The Gurgler’s Sporting Weekly-ish Review + Best Bets – Circling The Drain

What a tremendous week of sporting action – British Open Golf, AFL, NRL, some of the world’s best football teams in town and the Ashes. We sum up the bits we enjoyed and what to look forward to.

BRITISH OPEN GOLD

Despite losing most of the Saturday to wild weather it was worth it as we went into the last round with 20 genuine chances to win. It was sports betting value like never before. In the end a playoff was required, and a big performance from the less fashionable Aussie golfer Mark Leishman was not quite enough to win.

One sore point from the weekend was the coverage. The first two days were wasted by showing a select handful of players whilst missing everyone else. Maybe my favourite players should have played better, but there was no need to see every second of Tiger’s round. Then starting the last night coverage at 10:30pm when other were on the course and making moves up the leaderboard was disappointing.

ASHES GOLD

A great win for the Aussies – read more on our thoughts from the Wash Up.

FIFA GOLD

Great moment in Zurich as Sepp Blatter got a little come-uppence thanks to a comedian giving him a golden shower of cash. Let’s not forget he’s still president, and until he goes officially, there’s always a chance he’ll stay on. Blatter was probably offended at the size of money being thrown at him, he is used to at least five times more, and in a secret Swiss bank account.

QUEENSLAND CUP GOLD

Three great games on TV in a row for the Queensland Cup rugby league comp, and the 40-40 draw last Sunday between Easts and Townsville just shows what’s on offer every weekend. Those with a lazy Sunday should try and see a game live or at minimum catch one of the games on TV.

TENNIS JERK GOLD

The new breed of Tennis Jerks certainly tried their best to get that title of ultimate Tennis Jerk over the weekend. Kyrgios’ petulance in Darwin, and Tomic acting the jerk he knows he is in Miami.

Why not have some fun following their adventures with The Gurglers Tennis Jerk Bingo.

 

THE GURGLER SUPER MULTI

Here’s our multi for the week. Street money at its finest.

SYDNEY SWANS +8.5 start v West Coast
FREMANTLE to beat Richmond
GWS to beat Geelong
ARGENTINA to beat the Wallabies
ROOSTERS to beat Wests Tigers
MELBOURNE to beat St George-Illawarra
NORTH QLD to beat Parra

$1 pays $34

 

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

FRIDAY
MANCHESTER CITY v REAL MADRID – 7:30pm on GEM
HUNGARIAN P1 and P2 – 5:45pm / 9:45pm – Fox Sports 5

SATURDAY
NZ WARRIORS v MANLY – 3:00pm – Fox Sports 1
HUNGARIAN GP P3 and Qualy – 6:45pm / 10:00pm – FS 5

SUNDAY
QLD CUP – REDCLIFFE v MACKAY – 1:30pm – CH9
WEST COAST v SYDNEY SWANS – 2:40pm – Fox Footy
HUNGARIAN GP – Race – 10:00pm – FS 5

 

 

About Dr Sportz 68 Articles
Dr Sportz – or his full name Dr Steeden Sherrin Pirelli Brosnan Sportz III – is our new regular contributor and he’s here to answer your questions relating to sport. With degrees in Sports Psychology, Sports Administration and Business, and Diploma in coaching of Rugby League, Cricket and Broomstick Putting we couldn’t have assembled a better person to answer your queries with authority. When Adam Scott nailed his Masters winning putts, Dr Sportz was the man he consulted no less than 2 weeks before. Before his involvement with Dr Sportz Mark Webber had never won a GP and looked likely that the only thing he’d win was the most creative DNF title. More recently it was he who had coaxed career best form out of Mitchell Johnson with his advice on fast bowling. Finally he was the man who introduced Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis over a discussion of cricket on a rain interrupted break at a local pub. Tip of the iceberg but still impressive those achievements. And we have him exclusive here for The Gurgler Sport.