Friday, October 13, 2006

Tips for the remainder of the Round 8

I was going to put these up yesterday, but didn't get the time. The first game is over so here's my thoughts on the others. By the way, I would have tipped CC by 1.

Newcastle Jets vs NZ Knights - Sat 1930
Nick Theo is gone, sadly before he had the chance to coach the Jets through the easiest of their games for the next 7 weeks. The Knights have signed All-Whites striker Cambell Banks to try and fix their goal scoring problems. I can't see it helping them. The Jets should have the skill to set their bad luck aside, which is the major reason for their lack of points as opposed to their ex-coach, and take away all the points. Tip: Jets by 2.

Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory - Sun 1700
The Dome is set to light up again on Sunday Arvo as my UNited boys try to take down the League high fliers. Victory are 7 wins from 7 and by far the hardest team to beat in the country at the moment. The thing is, they actually deserve to be where they are. They smashed us at Olympic park earlier in the year, and then went on to do the same to everyone else. Although they had some luck on their side against Perth and Newcastle, the sign of a great team is to be able to take away maximum points even when you aren't the best team. We've got Qu and Dodd back for the game, and they've got Thompson back. Should be an absolute blinder of a game, which we can hopefully take all the points, although i think sharing them is more likely. Tip: 2 - 2 Draw.

Perth Glory vs Queensland Roar - Sun 1930
Perth are starting to really pick up as a team, and i hope the WA football faithful get back along to the ground in numbers to show the support they showed the team 10 years ago when they were founded. Laza in particular is in great touch and should be vital to their game on Sunday. They could easily knock off one of the likely top four teams to get into the finals at the end of the year. Roar are showing signs that their early form is perhaps not as strong as we all thought. They are still playing great football, but the goals are not coming as easily. The loss against Victory seems to have rattled them a little. But they are a classy outfit and should be able to regain their form through the rest of the season. Tip: Perth by 1 but both teams to score.

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