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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 23 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 23

Hello there, wonderful tippers of the Port Admiral Hotel

It is done.

Thank you all so much for participating in what was a fun and fascinating season of tipping of our great game.  We raised just on $3000 for the 3 chosen charities, split evenly: Womens Safety Services SA, Beyond Blue and ‘Ladder’, St Vincent Street.  This is quite special and something we’ll look to enhance in the years ahead.  Do stay tuned; next year we’ll ramp it all up, get more prizes happening and have a little party reveal at the end of it all.

And so.  The winner of The inaugural Port Admiral Hotel footy tipping competition for 2018 is Josh Dinning, also known as DAWIZARD!.  Mate, you take home the $500 Port Admiral Hotel voucher, plus merch, beer and the Port Local Sherrin.  Seriously well done, a very good effort considering the heat was on in the last month in particular.  Tipping a 9 this week also helped immensely!

All other winners (countback system has been applied!):

2nd prize, the Yalumba prize pack: Ben Rusanoff

3rd prize, the Pirate Life prize pack: Gator

4th prize, the Johnnie Walker prize pack: Drew Akin

10th prize, $50 Low & Slow voucher: Daniel Kiley

20th prize, 2 tickets for the Dolphin Explorer: Andrew Bednikov

30th prize, 1 bottle Tanqueray Gin: Emma Sampson

40th prize, 1 bottle Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache: Kat Travis

Please claim all prizes via me, at the pub.

I think it’s the Tigers and the Pies for the Granny, with the Hawks my evil darkhorse.  I’m taking Mitchell & Oliver for the first tied Brownlow in a while.  I’ll have Josh Caddy for the Norm in the back to back.

Chef: Thanks for everything.  The new menu is BANGING.

Have a great summer everyone.

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 22 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 22

Hello there, great tippers of the Port,

In this penultimate week of tipping, I have a touch of the melancholy…what a year it has been.  We are into our 10th month of operating the hotel after a long time closed…so many lost football seasons in those closed years of The Port Admiral Hotel.  What were we all doing?  I was tipping at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, one of the great pubs of South Australia.  Driving around in a black Volkswagon Golf littered with wine cartons and shedded Viszla hair, selling wine and beer all week, spending countless hours eating Laksa at the Central Market and convincing myself I was ‘quite busy’.  The Friday afternoon 2 - 3 pints to put the tips in were truly coveted, not to be missed.  I drove that Golf to 3 Grand Finals in 12 months.  Got a parking ticket on Little Collins on the eve of the draw.  $20 on Lenny to win the Norm covered it though.  Yep, thanks.

So, we have a 3 WAY TIE AT THE TOP WITH ONE WEEK TO GO!!!  Not to mention young Ben Rusanoff who, with a small miracle, could still get on up.

Some things I’m doing this week, ahead of the great reveal:

- Ben Reid, I’ll chase up your missing score from round 14, this may well put you in contention.

- I’ll be doing a countback of most 9’s, 8’s, 7’s and so on to decide the order of winners and prizes.  Quite simply, if there is a tie, the most best scores wins.

- Getting quite emotional about the end of it all.

In summary, I love you all and may the best tipper win.  And Go Saints.

Chef: I’m going to need to see some of these new menu items…NEW MENU TOMORROW!

Have a great week everyone.

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 21 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 21

Good day, fine tippers of the Port,

Jeepers…a little tender.  It’s always a good time; get into Melbourne, straight to the pub, early dinner booking, get to the game, communicate your ideas about how it could be done better by way of shouting to the coach’s box, go to many bars wondering where it all went wrong, have second dinner before a blurry nightcap, sleep, repeat.  16 quarters of football in 44 hours in what is part football worship, part vital weekend break, part need to be with my people, the confused, shouting people, that is…30% off all Saints merchandise at Etihad a metaphor for the state of things.  Meanwhile, the Hawks looked super impressive in their endeavor and application, while the Sunbears are actually a joy to watch, for a half.  The Swans then finishing it all off in style; the seagulls circled as the lights came on at the G, the Demons threatened late, then Isaac Heeney channeling Nicky Winmar to take an absolute screamer, bringing the house down.  Job done.

So!  No 9’s thanks to various upset happenings…can someone please tell me what on earth is happening at Alberton?  Chef Pete thinks it’s something deep and fundamental.  I tend to agree now.  And the flame is out at West Lakes, yeah?  Ah well…

2 weeks of tipping left with a three way tie at the top…it’s quite the script, if you get the next fortnight right Drew, DaWizard and Gator, glory is yours.  Ben Rusanoff, local legend and excellent human, needs a couple of 9’s from 4th spot to win it, you’d think.

