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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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He was a guy who asked the question a few years back and as I said in the piece, quizzed me about what the current value might be. It appears the new owners may have paid around the same as he offered. Let’s hope they make it work.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

I think rugby will be lucky if anyone ever again turns up to watch a game in Newcastle after that awful match last week. I watch all sports, Union the one that tests me the most. Such a stifled, clunky and inactive game.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

Nick you are toying with us emotional.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

I’d love to own a club. Sadly I think many owners think they can play, coach, manage and oversee everything when they buy in. Those that delegate best and understand the difficulties and realities I think do it best.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

In all fairness, no one in Newcastle could be blamed for not turning up to watch the rugby. They knew what to expect and rugger delivered in spades.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

Just found a 1kg bag of gluten free Christmas lollies at Coles. I recommend them. Munching away now. I think the link between gluten free and football has always been under utilised by FFA. I like your idea.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

He ain’t the buyer Christo.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

I am not able to confirm that news. Yet have also heard some talk. That extension would be at a lower rate yet considering the post pandemic financial realities, might be needed to keep things afloat in the short term.

Jets set to announce new owner, coach and hope

Perhaps tautological but no oxymoronic.

A-League anticipation grows on the back of new signings and familiar faces

The last few days has brought the signings of some quality men. Still time to see that continue. Salary cap lowering is destined to restrict but a good strong season could see a slow lurch forward for 2022.

A-League anticipation grows on the back of new signings and familiar faces

And it was all going well until the sprinklers came on. Ha, funny stuff. Australian football delivers again.

A-League anticipation grows on the back of new signings and familiar faces

He looks a future star. Another good year ahead for the Phoenix I feel. Talay appears to be very proficient.

A-League anticipation grows on the back of new signings and familiar faces

I think Milligan is 56, let me just look that up. Nope, 35. What a terrific player he has been.

A-League anticipation grows on the back of new signings and familiar faces

A doubling down on farce really. Explaining T20 to the next generation just became near impossible.

The Big Bash has announced three new rules for BBL10 and they're ridiculous

Baggio’s probably the most famous miss of all time. Viduka’s miss before Aloisi sealed the deal could well have left long term scars had things played out differently. Socrates was my favourite, just like you, deceive with the eyes.

The psyche of the penalty kick and how Ademola Lookman got it all wrong

Adam le Fondre appeared to be in the Stewart mould. He simple thumped the thing into the top of the net and rarely preferred one side or the other. Almost all of the penalties he took were un-saveable. Whichever approach you take, the courage to execute without fear of failure might well be the most important aspect.

The psyche of the penalty kick and how Ademola Lookman got it all wrong

Good tips. I’m thinking Lookman did none of this. In fact, it is almost as thought he attempted to do the exactly opposite.

The psyche of the penalty kick and how Ademola Lookman got it all wrong

Don’t necessarily disagree J BInnie. I was merely pointing out that Suncorp in a smaller form was in fact not large enough to cater for the Broncos base. As such, they have shown many times that 45,000 plus crowds do attend even outside finals time. The post above suggested that Beattie and co made it larger than necessary for their own personal satisfaction. On the other hand it could be seen as visionary in terms of a powerful and growing club. Albeit, they are currently rubbish.

Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north

Clive Palmer interested? Tinkler?

Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north

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Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north

And yet six of the nine highest drawing Broncos home crowds at Suncorp (all in excess of 48,000 were achieved in normal home and away play (not finals). It seems that Beattie and others were correct in seeing the need for a 52,000 seater. When in better form that they have been recently, the Broncos have been able to fill it on many occasions.

Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north

That is very good to hear. Might be a different crowd but one of equal size. Sad for the long timers though.

Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north

I’m gonna hold you to that. When this draw is finally released lets lock it in.

Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north

North Sydney Bears, Essendon, redback spiders, Western Sydney and AC MIlan……..says it all really.

Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north

There are suburbs in Brisbane aren’t there?

Brisbane Roar ditches its base and heads north