Sportzfan Radio show for 22 November 2020 (Ep 375)

If you missed today’s Sportzfan Radio, Dan Butterly spoke about winners and losers from the recently completed NBA draft, the panel discussed whether the Australian Open will need to be moved to accommodate a fourteen day quarantine period for tennis players and their entourages and the halving of Shayna Jack’s suspension period by an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Paul Dalligan analysed Queensland’s win in State of Origin 3 and spoke about a belated appeal by Melbourne Storm against being stripped of their 2007 and 2009 premierships and the panel gave their opinion on rule changes for the AFL and VFL in 2021.

You can see the show on our Facebook page.

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for today’s Ballarat Cup meeting on 21 November 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were a tad unlucky last week with two of their selections scratched and two placings for the remaining horses. Hopefully, today will see a better day of punting on Ballarat Cup day.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Ballarat

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 2 – The Gauch (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 7 Horse 6 – Think N Fly (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 8 Horse 4 – Junipal

Race 9 Horse 3 – The Astrologist

Professor’s Parlay

Race 9 Horse 3 – The Astrologist into Manchester United to beat West Bromwich Albion (EPL) into Minnesota Vikings to beat Dallas Cowboys (NFL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio show for 15 November 2020 (Ep 374)

If you missed today’s Sportzfan Radio , we spoke with Aleksandra (Ola) Gotz from Curtin University about the CREST program, Dan Butterly about the Miami Marlins hiring Kim Ng as GM and Paul Dalligan gave a preview of game 3 in State of Origin – view it on our Facebook page.

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Stakes Day at Flemington on 7 November 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had a reasonable outing at Oaks Day with two winners and a third from four selections. They are looking to do better today. The track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 7 metres for the entire circuit.

The Professor and the Gelding give their tips at 10.00am each Saturday live on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way.

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 2 Horse 2 – Deep Speed (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 5 – Right You Are (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 6 Horse 3 – Bivouac
Race 8 Horse 9 – Arcadia Queen

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 3 – Bivouac into Chelsea to beat Sheffield United (EPL) into Kansas City Chiefs to beat Carolina Panthers (NFL).

You can tune in to the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel live tomorrow from midday on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot racing tips for Derby day at Flemington on 31 October 2020

The Professor and the Gelding are in good form after last week’s tips and are looking to improve on that form today at Flemington on Derby day. Plenty of good horses in four Group One races. The track is rated a Good 4 at present with the rail in the true position.

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Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 9 – Octane (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 5 Horse 12 – Odeum (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 1 Horse 3 – Aysar
Race 7 Horse 1 – Young Werther

Professor’s Parlay

Race 3 Horse 9 – Octane into Chelsea to beat Burnley (EPL) into Kansas City Chiefs to beat New York Jets (NFL).

You can tune in to the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel live tomorrow from midday on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page. Special guest former AFL umpire, Shaun Ryan.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Weekend Musing returns!!

It has been a while, but I thought it was time to put pen to paper so to speak.

When the Victorian teams went into hubs and it was clear there was going to be no football in Victoria for the remainder of the season I think I “mused” that the season would favour Brisbane, Port Adelaide and West Coast. They would be able to play home games and have a relatively normal season compared to the Victorian and clubs. After the first week of the finals I was thinking I was right and was looking forward to a Port Adelaide -v- Brisbane grand final on the Gabba. This was a game where I didn’t particularly care who won, but would be favouring Brisbane at home.

Then along comes Richmond Geelong to upset the apple cart. While it put me into a conundrum about whom to support on the big day, you have to admire what both clubs have achieved by just getting to the final game of the year. Both teams have been in hubs for over 100 days which is a totally abnormal situation. Some clubs responded well to “hub” life which included these two and I would probably throw in St Kilda & Melbourne as well, while my team Essendon, North Melbourne and GWS clearly did not. It probably says more about the stability and cohesiveness of the clubs that did not respond well than those that did and these three clubs have been shedding players since their seasons finished.

Turning to the game itself, when it became clear last Saturday night that it would be Geelong -v- Richmond I did not favour one side over the other and I even contemplated not watching the game. Richmond have won two out of the last three flags and Geelong has had a lot of recent success and living in Geelong I didn’t know if I could put up with the local hysteria. I live in a street 10 minutes walk from Kardinia Park and many of the houses in my street are festooned with Cats paraphernalia. Walking past scarves draped around fences, it is in your face and just reminds you what you are missing. In the end I have decided to support Geelong. It would be good for the town and I think Patty Dangerfield does deserve a premiership. Not only is he one of the best players of the last decade he is also quite humble and anyone down here who has met him says he is very easy to talk to and always finds time for kids with photos & autographs.

