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Doran Smith

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Doran Smith is a passionate sports fan. He predominantly follows AFL, football and cricket. He has a Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting and Business Law. He also does some freelance writing.

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What do you think of 15 minute quarters, with every team playing each other twice to make a 34 Round Season?

The game is too long. Shorter quarters are here to stay

I think Mauk was an astute signing and he has plenty of potential.

Bruce Djite: "The immediate future of Australian football is precarious"

You make some constructive points!

Bruce Djite: "The immediate future of Australian football is precarious"

Actually I’m a Collingwood supporter!

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: West Coast Eagles

It was a written interview and Bruce was a thorough gentleman.

Bruce Djite: "The immediate future of Australian football is precarious"

Due to the Coronavirus I was unsure when and whether AFL would start in Season 2020 as I felt like the whole AFL Season could be a write off. This concern was due to other sports events being cancelled, ie soccer, cricket, both rugby codes and even individual sports such as golf and tennis.

The possible cancellation of the AFL Season helped bring about ideas for future Seasons to have more revenue, ie shorter games, with every team playing each other twice, which would persevere the integrity of the competition.

I did back up my statements ie increasing the amount of games, shorter games and therefore Collingwood would travel more than 4 times in a Season; I happen to be a Collingwood supporter, but I am not biased.

Due to the game being shortened, it should be play on if the ball hits post and comes back into play, therefore the game be more free flowing, but I understand your concerns that the fabric of the game should not be lost.

What should the AFL look like in 2021 and beyond?

Maybe Talay was just the perfect manager to turn Devlin into a better player and improve.

Cameron Devlin on Ufuk Talay and playing for Australia

Shows what a Coach Carl Robinson is?

All that was missing from Ugarkovic’s game was goals.

A-League Round 23: Team of the week

Shows how subjective team selection is. They did win the A-League title though so I guess I’m wrong to think he could have been given a chance.

Could have kept Devlin instead of recruiting Baumjohann?

Cameron Devlin on Ufuk Talay and playing for Australia

Thanks for your astute assessment.

Would be great to see an exhibition game, between the different age groups, what do you think?

Picking the AFL's best players aged over 30

Josh Kelly is 1 of my favourite players; tried to take the emotion out of it.

Picking a team of AFL players aged 24 to 26

It’s subjective!

Picking a team of AFL players aged 24 to 26

Nothing against Moore, I rate Sicily extremely high as a player; trying to be honest as it’s an extremely subjective exercise!

Picking a team of AFL players aged 24 to 26

Burton will show he is a quality player; that’s why Port Adelaide recruited him?

The AFL all-star under-23s

Wouldn’t expect any less.
Remember Devlin’s 1st and only goal for Sydney FC; he was a substitute, then never featured again; at least that’s what I remembered, but can’t recall him being in the starting line up for Sydney FC.

Cameron Devlin on Ufuk Talay and playing for Australia

Doedee is better than Andrews in my opinion.

The AFL all-star under-23s

He plays every game and it appears that his morale never wavers; its admirable.

I’m not saying winning means nothing, but it’s not everything.

Gianni Stensness on the Under 20 World Cup and Ronaldinho

No worries; thanks to you for a great article as Devlin isn’t only a good player, but a quality person as well.

Cameron Devlin on Ufuk Talay and playing for Australia

Respect everyone’s opinion.

What should the AFL look like in 2021 and beyond?

Thanks your comment; your team is good; happy you picked Lycett in the ruck and Milera on the wing; rate both highly despite picking MIlera on a half back flank and Lycett at full forward. Also, great to see Westhoff and Ebert in the team!

AFL Preseason Challenge Cup: South Australia

This article to a lot of work.

Had to play 3 defenders as wouldn’t have known who to pick at right back if there were 4 defenders, probably Cacace!

Who would be in your team of left footers?

Left-footed A-League All Stars

Do you think that there will ever be a Tassie team?

AFL Preseason Challenge Cup: Victoria

Who’s Courtney-Perkins?

An A-League Olympic squad for 2021

Duggan is a quality defender.

I believe Vardy could play CHF if given the opportunity; remember this is a hypothetical exercise and extremely subjective.

AFL Preseason Challenge Cup: Western Australia

Strongly considered putting Doedee higher on the list.

Do you think the Crows would have won had Doedee played Round 1 of AFL Season 2020?

The ten players your team can least afford to lose: Adelaide Crows