AFL Round 4: I blame Carlton

John Harms wanders out onto the footpath on Saturday evening and it’s a hive of Demon activity.

Here’s the story.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer and broadcaster. He is the publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written many columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere and The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story. He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - the oldest is six. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. My Eagles dissembled, in a flattered to deceive sort of way. Your Cats by contrast, took us apart after quarter time.
    Your mates at Tatts Bet had your Cats at $1.40 at the time you posted your review last Monday. I have not had a punt for years (I am still waiting for the ‘mug’ on my forehead and ‘fruitloop’ stamped on my bum to start to fade).
    Tell them to stop tempting me. I thought the Cats should have been $1.01. I have locked the mortgage papers and the cut throat razor away for another week – but I will say this – Monday is the time for serious investors to study the weekend weather forecast and follow their judgement before the eyes are picked out of the value.
    As for Melbourne, I looked at the odds disparity, and thought they should be a lot closer together than that if you went on current form rather than history and reputation.
    Then again I thought the same about the Saints, and remembered North’s lamentable showing in the rain on the Gold Coast last season. Sydney were certs. We all know Redoubtes Choices don’t go a yard in the mud???
    The answer – as always – is a pineapple. Bookies drive Mercs, and punters drive Datsun 180B’s.

  2. Malcolm Ashwood says:

    The 11th commandment thou must not bet on Carlton ? Good read JTH

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