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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’ll be there mate. Catching up with a player manager for an upcoming interview. I think the Storm will be too hungry this week.

It's official: Nathan Brown can coach and the Sea Eagles are questionable!

I must admit I agree with you on the Pearce issue. Ponga was sensational. Great to see the team jump in and make a statement when he was whacked. Showed real unity.

It's official: Nathan Brown can coach and the Sea Eagles are questionable!

Are you calling a Doggies win for tomorrow The Barry? If so, just let me know how much to invest.

It's official: Nathan Brown can coach and the Sea Eagles are questionable!

I was responding to Jordan’s comment above where he stated that Perth should get 13k crowds next season. Sheeeesh! Read the thread.

What is the state of play in football after another stagnant A-League season?

Great to see Taggart there. I’m assuming Nabbout couldn’t get a release. I can’t believe Andrew Redmayne is near becoming a Socceroo. Well done to him after a lot of criticism over his time. Good young squad that will struggle against Korea Republic if they play a strong side.

Graham Arnold unveils Socceroos squad full of fresh faces for South Korea friendly

According to my notes, Perth Glory drew just one home crowd in excess of 13,000 all season. Achieving that figure in 2019/20 would require the club to perform even better on the pitch. I’m not sure that is possible.

What is the state of play in football after another stagnant A-League season?

It’s kind of like when you go to the bank Nemesis. For those few minutes, the teller ‘IS’ the bank. The A-League, Socceroos and Matildas are the face of football in this country to those disinterested or with only a remote concern for the game.

600 pages would be required to do an in-depth review of the state of play of football as a whole. We tried at the Football Writers’ Conference earlier in the year and after three days had only scratched the surface.

This piece was meant to be more of a broad reflection on a season just passed and a highlighting of the exciting things coming up in the near future, with a few references to some of the unresolved problems around the game thrown in.

What is the state of play in football after another stagnant A-League season?

Apart from all of that, things are going swimmingly. Ah……we are suckers for punishment. #goMatildas

What is the state of play in football after another stagnant A-League season?

I need to be more negative. Next week I am writing a piece death knelling the entire league, in fact, the country itself.

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

In response to my own article……..yes they did!

Did Sydney FC just scare the heck out of Perth Glory?

Perth? Victory? CCM? Could be all really.

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

Didn’t that win Eurovision?

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

Neither had I. Bad song actually….got nothing on ‘Con te Partiro’.

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

Someone suggested ‘Loser’ by Beck. But that is harsh and unfair. No football fan would ever insult a fan of another club!

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

I liked the Muscat one! Where is he off to I wonder!

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

In fairness I changed it. Better not death knell him although I wonder where they are at in talks. But we will both remember the prophecy.

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

I do not love John Aloisi, although he does have a nice head of hair. I felt the tone I used around him was a little negative in the piece; as though the first two years were just a mask for what was to follow. Did I not?

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

Have just contacted my source who informed me six weeks ago that Babbel would not be resigned. Now it appears he may indeed stay. Still negotiating, but some of the late season wins obviously put him back in the frame. I’ll adjust the sentence to reflect that more accurately.

What would each A-League club's 2018-19 season song be?

One for the ages?

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final

Undoubtedly. Always remember, I bet against my tips. Negatively gearing 107 properties right now!

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final

I agree. Unprofessional in my view.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final

Meredith. He doesn’t even attempt to hide it. The other side isn’t even on the pitch in his view.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final

Bosnich is a Mariners fan. Always speaks highly of them.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final

I’m tipping who I think will win the game. Last week I tipped Victory because I thought they would win. This week, I feel Sydney might be too strong.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final

Talk about don’t get your hopes up! Back them in Jordan.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Grand final