Thursday, 24 July 2014

18b. Stop The Idea Now

Hopng against hope that this is the final split round we see in football.
C'mon young Gil... make it happen. 


THE TIPS:
After last weeks upsets (and near upsets) #TrollRound continues.
Here are our efforts.

All of which reads as a good weekend of footy!


THE MEZZOCULO INDEX:

This clearly tips Adelaide to cause an upset over Collingwood, and Sydney and Hawthorn to be a real close tussle.
All other games should progress as planned, with margins possibly greater.

Friday, 18 July 2014

18a. Makin' Up A Mess Of Fun

The 2014 AFL Schedule continues to be the planning decision from hell.
This year we have had
- the 'soft opening' that sent everyone to sleep over 9 days in March,
- the triple threat of three 6 game rounds that engulfed May
- and the AFL-admitted 'experimental' Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights of footy.

This has been a schedule to forget for HQ.

And now, just as the AFL finals are on our doorstep, and all the fan and media interest is in who can (and can't) make the finals, the craziness continues as we hit round 18, another tedious split round.

Someone at AFL HQ devised this schedule, and they need either a stern talking to, or whatever they are taking, taken from them.
Because we suspect what they were 'taking' might have come from the same era that brought you "Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper an' Snork".

Go on, click that link!
See if you can tell WTAF was happening on Saturday mornings in the late 60's and early 70's.
And if you can, maybe you know why we have the schedule we have this year.

Or maybe the AFL should not contract out the fixture arrangements to Sid and Marty Krofft again.
"Makin' up a mess of fun,
makin' up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone"



THE TIPS:

No real interesting games here other than the Bulldogs vs Dons game. Even then a 3 goal margin is predicted.

Saints and Demons also falling away towards seasons end, and 10 goal defeats predicted for them.


THE MEZZOCULO INDEX:

Using the form indicator above we can allow leeway into those tips by saying...
- St Kilda may even be battered worse than 10 goals.
- Melbourne should do better than a 10 goal loss.
- Both Essendon and the Western Bulldogs have very similar form lines, so it will really depend on how both teams are mentally.
- the Giants at home are tipped for a 47 point loss, but with their good recent form and Geelong down, it might be a tighter contest.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

17. Exactly, Burger-Free

Season 2014 has seen us progress so far 'burger free'. That is, without an exact 9 tips correct from 9 that would earn you a free burger if you registered to play at FootyTips.com.

But we have picked up one exact so far this year, getting the correct margin on the Norh Melbourne v St Kilda game.

Some consolation.

RESULTS:

Only the one positional change this week, as Essendon overtake West Coast for 10th spot.

Points wise, Port Adelaide are on the decline as they move close to 5th with North Melbourne likely to replace them.

Also looking likely to slip a spot are Collingwood who are now only 6 points of 8th.

And at the foot of the table, we see GWS poised to overtake St Kilda. Only 4 points keeps the Giants last.