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NRL ROUND EIGHT

Mr Flamboyant
04-26-2006, 09:24 AM
* It's rare that a $1.25 favourite stands out as value, but I feel that price which is offered for the Cowboys to beat the Roosters is pretty generous!!

The Cowboys will be hell bent on making amens for last weekend's surprise slip-up, but even without that factor, the ridiculous scheduling won't do the Roosters any favours whatsoever. They'll have just a four day turnaround from a bruising and emotionally draining clash against the Dragons.

Cowboys at $1.25 represent good "banker" value in a weekend multi.

* The Dragons will also do it very tough for the reasons mentioned above, when they tackle the Storm in Melbourne. The hosts have had a bit of fortune on the injury front, with halfback Cronk and the white-hot Greg Ingliss both likely to suit up. The Dragons meantime will miss Ryles, Naiqama, Young, Gorrell and possibly Head due to injuries. Despite all that, the Storm have still been afforded two and a half points start at home.

* The Brisbane v Canberra clash could present a nice 'under' play on the total game points if the total is set in the mid to high 40's. All seven of Brisbane's games have gone under the set total this season, while Canberra are methodical plodders.

sparkus8
04-26-2006, 10:03 AM
Yep mate the Storm and Cowboys look good things this weekend. It's hard to see the Roosters and Dragons having enough time to fully recover from their slogging battle in the rain yesterday especially when you consider the injury lists both squads have.

I also like NZ this weekend. They looked pretty good last weekend against Souths, while the Dogs were absolutely dreadful against Manly last Sunday. Will be back closer to the weekend for some more chat.

Cheers,

Sparks

andrew057
04-26-2006, 10:13 AM
That is a HORRIBLE line for the Melbourne-St George. What the hell have the Dragons done that has made them worthy of favourtism against the Storm in Melbourne. Get on that price now because I guarantee you it wont be near the same come the weekend. Im pretty sure the Storm will be favourites at other sportsbooks.

bad gambler
04-26-2006, 10:30 AM
Is Mini playing for the chooks this weekend? If he isn't I wouldn't even think twice about taking the Boys ATS let alone the ML

sparkus8
04-26-2006, 01:25 PM
Mini has been named at Fullback and they have only named 17 players in the squad so for the time being I would say he is playing. If I hear that they are taking a travelling reserve I will post it here.

sports freak
04-26-2006, 02:02 PM
* It's rare that a $1.25 favourite stands out as value, but I feel that price which is offered for the Cowboys to beat the Roosters is pretty generous!!

The Cowboys will be hell bent on making amens for last weekend's surprise slip-up, but even without that factor, the ridiculous scheduling won't do the Roosters any favours whatsoever. They'll have just a four day turnaround from a bruising and emotionally draining clash against the Dragons.

Cowboys at $1.25 represent good "banker" value in a weekend multi.

* The Dragons will also do it very tough for the reasons mentioned above, when they tackle the Storm in Melbourne. The hosts have had a bit of fortune on the injury front, with halfback Cronk and the white-hot Greg Ingliss both likely to suit up. The Dragons meantime will miss Ryles, Naiqama, Young, Gorrell and possibly Head due to injuries. Despite all that, the Storm have still been afforded two and a half points start at home.

* The Brisbane v Canberra clash could present a nice 'under' play on the total game points if the total is set in the mid to high 40's. All seven of Brisbane's games have gone under the set total this season, while Canberra are methodical plodders.

Flamb i thought you would have the AFL aswell with Bombers comin of 4 day break against me Hawks who's off 9 days rest!!!

Yeah Cowboys at home are unstoppable especially when the Roosters dont have much rest,Cowboys should topple 40+ imo and maybe break the 50!!
Stroms look real good against the Dragons,theyre onsong atm n playin incredible footy like in the middle of last yr!!!!Crocker seems to be a great pic up by them,toughen them up in the middle!!!Brisbane/Canberra game i do remember slightly last yr when the Broncos got up cos i was on the damn Raiders at that time,Unders does look good in this game!!!

sports freak
04-26-2006, 02:05 PM
Yep mate the Storm and Cowboys look good things this weekend. It's hard to see the Roosters and Dragons having enough time to fully recover from their slogging battle in the rain yesterday especially when you consider the injury lists both squads have.

