Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AFL Finals Results Week 1 - Pav's Purple Patch

Hot off the Press - Malthouse joins Blues! In a shock signing Mick Maltshake has joined Carlton. But enough of that. It's all about the #PurplePower this week, with Pavlich sinking six majors and Heave Ho Freo Way To Go booting reigning premiers Geelong out of the finals in a convincing display.  They should be a chance to bowl out the Crows in straight sets too. Likewise the Weagles' blitzing of Norf, showing great form in the last quarter, fares well for a couple of blockbusters this week, and the filth could be in a spot of bovva. But with Maxwell out the Pies have received an unexpected bonus.  Both semis could go either way.  Meanwhile the Swans and the Hawks can sit back and watch the boys beat the crap out of each other.

Spot Prize #7 is still alive for the third week. Maybe the question was a bit hard afterall.  So I'm widening the gene pool to any Uglybustards tipster. Doesn't matter if you've won before or not even entered the Prize Pool. Five $50 double passes to The Laugh Garage are up for grabs!!!

On to the highlights of week 1 of the finals before I puke. Nice bit of biffo in the Hawks / Magpies game.
Read on for Uglybustards Tipping Results and the Spot Prize question. And Condolences to John McCarthy's family for the tragedy in Las Vegas.

The Coolers disassemble Norf at Patersons

Cats Capitulate to Purple Power

Swans Stifle Constipated Crows

Hawks Harass Petulant Pies

Uglybustards Tipping Results Finals Week 1

Longee has an almost unassailable lead in the Uglybustards tipping ladder competition. With five games to go, he leads by 4, and would need at least 4 upsets to go against his tips to lose. I don't think Griggsy would risk his second place to go after him at this stage.  Although he put up a good campaign in his Premiership defence, it looks like he will have to face the pain of runner-up this year. The battle for third is just getting hotter each week, with powerful and Craig Nettlebeck storming back into contention now level on points with Uglybustard in a 3-way battle for the podium.

The margin comp appears to be back to a 2-horse race, with Uglybustard and Rod Carter just 1 and 7 points off the margin respectively and less than 2 goals separating them, while David Feck'Em slipped to over 5 goals off the lead, but still in with a slim chance for the title.

The jackpot went to Iain Johnson this week who picked the perfect round - the exact margin and 4 wins from 4 games. Sensational stuff, pity he's left his run a bit late and more's the pity he only pockets $5 for his work.

The Trivia Comp has been decided for 2012. Uglybustard took the title on 199 with a round remaining,  Rotten Ronnie Andrews was runner-up on 190, and third place went to Griggsy on 186, who just couldnt quite catch Ronnie.  Uglybustard takes home the porsche, the round the world trip and a night out with Elle.  Rotten Ronnie wins an Uglybustards T-shirt, I assume that will be a large RottenGriggsy gets the Uglybustards Executive Pen, as per the Prizes page.

Uglybustards Spot Prize #7

Spot prize* #7 giveaway for 2012 is five, yes that's right, FIVE $50 double pass to The Laugh Garage in Sydney's CBD, corner of Park and Elizabeth Streets.
The Laugh Garage, Sydney CBD
There is no alternative prize, only the double passes are up for grabs. Only one double pass per tipster. 

Email uglybustard@uglybustards.com with the answer to this question:


What is your name?

(Hint: it's what your parents called you when you were born)

The first five correct emails received in the official Uglybustards inbox will be the winners.  The Winners will be published in next week's Uglybustards Update.

Good luck with your tipping in round 25, the second week of the finals,

* This spot prize is open to all Uglybustards Tipsters. Previous winners are eligible. Those who did not enter the Prize Pool are eligible. Uglybustard's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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