Gordon Smith Roar Rookie

Gordon Smith

Roar Rookie

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I'm a Yank who stays up Friday and Saturday nights from March through September to get my fix o'footy.

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February 2017
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Wandering down AFL’s expectation lane

Wandering down AFL's expectation lane

5 days ago

Four weeks into the season and the stratification is already happening. Let’s take a stroll down Expectation Lane, where as many as 16 teams can be happy a month into the home-and-away.

Speed the key to righting the Hawks’ season

Speed the key to righting the Hawks' season

12 Apr 2017

The running theme of the pre-season predictions was the disbelief among prognosticators in the ‘rule of two or three’ – every season for the last decade (and almost every season in history), either two or three teams in the finals one year dropped out and were replaced the next.

Weekly AFL meanderings: AFLW’s sweetly surprising success

Weekly AFL meanderings: AFLW's sweetly surprising success

21 Mar 2017

With the boys taking a week off to gather themselves for the kick-off of season 2017, let’s take a moment to examine the ladies’ work in this experimental first season of the AFLW.

Meta-predictions for AFL in 2017

Meta-predictions for AFL in 2017

21 Mar 2017

As part of my own scoring system, I’ve been tallying every possible prediction I can find for the upcoming AFL season in two categories: player of the year and final finishing order.

Weekly AFL meanderings: How to wrap your head around the AFLW finals

Weekly AFL meanderings: How to wrap your head around the AFLW finals

14 Mar 2017

Firstly, a follow-up to my question last week: who are the ‘footy family’ member that we need to include along with Channel Nine’s apparent nomination of Kevin Sheedy as the ‘father figure of footy’?

My weekly AFL meanderings

My weekly AFL meanderings

10 Mar 2017

There are too many topics that don’t deserve an entire article but that don’t deserve to be ignored, either. So they’ve ganged together and taken a time share on Bondi Beach alongside Mr and Mrs Franklin, waiting for your attention.