Tipping — off!

This round of the NRL began promisingly as far as my entry in the City Diggers Tipping Competition went. But then came Saturday! Now for your information I chose:

Thursday: Roosters — yes!

Friday: Storm — yes! And then the rot set in as I chose Broncos, but how close was that!

Saturday: Alas! Titans, Sea Eagles (shame on me, I know!), Raiders…

Today: Tigers, Dragons. Surely I must at least equal last week’s dismal three correct?

Update: Well, it did get worse!  Panthers are celebrating a 36-2 thumping of the Tigers; Dragons 16 – 34 Eels. Woe is me!

Meanwhile, there was another competition in Western Australia, and I got that one right, as did just about everyone else.

With some calling the Labor win at the polls in WA a “bloodbath”, outgoing Premier Colin Barnett conceded his “best shot wasn’t good enough”.

The WA Labor party is predicted to take home the win with up to 40 seats, a result that surpassed even the most daring poll predictions.

The really good news is the dismal performance of One Nation!

Pauline Hanson has likened Colin Barnett to spoiled milk that should have been thrown out after One Nation fared worse in the WA election than she expected, blaming the result on the party’s preference deal with the Liberals.

Early results indicate the party failed to secure a lower house seat despite intense campaigning.

But it did secure at least one upper house seat, which was the objective of the preference deal, with state leader Colin Tincknell claiming the South West.

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