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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 9 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 9 Results

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 9 Results 

Remember to put your tips in immediately for Round 10 if you have not already done so.   Round 10 starts Monday night so there isn't much time at all!

On the bright side, there are only 7 matches to tip this week as the Blues, Dockers, Hawks and Eagles all have a bye for round 10.

Now that NSW are getting more cases in the dangerous places, it is starting to leech over the borders and despite Queensland's border shutdown to residents of greater Sydney, they already have a few cases.    A similar situation is slowly emerging in SA with 2 cases today after a steady stream on single cases started in the last week.

So will there even be a round 13 of the AFL?    Everything is changing so rapidly.

But for this shortened round 9 timeframe, there were a few upsets. The Hawks beating Carlton was only tipped by 13% and the Dockers getting over the Pies was only tipped by 12% of us.

So were the other matches easy to tip?  Let's all look together!  

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 9 Results for Tipsters

Believe it or not, you really had to get all 9 correct for the round. There was just the one lucky winner this weekearning $93.10.

Congratulations to Carey Singlewood.

This week's ladder is evolving rapidly! At the top of the curve, we now have Gary Wood, Ian Forster, Stephen Richardson and Anna Assiotis on 53 points. A hot spot is next with Louise Spencer and Peter Wigley on 52 points. Then we have a non-socially distant crowd of Si Michie, Tracey Goode, Daniel Byrnes, Bob Ellis, Christine Warren and Darren Garbin on 51 points. Then the group who needs testing in Kirsty Rogerson, Marie Fabian, John Whittaker, Grant Wigley, Jo Tonkin, Sam Cooper, Melissa Williams and Brian Quick on 50 points. A group sneaking across the border follows with Christopher Blake, Grant Williams, Brian Simpson, Catherine Nairn, Dale Grigg, John Boland, Petros Assiotis and Mary Taylor on 49 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Carey Singlewood up 44, Vaneet Dhiman up 38, GrantWilliams up 26, Steven Burnett up 23, Anthony Beck up 22, SandyEllis up 20, Pat Sleeman up 19, Daryl McMahon up 18, Grant Wigley and BrianSimpson up 17, Jossalyn Murphy and Maria Louisa de Leon up 15, Julie Bennett up 13, Beau Hope, Maddy Williams and Selene Stone up 12, Bayden Smith up 11, RandallKiesewetter, JennyQuilliam and Cate Lipsham up 10, Stephen Stone, Ian Duncan and Sam Cooper up 12.

The current 30th last place holder is Trudi Bishop who fell 11 places. Last week it was Ben Stevens who rose 2 spots.

This week there were 50 distinct tips.

The average total score is 44.6 and the average score this round was 5.5.

The Power are still 1st on the ladder and just 20% clear of the rest.   Next 3 matches are the Bullies at Adelaide Oval, Tiges at Adelaide Oval and the Cats in Launceston! 

The Crows are still bottom by at least 4 wins due to lousy percentage.    Next matches are the Demons at Adelaide Oval, the Pies at Adelaide Oval and the Bullies at Metricon. 

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

Take Care!  Stay tuned and remember to TIP AHEAD so you don't completely forget to TIP!

 


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 8 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 8 Results 

This is a bit serious guys and gals, so please listen up!

You need to be able to tip for future rounds while the current one is in progress.  I will send a separate message about this.

The AFL have released the next 4 rounds albeit with 6 teams having byes.  It means 33 matches in 20 days from the start of Round 9 on Wednesday 29th.

So the Virus has gotten worse in Victoria and is only just being kept below 20 cases per day in NSW.   The AFL did eject from NSW and now Tasmania is joining in the spoils with 1 match at Blundstone Arena (Launceston) in rounds 11 and 12.  This is all getting very much accelerated - just hang on for the ride! 

The only real upset this round was the Sainters getting over the Power with just 4% predicting it.  But there were plenty of 50/50 matches and so surely no-one got all 9 right...  Let's all look together!  

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 8 Results for Tipsters

This week, you *only* needed to get 8 correct for the round. There were just the 4 winners this week each earning $23.28.

Congratulations to Chris Cox, Ed Jacobs, Maria Louisa de Leon and Louise Spencer.

This week's ladder is in a second wave!  At the top of the ladder, we now have Louise Spencer and Anna Assiotis on 47 points. A dangerously close crowd follows in Kirsty Rogerson, Si Michie, Gary Wood, Ian Forster, Peter Wigley and Stephen Richardson on 46 points. Isolated tipsters follow with Tracey Goode and John Whittaker on 45 points. Remotely quarantined folks are next with Christopher Blake, Daniel Byrnes, John Boland, Christine Warren, Darren Garbin, Bob Ellis, Mary Taylor, Brian Quick and Petros Assiotis on 44 points. Trying to cross the border are Marie Fabian, Jo Tonkin, Melissa Williams, Catherine Nairn, Dominic Marafioti, Marek Pokorny, Dale Grigg and Sam Cooper on 43 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Chris Cox up 40, Grant Wigley up 31, Justin King up 29, Patricia Coulthard up 28, Maria Louisa de Leon, GrantWilliams and Lynette Duncan up 26, Karen McAllister and Ed Jacobs up 24, Michelle Ah Matt up 23, Anthony Beck up 22, Jo Tonkin up 21, Jossalyn Murphy and Trudi Bishop up 19, Andy Duncan and Kevin Wegener up 18, Andrew Crook up 16, Dominic Marafioti, Melissa Williams, Bernie McGrath, Catherine Nairn, Anna Parente, Paul Sherlock and Marie Fabian up 15.

