Another good day of tipping last Saturday for the Professor and the Gelding with the Professor’s Parlay getting up for the third week in a row. The pair will try and keep the form going at Moonee Valley today where the track is rated a Soft 6 and the rail is in the true position for the entire circuit.
Don’t forget to back the tips each way!
Race 3 Horse 2 – Millane (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 8 Horse 6 – Military Expert (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 4 Horse 2 – Mr Brightside
Race 5 Horse 7 – Coolangatta
Race 3 Horse 2 – Millane into Manchester City to beat Aston Villa (EPL) into Nick Kyrgios to beat JJ Wolf (US Open).
The Professor and the panel of Coutta, the Judge, the Gelding and Paul Dalligan talk with Roddy Reynolds about the Wimbledon tennis tournament and look at the form of Nick Kyrgios, Matt Ebden and Max Purcell. Paul Dalligan reviews round 17 of the NRL and previews State of Origin #3. The panel query whether a 50 metre penalty is too great a sanction for umpire ‘dissent’ and Gelding gives some tips for the Wodonga and Ballarat race meetings.
The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan talked with special guest, Roddy Reynolds as they reviewed the Wimbledon results to date and discussed how far the Aussies still left in the tournament would go.
Paul Dalligan looked at round 16 of the NRL and the panel took the AFL to task about the mixed messages in the media regarding a 19th team in Tasmania and the dearth of publicity given to the AFLW draft held during the week.
After a reasonable outing last week, including the winning Professor’s Parlay, the Professor and the Gelding fix their focus on today’s Caulfield meeting where the track is currently rated a Soft 7 but showers are forecast during the day so that rating may be downgraded. The rail is out 3 metres for the entire circuit.
Don’t forget to back the tips each way!
Race 1 Horse 1 – Seven Sisters (for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 3 Horse 2 – Bigolino (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)
Race 7 Horse 9 – Lyrical Lad
Race 8 Horse 4 – Oxley Road
Race 5 Horse 2 – Inundation into Brisbane to beat Essendon (AFL) into Parramatta Eels to beat Wests Tigers (NRL)
The Professor and the panel of the Gelding, the Judge, Coutta and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport on the Sportzfan RadioYouTube channel tomorrow from 12.00pm AEST. Special guest, tennis commentator Roddy Reynolds to review the Wimbledon 2022 tournament and Nick Kyrgios’ chances in the men’s final.
The panel of the Professor, the Judge, Paul Dalligan and Sarah Radlow talk with Leesa Catto about the new AFLW collective bargaining agreement. Paul Dalligan reviews round 12 of the NRL, the panel discuss the possible million dollar challenge tennis (or boxing) match between Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic and they briefly look at the round of 16 for the men’s and women’s draw in the French Open.
The Professor and the panel of Coutta, Paul Dalligan, Sarah Radlow and the Gelding take a last look at the Australian Open results and the epic five set match in the men’s singles between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev.
Paul gives an update on the coming NRL season with only a week to the All Stars match and three weeks to the Charity Shield. Tom Trbojevic will be off the grog again in 2022 and is there any hope of the New Zealand Warriors playing home games this season.
Sarah looks at round 5 of the AFLW season, the appointment of Scott Greenwood as coach of the Sydney Swans and the suspension of reigning league best and fairest, Kiara Bowers.
The Gelding talks about the resignation of Justin Langer as Australian cricket coach and why it took so long to make a decision.
You can see this episode of Sportzfan Radio at our YouTube channel here.
The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding and Coutta review the results from the Australian Open to date including Ash Barty’s win in the women’s singles – the first time an Australian has won the Open in 44 years, the win by the Special K’s – Kyrgios and Kokkinakis in the all Australian men’s doubles final Jaime Fourlis and Jason Kubler making the mixed doubles final and Dylan Alcott’s last match in the men’s quad wheelchair singles.
The Judge queries whether the women’s cricket matches against England can be called ‘the Ashes.
You can hear this episode of Sportzfan Radio on our YouTube channel here.
