Wednesday, 27 August 2014

23. Last and First

31 AUG:
All the weekends results are in ... scores close all weekend as a few upsets got home

TO HOLD ON TO A PLACE IN DIV 2 IN 2015:
A close run thing here, but ultimately its The Guru who will go down (if we have a Div 3 next year),
D3 Relg J_Foreigner 2 - 1 TheTipsGuru
The Guru scored on the Giants win, but that tip was all too late. Jonny the #DrawKing stays up.

FOR ENTRY TO DIV 1 IN 2015:
2014 had been a tough year for the 2013 beaten Preliminary Finalist Andrew. He has been well placed so many times midway through rounds, only to fall at the end.
The relegation battle saw him lead early and Matt come back to tie it.
PlOff A_OKeefe 1 - 1 MattSlutzkin

Which means we go to total margin and see...
A_OKeefe   149 - 109   MattSlutzkin

This gives Matt a Div 1 spot for next year, and sends Andrew down a peg, and rounds off a tough year in very cruel fashion.

Well done to Matt (who joins The Sarge)... we will see you in Div 1 next year.


THE PETER LANDY REPECHAGE LIGHTNING PREMIERSHIP
Rounding out AFL season also meant the end of the Lightning Premiership.
All the upsets damaged everyone's scores, but we still have a winner. Moving a point clear to win outright was a player who picked up 3 points when almost all others got 2.

STANDINGS

TEAM PTS MAPE
1 SJHRoss 21 33.3
2 MarkDuffett 20 38.1
3 Footy_Maths 19 32.8
4 LunchBunchAFL * 18 33.9
5 SmokieDawson * 18 36.3
6 J_Foreigner 18 38.5
7 Go_Saintz3 * 18 39.8
8 Ichymochek * 17 31.8
9 Clinton_V8 16 39.8
10 Carlo_Monty_AFL 15 38.8
11 A_OKeefe 14 40.6
12 TheTipsGuru 13 46.1

Sean strikes another blow for the teams from Div 2 as he scores the Lightning Premiership, drawing away from previous co-leader Mark this weekend.
Well done Rossmond!

Strong finish by newcomers LunchBunch and SmokieDawson could see them start as early favourites for any Div 3 title in 2015.


SILVER SQUEEGEES:
We have our last two teams scoring bonus points this week - Laurence and Adam collecting for Div 2.
No exacts again.



LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINALS
The League Cup Semis have been played, and the final is all that remains for season 2014, to be played next week, finals week 1

Your Finalists will be...
R 23 SJHRoss 1
Clinton_V8 2
Clinton wins though to the Cup Final after defeating Sean 2-1.
Clinton got away to a 2-0 lead, meaning Sean had to get an exact to win (even a bonus wouldn't have been enough)
A double of Lightning Premiership - League Cup not complete in 2014 by Sean.
Clinton now in his first ever final and a chance for a title!

Joining Clinton will be...
R 23 TheHolyBoot 2
MarkDuffett 1
John (the Boot) keeps the double flame alive! John came from 0-1 down to tie it with the close Fremantle result, and with Mark tipping the Suns, the Eagles big win meant it was in the bag for the Boots.
Will we have our first Championship / Cup double?

Next week:
League Cup Final
Finals Wk1 TheHolyBoot

Clinton_V8


3rd Place Play-off
Finals Wk1 MarkDuffett

SJHRoss




29AUG:
All the tips are in and the battle-lines drawn.

On offer this weekend -
1) A place in the League Cup Final for 2014
2) A spot in Division 1 for 2015
3) Maintaining a spot in Division 2 or relocation to Division 3 for 2015
4) The Peter Landy Repechage Lightning Premiership
5) The last chance to tip well to win the Mike Williamson 'I Tipped This' Medal, and all the other side prizes.

So to the Cup...
SEMI FINAL 1:
SJHRoss
Clinton_V8
Geelong 20 Geelong 38
Fremantle 20 Fremantle 15
West Coast -20 West Coast -15

SEMI FINAL 2:
TheHolyBoot
MarkDuffett
Geelong 39 Geelong 57
Fremantle 12 Fremantle 33
West Coast -24 Gold Coast 13

Two of the four play again next week in the Grand Final, while in true FIFA World Cup pointless-ness the other 2 will have a 3rd and 4th place playoff match.


