2 May 2012

Brockie on Jets' list after about-turn on A-League status

3:15 pm on 2 May 2012

Newcastle is expected to offer the All White Jeremy Brockie a new contract to stay on at the A-League club, after an about-turn by billionaire Jets owner Nathan Tinkler resulted in a peace deal with Football Federation Australia.

Three weeks after Tinkler's Hunter Sports Group said they were relinquishing their licence following a loss of confidence in the national body, the franchise will now be staying in the 10-team league next season.

A Jets spokesperson says the club's beginning contract talks on Wednesday. It's expected that Brockie, who's reportedly honeymooning after getting married, will definitely be a target.

Newcastle's players have been in limbo, and the versatile Brockie, who can play midfielder/striker or even out back, was reported as saying he could not wait indefinitely to learn if the Jets would field a team next year, and he was weighing up offers from Asia, American Major League Soccer and A-League rivals, one of whom is believed to be the Wellington Phoenix.