Jets coach Craig Deans frustrated over poor behaviour

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Craig Deans walked away irritated by poor performances, sportsmanship and refereeing decisions on the Jet’s home turf. 

Newcastle’s scrappy execution against Wellington’s impenetrable defence resulted in a 2-0 defeat and the end of their five-game undefeated run.

“It was very hard-to-get-going football. There was too many stoppages, there was people falling over, there was referees not doing anything about it. It was just a frustrating night,” Deans said.

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The Nix opted for a defensive style of play, keeping their eleven men behind the ball and capitalising on Newcastle’s errors.

Errors included a first half goal which deflected off skipper Nigel Boogaard and a midfield blunder which resulted in Ben Waine scoring from well outside the box.

“The goals we conceded weren’t great goals and they were from our own doing,” Deans said.

“We had heaps of opportunities in the first 25 minutes. We weren’t good enough to score and create opportunities so we let ourselves down.”

With a combined total of 34 fouls and an accumulation of 7 yellow cards across both teams, Deans was not impressed by some of the referee’s decisions, including a late call for time wasting.

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“There is no point booking someone for time wasting in the 92nd minute. You’re not going to make any impact on the game. 

“So you think there’s time wasting, which there was, that’s their prerogative if they want to do that,” said Deans.

Tensions continued to soar on and off the field with a dispute breaking out between players and officials post-match and Deans was forced to interject.

“I walked over because one of the coaches was trying to intimidate our players. I don’t think that’s right, so I went over to fix the situation,” he said.

Wellington’s victory left them moving up from the bottom of the ladder. Had Newcastle won, they would have been sitting fourth.

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While the overall attitude for the game was disappointing, Deans admitted he was not concerned about the ladder and his only focus is winning the next game. 

“I think the table is pretty open. We just need to tidy up a few little areas and stay positive and keep working. We’ve lost the last game out of six so it’s not the end of the world.”

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Jemma Pepper
Covering the Newcastle Jets for the 2020/21 season. Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Germany) at the University of Technology Sydney. Seven days without playing football can make one weak!
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