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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

NRL Round 24 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 24 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 16 2017


5 from 8... acceptable given the upsets of the round. I mean who picks Newcastle and the Tigers last weekend?

Cronulla got well and truly out-played though... Brisbane were impressive.

Good luck if you are in contention for your tipping comp kids. Go an upset or two if you are - live a little.

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Tips for Round 24 2017

Eels over Titans
Surely the Eels don't blow a second gimme game in a row...

Rabbitohs over Warriors
Seriously who knows when it pits two ordinary teams against each other so late in the season... Souths I guess.

Broncos over Dragons
Although Brisbane were great last week - the Dragons got some confidence back but I'm not convinced they'll beat the Broncos at Suncorp.

Storm over Knights
Yes Newcastle have won 3 in a row but Melbourne is your only pick here... they've won 17 of 21.

Roosters over Tigers
Could be an entertaining one - Roosters should win and eventually win well I think.

Sharks over Cowboys
Poor Cowboys... they've needed one win to pretty much secure their Top 8 spot 3 weeks ago... they haven't got it yet. And I don't think they'll get it this Saturday night either.

Raiders over Panthers
Toss a coin... Canberra are at home. That's not enough to pick them - so pick Penrith if you want.

Sea Eagles over Bulldogs
Manly. That is all. They secure their Top 8 spot with a win... surely they don't lose to Canterbury.
There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
109/168 at 64.8
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 2/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 6/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 3/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 4/8 | 5/8

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%
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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

NRL Round 23 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 23 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 18 2017


Eeeeeeeeek.... 4/8 and we were lucky to be that good.

Missed on Saints (who butchered that game v Souths), Warriors (I trusted neither them nor Newcastle so I can live with it), Sharks (Canberra were outstanding) and Easts (Manly found a way as Easts blew a 14 point lead).

But the good news is Parra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Penrith looked after us.

Hurts the overall percentage but can't really complain too much 

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Tips for Round 23 2017

Rabbitohs over Bulldogs
Does anyone care? I don't. Both teams are at 'home'... so go with the team that won most recently. But good luck in being confident in either team.

Eels over Knights
Parra should win even if they are massively over-rated at the moment. Newcastle might give them a little bit of a fright but can't see them winning.

Sharks over Broncos
My upset of the Round - Sharks got embarrassed by Canberra, Broncos embarrassed the Titans - danger sign for the Broncos. Go Cronulla if you want to take an upset this weekend but I don't really view as an upset to be honest.

Dragons over Titans
Surely the Dragons don't blow another 'gimme' when they can't afford to... part of me wants to pick the Gold Coast for the bounce back factor... and I might just do that come the weekend. But for your tips - go Saints. 

Storm over Roosters
Sure Melbourne Roosters have some injuries but they aren't going to roll over here. Danger game for Melbourne - this won't be a cake-walk.

Panthers over Cowboys
Cracking matchup - Penrith at home is enough for me to tip them though.

Raiders over Warriors
Canberra will know by the time they play if they are closer or further away from that 8th spot with Saints and Penrith playing earlier in the weekend. Either way - they have to win this game but if one of those two teams lose (or if both do) they could beat the Warriors by 50.

Sea Eagles over Tigers
Had Manly lost to the Roosters then Wests would be a serious chance - but Manly all but secure their Finals spot if they win this and they should.
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
104/160 at 65.0
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 2/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 6/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 3/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 4/8

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

NRL Round 22 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 22 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 1, 2017


5/8 - that old chestnut... to be fair we can't complain with 5/8 when we went exclusively with favourites in Round 21. Parra were just too good for Brisbane from the 6th minute on, the Knights were tremendous to give the Dragons a quick reality check and the Tigers ripped apart the timid Titans.

Now at nearly 66% for the season - a strong end and we're gunning for 70% and a repeat of last year. Stick with me... it could happen.
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Tips for Round 22 2017

Eels over Bulldogs
Parramatta secure their Top 8 spot with a win and stay in the running to host an Elimination Final in Week 1 - simply too many good reasons for them to win against a Dogs team that is borderline pathetic in attack right now.

Dragons over Rabbitohs
The Dragons don't come to play for this one and the Bunnies might just make them pay. That said this is a game the Saints need badly to stay slightly ahead of the chasing Panthers for 8th spot... so surely the Dragons don't turn it up... right?

Storm over Cowboys
Love this matchup - given it is in Townsville on a rare Friday night - don't count out the Cowboys. Melbourne always get up for milestone games (Cam Smith's 350th was a fair one of those!) but stick with the Storm for your tip.

Warriors over Knights
Shoot me now - I don't want to pick either team. Really should take the Knights at home but I don't trust them... and I don't trust the Warriors. Have no idea... 

Broncos over Titans
No Andrew McCullough is huge for Brisbane but if Ben Hunt works out at #9 they may not miss a great deal... well apart from defensively. The Titans won't be as bad as they were last week given this is a local derby at home but you've still gotta go Brisbane. Upset alert though.

