The Roar
The Roar

Doran Smith

Roar Guru

Joined February 2018

43.1k

Views

106

Published

316

Comments

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.

Published

Comments

You’ll have to wait and see! Looking to do a another AA after Round 11!

The three most important players for each team in Round 7

1. Andrew Redmayne GK (Sydney FC)
2. Ryan Strain (Adelaide United)
3. Bart Schenkeveld (Melbourne City)
4. Shane Lowry (Perth Glory)
5. Scott Galloway (Adelaide United)
6. Neil Kilkenny (Perth Glory)
7. Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix)
8. Josh Brillante (Sydney FC)
9. Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United)
10. Ola Toivonen (Melbourne Victory)
11. Roy Krishna (Wellington Phoenix)
Bench
1. Filip Kurto GK (Wellington Phoenix)
2. Jordan Elsey (Adelaide United)
3. Ryan Kitto (Adelaide United)
4. Diego Castro (Perth Glory)
5. Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory)

The Roar’s A-League team of the season are Johnny Warren Medal contenders

Time will tell whether he can do anything with the current team, without the likes of Birchall and Mitchell and how he goes regenerating the team.

What happened? AFL Round 7, 2019

I am not disputing that Clarkson has been a successful coach. It’s not necessary to comment in that manner when your team has the lost the game to a team coached by someone who has been intensely criticized and scrutinized in the media. You could see the emotion that Goodwin showed after the game and what the win meant to him, I am merely saying that you should show a bit of humility in that situation.

What happened? AFL Round 7, 2019

Thanks Peter, that’s exactly why there isn’t one person on the All Australian panel.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Thanks Gordon, the only thing I am looking to accomplish is to remain authentic in my views.

AFL coaching ladder: Rounds 1-6

Thanks for that Dingo. I considered putting Dew and Woosha higher, but you can’t keep everyone happy!

AFL coaching ladder: Rounds 1-6

Good observation

My All Australian side after Round 6

You are entitled to your opinion.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Merrett is a quality player who doesn’t have to get clearances to impact the game, Merrett has had one disappointing game this year, but doesn’t need a lot of disposals to impact the game.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Tom Stewart isn’t as good as Webster in my opinion. Duncan’s game in Round 4 was his best. Rohan has been exceptional, not due to anyone else but only because he is an exceptional player in the forward 50.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Talia is elite. Hombsch has been instrumental in the Suns winning half their games. Burton- the recruit of the year. Merrett and Brayshaw are elte. Taberner has kicked a minnimum of 1 goal a game. Duncan is an important player for the Cats. Ebert is outstanding. Worpel and Walsh are integral as they impact the game every time they touch the ball, as does Newman.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Who is shocking in that team? Media hype isn’t everything.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Watch their respective Round 6 games again and then reconsider that point. Merrett is an elite player, he made an impact every time he got the ball.

My All Australian side after Round 6

You can’t say the likes of Whitfield, Boak, Rohan and De Goey are dreadful selections? I am interested in who you would pick in your team?

My All Australian side after Round 6

Thanks for the compliment. Which players selection do you think are contentious?

My All Australian side after Round 6

Who would you take out of the team for Shane Edwards?

My All Australian side after Round 6

The Tigers play team first football, which means they have had even contributions from the twenty-two that step out on the field.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Cripps isn’t as good as Merrett.
Vlastuin was outstanding in Round 6.
Couldn’t put Ablett ahead of the likes of Rohan, Sexton and De Goey.
Grimes hasn’t been as good as the likes of Webster and Burton.
Neale wins plenty of the ball, but look how the Dockers are playing without him.
Couldn’t pick Kelly ahead of Whitfield or Duncan.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Why inconsistent?
It’s merely a difference of opinion.

My All Australian side after Round 6

They are in those positions; Talia and Hombsch over Pearce and let’s not forget Webster.
Witts is outstanding and the Suns have won 3 out of 6 due to him to some extent.
Brayshaw is elite as is Walsh, Worpel and Merrett.
Mckay, Newman, Taberner and Henderson have all played well in the first 6 Rounds.
Why not mention the likes of Sexton, Rohan and De Goey don’t they deserve a spot?

My All Australian side after Round 6

That’s why I’m not on the AA panel to pick the team.

My All Australian side after Round 6

I still feel Bontempelli can improve.

My All Australian side after Round 6

Merrett had one poor game this season.

My All Australian side after Round 6

I do watch the Power’s games, but based it on Boak’s starting position and they often name midfielder’s on the half forward flank in the All Australian team.
Mckay is playing in a team that has only registered 1 win and is always an important part of the Blues team as he has kept them competitive in the past 2 weeks in the absence of Charlie Curnow and showed what a good player he was in Round 5 with 4 goals.

My All Australian side after Round 6