Round nine selections

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Melbourne Storm – Thursday night – Stadium Australia

Significant line-up changes forced upon the Bunnies this week, with Reynolds, Murray, Graham and Paulo all injured. Mitchell is still, like the Golden Gate Bridge, suspended. Given those challenges, Bennett has named Marshall at halfback, Cody Walker returns to five-eighth, Johnson moves to fullback, Arrow moves to lock, and Tatola returns in the front row. The other new faces in the backline are Steven Marsters, Taane Milne and Braidon Burns. That's a lot of player movements to manage, and they face one of the toughest opponents one can face under those circumstances. If Bellamy can see weaknesses in an opponent, he will target those weaknesses and do so with precision. Asofa-Solomona and George Jennings return for the Storm, with Papenhuyzen given one more week to rest his shoulder. If not for all the missing players for the Rabbits this would be quite the contest. It still might be, as Bennett will say all the right things to those given a rare opportunity to show their best. The contest in the forwards looks pretty even, but that Storm backline should prove the difference on the scoreboard. 

Verdict – Storm by 10

Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks – Friday night – Bluebet Stadium

We all know how well the Panthers are going, so let's focus on the Sharks. In their last four outings they have played some very good teams and some not so very good teams. They lost them all, including a loss to the Bulldogs who haven't managed to beat anyone else. It seems to me they were going a lot better before they sacked the much-loved coach. Expecting them to turn their fortunes around against a team that have lost just one game in 11 months looks unlikely. Actually, unlikely isn't the word I'm looking for...make that impossible.

Verdict – Panthers by 22

Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters – Friday night – Bankwest Stadium

Not many clubs can match the Rabbits for injury concerns right now...but the Chooks can. Nine players are currently unavailable, and four of those nine are out for the year. Those four are all Origin standard players (Keary, Friend, B Morris and Collins), and I haven't included Cordnor in that list. The Roosters will be pleased to see James Tedesco back, who will claim the captaincy role with so many club captains unavailable. Those criticising the ruling to allow Joseph Suaalii to play first grade this season take note that the Chooks have resisted the temptation to throw him into the seventeen despite all the roster challenges. Few, if any, other clubs would be doing the same given the challenges the Roosters are facing at the minute. Despite all those challenges the Chooks are still in the top four, and their only losses have been to the Bunnies and the Storm. People may not like the Chickens, but you have to (perhaps begrudgingly) admire the way they go about their business. They really shouldn't be winning this game, particularly at Bankwest where the Eels have a dominant record, but bloody the heck heck I think they will.They will win this for BMoz...and for themselves.

Verdict – Roosters by 2

Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights – Saturday afternoon – McDonalds Park, Wagga Wagga

There are plenty of whispers of unrest at the Raiders and while I am not a fly on the wall it's not a good look when wives of players are having a crack at the coach on Instagram. The return of Hodgson and Croker has been delayed and Soliola has been dropped altogether. George Williams has been named but we are hearing he is homesick, and Papalii has been named after he basically dropped himself recently. It's hard to know what to make of it all, but recent results would indicate there's truth to the whispers. Take note that three of their last four losses have been against the top three teams. I'm not convinced the picture is much rosier at Newcastle - the only team they've beaten in recent memory is the Sharks. Phoenix Crossland replaces the injured Green in the halves in a team that has scored just two tries in their last 160 minutes of football. Perhaps the road trip to Wagga Wagga will galvanise one of these teams..but which one? I'll take the Raiders...warily.

Verdict – Raiders by 8

Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans – Saturday night – Campbelltown Stadium

The Titans conceded six tries in a 54 minute period against the Sea Eagles, six tries in a 51 minute period against the Rabbitohs, and six tries in a 33 minute period against the Broncos. That looks to me like their defence is getting worse, particularly when you consider that the Broncos attack hasn't looked like scoring much at all. The other way to look at those figures, and stay with me here because it's a bit weird, the period of time when their defence turns to mush is getting shorter each week. If their defence can hold for say, 70 minutes, they can probably start winning football games - particularly against the lesser teams like their opponent on Saturday night. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui returns from suspension, and that should harden them up in the middle somewhat. There attack seems to be going okay - it's pretty to watch - so I'll tip them here to outscore the Tigers who are averaging just 12 points per game over their last three encounters.

