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So Queensland announced that teams would need to Quarantine if they move there.  But they have the same weird idea as WA that any two teams that move there (aka Essendon and North) this week can play each other - because they are both in quarantine as long as no-one else goes near them?    So what kind of Quarantine is this?  Sounds similar to the Melbourne Motel Quarantine but for elite AFL sides only?!?  

SA has ruled this out, to be fair to all Australian residents and sports athletes but if some teams have been in WA or QLD two weeks, then they could come here!   This is evident in round 7 which has the Crows hosting St Kilda at Adelaide Oval presumably in front of half capacity.  St Kilda will have been in Qld for two weeks so that flies (not quite as one!).  The Power stay in Qld for round 7 and play Carlton at the Gabba.  By then - both Qld teams are down in NSW!

The complexity with NSW is that SA doesn't open its borders to them until 20 July.  The is after round 7.

The missing Bombers vs Demons match is still not scheduled.

So the Melbourne teams have evacuated the second wave in Melbourne and it is difficult to see when there might be AFL footy played in Melbourne anytime soon!  What does it mean if the wave is not controlled quickly for the finals?   Perth, Adelaide and Sydney are all clamouring to be involved.   Could this be the first time we see a Grand Final away from the MCG?  If they can only ease restrictions to allow 50% MCG occupnacy, perhaps a full Adelaide Oval is a much better bet!   It will definitely be a night Grand Final.   But we have to get there first and it is starting to feel like a long way away.

Is your head hurting yet?    Mine is.

So new Round 6 has Cats vs Lions at the SCG on Thu night after which Cats go to Perth.  Pies vs Hawks on Friday night at Giants Stadium (NSW) after which Pies go to Perth to form a hub.  Then the Qld hub has Dockers vs Saints, Eagles vs Crows and Bombers vs North on Saturday and NSW hub has Demons vs Suns.   Sunday is all Qld with Power vs Giants, Tigers vs Swans and Blues vs Dogs.   Double header at Metricon.

So perhaps there were 2 upsets this week with only 10% predicting the Bombers over the Pies at the G and 39% predicting the Lions over the Power at the Gabba..  So does this rule out someone getting all 9 tips correct? 

Let's all look together!!

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 5 Results for Tipsters

Still hard to believe but you needed to get 8 correct for the round. There were 8 winners this week each earning $11.64.

Congratulations to Si Michie, Gaz Huebchen, Marie Fabian, Ian Forster, Juris Wulfius, Brett Heritage, Gary Wood and Sally Bremner.

This week's ladder is evolving like the virus. Quarantined at the top of the ladder, we now have Craig Jones, Si Michie and Christopher Blake on 30 points. Isolated close behind them we have Anne Petrie, Stephen Richardson, Dale Grigg and Anna Assiotis on 29 points. In close contact tracing, we have Alan Brideson, Tracey Goode, Louise Spencer, Gary Wood, Ian Forster, Andy Duncan, Lynette Edwards and Kirsty Rogerson on 28 points. Requiring testing are Alice Betteridge, Brett Heritage, Juris Wulfius, Michael Nettle, Bob Ellis, Andrew Crook, Petros Assiotis, Dominic Marafioti, Bernie McGrath, Peter Wigley, Brian Quick and Mary Taylor on 27 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Marie Fabian up 61, Sally Bremner up 57, Brett Heritage up 53, Catherine Nairn up 52, Juris Wulfius up 47, Gaz Huebchen up 46, Ryan Tyler up 45, Vicki Allen and Adam Mather up 44, Justin King, Ian Mills and Nicole King up 42, Les Shalhoub up 41, Christine Warren and Carey Singlewood up 40, Sandy Ellis up 38, Brian Simpson up 36, David Jones up 33, Daniel Byrnes up 32, Michael Nettle and Scott Gage up 31, Ian Forster and Gary Wood up 30.

The current 30th last place holder is Karen Ayles who fell 37 places. Last week it was David Jones who rose 33 spots.

This week there were 79 distinct tips up 31 from last week showing the desperate combinations of winners we have to tip due to the difficulty of predicting form..

The average total score is 24.0 and the average score this round was 5.1 which is actually 0.4 less than last week's average.

 

The Power are still 1st on the ladder despite the loss.   Next 2 matches (that's all we have scheduled at this stage) are Giants at Metricon and Carlton at the Gabba.

The Crows are still bottom and showing no signs of enough improvement to win a match.   Next 2 matches are, Eagles at the Gabba and Saints at Adelaide Oval.

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 4 results

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Vale Rollo Ross.   I am sad to report that a previous colleague I worked with from 1980 to 2003 passed away on June 15th.   He was a "Systems Programmer" way back when there was a Control Data Corporation Cyber 173 mainframe in the Mawson Lakes Data Centre (then the Levels Computer Centre).  Rollo was the Network Manager for about 9 years before his reitirement in 2003.  He was 73 years old.

