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Sportzfan Radio #422

The Professor and the panel of Sarah Radlow, the Gelding, Coutta, Paul Dalligan and the Judge talk with special guest Lynne Anderson, the CEO of Paralympics Australia, Paul Dalligan reviews the NRL finals played to date and previews the Eels v Knights final, Coutta talks about unseeded Emma Raducanu’s stunning win in the women’s singles at the US Open, Sarah Radlow discusses Cricket Australia’s announcement that the one off Test match against Afghanistan may be cancelled and the Gelding gives his red hot tips for today’s Cranbourne and Donald race meetings.

You can watch this episode here.

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.

You can watch this episode at the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel.

The Professor’s and the Gelding’s red hotties for Moonee Valley races on 4 September 2021 and the Professor’s Parlay

The Professor and the Gelding had a welcome return to form last week with some winners and the Professor’s parlay saluting. They look to improve on that at Moonee Valley today where the track is currently rated a Soft 7 with the rail in the true position for the entire circuit.

Don’t forget to back the tips each way!

Moonee Valley

Professor’s tips

Race 1 Horse 3 – Sandy Prince (for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Race 6 Horse 4 – Mac N Cheese (also for the ladies at the Tennis club)

Gelding’s tips

Race 5 Horse 3 – Portland Sky

Race 8 Horse 11 – Elephant

Professor’s Parlay

Race 5 Horse 3 – Portland Sky into Brisbane Lions to beat Western Bulldogs (AFL) into Wests Tigers to beat Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL).

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

The Professor and the panel of the Gelding, Sarah Radlow, Paul Dalligan, Dan Butterly, Coutta and the Judge will be talking sport including the start to the NFL season and the US Open tennis, tomorrow on the Sportzfan Radio YouTube channel from 12.00pm AEST.

Good luck and good punting!

The Professor

Sportzfan Radio #420

The Professor and the panel of the the Judge, Sarah Radlow, the Gelding, Coutta and Paul Dalligan discuss Debbie Lee’s elevation into the AFL Hall of Fame, query why the AFL Hall of Fame is not named the Australian Rules Football Hall of Fame, talk about the controversy caused by five jockeys meeting up at an Air BNB in Mornington, review round 24 of the NRL, preview the US Open tennis tournament and the Gelding has some tips for the Ballarat and Moe race meetings.

You can watch this episode here.

Weekend musing – Essendon FC and the #1 draft pick, US Open, Jason Day

Chris Barwin HillsThere has been heated discussion over recent weeks as to whether Essendon should get the number one draft pick should they finish on the bottom of the ladder. Speaking from a purely one eyed position, surely if they finish last they get the number one pick. Hasn’t the Unknownteam been punished enough? three years of investigations combined with the most severe penalties ever dished out to a club….and all this when the Tribunal could not establish clearly that banned substances had been administered. Personally, I would prefer they didn’t justify the number one pick as the club has not won the wooden spoon since 1933 which is well before I was born, so in my life time I have not experienced the ignominy of finishing last. In 1933 there was only twelve teams, so they would be finishing six places lower this time!

I also noted with interest the comments from Mark Thompson during the week regarding the Essendon style of play. Bomber is watsonpart of the media and certainly entitled to his opinion, but I must say apart from the last two weeks I think their progress has been quite good. Even in the big loss to Fremantle, the Bombers won the last quarter. The loss to Hawthorn was certainly on the cards and I picked the Hawks to win by 100pts so I was not far off. One thing I will say about Mark Thompson’s comments is that they weren’t vindictive like Mick Malthouse’s continued comments about Collingwood. I think Bomber’s comments at least showed that he still cared.

OK, Essendon rant over for now.

The US Open is on at the fearsome Oakmont course. I was surprised to hear that Jason Day is feeling weighed down by the number one 1363998228672tag. That is unfortunate as surely that is what every sportsman strives for. His form has certainly dropped off since getting to the number one spot. I can’t get excited about the Aussie contingent this time around. Adam Scott is talking a good talk but his confidence seems to be lacking. I think the most likely winner is the home grown Jordan Spieth.

Have a great weekend!

Weekend musing – Jason Day, Fifth Test, James Hird……

Chris Barwin HillsWe should start with the good news – it was great to see Jason Day salute in the US PGA early on Monday morning. I had predicted that he would win a major in 2014, but unfortunately he had a hand/wrist injury that upset his season and then when in contention for this
year’s US Open he had an attack of vertigo. A most deserved win and it was also refreshing to see the good sportsmanship displayed by Jordan Spieth. Spieth suggested that it was the best loss that h1363998228672e had ever had and I suppose if second place takes you to number one in the world, you cannot really complain. After his amazing win in the Australian Open I understand he has had the lowest total for all 4 majors ever. With Day, Spieth and Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings the golf should be pretty interesting over the next 5 to 10 years.

Continuing the good news theme it was great to see some application from the Australian batsmen in this test. I went to bed with the score at 0-82 on the first day and was pleased to wake and find they had moved to 3-287 which put them in a good position to 1440188864611push for a victory in Michael Clarke’s final test match. After the second day’s play, the Aussies have strengthened their hold on this test by having the English 8 for 107 at stumps. With Peter Siddle’s excellent bowling performance one can only ask the selectors why he wasn’t in the team before now!

I had previously stated that I would not discuss the Essendon supplements saga again until the WADA case outcome was known, however, the events of the week with James Hird’s departure from the club does change the situation somewhat. I read an article written by Tracey Holmes titled “The siren has sounded on Hird and 1384012800000all that is left is sadness” and I think it about sums up my views on the events of this week. As an Essendon supporter a lot of people asked me my for my views on Tuesday and my immediate response was sadness. It was also clear from the players that flanked Hird on Tuesday that most of the players were emotionally struck by what had happened as well. There are a lot of James Hird haters out there and I am sure they will get around Caroline Wilson and congratulate themselves on a job well done, they finally got their man.

Have a great weekend!

Sportzfan Radio 159.1

Soccer ball21 June 2010 159.1 – Stan, the world’s oldest radio apprentice gives the AFL a rest in his rant this week and has the FFA fair and square in his sights at the thought of paying our next soccer coach up to $6 million.  Dan Butterly talks US sport particularly the musical chairs of NCAA conference realignment, NBA Championship game 7 and whether Kobe Bryant would have been the MVP of the finals series even if the Celtics had won, whether Tiger Woods can win the US Open from 4 shots back and his thought that the World Cup will end in a draw.  The Gelding calls in from the track at Bendigo where he has a runner, Queen Asa, going around.  He had a great day at the races on Saturday tipping 3 winners and a second.  In the ‘F’ word Mark Fiorenti muses on the problems of parking the “bus” with flat tyres and Sean informs listeners that parking the ‘bus’ is a real soccer tactic.