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Cale Hellyer

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I am a writer who is interested in various sports: cricket, AFL, tennis, football, rugby union. When writing about sport, I always endeavour to spark polite conversation and healthy debate.

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Surely it’s self-evident the round is held in Melbourne specifically to take it to a growth market…

Super Round is a celebration of rugby - that's why it should have never been held in Melbourne

Guthrie is a massive loss in an already shallow midfield. Youngsters might step up, but he was a great addition after missing most of last year.

AFL News: WA great quits newspaper gig over Harley Reid article censor, huge blow for Cats star confirmed

Magnificent bowler, truly.

Wagner's last opera: NZ veteran to call it quits after Australia series

It highlights the absurdity of the draft system. West Coast have this excitement around them because they finished bottom.

'Overblown hysteria': Harley Reid is a gun, but he won't stop the Eagles finishing last again

Plenty of people are more upset that SPP can’t just potentially wreck an opponent’s brain than Brayshaw retiring because of head trauma. That says a lot about the character of these types of people.

'Ignores everything the AFL is asking': Port defend Powell-Pepper as ban looms for brutal hit which concussed Crow

I must say, I’ve loved watching the Mariners lately. They’re so efficient with their ball movement, and those little square crosses from the edge of the box are causing havoc against everyone.

The Central Coast Mariners are a reminder of what's good about the A-League Men

***I’m aware the the last point on Macarthur and CCM is incorrect. Information around prize money was made available after I wrote the article***

Prestige, but with a cost: Can A-League teams afford to play in Asian competitions?

Well I take the WTC extremely seriously. But it seems I would like to see them make the Final more than they would. It’s clear they don’t consider making the Final as something to gain or lose, because their priorities don’t include the WTC whatsoever. That’s their standard, not mine.

What does the ICC want cricket to look like? It can't be what South Africa sent to New Zealand...

Other than the typo missed in the editing process, what is wrong with that statement? It goes without saying they’ve achieved more than almost everyone on the cricketing stage, but if you extended your logic to everything, almost no one would be able to have opinions on anything. Most political analysts haven’t been Prime Minister. Most music critics haven’t composed a symphony. Most sports writers usually haven’t mastered the sports they write about.

What does the ICC want cricket to look like? It can't be what South Africa sent to New Zealand...

I wrote an article already where I acknowledged the West Indies great achievement. That wasn’t exactly a B-team, but a team without some of their best players. Which is also very disappointing. RSA picked some players probably not good enough for their C-team with everyone available.

What does the ICC want cricket to look like? It can't be what South Africa sent to New Zealand...

They have two different meanings.

Anyway, thanks for reading and engaging with my article.

Is Opening Round actually a good idea by the AFL after all?

Novel to the AFL. I didn’t say original.

Is Opening Round actually a good idea by the AFL after all?

I do like Gather Round, but it is silly. Much like the way many people like to watch comedy films, even though they’re also silly.

I wouldn’t spend $1000 on it though. It’ll be around 300 in total, thankfully.

The concept and the product are different things. The concept of teams travelling to Adelaide to play non-Adelaide teams is silly, but the sport they’ll be playing is nonetheless a quality product.

It’s also a novel concept, which is exciting.

Is Opening Round actually a good idea by the AFL after all?

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