Monday, September 12, 2011

AFL 2011 Finals Series Week 1: Cats Defeat Hawks!

Finally! After 24 rounds of AFL football we have arrived at the finals. It could not have come soon enough. The trash talk is over, it's time to battle it out.

And finally! The Cats have beaten the Hawks in a final. Before this week you would have to go back to 1963 to remember the last time that Geelong had beaten Hawthorn in a final. But technically this was the first time Geelong had beaten Hawthorn in an AFL final, as 1963 was the VFL finals series.

It was good to finally hear the lamentation of the Hawthorn children.

What wasn't as good was the untimely exit of Daniel Menzel. The kid was shaping up to be one of our big improvers for the year and possibly the difference in the finals series. However, that is all impossible now that he has ruptured his ACL and is booked in for a full knee reconstruction.

Luckily Tom Hawkins was there to fill the void. The TomaHawk has really developed as a player in the last few weeks, and is shaping up for a really great 2011 finals series.

And yet again, Mr September - Brad Ottens - has stood up when it counts. Ottens displayed why a dominant ruckman is so important these days as he gave the Geelong onballers first crack at the Sherrin. He also managed to kick a few goals and take a number of contested marks.

There is always a downside to these games and apart from Menzel's knee it would have to be Steve Johnson's game. It was reminiscent of the 2008 Grand Final, also against Hawthorn, in which he racked up numerous possessions, but had little impact on the game. Stick to the forward line Steve, and if you are 60m out and the siren hasn't gone, pass the ball rather than attempting a torpedo.

Now we look forward to a rest and the Preliminary final against Carlton or West Coast.

Go Cats!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AFL 2011 - Round 24 - Best Betting Odds

Hey All,

I've had a look around and checked what the best odds are for the round 24 matches.

Starting off with Friday night's Collingwood Vs Geelong match, I would suggest that going on current form the odds are stacked against the Cats. Collingwood have had some great wins this year and I would suggest they would continue this trend. My tip for the Collingwood Vs Geelong game would be to go for the Tri-Bet Collingwood 15.5+. At $1.70 it looks like the odds are just about right to give you the best return on your bet.

Gold Coast Vs Hawthorn as the early match on Saturday should be a whitewash. Probably the biggest win of round 24. Hawthorn should beat Gold Coast by a comfortable margin, so any bets relating to Hawthorn by more than 8 goals should be you best chance of having a winning bet. My tip for the bet to take on this match would be Hawthorn Over 39.5 Points. At $1.20 it's probably the safest bet of the round. A great earner for all your multi-bets.

The 2.10 Saturday Western Bulldogs Vs Fremantle game could throw up any number of results, but with Fremantle travelling poorly I would have to give the win to the Western Bulldogs. I would suggest that they would be able to beat Fremantle by at least 4 goals. For a bit of a value bet I'm going to go with Western Bulldogs by 20-39 Points. This is a 50/50 proposition at $ 4.50, so if you're looking for a bet to fill your multi-bets with I'd probably go with the Tri-Bet of Western Bulldogs Over 15.5 Points at $1.16.

Sydney Vs Brisbane at 4.10 on Saturday should provide some easy betting profits and boost all your Multi-Bets very nicely. Sydney had a surprise win against Geelong at Skilled Stadium which should see them with their tails up. The Line Bet of Sydney -34.5 which is paying $1.90requires Sydney to get up by 35 points over the Lions. Something I can not see them having trouble accomplishing, especially at home.

Another easy game to pick is the West Coast Vs Adelaide game at 7.10 on Saturday. West Coast at home, with Adelaide away should mean an almighty home ground advantage for the Eagles. This is one game I'm going to stand out in all my Multi-Bets with my selection for bet of the round being West Coast Over 39.5 Points. Paying $2.15 this is possibly one of the better value bets of the season. A certain winner.

Carlton Vs St Kilda, also at 7.10 on Saturday is a read head-scratcher. I have no problem saying that I have no idea which way this game will go. The deciding factor will probably be which player, Chris Judd or Nick Reiwoldt will have the better game. My gut tells me that it will be close, but my head tells me that the Blues should win. Therefore I am going with the safest bet of the round, Carlton to win at $1.65.

Port Adelaide Vs Melbourne will probably be the cause of many a failed Multi-Bet this weekend. I am going to steer clear of this match.

Richmond Vs Kangaroos rounds out the 2011 AFL home and away season and you couldn't ask for a better match. A Richmond win will see them catapulted into 9th position. They call them 9thmond for a reason. Therefore I am going with a Tigers win in this match. Richmond to win at $2.65. Just avoid this game for your Multi-Bets.

All odds for all bets found online at the TAB website.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

AFL betting tips from BestAFLBest at Blue And White Hoops

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Head on over to Blue And White Hoops to check it out.

The best AFL betting odds in town.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Free copy of Peggle Nights! Guess how much Geelong will beat Sydney by in round 23!

Theres a steam copy of Peggle Nights for the member that comes closest to the Geelong Cats Vs Sydney Swans margin over at Blue And White Hoops.

Get on over for a chat and a chance to win a free game!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Free copy of Sim City 4 Deluxe for whoever picks closest to the margin in the Cats/Crows game.

Hi All!

I am giving away a copy of Sim City 4 Deluxe on the steam gaming platform for whoever is closest in picking the Cats Vs Crows margin..

In the event two people pick the margin I will give it to whoever is first.

Contest is open to all members bar admin and mods.

Entries close at the opening bounce.

Head on over to Blue And White Hoops

Sunday, April 24, 2011

AFL Live 2011 review. It really is that good!

AFL Live 2011 Review

Hey all!

I've put up a little review of my experience with AFL Live 2011 on the xbox over at Blue And White Hoops.

If you're interested in seeing if the hype is matched by the reality I suggest you check it out.

In short: yes.

Round 5 Hawks Vs Cats Roundup

Hawks Vs Cats

Coombesy at Blue And White Hoops has written up a great preview of the Tuesday game between Hawthorn and Geelong.

I highly recommend getting over there and having a read.