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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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My thoughts exactly. I’ve followed the Sharks for over 40 years and have been through plenty of lows and one big high. Have I played? Of course not. Am I emotionally invested after that long? 100%. I always refer to them as “us” or “my” and won’t be changing

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 22

Thanks Joe, that was a truly moving read. It puts into perspective all the little things that we worry about every day. Hope you and your wife are doing ok and that Tevita and Anna can eventually find a way forward from this tragedy

Tevita Pangai Jr's shattered heart is a season-ending injury

Always thought it odd that relay medley and individual medley had different orders…would be interesting to mix it up

McKeon's bizarre dead heat, relay team's big statement as Aussie challenge underway

Well, looks like I’m going to have the State of Origin tipping wrapped up after one game.

The Roar’s State of Origin expert tips and predictions: Queensland Maroons vs NSW Blues, Game 1, 2021

Strange in that play was allowed to go on after the tackle, only to backtrack 50 metres or so to award a penalty. I have no issues with the sin bin decision in today’s environment.

Committed Knights upset Sea Eagles

Thanks for your feedback

Storm overcome slow start to beat Raiders

Probably could have worded that better…

Storm overcome slow start to beat Raiders

Really well. Looks like the change has done him good. Came off the bench but still the first Dragon to get over 100m. Good post contact metres and quick play the balls.

Warriors post upset win over the Dragons

There has got to be something more to this. Maybe, just maybe, Bellamy is on his way to the shire and is starting to call the shots.

Backing, not sacking, young coaches is what brings results

Maybe a tad too early and I seriously hope I am wrong.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 2

I love talking about this stuff now, well at least since the Sharks won 1

Why your team can win the 2021 NRL premiership

Big improvement will be 16th to 1st. As you can guess, it’s not easy making a case for some teams. But, thanks for your comment anyway.

Why your team can win the 2021 NRL premiership

Yes, I think around 3 weeks should be sufficient. I’m normally happy to write off my team after Round 1

Why your team can win the 2021 NRL premiership

My family and I were lucky enough to get tickets in the ballot to that night. I just remember the noise, the camera flashes and absolute elation in the crowd when she won. Best night of live sport I’ve ever been to.

20 years on: What it was like to be there when Cathy won

We are tipping through the finals so there’s a way to go yet

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 20

Bugger, I told Scotty it was time to fiddle the books. Looks like the message got lost in translation

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 15

Bugger, looks like I will only take 2 off AJ’s lead this weekend

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 13

And now Wayne Bennett forced into isolation after a bubble breach…Rugby League…the gift that keeps on giving

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 13

Thanks, my ladder climb begins this week

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 13

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

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