I also like NZ this weekend. They looked pretty good last weekend against Souths, while the Dogs were absolutely dreadful against Manly last Sunday. Will be back closer to the weekend for some more chat.

Cheers,

Sparks

Warriors do like playin the Doggies n do matchup well against them!!Dogs forward need to pic this game up or the NZ pack will run amok,but insayin so Dogs comin off embarassing loss could spell trouble for NZ!!!Havent looked at where the game is or the odds yet!!

sports freak
04-26-2006, 02:16 PM
That is a HORRIBLE line for the Melbourne-St George. What the hell have the Dragons done that has made them worthy of favourtism against the Storm in Melbourne. Get on that price now because I guarantee you it wont be near the same come the weekend. Im pretty sure the Storm will be favourites at other sportsbooks.

Oh man Storms getting the pts with their from n Dragons lack of rest,geez thats unbelievable!!Agree the Storm will get pounded!!Like you said they should be Favourites!!

sports freak
04-26-2006, 02:20 PM
Is Mini playing for the chooks this weekend? If he isn't I wouldn't even think twice about taking the Boys ATS let alone the ML

You would think Mini is playing,which will help the odds for the Cowboys n hopefully the public will get on Chooks due to Mini's inclusion!!!

sports freak
04-26-2006, 06:20 PM
Looked at this weeks games n there are some absolute beauties,punting wise!!!I feel a few will be most likely plays n confident about them,will look into it abit more with h2h n previous encounters!!!Like Andrew said better get on soon b4 some odds drop!!!

Strong Leans-[/B]

Storms ML 1.88
Cowboys -10.5

Meduim-

Knights -4.5 (Cant believe this line after the nights got an absolute hammering n the look of Hagan's face said it all!!!!!Hope its not a setup),cos Knights do like playing the Bunny's!!!

Manly -2.5pts (Same again cant believe the line)

Sharks +3.5pts (Sharks look like they got their act together,while theres some injuries in Penrith,also John Lang going next yr seems to be bother them since they dont seem to be switch on consistantly esepcially with that side)

Bulldogs +0.5 pts ( I was thinking Warriors but then again the Dogs coin off a embarassing loss n also they seem to play better agaisnt the Warriors in NZ for some strange reason,but most of the game have been close,can see this one to be honest going 1-12 either way!!!

The Gucci one
04-28-2006, 01:53 AM
Flannery I have heard has a broken hand and will be out for 4 - 5 weeks.

Mr Flamboyant
04-28-2006, 02:37 AM
Don't think you could get a safer bet this weekend than the Cowboys X Broncos X West Coast @ $1.50 .. for added value you could throw in another 'certainty' such as the Hurricanes in Super 14 ..

Manly minus the start and at head to head looks good too .. Storm are the head to head value pick of the round at $1.95 to beat the injury hit dragons at home (pending Cooper Cronk's availability though) and the Cowboys 13+ for those who like to flirt with margins!

bad gambler
04-28-2006, 02:43 AM
anyone have a total game score for the Tah's-highlanders game?

Finns4
04-28-2006, 03:34 AM
43.5 @ sportingbet.com.au

Mr Flamboyant
04-28-2006, 03:49 AM
Anyone heard the latest on what the weather's doing over there today??

SadrieL
04-28-2006, 05:50 AM
Sharks +3.5pts (Sharks look like they got their act together,while theres some injuries in Penrith,also John Lang going next yr seems to be bother them since they dont seem to be switch on consistantly esepcially with that side)



Sharks are a good thing, come on SHARKS. Panthers getting belted twice in a row, it'll happen again!

andrew057
04-28-2006, 07:43 AM
Sharks are a good thing, come on SHARKS. Panthers getting belted twice in a row, it'll happen again!

With you Sad, Panthers just have too many injuries.

Havent seen alot of the Sharks this season but from what i have, Tevita Latu has impressed me no end. Has really just stepped straight into Sullivans shoes (who I rated very highly).

I also like Dykes' game alot more without Kimmorly, playing with some more depth giving outside backs more of a chance.

Lets go Sharks.

