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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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#Cowbellsin. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles is the greatest club song in the world. No bias here.

Cowbells and new blood suddenly make the A-League look a whole lot better

Surely Gui?

The A-League needs more coaches like Carl Robinson

Agreed Lionheart. Cost me a winning tip and plenty of dosh! Very disappointing. If only the Roar had played. I would most certainly have got that one right. 😂 😂

The A-League needs more coaches like Carl Robinson

Poor old Troisi, you are not going to let him relax all season are you?

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match Week 3

Not as if there weren’t other combinations that could have been used. They could have snatched matches from anywhere in the draw and managed to double up on one fixture? Must be an error.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match Week 3

I’d like to see that Jets result.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match Week 3

Muscat is free and I really enjoyed his insight last season before he departed for Belgium.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

I believe Stan Allardyce was a keen student of the Dutch masters.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

The number one golden rule AGO74………”less is more”. Only the best in the business get it. I don’t need the name of every player as they receive or pass the ball. Just a few choice comments about the flow of the game and details available at the ground that may be missed at home.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

I’m not sure there was any hard core complaining on show; more an analysis of the relationship between two men in the commentary box and the drop in quality since Hill left. The final point being a well agreed upon statement of fact.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

And let’s not forget the assassination of umpires; as he did yet again last night.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

Agreed. What Craig is doing right now is ten times more important than football.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

Tyler had such a friendly and soothing style. That voice you grew up with. Not sure it had much to do with football, more the comfort of familiarity.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

That’s a fair call Mr George. Despite the obvious tension between us, you make a good point in that regard.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

True fact there Buddy. He really should have referenced West Ham. A far better club.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

Spot on and something that does my head in. Spends most of his time rattling of clichés and players’ previous clubs instead of actually calling the game.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

I agree, when I pitched the idea to Jack he had a clear line of thinking right from day one and mounted a good argument. Sadly, he gives far too much credit to Speed and silencing Bosnich is dangerous as he brings much interest and discussion into Australian football.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

You make a very good point about referring to one’s career in the box. Probably something best not done. Warnie struggling with the same thing. Similar personalities as well.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

Ben Homer shows much promise. Not sure Michael Hill jeweller would add anything. 😂 😂

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

I agree. Bosnich does seem ever determined to claim his ground, as if threatened by a man who doesn’t appear to be keen on doing the same. Not good to listen to in my view.

Mark Bosnich: Expert or ego?

Made my day that read Mike. Fans in attendance, youngsters starring and all twelve clubs looking like they have some positives and definite areas to work on. I loved the matches across the weekend. Truly gripping and tense in the most part. #ALeague. And West Ham beat Everton so a good weekend all round.

Is the A-League about to become what we've always wanted it to be?

I agree on the WEL vs SYD clash and based on last night MAC do look good things against the Mariners. ADL vs MCY does look to be the pick of the bunch.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match week 2

I will admit to knowing no more than a handful of songs.

A song for each A-League club in 2021

Bingo, thanks City. Not sure it was totally deserved but…….. If I was a Brisbane fan I would be encouraged by that.

A song for each A-League club in 2021

That’s a cracker. They should actually adopt it.

A song for each A-League club in 2021