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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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Football at its finest returns to Edensor Park

Football at its finest returns to Edensor Park

1 day ago

Two worlds will collide this Tuesday night in Sydney’s west. Two eras of Australian football that have been kept apart for the past 10 years will finally meet. And there’s a lot on the line. Expect fireworks when Sydney United (nee Croatia) host Sydney FC in the FFA Cup round of 16 at Edensor Park, […]

FFA’s national plan hinges on football reuniting

FFA's national plan hinges on football reuniting

4 days ago

Following FFA chief executive David Gallop’s address in Sydney on Thursday, where he announced plans to develop a National Plan for the Whole of Football, it appears FFA are now ready to once again embrace old soccer. The key goals, in short, are to connect the top tier of football with the grassroots, fix youth […]

Love, a slice of cheese and Haliti’s bare chest: True football returns

Love, a slice of cheese and Haliti’s bare chest: True football returns

15 Sep 2014

With the AFL and NRL finals done for another week, football takes centre stage once again across Australia. Round-ball tragics can rejoice that the magic of cup football will merge with the glamour of continental competition over the next few days. It all starts with the FFA Cup round of 16 on Tuesday night. While […]

McGlinchey’s Phoenix rebirth highlights compensation flaws

McGlinchey's Phoenix rebirth highlights compensation flaws

12 Sep 2014

One of the A-League’s most drawn-out contract wrangles is nearing a conclusion, with Michael McGlinchey’s signature on a Wellington Phoenix contract expected to be imminent. Yet while the saga should satisfy McGlinchey, Wellington and the Professional Footballers Association, where does it leave the midfielder’s former team, Central Coast Mariners? The club has done the admirable […]

Jedi’s force gets more powerful with Luke in the Socceroos

Jedi’s force gets more powerful with Luke in the Socceroos

8 Sep 2014

The Socceroos’ 2-0 loss to Belgium last week brought up a number of concerns from fans across the world, but what was most damning about the performance was the lack of control our midfield generals exerted on the game. Mile Jedinak and Mark Milligan were completely overrun in the middle of the park, and far […]

What we learnt from Socceroos versus Belgium

What we learnt from Socceroos versus Belgium

5 Sep 2014

The Socceroos went down 2-0 to a star-studded Belgian side on Friday morning, outclassed by quarter finalists at this year’s FIFA World Cup. In a new-look team featuring two debutants in the back line, it was always going to be an uphill battle for Ange Postecoglou’s charges. The stats may read as five losses in […]

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