Verdict – Titans by 4

North Queensland Cowboys vs Brisbane Broncos – Saturday night – Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Did the Broncos find a halfback last week? He's been under their noses for years but Tyson Gamble found his voice and then some in the Broncos extraordinary and possibly ridiculous win over the Titans. Perhaps all the Broncos needed was a playmaker who was prepared to yell at everybody, and back it up by trying his guts out. They're the outsider in this - as they should be - but I think they can get themselves up for this and knock off their northern rivals. Milford with a field goal to prove the difference.

Verdict – Broncos by 1

Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors – Sunday afternoon – Lottoland

These sides met only a month ago, with the Sea Eagles winning by a point thanks to a Cherry-Evans field goal. Since then, the Sea Eagles have improved considerably, coinciding with the return of Turbo Tom at fullback. Manly have lost two of their biggest middle men for this clash in Aloiai and Taupau, but the Sunday afternoon crowd at Brookvale will be in fine voice and will help lift those that take their place. Note that Ben Trbojevic is named in the reserves for this game - we are getting close to seeing all three brothers in first grade together.

Verdict – Sea Eagles by 4

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Canterbury Bulldogs – Sunday night – Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Is Josh McGuire cursed? In round five the Dragons were good enough to score 26 points against the Eels. Since then they've played three games with Josh McGuire and lost them all. When Josh McGuire left the Cowboys they won three in a row and, you guessed it, they didn't win a game while McGuire was there. Josh McGuire is cursed...especially so if they lose this.

Verdict – Bulldogs by 2

Wally Lewis - round nine selections (in bold)

Note: tips from Wally will be published on Wednesday night or Thursday morning

  • Rabbitohs vs STORM
  • PANTHERS vs Sharks
  • EELS vs Roosters
  • RAIDERS vs Knights
  • Tigers vs TITANS
  • COWBOYS vs Broncos 
  • SEA EAGLES vs Warriors
  • DRAGONS vs Bulldogs

Comments

The Thinker's picture

Greetings football fans

I have updated the NRL ladder and the tipping comp after round eight. Some impressive results from our tipsters with seven of you getting 7 from 8, but it was Lillychino with a perfect round that wins the weekend. Congrats Lillychino, and with that you are our standalone leader in the tipping comp.

If anyone notices any errors in the scoring just let me know.

I will have my previews and selections for round nine published on Wednesday.

All the best

The Thinker

Mary S's picture

Congratulations Lillychino on your perfect score for R8, and well done to all the 7's.

Cheers,
Mary

The Butcher's picture

Was Tigers tip changed after play had started?

TigerGirl's picture

I was so hoping for a perfect round. But it wasn’t to be best I’ve got for a while. Tigers didn’t let down this week. So happy for the win.

mark ashford's picture

Lillychino,
I must ad my congratulations as well as Mary S. With a name like Lillychino I'm not sure about your gender. Not that it matters, just happy to see you on top of the ladder.

Christine's picture

Yes well done on your perfect score ...

The Thinker's picture

@The Butcher

Are you talking about yourself? or someone else?

In either case, no-one's tips have been changed after the kick off of game one...but I'm happy to check again.

All the best

The Thinker

The Butcher's picture

Sorry Thinker
Disregard I was in a hurry yesterday and quickly read the comments and Steel said that you had changed Tigers tip as Tiger is unloyal and goes against his team but I realised he went for the Tigers and Steel was joking with him.
Not that it worried me Like myself Tigers going to need all the help he can get. I thought it might of been be kind to feline day.

