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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

NRL Round 9 Tips from The Postman | 2020 Season

The Postman's Tips for Round 92020.
Published July 8, 2020


6/8 in Round 8 - missing on the Chooks (what a game that was - Melbourne played great but were still fortunate to win really) and the Broncos - who continue to disappoint everyone... well maybe not everyone but tipping wise they've dropped two gimmies in a row.

For the season the tipping rate is up to 65% - nothing to sneeze at kiddies.

Round 8 Results:
Storm 27 Roosters 25 Incorrect
Raiders 22 Dragons 16 
Correct
Eels 42 Cowboys 4 - 
Correct
Sharks 40 Titans 10 Correct
Warriors 26 Broncos 16
 Incorrect
Panthers 19 Tigers 12
 Correct
Knights 14 Sea Eagles 12 
Correct
Rabbitohs 26 Bulldogs 10
 Correct

You can get NOT The Footy Show's Round 9 Tips in Video form on Episode 219 of NOT The Footy Show - the embedded clip below starts at the point we do our tips.

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Round 9 Tips:
Thursday
Roosters over Cowboys
The Cowboys might be in this from about the kickoff til the end of the first set of six... even with no Tupou or Cordner the Chooks will put up a score in Townsville.

Friday

Warriors over Titans
The Titans have cobbled together a three-quarter line for this one and the Warriors not only get RTS back but they also get him back after a stirring victory. Warriors have disappointed plenty of tipsters over the years but they are in excellent company with the Titans here so RTS actually playing decides this one. Warriors.
Rabbitohs over Tigers
Souths beat up the ordinary and bad teams - you've heard that before here, and the Tigers are just on the cusp of not being an ordinary team... in fact they win this week and they might get classified as a kind of good one. But that's where Souths are already - so pick the Bunnies on the back of Reynolds and Walker and their forwards taking on and beating a Twal-less pack.

Saturday

Panthers over Sharks
Cronulla have put two scores of significance back to back to quietly slip into the Top 8 and get a Penrith team that has been 'up' for a month for 3 wins and a loss. Beware the let down Penrith fans... but at the moment back your boys.
Bulldogs over Broncos
Sick and tired of thinking the Broncos are better than really bad footy teams... then they get the Bulldogs after blowing games against the Titans and Warriors. Just cannot pick Brisbane based on how they are going right now. Canterbury have played ok but are finding scoring points extremely difficult but they do get the Broncos this week. The Foran factor wins this for the Dogs.
Raiders over Storm
Melbourne found a way to beat Easts in a great game of footy last week, whilst Canberra should've put a score on the Saints but in the end only just held on. If Munster gets drawn into the lineup this tip changes, but right now Canberra will be sneaky confident getting the Storm in Canberra - as they've beaten Melbourne three times in a row. Go Canberra.

Sunday
Eels over Knights
Newcastle were great with 15 fit players last week but it'll take its toll again and Parramatta coasted to victory last Friday and get two extra days to rest up. The Knights are showing they are up for the fight this year but Parra - even without Moses - will keep hold of top spot with a win in Newcastle.
Dragons over Sea Eagles
Cannot believe the words that were typed above... come back Sunday to see if they haven't changed. Manly are losing players left and right and the Saints look healthy... this tip already hurts to pencil in let alone commit to.


2020 Tipping Record: 42/64 @ 65.6%
Round 01: 4/8
Round 02: 4/8
Round 03: 7/8
Round 04: 5/8
Round 05: 5/8
Round 06: 6/8
Round 07: 5/8
Round 08: 6/8
Round 09: tbd
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NOT The Footy Show Episode 219: Once a grub... NRL Podcast and Round 9 Tips

Once a grub...
NRL Podcast and Round 9 Tips.
Released July 7, 2020


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Join Robb Cox, Warrick Nicolson and the returning Dave Chapman for our weekly NRL Podcast which leads off with the fall-out from Addin Fonua-Blake's comments to referee Grant Atkins at the end of Manly-Newcastle. 