Finns4
04-28-2006, 08:11 AM
Dykes' for channel nine man of the match, $7.00 looks awesome! all the footy show guys gave him a wrap last nite,( So they would lean on him)

Now im a die hard Panthers Fan, and im feeling a sharks win 2nite :(

bad gambler
04-28-2006, 08:15 AM
Yer if Sharkies get up, Dykes is going to have to play a huge part - not a bad bet

I'm skipping this game - Penny panthers back home in a new stadium, should keep them in it regardless of their injury toll. I've also seen Priddis play halfback once a couple of years ago against the storm, he carved them up

Finns4
04-28-2006, 08:19 AM
Only bets for me

channel nine man of the match

0.5 Units Dykes $7.00
0.25 Units Priddis $9.00
0.25 units Lance Thomooooo $21

Good luck N Goooo u Panthers

Mr Flamboyant
04-28-2006, 08:22 AM
Penrith in a slump, hit by injury but boosted by a long awaited return home ... Cronulla without an away win from last 10 attempts, minus halfback and playmaker, but boosted by an upset win over premiership favourites .. Gentlemen, this game is a punters' MINEFIELD!!

My Tip: don't touch it with a fifty foot pole!

Mr Flamboyant
04-28-2006, 09:52 AM
Sharks 6-0 after 6 mins ..

sports freak
04-28-2006, 10:53 AM
Sharkies looking good!!!!!

Finns4
04-28-2006, 11:09 AM
Sharks have it won 34-12 15mins mins 2 go! Come on Fatty grant me a Dykes or Thomo man of the match!

:( my poor panthers still cant complain my mate just won $1000 by backing Sharks to be winning @ Halftime

Finns4
04-28-2006, 02:56 PM
Dykes wins Man of the match

Awesome nite in the league n Union for me

2-0

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 12:52 AM
Can't believe you can actually bet on that CH9 man of the match. What's to stop the Fat, Sterlo et al whacking a wager on it themselves (via a third party of course) and voting in their man??!!

sports freak
04-29-2006, 01:00 AM
Can't believe you can actually bet on that CH9 man of the match. What's to stop the Fat, Sterlo et al whacking a wager on it themselves (via a third party of course) and voting in their man??!!

Third Party = Matty Johns

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 01:03 AM
Yeah and it's not like any of those guys aren't fond of a punt either!!

sports freak
04-29-2006, 01:08 AM
Yeah and it's not like any of those guys aren't fond of a punt either!!

Yep,also think Phil Gould is the Main CULPRIT,another words RING LEADER,lol!!!

bad gambler
04-29-2006, 01:09 AM
:lol:

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 01:29 AM
Huh, Phil Gould .. Up in Queensland, we don't take kaaarnd'ly to his tarp' round here!

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 01:31 AM
Has anyone heard anything on the fitness of Matt Head for tonight's game?? To lazy to check myself .. There's been a truckload of money dumped on the Storm .. They're now $1.75 (from $1.95) and $1.58 with the two and a half start ..

sports freak
04-29-2006, 02:54 AM
Your not wrong,Storms dropping like flies!!!Gotta get on b4 its turn into dirt!!!

40 units on Melbourne Storms ML 1.78 over ST George Dragons - Stroms in better touch n at home is enough to get them home!!!Throwing some coins on 13+ @3.75 aswell!!

Good luck- leaning on Cowboys -12.5pts but Rooster will be out to prove a point although its a big hill to climb also coach is putting JT on the bench n Brett Firman a shot in the starting lineup!!!got a good feel on Raiders +12 against Broncos aswell!!!

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 03:18 AM
Roosters Team News
Roberts to fullback to replace Minichiello
Perrett to replace Roberts on the wing
Sa to replace Flannery in the centres
Manua to start instead of Morley

New Bench
Morley
Tupou
Edmondson
Doyle

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 03:22 AM
Has anyone heard anything on the fitness of Matt Head for tonight's game?? To lazy to check myself .. There's been a truckload of money dumped on the Storm .. They're now $1.75 (from $1.95) and $1.58 with the two and a half start ..

Just heard on 2gb Matt Head is definitely playing

sports freak
04-29-2006, 03:33 AM
Just heard on 2gb Matt Head is definitely playing

He was always going to play imo!!!

sports freak
04-29-2006, 03:35 AM
Roosters Team News
Roberts to fullback to replace Minichiello
Perrett to replace Roberts on the wing
Sa to replace Flannery in the centres
Manua to start instead of Morley

New Bench
Morley
Tupou
Edmondson
Doyle

Very smart move by Ricky Stuart to move Roberts to Fullback,could be huge in saving tries 2day,the forwards will need to do more then their fair shair 2day!!

