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

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 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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ISTS Footy Pools for 2019 - Preliminary Finals

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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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - 2019 AFL Finals Week 2 - Qualifying Final results

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ISTS Footy Pools for 2019 - Qualifying Finals

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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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - 2019 AFL Finals Week 1 - Elimination Final results

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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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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 23 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 23 Results

Final Round and End of Year 2019 Results.

Onece again, a big thank you to special guest Commentator, Bret Heritage who did a fantastic job filling in for me when things got a bit busy.    I'll be off to Vietnam and Singapore in a couple of weeks and will probably need his help again.  No problems missing any Finals action in Adelaide as there won't be any this year!.

Note that there is a two week gap between the end of the minor round and the start of the finals week 1.  So don't panic if you can't put your finals tips in straight away.  The reminder will be sent out when the finals matches have been set up on our site.  A big Shout Out to Pete Kiley who created and does the tricky stuff around our web site.

Well the final eight was stitched up on Sunday afternoon when the Bullies beat the Crows who didn't have a realistic chance of winning by 80 points anyway.   The Hawks upset the Eagles on Saturday night to jump briefly into the 8 and hope that the Doggies would lose but it was not to be.  Some other matches had an effect within the top eight.  The Cats won big but the Lions couldn't match them so Geelong are the minor Premiers for 2019.  Lions are 2nd, Tigers 3rd.  Collingwood jumped into the top 4 for a double chance and get to play Geelong at "home" but the AFL want more income for a final than the Geelong stadium could hold so they moved it to the MCG which of course is Collingwood's home ground!    Go figure?

Both the Power and the Crows fell away during the last part of the season to drop out of the eight and there will be no finals footy for the second year in a row at Adelaide Oval this year.

The 3rd Ashes Test at headingly has been engrossing with Archer taking aim and hitting Smith who had a lame excuse for not wearing the neck guard on his helmet and is lucky not to be paying a more hefty price.  The Aussies were bundled out for 179 in their first dig but then demolished England for 67 in their lowest ever score there.  The Aussies did slightly better in their second innings with 246 and had the England team reeling early.  But then Joe Root dug in to get England to 160 for 4 wickets down and at time of writing, need 199 to win and it is just the 4th day!  There will be a result!

Anyway, the first week of AFL finals looks like this:

First elimination final - West Coast vs Essendon  on Thursday night 5th Sept at Optus Stadium (Perth)

First qualifying final - Geelong vs Collingwood on Friday night 6th Sept at the MCG

Second elimination final - GWS vs Western Bulldogs on Saturday night 7th Sept at the Giants Stadium (Twilight match)

Second qualifying final - Brisbane vs Richmond on Saturday night 7th Sept at the Gabba

More importantly who has won the Footy Pools for 2019.  Let's all look together!

Drum Roll....................................................

Final week of 2019 minor rounds!
ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 23 Results for Tipsters

Believe it or not, once again, you really had to get all 9 correct for the round. There was just the one lucky winner this weekearning $97.30.

Congratulations to Vaneet Dhiman. A great little haul for the final minor round of the season.

The current 28th last place holder is Stephen Stone who rose 3 places. Last week it was Karen Ayles who rose 6 spots.

This week there were 45 distinct tips a massive 32 down on last week.

The average total score is 119.9 and the average score this round was 6.6. up 2.3 from last week.

OK, so here are the big winners for 2019?

 

Just a reminder that the prize money is:

  • First prize:        $383.60
  • Second prize:  $223.75
  • Third prize:       $127.85
  • 28th Last:            $63.90 

Congratulations to our 5 joint winners with the same top score of 134 tips so it means they equally share the total prize pool of First Prize $383.60, Second Prize of $223.75 and Third Place of $127.85 got which is a massive $735.20 divided 5 ways is $147.04 each. well done!

Congratulations to Nicole King (now $209.85), Adam Mather (now $169.85), Peter Wigley (now $167.90), Peter Kiley (now $166.50) and (there is no other store like) David Jones (now $164.50)!  Their accuracy 67.7% which is much lower than last year's winner at 73.7% and goes to show the difficulty of tipping this year.

