Wednesday 4 June 2014

#NRL 2014: Round 13 Tips Preview | #NRLManCby #NRLParNql

Round 13 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - June 4, 2014

Not so perfect round!

But gee if we didn't have such misplaced faith in the Newcastle Knights (it's just a random observation but it seems like that Prelim Final loss has taxed the refuse to lose will of that roster) it should've been 6 from 6 in Round 12. Sorry Warriors... we didn't give you the respect your recent record deserved. The rest of you - we picked it like a dirty nose.

Again with time very tight at the moment, all you get this week is super quick tips. Better than nothing right?
Sea Eagles v Bulldogs - Sea Eagles by 4 points.
Brookie factor... and DCE being back gets the square. That said - CBY +4.5 is ridiculously generous and is my Special Fried Rice of the week - even though I'm tipping Manly to win the game.
Eels v Cowboys - Eels by 4 points.
Hayne is a genius... and I don't trust the Cowboys on the road even though JT is just as big a genius as JH.
Titans v Panthers - Titans by 6 points.
Gut feel... the Titans have some troops back and the Panthers scoring 30+ points a week just isn't normal service.
Dragons v Sharks - Dragons by 6 points.
St George Illawarra by default due to Cronulla's injury list... and why oh why is this being played in Wollongong and not at Kogarah???
Rabbitohs v Warriors - Rabbitohs by 4 points.
Produced arguably the most entertaining regular season game of 2013 - and here's hoping we get one just as good in Perth again.
Knights v Tigers - Knights by 2 points.
Yes... I'm picking the Knights AGAIN! Yes... I am an idiot.
Storm v Roosters - Roosters by 10 points.
Melbourne scoring more than 2 tries without Cronk or Slater is the issue here... Roosters on the road please.
Raiders v Broncos - Raiders by 2 points.
This game should be played at 3pm NOT 7pm - after all it is a PUBLIC HOLIDAY Monday and there should be a game in Sydney as well - but the Tedesco news might just wake Canberra up... heck nothing else has.

The Postman's Late Mail is in flux... we apologise but if it can be posted before Friday - it will.

Leaderboard after Round 11
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The 'Special Fried Rice' picks have returned but given it is me v me, every week - I'll just be listing my 'SFR' of the week with the FootyTab Starts as the variation aspect to keep things interesting vs just saying 'this team will win this week - guaranteed'.

* makes no guarantees of decent picks every week - but we hope they are.

Warrick D. Nicolson, The NRL Tweet
Sea Eagles by 4, Eels by 4, Titans by 6, Dragons by 6, Rabbitohs by 4, Knights by 2, Roosters by 10, Raiders by 2.
LW: 5/6 | SEASON: 53/91
CBY +4.5, PAR -1.5, GLD +2.5, SGI -4.5, WAR +8.5, WST +1.5, SYD -10.5, CAN +3.5.
LW: 3/6 | SEASON: 45/91
Special Fried Rice: CBY +4.5. | Season SFR: 7/12
NQL -10.5, SYD -14.5, SOU -14.5, SOU -8.5, MEL -12.5, MAN -6.5, CBY +3.5, NEW +5.5, SYD -9.5, CAN +4.5, SYD +1.5, NQL -2.5, CBY +4.5
TIPPING Record after 12 Rounds - 53/91 @ 58.2%
FOOTYTAB Record after 12 Rounds - 45/91 @ 49.5%
SPECIAL FRIED RICE after 12 Rounds - 7/12 @ 58.3%
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