2016 Hawkes Bay Mitre 10 Cup Tipping Team



  • Righto guys KP has got the Mitre10 Cup tipping contest up and running. We have a bit of unfinished business after not achieving our goal of winning the championship last season with last season's lineup of Hurrycanes, Higgins, Napia, Stockcar86, Stoli and Paj. Not sure of all will be padding up to go around this year so am calling on other supporters of the Mighty Magpies to front up and fight the good fight on behalf of all of HB.

    With a bit of luck this link will get you into the tipping sheet for this weeks tips
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb5wmH4tFxMEKd8xJklanssSBf2TGzVgcw1FTYFG9i8t5QmQ/viewform

    and this one should/might get you to the responses are so you can check the picks you sent are the ones you meant to send
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XTwq3bo6GSEgWMzhZkCbKIMLQarHewOMIcYct0FYh4E/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=2113437626
     
    Hopefully some of the other HB supporters like Stargazer, Number 10, Matrix, WingerHB, Gibbit and others out there will put their hands up and join the Silver Ferns most successful team.

    Not long to go now as kick off time in the first game is 7.35PM NZ time on Thursday night so start readying yourselves now to get into peak condition by then. To make things a little more comfortable the morally obligatory HB 17+ tip for all Mighty Magpies games is being relaxed this season, the slighty disappointing pre-season results might have contributed to this!

    Anyway good luck guys, get out there and tip each and every week so we can ensure the title returns back to where it deserves to be housed.



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  • I've lots of things going on at the moment, so am a bit distracted, but I'll do my best to remember to tip each week.



  • Im in!



  • Time is marching on and so far we have entries received from Stockcar86, Hurrycanes and newcomer Victor A. Stargazer and Magpie_in_aus  are probably weighing up weather and track conditions before sending theirs in. We need at least five certainties (and you are only certain when you tipping sheet goes in!) to be competitive but six gives us the option of dropping the lowest score for the week (just five scores count each week). There is still time left if you considering donning the black and white hoops for thi short and intensive contest where there is a lot of pride at stake.
    One of these will get you to the tipping sheet
    http://www.eglobal.co.nz/tsfnpc16/tsf.htm
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Hc7iA416FL8GyYxpclmQA5RzFdZG_o4UFfelM7yPmQo/viewform?edit_requested=true



  • Almost kick off time and we are still a couple short at this stage. Come on Stargazer we know you are still running your picks through your complicated selection process so hurry things along a bit please. Number 10 are you there????? Nepia, PAJ (where are you hiding?) or any other Bay supporter we need you to front up and fight the good fight on behalf of the Bay.
     
    http://www.eglobal.c...sfnpc16/tsf.htm
    https://docs.google...._requested=true
     
    Even if you miss tonights first match it is not too late to start from the Northland v Manawatu game being held on Friday................



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  • I think I hindered the team last year so was trying to avoid it!
     
    If pure numbers help I'll join, if predicting skill is needed probably best I be the Magpies Tipping team cheerleader.



  • Higgins - I have come out of retirement and submitted my picks.



  • That's good to hear, hopefully we will manage to get it all together to knock all comers off to get our title back. Two years has been a long time not wearing the Tipping Crown! Good to see your picture, nothing better than one of Blair Furlong who knocked over a late dropped goal that enabled us to retain the Shield against Wellington in '67. Could this be a good omen for tomorrow?



  • In view of recent setbacks it is getting close to the time a ruling along the lines of under no circumstances should we pick HB to win in the Tipping Contest mightnhave to be enforced. There is loyalty but we have to weigh that against the persuit of victory. It has been two long years since we last held the Championship so it is hightime we got it back and we aint going to do that by blindly tipping a HB victory whatever spread you might elect! Don't feel guilty about tiping against the Bay from now on as frankly tipping them for a win at the moment is done more with the heart than the head as sad as that is to accept.



  • Haha. See this is why it's lucky I didn't sign up, I can't pick against the Magpies no matter what. Hell, I can't bring myself to even tip against the Warriors.



  • In view of recent setbacks it is getting close to the time a ruling along the lines of under no circumstances should we pick HB to win in the Tipping Contest mightnhave to be enforced. There is loyalty but we have to weigh that against the persuit of victory. It has been two long years since we last held the Championship so it is hightime we got it back and we aint going to do that by blindly tipping a HB victory whatever spread you might elect! Don't feel guilty about tiping against the Bay from now on as frankly tipping them for a win at the moment is done more with the heart than the head as sad as that is to accept.

    I can see one occasion to still pick a Magpies win, and that's Southland, but damn, I refuse to pick against the Magpies in the game v BOP.
     
