It hasn’t been a spectacular year for me in the footy tipping. Although I was thankfully nowhere near the come bottom of the competition, after leading for a short period during the year I ended up fifth at the end of the season, three points off the lead. That formidable trophy won’t be coming to my place any time soon.

Thankfully a work colleague set up a finals tipping competition. It’s based around shares that started at 10 cents each. You could buy shares before last Friday, and your shares on whichever team(s) you wanted. Any shares on losing teams are lost, and the value of the remaining shares of the prize pool goes up accordingly. So I coughed up $10 and put my 100 shares on three teams that looked pretty safe.

And lost everything in the first smegging week.

Perhaps next year I will relive some of my past glories.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

2 replies on “Tipping”

We’ve now got an Australian Idol tipping competition at work. I’ve drawn Joseph.
I can hardly wait for the Spring racing carnival!

Well, shouldn’t have tipped Victorian teams then. You haven’t won in the last 6 years, so what’s the odds? Eagles vs. Dockers final coming right up…

(who only does tipping because it’s numbers based… yes, IT project manager)

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