Sharks over Raiders
Cronulla can end Canberra's season on Saturday night - not convinced they will with James Maloney out though. He's a big loss and Canberra get Papalii and Rapana back from suspension. Go Sharks at home but gee - Canberra could get a massive confidence boost for their unlikely Finals run if they get up...

Roosters over Sea Eagles
Manly are coming off the back of two big time thrashings from Saints and Melbourne - and the Chooks did it easy v Newcastle and then fought hard to beat North Queensland at the SFS. Manly show up and get the chocolates and the past two weeks will be a distant memory but I've had my doubts all year about them so if they get beat I think they may be in all sorts for staying in the Top 8 by the end of Round 26.

Panthers over Tigers
Penrith need to win. Penrith have to win. Penrith should win and win well. Go Penrith.
There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
100/152 at 65.8
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 2/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 6/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 3/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 5/8

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%
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Monday, 31 July 2017

NOT The Footy Show Episode 175: Full Support of the Board | #NRL Podcast

Prize Alert: You could win dinner with Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson just by listening to this week's Podcast.


We talk the suddenly wobbly Dragons and Sea Eagles after 21 Rounds... reveal Des Hasler's got the full support of the board... and finish with a bumper Feedback segment on this week's NOT The Footy Show.

We also give our respects to Les Murray who passed away today aged 71. 
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

NRL Round 21 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 21 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - July 25, 2017


If the Dragons decided to play footy with a fullback who knew how to support the ball carrier once their grind first game started to fall apart - they might've been fun to watch for the past three months.

But the Matt Dufty era won't be a one game and done at least - with Euan Aitken injured for probably the rest of the season, Dufty might get his chance at fullback for the foreseeable future. Josh Dugan may just ask to transfer to the Sharks now...

Oh and the Dragons ripping of Manly to shreds was the only game we steered you wrong on last weekend - that's a 7/8 week and you should be thankful you went all favourites just like me.

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Tips for Round 21 2017

Panthers over Bulldogs
Moylan is out again - so it gives the Dogs some hope... for the first half. Expect the Panthers to run away with this one in the back end of the match - Canterbury will produce a stunning attacking game at least once more this season... making that maybe 3 for the year. You can't trust them.

Sharks over Warriors
Cronulla need to win this to hold their Top 4 spot - so they will. Warriors would have to win every game for the rest of the year and rely on other results to make the Top 8 - they won't.

Broncos over Eels
Maybe... I just can't pick the Eels. They are a good footy team but limited in how adventurous their coach lets them be some times... then again that's Brisbane in a nutshell. I don't know... Broncos are higher on the table so they get the tick at this point... well only if Boyd plays.

Dragons over Knights
If the Dragons want to play attacking footy the Knights won't be able to stop them... then again I'm not convinced Paul McGregor lets them. But you have to pick Saints - they will only need 2 more wins after this game to secure their Top 8 spot if they beat Newcastle.

Raiders over Souths
Who really cares? If Canberra turn it on Souths can't go with them right... or maybe they can. Canberra go in without Rapana, Soliola and Papalii... so why am I picking them?

Roosters over Cowboys
Should be a good game of footy - Cowboys playing handy footy lately and the Roosters are down on some troops... home team please. 

Storm over Sea Eagles
Manly finally got a wake up call back to reality last weekend from the Saints... and the Storm will be without Slater and maybe Smith as well... game is in Melbourne. Lean Storm.

Titans over Tigers
Jarryd Hayne v James Tedesco should be fun... neither team can make the Top 8 (well Titans can but need a miracle) so it might be a wide open game of footy. I can get behind that.
There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
95/144 at 66.0
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 2/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 6/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 3/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 5/6 | 7/8

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

NRL Round 20 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 20 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - July 18, 2017


5 from 6 and only the Titans bashing the Sharks kept us from the mid-range perfecto. As a result of two good weeks back to back (shorter or not) the tipping success rate for the year is edging back to 65% - not quite the lofty 70.8% last year but we finished with a rush last year remember.

Back to the full rounds from here on and Thursday Night Football is back to stay. So don't get caught out missing an easy tip when it presents itself.

And hey - pretty early uploading of my tips all things considered!


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Tips for Round 20 2017

Broncos over Bulldogs
Brisbane should put Canterbury out of their misery (finally) for 2017.

Roosters over Knights
Chooks should win this well even without a few key players. SKD up against his old team is an interesting subplot though.

Sharks over Rabbitohs
Cronulla bounce back in a big way - Souths to stay in it early but get run over late.

Panthers over Titans
Moylan plays and I'm more confident in this result. Titans lose this and they are pretty much cactus as Penrith are a team they need to rein in ahead of them for a Top 8 spot. Good matchup though - expect a quality game as the Titans are very capable on their day and are getting healthier.

