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Tim Carter

Roar Rookie

Joined September 2015









Best wishes! I’m sure you could sneak in a cheeky guest column here and there…

An illustrated review of Australia's 3-2 win over Syria, and my last column

Not been able to settle into a position has been a perennial issue too. Was it under Jones that he played as a number 10?

Three A-Leaguers that aren't utilised properly

Jérôme d’Ambrosio is ex F1.

BMW drivers crack, giving d’Ambrosio a maiden victory at Marrakesh E-Prix

Cool, thanks. Never noticed that before.

Announcing new features for The Roar's comment section

As a football fan, it is sad to witness the Mariners’ demise. As a Jets fan, however…

What in the world happened to the Wanderers, Roar and Mariners?

Glad to see.
Any chance of a “report comment” button for the stuff that escapes the bot filters?

Announcing new features for The Roar's comment section

Wouldn’t the batters be too tired to stay in if they’re forced to share 250 overs of bowling between them per innings?

Pulling the goalie: why Australia should play eleven batsmen in every Test

2013 Newcastle made the finals on a 12-1-11 record, beat a Bulldogs team that limped into the finals, got an impressive win in Melbourne, and then had 40 put on them by the Roosters. One good result shouldn’t take precedence over the just above average season and the mediocre 3 year stint.

Rumblings at the Rabbitohs as Bennett takes charge

Reminds me of when Jarryd Hayne was suspended by the Eels for being shot at. When will these players learn to stop being the victims of crime???

Will Phil Gardner's tactical nuclear strike keep the Knights in line?

Kalu’ showed the way for openers, but he could not rack up the scores year in year out. At his peak, though…

India's ODI batting is monstrous

It’s difficult to compare eras regarding scoring rates, but I can’t go past Hayden, Gilchrist and Ponting for the best top 3.

India's ODI batting is monstrous

Yes, one of them.

Peter Siddle named for first ODI in eight years as Finch reveals Australian XI

Good point, but it should be able to be planned around. Maybe arrangements can be made for squad players to have a guest spot for a local team, be that at county or club level. Australia could reciprocate that arrangement for touring squads. If Swepson could have had a game or two for a Ranji Trophy team in between his tour commitments, he would’ve gained valuable experience to the conditions and been more prepared if he were called up to the test team. An ‘insurance’ fee may need to be provided to the clubs involved, but CA have the cash.

Will Pucovski must be a two-year commitment, not a two-Test thought bubble

Just as long as there is a definitive plan that is articulated to Pucovski, Langer, Paine, and other involved parties. They, for example, should have a plan to keep him in touring squads if and when they feel the need to drop him. And they need to be true to their word. Handscomb and M Marsh were recalled without improving their technique or run tallies, while Maxwell was told to make runs but not recalled when he did so.

Will Pucovski must be a two-year commitment, not a two-Test thought bubble

Paine was already in the side before South Africa. Even if he wasn’t the captain, he’d still be in the 11 now anyway.

Can we give Siddle a rating?

Border-Gavaskar Test series player ratings: Australia

I predict that Bennett will hasler his roster again, and Souths will resemble a pub side after he leaves. Seibold will get the vote of confidence midway through the 2020 season.

The great NRL coach-off

In the past, he refused

Gutsy is calling? I'd ask to speak to Usman Khawaja

Your headline suggests that you’re individually profiling a list of 100 all-time best players, rather than anything to do with appearance records. I was looking forward to an argument about Spida in that eschelon.

AFL top 100: Peter Everitt

Might as well make that a permanent mindset. Saves time.

The A-League team of the week: Round 11

This could be your best ever, however you only get 1/5 in MARSHness. That demonstrates a lack of foresight from your parents when naming you. A pity, really.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India, fourth Test

Half of the side played for the Jets at some point. Recruitment 9/10, retention 1/10

The A-League team of the week: Round 11

“Even the Indians find our Sheffield Shield hiatus in December-January quite odd. Now, when you see how the Indians treat many of their own, like the poor, & including in some communities their women, we don’t need to be lectured by them on anything!”

Your words, not mine. And my lack of “anything constructive to say” is exasperation because I’m responding to the continuation of your ad hominem attacks on anyone who questions aspects of Cricket Australia (in this case the Indians). This is after, in reaction to criticism of selectors, you tried to appropriate the spirit of the ANZACS and question the direction of society because people objected to certain players being chosen over others.

Who’s most likely to get the Shaun Marsh Test call-up from the BBL?

24 teams seems a stretch, but I’m optimistic about how it will shape the confederation.

2019 AFC Asian Cup preview: The minnows

Now you’re associating scheduling with cultural norms in a foreign nation…

Who’s most likely to get the Shaun Marsh Test call-up from the BBL?

You accusing others of virtue signalling is hypocritical.

Another Test selection embarrassment after Australia's Melbourne meltdown