SOUTH FREO resident and Dockers supporter Cameron Scott has taken out the AFL’s national tipping competition.
Mr Scott learnt of the news while away on a trip in Karratha.
“I was frantically refreshing the Collingwood score on my phone in the Coles in Karratha,” he says of last weekend’s crucial match. The Pies came from behind to beat Carlton by a point, pushing them into the top four at the expense of the Dockers.
Not good news for Freo, but pretty overwhelming for Mr Scott.
“When the app finally unfroze, I nearly vomited in the cereal aisle,” he said.
This year’s official AFL tipping competition offered more than $40,000 worth of prizes and boasted well over 10,000 participants.
As well as coming away with a fairly good story and bragging rights over his friends’ tipping skills, Mr Scott also received tickets to this year’s Grand Final as well as a $20,000 cheque.
His tips for future footy tippers: “They can’t teach these gambling supercomputers human instincts (yet) so, trust your gut, take risks, don’t listen to the noise and never change your tips,” Mr Scott said.
Whether ‘Flagmantle’ could be a reality or not this year, Mr Scott said: “The club is on a great trajectory, and I would love to say Dockers 2022.
“To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Dees do a Michael Dublé but the Cats could well have one more life in them.”