SEAGULLS FEND OFF LONG TIME RIVAL
Williamstown beat arch rival to retain top four spot coming into the last round. Williamstown started well especially in the later part of the first quarter to keep Port Melbourne scoreless while they booted 5.2. In the second term it was Port’s turn with the wind where they took control also in the later part of the quarter. The borough wasted shots in front of goal by kicking 4.9 to trail the seagulls by 6 points at the long break. Williamstown had the strong wind in the third quarter and kicked 3.11 to Port’s one behind. Port came hard early at the seagulls but could not contain it in the second half of the final term. Williamstown held firm and eventually won a hard contest in windy conditions by 3 goals. There was only 2.2 kicked at the non-scoring end which was the grandstand end. This was compared to 15.26 which was kicked at the scoring end. Forty one scoring shots to four is a huge advantage from one end to the other. The seagulls best were Adam Marcon who is gearing up for a big September, Michael Gibbons, Schultz, Sam Dunell and George. Port Melbourne’s best players were Rivett, Arnott, Van Unen and Cook. Robin Nahas who was injured would have been handy. Nahas will be handy for the borough in the finals especially at North Port Oval. Williamstown will need to defeat Casey to retain fourth spot. If they can their premiership chances will improve tenfold especially if they can make the Grand Final as their speedy players will relish Docklands. Port travel top the Western Oval to take on Footscray. The borough will play finals unless they lose by a fair margin. Port can upset some of the higher ranked sides at North Port Oval come September and could be dangerous if they are on sing. Interesting September looming.
BOX HILL THRASH LADDER LEADERS
Box Hill struck back with a vengeance in defeating ladder leaders and inform Casey. Box Hill and Casey were deadlocked at quarter time 1.3 apiece. In conditions that were difficult even for the Channel 7 commentators Box Hill got the slight upper hand in the second quarter to lead by 13 points. The second half was all Box Hill were they booted 9.6 to ladder leaders Casey 4.4 to win by 45 points. Despite the win Box Hill is in sixth spot and trails fifth placed Collingwood by percentage as well as fourth place Williamstown by a game. Casey still retain top spot despite the loss. Casey face the inform Williamstown and could drop as low as third with a loss to Williamstown and if Geelong beat Box Hill. Box Hill’s best players were James Cousins, O’Donnell, David Mirra who is in terrific form plus Kilpatrick and Jiath. Casey’s best players were Lockhart, Wagner, Keilty and Thomas Bugg.
NORTHERN BLUES TOO GOOD FOR ZEBRAS
Northern Blues continued their good recent form with a strong 34 point win over a disappointing Sandringham at Preston City Oval. The blues won every quarter and went from a 13 point quarter time lead to a 21 point half time buffer. The third quarter saw the blues stretch their lead to 26 points and finished strongly to record their sixth win. Best for the blues were Hill, Shaw, Levi Casboult and Wilson. The zebras best were Secull, Clarke, Dunstan and McLean. For both Northern Blues who take on Essendon
COLLINGWOOD CRUSH POOR DOLPHINS
Collingwood destroyed Frankston and kept the Dolphins to their lowest ever score of 1.4.10. The dolphins at one stage was heading for a nightmare score as they were languishing on 0.2 half way through the last quarter to the pies 14.16.100. In the end the dolphins score of 1.4 was above North Melbourne’s 0.7 and Sandringham’s 0.9 earlier in the season. The pies kicked the sweep 20.17 to record a 127 point win. Fasolo booted 5 goals for the pies with strong performance. Collingwood’s best also included Brown, Smith, Wills and former seagull Hetherington. Frankston’s only goalkicker was Nanscawen. Jamestrom, Blake Mullane and Ferreira tried hard for Frankston
CATS CONTINUE PURPLE PATCH
Geelong continued on their great run with an effortless win over Coburg. The cats were only 7 points up at quarter time in a real tug of war. Geelong upped the ante in the second quarter booting 8 straight goals to Coburg’s 4.3 to go to the main break 28 points ahead. Geelong streaked away in the second half booting 9.5 to the burgers 1.1 to record an 80 point win. The cats finish off the season with a tricky trip out to Box Hill where Coburg will be in end of season mode as they have the last round bye. Crameri booted 4 goals for Geelong McLachlan, Zac Smith and Miers were all in their best. Coburg’s best players were ‘Archie’ Bunker, Lentini, Dickson and Murphy.
