For those who take it way too seriously

Well, we finally know how Supercoach is going to deal with this break... available trades for Round 2 are 5 with the original 30 trades still available....

Who are you trading in or out???
Since turning professional in 1995, Jason Akermanis has become one of the AFL’s most talked-about players, even in his retirement from playing. Because of that, his opportunities to coach have been somewhat compromised. So, should someone take a chance on him?

His Pedigree Cannot Be Ignored
Throughout his 15-year professional career, Akermanis played for very reputable clubs in the AFL, including Brisbane Bears, Brisbane Lions and Western Bulldogs. Crucially, during this period of his playing career, the now 43-year-old helped the Lions secure three consecutive AFL Premiership titles between 2001 and 2003. Having become one of the Lions’ most talented players in his first few years with the team, the two-time Merrett-Murray Medal winner made four international appearances during the 1999-2000 season.

Although coaching qualities cannot be analysed through the successes of a player’s on-field careers, they do help to provide and insight into a professional’s approach to the sport and mental strength. In 2001, Akermanis was awarded the prestigious Brownlow Medal in the same season that he claimed one of his three premierships. Despite his off-field controversies towards the latter stages of his career, the Brownlow Medal signifies that, during his playing days, he was at one stage the fairest and best player in the AFL.

Moreover, following his departure from the Western Bulldogs in 2010, Akermanis went on to become the captain-coach of North Albury Football Club in the Ovens and Murray Football League, highlighting his desire to broaden his role within the popular Australian sport.

Would the Rewards Outweigh the Risk?
There can be no doubts surrounding the on-field abilities that Akermanis possessed during his playing days. However, as touched...
As we all struggle to find enough cheap defenders and midfielders to fill out our teams, meanwhile Round 1 has already started!

Have at it folks.

Friday March 20, 7:50pm, Marvel Stadium

B: Keath, Cordy, Wood
HB: Crozier, Johannisen, Daniel
C: Smith, Bontempelli, Hunter
HF: Dale, Bruce, Suckling
F: Wallis, Naughton, Lloyd
FOLL: English, Dunkley, Macrae
I/C: Le. Young, Cavarra, Williams, Gardner
EMG: Schache, McLean, Richards, Sweet

B: Crisp, Roughead, Howe
HB: Maynard, Moore, Noble
C: Hoskin-Elliott, Pendlebury, Mayne
HF: Phillips, Mihocek, C.Brown
F: De Goey, Cox, Elliott
FOLL: Grundy, Adams, Sidebottom
I/C: Daicos, Thomas, T.Brown, Madgen
EMG: Cameron, Stephenson, Wills, Rantall

Saturday March 21, 1:45pm, Marvel Stadium

B: Francis, Hurley, Zerk-Thatcher
HB: Saad, Ridley, Redman
C: Langford, McGrath, Zaharakis
HF: Fantasia, Laverde, Smith
F: Stringer, Townsend, McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOLL: Bellchambers, Merrett, Shiel
I/C: Parish, Snelling, Guelfi, Cutler
EMG: Gleeson, Ham, Phillips, McKenna

B: Ryan, Logue, Hughes
HB: Conca, Cox, Duman
C: Bewley, Fyfe, Aish
HF: Sturt, Taberner, Banfield
F: Colyer, Lobb, Walters
FOLL: Darcy, Tucker, Brayshaw
I/C: Cerra, Schultz, Crowden, McCarthy
EMG: Serong, Blakely, Watson, Matera

Saturday March 21, 4:35pm, Adelaide Oval

B: Brown, Talia, Laird
HB: Milera, McAsey, Smith
C: Seedsman, M.Crouch, Walker
HF: Jones, Frampton, Lynch
F: Murphy, Fogarty, Stengle
FOLL: O’Brien, B.Crouch, Sloane
I/C: Gibbs, Kelly, Atkins, Davis
EMG: Poholke, Mackay, Himmelberg, Hamill

B: Aliir, Rampe, O’Riordan
HB: Mills, McCartin, Dawson
C: Cunningham, Kenney, Lloyd
HF: Hayward, Blakey, Gray
F: Papley, Heeney, Ronke
FOLL: Naismith, Parker, Rowbottom
I/C: Brand, Florent, McInerney, Taylor
EMG: Fox,...
Couldn't see a group for all of us to join - so just created the Too Serious SCgroup.

