Thursday, 19 July 2018

18. SE7ENTEEN FIVE

The old 17-5 thinking bobs up again.
Plenty of people advocating it. Usually those compromised by what they can get out of it... more revenue, more things to read and write about. More eyes on advertisers.

No one actually explaining clearly how it will work, why it is needed, what are the advantages, what side-effects have been forseen. Etc etc etc.

No one is even talking about the mechanism for how the bottom 6, who will fight for draft pick positions, will be achieved.
How will draft picks be allotted? By being the best of the six?
Do they really think Carlton with an appalling record (1 win, 15 losses, 60.9%) will suddenly, in the depths of a cold wet winter, at the back end of a demoralising previous 16 games, suddenly spring forth and defeat teams above them?

Insanity.

Stop the idea now.

See more content on this below.

Also, ditto for zones. Please!


The Wash Up

Must mark the occasion...


Good tipping isn't just about getting the odd 9 here or there, but getting a decent enough score every week. Maybe.

Round seventeen, five correct. That is the end of that debate.
PREDICTIONRESULTRANKING PT CHANGES
Adelby2pts51Adelby15ptsAdel5Geel-5
St Kby11pts59St Kby64ptsSt K20Carl-30
Hawtby38pts78Brisby33ptsHawt-21Bris40
Melbby29pts72Melbby50ptsMelb13W Bu-14
Esseby24pts31Esseby44ptsGold-11Esse15
Richby7pts44GWSby2ptsGWS4Rich-3
Collby8pts57Westby35ptsColl-16West15
Sydnby10pts42Sydnby6ptsNort1Sydn-8
Portby18pts36Fremby9ptsFrem10Port-10



Its OK folks, nothing to see here... just Brisbane leaping 3 spots and about to breach 1000 pts. The seasons good news story.
AFTER ROUND17ptstable
1Richmond1378-30
2Sydney/SMFC1322-80
3Geelong1274-50
4West Coast1266150
5Melbourne1244130
6Port Adelaide1212-100
7Collingwood1197-160
8GWS119440
9Adelaide117950
10Hawthorn1149-210
11North Melbourne111610
12Essendon1090150
13Brisbane Lions950403
14St Kilda947200
15W Bulldogs/FFC930-14-2
16Fremantle92810-1
17Carlton786-300
18Gold Coast702-110

The Week Ahead

Apart from more boorish people banging on about the rule-change du jour, we have some footy to play. And a few close ones have been predicted as well,with 4 games under 15 points.
But yeah, lets 'fix' footy.
HOME AWAYVENUEPREDICTION
St KildavRichmondDockRichby43pts19
CollingwoodvNorth MelbourneMCGCollby8pts56
Sydney/SMFCvGold CoastSCGSydnby74pts93
EssendonvFremantleDockEsseby28pts71
Brisbane LionsvAdelaideGabbAdelby11pts41
GeelongvMelbourneKardGeelby3pts52
CarltonvHawthornDockHawtby36pts23
West CoastvW Bulldogs/FFCPertWestby46pts82
Port AdelaidevGWSAdelPortby14pts61


Please also read this from Adrian P.


I wish I had the time to write a piece that neatly skewers the 17-5 thing a well as this.

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