Friday, 20 April 2012

German Shepherd Edition - Kiss of Death, Round 4, 2012





8:30 PM Fri 20th April  
Hume City (8th) vs Bentleigh Greens (4th)
Hume is coming off a 1-1 draw at Northcote last week, while Bentleigh are coming off a 2-0 win against Southern Stars. Bentleigh is looking good so far this season, but their bubble will be burst tonight. Hume is due to slap someone, and that time is now. Can’t see Bentleigh escaping lightly either. Hume City 4 – Bentleigh Greens 1.

8:30 PM Fri 20th April  
Richmond (5th) vs South Melbourne (2nd)
Richmond won 1-0 at Heidelberg last week, while South Melbourne had their first loss of the season 3-1 away at Gully. The keepers' curse is well and truly confirmed after the dismal performance of Peter Gavalas in the South goals. I put all three goals down to keeper error. Was a poor match with no team really threatening. South scored through an own goal, and Gully scored all three goals thanks to the keeper's fuck ups. South might be without the groin injured Trent Rixon tonight, but they have enough firepower to do the damage at KB Reserve. Only issue would be the size of the ground. South struggles on compact surface area. Richmond 0 – South Melbourne 2.

3:00 PM Sat 21st April  
Green Gully Cavaliers (3rd) vs Oakleigh Cannons (6th) 
Oakleigh is coming off a 2-1 home win against the Moreland Zebras. My sources tell me that last week, Oakleigh was lucky to get away with the win. Gully has got to be the ugliest team in the VPL. This has been my argument for centuries, about how the VPL is a league where the ugliest team usually wins games because they can grind them out. Pretty football looks good, but most likely you will lose. On this topic, Oakleigh this season is neither. They will question their existence this weekend, and sack the coach, who is already under immense pressure. Green Gully 4 – Oakleigh Cannons 0. NB: Do not park inside the German Shepard Club. 

7:00 PM Sat 21st April  
Southern Stars (10th) vs Heidelberg United (11th) 
Cellar dweller derby. Backpackers v POS. Both teams coming off losses. I’m calling it from now, that whoever loses this one will be relegated. There is no turning back from here. Southern Stars 2 – Heidelberg United 2. Just to confuse everyone. 

3:00 PM Sun 22nd April  
Moreland Zebras (12th) vs Dandenong Thunder (1st) 
It would be better if Moreland doesn’t even show up for this one. Dandy is rampant. Best attack with nine goals, and best defence with zero goals conceded. Complete opposite for Moreland. one goal scored, nine conceded. Moreland is proving to everyone that money does not buy you success on the park in the VPL. Joe Palatsides has a battle on his hands, and although there was a glimmer of hope against Oakleigh, Dandenong is a different kettle of fish. Moreland fans, if any, will be jumping off the sinking ship after this one. Desertion en masse down at Epping on Sunday.  Moreland Zebras 0 – Dandenong Thunder 6. 


3:00 PM Sun 22nd April  
Melbourne Knights (9th) vs Northcote City (7th)
Knights had an expected 2-0 loss away at Dandy last week, while Northcote hit a 91st minute equaliser against Hume to get the draw last week. Haven’t seen these two teams as yet, but I’d be putting my money on the Knights to do the job in a tight affair.  Melbourne Knights 3 – Northcote City 2. 

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