It’s West versus the rest this week as tonight the Dockers take on the Crows at AAMI, while the Eagles tackle the Pies tomorrow night at the MCG. That is the wash up from last week of course, as the Cats were bundled out in very un-Geelong like circumstances and the Kangaroos were handed a
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Spring, just as I remember it – warm air, a growing thirst and of course, finals football. Tonight’s game will not feature warm air, but I’m tipping vast quantities of thirst quenching fluid and one massive game of football! The Hawks bring their game to the ‘G to tackle the Pies and for the love
Three big results from the weekend with Hawthorn triumphant over the Swans in a very even contest that looked like going the other way several times in the last quarter. The Hawks have been dominant since the bye and they hit September in full swing. In a similar fashion, but perhaps without the polish and
It was a pretty rough week to make a buck last week as most of the very short priced favourites won – the exceptions being the Crows shock loss to the Lions which has cost them the minor premiership and the Pies loss to the improving Kangaroos. Perhaps the worst result of the round though
Unfortunately the Bombers let us down on the punt last weekend when they were overrun by the fleet footed Kangaroos to close out round 20. But it certainly provided an exciting weekend of footy given we had our heart in our mouths on Friday night as the Cats clawed to within a kick against the
This could well be a defining round for many clubs. There are some great clashes, starting tonight with the Cats vs. Bombers, which will definitely get the juices flowing. Last weekend’s results were generally expected, the exception being the Suns enormous victory over a very disappointing Richmond, who can kiss their finals chances goodbye. The
Well, with nine games a round it seems near impossible to avoid an upset or two. No doubt though that this is a good thing, as we like our football full of surprises and the Blues outstanding victory over the seemingly invincible Pies was a highlight for many given the hatred shared between both supporter
Ah, twas good to take in a full round of football – the multi-bye rounds resembled a night on the tear confined to light beer! Round 14 proved quite predictable too, as all but one favourite (St Kilda) saluted and given this appeared to be the danger game I suspect most managed to snare a
A full board of games this weekend as we settle in for the run home. Who will make a charge at the top 4 and who will make a play for a spot in the final 8? Who cares – we need a winner this weekend! The good: Tie – Lions and Roos, stirring stuff.
THE second half of the season kicks off on Friday night and multi-bye rounds aside, I believe it has been pretty successful. We seem to have missed a large number of genuine stars through injury, but I am sure it is the same every year. The newbies (GWS) have been at least as competitive as
ONE bye week done and dusted, two to go. Fair to say this week’s games are somewhat affected as teams coming of the rest tackle those that played last week – which team has the upper hand? The good: The away teams. A most unusual round in which the visiting teams managed to take home
What an amazing weekend of footy – upsets, hidings, comebacks, resignations, celebrations and a baker’s dozen for Buddy. A dull moment, never! The good: How good was Friday night’s slugfest between the Tigers and Saints? Both teams were legless towards the end, yet bravely fought out an incredible finale that saw each team register six
This weekend’s round of matches will be pivotal as teams jockey for position as they enter the multi-bye rounds, which will no doubt allow for some analysis and home truths. There has already been a hint of coaches utilising this period to sneak in a 2-3 week break for inured/sore players, as even minor surgery
With a third of the season proper in the books, the final eight is taking shape. With the exception of Geelong(10th), it is probably not too different than many would have predicted from the start. Whilst the top 8 teams were fairly predictable, the order in which they currently reside was not! One could have
Round 7 provided us with some stellar performances: The Crows smashing Geelong from pillar to post; The Tigers delivery in spades against the Swans; Collingwood finally clicking up north; The Bombers announcing themselves in dazzling style and the Saints well and truly bursting the Blues bubble – all too much for this mug punter! We’ve
WELL, no joy with our wager last weekend with Friday night’s game spelling an end to our multi as Collingwood could not cover the (conservative) margin taken (25 points), winning by only 21 points. As it turned out, it mattered not as Adelaide would have put a knife through my heart on Saturday night when
Some football teams just haunt you, and my bogey team is the Dockers and has been for years. If I were a stronger (wo)man I would put a line through their game each week and focus on the balance of the card. At a minimum I would have enjoyed my Friday night beer and pizza
With five rounds under the belt it is time to take a look at how our long term wagers are faring on the exchange markets. Brownlow: Our original four selections have been adequate and I suggest we hold all tickets until the next check point (round 10). Significant movers in this market are Josh
No joy over the weekend as the Hawks came up short against a determined Geelongoutfit, which brought our 4 leg multi undone at the last hurdle.
But it didn’t have to end this way!
With three legs in the bag and only the one (Hawthorn) to go, our $216 return (for a 50 wager) began to look a little shaky.
Another early game as round 2 kicks off in Brisbane this week, which again requires us to make a few presumptions as team selection will not occur until this afternoon for the balance of the matches. These days the proposed teams are so far from that which take the field, the only valuable information are the ins and outs. Let’s take a crack anyway
With the walkover out of the way, we can now sink our teeth into the season proper with an extended weekend of matches that begins with the now traditional Thursday night fight between the Blues & Tigers. Let’s take a look at each game in order to identify those with the most punting value: Rich
Inseparable from our great game are icons like the Four’N Twenty pie, duffle jacket, footy record and the occasional bet with your mate. This new weekly feature is dedicated to making a buck out of our favorite pastime: Footy Punting.