DONS KEEP FINALS DREAM ALIVE
Essendon kept their finals chances alive with a strong 45 point win over Footscray who was also vying with the dons for a spot in the eight. Essendon was way off target in the first quarter with a score of 2.6 to the dogs 1.1. The dogs came back in the second term and headed into the main break dead level 4.7. The game was in the balance at half time but the home team kicked away at Windy Hill to outscore the bulldogs by 5 goals. Essendon shot the dogs right out in the final term and kept them goalless for the last half. Essendon kicked 8.6 after half time to Footscray’s poor return of 0.9. Essendon’s best was Ridley, Stewart, Laguda, Hind and Clarke. For the bulldogs their best players were Olsson, Honeychurch, Nash and English. Footscray take on Port Melbourne in a last ditch effort to sneak back into the eight but will need a massive win which seems highly unlikely if Essendon beat the Northern Blues. If the bombers lose to the Northern Blues then the bulldogs will get in with a victory. Essendon on the other hand could drop out with a loss and a dogs win.
LEADERS BOARD after 20 rounds
HAMS LEAD CUT DOWN TO 2 TIPS
Hams lead is now just 2 tips with one round to go. Hams is on the famous number which was Don Bradman’s final test average in 99. Hams will top the ton in the final round. His lead is 2 tips from Don who has Hams in his sights. Don has tipped 97 winners. Macca courtesy of six winners is on 95 winners. The old Prahran two blues supporter leads another ex-two blues fan who is a hard core tiger. Mick CUB has tipped 94 winners and is chasing his first ever top three placings in VFL tips. Chris Douglas, Denis Lacy, Greg Thompson and Nathan Hayes are all on 93 winners and 2 tips off third place. Last years winner Burraburger, Jeff Kenney and Rockford are on 92 winners. Bobby Borough, Greg Stephens and Timeball are on 91 winners.
WEEKLY WINNER Round 20
Round 20 was a difficult round for tipsters despite only 6 games played. There were only 5 tipsters that managed to pick the six winners.
Mark Ryan picked 122 points as the aggregate score for the Box Hill v Casey clash, Macca selected 147, Con Milonas 74, Alistair Hayes 143 and Adam Moffat 171 points. Alistair Hayes 143 points was nearest to the 137 points (Box Hill 91 Casey 46). Alistair collects $60 for the Round 20 jackpot. The final weekly jackpot of $30 for Round 21 will be for the tipsters that picks all seven winner. If more than one tipster select seven winners than the tipster nearest the aggregate score in the Casey v Williamstown will collect. If no one picks all seven winners then the jackpot will go to tipsters that selects six winners.
Saturday August 25
Collingwood v Sandringham at Victoria Park 11am
Footscray v Port Melbourne at Whitten Oval 11am
Essendon v Northern Blues at Windy Hill 12pm
Werribee v North Melbourne at Avalon Airport Oval 1pm
Box Hill v Geelong at Box Hill City Oval 2pm
Frankston v Richmond at Frankston Park 2pm
Casey v Williamstown at Casey Fields 2.10pm (Ch7 televised game. Pick aggregate score)
ROUND 20 results
Coburg 7.6.49 Geelong 20.8.128
Essendon 12.13.85 Footscray 4.16.40
Northern Blues 13.8.86 Sandringham 7.10.52
Box Hill 13.13.91 Casey 6.10.46 CH7 televised game (aggregate score 137 points)
Collingwood 20.17.137 Frankston 1.4.10
Williamstown 10.14.74 Port Melbourne 7.14.56
Casey 17 14 3 0 3 148.72 56
Richmond 17 13 4 0 2 158.51 52
Geelong 17 13 4 0 3 153.01 48
Williamstown 17 12 5 0 3 127.35 48
Box Hill 17 11 6 0 3 126.73 40
Collingwood 17 11 6 0 3 129.72 40
Port Melbourne 17 9 8 0 3 105.36 36
Essendon 17 8 9 0 2 121.40 32
Footscray 17 8 9 0 3 97.16 32
North Melbourne17 8 9 0 2 86.57 32
Werribee 17 6 11 0 2 84.86 24
Sandringham 17 5 11 1 3 85.52 22
Northern Blues 17 6 11 0 3 76.17 24
Frankston 17 2 15 0 3 45.96 8
Coburg 18 1 16 1 2 57.11 6
AGGREGATE SCORE MATCH FOR ROUND 19
The aggregate score for the final Round in ROUND 21 will be the clash between Casey the top team and fourth placed Williamstown from Casey Fields. Tipster nearest the aggregate score will collect $40.
