> OK, 5 last week, let's see who I can***off this week! :)
I think I had a shocker, refusing to tip Melbourne, blind loyalty to Canterbury,
Parra playing crap, Tiger spirit, my Wests stupidity, I will stop there and say I
had a shocker but I predicted Auckland's fall.
> > AUCKLAND vs NORTH QUEENSLAND at Ericsson Stadium, Auckland - 7.30pm (NZT)
> I hate Auckland games. Ya never know who's going to show up: the team that
> beat Melbourne or the team that lost to the Gold Coast. I lean towards
> Auckland simply because they're at home. Auckland by 4.
I made a motto never to tip or worry about Auckland again. They are playing a team
they should beat, so I tip North QLD.
> > CRONULLA vs ST GEORGE at Shark Park - 7.30pm
> It's tough to beat the Sharks at the park in the dark, but the Dragons are in
> red hot form. I can see St George reappearing in the top 6. Dragons by 8.
St. George are specials. I'm surprised Cronulla are in the ten. Good coach I say.
> > BRISBANE vs ADELAIDE at ANZ Stadium, Brisbane - 3.30pm
> Adelaide have won 4 from their last 6, but the Broncos will be keen to return
> to form. Broncos by 30.
I think the Broncos by 30. Only reason preventing me tipping them by more is
referee Hewitt. How long has it been since Hewitt been back in the top grade since
his biased performance at Paranoia v Auckland?
> > GOLD COAST vs NORTH SYDNEY at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast - 7.30pm
> Norths by 40, simple as that.
Can't go past the Bears. I think I had by 24.
> > SOUTH SYDNEY vs PARRAMATTA at Sydney Football Stadium - 7.30pm
> Souths played pretty well to beat the Cowboys last week, and Parramatta were
> woeful against Canberra. But even their most loyal fans wouldn't tip Souths
> in this one. Parramatta by 16.
Parramatta are not playing the best. With a bit of form now, I think the Bunnies
may win or go close but Eels by 6.
> > NEWCASTLE vs ILLAWARRA at Marathon Stadium, Newcastle - 7.30pm
> Newcastle were abysmal last week. But so was Illawarra. Knights by 14.
Illawarra were worse, so Knights at home, specials.
> > SYDNEY CITY vs MELBOURNE at Sydney Football Stadium - 2.30pm
> Melbourne proved me, and just about every other tipster wrong last week
> against Newcastle. They played very well for 80 minutes and deserved their
> win. However, the Roosters, at home, still smarting after Sunday's loss to St
> George....Roosters by 16.
Roosters by 16 I agree exactly. Easts have a great habit of coming off a loss well
and Melbourne to put it simply are hopeless without Lazzo's go forward.
> > MANLY vs BALMAIN at Brookvale Oval - 2.30pm
> The Tigers showed more spirit than I've seen in a while to draw with the
> Broncos. Manly are in form, but with Sirro announcing he's leaving the club,
> I think it's the spur to push Balmain into the finals. Tigers by 6. (No
> doubt I'll be hearing from Keefy)
Manly are on a roll, if they can hold Balmain's tougher forwards, they should win.
It be a close and ripper game. Eagles by 2.
> > CANTERBURY vs WESTERN SUBURBS at Belmore Sports Ground - 2.30pm
> Can Canterbury break 50? Bulldogs by 30.
As a Canterbury fan, I am very nervous about this game. If Wests are ever going to
play well, it will be this game. There is more then just a football game at stake
I've tipped us by one which means a blind loyalty tip. I can really see Wests
winning this one and get an edge in merger debate.
> > CANBERRA vs PENRITH at Bruce Stadium, Canberra - 2.30pm
> Canberra have returned to form, and they'll be keen to avenge their round 2
> loss to Penrith. Canberra by 12.
I noticed Penrith have a few players out following their win against Canterbury.
For that reason and the form of big names Stuart and Clyde, Raiders by 13+.