Using the same format I used during the rep weekend, this is the finals preview-ish post. I didn’t get to do all the analysis I wanted to because I’ve run out of time. By the time this gets published, I should be somewhere in or around California starting my honeymoon, which I think should probably… Read More Stats of Six: Is 2018 the worst top eight in NRL finals history?
Why a three-quarter season review? We could ask Penrith the very same question but for me, it’s because I was too busy with life around round 12 and I will be on holidays and away from the computer by round 25, so this is the only real opportunity I get to pull together a post… Read More PythagoNRL’s 3/4 NRL Season Review
If you’re the Eels, probably a lot more than zero. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Around the start of the finals last year, The Arc posted the probabilities of each finalist winning the AFL grand final. Some guy on Twitter (let’s call him Bill because I don’t remember who it was and I’m not… Read More How many NRL premierships should your team have won?
We’re down to the final four. There’s the impossibly good expansion team from Melbourne, the pretty good expansion team from Brisbane, the grit-sucking, giant-slaying fairy tale machine from regional Queensland and there’s the 109 year old club of gronks that no one in their city wants to support. The NRL could not have set it… Read More NRL Tips – Preliminary Finals, 2017
I was right at least that my bracket was destroyed within fifteen minutes of the first game as the Roosters went to an early lead against the Broncos that they only briefly gave up. I finished the round one tip from four, meaning that the only thing I got right was that I got my… Read More NRL Tips – Semi Finals, 2017
This is the last projections update for the year. It’s come around so fast. While I realise there’s still three weeks of finals left, in reality there’s three games left after next weekend. The Stocky is not great at dealing with small sample sizes of games, as evidenced by its relative lack of performance towards… Read More NRL Projections Update – Finals Wk 1, 2017
If you haven’t checked out the deep dive in this year’s finals yet, I urge you to do so. I’ve sliced the finals every which way imaginable but for the record, here’s my bracket that will almost certainly be destroyed within fifteen minutes of the first game: Here’s why I tipped the way I did.… Read More NRL Tips – Qualifying Finals, 2017
It’s finals time! 😀#NRLFinals#NRL pic.twitter.com/HMwe1kuhA1 — NRL (@NRL) September 4, 2017 They may be all smiles now but come October, seven of these men will have failed in the quest to win the 2017 NRL premiership, joining the eight that have already been eliminated over the last few months. Let’s have a look at who… Read More Analysis – A deep dive into the 2017 NRL Finals
Results Brisbane 20 (16-8) d North Queensland 10 (13-11) Parramatta 22 (16-8) d South Sydney 16 (9-15) Sydney City 20 (17-7) d Gold Coast 16 (7-17) Manly 28 (14-10) d Penrith 12 (13-11) Melbourne 32 (20-4) d Canberra 6 (11-13) Cronulla 26 (15-9) d Newcastle 18 (5-19) Canterbury 26 (10-14) d St George Illawarra 20 (12-12) Wests Tigers 28 (7-17) d New Zealand… Read More NRL Projections Update – Round 26, 2017
There was a remark on Twitter a while back that Mitchell Moses had left Wests because he wanted to play finals footy but had chosen to go to the only club that had been without a final appearance longer than the Tigers. That didn’t seem right but I looked into it and it was true.… Read More Analysis – Your team and their finals appearances