No Second Place Winner, as the prize money was comined into the top 5.

 

No Third Place Winner, as the prize money was combined into the top 5.

 

Just missing out on the ladder for a share of the spoils at the end of the year were Anthony Doig, Len Colgan, Catherine Nairn and Malcolm Parsons.


The final 28th last place holder is Stephen Stone.  What that?   Anyway, he gets $63.90 for lucky 28th last which is very lucky because I didn't have diddly until then.  You may remember I was hovering around here for a while.   We will get the auditors to check it out!  I rose 3 spots to get 28th last at the right time of the year.

 

It has been a huge year on-line!   Congratulations to all our Footy Pools winners!

 

To keep this summary within the limits of the web site, the Honour Roll of all winners for the 25 years of the  ISTS AFL Footy Pools has been moved so just click on this link !

 

And now some awards (non-monetary).

  • The Highest Finishing Loser (not winning a brass razoo) Award this year goes to Rosemary Luke on 128 points in 30th place.   That is kind of tough to finish that high and  not even jag one of those two dollar wins! 
  • The Wooden Spoon goes to Maria Louisa de Leon on 86 points with 43% accuracy.   She actually won the first round all on her own so she doesn't leave empty handed!
  • The Most Average Punter was Lisa Holloway with a 120.0 average score and an accuracy of 61%.which is at least better than a coin toss. 
  • The Median Punter was Brian Quick at position 69 in our ladder on 121 points (10 points *less*  than last year's median). 
  • Our competition had a potential total of 27,522 tips for all punters.   
  • The highest grossing punter who didn't win a major end of year prize was Noel Thompson who netted a tidy $116.75 just from minor round winnings!
  • 29 punters got more than their $23 investment back (17 fewer than last year!).  Another 68 punters got some money back but not enough to recover their investment. That leaves 42 punters who did all of their dough!
  • The average score for our 139 punters was 119.9 points (8 lower than last year). 79 punters were above average and 50 punters below. But look on the bright side. Tossing a coin should produce 50% success which would mean 99 correct tips. Only 5 of us were worse than coin tossing!
  • There was an average of 2.4 voice mail tips left each week

Thanks all for your patronage this year.   I hope you have had some fun and you can collect on those side bets now!

A big thanks my Uni mate Pete Kiley who tweaks the web site, puts all the matches in for the home & away and the finals series.

Thanks again to Brett Heritage for his help while I have been on leave or asleep at the wheel!  

In continuing the memory of my wife, Corinne, this year's donation of at least $159.85 will again be made to Breast Cancer Research. Last year, this amount was topped up by the generosity of our punters and myself to make $1,200.

Hope to see you next year when it is time to turn on the tipping again.

For those of you in the finals, hang on for the reminder which will come out when we have reset the web site for Finals tipping.

 

Brett & Rocky, for ISTS AFL Pools - 2019 Edition!


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 22 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 22 Results

ISTS Footy Pools for 2019 - Round 22

The second Ashes Test at Lord has been mostly a washout but Steve Smith starred with the bat again as England took first innings honours by 8 runs.   Int he final day, the hosts are 4-111 as I type and Australia could have another chance to bat, but might not get it.

The Wallabies didn't pull off a miracle at Eden Park as the All Blacks took out the Bledisloe cup again.  Actually it was an embarrassment as New Zealand won 36-0.

In tennis, Nick Kyrgios verbally abused a central umpire, then went for a toilet break as an excuse to smash two racquets out of view of the umpire.   Even so, he earned a $167,000 fine for his churlishness and might still be suspended.   Apparently the problem with tennis (like Golf) is it is run by the players and so suspensions don't often happen!

So both the Crows and Power had huge losses and are now only mathematical chances to make the eight this year and probably deservedly so.   They were both super ordinary and strangely enough, Adelaide's miniscule superior percentage (be one loasy behind) kept them above Port on the ladder.  But they are 10th and 11th respectively and against the odds of making the finals.   Perhaps just as well.

