Thursday, 3 September 2015

23. "HE'S RESTING"

Its the final round and with so many clubs with little to play for its a week-long Club re-creation of the dead parrot sketch.
"This club is not playing dead, its resting"
Why should any of the below bother turning up over the coming weekend?
Fremantle: Top spot secured, cant move. At least credit them with going on the front foot on Sunday with the "we will talk to HQ about having a rest".
Hawthorn: Could happily lose and remain top 4, with huge percentage keeping them up.
North Melbourne: Winning would get them level with 2 other teams above them, but percentage limits 'home final' chances.
West Coast: see Hawks but draw and big percentage helping.
Everyone outside of the top 8: A win achieves little tangible, as well as reducing earlier access to better players via the draft.

Not that anyone in football tanks. Oh no. No not that at all.
They are just... 'resting'.

So that's about a sum total of 2 'live' games this weekend.
Good luck to all the spruikers at the broadcast partners, for now you earn your dollars in trying like hell to convince us that the other 7 games mean something.
HOMEAWAYVENUEPREDICTED RESULT
RND 23
Hawthorn-13v-31CarltonMCGHawthornby71pts
Geelong-8v42AdelaideKardGeelongby3pts
Richmond26v9North MelbourneDockRichmondby1pts
Port Adelaide3v-9FremantleAdelPort Adelaideby7pts
Collingwood-22v-49EssendonMCGCollingwoodby24pts
Sydney/SMFC6v-4Gold CoastSCGSydney/SMFCby57pts
Melbourne-8v9GWSDockGWSby7pts
West Coast-11v-11St KildaSubiWest Coastby67pts
Brisbane Lions-2v68W Bulldogs/FFCGabbW Bulldogs/FFCby28pts

And for the final full round of the year, given the commentary above, you should NOT take as gospel the above tips. There is various reasons why you should expect shenanigans this weekend.

So good luck with using the above as a guide, but there are no guarantees.

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