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David Shilovsky

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Joined February 2020









Murray, The Roar has covered this issue already and Mary typically covers rugby league, not football.

It is true that she covers a lot of women’s sport as well, but that doesn’t mean she has the time or resources to cover every single issue in women’s sport.

This seems like a bit of a hit job on someone who produces quality content for this site.

We must never forget that women's football is worth it

While it’s important that too much attention isn’t taken away from the upcoming A-League season, I’ve got to say this piece sounds dismissive of the issue.

Of course there are lots of positives in women’s football, but you can’t ignore the seriousness of the allegations and awful Matildas PR with “Just let the investigation show what it shows”.

We must never forget that women's football is worth it

Great job, Dimitri. Keep writing, mate.

'It was alien, poetic': Why I'm forever watching Benji

A proper four-horse title race that goes into the final weeks would be great. Can’t remember the last season where more than two sides were genuine contenders.

Mané milestone, City and Spurs stumble, Villan's stunning debut - Premier League Talking Points

Can’t stand this either. Drives me up the wall.

Ten years on: Why Ten's AFL commentary still reigns supreme

You’d hope so. Not long now until the A-League is scheduled to kick off (I’m aware a delayed start is looking likely) and it’s been crickets so far.

Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

It’s a chicken or the egg situation, as far as I can see. Optus have the rights to the World Cup – I’m sure they will be putting some effort into its promotion, but to think there’s going to be much from Paramount’s perspective for the W-League is only wishful thinking, I’m afraid.

The only hope for positive long-term growth of the W-League is if it piggybacks off the Women’s World Cup. I’m hopeful but not going to expect too much.

Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

Yeah just the main feed and one or two other courts. Surely if Nine can manage to stream every court for free for the Aus Open (I believe this is changing for 2022, however, with the outside courts moving to Stan), a paid sub should let you watch every match of a major.

Raducanu, Fernandez in all-teen US Open final

Love it. Now for the men’s side to have two teenagers in a major final.

Raducanu, Fernandez in all-teen US Open final

There’s no way Souths were getting past Cleary and the Panthers, with or without Latrell. Just a salty Chooks fan’s opinion but I just can’t see how they would get over that hump.

'Tough road ahead': How far can Souths go without Latrell?

I’d consider him at 11.5 or less. 12-plus and I’m out.

Report: Lukaku heading back to Stamford Bridge for eye-watering £97.5m

Insane money. It’s a great Saturday night for Daniel Levy too.

Report: Lukaku heading back to Stamford Bridge for eye-watering £97.5m

So, Chris, what is a reasonable timeframe for the delivery of the stadium? Is the current expected completion in May 2023 reasonable?

The goalposts are constantly moving in this situation – that’s the issue.

Someone needs to be accountable for Western United's embarrassing stadium fiasco

I can only really speak for myself, but I’m ‘on their backs’ because a major factor in United’s bid for a licence being accepted was the construction of this ground.

As things stand, it has been pushed back and pushed back.

Come on – you might say I’m a cynic or a pessimist, and you’d be right to say so. But to say this state of affairs is acceptable is to be the ultimate apologist for empty promises.

If something smells like bullshit and tastes like bullshit, it’s reasonable to assume that it is, in fact, bullshit.

Someone needs to be accountable for Western United's embarrassing stadium fiasco

United have been blessed with some incredible goal scorers, Nics. van Nistelrooy and Cantona are two other special strikers who come to mind.

For sure, Pogba’s play will have a decent bearing on this season’s title hopes, but without a 25-ish-goal scorer, I just can’t see it happening for them.

Varane deal another step in the right direction, but United not title challengers yet

Penrith without Cleary look a shadow of themselves.

Big boppers, two wrongs and a one-eyed play: NRL Round 19 talking points

Hard to quantify the value of the pictures the dressing room cams give you, but you’re no longer getting any team songs, any of the light hearted moments like Bennett or Brandon Smith eating in the sheds, etc.

My initial comment was more related to the overarching theme that the game has basically sold its soul to the broadcasters – and there are consequences to doing so.

We don't need to see what happens in the dressing room

‘Cameras in a normal dressing room for any given game is not the same.’

It is the same, in the sense that when the players and coaches in the NRL agree to receive the generous remuneration they do, there’s an inherent understanding that a very large portion of those funds comes from Fox Sports and Channel Nine.

The pictures from the Cowboys sheds were in poor taste, in my view at least, but this is what the game has signed on for – players, coaches and administrators. Can’t have your cake and eat it too.

We don't need to see what happens in the dressing room

I’m a Chooks fan and while I appreciate the smarts of the Walker play, it’s just not a great look. The league equivalent of going to the corner in the 88th minute in football – definitely within the rules but it’s just not a good look.

That said, the Doggies could have put a lot more pressure on him.

'Video game smarts in the NRL': Six talking points from Round 17

I thought that was pretty fair from the journo. Novak’s not going to like the question, obviously, but that’s how I’d sum him up. I’m pretty crushed he will surpass my boy Roger’s grand slam record by the end of the year in all likelihood.

Hell, Novak could end up with close to 30 majors.

Journalist slammed for disrespectful question that left Novak Djokovic bristling

Just heard Kenty say de Belin was hiding under a bed when the police arrived at the house.

'What are these peanuts doing?': Full list of shamed Dragons' fines, bans

Daniel, thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I can’t really articulate how much I appreciate you taking a chance on me, not booting me after my early morning slip-up and all the kind words and support.

I have no doubt you will be extremely successful at whatever lies ahead for you.

Four incredible years of sport: My farewell to The Roar

Certainly some encouraging points in favour of the move to winter, but this article definitely lacks balance. Unfortunately, I think going directly up against NRL and AFL will mean even less attention on football.

Fans, players and the administration want a winter A-League

Could the Foxx also be in for some scapegoating? He’s hardly going to get the service he gets at Melbourne and I assume he will be on decent coin.

Flanagan fighting for recall as Bulldogs scapegoat

We’re probably at an impasse. I can’t equate the pinnacle of women’s football to the pinnacle of ‘world’ football.
The crowds, the wages and the TV figures quantify the difference in quality, but you only need the simple eye test. The top men’s and women’s leagues are still miles apart.

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