AGGREGATE SCORE WINNERS FOR THIS SEASON
ROUND 1 Denis Lacy 217 points Port Arlington based Denis Lacy has won the opening round aggregate score for the Port Melbourne v Richmond clash. This game was relocated to Punt Road due to the condition of North Port Oval. Denis picked 217 points and pipped Greg Thompson 219 and Shane Ryan 215. Richmond 141 thrashed Port Melbourne 76 in the Grand Final replay. Denis collects $40. Round 2 will see another $40 up for grabs in the aggregate score game between Werribee v Casey under lights at Avalon Airport Werribee.
ROUND 2 Nancy Meyer, Jason ‘Gillon’ Liebers 127 points Aggregate score has been shared by Williamstown fan Nancy Myer and old Brunswick Magpies fan from the 70s and 80s in Jason ‘ Gillon’ Liebers. They both selected a lowly 127 points for the Werribee v Casey night match. The aggregate score was 126 points where Casey 71 beat home team Werribee 55. The pair collect $20. The next aggregate score will be the Round 3 clash between Collingwood v Essendon which will be played at Victoria Park. Tipster nearest the aggregate score will collect $40.
ROUND 3 Con Milonas 184 points Collingwood 16.10.106 Essendon 12.6.78
ROUND 5 Keith Lumley 166 points Frankston 8.8.56 Northern Blues 16.14.110
ROUND 7 Timeball 125 points Coburg 7.5.47 Collingwood 10.12.72
ROUND 9 Colin Smith, Alistair Hayes 193 points Sandringham 9.14.68 North Melbourne 19.11.125 Seagull diehard Colin Smith and Alistair Hayes have both picked the exact score of 193 points for the Sandringham v North Melbourne clash and will collect $20 each. The next aggregate score will be the televised game from Round 11 where another $40 will be up for grabs.
ROUND 11 Mark Ryan with 126 points and Andrew ‘Butts’ Butler with 126 points AGGREGATE SCORE MATCH FOR ROUND 11 Mark Ryan with 126 points and Andrew ‘Butts’ Butler with 126 points shard the aggregate score where Port Melbourne 6.19.55 threw the game away with terrible kicking to Geelong’s 10.9.69. With an aggregate score of 124 points both Mark and Andrew were 2 points on different sides of the aggregate score. Each will collect $20. The next aggregate score will be the televised game from Round 13. Tipster nearest the aggregate score will collect $40.
ROUND 13 Jason ‘Gillon’ Liebers 109 points The aggregate score for Round 13 was won by Jason ‘GILLON’ Liebers with an aggregate score of 109 points. Casey 54 beat Essendon 46 in the televised game for a lowly aggregate score of 100 points. Jason was easily the nearest to the aggregate score. He collects $40. The next aggregate score will be in Round 15.
ROUND 15 Hollywood Hogan 199 points, Billy ‘Bulldog’ Hector 211 points The aggregate score for Round 15 has been shared by Billy ‘bulldog’ Hector with 199 points and Hollywood Hogan with 211 points. They were split in the middle of 205 points for Werribee v Essendon game. The previous Saturday saw the Ch7 televised aggregate score a record low of 51 points. Seven days can be a long time in football where this week’s aggregate score for the Ch7 televised game was more than 4 times in 205 points. Werribee snuck home by a point against Essendon winning 103 to 102 in a classic. Billy and Hollywood Hogan collect $20 each. The next aggregate score game will be the Ch7 televised clash in Round 17
ROUND 17 Richard Nally 127 points The aggregate score for Round 17 between Sandringham v Box Hill clash from the Trevor Barker Beach Road Oval was 125 points.