Baggy_Gee's picture

It was a rough round to get a perfect score, but it was pretty awesome to see plenty on that knife edge of perfect or 7. Hoping this means my ability is getting better and I can climb higher up the ladder.

tigerholic's picture

Butcher Butcher Butcher

Your feathers got a bit ruffled there for a minute, you thought the Tiger had lost his stripes and Mr Thinker had bent the rules to favour another tipster.

It would take quite a bribe for Thinker to elevate me up near the top of the tipping table, I'm not sure I could raise the funds required to raise you from the bottom of the ladder, just might be easier to raise the Titanic.

Anyway, well done Lillychino, a great effort, if only I stayed away from the Raiders upset, I would be have been celebrating with you.

Another interesting week ahead, enjoy the cool breeze at the top of the world Lillychino.

Tiger

mark ashford's picture

WTF is happening at the Broncos? Just heard Xavier Coates has signed with the Storm for 2022. No doubt to replace Josh Addo-Carr. The Broncs free up a $mill next year with Milford to go or at the least being seriously downgraded. They have apparently resigned Katoni Staggs on a 4 year deal is this where the money went. Coates is one of the best wingers in the game in a struggling Broncos team. Surely others could have gone to keep Coates.

The Thinker's picture

@Mark

Saddest part of all. The Broncos offered him more money than the Storm...and he chose the Storm.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hey everyone,

My tips for this week are:

Storm by 10
Panthers by 28
Eels by 8
Raiders by 4
Tigers by 2
Cowboys by 12
Manly by 7
Dragons by 14

Awesome! Good luck with everyone's team for this week and with everyone's tips for this week! Cheers and enjoy the rest of your weeks everyone and enjoy Mother's Day on Sunday!

Steel Panther's picture

The new lad the Warriors picked up from the Broncos, Reece Walsh, looks handy too. Brisbane struggling in the halves & the Warriors play him there and he's looked great. Bought as a fullback replacement for RTS.

mark ashford's picture

The Thinker
Then I guess he hungers for a premiership which might be hard to come by with the Broncs at the moment. No guarantee Bellamy will be there next year so I hope he has chosen well.

mark ashford's picture

Steel
You don't have to remind me how pathetic the Broncos retention people are. What was once the team players would take unders to stay there are now lucky to retain grounds people. We are now talking a second team in Bris by 2023 which will further erode them. Is there such a thing as a perpetual wooden spoon? give it to the Broncs now.

newbie from perth's picture

"Dia duit gach duine" i dteanga ní mo theanga féin,

How many more season ending injuries can the Roosters take? Sheesh 😱. Another two ACL injuries sees Collins and Brett Morris (sad way to finish your career if in fact it happens) within minutes of each other is gonna cause some problems for my BBB. Ima keeping the faith though 💪. I know every club goes through this stuff so gotta do the best we can with what we got and no excuses. Boom! 💥 There’s a few games this weekend I’m torn on and they could go either way. Knowing my luck I’ll pick the wrong ones. Such is life! Looking forward to the “mandatory mask” BS finishing 12:01 am Sat morning. Unless our illustrious 🤡 leader decides otherwise. OK, let’s do this thang…

Rabbitohs vs. Storm 40-60 @ Stadium Australia
Ladder Position = Rabbitohs
Bookies Favourite = Storm

Rabbitohs
The Rabbitohs stayed in touch in the first half last week against the Raiders (14-16) but were simply too classy in the second 40. Three tries in 15 minutes put the game out of the Raiders’ reach you’d have to say. Another strong effort from the Bunnies where they ran out comfortable 34-20 winners. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 55%
Completion Rate - 79% (30/38)
Missed Tackles - 12
Ineffective Tackles - 24
Errors - 9
Ruck Infringements - 3

Storm
The Storm had a battle on their hands in the first half last week against the Sharks and were actually behind 6-8 at the break. While they looked a bit below average in the first stanza, it was completely different in the second 40. Bellyache’s serve at half-time did the trick and the Storm went on to smash the Sharks 40-14. Just too much class from the Storm. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 50%
Completion Rate - 85% (33/39)
Line Breaks - 10
Missed Tackles - 34
Ineffective Tackles - 14
Errors - 9
Penalties Conceded - 3
Ruck Infringements - 4

Verdict: Wow, this should be a ripper. Absolutely no idea, can make a case for both actually. I think I’ll stick with Storm.

