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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 13 results

Port Admiral Footy Tips
Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 13

Good day, tipping folk of the West…

 

How’s about the weather?  Not only can you get the washing done early and mow the lawn for the first time in weeks, but you can truly embrace the magic of Saturday at 3:45pm; the last quarter underway at Woodville, the Bloods getting smashed, the red cans flowing…it’s basic stuff, but in dollar terms, probably the best value you’ll find in town.

 

Caught up with the brother for a brief 2000’s inspired café lunch last week (think much rocket, balsamic glaze, etc…), he tells me he’s really enjoying the comp this year, probably on account of sitting 12th, within striking distance (ya 3 didn’t help this week champ) and that he’s beating his mate Dave by 1.  We discussed torpedos, Tony Modra’s incredible ability to kick goals off the ground, the Tigers demise and other such things.  He then reminded me of one of the lost arts; the blind turn.  You just don’t see it anymore!  Turning into the absolute unknown, a gamble that could pay big, or end you up in the Epworth hospital, nursing a broken head.  I’m into it.  I’m going to blind turn at various moments at the pub this week and see what happens…

 

Jeepers Port fans must be frustrated now.  The Crows start to look about right, the Freo loss damages hope.  I do actually want for a successful Port side, given our community and that they never have actually taken a flag from me, unlike the Camry’s…they’re just looking a bit done.  What else are we learning?  That Carlton can be fun.  That St Kilda are deeply flawed, but also can be fun.  That Freo and GWS may play in the GF this year.

 

Good tipping from many of you sees an interesting mix now; Bottle shop Dana is clear by 2 at the top, just getting it done from Italy.  Hey when are you back mate?!

 

Order in chef: Eggplant Parmigiana, but with 8 chips and 16 green beans.  1 x glass Organic house Shiraz.  Thank you very much.

 

Have a great week everyone,

 

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 12 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 12

Good evening, fine tippers,

 

Ahhhh the Wednesday night curse.  Sincere apologies.  It’s been a blur; all up and down the Eastlink in Melbourne for the Bball carnival for the 11 year old, into a short, short week.

 

Major highlight; taking the boy to Moorabbin to watch training late on Sunday morning…the boys just doing some light kicking work (probably need to do the heavy stuff) on the same deck where Plugger and Barks used to wreak havoc.  As the squad headed into the gym giving a few high fives and waves, I was handed a Sherrin by the one of the old fellas in the tracksuit and allowed a dob on the hollowed turf.  Happy, happy stuff.

 

I’ll bring some more noise next week / share some things learned / discuss the screw punt, etc.

 

Order in chef: Mac & Cheese Croquettes.  Heaps of ‘em.  Plus Lager.  Ta.

 

Have a great week everyone,

 

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 11 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 11

Good morning, dedicated tipping friends,

And here we are, first week of June.† Itís a sign of aging, surely, to constantly quip about how fast the year is going?† By the way guys Ė THIS YEAR IS FLYING BY!† I donít really know what to do about this situation, I think itís just acceptance and open some more bottles and enjoy the moment.† Yeah?† Anyway, itís been a nice little Sunday here at the pub; some rainy bits, some interesting charactersÖI shouted a butcher of Port Local to an eager bloke in a Saints guernsey who lobbed at the bar about an hour before the bounce, both of us brimming with confidence, even with the news that gastro had struck our camp.† Fast forward 3 hours later, he storms into the bottle shop, we hardly speak, he buys a bottle of tequila and goes home, safe in the knowledge that we are, if nothing else, classic St Kilda.

Confidence.† I caught the Friday night second half and was reminded that confidence is everything in this sport; the Roos were the epitome of Ďup and aboutí.† The Tigers missed their first 5 targets of the 3rd quarter, fell behind by 20, then 30, then it was done.† Howís the confidence in Michael Walters at the moment?† The likely All Australian forward pocket just getting it done, cold as ice.† I do love this Luke Hodge filled confidence the the Lions are carrying, they are carving out their new story, it seems completely legit.

No 9ís this week people, just a slew of 7ís and 6ís, all holding you in good stead.† Itís still tight at the top, the only major move this coming from Peter ĎI built this websiteí Kiley, into 9th, 5 off the pace.† Peter harbours dreams (donít we all) of winning this thing, I think heís on the march.† Bottleshop Dana is in Italy being molto and sitting second nicely.† June and July will sort us all out.

Plenty of byes coming up; Iíll do my best to make sense of this tight yet excellent season.†

Order in chef: Curry night Tuesday night!† To warm up, Iíll have that new Yellow Fish Curry Ė itís a bangerÖ1 x glass Airlie Bank Pinot Noir also.† Ta.

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 10 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 10

Good morning, fine tippers of the Port and surrounds,

 

Oh dear.  It’s Wednesday.  Look, in my defence, I was stuck in Sydney with an array of beverages and musical situations that had to be consumed.  Can confirm, that whilst the harbour city is actually very beautiful, full of action and extremely tasty things, there really is no match for our little big old town down here.  We’ve got a smaller bridge in the Port, probably less whisky bars, definitely better traffic conditions and absolutely better beer…it’s nice to be home.