Old Geelong West and now Geelong fan Richard Nally easily the nearest to the aggregate score with 127 points. Richard’s favourites from the old VFA days includes Joe Radojevic, Tony Gilmore, Billy Goggin and Warwick Yates. Richard collects $40. Next aggregate score will be in Round 19 where another $40 will be up for grabs.
ROUND 19 Con Milonas 138 points The aggregate score for Round 19 clash between Port Melbourne v Collingwood from North Port Oval was a low scoring game with an aggregate score of 138 points. Tipster nearest the aggregate score with exact score was an old Sunshine Crows supporter in Con Milonas. Con pipped Richard Nally by one point as Richard selected 139 points. Con will collect $40. The final aggregate score match will be the Round 21 Ch7 televised game between Casey v Williamstown from Casey Fields. Tipster nearest the aggregate score for the Round 21 clash will collect $40.
WEEKLY WINNERS SO FAR in 2018
Round 1 DON QUAYLE $30 Don Quayle has struck in the opening round picking all six winners therefore collecting the weekly $30 prize. Don is a previous winner of the VFL tipping comp in 2009. Was also placed in 2002. Another $30 will go to the tipster that picks all seven winners for Round 2. If more than one tipster selects seven winners the tipster nearest the aggregate score for the Werribee v Casey game under lights. If no tipster picks seven the weekly prize will jackpot to Round 3.
Round 2 Cameron Towson $30 There was only 3 tipsters that managed to pick all seven winners. Port diehard Cameron Towson and zebra pair in Phil ‘Yobbo’ Clarke and Greg Stephens. Cameron Towson picked 149 for the aggregate score in the Werribee v Casey clash. Phil Clarke picked 167 whereas Greg Stephens picked 170. In a low scoring game Werribee 55 to Casey 71 (aggregate score) was 126 points. Cameron being closest to the aggregate score collects the weekly prize of $30. Another $30 will go to the tipster that picks all seven winners for Round 3. If more than one tipster selects seven winners the tipster nearest the aggregate score for the Collingwood v Essendon game. If no tipster picks seven the weekly prize will jackpot to Round 4.
Round 3 NO TIPSTERS PICK SEVEN WINNERS There was no tipster that selected all seven winners for this round largely due Frankston having a very rare away win in defeating North Melbourne. The dolphins were on fire booting 20 goals. The other big upset was Werribee’s first win as a standalone team defeating Williamstown by 41 points. Werribee are stand alone for the first time since 1999. In other games Geelong won a dour struggle beat Footscray by 19 points. Richmond had a comfortable 35 win over Casey Demons. Port Melbourne made it back to back wins in a hard fought 10 away win against Sandringham. Coburg were no match for the visiting Box Hill and went down by 12 goals. In the televised game Collingwood were 28 point winners over Essendon. The weekly jackpot went up to $60 for Round 4.
Round 4 IAN GEE $60 IAN GEE WINS WEELY JACKPOT There were 5 tipsters that managed to pick five winners. This is mainly due to Geelong beating Casey at Casey Fields by 22 points. In other games Port Melbourne made it 3 on the trot recording a strong 44 point win which could have been by a much bigger margin as the borough had 19 more scoring shots. North Melbourne won at Coburg by 52 points. Ironically North Melbourne played at the Coburg ground in the then VFL comp. In the 1965 season Coburg played home games at Port Melbourne. The shinboners returned to Arden Street in 1966 while Coburg returned back home. Williamstown thrashed Coburg by 88 points while in the televised game Richmond were 38 point winners at Werribee. Alistair 138 points, Chris Douglas 213, Greg Stephens 170, Ian Gee 196 and Rob Henderson 168 points were the tipsters with 5 winners aggregate score for the televised game. Ian Gee with 196 points was nearest to the 198 points (Werribee v Richmond) clash. Ian ‘Stringer’ Gee an avid Geelong West fan back in the Joe Radojevic era wins $60.
