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Drunk keeper set for sack after vomiting on team plane and bus
An Aussie goalkeeper is set to be sacked by his top-flight club after vomiting on the team plane and bus while drunk.
Sydney FC's Liam Reddy, 30, faces breach of contract charges at a disciplinary hearing on Thursday.
The veteran, who has played for Newcastle, Brisbane and Wellington, admitted being drunk on a flight to New Zealand before the team's playoff semi-final against Wellington Phoenix last week. After throwing up on the aircraft and in the the coach on the way to the hotel, he was sent back to Australia.
Reddy was not expected to play in the game but club bosses are furious over his lack of discipline.
To make matters worse, Sydney lost the game 3-2 to end their A-League season.
Meanwhile rivals Newcastle Jets appear close to collapse after owners Hunter Sports Group pulled out and returned their license to play to the league.
Billionaire Nathan Tinkler's company, who had invested almost 12million Australian dollars in the club since stepping in to save it 18 months ago, announced the news at a press conference today.
Hunter Sports Group chief executive Troy Palmer said the decision had been forced upon the organisation.
"As a keen Jets and football fan this has been a tough decision and I am aware the impact this will have on members, players, coaches, fans and the entire football community," Palmer said.
"I am particularly saddened for members and supporters who have embraced our community model, which has been accepted in so many areas as a successful and unique way to engage the entire community and build the A-League brand."