Technically there were a few unexpected results this week bordering on upsets.  Collingwood were only a 30% chance, according to our punters, of beating the Crows.  But they did that in style by 66 points.   Then the Power fell apart to last week's lowests scoring team, North which was predicted only by 28%.  Only 14% picked the Bombers to beat the Dockers in the West and just 29% picked the Bullies to belt the Giants.   How do you pick which team will rebound and which one will disappoint?

The strangest thing was Adelaide staying in front of Port on the ladder after both of their massive losses.  Just one behind kicked to lessen either margin would have seen them change positions.

So I am tipping that no one could possibly have picked all of these correctly this round.   But my tipping is lousy so let's all look together!

ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 22 Results for Tipsters

This week, you only needed to get 7 correct for the round. There were 5 winners this week each earning $19.46.

Congratulations to Peter Kiley, Noel Thompson, Anthony Doig, Adam Mather and Nick Leidig.

This week's ladder is very interesting and radically altered. At the top of the ladder, we now have 5 punters in Nicole King, Adam Mather, Peter Wigley, Peter Kiley and David Jones on 126 points.Another crowd has bunched up next with Anthony Doig, Len Colgan, Catherine Nairn and Malcolm Parsons on 125 points. Hopeful but with too many to climb over are Grant Wigley and Ben Stevens on 124 points. Mathematically only if they pick a draw are Scott Gage, Ryan Tyler, Marie Fabian, Jossalyn Murphy and Grant Williams on 123 points. Out of range are Les Shalhoub, Justin King, Brett Heritage, Sam Cooper and Ian Mills on 122 points. Without a hope in hHadies are Christopher Blake, Michael Nettle, Mary McEwin, Dale Grigg, Dominic Marafioti and Gary Wood on 121 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Nick Leidig up 24, Noel Thompson up 20, Kristy Johns, Adam Fedornak and Neville Rankine up 15, Ian Duncan and Brian Quick up 14, Nathan Warburton, Anthony Beck, Juris Wulfius, Kevin Wegener, Mary McEwin, Patricia Coulthard and Andrew Crook up 12, Dominic Marafioti, Adam Mather and Steven Burnett up 11, Anthony Doig and Peter Kiley up 10, Carey Singlewood and Brian Simpson up 9, Lynette Edwards, Jenny Quilliam, Ian Mills and Jenny Mackay up 8.

The current 28th last place holder is Karen Ayles who fell 7 places. Last week it was Bernie Hoffmann who rose 5 spots.

This week there were 77 distinct tips as panic set in with 34 extra combos this week! 

The average total score is 113.4 and the average score this round was 4.3. down a whopping 2.2 from last week. 

The Crows are 10 wins and 11 losses, currently 10th on the ladder.  Their final matche is:  Western Bulldogs (Mars Stadium)

The Power are 10 wins and 11 losses, currently 11th on the ladder.  Their final matche is:  Fremantle (Home)

Next week, the Power are hosting the out of form  Freo at Adelaide Oval as the last match of the minor round on Sunday. It may well come down to that live ladder again giving the Power a chance to sneak into the eight provided the Doggies do not beat the Crows.  Complicated isn't it!   

The Crows will travel almost to Melbourne to play at Ballarat to take on the Doggies who currently hold down 8th position on the ladder by 4 points and 2.6 percent.  It is a big ask for Adelaide to win by 5 or 6 goals and then hope that the Power don't do the same + 1 point to sneak into the eight ahead of them.   A Crows/Bullies draw won't work for the.Power or Hawthorn to make the eight because the 2 extra points for the Doggies cements their position in the eight.  

So next week is the last minor round of footy this year before we hit the finals!    Once again, seems to have gone so quickly!

