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I am a writer studying a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Deakin University. I barrack for the Sydney Swans, New England Patriots, Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne United, Melbourne Stars, Leicester City FC, and Melbourne Victory FC. I also enjoy playing tennis in my spare time while (unsuccessfully) attempting to replicate Roger Federer's brilliance.

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Fair point, Dean, I can’t argue with that.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

Fair enough, Peter and Darren. I just found it really statisfying when Sydney won the Grand Final Replay against Hawthorn in 2015. For me, that was one of the highlights of that season.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

I hope you’re right, Aligee.

Is Sydney's Horse just a one-trick pony?

Fair point, I personally enjoy the build-up to Grand Final Replays. I find it intriguing to see whether history repeats itself or whether the Runners-up gains a small measure of revenge.

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

I would like to see a Grand Final Replay as well, Josh, or better yet, if the AFL brought back the Rivalry Round!

Eight talking points from AFL Round 1

Thanks for the call, Lachlan! It was quite a scrappy game to watch! I thought that the Bulldogs played better than the scoreboard suggests. However, they really have to improve their goal-kicking accuracy. Crows did well, considering their injury woes.

Adelaide Crows vs Western Bulldogs: AFL live scores, blog

I think De Minaur will have a successful career, but it’s going to be difficult for him to surpass Hewitt.

Alex De Minaur can eclipse Lleyton Hewitt

For some reason, I think the Giants will bounce back this week.

The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Can’t see Bulldogs winning tonight.

Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs: Friday Night Forecast

Good luck to him.

Bennell closing in on sweet AFL return

You might not make top 4, but you’ll make the finals for sure.

The best eight teams of 2018 are already in the top eight

Eagles to win in a thriller.

Tigers, Eagles prepare for 'Clash of the May Titans'

Can’t argue with that.

Eagles wary of Dustin Martin's fend-off

Probably the right call.

Brad Hill set to be dumped as leader at Dockers

Good point, Ritesh, Del Potro always seems to trouble Federer at the US Open.

Emperor Rafa, 401 and counting

The Bulldogs have had a horror run with injuries as well.

Giants to get to the bottom of horror injury toll

I agree, you take the win and move on.

Don't worry about the state of the game

It’s hard to get a read on Collingwood, but they should get the job done against the Saints.

The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Hawks to win easily.

Brisbane, the end is nigh

They’ll probably get a week.

AFL to appeal decisions against Curnow brothers

Hard to believe that Tomic won in straight sets the last time they played.

Millman way too good for Tomic in France final

Probably not a bad choice, I can see Lyon as a player that would lead by example.

The reluctant vice-captain Australia needs

No big deal, Billy Slater can replace him.

Smith's shock retirement exposes Maroons leadership vacuum

Western Force should win this.

Western Force looking forward to clash against Melbourne Rebels

I agree, Collingwood should win against the Saints and the Dockers. However, I think they’ll lose to the Bulldogs.

The Bucks stops here