Code: #430113 for all TS users to join and compete agst each other........can someone bump this to the front page?
If you’re keen to join the platinum league in 2020, please have a look in here and express your interest.
For sports fans outside of the country, it generally comes as something of a surprise to learn what the most popular sport in Australia is.

Most would anticipate the love of rugby – with both codes feverishly followed – to be reflected in huge attendances and TV viewing figures but it is actually Australian rules football that remains the most popular sport Down Under.

The AFL broke its own attendance record for a third consecutive year in 2019, with some 6,984,771 attending games in the competition.

That is a positive headline in itself, however the reality is that those numbers are actually stagnating somewhat. In 2005, the total AFL attendance was 6,283,788, so perhaps the competition isn’t moving forward as quickly in popularity as its organisers might like.

'AFL Grand Final' by Flickerd (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Will that manifest itself in the other sports gaining in numbers? Well, looking at the attendance figures of the Australian A-League, the country’s leading soccer tournament, the answer is perhaps not.

In the 2017/18 season, the average attendance at A-League matches was down to 11,322 per game after hitting a high of 14,610 just a decade prior.

One sport that is bucking the trend for fan participation is rugby league, with the NRL enjoying a 2.29% increase in attendances from 2017 to 2018 – in real terms, that was some 60,000 or so people.

So why is rugby flourishing, whereas Aussie rules football and soccer crowds are, at best, flat-lining?

Stars Who Shine...
With the Marsh Series kicking off on Thursday, here’s our opportunity to discuss this years Rookie options and your report on them.

Here are a few talking points to consider in your assessments:

- Price
- Position
- % Team Selection (SC)
- Role Being Played
- Stats (SC)
- Minutes Played
- Job Security
- POD (Yeah/Nah)
- Over Rated (Why?)

And Rate your top 5 Rookies on each line -
Hey guys.

Got the SC side of the side rolled over. Still awaiting Fantasy AFL to get the rest of the way there though.

What's there though is enough to check stats, positions, salaries and do any ORFF stuff.

What's not in yet is Fantasy/DT, or any fixture related stuff (ie, Ticker or Salary predictions.)

Those will come in when the Fantasy side rolls in.

As always, let me know if I've borked anyone. I *think* I caught all the team and name changes, but then, I think that every year and always miss someone. :D
Ok I'll get it started... Rate My Team (RMT) is back for 2020!

A quick refresher on the rules.

1. In order to get feedback on your own team, you must first provide feedback on the teams that have been recently posted. This is the golden rule and is what makes this whole thing work. :)
2. If you just post your team without giving any feedback, your post will be deleted. :mad:
3. Please refrain from commenting on teams that have been posted by others that have not followed the golden rule. :cool:
4. Keep it civil. Constructive criticism is fine. But there is a line and please don't cross it. :eek:

Here's my current version of the team just to get you started... be gentle
GoFundMe – Mike Penhall / Kangaroo Island

We have all seen the complete devastation that these bushfires have destroyed of our beautiful country.

With over 300 fires raging, 12 million hectares destroyed, lives lost and up to 1/1 a billion animals, we haven’t seen such tragedy strike our shores for a long time. Considering the size of the impact, its no surprise that someone close to us could be affected.

Mike Penhall, aka @ThatKIGuy, is one of those – a TooSerious stalwart for years that has entertained us
with his posts & wit - managing numerous SuperCoach Keeper teams right here on TS has just this week lost everything he & his family have………

Mike is one of the Park Ranger’s on Kangaroo Island. Just last month he was off in NSW helping the local RFS fight fires to the north & returned last week to SA to go on a small vacay. A few days later he was called back to Kangaroo Island… was ablaze & all hands were needed. He has been there for 15 years – only 12 years ago they were under serious threat, but managed to repel the fires. This time they weren’t so lucky.

As the Section Commander, he was in charge of a crew assigned to protect the buildings in & around the Visitor’s Center – an area of numerous buildings, livelihoods – not to mention his home as well.

As much as they tried to defend, they were over-run by the intensity of the fires – every building within this Flinders Chase National park were destroyed – including Mike’s house where he, his wife Wendy and kids Matthew & Emily have resided in for years. His friends and fellow Rangers wiped out as well. Two friends burnt to death.

I reached out to Mike who is of course devastated – he noted that he felt guilty having his crew there under such conditions, but all were just following orders. He noted that they will rebuild the park, that he will be front & center for that and that it’s just been devastating for the community of Kangaroo Island – the homes, the livelihoods all lost. Hardly...