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Rhys Knight

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Joined December 2020







Cricket tragic and footy fanatic



This is really interesting and loved reading your piece

Matching perception and predictions with reality

As someone who’s written about the atrocity of Vic bias in the past, can you please enlighten me how a Grand Final rematch where both teams are going to be up there again is biased? Melbourne and Sydney are two of the three big improvers this season, you can’t just call it bias if you disagree

Round 8 games ranked

You always have to overpay to get someone out of the club but a pick in the 20’s should get it done, considering the Dogs do have some depth

Your club's underrated performer: Round 7

Hawthorn would be ruing not getting him, they were very close, he was almost free to leave in 2019 but he’s a star the No.15 but was probably BOG for mine last night hence he didn’t get the mention but if positions mattered, he’d be almost All-Australian for me

Your club's underrated performer: Round 6

Carlton had a few lining up but the temptation to celebrate Eddie was too strong but I agree, was very good Jack

Your club's underrated performer: Round 3

Silly me for not including it but of the last 56 teams to go 0-2, only five have made finals

Someone's season ends on Thursday night

Perhaps the way Fyfe is judged might make his performances perhaps slip under the radar…. definitely something for me to consider, appreciate it mate

Your club's underrated performer: Round 1

Thanks mate, the Swannies are a bit like Hawthorn, don’t need to develop rucks they just go get them (Darren Jolly, Shane Mumford as well as the ones we’ve mentioned, Hawthorn with even Paul Salmon, Peter Everett, David Hale, McEvoy, Ceglar, Brooksby on the current list)

Your club's underrated performer: Round 1

I’ve written in the past about Danger in the side was abhorrent, I also said it’s a blatant shame about Vlaustin being remembered for his dive while also naming four of his best qualities and named him a favourite in the series. Think you’re looking for something that’s not there my friend

An All Australian dark horse from each club

Jimmy I’m flattered to think I’m part of the media ????

Your club's burning question for 2021

It’s actually Chayce and I reckon it was an autocorrect error

Your club's burning question for 2021

A mistake on my part for the Sydney portion not being uploaded so it’s here in the comment section, apologies.

Where are you at?

Sydney’s rejigging of their list since the 2016 Grand Final has perhaps not reaped the rewards that they could’ve hoped for but with the last three drafts of Nick Blakey, James Rowbottom, Justin McInerney, Zac Foot, Dylan Stephens, Will Gould, Chad Warner, Logan McDonald, Braeden Campbell and Errol Guldon all look like good pickups but Sydney are one of those teams where a finish between 9th and 17th isn’t surprising. So, where are they at?

Your club's burning question for 2021

Just a thought, I wrote 30 in November and for some reason it’s been taken out and I don’t have access as to why.

30 and over: Geelong to North Melbourne

Just a bit of fun mate while we wait for the season to start

Daz and Smithy's draft: One player per club

I hate that he’s gone to the middle order for QLD and his attitude has been cited for a reason he’s not in the fold in the Australia side
I like him a lot as an opener, hardly put a foot wrong, especially at home but for mine as we sit, Travis Head is the No.5 with Ben McDermott potentially snapping at his heels.

Ten players to watch in the Sheffield Shield

Bont is captain, Vlaustin and Sheed aren’t.

The ten free agents to watch in 2021

Was a proof reading error, I did mean a first and a second for Laird

The ten free agents to watch in 2021

Bontempelli has had team success, Cripps has had squat. If Carlton start the year say 2-6, the media will go bonkers about how the WA sides should go and get him

The ten free agents to watch in 2021

Bess was unbelievable on Day 1, the writing of the article was pre Day 1 and the publishing was post but I 100% agree, Bess was terrific and for his sake I hope he continues on!

Three English players under the pump in Sri Lanka

All of the analysis is expertly articulated, I just stuck with blokes out of contract in 2021

Who's fighting for survival and who's flying toward a new deal in 2021?

Thank you

Fiorini is signed until 2023 but your assessment is absolutely spot on! Love all of it

Who's fighting for survival and who's flying toward a new deal in 2021?

Being a Hawthorn fan too, 08 did come to mind but there was a worry of bias and Essendon’s 99 squad was probably a silly omission in hindsight but I’m not unhappy with my choices

Minor premiers, major failures: Which ladder leaders have disappointed the most come finals time?

To anyone wanting some clarification, these were minor premiers who were head and shoulders above the team that finished second and just my personal favourites to write about

Minor premiers, major failures: Which ladder leaders have disappointed the most come finals time?

The original title for the article was best team of players taken at Pick 60 or higher, ‘Sauce’ Jacobs at ruck because he was the No.1 rookie pick so he’s closest to the draft (bit weird I know) so guys like Swan, Cox and Priddis didn’t make the cut but all are genuine champions

How do the best draft gems in AFL history line up?