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Janek is a former Newcastle Herald journalist who has moved to Berlin to take up freelance work and connect with his roots.

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Fußball über alles

Member Since:
April 2011
Based In:
Newcastle
Favourite Sporting Team:
Newcastle United and TSV 1860 Munchen
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, Football, League,

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Pessimism rife among Toon fans

Pessimism rife among Toon fans

22 hours ago

When I was young, having witnessed Newcastle United’s second consecutive failure to win the FA Cup, my Geordie dad gave me some sound advice. “Get used to this,” he warned. A few years later, as Sir Bobby Robson’s men threatened to challenge for silverware, he tried to, kindly, explain why he wasn’t sharing my excitement. […]

The criticism directed at Sir Alex is warranted

The criticism directed at Sir Alex is warranted

27 Mar 2014

Manchester United fans have been extremely patient with their side’s performances so far this season. Yet the home defeat to their city rivals on Tuesday night saw the first signs of serious revolt in Stretford. The supporters turned on the dismal figure of David Moyes sulking on United’s bench. Then, surprisingly, they directed their fury […]

Bayern Munich heap further misery on Arsenal

Bayern Munich heap further misery on Arsenal

20 Feb 2014

Some early heroics from Manuel Neuer and a red card to opposite number Wojciech Szczesny ultimately doomed Arsenal to a 2-0 home defeat against Bayern Munich. The London side exerted early pressure against the defending European champions but never recovered from an early penalty miss from Mesut Ozil. And despite Bayern missing their own penalty […]

History suggests EPL champions need big-game mentality

History suggests EPL champions need big-game mentality

8 Feb 2014

With the title race heating up in England and the league’s big players meeting each other in coming weeks, the key question is whether champions need to turn up to the big games. Jose Mourinho is famous for his ability to spur his sides on against title competitors and win in the crunch matches, and […]

Ole Gunnar Solskjær – a video tribute

Ole Gunnar Solskjær - a video tribute

4 Jan 2014

The return of Ole Gunnar Solskjær to the English Premier League as manager of Cardiff City has created perhaps one of the most bizarre partnerships in football, yet it gives us an excuse to look back at the Norwegian’s iconic playing career at Manchester United. Bought as a bargain buy from Molde FK for just […]

Parking the bus – the Arsenal way?

Parking the bus - the Arsenal way?

30 Dec 2013

Something strange happened in north-east England about 3.20pm on Sunday afternoon. It was almost creepy, slightly unnerving and borderline unbelievable. Arsène Wenger parked the bus. The French manager, more renowned for his stoic and unwavering commitment to attacking football, decided to shut up shop in his side’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United. Responding to Alan […]

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