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Oceania 2005 Footy Tipping Competition

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by HawkNC, Feb 25, 2005.

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  1. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Can we really do it, like we PM our tips every week and then have a ladder to see who's on top of the tips and who isn't?

    We could also have a woodenspoon!
     
  2. Darth_Meanders

    Darth_Meanders Jedi Master star 5

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    Hi,

    I started this thread http://boards.theforce.net/South_Australia/b10630/18526919/?4
    on the SAFF boards, but an interstate comp would be even better :)

    I'd recommend using the AFL tipping site to organise the whole thing rather than relying on PMs. Much easier to manage.
     
  3. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 23, 2001
    Apparently it's closed for the time being, so it looks like I'll be organising it here. ;)

     
  4. Darth_Meanders

    Darth_Meanders Jedi Master star 5

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    They tend to keep it closed until the week before round 1. You can register your interest in the meantime and you'll get a mail once it opens inviting you to join.
     
  5. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Sounds good, can we get colours and a title if we win?
     
  6. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Maybe, it's not my decision to make. I'll certainly try and get some sort of prize organised.
     
  7. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Mar 3, 2003
    Get one of the Aussie mods to sponsor it and we can have colours
     
  8. Sith-Jedi-Master

    Sith-Jedi-Master Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 9, 2004
    Yeah i am in...let me know the details...

    interested in NRL one as well
     
  9. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Mar 3, 2003
    So NRL, AFL or both?

    We better get cracking as the season starts in a few weeks
     
  10. woppo

    woppo Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sep 30, 2004
    Ok Im new here but I want to join a tipping comp.......Go the Blues:)

    I dont know anything about nrl but im sure half the board follows nrl and other half afl.
    Well in the aussie forum anyway:)
     
  11. wedge3210

    wedge3210 Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 7, 1999
    Anyone in here remember the old JCFF footy tipping comps we had? I think we got 4 of them in before this place went quite... and people stopped whinging about sport.
     
  12. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    So how's this going to work?

    I don't even know when the season starts, let alone who plays who. So for those of us using the "flip a coin" method, are the rounds detailing the teams going to be posted? And is it PM or just post picks in here?

     
  13. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've been out for a couple of days, but here's how it'll work: each Monday, I'll post a list of the matches being played the following weekend. Pick your winners and PM them to me (or post here, I don't mind) by Friday 5 PM. You get one point for each correct tip. I'll post the running totals of everyone's tips along with the matches.

    It's looking like I won't have enough time to coordinate both AFL and NRL, so if someone wants to coordinate the NRL side of things they're more than welcome to.
     
  14. Xanakh

    Xanakh Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 1, 2002
    Bah, no need to worry about the week-by-week details. The Cats will emerge as premiers in 2005. :)
     
  15. woppo

    woppo Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sep 30, 2004
    Cats????? I think you had a huge typo there, you meant to type the blues:)
     
  16. Aztek

    Aztek Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 12, 2001
    I think you both need spellcheckers.

    That, or your dreaming.
     
  17. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Might as well get the ball rolling a week early - here's the fixture for Round 1.

    Thu 24 Mar
    Brisbane Lions vs St Kilda @ Gabba

    Sat 26 Mar
    Kangaroos vs Carlton @ Telstra Dome
    Melbourne vs Essendon @ MCG
    Fremantle vs Port Adelaide @ Subiaco Oval

    Sun 27 Mar
    Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn @ SCG
    Richmond vs Geelong @ MCG
    Adelaide vs West Coast Eagles @ AAMI Stadium

    Mon 28 Mar
    Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs @ MCG

    Since I'll be playing along, in the interests of full disclosure, here's my tips:

    Brisbane v St Kilda
    Kangaroos v Carlton
    Melbourne v Essendon
    Fremantle v Port Adelaide
    Sydney v Hawthorn
    Richmond v Geelong
    Adelaide v West Coast
    Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

    For this round, tips will need to be in by 5PM on the 24th of March (Thursday). Post them here or PM them to me. Good luck!
     
  18. PulsarSkate

    PulsarSkate Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 4, 2003
    Xanakh has the right idea... Carn the Cats! :D




    I will supply the wooden spoon (via post if need be) to the loser.

    Luckily it will probably cost nothing as I am excellent at losing these things :p
     
  19. LisaJ

    LisaJ Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Aug 1, 1999
    I remember that, it was the NRL tipping come and it was hosted on www.oztips.com.au

    I didnt do too badly on that tipping comp.
     
  20. Xanakh

    Xanakh Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 1, 2002
    [blockquote]I think you both need spellcheckers.

    That, or your dreaming.[/blockquote]

    Jedi-Aztek, please go and watch [link=http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail89.html]this[/link]. When it is finished, click on the little muscly arm in the top left-hand corner. After the CD pops up, click on it until you hear the fourth song.

    This is for your own good.
     
  21. PulsarSkate

    PulsarSkate Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I will follow our fearless leader into the fray and post my tips here first round... Bold = Teh Win


    Brisbane v St Kilda
    Kangaroos v Carlton
    Melbourne v Essendon
    Fremantle v Port Adelaide
    Sydney v Hawthorn
    Richmond v Geelong
    Adelaide v West Coast
    Collingwood v Western Bulldogs



    Also, can the Colliwobbles please give up on their novelty game ideas? Grand Final at night? No. Preseason match in Dubai???

    Get your hand off it Eddie.
     
  22. Xanakh

    Xanakh Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 1, 2002
    Brisbane v St Kilda
    Kangaroos v Carlton
    Melbourne v Essendon
    Fremantle v Port Adelaide
    Sydney v Hawthorn
    Richmond v Geelong
    Adelaide v West Coast
    Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

    Thanks a lot, Hawk; I had to get off my arse and go find my fixture so I could take into account the venues. :D

    Oh and about the wacky novelty ideas... I agree that there should never be a night Grand Final. What's next, the Melbourne Cup: Greyhound Edition? Buuuut I think overseas exhibition matches are okay. Especially if they're part of a campaign to expand the AFL's territory, into New Zealand for example. Oh no, I have a better idea. We'll just call the finals the 'World Series' like the Yanks do with baseball, even though it's only in one country (Canada doesn't count).
     
  23. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=Xanakh]Xanakh[/link] posted on 3/14/05 5:29pm[hr]
    Thanks a lot, Hawk; I had to get off my arse and go find my fixture so I could take into account the venues. :D
    [hr][/blockquote]
    Whoops. [face_blush] Sorry, should have added those. I'll go edit them in.

    I think the Dubai idea is a little absurd, to be honest. I don't see the purpose of it.
     
  24. woppo

    woppo Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sep 30, 2004
    Well I think it is only a matter of time before a grand final played at night and less and less games played in the day, and will not be many years before there is no pre season comp, but they will add a few more rounds to the home and away season.

    The reason the eddiewoods want to play in Dubai is emirates air being their major sponser and that airline comes from Dubai...got to please the sponsers.

    Now my round one picks.......bold to win

    Brisbane v St Kilda 24
    Kangaroos v Carlton
    Melbourne v Essendon
    Fremantle v Port Adelaide
    Sydney v Hawthorn
    Richmond v Geelong
    Adelaide v West Coast
    Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

    we going to have a points margin on the first game of the round for each weeks winner? if so thats what the number after first game is.
     
  25. Sith Magician

    Sith Magician Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 14, 1999
    To decide the winner in each round, I will label one each of my cats one of the teams, then I'll pit them against each other with spears strapped to their backs.

    Or I'll just wildly guess...

    Brisbane v St Kilda 24
    Kangaroos v Carlton
    Melbourne v Essendon
    Fremantle v Port Adelaide
    Sydney v Hawthorn
    Richmond v Geelong
    Adelaide v West Coast
    Collingwood v Western Bulldogs
     
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