Change in position from 2010/11: No change
Win-draw-loss record: 10-5-12
(38 goals scored, 41 goals conceded)
Highest goalscorer: Jeremy Brockie (9), Ryan Griffiths (9)
Average attendance: 12,117
With the new owner Nathan Tinkler in place and an impressive pre-season, there were high hopes and much optimism for the future of the Newcastle Jets, but the season started like so many others; in turmoil. Just days before the season kicked off, coach Branko Culina was ousted and the lauded signing of his son Jason left in tatters as the new Jets owner swung the axe to leave the club in disarray. In the form of previous coach Gary van Egmond, the prodigal son returned. Much to the delight of the majority of fans, the man known as ‘Dutchie’ did a complete U-turn and returned to the club.
Despite the pre-season confusion the team started positively with a win over Melbourne Heart but their form lacked consistency. Just when they looked like growing into genuine top four material, they …