Thursday, September 06, 2012

AFL Results R23 - Finals Fever

Well its finals fever yet again, with four blockbuster games coming up on the weekend. Hawthorn look to have Collingwood's measure on Friday night. Adelaide's home ground advantage might be the telling factor in their clash against Sydney, a game which shapes as the most interesting this week. Geelong should comfortably account for Fremantle, but never underestimate #PurplePower!!! I stick by my prediction of Heave Ho Off We Go Freo taking out the flag from wherever they are, 6th 7th or 8th who cares. West Coast will provide the mothballs for Norf in what has been a lacklustre North Melbourne the past couple of weeks. And the real fight of course will be for finals tickets! And won't the scalpers make another lazy mill or so over the next four weeks. Gloves off.

And don't worry, we haven't forgotten about the Brett Ratten sacking.

Spot Prize #7 didn't go off for the 2nd week in a row. I had honestly thought the question was easy enough, but obviously I have yet again under-estimated my clientele.  The prize remains available for those in the prize pool yet to win a prize. Five $50 double passes to The Laugh Garage are up for grabs!!!

On to the highlights before I puke. Nice goal Kieren Jack.
Read on for Uglybustards Tipping Results and the Spot Prize question.

Uglybustards Tipping Results Round 23

Longee has all but won the 2012 Uglybustards tipping ladder competition, breaking Griggsy's spirit with his two 50/50 games going to the favourites. Longee takes a three point lead with just the nine finals games to go. A further three points back the battle for third place on the podium is on for young and old with Uglybustard a mere point in front of powerful and Craig Nettlebeck. Just a single point behind them are Billycat and Sam Griggs.

The nail-biter continues in the margin comp, with David Feck'Em moving right back into contention with a huge effort bringing him within 13 points of leader Uglybustard and 8 points behind Rod Carter.  While these three have spread-eagled the field they've swapped the lead amongst themselves for weeks, and it is well and truly anyone's title.

The jackpot went to powerful this week and he pockets $25. That one good week of tipping moves him from 7th to 4th, a rarity this late in the season and an indication of tightness of the Uglybustards comp this year. The Jackpot is back to $5 for the first week of the finals which, with fewer games, getting the closest margin is crucial.

In the Trivia Comp, Uglybustard is still on 199, while Rotten Ronnie Andrews closed the gap by 6, moving to 190. gonadbreath and Griggsy remained locked in a lover's embrace on 171 points. 

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 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 24, the first week of the finals,

* Previous winners need not apply. Only those who are paid up members of the prize pool are eligible for spot prizes. Uglybustard's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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