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Janek Speight

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About

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

Follow him on Twitter - @JanekSpeight - or contact him at janek.speight@gmail.com

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Member Since:
April 2011
Based In:
Newcastle
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, Football, League,

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

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

2 days ago

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

6 days ago

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 […]

A-League 10′s best of the rest: Trendy beards, failed prodigies and late bloomers

A-League 10's best of the rest: Trendy beards, failed prodigies and late bloomers

10 Oct 2014

It’s finally here, A-League 10 kicks off on Friday night and predictions are flying thick and fast. But enough about the teams and their chances of success, which players will stand out from the rest this season? The Roar‘s in-house experts, Domenic Trimboli and Tony Tannous, have already looked at the golden boot contenders and […]

Season 10 of the A-League is set to be a cracker

Season 10 of the A-League is set to be a cracker

6 Oct 2014

The buzz and interest around football has never been higher in Australia. Following the World Cup in Brazil, the momentum has continued with the introduction of the FFA Cup and Western Sydney’s rise to the Asian Champions League final. Season 10 of the A-League could be the biggest yet, with a number of teams expected […]

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