 

So not much watched from me this week, so I won’t pretend to know how it all happened how we can only beat Carlton by 13 points…nice to get a win though.  Can we do it in China?  Can St Kilda be the only club to never have a win at the Adelaide Oval but have won in Shanghai?  It’s probably up to the hard nuts, I’m looking forward to seeing it from the comfort of the bottle shop this Sunday – come say hi!

 

Alex Smith – congratulations on the 9, come on in for a pint!  Celia has the entire comp bearing down, some of last years legends now in the frame; Dana, DaWizard, Gator landlord Adam Freeman creeping up…

 

Liverpool for the win THIS week and Toronto to win in 6.    

 

Order in chef: The new Squid salad with Tahini and friends – what a dish!  Screams Chardonnay, but I’ll have a glass of that Fiano that Dana loves…

 

Have a great week everyone,

 

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 9 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 9

Good morning, fantastic footy tipping folk,

 

Apologies for the delay, a little too much on yesterday which got in the way of my favourite activity of the week; letting you know the lay of the tipping land.  Not helping the Monday pace was the Coopers box at the Port game on Sunday…not supporting either team allows for calm enjoyment with the kids, alongside the old game of ‘endless stubbies chatting with fellow publicans about the costs of things’…getting the Outer Harbour train into the game is always interesting, the walk over the bridge, ‘get your record here’ on repeat from Oz who also sells the budget at the SANFL at Woodville oval.  Oz loves a yarn, has a voice like a lawn mower and I reckon completely cleans up in sales on account of the energy he gives the job.  And yes, I might have a crack at it one day.

 

Good to see some hangers being taken of late.  I do love a good hanger, I always had much envy for those that could just launch, hang and hold onto it.  Nicky Winmar on the West Coast wing , Tony Modra on john Blakey, Sean Smith over Richard Champion…these are the hangers from my youth.  We’ll talk torpedos, hip & shoulders and other such action in the coming weeks.

 

Daniel Kiley!  Troy Loakes!  Dozza!  Sophie!  Come get your pints for grabbing the 9 this week, well done.  Strong tipping from the rest of you in a reasonably safe round…Hawthorn, North and Freo tripping a few of you up…Bottleshop Dana now into 3rd…Becky drops 22 places and now in 37th after a 5; again illustrating the importance of good tipping but also how there are prizes everywhere!  Chin up Becky.  Chin up Joost.  Chin up Hendo, just put your tips in chef.

 

Liverpool for the win this week and surely we can beat Carlton.  Surely. 

 

Order in chef: Slow braised lamb shoulder, green leaves, charred bread, 1 x pint of Stout and a glass of of our delicious Organic house Shiraz for the double park.

 

Have a great week everyone,

 

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 8 results

Port Admiral Footy Tips
Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 8

Good afternoon, good people of tips,

 

So I saw the Irishman on Saturday for his birthday; an afternoon couple of pints and a little catch up down at the brewery.  I picked him up from his little family lunch in Henley and wound our way to the Port, along the Military Road, over Hart’s Mill bridge, right on up alongside the pub, into Pirate Life off Baker Street.  It was a different route than what I usually take; drop the kids at Kilkenny, up to Abotts & Kinney for coffee, onto South Road, over Regency Road and past Coopers, onto the flyover with the northern end of the hills bleeding into the Barossa out the right hand window, eventually winding left and into the Port, Double J blaring something odd yet familiar.  It doesn’t really matter how you get down here; the beer is delicious and the company great.  Phil, I won’t mention that you got a 2 this week, on account of the birthday.

 

Other sports amazingness; Kawhi Leonard drains a miraculous 18 footer to sink Philly and Liverpool & Tottenham are remarkable.  Go sport.

 

This glorious game is serving up so many little tipping schisms.  The dogs love Ballarat.  Re Richmond; I think teams actually try harder in Perth, the long trip injecting the greater effort required.  GWS smack St Kilda (increasingly not hard) last week and then absolutely don’t turn up against the Hawks, who absolutely turned up after dropping Roughead.  Remember when the Hawks won 3 in a row with that evil team loaded with spine and intent?  Hodge winning Norm Smiths at will, Cyril with the most effective 13 touch GF game in history.  That’s the team I want.  The AFL won’t let it happen any more, but, a dynasty team…that’s what I want.

 

Ben Russanoff loves the Hawks.  Benny’s a great bloke who gets a few mentions here, he deserves one this week for getting an 8 and for being very patient in only receiving his prize from last year this week.  Keep getting those 8’s Benny; you need ‘em.  No change at the top still folks, a few of you (and me) on the slide.  It’s only round 9, there’s a lot of footy left. 

 

Order in chef: Medium Rare Butchers Steak with Chilli Green Beans and that excellent mash please.  2 x glasses Nero d’Avola.  Ta.

 

Have a great week everyone,

 

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 7 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 7

Good afternoon, fine tippers of the Port,

 

These gorgeous Autumnal Mondays just keep coming…today is bright light in the Port, the Port River sparkling in it’s resplendent calm.  Jim’s in the bottle shop stocking some fresh new beer selections, Katty explaining to Pete the local how to barter for better bargains in Bali...I tend to spend way too long thinking about the next tap selections and talking ‘business’ with Phil the newsagent, before I get to this little job each week.

