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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

Fußball über alles

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

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Brisbane Roar’s on-field regeneration could already be doomed

Brisbane Roar's on-field regeneration could already be doomed

3 days ago

Unpaid player wages, snubbing competitive football matches, an uncertain financial future and corporate sponsors fleeing. No, Gold Coast United have not returned to the A-League, welcome to the current daily existence of the Brisbane Roar.

Matildas give FFA yet another edge over competitors

Matildas give FFA yet another edge over competitors

29 Jun 2015

A late scrappy goal may have ended the Matildas’ World Cup dreams in the early hours of Sunday morning, yet their memorable campaign has given women’s football its biggest push yet in the rush for column inches and relevancy in Australia.

Kyrgyzstan’s qualifier performance belies lowly ranking

Kyrgyzstan's qualifier performance belies lowly ranking

17 Jun 2015

In the pre-game presser, Kyrgyzstan coach Aleksandr Krestinin admitted that some of his players were nervous ahead of their match against the Socceroos and that the team would “pay more attention to the defence”. Yet apart from a jittery opening minute his players were anything but overawed on Tuesday night.

Introducing Kyrgyzstan, the Asian Cup’s debutant in waiting

Introducing Kyrgyzstan, the Asian Cup's debutant in waiting

15 Jun 2015

Hurtling down Chui Prospekt in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, my taxi driver points to a towering figure fitted in battle attire mounted atop a galloping horse. “Manas,” he explains, language barriers preventing further discussion.

2015 Champions League Final: Enthralling tactical battle staged for Allegri and Enrique

2015 Champions League Final: Enthralling tactical battle staged for Allegri and Enrique

5 Jun 2015

On July 16, 2014, 300 Juventus fans protested against the appointment of Maxi Allegri as the club’s new manager. About six months later, on January 6, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was under fire amid rumours of squad discontent at the Catalan club.

Does it offend you, yeah? Reaction to a dance highlights deeper issues

Does it offend you, yeah? Reaction to a dance highlights deeper issues

1 Jun 2015

The innocuous action of performing an Indigenous war dance has sent Australian sports fans and media into a frenzy. Adam Goodes’ celebration on the weekend in the Swans’ victory over Carlton, which should have been applauded, has managed to showcase the worst of Australian society.

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