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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 happened? AFL Round 16, 2019

There was a mixture of close games and one-sided matches, but few contests that were in between. It was great to get back to discussing the footy and not have any controversy. The race for the finals is well and truly alive. There were four games with a margin of three goals or less, but […]

Cameron has been goalless 2 weeks in a row.
Not left field, merely my opinion.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Grundy plays in a quality team, Kelly has been good, but not quite good enough, Cripps hasn’t played well every week and Sicily was strongly considered.

My All Australian side after Round 17

He is listed at full forward as my AA team has a good spread of goal kickers. No key forward warrants a spot in the team.

My All Australian side after Round 17

No, that’s merely my opinion, I believe Walsh is a more talented player and brings more to the team.

My All Australian side after Round 17

I strongly considered Cats players, but couldn’t find a spot for them. Who would be in your team?

My All Australian side after Round 17

Bont has contributed more to his team than Cameron.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Cripps is a player that is good, but not as good as Walsh, Cripps is a player that is highly rated by the media.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Cameron doesn’t warrant a spot in the team. There are players that have kicked less goals, but contribute more to their team. Jarrod Witts is outstanding, not due to his team being no good, but because he is a quality player.
Luke Parker is a superstar.
I’d be interested who else would be in your team?

My All Australian side after Round 17

For the type of player he is; he needs to hit the scoreboard more. In the last 5 games has only kicked 10 goals and has had 2 goalless games. Naughton can go goalless and still contribute to the team from a structural point of view. It’s not based purely on stats.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Witts is captain and plays out of his skin to try and get the Suns competitive.

My All Australian side after Round 17

I’m not a fan of Jeremy Cameron; he hasn’t kicked enough goals this year to be considered, has gone missing at important times in games. Who else would you consider?
Naughton may not have the stats, but is important structurally to the Bulldogs.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Not at all, that’s why it’s “my” All Australian side; provocative is the last thing I want to be. De Goey has kicked a goal every game and Parker is a quality player. Tarrant is outstanding at Centre Half Back. Josh Kelly is the player any team could least afford to lose. What team would have you picked?

My All Australian side after Round 17

Crisp deserves some midfield time every week.
James Aish is a star.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Some interesting points you make. That’s the point I wanted to be authentic and not pick a team based on reputation or media hype.
Hawkins was close to selection. Billings has been outstanding and plays on the wing, Tim Kelly isn’t on the wing. Bont at FF was a tough decision, but couldn’t find any tall forwards. Witts has carried the team. Thanks for your comments on Lycett; very interesting.

My All Australian side after Round 17

Who would you take out of the team for Harris Andrews?
Which Richmond players would you have in your team?

My All Australian side after Round 17

It’s more a reflection of how tough it has been for tall forwards this season; out of necessity more than anything else. Who would be your key forwards?

My All Australian side after Round 17

Are you referring to the small forward line?

My All Australian side after Round 17

Don’t you rate Witts or Lycett?

My All Australian side after Round 17

Thanks for the kind words. They weren’t left field to me! Who would you have had in your team?

My All Australian side after Round 17

Strongly considered Tom Stewart, Tim Kelly and Tom Hawkins and of course Brodie Grundy. I wanted to be authentic and pick the players I think deserve a spot in the team.

My All Australian side after Round 17

The Bulldogs can compete with anyone if they play their “best” footy? Also, they have Daniel and Wallis to come back. Has there been a better half back flanker than Daniel this season in the competition?

What happened? AFL Round 16, 2019

Not at all Peter. The Bulldogs have won 3 of the last 4 and the 1 they lost they outplayed the Magpies in my opinion.

2019 AFL power rankings: Round 16

Very informative, but shouldn’t the Bulldogs be higher on the list than 13th as they beat the top team?

2019 AFL power rankings: Round 16

Good article; well done for taking a risk and making a brave prediction.

Richmond's 2019 season may be their best yet

Good points you made. Can the Bulldogs be a chance to win the premiership “if” they make the 8?

What happened? AFL Round 16, 2019