Monday, May 20, 2013

AFL Results R8 - The 'Bustard is Back!

It's great to be back from the land of the goat kebab and watching the AFL live! And what the hell has been happening??? It was hard to pick up the facts but the snippets I did get were that Hirdy's on anabolic steroids to clear up a nagging pimple condition, his mighty Bombers are about to be relegated to the Magoos, and Demetriou's still refusing to put in a Tassie team to replace them.

The other thing I can't fathom is the amount of rule changes that have been made while my back's been turned, this time with marking contests, that are confusing the bejesus out of everyone, and Kevin Bartlett's been right in amongst it, onya KB, ya gotta clear this one up. All for no hands on the shoulders Warwick Capper style but the marking contest needs some clear delineation of what is allowed and what isn't.

As for the actual performance of teams Port are the big movers, or are they? The Suns have started to rise and could do anything in the next few seasons, and make the Power look more like a souflee. The Hawks are lookin' early faves for the flag - a Cats / Hawks Grand Final with the Kennett Curse in tact would be speeeeeecial and I'm here to tell ya its gonna happen. Get your hard earned on it now. Remember you heard it here first on Uglybustards!

And of course there's the Ducks, with the Selwoods leading the way. The umps cost Norf 4 points giving Adam Selwood high when he bent his knees and cannoned into Leigh Adams with his shoulder. How many times do we say the Giesch has to be sacked before the umps are told to wake up to this tactic of drawing the free. Read on to see the tape and make up your own mind:

Fox Footy Analysts have this list of most head high frees since 2009:

J Selwood 133
A Selwood 104
A Swallow 67
B McGlynn 64
S Selwood 63
L Shuey 63

There's something about that list. Mostly Ducks I know but there's some other consistency I just can't put my finger on it...

Righto Giannis that's enough banter, roll the tape for round 8...

As for the actual Uglybustards Tipping Comp...

The blind rounds are over and the ladders from rounds 1 to 8 are there to see on the Tipping Ladder. There's only been three different leaders in a tight tussle. Olles Jacyna led in round one and is now 9th, while Simon Williams led rounds 2 and 3 and is now 16th and earns a bottle of tsipouro for being almost mid-table after round 8. Round 4 saw Andy take over with a streak of 8s and 9s out of 9, until the last couple of rounds but he still holds the lead at the end of round 8 on 58 points. Joining him on that total is Sam Griggs in 2nd place, while 2 points back on 56 is the consistent top ten stalwart and two-time-winner Arnold Layne who looks set to make up for a disappointing 2012. Reigning Champ longee looms large in 10th and is still well in it, just 4 points off the pace.

The Margin comp sees DrBB on 147 points just leading #Car17on on 151, with a 3 to 4 goal gap back to Elmo, the Lace and Quokka on 171, 175 and 177 points respectively.
More details on the Tipping Ladder page if you scroll down to the Margin ladder.

Griggsy as usual is dominating the Trivia comp so we'll probably not have a prize for it this year as he and his clan cleaned us out in 2012. Unless gonadbreath, Rotten Ronnie or Billycat can peg him back. Great to see youse blokes havin a dip.  You can begin the Trivia comp at any stage of the season, but do it early cos they start removing the early rounds.  To start, login to then go to

Now I thought that they'd been so many upsets that the jackpot wouldnt have gone off, but its been won almost every week, and there's been multiple winners. Never seen anything like it in the history of Uglybustards tipping. Youse all been round to Hirdy's for a dinner laced with peptides?

Round 2: Andy, Mik Barley and Beerman split $10 three ways.
Round 4: Andy and Billycat split $10 between them.
Round 5: Powerful took home the $5.
Round 6: Powerful, BecCG and Lazybastard split $5 three ways.
Round 7: littlebustard took home the $5.
(Jackpot winnings depend on number of prize pool entries).

Only a few more days to get your $20 entry fee in for the Prize Pool this year. The deadline is Friday May 31st.  Email for details on how to pay.  For those of you who paid last year, the details are the same, but remember to email me and ID yourself on payment so I know its you.

To be eligible for any of the prizes on Uglybustards you need to have paid your entry fee. If you don't pay you can still play for glory and get your name in the Hall of Fame. The Prizes for each comp will be confirmed after May 31st.

Not including this year's potential jackpot winnings, paid up tipsters to date are longeecowell, the boot, and maybe Rotten Ronnie who all have full entry. Discounts are confirmed to Quokka ($10 off), Arnold LayneRod Carter and Lazybastard (jonno is that you?) all have $5 off.  We need at least 20 in the prize pool to have a jackpot!!!  So get in touch if you're not sure how to join the prize pool.

Best of tipping luck in Round 9,
Disclaimer: these posts are the work of an Ugly Bustard late at night after the odd tsipouro or three and are prone to contain erroneous errors.


sign it said...

sell the left wing of your bondi joint and sponsor the comp.... u will get 150 competitors............ or go back to goatsland

sign it said...

i am gunna get kicked out
cos i have tooo much free time