Wednesday, October 31, 2007

And the Experts Prophesy Round 11

Yes, this post is for tips.

And for some indulgent prattle as well...

Namely a quick report on those other fighting football teams, The West End Terror(ist)s, my son's Indoor team, and the Red Eye Pirates, the Futsal team I play for.

West End defeated Swiss Cheese (not a fortuitous name I would think) last Saturday, 8:3. Goals to Stav (5), Max (2) and Liam. All the kids were brilliant, and if anything should have scored more goals still. As their name implies, Swiss Cheese simply did not know how to maintain a defense. The guys have now won three of their four matches, and have established themselves as one of the teams to beat.

The Red Eye Pirates lost their first competition game 4:2, and their second, last night, was a draw 3:3.

The loss in the first round was actually more gratifying than the draw last night. Last night we were missing a few players and we really should have won anyway, but fell apart in the last five minutes allowing them to equalise from us being 3:1 up. Goals to Abel (2) and Lara. Heaps of fun all round. I honestly think an all-round not just sporting but friendly environment brings out the best in all the players, and this is one of those comps. Btw, for anyone following, Kitty was back - she had slightly torn a ligament perhaps - but it got tender again after about 10 minutes so she got off it.

Heaps of fun all round. May the Great Green Dancing Goddess smile upon Leagues A to Z across the world this week. I'll place my own tips in comments soon.


Blogger john said...

adel v Roar 0-1
perth v wellies 1-0
new v syd 0-1
ccm v melb 3-2

I'd like to see Roar buy a new defender. But they are in the mkt for a striker (one from Present Vic). They let one go from Brazil in the pre-season who has since scored 27 or something for a top Brazilian side.

October 31, 2007 10:11 pm  
Anonymous wes said...

Hamish, its getting harder by the round, anyway here are my tips for round 11:

Adelaide 2 Roar 1

Glory 2 Phoenix 2

Jets 2 Sydney 1

CCM 1 Victory


October 31, 2007 10:11 pm  
Anonymous Eric said...

My tips:

Adelaide 3
Queensland 2

Perth 2
Wellington 1

Newcastle 1
Sydney 2
--- Joel Griffiths to get a red card

Central Coast 2
Melbourne 2

November 01, 2007 7:52 am  
Blogger Jeccy - for the Roar said...

Hey there. These are the tips as I see them this week. As the lead looks further and further out of reach, I have decided it is simply my goal not to finish last. Here's hoping for a miracle!!

Adelaide 2
Queensland 2
We'll have Liam Reddy to thank for this. He does do it tough. Great keeper, dodgy defence in front of him. Personally though, I do see us being anihilated. (Just watch, we'll smash them!)

Perth 1
Wellington 3
I just don't see Perth breaking their drought. Wellington need to win this week so they're not hungry for victory in Brisbane next week!!

Newcastle 3
Sydney 2
Tough one to call actually.

Central Coast 1
Melbourne 2
Equally tough to call. I do see Melbourne being the better team though, so hopefully they can come away with the win.

November 01, 2007 7:27 pm  
Blogger Whistler said...

Hopefully it's not too late to make a surge to the top?

Adelaide 3 Roar 0
Perth 0 Wellington 0
Newcastle 1 Sydney 1
CCM 2 Melbourne 1

November 01, 2007 7:35 pm  
Blogger Hamish said...

Firstly welcome Whistler, both to the Blogger's Cup and indeed to the blogging world in general. Looking forward to your commentary on the A-League refereeing - a niche a few have been talking about, and I'm pleased you're gonna have a go at filling! I've given you 10 points to start.

I know I said I'd give you lowest minus 1, but it's not clear whether Peter is going to tip again, even after such a good late start. Eric, any word on Peter, your partner in blogging I believe?

Here are my tips:

Adelaide vs Queensland:
Roar 1:2

Perth vs Wellington:
Glory 3:1

Newcastle vs Sydney:
Draw 1:1

Central Coast vs Melbourne:
Mariners 2:1

Jacob's tips:

Adelaide vs Queensland:
Roar 1:2

Perth vs Wellington:
Draw 2:2

Newcastle vs Sydney:
Newcastle 3:0

Central Coast vs Melbourne:
Draw 2:2

November 01, 2007 10:08 pm  
Blogger Eamonn said...

Adelaide 3 The Roar 1
Perth 3 Wellington 0
Newcastle 2 Sydney 2
Mariners 2 Victory 1

November 02, 2007 6:28 am  
Blogger Mike Salter said...

AU 2-1 QR
PG 4-1 WP
CCM 0-0 MV

November 02, 2007 10:09 am  
Blogger Neil said...

Tipping for round 11 is as follows:

Adelaide 2 Queensland 0
Perth Glory 1 Wellington 0
Newcastle 2 Sydney 2
Central Coast 1 Melbourne 1

November 02, 2007 10:58 am  
Anonymous Dave said...

In a rush this week, so just the scores...

Reds 1 Roar 2

Perth 2 Phoenix 0

Jets 0 Sydney 1

Mariners 2 Victory 0

November 02, 2007 1:49 pm  
Blogger The Round Ball Analyst said...

AU 3 v QR 2
PG 2 v WP 2
NJ 1 v SFC 1
CCM 0 v MV 0

November 02, 2007 4:09 pm  
Blogger Cecilia said...

Alright, from memory of the draw... (too lazy to scroll up)

Adelaide to lose to Qld, 1-2
Perth will overcome whoever they're playing 3-0.
Sydney and the Jets will draw.
Melbourne will somehow beat Central Coast 3-1.

Which means Perth's opposition is the Phoenix.

November 02, 2007 5:40 pm  
Anonymous wayne said...

AU 2 v QR 2
PG 2 v WP 2
NJ 1 v SFC 2
CCM 2 v MV 0

November 02, 2007 6:02 pm  

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