In the AFL, John Kennedy Snr, passwed away on June 25th, having coached Hawthorn to 3 premierships in 1961, 1971 and 1976.  He also coached North Melbourne from 1985 to1989 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.  He died on the morning of his Grandson's 250th game which he continued to play with Sydney and scored a goal.

The AFL have announced just 2 more rounds this week after Round 5.     Apparently once Round 5 is completed, they will announce rounds 8 & 9.

In round 6, the Cats and Pies play on Thursday and Friday and head over to WA in a mini hub where they need to quarantine for two weeks, but they can play each other at Perth "Optus" Stadium on Friday night in Round 7.   How is that considered quarantine?   Will they allow crowds for that?  I am betting they will but the first 5 rows of seats at least need to be vacant.  Then the last match on Sunday of round 7, the local WA Derby, will be played out to give them time maybe to clean the stadium from Friday night!  While in WA the Cats and Magpies will each play the Eagles and Dockers.  So that is roughly what will happen roughly in rounds 8 & 9. 

The Qld hub runs until the end of round 6 with Port playing the Giants at Metricon and the Crows taking on the Eagles at the Gabba of all places!  In round 7, they both go to Melbourne where Port take on the Saints at Marvel early on Sunday and the Crows tackle North also at Marvel on Saturday night. The Lions move down to the MCG to tackle the Pies in round 6 then move to Sydney to take on the Swans there in round 7.  The Suns also go down to the MCG to take on the Hawks in round 6 then back to Metricon to take on the Blues who move there.  

There is no sign in the scheduling for round 6 and 7 that the AFL are trying to find space to insert the postponed Bombers vs Demons match on say, a Wednesday night.  For example in Round 7, they have the Bombers on Thursday night but the Demons on Saturday afternoon.  That makes it hard to squeeze it in on say a Wednesday evening after round 7.   If they don't schedule it soon, they might find they have other problems.   Who knows what will happen when the next AFL player, coach or support staff member tests positive!?!

So arguably, there were 3 upsets whis week with only 24% predicting the Dogs over the Swans in Sydney, 28% predicting Giants over Pies and 13% predicting Saints over Tigers.  So could anyone have possibly got all 9?   Maybe 8 or 7? 

Lets all look together!!

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 4 Results for Tipsters

You probably won't believe this but you needed to get 8 correct for the round. There were 2 winners this week each earning $46.55.

Congratulations to Alice Betteridge and Si Michie.

This week's ladder is very interesting. At the top of the ladder, we now have Christopher Blake and Kirsty Rogerson on 24 points. They are followed by Craig (Panther) Jones, Tracey Goode, Lynette Edwards and Anna Assiotis on 23 points. A cluster has developed behind them in Si Michie, Alice Betteridge, Simon Holt, Louise Spencer, Sam Cooper, Stephen Richardson, Marek Pokorny, Anne Petrie, Brian Quick, Andy Duncan, Paul Sherlock, Jossalyn Murphy, Mary Taylor and Dale Grigg on 22 points. Still looking to be tested are Alan Brideson, Rosemary Luke, Selene Stone, Melissa Williams, Dominic Marafioti, Peter Wigley, Karen McAllister, Chris Sleeman, Michelle Ah Matt, PetrosAssiotis, John Whittaker, Joanna Sundstrom, Allan Rogerson, Steven Burnett, Bernie McGrath, Daryl McMahon, Lisa Holloway, Maddy Williams and Lynette Duncan on 21 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Selene Stone up 43, Leonie Challans up 42, Alice Betteridge up 40, Si Michie up 39, Peter Wigley up 38, Dominic Marafioti up 37, Sally Bremner up 36, Daniel Byrnes up 34, Bruce Thomas up 33, Garth Challans up 32, Melissa Williams up 31, Denice Daou up 27, Bob Ellis and John Boland up 24, BrianSimpson, Marek Pokorny and Emma Laurence up 21, Ed Jacobs, Gaz Huebchen and Patricia Coulthard up 18, Sam Cooper, Don Hart, Karen Ayles and Stephen Richardson up 17

The current 30th last place holder is David Jones who rose 15 places. Last week it was Ben Stevens who fell 1 spot.

This week there were 48 distinct tips  up 3 from last week..

The average total score is 18.9 and the average score this round was 5.5.

The Power are still 1st on the ladder and still on fire.   Next 3 matches (that's all we have scheduled at this stage) are Lions at the Gabba,  Giants at Metricon and Saints at Marvel.

The Crows are still bottom of the world with very few signs of life.   At least they won one quarter this week.   Next 3 matches are Dockers at Metricon, Eagles at the Gabba and North at Marvel.