We also give our Round 9 Tips to those who will listen.


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Plus we look at why Joey Leilua's latest suspension should come as no surprise to the Tigers or Joey for that matter and ask what Michael Maguire may do in the future.

We also cover our road trip to Canberra last Friday and the COVID-19 social distancing reality of attending a football game. 

All this and a little bit more on Episode 219 of NOT The Footy Show.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Naming Brisbane's 2nd NRL Team...

WHAT DO YOU CALL BRISBANE'S 2ND NRL TEAM?
Published July 7, 2020


NOT The Footy Show's Warrick Nicolson presents the three strongest names the inevitable 2nd Brisbane NRL Team could adopt and why the first choice makes the most sense.

Plus a few bonus options - including mocked up logos.

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What is your favourite option?

Do you have one of your own?

Is expansion even really an option?

Please let me know in YouTube comments.

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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Potential ramifications of the NRL's Six Again rule tweak ahead of Round 8

REACTION TO THE NRL's SIX AGAIN RULE TWEAK
Published July 2, 2020


NOT The Footy Show's Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson look at the potential ramifications of the NRL changing their Six Again rule to include marker indiscretions before Round 8.

We spend 10 minutes discussing the upside and downside of this particular change and beg the question - why didn't they do this when they had two referees?


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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

NRL Round 8 Tips from The Postman | 2020 Season

The Postman's Tips for Round 82020.
Published July 1, 2020


5/8 and that felt very meh... 

Cronulla winning was obviously a direct result of this line in the tips last week - ie. they liked themselves as the outsider...

'So go with Manly, but if you want an outsider this weekend take the Sharks' and didn't they dust Manly easily.

Whereas Brisbane just plain suck and the Cowboys stood up big time to knock off the very poor Knights.

Round 7 Results:
Panthers 20 Rabbitohs 12 Correct
Storm 50 Warriors 6 
Correct
Roosters 26 Dragons 12 - 
Correct
Cowboys 32 Knights 20 Incorrect
Titans 30 Broncos 12
 Incorrect
Eels 25 Raiders 24
 Correct
Sharks 40 Sea Eagles 22 
Incorrect
Tigers 34 Bulldogs 6
 Correct

You can get NOT The Footy Show's Round 8 Tips in Video form on Episode 218 of NOT The Footy Show - the embedded clip below starts at the point we do our tips.

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Round 8 Tips:
Thursday
Roosters over Storm
Roosters lose Radley, Verrills and Liu to injury for this one, whereas the Storm lose Munster. Even if Munster was playing you'd still pick the Chooks with Tedesco returning. So pick Easts.

Friday

Raiders over Dragons
Surely Canberra have something for their home fans this week? The Saints actually played their best footy of the year losing to Easts - so don't discount them here. But surely Canberra turn up at home.
Eels over Cowboys
Parra thanks - even with no Mitchell Moses, the Cowboys need to win back to back to make people sit up and take notice. Parra.

Saturday

Sharks over Titans
The Titans have won two of three!! The Sharks however just dismantled Manly... and the Gold Coast only beat Brisbane... still you'd be feeling ok with yourself if you did take the Titans here... but Cronulla gets the tip here.
Broncos over Warriors
RTS being out decides it... but picking Brisbane after having them burn you last week is not easy... Broncos maybe?
Panthers over Tigers
Good clash but Penrith's form line is far superior over the last 3 weeks - Penrith lost to Parra (after leading most of the game) then beat Melbourne and Souths. The Tigers got beaten by the struggling Raiders, then beat North Queensland and Canterbury in blowouts - Penrith it is.

Sunday
Knights over Sea Eagles
Newcastle will bounce back from their shocker in Townsville but Manly will also rebound after getting towelled up by Cronulla. No Tommy Trbojevic and the presence of Pearce and Ponga is why it is Newcastle for the win here.
Rabbitohs over Bulldogs
Souths by plenty - they rarely miss opportunities to beat bad teams by a fair margin.


