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Posted by: Charles Apr 19 2018, 05:43 PM
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I have a feeling that there could be some upsets on the cards this week, but we can only try our best.
The round is made more difficult as two games are played mid-week (Tuesday and Wednesday) so selections aren't known. Those four sides will only have a short break before round 6.

Friday April 20:

Sydney v Adelaide: The Crows were dysfunctional last week and might struggle against the Swans who play well at home. SYDNEY LOSS

Saturday April 21:

Saint Kilda v GWS: The Giants look to be too strong for the Saints. GWS DRAW

Carlton v West Coast: The Eagles have started the season well and, despite a poor record at the MCG, they should account for the Blues. WEST COAST WIN

Port Adelaide v Geelong: This one is a tough call. The Power disappointed last week while the Cats accounted for one of the weaker teams. Once again, I'm tipping the home team. PORT ADELAIDE LOSS

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: The Doggies could have won last week while the Dockers struggled against the Giants. It could be close but I'm tipping the home team. FREMANTLE WIN

Sunday April 22:

North Melbourne v Hawthorn: The Hawks look a revitalised side this year and, despite a couple of injuries, should win. HAWTHORN LOSS

Brisbane v Gold Coast: I'm going against the bookies with this one. The Suns had to endure a two week road trip and will be glad to be back in their home state. The Lions will be hoping to bounce back after last week but I'm tipping GOLD COAST WIN

Tuesday April 24:
Melbourne v Richmond: The Tigers look too good in this one. RICHMOND WIN

Wednesday April 25:
Collingwood v Essendon: The ANZAC Day blockbuster! Both teams impressed last week and players lift for this special game. In a close one I think COLLINGWOOD

All tipsters have the right to change tips for the Tuesday and Wednesday games on Monday when the final sides for those games are known.

Posted by: Flin Apr 19 2018, 07:13 PM
Flin's Tips.

Winners in red.










Posted by: Bill Apr 20 2018, 10:10 AM

Friday April 20:
SYDNEY v Adelaide: LOSS

Saturday April 21:
Saint Kilda v GWS: DRAW
Port Adelaide v GEELONG: WIN
FREMANTLE v Western Bulldogs: WIN

Sunday April 22:
North Melbourne v HAWTHORN: LOSS

Tuesday April 24:
Melbourne v RICHMOND: WIN

Wednesday April 25:
Collingwood v ESSENDON LOSS

All tipsters have the right to change tips for the Tuesday and Wednesday games on Monday when the final sides for those games are known

The question most asked by the QLD 'tipsters is, "Who does that Cazaly bloke play for these days Charles".

Good Luck everyone.

Posted by: lee Apr 20 2018, 04:00 PM
Lee's Top Tips

Sydney LOSS


West Coast WIN

Port Adelaide LOSS

Fremantle WIN

Hawthorn LOSS

Gold Coast WIN

Richmond WIN

Essendon LOSS

Posted by: scepo Apr 20 2018, 04:24 PM
Usual clueless tips.

Sydney LOSS


West Coast WIN

Geelong WIN

Western Doggies LOSS

Hawthorn LOSS

Brisbane LOSS

Richmond WIN

Collingwood WIN

As always - No idea.

Posted by: Charles Apr 20 2018, 06:38 PM
The question most asked by the QLD 'tipsters is, "Who does that Cazaly bloke play for these days Charles".

Roy Cazaly played for Saint Kilda and South Melbourne (now Sydney). He also coached Hawthorn and it is said that he came up with the nickname "Hawks" as "Mayblooms" wasn't tough enough. The Saints could use his talents but sadly he passed away over 50 years ago. His son played a bit in minor leagues but I don't think the AFL has a grandfather-grandson clause or, more likely, a great grandfather-great grandson clause.

As he played and coached in Victoria and Tasmania, I wonder why there is a Cazaly Stadium in Cairns Queensland.

Posted by: scepo Apr 21 2018, 04:44 PM
Cazaly's Stadium is a sports stadium in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is situated in the suburb of Westcourt. The stadium is named after Australian rules footballer Roy Cazaly.

With a capacity of approximately 13,500 people, Cazaly's Stadium is the largest oval stadium in Cairns and features a main grandstand relocated from the Brisbane Cricket Ground in the late 1990s. It is used by the Queensland Cricket Association, Queensland Rugby League, and AFL Cairns. The stadium has hosted matches in the Australian Football League, National Rugby League, and A-League, as well as Test and One Day International cricket.