Panthers vs. Sharks 80-20 @ Panthers Stadium
Ladder Position = Panthers
Bookies Favourite = Panthers

Panthers
The Panthers led 16-6 at the break last week against Manly but a strong second half saw them run out 28-16 winners. I’m led to believe the 3 tries from Manly were the most let in by the Panthers so far this year. Hmmm. It’s getting tiresome saying this but great games from Cleary and Luai yet again but overall a great team effort also. The Panthers were “challenged” (Manly got to within 4 points at one stage) but in the end the Panthers’ defence was just too strong. And the Chocolate Soldiers keep rolling along. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 52%
Completion Rate - 71% (30/42)
Missed Tackles - 28
Ineffective Tackles - 20
Errors - 11
Penalties Conceded – 6

Sharks
The Sharks looked to have the Storm’s measure in the first half last week and were leading 8-6 at the break. They seemed switched on, enthusiastic and their defence was right on point. They must’ve been thinking they were a chance. Unfortunately the Storm came out a different side and walloped them 34-6 in the second half and went on to beat the Sharks 40-14. As Josh Hannay said... "In the second half when it started to snowball it really snowballed and when Melbourne are on their front foot they are a handful." Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 50%
Completion Rate - 66% (25/38)
Line Breaks - 5
Missed Tackles - 38
Ineffective Tackles - 17
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded - 4

Verdict: Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Panthers for meezy.

Eels vs. Roosters 55-45 @ Bankwest
Ladder Position = Eels
Bookies Favourite = Eels

Eels
The Eels were just too good for the Bulldogs last week, leading 16-0 at the break and 32-10 at the end of 80 minutes. Another outstanding effort from Gutherson (he seems to be getting better and better as time rolls on) as well as good contributions from Papali’I, Mahoney and Ferguson. As good as the Eels were, it felt like they eased up a bit in the second half. I hope that wasn’t the case. If it was then it’s a bad “habit” to get into 🤔. All in all though it was a solid effort nevertheless and they didn’t look like they were ever gonna lose that one. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 51%
Completion Rate - 71% (30/42)
Line Breaks - 7
Missed Tackles - 20
Ineffective Tackles - 16
Errors - 14

Roosters
The Roosters were just too clinical for the Knights last week. They did hit a flat spot in the first half but regained their composure to control the match against some pretty ordinary defence and run out comfortable 38-4 winners. How good is Sam Walker eh? How good is he gonna be in 5 years time? Geez he put on a show. Great efforts from Radley, Tupou and the Morris boys. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 53%
Completion Rate - 83% (35/42)
Line Breaks - 6
Missed Tackles - 21
Ineffective Tackles - 17
Errors - 9
Penalties Conceded - 5

Verdict: It might “cost me” but I made a promise. Roosters. Begurk! 🐔 Begurk! 🐔

Raiders vs. Knights 55-45 @ McDonald Jones
Ladder Position = Raiders
Bookies Favourite = Raiders

Raiders
The Raiders started well (as usual) last week against the Rabbitohs but another fade out in the second half (as usual) saw them out-gunned in the end with the Rabbitohs beating them 34-20. They showed some signs late in the match but 2 disallowed tries to “six-again” Jack Wighton and an inability to capitalise on the Bunnies being a man down for the last 8 minutes frustrated them. Losing George Williams wouldn’t have helped. The 4-20 second half score line wouldn’t have either. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 45%
Completion Rate - 79% (31/39)
Missed Tackles - 20
Ineffective Tackles - 12
Errors - 7
Penalties Conceded - 8

