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Footy tipping – Round 9
May 20, 2009, 8:01 pm
Filed under: AFL

Are exams really so close? There should be a warning bell in my head going off telling me to study, but I feel it has malfunctioned on me. Not cool. 

I signed up for fantasy AFL, but given my lack of knowledge on players not on the Geelong team, I heavily doubt much will come out of it. Instead I figured I’ll start with something nice and simple. Footy tipping for round 9. 

Geelong d Western Bulldogs by 30 points 

The Bulldogs may be third on the ladder, just behing Geelong and St Kilda but while the cats have yet to lose a game, WB has already suffered losses to St Kilda, West Coast and Carlton. With the return of Ablett Jr and Chapman to Geelong’s midfield, their chances are looking might fine. Having said that, it will be a competitive game. 

North Melbourne d Freemantle by 12 points 

I will admit to not having seen a single Freemantle game this season (or ever). They’re currently 14th on the ladder whilst the Roos sit at 13th. I’m backing the Roos for a win after last week’s plummeling by Geelong. 

Carlton d Adelaide by 40 points 

Chris Judd was rocking and rolling on Sunday, easily helping the Blues to a 51 point win over the Pies. I’m predicting this form to continue on this week against Adelaide. 

Collingwood d West Coast by 24 points 

Basing this on my gut. There’s not much to differentiate the two teams on paper. The Pies are so temperamental I figured they’ll alternate between good and bad weeks right? 

Essendon d Richmond by 20 points 

Richmond only has one win so far this season. Meanwhile Essendon has managed to stage some spectacular upsets by defeating Hawthorn, Collingwood and Carlton. The Bombers also gave the best team this season a serious run for their money last week. (Hey a 19 point loss to St Kilda looks a lot more impressive than you would’ve guessed a few months ago.) 

Port d Sydney by 10 points 

Again, I have yet to see a game from either team this season. Both had close games last week, winning with single digit margins. Supporting Port due to my pure contempt for Sydney (the city) at the moment. Not only do they want to steal our Grand Slam, but now they’re after the AFL Grand Final as well? Get your own sporting events, buddy! 

St Kilda d Brisbane by 40 points 

The way St Kilda is storming through the rounds is quite scary. With the exception of a few minor “scares”, including last week’s 19 point win over Essendon, St Kilda has been regularly winning matches with 70 point margins or so. Their % currently stands at 195%. (Looking as formidable as the Clay Monster on Clay.) 

Hawthorn d Melbourne by 20 points

Not sure where the defending champs stand at this stage. I feel ripped off on Geelong’s behalf. How did they have lose to Hawthorn in last year’s final? Of course, Hawthorn might just be pulling a Federer, i.e. screwing around in the early rounds and winning when it really counts. Who knows? But no matter how bad Hawthorn’s current form is, there is just no way they could lose this game. (Or is there?) 


I know I know, let the humiliation begin right? 🙂


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