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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

#NRL 2014: Round 25 Tips Preview | #NRLCbySou #NRLBriSgi #NRLSydMel

Round 25 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 27, 2014


6 from 8 last week and barring a major collapse in the final two weeks - we'll finish above 60% for the season. And you are welcome everyone - because if you followed my tips all year - you'll find yourself in the Top 2,000 on NRL.com.

If that didn't put you in a decent position in your tipping comp - then you need to join a different one next year against other people.

Quick quick tips for Round 25 - no time on our side with Thursday night footy back for the rest of the season.

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

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.
ROUND 25 TIPS
|-| Bulldogs v Rabbitohs - Rabbitohs by 4 points.
Canterbury need 20 points I reckon to win this... so I'm tipping South Sydney.
|-| Broncos v Dragons - Broncos by 8 points.
Hopefully both teams play some footy - because whichever team doesn't will be toast for 2014.
|-| Knights v Eels - Eels by 4 points.
Sneaky suspicion the Knights win this... but Parra have so much to play for and they also have Hayne.
|-| Raiders v Tigers - Raiders by 2 points.
Meh... most interesting thing in this matchup is Mitchell Cornish starting (well maybe) at #7 and Josh McCrone being on the bench. Tigers surely have a dig this week.
|-| Roosters v Storm - Roosters by 2 points.
Best matchup of the weekend - and there are a few good'uns - Roosters get some room to play footy and they have more weapons than the Storm but Melbourne did defend very well last Monday.
|-| Warriors v Titans - Warriors by 18 points.
Simply put - if the Warriors want to show everyone they have any kind of internal resolve - they win this by 20+.
|-| Sea Eagles v Panthers - Sea Eagles by 7 points.
Manly win this and they may hold onto the Minor Premiership, lose it and they could end up in 4th if they also drop Round 26 to the Cowboys in Townsville.
|-| Cowboys v Sharks - Cowboys by 20 points.
JT is capable of cracking 20 points by himself... minimum. Good news Cronulla - the season is almost over.

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'.

*www.wdnicolson.com makes no guarantees of decent picks every week - but we hope they are.
ROUND 25 PICK SUMMARY
Warrick D. Nicolson, The NRL Tweet
@NRLTweet
TIPPING:
Rabbitohs by 4, Broncos by 8, Eels by 4, Raiders by 2, Roosters by 2, Warriors by 18, Sea Eagles by 7, Cowboys by 20.
LW: 6/8 | SEASON: 109/176 @ 61.9%
FOOTYTAB:
Currently not available, will add when possible - just consider my game margins against the eventual start as my tips for this category.
LW: 4/8 | SEASON: 83/176 @ 47.2%
Special Fried Rice: TBA. | Season SFR: 10/24 @ 39.1%
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, PAR -8.5, MAN -8.5, CAN +2.5, TBA

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

#NRL 2014: Round 24 Tips Preview | #NRLCbyWst #NRLParMan #NRLWarSyd

Round 24 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 20, 2014


5 from 8 last week - missing badly on Rabbitohs (hey the Broncos did lead!), the Dragons (how could you tip against the hoodoo?) and then Penrith on Monday. Good, but not great - pretty much the story of our tipping year (61.3%).

Quick quick tips for Round 24 - no time on our side with Thursday night footy back for the rest of the season.

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

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.
ROUND 24 TIPS
|-| Bulldogs v Tigers - Bulldogs by 10 points.
Dogs score first and Tigers have issues.
|-| Eels v Sea Eagles - Sea Eagles by 7 points.
Hayne can win this... but Manly probably do.
|-| Broncos v Knights - Broncos by 4 points.
Brisbane lose this and they are likely toast... Knights more than capable.
|-| Rabbitohs v Cowboys - Rabbitohs by 6 points.
Rabbitohs go in as favourites but Cowboys will not go quietly.
|-| Warriors v Roosters - Roosters by 2 points (Friday CHANGE).
Warriors... as of Wednesday, that's how I was feeling. Friend and SBW are now potentially huge INs for Roosters - so now have changed again - Chooks it is.
|-| Sharks v Raiders - Raiders by 1 points (Thursday CHANGE).
Yikes... Cronulla may rally after this week's events... but Canberra are finally embracing some youth... changed to Canberra - if only because Cronulla's headspace cannot be good even if the 'named' play.
|-| Dragons v Titans - Dragons by 2 points.
Titans are out of the Top 8 race but if Saints lose on Sunday - they'll join them.
|-| Panthers v Storm - Storm by 4 points.
Sorry Panthers... I just can't do it. Melbourne please.

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'.

*www.wdnicolson.com makes no guarantees of decent picks every week - but we hope they are.
ROUND 24 PICK SUMMARY
Warrick D. Nicolson, The NRL Tweet
@NRLTweet
TIPPING:
Bulldogs by 10, Sea Eagles by 7, Broncos by 4, Rabbitohs by 6, Roosters by 2, Raiders by 1, Dragons by 2, Storm by 4.
LW: 5/8 | SEASON: 103/168 @ 61.3%
FOOTYTAB:
WST +12.5, PAR +6.5, NEW +8.5, NQL +6.5, WAR +2.5, CAN +2.5, GLD +6.5, MEL -4.5.
LW: 3/8 | SEASON: 79/168 @ 47.0%
Special Fried Rice: CAN +2.5. | Season SFR: 9/23 @ 39.1%
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, PAR -8.5, MAN -8.5, CAN +2.5.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

#NRL 2014: Round 23 Tips Preview | #NRLSouBri #NRLParCby #NRLNewWar

Round 23 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 13, 2014


6 from 8 last week - missing the Knights over the Storm and the Bunnies over Manly. And we'd all take 6 from 8 every week wouldn't we?

Quick quick tips for Round 23 - no time on our side with Thursday night footy back for the rest of the season.

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

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.
ROUND 23 TIPS
|-| Rabbitohs v Broncos - Broncos by 6 points.
Broncos pack... please stand up.
|-| Eels v Bulldogs - Bulldogs by 6 points.
Bulldogs pack... please stand up.
|-| Raiders v Dragons - Raiders by 2 points.
Two words - HOO and DOO.
|-| Storm v Sharks - Storm by 16 points.
Storm could win by 40 really...
|-| Tigers v Roosters - Roosters by 6 points.
Roosters just... Tigers will rebound somewhat.
|-| Knights v Warriors - Knights by 2 points.
Knights... because I fear for Shaun Johnson's groin... did I just write that?
|-| Titans v Sea Eagles - Sea Eagles by 12 points.
Sea Eagles thank you.
|-| Panthers v Cowboys - Cowboys by 2 points.
Cowboys... JT beats Jamie in any book.

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'.

*www.wdnicolson.com makes no guarantees of decent picks every week - but we hope they are.
ROUND 23 PICK SUMMARY
Warrick D. Nicolson, The NRL Tweet
@NRLTweet
TIPPING:
Broncos by 6, Bulldogs by 6, Raiders by 2, Storm by 16, Roosters by 6, Knights by 2, Sea Eagles by 12, Cowboys by 6.
LW: 6/8 | SEASON: 98/160
FOOTYTAB:
BRI +8.5, CBY -1.5, CAN +2.5, MEL -18.5, WST +12.5, NEW +6.5, MAN -8.5, NQL -2.5.
LW: 3/8 | SEASON: 76/160
Special Fried Rice: MAN -8.5. | Season SFR: 9/22
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, PAR -8.5, MAN -8.5