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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.

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

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It’s time to talk about the Wellington Phoenix

It’s time to talk about the Wellington Phoenix

3 hours ago

Firmly in the finals mix, scoring goals for fun, producing some eye-catching football and featuring some of the A-League’s brightest imports. No, it’s not Adelaide United, it’s the Wellington Phoenix. The scenario is uncommon ground for the sole New Zealand representative in the A-League, yet it’s well deserved and proof that off-field management is starting […]

Socceroos: Ange and his charges determined to see out football philosophy

Socceroos: Ange and his charges determined to see out football philosophy

3 days ago

In October 2013, the Socceroos were in disarray. They had been for some time, though the Football Federation of Australia were reluctant to admit it. Australia had recently qualified for their third consecutive World Cup under manager Holger Osieck, but the tide was nevertheless turning against the German national. Results had been sub-par, the team […]

Inaugural FFA Cup final is one for the history books

Inaugural FFA Cup final is one for the history books

15 Dec 2014

Two of the A-League’s inaugural clubs will fittingly battle out the inaugural FFA Cup final on Tuesday night. But among the flashy lights of modern Australian football, both clubs also represent a vital link to the game’s past. While they don’t hark back to the 1970s, and the origins of national football, or represent the […]

Socceroos: Ange must be brave and continue the revolution

Socceroos: Ange must be brave and continue the revolution

12 Dec 2014

Ange Postecoglou’s 46-man Asian Cup squad is a big one to sift through, but if one thing’s clear about the personnel, it’s that Ange can go one of two ways. The first is to stick to the known, tested and safe. The second is to blood new talent and continue on the road to fulfilling […]

Club World Cup farce fitting for an amateur league, not an ‘A’ league

Club World Cup farce fitting for an amateur league, not an 'A' league

8 Dec 2014

After Australian football was dragged out to play on a sub-par cricket pitch on Friday night, the A-League’s current flagship club, the Western Sydney Wanderers, were slumping to their sixth defeat of the domestic season just 24 hours later. And similar to the power outages that further diminished the credibility of playing matches at North […]

Let the Mariners sink and Australian football will lose a vital anchor

Let the Mariners sink and Australian football will lose a vital anchor

5 Dec 2014

It’s the same old story, year after year, and it’s getting a bit tiresome. But the financial woe surrounding the Central Coast Mariners has once again reared its ugly head. This time it’s been highlighted due to foundation coach Lawrie McKinna stepping down from his ambassador role after growing disenchanted with the direction of the […]

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