Round 22

Hey Footy Tippers,

Here we go the penultimate game before finals and for most of us its all about either winning the weekly prize and or how our side is going to perform. BUT there is the few smart ones that are up around the top of the tipping ladder that are shaking in their knees as to who they should pick. Good luck you guys!!

 

Adelaide v Sydney

This has got to be the game of the round. A HUGE Friday night clash at the Crowval in front of a sell out Crowd. Top of the ladder Crows take on the 5th placed Swans. These two teams are definitely the most inform in the league. Sydney will be pushing for their top 4 spot whilst the Crows have cemented a top 2 finish. This is going to be a hard fight and the Swans have a good record against the Crows winning the past 5 from 6. but with the big Texan playing his 150th he will lead the boys onto Victory.

Crows by 5pts

 

Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

So how many of you Port fans are planning to go over to see this game? Great game to drive to in Ballarat just a quick 5-6 hr drive and your there. But if you are make sure you rug up. They are saying the weather will be a low of -2 to a max of 9 with a chance of snow. Yes snow!! Will that we the first AFL game ever played in snow? I reckon it might. Such a pity for the Ballarat organisers how bad the weather will be for them after all their organising but let's look at the game. Port really need to win this game to try and to get the top 4 spot or at least 5 and 6th to have e final come first round whilst Bulldogs are trying to hang onto a top 8 spot. And this is whilst both are battling with up and down form. There is the feeling that Bulldogs will break out here with a big performance because they just have to. Port will try but the cold will affect them, just look back at the Showdown where half the players came out in 2 jumpers to keep warm instead of just getting the ball and running with it to keep warm. They will be wearing thermals and extra jumpers this game and not even be able to move so I say...

Doggies 16pts

 

Collingwood v Geelong

Third placed Casts shouldn’t feel complacent and expect an easy win here as the Pies have won the last 3 games against the Cats. Without Grundy and Pendlebury though I don’t think the Pies can out run the Cats.

Cats by 19pts

 

Great Western Sydney v West Coast Eagles

Oh my lord this game is going to be ugly! We all know how the Eagles travel and adding to that have to seen all the in's for the Giants. Have a look and you will know what I am saying, yes I know Eagles have to win to finish top 8 but this will not help them.

Giants 57pts

 

Gold Coast v Essendon

Like little Gazza Ablett, the Suns have put the cue in the rack for this season although they could pull the cue back out for the new coach, which always seems to happen. With this draft system though why would they?

Bombers (whilst enjoying the sun) 33pts

 

Carlton v Hawthorn

Hawks supporters still think they have a chance to sneak in but just winning the last 2 games won't cut the mustard, they still need lots of other miracles. Carlton they are done and dusted and looking for the wooden spoon and the spoils that come with that.

Hawks 29pts

 

Melbourne v Brisbane

This is the typical game Melbourne would usually stuff up and lose but with making finals in their sights for the first time in 2006 they will not let this win go. I think the Lions should get some credit and win the most improved award this year winning more than 3 games this season

Dees by 32pts

 

St Kilda v North Melbourne

The battle of the 2 most disappointing sides this year. saints were on a high way back when they beat Richmond but have just disappeared since then. North well they just keep losing and losing sometimes by not much but just losing. One thing for sure one of these sides will lose again and for me it's a toss of the coin will lose but I don't think it will be close, whoever wins will win by 6 goals.

Saints 36

 

Fremantle v Richmond   

Didn’t expect the Tigers to lose last week against the weakened Cats, but that Richmond for you. This week they travel to Perth and face Freo who copped an ABSOLUTE hiding form the Swans last week, they will bounce back this week but so will the Tigers. This game might be worth the watch just to see Martin v Fyfe. 

Tigers by 20pts

 

Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable weekend and Go Crows!

 

 

Darren Cheek

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