Contributors
At Stats Insider, we're strongly committed to high-level sports writing with a focus on data-driven analysis. Our content is produced by a diverse range of voices, all sharing a passion to deliver quality, industry-leading, independent sports content.
Rohan Connolly
@rohan_connolly
<p>Rohan Connolly, managing director of the <a href="https://footyology.com.au/" rel="nofollow">footyology</a> media brand, is one of Australia&#39;s most experienced and respected sports journalists. With a 38-year track record of observing a range of sports, primarily AFL football, at close quarters in print, online, and on radio and TV. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion, knowledge and love of the game, he&#39;s renowned for his hard but fair approach to football analysis, informed by facts not hyperbole. &nbsp;</p>
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David Nguyen
<p>David is a statistics and philosophy student at Monash University. This means to say that he spends a little too much trying to make sense of random letters and numbers.</p><p>Outside his studies, he actively consumes E-Sports content, frequently walking the fine line between &lsquo;healthy hobby&rsquo; and &lsquo;problematic addiction&rsquo;. You&#39;ll often find him shouting at his laptop when an E-Sport tournament season draws close.</p>
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Aidan Cellini
@aidancellini4
<p>Aidan&lsquo;s favourite time of the year is Winter, with the AFL kicking into gear throughout the cold months and where he&rsquo;s able to rug up, chuck a scarf on and go along to the footy. Aside from this, the NBA is nearing its conclusion, with Wimbledon just around the corner. Aidan is entering his final year at Monash University, majoring in Journalism and Accounting as a double degree.</p>
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Ari Stamatakos
@Ari_Y_Stama
<p>Ari Stamatakos is a high school student and aspiring writer who&#39;s passionate about the sports he loves. An Avid Carlton, Melbourne Victory and Chelsea Fan, he currently writes for Carlton fan page <em><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http://BlueAbroad.com.au&source=gmail&ust=1611634966147000&usg=AFQjCNGHL5r_PKMP75YfPHm6s0nVzJKNyA" href="http://blueabroad.com.au/" target="_blank">BlueAbroad.com.au</a>.&nbsp;</em>You can check him out on twitter @Ari_Y_Stama</p>
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Mitchell Turner
<p>Sports are an all-year-round affair for Mitch as his basketball coaching takes up a weekly slot on a Saturday. Yet it&#39;s the Australian summer which most floats his boat, what with the tip-off to the NBA, test cricket and NFL playoffs all taking centre stage.</p><p>In between watching sports, Mitch is about to commence his 3rd year Bachelor of Arts at Monash University (majoring in Journalism and International Relations) and is currently undertaking an internship at Stats Insider.</p>
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Ben Somerford
@BenSomerford
<p>Ben Somerford is the former WACA/Perth Scorchers media manager who spent years travelling around with the side in the BBL. He&rsquo;s currently a freelance journalist, with stories regularly featured on Cricket 365. He&rsquo;s written for global publications including AAP, Sunday Times, FourFourTwo and many more. He&rsquo;s the founder of popular cricket Fantasy website Honeyball BBL. Follow him on Twitter&nbsp;</p><p><a data-focusable="true" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/BenSomerford">@BenSomerford</a></p>
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Dane Heverin
https://twitter.com/DaneHev
<p>Dane is a freelance journalist and specialises in sports writing. He particularly loves cricket, AFL, tennis and golf. He&#39;s currently completing a Masters of Journalism at University of Melbourne and works in digital marketing.</p>
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Bradley McLeod
@Scrads06
<p>Bradley McLeod is a current Master of Data Science student at JCU. He&#39;s also a senior mathematics teacher and a lover of all things sports, stats and sports-stats. He&#39;s an obsessive Hawthorn fan and became so as they won the premiership the year he was born.</p>
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Marc McGowan
@ByMarcMcGowan
<p>Marc is an experienced sports journalist in print and online media, specialising in AFL and tennis coverage. He&#39;s never found a statistic he couldn&#39;t turn into an article or speak about.</p>
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Paige Cardona
@paigecardona
<p>Paige Cardona is a widely-acclaimed sportswriter who has formerly held journalism and content roles with Fox Sports Australia, Fox Footy, and Racing Victoria. Paige specialises in AFL, Thoroughbred Racing, Football and American Sports and has established a large following from her character-driven, emotionally-engaging storytelling that captures a wide audience. You can follow her on twitter @paigecardona.<em>&nbsp;</em></p>
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Ricky Mangidis
<p>After spending several years working as part of North Melbourne&rsquo;s media team with access to the inner workings of the coaching staff, Ricky has parlayed that knowledge into a deep understanding of current trends and game styles across the AFL, bringing a unique eye to the way today&rsquo;s game is played.</p>
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Rajdeep Singh
<p>Rajdeep is a freelance sports journalist and passionate sports enthusiast who loves watching tennis, cricket, and soccer. In his free time, he likes to binge-watch The Office on repeat and eat lots of food.</p>
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Josh Elliott
<p>Josh Elliott is an RMIT Data Science student and rusted-on North Melbourne fan who believes that a well-jittered scatter plot is the height of humanity&#39;s artistic achievement. He does not enjoy pie charts or donut charts but he does enjoy eating pies and eating donuts. Follow him on Twitter @JoshElliott_29</p>
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Jay Croucher
<p>Based in Denver, Colorado, Jay splits time between worshiping Nikola Jokic and waking up at 3am to hazily watch AFL games. He has been writing about AFL, NBA and other US sports since 2014, and has suckered himself into thinking Port Adelaide was the real deal each year since.</p>
