For those who take it way too seriously

BAM. Down by 20 points in the granny with Gunston stinking it up and making my "Never Again" list.

Stings even harder with the game winning score of Phillips on the bench. Guess that's fantasy football for ya!

Been another fun season though, brutal early, but pretty smooth late in the piece, particularly with the pre-final bye round. Might need to trade harder next year I reckon.

I'd like to thank all the guys who have helped out with the site this year, the ORFF admins and those awesome articles from the kickass guys of TipBetPro. Make sure you get on board with them next year, another successful year for them! :D

Hope to see some banter as the finals roll round, and a bit of Brownlow talk when that gets up!
Final week. Looks like the Armageddon of former years is just a memory this year. The week off providing enough of a rest for all and sundry.

Still, glad I had a trade in hand for my granny, perfect coverage for Sloane. :D

Good luck to all the finalists out there!! :D

Teams over the break
The Big Show (Reviewed by JC)

Week 2 Finals – Review
Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1362 to Birdsville Battlers 1202

As expected, last year’s champs booked themselves a second straight appearance in the Granny as they eased past the Battlers in a replay of last year’s edition - just a shame it was a week earlier this year! In a solid display all round, the Lefties were just too strong for the Battlers who were probably lucky to make the finals at all. Priddis, Lloyd, Wells, Smith and Montagna all hit triple digits with solid contributions from a few others as well. It was very much the same old story for the Battlers as the boys down back did their bit and Treloar stood tall in the middle, but there wasn’t much after that.

So congrats to Goonies and we wish them all the best in the big one!

Venus Bay Vultures 1303 def Mount Beauty Uglies 1238

Could the Vultures be about to pull a Lefties on the Lefties? For the second straight year the 8th ranked team makes it through to the Grand Final after the Vultures sent the highly fancied Uglies packing. Trade-a-holic Fitzy’s youthful core of Parker, Gaff, Docherty and Crisp all raised the bat, as Howe and Martin, while Kreuzer did a good job in the ruck against The Beard.

Considered by many as a genuine chance for the flag, the boys from Mount Beauty failed to bring their best form to the finals. The Uglies scraped through the first week before posting another modest score (by their lofty standards at least) this week to see them head off for Mad Monday a week earlier than planned. Boyd, Sidebottom, Viney and The Beard gave them every chance, but with Martin, Reiwoldt and Cyril all down on their usual numbers, bama’s boys just couldn’t find an answer for the Vultures.

Congrats to Venus Bay and best of luck of luck against the defending champs this week.

The Sideshow (reviewed by Len)

Zac Dawson Cup Semis

Cradle Mountain Devils 1187 def by Marble Bar Misfits 1192...

Grand Final Preview:

Popanyinning Pyrite v Queenstown Quolls

Okay, so I’m back from 2 weeks of sun and fun on the NSW Central Coast and just in time for the ORFFL Grand FInal. After falling at the penultimate hurdle unfortunately the TLP won’t be represented however a big pat on the back to the whole team who far exceeded expectations for 2016.

It would be mean to say that the best thing about this year’s GF is that the Savages aren’t playing, but I’m going to say it anyway, the best thing about this year’s GF is that the Savages aren’t playing.

We do however have 2 teams who have clearly taken their opportunities and now have the chance to claim the ultimate in Fantasy Football, the ORFFL Premiership.

Popanyinning Pyrite:

After finishing the regular season in 4th the Pyrite have carried form into the finals with two 1300 plus scores which were both enough to take out the Seagulls and the Pigs in close fought encounters.

Key to the Pyrite all year has been the development of the Bearded one, Big Max Gawn. With 17 ruckman on the list, I guess one had to come through and Maxy has done that this year.

Queenstown Quolls

It was a battle for the Quolls just to make the 8, and perhaps it was that hardened edge that saw them smash the jar in the first week of finals. Whatever it was, Kool and the Gang had a small but discernible increase in google hits as BB had ‘Celebration’ blaring all over Queenstown. Rumours that a boatload of celebrating Quolls fans went to trash Sarah Island, only to find that there really isn’t much there anyway and that what is there is in ruins, are still being investigated. Just a tip, if you do the Sarah Island tour and you think you need to go to the toilet when you get off the boat, I suggest that you do and don’t wait until you get back (I’m talking number 2’s here).

