For those who take it way too seriously

Righto guys, we've watched the pre-season. We've done the research and now, we've got an extra swing to turn that knowledge into some dollars.

Draftstars is running a new competition over the first four weeks of the season, giving us all a chance to share in $10,000 per game.

All you need to do is to beat former Swan and premiership captain, Big Bad Bustling Barry Hall.


As most of you guys know, Draftstars does most of it's business on a game-by-game basis, where you pick your team and compete against others for free, or for cash prizes. There's no long term commitment, just quick, fun games.

For more specifics, beating Barry will be played using the AFL Fantasy scoring model, using Draftstars Turbo format, which involves selecting a single player from six different groups of player.

It's just that easy. Pick six guys, and if your squad can beat Hall's score, then you walk away with a share of the $10,000 prize pool for that game.

The comp will run for four weeks in total, and every single game in round one will be free to enter.

For the remaining three weeks, the Friday night game will be free, but the other eight games will have an entry fee. Still, twelve free cracks at beating Baz is a damn good deal!

Taking a look at the Collingwood/Bulldogs game, we can already see Halls selections.

Tom Liberatore, Lin Jong, Easton Wood, Marcus Bontempelli, Josh Smith and Adam Treloar.

So that's it, beat him and walk away with a share of $10k. I would love to hear some strategies in the comments, but already I'm thinking that the best way to nail Barry would be to match 5 of his picks, and focus in on his weakest link with your 6th pick....
So, round one is nearly complete, and the cockles of my heart have been warmed but an upset victory over the Hawks.

Slightly less warming though, was the 2000ish score that I'll be opening the season with. With a bit of luck though, I might crack 2100. Feels a little low, but I guess there have been a bunch of trash rookies and Hannebury stinking it up, so maybe that par? I dunno- can't seem to see anyone's scores anymore.

To remedy that, hit us up with your scores in the comments below! :D
Footy footy footy footy footy


I still find the partial lockouts on opening day to be a little weird, kinda anti-climatic, but man, I'm not gunna complain!

Great to have footy back!


sorry to cut into Walesy's thread but I have updated the Rookies file to show selections as at Thursday night - organge = emergency/7 man interchange, cheers TTH
Good news folks!

The SC Upload is back in operation!

Ready for all your bye planning and trade tracking needs!

Cows are locked and loaded in the meadow. Bring on 2017.
The pre-season is almost over and we await announcement of the Carlton vs Richmond sides on Wednesday night and 22/25 man sides for the rest on Thursday night.

7 man interchanges for Sunday squads are normally officially cut by 5pm Friday, although for Round 1 there are often Round 1 debutant stories on and club websites.
Here is a table of the most popular SC rookie options (including floating donuts) by position and game sequence up to and including David Swallow at $280k, with their JLT stats (games, avg, tog avg), ownership % per SC Gold as of Sunday night and page # in the 2017 prospectus.

Note Mountford (2 JLT games, average 60 from 51% TOG, prospectus page 261) for NM and Joel Smith (2, 64, 76%, page 248) for Melbourne have been named as debuting but are not included in the above table.

Feel free to comment or pose questions below as teams drop or if you are aware of the all important rookie elevations which signal which rookie listed players are in the frame for Round 1

and remember that Rate my team advice can be sought at

Good luck as you make your last minute Round 1 decisions peeps !

Carlton v Richmond


FB 20 Lachie Plowman 23 Jacob Weitering 6 Kade Simpson
HB 39 Dale Thomas 17 Sam Rowe 22 Caleb Marchbank
C 15 Sam Docherty 4 Bryce Gibbs 33 Jarrod Pickett
HF 27 Dennis Armfield 41 Levi Casboult 46 Matthew Wright
FF 35 Ed Curnow 1 Jack Silvagni 43 Simon White
R 8 Matthew Kreuzer, 9 Patrick Cripps, 3 Marc Murphy
I/C 13 Jed Lamb 30 Charlie Curnow 5 Sam Petrevski-Seton 16 Billie Smedts

EMG 26 Harrison Macreadie 24 Rhys Palmer 11 Sam Kerridge


FB 18 Alex Rance 12 David Astbury 2 Dylan Grimes
HB 33 Kamdyn McIntosh 28 Taylor Hunt 5 Brandon Ellis
C 1 Nick Vlastuin 10 Shane Edwards 6 Shaun Grigg
HF 17 Daniel Rioli 27 Sam Lloyd 40 Dan Butler
FF 4 Dustin Martin 8 Jack Riewoldt 46 Jason...
Thank you to all those who signed up to the TS Leagues this year. Coaches have been sorted into 3 leagues with a few put on a reserve list should we have any vacancies not filled.