Round 5 ALISTAIR HAYES $30 ALISTAIR PIPS IAN GEE IN WEEKLY PRIZE Only two tipsters managed to select all six winners. Ian Gee continued his great tipping from the previous round with another great round. Alistair Hayes was also on target with six winners. Alistair selected 125 points for the aggregate score in the Frankston v Northern Blues clash were Ian Gee picked 233. Frankston 8.8.56 were no match for the Northern Blues 16.14.110. The aggregate score was 166 points were Alistair was closer than Ian Gee therefore collects $30. In other games Essendon thrashed North Melbourne by 66points and made the kangaroos look second rate. Box Hill continued their great start to the season with an emphatic 64 point win. Collingwood were 63 point winners at Werribee. Williamstown came away with a 33 point win at Coburg. An accurate Footscray 11.5.71 beat a very inaccurate Richmond 9.16.70. The dogs had 9 less scoring shots but snuck in by a point.
Round 6 BOBBY BOROUGH $30 BOBBY BOROUGH WINS WEEKLY PRIZE Long-time Port Melbourne fan Bobby Borough was one of 4 tipsters to pick seven winners in Round six. Sarah selected 97, Rockford 189, Adam Moffat 171 with Bobby Borough picking 164 for the Port Melbourne (102) v Footscray (69) televised game. Bobby was nearest the aggregate score to snag the $30 weekly prize. Port Melbourne had to wait for this round to unfurl the flag and did not let their supporters down with a strong 33 point win. Williamstown were far too good for the Northern Blues recording a 43 point win. Richmond crushed North Melbourne by 88 points at Etihad Stadium in a time slot played that would be fit for an under 8s game. The game was supposed to be played at 9.15am but shifted to 9.45am. It was also farcical that the last quarter was cut very short. Lucky it was a one horse race. Collingwood came from behind to upstage Geelong by 4 points. Box Hill tasted defeat for the first time for 2018 losing at Casey Fields by 39 points. Frankston had their second win for the season and first at home beating Coburg by 49 points. Sandringham lost to the visiting Essendon by 21 points.
Round 7 ADAM MOFFAT $30 SHINBONER ADAM MOFFAT PICKS SEVEN and WEEKLY JACKPOT North Melbourne supporter Adam Moffat can thank his shinboners for picking all winners for the round. North Melbourne upset last season’s premiers in Port Melbourne by 8 points at North Port Oval. In a low scoring affair North snuck home. It was the first meeting between a Port Melbourne v North Melbourne game since 1924. That was way back in the VFA days before the kangaroos then left the VFA and joined the VFL in 1925. Adam Moffat and his partner in crime Hams another shinbone were the only tipsters good enough to snare all the seven winners for the round. Adam 171 pipped Hames 178 in nearest to the aggregate score. Essendon were far too good for visiting Geelong scoring a comfortable 49 point win, Frankston locked as paltry 4.9.33 to be thrashed by Casey at home by 106 points. Box Hill had an easy time recording a 38 point home win against the Northern Blues. Richmond beat Sandringham by 65 points at Holm Reserve Beaconsfield. Coburg fought valiantly to lose by 25 points against Collingwood and a much improved effort.
Round 8 NO TIPSTERS PICK SEVEN WINNERS No tipsters managed to pick seven winners therefore the weekly jackpot will be $60 for Round 9. North Melbourne continued their giant killing form accounting for Box Hill by 36 points in an impressive display. Sandringham were in control recording a 51 point win over Werribee. Essendon thrashed Northern Blues winning by 73 points. Collingwood like their AFL team came from behind to score a convincing win against the bulldogs. Geelong toyed with Williamstown to record a 34 point win which could have been much bigger the fact they had 14 more scoring shots. Casey beat Port Melbourne by 15 points despite having 10 less scoring shots. If the borough was more accurate they could have had a very good game but bad kicking is bad footy. Coburg served it right up to Richmond and were trailing by less than 2 goals early in the last quarter but got blown away late. Still the improving Coburg who are winless are not too far away from a win.
Round 9 Round 9 NO TIPSTERS PICK SEVEN WINNERS There was no tipsters yet that managed to pick seven winners therefore the weekly jackpot will now rise up to $90 for Round 10. Tipster that picks all winners for the round will collect. If more than one tipster picks all winners then tipster nearest the aggregate score in the televised game on the Saturday will collect. If no tipster picks all winners then the jackpot will go out to $120 for Round 11.