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 3 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 3 Results  (Take 2 with correct match result Freo vs Port)

This week saw the Victorian Premier get stuck into South Australia over us opening our borders as late as 20th July - basically saying "Who wants to go to SA?  We have everything you would want to see here in Victoria!"   This provoked predictable responses from our SA Premier and it is interesting that Victoria have never closed their border with us.  But they can hardly hold themselves up as anywhere near COVID free as they keep getting more and more cases from recalicrant families visiting each other in large numbers and ignoring health advice!

Perhaps the biggest risk to the AFL season is from the Victorian based teams!  SA may now continue to keep the Victorian border closed after July 20th due to the recent spike on CIVD-19 cases. South Australia has already opened its borders to travellers from Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.  The reverse is not necessarily the case.

On Satuday, AFL CEO, Gillon McLachlan announced that the Bombers vs Demons match would be postponed due to Essendon player Conor McKenna testing positive for COVID-19 that morning.   Apparently he had been in isolation after returning from Ireland and had an indeterminant result on Friday.   It is not clear how much contact he may have had with Club officials and players, although it has been reported that he did train with the backline players during the week.

So this has some serious ramifactions for the competition.   They can't really reschedule the match until they can find a way to have the other matches involving Essendon and Melbourne to be chronologically distant enough!  For my money this is likely to be when they announce the next set of matches, after round 5.   

What we propose to do is:

  • If by some miracle, the Essendon vs Melbourne match is played before round 4 begins, your existing tips will stay as is and we will recalculate the round 3 results to include this match.  This option is extremely unlikely.
  • It is more likely that the postponed match will be scheduled close to another round but such that Essendon and Melbourne have a 5 day break since their last match and another 5 day break after the rescheduled match.    We will insert the rescheduled match into the closest round (giving you a chance to re-tip the match based on more recent form.  This will make one round contain 10 matches.

There are a whole bunch of other scnearios which could derail things including whether any other Essendon players or officials test positive on Tuesday.  The good thing the AFL are doing is to test the players regularly so that they catch any positive result as early as possible.

The Doggies vs Giants match on Thursday night was spiteful and over $7,500 worth of fines were handed out to 14 players for jumper punching / grabbing activities during the match.  And these fines are apparently halved from the usual $1,000 because of the players' pay cut!

So 4 upsets this week and one match postponed.   Who could have tipped the Hawks to upset the Tigers (just 6%), Doggies to Down the Giwnat (13%), Swans to beat the in-form Kangas (14%) or the Blues to Beat the Catters at Kardinia Park? (just 5%).  

Once again, I sense some nervousness about our performances in Round 3.   Lets all look together!!

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 3 Results for Tipsters

Believe it or not, you really had to get  7 correct for the round.  How could one punter pick enough upsets to get 7 out of 8 right?   Well there was just the one lucky winner this week earning $93.10.

Congratulations to Craig Jones. (Disclaimed - he is my bro in law and managed to win on South Aldeaide's two consecutive draws last year! - I think he always puts the min bet on a draw personally)

This week's ladder is very radically changes - as one might expect!  At the top of the ladder, we now have Craig Jones, Tracey Goode, Christopher Blake and Kirsty Rogerson on 18 points. They are followed closely by Rosemary Luke, Louise Spencer, Anna Assiotis, Lynette Duncan and Catherine Nairn on 17 points. Then a bunch of hopefuls in Simon Holt, Jossalyn Murphy, Paul Sherlock, Tristan Bibbo, Scott Dale, Brian Quick, Andy Duncan, Mary Taylor, Lisa Holloway, Lynette Edwards, Dale Grigg, Maddy Williams and Anne Petrie on 16 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Si Michie up 58, Jossalyn Murphy up 56, Randall Kiesewetter and Neville Rankine up 53, Laurel Laurence up 45, Leann Anderson up 44, Carey Singlewood up 37, Alice Betteridge up 36, Tristan Bibbo up 34, Rose McCarthyJones up 30, Paul Sherlock up 29, Stephen Stone and Marie Fabian up 27, Craig Jones up 25, Bruce Thomas, Brett Heritage and Julie Bennett up 24, Sandy Ellis, David Shaw and Stephen Richardson up 23, Scott Dale up 21, Vicki Allen and Grant Williams up 18. 

The current 30th last place holder is Ben Stevens who fell 42 places. Last week it was Karen Ayles who fell 4 spots.

This week there were 45 distinct tips which is 8 fewer than last week.

The average total score is 13.5 and the average score this round was 3.6. Sounds bad and is but not quite as bad considering we could only tip 8 right at most.

The Power are currently 1st on the ladder and on fire.  They have the whinging West Coast Eagles next week at Saturnday lunch time in the Qld Hub paradise that is Metricon Stadium.  The Eagles have probably psychologically lost the match already!

