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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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Ha. Would chuckle.

Lachie Neale, or a Lion King? Either way, Brisbane wins

As an addendum, Saints have also just announced they’re delisting Hugh Goddard. Another head-scratcher. Had almost no chance to play senior footy because of injury.

Scattergun signings and 'safe bet' drafting will get St Kilda nowhere

Oops, that’s an error on my part. I’ve fixed it up now (and apologies to Steele Sidebottom who has been dumped).

The Roar's 2018 All Australian team - as voted by you!

If it comes to fruition it’s definitely a win – you’d have to think he’d be the next captain, either as sole captain or co-captaining alongside May if he is willing to commit also. I’d still say they should be searching for some players are the same age to come in, but it’s probably a little less dire. If Swallow is willing to commit then you could probably get just Lloyd and McVeigh and be pretty close to being on track for competitiveness sooner rather than later.

The Gold Coast Suns must stop the rot to survive - but how?

I would’ve thought the latter section of the article makes it pretty clear how I feel about the origin of the Suns’ issues. Unfortunately there’s not really a way to tell their story which paints anyone in a particularly good light. I think it’s fair to say some mistakes have been made by the club, pretty much entirely by people who are no longer part of the club, but certainly the vast majority of the blame should lie with the AFL for in the inadequate way in which the club was set up.

Is a fanbase actually made to feel better by reading comments like that from the club CEO? I can’t imagine it would inspire a lot of faith.

The Gold Coast Suns must stop the rot to survive - but how?

I know a lot of fans, especially interstate, are very sceptical about the reliability of the media when it comes to trade talk – and not unfairly so. That said, I’m equally as sceptical if not more so of quotes directed to a club website.

That said, it’s a fair point to raise, and one that I probably didn’t factor enough into the original writing – I’ve edited some of the sections around Swallow to reflect that.

The Gold Coast Suns must stop the rot to survive - but how?

No Ben Brown? Ryan, you’re fired.

Here's who should be in the 2018 All Australian Team

As a novice NRL fan, Fifita is my favourite player. Plenty of valid reasons to criticise him as discussed here, but at the same time it’s hard to deny he has genuine charisma and watchability.

Andrew Fifita: Superstar, Enigma, Nong

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Goal
GOAL! GOAL! JEREMY MCGOVERN WINS IT AFTER THE SIREN!!


Port Adelaide Power: 9.4 (58)
West Coast Eagles: 9.8 (62)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

EAGLES GO FORWARD! JEREMY MCGOVERN WILL KICK AFTER THE SIREN!!


Port Adelaide Power: 9.4 (58)
West Coast Eagles: 8.8 (56)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Ball up in the square. 34 seconds.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.4 (58)
West Coast Eagles: 8.8 (56)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Goal
LECRAS GOAL! 44 seconds left on the clock!!


Port Adelaide Power: 9.4 (58)
West Coast Eagles: 8.8 (56)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Two and a half minutes left on the clock.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.4 (58)
West Coast Eagles: 7.8 (50)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Behind
Robbie Gray has a chance to ice it… no, a miss. He’s kicked 2.4 for the day.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.4 (58)
West Coast Eagles: 7.8 (50)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Behind
Liam Ryan has another chance, it’s another miss. Four and a half minutes left, West Coast on the verge of running out of time here.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.3 (57)
West Coast Eagles: 7.8 (50)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

West Coast just keep finding ways to burn opportunities. Elliot Yeo the culprit this time. Seven minutes left on the clock.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.3 (57)
West Coast Eagles: 7.7 (49)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Willie Rioli has a snap, but marked by Dougal Howard on the line.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.3 (57)
West Coast Eagles: 7.7 (49)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Behind
Brendon Ah Chee with a shot on goal… also misses. West Coast can’t afford to miss too many more opportunities. Nine minutes on the clock.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.3 (57)
West Coast Eagles: 7.7 (49)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Behind
Ooohf. Ryan has another chance after Jasper Pittard gives away a free kick, but he strikes the post.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.3 (57)
West Coast Eagles: 7.6 (48)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Goal
FLYIN’ RYAN! That’s incredible – he takes a beautiful hanger, then slots the goal. The margin is brought into ten points. 11 and a half minutes on the clock.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.3 (57)
West Coast Eagles: 7.5 (47)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Behind
Robbie Gray has a set shot, not one of his best. Misses to the left side.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.3 (57)
West Coast Eagles: 6.5 (41)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Five minutes off the clock in the final term and no one has scored so far. The Power are probably the better team so far and pushing hard, West Coast have defended well but will need to do more than that.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.2 (56)
West Coast Eagles: 6.5 (41)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Final term is underway now.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.2 (56)
West Coast Eagles: 6.5 (41)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

Three-Quarter Time
This one is going down to the wire. Port have definitely been the better team so far, and are 15 points up, but are three players down on the bench with Paddy Ryder, Charlie Dixon and Dan Houston all done for the day. Can they hold on for a win, or will West Coast pinch it in the final term? Should be an exciting finish.


Port Adelaide Power: 9.2 (56)
West Coast Eagles: 6.5 (41)

Port Adelaide Power vs West Coast Eagles: AFL highlights, live scores, blog