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 04:08 AM
Roberts to Fullback allows him to bob up in exactly the fashion he did on tuesday for that gorgeous try late in the first half from a set play.

I the aforementioned try was also the first time Braith Anasta's touched the ball in 2006..!

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 07:21 AM
Tempted to take the Cowboys -10.5 .. Wouldn't be surprised if it's close for a while, but down the back end I think the hosts might blow it out .. Roosters will do well to run out the game too given their short turnaround ..

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 07:49 AM
Nup, not on it ..

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 09:07 AM
My goodness .. that is a truly massive upset .. Roosters over the Cowboys .. weekly tips take a further beating!

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 09:26 AM
Truly massive for our season thats for sure. The difference between being 3 - 5 and 4 -4 considering our injury toll is massive.

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 09:30 AM
I can't for the life of me find a play I like in any code tonight ..!!

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 09:36 AM
Only play for me tonight is Wawrinka over Robredo in the tennis. I couldn't find anything in the footy that I was real confident on either.

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 09:46 AM
Going for the upset ey?

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 10:04 AM
Got Wawrinka at $2.93 so I think it has some value about it. Personally I think he should be about $2.40.

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 10:24 AM
Maybe a night for upsets mate Raiders up 18 - 0 v Broncos at HT.

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 10:31 AM
What a joke .. Brisbane held scoreless against the mediocre Raiders .. I can just picture the way they're playing tonight ..

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 10:34 AM
10 errors in the 1st half would be the problem

The Gucci one
04-29-2006, 10:35 AM
Raiders 18 - 6 after 46 min now

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 11:02 AM
30-28 Brisbane .. Ahem, yeah this was really a potential unders game wasn't it!!!

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 11:07 AM
Brisbane by 2 .. 5 mins left .. c'mon team hold on!!

Mr Flamboyant
04-29-2006, 11:19 AM
Broncos win !! Yeehah!! Didn't think they had a comeback like that in them .. By the looks of that score though they'll need to lift for next week against Newcastle..

sports freak
04-29-2006, 04:13 PM
Your not wrong,Storms dropping like flies!!!Gotta get on b4 its turn into dirt!!!

40 units on Melbourne Storms ML 1.78 over ST George Dragons - Stroms in better touch n at home is enough to get them home!!!Throwing some coins on 13+ @3.75 aswell!!

Good luck- leaning on Cowboys -12.5pts but Rooster will be out to prove a point although its a big hill to climb also coach is putting JT on the bench n Brett Firman a shot in the starting lineup!!!got a good feel on Raiders +12 against Broncos aswell!!!

Storms win 24-10

sports freak
04-30-2006, 03:11 AM
Bulldogs up 16-8 Warriors HT,thinkin of pulling the trigger on Manly over Eels!!!!

Mr Flamboyant
04-30-2006, 03:25 AM
I'm thinking the same thing SF .. Their form is far better at the moment .. They just look stronger right across the park ..

sports freak
04-30-2006, 03:43 AM
Just realised it was at the SCG ,no wonder the line looked like an absolute joke!!!!This game could come down to desperation n motivation therefor if i had to bet i would take the 1-12 margin for wither team,flip of the coin but Sea Eagles may just get the thumbs up due to form!!!

Mr Flamboyant
04-30-2006, 03:53 AM
Mate if the Eages' were -2.5 at Brookvale it would be obliterated!! The SCG definitely is a leveller .. a few other guys are plumbing for the under 49.5 total points .. apparently a bit of rain is looking likely ..

sports freak
04-30-2006, 07:19 AM
Just realised it was at the SCG ,no wonder the line looked like an absolute joke!!!!This game could come down to desperation n motivation therefor if i had to bet i would take the 1-12 margin for wither team,flip of the coin but Sea Eagles may just get the thumbs up due to form!!!

Flip of the coin comes up with Manly 23-22 Eels, either team 1-12 wins!!!

Mr Flamboyant
04-30-2006, 01:27 PM
Nice one SF .. I reckon plays like the one you came up with today are well worth looking for .. In theory they're great because you just sit back and think "go for it guys, let the lead change back and forth for all I care because it doesn't matter who wins" .. I've only bet like this twice for a win and a loss (the loss was for a drawn game can you believe it!!) but even picking close games is getting tough due to the volatile nature of NRL games..

If you can pick you poison though, so to speak, it's a nice way to punt ..