Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon

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.


A-League review panel to examine Joel Griffiths' post-game row with ref

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...


Newcastle Jets coach Clayton Zane happy with debut despite 3-0 defeat to Central Coast Mariners

Robert Dillon Clayton Zane believes his baptism of fire against Central Coast will help him grow as a coach.


Coach says Jets need to fire up for Heart

Gary Van Egmond

Robert Dillon Gary van Egmond reminds his players of the perils of leaving their run too late.


Newcastle Jets beaten by Perth Glory

Chris Harold of the Glory contests the ball with Jacob Pepper of the Jets

Robert Dillon The Newcastle Jets were left ruing a controversial no-goal decision after an upset loss to Perth Glory on Saturday night.

Nathan Burns torn between two goals

Nathan Burns

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.


This time, goalkeeper hopes for a quiet afternoon against Melbourne Victory

Mark Birighitti.

Robert Dillon It was a game Mark Birighitti would prefer to forget, but instead remembers as 'a goalkeeper's nightmare'.


Taggart hat-trick as Jets sink Heart 3-1

Adam Taggart.

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.

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Wandering Bridge eyes unprecedented hat-trick of titles

Mark Bridge

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.

Farina fires a warning to struggling stars

Frank Farina

Robert Dillon SYDNEY FC coach Frank Farina has warned that some of his players are running out of chances to prove they are worthy of selection following the 2-1 loss to the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium on...

Resurgent Jets heap misery on Sky Blues


Robert Dillon NEWCASTLE JETS reclaimed a top-six berth and left Sydney FC languishing in the A-League cellar with victory at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night.


Gallop hails waking giant as boom TV deal looms

FFA Chairman Frank Lowy and FFA CEO David Gallop.

Dominic Bossi, Robert Dillon FOOTBALL FEDERATION Australia is set to unveil a new TV deal on Monday that will deliver an expected $160 million over four years, more than double the value of the previous broadcast rights.

Cox helps Diamonds cruise to win over South Africa

Catherine Cox

Robert Dillon CATHERINE COX reminded Novocastrians why she is one of Australian netball's all-time greats with a typically dominant display in last night's win over South Africa at the Newcastle Entertainment...


Cox shines in win by Diamonds

Looking ahead: Australia's Chelsea Pitman looks to pass last night.

Robert Dillon, Newcastle Catherine Cox shows why she is one of Australia's all-time greats.