Wednesday 3 September 2014

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Round 26 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - September 3, 2014

Final week is here... and we will end the year with high hopes of a good finish after our last month or so here on

Round 21 - 7/8
Round 22 - 6/8
Round 23 - 5/8
Round 24 - 6/8
Round 25 - 7/8

Now if only we'd tipped that well (77.5%!!!) all season long... still 63% across 192 games is something to be happy with.

And that'll do it for the tips this season - hopefully you didn't suck too badly by taking our views on board every week - and a special shout out to our Philippines-based tipsters - good luck in Round 26!

Quick quick tips for Round 26 - 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.
|-| Roosters v Rabbitohs - Roosters by 2 points.
No Friend v No Reynolds... Friend is the bigger loss, but rusty Sutton is a worry... so Roosters at home... I think.
|-| Storm v Broncos - Storm by 10 points.
Storm win this eventually... Broncos stick with them early but Melbourne get away from them late.
|-| Tigers v Sharks - Tigers by 8 points.
Meh... at least it is at Leichhardt I guess. Farah v Robson = Farah wins.
|-| Raiders v Eels - Eels by 16 points.
Eels will know their playoff chances on Friday night... if Brisbane lose then Parra win this by plenty with Hayne firing... Brisbane win, and Canberra are every chance.
|-| Cowboys v Sea Eagles - Cowboys by 4 points.
Ballin and Buhrer out is huge, Jayden Hodges is the logical guy to come in but Cowboys can put their hat in for a Top 4 spot... I want to pick Manly and don't want to pick Nth Qld but find myself doing the latter anyway...
|-| Knights v Dragons - Knights by 6 points.
Sunday arvo in hopefully the sun = both teams playing some footy. Knights at home.
|-| Titans v Bulldogs - Bulldogs by 10 points.
Surely the Dogs don't blow the gift of all draw gifts... who knows what attitude the Titans turn up with... but Dogs should turn up sufficiently.
|-| Panthers v Warriors - Panthers by 4 points.
Warriors win and they make the Finals... so they may want to back themselves... but I think Penrith have one last stand for us before the Finals take them out of the premiership race.

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
Roosters by 2, Storm by 10, Tigers by 8, Eels by 16, Cowboys by 4, Knights by 6, Bulldogs by 10, Panthers by 2.
LW: 7/8 | SEASON: 116/184 @ 63.0%
SOU +4.5, MEL -6.5, WST -6.5, PAR -6.5, NQL -2.5, NEW -2.5, CBY -10.5, WAR +2.5.
LW: 5/8 | SEASON: 88/184 @ 47.8%
Special Fried Rice: PAR -6.5. | Season SFR: 11/25 @ 44.0%
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, WAR -12.5, PAR -6.5.