Cometti: Comfortably my worst yet ...

As I've said before, I'm often wrong but I'm never in doubt.

Although not picking a winner over the past weekend is really an acid test. Even I am feeling a certain humility.

But how can gurus like myself be expected to pick winners with all these byes.

To be "guronic" is, as the name implies, an age thing.

And I'm having a lot of trouble picking winners from a form line that seemed to start at least a month ago.

Players might need byes but tipsters don't.

As I said last week, when players and broadcasters break their routines weird stuff happens.

It's hard to win footy games when you're planning dinner parties, a week at the movies or an attempt on the world texting record.

Byes are the ultimate form of game equalisation. And at this rate expect the AFL to schedule half a dozen of them in 2015!

But having fallen off the proverbial horse I've done the only thing possible, I've given myself the benefit of the doubt.

Seems to me nobody who knows anything about football could have picked four winners last weekend.

More to the point, for desperadoes coming last in the office tipping competition, tipping four winners only highlights why they were coming last in the first place.

Regardless, I know the byes are over and the inertia is out of my system. Be bold, I thought.

So last night I sat down and projected the top eight by tipping all the winners between now and the finals.

Here are my findings ...

1. Sydney (18 wins)

2. Hawthorn (17)

3. Geelong (17)

4. Fremantle (16)

5. Port Adelaide (14)

6. North Melbourne (14)

7. Essendon (14)

8. Adelaide (13)

Bookmark this page. Of course, as in any poll there is a margin for error.

Based on recent events, how does 100 per cent sound?

The West Australian

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