Chef: I’d smash a Chicken Schnitzel and gravy, but I think it’s early to bed after some soup.

Have a great week everyone.

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 20 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 20

Greetings, dear tipsters!

Well wasn’t that a round?  I think if your club won or marginally lost, then well done to you!  Well done on supporting someone who holds their nerve, competes well and has good list management in place.  I mean, really, the Dogs were actually premiers only about 600 days ago, so, you know, it’s going to be OK.  Isn’t it guys?  Guys?

Typing this with one eye on Mission: Impossible…all jokes aside, the Crusier would make a hell of a back pocket/Rory Laird type hard running defender, yeah?

Well done on the 8’s people!  DaWizard (now top) would’ve had a 9 if he’d tipped those 2016 premiers instead of my mob, Hendo (how are ya mate?) likewise if he tipped his own team in the Showdown.  With 3 rounds to go, there are still about 10 of you who can win it, I reckon.

The battles?  Jessie leading Soph by 5, it’s Angus Kiley by 1 in the Battle of the Brisket and Harlan and I are all tied up (that’s a new battle that I’ve introduced now that I’ve caught up with him). 

Off to Etihad Friday night to prevent the Bombers finals hopes.  I’ll report back with tales of victory and merchandise spending.

Chef: That Cauliflower dish from today is quite the winner.  Keep cooking, please.

Have a great week everyone.

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 20 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 20

Greetings, dear tipsters!

Well wasn’t that a round?  I think if you’re club won or marginally lost, then well done to you!  Well done on supporting someone who holds their nerve, competes well and has good list management in place.  I mean, really, the Dogs were actually premiers only about 600 days ago, so, you know, it’s going to be OK.  Isn’t it guys?  Guys?

Typing this with one eye on Mission: Impossible…all jokes aside, the Crusier would make a hell of a back pocket/Rory Laird type hard running defender, yeah?

Well done on the 8’s people!  DaWizard (now top) would’ve had a 9 if he’d tipped those 2016 premiers instead of my mob, Hendo (how are ya mate?) likewise if he tipped his own team in the Showdown.  With 3 rounds to go, there are still about 10 of you who can win it, I reckon.

The battles?  Jessie leading Soph by 5, it’s Angus Kiley by 1 in the Battle of the Brisket and Harlan and I are all tied up (that’s a new battle that I’ve introduced now that I’ve caught up with him). 

Off to Etihad Friday night to prevent the Bombers finals hopes.  I’ll report back with tales of victory and merchandise spending.

Chef: That Cauliflower dish from today is quite the winner.  Keep cooking, please.

Have a great week everyone.

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 19 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 19

Good evening, dedicated tipsters!

Footy!  How’s about footy?  So there we are at SMOSH West Lakes at 8:15am Sunday morning, all comparing hangovers (mine was the Irishman’s fault), wondering how on earth these magnificent under 7’s would handle their first ever game of footy.  In the warm up, the opposition were limbering up well, listening intently, our mob were a rabble, running around in circles, flopping about.  Then, as the rain dumped hard and briefly turned into hail, off they went, taking bounces and snapping them from the pockets, the Woody South Cats won by 4 goals.  I went for the Bacon & Egg AND the sausage in bread and all was right in the world.  You beauty!

Meanwhile in tipsville, It’s really heating up.  With 4 rounds to go, it is still anyone’s title to take.  Not enough room here to list who’d be winning everything right now, but with things getting deep:

‘In the event of a tie of prizes’ development; I will conduct a countback of most 9’s tipped, most 8’s tipped and so on, until I can split the winners.

‘The great reveal’ development; I’ve decided not to have a secret round and instead reveal the winners plain and simple via this message on Sunday night August 26 at 9pm central.  We’ll aim to have a secret round + reveal party next year for sure.

‘Will the Saints ever mentally recover from a reasonably disastrous year’ development; Probably definitely maybe.

The Showdown?  Well, surely they’re cooked now, even with Smithy back.  Port by 19.

Chef; Thank you for the beef burger today.  It was very, very delicious.

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 18 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 18

Good evening, brave tippers of the Port Admiral Hotel!

Jeepers, bit late mate.  Not to worry, I’ll be back in the bottle shop next week, getting all excited for the run home...

More mulled wine and a wonderful end to Winterfest 2018 meant for not much footy watching…snuck over the road to see the Bearcats Div 1’s fall over…this the night after the Saints were worse than to be expected and on the same day that the Suns had the big upset.  Hanging out with the Dohnt sisters among other great humans on Sunday evening and chatting about last week’s recording of the Brownlows resulted in a fond song memory; Greg Champions ‘That’s the thing I like about Football’…so bad it’s good…do look it up.