The Crows are now stone motherless last on the ladder.  Next week they have the Lions at the Gabba on Sunday lunch time.   If Adelaide get up it will be a huge upset.

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 3 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 3 Results 

This week saw the Victorian Premier get stuck into South Australia over us opening our borders as late as 20th July - basically saying "Who wants to go to SA?  We have everything you would want to see here in Victoria!"   This provoked predictable responses from our SA Premier and it is interesting that Victoria have never closed their border with us.  But they can hardly hold themselves up as anywhere near COVID free as they keep getting more and more cases from recalicrant families visiting each other in large numbers and ignoring health advice!

Perhaps the biggest risk to the AFL season is from the Victorian based teams!  SA may now continue to keep the Victorian border closed after July 20th due to the recent spike on CIVD-19 cases. South Australia has already opened its borders to travellers from Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.  The reverse is not necessarily the case.

On Satuday, AFL CEO, Gillon McLachlan announced that the Bombers vs Demons match would be postponed due to Essendon player Conor McKenna testing positive for COVID-19 that morning.   Apparently he had been in isolation after returning from Ireland and had an indeterminant result on Friday.   It is not clear how much contact he may have had with Club officials and players, although it has been reported that he did train with the backline players during the week.

So this has some serious ramifactions for the competition.   They can't really reschedule the match until they can find a way to have the other matches involving Essendon and Melbourne to be chronologically distant enough!  For my money this is likely to be when they announce the next set of matches, after round 5.   

What we propose to do is:

  • If by some miracle, the Essendon vs Melbourne match is played before round 4 begins, your existing tips will stay as is and we will recalculate the round 3 results to include this match.  This option is extremely unlikely.
  • It is more likely that the postponed match will be scheduled close to another round but such that Essendon and Melbourne have a 5 day break since their last match and another 5 day break after the rescheduled match.    We will insert the rescheduled match into the closest round (giving you a chance to re-tip the match based on more recent form.  This will make one round contain 10 matches.

There are a whole bunch of other scnearios which could derail things including whether any other Essendon players or officials test positive on Tuesday.  The good thing the AFL are doing is to test the players regularly so that they catch any positive result as early as possible.

The Doggies vs Giants match on Thursday night was spiteful and over $7,500 worth of fines were handed out to 14 players for jumper punching / grabbing activities during the match.  And these fines are apparently halved from the usual $1,000 because of the players' pay cut!

So 4 upsets this week and one match postponed.   Who could have tipped the Hawks to upset the Tigers (just 6%), Doggies to Down the Giwnat (13%), Swans to beat the in-form Kangas (14%) or the Blues to Beat the Catters at Kardinia Park? (just 5%).  

Once again, I sense some nervousness about our performances in Round 3.   Lets all look together!!

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 3 Results for Tipsters

Believe it or not, you really had to get  7 correct for the round.  How could one punter pick enough upsets to get 7 out of 8 right?   Well there was just the one lucky winner this week earning $93.10.

Congratulations to Craig Jones. (Disclaimed - he is my bro in law and managed to win on South Aldeaide's two consecutive draws last year! - I think he always puts the min bet on a draw personally)

This week's ladder is very radically changes - as one might expect!  At the top of the ladder, we now have Craig Jones, Tracey Goode, Christopher Blake and Kirsty Rogerson on 18 points. They are followed closely by Rosemary Luke, Louise Spencer, Anna Assiotis, Lynette Duncan and Catherine Nairn on 17 points. Then a bunch of hopefuls in Simon Holt, Jossalyn Murphy, Paul Sherlock, Tristan Bibbo, Scott Dale, Brian Quick, Andy Duncan, Mary Taylor, Lisa Holloway, Lynette Edwards, Dale Grigg, Maddy Williams and Anne Petrie on 16 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Si Michie up 58, Jossalyn Murphy up 56, Randall Kiesewetter and Neville Rankine up 53, Laurel Laurence up 45, Leann Anderson up 44, Carey Singlewood up 37, Alice Betteridge up 36, Tristan Bibbo up 34, Rose McCarthyJones up 30, Paul Sherlock up 29, Stephen Stone and Marie Fabian up 27, Craig Jones up 25, Bruce Thomas, Brett Heritage and Julie Bennett up 24, Sandy Ellis, David Shaw and Stephen Richardson up 23, Scott Dale up 21, Vicki Allen and Grant Williams up 18. 

The current 30th last place holder is Ben Stevens who fell 42 places. Last week it was Karen Ayles who fell 4 spots.

This week there were 45 distinct tips which is 8 fewer than last week.

The average total score is 13.5 and the average score this round was 3.6. Sounds bad and is but not quite as bad considering we could only tip 8 right at most.

The Power are currently 1st on the ladder and on fire.  They have the whinging West Coast Eagles next week at Saturnday lunch time in the Qld Hub paradise that is Metricon Stadium.  The Eagles have probably psychologically lost the match already!

