Thursday, 4 June 2015

09. WASH(ED)-UP

Did Eddie ever undergo formal counselling or training when he made his last Goodes gaffe two years ago?

Will he seek assistance now? Was this another gaffe, or simply the mumblings of a sports media man who is lost at sea when it comes to social issues?
" "Had we known before the game that Adam or the indigenous players were planning to do some sort of war cry, we could have been able to educate and understand the situation," McGuire said on Channel Nine's Today program."
Reckon you have had about 2 years to have educated yourself about 'the situation' Eddie.
And as a trained journalist, people expect better of you.
Whereas there are very low expectations on Hall, Maclure, Brereton and Ling.






Six more from nine again this week as another set of matches go against expectations. Hard to classify them as upsets though, although a case could be made for Collingwood defeating last years finalists North Melbourne. Roos should have done better, you would think.
PREDICTED RESULTACTUAL RESULTRATINGS ADJUSTMENTS
Sydney/SMFCby60ptsSydney/SMFCby60ptsSydney/SMFC+1Carlton-32
Hawthornby73ptsHawthornby53ptsHawthorn-7Gold Coast+6
Port Adelaideby45ptsPort Adelaideby61ptsMelbourne-7Port Adelaide+5
W Bulldogs/FFCby8ptsW Bulldogs/FFCby35ptsW Bulldogs/FFC+9GWS-11
Essendonby2ptsRichmondby13ptsRichmond+10Essendon-6
Fremantleby4ptsFremantleby11ptsAdelaide-13Fremantle+13
Brisbane Lionsby18ptsSt Kildaby22ptsBrisbane Lions-15St Kilda+20
North Melbourneby11ptsCollingwoodby17ptsCollingwood+21North Melbourne-18
West Coastby29ptsWest Coastby56ptsWest Coast+26Geelong-10

Scoring the seasons first exact margin tip on the Friday night is also noteworthy, and that helped keep the MAE down to 20 for the round and bring the season MAE down to 33, which is 3 points above target for the year.

For fans of the Monash Tipping competition, the FMI position of 33rd after 10 rounds remains as worse than last year after round 1. Looks like season 2015 at Monash is a write-off.


Might also help if the table is added.  Not much change other than
 - Fremantle now in second spot, and trail Hawthorn by 95pts (after being  147pts behind at season start).
 - Richmond into 9th and Essendon slip to 10th on the back of the 'Dreamtime' loss.
RANKINGSPre:R 10
TEAMPTSΔPTSΔRK
1Hawthorn1452-7-
2Fremantle137814-
3Sydney/SMFC13662-
4West Coast135827-
5Port Adelaide12686-
6Adelaide1201-12-
7North Melbourne1173-18-
8Geelong1154-10-
9Richmond113610+1
10Essendon1134-5-1
11Collingwood110722-
12GWS1012-11-
13W Bulldogs/FFC98210-
14Carlton861-31-
15Gold Coast8566-
16Melbourne816-6-
17Brisbane Lions787-14-
18St Kilda76220-

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