i suppose miagi-sawa should say welcome back and also a hearty welcome to all the newcomers – except one maybe. but more of that later.
now to the round that seemed as long as the summer break. essendon seems to have some residual stuff – not saying whether it was legal or illegal (how can i when it looks like no other bugger knows either) – left in the systems and ran over adelaide. fremantle did likewise to westcoast – at least i think they did cos the game was so long ago i think it was recorded on the dead sea scrolls. anyway according to the afl, the season did not start until thursday night when the mighty tiges actually got up and won their first game – wow – mind you, they tried hard to lose it. so with that in mind, i am gunna make the most of it – but then i notice their position is 9th and most likely where they will stay. footscray gave brisbane a fair old touchup. sydney cantered over greater western sydney, but not really in an emphatic way. gold coast, or more specifically ablett, put st kilda in their place. port started the year with a huge confidence boosting win over melbourne. collingwood grizzled about their win over north. finally geelong continued their dominance over hawthorn. now look there, miagi-sushi can summarise a round so it makes sense. but what a boring paragraph – except for the richmond win – so don’t count on a weekly summary ever making sense again…..
for the newcomers, this part is where miagi-saki usually reports 1st, 2nd, and 3rd; write a bit of gossip; take the piss on collingwood and anyone who plays sport like ultimate frisbee. whether you use your actual name or a pseudonym – no matter how obscure it may be – miagi-desu will give you some convoluted, contorted, and cryptic name (sometimes these change each week). in saying that, how the f..k does miagi-desuka put a twist on “suck my tips”???? they leave themselves open to any ridicule but with a name like that, must have a great sense of humour – unlike the one who walked a marathon last year and boasts that he ran it – anyway back to suck my tips, miagi would have found a way to disqualify her (am presuming she is a she and not a he cos of her/his profile pic) except it would have meant that snowman would have won and that would be even worse. door matt came in third.
better welcome the new peoples who have not been so far mentioned – sound of music, what a strange name which should duly go to julie, but that is too obvious. – hunter walkinghorse, whose name sounds like he is another bloody collingwood supporter, so can be called anything at all – cozzie one, has to be called budgie or maybe smuggler… two or three more are due to join too so they will be welcomed in due course.
house keeping stuff: if anyone forgets to tip, they automatically get the away teams. anyone who tips all winners in a single (full) round gets a bonus point. money – will get the good dr goody2shoes to send me the details of where to deposit your $24. then will post it here and most likely email it too. how the break up of the money goes is – 50% goes to paying the weekly winner. so as it stands we have 17 in the comp. so 17x$24 = $408 total therefore $204/23 rounds = $8.86 per round for the weekly winner (to be paid at season’s end). this leaves $204 for the final payout. of which sml (stone motherless last) gets their money back and the remainder goes to (at this stage) the winner ($180). if there is a decent influx of people joining late, we may change it from one taking the balance to 1st and 2nd, or even 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. this is all dependant on how many finally join PLUS how many pay up…. you will have till round 4 to become financial (was going to be round 3 but i have posted it after round 1). Any round wins before then and you get the winnings. You can still tip after then, but if you happen to get the most tips for a round, you will miss out on claiming that weekly win – as miagi-dope-o managed to do last year…. in other words after round 4 you have to be financial or you miss out. once you are financial, you are eligible to take the weekly winnings. i will also have to check the rule on unfinancial people at season’s end if they are in line to win the lot – it may be that we set a date that anyone has to be financial by in order for them to claim the money – definitely no one can be unfinancial at season’s end and say take the $24 out of my winnings. all this is just trying to be fair to everyone who pay up early. one final thing – this is done freely off our own backs and we are all at various times pretty busy. so if newsletters, other information, organising a footy game trip, payments, etc, etc are not prompt, we are not deliberately being slack or trying to pull one over you. so please be patient – we will get to it…..
enough of the frivolities and to the serious stuff – Q: what do you call a collingwood supporter in a suit? A: the defendant.
till next week
carn the tiges