Knights
I don’t know what’s wrong with the Knights. I just don’t think they’re using Ponga as much as they should be. So many opportunities close to the line and they swung it the other way. Confusing is what it is. A poor first half last week against the Roosters (4-20) and an equally poor second half saw them get walloped 38-4. The Knights just couldn’t get any momentum going and opportunities were few and far between. Their defence was ordinary to say the least. They need to turn it around and quick. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 47%
Completion Rate - 83% (35/42)
Line Breaks - 3
Missed Tackles - 30
Ineffective Tackles - 17
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 2

Verdict: This is a hard one actually. Can the Knights bounce back? Can the Raiders finally get their act together? Dunno, I might give the Raiders another chance.

Tigers vs. Titans 40-60 @ Campbelltown
Ladder Position = Titans
Bookies Favourite = Titans

Tigers
I said last week I was off the Tigers until they showed some desire so what do they do? They came out and showed that desire and got up over the Dragons 16-8. It was a much improved effort from the Tigers and Adam Doueihi played a blinder. Great to see Joey Leilua step up his game and put in a solid performance. The Tigers had a good second half scoring 2 more tries and keeping the Dragons scoreless. Not a great start from the Tigers early on it must be said but they gradually worked their way back into the contest and spent most of the second half peppering the Dragons’ line. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 57%
Completion Rate - 84% (36/43)
Line Breaks - 7
Forced Drop Outs - 3
Missed Tackles - 16
Ineffective Tackles - 6
Errors - 11
Penalties Conceded - 4

Titans
If you ever want to see how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, just take another look at how the Titans played last week against the Broncos. It was amazing. Amazing in how they lost 28-36 (after being 22-0 in front after 15 minutes) that is. The Titans simply overwhelmed the Broncos in the first 20 minutes or so but then it all came crashing down. Not much they could have done about it considering the momentum and belief the Broncos had. Interesting to note that the Titans have now let in 112 points in the past 3 weeks. They obviously need to work on their defence. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 53%
Completion Rate - 94% (30/32)
Missed Tackles - 24
Ineffective Tackles - 18
Errors Broncos 8 Titans 5
Penalties Conceded - 5
Ruck Infringements - 5

Verdict: Another tough one. I’d love to get back onboard with the Tigers as I still reckon they’re not really that bad. But then you have the potential with the Titans. Could they possibly let another one slip? OK, one more chance. Titans for me but not confident at all.

Cowboys vs. Broncos 60-40 @ Townsville
Ladder Position = Cowboys
Bookies Favourite = Cowboys

Cowboys
Not a great start from the Cowboys last week against the Warriors. After just 20 minutes they were 18-0 down and things were not looking good. Big turnaround in the second half where the Cowboys surged back into contention. Even though they kept the Warriors scoreless and scored 16 points of their own, it wasn’t enough to get them home and they fell in a disappointing one 24-20. A wasted last 10 minutes from the Cowboys I’d suggest. So close and yet so far. Nice game from Drinkwater though. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 54%
Completion Rate - 83% (30/36)
Line Breaks - 3
Missed Tackles - 30
Ineffective Tackles - 25
Errors - 6
Penalties Conceded - 6

Broncos
What a great game from the Broncos last week against the Titans! When the Broncos were down 22-0 at the 15’ mark I’d written them off to be honest. That “comeback” though, what an effort. Through sheer determination and belief (and some help from the crowd) they wrestled back the momentum and levelled it up 22-all at half-time and then went “wooshka” in the second half and ran out deserving 36-28 winners. Just note their 36 points were unanswered points as well 💪. An absolutely awesome effort from Jamayne Isaako was the highlight for me. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 47%
Completion Rate - 84% (32/38)
Missed Tackles - 29
Ineffective Tackles - 16
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 3
Ruck Infringements - 2

Verdict: Still in two minds whether the Broncos can maintain that level they showed last week to be honest. I’m worried they could possibly suffer a crash after their huge “sugar rush” last week so to speak. Hmm, might go the Cowboys at home.

