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It’s the tale of two football teams in Newcastle at present with the Newcastle Jets A-league team in all sorts of bother while their female team can hardly put a foot wrong. Sitting in outright second with two games remaining, they hope that’s where they finish the regular W-League season in order to earn a home semi-final. Building up a strong supporter base, click below for some highlights of their win against Adelaide.

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He was always destined to go overseas to further his career and today teenage Australian football prodigy James Holland did. Chased by leading Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, Holland is flying to Amsterdam tonight for a week’s training and to seal a lucrative long term deal.

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Club officials have described it as the biggest transfer deal of its kind in the Newcastle Jets short history. Dutch club AZ Alkmaar are set to pay top dollar for talented mid-fielder James Holland who’s set to leave as early as Monday and take up the lucrative deal.

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Newcastle Jets captain Jade North will play his last game for the A-League club on Boxing day after confirmation late today he’s to join Korean club Incheon FC in the New Year. The transfer deal has been bubbling around for a week and after new franchise Townsville released North from his deal to join them next season, the Korean deal could be agreed upon today. North wasn’t at today’s training session due to a family illness but is expected to play on Sunday. Coach Gary Van Egmond had this to say at training today. “For Jade it’s a good move financially it’s a good move, it’s a good league the Korean league he obviously has got ideas of getting himself to Europe as well” The club is also set to earn favourable transfer fee in the deal. Menwhile A-League player …

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Newcastle Jets striker Jason Naidovksi has been ruled out for at least 6 weeks with a knee injury. Meanwhile, it’s only season four but given pending player movements, just two Newcastle Jets originals will remain next season. Matt Thompson and Tarek Elrich have been Jets since day one and the latter plans to stay that way for a while yet, with a contract extension on the cards.

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