And this is how the tips predicted correctly Essendon, and even though the previously expressed doubts on that expectation, Melbourne's self-doubts / casual approach (choose your favourite) saw the tip correct.
|PREDICTED RESULT||ACTUAL RESULT||RATINGS ADJUSTMENTS|
|North Melbourne||by||34||pts||North Melbourne||by||34||pts||Brisbane Lions||-1||North Melbourne||+3|
|W Bulldogs/FFC||by||33||pts||W Bulldogs/FFC||by||57||pts||St Kilda||-15||W Bulldogs/FFC||+23|
|Fremantle||by||45||pts||Gold Coast||by||26||pts||Fremantle||-41||Gold Coast||+32|
Six from nine one of the better yields of the week it seems.
And getting the exact tip for North Melbourne was a neat little bonus too. First for the year in the book already.
And an early question for the year.. Where is Fremantle?
Prior to the season the FMI rankings listed then at eighth, and the season prediction had them finishing (more than likely) between 5th and 10th.
The first two rounds suggest this might be correct, but the coming weeks will be the reckoning of this thinking.
Fremantle have slipped to 10th after two rounds with the Bulldogs the key beneficiary, as they move to 7th.
Also moving up are Adelaide, who this week take on Richmond, who slipped under the Crows.