Round 10 ANDREW LANG $90 Round 10 Seven tipster pick 6 winners There were seven tipsters that managed to pick all six winners. Williamstown’s upset win over the high flying tigers put paid to many tipsters aspirations to pick the card. Seagull fan Colin Smith selected 184 for the aggregate score in the Casey v Collingwood clash. Hams picked 165, Ian Gee a very ambitious low score in 85, Parry 167, Rockford another seagull picked 189 with TC 186 points. Andrew Lang with 163 points as the aggregate score pipped Hams by 2 points and Parry by 4. Casey v Collingwood clash was a lowly affair with the aggregate score being 129 points. Langy yet another seagull to snag all winners collects $90. This will be handy for Langy with the upcoming Puffing Billy Footy Day. Round 11 will revert back to $30 for the tipsters that picks all five winners. There are several clubs that have the bye therefore there is only 5 games played.
Round 11 BUTTS $30 There were many tipsters that selected each of the 5 winners for the round. The tipster nearest the aggregate score was Andrew ‘Butts’ Butler who selected 122 points and was only 2 points away from the Port Melbourne v Geelong aggregate score of 124 points. Butts collects $30. Round 12 will revert back to $30 for the tipsters that picks all five winners.
Round 12 No tipster managed to pick all 5 winners. Northern Blues upset win over Collingwood and Essendon away win at Box Hill put most tipsters out. The weekly jackpot will be $60 for Round 13. If more than one tipsters can pick the card the jackpot will be for the tipster nearest the aggregate score for the Essendon v Casey game from Craigieburn. If no tipster picks all winners the jackpot will be out to $90 for Round 14.
Round 13 JACKPOT For the third straight week no tipsters picked the card and the jackpot will now go out to $90 for Round 14. Sandringham’s win at Port Melbourne proved elusive for most tipsters. If more than one tipsters can pick the seven winners the jackpot will be for the tipster nearest the aggregate score for the televised Ch7 match, If no tipster picks all seven winners the jackpot will be out to a very handy $120 for Round 15.
Round 14 Round 14 – no winners weekly prize jackpot out to $120
No tipster yet again manage to pick all winners due to Coburg and Sandringham draw. The weekly prize for the fourth consecutive week will jackpot to more than a handy $120. If more than one tipsters can pick the seven winners the jackpot will go to the tipster nearest the aggregate score for the televised Ch7 match between Werribee v Essendon. If no tipster picks all seven winners the jackpot will be out to a record $150 for Round 16.
Round 15 BILLY HECTOR $120 Round 15 FINALLY THERE IS A WINNER There were 4 tipsters that picked 7 winners. After several weeks with no winner the drought has been broken. The four tipsters were first year tipster Geelong fan Richard Nally who picked 128 points as the aggregate score, Williamstown hard core fan Ian Crocker selected 157 points, Timeball another seagull fan 178 points. Billy BULLDOG Hector selected 199 points with his seven winners therefore he was nearest to the aggregate score of 205 points and collects the $120 jackpot. Next week the weekly jackpot will revert back to $30.
Round 16 JACKPOTS AS NO TIPSTER PICKS SEVEN WINNERS There were no tipsters that picked 7 winners for Round 16. The jackpot will be $60 which will be for Round 18. This is due to only 4 games being played in Round 17. Tipsters must make sure that tips are still submitted as they count towards overall tips as well as the aggregate score match for Sandringham v Box Hill will be up for grabs.
Round 17 JACKPOT The jackpot for Round 18 will be $60. There was no jackpot for Round 17 due to only 4 games being played in Round 17.
Round 18 FELICIA HOLLAND $60 JACKPOT WON BY FELICIA HOLLAND There was 7 tipsters that managed to pick all seven winners for Round 18. Billy Hector selected 187 as aggregate score, Bobby Borough 145 points, Felicia Holland 160, George’s kiss of death tips 178, Jeff Kenny 152 points, Paul Amy 185 and Richard Nally 127 points . The aggregate score for the televised game between Coburg v Werribee was 163 points therefore Felicia with 160 points collects $60. Felicia had a rare double as she also won the AFL tips (DVA) weekly work tips jackpot. Great tipping. The weekly jackpot reverts back to $30 for Round 19.
