24 Facts About Newcastle Jets


Newcastle United Jets Football Club, commonly known as Newcastle Jets, is an Australian professional soccer club based in Newcastle, New South Wales.

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In 2009, Newcastle competed in the AFC Champions League for the first time, reaching the Round of 16.

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Newcastle Jets United was formed in 2000 by Cypriot-Australian businessman Con Constantine from the remnants of the Newcastle Jets Breakers.

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At the formation of Newcastle Jets United the home ground was moved back to where Newcastle Jets KB United played, now known as McDonald Jones Stadium.

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Club renamed itself to the Newcastle United Jets Football Club and launched a new badge at the start of the new national league, the A-League.

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Reports suggested the Newcastle Jets were attempting to bring former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore out of retirement.

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Newcastle Jets were eventually eliminated in the preliminary final by Adelaide, the game going to penalties after finishing at 1 all.

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Newcastle Jets started the season well without losing in their first 5 matches.

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Wins in the last three competition rounds saw the Newcastle Jets move up the ladder to equal points with the Central Coast Mariners, finishing the season in second place due to inferior goal difference.

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The Newcastle Jets went on to play the Mariners in the two legged Major Semi Final.

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Newcastle Jets wore the number 9 jersey throughout his time in Newcastle.

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The Newcastle Jets lost their first game of the season against Adelaide United, but then went on to beat Sydney FC, rivals Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory, to sit second behind Adelaide on goal difference after round 4.

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The Newcastle Jets replaced Tiago with attacking midfielder Zenon Caravella, and signed local talent Andrew Hoole to his first professional contract after he impressed in the round 15 match against the Brisbane Roar.

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The Newcastle Jets finished 8th, missing out on the finals for the third year in a row.

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Between rounds 7 and 24 Newcastle Jets achieved 10 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses, before losing three games on the trot, scoring only two and conceding ten.

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The Newcastle Jets announced the signings of Brazilian striker Jair Eduardo, former Melbourne Victory winger Mitch Austin, attacker Kaine Sheppard and goalkeeper Lewis Italiano prior to the start of the season.

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On 4 January 2021, it was reported that the Newcastle Jets' licence had been terminated and absentee owner Martin Lee, who had not injected any funds into the club since October 2019 and had failed to pay club debts, had been removed.

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The Newcastle Jets will be controlled for an interim period by investors from other A-League clubs, to whom a new licence has been granted.

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However the Newcastle Jets experienced a downturn in results, only winning a further two matches and narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon.

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When Newcastle Jets joined the A-League the club changed its colours to a gold jersey with a navy and red trim and navy blue shorts and socks.

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The name change was done so to project a new image for the club and to prevent confusion with the English side Newcastle United The name "Jets" is a reference to RAAF Base Williamtown, located just 20 kilometres north of Newcastle.

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Main active supporter group of the Newcastle Jets were the Squadron Novocastria, which was formed in anticipation of the first ever A-League game between Newcastle and Adelaide United.

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The Newcastle Jets Herald reported that this was to avoid clashes with opposition fans.

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In January 2015 the Emerging Newcastle Jets Program moved to the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.

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