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Mike Tuckerman

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But surely the point of ‘playing out from the back’ is to do so successfully, not turn the ball over to your opponent to open the scoring? In many instances, wouldn’t simply clearing the ball be preferable?

The A-League needs all the attacking football it can get

I got burned tipping against Sydney FC last week. Lesson learned.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 4

The free tickets aren’t the problem, Stevo, although as a happenstance they’re worth mentioning. As you’ve pointed out, the real problem is getting first-timers through the gates and then serving up that kind of football. Who would honestly come back?

Have we already determined this season's A-League pretenders?

I couldn’t care less whether he’s right or wrong, if I’m being perfectly honest. I just tune him out.

Have we already determined this season's A-League pretenders?

True enough, however Melbourne City gave away a lot of free tickets to the game.

Have we already determined this season's A-League pretenders?

He is the king of hindsight.

Have we already determined this season's A-League pretenders?

“What happens next week?”

You’ll post another sanctimonious, self-serving comment on content someone else has created? We look forward to it.

Have we already determined this season's A-League pretenders?

With one important distinction.

Netflix is one of the biggest loss-making companies in the world. If their debts were called in tomorrow, they’d go bankrupt within days.

Streaming may be the A-League's future, but is it enough to pay the bills?

This is the first time I have tipped against Brisbane Roar in a very, very long time. Enjoy the three points, Waz.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 3

I’m not sure the fact David Gallop has asked Greg O’Rourke to “speak to the referees this week” about how VAR is used suggests Football Federation Australia are necessarily of the same opinion.

The A-League's constant VAR debates are detracting from the football

In my opinion Zullo had no chance to prevent the cross, deliberately made contact with Sotirio, waited to see what happened, then appealed to the referee as soon as Bonevacia scored.

And I think the fact that Sotirio happened to be in an offside position was a lucky coincidence for the VAR, who used this information to claim after the fact that it was the reason why the goal was disallowed.

I also think – having been afforded a get-out on a technicality – that’s why referee Chris Beath felt confident/compelled enough to speak to the media, unlike Kurt Ams last week.

The A-League's constant VAR debates are detracting from the football

Case closed! Nemesis has spoken, so there’ll be no more VAR debate in the A-League.

It should come as a relief to the powers that be that we can all now focus exclusively on the football.

The A-League's constant VAR debates are detracting from the football

Finally a Redondo conspiracy theory I can get behind!

The Wanderers' dwindling fan base proves why they're Sydney's second team

None from five for the round. It’s good to be back!

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 1

David Squires is the best thing about the A-League.

Keisuke Honda is the monster the A-League needs

Or I’ll put you personally in charge of replying to every single piece Richard Hinds writes about football with a link to my Roar column, RF.

Don’t think I won’t do it!

I'm on the Bolt bandwagon - and you should be too

This is quite the analysis!

I'm on the Bolt bandwagon - and you should be too

Hey Nick… no links to Richard Hinds articles, please. I don’t want to have to ask again this season.

I'm on the Bolt bandwagon - and you should be too

Well what would you be able to interrupt the conversation with if they did?

I'm on the Bolt bandwagon - and you should be too

I think it would be simpler to just name my all-time greatest A-League XI and have a debate around it – as we’ve done here – but each to their own.

The greatest XI in A-League history

Here’s a riddle I hinted at earlier today. Which A-League team is not represented here?

The greatest XI in A-League history

I think the difference between those two performances is the fact that Archie’s won a championship! Interesting to see there weren’t many complaints about leaving out Alessandro Del Piero out of the team.

The greatest XI in A-League history

He’s in the team because The Roar asked me to compile my all-time greatest A-League XI and I picked Shinji Ono over Aaron Mooy. I imagine you wouldn’t have done the same? This is essentially the whole point of the exercise.

The greatest XI in A-League history

I think the point is Punter’s team is supposed to play against my team, with Broich and Berisha already in mine.

The greatest XI in A-League history

Of course it’s chosen on merit. Are you trying to say Shinji Ono didn’t have an impact on the A-League?

The greatest XI in A-League history