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For those who take it way too seriously

7 correct tips for TipBetPro followers which is just one less than Bing followers which we think is okay (seriously how does Bing keep getting ridiculous upsets right – Sydney over Richmond and then Collingwood over Geelong). Read over for our Round 10 Tips and a look at the 2016 Squad Improvement to date.
here are the teams - including extended teams for Sunday

by the way no Laird or Crouch brothers for the Crows and Rocky remains out - was there anyone else expected to be back who didn't make it ??

Sydney Swans v North Melbourne, SCG, 7.50pm AEST, Friday 27 May
SYDNEY
In: Harrison Marsh ($117.3k DEF, 1st game)
Out: Ted Richards (concussion)

NORTH MELBOURNE
In: Daniel Wells, Sam Wright
Out: Aaron Mullett (omitted), Farren Ray (omitted)


Brisbane Lions v Hawthorn, Gabba, 1.45pm AEST, Saturday 28 May
BRISBANE
In: Tom Cutler
Out: Billy Evans (omitted)

HAWTHORN
In: Matt Spanger
Out: Kaiden Brand (omitted)


Melbourne v Port Adelaide, TIO Stadium, 2.10pm AEST, Saturday 28 May
MELBOURNE
In: Neville Jetta, Dom Tyson
Out: Clayton Oliver (quad), Viv Michie (omitted)

PORT ADELAIDE
In: Dougal Howard ($123.9k FWD, 3rd game)
Out: Tom Jonas (suspension)


St Kilda v Fremantle, Etihad Stadium, 4.35pm AEST, Saturday 28 May
ST KILDA
In: Brodie Murdoch, Jack Sinclair
Out: Jack Billings (ankle), Jimmy Webster (illness)

FREMANTLE
In: Sam Collins ($117.3k DEF, 1st game), Cameron Sutcliffe, Michael Barlow, Stephen Hill, Matt de Boer
Out: Alex Pearce (leg), Clancee Pearce (concussion), Zac Clarke (omitted), Ethan Hughes (calf), David Mundy (calf)


Essendon v Richmond, MCG, 7.25pm AEST, Saturday 28 May
ESSENDON
In: Courtenay Dempsey, Shaun Edwards, Ryan Crowley
Out: Conor McKenna (omitted), James Polkinghorne (omitted), Mason Redman (omitted)

RICHMOND
In: David Astbury, Daniel Rioli, Corey Ellis
Out: Troy Chaplin (hip), Connor Menadue (omitted), Jayden Short (omitted)


Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants, Adelaide Oval, 7.40pm AEST, Saturday 28 May
ADELAIDE
No change

GWS
In: Adam Tomlinson, Jack Steele
Out: Tim Mohr (hamstring), Matt Buntine (concussion)

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Carlton v Geelong, Etihad Stadium, 1.10pm AEST, Sunday 29 May
CARLTON
In:...
Well Merrett ended up playing and knocking out 100, which was 1 better than the guy I changed to when I heard he was injured (Monty with 99) – For those playing at home, these are the Buys of the Week and how they went last week:

Ablett – injured
Docherty – 135
Parker -120
Shaw – 203
Pendles – 140
Merrett/Monty – 100/99 (I changed this one, half-way through but Merrett ended up playing – both did okay)

So near on 700 points from 5 players – let’s hope they continue to perform and that this week’s BoTW does just as well.
Read over for Best Buys this week…
Jimcumbilly Jackrabbits 1182 lost to Humpty Doo Hammerheads 1245

Agadoo was pumping on the stereo on the return trip to Humpty Doo after a battling win by the Hammerheads. With a real glut of teams on 5/4 and 4/5 this was a must win. Led from the midfield by Neale 148 and Gray 120, and up forward by Gunston 119, the support cast did enough. Pretty Boy Joe was thrown into defence and managed a 29*. For the losers Matt Dea 128 took the 4 brownlow votes, however with Gibson 59 Martin 48 and Petrie 39 all well below average the ‘rabbits went down at home.

