Wednesday, 29 March 2017

2. SURE, YEAH, OK.

After last week's Thursday night season opener, which could have been played on Friday, we now face another Thursday night start.
Because why not.

Its another game that could have been played on Friday night, but sure, lets go again. On a school night.


Oh, and in another innovation (where innovation means doing less week to week work), a good portion of the FMI tips and results blogging will be combined into single posts.
Like this one.

Because why not.


The Wash-up.

But first back to last week.
A moderate 5 from 9 achieved which is not ideal, but given a zero return from Saturday, its not too bad, and seemingly 'on par' with other modellers.

PREDICTED RESULTACTUAL RESULTRATINGS ADJUSTMENTS
Richmondby8pts45Richmondby43Carlton-21Richmond+14
W Bulldogs/FFCby21pts35W Bulldogs/FFCby15Collingwood+12W Bulldogs/FFC-2
St Kildaby1pts51Melbourneby30St Kilda-13Melbourne+12
Sydney/SMFCby38pts78Port Adelaideby28Sydney/SMFC-23Port Adelaide+25
Gold Coastby39pts78Brisbane Lionsby2Gold Coast-20Brisbane Lions+16
Hawthornby60pts12Essendonby25Essendon+35Hawthorn-37
West Coastby2pts50West Coastby43North Melbourne-31West Coast+17
Adelaideby15pts62Adelaideby56Adelaide+17GWS-18
Geelongby29pts29Geelongby42Fremantle-15Geelong+8



Ranking shifts after round 1:

RANKINGSPre:R 2
TEAMPTSΔPTSΔRK
1Adelaide138717+1
2Sydney/SMFC1362-23-1
3GWS1334-18-
4West Coast130018-
5Geelong12838-
6W Bulldogs/FFC1262-2+1
7Hawthorn1237-36-1
8Port Adelaide117225+1
9North Melbourne1123-30-1
10Collingwood108413-
11Melbourne100913+1
12St Kilda988-13-1
13Richmond95915-
14Fremantle868-14-
15Carlton854-20-
16Gold Coast836-20-
17Essendon74436-
18Brisbane Lions62917-

The Crows head the list, and also lead all comers on the Swarms predictions for end of year finishing position.
Port Adelaide upset win over the Swans has them rise to fill 8th place in the rankings, with North Melbourne falling out.


The Round Ahead:

Close, close and even closer, like a Gillette 3000 this week. Three games under a goal, and three more under three goals.
HOMEAWAYVENUEPREDICTED RESULT
R 2
RichmondvCollingwoodMCGCollingwoodby14pts40
W Bulldogs/FFCvSydney/SMFCDockW Bulldogs/FFCby3pts52
HawthornvAdelaideMCGAdelaideby4pts47
GWSvGold CoastSydSGWSby65pts90
Brisbane LionsvEssendonGabbBrisbane Lionsby1pts50
West CoastvSt KildaSubiWest Coastby46pts82
GeelongvNorth MelbourneDockGeelongby17pts63
MelbournevCarltonMCGMelbourneby17pts63
Port AdelaidevFremantleAdelPort Adelaideby45pts81
Or maybe not.

Match of the round is possibly Hawks / Crows, just to see if the Hawks can bounce back or are they headed for mid-table mediocrity. And its also a yardstick game for the Crows season too.

Or is it the Bulldogs / Swans Grand Final rematch? Swans again need to bounce back like the Hawks, as well as make a statement about last year.

Lets watch on.
From Thursday.
Again.

Because... ummm...
      (whispers something about a precursor to 7 day a week footy by 2035)