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Jed Lanyon

Roar Rookie

Joined January 2018







Sports Journalism graduate from La Trobe University. Passionate about MMA, Football and Basketball.



Max vs Tony would be a lot of fun. But if I’m Ferguson I’m sitting out until I get a title shot against Khabib. He’s earned it and it’s about time they finally fight (if they can both make it to fight night).

Mac vs Max rematch should be top priority for UFC

Hope it lives up to the hype! Conor can sleep fighters while moving backwards. Cannot wait.

McGregor vs Khabib billed as fight of the century

Eagles v Pies should have been granted the Friday night fixture. If the argument is based on rest, then the first Qualifying Final should be played earlier than the second Qualifying Final.

The Week 1 AFL finals fixture is a disaster

Coniglio snubbed

AFL releases 2018 All Australian squad of 40

Spot on. Only real recognition defenders have in terms of an award is All-Australian honours.

The AFL needs a defensive player of the year award

Blues have to ask for a priority pick. They don’t look close to being a competitive AFL team at the moment. They are still so young too after losing Gibbs and Docherty for the year.

Parkin: Dark days set to last longer for the Blues

AFL seem so far behind on this issue.

Higgins: Automatic punch bans coming to AFL

I think Sydney beat up on the Dees. Port to be back in top 4 contention after the Crows stole one last week

The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 21

$2 million seems like too much of a team’s salary cap, would almost certainly squeeze out talent at any club. He’s a gun though, hope he stays with GWS

Splash the cash for Josh

What a round! Fitting that the Friday night/Saturday fixtures came alongside the new rule trials at the Coburg v Werribee VFL game. Regardless of your position on the potential new rules, that was hilarious.

Thoughts on a great round of AFL football

The Killers will be a hard act to top! they lit up the ‘G last year.

AFL grand final entertainment

Still can’t believe people were comparing Hawkins v Rance to Carey v Jakovich based on Hawkins’ last two rounds. Geelong finally play a team who don’t leak multiple goals at a time and Hawkins is showed up.

Team of underperformers from Round 20

Great read. Last week the AFL Footy Show were reminiscing about the ‘line in the sand’ games and the violent Hawthorn/Essendon rivalry. Now we’re in shock because a player has been punched with a devastating outcome.

If the Gaff incident doesn’t change the AFL’s attitude, nothing will

I just can’t see a player like Hannebery being sold on playing for this Saints team.

Is Dan the man? Struggling Swan makes surprising sense for St Kilda

I don’t think Cejudo gets a super fight with TJ. Johnson should get his rematch first.

Cejudo makes history against Johnson

Can’t wait for this fight. I think Conor takes Khabib out within two rounds, but if he can’t he’ll be in trouble.

McGregor v Nurmagomedov: a battle two years in the making

Will be tough without Gaff and Nic Nat, but if they can hang onto the top 2 spot they should still be placed very well come September.

How far can the Eagles go without Andrew Gaff?

You just can’t add two new teams to a league and not expect every team to play each other once. Have the AFL not planned for this scenario? more teams coming the next year too!

Gillon McLachlan must be more honest about the future of AFLW

A league that punishes based on outcome. AFL must be harder on all punches. Jones punching Merrett in the face only warranted a fine because Merrett got up. Same action, very different result.

Costly Gaff: Star Eagle suspended for eight weeks

GWS making a late surge for the top four! In great form, shame to see them be hit by injuries again.

AFL Power Rankings 2018: Round 20

Thanks Paul! Can’t wait to see what the King can bring to LA.

What will it take for LeBron to become a Lakers legend?

Will be interesting to see how many weeks Gaff will miss. It will feel weird if his first game back is a potential West Coast Grand Final… Just wouldn’t sit well after that incident.

Gaff set for big ban, Eagles win derby

Gotta feel for the Brayshaw family. They’ve dealt with more than their fair share of head/concussion injuries with Angus alone.

Gaff 'king-hit' will cost Brayshaw his season

Only 20 minute of training for Buddy? add a couple hours onto that, he made the undermanned Pies defence look like a training drill at times. Hope we get to see a healthy Buddy put up consistent games like this!

Six appeal: Franklin fires as Swans snatch victory

Cats almost had the Tigers. Think Richmond missed having Prestia in the middle more than they thought they would, especially against the Cats midfield trio.

Nine hot takes from AFL Round 20