Round 19 JACKPOT Round 19 proved to be a difficult round where there was no tipsters that managed to pick seven winners. Werribee’s win over Box Hill, Williamstown upset win over Richmond as well as North Melbourne upsetting Footscray proved elusive for most tipsters. The jackpot will be up to $60 for Round 20.
LEADERS BOARD (Round 1 to Round 19)
Don Quayle being the only tipster to pick all six winners is the clear leader after Round 1. Next best with 5 winners are Bananaman, old Brunswick supporter Jason ‘Gillon’ Liebers, Jeff Kenny, Nathan Hayes, Tony Ropes and Archie ‘Moore’.
After 2 rounds there is five tipsters equal top with11 winners. Sandringham zebras pair in Phil ‘Yobbo’ Clarke and Greg Stephens are equal leaders with Nathan Hayes and past winners in Don Quayle and Mudassar.
After 8 rounds Don Quayle leads the field with 41 winners. Next in line with 40 winners is Nathan Hayes. Equal third place with 39 tips are Macca, Mick CUB, and Hames. Just behind on 38 winners and only 3 off the pace are Chris Douglas, Denis and Greg Stephens.
After 9 rounds Don Quayle leads the field with 46 winners. In clear second spot is North Melbourne tragic Hams on 45 winners. Macca and Nathan Hayes share third place with 44 tips. With 43 winners are Bobby Borough, zebra fan Greg Stephens and Mick CUB. Next in line with 42 winners and 4 off the pace are South Croydon’s Chris Douglas, Denis Lacy, Greg Thompson
After 10 rounds Don Quayle has been joined by North Melbourne tragic Hams. The pair are locked together with 51 winners. In equal third place is Macca a former Prahran two blues fan and Nathan Hayes. They are on 49 tips. Next in line are Bobby Borough, Ian Gee and Greg Stephens on 48 winners. Just behind with 47 winners are Chris Douglas and Denis Lacy.
LEADERS BOARD after 11 rounds Don Quayle an North Melbourne diehard Hams lead the field with 56 winners. Prahran Two Blue Macca is next in line with 54 winners. Just behind on 53 winners are Ian Gee, Nathan Hayes, Mick CUB and old zebra Greg Stephens who is having one of his best seasons in VFL tipping,
LEADERS BOARD after 12 rounds Don Quayle and North Melbourne diehard Hams still lead the VFL tipping comp despite both only tipping 2 winners for the round. In what was a difficult round to pick all 5 winners Greg Stephens has continued his consistent form with 4 winners and now finds himself just behind the leading pair with 57 winners. Ian Gee who is having his best ever VFL tipping season is on 56 winners. Also on 56 winners is Nathan Hayes, Macca a Prahran Two blues fan with Mick CUB. Ironically Mick CUB also had a liking to the two blues in the VFA days. Next best are Greg Thompson with 55 winners followed by Bobby Borough, Denis Lacy, Jason ‘Gillon’ Liebers and Rockford a seagull fan all on 54 winners. The thirteen leading tipsters are separated by only 4 tips.
LEADERS BOARD after 13 rounds Hams new leader North Melbourne diehard Hams has taken over the outright lead where he has tipped 64 winners for the season after 13 rounds. Don Quayle has lost his lead albeit by a solitary tip. Don is on 63 winners. Long-time Zebra Greg Stephens, Mick CUB and former Geelong West rooster Ian Gee are next best with 62 winners. Greg Thompson and Nathan Hayes are on 61 winners. Not far away with 60 winners and only 4 off the lead are Port Arlington’s Denis Lacy, ex two blue Macca and Rockford.
