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Newcastle Jets coach Culina in ugly attack on 'foreigners'

Newcastle Jets boss Branko Culina launched an ugly attack on foreign coaches after their defeat to Sydney FC. Culina, whose son Jason played several years in Holland, moaned: "I don't care what their coach says and the fact that he's on $500,000 and I'm on 50 bucks or whatever it is.

"If that's what the foreigners are going to bring to this game, let's have more local coaches.

''I'm not having a go at him but as far as football is concerned, I thought we played some great stuff but we can only blame ourselves.''

Vitezslav Lavicka has dragged his undermanned Sydney to equal first on the A-League table and shrugged off Culina's amazing attack.

''It was a difficult situation for us before the game because we'd lost our last two games but today all players had the right, strong tough character,'' he said. ''We had 12-13 available [senior] players for this game, and it was difficult.''

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