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Janek Speight

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

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Mulvey’s sacking indicates where the Roar’s power lies

Mulvey's sacking indicates where the Roar's power lies

4 days ago

From A-League coach of the year to unemployed – all within six months. No matter which way you look at it, Mike Mulvey’s departure from Brisbane Roar is a cruel and unfitting end to his tenure as head coach. Five losses and a solitary win in the opening six matches of the 2014-15 A-League has […]

The magic of the FFA Cup: Should the final have a permanent home?

The magic of the FFA Cup: Should the final have a permanent home?

21 Nov 2014

On Thursday, Adelaide United announced that the FFA Cup final against Perth Glory had been sold out. Fantastic news, but it also left the feeling that it could have been so much more. The final will be held at Coopers Stadium, which has a capacity of 17,000. Given tickets sold out in just three days, […]

Newcastle Jetting towards oblivion

Newcastle Jetting towards oblivion

17 Nov 2014

As Alan Milliner put the whistle to his lips for the final time on Friday night, occupants of Hunter Stadium let out raucous boos. Even though the sounds were coming through the computer speakers, it was a disapproving din I’ve never heard in Newcastle before, at least not with so much vigour. The town’s football […]

Mr Football, signing off in true style

Mr Football, signing off in true style

14 Nov 2014

In the same week where we remembered a true great of the game, Johnny Warren, perhaps the only man his equal said an emotional goodbye to the football public. Les Murray, known in tandem with Warren as Mr and Mrs Football, signed off from SBS for the final time after 35 years promoting the game. […]

Covic omission from AFC Player of the Year nominations is a Sham

Covic omission from AFC Player of the Year nominations is a Sham

12 Nov 2014

His save in the Asian Champions League final was mentioned in the same breathe as Gordon Banks and Pelé, but Ante Covic has been snubbed from the 2014 Asian Player of the Year nominations. In his place, is Australian public enemy number one, Al Hilal’s Nasser Al Shamrani, who infamously head-butted and spat at Matthew […]

David Gallop’s two-year report card

David Gallop's two-year report card

10 Nov 2014

Two years ago this week, David Gallop arrived into the position as the Football Federation of Australia’s new chief executive, replacing the much criticised reign of Ben Buckley. Tasked with bringing the A-League into a new era and strengthening ties with Asia, just how has Gallop performed during his short time in charge? CATCH UP […]

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