Weather notes: If there is significant change to the forecast for Newcastle and Sydney for Saturday night, I will do an update by early Saturday afternoon.
General discussion: The scenario for many of the matches this weekend is a fairly regular occurrence during August and September – that of dry and gusty westerly winds bringing great conditions for football played at night. In fact if I was planning the NRL season to have the optimum weather conditions for exciting football for the end of the regular season and then the finals, the climate at this time of year on the east coast is about as good as it gets.
Continue reading The SC Weather Report – Round 24
Seriously Manly? You are a finals team. You had just one job. Beat a lowly Tigers side so that Newcastle could climb the ladder up to the dizzying heights of 15th. But no, you dropped your bundle and got smacked on Sunday afternoon. Disgraceful. The worst part was that I like Wests and loathe Manly (save for the T-Bros), so I didn’t like cheering for the Eagles anyway. At least Teddy went off for a (maybe controversial) monster score.
Continue reading Oh Captain, My Captain – Round 24
What a crazy round! Who would have thought 16th and 15th would both win, knocking off two potential top four teams. My tipping is in shambles, as are my captain selections. Let’s just say I’ve averaged a C score of 50 over the last eight weeks of this year, after averaging 50 across my first six weeks of this year. Yep, story of my season. Moving on…
Let’s have a look at the minutes (N.B. season minutes may be updated to include the current round’s averages already – sometimes the nrlscstats site uploads the latest round’s data too quick for me!). Continue reading Minutes Madness – Round 23