Tuesday, July 16, 2013

R16 AFL Results - Narcoleptic Norf Lose Luscious Lead in Lions Loss

Norf have done it again, the fourth time this year they've blown a 30 point lead, a team which has been called 'bipolar' as a compliment. Much the same can be said of Brisbane with another huge last quarter comeback, with Vossy now having similar victories over both Chris and Brad Scott, his old premiership team mates. The two teams find themselves with 6 wins and 9 losses, but would have to win all games from here to make finals.

The Blues had their first win in 5 weeks if you include the bye, and you have to go back to the bad old days of 2007 for a longer drought. While fans were ecstatic at rekindling their finals chances, look who they beat; 16th placed Saints with only 3 wins to their name. Norf will probably cream Carlton Friday, they did this time last year.

The Blues / Saints clash was also the battle for top place on the 'Frees Against' ladder and Carlton took top spot with a narrow 18-16 win, with St Kilda dropping to 3rd and the Lions claiming 2nd. As expected, the West Coast Ducks remain in last place.

The highlight of the weekend was Ashton Agar's near ton on debut, and the lowlight the deficiencies of Hawkeye, which clearly lost us the first Ashes test. It's such a shame Demetriou has decided to trial Hawkeye instead of listening to my advice to use sharknets as the defining goal review mechanism.

Roll the round 16 highlights reel Vasili. Check out the Bombers' freaky goals, Dane Swan on fire and Pearce Hanley for Brisbane, fast becoming the best ever Irish export in AFL. Read on for the latest in Uglybustards tipping results.

Uglybustards Tipping Comp...

In the tipping Sam Griggs maintained his comfortable 4 point lead, and I'm afraid to say it but he'll be incredibly hard to peg back even with 7 rounds plus finals to go. Billycat and Arnold Layne remain in second and third place respectively, tied on 104 points, but behind them is a veritable log-raft of jam-packed tipsters nipping at their heels, right back to current champ longee on 99 in 16th spot.

In the Margin comp a bit of a gap has been re-established by The Lace with the margin back out to 3 and a half goals over #Car17on and DrBB. Its heating up in the battle for the prize pool minor placings with Amy Jones moving into 2nd but just a goal separates her, Quokka, Mik Barley and Simon Williams.

More details on the Tipping Ladder page if you scroll down to the Margin ladder.

In the Trivia comp I'm handicapped with me mouse hand in a splint which costs me valuable micro seconds, however I've overtaken Griggsy by 6 points after a shaky 7/10 was followed by a perfect 10. The ball's in your court Mr GriggsGonadbreath is 3rd, 14 points in arrears, and Rotten Ronnie fourth a further 3 points back. To join the Trivia comp, login to footytips.com.au then go to http://www.footytips.com.au/tipping/afl/trivia.

The Weekly Prize was won by little bastard who pocketed $20 for his troubles. Thats his 3rd win of the year and if he had remembered to put in his tips at least half the time he could be up with the leaders. Three others got the card, The Lace, Cameron Holterman and #Car17on, but were not as close to the margin as little bastard.

Good luck in Round 17, may your tipping God go with you.

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.

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