Fickle Lady Luck Gets It Wrong

This post just goes to show just how Fickle Lady Luck can be. In my last post I wrote about how good old fickle Lady Luck gave her approval for me to bet on the Port Power / Fremantle game. I did that rather than betting on the Crows because it offered better odds. I should have known better. Not only did Port Power lose to Fremantle but the Adelaide Crows absolutely killed North Melbourne.

Fickle Lady Luck A Lesson Learned

Fickle Lady Luck

But I’m not pissed about losing because that game was pretty exciting, and the small wager I placed on it made it even more interesting. Then I got to thinking. Maybe Fickle Lady Luck wasn’t so fickle after all. Maybe she was telling me not to chase the match with the best odds but to follow the match where my heart was. After all she knows how much I love the Crows right?  :thumb_up:

If I had backed the Crows, I wouldn’t have won much, compared to the Port Power vs Fremantle match, but at least I would have won something. I mean, that was a brilliant game, one that put the Crows at the top of the ladder at the beginning of the season. Yeah I know they won’t stay there for long but at least they got there.  :tongue_out:

The good thing is that at least I kept to my responsible gambling rule and didn’t bet more than I can afford to lose. Doing that not only can affect me financially it would also put too much pressure on the outcome turning an exciting experience into a stressful one.

Speaking of the Crows, the AFL site’s writeup is called Walker Inspired Crows Crush Sluggish Roos. And I have to admit Walker did well, but he was’t the only one. I loved how most of the players performed including Sloane and Betts. At least that is one under Phil Walsh’s belt.

As for the Power / Fremantle game, nobody can argue that it wasn’t a thrilling game, because it was. I found that Fox Sports article to be a good one.

How did you go this weekend? Did you manage to pick a few winners? What did you think of the way Adelaide (Crows and Power) performed in the first game of the AFL season?


Adelaide Oval AFL Dilemma

Adelaide Oval Crows

I know AAMI Stadium was a pain to get to for many people. But at least it was a dedicated AFL oval. I had reservations when I heard they were going to move all AFL matches to the Adelaide Oval. I wasn’t at all happy with the fact that they had to share it with the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA). Who would get to the last say of there was a disagreement between the AFL moguls and SACA?

Personally I would have preferred a brand new purpose built stadium to be built where they’re currently building the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. It could have been bigger, better and come with a retractable roof. Not only would it have been better for AFL but it could have been used for concerts and a lot of other venues that we’re currently missing out on.

If the Government were smart they could have collaborated with the business community. Who knows, perhaps they would have shared with the cost. It could have been a complete entertainment hub with cafes and the like around it. There could have even have been provision for extra car parks.

But no. They went the Adelaide Oval route. Don’t get me wrong, They did a brilliant job with the Adelaide Oval upgrade. No-one will argue with that. But it could have been a whole lot better. But that is neither here nor there. The Adelaide Oval is our home for AFL matches.

Adelaide Oval Limiting Crows / Power Match Training has just reported that the Crows are going to miss out on some Adelaide Oval training. Why? Because the oval is going to be converted into a stunt area for Nitro Circus Live on April 2nd. Stadium management say they can get the oval up to AFL standard for the Crows vs North Melbourne within the 3 days they have to complete the task. I sure hope they’re right.

“It’s always been stated by the State Government and the (Stadium Management Authority) that we want to host as many major events as possible, be that cricket, rugby, soccer, concerts or other events,’’ SMA general manager Darren Chandler told The Advertiser yesterday.

“We will always ensure that the oval is in fantastic condition for AFL matches but there may be some restriction on (AFL) training access on rare occasions.”

Again, I sure hope they can pull it off.

I understand that both the Crows and Power can train at AAMI and Alberton but wouldn’t it be better to train on the actual oval that they will be plying on? Even if it’s just a minor advantage, sometimes that could be all that is needed to convert a loss into a win.

Am I the only one who thinks this way. I know it’s too late to do anything about it now. I just needed to get it off my chest.

Adelaide Crows Nab Challenge Debut

Man, I’m so happy that the Footy season is about to start again. Even though it’s only the NAB Challenge it’s better than no Footy at all! The first game takes place this Thursday, February 26th at 7:10pm. Hawthorne will be taking on Collingwood at Aurora Stadium in Tasmania. For the full 2015 NAB Challenge fixture you’d best go to the official AFL site.

Being a Crows fan I’m more interested in their match this Sunday against North Melbourne. It’s going to be played at Port Lincoln’s Centenary Oval. The Adelaide Football Club (AFC) recommends members to buy tickets in advance because they expect the game to sell out.

I was thinking to myself, “Wow a sell out for the Adelaide Crows NAB Challenge debut. How good is that?” That was before I found out that the Centenary Oval capacity was 6000. One would think not a huge amount but when you consider that the Port Lincoln population, according to the 2006 Census, was a little over 14000, that’s a really good turn out. So, like the AFC says, you want a ticket you’d better jump to it.

I won’t be going to the game but I will be watching it on TV. Something else I really would like to do is to place a bet on the Crows beating North Melbourne. I asked Lady Luck what she thought about me placing a bet and she gave me the thumbs up by pointing to Sportsbet. The question now is which online sporting site to use.

Bet365 was my first choice but after firing up the app I was really disappointed because they only offered the Hawthorn vs Collingwood match.  :dunno: I tried several ways to try and locate the Adelaide Crows game to no avail.

Next I tried the William Hill. This one fired up easily and finding the odds on the Adelaide Crows NAB Challenge game against North Melbourne was a cinch.

Finally I tried the Sportsbet app. Like William Hill it was really easy to find the odds on this game. The question now is who is offering the best odds?

Best Odds On Adelaide Crows Nab Challenge

Adelaide Crows Nab Challenge


As you can see William Hill’s odds were slightly better as far as the Crows goes and so I put $10 on the Crows to win. Stay tuned to see whether or not Lady Luck got this call right.

What about you guys. Which game has you all excited? Also who are you going to back if you’re going to place a bet on the Adelaide vs Nth Melbourne game?