Please expect a PM today from your league captain as listed below. Leagues are as follow:
Once upon a time (2012 actually) there was the ORFFL, then the ORFFA came along a few months later. The ORFFU arrived in 2014 and in 2016 the ORFFF joined them bringing the number of ORFF* clubs to 70.

Lots of teams might make for an interesting early to midseason knockout comp of between 6 and 8 weeks, with teams fielding the same 15 they have playing in their ORFF* comp for that week (no knockout play in Round 9).

As you all know I’m a glutton for setting up and running knockout comps, so why the heck not see if there is any interest about ?

Entries close at 7pm on Tuesday 28th March. All you have to do to enter is to post your ORFF* team’s name and the ORFF* Completion in which they play - ie Black Swamp 29ers, ORFFF – in the comments below. If you have two teams and want to enter both of them then go right ahead.

After 24 hours we have the minimum 24 teams entered with 8 from the FU, 6 From the FF and 5 apiece from the FL and FA. The next benchmark to watch for is 32 teams after which point we will need at least 6 weeks of competition to hold the comp, but there is no limit thereafter so we can figure out a structure that fits the number of teams entered.

Post #1 below will be a list of all team owners who have not advised Yay or Nay and will be updated weekly as people enter or decline, that way we can chase up as needed prior to the closing date.

Cheers TTH
Welcome Everybody to the 2017 Trading Games league!

What's it all about?
Basically every year some of the leaders in the community gather together and choose the players picked in a team we all start with. The players in every team in the group start the same before the round 1 lockout. Then, as the year progresses, and trades are made, the challenge becomes finishing on top of the group with the most points overall. That's it; just use your trades and your emergency/captain picks wisely, and turn the team we all start with into a winning team by scoring the most points.


1. EVERYBODY must start with the exact same 30 players. No exceptions.

2. You don't use your main team, we would prefer if you 'invited' your daughter, wife, grandfather etc to create a team that you help to manage throughout the year. Don't join this league if you don't want to follow rule 1.

3. Like always, let's have fun and keep positive. Banter is expected and welcomed! Anyway, the whole thing is up in the air for discussion as always. What are your thoughts to make it interesting again this year?

How to Join?

Step 1: Sign up to the Trading Games group
(url deleted)

Step 2: Makes sure you have the correct team entered! The correct team is shown here just below.

Step 3: Choose your captain/vice captain and any emergencies. You could get the jump on the rest of the field with some astute choices even with an identical 30-man squad.

Step 4: If you wish, you can use DPP to rearrange the 30 players before the start of R!. Just don't change the squad of 30.

Good luck everybody and happy trading!

League Code currently setup is - 998246
Only 8 days to go before the season finally kicks off!!!
I don't think I am alone in thinking it's about bl*#*y time :)

After a bit of a discussion with the Chief @walesy the other week, the call is going out for expressions of interest to join a TS Footy Tipping comp and see who is the best tipster in the TS community.

This will be a paid entry comp, with all funds to be handled via TS - so your entry fee and the overall prize pool will be safe :)

Entry fee will be $69 for the season (that's $3 per round) - fees to be paid up in full by the beginning of round 6.

Prize allocation depends on the amount of entrants - the more entrants, the bigger the prize pool - bigger prize pool = more prize placings and higher prize values.

If we get enough entrants, we can also allocate funds to have a weekly "jackpot" for tipping a perfect round and closest to the margin in the 9 game rounds.

The comp will be run on and the more tipsters we get in the comp, the bigger the overall prize pool.

Respond in the comments section if you're keen to have a crack to see who can be crowned the best tipster in the TS community - I will continually update this OP as we get entrants committing.

As soon as you register your interest I will send you details of how to join via PM

1 - Bearfly
2 - Sharkwhisperer
The TooSerious tradition that is Rate My Team (RMT) is back in 2017!

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 how my team looks as we approach the end of February:

Find that value, search hard and follow your instincts!
Or just tell me I'm dreaming and where I've gone wrong...