Last one on the Couch competition

We have a winner – congratulations to Rick

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Last One On The Couch Round 8 (Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding!)

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Still Standing

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5 Rick - COW, ROO, SOU, PAN, CRO, RAI, DRA

9 SGIDfan4ever - ROO, MEL, SOU, DRA, COW, RAI, BRO

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On The Couch

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8 GaryChesterUK - SOU

11 Tigerholic - SOU

13 Coach Potato - NEW

14 Tailspin - PEN

16 Rhinos77 - SOU

4 christine - NZ, MAN

6 Jazzy - NZ. G/C

10 Newbie from Perth - ROO, MAN

12 mark ashford - BRI. .....

15 Islander - TIG, G/C

17 Thinker - NZ, G/C

2 a - NZ, ROO, COW

7 TheMexican - NZ, ROO, COW

3 Baggy_Gee - NZ, SOU, MEL, DRA, BRI

1 Redandgreenduck - DRA, ROO, SOU, PAN, CRO, COW

Comments

Coach Potato's picture

Here's the rules again for the goldfish among us.

# Pick just one team a week. Post your tip in the comments before game 1 of the round - usually a Friday night, but sometimes Thursday
# Win and you play again the next week.
# Lose and you're out (You're on the couch).
# You can't use the same team more than once throughout the comp
# No changing of minds allowed (no excuses). First tip you make is it.
# At the start of each round I will post a list of who's left and the teams they have used up. Refer to this before tipping each week.
So really no excuses, but if you still happen to tip a team you have already used you become disqualified.
# There will also be no updated list of tips until the start of each round
# The winner is the last one left
# The only time you can lose is if everyone that is left in the comp gets it wrong, then those people are all back in for the next week.
# Strategy is each to their own
# Winner gets a $25 NRL voucher from me, + whatever anyone else wants to offer Thinker. Here's hoping for a nice pot.

Looks like I bummed out on people wanting to build the prize pool up some. I mean to say, who wants to win their own money back, right? Stuff that you say?
I guess you are all very lucky I didn't think the same then huh.

Rick's picture

Coach I will kick in $10 to the kitty :) tipsters may recall I was lucky enough to win a couple of vouchers last year it is a great feeling.

The Thinker's picture

Well done Rick...and Coach. I'll put in $25 too. That should be enough for an official team polo.

There is no obligation and not everyone can afford to contribute. Please don't feel pressured.

Coach Potato's picture

Yeah sorry that's what I meant. No pressure.
It's a free comp if you want it to be, or need it to be if circumstances show that a tenner is simply beyond your means.

Thank you Rick, and Thinker.

Last One On The Couch is currently worth 60 smackers.

Good Luck in Round 2 for the 12 Survivors.

Last year proved a bonanza to pick the team playing Newcastle ad-nauseum.
This year, they are In for the sucker punch.
Almost saw it last week.

Coach Potato's picture

Sorry Thinker. I just figured your smoke signal receiver may have been on the blink due to the recent wet weather.

Baggy_Gee's picture

I'm in for $10. Keep it kicking on. I enjoy the comp, I like the company, and I have some spare scratch. We're a good mob out here in the west.

TheMexican's picture

I am more than happy to throw 10 Mexican peso's into the kitty.

Coach Potato's picture

Mexican, that's 67c Australian.
Very kind of you.
Every bit helps.

If you could raise a Mexican's monthly wage of 6700 pesos, or AU$10, that would be awesome.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Put me down the Dragons this week Coach.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Put me down for the Cowboys this week Coach.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick's picture

Sharks for me this round please Coach.

Coach Potato's picture

Cowboys?
Really? there's still a footy field in Townsville?

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hahahaha. Good one coach. Have they changed the venue or what ;)

Coach Potato's picture

Rick Rick Rick

Don't you know?
Hasn't TAB statisticians told you the Knights are at their strongest when they are paying $6.

Rick's picture

I did notice Coach :) :)

Baggy_Gee's picture

I'll bite the bullet, Can I get the Broncos, (Damn only can tip one team once each. Next week it'll most likely be the stinking Cowboys.)

Redandgreenduck's picture

I will take the Sharkies this week thanks Coach

Coach Potato's picture

Caught out playing the Broncos card. Tut tut.
Remember you aren't on the couch just yet.

You are safe for another week if Souths can beat Cowboys away, and Newcastle beat Sharks away.

On second thoughts, pull up a couch.

Baggy_Gee's picture

I'm proud to make the last four, best I've ever achieved. Stupid broncos

Coach Potato's picture

Not sure what it is about the Broncos team that causes them to score zilch in the second half again while leaking points.

Second half points since Bennett came back to the Broncos

2015
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WCC 8
4
10
12
8
8
12
6
20
4
8
21 (v Newcastle)
8
24
6
24 (v Newcastle)
6
16
16
14
6
16
10
25
4
8
11
2 (that G/F)

2016
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3
13
0 (first zero - yes v Penrith)
9
14
14
31 (v Newcastle)
16
22
18
6
10
12
8
10
0 (v Melbourne)
12
12
10
4
24
10
12
12
28 (that famous carve up semi v Gold Coast)
6

2017
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WCC 12
12
6
6
11
0 (v Canterbury)

I count (42) games out of (60) where the Broncos scored 12 points or less in the second half.
Three of the exceptions v the hapless Knights, and another v Gold Coast in that semi.