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Ben Rogers
<p>Peaked too early, six footy premierships with Red Hill then a trip to Europe and 15kg later, it was time to hang up the boots and watch the pros. LeBron is the GOAT, Essendon FC forever and wishing for a huge Andy Murray comeback story.</p>
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Tim Kennedy
@PuntKing23
<p>Form guide enthusiast. Co-host of &quot;The And We&#39;re Racing Podcast.&quot; Never picked a bad horse, it&#39;s always the jockey&#39;s fault. A junior sporting star, still trying to live in the past.</p><p><br></p>
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Dane Roy
@dRoy
<p>Former ice-cream salesman turned college football player. Australian living the dream in the USA. When he&#39;s not punting footballs for the Cougars, you&#39;ll find him on the couch watching replays of the 2005 and 2012 grand finals. Go Swans!</p>
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Matt Zemek
@mzemek
<p>Matt has written professionally about US College Football since 2000, and has blogged about professional Tennis since 2014. He wants the Australian Open to play Thursday night Women&#39;s Semi-Finals, and Friday evening Men&#39;s Semi-Finals. Contribute to his Patreon for exclusive content <a href="https://www.patreon.com/Zemek" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
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Greg Butyn
<p>Stats Insider data analyst. All-around nice guy. Lover of all dogs, including greyhounds and the Western Bulldogs. Usually can be found stalking the lobbies at Draftstars and Moneyball on any given day.</p>
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Nikhil Deshpande
@chaseeism
<p>Started supporting Manchester United for Ruud Van Nistelrooy. Chose Collingwood FC because my hairdresser convinced me to. Spreading the word that Charlie Austin and Ben Simmons are GOATs. Got dealt a good hand with sense of humor but had to sacrifice all my Fantasy sports skills in return. Don&#39;t regret it at all. Well... maybe just a little.</p>
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James Rosewarne
@jamesrokewarne
<p>James is a writer and Managing Editor at Stats Insider. He likes fiction and music. He is a stingray attack survivor.&nbsp;</p><p>Email- james@thehypometer.com for story ideas or opportunities.</p>
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Daniel Gardner
<p>Dan&rsquo;s claim to fame was once being mistaken for David Beckham while living in South Korea. The ex U/8 most improved football prodigy now spends his days solving the mysteries of Wallaby selections and debating the quota of WA players in the Australian cricket team.</p>
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Nick Splitter
@nicksplitter
<p>Never won a Premiership in junior sports, and, as a loyal fan of teams that are generally and historically rubbish - see &#39;St Kilda Football Club&#39; and &#39;all Philadelphia sports&#39; - now spends his time sobbing uncontrollably in the corner of the pub.</p>
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Woot & Wye
@wootandwye
<p>When it comes to NFL commentary in Australia, look no further than Joshua Wootton &amp; Joshua Wye. Their podcast, appropriately named after their surnames, has been the home for all things NFL in Australia for 5+ seasons. The Woot and Wye Show covers all aspects of the National Football League including Fantasy Football, DFS, Betting and the Draft. They bring you fresh and fun football analysis every single week. If they&rsquo;re not talking NFL you&rsquo;ll find them chowing down burritos at your nearest Guzman Y Gomez. You can talk football with them on Twitter by giving them a follow @wootandwye.</p>
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Aaron Murphy
<p>Armchair critic in all sports that don&#39;t involve tackle counts. Unashamedly biased towards Victorians. Stands up because he loves the darts. Wisden Almanacks are his idea of a good book. If he&#39;s not playing sport, watching sport, or talking sport, he&#39;s thinking about sport. Sport.</p>
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Ritchie Tabor
<p>After spending most of his life on some kind of footy field, golf course or cricket pitch, Ritchie has always had a passion for sport. A stats nerd who could recite the Australian cricket team before he could walk, Ritchie now combines that passion with looking into the numbers that make up a game.</p>
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Darryl Woodford
@dpwoodford
<p>In and around the betting industry since 2002, Darryl is co-founder of SI and FI, and is one of Australia&#39;s leading DFS players. Darryl builds most of the models seen on SI and FI, and writes about the technical side of our projections.</p>
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Jason Oliver
@JasonNRL
<p>As far as Jason is concerned, there is no better time of year than March through June. An overlap of the NBA and NRL seasons offer up daily opportunities to find an edge and fund the ever-increasing number of sports streaming services he subscribes to. If there&#39;s an underdog worth taking in either code, he&#39;ll be on it.</p>
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Dan Fraser
@Onethousandand8
<p>Former ABC Journo and Champion Data stats nerd who loves his fantasy sport, punting, footy, cricket, golf - you get the point. More than prepared to take driver off the deck from 250 out (especially if it&#39;s for a beverage or two!) but will also happily take my medicine when the occasion calls for it. Pumped to be part of the Stats Insider team - if it&#39;s value and it&#39;s footy, I&#39;m all over it in 2019 folks!</p>
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Adam Joseph
@AdamJosephSport
<p>Manchester United diehard, Oklahoma City Thunder tragic, New England Patriots fanboy and Carlton Blues sufferer. I like last minute goals, three pointers in transition, unlikely comebacks and underdog stories. Tweet way too much at <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamJosephSport" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@AdamJosephSport</a>.</p>
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Katie Prowd
@katieprowd
<p>Co-Founder and CEO of Stats Insider, and once dubbed &quot;the coolest person ever&quot;, Katie writes from the heart on matters of sport, business and life.</p>
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