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2019


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 21 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 21 Results

ISTS Footy Pools for 2019 - Round 21

Well, Australia surprised us all in the Ashes Test at Edgbaston as they got to 7-487 in their second dig with Steve Smith adding another century to his scoresheet with 142 after his year long ban.  The Aussies set England a target of 398 with a couple of overs left on day 4 and all of day 5.  Cummins and Lyon smashed through the English batsmen  with 4 wickets snared by Cummins and 6 by Lyon in a rout that was not expected.  Aussies winning the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston where it has been so tough before.

The Wallabies pulled of a stunning 47-26 win against the All Blacks in Perth where the Aussies have a good record.  That win will push the Bledisloe Cup to a decider at Eden Park which, if the Wallabies could do the unthinkable, would snap their 17 year drought of having won the Cup.

Some huge results this week with monster margins.  104 points by Bullies over the Dons and 91 points by the Lions over Gold Coast in the Q-Clash.  Also some record lowest scores for North Melborune with just 14 points and the Giants with 29.    I guess North really did go out on he ground with one goal in mind - that's all they got!

This week, there was only the one big upset with the Hawks over the Giants on Friday night in one way traffic.   The Power had such a huge win that they swapped places (as I predicted last week) even before Adelaide played!

I wonder if anyone got all of the matches right this week?  Let's all look together!

ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 21 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 $97.30.

Big congratulations to Anthony Beck.

This week's ladder is very interesting. At the top of the ladder, we still have Nicole King and David Jones on 123 points. Following them, we still have Peter Wigley on 122 points. Now we have  Malcolm Parsons on 121 points. A crowd forms next with Grant Wigley, Sam Cooper, Ryan Tyler and Catherine Nairn on 120 points. Still hopeful are Justin King, Len Colgan, Ben Stevens, Marie Fabian, Adam Mather and Peter Kiley on 119 points. Trying hard are Brett Heritage, Anthony Doig and Grant Williams on 118 points. Looking for a miracle are Les Shalhoub, Scott Gage, Dale Grigg, Amy Challans and Jossalyn Murphy on 117 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Anthony Beck up 18, Stephen Stone up 15, Ed Jacobs up 13, Kirsty Rogerson and Selene Stone up 12, Denice Daou, Laurel Laurence and Christopher Blake up 9, Dominic Marafioti, Michael Nettle, Patricia Coulthard and Jenny Butler up 8, Petros Assiotis, Kathy Lange, Lynette Edwards, Anthony Doig and Andrew Crook up 7, Bayden Smith, Alison Boyce, Mary Taylor, Ian Mills, Randall Kiesewetter, Trudi Bishop, Tony Palatianos, Melissa Williams, Louise Spencer, Juris Wulfius, Vaneet Dhiman, Christine Warren, William Johns-Thompson, Jo Tonkin, Kylee Naglost and Sally Bremner up 6.

The current 28th last place holder is Bernie Hoffmann who fell 8 places. Last week it was Stephen Stone who rose 15 spots.

This week there were 43 distinct tips which is 8 more than llast week.

The average total score is 109.1 and the average score this round was 6.5 up marginally on last week by 0.2.

The Power are 10 wins and 10 losses, currently 8th on the ladder.  Their final 2 matches are:  North (Marvel) and Fremantle (Home)

The Crows are 10 wins and 10 losses, currently 9th on the ladder.  Their final 2 matches are:  Collingwood (Home) and Western Bulldogs (Mars Stadium)

Next week, the Power are travelling to Marvel Stadium to take on North who just posted their worst score in history.  But maybe Port should be wary of wounded Kangaroos!

The Crows will host the Magpies at Adelaide Oval in the twilight match on Saturday.   This is really a must win for the Crows if they have plans to play in September.  

Only 2 more rounds of footy this year before we hit the finals!    Seems to have gone so quickly!

Rocky reporting for the ISTS AFL Pools - 2019


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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 20 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 19 Results

ISTS Footy Pools for 2019 - Round 20

A big thanks to Brett for holding the fort while I had a couple of weekends of travelling.   One to Beachport for Lions and last week for the sad sight of Adelaide being over run by the Blue Baggers.  Still managed to do the tour of the MCG on Sunday which was really cool.  

