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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 has done some freelance writing.

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Looking forward to seeing Jordon Sweet play up against Xerri.

The crucial cogs of AFL's Round 11: Which players need to be the difference makers?

Thanks for your constructive critcism.

The crucial cogs of AFL's Round 8: Which players need to be the difference makers?

Steele definitely wasn’t the best player BT, but it was the pivotal moment in the match when he scored and made it 2-1 in favour of the Mariners, which ultimately made the difference. Doka was the best player.

An avalanche of goals but still some clean sheets to end the season: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 26

Burgess did find pockets of space, but nothing in the final third. Interesting to see if Gomes plays against Macarthur, as they scored seven goals without him.

An avalanche of goals but still some clean sheets to end the season: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 26

Thanks for your input Kitwally. Must of been great to be at the game. Arzani must continue to add goals to his game to feature in the Socceroos squad. Great to see the Jets stick around as they’ve been competitive.

An avalanche of goals but still some clean sheets to end the season: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 26

Thanks for your input throughout the season, Grem. There’s no disputing Taylor has plenty of potential. Interested in what you think of Wilmering.

An avalanche of goals but still some clean sheets to end the season: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 26

Thanks Chris, great to see Merrrett has a coach who believes in him.

The crucial cogs of AFL's Round 7: Which players need to be the difference makers?

Agree with you Grem; the Cove were amazing!

Thrilling finishes, goalie heroics and a Sky Blue derby: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 24

A week is a long time in football!

Stoppage-time heroes and back-heel magicians: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 23

The future looks bright for Jelacic.

Captain's knocks, new faces and match-winning braces: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 19

The way Rodrigues is playing displays how sorely missed he is at City.
I am a big fan of Burgess and was happy to see him in the starting 11.

Captain's knocks, new faces and match-winning braces: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 19

Thanks Grem. Germain, Lewis and Jake Hollman have also performed well throughout the season.

Goal-scoring fullbacks, Tilio magic: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 18

The heading of this article says it all, unfortunately Arnie will stick with Duke up front.

Adam Taggart will win the A-League Golden Boot - and he should be leading the Socceroo front line

Some insightful opinions, couldn’t agree more about Barcellos diving and the tackle Farrell made was unacceptable. I’m interested in who you would’ve picked for the Jets.

Young talents, old heads and Socceroos: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 17

Hopefully the Bulls and Mariners is an entertaining game.

Super subs, skippers and shot-stoppers: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 16

I’m a big fan of Henry Hore, but I felt that the goal from Mileusnic got the Roar back into the game, which made the difference. It doesn’t mean I think Mileusnic was the best player for the Roar.

Young talents, old heads and Socceroos: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 17

Brattan is thriving under Talay. Based on Taggart’s form he should definitely be in the Socceroos squad.

Young talents, old heads and Socceroos: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 17

Chief is doing a good job with balancing youth and experience.

Young talents, old heads and Socceroos: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 17

Interested in your thoughts, as to whether the Roar need Aldred and if you think O’Shea is a better captain.

Super subs, skippers and shot-stoppers: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 16

About 1 minute 20 seconds into his post-match press conference, he was asked about taking Burgess off at half time; https://aleagues.com.au/videos/id/ufuk-talay-press-conference-western-united-v-sydney-fc/6346147963112/

Debutants, defiant keepers and the 'Kiwi Messi': The A-League players who were the difference in Round 15

I can’t see Lachlan Brook being consistent, but I could be wrong. It doesn’t mean that Gomes was the best player, but he made the difference. I’m interested in what you make of Burgess being substituted off at half time.

Debutants, defiant keepers and the 'Kiwi Messi': The A-League players who were the difference in Round 15

It’s not the same squad that Kisnorbo was lucky enough to have. The recruiting hasn’t been great this season. Jakolis is injured, so hopefully they get him back, Arslan could be out for a while after the red card. Sakhi left to play in Europe, Souprayen is injured too. Leckie is only just back from injury and J mac up front is a bit one dimensional. Hopefully young players, Caputo and Mazzeo amount to something and Tilio will make a difference.

Debutants, defiant keepers and the 'Kiwi Messi': The A-League players who were the difference in Round 15

Would Rudan have complained that much if the Wanderers had won?

Rudan lashes officials as Bulls pip WSW, Gauci's dream move, City struggling

Brought Fornaroli and Tilio on too late. We lacked the final pass that Goodwin provides and a threat from set pieces. There are right-backs in the A-League that would’ve done a better job.

'No fluency, seem rigid': Socceroos ride their luck to the top of Asian Cup group but key failure shows huge cause for concern

Arzani’s set pieces have suprised me, as he has developed that part of his game.

Creators, goal line clearers and goal-scorers: The A-League players who were the difference in Round 13

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