Friday, September 17, 2010

In Honour of our Co-Champions of Head, there they are sharing the Head-Space up there. Harv and Nick. Congrats chaps.

Last year I forgot to ask. The year before I lost all your answers due to an email malfunction, the year before I probably just did nothing with the answers I got.
This year, I've dug 'em up and will scatter them round.
The first half of your pre-season answers right here. Who says we know anything about footy?

Pies, Cats, Saints, Dogs, Swans, Dockers, Hawks, Blues

FRANCO: Collingwood, Bulldogs, St Kilda, Brisbane, Lions, Geelong, Hawthorn, Essendon, North Melbourne
KATE: Dogs, Saints, Cats, Lions, Pies, Hawks, Freo, Port
DICK: Saints, Dogs, Hawks, Cats, Pies, Lions, Swans, Dons, Crows
JOFF: Saints, Geelong, Hawks, Bulldogs, Collingwood, Power, Brisbane, Blues
GRANT: Hawthorn saints pies cats lions dogs swans bombers
FRANK: Saints, Geelong, Adelaide, Bulldogs, Collingwood, Brisbane, Essendon, Hawthorn
RICHO: Saints, Dogs, Pies, Cats, Hawks, Lions, Crows, Swans
STODDY: Bulldogs, Geelong, St Kilda, Collingwood, Crows, Lions, Essendon, Hawthorn
KURTZ: Hawthorn, St Kilda, Geelong, Adelaide, WCE, Brisbane
COXY: Collingwood, Dogs, Saints, Hawthorn, Port, Adelaide, Brisbane, Carlton
COREY: St. Kilda, Bulldogs, Adelaide, Geelong, Collingwood, Brisbane, Hawthorn, Essendon
STAN: Bulldogs, St Kilda, Geelong, Hawthorn, Collingwood, Adelaide, Port, Brisbane
DIRK: Cats, Saints, Dogs, Hawks, Swans, Port, Crows and Bears
DICKWAD: Bulldogs, St Kilda, Geelong, Collingwood, Adelaide, Brisbane, West Coast, Hawthorn
ALEX: Bulldogs, St Kilda, Geelong, Essendon, Sydney, Carlton, Hawthorn, Brisbane
HARV: Saints, Bulldogs, Lions, Collingwood, Adelaide, Geelong, Hawthorn, West Coast
JESPER: Cats, Saints, Bulldogs, Pies, Lions, Blues, Crows, Hawthorn
ANDO: Saints, Adelaide, Geelong, Collingwood, Bulldogs, Brisbane, Carlton, West Coast

NUTSHELL: Everyone picked 5 or 6 finalists. Adelaide, Essendon and the Lions were the big disappointments. Only Kate picked Freo.



Franco: Tigers
Kate: Tigers
Dick: Tigers
Joff: Melbourne
Grant: Tigers
Frank: Melbourne
Richo: Fremantle
Stoddy: Tigers
Kurtz: Melbourne
Sean: Tigers
Corey: Fremantle
Stan: Tigers
Dirk: Melbourne
Dickwad: Melbourne
Alex: Melbourne
Harv: Port Power
Jesper: Tigers
Ando: Tigers

NUTSHELL: Dees and Tiges? You guys are kidding yourselves.



Franco: Barry Hall 83
Kate: Fevola 76
Rich: Jonathan Brown 82
Joff: Franklin 74
Grant: Franklin 108
Frank: Fevola -
Richo: Fevola 87
Stoddy: Barry Hall 87
Kurtz: Barry Hall 87
Sean: Fevola 67
Corey: Buddy Franklin 89
Stan: Buddy Franklin 80
Dirk: Bradshaw 104
Dickwad: Big Bad Bazza 87
Alex: Barry Hall 112
Harv: Fevola 102
Jesper: Bazza 91
Ando: Big Bad Barry 86

NUTSHELL: Big Bad Bazza had a good year, but still let a lot of folks down. 87 is a very popular number. Jack Who?


Franco: NIc Naitanui
Kate: Nic Naitanui
Rich: Dustin Martin
Joff: -
Grant: Michael Barlow
Frank: Rhys Stanley
Richo: Nic Naitanui
Stoddy: Nic Naitanui
Kurtz: Nic Naitanui
Sean: Dustin Martin
Corey: Nic Naitanui
Stan: Nic Naitanui
Dirk: Dustin Martin
Dickwad: Dustin Martin
Alex: Majak Daw
Harv: Nic Naitanui
Jesper: ?
Ando: Jack somebody - Dees

NUTSHELL: Nic Nat is little more than a highly mobile lampshade. Dusty Martin shouldna got rubbed out. Grant's a good judge of Horse-flesh, but didn't read the age rules.

REALITY: MARK WILLIAMS (I'm calling it a sacking)

Franco: Mark Harvey
Kate: No sackings, but Damian Hardwick will attempt suicide
Dick: Malthouse (quits)
Joff: Dean Bailey
Grant: Neil Craig
Frank: Mark Williams
Richo: Bomber Thompson for a punch-up with Big Gaz re the GC
Stoddy: -
Kurtz: Mark Harvey
Sean: Michael Voss
Corey: Mark Harvey
Stan: Malthouse (quits)
Dirk: No Sackings
Dickwad: Mark Harvey
Alex: Dean Bailey
Harv: Mark Williams
Jesper: ?
Ando: Mark Harvey

NUTSHELL: A coup[le calling for the head of WunderCoach Mark Harvey may have been a little adrift. Harv and Frank have their finger on the pulse. Grant and Coxy showing a little prescience. Matthew Knights musta been looking the goods just a few months back.

That's it.
Beer o'clock.

So here it is:
A draw. Both Nick and Harv got 100% this week so can't split 'em and I hereby give up trying.
Joffa made a lunge at the line with James Manson, A Demon, Charlie Manson. I reckon, even though the shot of Sean Charles was when he was a Saint (which I don't actually remember) he played his good footy with the Dees, I'll pay half a point. Joffa draws for third with Taffa.

And so, just as he has with many folks before us, the unholiest of the holies, Charlie Manson, has finished us off. For this year at least.
This is it:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Apologies for not following through on my well-intentioned ideas last week. Hopefully some Time-capsule stuff this week, but it's the bosses birthday tomorrow and there's all sorts of other shit going on too.
Also we do have a result in Celeb Head, so I'll put you all out of my misery on that at the earliest opportunity too.

To the FINALS:
And then there were 4...
2 Big games to sort out the Grand Finalists.

And here's why...
Dickwad paid the price for being right, but less right than the reckless Matt.
Kurtz paid the price for being even more wrong than Grant.

It's not rocket-salad, but if you can't work out what happens from here, this little chart should give you a hand.