Newcastle Jets were the victim of some outrageous scheduling to to start the season.

Four consecutive away matches, requiring them to travel to Melbourne, Perth and even across to New Zealand, all before they stepped foot on their home turf at Hunter Stadium.

It was a gruelling fixture list for an A-League side that underwent the biggest overhaul of any club in the off-season, with 12 players coming in to offset the nine departures.

We’ve seen these sorts of revolutions at Newcastle before.

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Published by Tim Palmer

Tim is a football coach, writer, analyst and sports scientist. He is currently Assistant Technical Director, Head of Player Development & Video and a coach at GHFA Spirit, as well as working with the Pararoos. Previously, he has worked as an analyst with the Socceroos, and in the A-League.

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