Round 19 had a couple of upsets and close games but we still had four people who managed to pick all nine winners with a further 15 people picking eight winners. Of those that picked nine Michael McAllister (Class of 1983) was only seven points off the margin in Richmond’s fairly comfortable win over Collingwood last Friday and as such picks up the $100, congratulations Michael!
With regard to overall standings there was a bit of a shake up as we now have four joint leaders. Paul Van Luxemborg, Helen Murnane, Natasha Watts and Kenneth Hall (Class of 2002) all have 108 with two people on 107 and a further four people still well and truly in the running on 106. For those in contention with just four weeks to go just a reminder that if at the end of Round 23 scores are tied then the aggregate points differential (from tipping the margin in the first game of each round) will be used to determine overall placings. The overall winner will receive $1,000, second place is $400 and third place $200.
Talking of prize money it is probably timely to once again thank Mr Iggy Moro (Class of 1987), a Director at Walker Wayland, for their sponsorship this year.
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Round 20 looks pretty straight forward with the exception of the Friday night game so with that being said there are likely to be a few upsets.
North Melbourne v Hawthorn – both sides will be looking to bounce back from disappointing losses in Round 19. Hawks supporters will be clinging to the hope of slipping into eighth spot along with supporters of five other clubs;
Essendon v Port Adelaide – Essendon tried to lose against the Gold Coast but just managed to get up while Port saw their finals hopes damaged in a heart breaking one point loss to GWS;
GWS v Sydney – The Battle of the Bridge. Even though GWS are missing a few crucial midfielders you would still expect them to win this one;
Fremantle v Geelong – I hope for Ross Lyon’s sake that Fremantle put in a competitive performance because they have been sadly lacking of late;
Melbourne v Richmond – Again can only really see one winner in this one;
Adelaide v St Kilda – This is one of those potential upsets I’m referring to. As I’ve said a few times I just don’t rate Adelaide and St Kilda have the “new coach’ syndrome in their favour. Still figure the vast majority pick Adelaide at home;
Collingwood v Gold Coast – A chance for Collingwood to steady the ship and secure a much needed win;
Carlton v West Coast – 16th v 2nd should be an easy win for the Eagles but I don’t think it will be easy at all; and
Brisbane v Western Bulldogs – Both sides are in pretty good form right now but it will be hard to back against the Lions at home.
Good luck and thanks for the support!
Mazenod Old Boys Committee