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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.
After an awful start to the season saw them sink to the bottom of the ladder, the appointment of Carl Robinson saw the Jets finish the season with sevens wins, four draws and just one loss from their last 12 games. It wasn’t enough to make finals, but it have the club optimism heading into this season.
Unfortunately, Robinson ditched the club for Western Sydney – tempering expectations somewhat – but the Newcastle Jets look to be good enough to make a good run at a finals appearance this season.
Coach: Craig Deans
Captain: Nigel Boogaard
2019-20 finish: 8th
2019-20 top scorer: Dimitri Petratos (5)
2020-21 first team squad
Jason Hoffman, Nigel Boogaard, Ben Kantarovski, Steven Ugarkovic, Roy O’Donovan, Ramy Najjarine, Lucas Mauragis, John Koutroumbis, Kosta Petratos, Lewis Italiano, Bernie Ibini, Lachlan Jackson, Jack Simmons, Patrick Langlois, Connor O’Toole, Maki Petratos, Angus Thurgate, Noah James, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Valentino Yuel