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Jack Turner

Roar Rookie

Joined September 2018







Jack is a lifelong Geelong fan and diehard football fanatic from Perth Western Australia. Writing for The Roar since 2018. You can find some of Jack's less serious work at The Back Pocket, either in podcast for or on the website.



Problem for me was that it certainly didn’t look sufficient to overturn the call, and not as quickly as they did. But I’m sure the AFL will tick it off, and conclude the right decision was made after a small internal investigation.

All above board, nothing to see.

AFL Thursday Thought Bubble: Tigers reign in the rain as mud and grime(s) undoes the Blues by a fingertip

Bizarre to me the AFL would decide to bring Thursday night games back, not just on a bye round, but on a round there’s already a Monday game. Giving us four days of just one game of footy – Sunday’s and Friday’s near unwatchable.

How to fix the AFL's bye-round blues

This is a truly hilariously biased article.

As a neutral, it certainly wasn’t the umpires who cost that game, it was Collingwood’s poor kicking and lack of discipline.

As for the other game down in Geelong, last year sure you could maybe argue Brisbane were robbed, but this year it was a ten point margin – not one goal 0 with two other not paid push in the back free kicks in the dying stages the other way. Brisbane would do better to blame Cam Rayner for missing an absolute sitter from meters out.

A hot tip:
If you don’t want to write biased footy commentary, don’t write about your team.

You’re kidding me: Why Collingwood should've beaten West Coast, and what the AFL can do to end unfair umpire decisions

Only one team can win each year, and since the last time North Melbourne won one, five teams have won fifteen of the nineteen premierships. Better shoot for the moon than to resign yourself to the bottom eight.

In defence of shooting for the moon, or why I love North Melbourne's AFL trade strategy

Three years ago nobody thought a flag was on the horizon for any of West Coast, Richmond, or even Collingwood, hell, I reckon most people barely saw them playing finals.
Funny game footy. That’s why we love it

In defence of shooting for the moon, or why I love North Melbourne's AFL trade strategy

As a non West Coast supporter in Western Australia, I usually get pretty sick of the hype, but this year West Coast deserve all the praise they get. They were the better team for three quarters on Saturday, and arguably the better team all year this year.

How the West Coast Eagles beat the odds in 2018

Agree that Thomas went downhill, but had a real good year this year.

Is Dylan Shiel the next Dale Thomas?

*Matt Priddis the first Brownlow winner since their last Grand Final
*First ever home game at Perth Stadium

How the West Coast Eagles beat the odds in 2018

Apologies. Jaksch moved to Carlton one month before Silvagni did.
Bit of an oversight considering I was researching 18 blokes all at once

The former Blues 18

I did miss McKay. Could end up being a good deal going forward.

The former Blues 18

Holman caught my attention pre season, and at the time I had no idea he was ex Carlton listed, and Gowers seems to be going from strength to strength. Have to wonder why there was no room for them at the blues.

The former Blues 18