Seems like Eddie Betts should be dropped every other week if he is going to come out like he did on Saturday night and kick 3 goals!  And what was that about a pizza love-in at Pike's place for the Crowies last Monday night - did that actually work?  A lot of the older brigade were returned tot he side to help Adelaide find a much needed win.    And the Power recovered from a 3 week losing streak in style with an emphatic 69 point victory over the Bombers.  That was probably more down to their younger players who have been given more game time this year with some senior players like Grey leading the way.  So most South Australians will be happier on Monday monring than any time recently. 

In the Ashes, the Aussies started disastrously with just Steve Smith managing a ton much to the dismay and booing of the Balmy Army!  Australia made just 284 and struggled to bowl England out as they built a 90 run lead with 374.  In their second dig, Australia are 3 wickets down for 124 runs at stumps on day 3, meaning they only lead by 34 runs.   Kind of like being 3 for 34 again!  Australia has not won an Ashes encounter at Edgbaston since 2003. 

This week, there were just a couple of upsets including Adelaide over St Kilda (26% prediction) and the Dockers over top of the table Cats (just 7% prediction in a huge upset) .

So I am left wonding how this has affected the tipping and our ladder!

ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 20 Results for Tipsters

Perhaps not so surprisingly, you only needed 8 correct for the round.   There were 10 winners this week each earning $9.73.

Congratulations to Ryan Bailey, Darren Garbin, Jenny Quilliam, Steven Burnett, Jason Allsopp, Brian Simpson, SandyEllis, Mary Taylor, Scott Gage and Karen McAllister.

This week's ladder is starting to settle now with 3 rounds left. At the top of the ladder, we now have Nicole King and David Jones on 115 points. Just on their heels is Peter Wigley on 114 points. A small crowd develops next with Grant Wigley, Sam Cooper, Ryan Tyler, Malcolm Parsons, Catherine Nairn and Peter Kiley on 113 points. Still hunting are Justin King, Len Colgan, Ben Stevens and Adam Mather on 112 points. A bit far from the top 3 are Les Shalhoub, Brett Heritage, AmyChallans, Marie Fabian and Grant Williams on 111 points. Almost without hope are Scott Gage, Andy Duncan, Dale Grigg, Jossalyn Murphy and Anthony Doig on 110 points.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Darren Garbin up 19, Mary Taylor up 14, Steven Burnett and Ryan Bailey up 13, Jason Allsopp up 12, Ed Jacobs and Scott Gage up 10, Karen McAllister and Vaneet Dhiman up 9, John Boland up 8, SandyEllis up 7, LeonieChallans, Anna Parente, Stephen Richardson, Bernie Hoffmann and Avonne Newton up 6, Joanna Sundstrom, Kirsty Rogerson, Lisa Holloway and Ian Forster up 5, Allan Rogerson, Brian Simpson, Louise Spencer, Jo Tonkin, Joanne Lyons, Randall Kiesewetter, Sally Bremner, Malcolm Parsons, JennyQuilliam, John Whittaker, Lauren Williams and Tracey Goode up 4.

The current 28th last place holder is Stephen (wha???) Stone who fell 3 places. Last week it was John Whittaker who rose 4 spots.

This week there were 35 distinct tips, 16 less than last week.

The average total score is 102.6 and the average score this round was 6.3 up just 0.1 from last week.

The Crows are 10 wins and 9 losses, currently still just clinging onto 8th on the ladder.  Their final 3 matches are:  St Kilda (Home), West Coast (Optus Oval), Collingwood (Home) Western Bulldogs (Mars Stadium)

The Power are 9 wins and 10 losses, currently 9th on the ladder.  Their final 3 matches are: Essendon (Marvel), Sydney (Home), North (Marvel), Fremantle (Home)

Next week, the Crows are away in Perth to take on 2nd place West Coast int eh last match of the round.   This is probably one they are not really expected to win - so what have they got to lose!.