 

How’s the weird one at Adelaide Oval yesterday?  Ross Lyon certainly has a lot to answer for in that context.  I could talk about Ross for hours.  I have deep love for Ross, on account of 2009 & 2010.  I also have a deep loathing of Ross, on account of 2009 & 2010.  Defensive actions can define a team, which is fine if you can counter and score.  I think that the defensive strength required though then takes away from the ability to run and spread and score heavily.  Especially in Grand Finals.  And now I’m talking about it.  Quick, someone change the subject.

 

Dogs!  How good are dogs?  Jim has probably the best dog in history, Pepper.  Just the right mix of Collie and Blue Heeler, the perfect size, the right attitude, the ultimate pub dog.  I did tell Marshall from Pink Moon to tip the dogs as the upset this week, as he seeks to advance in another comp in town.  Good on me.  Also, is this the bit of the season where these young sides who’ve had a crack now start to fall?  I’m thinking St Kilda, Carlton, Gold Coast…this is probably where they realise that it’s a marathon, not a sprint…

 

A slew of 7’s and 8’s this week with 1 solitary 9: Evan Ramos (solid tipping name too).  Celia continuing her dominance to move ahead by 1.  Brendan Spiniello drops 24 places into 53rd with a 4.  Probably sounds like a harsh shout out, Brendan, but a timely reminder that you can win prizes all the way through, people.  Check the rules section out to line up your voucher target.

 

Order in chef: The KFC burger.  Let’s nudge the faint umami factor and open a bottle of no-sulpher Pinot from Ngeringa in the bottle shop.

 

Have a great week everyone,

 

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 6 results

Port Admiral Footy Tips
Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 6

Good afternoon, tipping enthusiasts,

Another cracking Autumn Monday afternoon sees Steven Seagull (I know, I know, itís good), hovering around table 11 outside, waiting for chips, even a little pickled red onion.† Some people donít like Steve, but I think he offers hope, dedication and general bird like fun times.† He also appears on our Port Local Lager logo, a beacon of beeriness, soaring over the Port River.† Whilst our lager is now widely available, the original can will always be here, in our gorgeous little bottle shop, by the can, six pack or carton.† Oh and the T shirtÖ

The Damian Lillard deep 3 point winner for Portland gets the sports award for the week, narrowly pipping the epic Anzac Day contest at the G.† No discussion required about the capitulation of the Saints on Saturday, suffice to say itís THE LOSS WE HAD TO HAVE.† Or something.† See you August 3 for a little retributionÖ

As I sit here typing next to manager Kat, who successfully tipped the least this week with a 3, Hendo goes on his break in search of a healing bowl of Pho to somehow understand his paltry 4, I am coming to terms with a feeble 5.† 12 of you, yes 12, got a 9 this week.† Itís unheard of and a new record for the comp.† Iím somewhat elated.† Come and grab a pint, you good things.† Irishman Phil Ė this your first 9?† Australian citizenship finally complete.

Many other things learned; strong Geelong still scares me, weíve got GWS this week and theyíre weird, the Blues promise much but canít do it because they havenít learnt yet, Matty Parker is officially my new favourite dude, Tex Walker grrrrrr, †

So brother Rowan moves into second with publican Jim and Tegan tied for 3rd, behind overall leader Celia.† Good response from bottle shop wizard Dana Ashford with the 9 sees him into 10th.

Order in chef: Itís Wings Night, hit me up.† 1kg.† All the sauces.† 2 pints Two Metre Tall Dark Apple Sour.† Thanks.

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 5 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 5

Good afternoon, brave tippers of the port,

Really should have got to you all last night, but the allure of Cabernet Franc, a Chicken curry and a roaring fire was all too much.  It’s a magic time of year really; walking the dog on the beach and digging a large hole for no particular reason with the 7 year old, a pre dinner highlight. 

Finally got rid of the Good Friday staff party hangover with a cold pint of Pirate Life Pale Ale sometime late in the last quarter as the Saints held firm and secured top spot…am I dreaming?  This and some other crazy good football moments just underscoring this brilliant start to the season; Eddie Betts, Harry McKay of Carlton, the Port road win, Freo reminding us that GWS are brittle.  Rest assured, if we beat the Camry’s at Marvel on Saturday night, you will absolutely not hear the end of it for a while thank you very much.  Also, Anzac Day will be a belter…

I’ll keep it short this week as we all must get on with things and put your tips in because THERE IS A GAME TOMORROW NIGHT ON A WEDNESDAY.  Get ‘em in, folks. 

Celia Broughan is skipping away at the top, a host of us not far behind.  Expect my old mate and local councillor Joost den Hartog to make a serious leap from near the bottom, Kennedy Simpson, we need more from you.  Dana, come on.  And Gator, what’s up?

Order in chef: The Cauliflower deliciousness and that new Tomato Salad + 2 x glasses of Chardonnay.

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 6 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 6

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