Yes, it’s back. The can’t miss, new edition of our thoughts in the week of sport.
Sure you could get your 13 seconds on the 6 O’clock news before you settle down to watch any of the number of mouth-watering reality shows on offer at the moment.
Or you could go to a much better website, but you may have to pay for it, or they have professional or good writers. Since you’re here we presume you have no eye for quality and are ready to accept the goodness.
LEWIS HAMILTON – Third from back of the grid, giving his teammate a team order trumping in the process was a very good result after spinning off early in the race. Reading the UK press on Monday morning you’d swear that a Briton and not an Australian had won the GP mind you.
FFA CUP – The bastardised copy of the UK FA Cup kicked off this week with the minnows given their time to shine. A third tier Victorian team gave the headline writers their cupset, and the two Non A League Brisbane teams made it through on Tuesday night. Although it’s a little contrived to ensure lower teams go further than normal, the early signs are good.
PNG HUNTERS – They’re back with two wins in a row and a big one last weekend. Still with a sniff at finals football and the elusive NRL GRand Final berth that awaits the Qld Cup winner.
MANLY – Good win despite off-field dramas. Pity it’s Manly.
BRISBANE LIONS – Beating Gold Coast easily may make up for some the ordinary form this year. A moment in the sun (pardon the pun).
ABOVE THE TOP SHELF PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
DAN RICCIARDO – What a win. What style too. Passing two champions late after leading a good chunk earlier on route to win number two of many it seems.
TYRONE VICKERY – Four weeks was generous.
BRONCOS – Sacked the coach for next year – flogged by Melbourne – falling out of contention. Boxes ticked for September holidays.
ROMAIN GROSJEAN – OK, I’m no F1 driver, but surely a professional shouldn’t off behind the safety car.
GC SUNS – Who said the Gold Coast need Gary Ablett to succeed this year? Everyone? They might be right.
THE “MEH” OF THE WEEK
Hard to choose between The Commonwealth Games and Tour de France.
We’ll choose the Tour this week as we can still choose the Comm Games next week.
Scenery apart it’s a big group of lycra-clad fools (cyclists) riding together with about 30 seconds of action at the end of a four hour slog. And the only people who care are the equally lycra-clad amateurs. Give this tour a full 1 metre gap and more.
THE GURGLER’S LONG PRICE NO HOPE MULTI FORECAST.
Bet early, bet often.
MARC MARQUEZ win US GP
VALENCIA to beat Monaco in Friendly
MELBOURNE STORM to beat Tigers
CARLTON with 33.5 start v Freo
BRISBANE LIONS to beat Melbourne Demons
H.MATSUYAMA – Top 10 Bridgestone Inv Golf Tourn USA
PNG HUNTERS to beat Norths Devils
GRAVITATIONAL to win Darwin Cup
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