The Crows are now stone motherless last on the ladder.  Next week they have the Lions at the Gabba on Sunday lunch time.   If Adelaide get up it will be a huge upset.

 

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 2 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 2 Results

 

Welcome back to the ISTS Footy Pools for 2020

81 days without an AFL match and then we fired up with Round 2.   The players all bent down on one knee as started by some of the Police in the USA at the Black Lives Matter protests.   Its a complex issue and the players sought to make a statement of support.

Things seem to be opening up a little faster than expect.   We went from having no crowds as recently as a week ago to the Showdown founding itself with 2,240 punters.  There were 1,000 at the Queensland matches and just corporates in NSW.   Victoria is still not allowing any crowds and so the fake crowd noise was on show on TV at those matches.  Not sure what I thought of that.   For those of you who wanted to hear what the players were saying, you needed to listen to 891 ABC or stream Grandstand to hear authentice noises from the grounds.

After Thursday night everyone was worried that the short quarters would mean much lower scores.  But that theory was smashed at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong for Paddy Dangerfield's 250th where they nearly scored as many goals in the first term as the whole of the Thursday night Pies vs Tigers clash.  So I guess the effect is that some players can stay on the ground a bit longer because the quarters are shorter?  Doesn't seem to happen that way when you score a goal...

For the Pies vs Tigers match on Thursday - my Grandson was subjected to being dressed as a Tiger!   This is the problem with a mixed marriage!  His mother goes for the Tige's and my son the Crows.   Where was my son while all this was going on?  MIA!   Words were said and I got a photo on Saturday night of the baby with some Crows colours around him.  Clearly it didn't work and I hope he doesn't remember anything about the result.

So there were just a few upsets this round based on the % prediction of our tipsters.   The Draw on Thursday night was a surprise and only the Crows scored less than Collingwood and Richmond for the round!

So you are probably nervous about your performance in Round 2.   Lets all look together!!

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 2 Results for Tipsters

This week, you needed to get 6 correct for the round. There were 7 winners this week each earning $13.30.

Congratulations to Simon Holt, Don Hart, Craig Jones, Louise Spencer, Maria Louisa de Leon, Rosemary Luke and Christopher Blake.

This week's ladder is still evolving - especially after these results.   At the top of the ladder, we now have Tracey Goode and Christopher Blake on 14 points. They are followed by a bunch sprint of Louise Spencer, Kirsty Rogerson, Chris Sleeman, Anne Petrie and Catherine Nairn on 13 points. Next we have Alan Brideson, Rosemary Luke, Anna Assiotis, Lynette Duncan, Tony Palatianos, Grant Wigley, Karen McAllister, Brian Quick, Andy Duncan, Ryan Tyler, Mary Taylor, Lisa Holloway, Lynette Edwards, Dale Grigg, Maddy Williams, Darren Garbin and Daryl McMahon on 12 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Maria Louisa de Leon up 78, Craig Jones up 73, Simon Holt and Rosemary Luke up 64, Scott Dale up 51, Sally Bremner and Dominic Marafioti up 50, Adam Mather up 48, Don Hart and Rose McCarthyJones up 47, Justin King and Vaneet Dhiman up 46, Chris Cox and Connie Hou up 45, Beau Hope up 42, Alice Betteridge up 35, Amy Challans and Mary McEwin up 34, Bob Ellis up 32, JennyQuilliam and Tony Palatianos up 31, and Ken Sleeman up 30.

The current 30th last place holder is Si Michie who fell 80 places. Last week it was Karen Ayles who fell 44 spots.

This week there were 53 distinct tips just 4 less than round 1.

The average total score is 9.9 and the average score this round was a lousy 3.9.

The Power are currently 1st on the ladder.  The Power certainly look the goods this year and the COVID break didn't seem to affect them at all.  Next week the Power take on the Dockers at Metricon stadium on Sunday evening.  

The Crows are currently 17th (aka second last) on the ladder.  They take on the Gold Coast Suns next week - also at Metricom on Sunday lunch time.  These are the same Suns that beat West Coast this week!

SA has announced it will open its borders on July 20 so it is unlikely we will have the local teams back here until then.  Although stuff  has been accellerated in the past so who knows?

 

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 1 results

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Welcome to the ISTS Footy Pools for 2020 .  This competition has in its tenth year using a web site to help with the tips entry and results production!

This year promises to be one of the most challenging as we may be dealing with a severely restricted season.   It is just possible that Round 1 may be the only AFL football played for the rest of this year.   Let's hope not but it is difficult to see that even if the worse is over in 6 months, it may still not be ok to fire up sport again.

We welcome some new punters this year and Round 1 will be the only round played until after 31 May.  

