A sports journalist since 1986 at the Newcastle Herald and Canberra Times (four years), Robert has covered 16 seasons of NRL-level rugby league, three rugby league tours of England, Test matches, Origins, grand finals, international and Sheffield Shield cricket, Wimbledon, A-League soccer and all manner of sport at grassroots level. His stories appear across the Fairfax Media network.
Robert Dillon It wasn't the home-ground win they craved, but the Newcastle Jets are entitled to claim a moral victory after holding A-League leaders Brisbane to a 1-1 draw at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
Robert Dillon For five minutes, last season's wooden spooners looked set to become the A-League's outright leaders.
Robert Dillon Football Federation Australia chief says many clubs had changed ownership over the history of the A-League and "transition usually produces a stronger club".
Robert Dillon Nathan Tinkler will have to find more than $500,000 by Wednesday or risk having his licence to own the Newcastle Jets revoked.
Robert Dillon The precarious financial situation at the embattled Newcastle club has worsened.
Robert Dillon Newcastle Herald journalist Robert Dillon got the full hairdryer treatment from the Newcastle Jets owner last week. Here's his reply
Robert Dillon Professional Footballers Australia has warned the Newcastle Jets they could be sued for "bullying and harassment" if five unwanted players are not allowed to join their teammates in full training.
Robert Dillon Football Federation Australia officials appear to be on a collision course with Newcastle Jets owner Nathan Tinkler after expressing "serious concerns" about the club's management and denying they...
Robert Dillon Nathan Tinkler could be forced to relinquish his second football club inside seven months after another tumultuous setback for the Newcastle Jets.
Robert Dillon Acting skipper Joel Griffiths says Newcastle are capable of beating any team and can kick-start their belated bid for the A-League play-offs against Adelaide at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
Robert Dillon Melbourne Victory maintained their unbeaten record as the Newcastle Jets found another way to self-destruct in a 2-all draw at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night.
Robert Dillon Melbourne Victory maintained its unbeaten record as the Newcastle Jets found another way to self-destruct in a 2-2 draw at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
Robert Dillon, Dominic Bossi Previous offences are not expected to count against Joel Griffiths but Newcastle's new signing still faces the prospect of being suspended for more than one game by the A-League's match-review panel...
Robert Dillon Clayton Zane believes his baptism of fire against Central Coast will help him grow as a coach.
Robert Dillon Gary van Egmond reminds his players of the perils of leaving their run too late.
Robert Dillon The Newcastle Jets were left ruing a controversial no-goal decision after an upset loss to Perth Glory on Saturday night.
Robert Dillon In-form Jets winger Nathan Burns is content to let the two clubs sharing his services decide whether he stayed in Newcastle for the rest of the season.
Robert Dillon It was a game Mark Birighitti would prefer to forget, but instead remembers as 'a goalkeeper's nightmare'.
Robert Dillon IN-form striker Adam Taggart continued his scoring spree as the Newcastle Jets notched a hat-trick of victories with a 3-1 triumph against Melbourne Heart on Sunday.
Robert Dillon HE HAS scored goals in grand final wins for Newcastle and Sydney FC, and Mark Bridge has no doubt the Western Sydney Wanderers are destined for similar success.