Footy is back - AFL rnd 1

Its time!

 

I am passing on the tipping comp, but will partake in the banter.

 

It starts with an absolute ball cracker of a game!

 

Richmond vs Carlton.   Hard to pick a loser in this one.  I will go with the tigers to win.

 

Pressure to grow on buckley when the bulldogs beat them.

 

Saints / melbourne, one of the better matches.  Going to go for the saints at etihad.

 

Swans to thump port

 

Hawks to beat essendon

 

Suns and lions.   Who cares?  Suns and micky barlow to star.

 

Roos and west coast.  Experts say if west coast win this they will firm as flag favourites.  Really? Its north melbourne ffs.  If west xoast dont win this, theyre pretenders, not contenders.

 

Crows and giants.  Another potentially good game, but the afl will ensure a giants win.

 

And freo v geelong.  I think freo will be competitive and this game closer than expected, but the team needs 6 months or so to gel.  Looking for freo's game plan to develop throughout the season.  Geelong will be too polished this time around.

 

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round 1 beware

Wed, 2017-03-22 18:30

Round 1 throws some surprises each year - and shows people have forgotten to look at facts.

 

eg... Adelaide at home has to be one of the fortresses... How is AFL doctoring this? GWS are lacking in the backs round 1, Adelaide GUN talls. And I love GWS and think they will win nearly every game, but Adelaide has to be a strong chance.

 

Same Geelong will be good, but Dockers to win at home (they usually do when they are half decent).

 

West Coast Kangas games nearly always go to home team... West Coast with no Nic Nat away should not be faves, even if North are down on last year.

 

Lions - new coach - usually improves performance a lot... but at Metricon Gold Coast

Essendon ??? who knows. Hawks probably

Collingwood few injuries  - happy to go the DogS

Swans solid

melbourne - which team turns up ... new coach... give them a chance, but Saints at Etihad for me.

richmond beat carlton round 1... that is how the season starts every year....

 

 

Oh and by the way... a multi of $1 on my tips yields $183.... hmmmm probably not going to happen

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 2017-03-21 09:53

 I've gone Richmond, but with no confidence 

doggies to beat pies

demons over saints

swans over port

Gold Coast over brissy, but again with no confidence

Hawks over bombers

west coast over roos

crows over GWS 

freo over cats.

all may change once I've seen the teams.

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Its

Tue, 2017-03-21 16:26

Its back!
Richmond
Dogs
Saints in a close one. Its about time for both to get up the ladder
Swans
Gold coast
Hawks, but interested to see how Bombers go ( No longer Essondoping)
WC but not with confidence
GWS but boy, Crows at home?? Might change this tip closer to home
Freo at home, Hmmmm - heart says freo, brain says Cats

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We must now be favourites as

Tue, 2017-03-21 18:45

We must now be favourites as the Vics are trying to derail our season just like they tried to disrail our shot at the flag in 2015.  *not an excuse for how shit we played that day

At least we now know how Richmond got Dustin Martin off the sleeping pills for good to help him sleep after a 'big night' on the gear he got from the old man. They just roll KB through the door and get him to wax lyrical and Dusty is out like a light in 2 minutes flat.

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Suprised you would point the finger

Tue, 2017-03-21 18:49

 At others  for taking any sort of drugs

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Why's that?

Tue, 2017-03-21 21:02

Why's that?

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 Breaking news WC were full

Tue, 2017-03-21 19:03

 Breaking news WC were full of whatever they could shoot up when they won there flags..Yawnnnn

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 Channel 7 news

Tue, 2017-03-21 19:17

 Channel 7 news promo.....

 

West coast face new drug crisis!

 

 

Excuse me twats, it was ten fucking years ago!

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YAWN The AFL must be on the

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:56

YAWN

The AFL must be on the right track if that's all the media can come up with.
Its got all the hasbeens out from under their rocks for a comment though.

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Even the anti West Coast Freo

Wed, 2017-03-22 09:03

Even the anti West Coast Freo supporters are over it. That's saying something!

If the Vic media want to dig up stories from the past, how about they delve into the events around Hawthorn taking out an injunction to hide players names who tested positive to illicit drugs.

 

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Here we go all the conspiracy theorys again

Wed, 2017-03-22 10:41

 Remember last yeay when they put the boot into the pies but didn't  mention the other 13 clubs.get over it.

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Probably focused on the Pies

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:17

Probably focused on the Pies because they had two players banned for 2 years just the year before for snorting cocaine cut with a performance enhancing drug... or so the story went. At least they didn't try to blame their dog.

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Hopefully those two

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:39

 Will pay us back this year

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 I’m gobsmacked channel 7

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:05

 I’m gobsmacked channel 7 decided to go with the 06 smudge , rather than Nic Nat climbing a tree and rescuing a cat ..

 
Weagles still flying high I think with Simmo touting premiership this year   .. Rossy pumping up dockers supporters saying we’re 4 yrs away .. Clarko praying every night that Omeara’s knees hold up .. Poor ole Bucks 5 yrs in the job and reckons he’ll bail if they don’t make the 8 .. ( bloody De Goey )
 
Going to be a few rounds before we see where they all are at .. hardest tip for me is the Dockers game regardless the Dangerfield vs Fyfe should be epic
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Still haven't got De Goey's

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:48

Still haven't got De Goey's real reason. wasn't a pub fight .Collingwood had a couple of new members with too many front teeth to match the rest.

