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Janek is a former Newcastle Herald journalist who has moved to Berlin to work abroad as a freelance writer.

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Member Since:
April 2011
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Asian Cup: Victory a fitting jewel in Postecoglou’s crown

Asian Cup: Victory a fitting jewel in Postecoglou's crown

23 hours ago

It’s not at all what we expected, but a semi-final clash with the United Arab Emirates is not something to cheer about. The desire to avoid Japan has been bandied about way too much for a country tipped second favourite, and now there is no room for complacency. While fans and critics have celebrated Samurai […]

2015 Asian Cup: Upsets, mysterious yellows, channeling Antonín Panenka

2015 Asian Cup: Upsets, mysterious yellows, channeling Antonín Panenka

2 days ago

Send-offs, panenkas, tears, near misses, dying-minute equalisers, referee bumbles and the mixed emotions of joy and heartbreak. The Asian Cup went next level on Friday night as two of the tournament favourites were ejected from the quarter finals in dramatic scenes. The victors, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, were well deserving of their plaudits […]

From coal to gold: The story of Adamstown Rosebud

From coal to gold: The story of Adamstown Rosebud

4 days ago

From the origins of the coalfields, where miners would emerge from the dark depths during the week to play football on their days off, comes a story of grit and determination, a battle of the underdog overcoming prestige and money to emerge victorious. The setting is not in the suburbs of Sydney or Melbourne, often […]

2015 Asian Cup: Ange gets it wrong, but it’s not the end for Australia

2015 Asian Cup: Ange gets it wrong, but it's not the end for Australia

19 Jan 2015

Despite the disappointing loss to South Korea on Saturday, the Socceroos are not in crisis mode, and an earlier date with Japan is nothing to seriously lament. But if the aim was to top Group A then Postecoglou has to realise that he got it wrong. In a lot of ways finishing second and facing […]

It’s time the A-League got real about Asia

It’s time the A-League got real about Asia

16 Jan 2015

The Asian Cup has been a joy to behold – the crowds, the passion, the quality and the personalities. But hopefully the best thing to come out of Australia hosting the tournament is a new respect for the neglected Asian import. Since the A-League kicked off in 2005, we have seen 61 nationalities represented. It’s […]

Asian Cup is showcasing the power and beauty of diversity

Asian Cup is showcasing the power and beauty of diversity

12 Jan 2015

The best of Australia has been on shown over the past three days, with the Asian Cup showing off our country’s diversity through colour, voice and football. The reach of the tournament was in full display as Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane all played host to vibrant supporters from neighbouring Asian nations, with visiting foreign […]

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