LEADERS BOARD after 14 rounds DON REJOINS HAMS AT THE TOP North Melbourne diehard Hams has been re-joined by Don at the top of the VFL tipping ladder after 14 rounds. The pair are locked at the top with 69. The duo have opened a 3 tip lead on Mick CUB and Greg Stephens who are on 66 winners. Nathan Hayes, two blues MACCA and Ian Gee are on 65. David Lumley, Paul Amy, Denis Lacy, Greg Thompson, Shane ‘Wicker’ Ryan and Jeff Kenny are all on 64 tips. Rockford, TC, Mudassar, Keith Lumley, last season’s winner Burraburger and Chris Douglas are all within range on 63 winners.
LEADERS BOARD after 15 rounds HAMS REGAINS LEAD In a battle like the 1986 WS Cox Plate between Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star North Melbourne fan Hams and Don are having a great duel at he head of the tipping ladder. Hams with 75 winners leads Don by a tip who is on 74 winners. Mick CUB who is having his best ever VFL tipping season is stalking the leading pair and is on 73 winners. Greg Stephens is next in line with 71 winners. Denis Lacy, Nathan Hayes, Jeff Kenny, Ian Gee, Greg Thompson and Macca are all on 70 winners. Shane ‘wicker’ Ryan next best on 69 winners.
LEADERS BOARD after 16 rounds HAMS STRETCHES LEAD BY ONE Hams has taken a 2 tips lead over Don, Hams is on 81 winners with Don on 79. In outright third place is Mick CUB who has the pair in his sights. Mick CUB has tipped 77 winners. Two tips further back with 75 winners are Denis, Greg Stephens, two blues Macca and Nathan. On 74 winners are Chris Douglas, David Lumley, Greg Thompson, Ian Gee, Jeff Kenney and Shane ‘;Wicker’ Ryan. They are all within striking distance as there is still a few rounds of tipping left..
LEADERS BOARD after 17 rounds HAMS LEADS BY TWO WITH 4 ROUNDS TO GO Hams has retained his 2 tips margin over Don. Hams with 4 rounds to go has tipped 85 winners with Don on 83 winners. The North Melbourne v Williamstown clash looms large for the pair. Mick Cub is quietly chasing the pair and is 2 tips behind Don with 81 winners. Greg Stephens and Nathan Hayes have tipped 79 winners. Still in contention with 78 winners are Shane ‘Wicker; Ryan, Chris Douglas, David Lumley, Denis and Greg Thompson. There are some interesting games in Round 18 where top placed Richmond take on third placed Geelong away. Standalone VFL teams Coburg take on Werribee which also sees some new rules on trial. Box Hill v Collingwood who are in fourth and fifth spot meet. Port Melbourne seventh take on Essendon who is in eighth place.
LEADERS BOARD after 18 rounds HAMS HOLDS LEADS BY TWO WITH 3 ROUNDS TO GO Hams still leads Don by 2 tips with 3 rounds to go. Hams a diehard North Melbourne fan went with his head than heart and picked Williamstown to beat North. Hams has picked 91 winners for the season with Don in second place on 89 winners. Macca 87, Mick Cub 86 ad Nathan 85 are still in the hunt. There are several tipsters on 84 winners in Bobby Borough, Chris Douglas, Denis Lacy, Greg Thompson, and Jeff Kenney. There is also a bunch of tipsters on 83 3 winners and 4 tips off third spot with 3 rounds to go.
LEADERS BOARD after 19 rounds HAMS NOW 3 TIPS CLEAR WITH 2 ROUNDS TO GO Hams now leads Don by 3 tips with only 2 rounds to go. Hams a long time diehard North Melbourne supporter has picked 95 winners after 19 rounds. Don Quayle is in second spot and has Hams in sight with 2 rounds to go. Don with 92 winners leads Mick CUB who is third on 90 winners. Macca and Nathan Hayes are both on 89, Bobby Borough, Chris Douglas, Denis Lacy, Greg Thompson and Rockford all on 88 winners.
now leads Don by 3 tips with only 2 rounds to go. Hams a long time diehard North Melbourne supporter has picked 95 winners after 19 rounds. Don Quayle is in second spot and has Hams in sight with 2 rounds to go. Don with 92 winners leads Mick CUB who is third on 90 winners. Macca and Nathan Hayes are both on 89, Bobby Borough, Chris Douglas, Denis Lacy, Greg Thompson and Rockford all on 88 winners.