Wednesday, October 01, 2014

2014 Grand Final - Flopalot Delivers Daily Double

On behalf of Ugly Bustards Footy Tipping and its esteemed Board of Directors, it's my honour & privilege as Uglybustard, your humble footy tipping administrator, to announce Flopalot as the well-deserved fifteenth Uglybustards Premiership Titleholder in 2014!!!

Flopalot takes home $265 cold hard cash, the inaugural Uglybustards footy guernsey, and two first choice picks of official Uglybustards merchandise; a cap, t-shirt, executive pen or coffee mug. He'll almost have a full Uglybustards kit to strut around town in!

Read on for final 2014 standings and an assessment of the Top 11 GFs since 1966 by Brutas the Barber Mudcake...

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

2014 R21-23 Flopalot's Minor Premiership

And there you have it. Round 23 over in the blink of an eye and the minor Premiership to Flopalot by the barest of margins over zenben.  But it counts for nothing as we enter the cut-throat finals series to find out who will be the Uglybustards Champeeen for 2014!!!

Depending on how I've set up this crazy joker tipping comp, I'm pretty sure the full card 5 pt bonus continues in finals, making it still wide open until the GF, as the teams are so damn close in a horror year for most tipsters.  The only thing I got right this year was a Magpie-free-finals, as the Nathan Buckley engineered geometric progression to 18th continues. #SlideBySlide Magpies fans.

Read on for the latest standings in the Standard ladder, the Sam Griggs Joker Ladder and Margin Ladder, and even that muddafkn Trivia comp gets a mention...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 R16-20 Blue Girl Grabs lead by the Gonads

As we race towards a Collingwood-free finals series yippee! (thats for @the_tony) rounds 16 to 20 saw some twists to the various Uglybustards ladders - struggling to keep track there are so many these days. As a result and after much Broo-fuelled deliberations, to reward pure tipping skill the Board of Uglybustards in all its generosity has decided to award podium prizes for the Standard ladder as well as the prizes already available for the Sam Griggs Joker Ladder and Margin Ladder. However the prize money remains with the Joker ladder. And of course we reserve the right to change our minds once the collective Board sobers up.

But cheer up Uglybustards, an added bonus for next week is the jackpot didn't go off yet again thanks to yours truly tipping against my beloved Blue Baggers and round 21 sees a veritable fortune of $35 up for grabs!

All this and more in your Round 16-20 Uglybustards Update (next year there will be just the one round 1-GF update)...

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

2014 R12-15 Flopalot Finds Fiercesome Form

Rounds 12 to 15 sees Flopalot come to the fore with some fiercesome form especially in R14 picking the Giants and the Suns for upsets in the same round, getting the full card, pocketing the dosh and the whopper to boot.  Rod Carter also won some jackpot money which may go towards a long awaited and much needed operation to fix his neck. All this and more in your Round 15 Uglybustards Update.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

2014 R10-11 -Terrific Tussle at Top of Tipping Table

It's taken until round 11 but after a terrific tussle long lasting ladder leader ZenBen has been reeled in by popular uglybustards legend stanleymarsh. It's game on in the joker ladder with both of them sharing the tipping points lead after a bonus fiver full card pick for stanley. Ben's great effort so far enables him to just hold outright first place as he has the better margin.

Meanwhile the jackpot went off like a firecracker up Tony Abbott's arse in round 10 with Anthony Aiello, Flopalot, powerful, John Longmire and stanleymarsh all tipping the smaller full card of 6.  Unfortunately Collingwood diehard Aiello alias @the_tony forfeited the $10 to Flopalot who wisely entered the prize pool, and The Tony forgoes a deposit towards his new set of dentures.

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 R6-9 - Ballistic Ben Busts outa Blocks as Prize Pool Published

Officially we are now 1/3 through the 27 rounds of the season including finals and ZenBen has gone absolutely ballistic busting the field wide open. Not only does he hold the joker ladder lead, the standard ladder and margin ladder lead, he pocketed $30 in the jackpot in R8. If it wasnt for Muddafkkr in the Trivia comp he'd have the clean sweep!