2020 Tipping Record: 36/56 @ 64.3%
Round 01: 4/8
Round 02: 4/8
Round 03: 7/8
Round 04: 5/8
Round 05: 5/8
Round 06: 6/8
Round 07: 5/8
Round 08: tbd
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NOT The Footy Show Episode 218: Supercoach Seibold's 5 Year Contract, Bateman loves cold hard cash and Round 8 Tips | NRL Podcast

Supercoach Seibold's 5 Year Contract...
NRL Podcast and Round 8 Tips.
Released July 1, 2020


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Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson for our weekly NRL Podcast featuring Anthony Seibold's fight to hold onto the Brisbane job he was gifted just 18 months ago... we also discuss John Bateman's decision to depart Canberra for a much bigger pay day that's made Ricky Stuart fire up and give our Round 8 Tips.

Plus we explore how the NRL's Six Again rule tweak will have ramifications for the lone referee and whether or not Auckland should get a look in as an Origin host in 2020?

All this and a little bit more on Episode 218 of NOT The Footy Show.

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Thursday, 25 June 2020

NRL Round 7 Tips from The Postman | 2020 Season

The Postman's Tips for Round 7, 2020.
Published June 25, 2020


6/8 and the tipping percentage climbs ever so slightly - that's 23/32 since the NRL resumed and you'll take that won't you?

Swung and missed on Penrith (was a week early tipping them to peak) and Canberra were woeful (Manly were superb).

Round 6 Results:
Knights 27 Broncos 6 Correct
Rabbitohs 40 Warriors 12 
Correct
Panthers 21 Storm 14 - 
Incorrect
Dragons 20 Titans 8 Correct
Tigers 36 Cowboys 20
 Correct
Roosters 24 Eels 10
 Correct
Sea Eagles 14 Raiders 6
Incorrect
Sharks 20 Bulldogs 18
 Correct

You can get NOT The Footy Show's Round 7 Tips in Video form below - the video will start at the tips themselves.


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Round 7 Tips:
Thursday
Panthers over Rabbitohs
Souths have beaten up two poor teams back to back, whereas Penrith should have beaten Parra and then were excellent to beat Melbourne. Penrith it is.

Friday

Storm over Warriors
The Warriors sacked Stephen Kearney but the Storm have played ordinary footy for the most part since the resumption - expecting Craig Bellamy to demand a bounce back here. Storm.
Roosters over Dragons
The Saints shouldn't get within 10 let alone 30 of the Chooks at the moment but if James Tedesco doesn't play... Easts by 28.

Saturday

Knights over Cowboys
Jason Taumalolo can't do it all... and he'll have to for North Queensland to put up a fight against a well drilled and skilled in key areas Newcastle Knights team. Knights.
Broncos over Titans
Actually really want to tip the Titans as they may play the freer of the football with no pressure on them and a mountain of it on Supercoach Seibold. Brisbane get the tip but this is not a slam dunk.
Eels over Raiders
You just can't pick Canberra after last week's debacle v Manly. Parra fell short v Easts but played the far better footy. Tip Canberra if you want but it's hopeful. Eels.

Sunday
Sea Eagles over Sharks
Manly are being hammered by injuries (Tommy Trbojevic and Dylan Walker join the list) but keep fronting up... the same can't be said about Cronulla so far this year. So go with Manly, but if you want an outsider this weekend take the Sharks.
Tigers over Bulldogs
Was the 1st Half last week a mirage from the Wests Tigers? You know what you'll get from Canterbury - effort without much result on the scoreboard. Kieran Foran is playing great footy but you should pick the Tigers.


