely the money would be recovered because the company could no longer fill its obligations.

    The report also lists that the Jets had $1.12 million in 'other assets' but creditors will be unlikely to see the majority of those funds.

    According to Mr Shute, the 'other assets' included more than $300,000 in Bartercard funds, that he said had been overestimated in value and any return could be as low as 10 cents in the dollar.

    Other funds included $252,000 owed by members and $416,000 due in cash and contra from sponsors that would not be collected as the company was no longer operating.

    More than $80,000 was due in JobKeeper payments and that had been collected by the liquidator.

    About $50,000 was paid by the Jets as a deposit to Venues NSW, but that money be offset against rent owed to the organisation.

    Mr Lee is listed as the company's major creditor, with $8.598 million outstanding, while the Australian Tax Office is owed $2 million.

    Rather than contribute capital, the Chinese businessman appears to have funded the club through a series of loans from his other companies.

    Former coach Carl Robinson, his assistant Kenny Miller, current Newcastle Jets staff and a raft of Hunter businesses are among 70 creditors.

    The new owners have agreed to honour sponsorship agreements and membership entitlements that were in place before the takeover.

    Executive chairman Shane Mattiske said the new entity would do everything it could to support local people and businesses left out of pocket from the liquidation.

    "We are bearing all the costs but the majority of that money is gone," Mr Mattiske said. "Any money paid before January 6 has gone into the old entity and is now in the hands of the liquidator."

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    Should have renamed the club Ponzi United.

    Fmd where was the due dilligence from the FFA letting Lee have the licence in the first place.

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    So $10.5m of the $13m was to ATO and Lee himself?
    Ok so that's a different story.
    So we only owed about $2.5m to real creditors. That sucks but it should have been a manageable figure to keep trading.
    McKinna can't cry about his money, he ran the joint.
    Most of the little guy sponsors will prob be dealt 'make good hospitality in the future as repayment (HOPEFULLY WE HAVE A SPARE CORPORATE BOX OR TWO TO CATER TO THEM ALL).
    Stiching up players and workers is the true crime here. **** anyone who does that. The new entity should make that part of their establishment costs to make good on those debts.

    Also, Bartercard? That shit still exists? Any sucker swimming around in that sewer deserves to lose their dough. Imbeciles the lot of them.

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    The Tax Office is a real creditor. It is all of us.

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    The Tax Office is a real creditor. It is all of us.
    Absolite post of the decade.
    Well played.
    "All of us" hahahahahahahah. Brilliant line.

    Ill gladly forgo my allotted (checks notes) approx 7 cents worth here in order to give the Jets a pass.
    Taxation is theft.
    They'll cope without that $2m.

    Keep caping for the govt though, its a good look.

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    Cous upset they knocked back his 3yr request and appointed Deans.

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    I’ll be honest, a little bit of me is happy Carl and Kenny are still owed money they might not get...

    Sucks for the local businesses though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas477 View Post
    I’ll be honest, a little bit of me is happy Carl and Kenny are still owed money they might not get...

    Sucks for the local businesses though.
    Maybe the fact they're owed money is the reason they left...
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    Great. He's gone from Liaoning Whowin to Newcastle Wholose.
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    Rhyan Grant’s mullet is no more.

    Was tossing up whether to post here or the famous people death thread, but is he famous?

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