The party wasn’t over after the first week though as they added the second placed Magicians to the hit list. Taking...
A big 2479 in the penultimate round sees a granny appearance for this little black duck.

Anyways, allow me to tell you a quick tale about who that 2479 knocked out this week.

The following email was sent around the league last week (Names changed to protect anonymity)


Good luck in this final week guys. Hope you all have a trade spare! :D
Friday August 19, 8:10pm, Subiaco Oval

B: B.Sheppard, W.Schofield, S.Wellingham
HB: S.Butler, J.McGovern, S.Hurn
C: E.Yeo, M.Priddis, L.Jetta
HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, C.Masten
F: S.Lycett, J.Kennedy, M.LeCras
Foll: N.Naitanui, A.Gaff, L.Shuey
I/C: D.Sheed, J.Nelson, J.Hill, M.Hutchings
EMG: J.Redden, E.Mackenzie, T.Cole
IN: L.Jetta, J.Nelson
OUT: S.Tunbridge (suspension), T.Barrass (leg)

B: T.Duryea, J.Frawley, S.Burgoyne
HB: S.Mitchell, J.Gibson, G.Birchall
C: I.Smith, L.Shiels, B.Hill
HF: L.Breust, J.Gunston, C.Rioli
F: P.Puopolo, B.McEvoy, R.Burton
Foll: J.Ceglar, J.Lewis, L.Hodge
I/C: K.Brand, B.Whitecross, B.Hartung, W.Langford
EMG: J.Sicily, A.Litherland, T.O’Brien

Saturday August 20, 1:45pm, Blundstone Arena

B: S.Thompson, M.Firrito, S.Atley
HB: J.Macmillan, R.Tarrant, N.Dal Santo
C: J.Ziebell, T.Dumont, D.Wells
HF: B.Harvey, B.Brown, L.Hansen
F: L.Thomas, D.Petrie, M.Daw
Foll: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, A.Swallow
I/C: B.McKenzie, J.Anderson, A.Mullett, S.Gibson
EMG: R.Clarke, R.Nahas, J.Tippett
IN: S.Thompson, B.Brown
OUT: R.Nahas, R.Clarke

B: N.Smith, A.Aliir, D.Rampe
HB: C.Mills, H.Grundy, J.McVeigh
C: J.Lloyd, J.Kennedy, D.Hannebery
HF: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, H.Cunningham
F: X.Richards, G.Rohan, T.Papley
Foll: S.Naismith, L.Parker, T.Mitchell
I/C: G.Hewett, B.McGlynn, D.Towers, K.Tippett
EMG: H.Marsh, T.Nankervis, J.Rose
IN: B.McGlynn, K.Tippett
OUT: K.Jack (foot), T.Nankervis

Saturday August 20, 2:10pm, MCG

B: D.Astbury, A.Rance, D.Grimes
HB: J.Short, T.Hunt, B.Ellis
C: O.Markov, T.Cotchin, S.Grigg
HF: D.Martin, S.Lloyd, S.Edwards
F: K.Lambert, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli
Foll: S.Hampson, N.Vlastuin, A.Moore
I/C: T.Elton, C.Moore, C.Menadue, B.Houli
EMG: N.Broad, A.Marcon, D.Butler
IN: K.Lambert, T.Elton, C.Menadue, C.Moore
OUT: T.Vickery, A.Miles, N.Drummond, B.Lennon...
The two home sides notched up preliminary final wins and will clash in the first ever ORFFF Grand Final at Drouin

@stowie, @That KI Guy

Finals Results so far
QF1 - Drouin Dropbears 1234 defeated Chinchilla Chumps 1205
QF2 - Neptune Island Noahs 1263 defeated Black Swamp 29ers 1081
EF1 - Cockburn Avengers 1406 defeated Mole Creek Glow-Worms 1127
EF2 - Jan Juc Ducks 1185 defeated by Useless Loop Virgins 1391

SF1- Chinchilla Chumps 1168 defeated Cockburn Avengers 1162
SF2 - Black Swamp 29ers 1255 defeated by Useless Loop Virgins 1452

PF1 - Drouin Dropbears 1418 defeated Useless Loop Virgins 1277
PF2 - Neptune Island Noahs 1411 defeated Chinchilla Chumps 1355


Week 4 ORFFF Finals Fixture (AFL Round 22) - as always first named is the home side

Grand Final – Drouin Dropbears (1st, 14-1) vs Neptune Island Noahs (2nd 13-2)
Since Round 6 these 2 sides have sat at #1 and #2 on the ladder in either order and their preliminary final wins were Drouin’s 5th score over 1400 for the season and Neptune Island’s 4th score over 1400. Their weekly averages are 1366 and 1308 respectively.

