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Predicting Round 16 of the 2017 AFL season using haiku

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Roar Rookie
5th July, 2017
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I like to watch sports
I like football most of all
Plus, I like Haiku

Every week I will
Tip the teams I think will win
By using Haiku

Close competition
Inconsistent form plagues teams
Makes it hard to tip

Crucial round abounds
Team’s finals hopes will flicker
Or be extinguished

Adelaide Crows versus Western Bulldogs
The Dogs have no bite
While the Crows aren’t much better
They’ll win a close one

Hawthorn versus GWS Giants
The Hawks are flying
But the Giants are rising
So the Hawks will fall

Collingwood versus Essendon
The Bombers have choked
Although they tend to bounce back
Against their old foe

Sydney versus Gold Coast
The Swans are in form
They’ve never lost to Gold Coast
So the Suns will set

Brisbane Lions versus Geelong
If we go by facts
Geelong tend to beat Brisbane
So I tip the Cats


St Kilda versus Richmond
The Tigers beat Port
The Saints defeated Freo
Richmond to win, just

Jack Steele Josh Bruce St Kilda Saints AFL 2017 tall

(AAP Image/Tony McDonough)

North Melbourne versus Fremantle
When the Roos can’t win
And the Dockers can’t either
Just tip the home team

Carlton versus Melbourne
Melbourne’s in the Eight
While Carlton are rebuilding
Demons to burn Blues

West Coast versus Port Adelaide
West Coast are at home
Port can’t beat a top eight Side
Eagles to fly high