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TURBULENT RIDE FOR HUNTER FOOTBALL FANS

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Unfortunately for Hunter football fans, the current situation at the Jets is nothing new. Despite the region’s proud and passionate history in the game, its national teams have endured a turbulent ride. Read More »

CLAYTON ZANE SPEAKS ABOUT HIS SACKING FROM THE JETS

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Former assistant coach at the Newcastle Jets, Clayton Zane, says he was blindsided by the club’s decision to sack him yesterday. Speaking to NBN News today, Zane says he’s very disappointed in the decision and believes there’ll be more sackings in the coming days. Yesterday saw the release of goalkeeper mentor Neil Young, trainer Andrew Packer, as well as five players – David Carney, Billy Celeski, Joel Griffiths, Kew Jaliens and Adrian Madaschi. Jets owner, Nathan Tinkler, cited a change in the club culture behind the decision. It’s understood Football Federation Australia has given Tinkler until the end of the week to get the club’s finances in order, if he’s to keep his licence. Read More »

FFA SAYS TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR NATHAN TINKLER

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Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop says time is running out for Newcastle Jets owner, Nathan Tinkler. NBN News caught up with Gallop ahead of the Soccceroos Asian Cup clash in Newcastle. Gallop says Tinkler must meet certain guidelines quickly, including appointing a new chairman and club CEO, or the sport’s governing body will be forced to intervene. “There’s obviously serious concerns there and I guess the weekend result will add a layer of concern. We’ve got some timelines in place, they’re pretty imminent. There’s obviously some fairly significant debts that need to be cleared and the deadlines for that are fast approaching,” said Gallop. Read More »

ASIAN CUP QUARTER FINAL TICKETS ON SALE

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More than 2000 tickets for the AFC Asian Cup quarter final in Newcastle are now on sale, with more to be released on Saturday. Despite criticism for its limited capacity, the match at Hunter Stadium could potentially be the biggest in the competition, if Australia and defending champions Japan win their quarter finals. The Socceroos will play China tonight, while Japan will take on UAE tomorrow night. Tickets for the match range from $29 to $70 and are available HERE Read More »

EXPRESS PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR ASIAN CUP

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Newcastle Council is encouraging those heading to Asian Cup games to use public transport, to minimise parking and traffic congestion at Hunter Stadium. Express buses will begin tomorrow for the city’s first game, between Japan and Palestine. “There’s been a lot of work going into the transport plan and we’re very pleased for the first time ever Newcastle has what we call integrated ticketing, so if you’ve bought a ticket to the match then your transport is free.” Buses will run every 10 minutes from three designated hubs – Wallsend Plaza, Westfield Kotara and Newcastle Station. For more information, click here: transportnsw.info (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

UAE RATES CBUS STADIUM WAS WORLD CLASS

The United Arab Emirates soccer team says, C-BUS stadium is one of the best places in the world to train. Players from the rich Middle Eastern country have been based on the Gold Coast ahead of the Asian Cup. And in a boost for tourism, they’re keen to return for a holiday. Read More »

ASIAN CUP PAYS OFF FOR CESSNOCK

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Cessnock is expected to reap financial rewards from hosting one of Asia’s top football teams, with an estimated $3-million to be injected into the local economy. Japan is three days into its stay, and today took on a local club in preparation for the Asian Cup. Read More »

CESSNOCK’S SPORTSGROUND COMPETITION READY

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Japan, the defending Asian Cup Champions have arrived at their temporary home in the Hunter Valley. It comes as the finishing touches are being placed on Cessnock’s sportground, ahead of an international charity match tomorrow night. Read More »

CHRIS WALSH BACK FOR 2015 SEASON

Port United has re-signed coach, Chris Walsh, for the 2015 Mid North Coast Premier League season. Walsh is hoping to lead the club to its first premiership victory in 15 years. Read More »

GRAND FINAL REMATCH FOR PORT UNITED AND WALLIS LAKE

Port United will open its 2015 season¬†with a grand final rematch against Wallis Lake. The Mid North Coast Premier League draw has been released, ahead of the new year. It’ll see Camden Haven play Taree in round one. While Macleay Valley will take on Port FC and Old Bar go head-to-head with Kempsey.   (VISION ONLY) Read More »

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