All right tipsters..as we write this on a sub arctic Ballarat evening with plenty of Brass Monkeys losing their balls all over the place, the action at the top of the Mitchell Harris leaderboard is hotting up. Mat Kelly picked 8 winners last week to snap up a bottle of MH, a superb effort in a round that was all over the place. But it's the Wobbly Boot Whopper who has streaked ahead to claim top spot, one point clear of Rampaging Ranks and 'Teddy' EJ with only two tipping weeks left!
Let's take a look at the games..
Friday night sees a couple of teams coming off some big wins with the Cats coming up the Princes Hwy to meet up with the Blues at the Dome. Carlton knocked the pussy cats off earlier in the year but they could well struggle at this end of the season. Freo have hung up the boots for the week with their top players staying at home on the couch with their ugg boots and beanies firmly in place. They take on the Hawks at what could possibly be the coldest spot in the country on Saturday arvo. The Saints are trucking along very nicely and meet up with Richmond this week who are just limping over the finish line.
The Crows lost out in the bidding war with Gold Coast this week losing Nathan Bock who in turn has lost his spot on the ground for the rest of the season. They clash with the formidable Pies who are absolutely flying into the finals. Sydney need the four points this week and with Brett Kirk saying farewell the sentimental factor may just get them across the line against a Bulldogs team that still has some snotty nose and sore throat issues.
The mighty Dees are heading over to Adelaide this week and with their super skipper Jimmy McDonald also putting the cue in the rack and retiring they will give Port Adelaide an absolute run for their money.
Matty Knights is on notice with his bags packed and only a couple of top wins from the Dons will save him. They meet the Lions this week with Brownie leading them out for his 200th. North are on a knife edge this week and need to win to stay in finals contention. Brent "Boomer" Harvey runs out for his 300th this week and this should be enough for the Roos to run over the top of a struggling West Coast.
So tipsters, it's down to the wire for 2010!
Shan, Johnno, Lis and Mitch