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Blake Standfield

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Joined January 2013









When you walk into the casino dressed like a twelve year old you’re going to get ID’d.

Boomers vs USA fiasco an insult to Aussie basketball

Too easy

'I've never coached better': Ross Lyon

Then we’d miss out on all those 30 second reports most people base their ‘opinions’ on.

Why the US Open could be Nick Kyrgios’ best chance so far

The first 38 minutes were not of the highest standard.

Manly stun Storm with golden-point win

That first half was as embarrassing as it gets. You see worse from from teams like Gold Coast and Fremantle every week but considering Collingwood’s billing.

Defiant Buckley insists Pies aren't far off

The Rabbitohs also did very well to overcome another disgraceful performance from all concerned in officiating the game.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 18

First match as world number 1 really isn’t a thing. The majority of ‘outraged’ fans didn’t even know the match was on until the controversial headlines the next day. Now we’re outraged that her match isn’t being played on centre court today.
Barty is achieving great things by playing consistent tennis against what’s very inconsistent and low standard competition at the moment. Men’s tennis brings in the crowds and the sponsorship dollars to give the woman equal prize money.

Channel Seven was right to show Kyrgios over Barty

It would be a talking point if the officiating of

Five talking points from State of Origin Game 1

Yeah ‘competitive’ against the bottom teams.

AFL mid-season rookie draft 2019: Your club's new players

That’s one horrendous bowling attack they have then.

Uber-flat English pitches would mar World Cup

They can give up the 2020 number 1 pick too.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 7

And what an impact they made.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 7

While I agree with the premise of this article most of those reads are people reading the headlines and skipping straight to the comments and most of the comments are the same people having the same repetitive arguments.

Clickbait alert! Sport is so much more than just games

Bolton is a painful character. Maybe he’s a better leader behind the scenes in which case he should edit or limit his public speaking.

Carlton have started to emerge

The fact that Carlton weren’t ‘gunna win’ any of those games is why Bolton should be sacked.

Should Carlton axe Brendon Bolton?


Introducing The Roar's brand new podcast - Game of Codes: Australia's biggest sporting debate

Are you kidding, the loss of one player who had no impact in the pre season will be the difference between a premiership or bottom four for freo.

Freo's Hogan banned for alcohol slip-up

What possible effect would Usain Bolt playing soccer in Gosford during the summer have on the AFL?

Can the Central Coast Mariners be fixed?

Geez how will freo go against teams that are defending.

Seven AFL talking points from the JLT Series week two

The differences between batting in the three formats are clear to most people as is the fact Big Bash form does not translate to ODI’s.
Maxwell is an opposite point as he deserved test selection based on his test and first class performances.

How can Justin Langer justify selecting Aaron Finch, but sack D'Arcy Short?

Hopefully Ponting can have a big influence on toughening up the weak culture Langer has developed, skills and selection. Langer’s public speaking is a liability too so Ponting could take that over. Langer can be in charge of bare foot yoga and cheesy mantras.

Finch on thin ice for World Cup

Cameron Bancroft is a world class batsman and a fantastic team mate who takes responsibility for his own actions. And his personal hygiene is above reproach.

Cameron Bancroft has put the Aussie top order on notice

It’s the Ross Lyon effect. We’re seeing it with Freo now.

2019 AFL season preview: St Kilda Saints

It doesn’t change the fact that Sri Lanka were pitiful in Canberra. Particularly their catching and fielding.

Renshaw and Patterson playing for Ashes spots in Sheffield Shield

I’d probably expect them to climb a few places higher with home ground advantage but in reality as with last year they will be one of the clear four worst teams.

2019 AFL Season Preview: Fremantle Dockers