The current 30th last place holder is Ben Stevens who fell 8 places. Last week it was Laurel Laurence who rose 2 spots.

This week there were 59 distinct tips, 6 fewer than last week and 11 less than round 6 so do we think we know what is happening now?

The average total score is 39.1 and the average score this round was 5.2. But this was down by 0.5 so that Power loss hit the tipsters hard.

The Power are still 1st on the ladder and just 20% clear of the rest.   Next 4 matches are Melbourne at the Gabba, the Bullies at Adelaide Oval, Tiges at Adelaide Oval and the Cats in Launceston!  The Demons were on fire against the Lions so the Power won't be able to take them lightly but they have a good record this year in Qld!

The Crows are still bottom by at least 3 wins.    Next match is North at Metricon, Demons at Adelaide Oval, the Pies at Adelaide Oval and the Bullies at Metricon.  So it is last plays second last next week but even a win won't get the Crows off the bottom of the ladder.

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

Take Care!  Stay tuned and remember to TIP AHEAD so you don't completely forget to TIP!

 


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 7 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 7 Results

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 7 Results 

So the 10 Victorian teams are out of Victoria but to listen to the Queenslan Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, you would think the sunshine state is the saviour of the AFL apparently hosting all 10 Vistorian AFL teams for the balance of the minor rounds!   Last time I looked, there were two Victorian teams in WA and they will stay there two more rounds to play the Eagles and Dockers each (as evidenced in round 8 although round 9 is not yet released), and the city of Adelaide has the Saints and Dons here for round 8.   So Qld will have at most 6 Victorian teams there on any one week and even in round 8, the Hawks are playing the Swannies at the SCG! 

I am thinking that the AFL have delyed their announcement of the round 9 and beyond fixtures to work out if the decant from NSW.    I think I would be doing so as soon after Round 8 as possible so they should bite the bullett and do it sooner.   They may need to quarantine those teams currently in NSW though.  But getting them out should be the priority.   If NSW settles they could go back later. 

So it seems like the Pies beating the Cats was close to an upset with just 32% prediction and the Doggies over the Bombers was only 30%.  Of course the Demons trouncing the Hawks was only 27% prediction.

How did this play out with our tipsters?   Unlike last week, only one match waswon by the home team!   Let's all look together!  

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 7 Results for Tipsters

This week, you needed to get 8 correct for the round. There were 8 winners this week each earning $11.64.

Congratulations to Michelle Ah Matt, JennyQuilliam, John Whittaker, Gary Lyons, Daniel Byrnes, Rose McCarthyJones, Simon Holt and Ryan Bailey.

This week's ladder is very interesting. At the top of the ladder, we now have Tracey Goode, Stephen Richardson and Anna Assiotis on 41 points. Next we have Kirsty Rogerson and Si Michie on 40 points. Next we have Louise Spencer, John Whittaker, Ian Forster, Gary Wood, Brian Quick, Sam Cooper, PetrosAssiotis and Peter Wigley on 39 points. Next we have Christopher Blake, Mary Taylor, Bob Ellis and Anne Petrie on 38 points. Next we have Craig Jones, Alan Brideson, Rosemary Luke, Daniel Byrnes, John Boland, BrianSimpson, Darren Garbin, Christine Warren, Marek Pokorny, Tristan Bibbo, Michael Nettle, Lisa Holloway, Lynette Edwards and Dale Grigg on 37 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Rose McCarthyJones up 50, Daniel Byrnes up 47, Simon Holt up 42, JennyQuilliam up 40, Dominic Marafioti up 34, Catherine Nairn up 33, Michelle Ah Matt up 32, Darren Garbin up 30, Melissa Williams and Adam Mather up 29, Steven Burnett up 28, David Jones, John Boland and BrianSimpson up 27, Scott Gage up 26, Vaneet Dhiman up 23, Leann Anderson up 22, Pat Sleeman, Gary Lyons and John Whittaker up 21, Jeremy Morton and Ryan Bailey up 18.

The current 30th last place holder is Laurel Laurence who rose 10 places. Last week it was Garth Challans who rose 6 spots.

This week there were 65 distinct tips which is 5 fewer than last week.

The average total score is 33.9 and the average score this round was 5.5 up 1.1 from last week. 

