I said in a previous post that it was a mistake to sack Brenton Sanderson. Until they find someone to coach the Crows the club is pretty much in the lurch. For awhile there hopes were running really high when rumours were about of the Crows securing Alastair Clarkson to coach the Crows. Shit, if that turned out to be true I would have almost felt placated at Brenton Sanderson’s sacking. As unfair as it was,
The Age as an interesting article of AFL coaching contenders for the Adelaide Crows. They include, Stuart Dew, Brendon Bolton, Brett Ratten, Mark Bickley, Scott Burns, Leigh Tudor, Peter Sumich and a couple of others. Brett Ratten seems to be the only one with any senior coaching experience. Apparently he had a 51% winning record at Carlton. Shit, that no where good enough as far as I’m concerned. Out of the 22 games this year Sanderson won 11. That’s a 50% win ration by my reckoning so Brett Ratten isn’t offering much better.
Out of that bunch I personally would like Mark Bickley. He at least has ties with the club and you’d hope the players would find him more accepting.
The ABC had Crows denying rumours of hiring Alastair Clarkson. Yes Adelaide would love to hire an experienced coach but their availability seems to be as rare as hens teeth for the 2015 season. Perhaps the sacking of Brenton Sanderson was slightly immature after all.
According to the ABC article, “The Crows have formed a four-member panel for the initial phase of their search for their next coach – football operations manager David Noble, development coach Alan Stewart and board members Mark Ricciuto and Andrew Payze.” I reckon Ricciuto will be trying his best to secure a good coach for the crows seeing as how he probably had a big influence in Sanderson’s sacking.
All I can say is it would have been nice for a qualified coach was around to help in drafts picks and the like. Doesn’t look like that’s going to happen for the 2015 pick though.
Haven’t I always said that you should join more than one sports betting site? One of the reasons I’ve stated for doing this is so you can take advantage of the best odds. On the day of the AFL Finals, Hawthorn vs Sydney, TomWaterHouse.com posted some great odds on FaceBook. You can see those odds on the left side of the image above. TomWaterHouse.com posted it at 9.30am that morning!
As you well know from my AFL Grand Final Placing A Winning Bet I used Sportsbet place a bet on Sydney to win. The odds were only $1.60 but I was sure they would nail it. They were offering $2.40 on the Hawks but that wasn’t enough to swing me. I was a work when I found out about the TomWaterHouse offer and didn’t have their app otherwise I would have placed a small bet on them. How could you not with those odds.
AS it turns out Sydney lost and I reckon I was lucky In was working that day because apparently that was the worst AFL Grand Final ever. It was so one sided it was boring.
At 4.40 pm that Saturday TomWaterHouse posted on FaceBook that they had already paid out over $825,000 and congratulate the Hawks on their win. Just before that post they posted a really funny image. I took a screenshot of it and it’s actually the right side of the image above. Who would have known that the Sydney Swan’s official soft drink was Choke!
Honestly though, I’m sure the guys at TomWaterHouse was just as surprised as everyone else that the Hawks actually won that game. Just goes to show, like I keep telling you guys, there is no sure bet when it comes to sports betting. Like I explained in my post about Sports Betting Tips Being Bullshit, even though the odds of getting it right is a lot better than other forms of gambling there just is no sure bet option.
As it turns out that bet on Sydney turned out to be a losing bet. If I had taken the TomWaterHouse offer, even a small $5 bet, would have turned that losing bet into a winning one.
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