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Andrew is the producer of The Roar's Game of Codes podcast.

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I think Geoff raises interesting points about Smith’s last couple of months, along with Handscomb’s form and all the test cricket coming up after the WC. Smith’s selection is certainly more nuanced than simply boiling down to whether or not he has talent, as he obviously has it in spades. That said, I don’t take issue with him being named in the squad as much as some others do.

Steve Smith is finding some IPL form, but does that justify his World Cup selection?

Amazing what can happen in a few weeks.

Steve Smith is finding some IPL form, but does that justify his World Cup selection?

Is it too early to say the season is already over for every team who is 1-4 heading into the round, or is 1-5 the threshold (surely no later)?

NRL Round 6: The two teams in desperate need of a win

All I’m saying is that I can understand the frustration of Blues fans, without agreeing that it’s time for Bolton to be sacked.

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?

They certainly aren’t the only team to have had a crappy decade, doesn’t change things for the Blues though.

It was looking like my Pies were heading down a similar path until last year — whether that was an outlier remains to be seen.

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?

Morning Macca, you can hear Jay answer the question and offer his reasoning in the audio embed. I think they both make interesting points, and as you highlight with those stats there are some promising areas of improvement since last year – even if a positive trend on the stat sheet is the bare minimum given how poor they were in 2018.

If I was a Blues fan I would be filthy with how long they’ve been out of contention, but I share the sentiment that it’s perhaps more a hangover from errors made by the footy dept rather than Bolton.

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?

Typo from me Aiden, he’s been a rugby (and cricket) expert here for close to a decade.

The 'clear frontrunner' to replace Folau for the Wallabies

That’s a scenario we’d certainly never want to see again, although that’s probably more of an umpiring error than anything else. It’s just frustrating to see players with the ball running into the defender as the ball is advanced to milk a free kick, or defenders being penalised for rushing back to get on the mark 50m away only to be called for encroaching, resulting in a 100m penalty. It’s arguable players will adjust and learn to avoid infringing but a 50m penalty is already such an advantage, the player with the ball’s right to play on in this particular circumstance doesn’t justify such a messy rule in my eyes.

Have the AFL's new rules actually changed anything?

Thanks for the feedback, Don. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be testing and learning about the best ways to share this content for the benefit of everyone on the site. Today is day dot, so appreciate your patience in this brief launch period!

Can Canberra be Melbourne's biggest challenger in 2019?

It doesn’t help that the long kick-in almost always results in a heavy contest.
Thoughts on playing on during a 50m penalty?

Have the AFL's new rules actually changed anything?

Glad I’m not the only one regretting silly tips this morning!

Why were we so desperate to write off the Cats?

A swan is more threatening than the sun?

Geelong has answered their most pressing off-season questions. Now for a premiership

Good. Club’s decision, irrelevant what other teams are doing. They’re listening to the community and getting independent assistance. What more could you want?

Crusaders seriously considering name change after admitting current branding "no longer tenable"

You’re right, how dare those children play a sport of their choosing!

A little patience will help the AFLW go a very long way

Wouldn’t be surprised if rugby was the true origin of such a scandal!

In 1907, Collingwood ‘stunned the footy world’ by incorporating bare knees into their uniform

There’s some fascinating history behind those clubs that go back to the 20th century.

In 1907, Collingwood ‘stunned the footy world’ by incorporating bare knees into their uniform

Still, pretty confusing how you’ve contended it:

“Alex Rance haters won’t want to hear this, but his absence in the Tiger backline was the entire difference […] Would Richmond have won with Rance present (and Jack Riewoldt’s wrist healthy)? Probably not”

Also baffled you think Richmond are somehow close to being ignored simply because they’re being called out for a poor performance. The media froths them. And would the Pies really be getting more than their share if they continue to dominate premiership contenders like they did last night?

Thursday's great game exposed the genius of Alex Rance

Well said Marnie. Why people aren’t willing to give Hogan the benefit of the doubt is beyond me, especially when said doubt should have been removed as soon as the club specified he was struggling with mental health issues.

AFL fans can't pick and choose when to care about mental health

Jack, where exactly did Mary say it never happens to anyone else?

It’s absurd to suggest the threats of violence and abuse directed at many women online is not unique in any way. It’s a similar fallacy to responding to every article about domestic abuse of women with “but men are abused, too!”

Of course male athletes cop abuse, sometimes violent in nature. But if you refuse to recognise the pattern of vitriol directed at women, it might be time to “take the blinkers off”, as you say.

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