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Sportzfan Radio #421

The Professor and the panel of the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Dan Butterly, Coutta and Paul Dalligan preview the NFL season, review round 25 of the NRL, discuss Ash Barty’s surprise loss at the US Open, look at Chloe Dalton’s campaign to raise funds for our Paralympians so they are paid like our Olympians and the Gelding gives his tips for today’s Geelong and Casterton race meetings.

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Sportzfan Radio #418

The Professor and the panel of Sarah Radlow, the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan discuss the addition of four AFLW teams in season 7, Colin Carter’s report on an AFL team for Tasmania, the drive for netball to be part of the 2032 Olympics, NRL round 22 and Gelding’s tips for Cranbourne and Coleraine race meetings.

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Sportzfan Radio #417

The Professor and the panel of Coutta, the Judge, Sarah Radlow, the Gelding and Paul Dalligan discuss the fact that there are no female head coaches in the AFLW, the Olympics and the level of interest among the panel, Paul reviews round 21 of the NRL, the panel talk about Taylor Walker’s racist comments and whether six matches was sufficient penalty and the Gelding has some tips for today’s Bendigo and Coleraine race meetings.

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The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Flemington races on 7 August 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had some near misses last week with three placings from the four selections and are looking to do better today at Flemington where the track is rated a Soft 5 with the rail out 10 metres for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 5 Horse 2 – Oxley Road (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 8 Horse 14 – Too Good Too Hard (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 1 Horse 4 – South Pacific

Race 7 Horse 7 – Hosier

Professor’s Parlay

Race 7 Horse 7 – Hosier into Sydney Roosters to beat Penrith Panthers (NRL) into Gold Coast Titans to beat North Queensland Cowboys (NRL).

You can see the latest edition of That’s Racing here.

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan, Dan Butterly and Coutta will be talking AFLW, Olympics, NRL and more on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel tomorrow from 12.00pm AEST.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio #416

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Sarah Radlow, the Gelding, Paul Dalligan, Coutta and Dan Butterly talk with special guest, and former Sportzfan Radio panellist, Daniel Eade about the recently completed NBA draft, Sarah Radlow gives a round up of the AFLW draft, Coutta reviews the Olympic tennis results, Paul Dalligan looks at the NRL’s round 20, the panel discuss Reggie Bush’s request to have his Heisman trophy win reinstated and whether it is possible to break a rule that is illegal and the Gelding has racing tips for today’s Sandown races.

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Sportzfan Radio show #414

The panel of the Professor, the Judge, Dan Butterly, Coutta, Paul Dalligan and the Gelding talk with special guest Jack Kelly about his career in rowing and look at Australia’s chances in the Olympic rowing events, Dan Butterly discusses the NBA final series between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks, Paul Dalligan reviews round 18 of the NRL, the Judge talks about the Court setting aside Bob Baffert’s suspension by the New York Racing Association, Coutta discusses Australia’s possibilities in Olympic tennis and the Gelding gives some red hot tips for today’s Pakenham and Warracknabeal race meetings.

You can see this episode of Sportzfan Radio here.

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hot tips for Flemington races on 17 July 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

With the track currently rated a slow 5, punters beware as further rain is expected during the day and that may affect the form of some horses at Flemington today. The rail is out 3 metres for the entire circuit so that suits horses that run on pace or settle midfield.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Flemington

Professor’s tips

Race 5 Horse 7 – Hasseltoff (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 7 Horse 10 – Dirty Thoughts (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 3 Horse 7 – Lindhout

Race 6 Horse 2 – Dice Roll

Professor’s Parlay

Race 7 Horse 10 – Dirty Thoughts into Melbourne Storm to beat Newcastle Knights (NRL) into South Sydney Rabbitohs to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

You can see the latest episode of That’s Racing!! here.

The Professor and the panel of the Gelding, the Judge, Coutta and Paul Dalligan will be talking sport tomorrow from 12.00pm AEST on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube page. Special guest, Olympic rowing representative, Jack Kelly.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio show #413

The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Paul Dalligan, Dan Butterly and Coutta discuss Ash Barty’s and Dylan Alcott’s wins at Wimbledon, the NBA playoffs between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks, whether Patty Mills should be able to carry the aboriginal flag with the Australian flag at the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, Sha’Cari Richardson’s suspension from the US Olympic team for testing positive to cannabis, NRL round 17 and State of Origin 3.

You can watch the show on our You Tube page here.

Weekend musing – Rio no go, the Nevill stumping and Michael Hurley re-signs with the Bombers…..

Sfan OB6The Olympics are coming to a conclusion and I must say that my interest levels have been as low as I can remember for an Olympic Games. I don’t know if it is the timing of the events or all of the negative stories before the games started, but I have been boltsignificantly underwhelmed. Perhaps my level of enthusiasm is matched by the Australian results where very few of our competitors have performed at their best. It would appear from the vision I have seen that the crowds have stayed away too. If the athletics didn’t have Usain Bolt these could be the dullest games of all time where the side stories have far more interest than the performances.

I was interested in the Peter Nevill stumping during the third test in stumpingSri Lanka when he waited for the batsman to lift his foot after playing the ball. The batsman was clearly out, but was it in the spirit of the game? I must admit some bias here, I was dismissed in a similar fashion playing school cricket and while I too was clearly out, I had avoided a bouncer and moved out of my crease before the keeper had passed the ball onto the fieldsman. I always thought it was unfair as it wasn’t the skill of the bowler that got me out of my crease. The same applied to the Nevill stumping.

Great news for Essendon supporters with Michael Hurley re-signing. When the players were suspended at the start of the year I hurleythought Essendon would lose one of Hurley, Hooker or Heppell and they have all re-committed to the club. Essendon now need Jobe Watson to play another year so he doesn’t conclude his career as a banned player. He deserves to finish on a high note even if he does lose the Brownlow medal.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – father/son combinations, Richmond FC woes……

Sfan OB6It was great to see Kyle Chalmers win our first men’s 100m freestyle Olympic gold medal since Michael Wenden in 1968. He is the son of Brett Chalmers who made his name playing AFL and it got me chalmersthinking about other father/son combinations in different sports. There is Gary Jack (rugby league) & Kieran Jack (AFL), Jack Newton (golf) & Clint Newton (rugby league), Ray Ruffels (tennis) & Ryan Ruffels (golf), Tony Mundine (boxing) & Anthony Mundine (rugby league & boxing), John Ronaldson (VFL/AFL) & Tony Ronaldson (basketball), Pat Cash Snr (VFL/AFL) & Pat Cash Jnr (tennis) and Dimitri Markov (pole vault) & Oleg Markov (AFL). There are bound to be a lot more, but this is a good starting point for further discussion.

I was pleased to see Richmond win last week to get the heat off Damian Hardwick. As much as I thought Richmond erred by martinextending his contract at the start of the year, I thought he should be excused one bad year. The discussions about Richmond this year remind me of the discussions about Richmond of 10-15 years ago. Back then they had fourn players, Matthew Knights, Wayne Campbell, Nick Daffy & Matthew Richardson and then they fell away and now it is Dustin Martin, Trent Cotchin, Jack Riewoldt, Brent Deledio and Alex Rance and then they fall away again. Is history repeating itself?

Have a great weekend!