Mallacoota Magicians 1286 lost to Mt Buggery Disappointments 1327

The big question going in to this game, which still remains unanswered, is do we still have a coach of the Magicians. A stretched black limo with full security glass arrived at the usual time and place however a haze of disco smoke surrounded the Magicians bench for the whole game. When it cleared after the siren there was nobody to be seen. Was it all just an illusion or was it…..magic??

Certainly on the ground the Magicians put in a fighting performance scoring a solid 1286 which would have won most other games, however in this case it wasn’t enough to top the MIGHTY MIGHTY Disappointments.

After a strong start to the season the Magicians are being drawn back to the pack, however a strong points for is keeping them at the head of the cluttered middle rungs of the table.

Woy Woy Wizards 1070 lost to Purnululu Bungle Rangers 1219

Woy Woy slip to second bottom after going down to the PBR by 149. Heath Shaws 203 certainly helped and Walker 119 finally scored some decent points but Nathan Vardy in the ruck, FFS Tino he won’t be a late call up every week man, give Cooney a run, at least on the bench. Seriously, if Jack Watts can do it, anyone can. PBR stay in touch but it goes without saying that they will need to keep winning. For Woy Woy they must surely be looking at the trade table and loading up for the...
Round 9 – Once in a Blue Moon Round

Round 9 of ORFFA action has come and gone, with a number of players (and teams) taking the round’s theme to heart.

And while one undefeated team continues to roll along atop the ladder, the race for positions in the lower part of the top eight heats up. And at the tail-end of the ladder, the game is most certainly afoot (to paraphrase a certain deerstalker clad detective).

Onwards!

Gundgai 1241 d Cradle Mountain 1183

Clearly not satisfied with an ascent into mediocrity, Gundagai has pulled out all stops to aim 1.35 steps higher, winning its second in a row 1241-1183 over the Devils.

Lead by the little big man Lachie Neale (148), as well as the match’s “Blue Moon score winner” Heath Grundy (118) and Charlie Cameron (114), the Hoppers have reached the dizzying heights of 10th on the ladder and sit half a game outside the top eight.

For the Devils, Pendles’ 140 led the way, with the magical Zorko (120) and hardworking Grigg (116) doing their best. But despite good late scoring from Hopper, Zaha and Johnson, the Hoppers’ lead proved too big to bridge.

Birdsville 1192 d Iron Knob 1091

In a true eight-point game, Birdsville scored an important win over fellow finals’ aspirants Iron Knob 1192-1091.

The low-scoring saw perhaps the ultimate Blue Moon performance from the Battlers’ basketballer-turned-Tiger-turned-Bomber Matty Dea, who somehow managed to score 126 and gain five votes in the Les W.

Treloar’s 115 was next best, with Birdsville enjoying consistent efforts from defenders Enright, McDonalds x 2 and midfielders Hunter, Murphy and Ebert.

For the Codpieces, the long-hoped for appearance of a genuine ruckman turned back into an apparition, with Will Minson again sitting out. He was last seen swearing under his breath in German and plotting an inadvertent injury to Tom Campbell. In his absence, Jack Darling’s OOP 22 was not enough.

Robbie Gray’s return (120) was welcome, and a consistent...
So, Gawn. Playing sore or something right? Talk about up and down!

Reckon we're gunna see some big scores this week though, particularly with Capt. Goldie knocking out a big 176.

What are you looking at this week?
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No late changes in Friday match. Late Mail talk is Barlow could be coming in with the wet weather tomorrow in the West and Ruggles straight back in with Lonergan potentially a late out.

So how are you doing avoiding the donuts?
Another strong week of tipping in Round 8 with both underdog tips Geelong and Carlton getting home for a strong 7 tip week for TipBetPro followers that took us to 53 for the season. Read over for our Round 9 Tips and a look at a ladder headed up by Essendon, Collingwood and Freo … the 2016 Injury and Suspension Ladder!
There's a heck of a lot of outs, and not much relief sitting in the IN column! OUCH!

IN: JPK, R. Gray, Sheridan, Mathieson,
OUT: Papley, Ruggles, Ablett, Hall, Crouch, Crouch, Boyd
Pendlebury!!! And Shaw and Docherty did well too, but the less said about Parker the better. So now we move on to Round 9.

Read over for our Best Buys this week…