    I suppose it's out of the question to expose the opposition teams a week before the game to Havelock North's tap water?



  • Righto guys, a bit of a toe stubbing against the table topping Bush mob last week with Plastered Peni having one out of the box for them effectively getting them home ahead of us. Sadly I was on the wrong side of the couple of games that could have gone either way so was not much help. At least we all managed to be on the right side of the Magpies two losses!!!!! Maybe, just maybe, they might manage to break their duck tomorrow night against Southland???

    Time to pull our socks up and get our tips in by 7.35PM tonight NZ time to give us a good chance of taking down the second placed team in the competition. Now that this weeks opponents Nth Harbour and Auckland have combined they are no longer the easy beats they have been in the past but lets get out there and show them the form they are exhibiting since the merger has taken place is just a flash in the pan.
    Good luck and tip confidently
    http://www.eglobal.co.nz/tsfnpc16/tsf.htm



  • @Higgins said in 2016 Hawkes Bay Mitre 10 Cup Tipping Team:

    Righto guys, a bit of a toe stubbing against the table topping Bush mob last week with Plastered Peni having one out of the box for them effectively getting them home ahead of us. Sadly I was on the wrong side of the couple of games that could have gone either way so was not much help. At least we all managed to be on the right side of the Magpies two losses!!!!! Maybe, just maybe, they might manage to break their duck tomorrow night against Southland???

    Time to pull our socks up and get our tips in by 7.35PM tonight NZ time to give us a good chance of taking down the second placed team in the competition. Now that this weeks opponents Nth Harbour and Auckland have combined they are no longer the easy beats they have been in the past but lets get out there and show them the form they are exhibiting since the merger has taken place is just a flash in the pan.
    Good luck and tip confidently
    http://www.eglobal.co.nz/tsfnpc16/tsf.htm

    Done. I'm going to be out tomorrow so won't see the game properly, but will be sneakily watching on my phone whenever I can. It looks like our top forward pack starting, so I have hope. Not convinced with Garland taking fullback spot ahead of Tongia, so maybe Tongia paying the price for giving away too many penalties last week (not that it really impacted the final score). Hopefully Fruean can provide the midfeild penetration we need without Buckman/Horrell



  • @Stockcar86 said in 2016 Hawkes Bay Mitre 10 Cup Tipping Team:

    @Higgins said in 2016 Hawkes Bay Mitre 10 Cup Tipping Team:

    Righto guys, a bit of a toe stubbing against the table topping Bush mob last week with Plastered Peni having one out of the box for them effectively getting them home ahead of us. Sadly I was on the wrong side of the couple of games that could have gone either way so was not much help. At least we all managed to be on the right side of the Magpies two losses!!!!! Maybe, just maybe, they might manage to break their duck tomorrow night against Southland???

    Time to pull our socks up and get our tips in by 7.35PM tonight NZ time to give us a good chance of taking down the second placed team in the competition. Now that this weeks opponents Nth Harbour and Auckland have combined they are no longer the easy beats they have been in the past but lets get out there and show them the form they are exhibiting since the merger has taken place is just a flash in the pan.
    Good luck and tip confidently
    http://www.eglobal.co.nz/tsfnpc16/tsf.htm

    Done. I'm going to be out tomorrow so won't see the game properly, but will be sneakily watching on my phone whenever I can. It looks like our top forward pack starting, so I have hope. Not convinced with Garland taking fullback spot ahead of Tongia, so maybe Tongia paying the price for giving away too many penalties last week (not that it really impacted the final score). Hopefully Fruean can provide the midfeild penetration we need without Buckman/Horrell

    According to the official stats on the Mitre 10 Cup website, Tongia gave away 1 penalty against Auckland and none against Canterbury. That's only one more than Garland. I think it's more likely to do with Tongia missing too many tackles (3 of 3 v Auckland and 3 of 6 v Canterbury). Garland missed 1 of 4 against Auckland and 3 of 10 against Canterbury. Other stats for Garland are also slightly better than Tongia's and Tongia may be due a "rest", having played 385 minutes against Garland's 195 minutes.

    Agree about Fruean. I hope he goes beastmode and slices through Southland's defence like a hot knife through butter (to use a cliche).



  • Sorry guys - my pick of HB over Waikato doomed us to lose in the semi



  • @Stockcar86 said in 2016 Hawkes Bay Mitre 10 Cup Tipping Team:

    Sorry guys - my pick of HB over Waikato doomed us to lose in the semi

    My apologies, too. I made the same mistake and my tipping was very, very poor this weekend.
    I hope there is no relegation of tipping teams ....



  • @Stargazer @Stockcar86 @Higgins the better tipping team won on the day 🙂


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