Manly vs. Warriors 60-40 @ Brookvale
Ladder Position = Warriors
Bookies Favourite = Manly

Manly
Manly had a real good crack against the Panthers last week and at one stage were just 4 points behind. In the end though, the Panthers showed their defensive capabilities and Manly ended up losing it 16-28. Apparently the 3 tries they scored against the Panthers was the most the Panthers have conceded this year so well done in that respect. Manly are definitely on the improve. They seem more confident since the return of Turbo Tom and a number of Manly players’ efforts have lifted since then. All good signs. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 48%
Completion Rate - 77% (33/43)
Forced Drop Outs - 3
Missed Tackles - 35
Ineffective Tackles - 21
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded – 3

Warriors
It’s not often you’ll see a side that’s kept scoreless in the second half actually winning the game. But that my friends, is exactly what happened last week when the Warriors held on to beat the Cowboys 24-20. It wasn’t pretty in the second half but the Warriors did enough in the first 40 (only just as it turned out) and held on for a nail-biting win. Impressed with the efforts from RTS and Kodi Nikorima in particular. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 46%
Completion Rate - 76% (29/38)
Line Breaks - 7
Offloads - 17
Missed Tackles - 13
Ineffective Tackles - 14
Errors - 12

Verdict: Based on what Manly have done in the last few weeks, I think I might “get on the bus” and tip ‘em this week.

Dragons vs. Bulldogs 70-30 @ Kogarah
Ladder Position = Dragons
Bookies Favourite = Dragons

Dragons
With the Dragons looking good and leading 6-0 after just 8 minutes (and given how the Tigers were playing), I thought the Dragons would simply go on and win but somehow they let the Tigers back into it and ended up getting beaten in a low scoring affair 16-8. It confused me how the Dragons just seemed to lose some intensity (especially as the match wore on) and they were kept scoreless in the second half. Footy’s a funny ol’ game 🤪. Yeah, losing Zac Lomax early on wouldn’t have helped but even so, they didn’t seem to have any real plan of attack in that second 40. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 43%
Completion Rate - 67% (24/36)
Line Breaks - 1
Missed Tackles - 45
Ineffective Tackles - 27
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded - 8

Bulldogs
The Bulldogs’ first-half effort last week against the Eels was pretty average and they went into the break 16-0 down. They showed a bit of fight early in the second half and were energetic and making some good tackles, something that had been lacking up until then. They scored 2 tries to make it 22-10 but they never looked likely to be honest, finally going down 32-10. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 49%
Completion Rate - 79% (33/42)
Line Breaks - 2
Missed Tackles - 38
Ineffective Tackles - 13
Errors - 10

Verdict: The Dragons would have to bounce back wouldn’t they? Yeah, I’ll go the Big Red V.

Let’s finish off with another “Song of the Week”.

If you’re a fan of heavy metal, DO NOT watch this one. Just sayin’ 🤪. Ends like it starts…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sedt2LhOmc

OK kids, good luck with your tipping and may your team win by 40 points! Until next week. Cheers 🐔 🐔 🐔

Wally Lewis's picture

Hi Mark,
Xavier Coates has an offer from the Storm and the Broncos but I don't believe he has signed either yet. Hopefully the Broncos play well up in Townsville and it gives him something to think about over the weekend.
We should know on Monday where he will be in 2022.

The Butcher's picture

Cmon Wally (greatest player not to play for NSW)
Even Stevie Wonder can see he’s going to the Storm
I can hear him now
“Signed sealed delivered I’m yours”.

a's picture

Welcome Wally Lewis

mark ashford's picture

Hi Wally
Thanks for the info will keep fingers crossed. Don't listen to the Butcher he only wishes you'd been born south of the border.

