Only 3 rounds to go tipsters..and a little test for you all last week to see who really values my tipping prowess. Did anyone really miss the Friday words of wisdom? Perhaps not...
Speaking of words of wisdom..a brief mention of the latest review for our 2009 Mitchell Harris Shiraz. It's a top little drop and Campbell Mattinson, co-author of The Big Red Wine Book thought so too -
"It’s plummy and nutty and fractionally spicy, with gentle eucalypt and creamy oak giving the wine lots of attractive lift. The finish is still coming together but the tannin is fine and the fruit pure. Wouldn’t be surprised if I rate this higher in a couple of year’s time. Gorgeous dark plum fruit flavour."
This latest Shiraz release is heading out the door quicker than Rocket Eade so be sure to shoot us a line on email@example.com to grab yourself a bottle or two.
Last week it was Big Gazza "The Juganaut" Jones sitting high and mighty on the top of the Round 21 ladder being the only MH tipster to nail 8 last week! Very impressive form..but yet not quite enough to reel in KC or the Whiteheads. Both of these in form tipsters are siting two clear with only three rounds left, Old Mitch, Killer Kingy and ChitChat Champions snapping at their heels.
It's the Cyril and Buddy show tomorrow night at Etihad as the Hawkers come up against the Blue Baggers. This sellout game should be a cracker with a top four spot potentially on the line for Carlton. Of note, the Blues are yet to knock off anyone higher than them on the ladder.
Well, the Crows have certainly come out fighting since showing their coach the front door and this week should be no different against a weary ol' Suns side. The Gold Coast boys are dragging their feet and looking ahead to Schoolies week.
West Coast are looking to snaffle themselves a top four spot and therefore a home final this week - quite an impressive turnaround from the 2010 wooden spooners. They're up against the Bombers who are not big fans of the trip across the Nullabor - 1 win from 11 trips...Eagles for me.
It's the Kangaroos and Dockers on Saturday night with both teams fighting it out for the Tigers' traditional 9th spot on the ladder. Long and lanky Sandilands is limping out onto the track and won't have enough to stop the Roos on a mission.
In an AFL first, the Brisbane Lions head down to the MCG for the Collingwood Football Club Saturday night footy clinic. In this unique opportunity, the Lions will get some hands on football lessons from Buckley & Malthouse, and if time allows may even be able to a have a shot at kicking a goal or two themselves. A slaughter is predicted.
‘From St Kilda to Kings Cross, is 14 hours on a bus’ sings Paul Kelly. The Saints will be taking more conventional transportation to the ANZ Stadium for a game that will decide the order at the tail end of the top 8. This game should be a beauty & both teams are pretty evenly matched. The Saints have redeemed themselves somewhat this season, but are still a little shaky. Both teams a good each way bet.
Port Rootyadadalaide host the Doggies sans Rocket Rodney Eade after his unceremonious dismissal during the week. Another game that won’t make any difference to the finals make up this year. Sad to see Rocket dumped. At least he saves $79 on his air fare. We wish Rocket well & suspect that he’ll pop up at another club next year.
On Sunday evening at the G the hapless Dees face the toothless Tigers. Both teams have failed to impress in 2011 and are merely playing for a bit of pride. If they are not playing for pride, then they are deliberately not playing for draft picks.
Well, tipsters, get cracking and snap up your own bottle of MH this week!
Cheers, Mitch, Johnno, Lis & Shan