For those who take it way too seriously

With the byes now in the rearview mirror we can put our best players back on the park and see whether our teams measure up in a traditional 22 player vs 22 player contest.

We may be welcomed with a glut of rookies with Hately back in and Naish, Hind and Logue all on the bubble.

Thursday 27 June, 7.20pm at Marvel Stadium

B: Ambrose, Brown, Gleeson
HB: McKenna, Hooker, Saad
C: Fantasia, Merrett, Parish
HF: Zaharakis, Laverde, Begley
F: Langford, McKernan, McDonald-Tipungwuti
I/C: Hurley, Redman, Clarke, McGrath
EMG: Francis, Baguley, Clarke, Myers

IN: Gleeson
OUT: Guelfi (injured)

B: Williams, Davis, Kennedy
HB: Perryman, Haynes, Shaw
C: Tomlinson, Hopper, Reid
HF: Langdon, Cameron, Green
F: Finlayson, Himmelberg, Daniels
I/C: Taranto, Hately, Taylor, Deledio
EMG: Buntine, Simpson, Hill, Stein

IN: Haynes, Langdon, Hately
OUT: Stein (omitted), Buntine (omitted), de Boer (injured)

- remaining teams to be posted on Thursday night
let’s get it up early... Boyohboyohwowee... Those who took Gawn as VC will be mightily disappointed their 151 points didn’t hold up against the mighty Grundy!!!

2014 saw me get rolled in the ORFFL... can I hold my place overall.. currently sitting 1459...
EDIT: went up to 1,243 overall :)

How’s the team looking post byes, fully upgraded or how many short.. chat below...
Are you a Grawndy VC/C combo like everyone else or have you got some tasty left field alternatives.. let us know..

I’ve made it to the last 1300 in the Gauntlet so go Swans... Go Go Go!!

EDIT: Teams

B: Hurn, Schofield, Sheppard

HB: Duggan, McGovern, Jetta

C: Sheed, Yeo, Redden

HF: Cripps, Darling, Masten

F: Ryan, J. Kennedy, Petruccelle

FOL: Hickey, Shuey, Gaff

I/C: Allen, Nelson, Hutchings, Cameron

EMG: Waterman, Rotham, Ah Chee, Smith

In: Hurn, Yeo, Masten, Allen, Nelson, Cameron

Out: Waterman (omitted), Cole (omitted), Smith (omitted), Rotham (omitted), Rioli (suspended), Vardy (suspended)


B: Ambrose, Hurley, McGrath

HB: McKenna, Hooker, Saad

C: Redman, Merrett, Langford

HF: Zaharakis, Laverde, Guelfi

F: Parish, McKernan, McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOL: Bellchambers, Shiel, Heppell

I/C: Brown, Clarke, Fantasia, Begley

EMG: Francis, Baguley, Clarke, McNiece

In: M.Brown

Out: J.Stringer (injured)


B: O’Riordan, Rampe, Melican

HB: Mills, Aliir, Lloyd

C: Florent, Parker, Dawson

HF: Heeney, Reid, Papley

F: Blakey, Franklin, Menzel

FOLL: Sinclair, Hewett, Kennedy

I/C: Hayward, Clarke, Rose, Jones

EMG: McCartin, Thurlow, Rowbottom, Ronke

In: J.Kennedy, Z.Jones, W.Hayward

Out: J.McVeigh (hamstring), J.Thurlow, T.McCartin


B: O’Brien, Frawley, Burgoyne

HB: Roughead, Sicily, Hardwick

C: Scully, Shiels, Henderson

HF: Breust, Gunston, Puopolo

F: Smith, McEvoy, Impey

FOLL: Ceglar, Worpel, O’Meara

I/C: Brand, Glass, Morrison, Moore

EMG: Cousins, Howe, Pittonet, Lewis

In: J.Roughead, H.Morrison

Out: B.Stratton (suspension), J.Cousins


B: Lockhart, May, Wagner

HB: Hore, Frost, Salem

C: Jones, Oliver, Harmes

HF: Baker, Weideman, Hunt

F: Hannan, Fritsch, T.McDonald

FOLL: Gawn, Viney, Brayshaw

I/C: Petracca, Neal-Bullen,...
so week 2 (the round of death) of the byes is done and dusted...

How did you go... did you have 12 on the field, did your rookies stink it up, at what point did your best laid plans come unstuck...
Final teams have dropped for the Round 13 (Bye #2).

  • Naish (RIC) named for his 2nd game (like his JS)
  • Hind (STK) is NEW (VFL form is good)
  • Jake Stein (GWS) is NEW - don't know much about this bloke
  • Hately (GWS) named on extended bench (four to be omitted)
Who's your Captain and VC Options this week (no Grundy or Gawn).

