Thursday, 24 August 2017

23. SCRAMBLE

Quick and easy blog post today...

Eight games have a bearing on the finals has been the talk all week.
How good is footy?


The Wash-up

Settled well into an established pattern of tipping 7 winners now.
HOME AWAYVENUEPREDICTIONRESULTRANKING PT CHANGES
AdelaidevSydney/SMFCAdelAdelby21pts66Sydnby3ptsAdel-9Sydn26
W Bulldogs/FFCvPort AdelaideBallPortby10pts42Portby17ptsW Bu-13Port3
CollingwoodvGeelongMCGGeelby16pts38Geelby11ptsColl8Geel-7
GWSvWest CoastSydSGWSby22pts67GWSby21ptsGWS0West0
Gold CoastvEssendonCarrEsseby13pts40Esseby33ptsGold-24Esse7
CarltonvHawthornDockHawtby20pts34Carlby8ptsCarl12Hawt-10
MelbournevBrisbane LionsMCGMelbby48pts83Melbby13ptsMelb-10Bris27
St KildavNorth MelbourneDockSt Kby11pts59St Kby49ptsSt K14Nort-24
FremantlevRichmondSubiRichby12pts40Richby104ptsFrem-32Rich35


Good to see more close tips up there as well.
Very minimal movement of note in the ranks, though the Brisbane renaissance continues.
AFTER ROUND22ptstable
1Adelaide1378-90
2Sydney/SMFC1337260
3GWS123300
4Geelong1216-70
5Port Adelaide121030
6Richmond1154351
7West Coast11460-1
8W Bulldogs/FFC1102-130
9Hawthorn1085-100
10Collingwood108381
11Melbourne1082-10-1
12Essendon107270
13St Kilda1065140
14North Melbourne920-240
15Carlton914120
16Fremantle849-320
17Gold Coast796-240
18Brisbane Lions784270


Melbourne and Essendon as 11th and 12th best teams playing finals is interesting. Either as a guide to how even the season is, or as to the influence of easy ('handicapped') draws at bumping up lower teams to positions they are, perhaps, not ready for.


The Week Ahead

All your round 23 tips including mystery 'who's tanking now' guesstimations*.
Also, following the 'tip 9 and get 7 right' method, its now over to you to sort out the two that are wrong.


HOME AWAYVENUEPREDICTION
Brisbane LionsvNorth MelbourneGabbNortby2pts49
CollingwoodvMelbourneMCGCollby1pts50
EssendonvFremantleDockEsseby36pts76
GeelongvGWSKardGeelby11pts59
HawthornvW Bulldogs/FFCDockW Buby2pts49
Port AdelaidevGold CoastAdelPortby56pts87
RichmondvSt KildaMCGRichby9pts57
Sydney/SMFCvCarltonSCGSydnby57pts87
West CoastvAdelaideSubiAdelby12pts41

*Who's tanking now guesstimations sold separately.



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