At half time in the Hawks vs Lions match, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced that the AFL was hitting the pause button ont he 2020 season until at least May 31.   This was because Tasmania and then South Australia annouced 14 days isolation for anyone crossing in through their borders but also due to the increasing message around only going out for essential things like food shopping and medical reasons.

This is going to be a challenging year and we will likely refund the money allocated for rounds which are not played and for the finals if they are not played.. 

In 2020, we have 133 punters in the minor round, 6 fewer than last year.  The minor round prize money will be dispersed as follows:

Weekly Prize $93.10
Donation to Breast Cancer Research $152.95
End of Year  1st $367.08
End of Year  2nd $214.13
End of Year  3rd $122.36
End of Year 30th last $61.18

Could anyone possibly have gotten all tips right this round?

How do you think you did in round 1?   Lets all look together!!

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 1 Results for Tipsters

Once again, like last year, you needed to get 9 correct for the round. There were 2 big winners this week each earning $46.55.

Congratulations to Tracey Goode and Alan Brideson.

This week's ladder is very interesting. At the top of the ladder, we now have Alan Brideson and Tracey Goode on 9 points. Next we have Grant Wigley, Kirsty Rogerson, Karen McAllister, Chris Sleeman, Anne Petrie, Stephen Richardson, Brian Quick, Catherine Nairn, Andy Duncan, Ryan Tyler, Mary Taylor, Lisa Holloway, Lynette Edwards, Dale Grigg, Christopher Blake, Maddy Williams, Darren Garbin and Daryl McMahon on 8 points. Next we have Stephen Stone, Selene Stone, Michael Nettle, Si Michie, Louise Spencer, Brett Heritage, Jenny Mackay, Sam Cooper, Michelle Ah Matt, Anna Assiotis, PetrosAssiotis, Paul Sherlock, Ian Duncan, BrianSimpson, Jenny Butler, Karen Ayles, Marie Fabian, John Whittaker, Lynette Duncan, Marek Pokorny, Joanna Sundstrom, Allan Rogerson, Tony Palatianos, Tristan Bibbo, Nicole King, Steven Burnett, Bernie McGrath, Gaz Huebchen and Mark A. Nading on 7 points.

The current 30th last place holder is Denice Daou

This week there were 57 distinct tips.

The average total score is 6.0 and the average score this round was 6.0.

The Power are currently 1st on the ladder.  They probably hope the season will be finished and they will be awarded the Premiership!   Somehow I don't think so. 

The Crows are currently 11th on the ladder.  Let's not think about anyone's next matches but round 2 is meant to have the SHOWDOWN!  Imagine doing that cold on June 1 or something?!

We now wait to see what happens as the COVID-19 Pandemic grips our country.   If we all follow the medical experts' advice, let's hope we can flatten the curve and the only bounce we get will be the resumption of the AFL season when it is safe to do so.

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020 (Hopefully for not the last time)

ps - Vale Denise Bradley AC who passed away last week.   She was UniSA's Vice Chancellor from 1997 for 10 years and Led the Review of Higher Education in Australia in 2008.

Take Care and Stay Safe.


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - 2019 AFL Finals Week 4 - Grand Final results

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Results for ISTS Footy Pools - 2019 AFL Finals Week 4 - Grand Final

 

 The Grand Final!

Results for the Grand Final Round 4 of ISTS AFL Footy Pools for the year 2019!

 

123 Punters, all punters back in - who are the top 5 punters of the Finals for 2019?

 

 

Welcome to the Grand Final round of the ISTS AFL Pools Finals competition for 2019.  Thanks to Brett for sorting out the finals series to this point.  I had a great time in Vietnam and then in Singapore.   Mostly all Grand Prix related.

This year, we had just the 2 punters playing off for the Prelim finals but neither picked the Giants and so we were all back in for GF tipping!.

On last Monday night, the Brownlow Medal was won by Nat Fyfe who was a clear winner on 33 points.   Danger was second.  

While I have been away, there are impeachment talks associated with the US President, oil prices are rising due to the Saudi incident and the Indonesians were up to their usual "accidental" forrest burning tricks causing huge haze and pollution over Singapore.   Vietnam cities are always having pollution issues and so many wear masks on the streets there.

The Grand Final was won by the Richmond Tigers over the GWS Giants by 89 points. OUCH!

So who are the big winners this year?   It really depended on the margin you tipped, as long as you picked the Yellow and Black.  .54% actually tipped the Giants, while 46% picked the Tige's.  12 punters managed not to submit tips!

Congratulations to Brian Quick who has won the first prize of $246 with his prediction of 69 points for the Tigers.  Bayden Smith got 2nd prize as he tipped the Yellow and Black by 67 and netted $123.   Bernie McGrath was 3rd with a margin of 59 points adding $63.96 to her prize pool. Brett Heritage was 4th with a margin of 56 points adding $34.44 to his winnings and the 5th prize of $24.60 went to Daniel Byrnes who picked the Tigers by 49 points.   