The Power are still 1st on the ladder and a game plus percentage clear of the rest.   Next match is with the Saints at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night and then we are not sure what is happening after that!  St Kilda cannot be taken too lightly so it should be an interesting clash.

The Crows are still bottom by at least 3 wins.    Next match is the Bombers at Adelaide Oval on Sunday lunch time.   The Dons had a tough loss to the Doggies and will be fired up to make ammends with a team they will believe are easy beats.

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

Take Care!  Stay tuned to see what the AFL does with round 9 and beyond!

 


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 6 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 6 Results 

A week is a long time in Footy!  And for COVID-19.  The Victorian teams all made it out of the state before Lockdown 2.0 happened there.  Border closures were a scramble to set up and there were stories of some Victorians trying to sneak through the back roads on the SA border.   One guy who went through legitimately said he would quarantine in a Hotel but only spent one night there.  He should have realised that our Police are serious when they say they will check at random times.  He got caught elsewhere and foud himself in the Police lockup without bail for a month!

There is no doubt that we have a second wave of COVID now in Australia and that curve may not have topped out yet.   There seems to be some leakage out of Victoria with a hand full of cases showing up in NSW each day and the odd one in ACT, NT and today even one in WA.  If this wave rolls into other states, we could see the end of this year's AFL season.  It is a pessimistic view but who would have thought Victoria would be locking down again a month ago?   Maybe we do need to take notice of the toilet paper hoarders (stupid though it is) because that seems to foreshadow a lockdown!

Not only is the missing Bombers vs Demons match is still not scheduled, but there is currently no round 8 fixture scheduled.  That is the round after next week folks!  Have the AF pushed the panic button?  Are they frozen in the headlights not sure what to do next?

So perhaps there were 4 upsets this week with only 24% predicting the Cats over the Lions, just 7% picking Freo over the Saints, 28% predicted the Demons over the Suns and 20% thought the Blues would beat the Bullies.

Surely noone could get 9 right this week?  Although - all the Home teams did win this week?  Did anyone go for the donkey vote? 

Let's all look together!!

ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 6 Results for Tipsters

Well blow me down! You really did need to pick all the home teams this week and get all 9 correct for the round. There was just the one lucky winner this weekearning $93.10.

Big congratulations to Kirsty Rogerson.

This week's ladder has undergone some serious surgery and some physical distancing. All own their own at the top of the ladder, we now have Kirsty Rogerson on 37 points. Also on her own and close behind is Anna Assiotis on 36 points no longer under the radar. The trio of Si Michie, Tracey Goode and Christopher Blake on 35 points follow on. Just the duo next with Gary Wood and Stephen Richardson on 34 points. Then a crowd  developed over 14 sq metres with Craig Jones, Louise Spencer, Ian Forster, Sam Cooper, Petros Assiotis, Peter Wigley and Anne Petrie on 33 points. In another 12 sqm room, we have Lisa Holloway, Michael Nettle, Brian Quick, Bob Ellis, Lynette Edwards and Dale Grigg on 32 points. But a COVID unsafe crowd follows with  Alan Brideson, Gaz Huebchen, Brett Heritage, Tristan Bibbo, Sandy Ellis, Paul Sherlock, Christine Warren, John Whittaker, Marek Pokorny, Mary Taylor, Bernie McGrath and Andy Duncan on 31 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Tristan Bibbo up 58, Gaz Huebchen up 47, Cate Lipsham up 40, Daryl McMahon and Len Colgan up 39, Martin Stone up 37, Sam Cooper up 32, Peter Kiley and Ian Duncan up 30, Lisa Holloway and Jason Allsopp up 26, SandyEllis and David Shaw up 25, Selene Stone up 23, Jossalyn Murphy up 22, HeatherMander up 21, Grant Wigley up 19, Kylee Naglost, Paul Sherlock, Noel Thompson, Jeremy Morton and Stephen Stone up 18.

The current 30th last place holder is Garth Challans who fell 13 places. Last week it was Karen Ayles who fell 8 spots.

This week there were 60 distinct tips which is 19 less than last week.

The average total score is 28.4 and the average score this round was 4.4. down 0.7 from last week reflecting the 2 additional "upsets".

The Power are still 1st on the ladder and now a game plus percentage clear of the rest.   Next 2 matches are Carlton at the Gabba which could be a cracker and then who knows?

The Crows are still bottom by at least 3 wins (given their lousy percentage) but they did show a few signs from some youngsters this week.    Next 2 matches are, Saints at Adelaide Oval and who knows for round 8?

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

Take Care and Let's Hope there is no Lockdown 2.0 for SA!  Stay tuned to see what the AFL does with round 8 and beyond!

 


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 5 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 5 Results 

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

Take Care and The Clubs are in the Hubs.  Stay Tuned for more COVID-19 related surprises!

 


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 4 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 4 Results 

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

Take Care and Stay Tuned for the next COVI-19 related surprise!


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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.

 

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 3 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2020 - Round 3 Results

 

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.

 

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2020

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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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