Dangerfield and Dustin Martin have been identified as the key players for each club as both are great mid-fielders and very dangerous when they go forward. I think Geelong can win without a stellar performance from Dangerfield, but Richmond cannot win without a starring performance from Martin. Each player requires a different match up in the mid-field and in attack. For Martin, I would have Cam Guthrie run with him in the mid-field and Tom Stewart pick him up when he goes forward. With Dangerfield, I would have Shane Edwards go with him in the mid-field and Dylan Grimes pick him up in the forward line.

I think Richmond’s bottom 6 players are better than Geelong’s bottom 6 players, so that favours Richmond in a close game. However, I think Geelong probably have more match winning players and if there is a blow-out it is more likely going to be Geelong. The threat of rain would favour the way Richmond play as they play a wet weather type of game even when it is dry! So if it rains, I am picking Richmond and if it remains relatively dry I am picking Geelong.

If it had been a Port Adelaide -v- Brisbane grand final there may have been an asterisk on the 2020 season, but with neither team making it I think the winner this year will deserve every accolade.

Have a great weekend and I hope we get a game worth watching!

The Professor’s & Gelding’s red hot racing tips for 24 October 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding are tipping at different venues today. The Professor doesn’t like the continuous overnight rain and the effect it may have on the Moonee Valley track whilst the Gelding is ignoring the rain because ‘it’s Cox Plate day’.

At Moonee Valley the rail is in the true position and the track is currently rated a Slow 6 but that rating could deteriorate with more rain during today. The rail is out 4 metres for the entire circuit at Randwick with the track rated a Good 4.

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Professor’s tips

Randwick

Race 6 Horse 1 – Peltzer (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 6 – Wandabaa (also for the ladies at the tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Moonee Valley

Race 6 Horse 6 – Young Werther
Race 9 Horse 11 – Russian Camelot

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 1 – Peltzer into Liverpool to beat Sheffield United (EPL) into Buffalo Bills to beat New York Jets (NFL).

You can tune in to the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel live tomorrow from midday on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page. Special guest former AFL club CEO, Cameron Schwab.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Red hot Caulfield Cup tips from the Professor and the Gelding and the Professor’s Parlay

Not the nicest of days for the Caulfield Cup with heavy rain overnight and more showers expected during the day. That may make it difficult to tip a winner but that has never discouraged the Professor and the Gelding from scanning the fields for the best bets. The track is currently rated a Soft 6 but with further rain during the day the track may deteriorate. The rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 5 Horse 6 – Pensato (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 7 – Pinyin (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 6 – Alfa Oro
Race 9 Horse 7 – Verry Elleegant

Professor’s Parlay

Race 9 Horse 7 – Verry Eleegant into Baltimore Ravens to beat the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) into Chelsea to beat Southampton (Premier League).

You can hear the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel live tomorrow from midday on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Caulfield races on 10 October 2020 and Professor’s Parlay

With the Spring carnival just around the corner and four Group one races for decision at Caulfield today, the Professor and the Gelding are looking forward to seeing how some of the good horses go in the big races. The track is rated a Good 4 but there are showers predicted during the day that could affect that rating. The rail is in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 6 – Windstorm (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 6 – Russian Camelot (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 3 – Instant Celebrity
Race 8 Horse 2 – King’s Legacy

Professor’s Parlay

Race 9 Horse 13 – Junipal into the South Sydney Rabbitohs to beat Parramatta Eels (NRL) into Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Las Vegas Raiders (NFL).

You can hear the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel live tomorrow from midday on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the gelding’s red hotties for Flemington races on 3 October 2020

The Professor and the Gelding will try and improve on last week’s three winners and a second placing from four selections. The Flemington track is rated a Good 4 with the rail out 7 metres for the entire circuit.

If you missed the Professor and the Gelding live on Facebook today talking about the tips, you can see a replay here.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 2 Horse 8 – September Run (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 4 – Tofane (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 9 – Verry Elleegant
Race 8 Horse 6 – Perfect Jewel

Professor’s Parlay

Race 2 Horse 8 – September Run into Canberra Raiders to beat the Cronulla Sharks (NRL) into West Coast Eagles to beat Collingwood (AFL).

You can hear the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel live tomorrow from midday on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor