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Friday, 23 June 2017

#NRL Round 16 Tips from The Postman | #NRLWarriorsBulldogs #NRLTigersTitans

The Postman's Round 16 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - June 23, 2017


Late late late tips this week - but that's life kids.

Got 4/4 club games last week which as it turns out was crucial given they were all favourites.

🚨 Listen to NOT The Footy Show Episode 172 below.
'QUEENSLANDED! Origin 2 Podcast Review'

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Tips for Round 16 2017

Bulldogs over Warriors
I just do not trust the Warriors - esp with Foran out. Dogs for me.

Titans over Tigers
The Titans can still salvage their season... well at least that's the only reason I can see to tip with any inkling in this one. Tigers do nothing for me but the Titans of late have been much the same. Last chance Titans - stand up J Hayne.

Panthers over Cowboys
No JT is reason enough for me to pot the Cowboys for the rest of the season. A spot in the Top 8 just opened up kids...

Raiders over Broncos
If Wayne Bennett wasn't likely to rest some Origin players - the Broncos would be a sexy outsiders pick here. Canberra I guess.

Roosters over Storm
Storm's superstar boy band is out so Chooks (even with Cordner out as well). Enjoy no-superstar Saturday Adelaide... geesh this is poor scheduling.

Dragons over Knights
De Belin is a big out but even as poor as they've been of late you must pick St George Illawarra at home v the Knights.

Sharks over Sea Eagles
Have to pick Cronulla at home. Manly have proven good enough this year to make me look foolish... again.
There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
72/111 at 64.9
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

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, 22 June 2017

NOT The Footy Show Episode 172: QLD 18 def NSW 16 Origin 2 Review | NRL Podcast


QLD 18 def. NSW 16.

QUEENSLANDED!

NSW blow a 16-6 lead at halftime as the greatness of QLD's core gets the job done when the Blues stopped playing footy.

Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson as they pick up the pieces from Origin 2 the night after...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

NRL Round 15 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 15 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - June 14, 2017


Yikes... 4/8 and I apologise.

Look once Cronk withdrew Cronulla was the smart pick so not gutted there... Titans were woeful and Canberra blew it - so that happens. Then on Monday the Dogs were goodish and the Saints played more like the team I think they are - so it all means we ended up with 4 wrong.

Just 4 games this weekend - so let's aim for at least 3 correct tips.

And for those playing at home... as much as having Slater and Thurston back makes QLD infinitely more dangerous... one has to believe NSW can ride the momentum of last game into just their second Origin series win since 2005.

🚨 Listen to NOT The Footy Show Episode 171 below.
'So QLD built a Death Star... Origin 2 Teams Reaction'

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Tips for Round 15 2017

Rabbitohs over Titans
After not bothering to turn up last week - this is exactly the kind of game the Gold Coast turn around and do turn up for... then making you regret picking a pretty ordinary South Sydney team. But given Souths are close to full strength and the Titans don't have Jarryd Hayne and evidently picked up more injuries last weekend - you kind of have to stay with the home team Bunnies. But I'll let you pick the Titans if you wish - they are better than they showed last weekend.

Storm over Cowboys
Flip a coin... Cowboys have lost less core pieces (not by much) than Melbourne but Melbourne seem to inherently know how to play at a level that suggests they'll compete even with no Smith, Cronk, Chambers, Slater or Glasby. If you take the Cowboys you are relying on Coote, Granville and Taumalolo to have a bigger impact than Harris, Munster, Bromwich and Finucane. This ain't cut and dried by any stretch but it is in Melbourne.

Sharks over Tigers
Sharks down on some Origin troops but the Tigers are down Woods and Tedesco - so you've gotta pick Cronulla at home.

Eels over Dragons
Giving Corey Norman the benefit of the doubt after a poor return last week... if Parra hold Saints up front (which I think they can do) they have slightly more talent out wide to take advantage. But this is also coin flip territory based on what both teams served up last weekend.

There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
68/107 at 63.6
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

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, 12 June 2017

NOT The Footy Show Episode 171: So QLD built a Death Star... Origin 2 Teams Reaction | NRL Podcast

EMPEROR KEVVIE WIELDS THE AXE!

So Kevin Walters finally gets the QLD team he wants for Origin 2 and Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson take a look at the carnage.

Stream the New Podcast Episode 171 below:
  • Who would've thought - QLD are the ones in panic mode!
  • Forget about a wall - QLD went and built a Death Star! And then they use it - culling 94 Origins worth of experience as Kevin Walters who finally gets his team of choice... mind you they do bring in 64. While Laurie Daley gets the same NSW squad that crushed Game 1... 
  • Plus we talk Round 14, Coxsmith's Guide to Byron Bay and that's about it on this week's NOT The Footy Show
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

NRL Round 14 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 14 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - June 7, 2017


6 from 7 - take it and run kids.

Canberra threw their game v Manly away in the 1st Half only to throw it away again in Golden Point - so 7/7 was soooo close.

Back to the 8 game schedule in Round 14 - then Origin II takes hold of all interest.

Still - these isolated full rounds are just as valuable to your Round 1 score - so be smart and don't reach too much.

Remember half the battle with tipping if you don't go superbly early is to stay in striking distance come the final few weeks so that if you can launch an all out offensive to try and make up some ground - you at least were close enough to do that. If you throw too many hail marys now - you might as well give up and stop tipping altogether.

