Almanac Punting: The weather (late mail)


G’day Sportsfans


I’ve just been sent the late mail for the weather today. Some Canberra desperates, with inside information, have been doing OK.


My source is a bloke called ‘nottimbailey’. And that’s all I’m allowed to say.


Tips from nottimbailey


Over/unders for 28/3


Sydney over 22.8

Adelaide over 28.7

Brisbane over 25.9

Darwin under 33.4

Hobart over 24.0

Canberra under 21.0

Melbourne under 26.3

Perth over 22.7


Best bets. Canberra. Sydney. Adelaide.


Now for the more juicy odds in a new market. ‘Band betting’


Adelaide. 29.0 to 29.5. Paying $3.75


Canberra. 20.5 to 21.0. Paying $6


Sydney. Above or equal to 25. Paying $6


Best value bet Canberra.


Happy punting!



About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Stephen G. Nuske says

    Holey moley! You are a dag….



  3. I don’t agree with the Melbourne mail. 23.2 already with a northerly blowing. I’m taking over 26.3.

  4. Jth
    To capture rural market rainfall needs to be the focus. We already do this a bit by looking at the weather sites eg oz forecast, Willy weather, weatherzone, yr ( Norwegian fantasy site) accuweather ( dripping in irony). Cross check with wind direction and temp, overlay with investigation of porcine entrails( had them set up for round 2 but they can be adapted) and utterances of local curmudgeons and nabobs of negativism. Then we’re ready for the punt. Next 7 days Yarraman NSW 2343. 41 ml. Who bets?

  5. “2,252 cases in Oz as at 06/00 on 25/3. Casinos & pokies closed. Crown @BetEasy offering $1.90 < 2,700 and $1.90 > 2,700 as at 26/3. I’ve taken the overs but the cases/deaths/recovered trifecta is for mugs.”
    Big collect. I decided to quit while I was ahead.

  6. Hard to have a bet nowadays on the nags. Challenging enough no tracks open, RSL’s & clubs closed, so the last resort for an old fellow like me is the TAB.

    Walked past @ 07-00 yesterday, sign saying open @ 11-00. Returned @ 11-00 new sign up. It said of being closed due to health reasons/govt directives, but hey you can get the app.

    Wonder how many more days before racing goes into hibernation?


  7. 26.1 in Melbourne at 1.30. But not going the early crow.

  8. Got to 27.5. KChing.

  9. nottimbailey says

    John. It is temperature at the designated local time (2pm in this case). It was 26.2 degrees. You narrowly missed out, sorry.

  10. I should have read the fine print.

  11. Caveat temptor.

  12. Nank, I’ll have three rashers of KR Darling Downs bacon on that, but I’m keen to know what odds the satchel-swingers are offering.

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