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He must have been pretty

Wed, 2017-03-22 12:52

He must have been pretty angry. De Geoy by name, De Goey by consumption

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 Thursday bounce down is cut

Wed, 2017-03-22 13:12

 

Thursday bounce down is cut off for Tipping Comp

12 members Paid so far....Still waiting on Noxious whos likely hanging under a rock waiting to spear something.

 

Here is the link if any one is still sitting on the fence..

http://www.footytips.com.au/comps/Fishwreckers

The password is Fishwrecked.

 

 Go the Dockers!!

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I think it's going to be yet

Thu, 2017-03-23 19:11

I think it's going to be yet another very long year for the Bloos. They should try and get more no 1 draft picks into their side to for assured success...

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 Tigers up and about that

Thu, 2017-03-23 19:36

 Tigers up and about that Dustin bloke goes alright .. 1 down 8 to go .. he who dares wins , surely someone's going to be on the pies tomorrow.. 

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He's a rampaging bull! One of

Thu, 2017-03-23 19:49

He's a rampaging bull! One of those players you love to watch

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Thu, 2017-03-23 20:22

 I reckon he would have gotten the 3 Charley votes too.

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Must have been a big dump on

Thu, 2017-03-23 20:37

Must have been a big dump on him as he's gone straight to 2nd favourite on sportsbet

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 With Richmond on top of the

Thu, 2017-03-23 20:41

 With Richmond on top of the ladder lol

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 Tigers the perennial April

Fri, 2017-03-24 09:27

 Tigers the perennial April premiers....

 

 

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Yep lets wait till they

Fri, 2017-03-24 10:00

 Play someone

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So we have to wait until

Sat, 2017-03-25 20:24

So we have to wait until round 3?

Oooooh snap

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  Lets have it....Who tipped

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:28

 

 

Lets have it....Who tipped the Pies ??

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 Be interesting to see how

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:10

 Be interesting to see how Cloke goes he’ll most probably kick true and get a bag now .. I have no faith in White so they’ll be looking for Moore and Cox to get a bit of it ..  I see Chris Mayne didn’t get a guernsey .. can’t see em getting up but cha never know 

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Pies

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:43

Usually match up well against the bullies, I've tipped the bullies however. 

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Yeah expecting cloke to do well

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:49

 Tipped bullies

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Fri, 2017-03-24 17:09

 And Varcoe will be the first for the year to have a rest, probably good for 2 weeks that shirtfront.

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 Would’ve been depressing in

Fri, 2017-03-24 18:06

 Would’ve been depressing in the lounge room of pies supporters in the 1st , reckon spirits may’ve lifted now though after the 2nd . 

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Normal service

Fri, 2017-03-24 19:41

Normal service has resumed, concede a start, try hard, miss easy goals, let in some coast to coast goals. Frustrating night.

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Never any shame in losing to

Fri, 2017-03-24 19:44

Never any shame in losing to last year's premiers in round 1.

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 Was actually not a bad game

Fri, 2017-03-24 19:51

 Was actually not a bad game of footy. I'll take anything at the moment after being starved 

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Based on that comment I'd

Fri, 2017-03-24 19:57

Based on that comment I'd suggest that you don't ever do anything that may land you in prison 

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 Lol You may have something

Fri, 2017-03-24 20:03

 Lol You may have something there, even with Collingwood being involved.

 

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Saints cooked

Sat, 2017-03-25 15:11

 

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 You beauty, tipped the Dees

Sat, 2017-03-25 15:30

 You beauty, tipped the Dees

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Good call Andy

Sat, 2017-03-25 15:57

 

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 Bloody poofter Sydney

Sat, 2017-03-25 16:16

 Bloody poofter Sydney though 

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 Dropped Swans and St Kilda

Sat, 2017-03-25 16:22

 Dropped Swans and St Kilda thus far .. bloody hawks better get up to salvage something 

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Sat, 2017-03-25 16:23

 Yep, swans stuffed it up for me too.

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Sat, 2017-03-25 17:20

 Brisbane have got the jump on Gold Coast, looking grim there already.

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Make or break tippers round

Sat, 2017-03-25 18:39

 Number 1 

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Sat, 2017-03-25 18:50

 And bombers maybe?

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I may have jumped the gun Dale

Sat, 2017-03-25 18:53

 But was thinking the Bombers as well.

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Sat, 2017-03-25 19:07

 Gold Coast making a come back, 17pts difference at 3/4 time

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 The hawks are officially

Sat, 2017-03-25 19:30

 The hawks are officially unremarkable did O'meara play? ... I reckon the kneeing midget would've got them over the line , Lewis's 32 disposals would've been handy as well 

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Angry

Sat, 2017-03-25 19:33

With a bit of luck we'll see Angry Clarko make a return this year.

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Well, well, well. Did I not

Sat, 2017-03-25 19:50

Well, well, well. Did I not say in the Season 2017 thread that the Hawks would slide out of the 8 without Lewis and Mitchell? 

How'd the 'human roundarm' Spud Vickery aka 'gun recruit' go Boon?

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Few games to go yet

Sat, 2017-03-25 21:17

 Frosty

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Sat, 2017-03-25 20:02

 Didn't get one today, hopefully tomorrow is better 

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Sat, 2017-03-25 20:36

 Recalculate that, I did get Melbourne 

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