🚨 NOT The Footy Show Episode 170 coming at ya from Sunday night.
'The Golden Brown + Round 13 Talk'

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Tips for Round 14 2017

Sharks over Storm
Brutal spot in the the mid-season malaise of the Origin months... mind you Cronulla fans didn't turn up for their season opener after their first title in like ever... so if they get 12k at Shark Park on Thursday night everyone will be stoked. Like Melbourne if Cameron Smith isn't carrying a bad injury... so if nothing comes to light before Thursday night I'm thinking Storm. BREAKING - No Cooper Cronk... back to the Sharks for the tip.

Sea Eagles over Knights
I've tipped games involving Manly incorrectly 11 of 12 times this season... that doesn't mean I haven't tipped Manly every game or against them... but whatever I've done too date has been WRONG! So yeah... Newcastle loom as specials now.

Broncos over Rabbitohs
Brisbane please. Just can't pick Souths I'm afraid.

Titans over Warriors
Jarryd Hayne at fullback and the Titans being poor last week in a winnable game is enough for me. And if you needed more - the Warriors are on the road (even at a place they've had success in the past) is compelling this season.

Panthers over Raiders
Canberra have run out of benefit of the doubt cards and the Panthers are no longer doubting themselves - even in a neutral place like Bathurst - you go with Penrith based on recent form. Remember Canberra's 'form' this year has been no guide whatsoever.

Eels over Cowboys
Yeah it is in Darwin but Parra should be raging hot specials given what they did to North Queensland minus Thurston - IN Townsville just a month or so ago.

Roosters over Tigers
Choooooooooooooks.

Dragons over Bulldogs
I think the Dogs can win this... this is the kind of game they get up for after being putrid for a while... but I have to pick Saints. I feel sick...


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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
64/99 at 64.6
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

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, 5 June 2017

NOT The Footy Show Episode 170: The Golden Brown | NRL Podcast

THE GOLDEN BROWN... and the other NRL Awards we actually need.

Hosts Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson attack a slow news weekend in Rugby League (hello post-Origin letdown) with a concentrated effort to get some new NRL End of Season Awards added to the lexicon. Plus they review the footy that was played in Round 13 and get to our long awaited NEW iTunes Reviews!

And Rob Cox's debut single 'Let Him Go' hits the charts!
  • With the NRL taking a total backseat to Origin thanks to the wonders of TV and governing body harmony - NOT The Footy Show cracks open some fresh ideas on revamping awards season. 
  • Plus we pull apart the footy that was played in Round 13 and ask a few teams some very tough questions... then remember no one cares who wins in June!
  • And the prize music is back... did we mention Robb Cox's debut single?

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

NRL Round 13 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 13 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - June 1, 2017


How 'bout those NSW BLUES!

The Sharks and Rabbits have the week off - as will a fair percentage of the Origin players from Wednesday night. So tipping this week won't be as straight forward as any of us would like.

Still - at a success rate of 63% for the year you need to stick with favourites if you've taken my tips every week - so no real big surprises below... but then again...

🚨 NOT The Footy Show did a Podcast right after State of Origin Game 1... check it out for some freshly squeezed joy.
'NSW 28 QLD 4 Origin 1 Review'

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Tips for Round 13 2017

Storm over Knights
Even if Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk both withdrew given this game's proximity to Wednesday - you'd still pick the Storm. So pick the Storm.

Eels over Warriors
Won't trust the Warriors on the road - no matter how promising they may have looked in beating the Origin-player-less Broncos last weekend. Stick with Parra in your tips.

Dragons over Tigers
You know I want to pick the Tigers here but Saints must be your pick. As it must be mine.

Roosters over Broncos
No Mitchell Pearce apparently... so if you want to take the Broncos (assuming a good percentage of their Origin players backup) you'd be well within your rights to do so. This tip depends on who backs-up for Brisbane - but right now - Easts just.

Cowboys over Titans
I just don't know... Cowboys are playing at home so that is the only thing that appeals to me in making this tip. Hayne backs up for the Gold Coast and I could be swayed though... you saw what a motivated JH does for a footy team last night.

Raiders over Sea Eagles
I give Manly not nearly enough respect... but Canberra could make it 3 in a row this week and really reboot their season. Which come to think of it - Manly seems to have done already. Canberra... just go with it - it'll be a wild adventure for both of us.

Panthers over Bulldogs
Don't really like Moylan moving to five-eighth because he's already playing that role in attack at fullback and the team gets an extra ball player in Te Maire Martin... anyhoo. Dogs just lack the kind of game that makes you want to tip them... that's harsh but if you do pick them you're banking on them to hold the opposition to 10-14 points and that's a big ask...
There's my tips - got your own?
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2017 SEASON TIPS: 
58/92 at 63.0
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

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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NOT The Footy Show Episode 169: NSW 28 def QLD 4 Origin 1 Review | NRL Podcast

NSW 28 def. QLD 4.

The Blues take Origin 1 in what ended up being convincing fashion - and as promised, Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson give you an as immediate as possible review!
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Fresh off the field and fresh from the lounge room - Cox and Nicolson give you their immediate reaction to State of Origin Game 1... it won't be a long Podcast but you can't complain about the freshness.

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