A slew of 8’s sees plenty still in the hunt, with Gator topping the list.  Go Gator.  Go everyone.

Chef; I need 500g of Wood Grilled Rare Rump and some Carrots.  OK then.

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 17 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 17

Good evening, courageous tippers of the Port Admiral Hotel!

Very much still down at Hart’s Mill here, it really is glorious; open fire smoke weaves through the flour shed from the lit laneway outside, beckoning another mulled wine, or simply a tall can of stout.  The kids are loving the ice skating; only a couple of dislocated adult shoulders this year… 1 more week, get down for look!

So, as a kid, I used to record every Brownlow medal count onto VHS, from when it was broadcast on Riverland television channel 5A, in 1987 (Plugger tied with The Rat), to about when I deemed it a bit of a weird thing to do, around 2002 (Simon Black).  I really loved it, the slo-mo packages to ‘Holy Grail’ and the lengthy intros by Bruce, I honestly thought I was collecting a piece of history.  I guess I was, when you consider Stewie Loewe finished 4th in 1992…I might be the only person in the world to have a copy.  Anyway, can Max Gawn take home Charlie as the first ruckman since Scott Wynd in the same year Buckets Loewe finished 4th?  Does anyone care?  I do.  I just don’t have a VHS recorder any more…

So, I’m thinking that any one of about 25 of you can still win this.  Ferris, Liam, Jessie, Elaine; it’s a long shot, you’ll have to tip very well.  All the best.

I really will give a solid update on some of those battles and prize reminders again soon, but for now I’ve got to keep these fires going and continue to bask in our 64 POINT VICTORY OVER THE VERY DANGEROUS CARLTON at the weekend.

Chef!  That Cauliflower dish is calling me.  See you soon.

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.

 


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 15 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 15

Hello Port Admiral tippers!

Sincere apologies for the late wrap up this week; have been down at Hart’s Mill moving many boxes of booze around, getting your local school-holiday-winter-themed well stocked with your beverage needs.

Quite simply, I wish to declare that round 15 was easily the best of the season so far.  It had it all!  Setting the tone on Thursday was the 2 form teams going hammer and tongs (what is a hammer and tong anyway?), lower ranked teams taking it right up to them and the mighty Saints snatching victory from the fast finishing jaws of probable defeat at the G on a Sunday afternoon, restoring the faith.  I still won’t be surprised if the Crows finished 8th and played in a prelim., maybe against the Power who look real solid.  We’ve never won at the Adelaide Oval.  I suspect this week won’t be the first…

I must check in with Todd whose failure to enter his tips rendered him with the lowest score of 2, thrusting Justin Moyle into the lead, up from 6th!  Many of you can win now…Katty tops the weekly scores, but still no pints.  My draw looked likely again on Friday…until it wasn’t.

Many more chats next week; 8 rounds to go!

Recently devoured: The Schmicko roll.  Get some.

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.


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 Port Admiral Footy Tips - Round 14 results

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Results for Port Admiral Footy Tips Round - 14

Greetings, Port Admiral tippers!

I’m really not into these Bye rounds.  1 week off, sure, but then just rip into it again please yes?

So Kurtis waltzes into the pub on Friday arvo with a few mates, ready for a few frothies.  Knowing that he hadn’t tipped in a while (recently retired and rather busy having a good time) and looking to re-engage him with the tipping program, I encouraged him to have a go at the remaining games of the round, just for fun.  Kurtis then confidently tipped Essendon to beat the Weagles, in what was an absolute boilover at the really nice looking new but slightly odd looking oval height compared to seating cauldron like stadium in Perth.  Damien Bronca also tipped the Bombers, well done.

Not much of a shift in the leaderboard, as most of you got a 5/6 to hold form.  I nearly got the draw from the North/Dogs game, but nearly is not quite nearly good enough now, is it?  I see publican Angus, Daniel and Peter Kiley are all tied up on 83 in an intense family battle!

Not going to get deep into it, but Adelaide; that whole thing was weird.  Now just get on with it, stop panicking and play some footy.  Losing some games does not constitute a crisis.

Anyway, you all should come on down to Winterfest at Hart’s Mill starting next Thursday; some mulled wine, a few stouts, throw the kids onto the skating rink, watch some Dolphins, eat some things, buy a thing or two, have another mulled wine, repeat.

Recently devoured: Sausage Coil, mash, a little salad.  Yes chef!

Have a great week everyone,

Cheers, Crispian.


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