Storm over Raiders
Canberra are at home and despite their tenuous playoff situation suggesting they could force an upset - you have to pick Melbourne in your tips. They lead the comp you know.

Cowboys over Warriors
Cowboys are playing very good and positive footy without JT and the Warriors begin life without SJ... Cowboys at home too.

Sea Eagles over Dragons
Manly are no certainties here despite the last two months of contrasting form. You pick Saints at home and I don't think you are insane... but Manly are the logical pick based on form. But I've got a feeling...

Eels over Tigers
Eels win this and they set up a situation where they need only 2 wins from their final 6 games to make the Top 8. As a result - I can't see them losing this if they are even remotely a fair dinkum footy team. You can't lose this game Parra - just like the one against Melbourne (sans Origin players) a few weeks back.
There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
88/136 at 64.7
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 2/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 6/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 3/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 5/6

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%
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Monday, 17 July 2017

NOT The Footy Show Episode 174: Assembling Michael Pobjie's Love Children + Origin 3 Recap | NRL Podcast

Yeah... we get it. QLD are awesome.

Stream the New Podcast Episode 174 below:

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Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson belatedly recap Origin 3 and salute QLD's continued dominance... though we do open the show with some sizzle - the establishment of 'Michael Pobjie's Love Children' Trivia Super Team taking on all challengers on August 9 at Sydney's Shakespeare Hotel.

We've also got our reaction to Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson's extra curricular activities before Origin 3 and post-Round 19 analysis including the race for St George-Illawarra's Top 8 spot.

Plus a host of questions from Twitter and the Whatsapp group - all on this week's NOT The Footy Show.
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Friday, 14 July 2017

NRL Round 19 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 19 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - July 13, 2017


4 from 4 and it was not an easy round kids... so take the limited perfecto and run into Round 19 with me.

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Tips for Round 19 2017

Panthers over Warriors
Penrith are you any good? We'll find out tomorrow night because the Warriors aren't very good but the loser here I think is almost definitely toast for 2017 (in a making the Finals sense mainly... Penrith could put a run together maybe in September but the Warriors certainly won't).

Raiders over Dragons
See above in regards to Penrith. Canberra's Finals chances are running on fumes right now and they were horrendous last time out against the Cowboys. Really should pick Saints in this one but Canberra tease that they could go on a run... it's just, they haven't since a 3 game winning streak in what feels like forever ago.

Broncos over Knights
Should be one way traffic in Newcastle.

Sharks over Titans
Titans got the Sharks in Cronulla earlier this year but I think the Sharks return the favour on the Gold Coast. Hayne was gutted after not being a factor in Origin 3 and has a big one here but the Sharks find a way I think - just too much depth up front for the Titans to hold.

Sea Eagles over Tigers
Manly win and probably win well.

Cowboys over Rabbitohs
Might change this one closer to kick-off but the Cowboys played really enterprising footy in beating Canberra and the Bunnies couldn't back up a great week of attacking footy with even a decent one against the under-manned Roosters. This is in Cairns so practically a home game for the Cowboys.
There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
83/130 at 63.8
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 2/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 6/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 3/7 | 4/8 | 4/4

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

NRL Round 18 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 18 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - July 6, 2017


Well the wheels are falling off... the only solace is they are for everyone else as well with upsets running amok with tipping the last two rounds.

A shorter 4 game Round 18 lets us have a crack at a cheap 'perfecto' round but there is maybe only one game that looks a slam dunk and that involves the team who leads the comp with just 3 losses... and you aren't tipping them.

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Tips for Round 18 2017

Roosters over Rabbitohs
After last week's 'new bunnies' you should pick Souths... then you realise you'd be picking Souths. Sure the Roosters are hit hard by Origin but I just have a feeling they get the job done against Souths who I simply don't trust to play last week's open footy this week.

Panthers over Sea Eagles
I never learn with Manly. I keep tipping against them and they win and tip them and they lose - and I got lucky last weekend tipping them to beat the Warriors given how that game started... Penrith aren't hurt by Origin here and Manly will be without Jake Trbojevic - it's a big loss for them and Penrith are at home.

Eels over Storm
Parramatta simply have to take full advantage and beat a Melbourne team without Smith, Cronk, Slater, Chambers, Munster and Glasby. No ifs or buts - they have to win this game as it puts them into pole position for a spot in the 8 with the chasing pack leaving themselves a lot of work to get back in touch let alone pass the Eels if they win this game. PS. You aren't dumb to pick Melbourne either.

Bulldogs over Knights
I don't want to pick either team but the Knights were horrendous at home v the team coming 16th so I won't pick them. Dogs weren't much better v Parra and only got back into the game because Parra stopped playing footy in the 2nd Half. Dogs to win at Belmore I guess...
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
79/126 at 62.7
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 2/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 6/7 | 4/8 | 4/4 | 3/7 | 4/8

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%

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