2020 Tipping Record: 31/48 @ 64.6%
Round 01: 4/8
Round 02: 4/8
Round 03: 7/8
Round 04: 5/8
Round 05: 5/8
Round 06: 6/8
Round 07: tbd
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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

NOT The Footy Show Episode 217: Uncle Benny's not happy, Brisbane's 2nd team and Round 7 Tips | NRL Podcast

Uncle Benny's not happy - NRL Podcast and Round 7 Tips.
Released June 24, 2020


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Join Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson for our weekly NRL Podcast featuring Wayne Bennett's press conference for the ages, Brisbane's promised 2nd team and our Round 7 Tips.

We aren't pleased with how the Rugby League media is linking every good old coach to every NRL head coaching job (open or not) so we get stuck in and we also talk a realistic time frame for Brisbane's 2nd Team that Peter V'landys has declared will happen... eventually.

Plus Coxsmith makes us talk Origin at the end of the show and we clean out the NTFS mailbag.

All this and a little bit more on Episode 217 of NOT The Footy Show.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

NRL Round 6 Tips from The Postman | 2020 Season

The Postman's Tips for Round 6, 2020.
Published June 17, 2020


Well 5/8 again... but not 5/5 then 0/3 at least. You would take 5/8 every week but you don't have to like it.

Round 5 Results:
Sea Eagles 20 Broncos 18 Correct
Warriors 37 Cowboys 26
Incorrect
Eels 16 Panthers 10 - 
Incorrect
Rabbitohs 32 Titans 12 Correct
Storm 26 Knights 12
 Correct
Raiders 14 Tigers 6
 Correct
Dragons 30 Sharks 16
Incorrect
Roosters 42 Bulldogs 6
 Correct

That keeps the tipping percentage at 62.5% for the season (25/40) with time running out to stay within striking distance of the tipping holy grail of 70% for the season.

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Round 6 Tips:
Thursday
Knights over Broncos
Form says Newcastle... so stick with the Knights.

Friday

Rabbitohs over Warriors
The Bunnies beat up ordinary teams then struggle against the better ones - the Warriors are not one of the better ones.
Storm over Panthers
Should've stuck with the favoured Eels last week... went Penrith and got burnt. Just like they did blowing a 10-0 lead. As a result the tip is Melbourne... but feel free to back the Mountain Men if you dare.

Saturday

Dragons over Titans
St George Illawarra certainly aren't 'back' but the Titans are below average and Saints can be average to half decent on their day.
Tigers over Cowboys
The Tigers played boring footy and lost... the Cowboys played bad footy and let in almost 40 to lost to the offensively-challenged Warriors. Go Tigers.
Roosters over Eels
If you've watched Easts since the resumption there's no doubt which team is playing the better footy over this time. And Parra are playing very well but the Chooks are better than everyone by a mile.

Sunday
Raiders over Sea Eagles
Manly are down on a few key troops and Canberra are only missing one player from their best team (John Bateman). Go the Raiders here but overly respect Manly if you must.
Sharks over Bulldogs
Simply have no preference... they were both bad last week - Cronulla more so than Canterbury but you will go with the Sharks eventually so stop pretending you'll pick the Bulldogs already.


2020 Tipping Record: 25/40 @ 62.5%
Round 01: 4/8
Round 02: 4/8
Round 03: 7/8
Round 04: 5/8
Round 05: 5/8
Round 06: tbd
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NOT The Footy Show Episode 216: The Hunt for Red V October - NRL Review and Round 6 Tips | Podcast

The Hunt for Red V October - NRL Review and Round 6 Tips.
Released June 17, 2020


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NOT The Footy Show's weekly NRL Review with Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson featuring our Round 6 Tips.

We discuss the only position Ben Hunt should be playing at the Saints, just how much better the Roosters are than everyone else (especially Canterbury), delve into the stubborn mind of Michael Maguire at the Tigers and both begrudgingly give Mitchell Moses a wrap.

Plus we keep talking the 6 Again rule, give our Round 6 Tips and clean out the NTFS mailbag.

