Newcastle has had plenty of players come and go over the years. Some have had short stints, while others have called the place home ever since landing in this great city of ours. This week I thought would name my top 5 overseas players that have contributed in some way to the Jets short history.
5). Jeremy Brockie – When this bloke was on song, the whole crowd lifted. Although he only managed 11 goals from 41 games, he was a crowd favourite and it was a shame to see him leave for Wellington at the end of the 2011-12 season.
4). Song Jin-Hyung – He was part of the wining side that defeat Central Coast Mariners in the 2007/08. He played a further two seasons with the Jets before heading overseas.
3). Michael Bridges – Bridges loves the place to bits and practically plays for nothing these days. Although his best football is behind him he always gets a big cheer from the crowd when he takes the field.
2). Milton Rodriguez – In his short stint with the Jets the crafty winger/striker managed 7 goals from 21 appearances. His pace and skill gave the Jets an extra dimension in attack.
1). Emile Heskey – Just when the club was down in the dumps, along cam Heskey. His name brought attention and excitement to the club once again. Although this year has not been the best for him, he has certainly been a great buy for the club and no doubt our most significant overseas player to date.
I have left a few notable names out. Who do you think could have made the list and who would miss out?