For those who take it way too seriously

Well, a massive 2648 was the highest score for the weekend (with Williams on the bench too)...

2314 saw me go up 285 spots to 5,028 overall so I wasn't close but hopefully a few in the TS community were somewhere up there....

Harley Bennell dominated with limited game time on the weekend... is he the one that's gonna change our fortunes??? Personally I'm hoping Hately after 36 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles finally returns to the seniors. Charlie Constable the big news from the VFL registering only 3 touches and a leg injury...

How did you score, what trades are you planning, are you ready for the byes???
Round 10 is your last round (IMO) to prepare for the Byes.

Your either trading to make sure you have enough on-field cover or your looking to build a war chest to spend during the byes. Problem I see, and I'm completely Jack-of-it this year (pun completely intended), is still the availability of decent rookies on the bubble or rookies with poor job security (or both) - get these wrong and your byes will be disastrous. (Byes Thread - Click Here)

I have put together are few familiar rookies which most would have or at least a few to discuss your thoughts around what to do with them this week (Trade / Hold) and why. If there are others your jack-of then post and get some input from all.

Some Early News:
Question: Do you think the Mid Season rookies will play?
Teams Have Dropped - Over to you !
Whitsunday 1190 vs Larrikin Lagoon 1002

You’d think that in a round dedicated to Lefties that the team called the Lefties might be up for a win, but you’d be totally underestimating the power of a good tank.

That KI Guy must have been shitting himself when he realised they were going to break the 1K for the round, but as the Spelunkers and Nuffers also managed a similar mark his pick is safe for now..

The win for the Warriors puts them into the 8 and a finals spot is now the man from Bangkok’s to hold.

The Warriors had five tons, Harmes and Polec in the mids but the real damage was up forward with Boak, Cameron and Gray all raising the bat and JJK almost doing so for a combined 401, the Lefties had 1 tonne with Jy Simpkin failing to follow the game plan. Lefties will be a huge improver next year with a squad full of kids on the cusp.

Venus Bay 1275 vs Gariwerd 1097

Despite missing plenty the Cockies could have gone close to claiming this bout had JPK not been a late out, though had the Vultures named Fiorini over Higgins the margin would have been significantly larger.

Three donuts isn’t a lot if they a cinnamon spiced, still hot and accompanied by a great coffee, but in fantasy land it’s enough to guarantee a loss 99 times out of 100 and it certainly did this time around.

The unlucky Cockies find themselves in 12th spot despite having the 4th best points for courtesy of the league high points against, Anthak installing mirrors to try and find the target on his back.

Venus Bay down a bit on their normal ladder slot at 5th, but seemingly just coasting having won 4 of the last 5. Five tons to the Vultures, four to the Cockies inc a massive 161 to Hurn just not enough.

Wineglass Bay 1102 vs Gundagai 1331

Some decent scores starting to appear from wineworld, amazing what a playing ruck does, but not enough to challenge the league leading hoppers.

Hewett, Dunstan and Mumford led the way for the Packers, Stephenson continues to give...
Friday nights game finished and many wished they’d VC’ed Gawn and missed his 144.


Then Grundy saved most of us. Then came the run of high scores where Neil, Sloan and Macrae did what we come to rely on and the expectation of some potentially high scores.

Well that’s until Sunday slide started (excluding those who had Whitfield, Taranto and Kelly’s 450pts).

Like a game of snakes and ladders, SuperCoach has a way of dragging you back down with your mates pissing off.

But all is not lost! We always have trades to burn and look for redemption next week.

  • How did you go?
  • How did your trades turn out?
  • Whats your big move this week?
  • Who booted Heeney?
  • Which Rookies Impressed?
Note: Byes Thread Is Already Up and Running
Round 9 Teams have dropped.

Important Outs: Constable (Gee - Omitted), Brayden Ham (Ess - Omitted), Keilty (Mel - Omitted), Ross (Ric - Injured), Coniglio (Gws - Injured),

Rookies Of Interest -
  • (GWS) Hatley named on extended bench - yeah right. I'd be holding all bets until 100% locked in.
  • (WCE) Rotham not name at all.
  • (STK) Joyce not named at all.
  • (MEL) Preuss named as emergency (also named on field for Casey Demons)
  • (MEL) Sparrow - see above
  • (SYD) Rowbottom named for his 3rd game (midfield option and sits at -7)
New Blood -
  • (MEL) Oskar Baker $123K [Mid] - Mature age, Super fast
  • (STK) Robbie Young $117K [Fwd] - Mature age, Aggressive & Hunts is own footy
  • (BRI) Mitchell Hinge $123K [Def] - Mature age, Silky left footer & Intercept marker
  • (GEE) Darcy Fort $117K [Ruc] - no thanks
  • (RIC) Riley Collier-Dawkins $121K [Mid] - Inside mid, Outside speed
  • (RIC) Callum Coleman-Jones $123 [Ruc/Fwd] - Mature age, 200cm, JS - Maybe Ok
At least there may be a few new rookies on the horizon this week.

- What's your move (s) this week?
- Got any questions?
- How many on field players do you have (at the moment) for your byes (? / ? / ?)
- Trades Left?

Reminder - Don't trust Chris Scott (Oh - Constable named on field in VFL)

Good Luck
ROUND 8 – The Spud Round by jimbowan (it will make you hungry for more than Supercoach)

The great Allan Jeans famously compared footballers to sausages - "You can fry them, grill them, bake them ... but they're still footballers. And while we don't condone the frying, baking or grilling of footballers here in the ORFFA, we do condone the baking of spuds. Especially those fantasy football spuds who score abysmally and cost us our weekly match-up. They definitely deserve a good bake.

