This week we’ve seen a cat fighting off a dog, a Bird fighting off the judiciary, and a rooster crowing at a chicken in a Kings Cross nightclub and given the chicken wing treatment by the boys in blue.
Not a bad effort from the cat. Showing a lot more fight than a lot of sportspeople on the ground this year. Looking at you Mundine.
NSW ORIGIN – Also showing fight is the NSW origin team, fighting suspensions, injuries, and Ray Hadley fighting one of the assistant coaches to put a nice polish on the preparation. Thankfully for Qld Mitchell Pearce appears eligible for selection.
DANIEL RICCIARDO – Continues to show up his illustrious no less 4 time World Champ teammate. Add to that he gets to keep this podium after being robbed in Australia. We won’t worry with the minor details of the Mercedes drivers in the dressing gowns before he crossed the line.
MERCEDES F1 – Kudos to their dominance, there hasn’t been a pulled pants down margin like that for some time, even in the Red Bull era. Also to the team letting them race. No politics like Schu-Ferrari like moving Barrichello aside 5 races into season in 2002 to let Schumacher win in a season they wrapped up the championship in July.
GAELIC FOOTBALL ON AUSTRALIAN TV – A round of applause to 7Mate for deciding to show plenty of Gaelic Football this year. At least one live game it equals the amount of live Rugby League shown by Channel 9. The Gurgler supports County Meath for the record.
ORIGIN BOLTERS – A term to get used to the next few weeks.
IPL – What? You didn’t realise it’s on/still on. Who does. But it thankfully provides Kevin Petersen one last piece of misery for the cricket season after the Ashes and taking the blame for the Ashes and being dropped forever. His 1.6 million certainly leading to buyers remorse.
AUSTRALIA V ZIMBABWE ODI – As above – it’s coming up apparently. David Warner’s out. Room for Hogg?
LEYTON ORIENT – Who? You may ask. But the little battlers from Leyton are one off being one step off the EPL in the second division Championship next year.They take on Rotherham for the honour to play Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town and Watford next year. Why does the Gurgler like them, great name, home ground is Brisbane Road, underdog. Reason enough.
FA CUP FINAL – can Arsenal produce their best ever choke. We will see if Wenger is indeed the specialist in failure that Jose claims he is.
How did we go last week? Can’t remember and can’t bothered checking. Ignorance is bliss. In that spirit – here’s this week’s “best”.
NRL – Multi $13
PARRAMATTA to beat Dragons
SHARKS to beat Tigers
NORTH QLD +12.5 start v Roosters
CANBERRA to beat Penrith
NEW ZEALAND +12.5 start v Bulldogs
MANLY to beat Newcastle
QRL Multi $33
IPSWICH to beat Easts
CENTRAL to beat Tweed
REDCLIFFE -28.5 start v Sunshine Coast
MACKAY to beat Souths Logan
PNG to beat Norths
AFL Multi $15
MELBOURNE +24.5 start v Richmond
BRISBANE +52.5 start v North Melb
GEELONG to beat Fremantle
ST KILDA +26.5 start v Gold Coast
ENGLISH FOOTBALL Multi $223
Draw after 90 minutes
FA CUP FINAL
Under 2.5 Goals
SCOTTISH CUP FINAL
Dundee Utd to win
LEAGUE TWO PLAYOFF Part I
York to beat Fleetwood
LEAGUE TWO PLAYOFF Part II
Burton Albion to beat Southend
V8 SUPERCARS PERTH
Race 1 – Jason Birght to win – $13.00
Race 2 – Garth Tander Podium $10.50