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Matthew Younan is a CPA Qualified Accountant from Melbourne who is really passionate about sport, with a particular obsession for all things Aussie rules. Matt also loves following Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Swimming, Cycling and Athletics. Matt has successfully completed studies in Sports Journalism and Match Reporting and loves sharing engaging factual content on various sports with his audience.

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It’s interesting, you might be onto something there but I hope not as I think the Matildas are a great side and we should support them. Hopefully the poor ratings just means people were gathered together in large social gatherings watching it together rather than alone at home. I think now that Covid isolation rules have been relaxed, it could be a reason why ratings have dropped from previous years.

Matildas show they’ve got what it takes to match the best in the world

Thanks for your comment Chris, appreciate it. Yeah, you’re right having depth in the squad is always important to cover missing players. It was impressive how we were able to cover the absence of Alanna Kennedy and Aivi Luik and it gave an opportunity to others to show they can fill that void.

Matildas show they’ve got what it takes to match the best in the world

Thanks for your comment Pete. It’s an interesting perspective. I guess Lyon’s bringing back players who are passionate about St Kilda who played for him and know the way he operates. Time will tell whether this ‘back to the future’ approach is going to work or as you suggest it won’t succeed.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Interesting take you got there.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Yeah it’s an interesting take Andrew.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks for your comment Andrew. That’s a good point. I guess they’ll be hoping this doesn’t crash and burn and they are vindicated by their decision making hey?

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks for your comment Alchemist. Well I guess time will tell hey?

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks for your comment. I understand what you’re saying and it’s a fair point. I guess it can be looked at both ways. I did refer to the drawn Grand Final earlier in my piece.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks Luke, I agree, that’s what I was trying to say when I said “after tenure that saw them reach three grand finals, including a famous draw with Collingwood in 2010.” And when I referred to Lyon coaching sides to four grand finals, I was including the 2013 Fremantle side he coached to a Grand Final against Hawthorn.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Fair point Pete

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Fair point there mate, I guess drawing a Grand Final is a pretty good achievement… just no chocolates unfortunately.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks Simoc, I guess time will tell hey?
I did see that Brad Scott has laid down the rules at the Bombers to ensure the players come ready for pre-season so it’ll be interesting to see how the Bombers go next year.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks for your comment Cat.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks for your comment Gyfox. Lol, Canberra Kangaroos does have a nice ring to it, but from all reports the club are doing well off-field so as long as they can turn their on-field fortunes around, don’t think they’ll be going anywhere.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks for your comment Roger, that’s an interesting take lol.

Saints go back to the future, but will 'Ross the Boss' lead them to that elusive premiership?

Thanks for your comments James and G, interesting points raised. It’ll be interesting to see how much they overhaul the list.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Charlie. I suppose other heads will roll as a new coach is likely to bring in their own team of assistants but yeah I wonder if Ratts is just a scapegoat for wider issues. Doesn’t seem quite right to single him out. Not sure the Saints are keen on relocating to Tassie.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Chris. Interesting points there, I thought they said they were going to release the findings from the review to their members and fans, but I am not aware that it has been released yet.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment. It’s an interesting point. And I suppose different clubs invest differently into their goal kicking but the saying goes ‘ good kicking is good football and poor kicking is poor football’. So many times a team has lost a game just because they couldn’t kick straight.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Andrew. Why do you think that’s the case?

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Pete. I appreciate the results weren’t great in the second half of the season but is it all Ratts’ fault? Not sure it is and I think he is just a scapegoat for other wider issues.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Simoc.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Yeah you’re right Jimmy. They added all four during the free agency and trade period. Tom Mitchell, Dan McStay, Billy Frampton and Bobby Hill will be great pick-ups for the Pies.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment Davico, yeah it does seem harsh especially when they may have played all year and then get dropped just for the Grand Final like Derek Kickett or cop a nasty injury just before the Grand Final like Brendan Whitecross.
I suppose the counter argument though is did they play on the day? It’s definitely an interesting discussion.

Every grand final has heartbreak stories and this one is no exception

Well written piece Dem. Well done! I agree both Dangerfield and Franklin are superstars of the game regardless of what happens in the Grand Final.

Why Saturday doesn't really matter for Pat and Bud

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