Danny McGinlay

Known around AFL circles as the ‘banner man’, Danny McGinlay is a stand up comedian, a huge Western Bulldogs fan and their banner writer.

McGinlay has been behind some of the funniest banners of the last few seasons, and even wrote the Bulldogs’ premiership banner for the 2016 grand final.

The comedian also appears regularly on AFL Game Day, and can be seen writing articles for the Herald Sun.

McGinlay can also be heard on the They Came To Play podcast on ABC Grandstand with Lehmo and Tess Armstrong, while also co-hosting The Variety Hour podcast with Titus O’Reily and Francis Leach.

You can keep up to date with McGinlay on Twitter, by following him at @dannymcginlay.

Here are his tips ahead of round 14!

West Coast v Essendon

“Are you genuinely asking me why I’m tipping West Coast to beat Essendon in Perth? Did you tip Essendon? The only people who think Essendon can win have #StandByHird tattoos.”

Tip: West Coast

Port Adelaide v Melbourne

“Both good sides having a season of discovery, but Port are just slightly more convincing. Jack Watts’ inside knowledge on his former team mates should be a factor, as should Adelaide Oval.”

Tip: Port Adelaide

Hawthorn v Gold Coast

“Unless they change the scoring system into who’s got more velocity frequent flyer points, Hawks will win easily.”

Tip: Hawthorn 

Brisbane v GWS

“I would love for at least one of the Queensland teams to be good. Sadly it’s not the case this year.”

Tip: GWS

Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne

“Because I always tip the Dogs. Even when we’re not playing well. Even when we’re playing against one of the in form teams of the competition.

“Even when we have an injury list longer than the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.  Because I always believe. It’s gonna be great, Tom Boyd will break Fred Fanning’s record and kick 20 goals.

“Toby McLean will get 40 possessions in one quarter and then Disney will apologise and remake The Last Jedi into a good film.” 

Tip: Western Bulldogs

Collingwood v Carlton

“The Magpies are seriously damaging their brand this year. They are playing fun attractive footy, their players are really exciting to watch, they’re playing Metallica pre-match, their banners are fun and there hasn’t been any fan racism incidents!

“They’re almost becoming likeable. It’s not good for their us vs them marketing mentality. Hopefully Donald Trump announces he’s a big Magpie fan in order to reinstate the natural order of things.”

Tip: Collingwood