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Tony Harper

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Tony has been writing about sport since making a debut at the Queensland Times, Ipswich, in 1989 with a column entitled 'That's What I reckon Sport!' He has since worked as a reporter and editor with organisations including Fox Sports, Fairfax, AAP, The AP and ACP magazines, covering four Olympics, three FIFA World Cups and WC's in cricket and rugby. Favourite team: Arsenal. Favourite question: 'Did you even watch the game?'

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Weird conspiracy theories are amusing on Friday afternoons

COMMENT: This is the real reason why the Force were cut in 2017

Who is this mythical ”Scott Robinson” several Roar readers have massive wraps on?

'They haven't learned anything': Crusaders' Penney opens on Tahs - and why he 'feels really sorry' for Coleman

Thanks Ben, that quote has been fixed now

Horan's 'soft' whack for Rebels pack as Fisher calls out their 'absolutely criminal' flaw in Brumbies loss

We’re expecting an update from the Waratahs later today

Waratahs star rushed to hospital following training mishap ahead of season opener

They all opted not to continue

Super Rugby tipping panel week 1: Brumbies to sweep Rebels, cliffhanger brewing between Tahs and Reds

Ha. Jokes

Super Rugby tipping panel week 1: Brumbies to sweep Rebels, cliffhanger brewing between Tahs and Reds

Have a great time at Lang Park, Busted. It’s been a looooong off-season

Super Rugby tipping panel week 1: Brumbies to sweep Rebels, cliffhanger brewing between Tahs and Reds

😂

What the UCL!? Unlikely hero overcomes big misses, in front of disguised Kanye West and his Aussie missus

Correct. Matt and Christy are the new podcast hosts. Harry and Brett decided to pod elsewhere.

'Blew everybody's minds': The Rennie tactics Nic White expects Joe Schmidt to relaunch with wounded Wallabies

Can you please email me with browser type and device you’re using? I can’t replicate that issue.

thanks, tony@theroar.com.au

'Stands out like dog's balls', 'set up for failure': Wretched Eddie-Slips moment that explains World Cup disaster

I think Christy is talking about the Skelton injury and how it was handled.

'Stands out like dog's balls', 'set up for failure': Wretched Eddie-Slips moment that explains World Cup disaster

what’s incorrect? Happy to change it if it’s not factual.

Rugby News: 'Weird period' - Tahs' devastating Eddie treatment revealed, kids' tackling is 'child abuse' claim

Please send your list of approved topics

Rugby News: 'Weird period' - Tahs' devastating Eddie treatment revealed, kids' tackling is 'child abuse' claim

D: Any of the above depending on who the commenter is

'Don't need to prove anything to anyone': Wallabies bruiser opens up on French move - and why he's found peace in role

I’m sure if and when he is up for media he will be asked.

'Want to show rugby isn't dead in Melbourne': Rebels skipper's fighting words as Eddie calls for 'hard decisions'

It’s very simple. Take your goat aside and try to explain that sometimes there are articles about multiple sports so they are shared on different sport pages.
I know it’s easy for humans to understand this but do accept that livestock sometimes struggle with the complexity.

It's not un-Australian to cheer against Australia - in fact, in our favourite sports, it is the best option

Maybe read the story?

'Smith now averages 60 as an opener - so isn’t Australia the true winner?' The Liebke Report Card

It also needs to be right. And there is a credibility issue when someone isn’t prepared to put their real name to articles that are refuted by organisations

The APL is doomed to fail until it starts focusing on football

I didn’t mention editors I was just quoting a response.

Seriously? Be bigger than that mate.

The APL is doomed to fail until it starts focusing on football

You mentioned Roar editors, not contributors. It’s an opinion site so you should expect some opinions you don’t agree with. But a claim that The Roar editors are deriding football should be backed up with some evidence.

The APL is doomed to fail until it starts focusing on football

”Connect us all’ is literally a quote from Les Kiss. Give me your choice of a headline. Could do with a laugh

How Joe Schmidt is going to 'connect us all' and bring Australian rugby back from the brink

Yes. Chris, who and when?

The APL is doomed to fail until it starts focusing on football

Vince works for the Sydney Morning Herald which is owned by Nine – the competitor to Newscorp (Daily Tellegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Adelaide Advertiser)

Rookie Socceroo defender hammered for 'honking' and 'embarrassing' Asian Cup effort - but pundit hails key contribution

If stories that meet the standards of length and quality and submitted they are published. I think you’ll find more stories from the crowd when the games start up again.

Rugby News: Wallaby legend's son revives Test talk with try double, weird journey from Force to Canes via MLR revealed

Hi Marcel, I was replying to Mike. As a joke…

The APL is doomed to fail until it starts focusing on football

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