Normally when the spud round comes around, we stare off dreamily into the Supercoach past and remember the not so lofty accomplishments of players like the Relton Roberts of the ORFFA. But this year looking to dull things down a bit Iv’e decided to focus on actual spuds. How can you not after reading the above quote? It makes me hungry! Did you know there are over 4000 varieties of potatoes?! Amazing Ha? I know you are all amazed, and with that I offer you the strangest round review ever.

Venus Bay Vultures (1198) sliced by (1309) Whitsunday Warriors

When I think of Fitzy I cannot help but think of him as a German Butterball Potato- irresistible flavour and very good yields (which have translated over to supercoach)

Of course, Terry just screams “I am a Purple Congo Potato” Even though one could argue Thailand and the Congo aren’t actually that close topographically. But it’s got a real feral and dangerous undertone, and Terry being a Port supporter is an ideal fit!

Game Recap – The WSW power triplet of Callum Brown, Jarrod Lienert and Rory Lobb were enough to overcome the poor showing from the VBV forward line and the aforementioned Lobb gave Stefan Martin an absolute bath in the ruck to the tune of 128v66

Spuds – (VBV) Beams (0) Entire Forward Line (47-64) Martin (66) -V- (WSW) Cameron (29) JJK (56)

Yummy Hot Wedges(VBV) Houston (125) Gaff (109) Yeo...
Fire & Ice... last week tough, this week better!

Some bigger score around the leagues.
Anyone affected by Chris Scott’s triple cross?

Well done anyone who picked Oliver! Gutsy move.

How did you fare? What was your captains choice? What’s your plans?
Travis Boak is one of the most consistent performers in the AFL, and despite having numerous opportunities to leave the club, his commitment to Port Adelaide is admirable. As the 30-year old makes his 250th AFL appearance, his legacy should be celebrated in Alberton. The midfielder is seemingly getting better with age, and his 2018 statistics displayed a remarkable consistency to his game. His numbers are certainly eye-catching, although his reliability can sometimes result in him being overlooked by fantasy managers. He isn't a fashionable choice by any means, but he continues to lead by example, and is viewed as an inspiration by many of the younger players at the club.

Boak had the opportunity to leave Port Adelaide back in 2012. After five seasons with the club, he was understandably attracting interest from elsewhere, with the Cats reportedly making an approach for the then-22-year old. However, Boak opted to stay loyal to the Power, signing a new contract with the club amid ongoing financial turmoil. The temptation to join Geelong could have proved too much for the midfielder, who could have been wooed by the possibility of a move back home, but after much deliberation, he opted to put pen to paper on a new deal in Port Adelaide.

At the time, Boak was averging 0.6 goals per game, and around 12.4 kicks per match. During the 2011 season, he notched 458 disposals across the campaign, and had already outlined his importance to the side on many occasions. Those numbers have since risen, with an impressive 19 goals throughout the 2018 season, as well as making a crucial 94 tackles.

Port Adelaide co-captain Ollie Wines lavished praise upon his team-mate ahead of his forthcoming milestone calling him...
Friday Teams have dropped. Some big outs and rookies on the bubble dropped.

There’s going to be some nerves before the extended benches are locked in.

What’s your concerns, strategy and trades this week.

Who is the best Trade in FWD, MID & DEF this week?
Amid a plethora of awkward blow outs, the author has found it refreshing to be remind y’all of not whom starred for your team but whom brought their “C” game and sealed their own fate. And yes, rolling with this brevity theme. Apologies if you waited up for this...

Whitsunday Warriors 1180 def Wineglass Bay Packers 1073

The Wineglass Bay scenic shuttle was well overbooked this weekend, as passengers were so plentiful, they outnumbered the healthy folk. Mr Hewett can be thanked for single-handedly getting the visitors into 4 digits.
Rubberneck Packers – McKenna, Collins, Scully, Matera, Reid, Lynch, Stretch

For the home side, only a minor stain in an otherwise mediocre performance.
Grubby Warriors – Gray, Wines, Tarrant (and probably JJK cos he’s still half of what he should be). Props to Jezza who’s having a career year.

Charlies Opening Spelunkers 980 def by Venus Bay Vultures 1206

The hosting Spudlunkers were even more putrid than normal as the Vultures pecked the cotton-pickin life out of them. Oh Bont was ok.
Cotton-picked Troggs – Bonner, Atkins, SPS, Florent, Higgins, Fritsch, Merrett, Williamson

The visiting Vultures were not immune to regurgitating all over their team mates, just well disguised by some return to form of Gaff, Yeo and Stef.
Yaked on Vultures – Howe, Walker, Fiorini, Beams, Hogan , Daniher

Bring on the MSD so both these teams can load up on more junk.

Mount Beauty Uglies 1002 def by Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1025

Must be some sort of divine intervention that I get to pen the review for my solitary win for the season (nothing to do with the fact I swapped duties with Len a week ago).
To be honest, when a team a shite as the Lefties gets a win, its gonna be hard to sort the chaff from the chaff. But here goes.
Fistful of SFA Lefties – Brayshaw, Berry, Clark, Ruck dept, Coach

With a 3-3 win loss record heading into this game, the Uglies were staring at a probable victory, unfortunately their absentee list is...