Short and sweet. Keep the questions coming and post any updates.

Best of luck. Cpt
Some impressive scores posted in the first round of the byes. Well done to anyone who scored 2000+ and picked Cripps as Captain.

For anyone who didn't go so well, there's two bye rounds to go to make amends.

Burning Questions:
  • How did your Round 12 plan go?
  • Score and Rank?
  • What worked, What didn't work?
  • How are you positioned for what's regarded as the Bye Round of Death (I made that up)?
  • Trades and strategy for this week?
  • How many Premo's on field will you have this week?
I'll say it again...
Only an idiot would leave their team unattended during the byes and go hiking for 65km in the Grampians for two days with not phone reception (queue self reflection music)…:confused: … My Mrs can get stuffed next year.

1785 pts :poop: and missed both Cripps and Danger's scores for Cpt's Choice :mad:

Though it could always be worse:

REMINDER: Crows and Tigers Play Thursday Night
The Round 12 Teams have dropped (and just like that 18 becomes 14).

I have no words to describe the feeling that we have all been hoodwinked by the Coaches. What a pickle were in, trade to even up the ledger and it hurts you in round 13 & 14. Do nothing and season over.

OUTS - Shai Bolton (BE 95), Liam Stocker (BE 2), Shannon Hurn (BE 166) & Lachie Whitfield (BE 162)
INS - Daniel Rioli (BE 95), Gary Ablett (BE 146), Kade Simpson (BE 15), Matt Crouch (BE 158), Zac Williams (BE 149),

  • Rotham (BE -79) Est. Price Rise $52K - Note currently on extended bench
  • Naish (Def) $123, 900 - Rate this guy. Killing it in VFL.
  • Quaynor (Def) $153, 300. Consistent in VFL. Note currently on extended bench
  • But do we need more defenders with questionable JS?
  • Hately (Emergency) - where not falling for that again.
  • Pruess (Emergency) - will Gawn be a late out?
Emergency-Men (keep an eye on): Kyron Hayden (M/F) $102, 400

Never has trade planning, selections and captains choice been so important!
What are you going to do this week?

Just so you know -

Good luck.
the chels / @graeme duet step up to the mic...

The Muso round, a time to celebrate some of our favourite local artists.
The review is in the form of a Countdown from ninth to first determined by where the higher placed team in a fixture was after round 10. So appropriately the Commish’s rabble lead us off and last year’s premiers round out the countdown. Some of your scribes favourite tunes provide a back drop to each match.

#10 – A mystery item, let’s see when you identify this song.
It’s not originally Australian but is sung with gusto in Australia (and round the world). Clue #2, it’s a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel.” Not got it yet? Clue #3, you may have heard the original version from the Carousel cast album, Judy Garland’s version perhaps, or perhaps Frank Sinatra’s take, or maybe the Elvis Presley recording? Olivia Newton-John’s hit perhaps? Clue #4, maybe Gerry and the Pacemaker’s version from the album “How Do Like It”? Yep, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Bandito will sing his tired version at the drop of a hat. Kop is spelt KOP Bandito, not COP.

#9 – COP (935) lost to WWW (1171)

Reckless – Australian Crawl. Lenny shrugged his shoulders, tuned out the drunken mock scousers, delegated Brayshaw to mind the hubcaps, and concentrated on coaching his improving Wombats. Perhaps he was Spured on by the music. His side certainly is performing better sans Buddy Franklin and Clayton Oliver. The jury is still out whether Lenny was “Reckless” but auctions bring action. Action is something that you cannot always say about the Commish’s cavemen.

For the visitors Sicilly threw in a typically punchy (108), while Lycett (115), and Cripps (105) provided back-up. Stack’s (107) was the sole highlight for the home team who did a very fine impression of Burke and Wills.

#8 – BIB (1127) defeated NUFF (893)

Forever Now – Cold Chisel. It’s not...
And that’s a wrap!

We should discuss scores, rank and concerns...

BUT ...

How’s your team structures looking?
How many will you have playing?
Who is are your main trade targets?
Round 11 Teams have dropped.

Some key players are back - Cotchin, Danger, Moore, De Goey & Gibbs. Some key personnel out or back out - Rioli, Rockliff, Ablett, JPK, Shiel, Stringer and Simpson.

5 new faces, none more exciting than the mosquito. And some recent rookies, some of who just came in are now out, presenting further problems for the already disturbed coaches out there.

Burning Questions:
  • Do you trade or hold this week?
  • Are you looking at any donuts this Wk?
  • What’s your plan for the byes?
  • How many on-field for the byes?
  • Will you trade Rockliff or M.Crouch?
Fingers crossed mosquito plays his first game?

Good Luck