Culina cops $3000 fine

NEWCASTLE Jets coach Branko Culina has vowed to be "Boring Branko" after Football Federation Australia yesterday slugged with a $3000 fine.

The governing body judged the veteran boss had brought the game into disrepute by comments he made after the Jets 1-0 loss to Wellington on Sunday.

When asked if his ninth-placed outfit were capable of making the play-offs, said: "We're only a finals team because all the teams around us are pretty shit as well."

The Jets were issued a breach notice and after making a submission Culina was found guilty.

"I won't be giving yes or no answers but I will be very boring," Culina said.

"I can't afford the fines and the club does not need these sort of issues either."

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