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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 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.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

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

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

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield and Randwick races on 19 September 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding have their sights set on different venues today. The Professor is staying locally at Caulfield whilst the Gelding prefers Randwick. Both tracks are currently rated a Good 4 with the rail at Caulfield out 3 metres for the entire circuit whilst the rail at Randwick is in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Professor’s tips

Caulfield

Race 6 Horse 2 – Aidensfield (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 4 – Behemoth (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Randwick

Race 6 Horse 6 – Verry Eleegant
Race 7 Horse 1 – Bivouac

Professor’s Parlay

Race 6 Horse 6 – Verry Eleegant into Richmond to beat Adelaide (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat Wests Tigers (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington on 12 September 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were on fire last week with four winners from four selections and the parlay also saluting. They are looking to equal that today.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 6 Horse 14 – Windstorm (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 6 – Parlophone (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 2 Horse 1 – Immortal Love
Race 7 Horse 4 – Fierce Impact

Professor’s parlay

Race 6 Horse 14 – Windstorm into Port Adelaide to beat Essendon (AFL) into Melbourne Storm to beat North Queensland Cowboys (NRL).

You can hear the Professor and the Sportzfan Radio panel discuss all the current sporting issues live on their Facebook page tomorrow from midday (AEST).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Moonee Valley races on 5 September 2020 and the Professor’s Parlay

It was a day of what might have been last week. Seconds but no winners for the Professor and the Gelding. They both want to improve on that today at Moonee Valley where the track is rated a Good 4 and the rail is out 5 metres.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Professor’s tips

Race 5 Horse 6 – Showmanship (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 9 Horse 4 – Creedence (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 2 Horse 14 – Shandy
Race 4 Horse 6 – Junipal

Professor’s Parlay

Race 5 Horse 6 – Showmanship into Port Adelaide to beat North Melbourne (AFL) into Parramatta Eels to beat New Zealand Warriors (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 29 August 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

Even though the Moonee Valley meeting was called off part way through last Saturday, the Professor and the Gelding managed to pick a winner and get the parlay bet up. They’re looking to do even better today.

The sun is out and the Caulfield track is rated a Good 4 with the rail in the true position.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 2 Horse 1 – Windstorm (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 6 Horse 6 – Garner (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 9 Horse 13 – Savatiano
Race 10 Horse 1 – Rubisaki

Weekend Parlay

Race 2 Horse 1 – Windstorm into Port Adelaide to beat Sydney Swans (AFL) into Canberra Raiders to beat Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs (NRL).

You can hear the Professor, the Gelding and the rest of the panel talking sport from midday tomorrow, live on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page. Check them out.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Moonee Valley races on 22 August 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had mixed results from their tips last week. Two placings for the Professor and a winner for the Gelding so some return but they are looking to improve on that today. The track is currently rated a Soft 7 with showers expected during the day with the track rating expected to be downgraded. The rail is out 5 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 11 – Jenni’s Rainbow (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 7 – Windstorm (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 2 Horse 4 – Tailleur
Race 8 Horse 10 – Brooklyn Hustle

Weekend Parlay

Race 2 Horse 4 – Tailleur into Port Adelaide to beat Hawthorn (AFL) into Newcastle Knights to beat North Queensland Cowboys (NRL).

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Caulfield races on 15 August 2020 and the Weekend Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding were in rare form last week with three winners and a second from four selections and the Professor also got his weekend parlay across the line. The Caulfield track is rated a Soft 6 with the rail out 9 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Caulfield

Professor’s tips

Race 3 Horse 4 – She’s a Thief (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 4 – Exasperate (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 7 Horse 2 – Viridine
Race 8 Horse 8 – Mystic Journey

Weekend Parlay

Race 8 Horse 8 – Mystic Journey into Brisbane Lions to beat North Melbourne (AFL) into Wests Tigers to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

You can watch the Professor and the rest of the Sportzfan Radio panel when they go live on the Sportzfan Radio Facebook page at 12.00pm tomorrow. Special guest – Sean Callanan will explain the ways grassroots sporting clubs can use social media to remain solvent and maintain the bond between Clubs, players, sponsors and supporters.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor