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If the selectors did their job they would FC openers as openers in the test side and therefore we wouldn’t be having this conversation

Vics’ stance on Finch both politics and tactics

Yeah I don’t understand this either. He is no chance of makjng runs against an old ball in the middle order on home pitches?

Vics’ stance on Finch both politics and tactics

It’s also no coincidence that the Vics are the dominant red ball state in the country and have become so by not playing Finch as a top order bat. Note to selectors

Vics’ stance on Finch both politics and tactics

They could have certainly picked a worse squad.

While I don’t think he did enough to clearly get a gig, I hope Renshaw being overlooked isn’t a continuation of Langer’s attitude towards him last summer. Smarsh and Harris to open for mine. Everything looks solider with Khawaja at 3 given it’s his best position and Finch in the middle order. There is no clear number 4 in this line up. Burns opening with Harris and Smarsh down the order would be ideal

CONFIRMED: Harris and Tremain added to Australian Test squad

Who would have thpught when this began that both parties could end up looking foolish….?
CCM have done the right thing by offering both what his talent is worth and also what they could afford (good thing for my Mariners that he isn’t worth much as a footballer ????). But in putting forward an offer that the superstar that Bolt is would never accept they make this look even more like a publicity stunt. Did they really think Bolt hang out in Terrigal for a couple of years for loose change?

Bolt on the other hand is now set to turn his back on his dream of being a professional footballer because the money is not right. He can’t play this card anymore. At least wait till you are a professional footballer before you start acting like one.

Just really messy

Bolt may be a cow on ice, but it looks like he's here to stay

What about the integrity of the GF when a team runs out with a plan to knock out the oppositions best player? Sure you will face a lengthy ban the following season but given you will get to keep all your players on the field why not take the ban and enjoy a flag?

The AFL doesn't need a send-off rule

Imagine the outcry if thIs incident happened in the Bombers/Hawks game and an Essendon player has his jaw broken, Hawthorn win by a kick with all their players on the pitch and the Bombers season is over.

The AFL doesn't need a send-off rule

I say we start at 7 weeks, thus rubbing him out for the season, then Steve Smith the bejesus out of the whole saga and allow social media and punditry to bump it up to include all of next season as well

Andrew Gaff: How many weeks, and where will he be next year?

How about this as an idea to alleviate the pressure on the umpires.

If a player has his jaw broken intentionally by an opponents fist and a camera picks it up, you stop the play and remove the cadaver and the player who threw the punch.

Use this incident and others like it as the scope for writing the send off law parameters

The AFL doesn't need a send-off rule

We’re the Carlton of world football but without the draft picks. You think a new coach is all they need to turn it around?

The Arnold era begins: A swipe at Bert and psychological mumbo jumbo

Umtiti was just about the player of the tournament. Should have been in your team

World Cup team of the tournament: The best XI from Russia 2018

I hope articles like this stay on The Roar for the next 37 years. Really enjoyed reading this far more than I have enjoyed the GF in recent times

(North Melbourne supporter after all)

Grand final at the MCG til 2057 shows limits of AFL's power

We’re writing articles about commentary lineups now?
Who’s gonna open?

Glenn McGrath joins the Seven commentary team

In sport, just like politics, there is something to be said for where you get your news from. Publications like the Herald Sun with flogs like Tom Smithies providing ‘expert’ opinion in line with the ‘fling’ fans (check out the tripe he put up today) are a huge part of the problem.

We probably should have expected the hate to flow after how we treated Steve Smith. I just hope some of the players take some time to read some of the stuff on this site. It’s not perfect but I think our balance is better.

What social media made of the Socceroos’ exit

Why would Cahill retire? He could continue to sit on benches and not play football for another 30 years

The gig is up Bert; now do what we want

We’d also need him to weigh in on the ball tampering fiasco and in the event that the Socceroos progress out of the group stages declare that “any boss that sacks a worker for not turning up to work on Wednesday is a mug”

The gig is up Bert; now do what we want

I think for an extra 5 bucks you get a stick on beard and a spot to sit on your loungeroom floor and take pens from

The gig is up Bert; now do what we want

Spot on.
This article is such a typical view of where we are at and reads more like it was written by the once every 4 years supporter. Not a contributer that genuinely knows about the game. I expected better.

Before this WC started I hoped to be watching the Peru game with us not yet eliminated. I considered this to be a good result. I still do. Anyone who thinks otherwise should buy todays Herald Sun. It comes with a Mile Jedinak face mask and has an article all about why Cahill needs to play because he’s a legend.

The gig is up Bert; now do what we want

There is another scenario you missed. We win on the back of a Cahill goal, France touch up Denmark, we progress and the media and fans still destroy BVM with a bunch of ‘I told you so’ garbage. Why would anyone choose to manage the Socceroos given how the public treats you?

The gig is up Bert; now do what we want

I really like the idea of Arzani off the bench. The only problem with this is that for some absurd reason substitutions are not made before an hour in to a match. I just don’t understand how if a player is considered to be ideal to play for 60 minutes that this cannot be the last 60? I know this could leave a side short of subs in the event of injury but tactically this could be a move involving just one sub.

Dear Bert, it's time to unleash Daniel Arzani

Why don’t managers make half time substitutions?

Did Bert van Marwijk's tactics cost the Socceroos a win against Denmark?

A few questions ahead of Peru,

If Rogic doesn’t have the engine for 90 minutes, whats better? The first 70 or the last 30?
If Azzani doesn’t have the engine for 90 minutes and Kruse is cooked, who starts? Is Kruse for the last 30 lacking impact?
Why are Australian players so reluctant to pull the trigger on the edge of the box? We see it every week in the A-League. Opportunity to have a pop, look for a teammate
Given the impact of Nabbout and Juric, can we just start with no striker and focus on not conceding in the first 30?

Did Bert van Marwijk's tactics cost the Socceroos a win against Denmark?

While a point may be enough for both Denmark and France to progress, Argentina’s failings could provide a massive bonus for the winner of our group. Avoid red hot Croatia and possibly get Iceland. This should see Denmark at least search for 3 points

Five talking points from Socceroos vs Denmark 2018 FIFA World Cup

Thanks Geoff,
That makes a lot of sense. Enjoy the game tonight ?

What we can glean from Denmark's match against Peru?

I may be mistaken but was Rogic beside him the key problem with Mooy at 10? Wouldn’t Rogic further forward help this?

And Cahill is not a centre forward yet at international level we play him there.

What we can glean from Denmark's match against Peru?