There will be no one in any regulation tipping comps that would have had Brisbane winning.
|PREDICTED RESULT||ACTUAL RESULT||RATINGS ADJUSTMENTS|
|North Melbourne||by||7||pts||North Melbourne||by||11||pts||Essendon||-5||North Melbourne||+1|
|West Coast||by||49||pts||West Coast||by||92||pts||West Coast||+31||Gold Coast||-25|
|Port Adelaide||by||42||pts||Brisbane Lions||by||37||pts||Brisbane Lions||+23||Port Adelaide||-24|
As expected in the round preview, tipping Carlton was a waste of a tip.
But to say GWS were simply too good doesn't allow for anyone to remember just how bad Carlton were. How bad...? Well then:
"The Blues were taken apart by the up-and-coming Giants, conceding eight goals in the third quarter. But for inaccuracy, the Giants could have won by more than 100 points, their dominance reflected in 40 scoring shots to 12, GWS racking up an astonishing 80 inside-50s to 32 for Carlton."Tipping 4 points of North, and 1 off the Richmond margins was welcome, as was getting 7 from 9. Somewhat back to form, but still under quoting GWS and the Bulldogs is expected continue to deliver weekly pain.
Interesting table changes here this week - with West Coast moving up to 4th. Not too many pundits had the Eagles in the better half of the draw at the start of the year, but our estimations did, determining a 98% chance of finishing top 8. It is too early to fully call that result done and dusted, but it certainly is an encouraging start.
As can be expected, Carlton continue to dip and now sit in 14th with GWS ams the Bullies both moving ahead. They will need to do well against Geelong and beyond to arrest the slide (part of the great 'oh you dont say!' in depth analysis you have come to loath here at the FMI).