In 1957 the Australian National Football Council, through Bruce Andrew, purchased land in Cairns for the first dedicated field in regional Queensland, which became Cazaly's Stadium. The Cairns Australian Football League, led by Kevin Crathern (then president of the CAFL), helped clear the land of trees, filled in the dense bushland, and turned the land into a suitable playing field.[2] In 1984 the CAFL began negotiations with the ANFC in a bid to purchase the freehold of Cazaly's Stadium. The bid would prove successful, and the CAFL made the final payment on the ground in 1994. From 1997 to 1998, $2.4 million was spent upgrading the stadium, which included acquiring the western grandstand from the Gabba and the installation of four light towers. In 1999 the CAFL purchased the adjacent 51st Battalion barracks housing property, which later became the headquarters for AFL Cairns. In 2008, $3 million was spent upgrading the stadium including lighting to AFL television standards, new entrance gates on Till street, increasing the size of player dressing rooms, providing adequate first aid and medical facilities and improved coaching facilities.[3] In 2011 a $15 million stadium redevelopment was completed which included new grandstand and players facilities, media box and upgraded lighting.

Stadium name[edit]

In 1957 the Cairns Australian Football League named the newly opened ground after legendary VFL player Roy Cazaly. Although Cairns had traditionally been a rugby league dominated area, the CAFL settled on the name in an attempt to expose locals to Australian rules football. The stadium was briefly known as Bundaberg Rum Stadium between 2001-2003 after being officially sponsored by Bundaberg Rum.



In July and August 2003 Australia hosted Bangladesh in an out of season series in Cairns and Darwin. Cazaly's Stadium hosted the 2nd Test and the first two One Day Internationals while Marrara Oval in Darwin hosted the 1st Test and 3rd ODI. Australia won all matches comfortably. In July 2004 Australia hosted Sri Lanka in a two test series with matches again in Cairns and Darwin. However, due to disappointing attendances in both series, Cairns has not hosted Australian international cricket matches since, despite the fact that, according to cricket historian Gideon Haigh, "Almost a quarter of the combined populations of Cairns and Darwin attended the cricket" during the Bangladesh Test and ODI series.[4] In October 2008 the venue hosted a Ford Ranger Cup match between Queensland and New South Wales[5] On 8 December 2016 Cazaly’s Stadium hosted a First-Class match between a Cricket Australia XI v pakistani cricket team

Rugby league[edit]

In 2001 the stadium hosted two National Rugby League matches, both involving the North Queensland Cowboys. Crowds of 13,000 and 6,113 attended the matches.[6]

Australian rules football[edit]

Cazaly's Stadium hosts Australian rules football matches during the winter. AFL Cairns is headquartered at Cazaly's Stadium;[7] the league's Manunda Hawks plays its home matches at the stadium, and all AFL Cairns finals are played at the stadium.

The venue hosted AFL pre-season matches each season from 2000 until 2007; and its first Australian Football League match for premiership points in 2011.

The Richmond Football Club played a home-away-from-home match against the newly established Gold Coast Football Club in each of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 AFL seasons;[8] sellout crowds of 10,382, 10,961 and 11,197 attended the three matches.[9][10] The Western Bulldogs replaced Richmond in hosting the Suns in Cairns from the 2014 AFL season.[11][12][13] For the 2018 AFL season, the Gold Coast will host North Melbourne in their season opener.


Cazaly's Stadium hosted its first A-League match between Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix on Saturday, 12 December 2015. Brisbane won the game 2-1.

Other events[edit]

In June 2013 the stadium hosted a Nitro Circus Live show during its 2013 Australian Regional Tour.[14] A crowd of around 10,000 people attended the event.[15]

Notable games[edit]

Australia hosted the first international Test cricket match played outside of an Australian capital city against Bangladesh from 25–28 July 2003.[16] Australia defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 98 runs.[17]

Australia hosted the 2nd Test in its series against Sri Lanka from 9–13 July 2004.[16] The match ended in a draw.[18]

AFL club Gold Coast Suns won their third AFL home and away season game on 16 July 2011, winning a tough and hard fought game against Richmond 12.13 (85) to 9.16 (70) [19]

Gold Coast Suns won its first match of the 2012 AFL home and away season on 14 July 2012, ending a twenty-one match losing streak by defeating Richmond 13.12 (90) to 13.10 (88). With 30 seconds left in the 4th quarter the Gold Coast Suns trailed by 10 points, but kicked two goals including one after the siren by rugby league convert Karmichael Hunt to win the match.[20]

Posted by: scepo Apr 22 2018, 09:11 AM
I forgot to add that the above doesn't exactly explain why they named the stadium after Roy Cazaly.

Posted by: Charles Apr 22 2018, 09:16 AM
QUOTE (scepo @ Apr 22 2018, 09:11 AM)
I forgot to add that the above doesn't exactly explain why they named the stadium after Roy Cazaly.

Never mind Scepo. You certainly provided an in-depth history of the stadium. Thanks!

Posted by: Bill Apr 22 2018, 07:37 PM
I'm so glad that I asked about that Cazaly bloke.

Thanks for the research Charles and scepo.

Posted by: Charles Apr 25 2018, 08:04 PM
As predicted, upsets were on the cards.
Allowing a "WIN" for the drawn game, none did better than 'Mr Away' with 6 from 9. The best our tipsters could manage was 5

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