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Scott is one of The Roar's assistant editors and live bloggers. He has written over 2500 articles covering everything from rugby league to basketball, from tennis to cricket.

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There are still 11. Given the run home, the Knights probably need less of a miracle than the Panthers.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

Yep, and to be fair, every team is entitled to a bad week Con, but I’m not convinced by them at all.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

I don’t understand how this has anything to do with Round 23…

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

I hardly see the Storm losing both games here Joe, but it’s a fair point I suppose. Even if they do, they haven’t lost by more than four points all season, so I’d hazard a guess they still would sneak it on for and against unless the Roosters go big.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

That’s a good call, but the club won’t. They don’t have the money to.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

That’s a fair point. They did, to be fair, just look happy to be winning again though.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

I’ll play this.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 23

Thanks mate. Appreciate it.

Todd was a very good talker and very open about everything he has been through, which made my job fairly easy.

Todd Carney talks to The Roar: On-field talent, off-field indiscretions and one infamous bubbler

Cheers,

This is a great comment, and it gives way to the Aussie culture of “well, we work hard, so we can also party hard.”

Sure, some go over the top, but you’re right to an extent.

Todd Carney talks to The Roar: On-field talent, off-field indiscretions and one infamous bubbler

Thanks Rory, and yes, good of Todd to open up like he has done given the past.

All fair comments mate.

Todd Carney talks to The Roar: On-field talent, off-field indiscretions and one infamous bubbler

He was very open and honest talking it has to be said.

It’s one of those things where, sure he learnt a lot, but then had an opportunity to go into bad habits and did. Before he realised things had slipped out of control, they were, and it got to the point where he couldn’t really turn it around again without guidance, which clearly wasn’t on offer at Cronulla the same way it was with Brian Smith.

Todd Carney talks to The Roar: On-field talent, off-field indiscretions and one infamous bubbler

Thanks Joe,

It’s interesting that he couldn’t stay on the right path in 2011 though given he was still at the Roosters…

Todd Carney talks to The Roar: On-field talent, off-field indiscretions and one infamous bubbler

Cheers TB,

It is a shame. He could have gone down as one of the all-time greats.

It was interesting where he mentioned the four nations tour and extended pre-season. I wonder how many other players have fallen down that path after a season of being clean…

Todd Carney talks to The Roar: On-field talent, off-field indiscretions and one infamous bubbler

Okay Roy. Have fun.

We aren’t doing this again for the next eight weeks like we did last year.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 22

Thanks mate,

On the team – I’m going to fix that now. I had already written the piece before the squad was named last night and just forgot to change the XI after altering the text.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

I’m guessing it’s more that these next two Tests are back-to-back, and they want Pattinson available for Headingley.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

I’d take a thrilling conclusion on Sunday night.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

‘Tis unfortunate.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

I said they “should”… But they don’t, because they have been not really very good in Test cricket… Context Chris.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

You might be right Jeff, but the loss of three sessions of play is going to make a result difficult in my opinion. Should the pitch be flat and dry as expected, then the weather will delay spin becoming a factor, and the likely slowness of it then delays any real progress being made in the game.

Overhead conditions will of course have a bearing, but I think both teams would prefer to draw this than lose.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

So you’d drop Siddle for Hazlewood? I’m trying to figure out what Siddle did wrong to be dropped…

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

You’re absolutely right Paul.

As I wrote in the piece, Burns century looked horrific. Probably the worst century I’ve ever watched – not a knock on the guy of course, if you score a Test match ton, you score a Test match ton – but England can in no way rely on him.

Will the middle order stand up? Who knows.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

You might be right James, but I’m not sure the Australian attack can afford both Siddle and Hazlewood. Not enough variation for mine.

Starc might be expensive, but he is going to be dangerous at Lord’s, and we can cop one bowler going for a few if the wickets tumble.

The Ashes: England vs Australia second Test preview, prediction

What do you mean? The Dragons are on FTA.

NRL Round 22 teams: Roosters and Rabbitohs welcome back guns, Sharks wounded

Yep – tennis needs players like him. Unpredictableness among the domination of the big 4.

Montreal was never going to be straightforward after winning in Washington.

Why the US Open could be Nick Kyrgios’ best chance so far