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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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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

Sheppard’s probably about as good a matchup as exists for him in the league and still conceded three goals to him.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 3

Any chance they both won Round 1 at some point? That’d be all I could think of.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 3

Strong start to the season by the Cats, but a bit early to say any team has made the eight!

Eight talking points from AFL Round 3

Added the scores. Can’t say I noticed more than one Carlton player… 😉

Something to Crow about: Adelaide win second AFLW premiership

Over the years I think it’s been common for teams travelling interstate to underperform in Round 1, though there were obviously a few to buck the trend this week. Hard to say why but from my POV it’s a mitigating factor.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

Thanks Tom. Writing the article actually meant I didn’t watch a whole lot of the game, which is probably for the best.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

Between you and me James, I think we can quietly agree that absolutely no footy of any kind occured between roughly 3 and 9pm yesterday.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

I’m actually now wondering what the highest scores by a Ross Lyon team are.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

Wouldn’t be much of a column in that… 😉

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

Watts has been thrown to halfback and looked good there for a few weeks before falling apart many times in his career, I’m not buying it just yet.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

“GWS no depth and have a millennial culture
Hawks stuffed without Mitchell
Geelong not that good away from Kardinia Park”

Not sure how those three are strengthening your case Anon…

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

I had half an idea to write about Naughton but just ran out of time PD, sorry. Expect to hear about him in a later week.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

I’d prefer not the grand final replay personally – the way I see it, the replay is in itself a pretty interesting match worthy of attention, as is the season opener, so why have one game of interest when you could have two? Instead I’d like to see the AFL just pick out an interesting matchup of some kind for the season opener and keep this on rotation. Something like say Essendon vs Melbourne would’ve been a great season opener this year I think and would’ve been just as big if not bigger in terms of crowd and metrics.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

I think Walsh will win the Rising Star through sheer consistency if nothing else. He had 24 touches and five scoring involvements without really seeming to fully exert himself on the game, I reckon we can expect performances of a similar quality most weeks which will be hard to beat.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1