Jennifer 2814's picture

Hi all,

My tips for round 9;
Storms, Panthers, Roosters, Raiders, Tigers, Broncos, Sea eagles and Dragons.

Happy tipping.

Scotty H's picture

R9
Storm
Panthers
Eels
Raiders
Tigers
Cowboys
Sea Eagles
Dragons

Happy Tipping

Christine's picture

Put my tips in for taking the same as lillychino but i am taking storm instead of souths ...

tigerholic's picture

Well done Christine, how have you been.

Tiger

mark ashford's picture

Storm are giving it to the Rabbits big time. Are they going to miss Addo Carr next year, yes they are. But listening to Goulds call I've had enough he is a jerk and obviously hates Storm. Keep it up Melbourne I'm going to bed.

NuL1F3's picture

They sure are Mark! It's not over till it's over but 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' does seem to be too obvious!

NuL1F3's picture

Addo Carr scores 6 tries and Storm hit 50!

Mary S's picture

That's where the 'mute button is very handy Mark - it's one way of shutting Gould up!!
Cheers,
Mary

a's picture

MGM of you read this please submit your tip in my 3 strike comp

a's picture

Yeah I think they should luck Gus Gould off now

Christine's picture

Tiger
i am ok i am doing the best i can considering my situation with my health , but i still manage to get up everyday & do what i have too do just to keep going tiger how about you ? How are things going with work now i hope your doing ok at least you won't have have jaryd hayne at work with you with a non parole of 3years & 8 months tiger talk soon enjoy your weekend tiger ...

The Butcher's picture

Tiger
Don’t forget to take your autograph book to work....you never know.

tigerholic's picture

Hi Christine
I'm doing ok and I'm happy to hear you are too.
I'm not commenting on Jarrod Hayne as I think if we make light of what sentence he got it may appear to some that we condone what he did.
I did hear that he will be appealing the sentence, let's hope justice and common sense prevails and he is made to see out his sentence.

Talking about the footy, it was quite an incredible game last night, even though the bunnies had a few out the storm were clinical, they don't appear to have been affected by the grub's retirement.

Enjoy the footy tonight folks

Tiger

Christine's picture

Tiger
I heard tonight hayne is in parklea prison just thought you might like to know tiger ...

tigerholic's picture

Cheers Christine

Steel Panther's picture

If I was Michael McGuire I'd quit.

ScottySeahawk's picture

If I was a Raiders fan, I'd be so embarrassed.

a's picture

Yes cowboys win 4 from 5

Steel Panther's picture

Just watched all three games tonight & didnt pick a single winner!! Gutted....

Baggy_Gee's picture

Not sure if i've done ok this round. 3/6 with the Tigers letting me down again for the second week straight, and the Broncos stuffing up with a short kick off to gift position with 3 to go. Who thought that was a good idea? Pump it long and tackle for a mistake.

Scuxdeluxe's picture

Hey Thinker,
Just seen score more and noticed I'm dead last and tips haven't shown up from last week or this week? Last week not updated. Both put them in right before kick-offs. Any difference at your end? Wouldn't mind kindly taking a look for me. cheers :)

The Thinker's picture

@Scuxdeluxe

I have your tips for round nine...but there aren't any tips from you for round 8. 

Did you post them in the comments instead?

All the best

The Thinker

Mary S's picture

Hi Scuxdeluxe,
Check the comment below that I posted in Round 8 re your tips.
Happens some times, at the time you submit your tips, is the same time it closes down, then your tips don't show - has happened to me in the past!!
As a result, I found it paid to check before signing off!!
Cheers,
Mary

Submitted by Mary S on Thu 29/4/21 - 10:11pm AEST

Hi Scuxdeluxe,

I didn't see your tips in the list, so you might want to put them in the comments section just in case!

Cheers,
Mary

Christine's picture

I got 6/8 so i won't complain then ...

ponniah's picture

lillychino
to get a full round in round 9 great!
congragulation

siva

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