The Power are home and hosting the Swannies.  Given Sydney's form you would think this could be a win for Port if they can continue their good form from this round.  The Power could win by a few goals and the Crows could lose be a few more and they could swap places on the ladder! 

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 19 results

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ISTS Footy Pools for 2019 - Round 19

Welcome to another round of ISTS Footy Tips and we are getting to the pointy end of the season.

For both local sides they would rue the chance to push for an finals spot, with Adelaide currently sitting in 8th under enourmous pressure.  Dropping fan favourite Eddie Betts did not work as hoped for coach Don Pike, who will be under the microscope this year.  Watching the team play on the weekend it appeared the players were not putting in the effort in expected of a team close to finals.  Im glad I was not at the game live to watch that, I feel for you Rocky.  On the other side Port also dropped a fan favourite in Charlie Dixon but again to no avail.  Port fans are also putting Ken Hinkley under the pump. 

Geelong managed to win and sure up top spot but will start feeling the pressure from Premiers West Coast, the up and coming Brisbane and the fast finishing Richmond.  The premiership seems wide open at the moment.

In other news:

Boris Johnson........I would suggest watching Michael Spicer's room next door, quite amusing.

Performance Enhancing Drugs were the talk of the swimming world with Aussie Mack Horton refusing to join Chinese Sun Yang on the podium.  Aussies would never take PED's would they?? It was then announced later in the week that Aussie Shayna Jack had provided a positive result and was sent home before the World Games had started.

For cricket fans there will be no sleep in the next month or so with the Ashes starting this week.  Hopefully the Aussies can get revenge from the recent World Cup defeat.

Anyway we are here for the footy so lets take a look at these tips!

ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 19 Results for Tipsters

Amazingly this week, you needed to get 9 correct for the round. There were 4 winners this week each earning $24.33.

Congratulations to Tony Palatianos, Alan Brideson, Les Shalhoub and Nick Leidig.

We now have a log jame at the top of the ladder Nicole King, Peter Wigley and Sam Cooper have joined David Jones on 108 points. Grant Wigley, Catherine Nairn and Peter Kiley are knocking on the door with 107 points.  Len Colgan, Ryan Tyler, Ben Stevens and Malcolm Parsons are withing a sniff on 106 points. Les Shalhoub, Justin King, Adam Mather and Grant Williams will be hoping to keep the pressure on with 105 points. Brett Heritage, AmyChallans, Marie Fabian and Anthony Doig are still with a chance on 104 points while Si Michie, Andy Duncan, Dale Grigg, Gary Wood, Rosemary Luke and Jossalyn Murphy on 103 points will be hoping for a big round in the next few weeks.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Alan Brideson up 21, Tony Palatianos and Nick Leidig up 19, Juris Wulfius, Dominic Marafioti, Laurel Laurence, Bill Verrier and LeonieChallans up 17, Les Shalhoub and Neville Rankine up 14, Ray Phillips, Tony McAvaney and Bayden Smith up 12, Stella Ellis and Martin Stone up 11, Noel Thompson, Bruce Thomas and Linda Mullen up 10, Selene Stone and Anna Parente up 9, Michael Nettle and Rosemary Luke up 8.

The current 28th last place holder is Stella Ellis who rose 11 places. This week there were 51 distinct tips.

The average total score is 96.3 and the average score this round was 6.2.

The Crows are 9 wins and 9 losses, currently clinging onto 8th on the ladder.  Their final 4 matches are:  St Kilda (Home), West Coast (Optus Oval), Collingwood (Home) Western Bulldogs (Mars Stadium)

The Power are 8 wins and 10 losses, currently 10th on the ladder.  Their final 4 matches are: Essendon (Marvel), Sydney (Home), North (Marvel), Fremantle (Home)

Next week, the Crows are away at home to a resurgent St Kilda.  The Crows will be under the pump this week and will need to win to ease the pressure on the side.

