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Round 21 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - July 31, 2014

Only a week after going top of the NOT The Footy Show Tipping Comp table... we squeezed out a 2/8 week and really it should have been 3/8... as the 'I hate changing my tip' rationale cost us badly in the Warriors-Manly game... suffice to say - no longer top of that comp.

Tips below - good luck with your run home but be aware - if you are going to make a move it needs to be NOW... chasing tips in the final 2 or 3 weeks never works.

The Postman's Late Mail is now - sadly - officially finished for 2014... it's out of my control honestly, but better to be safe than sorry everyone. That's as much as I can say.

And yes - the NRL Tweet Player of the Year Voting Leaderboard is now up to date through Round 19 - the last public update until the end of Round 26.
|-| Bulldogs v Panthers - Bulldogs by 6 points.
Canterbury without much conviction... Penrith need to play a power game even more so now that Wallace is out but that's what Canterbury thrive against so...
|-| Sea Eagles v Broncos - Sea Eagles by 6 points.
Foran doesn't play and I waver... hate tipping against any Sea Eagles side with DCE+Foran in it... did it last week and got burnt.
|-| Sharks v Eels - Eels by 10 points.
Sharks dudded my 'Panthers are specials' theory last week... but surely Parra are 'specials' this week with Hayne in such good form?
|-| Cowboys v Titans - Cowboys by 10 points.
JT leads the Cowboys further up the ladder here.
|-| Roosters v Dragons - Roosters by 12 points.
Chooks start to click... I think.
|-| Raiders v Warriors - Warriors by 6 points.
Canberra need changes - they may come by kickoff - but even with no Shaun Johnson - I rate Tuimoala Lolohea highly so Warriors to win.
|-| Rabbitohs v Knights - Rabbitohs by 6 points.
No gimme for the Bunnies... but I can't tip the Knights after their last two weeks. Even if Sam Burgess joins John Sutton on the sidelines.
|-| Tigers v Storm - Storm by 4 points.
Robbie Farah needs to play for the Tigers to keep this under 12 points... they can also win the game but I'm sticking with the Storm after abandoning them last week curiously.

The Postman's Late Mail is now on hiatus for 2014... apologies but it is out of my control.

Leaderboard after Round 19
You can track each week's @NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Votes on Twitter via this link: #NRLTweetPOTY

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
Bulldogs by 6, Sea Eagles by 6, Eels by 10, Cowboys by 10, Roosters by 12, Warriors by 6, Rabbitohs by 6, Storm by 4.
LW: 2/8 | SEASON: 85/144
CBY -4.5, BRI +8.5, PAR -2.5, NQL -8.5, SYD -8.5, WAR -4.5, NEW +10.5, WST +4.5.
LW: 2/8 | SEASON: 70/144
Special Fried Rice: SYD -8.5. | Season SFR: 9/20
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, NEW +12.5, SGI +4.5, PEN +2.5, SYD -16.5, CAN +4.5, CAN +12.5, PEN -8.5, SYD -8.5.
TIPPING Record after 20 Rounds - 85/144 @ 59.0%
FOOTYTAB Record after 20 Rounds - 70/144 @ 48.6%
SPECIAL FRIED RICE after 20 Rounds - 9/20 @ 45.0%
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