The Giants absolutely smashed Carlton at Etihad Stadium in Round 7 and really need to repeat the dose to prove they have improved and the year is a success. Given the Blues have lost Marc Murphy to injury and the players will be uncertain of their immediate future with their new coach, Brendan Bolton, they should be easy prey. However the Blues played their best football in weeks in defeating the Demons last week and may have one more surprise up their sleeves.
Thommo’s tip: GWS by 35 points.
The all important SC League Premiership Trophy is on the line. Keep the community updated on how your GF is going as the weekend unfolds. We’re all keen to know!
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At this time of year the players who can’t play finals are thinking about Mad Monday. At least, that was how it seemed last week with the Pies finding it all too hard against the Tigers in their 91 point loss. Geelong weren’t much better in drawing with St Kilda but they still have a faint chance of overhauling Adelaide and should rediscover their motivation this week.
Will the Pies show some pride and fight it out this week or will they slump to their 9 loss in 11 games?
Can we collectively cross all of our fingers and pray that Daniel Menzel gets through his first week back from his fourth knee reconstruction?
Thommo’s tip: Geelong by 18 points.
The SCT gods have been brutal to us all year and didn’t let up for the Grand Final, cruelly deleting two of the most popular players, Nat Fyfe and Luke Hodge, from our squads. If that wasn’t enough they’ve also dropped Trent Cotchin and Marc Murphy just to catch anyone who thought they might get through with a couple of PODs.
Anyone with all 4 of those players (and there must be someone out there unlucky enough to be in this category) would be tearing their hair out right now.
So for the last time this year, what’s been keeping you awake at night this week that the community can help you with?
Have you got any plans for the last weekend of winter that you want to share with us?
Almost two years to the day ago, SuperCoachTalk kicked off a punters club. To begin with we had 11 keen punters and it was Yiorgakis who was our first ever punter. His bets were largely forgettable. The only one that got up was $15 on the ALP to win between 51 and 60 seats at the Federal election that took place that weekend paying 2/1 (our first and only political bet).
In the two years since by jingo we’ve lost a lot of money. But gee we’ve had a lot of fun! And sometimes, just sometimes, we actually MAKE dough!
We’re now up to 22 punters in the club with total funds under management of $1,213. We’ve also got $300 in Brownlow bets riding on Fyfe ($200 @ 1.70), Priddis ($50 @ 8/1) and Goldstein ($50 @ 5/1) courtesy of the mysterious Mr X who donated a monkey (half a gorilla, get it?) a couple of weeks ago. Just after Round 19 if I remember correctly….