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Stuart Thomas

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Stuart Thomas is a sports writer, freelance journalist and copywriter who made the jump from Roar Guru to Expert in 2017. A former trainee professional golfer, his sporting passions are broad with particular interests in football, AFL and rugby league. His love of sport is only matched by his passion for gardening and self-sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @stuartthomas72, connect with him on Facebook and LinkedIn and see his work at https://www.stuartthomas.com.au

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Transfer rumours: Newcastle remain coy despite obvious dealings, Dele Alli on the move and Manchester United clean out the trash

I understand those feelings. Imagine the crowd ever acting in the same way with Federer or Nadal on the court? I think not. Just bullying really.

The AO, tennis fans and Nick Kyrgios should all be embarrassed

I think the issues extend well beyond some noise while he was serving. The player was being abused and sledged from over the fence during points, at change of ends, and whilst receiving. A very half hearted attempt from the player who admitted he has created the situation. But good to see that you admit things have gotten way out of hand.

The AO, tennis fans and Nick Kyrgios should all be embarrassed

I’m not a fan of arguing with people I particularly like and/or respect on twitter. Just makes me feel a little uncomfortable, especially with such limited space to develop a fuller argument. I’m sorry if that was hurtful, it was not meant to be.

The AO, tennis fans and Nick Kyrgios should all be embarrassed

Anyone who thinks what took place last night is good for tennis in the long term is way off the mark. Cheer, yell, scream, whatever. Yet disrespect from the fans towards the opponent is simply not acceptable and embarrassing to all involved. As it is in many other sports.

The AO, tennis fans and Nick Kyrgios should all be embarrassed

Wow, double barrelled Boomer insults on multiple platforms. Must change that profile image, I’m 21!

I’ll also double up with a segment of my response.

“I’d like to think those standards (of behaviour) are set not by age, but by integrity and class, something that was seriously missing last night, in my view of course.”

Peace.

The AO, tennis fans and Nick Kyrgios should all be embarrassed

Never really showed the home fans her best stuff. A real shame. Be nice for a third or fourth round run and a doubles title perhaps. Does she intend to continue playing doubles?

Expectations vs reality: Ten years after her darkest hour, Stosur took her final shot at winning hearts and minds

Superb result, especially when you have a little bet on it. Go the Mariners, what a great result for them.

Transfer rumours: Chelsea start to make moves, Dybala furious at Juventus and who replaces Benitez at Everton?

Seems that way. I thought Carroll was driving buses, old West Ham man that he is!

Transfer rumours: Andy Carroll and Diego Costa back in the Premier League? Botman going nowhere according to Lille

Yep, the numbers surprised a few but he is a quality player. Be interesting to see where things go and how much time he gets. Thanks for the feedback too, much appreciated.

Transfer rumours: Arsenal see Melo as a midfield solution, Tottenham and Conte fail to see eye to eye

Outstanding player and deserved of a chance.

Transfer rumours: Manchester's mediocrity sees Ronaldo on the move, Salah's future at Liverpool and the race for Dusan Vlahovic

Struck a hitch with McGree it seems. Plenty already brought in. SPL title awaiting should they knock of Rangers in the next Old Firm.

Transfer rumours: Manchester's mediocrity sees Ronaldo on the move, Salah's future at Liverpool and the race for Dusan Vlahovic

But now Southampton throws its hat in the ring.

Transfer rumours: 11 United players 'disillusioned', Newcastle set to raid Arsenal’s stocks and Guardiola determined to keep CB

Yes, that one was more than interesting. Personally, I think CCM fits him better.

Transfer rumours: 11 United players 'disillusioned', Newcastle set to raid Arsenal’s stocks and Guardiola determined to keep CB

Actually, make that 40 years.

Transfer rumours: PSG may let Mbappe go, Cavani to stay and West Ham’s stars in high demand

As a Hammers man I’m in full endorsement of your thoughts but after 30 years of seeing our best poached, I’m not writing anything off!

Transfer rumours: PSG may let Mbappe go, Cavani to stay and West Ham’s stars in high demand

Personally, I don’t think any Matilda was outstanding in either. Carpenter potentially the only one to have rights to that claim; an all too familiar story.

Why the Matildas should win the Asian Cup in India - and a few reasons they might not

Lucky draw in the second as well when completely outplayed and Brazil had us reeling at different times.

Why the Matildas should win the Asian Cup in India - and a few reasons they might not

Might explain why he jumps around so nervously on the side line, in fear of his job? In all seriousness, there seems to be a disconnect between him and the players. I truly don’t think they understand exactly what he is after and his ability to communicate is questionable certainly not getting results. He appears to have a dangerous loyalty to a couple of players destined to fill spaces best given to younger ones at next years World Cup. IMO.

Why the Matildas should win the Asian Cup in India - and a few reasons they might not

Agree with all of that. Should all be on 10, I’m hoping every match is covered on Paramount+ as well. Always good watching some of the lesser teams on the improve. That was a feature of the 2015 Asian Cup in Aus.

Why the Matildas should win the Asian Cup in India - and a few reasons they might not

Yep, should be minimised!

Transfer Rumours: Newcastle certain to spend big, Postecoglou raids the Samurai Blue and Lukaku’s uncertain future

Serious quality they say. Would be a boon for the league although I’m not too sure what the player himself will be thinking about the move.

Transfer rumours: The biggest names on the market

True, but Newcastle could well be the X-factor in this edition. Surely they won’t sit on their hands with relegation looming?

Transfer rumours: The biggest names on the market

Play hard party hard I’d guess.

Travis Head tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of SCG Test

I’m in. I’ll open the batting with The Late News, Paul at three and Pierro would be dynamic at four.

Travis Head tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of SCG Test

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