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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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Just needs to pull his shorts up a little higher.

Cameron Devlin is on the cusp of being the A-League's most improved player

Ivanovic would be high on my hit list if I were another A-League recruiter. Kid is a potential star.

Cameron Devlin is on the cusp of being the A-League's most improved player

Kept the wrong one Punter?

Cameron Devlin is on the cusp of being the A-League's most improved player

Nix a lock for the four in my view. Not an easy run home but 2nd still realistic.

A-League parity causes havoc in a frantic run to the finals

Now that I would like to see.

A-League parity causes havoc in a frantic run to the finals

You my friend, are a man after my own heart. I sat on the lounge, exhausted from a tough week and watched five A-League matches, all of which had a story and plenty of entertainment. I also watched some W-League encounters on the app, the replay of Liverpool’s loss for a giggle and caught up on Viva LaLiga, which is a brilliant football analysis program.

Squeezed in 6 EPL mini-matches, attended a NPL game and…..oh, also saw the Hammers win a game! It was a great weekend. Time to lie down.

A-League parity causes havoc in a frantic run to the finals

The Jets needed anything but the bye this week.

A-League parity causes havoc in a frantic run to the finals

Tight race for the titles in many cases yes. But when 7-10 win on any given week that is quite a stunning result. Just as easy to cite Italy, England, Germany, Spain, France etc and mount an argument the other way, although I see your point.

A-League parity causes havoc in a frantic run to the finals

I feel I was quite soft on Thompson. I like actual sentences. As I pointed out, Adelaide have a really tough run home. Personally, I’d back them to make the six otherwise. I have to put Roar in, then they will miss and Waz will blame me! 😂 😂

A-League parity causes havoc in a frantic run to the finals

Definitely full strength. The non sugar stuff is awful. Not sure what Andrew drinks. Being married to a middle eastern woman, I could perhaps tempt him with some arak.

Was that the most entertaining A-League round of the season?

I’m not sure Mike, but it was fun. Especially when you tip the last three matches correctly and extend your lead in the tipping. I owe Nabbout a beer!

Was that the most entertaining A-League round of the season?

Yes but included here as part of the round, nominally. Both crowd and experts will have the option to alter that tip prior to kick-off.

A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 21

Well spotted Buddy. I actually meant to have both terms in there. My error.

Was Sydney FC’s ACL embarrassment the A-League’s fault or just a bloke named Ange’s?

That would have been more than a deflating loss. Shattering in fact. Ninkovic might be able to brighten them up if he turns in a stellar display. They will undoubtedly be flat although men like Wilko, Grant and Brattan are made of some pretty stern stuff. If they do manage the win, it would say a lot about their mental strength, considering the shellacking they took in Japan.

A-League expert tips and predictions Round 20

It proves that I did actually change my tip as I typed. I had to. I am so lost with Roar. I was going against them and thought………..you know what……it is more fun when I tip them and Waz panics all week. 😂 😂 😂 ⚽ ⚽ ⚽

A-League expert tips and predictions Round 19

I’m a Foxtel customer, have been for decades and every time I watch Kayo at a friends house, the buffering does my head in. I have limited experience in it but I’m interested if this is common. After asking about NBN plans in my area and being told by the retailer that it will be nowhere near the speed of my current service, I am concerned about the reliability of streaming. Having said that Optus Sport app does worked perfectly when chromecast to my TV. I can’t imagine what some of the less tech savvy people feel about all this.

When football, Thomas Deng and sports rorts collide

Superb M*A*S*H reference. Great episode.

When football, Thomas Deng and sports rorts collide

And much needed it is. Sadly, also costly. I was informed by the source some time back that there would be a shift from investment in men’s football and more to the women’s side. Was told in confidence, said nothing, yet it appears what has happened is a clear move away from the game altogether. Opens the door for Westfield? Wouldn’t that be something.

When football, Thomas Deng and sports rorts collide

Thanks for writing this John. I believe the centre of gravity variation was the major advantage of the mustang? Could you clarify that? A nice snapshot of the commercial future with contracts up for renewal. Looks like some big changes ahead. Foxtel’s coverage is superb yet the prospect of seeing all the races returning to commercial television is an interesting discussion and debate for many sports right now.

Supercars: Looking at 2020 and the challenges beyond

I’m in the process of applying for membership of the Blacktown City active support group. It has one member and I hope to be the second for this season.

Has anyone asked Markus Babbel if he's okay?

I socialise with four distinctively German people and they are dear friends with a sense of decorum and class that I really appreciate. They cook a mean wiener schnitzel and kindly enjoy a gluten free beer with me out of social kindness. A lovely country, as we all know, and wonderful people.

Has anyone asked Markus Babbel if he's okay?

Interesting angle but I’d like to think Wanderland is a little more loyal than that.

Has anyone asked Markus Babbel if he's okay?

Sacking a coach extends the tenure of a board each and every time it happens. They will talk of new beginnings, directions and opportunities. Many of the fans will believe it and sadly, at some clubs, the cycle continues. Hopefully the Wanderers get things right now.

Has anyone asked Markus Babbel if he's okay?

Cheers Mid, as a Bulldog myself, it is sad to see Tim really struggling. One of the greats of the club and a decent man to boot.

Has anyone asked Markus Babbel if he's okay?

By the sounds of things he really loves the country. Wouldn’t surprise to see him pop up on FOX and do something similar to what Muscat did a few months back. I really enjoyed his tactical commentary.

Has anyone asked Markus Babbel if he's okay?