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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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I agree.

Groundhog Day over again for football in Australia

I love a good rampage! They will not love there in the opening round. It has been blessed by the Western Sydney Gods. 2-0 Wanderers.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 1

I’m looking forward to that. Also can’t want to see the Wanderers in their new house. Should be a great twilight Saturday encounter.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 1

It’s the stadium. They must win! They have to win! They cannot lose in that place! Surely?

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 1

Great news for the Mariners. The young man can now relax and develop without contractual concerns.

Six young Australians ready for an A-League explosion

I was heartened by a veteran NSL-era journalist who range me after seeing Ivanovic and just said, “WOW”. He looks the goods.

Six young Australians ready for an A-League explosion

There were a few others I also wanted to include but article length becomes a factor. Might do a follow up and one on the veterans as well. Any chance to talk about Matt Simon is one worth taking.

Six young Australians ready for an A-League explosion

Great example of Mabil, opportunity is everything. When Aaron Mooy left Western Sydney, I mentioned to a supposed football journalist that I thought he had something special and could make it to the big time. He said, “nah, he’s too loose on the ball.”

Six young Australians ready for an A-League explosion

Sometimes we forget just how young some of these boys still are…..McGree a good example.

Six young Australians ready for an A-League explosion

Brisbane in my top six prediction on what I have seen. They appear to have played plenty of football, had a good FFA Cup hit out and should hit the ground running.

Six young Australians ready for an A-League explosion

That would be sad. I like that kid. I really think he has something special. Raw, but!!!

Six young Australians ready for an A-League explosion

My information was that a uniformed roll out of marketing via a syndicated network was planned yet bickering over the actual content saw the plug pulled late in the piece. There will still be a local radio campaign used in different regions, however, it looks like the content may vary and clubs may be taking their own approaches.

The newly independent A-League failed its first test

Hang on….is this a mix up? Perth meant Roar?

Trust me, the A-League will break crowd records in Round 1

Perth’s average was 13,705 according to my data. Own records, I’ll check ultimate now. Are you excluding the semi?

Trust me, the A-League will break crowd records in Round 1

That was the game I thought I may have been a little conservative with. I hope it is considerably more. The buffer might help get my forecast over the line.

I agree about the firepower, that’s what I was alluding to; the fact that hopes will be high considering the potential improvement in front of goal from last year.

Trust me, the A-League will break crowd records in Round 1

Russell Crowe played a Gladiator right? Tick. He is a Hollywood celebrity? Tick. Using such language is colourful and creative and very different to a snide remark that implies the Roosters are rorting the salary cap.

Ricky Stuart’s Raiders advance to the big dance - and deservedly so

Seeing as you have addressed me personally, I will respond Con.

Firstly, the Raiders are something of a fairy tale. If you cannot see that in your Bunnies bubble that is cool but the rather ridiculous goings on between Burgess and Greenberg during the week annoyed the heck of a mighty lot of people and if social media is anything to go by this morning, a significant percentage of neutrals are chuffed for the Raiders and pleased to see Souths bundled out.

You allusion to that belief being merely my narrow view and not reflective of a majority of others is interesting. Wrong in my view, but interesting. I write my Friday night piece as the game unfolds, in real time and look for angle as the events play out. Monitoring social media throughout the day and seeing the groundswell of support for the Raiders led me to take that line.
You may be disappointed with the result, any fan would be, however having and expressing an opinion and sparking debate and discussion is par for the course in journalism. If if offends because your team got done, well, so be it.

Have a great day mate and enjoy the second preliminary final tonight.

Ricky Stuart’s Raiders advance to the big dance - and deservedly so

Was North Sydney Oval free? Perhaps Belmore or Lidcombe? Yattenden reserve in Baulkham Hills had no touch on tonight.

Green machine: Raiders sink Souths to move into 2019 grand final

Where? Perth?

Green machine: Raiders sink Souths to move into 2019 grand final

Obviously not. Modern Christian theology has moved on considerably from the ancient past. You would be stunned if you read some of the current documentation emanating from the Vatican. Plenty of biblical references about not judging, exalting one’s religion, casting the first stone or removing the plank from one’s eye. You can effectively prove anything with that book if you cherry pick it cleverly enough. Have a top day!

Israel Folau set for rugby league comeback

Attended ACU. Taught in Christian schools for 20 years. Spiritual person. Attend services with my kids to say thanks to whatever is out there, in appreciation of the great life we have. Have no issues with Christian beliefs at all. However, Folau didn’t express Christian beliefs, merely poor judgemental interpretations based on little knowledge and awareness of context.

Israel Folau set for rugby league comeback

Never ‘quoted’ the Bible. A widely held misconception. Have a degree in Christian Theology. I should know. Interpretation and paraphrased. Poorly too!

Israel Folau set for rugby league comeback

Personally, I hope the Federation refuse to permit his involvement in the event. Folau has done enough damage to a struggling game, I would hate to see what he could do in a more inclusive environment with his antiquated and backward views.

Israel Folau set for rugby league comeback

He got in there a little later. Reddy was a surprise one!

The proposed ABC free-to-air deal and the new A-League teaser are right on the money

Strewth!! That was out there. I couldn’t spot Fowler in it at all. 👎 👎

The proposed ABC free-to-air deal and the new A-League teaser are right on the money