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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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Yet their biggest star appears set to depart because they cannot afford to keep him?

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

Angus is brilliant. Really blossoming into the player we saw the emergence of last season.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

Fascinating extended interview with Merrick on Macquarie Sports Radio this morning. Great insight into a softly spoken, clever and honest football coach. Really enjoyed it.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

Paying $9.00 as we speak. Go for it! If you have the guts to invest and collect on those odds, all power to you. Or you could take the $1.30 on Sydney.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

Wellington winning would not be an upset in my view. Better form than Victory, travel makes it tricky but they should win based on what we have seen this season.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

I hope not. I’ve gone with three on the road.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

Wow, you have an astonishingly clear and accurate memory. Nikola would be proud.

The official early season A-League report cards

If my kids get anything less than an A my wife puts them on bread and dripping for a month. Hard Lebanese woman that she is.

The official early season A-League report cards

I think I did one of those last year……..not sure. Definitely on the cards for Tuesday. If it is poor, it will be your fault! Big clash between Sydney and Brisbane this week. A chance for Fowler to make a real statement.

The official early season A-League report cards

You may have taken this far too seriously….although I did like your analysis and critique of the piece. Who wins the Melb derby this week?

The official early season A-League report cards

Better in some areas and weakened in others. Definitely freed up by the silver haired Corica and destined for sustained success. Brillante a huge loss yet Brattan and Baumjohann loom as championship winning moves. Kosta the unheralded factor off the ball that may bring even more productivity from Le Fondre.

The official early season A-League report cards

I was actually waiting for an invitation to move into your spare room up north. Have vehicle, can travel.

The official early season A-League report cards

Considering their base…… yeah, B seems fair to me. Maybe B- suits better?

The official early season A-League report cards

Always afraid to walk the streets down here Waz. I think I need a sea-change. Any ideas? Wanderers was a tough grade to come up with. Still sitting 4th and judging across the whole season thus far? I’ll stick with B. Last three weeks would be a different story though.

The official early season A-League report cards

Everybody wins a prize!

The official early season A-League report cards

One would think not considering history, however, at this stage he might just be the favourite if judged based purely on effectiveness.

The official early season A-League report cards

Totally agree Post_hoc. Playing the exact role required and gelling almost immediately. Something a few other teams would kill for right now.

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

I’m tipping them this week and after 5 from 5 in round 7, I’m pretty confident.

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

What a ripper read, aside from the American tinge. It sort of supports both views in a way. I love the line about Klopp’s approach being a combination of data and intuition.

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

Probably true. So sad to see United in the doldrums. Although I am more concerned with the sinking ship that is West Ham. Dropped from 5th to 17th. I’ll have a look at this. Not sure where you stand on stats. Obviously patterns emerge and pressure and possession play a role, yet part of me always feels that moments and magic mean just as much in our game at times. Thanks.

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

Just a guy who loves the A-League.

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

Could it ever be the opposite? Stands to reason I would have thought.

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

Despite Will Swanton’s view.

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

Tepid?

Who’s hot and who’s not in the A-League?

Agreed Tyke. An over reaction in my view. Just as irritating as an old fashioned clanger from a referee with nothing more than eyes to make the call.

Why would anyone want to be an A-League coach?