Well it is lucky the Australian cricket selectors do not pay any attention to my musings, with Glenn Maxwell bringing up a century batting at number six in the third test in India. I had thought that Ashton Agar was the better option as a spinner/batsman, but Maxwell has now grabbed his chance. Steve Smith has again been impressive and continues to push his case for the best batsman in the world at the moment. Peter Handscomb has been a little disappointing. After his four tests in Australia where he excelled he has now returned scores of 22, 19, 16, 24 & 19 so he has a got a start in each innings and failed to go on. I am not suggesting he should be dropped, but he needs to convert a start into something more substantial. Fingers crossed the Aussies can get the job done in this test and put the acid back on the Indians.
In the AFL a twilight grand final appears to be an inevitability. Now that Mike Fitzpatrick has stood down as AFL Chairman, I think Gillon McLachlan will be ensuring this goes through. I like the day grand final, but I am certainly not against a twilight match. I would not be in favour of a night grand final as I think it would detract from the functions and BBQs that people have based around the current fixture but that could transfer to a twilight time slot, but a later start would not be as conducive.
Australia’s richest race for 2yo, the Golden Slipper is on this weekend and it is a shame that a heavy track is likely. My tip is the Blue Diamond winner, Catchy, as long as she handles the track conditions.
Nick Kyrgios beat Novak Djokovic for the second time in a row and I think most Australians would like to see him turn around his “on court” behaviour and focus his attentions on playing as he obviously has a special talent. He just needs to harness it!
Well Thursday night we saw Lleyton Hewitt bow out of the Australian Open for the last time. I have never been a particular fan, but you have to admire the guy. He made it to Number 1 in the world at 20, he won two Grand Slam titles and the most singles matches ever for Australia in the Davis Cup. You also have to admire that he has kept playing despite the many injuries he has endured and his falling ranking. A pretty good career and I think he will be good in his role with the Davis Cup.
Let us hope he can harness the potential of the likes of Tomic, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis.
I didn’t want to comment further on the Essendon Supplements Saga, however, some of the comments I have heard from some pundits suggesting that the case is similar to the Lance Armstrong and Marion Jones cases has angered me somewhat. In those cases there was a lot of people who provided sworn testimony that both had used banned substances, that is a significant difference to the Essendon case. I am also constantly angered with people saying they did not know what they took. The club has a spreadsheet on all the supplements that the players signed up to and the comment has always been if they were administered anything else, they were not aware of it and it was not sanctioned. This is a very important distinction.
What I would like to know is who advised the players not to complete the ASADA forms correctly. Clearly they were obligated to complete
those forms honestly and whoever told them not to cite the supplements they were being administered has a lot to answer for as this omission seems to have played a significant part in the penalty that has been applied.
I now pledge not to make any further comment on this sorry tale.
It was with mixed emotions I received the news that Michael Clarke had decided to pull the pin and retire. In my time following cricket I don’t think there has been a better tactician, Mark Taylor and him may have been on a par, but I rate him better than the Chappells, Waugh or Ponting. You also have to remember that those other well regarded Australian captains had some formidable bowlers at their disposal. Waugh & Ponting essentially had the two best Australian bowlers in Warne & McGrath at their disposal through most of their stewardships. Clarke has had some good bowlers, but injury and form has meant that he has not had a consistent strike force while he has been in charge. Is it the right decision to retire? Yes, I think it is. His batting is clearly on the wane and even he said that he has become a passenger. Having said that, I do hope that the Australian team can do him proud at the Oval and send him out a winner which he thoroughly deserves.
The Nick Kyrgios sledge to Stan Wawrinka has attracted a lot of attention which to my mind seems to be somewhat of an over reaction. Yes what he said was wrong, but was it front page news? Would anyone have known if not for the very sensitive court side microphones? This type of sledging happens all the time in other sports and one of the best sledges of all time was of a similar theme. Glenn McGrath bowling to Zimbabwe’s Eddo Brandes asked him why he was so fat. Brandes’ response was along the lines of “because every time I make love to your wife she gives me a biscuit”. I certainly don’t condone what Kyrgios said, but lets not get carried away and lets not get too far up on that high horse.