This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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Anyone who says they have any idea how to tip this season is a liar...
So far in 2014, our tipsters are averaging the grand count of bugger all. It speaks volumes about the predictability of a competition, when a random coin toss can skip out to a six point lead after only 5 rounds, but that is exactly what has happened. The Coin Toss almost tipped the entire round in Round 5, only missing out on the Broncos v Eels game. It's got to the point where a couple of our tipsters are considering flipping a coin for their own tips each week.
Paul's redeemed himself nicely this week, with a score of 5/8 - which sees him climb back into second place. Az also managed 4/8 this week, however that was about it for positives. The rest of the field was scattered with 2s and 3s - absolutely nothing worth writing home about.
Just to remind you who's who, our full list of tipsters are below.
From our news team, Tim, Az, Justin and Coby will ‘help' you make your decision on who to back each week. Take our advice at your peril. Paul Mitry will also be sending through his tips - whether you take is advice is completely up to. For the most part we're notoriously terrible tippers, and for that reason we've thrown in a couple of extra ‘tippers' to help you make your decision.
Our very own Lady Luck will give her thoughts on the game, from a female (casually interested) rugby league supporter's perspective.
The League Guru has looked through the Front Row Forums, and made his decision based on popular opinion from our exclusive game day spoilers polls. Call him the voice of the people if you will. The man who knows what the people are thinking, and follows their lead blindly in to every battle.
Next up, we've grabbed one of our followers from Twitter and asked them to give us their tips for the weekend. This week for the Twitter team, we've got Adam (@falconpunch89), a passionate, if slightly crazy Roosters fan.
Lastly, we've got a Coin Toss. Perhaps the least scientific method available, but also probably the most likely to be accurate. Yes, just in case you're too lazy to jump up and find a coin to flip to place your tips for the weekend, we've done the hard work for you. We've found a coin, flipped it (heads = home team), and collated the results. Easy.
|Panthers v Rabbitohs||Panthers||Panthers||Panthers||Rabbitohs|
|Titans v Broncos||Broncos||Titans||Titans||Titans|
|Raiders v Knights||Raiders||Raiders||Raiders||Knights|
|Eels v Roosters||Eels||Eels||Eels||Roosters|
|Tigers v Cowboys||Tigers||Tigers||Tigers||Tigers|
|Warriors v Bulldogs||Bulldogs||Bulldogs||Bulldogs||Bulldogs|
|Sea Eagles v Sharks||Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles||Sharks|
|Storm v Dragons||Dragons||Dragons||Dragons||Storm|
|Lady Luck||League Guru||
|Panthers v Rabbitohs||Panthers||Panthers||Panthers||Rabbitohs||Rabbitohs|
|Titans v Broncos||Broncos||Broncos||Titans||Titans||Broncos|
|Raiders v Knights
|Eels v Roosters||Roosters||Roosters||Eels||Eels||Eels|
|Tigers v Cowboys
|Warriors v Bulldogs||Bulldogs||Warriors||Bulldogs||Warriors||Warriors|
|Sea Eagles v Sharks
||Sea Eagles||Sharks||Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles|
|Storm v Dragons