In summary, all of our winners of the finals competition in 2019 are shown below. 

This year we had 123 punters in the finals and the 1st to 5th prizes are:

 

 

 

Prize

 Punter

Minor Round Finish

1st

50%

$246.00

Brian Quick

69

2nd

25%

$123.00

Bayden Smith

42

3rd

13%

$63.96

Bernie McGrath

125

4th

7%

$34.44

Brett Herritage

19

5th

5%

$24.60

Daniel Byrnes

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

So thanks for having some fun with us this year. Messages will come out shortly for those of you with large amounts to collect. I prefer to pay these using bank transfers. If you would like to donate your smaller winnings to the Breast Cancer Research, please reply with an email and I would be happy to bundle it in with the main donation which is already in excess of $200 from the minor round and existing donations of winnings this year.

 

I'd like to thank Brett Heritage for his help this year and for Pete Kiley for caring for and feeding the web site.    

 

I hope all of you sign up again for next year's ISTS Footy Tipping competition. If you know of anyone who would enjoy being part of the competition next year, please get them to email, ISTSAFLPOOLS@unisa.edu.au and advise us of their interest in joining.

 

Until 2020,

 

Rocky reporting for ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Finals Web Edition  

 

(ps - in the table below - the web site does not calculate the prize money for 1st to 5th so please use the commentary above as the prize payout information for the finals)

 


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - 2019 AFL Finals Week 3 - Preliminary Final results

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Welcome to the AFL Preliminary Finals Round of the ISTS Footy Tips and again it was a massive week in footy.   

The footy world talk was all about the two suspensions to Cats forward Tom Hawkins and Giants star Toby Greene.  GWS took the fight up in order for Greene to play in the Prelim for GWS against the Pies.  Suspension, appeal and then a further appeal all failed, Greene was suspended and out of the clash.

More player movements are happening in the teams out of the finals with big Sauce Jacobs, 3 x Showdown medallist, on his way from the Crows to the Giants.  There will be plenty more to come in the upcomming weeks. 

The biggest individual award will be awarded on Monday night with plenty of contenders this year.  Dangerfield, Lachie Neale, Marcus Bontempelli, Nat Fyfe, Patty Cripps and Brodie Grundy are among the favourites this year.

In local footy the big one will be decided in a matter of hours with non Port fans chearing on the Bays. 

But we are here for the tips so what happened to the two tipsters Ben Stevens and Maddy Williams in the penutlimate round of footy.

There was one shock in the results, did either Ben or Maddy go out on a limb or are we all back in with a chance.

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ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Prelim Final Results for Tipsters

Unfortunately for Ben or Maddy neither of them correctly tipped the Giants to win over the Pies.  We are all back in the 2019 finals tipping competition. 

Shortly everyone in the finals footy pools will be receiving a tipping email for the GF.  The rules are you need to pick the winner and then it is closest to the margin.  If there is a tie in the margin whoever finished higher in the final round will be pronounced the winner.

The Big Dance will see the Tigers face the Giants at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.   The Tigers will be looking to make it 2 premierships in 3 years, while the Giants will be playing in their first ever final.  Who will be the winner of the AFL 2019 premiership and who will be crowned the winner of the ISTS Footy Pools Finals Edition?  Which one is more prestigous? We will find out next week.

Good luck everyone.

Rocky will be returning in time for the GF after spending the past few weeks galavanting around the Formula 1 tracks of Singapore and the 2020 track of Vietnam.

Brett  reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2019


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Welcome to the AFL Qualifying Finals Round of the ISTS Footy Tips and it was a massive week in footy.   

For Adelaide fans it was the end of Don Pyke's time at the club as he resigned from the senior coaching role.  This was on the back of Taylor Walker stepping away from the Captaincy so things are definately changing at the Crows and this is before the end of the external review.

Over in the West, the Eagles preperation for their Qualifying final was disrupted with Willie Rioli suspended due to urine substitution in his ASADA drug testing.  At this stage we are not fully sure what or who the urirne was substituted with but the good news is he isn't pregnant.

In sad news, St Kilda great and media personality Danny Frawley passed away.  For anyone who is struggling please reach out for help.

VALE Danny Frawley

In other sporting areas, the Ashes are returning to the rightful owners with Steve Smith dominating the English bowlers.

The Boomers have had a fantastic World Cup in the basketball and were extremely unlucky in their semi versus Spain that went to double OverTime, while in the EPL Liverpool are where they belong 5 points up early in the season.

But we are here for the tips and the good news is the website is back up and running so the tipping is hotting up.

There were 8 tipsters tipping this week so lets see how they went.

ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Qualifying Final Results for Tipsters

Bang just like that 8 has become 2 with only Ben Stevens and Maddy Williams correctly tipping both games.  Congratulations both Ben and Maddy who will now go into the prelim finals in a head to head battle.

The rest of us know will be watching the results of this weeks finals to see if we all come back in for the GF.

The next week of the finals is as follows:

The Tigers will take on the Catters at the MCG on Friday night for the right to play off in the Grand Final, with the Cats missing Tom Hawkins through suspension.

 On Saturday night, the Pies clash with the Giants at the MCG, with Giant Toby Greene missing at this stage again through suspension although i think will win their appeal.

  Just a reminder that all finals participants will get a copy of the results each week.  But only those of you who are left in (with all correct tips) will have the ability to enter tips for the following week.  

 Brett  reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2019


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Houston - We have ignition!

 

 

The local web hosting company has restored their services and we are all good.  They recovered our data exactly as I last saw it.

 

So we are good to go.   Here is the completed finals outcome for week 1!

 

The Finals!

 

Partial Results for Qualifying Finals Round 1 of ISTS AFL Footy Pools for the year 2019!

 

123 Punters, 9 finals matches, who will be the top 5 punters of the Finals for 2019?

 

And then there were 6 teams left in the hunt!

 

 

Once again, there is no finals footy at Adelaide Oval this year, nor do any fans of the two SA teams need to worry about travelling interstate.  But the finals are intriguing all the same with some interesting results over the week-end.

 

In the Thursday night match the Bombers struggled to stay in touch with the Eagles in the West being down by 3 goals at the first change and 5 goals at half time. It was 7 goals to 3 in the second half and the Eagles pressed their home ground advantage to crash the Bombers out of the finals race by 55 points.

 

Friday night saw the Cats allegedly host the Magpies at the MCG with complaints of clash jerseys and the Cats being robbed of a home final at GMHBA.  But 93,400 turned up to this final at the MCG so 57,000 would have missed out on being at the match had it been held in Geelong.   Collingwood hit hard and early 4 goals to 1 in the first time but they maintained a 19 point lead at half time.  It was tight and the Pies edged ahead by another goal at three quarter time.  Geelong held the Maggies goalless in the final term but couldn't bridge the gap and went down by 10 points in a low scoring match.  Collingwood to a prelim and the Cats to play the Eagles next Friday night at the 'G.

 

At the Western Sydney Showgrounds, the Giants and Bullies played a tough and relatively even first half with GWS leading by 10 points at half time.  The Giants blew the match out of the Doggies' reach in the third with 6 goals to 2 and went on with it in the final term with 4 goals to 1 and win by the biggest margin of the round with 58 points.   Western Bullies were eliminated and the Giants waited to see who they would play from the loser of the Lions vs Tigers.

 

For the second week in a row, the Tigers clashed with the Lions and Brisbane were hoping that the home ground advantage would work in their favour and reverse round 23's result.  The Lions had plenty of opportunities in the first half by squandered them to trail by 10 points at half time.   The Tigers clicked into gear in the second half and mauled the Lions with 11 goals to 4 to repeat last week's victory but by 47 points.   This means the Lions will face the Giants next Saturday night at the Gabba in the other Semi Final.  The Tigers get another week off and go straight to a prelim final.

 

For accounting purposes, this year we have 136 punters in the finals and the 1st to 5th prizes will be:

1st 50% $246.00
2nd 25% $123.00
3rd 13% $63.96
4th 7% $34.44
5th 5% $24.60

Last year - we had 18 punters left tipping for the Semi Finals in week 2.  This year we only have 8 punters left tipping because they got all four finals matches correct!   Congratulations to Justin King, Ben Stevens, Dale Grigg, Jason Allsopp, Lisa Holloway, Ryan Bailey, Maddy Williams and Maria Louisa de Leon.

Will there be an upset that causes them all of these 8 to get one wrong and let the rest of us back in?  We will all look together!

I will be in Vietnam last this week to check out their new Grand Prix Circuit for April's inaugual Vientam Grand Prix.   Then Singapore next week for the only Formula 1 night race Grand Prix.   So Brett will step in and summarise the Semis and Prelims and I should be back for the Grand Final.

The next week of the finals is as follows:

The Catters will take on the Eagles at the MCG on Friday night with the loser out of the finals and the winner progressing to a prelim final against Richmond.

 

On Saturday night, the Lions clash with the Giants at the Gabba and there is no tomorrow for the loser but the winner gets to tackle the Magpies in the other prelim for a shot at the Grand Final. 

 

You can see how it panned out for our punters in the ladder of sorts below. 

  

Just a reminder that all finals participants will get a copy of the results each week.  But only those of you who are left in (with all correct tips) will have the ability to enter tips for the following week.  If you get reminded to tip - just do it!

 

Rocky reporting for ISTS AFL Finals Footy Pools

 


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