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    I find it interesting that we announced signing Beka Mikeltadze before he was granted a visa but we aren't announcing these two other signings until they get visa's. Could they be coming from regions where it's less straight forward to be granted a visa? Where could that be?

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    Could they be coming from regions where it's less straight forward to be granted a visa? Where could that be?
    Prob Western Australia or Victoria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maito Mitch View Post
    I find it interesting that we announced signing Beka Mikeltadze before he was granted a visa but we aren't announcing these two other signings until they get visa's. Could they be coming from regions where it's less straight forward to be granted a visa? Where could that be?
    Does it really matter? We will know soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Does it really matter? We will know soon enough.
    No it doesn't. I just found it interesting, but you're right let's all sit in silence until we find out.

    Better not discuss how we might go this season either, we'll find out soon enough.

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    A-League: Jets coach Arthur Papas hopes to strike it rich with front-third recruits
    James Gardiner


    SAMMY Silvera touches down in Australia on Monday. Beka Mikeltadze is in his sixth day of quarantine. Olivier Boumal is expected to get on a flight within the next week. Daniel Penha is awaiting a visa to be processed and he too will be in transit.


    The quartet have been charged with transforming a spluttering Jets attack which yielded a league worst 25 goal into a premiership force.

    In a major overhaul, Roy O'Donovan, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos and Ali Abbas were shipped out.


    The new faces add to Valentino Yuel, Kosta Petratos, who played 331 minutes in 11 appearances last season, and scholarship players Archie Goodwin and Blake Archbold.

    Although admitting there are "no guarantees" coach Arthur Papas believes the recruits have the ingredients to supercharge the Jets.


    Boumal (Georgia), Mikeltadze (Greece), Penha (Brazil) and Silvera (Portugal) have taken different flight paths to Newcastle.

    Boumal is by far the most accomplished of the group, having played for Cameroon at the Africa Nations Cup (2019) and in the top flight in Greece, China and Japan.

    In Japan, he played under former Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou at Yokohama F. Marinos, the season before Papas joined the club as an assistant.

    "Olivier is a good player who has been in a system that has similarities to some of the things we are looking to develop in our team," Papas said. "That is obviously a positive.

    "It is important that he gets here soon. It is always a new challenge when you bring a new player in. There are no guarantees with anything. I am quite optimistic that if he can integrate well into the team, he will be good.

    "He has played for Panathinaikos, which is one of the biggest clubs in Greece and Europe, was involved in a massive transfer fee to go to China and has played in the J-League. His pedigree is not in question.

    "Most importantly, he is passionate and desperate to come here. He has been messaging me every day. He is waiting to finish one of the medicals and hopefully we get him on a plane within the next week."

    Papas has been tracking Penha for almost a year and first flagged the Brazilian when the coach was at his last club in Japan.

    "He has come through a great system in Brazil - Atletico Mineiro," Papas said. "He has been loaned out but that is common practice in Brazil. They loan out 50 players a year. That shows you how big a club they are and what their youth system is like.

    "The last eight months, he has progressed a lot. He got loaned out to Confianca in Serie B and played every minute of football for the past six months, 18 games.

    "He is very versatile across the front third, is great on set pieces and likes to shoot. He has won the ball back in the front third, the third the most in the league. That is important. His numbers, physically, are some of the highest in his team in terms of distance, sprints and high-speed running.

    "We are getting a very mobile, attacking player."

    Mikeltadze, 23, arrived in Sydney on Thursday and has been following a training program in quarantine. A Georgian international, he played for Xanthi in the Greek second division last season.

    "He has a spin bike and strength equipment in his quarantine hotel room," Papas said. "The good thing is that he has worked with [Jets assistant] Arthur Diles before, he has played with [Jets defender] Matty Jurman before. I'm confident that we have a very good player."

    Silvera, 20, has been playing in the second division in Portugal after a move from the Mariners to Primeira Liga club Pacos de Ferreira.

    "He came out of the blocks here and made a move to a very good club," Papas said. "It has been difficult in terms of game time. I have watched a lot of games that he has played and had a good conversation with him. He has so much to offer and there are a lot of things he has to work on. He should come back with a point to prove but also a little more polish."

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    Honestly, articles like that are really filling me with a lot of hope about these signings. It all sounds less like shit players and managers typically say to the media and more like a coach who really thought through his recruitment and not just signing players because you need to hit a certain number.

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    Besart is returning to Europe.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...rising-striker

    Can't help but admire his ability and work ethic. The kind of guy you hate but would love in an instant if he was on your team.

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    Ronaldo back to Man U. Can't believe we didn't sign him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter403 View Post
    Ronaldo back to Man U. Can't believe we didn't sign him.
    He has pubic hair
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    You are easily the worst person on this forum. Srs.

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    Life isn't the same without Con... but it can only improve without Tinks...

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    Sportswashing is pretty much how Mcdonalds lure in young families.

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    OK, so at 80% vaxxed we can have up to 5000 at the stadium, then by Dec 1 it's as many as you can get in a 2sqm rule (anyone know what that figure would actually be?)

    https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/s...nd-december-1/

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    SEPTEMBER 27 2021 - 11:23AM
    NSW COVID roadmap: what changes at 80 per cent and December 1
    Matt Carr
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    COVID update: September 27, 2021

    Under the Reopening NSW roadmap at 80 per cent, the following freedoms will apply only to fully vaccinated adults (16+) and those with medical exemptions (staff and patrons).

