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One of just three teams from the old NSL to appear in the A-League, the Newcastle Jets represent the Hunter Valley in the competition.
Unfortunately for Newcastle, injuries galore and strong signings by their rivals saw them tumble spectacularly from runners-up to missing the finals altogether in a very disappointing campaign last season.
This season doesn’t look like it’ll go much better, with a lack of inspiring change in the squad making them a popular pick to finish near the bottom.
Coach: Ernie Merrick
Captain: Nigel Boogaard
2018-19 finish: 7th
2018-19 top scorers: Roy O’Donovan (11)
2019-20 first team squad
Glen Moss (gk), Bobby Burns, Jason Hoffman, Nigel Boogaard (c), Ben Kantarovski, Steven Ugarkovic, Wes Hoolahan, Abdiel Arroyo, Dimitri Petratos, Nick Fitzgerald, Kaine Sheppard, Matthew Millar, John Koutroumbis, Kosta Petratos, Lewis Italiano (gk), Lachlan Jackson, Matthew Ridenton, Joe Champness, Jack Simmons, Patrick Langlois, Keegan Hughes (gk), Maki Petratos, Angus Thurgate, Noah James (gk), Nikolai Topor-Stanley