TO HOLD ON TO A PLACE IN DIV 2 IN 2015:
HOME AWAY J_Fo
TheT
Carlton Essendo -28
34
North M Melbour 42
-34
Colling Hawthor -35 -34.5 -34
SMFC/Sy Richmon 21 27.5 34
FFC/W B GWS 49
-34

FOR ENTRY TO DIV 1 IN 2015:
HOME AWAY A_OK
Matt
Carlton Essendo -15 -19.5 -24
North M Melbour 65 54.5 44
Colling Hawthor -52 -51.0 -50
SMFC/Sy Richmon 19 18.5 18
FFC/W B GWS 58 43.5 29

All the other tips including Lightning Premiership players as per here.
And looking at the likely outcomes, there could still be more than half the field able to win this if a few bonus points are scored.
HOME AWAY Foot Wal1 DavP Cold Clin TheH Amul Mark
Carlton Essendo -3 34 -7 18 -20 -14 -65 -27
North M Melbour 47 34 39 76 42 46 72 64
Colling Hawthor -34 34 -44 -42 -46 -36 -97 -39
SMFC/Sy Richmon 39 34 26 -8 22 18 12 53
FFC/W B GWS 29 34 33 39 32 21 87 31

HOME AWAY Kevs Andr Supe SgtB Carl Laur Etha Luca SJHR
Carlton Essendo -40 1 10 -11 -12 -17 -35 -27 4
North M Melbour 35 1 41 50 47 38 70 64 80
Colling Hawthor -50 -71 -11 -44 -23 -31 -58 -48 -60
SMFC/Sy Richmon 15 1 4 30 26 -1 10 32 -20
FFC/W B GWS 25 1 -3 28 4 24 26 27 20

HOME AWAY Lunc Ichy Smok Go_S
Carlton Essendo -13 -11 -15 21
North M Melbour 43 38 22 66
Colling Hawthor -36 -69 -35 -34
SMFC/Sy Richmon 28 23 16 -24
FFC/W B GWS -23 20 35 32

Good luck, and see you on the other side of the weekend!


27 AUG:
This is our last weekend of tipping for all of the side competitions... you very last chance to make a mark and earn some sort of an award.
It is also the first time in FMITL history that we have a Promotion / Relegation battle. Fighting for a Div 1 spot and the prestige that comes with it (unlike the financial windfall of promotion to the the EPL) are...


The runner up in Division 2, Matt, battles 9th placed Andrew from Division 1.

Note also that Div 1 Champion The Sarge goes up in the 'automatic' promotion slot, taking the place of the team that pulled out early in the season. Because of that extraordinary loss, there is NO ACTUAL TEAM relegated to Div 2 automatically, but a Div 2 slot now exists where the Div 1 10th team would fit.

Accordingly, it is vacant and waiting to be filled by the two 6th placed players from the two Div 2 pools.

A win here will ensure a Div 2 spot for next year. A loss means a move to (the proposed, if I can get another 5 players) Div 3 in 2015.

Plenty to play for!


Tip these games team!
Carlton - Essendon
North Melbourne - Melbourne
Collingwood - Hawthorn
SMFC/Sydney - Richmond
FFC/W Bulldogs - GWS


Also in battle this weekend are the semi finals of the ...
[As Yet Un-Named] League Cup

Four teams playing off for the League Cup final (to be held next week - Finals Weeks 1). Same format as always, but twice the League Cup action.

SEMI FINAL 1:

Can Clinton salvage something from the season after missing the finals in Div 1.?
Will Sean, as the only Div 2 player still standing in the Cup, continue his (Richmond-esque) fairy tale run?

 SEMI FINAL 2:

Mark is yet another Div 1 player that missed the finals, but has turned his form around from an early season slump. Is this his chance for glory?
Can John, in the Inaugural League Cup season, do the unthinkable and 'do the double' after winning the Championship last weekend?

Tip from these games please...
Geelong - Brisbane Lions
Fremantle - Port Adelaide
Gold Coast - West Coast


Good luck all of you looking to avoid relegation or chasing the Cup!


Deadline:
Special "because I am late posting the games to be tipped" deadline...

Tips before 3pm on Friday 29 Aug.

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