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Jets' matt finish in Asia

April 17, 2009
By Jason Dasey
Wearing the colours of the Newcastle Jets, Matt Thompson is a no-nonsense kind of guy. But off the pitch, the fringe Socceroo's sense of fun bubbles to the surface.

Last season, one of the Jets' junior players raced out onto the city's streets in full playing kit, juggling a ball, because Thompson had told him there was a hidden camera shooting a special TV spot. But the only audience turned out to be the youngster's highly amused team-mates.

And if not playing pranks or practical ...

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