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Josh Elliott may be The Roar's Weekend Editor, but at heart he's just a rusted-on North Melbourne tragic with a penchant for pun headlines - and also abnormal alliteration, assuredly; assuming achievability. He once finished third in a hot chilli pie eating contest. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshElliott_29.

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They put his head on a Pyke

Don Pyke quits Adelaide Crows

I’ll give you the Bontempelli one probably wasn’t well handled. I felt earlier in the year he seemed willing to hit players with bans regardless of their profile, though that maybe became less the case as the tribunal consistently overturned him.

Five talking points from West Coast vs Essendon

I don’t think getting Hill will do too much damage to the club, but don’t think it’s likely to take them all the way to the top either. Pick 5 is probably an above-average role player in this draft – it’s got reasonable depth, but not great quality.

Buying Brad Hill won't fix St Kilda's lack of a strong foundation

Peter, you’ve pretty much written my Port article for me there, though I’ll probably use more words.

Buying Brad Hill won't fix St Kilda's lack of a strong foundation

He’s been miles better at Freo than the Hawks birdman. Two seconds looking at his year-by-year stats will tell you that. 23 was probably unders and 5 probably overs, but he’s definitely improved.

Buying Brad Hill won't fix St Kilda's lack of a strong foundation

Thomas is one I considered putting in the mix too, the way he reinvented himself at Carlton shows real grit and professionalism that I think would fit well with the culture Dew is trying to build. Seems happy enough with retirement though and I imagine moving the family so he can go play in a team getting smashed most weeks (so different from what he’s been doing the last few years…?) probably doesn’t appeal.

Gold Coast will get a priority pick at the expense of 17 other clubs

Personally Will, I’m a bit sceptical of the idea that bringing mates to a club makes them more likely to stay there longterm – it’s a nice idea, but I think that if the situation at the club is dire enough that players want to leave, they’re going to leave sooner or later. It’s a good angle to try and sell to the AFL if you want them to give you a priority pick, though!

Gold Coast will get a priority pick at the expense of 17 other clubs

Don’t worry Macca, the Carlton edition will be available in hardback.

Gold Coast will get a priority pick at the expense of 17 other clubs

Hopefully Sidey’s injury doesn’t mean they can’t use the ball well.

Collingwood vs Essendon: Friday night forecast

Didn’t think of that. Good point!

The finals equation: Every AFL club's Round 23 best and worst case scenario

Needs Tom Liberatore option

VOTE: Pick your Australian 2019 Ashes XI

Sounds like they told Israel to Go Fund Himself.

GoFundMe removes Israel Folau's fundraiser over terms of service breach

Reckon it’s LoGiudice who would be more likely to disagree with me.

Numbers game: Which teams will rise and fall in the second half of 2019?

No teams with more than two blowout losses so far this year & only three teams hitting that mark anyway, with 15/18 at one blowout loss or less. Good, even comp.

Numbers game: Which teams will rise and fall in the second half of 2019?

Thanks Gordon! And thanks for donating!!

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

I’m actually pretty complimented that anyone would mistake me for Ryan.

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

Sorry Cat, just didn’t have the legs for it this weekend. Next week definitely! Short version just for you: Cats are good.

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

Thanks Dingo! I also wrote a uni essay in the same day… smashing it.

Time wasn’t super impressive, 2 hours 50 minutes. First time around so all I wanted to do was finish, happy with that.

Next goal is trying to do a parkrun in under 30 minutes, but will also be working towards the Blackmores Half Mara in September.

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

Quality acrostic work here.

Five talking points from AFL Round 9

New Year’s Resolution going well I see

The AFL’s administration has failed and it must be changed

I’m not saying AD is a nutcase for tipping North, but AD is a nutcase for tipping North.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 4

Disagree. Even if they were going from say, pick 1 for pick 5, they’ll still look like idiots.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 3

I find it hard to believe Josh Walker is still in the AFL let alone get a game let alone playing as well he is. Great performance by him this week.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 3

Love to see a Lachie Neale Brownlow. That’d also be three Brownlows out of the last four awarded to players at their second AFL club.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 3

Fair point Macca. Don’t worry, I’m sure North will do what they can to make me look foolish.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 3