However its early days yet as Paul Roos keeps saying, and astute commentators point towards the standard ladder as a good guide to early form without jokers to influence proceedings. Flopalot is shaping as the dark horse, along with perennial-podium-placegetter and two-time-titleholder Arnold Layne, young talent Bill Griggs, and not forgetting the remonstrator, Mik Barley.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 R4,5 - Ben's Buffer keeps Bill at Bay

5 rounds down in 2014 and the ladder is starting to take shape with ZenBen's astute use of 3 jokers placing him at the top of the table. Bill Griggs is well positioned in 2nd with four jokers up his sleeve while completing the podium is stanleymarsh who's used up 2 jokers.

Billy Griggs leads the standard ladder by one point over ZenBen and Mik Barley, the latter keeping his powder dry with the full arsenal of five jokers available.  Other dark horses are Flopalot, Arnold Layne, Amy Jones and reigning champ Sam Griggs with plenty of scoring power left in the joker department.

Only 7 days til the April 30 prize pool deadline, contact asap for details - $30 gets you entry  into the prize pool and eligibility for all prizes & the collectors item Uglybustards stubby holder, while $20 gets you just the entry into the prize pool.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

2014 R2&3 - Muddafkkr Makes Move in Tight Trivia Tussle

Up to R3 of the Premiership season already & Vietnamese debutant Muddafkkr (65/80) is leading the trivia comp in a terrific tight tussle, ahead of gonadbreath spleeter and uglybustard by 3. Uglybustards is sending two ASADA reps to 'Nam this Sunday for urine testing.

In other news seven punters used a joker this week with ZenBen putting his jokers to good use and Freo_Dockers not such good use, crafty Cowell kills the card two weeks running and young Bill Griggs hits the podium by a margin point from Amy Jones, level pegging with Rod Carter and stanleymarsh, while we welcome Tweety, yet another tipster who becomes an Ugly Bustard.

Only 3 weeks til the cut off for the April 30 prize pool deadline, so contact asap for details - $30 gets you entry  into the prize pool and eligibility for all prizes & the collectors item Uglybustards stubby holder, while $20 gets you just the entry into the prize pool.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 R1 - Fake Freo Forgoes Four From Four in Frightful Footytips Fiasco

hi there all you ugly bustards and aint it great to have another footy season underway, albeit one that started in sensationally controversial circumstances and as usual has the inside news.

A meltdown of the site was caused by a hot coffee spilt on the crutch of the webmaster by his nubile assistant on the season opener Friday night and has caused the biggest tipping debacle of the 21st century.

Friday, February 28, 2014

BIGGER, BETTER, BOLDER Ugly Bustards Footy Tipping 2014

Ugly Bustards Footy Tipping - the best footy tipping comp you've never heard of.
If you want to be a big fish in a small pond this is the one to join.

2014 sees yet another mind-bending spectacular Ugly Bustards Footy Tipping season underway, the 15th Uglybustards AFL tipping competition since our humble beginnings back in 2000.

After a tear away victory last year that literally ended the competition half way through the season, in 2014 we have the "Sam Griggs invoked Joker Ladder" to ensure the season is never over until the fat lady sings.

Yes indeed, in 2014 we've returned after a gut-wrenching pre-season BIGGER, BETTER & BOLDER!!!

BIGGER: 5 Joker rounds set by you where you can double your points!

BETTER: Full card picks of 9 winners give you 5 bonus points for that round!

BOLDER: Away teams for missed tips, meaning you could still get the full card!

join uglybustards footy tipping

It will be anyone's comp to win this year, right up to the Grand Final.

Check out the prizes for 2014 including this year's sponsor Huru Sports who have provided the inaugural Uglybustards footy guernsey for this year's Tipping Champion!

You can play for free, but if you want to make it more interesting, there is a prize pool payment of $20 by April 30, email for details. This year for $30 you receive a you-beaut Uglybustards stubby holder on top of your entry! (delivery included).

So if you veterans can stomach another year, join up for the challenge of knocking off reigning titleholder Sam.

Newbies - info about joining Uglybustards.

Finally, we thought that we had pretty good pre-seasons at Uglybustards, but with the infamous Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA), the Swans are just too hard to compete with. See below.  And Go Youse Uglybustaaaaaaaaaaaaaaards!!!!!