Last time they played (2016, ORFFF Round 9) – Neptune Island Noahs 1356 defeated Drouin Dropbears 1333 (23 points)

Round 9 Brownlow votes and other tons
Neptune Island: Ross 152 (5 votes), Bugg 124 (2votes), Prestia 104, Howe 104, Rich 102
Drouin: Steven 148 (4 votes), Docherty 135 (3 votes), Walker...
Week 1 of finals and we had some entertaining ones, to be fair some people were more entertained than others.

Foul Bay Chickens vs Birdsville Battlers

1296 vs 1347

Well, that set the cat amongst the chickens for sure, Foul Bay were raging favourites with most agencies, though suspiciously not by the FA’s inhouse Chief Bet (one word or two?) operated by Foul Bay management.

Foul Bay defence was well, foul, Shaw batted almost 20 below average, Bartel couldn’t find his average and used Dawson’s, whilst Biggs and Frawley turned into Irish famine solutions. In the mids Dangerfield became Cautionfield at best and Cunnington apparently wants a slot at the Misfits. Mumford starred along with dollhouse and Betts while Vince, Selwood, & Kelly battled manfully.

For the Battlers, subpar performances from Ebert and Lloyd were their only concerns though I’m sure JC would like to not have to play Taylor and McEvoy onfield in their current form. Treloar starred, Atkins and Dea batted well above average whilst the rest of the team performed at or above expectation.

Larrikin Lagoon Lefties vs Darraweit Guim Dirigibles

1232 vs 1210

Close contest this, not unexpected given the variance in averages between the two for the season proper was only 58 points and the backup coach for the Lefties is bloody glad he wasn’t in charge this week.

KI dude would be very happy with the performances of Mitchell and Bugg in particular, whilst Fisher will be asked to do extra laps at training in his wheelchair and Tom Lynch won’t be able to look to many in the eye. The remainder of the team put on a very even performance.

Chris on the other hand had highs and lows and very few averages, Rance, May, Tyson, Hrovat & Gleeson all played well above their normal standard whilst Young, Edwards and Newnes have all been asked to “Please Explain”, Ceglar doesn’t need to, he’s special.

Mount Beauty Uglies vs Gariwerd Cockatoos

1189 vs 1172

Close contest this (theme), odd...
draw for week 4 - 2016 TS Masters Series Grand Final (Round 22)

Match 15 - SF Bulls (@tyze1 – ranked 836) vs TrigaGotzNoHeartFC (@Mick – ranked 2027)

2 of the ORFFU crew face off in the Masters Series Grand Final, if I recall correctly this is Tyze1’s 2nd time in the decider after a runners up effort in 2013. Good luck fellas !!


In 2013 we started the TS Masters Series as a midseason knockout competition

In 2014 we also held the TS Challenge, TS Shield and TS Plate and changed the Masters Series to the best 32 teams on the site towards the end of the year.

In 2015 @TopHeavy took out the 2015 TS Shield while @BlueSteele took out the 2015 TS Masters Series (run on a 24 team 5 week knockout format).

In 2016 the Masters Series is back !! Unfortunately due to time constraints we won't hold the TS Shield this year.

If we get 24 teams nominated of a sufficient standard (approximately top 5k or better, a higher cutoff should be achievable) we will run the comp as a knockout comp during rounds 19-23, if not we will look to hold a 16 team comp (Rds 19-22 or 20-23)
Please note Trading Games teams are eligible – they have 10 sides in the top 5k

What you have to do by the 12 noon Thursday 28th July cutoff

1 – join the TS Group (if you didn’t do this at the start of the year)

Simply click...
Looks like those guys in lockout land are busy watching the Olympics. I know I have been! :D

That said, it was nice to see the two cellar dwellers pick up a win for the week!

On the fantasy front, was glad to have the weekend off as 7 of the 8 finalists in my league would have knocked me off this week! Think it's time to burn my final trades to get Petracca off the field! :D