Sunday, 19 April 2015

03. B.I.T.

After two weeks of ordinary tipping, an 8 this week is a great return to form. Of course it would have been better if North Melbourne had have done the right thing too.

But none the less, 8 from 9 is enough to say that FootyMaths is back in town.


So, yes, the results are as here.
PREDICTED RESULTACTUAL RESULTRATINGS ADJUSTMENTS
Collingwoodby31ptsCollingwoodby74ptsCollingwood+15St Kilda-17
Essendonby9ptsEssendonby21ptsCarlton-18Essendon+14
Adelaideby61ptsAdelaideby25ptsAdelaide-11Melbourne+10
Sydney/SMFCby56ptsSydney/SMFCby21ptsSydney/SMFC-10GWS+32
North Melbourneby2ptsPort Adelaideby8ptsNorth Melbourne-10Port Adelaide+3
Richmondby17ptsRichmondby79ptsBrisbane Lions-29Richmond+20
Hawthornby64ptsHawthornby70ptsHawthorn+7W Bulldogs/FFC-3
Geelongby38ptsGeelongby9ptsGeelong-24Gold Coast+9
Fremantleby10ptsFremantleby30ptsWest Coast-8Fremantle+10

The weekend started and finished with demolition jobs, and even though Fremantle back-off, they still were nicely over the predicted. Richmond also another big winner. 


In the rankings, the massive news is that a long term powerhouse is now not in the top 8 teams.
RANKINGSPre:R 4
TEAMPTSΔPTSΔRK
1Hawthorn14617-
2Sydney/SMFC1390-9-
3Fremantle132311-
4Port Adelaide13154-
5Adelaide1266-11-
6West Coast1210-8-
7North Melbourne1201-10-
8Essendon116214+1
9Richmond116120+1
10Geelong1160-24-2
11Carlton1047-18-
12Collingwood103516-
13Gold Coast9369+1
14W Bulldogs/FFC932-2-1
15GWS87732+1
16Brisbane Lions827-28-1
17Melbourne80311-
18St Kilda703-16-
Geelong fall to 10th, with Essendon and Richmond stepping over the Cats. But that said, only 3 points separates the three teams.
Geelong will have not been out of the top 8 for seasons. Even if its just by 2 points, this is an important moment.
Is it the 'End of The Cat Empire' as David Hards suggests?
"The gradual slide in performance was evident last season and cracks were papered over through sheer determination with the club winning 8 games by 13 points or less whilst winning the same amount of games as both grand finalists Hawthorn and Sydney."
And we are not alone either as the Wheatley Power Rankings also have Geelong in tenth as well. And similarly we rate the GWS as the best improver of 2015.

Further moves at the foot of the table have the two new clubs moving up a spot.

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