    Gatherings in the home and outdoor public spaces
    Up to 10 visitors will be allowed in a home (not including children 12 and under)

    Up to 20 people can continue to gather in unregulated outdoor settings


    Up to 200 people can attend COVID Safe events

    Up to 500 people can attend controlled (ticketed and seated) events

    Those who are not fully vaccinated may only gather outdoors in groups of 2 people.

    Venues including hospitality, retail stores and gyms
    Retail stores can operate at one person per 4 sqm (those who are not fully vaccinated will continue to only have access to non-critical retail via click-and-collect)

    Personal services such as hairdressers, spa, nail, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage) can operate with one person per 4 sqm (uncapped)

    "Freedom Day is only a couple of weeks away" - John Barilaro COVID-19 Press Conference | September 27, 2021 | ACM
    Regional NSW restriction will ease along with Sydney, said the Deputy Premier on Monday.

    Hospitality venues can operate with one person per 4 sqm inside and one person per 2 sqm outside, with the requirement to be seated while drinking indoors removed. Group bookings will be limited to 20 people.

    Those who are not fully vaccinated can only access hospitality settings for takeaway

    Gyms and indoor recreation facilities (excluding indoor pools) can operate with one person per 4sqm, capped at 20 people per class.

    Major outdoor recreation facilities
    Major recreation outdoor facilities including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos can operate with one person per 4 sqm, capped at 5,000 people (or by exemption).

    Entertainment, information and education facilities
    Entertainment facilities (including cinemas, theatres, music halls) can operate with one person per 4 sqm or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity (whichever is larger)

    Information and education facilities (including libraries, galleries and museums) can operate with one person per 4 sqm

    Amusement centres and nightclubs will remain closed.

    Working from home
    Employers must continue to allow employees to work from home, if reasonably practicable

    Employers must require employees who are not fully vaccinated to work from home, if reasonably practicable.

    Education
    Return to school with COVID Safe measures on 25 October (as previously announced).

    Weddings, funerals and places of worship
    One person per 4sqm (uncapped) for weddings with dancing permitted and eating and drinking allowed while standing. Those who are not fully vaccinated may only attend weddings with a maximum of 5 guests (no receptions)

    One person per 4 sqm (uncapped) for funerals. Those who are not fully vaccinated may only attend funerals with a maximum of 10 people

    Churches and places of worship can continue to open with one person per 4 sqm, with no singing. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed.

    Travel
    Unrestricted trips between Greater Sydney and Regional NSW will be permitted

    Caravan parks and camping grounds can operate, including for those who are not fully vaccinated

    Carpooling is permitted. Those who are not fully vaccinated can only carpool with their household.

    Masks
    Masks will remain mandatory for all indoor premises and settings, except children under 12

    Only hospitality staff will be required to wear a mask while outdoors

    CHANGES FROM 1 DECEMBER 2021

    On Wednesday 1 December 2021, the following settings will apply to all NSW citizens, regardless of their vaccination status:

    Gatherings in the home and outdoor public spaces
    No limit on the number of visitors to a home

    Density will shift to one person per 2 sqm for indoor and outdoor settings

    No limit on the number of people who can attend informal outdoor gatherings

    COVID Safe plan required for outdoor events with more than 1,000 people

    Community sport permitted for all people.

    Venues including hospitality, retail stores and gyms
    Retail stores can operate at one person per 2 sqm

    Personal services such as hairdressers, spa, nail, beauty, waxing, tattoo and massage can operate with one person per 2 sqm

    Hospitality venues can operate with one person per 2 sqm inside and outside, with no seating required for eating and drinking

    Gyms and indoor recreation facilities, including indoor pools, can operate with one person per 2 sqm (uncapped)

    Intimate services can open with one person per 4 sqm

    Major outdoor recreation facilities
    Major recreation outdoor facilities including stadiums, racecourses, theme

    parks and zoos can operate with one person per 2 sqm.

    Entertainment, information and education facilities

    Entertainment facilities (including cinemas, theatres, music halls) can operate with one person per 2 sqm

    Information and education facilities (including libraries, museums and galleries) can operate with one person per 2 sqm

    Amusement centres and nightclubs can open with one person per 4 sqm.

    Working from home
    Working from home will be at employer's discretion.

    Education
    All year groups return to face-to-face learning.

    Weddings, funerals and places of worship

    One person per 2 sqm for weddings with dancing permitted and eating and

    drinking allowed while standing

    One person per 2 sqm for funerals

    Churches and places of worship can operate with one person per 2 sqm, with singing permitted.

    Travel
    Domestic travel, including trips between Greater Sydney and Regional NSW

    Caravan parks and camping grounds can operate

    Carpooling is permitted

    Quarantine settings for vaccinated arrivals will be altered. A cap on unvaccinated travellers may remain.

    Masks
    Masks wearing will be mandatory while travelling on public transport, on planes and at airports, and for front-of-house hospitality workers

    Mask wearing is not required when outdoors.
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    https://www.newcastlejetsfc.com.au/n...alian-football
    hope that's not the real reason we've changed our colour back to gold to avoid a clash with the marketing...
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    Whoever came up with the red n blue design must have been the same dude who came up with the Partridge Family bus paint job.

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    Some weird stuff came out yesterday. It was looking good...

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/...30-p58w2j.html
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    Apparently Daniel Sturridge is gonna sign for Perth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimario View Post
    For the whole year as well! I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t absolutely carve up this league

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    If he stays fit and can handle the heat, maybe.

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    Suggested we explored his availability.
    Agree, the heat may be his biggest challenge. Skill wise I imagine he is a class above. Maybe injury prone without the sports medicine of EPL

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