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JETS SIGN NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL ON TWO YEAR DEAL

Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna says the club is open to signing another high-profile marquee, even if Ronald Vargas extends his stay. Newcastle officials today confirmed the signing of New Zealand international, Matthew Ridenton, on a two-year deal. The 22-year-old midfielder has made 72 appearances for the Phoenix, playing part of his career under current Jets coach, Ernie Merrick. Ridenton was voted Wellington’s best under-23 player in the club’s disappointing 2017/18 campaign, starting all but one game.

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FFA ADMITS TO VAR DEBACLE IN A-LEAGUE DECIDER

Football Federation Australia has found a technical failure in the Video Assistant Referee system meant there was no access to the camera which would have enabled him to make an offside ruling for the goal that gave Melbourne Victory the title. FFA’s Head of Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, Greg O’Rourke, said the capture software that uploads the broadcast feed into the VAR system was partially lost for 30 seconds before Victory’s goal. It wasn’t until several minutes after the goal that it was restored, too late to change the decision as the game had been restarted. “We are extremely disappointed at this failure of the VAR technology,” O’Rourke said, “And we understand the disappointment and frustration of the Newcastle Jets, their fans and indeed all football fans. “VAR was introduced here and in other parts of the world as …

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ROAD TO THE GRAND FINAL – PHOTO GALLERY

It’s a resurrection many thought impossible, After a turbulent 10 years – the Newcastle Jets are through to the grand final. Last year’s wooden spooners, beating Melbourne City 2-1 and scoring what’s been called the best goal in A-League history. PHOTO GALLERY – 2018 A-LEAGUE SEMI FINAL – NEWCASTLE JETS V MELBOURNE CITY

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