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About

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
Based In:
Newcastle
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, Football, League,

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Western Sydney can’t let Australian sporting history slide away

Western Sydney can't let Australian sporting history slide away

10 hours ago

Amid the feel-good atmosphere currently enveloping Australian football fans ahead of the Asian Champions League final on Sunday morning, one thing is certain – Western Sydney Wanderers can’t let this slip. Win or lose the Wanderers can hold their heads up high? Bollocks. If the Wanderers forfeit their 1-0 advantage over Al-Hilal then it will […]

Move over Villa, Jesus is coming to town

Move over Villa, Jesus is coming to town

5 days ago

If reports over the weekend are to be believed, Josh Kennedy will be making his way to Melbourne City in the New Year. It’s a huge boost for the club, who are still reeling from their second half capitulation at the hands of rivals Melbourne Victory on Saturday. WATCH THE LATEST A-LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS Many A-League […]

Give A-league referees a full-time chance of success

Give A-league referees a full-time chance of success

24 Oct 2014

Nothing is certain in football. Nothing, that is, except refereeing blunders. They’re an ingrained part of the game, and the constant bane of a football fan. The subjective make-up of human nature means that mistakes will always be made on the football field, but surely there’s a way to reduce the errors currently seen weekly […]

A-League attendance records will continue to tumble

A-League attendance records will continue to tumble

20 Oct 2014

The action on the field has been of high quality at times this A-League season, but the atmosphere in the stands has been even more impressive, with bumper crowds reaching lofty heights in the first two rounds. While there were feelings of discontent that Round 1 had only garnered a cumulative figure of just over […]

Football rising but Gallop’s petty code war continues

Football rising but Gallop's petty code war continues

17 Oct 2014

On Saturday, more than 44,000 people will pack-out Allianz Stadium for the Sydney derby. It’s another chance to celebrate the rapid rise of football in Australia, and a clear sign that the game is gradually catching up with other codes. Yet the Football Federation of Australia’s chief executive, David Gallop, has used the momentous occasion […]

A-League Round 1 musings: Moyes, new kingdoms and Musky magic

A-League Round 1 musings: Moyes, new kingdoms and Musky magic

13 Oct 2014

Well, the Bunnings chairs were still out in force, and the referees still managed to make a few inevitable blunders, but overall Round 1 of the A-League was an entertaining affair. The crowds were impressive if not mind-blowing, with the overall attendance sitting at just over 90,000 – definitely nothing to sneeze at – and […]

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