There is no skewing to this stat. It's the painful truth. If it wasn't painfully obvious before, it is now.

Baggy_Gee's picture

I'd be interested in half time scores and opponents. But I'm sure there are other teams who are in the upper echelons of the comp who have similar issues. That's where the BOYS fell over vs the NRLitans. We were meant to start fast and have more points in us at the back end. The issue with that is that once you reach your safety score you shut down and then have to restart if you give your opponent a sniff. Last night the broncos couldn't turn it back on. Still think unless the game is tight a drop goal or penalty goal changes the mentality of a side. How often do you see a side tearing it up only to take the 2 and come to a crashing halt and then lose an unloseable game.

Coach Potato's picture

Baggy there's maybe once or twice where they were handily in front at half time in the last two seasons.

Most wouldn't judge them as a team that struggles to score, but they do - at the serious end of the game.

20 of their last 22 games , 12 points or less in the 2nd half.

How blindly did people think 7 was pretty handy last night?

Baggy_Gee's picture

I think that was more based on the lack of Dog attack.

Coach Potato's picture

The Broncos lost the second half 10-0 against your lack of Dog attack.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Indeed, but I do think it is more a psychological issue than an ability problem. They just turn off and look ahead to the results and next weeks opponent, when they had 15 to go and 3 points to make up they just failed to get back into the moment, which lead to them pushing harder, which in turn lead to more simple errors, which spiraled in on itself. Basically after that field goal they mentally shut down because they thought that the Dogs attack couldn't bridge a 7 point gap. The field goal sort of rubbed the Dogs nose in it and they responded correctly under pressure and came out, played football and got the deserved win. Tipping wise it's hard to back a team that lost 38-0 against a team that has lost 3 for a negligible points differential.

Coach Potato's picture

We know that Milford clocks off due to fitness / laziness issues.

Maybe there are more Milford's in this team than we are being told about.

It would all start making sense about the back end of their games if it were true.

Baggy_Gee's picture

The Knights nearly finished the LOOTC yesterday though, At least they are competing in some games this year instead of being the whipping boys like last year.

Rick's picture

Raiders this round for me please Coach cheers.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Raiders for me this week Coach.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Redandgreenduck's picture

Well Coach.. I was going to drop my tip on the Raiders but seeing as Rick and Dragons-fanboy got in early and we need some interest in this comp I will have the Cowboys this week...Cheers

Baggy_Gee's picture

Poor redandgreenduck, I got dudded by the stinking Ponies last week, you got dudded by the stinking Cowgirls. Then there were two.

St.George Illawarra Dragonsfan4ever's picture

Yeah. I feel for you redandgreenduck. Was a shock that those 'Cowgirls' lost to the Tigers.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Yeah, I feel for you redandgreenduck. Was a shock that those 'Cowgirls' lost to the Tigers.

Rick's picture

Sorry about that redandgreenduck yes who would have thought the Cowboys losing at home like that. I hope Coach will continue to run this comp. Cheers.

Redandgreenduck's picture

Yeah .. it was a game I wasn"t confident in but still expected the cows to get it done...ah well maybe we will get another shot...good luck to the last two standing.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Oh well. Let's hope there is another shot of this comp. Thanks, could go for weeks or could end in this round.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Good luck to you Rick, last two standing, could end in this round or could go for weeks :)

Cheers!!!!!!!

a's picture

Are you twos going the same or different it's up to you

The Thinker's picture

Greetings compsters,

Given Coach has slipped in between the cushions and can't be found (he should be alright – I've dropped a few chupa chups down there over the years that should keep him alive for a while) I suppose I better take over this competition of his.

From what I can tell there are two of you left. Best of luck to you both.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Thank you Thinker, if Coach doesn't come back, then I'm going for the Broncos this week Thinker as you can see in the comments below!!!!

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick's picture

Thank you Thinker and good luck to you too Dragons-Fanboy , these rounds only seem to get tougher to me mate cheers.

St.George Illawarra Dragonsfan4ever's picture

And also considering that our availability of teams that we can choose are decreasing.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

And also considering that our availability of teams that we can choose are decreasing

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Put me down for Broncos this week Coach.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick's picture

Dragons for me this round Thinker cheers.

Rick's picture

Looks like another week Dragons-fanboy we are near the finish line I think cheers.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Yep another week Rick could be the end this week but you just never know. Both of us just got to where we are now, Broncos got out of jail to just beat the Titans and we just hung on to beat the Cowboys after a magnificent first half.

Cheers!!

The Thinker's picture

Both progress to the next round. Well done to you both.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Put me down the Sharks for this week Coach.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coach Potato's picture

Thinker there is only 6 tips for the Dragons fan.
Do you still have a deleted folder?
Seems important to get this sorted.

Dragons fan can you see which one is missing there?
Sure you haven't used the Cronulla card yet?

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