All this and a bit more on Episode 216 of NOT The Footy Show.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

NRL Round 5 Tips from The Postman | 2020 Season

The Postman's Tips for Round 5, 2020.
Published June 10, 2020


Well Round 4 started beautifully... coasting to 5 correct tips from 5 games... then the Knights, Titans and Bulldogs crushed the dreams of el perfecto.

To end up with 5/8 in Round 5 wasn't horrible on the surface but when you start 5/5 all you can think about is how useless the teams that let you down are for the next week.

Round 4 Results:
Roosters 59 Broncos 0 Correct
Panthers 26 Warriors 0 
Correct
Storm 22 Rabbitohs 8
 Correct
Eels 19 Sea Eagles 16 Correct
Sharks 26 Cowboys 16
 Correct
Knights 34 Raiders 18
 - Incorrect
Titans 28 Tigers 23
 Incorrect
Bulldogs 22 Dragons 2
 Incorrect

That brings keep the tipping percentage at 62.5% for the season (20/32) with much work to do.

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Round 5 Tips:
Thursday
Sea Eagles over Broncos
Manly should win this... not in a canter but you just can't tip Brisbane after their effort last week against the Chooks - no matter how good Easts were - you have to tip Manly and you can't tip the Broncos.

Friday

Cowboys over Warriors
This tip rests solely on Jason Taumalolo's fitness at game time. If he plays we stick with the Cowboys on the road, if he doesn't then the Warriors will be getting tipped... as crazy as that sounds. So watch this space.
Panthers over Eels
Not in love with Parra despite their 4-0 start... and Penrith should have the same record if not for letting the Knights steal a point in Round 3. Nathan Cleary back is big and the Penrith forward pack will more than match Parra's group. Looking forward to the #9 matchup - gut feel is Koroisau might take advantage of the Eels around the middle. Tip Penrith at the moment.

Saturday

Rabbitohs over Titans
South Sydney get Cody Walker back and although the Titans broke through for their first win in 12 months last week - expecting Souths to put on a bit of a clinic at Bankwest.
Storm over Knights
Very very nervous picking Melbourne given how well Newcastle went in disposing of Canberra... another tip that might get reversed closer to kick-off... Melbourne aren't going that well and Souths didn't test their defence like Canberra did the week before... Newcastle have some points in them but how they defend - can they back it up three straight weeks? - decides this game. Storm on respect alone at this stage.
Raiders over Tigers
Can't understand the Benji Marshall disposal by Michael Maguire... Josh Reynolds offers something different but not something better. Canberra to win but this could be a seesawing contest as the Raiders weren't much good at all last week... Green Machine it is.

Sunday
Roosters over Bulldogs
If Easts have the same hunger as the past fortnight they could put on another 40+ margin here... Canterbury were better than Saints last week but that's not saying much, and the Chooks are better than everyone. Chooky Chooky Chooky Chook.
Sharks over Dragons
The Dragons will wake up at some point... but Mary McGregor needs it to be on the next two consecutive weekends to save his job (they have the Titans in Round 6 then Easts and Canberra back to back). Cronulla did the job in Townsville but weren't overly impressive - but you are extremely brave if you go against them here given the way Saints are playing right now.


2020 Tipping Record: 20/32 @ 62.5%
Round 01: 4/8
Round 02: 4/8
Round 03: 7/8
Round 04: 5/8
Round 05: tbd
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NOT The Footy Show Episode 215: Back from the Dead Pay + Round 4 Review | NRL Podcast

Back from the Dead Pay - The Round 4 Review.
Released June 10, 2020


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NRL Round 4 in Review with Matthew Duncan returning to co-host alongside Robb Cox and Warrick Nicolson.

Plenty to discuss out of a big week of Rugba League - not least the survival of Dean Pay and Mary McGregor. Where are the Broncos right now under Supercoach Seibold (as Easts flex their premiership muscle) and Tom Trbojevic's refreshing honesty on that forward pass call.

Plus we go down the Universal Pro League rabbit hole as the NTFS mailbag gets cleaned out.

All this and a bit more on Episode 215 of NOT The Footy Show.

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