Roo Bloke has been working overtime to deliver us the half time scores in our Crystal Ball competition. Thanks again for going to extra yards for us mate.
5 points (West Coast) – NO-ONE!!!!!
4 points (Richmond) – 1der, BOMBER2018 & Zac
3 points (Melbourne) – allsaints & Zim (Year of the Demons)
2 points (Sydney) – Cambeat10, DojoWarrior & Natopotato88
1 point (Geelong) – Arzi, Champ, Dermot, Duffer, ET, HaRRy, Huttabito & Kid81
0 points (Port Adelaide) – Cuzza2
0 points (Adelaide) – Chillo, Fred, Hedski, Mutley, Nateo & Oscar Jebseelan
0 points (GWS) – ATLfan, Ben, Big Hugo, Daniels_Riches, EatChickenNuggets, Gold Coast Loser’s Coach/Fan, Grinter, Lone Gold Coast Supporter, Pusherman, Roo Bloke, Schwarzwalder, ẞilvagni, tazspeech, The Salamander & Zim (Back to reality)
0 points (Essendon) – Adam Magennis, Blue lamb tang, Diesel & The Far Canal
We clearly missed the memo that West Coast was going to get out of the blocks so strong this season. Not one of the 42 entries included West Coast as the round 11 leader. Who would’ve thought the revolutionary strategy of selecting the reigning premier as the ladder leader would be a POD in this comp. In hindsight all things are 20/20 but it seems so obvious now!
Zim’s heart entry is currently trumping his head entry in the little experiment he’s running. Exactly half the coaches went with Adelaide or GWS as their current ladder leader but the injury plague running through both clubs has made wins few and far between.
Speaking of 20/20 hindsight, here’s some of the more unlikely selections. They seemed reasonably logical at the time but not so much now. There’s a lot I could feature but we can’t always predict injuries but a potato in Feb is still a potato in June, it’s just stinks more. I thought I’d focus on a few that we should’ve really seen coming.
Runner Up – Western Bulldogs (Adam Magennis)
I get the logic of a team bouncing back to their former glory but the writing was massively on the wall that this selection wasn’t going to happen. If Adam barracks for the Dogs then I get this as sheer delusion but if he doesn’t this is a horrid selection.
Wooden Spoon – North Melbourne (21)
It’s with great pleasure that I laugh in the face of the 50% of entries that got this one wrong. Regardless of where things go for North from here the spoon’s not ours. Take that SCT community!
Coleman – Daniher (12)
Not so much a mistake but just unlucky. He should’ve had a big year. Over ¼ of our entries expected Joey’s meteor to continue to rise but instead it’s crashed to earth in a hugely disappointing fashion a la Deep Impact.
Rising Star – Davies-Uniacke (7)
He’s been in and out of the North team and is currently on the outs and probably not the next in line. Unlikely to get a nomination let alone take home the award.
#1 SC Defender – Robertson (Blue lamb tang)
Ever ordered the lamb vindaloo when you wanted the lamb rogan josh? They were next to each other on the menu and you got mixed up didn’t you. Same happened to Blue lamb tang I think. Unless he had big expectations from Nick Robertson of the Lions I think he wanted Roberton as his tip. Either way Blue lamb tang is outta luck as Robertson is plodding along as expected and Roberton is out injured.
#1 SC Forward – Billings (7)
Oh dear, with guys like Gray, Heeney, Buddy, Menegola, etc.., to choose from 7 entries picked a break out from Billings. The reason I included this is after Jack’s 1st round 133 these 7 entries would have been thinking they were SC masters. Yeah, umm, his next highest is 85 and he’s had 6 sub 60 scores for the season. He’s STILL in 12% of teams btw!!
There was some mention of a mid-season Crystal Ball comp. Whilst I’m not going to run a parallel comp to my own comp I’d love to throw the floor open and provide a platform for the SCT community to do some additional crystal balling. Here’s the criteria: Big Prediction (for the remainder of the season – interpret it however you wish), Big Surprise (what’s happened so far that you didn’t see coming), Grand Final, Brownlow.
The next set of results will come out in the pre finals bye round.
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