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Long time writer/blogger for the Roar. Want to sports write full time. Follow me on Twitter @davidholden3101 or my website: davidholden3101.wixsite.com/mysite

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Sharks are decimated tonight. Before the start of the season, our best case backline would have been 1. Moylan, 2. Morris, 3. Xerri, 4, Ramien, 5. Dugan, 6. Johnson and 7. Townsend. Only Johnson is playing tonight. Fifita remains out. I’m a Sharks fan but we should be outsiders at Suncorp

Tips and predictions for NRL Round 12

Freddy wants to solve an “identity crisis” by merging 4 Sydney clubs where tribalism represents a fair chunk of their supporter bases. How does this make any sense at all? He’s nuts

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 12

Foiled again

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 12

Cool, I hadn’t noticed that but good to see my correct tipping total is now showing

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 12

I’m a Sharks supporter but have gone the Broncos this week. This is exactly the type of match that Cronulla will forget to show up at.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 12

It’s beautiful, isn’t it….

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 11

I think a better attitude leads to resilience.

Resilience is the problem at the Broncos

sorry, what?

Resilience is the problem at the Broncos

stop it kk, I feel like I am going to vomit.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 10

Keep them coming, kk. AJ is going to sink under a sea of compliments.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 10

Well, you are destined to get at least the Tigers vs Rabbits correct

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

I guess the real point is why is there a need to mix the game up when the players and fans are happy the way it is. I get your point about basketball. It’s worth remembering though that the WNBL is long established in Australia but Super Netball is much more popular. A Super Shot is not guaranteed to bring any new supporters through the door

Super Netball doesn't need to change

I’m in touch with reality, thanks, and the reality is the large majority of fans and players want the game to stay as is.

Super Netball doesn't need to change

It is a bit of a concern. At least I will get 1 back this weekend…

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 7

As an old opening bat, I’m offended. I did most of my scoring in the reverse “v”, between fine leg and 3rd slip

Hey NRL, where did all the talent go?

I will be blogging tonight if you are interested in Bulldogs and Roosters

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Come on AJ, you know you don’t win comps in April, or June in this case. I’m timing my run perfectly.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 4

I checked the book of Gibson quotes. Maybe I misquoted his misquote

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 3

Cam, if you read the article, you would have noticed that the list was in chronological order, not ranking in terms of biggest miracle. Too hard to split in my opinion

2016: The year of the sporting miracle

Quantity of the breach was very, very different but then I’m 100pc biased

2016: The year of the sporting miracle

We were at Cathy Freeman’s night at the Olympics. Never been a part of such a great atmosphere…I will always remember it

What events are on your sporting bucket list?

Chris Matthews comes to mind as well

The ten most cringe-worthy moments in Australian sport

yes, came in at Number 2

The ten most cringe-worthy moments in Australian sport

Sorry my error there. I did know it was pentathlon as I think he tested positive at the fencing discipline. Didn’t transfer to my typing skills however

The ten most cringe-worthy moments in Australian sport

Fair point about Jack. The reason I didn’t include her was that she wasn’t the first, but she would be definitely in the mix. I included the peptides given the scale, but also all the drama at the announcement.

The ten most cringe-worthy moments in Australian sport