The Power are away to the Bombers.  A loss would be a huge knock on the chances of finishing in the 8th.

 

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 ISTS AFL Footy Pools - Round 18 results

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ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 18 Results

ISTS Footy Pools for 2019 - Round 18

Welcome to another round of ISTS Footy Tips.

Another coaching casuality this week with St Kilda coach Alan Richardson parting ways with the club.  In a trend that has continued this year once again a caretaker coach, in this case Brett Ratten, won from their first time in the box.  With clubs so ruthless this year will we see another change in the coaching ranks this year?

In surprising news the AFL admitted they made a mistake, well at least the umpire did in the Brisbane v North game.  WIth scores level a slight bump saw the Lions forward go flying and drawing the free kick but unfortuanately for Roos fans the apology is a bit worthless.

The World Cup Cricket Final was one of the most exciting games in One Day History with England coming out on top against the Kiwis.  The way the match was awarded was interesting with scores level after 50 overs and again after 1 super over each, the game was decided on boundaries.  Bizarre.

Another World Cup will be decided by the time you read this and hopefully it is Australia winning the Netball World Cup.

In the tipping there were some interesting results for the punters.
Essendon, Hawthorn and the Saints were all shock winners.

Who was brave enough to pick the right upsets?  Let's all look together!

ISTS AFL Pools 2019 - Round 18 Results for Tipsters

 This week, you needed to get 7 correct for the round. There were 13 winners this week each earning $7.48.

Congratulations to Alice Betteridge, Bernie McGrath, Dale Grigg, Sam Cooper, Alan Brideson, Adrienne Goode, Anne Petrie, Justin King, Adam Fedornak, Heather Mander, ChristopherBlake, John Boland and Sally Bremner.

 This week's ladder is very interesting. All own their own at the top of the ladder, we have David Jones on 102 points. Grant Wigley has slightly slipped and is now joined by Sam Cooper on 101 points. Nicole King, Peter Wigley, Len Colgan, Ben Stevens and Peter Kiley are close on 100 points, while Catherine Nairn , MalcolmParsons, GrantWilliams, Jossalyn Murphy and Anthony Doig are on 99 points.  Brett Heritage, Ryan Tyler and Marie Fabian sit on 98 points while Si Michie, Justin King, AmyChallans and Adam Mather are still in with a chance on 97 points. Mary McEwin, Andy Duncan, Dale Grigg, Ian Mills, Gary Wood and Les Shalhoub on 96 points will be looking to make their moves in the next few weeks.

This week's big movers and shakers begins with Heather Mander, Adam Fedornak and John Boland up 20, Alan Brideson up 17, Sally Bremner up 16, Dale Grigg and Christopher Blake up 15, Anne Petrie up 14, Alison Boyce up 12, Jenny Butler up 11, Nick Leidig and Lynette Edwards up 10, Allan Rogerson up 9, Melissa Williams, Vicki Allen, Clifford Sleeman, Kirsty Rogerson and Karen McAllister up 8, Lauren Williams, Brian Quick, Alice Betteridge, Martin Stone, Ian Forster, Stephen Stone and JennyQuilliam,

 The current 28th last place holder is John Whittaker who again holds onto this position for another week.

 This week there were 42 distinct tips.

 The average total score is 90.1 and the average score this round was 5.2.

 The Crows are 9 wins and 8 losses, currently 8th on the ladder.  Their next 4 matches are: Carlton (MCG), St Kilda (Home), West Coast (Optus Oval), Collingwood (Home)

The Power are 8 wins and 9 losses, currently 9th on the ladder.  Their next 4 matches are: GWS (Home), Essendon (Marvel), Sydney (Home), North (Marvel)

Next week, the Crows are away to the Blues in what is dubbed as the Draft cup.  The Crows will be looking to win to keep the Blues down the ladder as they will have their pick in this years draft.

The Power are at home to a resurgent GWS.  This should be a cracker with GWS coming of a win but with a large amount of injuries.  Port will need to win to stay in the hunt of the 8.

 

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